So, you are getting married. Let me start off by saying CONGRATS! You have a long, love-filled road ahead that will, at certain times test you and, at other times, elate you. I’m hoping I can help you along the way.
I guess I should begin by talking a bit about who I am and why I do what I do…
Well, I’m Annie. I’m a creative, an adventurer, a mumma, a wife, and a love story enthusiast.
Soon enough you’re going to be needing someone like me to officiate your wedding and my first piece of advice to you is to choose someone who ‘gets’ you. On your wedding day you want the person who is doing most of the talking (that’s usually the celebrant) to accurately represent you, both as individuals and as a couple. It doesn’t matter whether you plan to marry in front of two hundred people or just two, what makes the difference is a well-told story – YOUR story.
I write all of my ceremonies from scratch and my favourite part about the writing process is discovering all of the little quirks, rhythms and idiosyncrasies that exist within your relationship. I use these details to weave together your story and construct your ceremony. We can then build-in as many traditional or non-traditional elements as you like – breaking plates, crossing crowns,exchanging rings, doing shots – anything goes!
It is my humble opinion that what makes a good story great is authenticity. Delivering your story in a manner that is authentic and genuine means steering away from out-dated, flowery language; it means connecting with and including your guests; it means getting to know you and talking about the things, the places and the people you love; it means delivering a ceremony that demonstrates YOUR ideas about marriage and love, not someone else’s.
I would love the chance to get to know you, to tell your story, and to put to bed the myth that wedding ceremonies are regimented and boring. Because this can and should be the best part of your day… and your lives.
So please, get in touch and let me show you just how amazing your ceremony can be.
Thank you to Amy de Boer Photography for the final image.