Tips for a Simple Budget Wedding

So you’re getting Married, and you’re considering keeping it very simple.

There is of course nothing wrong with the big traditional wedding with all of the trimmings, but if that’s not your bag, read on.

At Cherish Ceremonies we are often asked our advice on how to make a wedding as simple and as stress free as possible.

The biggest thing to remember is that this is YOUR wedding. Firstly, chat with your partner about what is important to you as a couple. Make a list of what you both want and then come to some decisions. Then the challenge is to remain firm about your decisions. Sometimes when well meaning friends or relatives get too involved they may sway you into thinking that you HAVE to have certain traditions at your wedding.  Guess what – they are wrong.  You get to have whatever you want, not what Aunty Flo thinks is a good idea. If Aunty Flo is bankrolling the whole shebang, then you may give her a small say, within reason HA HA. Only divulge what you have to about your plans to people who are either helping or their opinion matters to you. 

Some suggestions for simplifying your wedding plans:-

  • Choose a date, a Celebrant and a venue. These are the big things out of the way. Phew!
  • If you want to make it really simple, get married and get someone to throw you a party. 
  • Lists and timelines are your friend. 
  • Get stuff out of the way asap then cruise into your big day.

Ceremony

Tell your Celebrant what type of ceremony you are dreaming of – romantic, short, long, lighthearted, serious, traditional, themed? At Cherish Ceremonies we have so many different options for you to choose from, from original, to a ceremony that you can mix and match your favourite parts from our extensive collection of weddings and vows and readings. You can be as hands on or hands off as you like, you can just tell us a little about your love story and then just leave it to us, we email you our ideas and then you give us your input. Easy! We’ve performed all types of weddings, from the traditional to the outrageous. But that’s probably information for another blog…… 

Wedding Party

The simplest way to have a wedding is to do without the attendants. That way you only have to concern yourself with what you and your partner are wearing. 

If you simply can’t do it without your best friends, another alternative is to just have them as your witnesses for the signing of the certificates. Another way of including special people is to have them as a ceremony reader or a greeter or in some other important role.

Clothing

Can be anything that makes you feel special and comfortable. 

You may already have a suitable item in your wardrobe, if so go right ahead and wear it. 

Bear in mind that specific wedding clothes are sometimes never worn again, so consider vintage, second hand, or hire. Men, it is marvellous how you can dress up a nice pair of black dress pants with a long sleeved shirt and tie. Women, any dress that makes you feel special can be the one. 

Ceremony and Reception Site

If you’re on a budget or just want it to be simple, parks, gardens, your backyard or that of a good friend or relative can be the way to go. These can be a setting for a far more intimate gathering, and there are no restrictions or closing times, so the revelry can go on as long as you like. Do bear in mind wet or very hot weather and have a plan for that. 

A close relative is planning a wedding next year and is having it outdoors. She has purchased a small marquee which is quite inexpensive these days if you shop around online, and she will sell it after the wedding.  A patio or undercover area are of course just as good. A community hall could also be a great choice. We’ve married people on clifftops, near waterfalls, at lookouts, in rose gardens, in parks, beside rivers and lakes, the beauty of nature is endless. 

It’s really not all about impressing your guests, it’s about your day being a happy and memorable one for you. Most people have probably attended many weddings in their time and can appreciate that ‘one size does not fit all’. They will enjoy a wedding that is authentically you. It is not even necessary to have guests – the only legal requirement for attendance is to have two witnesses present at your ceremony. Maybe this is how you see it too. Very simple, very budget conscious. A lot of people like having the support of special people on their big day, if so…..

Beware the guest blowout

This is where suddenly you feel you have to invite all and sundry to your wedding so as not to offend people. A good idea is to put them through the 10 year filter.  Are these people very important to you now and do you think they will still be playing a role in your life in 10 years time? Within reason there should be no one at your wedding that you don’t know and/or that you don’t like very much. No distant relatives, no one that you don’t have regular contact with, no one that is not a positive influence in your life, no one that isn’t supportive of your union 100 percent, no one that will remotely cause trouble on your special day. And no, you don’t have to invite your Boss your co-workers or anyone that is not a true friend, although sometimes they are!

