The Celebrants Network Inc - BLOG

This blog is updated by passionate celebrants. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss the latest from The Celebrants Network

More Blog posts can be found in the Blog Categories to the right.
Feb
17

Eltham Celebrant - Meg L'Estrange

This weeks featured celebrant is Meg L'Estrange from Eltham Victoria.

I am Meg L'Estrange, a celebrant for all occasions, a former teacher and school counsellor, and a family woman with three adult sons.

While I was teaching I experienced the death of my mother. When my dad had died two years earlier, she was so distressed by the funeral he was given, which was totally inappropriate for him, that she said, 'Let no man of the cloth come near me when I die!'

Continue reading
  10768 Hits
10768 Hits
Feb
14

St Valentine strikes again

red_rose_turn_heart_valentines_day_md_clrPost by Rona Goold
TCNA Coordinator
www.celebrants.org.au

Whether you received a special message today or not, isn't it great to have a day to acknowledge the value of love and friendship in our lives?

My husband and I will be married 20 years this year, so he did need the prompting of the local radio talk show to remind him that today is a special day :-)

Continue reading
  5607 Hits
5607 Hits
Jan
28

Tips for Wedding Ceremonies Involving Children

From Mr Peter Grant - Cvil Marriage Celebrant
Celebrants & Celebrations Network Austraia
Brisbane Queensland

http://www.peterthecelebrant.com.au/

Many of our wedding ceremonies now involve extended families with the couple having children (either together or from previous relationships) and that immediate family being readily accepted by parents, siblings and grandparents.
 
We advise our couples that the wedding ceremony is a terrific event to incorporate the love and acceptance across all levels of the family unit. We ensure that the involvement of family members does not detract from the solemnization of the marriage nor dilute the focus from the Bride and Groom.
 
My advice to couples is to sit with their celebrant and discuss the various ways and rituals that can be used to incorporate their children and their parents into their ceremony. Some of the ways we have done this is for the Bride to pause during the Processional next to the mothers (of the Bride and Groom) seated in the front seating and hand them a single red rose each as a token of love.

Continue reading
  17526 Hits
Recent comment in this post
Rona Goold
Mr Peter always helpful with your tips and thanks for sharing. I am a Wedding celebrant myself and it is really a great idea to in... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:53
17526 Hits
Jan
10

Tackling the Tough Times

Being-Thanksful-150From Rebecca Skinner

The Celebrants Network Incorporated Blog Coordinator
Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia Celebrant Member

www.celebratinglifeschapters.com

From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. And it's not just a story about pain and suffering, it's also a story about survival, the learning process, and seeing the silver linings.

We often treat troubles as real negatives. They come into all our lives with no notice and we don't want to have to deal with them. But the reality is, troubles can often open the door to many positives.

Continue reading
  7560 Hits
7560 Hits
Jan
07

LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO CELEBRATE!

From Rebecca Skinner

The Celebrants Network Incorporated Blog Coordinator
Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia Celebrant Member

www.celebratinglifeschapters.com

Why do we wait until birthdays, Christmas or New Year's Eve to celebrate? I believe life is too short not to celebrate EVERY moment we can.

Without making the effort to mark a particular moment, life passes us by far too quickly and achievements and blessings can so easily get missed along the way...

Continue reading
  4426 Hits
Tags:
4426 Hits