Patience is a Virtue for Mr and Mrs James

Sometimes, no matter how well you plan, some aspects of your wedding day are beyond your control. In March 2011 I had the pleasure of tying the knot of Mr and Mrs James at Burleigh Heads. The couple had planned an outdoor ceremony by the ocean with views back to Surfers Paradise – the perfect backdrop for a cheeky, intimate ceremony if only the wind and drizzling rain would stop long enough to enjoy it! It was an anxious wait but the determined couple stuck to their guns and The Wedlock Smith managed to get them hitched during a very quick break in the weather. The rain did little to dampen the spirits of the Kiwi and Aussie family and friends, however, who efficiently emptied several eskies or chilli-bins and “took shelter” in the photo booth at the Point Break Restaurant reception.

Images courtesy of Focus Films, Brisbane 

Testimonial from Mr & Mrs James

“We wanted to say thank you once again for making our wedding day so perfect. Your relaxed and laid back personality was perfect for our beachside wedding. Many of our guests commented how lovely you were and what a great job you did.

In addition to the fantastic job you did on the day, dealing with you in the lead up was a pleasure and your suggestions were so helpful. We were so glad that you were able to celebrate with us at the reception afterwards. Your follow up card and gift the next day was such a lovely surprise and a testament to your caring nature.

We’ve enclosed a couple of photos. Your dress matched in perfectly with our colour scheme, thank you for taking this into consideration and checking with us prior. Something that I hadn’t thought of!

All the best, Mr & Mrs James”


The Wedlock Smith Ties the Knot

I initially became interested in marriage celebrancy when organising my own wedding. Like most brides, I wanted everything done a certain way. My way.

I designed and made my own dress, asked both parents to give Hubby and I away, snuck a cheeky pash with Hubby before walking down the aisle together to our sunrise beach ceremony and enjoyed a sunset reception. The thing I was most fussy about, however, was finding a young, vibrant celebrant to suit our eclectic, intimate and fun ceremony. Luckily, gorgeous Merimbula Marriage Celebrant, Kylie Grey, doesn’t mind an early start!

Based in Brisbane, I am also now a thirty-something authorised marriage celebrant.  Having been there and played bridezilla myself, I now enjoy the privilege of helping shape the special ceremonies that couples, their friends and family will remember for a lifetime.

Images courtesy of photographer Angela Tarlinton