Decorations

Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas for decorating your space.  There are all kinds of do it yourself ways of beautifying your wedding to suit all different tastes on Pinterest.  If you are not already on Pinterest, do yourself a favour and do so now. 

Maybe if you’ve chosen a beautiful outdoor area and you can just leave it to nature to be spectacular.

Also think of the skill sets of like minded friends or relatives who have an eye for décor and ask them to be part of your planning and decorating committee. If there is no one creative enough, then there are plenty of wedding decorators who will hire their beautiful wares, bring them to your site, set them up and then take them away at a very low cost. Very simple indeed.

Flowers

Flowers may be your thing and you may want to spend a lot of money on them at a florist.  If not check out the flower markets for a much cheaper option.  It is easy to make them look pretty tied together with some ribbon or twine.  Another idea is a group bouquet, where guests are asked to bring a flower each and someone special ties them all together for you.

Cars or special transportation

Should the Bride/Groom, Bride/Bride, Groom/Groom feel the need to come in a special car, firstly try and think of friends who might have a luxurious or fun one that they might like to drive you to your ceremony in. Or maybe you’d like to hire a Harley Davidson. 

If arriving in a special vehicle is not your style, ditch the idea and save some money on car, horse and carriage or bike hire.

Catering

Self cater or having a small business cater for your guests

Providing your own beer, wine, soft drink and water is the most budget friendly way.

You can then buy it when it is on sale or cheaper than normal. 

Hire a waiter or ask a friend to serve. Alternatively provide a large drinks fridge and bar and allow guests to self serve. 

If no gifts are required it is quite acceptable to:-

  • Go to a restaurant and have everyone pay for their own meal if it is a small occasion
  • Have everyone bring a plate and share a meal
  • Have guests bring a picnic lunch or dinner, spread out rugs and eat on the grass
  • Hire a food truck to come to your site and provide meals. Pizza, Mexican, Burger, Greek and Turkish food trucks are just some that are available. This can be quite casual and enjoyable and budget friendly.
  • Have a BBQ at a park or home. 

If gifts are accepted then there is usually some kind of meal provided. 

Photographer

We always suggest that people invest in a good photographer for obvious reasons. 

Music

Technology has made music a much easier thing to manage these days. Start making a suitable play list of fave tunes on your phone, hook up with your Bluetooth speaker and start playing.

Things to bear in mind – some softer music while you’re eating.

  • Some bangers for dancing.
  • Some chill out music for when the event is winding down.

You can always hire a musician, D.J or band if you wish to spend money from your budget in this area, but again it’s not especially required if want to keep it simple.

Finally

Here at Cherish Ceremonies Celebrants we sincerely hope this list of simple and budget ideas has given you some inspiration for your big day.  

We have heaps more ideas for you if you contact us. Please do, you won’t be disappointed!

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Creating, writing and communicating your wedding vows

Hooray, you’re getting married. Congratulations!

This is a guide to create your own personal wedding vows.

In Australia there is a legal vow line which must be spoken in your vows.

It is:- I call upon the persons here present to witness that I (two names) take you (two names) to be my lawfully wedded wife/husband/spouse.

We usually advise couples to say the legal vow line first up and then continue with their more heartfelt pledges to one another.

Apart from the legal line, you may commit to your partner with your own words, or words which have been provided by your celebrant. Here at Cherish Ceremonies, we have a wealth of material which you may use to create your vows. Sometimes, couples find that what they would like to say to their fiancée has already been written or they mix and match words from vows that we provide. This method is quite acceptable and can be personalised quite easily.

If you choose to write your own vows, bear in mind that the vows are primarily a promise to your partner of your continued love.

Questions you could ask yourself might be:-

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1.Why is it important that you take your relationship to the next level of marriage?

2. What do you value about your partnership?

3. What drew you together and what shared values do you think will keep you together?

4. Words like love, commitment, teamwork, respect, communication, may be important to you as a couple.

5. Don’t forget you may want to mention the fun and happiness that enriches your relationship.

6. Remember the aspects you have in common and the things that make you individuals that you respect in your partner.

7. It is fine to make a joke as long as it is not disparaging to your loved one in any way. 

Speaking your vows

You’ve gone to the trouble of writing something personal for your partner. Now it’s important to deliver these lines to the best of your ability.

