Shelley Allturner | Modern Barossa Valley Marriage Celebrant

Ceremony Ideas


- Venue/setting -
  • An intimate ceremony in your favourite restaurant
  • Under the stars at your favourite campground or under the light of the moon
  • In the cellar or vineyard of a winery
  • In a house or garden
  • At sunset/sunrise surrounded by bird call
  • A luxurious hotel
  • At your favourite lookout
  • On a houseboat floating along the Murray River
  • A themed wedding (ie Star Wars!)
- Rituals -
Handfasting | Candle ceremony | Sand ceremony | Wine sharing | Stone ceremony | Tree planting

handfasting BW

- Readings -
Poetry Religious passages | Song lyrics | Quotes | Book excerpts (see www.i-do.com.au/weddingtips for suggestions)
- Links for ceremonies, rituals, poetry and music -

Below are some references and links to help with ideas for writing your own ceremony. Please note that unless a website/resource otherwise states, you can not use a whole ceremony word for word but rather inspiration!


- Ceremonies -

- Readings and rituals -
  • “Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and Marriage” various authors, Selected and with an Introduction by Eleanor Munro

- Wedding Songs -