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Peterson House Chapel was perfect It was an Australian-English-Greek wedding, with a sizeable guest list full of family and friends from the Azzurri football club, where the couple first met. Peterson House Chapel was the perfect venue for their celebration, because of the air-conditioning and ample seating to accommodate their large guest list 🎉 Emotions […]

Gemma + Sam’s Australian-English-Greek Wedding | Peterson House | Rachel Livingston

Elopements, Real Weddings

First Wedding at Wallaringa Farm Wallaringa Farm near Dungog in the Hunter is a real gem. As a celebrant, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing love stories unfold in many beautiful places, but there is something truly special about this place. It has a unique charm that’s hard to find elsewhere. Owned by the lovely […]

Hannah + Stephen’s Intimate Elopement | Wallaringa Farm, Dungog | Rogue Photography

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Wedding Day Magic at Leaves and Fishes, Hunter Valley Let’s talk about the real magic of your wedding day. One of the most heartfelt pieces of advice I offer my couples is to forget about chasing perfection on your wedding day; it’s overrated. ⁠⁠Sure, we all want to create a remarkable experience for the guests, […]

Sophie + Tom’s Emotional Wedding | Leaves + Fishes | Azure Creative Photography

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My Favourite Ceremony Moments at Peppers Creek Chapel & Barrell Room. Peppers Creek Chapel & Barrell Room boasts this wickedly long (aka best) aisle in the Hunter Valley so I met the bride Kylee and her crew out of view at the top of the aisle to impart some last-minute pearls of wisdom like relax, […]

Kylee + Matt’s Wedding | Peppers Creek Chapel & Barrell Room | Calla Lily Collective

Kim and Barry getting married at Circa 1876
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Purple, red and gold wedding colour palette at Circa 1876 wedding venue I have a little secret……My most magnificent weddings tend to be the trickiest to capture in words. It’s a procrastinator’s conundrum, really. I find myself hesitating, paralysed by the fear that my words won’t do justice to the couple’s wonderful wedding. ⁠⁠When I […]

Barry + Kimberly’s wedding | Circa 1876 Wedding Venue Hunter Valley| Margan Photography

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My favourite Hunter Valley Wedding of 2023 was at Dark Horse Vineyard Hands down, my FAVOURITE wedding of 2023! 🎉 I try not to pick favourites, but this one at Dark Horse Vineyard stole the show.⁠⁠My first time at Dark Horse, and WOW – I instantly knew it deserved a prime spot on my ‘Best […]

Kath + Mitch | Dark Horse Vineyard | Kevin Lue Photography

Chapel Ridge Hunter Valley Wedding Venue
Wedding Advice

Hey there, fellow wedding enthusiasts……….Let’s talk about the best Hunter Valley wedding venues, shall we? Holy moly, there are a lot of them which is why you might need to clear your diary, get comfortable and pour yourself a glass of wine before you dive into this comprehensive list.

The Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues- The Ultimate Guide 2024

Bride and groom on a porch at Willow Tree Estate
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Mellow Yellow Colour Palette at Willow Tree Estate Are you smiling? Yellow is such a bright and intense colour that it immediately grabs your attention. It invokes strong feelings of happiness and optimism….a great choice for a wedding, and not one that you see often. ⁠⁠I usually attempt to dress tonally, but my options were […]

Cathy + Ben’s Elegant Wedding | Willow Tree Estate | Tracey Beveridge

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Proposal Story for Wedding at Hunter Valley Gardens For their wedding in the Hunter Valley Gardens, Chris planned a romantic proposal for the couple’s 10-year anniversary. Unfortunately, he got a migraine and was too unwell to propose at the zoo. ⁠He had a sleep in the arvo to try and shake it off. Afterward, he […]

Sarah + Chris’ Romantic Garden Wedding | Hunter Valley Gardens | Matts Photography

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When it rains at Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wedding It poured rain so we poured ourselves into the open-sided wedding platform at Stonehurst Cedar Creek while a string duo kept the mood upbeat.⁠Bronwen walked down the aisle in her beautiful boho dress and headpiece to ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’⁠ ?⁠⁠All the couples’ nieces and nephews […]