At Cherish Ceremonies we offer two methods to perform your vows.

If they are more than a few lines long, we advise you not to repeat after us.  This can be laborious and boring if you want your pledges to sound great.

We can hand you our book, landscape style with your vows printed for you.  It is a good idea to have the vows finalised a while before the wedding, so you can practice them and be very familiar with them on your big day.

You definitely do not need to learn them by heart.  It can be the most emotional part of your ceremony, so having those words printed in front of you can be a lifesaver on your wedding day.  Remember it is fine to take your time with your special words and to show some emotion. Your friends and family will appreciate your love for one another, and probably join in if you have some tears to shed.

Your celebrant or members of your bridal party will have some tissues on hand!

Don’t be embarrassed, your love for one another will move mountains and inspire your friends and family.

Remember, your Celebrant has witnessed many marriages, therefore will be on hand to help with your vows should you need an expert opinion.

Love from Cherish Ceremonies

Lynette and Tamzin.

Phone Lynette 07 3807 3025
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Cherish Ceremonies Celebrants excited about the Australian Same Sex Marriage survey results!

Cherish Celebrants Tamzin Lockhart of Waterford West and Lynette McCauley of Bahrs Scrub near Beenleigh in Logan, Queensland, are both super excited that tomorrow (Wednesday 15th November 2017) Australia will hopefully announce the legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage. Cherish Ceremonies have been supporting same-sex marriage since we began in 2004. Over the years performing many same-sex ceremonies for couples. At Cherish”We Believe in Love” and from all those years performing ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples we have seen first hand that love is love. It’s so exciting that soon we will have the chance for equality in the marriage act and we have to admit that we can’t wait to perform our first completely legal and equal same-sex wedding.

We are so thrilled Australia’s had a change of heart!
Love is love. Call us if you can’t wait to marry yours!
Let’s celebrate Love!
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Ideas for Games at your Wedding by Cherish Ceremonies Marriage Celebrants

celebrant, cherish, logan, beenleigh, windaroo, waterford, queensland, brisbane, gold coast, outdoor games, croquet, lawn, Games at weddings are becoming more and more popular.  When I first became a celebrant I performed a themed and costumed Alice in Wonderland Wedding.  I came as the white rabbit from the story. During the break after the ceremony and before the Reception, guests played croquet on the lawn, like they did in the story itself.  They all seemed to really enjoy the theme and the croquet.

You don’t have to have a theme to have some fun and games at your wedding.  If you want to be hip with the in crowd, here are some tips for a successful fun wedding that everyone will be talking about for ages afterwards.

So many ceremonies happen outdoors in parks and gardens these days and even in people’s home gardens, that it is really perfect to set up some games to give the guests something to do if there is a break between the ceremony and the reception times. It also discourages so much alcohol drinking, so could save you a bundle. You can provide water and soft drinks in eskies or tubs of ice during the break. Let the champagne flow after the bridal party arrive back to the celebrations.

celebrant, cherish, logan, beenleigh, windaroo, waterford, queensland, brisbane, gold coast, boules, bocce, outdoor games, lawn, game, weddingThere are a few ways to acquire the necessary games you need to keep the guests entertained while you have photos taken etc.  Firstly keep in mind what type of wedding you are having.  If the look is very formal, some more refined games would be required.  Croquet or Boules would be very suitable.  You can buy boules and croquet sets that are not too expensive and keep them later for home parties in your own garden.  If you keep your eye on the catalogues you can find these games on special from time to time.  They last forever, so can be a great investment. I also had friends who made their own giant jenga.  They said it wasn’t too hard.  Look on pinterest for information on making giant games.

celebrant, cherish, logan, beenleigh, windaroo, waterford, queensland, brisbane, gold coast, jenga, giant, bride, groom, outdoor, game, fun, I ordered giant games online, which included giant jenga (very popular) and giant connect 4, also a popular game.  There was also a giant dominoes. The quality of the games when they arrived was quite disappointing, the giant connect 4 falling to pieces before my party was over. This was a big shame.  I had attended a party where the giant games were absolutely fantastic.  On enquiry, my friend informed me that she had hired these games for her party.

