Is there such a thing as a bridezilla? Apparently so…

When people discover I’m a Margaret River Marriage Celebrant, invariably they ask the question, “Oooooh, have you had any bridezillas?”

Celebrant in Margaret River can spot a bridezillaEveryone loves a good bridezilla story, it seems. And why not — one person’s bad behaviour makes our own look saintly!

But I’ve been fortunate. In my five years of being a Celebrant, I’ve only had warm, fun-loving couples.

So I was beginning to believe the “bridezilla” was a myth…

Until, that is, I was voted “Best Celebrant in Margaret River region” for two years running… 

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10 Reasons Your Wedding Photographer Will Love Me

your wedding photographer can relax - I will not photobomb the first kissA bride recently emailed me a list of questions from her wedding photographer, including, “Does your Celebrant know not to stand between you for the first kiss?”

Puh-leeeeaaaaasssse!

That photographer has obviously worked with some shocker Celebrants to ask a question like that!

Which made me realise, I must be the opposite of a shocker Celebrant, because I have a dozen reasons why every single wedding photographer I’ve worked with, loves working with me!! 

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Guess who is an authorised same sex marriage celebrant?

Anita Revel is Western Australia’s authorised Marriage Equality Celebrant (aka a Same Sex Marriage Celebrant)…

South West locals and visitors to my blog will be well aware of my support for marriage equality.

marriage equality celebrant western australiaSo it would come as no surprise then, when the ACT government created the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Marriage Act 2013, I wasted no time getting registered as a Same Sex Marriage Celebrant.

Meet… MEC0062!

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Wedding signs: the good, the bad and the ugly

As one of Margaret River‘s most popular marriage celebrants, I’ve seen my fair share of wedding signs —

chalkboard wedding sign for a beach weddingClassical signs, hand-painted signs, signs carried by kids, symbolic signs, subtle signs, elegant signs, quirky signs, chalkboard signs, signs hanging from trees, signs tacked to street signs, signs hanging from helium balloons, cut-out signs, hand-written signs, and of course the romantic signs scattered around the ceremony and reception areas.

Here is a collection of what I call, the “good, bad and ugly” of wedding signs…

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Half-price love locks for clients

padlocks for wedding ceremoniesIn July 2012 I invited marrying couples to attach love locks to the gate of our farm, as a permanent symbol of love that can never be broken. It didn’t take long for the word to get out – the Augusta Margaret River Times were quick to run a full-page story about the idea, and I have posted out dozens of love-heart-shaped love locks to couples around Australia.

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Pre-Wedding Theme Songs for the Bride-To-Be

wedding songs ideas Songs and music are essential tools to get athletes into a “winner” mindset. Music helps block out internal noise; distract the listener from self-doubt and negative thoughts; and  reprogram the mind with positive, upbeat stuff.

How appropriate for you as a bride, too, to have theme songs to get you into a happy and positive mindset about your pending nuptials. Here are just five suggestions to get you thinking… (and singing!)

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Civil vs Religious Ceremonies – What’s the Difference?

Confused about a religious or civil marriage ceremony?

It’s a sad but true cliché for some couples planning their wedding ceremony… The MOB and/or MOG (Mother of the Bride/Groom) want the wedding to be done “their” way.

Sometimes it’s a wonderful thing to have a willing delegate, but when  personal views begin to override the wishes of the couple, things can get tough. One such prickly issue is the mother who wants a religious ceremony for her son or daughter…

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