Make your wedding an occasion to remember by adding a “twist”. Perth Marriage Celebrant Lesley Gasmier of WA Wedding Celebrant, looks back at one of the more unusual weddings she has been a part of. Call Lesley on 0432 432 812 to discuss your plans, or read on to learn more.
As a Perth wedding celebrant one of the questions I’m most often asked is, “Have you been part of any unusual wedding ceremonies?”
Of course, every Perth wedding ceremony is special and unique. Some will follow a traditional pattern but many don’t, and the best part about my role as a Perth Marriage Celebrant is that I specialise in personalised ceremonies.
In my experience, couples can have some very firm ideas about what they want for their ceremony, and one of the most unusual ceremonies I have ever attended was held a few years ago.
The couple wanted to marry mid-week, which is not especially unusual. And they preferred an intimate ceremony with only a few people attending. Again, nothing out of the ordinary there.
Monument Hill in Fremantle was the couple’s chosen venue for their wedding ceremony – and with good reason. The area overlooks the port, where the ship they were going to sail on immediately following their ceremony was berthed. It was a really lovely idea. But the wedding was held in July, mid-winter, and the couple didn’t have a ‘Plan B’ for inclement weather. Now that is unusual.
The night before the wedding it rained non-stop, with more rain forecast for the day itself. Nonetheless, the couple were determined to stick to their original plan, and at the allotted time the couple’s limousine arrived at Monument Hill followed by another car with a few friends and family.
In the pouring rain it was decided to park the cars side by side. Fortunately, I had two large umbrellas, which I normally reserve for very sunny days, and by sliding the limousine doors back to one side, we were able to create a little sheltered area between the two cars.
Sitting in the limousine with the couple and their witnesses (yes, our knees were almost touching) I was able to perform the couple’s wedding ceremony. The guests in the other car could hear the couple share their vows, and we even enjoyed a little background music through the limousine’s stereo.
Okay, it’s not everyone’s idea of the perfect wedding. But what mattered was that it was exactly what this couple wanted – to marry on Monument Hill in clear sight of the ship they were about to embark on as a married couple. Frankly, it was both unusual and very romantic.
Take a look at another Perth wedding that didn’t go quite to plan (but, ended up being fabulous anyway), and check out my emergency wedding kit check list to help your own wedding plans stay on track.
To organise your truly memorable wedding – no matter how traditional or unusual, contact me, Lesley Gasmier – WA Wedding Celebrant on mobile 0432 432 812. Together we can make your Perth wedding an occasion to remember.