Another fantastic game is Giant frisbee, but this perhaps is a little athletic for a wedding.  Guests may have to take off their good shoes and heels to play this.

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  • Giant chess
  • Giant jenga
  • Giant pick up sticks
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Boules
  • Croquet
  • Giant Connect 4

So if you do care that your guests are having a great time and not just drinking the bar dry in between ceremony and reception, start buying or look at some of the following websites to see prices to hire games.  Then put one of your friends or family members in charge of putting the games out and collecting them to be taken back after the wedding.

If you are game for the games for your big event, try the following websites.

www.brisbanebackyardgames.com.au

www.giantgames.com.au

or if you feel jumpy

www.jumpingcastlehirebrisbane.com.au/

Have an excellent wedding and if you want a fantastic celebrant who is lots of fun, contact us.

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Pets at your Wedding by Cherish Ceremonies

Having your Fur Babies attend your wedding is very popular at the moment.  Doggos and Puppers are such a special part of the family and more and more people are choosing to have them be present and be part of their wedding and new ‘leash on life’.

There are a few things to consider when deciding to have your pets be a part of your special day, otherwise, it can end up a bit Ruff.

As weddings can be quite busy and hectic, it is a good idea to ‘paws’ and ask a friend or relative or specialised pet sitter to be in charge of your furry friend/s.  These days there are even special people who will do everything on the big day to ensure your furry friends arrive on time, are looked after, fed watered and returned to their safe place after the wedding. This obviously removes the worry about their welfare.

For example: http://www.firstclasspetweddingassistants.com.au First Class Pet Wedding Assistants service Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW and the Hinterlands

 

Llama alpaca wedding bride groom pet ceremony Logan, Beenleigh, brisbane, Gold Coast, Tamborine mountain, Windaroo, Waterford, Queensland Firstly you should check that pets are allowed at the site you have chosen.  They will need shade and water if it is an outside venue, especially in summer weather. Obviously, they should not be left alone in cars or to their own devices.  Please give someone from your guests or your pet sitter permission to come and get the pets if they start to cause any sort of disruption to your ceremony. Like little children, pets can sometimes act out of character or in an unruly manner, and you don’t want them to spoil your big day.

If they are playing a role in the ceremony, besides being in the photos or part of the wedding party, you should practice their role with them. Be realistic, do they sit still and behave if they are going to be part of the ceremony?

This is a true ‘tail’ from a Cherish Wedding. Quite a few years ago, friends of mine, Lindsay and Kim, decided to a special little fur friend Rufus take the role of ‘best man and ring bearer’ at their wedding. Rufus was a very good friend of Lindsay’s and they decided to dispense with the traditional human roles of Best Man and just use Rufus. Being the smart little fellow he was, they practiced calling him at the appropriate time to come and bring the rings to the Bride and Groom. Rufus wore a doggy tuxedo with the rings attached and ran up the aisle right on cue and delivered the rings to perfection.  What a good boy he was.

Since those days, many couples have chosen to have their fur babies there as part of their ceremony to great acclaim.

There are many websites where you can purchase some formal gear for you pet to wear at your Wedding. Otherwise, a pretty bow or some flowers attached to their collar would do the trick just right!

Good luck with your pet-friendly wedding and if you follow some of this advice you too will have a happy ‘tail’ to tell.

If you would like to book a wedding including pets with Cherish Ceremonies, just contact us

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Sign Here and Here, Wait 31 Days, Kiss and Go – You’re Married!

Some couples who book Cherish Ceremonies to be their wedding celebrant want the full formal, traditional or elaborate wedding, while others, for many reasons prefer the idea of doing what’s legally required and moving on as a happily married couple. So if you are after the simplicity and affordability of a “Kiss and Go” type wedding this is what’s required.