Michael + Bronwen’s Rustic Wedding | Stonehurst Cedar Creek | Stories with Mel

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Meeting Halfway Down the Aisle at Twine Restaurant James and Angharad got married at Twine Restaurant in August last year when weddings were allowed but international and inter-state travel was banned. Not ideal when you are from New Zealand and all your family lives there, as in Angharad’s case. ⁠⁠Since early in the pandemic, there […]

Ungie + James’ Winter Wedding | Twine Restaurant | Nicole Butler Photography

Elopements, Real Weddings

This is what a Spicers Vineyard Estate Elopement looks like BEFORE the ceremony Rachel and Peter had no guests at their wedding at Spicers Vineyard Estate, so they weren’t constrained by rigid thoughts about how their wedding should be. ⁠Everything they chose to do was intentional and just for themselves. ⁠⁠They got ready together in […]

Rachel + Peter’s Hunter Valley Elopement | Spicers Vineyard Estate | Ben Howland

bride and groom laughing at their wedding at Vinden Wines
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At their wedding at Vinden Wines, Jude revealed that ever since first meeting Cheryl, if he ever had a chance to make a wish, for example on his birthday candles, in a temple, at a wishing well or if he saw a shooting star……he’d always wish for the same thing: to marry Cheryl one day. […]

Cheryl + Jude’s Intimate Elopement | Vinden Wines | Rope + Pulley

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Intimate wedding despite having over 100 guests at Peppers Creek Chapel I remember this wedding at Peppers Creek Chapel as one of those days where everything went right: I had the guests hanging off my every word, laughing at my jokes, and reaching for the tissues. Was it me? Or was it them? A bit […]

Sarah + Steve’s Classy Wedding | Peppers Creek Chapel | Ben Howland

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Saying The Monitum That’s me saying the monitum at Sarah & Jacson⁠’s Tocal Homestead wedding. That’s the serious part: the legal part taken directly from the legislation. It’s what marriage IS in Australia. It doesn’t really match the rest of my style of writing. It’s a little dense in the wording. But that’s what marriage […]

Sarah + Jacson’s Sun-kissed Wedding | Tocal Homestead | Popcorn Photography

Bride and groom sitting and gazing out at the field at Wallalong House
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Backpacker Love Story at Wallalong House As I say on my website, whether you met at the King St Maccas or backpacked overseas, then your story deserves to be told.⁠⁠ Liz & Andy’s Wallalong House wedding started with a love story falls into the latter category. Like all couples who meet overseas, their story involves […]

Liz + Andy’s Laugh out loud Wedding | Wallalong House | Bryce Noone

newlyweds sharing a kiss
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Rain on their Wedding Day at Leogate Estate These cuties got married at Leogate Estate in January 2020, over 18 months ago. I’m finally getting around to posting about their wedding. Looking at their photos triggered so many memories from the day. Lots of little details came flooding into my mind……….☔ Steph and Troy ⁠had […]

Stephanie + Troy’s Rainy Day Wedding | Leogate Estate | Waterfield

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Last Minute Chats at Circa 1876 I don’t remember Oscar being nervous before the ceremony at Circa 1876. He is a person that carries himself in a way that radiates confidence – others are drawn to him. ⁠⁠We’d had a rehearsal the day before so everyone was calm. There was no frantic running around worrying […]

Jaden + Oscar’s Dreamy Wedding | Circa 1876 | Wildwood Weddings

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Fabulous First Look at Wandin Valley ⁠⁠The BOM radar is a couple’s best friend on their wedding day at Wandin Valley. For Rochelle & Daniel, it was the bearer of bad news.⁠They made the difficult decision to redirect all of their guests to the big barn at the back of the Wandin Estate for their […]

Rochelle + Daniel’s ‘All the Feels’ Wedding | Wandin Valley | Rope + Pulley

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Anchored Calm Pre-ceremony nerves are totally normal. Expected, even. ⁠Weddings like this one at Voco Kirkton Park can be highly charged emotional events. From societal pressure to family drama. Let’s not even talk about the budget! It’s easy to get overwhelmed. ⁠⁠Just before you walk down the aisle, it’s understandable that your heart beats faster. […]

Chantelle + Sina’s Emotional Wedding | Voco Kirkton Park | Jack Chauvel

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The florals for this Mindaribba House wedding were stunning Whenever couples tell me their florist is Jade Mcintosh, I get a huge smile on my face- I know instantly they are in good hands and their flowers at their Mindaribba House wedding florals are going to be just stunning! I respect Jade and her team […]

