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Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony

"Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony?"

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Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony?

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Yes, provided that the legal elements are performed by me (Civil Celebrant).

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What is the difference between a Celebrant and a Master of Ceremonies?

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A Celebrant conducts funerals, weddings and naming days, whereas a Master of Ceremonies conducts general public events.

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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Can you do a Welcome to Country at our ceremony?

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Yes, I believe it is important to acknowledge (if requested) the indigenous people of our land.

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Where do you marry couples at Ballara?

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I conduct ceremonies either in the Gazebo, in the gardens, or in the Chapel.

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Do you conduct wedding ceremonies in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs?

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Yes, I coduct Civil Ceremonies in; Ashburton - Badger Creek - Balwyn - Balwyn North - Bayswater - Bayswater North - Beenak - Belgrave - Belgrave Heights - Belgrave South - Big Pats Creek - Blackburn - Blackburn North - Blackburn South - Boronia - Box Hill - Box Hill North - Box Hill South - Bulleen - Burwood - Burwood East - Cambarville - Camberwell - Canterbury - Chirnside Park - Chum Creek - Coldstream - Croydon - Croydon Hills - Croydon North - Croydon South - Dixons Creek - Don Valley - Doncaster - Doncaster East - Donvale - Fernshaw - Ferntree Gully - Ferny Creek - Forest Hill - Gilderoy - Gladysdale - Glen Iris - Gruyere - Hawthorn - Hawthorn East - Healesville - Heathmont - Hoddles Creek - Kallista - Kalorama - Kew - Kew East - Kilsyth - Kilsyth South - Knoxfield - Launching Place - Lilydale - Lysterfield - Macclesfield - Matlock - McMahons Creek - Menzies Creek - Millgrove - Mitcham - Monbulk - Mont Albert - Mont Albert North - Montrose - Mooroolbark - Mount Dandenong - Mount Evelyn - Mount Toolebewong - Narre Warren - Nunawading - Olinda - Park Orchards - Powelltown - Reefton - Ringwood - Ringwood East - Ringwood North - Rowville - Sassafras - Scoresby - Selby - Seville - Seville East - Sherbrooke - Silvan - Steels Creek - Surrey Hills - Tarrawarra - Tecoma - Templestowe - Templestowe Lower - The Basin - The Patch - Three Bridges - Toorongo - Tremont - Upper Ferntree Gully - Upwey - Vermont - Wandin - Wandin East - Wandin North - Wantirna - Wantirna South - Warburton - Warburton East - Warrandyte - Warrandyte South - Warranwood - Wesburn - Wonga Park - Woori Yallock - Yarra Glen - Yarra Junction - Yellingbo - Yering.

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Where can you conduct our wedding ceremony at the Docklands?

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There are many sensational venues at Melbourne's Docklands including; Berth, Etihad Stadium, Lot 50 Local, Maia, Peninsula, Sketch, All Smiles, and Sumac.

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How old do the witnesses at a marriage ceremony need to be?

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18 years.

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Do you conduct marriage ceremonies in the Blackburn area?

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Yes, I can conduct your marriage cermony at Elizabethan Lodge (near the Eastern Freeway).

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What kind of Indigenous Rituals can you recommend for our Ceremony?

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The Smoke Ceremony is quite common, which is primarily performed to ward off bad spirits. Any rituals that relate to the Dreamtime are also common, since most of the symbolism of Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia is based on mythology.

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Can we include Indigenous rituals in our marriage ceremony?

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Yes.

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Is there anywhere in Eltham that you can recommend for our marriage ceremony?

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Yes, I highly recommend either Ballara Receptions, or the old Dutch artist's colony at Montsalvat.

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Can you perform a Star Wars wedding?

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Yes, I have a full Lucas Arts Darth Vader costume, which I wear to conduct the entire ceremony.

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Do you conduct marriage ceremonies in Moonee Ponds?

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Yes, I can marry you at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

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Why is it difficult to find Marriage Rituals relating to Indigenous Australians?

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The most common issue is, that apart from there being 2 main types of Indigenous Australians (Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders), each tribe has it's own distinct beliefs, ceremonies and rituals. There is no 'one-size-fits-all', so it is important to research the ceremonial practices of your selected tribe or blood ancestry.

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Where do you conduct the Rehearsal?

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I conduct your rehearsal on location if possible (at the venue where you will be getting married).

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Is a Celebrant legally allowed to conduct general Public Events?

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Yes.

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Why do bridesmaids carry bridal bouquets?

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This is an old tradition that predates modern sanitary appliances. Put simply, floral bouquets made the bride and her bridesmaids smell nicer.

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Why does a bride where a veil?

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This is an old tradition, designed to conceal the bride's identity from any lurking spirits, as she walked down the aisle.

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Is it acceptable to invite both my parents to my wedding if they have separated and remarried?

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Yes, only you can decide whether inviting your parents (and/or their partners) will provide the right environment for your ceremony. Basically, it comes down to the relationship you share with your parents.

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Are there any wet weather ceremony locations in the Royal Botanic Gardens?

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Yes, wet weather under cover locations include Eastern Transit Room at the Old Melbourne Observatory, The Terrace, Jardin Tan, and the Tecoma Pavilion.

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Can you recommend any wedding Ceremony venues in Diamond Creek?

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Yes, I recommend Ashton Manor, which offers a touch of 'old charm', coupled with a modern feel.

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Are you able to be our wedding celebrant if we decide to get married in Melbourne?

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Yes, I do many wedding ceremonies in and around the city of Melbourne.

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What is the shortest wedding ceremony you have performed?

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The shortest wedding ceremony I have performed was just over 7 minutes in duration.

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Can you perform a Las Vegas style wedding?

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Yes, I perform Las Vegas style wedding ceremonies in Melbourne, dressed as Elvis Presley.

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