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Bluebonnet Tartan Weddings
by Jennifer Cram, Authorised Marriage Celebrant, Brisbane

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AUSTRALIA VOTED YES. NOW WHAT?
The next step is for Parliament to pass legislation that amends the Marriage Act to allow couples who do not fit into the current narrow "a man and a woman" definition, to legally marry.
Once that happens, and the consequent administrative changes have been made to forms, the legal side of getting married is quite simple.
  1. You have to give Notice of your intention to marry to your celebrant at least a full calendar month before the big day
  2. You have show your celebrant proof of your date and place of birth (birth certificate or passport), together with photo ID.
  3. If either of you has been married before you have to show proof of how that marriage ended (divorce or death certificate)
  4. You have to sign a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to the marriage quite close to the big day
  5. On the day you have to have two adult witnesses present. They do not have to be Australian citizens or residents.
  6. You have to say certain words to create the marriage (presumably these will be somewhat changed from the current mandatory words)
  7. You, your witnesses and the celebrant have sign the Register and the certificates
And then, you get to live happily ever after as Mrs&Mrs, Mr&Mr, or Mr&Mrs, as the case may be.
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The best  weddings tell stories. Your heritage is an essential and often incredible fascinating and moving part of your story. So why not celebrate your Scottish heritage by including Scottish wedding traditions in your marriage ceremony.

While Tartan Weddings can incorporate a range of wonderful traditions that celebrateJennifer Cram with Piper Joe and a couple
                          just after their wedding under the fig trees
                          at Old Petrie Town the Scottish ancestry of the bride and/or groom, a Tartan Wedding is not just a reflection of the past. In the 21st century your Tartan Wedding can be infused with your personal style

Under the expert guidance of Jennifer Cram, a Brisbane Marriage Celebrant skilled and knowledgeable about all aspects of traditional Scottish weddings. your wedding will be a feast for both eyes and ears, and an occasion resplendent with pride and filled with romance.

What's New

ABIA Finalist 2017 Top 20
                          Australian celebrant - ABIA Designer of Dreams
                          Awards 2017 The Ultimate Unity Ritual
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Tartan
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Now authorised to conduct Civil Partnership Declaration Ceremonies
in Queensland
Your wedding ceremony can feature tartan in various ways - from what you wear to a tartan ribbon or band used in a handfasting ritual. The men do not have to wear the kilt - tartan trews are fantastic too, as are the growing range of jackets, waistcoats (vests) and even full suits available in many tartans. Or they can opt for a more understated expression in clan tartan socks with business suits or formal evening dress.

You are VERY good at what you do Jen, and you have such a wonderful and warm personality....so it is NO wonder that you get rated so highly. Love your work, and look forward to working with you again soon - - Piper Joe McGhee
 
Everyone thought you did a fantastic job and set the scene perfectly. We thought your way of creating a ceremony was brilliant. We were  extremely happy at how the whole ceremony went. It was loving and thoughtful. The atmosphere that was set was relaxing and fun. It was exactly what we were looking for our ceremony to be. - Catriona and Mark who held their tartan wedding at the Grand View Hotel. Mark wore the Australian Dress Tartan, and their wee son was resplendent in his own kilt and Prince Charlie Jacket
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Rowan and Michael exchange rings at their
                        Scottish Themed Wedding
Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for composing and conducting our wedding ceremony. We've just got the DVD back and re-lived the experience. It was perfect. We were so happy to meet you after struggling to find the celebrant for us. From briefing us about the legal requirements, the surveys, drafting, patience with our motley crew at the rehearsal, calm confidence and charisma on the day through to your name-changing instructions, we enjoyed working with you and were in good hands! Thank you - Rowan and Michael, who married in a chapel ceremony that incorporated their Scottish heritage and included family members. Photo courtesy of Natalie McComas

Jenny, Thank you so much for yesterday. It was a perfect day and I had so much fun. Everything was just so wonderful and many guests commented on the ceremony and how it fit us perfectly. Thank you for listening to us about what we wanted and delivering it to a tee! - Glenys who married Gary beneath 300 year old Moreton Bay Figs at Old Petrie Town. Gary and his groomsmen wore the Prince Charlie Jacket.  Glynis and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of Australian Native Flowers whose muted tones toned fabulously with the kilts
Jennifer Cram, Brisbane Marriage Celebrant for
                    Scottish Weddings Jennifer Cram ABIA
                    accredited celebrant  Marriage Equality
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