Creating Your Amazing Ceremony

Welcome! Creative Love Ceremonies is about creating a ceremony just for you, based on the celebration of your love. My name is Julia and I am a registered marriage celebrant. It’s important to me that your ceremony is a reflection of your personality, values and wishes, whether it be a marriage ceremony, baby naming or renewal of vows. I would be thrilled to work with you: to plan, design and deliver your amazing ceremony. My English and drama teaching skills will come in handy.

Mood and ceremony location

Five years ago, I married the love of my life. I knew that I wanted our wedding ceremony to be us. I wanted it to feel relaxed, engaging and from the heart, with a few sprinkles of humour. It had many personalised and beautiful moments. We both love nature, so getting married under a tree at the Brisbane Powerhouse, just felt right.

Groom and bride under tree at Brisbane Powerhouse wedding venue during marriage ceremony
The Performance Lawn at the Powerhouse. Murray Redpath Photography

Unique details

I also knew that I did not want a plain gold wedding band. I wanted my wedding ring to be unique, just like our love. So, my husband and I decided to get each other’s fingerprints embossed on the outside of our rings, and our celebrant said a few words about their significance.

unique wedding rings for marriage ceremony
Brent&Jess Fingerprint Rings. Murray Redpath Photography

However, exchanging rings is not a legal requirement. Overall, the main thing you must do in your wedding ceremony is say the legal vows (in front a registered celebrant and two witnesses). Everything else can come from the heart and other inspiration. If you choose me as your celebrant, I will give you a booklet with lots of ideas and information. For example, there are many readings and rituals that you can choose from.  

Ritual

When Trent and I traveled around Italy together, we saw several lovers’ locks. This made our trip feel all the more romantic. Therefore, as part of our wedding ceremony, we decided to include a lovers’ lock ritual to symbolise that our lives were now linked together, forever as one.

Lover’s lock wedding ritual idea for marriage ceremony
Lover’s Locks in Venice, Italy

Customising your ceremony

There are many ways that a ceremony can be customised. The location is one, rituals is another (many outlined in the booklet) and then there is also the structure and wording. A ceremony will normally start with some music. This can help create the mood; pick a song that you love. The song might have a memory attached to it or could make a great backdrop for an impressive entrance. For instance, you might want to include your family, pet or hobbies. These are details that we can chat about and then I can create a script that truly reflects your story. The most important thing is that the ceremony is a celebration of your love and life.

Together, we can create your ceremony. Above all, I would love to get to know you, understand what’s important to you and include this in your amazing ceremony. Feel free to get in touch via the email contact form or call me on 0404 997 923. Let’s chat.

Published by juliacelebrant

Marriage celebrant conducting meaningful and amazing ceremonies for weddings, vow renewals and baby namings in Brisbane and beyond.

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