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 andContinue 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!
Hi there! If you’re in the early stages of planning a wedding, let me first say ‘Congratulations! Well done for taking this next important step in your relationship‘. I trust you will have a beautiful day full of memories toContinue Reading
So you’re planning to marry? Congratulations! The basic legal process for getting married in Western Australia is really quite simple, and I would be delighted to guide you through it.Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
I am a lesbian, and I welcome clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, whatever your ceremony needs.Continue Reading
Congratulations on having found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with! As a civil marriage celebrant, one of the responsibilities I am charged with is to advise couples wishing to marry about the existence ofContinue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Looking for ideas to help you plan your wedding ceremony? Something old, something new, something borrowed… When I became a celebrant I did an extensive search for wedding ceremony ideas which might be of interest to my clients. My ideasContinue Reading
Celtic Wedding Vow This old Irish wedding vow comes from the Celts. Translated by Morgan Llywelyn in her book Finn MacCool. You cannot possess me for I belong to myself. But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mineContinue Reading
My first attempt to put something together about the idea of ‘green’ or ‘eco-friendly’ weddings was ill-fated. It disappeared into cyberspace before I managed to hit the ‘publish’ button. I will have another go at compiling some more local resources,Continue Reading
This is the heart of the marriage ceremony. It can be as simple as making an announcement before the assembled witnesses that you take each other as lawfully wedded husband and wife. Or it can be more elaborate… 1. PreliminaryContinue Reading
“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 thisContinue Reading
A tradition from the West of Ireland, where the Celtic temperament has undoubtedly led to some very firey, passionate marriages.Continue Reading
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 wishesContinue Reading
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 byContinue Reading
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 andContinue Reading