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10 ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS MOVIES

10 ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS MOVIES

10 ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS MOVIESNate HamonIt’s that time of year again. You know what I’m saying. It’s one of the only few times in the year when we say, “It’s that time of year again!” and then we sigh and we muse “I can’t believe how fast this year has gone!”It’s not...

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SYMBOLISM IN WEDDINGS

SYMBOLISM IN WEDDINGS

SYMBOLISM IN WEDDINGSWe humans are symbol-makers and have been for millennia. We use symbols to help share messages, understand our world, tell stories, give extra special meaning to important occasions, and honour culture.  Symbols can be used to connect people of...

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IS CLASSIC THE NEW MODERN

IS CLASSIC THE NEW MODERN

IS CLASSIC THE NEW MODERN?By Nate Hamon for Rose Training AustraliaAre the high societal, classy stylings of Bridgerton, Jane Austen screen adaptations and other classically themed, circa-Regency era shows influencing modern weddings? It’s definitely influencing a...

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Top 10 Romance Novels

Top 10 Romance Novels

Top 10 Romance NovelsAccording to Goodreads, after scouring the ratings and reviews of romance novels in the fairly extensive library that is called ‘The Internet’ these are the Top 10 Romance novels of all time. Do you agree? How many have you read? In your...

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Wedding Scripts

Wedding Scripts

WRITING A WEDDING SCRIPT Part 1: The Nuts, Bolts, Ball & ChainWhile most of the blogs on this site are written for marrying couples and prospective celebrants, a recent in-house survey showed that one of the main things that new (and even experienced,)...

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Love songs 2021

Love songs 2021

WEDDING SONGS PART 4: 2021Let’s look back to the year where weddings started to find their resurgence post extreme lockdowns. It was the year of resilience. It was a year where media both social and traditional found ways to cause division for profit yet humanity...

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WHAT IS LOVE

WHAT IS LOVE

WHAT IS LOVE (MUSING FOR THE ROMANTICS)Imagine you’re at a wedding. A family member recites a poem that speaks of 2 souls traversing the planet to find each other. A marriage celebrant asks the couple to declare their love and commitment to each other. The couple...

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Wedding Songs Part 2

Wedding Songs Part 2

TOP WEDDING SONGS: Part 2 A Procession Through the 50s to 90sFrom the walk down the aisle to the first dance the task of choosing the perfect song for your big day can be more daunting than figuring out which uncle to keep the furthest away from the bar. We’ve...

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Best baby naming songs part 1

Best baby naming songs part 1

BEST BABY NAMING SONGS: PART 1So, you’ve chosen a name for your baby to be, or baby in arms, and have decided to hold a naming ceremony. You’ve got the people you’re inviting, you know where you’ll hold it, party pies are in the freezer, you’ve hired a certified...

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Romantic one-liners

Romantic one-liners

Words to Buckle the KneesValentine’s Day is fast approaching. With most gifts of roses, chocolates, lingerie, EB Games vouchers, novelty socks… comes a card. If you’re looking for that perfect line to sign off your card with, read on for a list of the greatest...

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Love Is Like A Can Of Beans

Love Is Like A Can Of Beans

Love Is Like A Can Of BeansOne of the best things about watching a romantic film or reading a romance novel is the escapism that it affords us. It is an opportunity to step away from reality and dwell within a fictional world where the fantasy is a sumptuous feast...

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Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

HOMELESS ROMANTIC“How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush” is the title of her novel and as fantastically whimsical as that sounds, it was the reality for world travelling, Swedish polyglot actor Emmy Abrahamson. If the title wasn’t already taken, she...