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!

Prayer or Invocation

Prayer or Invocation

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 sustain

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Remembrance of absent family or friends

Remembrance of absent family or friends

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 thinking

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Roses for Love

Roses for Love

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?

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Sand Pouring (Family Unity) Ceremony

Sand Pouring (Family Unity) Ceremony

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 of

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Saptapardi – The Seven Steps

Saptapardi – The Seven Steps

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 to

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Sashing the Bride

A Scottish ritual is the sashing of the bride where the bride is presented with a sash in her husband’s  tartan, by her mother in law.  If wearing a tartan sash it should be worn on the right shoulder –

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The Wedding Kiss

The Wedding Kiss

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…

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Under a Canopy or an Archway

Under a Canopy or an Archway

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 married

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Wedding Crowns

Wedding Crowns

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.

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Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings

Wedding rings have been adopted as a nearly universal symbol of marriage in the western world and beyond. (However there is absolutely no requirement to exchange rings as part of a legal marriage ceremony.) If you search the internet, you

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Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

The heart of any wedding or commitment ceremony, the vows are your personal promises to each other. This is where you get to spell out what your life-long commitment to your partner means to you, and the kinds of values,

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‘This Marriage’ by Rumi

May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day

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A Wedding on Earth by Annie Finch

That all the woods may answer, and your echo ring. — Edmund Spenser Like the feet that root deep to walk the ground with circling steps that no one of us can hear, or the leaves that die just to coil

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An Epithalamion by Tony Kushner

Conjunction, assemblage, congress, union: Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. A life apart is a desperate fiction. Life is an intermediate business: a field of light bordered by love a sea of desire stretched between shores. Marriage is the

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Beach Wedding Blessing

As we stand here under the vast sky of love’s possibilities, beside the ocean wide and deep, we give expression to our intention that this marriage grow stronger through the seasons. We honour earth and ask that this marriage be

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