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Good news for same sex couples who married overseas

Many gay and lesbian couples were so frustrated with the out dated marriage laws here in Australia that they flew overseas and were legally married in another country such as the US, New Zealand or United Kingdom.

If you haven’t already, make sure you register that marriage here in Australia.  Because on the date that […]

At last! Same Sex Marriages can happen in Australia

The first hurdle in finally catching up with the rest of the world has been jumped!

Now all that needs to happen is for the Act to be passed, a date of implementation set and new guidelines and forms to be made available to celebrants.

When can gay couples be married on the Sunshine Coast?   A […]

How to make your Celebrant blush

Being a Celebrant here on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland is such a wonderful experience.  I know I have said it before, but I love my job!

Who else gets to regularly share in such beautiful moments when a couple are committing to spend their lives with each other?

Every wedding is different in how it […]

Small Wedding Specialist – 4 options to large expensive weddings

For many couples today, the idea of spending around $30,000 to $50,000 for the average Australian wedding is just crazy.

They have other priorities such as a mortgage, children, holidays or they simply can’t see the value in spending so much just on one day.

So, what are the options?

1:  Elope overseas- grab your partner and head […]

How to do a low budget wedding on the Sunshine Coast

Wedding costs can vary considerably depending on the style and location of your wedding, the number of guests you have, and of course, how far you go in living your dream day.

In recent years, there has been a decline in the amount spent on weddings as the cost of mortgages and changing priorities has meant couples […]

Feedback from a newly married couple

I don’t normally make public the thank you emails and appreciation letters from my couples, however, when I received this email from Nikiya and David , it touched my heart.

David and Nikiya had their wedding ceremony at one of the most beautiful country venues close to Canberra.  Her mum owns, and operates the Rollonin Cafe […]

Sunshine Coast’s best wedding Celebrant!

Getting married is one of life’s major milestones, and some couples want to find the Sunshine Coast’s best marriage celebrant to guide them through the process.

So what is the difference between one celebrant and another?  What makes one celebrant the best or better than another, or more suited to you?

The answer:   Personal choice […]

Can a friend marry us on the Sunshine Coast?

Can we have a friend do our ceremony for us?  Yes, you sure can.

You can have a friend or relative perform most of the marriage ceremony however a registered civil celebrant will need to be present and ensure all the legal requirements are adhered too.

The Celebrant only has to  identify themselves and state their […]

Sunshine Coast Marriage Celebrant

Here is a photo of Nadia and Sam on their wedding day.  Photo supplied by Lisa Lois Photography

Newly engaged, so what now?

Congratulations on your engagement.  It is one of the most exciting things to be ever asked, “will you marry me?”

After you managed to get out that ‘yes’, and after all the emotional phone calls to loved ones, you will start to think about what do you do now?   How do we actually get […]