Amazing Australian Weddings
Amazing weddings on Magnetic Island
Photo courtesy of Magnetic Island celebrant David Crusty Herron
In some countries you can only get married in
the townhall or in the church, in Australia you can get married anywhere!
In the pub, on the beach, underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, hanging
off a parachute, on a Harley Davidson, you name it!
Aussies spend even more on weddings than on drinking beer!
In 2004 the wedding "industry" generated $4.5 billion and beer
brewing "only" $2.7 billion.
If you had an amazing Australian
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The $2.94 wedding on Christmas Island
Photo by Rob Lapaer of Rainforest
Hideaway B&B, Cape Tribulation, N.Qld.
In 2004 the average Aussie wedding cost $36,234.- but on
August 30 1986 Rob and Helen tied the knot on the Australian territory
Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean for only $2.94 during a sailing trip
from Darwin to Europe. When they paid the fee for the celebrant at the
administration building ( yes, this was not a typing error, the wedding
cost them only $2.94!) it was suggested that they might as well choose
the local pub as the venue as the celebrant was going to be there anyway
on Saturday night. And so they did, the locals enjoyed a change from the
usual Saturday night stuff and the wedding was followed by a good party
and another six months of honeymoon sailing to the Meditteranean.
The $6,000,000.- wedding of James Packer
James Packer spent a bit more cash than Rob and Helen above when he married
model and singer Erica Baxter, estimates range from 6 to 10 million dollars.
He rented two entire luxury hotels in the French Riviera for the guests
and also sent his boat there, the monstrous converted ice-breaker Arctic
When it comes to weddings James knows how to throw a party; at his first
wedding in Sydney Elton John provided the entertainment and a long list
of famous people like Nicole Kidman and John Howard helped to demolish
600 bottles of Dom Perignon.
The nude wedding
Good Friday 2006 was indeed a good friday for a Cairns couple
who married in the nude at nudist resort 'the White Cockatoo' in Mossman,
north Queensland. It had taken a bit of phoning around to find a celebrant
that was willing to do the ceremony in the nude. The wedding took place
at 4 pm and was followed by drinks and nibbles before a fully catered
tropical wedding feast and live entertainment till late with regular nude
Burn out wedding
Burn outs are an important part of life in bogan and yobbo
culture, and when they get married, of course a wedding would not be complete
without at least one good burn out!
Forget about wedding cars, this couple got married on Harleys!
Wild Ride Australia
have been providing Harleys for weddings across Sydney for many years
now and they make the bride and groom feel that extra special on their
day! They understand how important your wedding day is to you both and
nothing is too much trouble for them.
Amazing Australian Wedding Cakes
Need a special cake for your wedding?
Kylie in Newcastle, NSW, makes the most amazing Australian Wedding Cakes.
Kylie's cake creations on her Facebook page.
the Bride Wedding Directory assists couples planning their own wedding
either by contacting wedding providers by email of refering couples to
wedding related websites. Kiss the Bride offers tools and resources to
assist couples. Kiss the Bride also emails couples wedding articles to
help them make informed choices.
Links to wedding websites
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Airlie Beach Wedding World is owned and operated by local
resident, Belinda Beale, who has a wealth of contacts to help turn your
fairytale dream into reality. Every detail will be arranged on your behalf
including ceremony location, reception venue, celebrant, flowers, transport,
cake, decorators, hair & make up, photography & video, and entertainment.
With your input, Airlie Beach Wedding World will work magic and fulfil
your wedding fantasy. More
Broome Wedding Services is a specialist wedding coordinator
who can organise romantic weddings on Cable Beach or any other unique
Kimberley location. They allow you to relax and enjoy a casual stress-free
Whether you want to elope for a beach wedding or share a more traditional
day with your family and friends at one of the many Broome reception venues,
set in tropical gardens – they can organise all the details. More
Gold Coast, Queensland
Choose from a beach, church, garden or mountain wedding. More
Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, Queensland
Hamilton Island Weddings is Australia’s most unique and exclusive
wedding company. Established in 1992 and managed by the current owners
since 1994, Hamilton Island Weddings prides itself on providing the ultimate
location, facilities and services to host one of the most important days
of your life. There is no requests too large or too small and Hamilton
Island Weddings endeavours to keep as many services as possible "In
House", we believe by doing this we can control the quality and level
of service that our clients receive. More
Magnetic Island, Queensland
An ideal location with 300+ days of sunshine per year, 23 beaches and
bays and a local resident celebrant. Contact
him via email
Magnetic Island Wedding Celebrant,
David Crusty Herron has the experience of over 1500 Weddings
& Ceremonies on Amazing Magnetic Island & around
Australia to make your island wedding day just perfect.
