Peter + Libby

Married on North Stradbroke Island, QLD

Ann with Peter and Libby just after their island beach wedding ceremony on North Stradbroke Island.
Photo by Harry Wilson Photography

Peter and Libby’s island beach wedding was an absolute dream!

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Kind Words

“Planning a wedding is about making many choices about many things which contain a degree of uncertainty.  Choosing Ann to be our celebrant was the best choice we made.   

Right from the beginning Ann struck us a person who was genuinely invested in who we are and what our union meant to us.  We have been to weddings before where celebrants impress there own ideology on the occasion and whilst good intentions were abound, we never felt that the celebrant was truly representing the couples true personalities.   

Ann not only showed the desire and passion to represent the true us but importantly also had the know how and professionalism.  She is a very talented person, highly intelligent with a great feel for people. After getting to know Ann better we were not surprised to learn she had been a very successful professional in her chosen field and is a highly skilled person.  Therefore we felt comfortable that we would get a very polished experience and never felt apprehensive for a second. This really took a weight off our shoulders and let us focus on other wedding matters. 

Ann has that rare combination of being a perfectionist but not imposing.  Unless you’re experienced at getting married, you need a certain amount of guidance but with versatility and Ann lead us in a direction which made our decisions easy to make.  In summary our ceremony was exactly what we wanted because Ann intuitively helped create an experience which we didn’t know how to create by ourselves. We cannot recommend Ann highly enough.  We’re very confident she would make an outstanding addition to anyone’s special day.” 

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Island Beach Wedding in Paradise

First up, I have to say that Queensland is the most perfect place to plan a winter wedding. Peter and Libby planned their beachside wedding on North Stradbroke Island for noon on a beautiful winter’s day and they were not disappointed. It almost felt like summer, but without the pesky humidity! The other added bonus was that we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.

The ceremony space was styled to perfection by Stradbroke Island Events, who also set up a seaside reception area under a marquee just a few metres down the beach. Because both Peter and Libby wanted a shorter, but meaningful ceremony without any sappiness, I worked hard to ensure all of the words I crafted really packed a punch. Often times less really is more and I love the challenge of creating something extremely effective and efficient. This may appear to be in contrast to my verbose tendencies, but I equally enjoy short and sweet ceremonies that are overflowing with substance.

So many of Peter and Libby’s guests came up to me after the ceremony and told me that they loved how personalised it was. It seems that so many people expect weddings to have cookie cutter scripts. I love showing both my couples and their guests that there is an alternative to what is expected. We really do have the freedom in this era to make wedding ceremonies totally unique and free of dogma, cliche and sap! If this sounds like your style, click here to get in touch!

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