Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Celebrating the oh so elegant love of Coden & Morgan as captured  by Jessica Turich Photography ... Tears filled the Grooms eyes as his beautiful Bride was escorted in by her father and so the Ceremony started.  It was beautiful, emotive and a few laughs were also shared during this ceremony which took place just over a month ago.  Thank you +Maleny Manor Award Winning Best In Australia Wedding Venue  for making everything perfect My sincerest best wishes to Coden & Morgan for the exciting life that now lies ahead for them both.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Wonderful day full of loving memories for Danielle & Kevin Perkins Wedding Ceremony at AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel It was such a pleasure to get to know these two love birds whose relationship started as High School friends many years earlier. A touch of "glam" added by Chauffeured Elegance Pty Ltd and all captured beautifully by SEP Photography Reception at The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa   Ceremony by +Sunhine Coast Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee  

Sunday, 31 July 2016

So happy to perform the Wedding Ceremony for this delightful couple in Buderim at +Headland Golf Club 
 which boasts views out to sea on the Sunshine Coast.  This was truly a family affair and it was clear that guests were happy to share in the love and warmth that enveloped this couple and their ceremony written by +Sunshine Coast  Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bridal Couples are spoilt for choice here on the Sunshine Coast and our Hinterland area where we have beautiful locations for every style of Wedding Ceremony couples may wish to consider.  I love this photo taken by +Brian Rogers Photographics  which captures a delightful hand crafted and purpose built chapel in Witta, just outside of Maleny.  Contact me if you would like any help with suggestions.  I would be more than happy to oblige.  +Sunhine Coast Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee

Sunday, 5 June 2016

I was so fortunate to be involved with this delightfully, loving couple from Sydney who choose to marry at Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa on the weekend. The love and warmth that flowed from everyone involved was so touching and beautiful. I don't think I have seen a Bride with a bigger smile than Karen or a more touching moment when the Groom was about to shake hands with the Bride's father. Love was definitely surrounding us all. Ceremony by +Sunhine Coast Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

We are so fortunate here on the Sunshine Coast to have wedding professionals who take pride in their work. It all comes together so easy when you work with a great team and Mr. & Mrs. Trask - a truly lovely couple who wished for a relaxed, warm and wonderful ceremony for their Wedding Day at Twin Waters Golf Club - were thrilled. Thank you Amy from Amy Hinks Photography for these "happy Snaps" You captured some precious moments which were "picture perfect" and Bec from Twin Waters Weddings pulled it all together effortlessly together with the brilliant Julie-Anne Brown from Cloud Nine Weddings who always does a fantastic job with the decorating and floral arrangements. 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Brides and Grooms, you may want to consider having an unplugged wedding ceremony. 
Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way. 
 Please consider these points: 
1. Guests with phones, iPads and cameras get right in your photographer's way. They have no idea how to stay out of the way. They often ruin many of your shots and make photos worse. 
You're paying a photographer quite a bit of money; that means you want great photos. They cannot do their best work with people getting in the way. 
2. These same guests will get in YOUR way. You will miss moments of your own wedding day because there'll be an iPad in the way. You will miss seeing your partner's face in the aisle. 
3. Imagine you're in the middle of your wedding ceremony. You're elated. You decide to take a quick glance towards your guests as you're sure they're sharing these happy moments with you, possibly even shedding a tear of their own. 
What do you see? NO FACES AT ALL AS THEY ARE ALL HIDDEN BEHIND PHONES AND CAMERAS! I highly doubt this is the way you want to remember your wedding ceremony. 
In your invites, tell guests you're having an unplugged ceremony: no technology, please, Write it on a chalkboard which guests can see as they arrive on the day. 
Now as a Celebrant, I can share this with guests…in a “friendly” way before the Ceremony begins and perhaps touch on the subject of “Social Media” as well allowing the Bride and Groom to be the "first" to post on their own Wedding Day 

Friday, 1 April 2016

+Sunhine Coast Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee   at    Beerwah

So wonderful to have a Plan "B" in case of showers and this option worked perfectly at the Hideaway Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast just south of Landsborough.  This venue boast really lovely gardens for some awesome photography and our Bride and Groom were delighted and happy with their special day

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Such a loving and fun couple.....their Ceremony at the wonderful +AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel was so special and they both were so "present" during the whole Ceremony.  +Sunhine Coast Marriage Celebrant Trudy McGee  loved every moment and was of course delighted to be chosen as their Wedding Celebrant.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Some Helpful Tips for Couples about to be "Husband & Wife" -
After the initial excitement of the engagement, couples begin to put in place a plan for their wedding day. This can be as easy as you want it to be with some careful planning.

1. You both need to sit down and discuss the budget that you have for your wedding. It is important that you are both on the same page to avoid disappointments and maybe even arguments.
2. Decide on the venue where you want your wedding to take place. There are so many options on the Sunshine Coast including the gorgeous Hinterland areas and also our beautiful river weddings for boutique, intimate occasions of up to 40 people. Depending on the venue that you both decide upon, you may need the services of an Event Co ordinator who will create the decore that you want. By the way always have a contingency plan just in case the weather may threaten if your wedding is to take place outdoors. 
3. Check if you require Council Permits for your ceremony eg: beaches, parks etc.
4. Find your celebrant. Their are lots of very good celebrants around and prices vary depending on experience and quality. You need to meet with your celebrants before you make a decision. You need to be able to feel comfortable with them and feel that they are available to you.
5.Clothing - again discussions with your partner about what the groomsmen will be wearing and of course you will both need to know who will be in your bridal party. The fun begins for the bride to be and her lovely bridesmaids to start shopping for their gorgeous dresses, hairstyles, makeup and photographers.
6. Cakes and cars need to be organised and of course visits to florists to help you decide what will suit your needs.
These are just a few basic tips to help make your journey stressfree and fun. And brides to be, be prepared to share some of the organising with your partner. Lots of the grooms love to participate in the creating of your perfect day.
If you are from interstate and not sure where to go to find the wedding vendors that you need, just have a chat with your celebrant. They will have plenty of wedding resources that they will gladly share with you.
And don't forget some couples want to Elope and that can very easily be arranged too.

Good luck…enjoy …..and choose carefully.