Your marriage ceremony and marriage vows will be written
just for you. After all; It’s your Magnetic Island
Wedding. Do it your way with David Crusty Herron.
David Crusty Herron
Unit 1/55 Barbarra Street
Magnetic Island Q4819
Wishfulweddings can organize your wedding here, even your hens night!
Mission Beach, Queensland
What a wedding venue!
With their experience in planning over 100 Weddings in Far North Queensland,
Beach Weddings will co-ordinate any part of your day from beginning to
end or anything in between. For a free, no obligation consultation, email
, they will determine your requirements then follow up with an estimate
of the cost involved. You may only need help with a location or accommodation
or decoration; you might need them to assist in planning the lot. Whichever
way you require, they are the on the spot support network working to ensure
you receive the services you desire. Visit their website
for more info...
Noosa is renowned as one of the world's most beautiful holiday
destinations and currently stands at number 10 in the world as a perfect
wedding location. With Noosa boasting some of the most exquisite beaches
in the world, it is no surprise that many couples choose to have their
ceremony on the sand and their reception at a local restaurant. More
Perth, Western Australia
Hospitality Accessories and Weddings pride themselves on the fact they
travel all over Western Australia creating beautiful weddings in some
of the most obscure locations, whatever your ideas, they can do it - or
you can hire you the items to do your own thing! More
Sydney, New South Wales
Marriage celebrant Coral Kortlepel offers many different kinds of wedding
ceremonies from simple, formal, informal, romantic, candle and spiritual.
Coral helps and advises on many other aspects of your day, assisting you
in choosing the very best in cakes, flowers, photography, music, invitations
In 1998, 2000,2001, 2002 and 2003 she was chosen Marriage Celebrant of
the Year out of 8 finalists at the Bridal Industry Awards for Excellence
that are held annually through out Sydney and all of New South Wales.
Newly weds are asked to vote for someone who they felt has contributed
to making their day very special. More
For an unforgettable wedding on the water in Sydney see Skippers
Searle - Sydney based marriage celebrant who conducts many weddings
for overseas visitors to Australia
By Susan is based in Ingleburn, NSW,and covers the Illawarra,
Macarthur & Nepean Regions, their office is located at Bradbury.
There are over 3000 weddings in Tasmania each year, and over the past
3 years The Wedding Planner has made a name for itself by taking the hassle
out of wedding and putting the fun back in. More
Legal wedding requirements
Main requirement is that one person has to be male, and one person has
to be female, you can not be of the same sex. The government of Canberra
wanted to allow same sex marriages in 1996 but the Federal Government
overruled them and barred it. If you are a British citizen you can also
marry a same sex partner at your embassy or consulate. Apart from this
technicality legal marriage requirements in Australia are no worries!
As long as you organize the paperwork before you leave home, you can literally
marry in Australia any time , anywhere. Australian law requires that all
marriage papers are lodged no less than 31 days before the wedding day.
What you need is : Notice Of Intended Marriage Form - available from any
Embassy or Consulate around the world. Ask the Consulate to send you
the blue 'Notice of Intended Marriage Form'. Once you have this form,
fill it out and have it witnessed by an Australian Consulate official
or a public notary, or other recognised official as specified on the back
of the form. This document has to be signed and lodged with your Australian
weddingcoordinator not less than 31 days before the wedding and not more
than six months before the wedding ceremony. You'll also need copies of
both Birth Certificates.
If this is not the first wedding for either or both of the couple, evidence
must be shown how the previous marriage(s) ended, Such as, copies of Divorce
Papers or Absolute Decree , if applicable, or copy of a Death Certificate
If your name has been changed by deed poll - show legal proof.
To have and to hold...
Do you know of (or have had) an amazing Australian wedding?
Are you a celebrant or in the wedding business and would like to be on
Then contact us !