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!

Bridal Blessing Circles

Bridal Blessing Circles

An intimate gathering to shower you with blessings as you prepare to deepen your commitment to your beloved partner through marriage What is a Blessing Circle? A Blessing Circle is an interactive ceremony that brings together your closest friends and

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Handfasting, Union or Commitment Ceremonies

Handfasting, Union or Commitment Ceremonies

Maybe you are an unconventional kind of person.  Or maybe you are in a non-traditional kind of relationship.  Or maybe you are not ready to make it legal at this stage. If you would like an alternative wedding – a handfasting, a betrothal or a commitment ceremony, or some other form of ceremony to celebrate your union – you are in the right place…

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LGBTQI Friendly!

LGBTQI Friendly!

I am a lesbian, and I welcome clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, whatever your ceremony needs.

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Selected Wedding Readings

Feel free to browse my collection of inspirational wedding readings and prayers to find ideas for your wedding, commitment ceremony, handfasting or renewal of vows. For copyright reasons, I have limited what is on public display to material which is already in the public domain.

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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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