A libation is an ancient gesture of prayer or thanksgiving. Can be a nice way of beginning your ceremony.Continue Reading
Perth wedding celebrant Ishara de Garis can assist with weddings and other ceremonies for couples.
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.
- Read more about the requirements for getting legally married in Perth
- Educate yourself for a loving relationship that will stand the test of time
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
- choosing or writing your wedding vows,
- selecting inspirational readings or prayers, and
- designing your ceremony to include symbolic wedding rituals drawn from a wide range of world cultures and spiritual traditions.
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!
Getting married always involves a leap of faith – faith in life, in yourself – that you will be able to find the inner and outer resources needed to overcome whatever challenges the future may present you with – in order to sustainContinue Reading
Weddings are very much about the bonds of love that join family and friends across distances of space and/or time. At a wedding there are some absences that are most poignantly felt – some special people who will be thinkingContinue Reading
What better first gift to exchange than a red rose, signifying love? Or perhaps you would like to gift a rose to each of your mothers as an acknowledgement of their love and support over the years?Continue Reading
The symbolism of the sand pouring ceremony is simple: once the grains of sand have been poured together into a single vessel, it would be practically impossible to sort them out into the seperate containers again. A lovely way ofContinue Reading
Each step around the sacred fire represents a commitment that the couple makes. In the traditional Hindu wedding the accompanying words are spoken in Sanskrit, however you may choose an English interpretation that makes sense to you, or adapt toContinue Reading
From the Jewish tradition.. A blessing for the newly weds and their community.Continue Reading
A very traditional part of most weddings. The symbolism is about sealing the contract, or in a more romantic interpretation, the two lovers inhaling some of each other’s souls…Continue Reading
A decorative archway is quite a popular feature at outdoor weddings. The couple getting married might stand underneath the archway for some part of the ceremony, symbolising the transition that they are making from their pre-married lives to the marriedContinue Reading
In an Orthodox wedding the crowns or stefana are symbols representing the creation of a new household or “kingdom”. The crowning establishes the couple as the King and Queen of their home, which they rule with wisdom, justice, and integrity.Continue Reading