• Sandra Beaumont

Good news, we are in the lucky State (WA) and our coronavirus restrictions are being modified / updated gradually over the next few weeks. We moved from 5 people at a wedding (Celebrant, Couple and two Witnesses) to 10 in attendance (Celebrant, Couple, two Witnesses and 5 guests). As of Monday 18th May 2020, we can have 20 people inside or 30 people outside. We must still abide by the 4 square metre ruling regarding social-distancing and maintain good hygiene (no hugging and kissing in the group) but what a fabulous time for us all. Thank you Perth, from my Happy Heart.

Coronavirus Update for Weddings WA

  • Sandra Beaumont

As of this week (16/03/20) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison advised a ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people - one of a number of new measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

This, along with travel bans and other complications, is causing couples who have a wedding booked in the next few months, to postpone their wedding, and look to reschedule later in the year, with many opting to wait until 2021.

This is just a reminder, couples can still “get married” legally, as this only requires 5 people to be in attendance, the couple, their celebrant and two witnesses.

The legal aspect of the marriage performed by the celebrant, can take place. The paperwork can still be lodged and a certificate of marriage will be issued by BDM. Nothing has changed.

The celebration with family & friends is what can be postponed until restrictions are lifted.

That’s enough to give you a Happy Heart.

Small Weddings are in fashion

  • Sandra Beaumont

Bridal Party & Celebrant at outside wedding venue

While outdoor summer weddings can be really beautiful, that doesn’t mean they don’t come with their own set of problems. From frizzy hair to melting makeup, heavy suits and open-air venues – the sun, heat and humidity can lead to all sorts of problems that no bridal party or guest wants to run into! Here are a few Happy Heart tips to help your day feel a whole lot cooler:

Tie your hair up - Opting for an up-do will prevent your hair from turning into a frizzy mess, and keep you looking cool, calm and collected.

Wear light colours - Avoid dressing in dark clothing, stay cool with a dress in a pale or pastel shade, and encourage the groom to pick light coloured suits.

Create plenty of shade – When the sun is blazing, having a tent or gazebo at your wedding is sure to provide additional comfort for your guests.

Stay hydrated - Have lots of water available for your guests and bridal party, and stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of water.

Pack your sunglasses - Shade yourself from the bright sun and pack a pair of sunglasses that go with your outfit, wear them between photos or during the pics to add a bit of fun.

Wave the fan - Offer each guest a fan on his or her chair so that everyone can stay cool and enjoy your beautiful personalised ceremony.