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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Stirling

ACTING CREDITS

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

MOVIE

2015 DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, DISNEY

Background actor (upper class townswoman)



2017 - present

Background actor for Ispry, Sydney

Various TV productions, movies and commercials


MOVIE

2019 STANDING UP FOR SUNNY, Sydney

Background actor (featured)

Passer by


TV

2019 MR INBETWEEN, Sydney

Background actor (featured)

Icecream customer


THEATRE

2019 SEASONS GREETINGS, Newcastle

Actor

Pregnant Patty


THEATRE

2021 150TH YEAR HISTORICAL LAMBTON WALKING PLAY, Newcastle

Actor

1871 School teacher


TV (ABC)

2021 WAKEFIELD, Sydney

Actor

Celebrant



AUGUST 31 2023



A GUIDE TO RENEWING YOUR MARRIAGE VOWS

You and your partner have chosen each other time and time again since your wedding day. Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and getting married is a beautiful thing, but what happens after is what's most important. We know that marriage is no walk in the park. It takes continual patience and hard work to maintain a healthy, loving relationship and because of that you may want to relive your wedding day and renew your vows and com fitment to each other with a vow renewal ceremony! If you want to celebrate your love and journey as a married couple, but are unsure of how to go about it, I'll walk you through what it means to renew your vows, how to prepare, and how your renewal ceremony can reflect your unique love story.


The Purpose of a Vow Renewal

A marriage vow renewal ceremony, is a ceremony where a married couple renews or reaffirms their original marriage vows as a way to celebrate and display their commitment to one another. There are no rules on marriage length, and when you can or shouldn't 't have a vow renewal, but here are some examples of why you may want to renew:


- For a big wedding anniversary (10th, 25th, 50th, 60th).

- Your children are older and you want them to be part of your celebration.

- You want to have a larger celebration than the one you were able to have when you got

married.

- You have overcome some difficult times in your marriage, are stronger for it, and want to

recommit to your love and start over.

- A method to reignite the newness and passion in. your marriage.

- A way of saying goodbye to your spouse due to illness.


Whatever the reason, your vow renewal can be a wonderful and meaningful milestone in. your marriage.


No Legalities Attached

A vow renewal is not a second wedding. You're not legally getting married again, therefore there are absolutely no legalities for vow renewals.


Budget

My cost as a celebrant is $500 for a 15-20 ceremony depending on if you have two speakers quoting poetry etc. You will also need to factor if you hire a venue, flowers and a photographer not to mention the cake. I supply the music on my PA system if needed.


Choosing a Location

You can have your vow renewal wherever your heart desires. You could have it indoors, outdoors, at the beach, at a national park, at a barn, in your backyard. Choose a location that fits how formal or in formal you want your ceremony. The environment you choose will

contribute immensely to the ambience around the ceremony.


Sending Out Invitations

The fun thing is that there's no dress code! As you've reading so far, there are no set guidelines for vow renewals. You can do cute and casual. Go with a cocktail look, semi formal, or even form al and elegant and bring out your wedding dress or tuxedo. Your attire should reflect the tone of the ceremony and make you feel comfortable and happy.


Vows and Traditions

The itinerary for your vow renewal can be exactly what you want. You can walk down a makeshift aisle to your song carrying a bouquet of flowers. You can walk down together or accompanied by your children. I will give a welcome speech, sharing sweet words ab out your marriage. Guests or children can read stories, well wishes or poems. You can read your original vows aloud, edit them, or rewrite a new set of vows to fit your time together. You can exchange your current wedding bands, new ones, or present very personal gift to each other (guests on the other hand are not required or meant to bring gifts). I'll do a closing send off, and you can end with a kiss. That can be the end of you vow renewal or you can continue ue with food, music, and socialising.


The Vow Renewal Ceremony will cement your commitment and celebrate the un ion and life of two people that have chosen love everyday.





























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