Category Archives: Charis’ Blog

Melbourne Celebrant | Kew Wedding | Crystal Linter Photography | Alan and Elizabeth

Alan and Elizabeth are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. Having both lost their previous spouses, they were introduced by a mutual friend and it did not take long for their love to blossom. Their wedding was a fabulous celebration with a few readings and a wedding ceremony held in their home. Elizabeth looked stunning in her green dress, and Alan looked oh so dapper. At the end of the ceremony there were a few heartfelt speeches, it was a wonderful celebration. Crystal Linter was their

Melbourne Celebrant | Charis White Celebrant | Melbourne Zoo | Crystal Linter | Sam and Ryan | Pomp and Splendour

Sam and Ryan were married on a cold day in October. We were so lucky with the weather as it rained just after the ceremony concluded. Their love story began ten years ago. They initially met in high school in 2008 through mutual friends and they have been inseparable ever since. Their wedding photographer was Crystal Linter, she took some amazing photos.Pomp and Splendour did the most amazing job with the bouquets. Sam’s wedding dress designer was Helen Constance. The ceremony and reception took

Celebrant Melbourne | Charis White Celebrant | Casey and Kyle | Wattle Park Chalet | Pixray Photography

Casey and Kyle are a fantastic couple.I loved their story. Kyle and Casey’s love blossomed since they swiped right on Tinder in 2015. From the outset Casey was attracted to Kyle’s warmth and kindness. She found him to be very sweet and friendly! Kyle says he loved the fact that Casey was amazingly beautiful and could eat noodles in the same way as him. He says, “Casey is so beautiful, she had me at hello.”Their best friend who is in the army was not allowed to come to Melbourne as he was about

Melbourne Celebrant | Gwen and Nick | Crystal Linter Photography | Bram Leigh |

Gwen and Nick are exceptionally lovely people.We met on a Sunday afternoon in July in 2017 and chatted about their wedding. Bram Leigh was the setting for their wedding. They were lucky with the weather, it was cold and rainy, but we had an indoor ceremony in the Chapel. By the time the wedding was over, they clouds parted in time for their photos with Crystal Linter. Red Earth flowers did an amazing job with the bouquets and arrangements. Jenny Pham did Gwen and the bridesmaids make-up, she did

Celebrant Melbourne | Charis White Celebrant | Real Wedding | Hannah and Richard | Fenix Events | Corey Wright Photographer

Hannah and Richard are a fabulous couple. They were delivered a massive blow just 8 weeks out from their wedding. The venue they originally booked, The Willows closed. I was in Thailand at the time and received the news from a friend. I immediately contacted them to see if they knew? Of course, they had not been told. Only a few weeks prior, The Willows asked them to pay the final instalment at a reduced rate. In the end they lost a lot of money, but they gained love, guidance and stronger

Celebrant Melbourne | Charis White Celebrant | Church of the Bang Bang Boogaloo | Mel Desa Photo | Clover flowers

Braden and Esta nitially met in November of 2012 when they were paired for training at their workplace Mercer. Esta was initially attracted to the fact that Braden was handsome, kind and had beautiful blue eyes. Braden initially thought that Esta was hot, funny, cool and easy to get along with.As I got to know them, I fell in love with their zest for life and of course the love they shared for their beloved pet dog. I was so excited to be able to share this special day with both of them. Their

Melbourne Celebrant | Charis White Celebrant | Kristen and Pete | Marie Luise Weddings | Panama Dining Room

Kristen and Pete had a Panama Themed wedding at The Panama Dining Room in March. It was absolutely awesome, the venue and all of the guests looked amazing. It was so nice to see everyone all dressed up and taking them theme in their stride. Their story begins in the unlikeliest of places – on a construction site. They initially met while working work on the same project some 6 years ago, Pete had already been there for a year or two when his client had a change of management and in walked

Melbourne Celebrant | Charis White Celebrant | Real Wedding | Matt and Max | Hickinbotham of Dromana

The wedding of Matt and Max, what an exciting journey.Max called me months ago asking for advice on where to have his wedding. We chatted for hours and I gave him a few recommendations. After a few weeks of searching, they found their venue at Hickinbotham Winery. Hickinbotham Windery is co-ordinated by the lovely Lisa and Kym of Event and Flavour. They are so organised, easy to work with and a load of fun. I throughly enjoyed my time with them. I would highly recommend them!The first time I met

Celebrant Melbourne | Charis White Celebrant | Kristina and Hak | The Gables | T-One Image | Levian Events | Exotic Limo

Kristina and Hak are the most amazing couple. Their love story began eleven years ago. They initially met at Village Cinemas when Kristina was transferred from the Crown Casino site to the Sunshine site where Hakan was already working as a manager. Kristina says of this time: “Hak was good looking and I loved his dry wit. I liked the way we would joke with one another and he had an amazing smile.” Hak says he was taken with Kristina’s good sense of humor and there was an obvious and instant

Melbourne Celebrant | Charis White Celebrant | Ana and Paul | Westwards Film | Into The Pines | Floral and Found

I know I say this often, that I get to marry special people. I am truly lucky with the couples I get to meet. Ana and Paul are exceptional people.Ana and Paul had something of a storybook beginning. They first met at an indie dance hall here in Melbourne, which they were both taken to by friends. That first moment when Paul locked eyes with Ana, something clicked, and it led to a brief conversation that would change their lives. Not right away, however! Before long on that first night, Ana was