Tasmania’s best wedding celebrant –
Our Tassie wedding ceremony
When we decided to elope in Tasmania we always wanted to create a special and meaningful wedding ceremony for us…We didn’t just want to stand somewhere nice and to read vows to each other, we knew we wanted an actual wedding celebrant with us. I have experienced this before when photographing weddings, Wedding celebrants are incredibly important and they can make a wedding ceremony so memorable…
I asked a few colleagues in my photographer network and did some research about wedding celebrants in Tasmania and when Ingo and I had a look at the website of Merren Wilkinson, a civil marriage celebrant in Tasmania, we knew right away, that she is the right one for us! We emailed Merren and enquired with her and she got back to us right away…soon after we set up a skype call to meet online and to have a chat “face to face”.
She is such a loving and warm hearted person, we liked her right from the start and we could honestly not have found anybody better than her!
Merren took a lot of time to get to know Ingo and me, we skyped several times and had beautiful conversations. She sent us a questionnaire to learn more about our relationship and us as individuals and from our answers and from what she learned in our chats she created a beautiful wedding ceremony.
Usually Merren sends out a draft of the ceremony to each couple but we deliberately decided that we did not want to know what the ceremony was going to look like…we wanted it to be a surprise! And I wouldn’t change this…it was so nice to be surprised with the ceremony Merren created just for Ingo and me! If you find the right wedding celebrant and you trust them, they will create something amazing for you!
We always wanted to find a celebrant who wrote a ceremony from scratch for us and who is in touch with the location where we got married…acknowledging the indigenous owners of the land where we said “I do” to each mattered to us, too and we were happy that Merren always includes this in her ceremonies, too…
Merren only takes on one ceremony per day and that guaranteed us, that we would have flexibility if the weather or anything else required us to push the ceremony a little forth or back…and in the end we really needed this flexibility!
I will tell you more about the actual ceremony and the elopement day in a few blog posts but for now I’d like to give a massive shout out to Tasmania’s most amazing wedding celebrant: Merren Wilkinson with Cinta Celebrate Love!
And Merren did not only a great ceremony for us, she also saved my hair, because she put a beautiful headpiece in it…which was made by the wonderful Eliza of Primula Floral Styling …
All the images above are taken by the amazing Oli Sansom from Briars Atlas, as all our wedding photos…
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2 thoughts on “Tasmania’s best wedding celebrant”
Oh my gosh maria + ingo… I’m incredibly grateful that I got to share in your love. It was such an intimate moment standing on the edge of Lake St Clair, surrounded by Tasmania’s wild and ancient alpine wilderness. The little droplets of mist wrapped around us keeping us safe and we all felt the wisdom contained in the space. Tasmania will always hold a special place in your hearts… and your loving sentiments remain hear forever. Endless love, Merren x
Oh Merren…you really created the most amazing wedding ceremony for us at Lake St Clair, we could not be more grateful! Hopefully our paths will cross again soon, it was such a pleasure to share our wedding day with you <3