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!

Four Directions

Four Directions

Acknowledging the four directions – east, north, west and south – is a traditional way of opening space for ceremony. You may like to have the celebrant or other special people call in the blessings of each of the directions

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Giving Away

Giving Away

“Who brings this woman to stand beside this man?” Bride’s often choose to be escorted into the ceremony by a close family member, often male, but not always. The ceremony may also include a formal ‘giving away’ ceremony in which

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Hand washing or another ritual purification

Hand washing or another ritual purification

Would you like to make a fresh beginning? To ritually let go of anything you do not want to carry forward into your shared future? Purification rituals are an ancient part of making ready for a significant transition, such as

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Handfasting with Ribbons or Cords

Handfasting with Ribbons or Cords

An old Celtic tradition – handfasting essentially means marriage by ‘taking hand’ with each other in front of witnesses.  In contemporary weddings, we usually add to the symbolism by tying one or more coloured ribbons or cords around the joined

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Honouring the Earth

Honouring the Earth

If connection to nature and all the other interconnected life-forms that share our beautiful planetary home is important to you, we can acknowledge this with a reading of your choice and/or a symbolic gesture such as pouring out a vessel

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Jumping the Broomstick

Jumping the Broomstick

An old Romany custom, also adopted by African Americans during the slave times when they were unable to legally marry. If it appeals to you, jumping the broomstick together could make a great finale to your wedding ceremony.

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Meaning of this Ceremony

Meaning of this Ceremony

It is usual for the celebrant to give a brief explanation of what this ceremony means. At a legal marriage ceremony, this is when the celebrant is required to let everyone know that she is authorised to perform the marriage

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Music

Music

Music can be a wonderful element in a ceremony.  If you have any musicians in your community who would be willing to play live, that’s often the best.  Otherwise its about getting the right equipment sorted out so we can

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Overcoming Symbolic Obstacles

Overcoming Symbolic Obstacles

In traditional Chinese culture the groom is stopped at the door to the bride’s house where he must overcome obstacles and challenges playfully set by the bride’s family before he can carry her off from her family home for the wedding.

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Pebble Ceremony

Pebble Ceremony

A nice way for all your guests to be included in your ceremony. Can be done with river stones, polished gemstones such as rose quartz, glass wishing stones, shells or other found items. Other options for involving guests include: the

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