Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15 Traits of an Evenful Wedding Day

Recently I attended a wedding which was thoughtfully and meaningfully put together; and here are the traits which made the wedding meaningful to the couple and eventful to the guests.

1. After viewing numerous venues for their wedding ceremony, and deciding it was all too same-same, the couple chose natural beauty of Qld University grounds.  Not only for the stunning landscape but because this was where they first met as students.

2. All floral arrangements and bouquets used native flowers and foliage, Created by the couple's friends, they reflected the natural setting.

3. All stationery created by a talented friend was uniquely personal, with an imaginative flair; and a real keepsake for those who attended.

4. The bride looked stunning in a personally designed dress of white lace and an off-white underskirt. Unlike the current trend, where we see all too much of the front, this bride decided on a modest front, and an exposed back.

5. For her head ornament, going with her natural setting, the bride wore a hand-woven thin circlet of native flowers; and so did her bridesmaids.

6. All bridal attendants were chosen by the close relationship they had with the couple for most of their lives.

7. Similarly, the Best Man had been a school friend to the Groom and the Maid of Honour a best friend of the Bride.

8.  Part of the Wedding Ceremony included readings which were meaningful to the couple's relationship as individuals and partners.

9. At the conclusion of the  Wedding Ceremony two people were called out to be the witnesses to the legal documents which had to be signed. Neither was aware that they had been chosen until that moment. Both had been close friends of the couple since their school years, and have kept in touch ever since.

10. The Reception venue was Red Room a student Bar and Grill hangout well-known to the Bride and Groom from their student days.

11. Seating was easy, with long tables and seats where guests could move from place to place at will.

12. Catering was just as easy, and food plentiful. While guests walked to the bar to choose their poison, the food itself was carried around by the staff throughout the night.

13. In between eating guests could, and did, entertain themselves at pool tables.

14. Backgrounding the whole shebang was a band that belted out music from Television Themes which most guests recognised and to which many danced to with gusto and much laughter.

15. Apart from the obligatory speeches, the couple decided to add their own thanks by taking turns to thank various people for their contribution to the wedding planning.

Everyone attending left with the feeling that this was the best wedding they had ever attended.

Here are some Perfect Wedding Vows and to find the rest of the words for your Wedding Ceremony look out for my next book, Wedding Ceremony:  Perfect Words’ by Celebrant, Vlady M Peters, coming soon to Amazon and Smashwords





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I Do or I Will

Planning a wedding ceremony? In my forthcoming book, ‘Wedding Ceremony: Perfect Words’ you will find wedding ceremony samples that include bride and groom's special situations, such as:

·   marrying for the first time

·   a second marriage

·   marriage with children

                   ·  marriage involving parents of the couple

                  
Aspects of the wedding ceremony includes

·   meaningful wedding rituals

·  wedding vows personalised or with a wedding theme

·  exchanging of wedding rings

·  wedding readings including love poems, and readings with a theme

·  wedding ceremony introductions

·  wedding ceremony conclusions


Also included is the wording for such visual symbolic rituals as:-

§     handfasting

§     rose ceremony

§     candle lighting

§     sharing a drink

§     tree planting

§     blessing of the hands


Monday, July 24, 2017

Wedding Ceremony: Perfect Words.

Finding the perfect words for a Wedding Ceremony. In the one book you'll find words for every part of a Wedding Ceremony, including the beginning, the conclusion, vows, readings and rituals. Coming soon to Amazon and Smashwords, Wedding Ceremony: Perfect Words, by Vlady M Peters. 

Wedding Ceremony: Perfect Words



Sunday, July 9, 2017

25 Songs for each Part of Your Wedding Ceremony


Before the ceremony
1. Wedding Song – Bob Dylon
2. At Last – Etta James
3. Love Theme – Romeo and Juliet
4. What a Wonderful World – Nat King Cole
For the Processional
1. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
2. Morning has Broken – Cat Stevens
3. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
During Blending of Sands Ceremony
1. Circle in the Sand - Belinda Carlisle
2. Love Letters in the Sand – Pat Boone
3. Footprints in the Sand - Leona Lewis
During Candle Lighting
1. From This Moment - Shania Twain & Bryan White
2. Candle in the Wind – John Elton
3. You Light up My Life - Leann Rimes
During Exchanging of Roses Ceremony
1. The Rose – Bette Midler
2. Moonlight and Roses - Jim Reeves
3. Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
During Hand or Palm Blessing Ceremony
1. I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
2. One Hand, One Heart -  Neil Diamond
3. Stranger in Paradise -  Tony Bennett
During the Signing of the Register
1. Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
2. Watch Over Me – Bernard Fanning
3. When You Say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating
For the Recessional
1. All You Need is Love – The Beatles
2. Benedictus – Simon and Garfunkel
3. The Time of My Life – from Dirty Dancing
Based on the book on '1,000+ Answers to Your Wedding Questions'

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

12 Ways to Personalise a Ceremony

1. To send out the invitations, or thank-you cards, order stamps from the post office which can be personalised with the photograph of those in whose honour the ceremony is being held.

