The Just Right Ceremony
An example of a recent ceremony conducted for a couple very much in love.
The Just Right Ceremony helps incorporate the couples fun stories and memories of each other and is tailored to your unique style.
Please note: Links between sections of the ceremony, instructions given to the participants and ad-lib throughout the ceremony have not been included.
Attendants positioned with a pep talk!
Processional (walking down the aisle)
Welcome by celebrant and introduction of couple.
INTRODUCTION OF BRIDAL PARTY
All of you will know Brooke and Rhys but you may not know the special family members and friends
they have chosen to be a part of their bridal party and I would like to take this opportunity to
introduce them all to you. Firstly, the proud gentleman who walked the bride down the aisle is dad,
Richard, and we thank him for doing so.
Brooke has chosen 2 adorable ladies to be her attendants.
Maid of Honour Simone- met at high school
Bridesmaid Kelly – Sister
Rhys has also chosen 2 distinguished gentlemen to stand by him today.
Best Man Beau- Met through local footy
And, we have 2 beautiful children who helped start today’s proceedings.
Flower Girl Charlotte: Niece
Page Boy Millar: Couple’s son
COUPLE LOVE STORY
One of the wonderful things about weddings is we get to hear the love story of the couple getting
married here today, their thoughts, moments and feelings that remind us why they are getting
When Brooke first met Rhys she thought it was crazy to meet someone who loved all the same
things as herself– they had so much in common with their hobbies and interests – road cycling,
mountain bikes, coffee, motorbikes, music and the great outdoors. After their first meeting they
would spend hours on the phone chatting away about life and bikes and everything they wanted to
do. By the 3rd date when Rhys took Brooke riding, she realised how much of a caring, cool and
outgoing guy he was.
Rhys remembers thinking to himself about Brooke… this chick is highly energised and motivated to
be something, enthusiastic about the same things, wasn’t scared to give things a go. Qualities, in
someone, to which he was very much attracted.
Brooke remembers their first date being quite awkward at a Thai restaurant in Elwood near Brooke’s
place: this is the dwelling where Rhys later moved in and kindly flooded their tiny Elwood apartment
after a slight washing machine malfunction! On the date, the chat was good but Rhys was so nervous
he only poured himself a glass of water, forgetting Brooke and didn’t even open a door. He called
Brooke on the way home, after he’d contained these nerves, and they chatted for the next 2 hours.
Rhys was the one who proposed to Brooke, it was incredibly cute and not so romantic says Brooke –
perfect for who they are. They had arrived home after celebrating Rhys’s birthday with his family.
Brooke was about to turn the lights off, when she turned around and Rhys was behind her and asked
her to try something on! It was his birthday, so she had to laugh that she got the surprise. Nice one
shating your birthday Rhys! But he said it was the birthday “present” he really wanted. How
adorable gushes Brooke.
Brooke loves that Rhys is energy plus, he doesn’t like wasting the day sleeping, he has an insane zest
for getting out there and either riding his bike(s) or doing something productive. It’s a running joke
that Brooke is also marrying her own ‘in house maintenance man’! No lightbulb would go out in their
house without Rhys getting in and getting it done the very next day.
Although Rhys has a rugged exterior, aka he looks rough as guts says Brooke, he is one of the most
caring and thoughtful people she knows. He would drive for days even months to know his family or
close friends are safe. He also used to remember the craziest little things like if she told him she liked
the salty/sweet popcorn, he would go and get groceries for dinner and there would be a pack of her
fave popcorn on the bench for her! Not only does he do this with materialistic things, but helps out if
he knows she’s had a rough day. There’d be a glass of wine waiting for her when she got home, or he
would’ve already arranged dinner. He’s certainly a keeper. Their values are the same and being on
the same wavelength is so integral to a successful relationship.
Rhys also thinks the world of Brooke. He loves how kind hearted she is, that she is adventurous and
she gives everything a go. Brooke will never say no to a fun time or doing anything outside the box,
something he greatly admires and appreciates. She supports Rhys in almost everything he wants to
do. Ultimately, she’s the best mum for my little man, Millar. I could not ask for anything more, he
says. She’s the one I want to spend the rest of my life with.
Their hopes for the future include continuing to grow and expand on their already awesome, fun and
exciting life and grow old together.
Despite all of our differences, love is what we all share; it is our one universal truth. That no matter
who we are, where we’ve come from, what we believe, we know one thing: love is what we’re doing
right. That’s why we are standing here today.
We have all loved in our lifetimes, and in this moment, we’re reminded that the ability to love is the
very best part of our humanity.
All of us here today have our own love stories. Some are short, others long. Some are yet unwritten,
while others are just getting to the good part. There are chapters in all of our stories that are sad or
disappointing — and others that are exciting and full of adventure.
Brooke and Rhys have invited us here today, to share in their next chapter, to celebrate love and
above all, to have a great night!
If not for you, I wonder where I would be right now
And what road in life I would have taken.
There would be so many directions I could have chosen,
But none of them would have been more fulfilling.
For me, fulfilment is knowing that I am sharing my life
With someone who is not only beautiful outside, but inside too,
Someone whose true character is revealed
Through kindness and understanding.
It gives me a very special feeling to know
That I’m sharing my life with someone who is not just wonderful
But also the greatest friend a person could ever have.
MONITUM (Legally Required)
Brooke and Rhys are particularly happy that their parents are here to witness this pledge of their
commitment to one another.
They know that their parents give their support to this marriage and will help to uphold the ideals
that they are expressing here today.
So I, (Celebrant), ask you Michelle and Colin AND Lia and Greg:
“Do you agree to strengthen this marriage by upholding both Brooke and Rhys with your love and
All parents reply: “We do”.
Rhys, will you take Brooke to be your wife? Will you bring out the best in one another, share your
happiest moments together, and love each other absolutely through all the years ahead?
Brooke, will you take Rhys to be your husband? Will you bring out the best in one another, share
your happiest moments together, and love each other absolutely through all the years ahead?
I call upon the persons present to witness that I, Rhys, take you, Brooke, to be my wedded wife.
I promise to give you the best of myself.
I promise to trust and respect you as your own person and realise that your interests, desires and
needs are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time, and my attention, and to bring humour, strength and
imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you, encourage your dreams and help shoulder your challenges.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change in order to keep our relationship alive
I promise to be your partner and equal in all things.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, completely and forever.
I call upon the persons present to witness that I, Brooke, take you, Rhys, to be my wedded
I promise to love you and cherish you, to respect you and to stand by you through all of life’s ups and
I promise to share you with Archie and that I won’t get too mad when he’s getting more love and
cuddles than me.
I promise to keep my crazy to a minimum, to try and tell you a story only once, instead of 6 times and
to occasionally stop talking so you can actually sleep when you are tired.
I promise to encourage and inspire you, to have patience and to listen, to always be the one you can
turn to for strength, guidance and support, and to continue to grow with you and build our lives
I promise to create memories with you that will keep us laughing for the rest of our lives, to remind
you each and every day that I love you unconditionally, and that I will always be here for you.
Rhys, you are my partner in life and my best friend. I will laugh with and comfort you, loving you
faithfully through good times and bad. I love you for who you are and promise to love you more each
day, as we grow old together.
Brooke, I give you this ring with all my love, now and for always.
Rhys I give you this ring with all my love, now and for always.
May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults.
May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love, and may you find it loving one another.
Signing: Legally Required
Presentation of Certificate/s
Present to you Mr and Mrs Adams!
Congratulations and Exit-Group Photo