Michele Bolitho - Michele the Celebrant
I was out with my daughter and children on a beautiful March Saturday. As a celebrant, I was having the day off.
At the National Gallery I met Skye from Poetry in Flowers. She was making a bridal arch, just near the James Turrell Skyscape at the front of the gallery. I've been to a few hundred weddings at NGA and I've never seen a wedding in this part of the gardens.
Also, in my many years as a celebrant, I've seen many bridal arches. The common problem I see, is that the arch, that must have looked fresh and beautiful when it was decorated in the morning, can look limp and sad by the afternoon when it's time for the wedding.
Skye is a professional florist. Not only does she have great skill as a designer - as you can see above - she builds in ways to keep the decoration fresh. I highly recommend her beautiful work, to any couple planning a bridal arch of fresh flowers in the setup for their wedding ceremony.
These days I specialise in weddings (of any size) that I call 'beautifully simple and simply beautiful'. They're a lovely alternative to a Registry Office wedding in Canberra. Plus, I find that many couples simply want to keep it simple. I can tell you from lots of feedback from guests that they absolutely love short simple weddings, especially if they're standing up. And the party can start so much sooner!
Please contact me if you plan a simple wedding. I'd love to be your celebrant on your most special day.