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This ritual is a great alternative to a butterfly ceremony (which can be fraught with complications) as essentially both the butterfly release and the Bahia bands are seeking the fulfilment of wishes.  The tying of Bahia bands is a Brazilian tradition which is symbolic of faith and good fortune. Thought to...

The single most impressive element, which you bring to your wedding ceremony, is not tangible and it doesn’t cost anything. With this present it doesn’t matter how much money you spend on the fragrant flowers or stunning wedding attire, it doesn’t matter what delicious gourmet...

I really thrive on being set a challenge. My latest mission was to honour the children of a couple and include a broom jumping into their wedding ceremony. After researching the history of this ritual I refined the symbolism to capture the essence of it's meaning and with a...

Recently I was asked to perform a unique ritual where, during the ceremony the couple, who will have prepared loving vows and sealed them in an envelope, will then placed those envelopes in a box with a fine wine. After an explanation of the meaning and their...

There are hotspots in the year that always fill quickly and if you choose one of these dates you will have to book in your suppliers early. When I have inquiries for the dates which I have already booked I feel a sense of disappointment...

Vows for the Seven Steps The following are vows integrated into Hindu Wedding Ceremonies. In the south of India  the couple walks toward the south while the groom holds the little finger of his bride. In other parts of India, the groom holds the hand of his...

Love is the number one important ingredient at any Wedding Ceremony and oddly it is not always present. In my experience as a Marriage Celebrant it is often the more simple weddings which evoke the purest emotions. It is the unseen energy which creates the magic....