See that silly look on my face? It's the look a celebrant gets when that moment arrives in a ceremony when two special people slip the last ring on! "Thanks Lucy Kinbacher Photography!" The instructions from the couple from the outset were... "it has to be funny!" I will let you in on a secret, "it wasn't that hard to create a fun and funny ceremony for them, because the groom excelled in the art of dry humour!" Perhaps I too share that gift a little, but he was by far, drier
2020 for me has been a year of learning to live with the uncomfortable! My first wedding for 2020 was in the glorious Bunya Mountains! It included a guest that I had to keep one eye on, but decided it would be best to work around and leave the sleeping carpet snake alone! COVID-19 planted itself right in the middle of our lives and plans, and in so many ways created for us 'students-of-life", some life-long lessons to participate in and experiment with; proving once again th
Back before they were old enough to know much more than 1 + 1, Meagan and Kieran stood together in their primary school band photo! At the end of their schooling they followed each other to Brisbane and "yes", ended up living one street apart for quite some time before their first memorable introduction at the Royal Exchange Hotel in Toowong! Kieran and Meagan openly shared their stories about their dedication to helping each other achieve their best and how much they valued
I am a "country boy" by birth, and heart! Steph and Sam's opening line in their very helpful instructions to find their wedding venue was - "don't enter this road number into Google, it won't take you where you need to go!" I really enjoy sharing in a couple's special day when they choose to celebrate on country, their home soil and the place that has made the greatest contribution to who they are as individuals and a couple! I patted myself on the back after experiencing onl
The day began with a healthy application of 50+ sunscreen for this celebrant's fair Irish skin! Yes, with the slightest expression of vanity, this was the second wedding in 20 years I wore a hat! "Shade was nowhere to be seen!" The days in the lead up to 101020 have been hot, with dry winds and dust! I knew I had to be prepared for all the elements that nature and early morning weddings can present! I surprised a few locals heading to town along the lonely country road I dro
Here we are the second last day of August 2020, the beginning of the old normal's busy wedding season! Right? Well, sort of! 2020 is teaching us that we cannot live more than one day at a time! Plan as we like to survive 2020, we force ourselves to slow down each day to tune into how to navigate the many things that are outside of our control in this new world. We have all become accustomed in recent months to tuning into the latest COVID news so we can prepare to turn ourse
If all the words needed to express pride and support between generations could be packaged, I was honoured to witness it in one single gesture at Cody and Jade's recent wedding! I could not help but notice where the hand of Cody's family member rested throughout the group photo session at Dusty Hill Vineyard ... yes, firmly on his shoulder! In 2014 Cody walked Jade's polocrosse horse for the first....and legend has it, "that was the last time!" We celebrated their decision to
I first met Carmen and her delightful mum Aunty Pam just under 12 years ago! My Monday to Friday job brings me into contact with so many wonderful people, and in their case, we were working together to avoid harming aboriginal cultural heritage during my employer's land disturbance activities. During these occasions it was not unusual for the signal "pull over" to come from Carmen in the back seat, so the sighting of bush tucker could be further investigated! When Carmen and
The diversity of experiences celebrants enjoy is summed up in this moment caught on camera! Little miss, and her brother were so pleased Mum and Dad chose the top of the Bunya Mountains to exchange their vows! Why? There is just so much to discover when your all dressed up, while adults attend to what they came to the mountain to do! Andrew the photographer, James the videographer and I witnessed the most thoughtful of vows exchanged between Ryan and Madellyn at JS Fisher Loo
Kerrod had one very important job during the ceremony...and he nailed it! Prior to Kerrod doing his important job, he witnessed Josh shed some tears at the arrival of his beautiful bride, and throughout the many special moments we all shared in as Jess and Josh became Mr and Mrs. The beautifully refreshed Bunya Mountains and the abundance of wildlife that abounds always creates an extra audience. I have to say "it's these moments that recharge my batteries most Saturdays!"
2019 is nearing an end! A huge thank you to all the couples and families who asked me to help provide marriage, naming ceremony, renewal of vows and funeral celebrant services in 2019! It has been one of the most memorable years - bushfires, dust, hail and most importantly special people who gather their nearest and dearest to establish a special milestone in their lives. #Funfact1 - Did you know a marriage celebrant is required to constantly "do better?" When it comes to the
“Thirsty Thursday’s“ a thing in Kingaroy where people socialise over a few drinks with friends, and make new ones! In Mitch and Mary-Ann‘s case, it was the start of their very first chapter as a couple. On Saturday they gathered their most important and in their own way wrote their next chapter in such a way that was reflective of their deep respect and affection they have for each other, They chose a special song, rich in meaning to acknowledge those who couldn’t be present
I love sharing the special moments between two people when they gather their nearest and dearest to witness their decision to marry! Moreso today, Oliver and Rebecca's choice of location - Oliver's grandparents property at the top of Peterson Drive in Coolabunia was going to be a special occasion! Meticulously presented, not a blade of grass out of place anywhere, along with views to forever, the tone was set and the atmosphere filled with childhood and forever memories! Gran
This old dairy tells the story of life in so many ways and illustrated so powerfully the core of the commitment Kylie and Simon made to each other today! The foothills of the #BunyaMountains backdropped today's ceremony and is home to this magnificent piece of history.