 

Firstly you have to get a “Notice of Intended Marriage” or “NOIM” form signed with your celebrant. To complete this form your marriage celebrant will need to see your original birth certificate or passport and a form of photo ID like a drivers license. If you have been previously married, then you will also need to show the court document confirming dissolution. If you have changed your name, you need evidence of this. You can also complete the statutory declaration of no legal impediment when you sign your “NOIM”. Don’t worry your celebrant will have all the documents and how to complete them and will complete the necessary legal paperwork for you. You just have to sign in the appropriate locations to make it all official.

Then you wait…….. 31 days and then you can be married. YAY!

On your “wedding day”, you meet with your celebrant and 2 witnesses (over 18 years old – can be anyone at all) at any location within Australia. A “Kiss & Go” wedding is usually performed at the celebrant’s home or office. Then the legally required words must be said.

The celebrant must say:

I am duly authorised by law to solemnize marriages according to law.

Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn/serious and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.

Marriage according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”

then….

Both the bride and the groom must say the legal vow line. You can add more too this line if you like, however, the minimum legally required words are:

“I call upon the people here present to witness that I [legal first name, and middle name &/or surname], take you [legal first name, and middle name &/or surname], to be my lawfully wedded wife/husband.”

and then the celebrant must “declare you married” or “declare you husband & wife”.

After these legally required words are spoken by each of the parties, we need to sign the legal paperwork. For this we need the bridegroom, the bride, the two witnesses (anyone who is over 18 years old and who witnessed the words spoken and signatures of the bride and groom) and the celebrant. So their are three documents at this stage that need to be signed by all 5 people:

  1. The Marriage Register (Big red book that belongs to the celebrant with all of their weddings in it)
  2.  The Official Certificate of Marriage (form that gets submitted by the celebrant to Births, Deaths & Marriages)
  3. The Certificate of Marriage (pretty certificate that the couple get to keep on the day of the wedding)

Once the above documents have been signed and witnessed you are married! It really is that quick and easy! If you decide to have the kiss and go style wedding you will find the signing of the documents takes longer than the actual wedding. This option is a fantastic idea for anyone who wants to take all of the stress and additional expense away from getting married in Australia. Imagine how much money you would save by not having an expensive formal gown, multiple bouquets of flowers, a wedding cake, fancy transport to the wedding, an expensive venue hire cost, bonbonniere, DJ/ musician, MC and reception.

If you would like to arrange a minimum legally required wedding in the style of “Kiss and Go” in South East Queensland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan or surrounding areas, then give us at Cherish Ceremonies a call, text, email or whatever suits you and we can make this easy wedding happen for you and your fiance. In just 31 days and with no fuss and just the celebrant costs to pay, you will have arranged the cheapest, easiest wedding you can have!

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The Soundtrack to Your Wedding

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The soundtrack to your wedding is one of the most important factors other than the wording and presentation of the ceremony, that creates a mood, evokes emotion and memories and excites the soul. Music speaks to everyone and can say a lot about the couple getting married, how they feel about each other and sometimes tell a story about the relationship and the unique journey the couple are on together.

Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on”.

The right choice of soundtrack can add so much to your special day as it creates the feeling and atmosphere for your ceremony and celebration. The same goes with having the wrong music at your wedding. I once went to a wedding where some of the music was really inappropriate with themes about breaking up and having affairs…. eeeeek it was awkward!

There’s so much music out there so Cherish Ceremonies have prepared this handy list of wedding appropriate songs and music to inspire you. We have arranged them by genre or type to make your choices easier for you. There is music listed from Classical to Jazz, Modern Pop Songs, Old School Love Ballads, Rock and R&B, Boy Bands to Alternative. Sometimes people choose ‘their” song, but if you don’t have one, or it’s not appropriate for your wedding song, here is a magnificent list to suit all tastes. Most are available to listen to on You Tube. www.youtube.com

Wedding-Processional-Songs

So here’s what you are looking for:

For a standard wedding, commitment or renewal of vows you will generally need to have about 4 special songs. One song  for the walking in (Bridal Processional), two songs for the signing of the certificates and one song for walking out (Bridal Recessional) or the end of the ceremony. You will also want to think about pre-ceremony music (usually about 30-45minutes) and music for the reception or celebration after the ceremony.Happy-Joyous-Recessional-Songs-Confetti-Toss-Newlyweds-Walk-Up-The-Aisle-0

