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Mar 07
FIVE THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 5 YEARS OF BEING A CELEBRANT

In 2023 I celebrate 5 years of Celebranting. I know that’s only an infant to so many Celebrants out there, but I feel I’ve achieved a lot within this time. I’m also learning so many new things every day, not only in my own lessons and failures but by sharing conversations with other Celebrants – […]

Feb 22
WITNESSES – HOW TO CHOOSE THEM!

There’s some things which you have to do to get legally married, and one of them is make your legal declaration (‘I call upon these persons here present, to witness that I [partner 1] take you [partner two] to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner’) in front of two witnesses. Traditionally, witnesses would often be the […]

Feb 15
INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

This is not the first, nor the last time that I have come out. Much like every person who identifies as a member of the LGBTIQA+ community, coming out is a longprocess that is repeated very, very often. So, on that note, it’s high time that we had (another) chat about language and genuine inclusivity […]

Feb 10
MEET THE CELEBRANT: RACHAEL CALVERT

We caught up with Rachel recently to introduce her to you… Rachael, hello! Where’s home for you?  I am based in Blackmans Bay which is a beachside suburb about 15 minutes south of Hobart, Tasmania.     You’ve been a celebrant for 10 years, what’s the Number One Thing that you have learnt from being […]

Feb 08
THE BEST PART OF BEING A TCS MEMBER

You may have noticed that on our Instagram page, we’ve been introducing you to some of our wonderful Celebrants.  Among many other wonderful details, we now know that Bec Mayo loves that post ceremony hug with her couples the best of all and that Emily Rawlings always has a bottle of Champagne in the fridge […]

Jan 11
SHORTENING OF TIME – WHAT IS IT, AND HOW CAN I GET ONE?

In order to marry in Australia, you will need to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrant at least one month before your ceremony date (and no longer than 18 months in advance). But what happens if that doesn’t work for you? Is there any way you can get married quicker than one […]

Dec 28
MEET THE CELEBRANT: LILLIAN LYON

With a career spanning a little over 18 years, Lillian Lyon from Lyon Heart is one of our most experienced celebrants. Not only does she expertly conduct weddings and funerals, she also teaches people how to celebrant too! She believes in celebrating all humans, from all walks of life. If you’ve met Lillian in person […]

Dec 20
HOW TO GET THOSE PERFECT WEDDING SHOTS WITH SAM WYPER PHOTOGRAPHY

As celebrants we often find ourselves front and centre within our couple’s most magical ceremony moments. We know how important it is to look our best and wear the right colours, so we don’t standout and upstage the wedding party. But what are the general rules when it comes to working with the photographer and […]

Dec 13
DIY OR NOT TO DIY…

Congratulations! You’re engaged! And we bet that, even if it’s only just happened, people are already asking you questions about where/when/how you’re getting married. Since COVID, wedding suppliers and vendors are harder to lock in as they are still playing catch-up, and so, one of the things you may be thinking about is a DIY […]

Dec 06
THE REAL MEANING OF COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION — PART 2

Hello industry leaders!  Last week we introduced you to what we believe the phrase “Community Over Competition” embodies.  We covered the first of three instalments and today we’re here to chat about the second – Assistance.   One of the most beautiful things to come out of the Community over Competition movement is the emergence of […]