Perth wedding celebrant Ishara de Garis can assist with weddings and other ceremonies for couples.

Perth marriage celebrant Ishara officiates at a commitment ceremony
Pledging your love

Ishara welcomes enquiries from couples at any stage of their relationship who wish to celebrate their love and make a deeper commitment to each other through ceremony.

The information in this section includes useful guidance about marriage ceremonies, including legal registration of the marriage in Australia.

Other couples ceremonies on offer include union ceremonies, commitment ceremonies, handfasting ceremonies, or renewal of vows. These ceremonies usually include many of elements of a traditional wedding ceremony, without the legal paperwork.

If you are planning a wedding or other couples ceremony you will want to explore topics such as

If you are planning a wedding in Perth, remember to get in touch with celebrant Ishara to explore her availability for your preferred ceremony date!

Acknowledging Parents / Parents Blessings

Acknowledging Parents / Parents Blessings

“We have here today some very special people…” An opportunity for the important role of parents to be acknowledged, and perhaps an opportunity for one or more of them to say a few words or do a reading.. Or this

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Bell of Truce

Bell of Truce

A tradition from the West of Ireland, where the Celtic temperament has undoubtedly led to some very firey, passionate marriages.

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Benediction – Words of Blessing

Benediction – Words of Blessing

Traditionally, the first part of the wedding ceremony is about where you have come from, the middle part is about the commitments you are making today, and the closing part is future oriented, about receiving the blessings and well wishes

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Blessing the Rings

Blessing the Rings

If you are exchanging rings, do you want them to be blessed or dedicated in some way before you do this?  If so, who would you like to do this for you? Often the blessing of rings is done by

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Candle Lighting

Candle Lighting

If you are having an indoor ceremony, lighting one or more candles can add to the ambiance. (Outdoors it is a bit more tricky to get candles to stay alight.) A candle can be lit to symbolise: your hopes and

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Ceremonial Entrance

Ceremonial Entrance

Will you start your ceremony by making a grand entrance? The bride may wish to show off her finery by processing into the ceremony accompanied by one or more close relatives or friends. Sometimes the bride and groom will enter

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Community Pledge of Support

Community Pledge of Support

Will you ask your guests to signify their support for your marriage in some fashion? This might take the form of a ceremonial question which everyone responds to, signing a keepsake certificate at the end of the ceremony, or writing

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Drinking from a Shared Cup

Drinking from a Shared Cup

There is a lovely tradition from several different places where the bride and groom celebrate their union by drinking from a shared cup. In the Celtic/Irish version, the couple drink three times from the Loving Cup –  to the love

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Elemental Blessings

Elemental Blessings

Invoking the blessings of Earth, Air, Fire and Water – with words or symbols. This could be done by the celebrant, or by special guests who are happy to have a speaking part in your ceremony. Earth =  stability, endurance,

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Flowers

Flowers

Flowers are the sex organs of plants 😉  – designed to attract the birds and insects to help with cross-polination. The language of flowers is ancient. To quote Wikipedia – “Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and

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