We recommend couples create a playlist (iTunes or similar) or multiple playlists. Of course you may choose to hire professional musicians to perform your special wedding songs. Cherish Ceremonies celebrants Lynette and Tamzin both have portable PA systems with internal rechargeable batteries that will play your music for you. Making it so easy for you to make your wedding playlist of songs that you would like to be the soundtrack to your wedding day!
Some couples will plan their music like this:

1. Pre Ceremony Music: 30-45 minutes of music that is subtle and enjoyable

2. Ceremony Music: Processional: 1 song – A beautiful love song or piece of music, Signing: 2 Songs – about love or just that you love, Recessional: 1 song – celebration happy song about love.

3. Reception music. Some people break this down into: Drinks music/ Bridal party entering the room or venue/ Pre meal music/ eating music/ fun dancing music/ bridal waltz

So we hope this helps you plan the soundtrack to your wedding day and all the best for the most amazing day of your life!wedding fingers piano

BTW – if you have any suggestions for songs we have missed we would love to hear from you, just email: celebrant@cherishceremonies.com or comment below 🙂

Have fun listening, we did.

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The Look of Love

Being a marrgroom-reaction-bride-aisleiage celebrant is a wonderful, beautiful and love filled job. We get to witness so many moments of love, happiness and togetherness with family and friends.

There are so many reasons why we love being wedding celebrants. When I think most about my favourite moment in a wedding, I have to say it is the “look of love”! That first moment when a groom sees his bride walking down the aisle and a bride sees her groom standing there waiting for her (or of course when a bride sees her bride, or a groom sees his groom)!

look of love3Now I’m not in any way fixed on the traditional format to a wedding ceremony, I love it when couples walk down the aisle together as equals and adults coming together, already united, or any other way, I just love weddings between any two people in love.

The look of love is a magical moment; I just love the way the couple see each other for the first time for the day and they smile and at each other, their eyes filled with all the strongest emotions, love, fear and happiness. They are breathless for just that moment and their bodies are filled with adrenaline and excitement. It doesn’t matter what colour the flowers are or any of the other stuff it’s just all about the strong bond and connection between two people in love. That is the moment I always look for and makes me so excited to be performing the wedding ceremony for the couple on one of the most important days of their life.

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Tell us about your “look of love” moment or any magical wedding moment. We’d love to hear from you!

Cherish Ceremonies provide personally prepared ceremonies, professionally performed, creating moments to Cherish forever.

To arrange an appointment or make a booking contact us here.

Cheers,

Celebrant Tamzin

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Wedding Tips: Getting to the ceremony on time part 1

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When arranging your appointments with wedding Hairdressers & Makeup, its a great idea to get the Bride gets done FIRST. This will enable you to be first dressed and ready for any photographs and to relax a little when the Photographer and Video Operator arrive. Also if anyone’s make up and hair has to be rushed it certainly should not be the bride’s!

Please ensure the photographer understands that the wedding commences on time, This means that you and all the Bridal party have to be ready earlier, and the photographer arrives with plenty of time to take preparation and arrival photographs.

Kate Moss Wedding ArrivalSchedule to arrive at the venue punctually, or several minutes before. Allow extra time for the traffic if the wedding is scheduled for a Saturday morning. When arriving at the ceremony allow at least 5 minutes for photos with your limo, vintage car or horse drawn carriage! 😉 Also, organising your entry can take a few minutes too.  It is better to have ample time for photographs on arrival than be rushed. You can always ‘circle the block’ if too early! Lol

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A Wedding with Super Powered Love!

Kyle and Amanda’s wedding was out of this world!

Gorgeously styled in a mix of vintage, retro, natural glamour, a subtle hint of superhero all set to the colourful and fun backdrop of Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Cherish Celebrant Tamzin performed the wedding ceremony and  here’s a few pics (thanks to Ruth Ryan Photography) from this wonderful happy wedding!

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