Madi + Jason’s Black Tie Wedding | Mindaribba House | Nat Salloum Photography

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Sneak Peaks came in early for this Bimbadgen Palmers Lane Wedding I was up at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane in Pokolbin twice last week for a Friday and Sunday wedding, and I wasn’t remotely mad about it. I’d be happy if I worked there every day of the week. [Hint hint- please put me on your […]

Liz + Tim’s Classy Wedding | Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, Hunter Valley | Under a Tree House

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Getting Married at The Woodhouse Wollombi Despite both being Malaysian, they decided they wanted a destination wedding and where prettier than the Hunter Valley?! They were thrilled when they discovered The Woodhouse Wollombi online, a one-of-a-kind Hunter Valley wedding destination bursting with personality and warmth. They soon relaised that The Woodhouse Wollombi is not your […]

Susian + Mark’s Malaysian Wedding | The Woodhouse Wollombi | Red Moose

groom amd bride walking down the aisle while being showered in confetti
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This was arguably one of the most fabulous weddings I’ve ever been a part of.
Liv & Tara’s wedding was a feast for the senses. It was full of vibrant colour and strong emotions- an accurate reflection of the couple themselves!

Tara + Liv’s Colourful Extravaganza Wedding | Adam’s Peak | Lara Hotz

Purple knee-length skirt and white knee-length skirt with floral embroidery
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First Guest to Arrive at Block Eight Winery Wedding The first guest to arrive at Kim & Charissa’s wedding at Block Eight Winery was Kim’s sister Clare. She had this fabulous handbag that brought a huge smile to my face. I like to think of it as fashion with a purpose. I can’t think of […]

Kim + Charissa’s Music-filled, Love-filled Wedding | Block Eight Winery | Love Creative Lee

Celebrant Julie Muir giggling with the bride and groom
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Fancy Wheels at Ben Ean Winery The great thing about hiring a fancy car for your wedding is that you’ll feel like a million dollars when you arrive. ⁠That’s exactly how it was for Fiona arriving at Ben Ean Winery. ⁠The bonus is that you know it’s going to be immaculate inside. Fiona is confidently […]

Fiona + Jonathan’s Red Wedding | Ben Ean Winery | Light Heart Wedding

Bride and groom holding hands mid-ceremony in front of Celebrant Julie Muir
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First Look at Margan Winery ⁠Check out Nathalie & Ben⁠’s Margan Winery wedding and their incredible ‘first look’ photos.⁠ ⁠⁠You can literally see the story unfolding in this series of shots by the uber-talented photographer @keegancronin⁠What few people realise is there’s a difference between photography, and visual storytelling.⁠⁠I think the best photography is about story and […]

Nathalie + Ben’s Winery Wedding | Margan Winery | Keegan Cronin

bride back hugging her groom
Elopements, Real Weddings

Marry Now/Party Later! ⁠Hannah & Nathan threw the rulebook out the window for their Stonehurst Cedar Creek Micro Wedding.⁠Originally they dreamed of eloping to Italy, because they wanted to escape the pressure, anxiety and obligation they felt about having a traditional wedding. And well, because Italy is a gorgeous country and that’s enough of a […]

Hannah + Nathan’s Micro wedding | Stonehurst Cedar Creek | White Design Images

adorable bride and groom touching noses happily
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Whispering Brook Whispering Brook, Broke might not be your typical wedding venue, but if you’re thinking of a low-key elopement that just needs some beautiful accommodation for your celebration, it’s perfect! Nestled amidst 25 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and quaint gardens, Whispering Brook country house offers breathtaking views. The panoramic mountain ranges create a […]

Cherese + Tom’s Winery Elopement | Whispering Brook | Fox & Fern Photography

Being a celebrant lights me up inside. My oxytocin goes through the roof knowing that I help people create beautiful and memorable life events.

In a former life, I had a career in sports event management which certainly helps me as a celebrant. I am super organised, have great attention to detail and love creating 'a feel good factor'.

I spend my downtime roller-skating, campaigning for the environment and planning my next adventure. 

I am the whiskey-drinking, yarn-spinning, belly-laughing, ray of sunshine that is all you need to brighten your day and nail your event. 

Hi, I'm Julie. 

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