2. Buy a miniature treasure chest. Use it either to create memories or as a time capsule. Depending on the type of ceremony, included in the chest could be cards – birthday cards for a child right to the age of 18 - photographs, favourite poems or sayings or advise, small gifts, beginning of a coin collection, stamp collection, popular CDs , up to date Guinness Book of Records, pebbles with each guests name or good wish written on, good luck symbols.

3. Create a wishing well, and have guests write their wishes on attractive coloured paper and drop them in as part of the ceremony.

4. Provide a photo board for your photographs of the celebratory party as well as the important people in their lives.

5. Order a personalised candle which can include names, dates, photographs and decorations meaningful for the person or persons concerned.

6. Have a video or a slide show of the important events in the person or persons’ lives.

7. Create a video of all the guests who will be present at the ceremony, asking them to offer their good wishes or share something insightful about the ceremonial person.

8. Dig a hole for a tree or a bush, ask each guest to take a handful of soil and as they place it around the tree in turn, ask them to make a silent wish for the person or persons concerned.

9. For such ceremonies as a funeral, naming or a renewal of wedding vows, create a certificate with important happenings on the date of their birth.

10. To give visual dimension to the ceremony release balloons, doves. Toss over the celebrating person or persons confetti, rose petals, herb mixtures, non-toxic glitter.

11. Get everyone present to blow bubbles in the air as at the same time.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ceremony Books and Certificates

Ceremony Resources for Australian Celebrants
or those interested in conducting Ceremonies
Word and PDF file Books

ABN Number 62 839 985 067

Celebrant Books
PDF and Word Document 244 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
..........................................................................................................$25



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PDF and Word Document 126 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
..........................................................................................................$25

PDF and Word Document 128 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
..........................................................................................................$25


Commitment Vows Book
PDF and Word Document 146 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
..........................................................................................................$25

PDF and Word Document 172 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
........................................................................................................$25

PDF and Word Document 182 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
........................................................................................................$25


PDF and Word Document 142 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
.......................................................................................................$25

(8 Naming, 8 Renewal 8 Commitment Ceremonies)
PDF and Word Document 120 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
....................................................................................................$25

PDF and Word Document 358 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
.......................................................................................................$25

PDF and Word Document 190 A4 pages
Suitable for PC and hand-held readers
...............................................................................................$25

Practical Tips on Running a Profitable Celebrancy Business
Printed Copy, including Postage and Handling
...............................................………………………………$38




Baby Naming, Renewal of Vows
and Commitment Ceremony Certificates


25 Different Vows Renewal Certificates
Different graphics on each one
A variety of text which you can change to suit the occassion
A4 Word Documents.......................................................................$15

25 Different Commitment of Vows Certificates
Different graphics on each one
A variety of text which you can change to suit the occasion
A4 Word Documents.................................................................................$15





25 Different Naming Certificates
For the Baby
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

25 Different Naming Certificates
Ceremony Participants - 
Godparent, Godparents, Guardian,
Life Guardian, Mentor, Sponsor,
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Baby's Relatives -
Aunt, Dad, Grandmother, Grandparent, Grandparents,
Guests, Sibling Brother, Sibling Sister, Uncle
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Baby, Relatives, Participants
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Baby, Relatives, Participants
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Certificates Baby, Relatives, Participant
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Certificates Baby, Relatives, Participants
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Zodiac Sign Background
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Starry Sky Background
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Sleeping Baby Background
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15

Scroll Background
A4 Word Documents......................................................................$15


TOTAL..................................................................................................................


Email me at bestceremony@gmail.com with the details of your choice.

Sorry no credit facilities. Please send your cheque or money order to

Vlady Peters, Civil Marriage Celebrant
P.O Box 394, Redcliffe. Qld 4020.

or by direct deposit or electronic transfer, bank details:

VladyPeters
BSB 034 059
A/C 30 70 37

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