More Than Just ‘I Do’: Mandi Forrester Jones, Marriage Celebrant and so much more

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December 21, 2023

Hey there! I’m Mandi Forrester Jones, and I’m absolutely thrilled to share a slice of my marriage celebrant world with you. Picture this: a profession that’s not just a job, but a celebration of life’s most beautiful moments. That’s what I do as a marriage celebrant, and trust me, it’s as heartwarming as it sounds.

Being a celebrant is all about weaving together the rich tapestry of human emotions into ceremonies that are not just memorable, but deeply personal. It’s about creating those ‘wow’ moments that linger in your heart long after the confetti has settled. And it’s not just about the ‘I do’s’ at weddings. Oh no, it’s much more than that! Whether it’s welcoming a new little bub into the world, renewing vows with your lifelong love, or crafting a unique celebration that’s as unconventional as it is beautiful – it’s all in a day’s work for me.

I’ve found my calling. But, what really makes my work special? It’s the people. The diverse, wonderful, and absolutely unique people I get to meet and work with every day.

I’m known for my warm hugs, easy laughs, and a knack for making everyone feel right at home. My ceremonies are far from cookie-cutter – they’re as unique as the couples and families I work with. To me, every ceremony is a blank canvas, waiting to be painted with the colours of your story.

So, whether you’re dreaming of a traditional wedding with a twist, a laid-back vow renewal, or something completely out-of-the-box, I’m your gal. Together, we can make your special day not just an event, but a reflection of your journey, your love, and your dreams.

Welcome to my world, where every celebration is a personal masterpiece. Let’s create something unforgettable together!

Same-Sex Weddings

Let’s talk about love, in every beautiful form it takes. I’m so passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Love is love, right? And I’m all about making sure every couple feels that love, loud and proud, especially on their special day.

When it comes to same-sex weddings, I’m not just about ticking boxes or following scripts. Nope, I believe in creating something that’s more than just an event – it’s a vibrant, joyous celebration of your love and commitment. I want your wedding to be the kind of day where every moment is soaked in happiness, every detail screams ‘you’, and inclusivity isn’t just a buzzword – it’s the heart and soul of the celebration.

In my world, every couple is welcomed with open arms (and often, a big, hearty hug!). I’m here to honour your story, to celebrate your journey, and to make sure your wedding day feels as incredible as the love you share. With me, your ceremony isn’t just another wedding; it’s a landmark of love’s triumph, a testament to the journey you’ve been on, and a celebration of the wonderful path you’re about to embark on together.

So, if you’re dreaming of a day where your ceremony is a true reflection of you as a couple, and where joy is the guest of honour – I’m here for you. Let’s create a wedding that’s not just a day to remember, but a vivid celebration of your unique love story, painted with all the colours of the rainbow.

Love is a beautiful adventure, and I’m here to help you start yours with a celebration that’s as extraordinary as your love. Let’s make your wedding day not just special, but spectacularly you!

Wedding Planning Assistance

Let me let you in on a little secret: my love for weddings goes way beyond just saying those magical words, “I now pronounce you…” My journey with you starts right from the moment you decide to take this wonderful leap of love. Why? Because I’m all about making your wedding journey as joyful and stress-free as the big day itself!

You see, I’ve been around Brisbane long enough (as well as travelling Australia wide) to know all its charming nooks and crannies, the hidden gems that make this city the perfect backdrop for your love story. But, my expertise isn’t just about knowing the best spots; it’s about understanding the heart and soul of a wedding. From the flutter of excitement during the planning phase to the moment you step into your future together, I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

Planning a wedding can be a bit like navigating a maze – exciting, but oh boy, can it be complex! That’s where I come in. Think of me as your friendly wedding GPS (with a little more personality!). Whether you’re dreaming of a quaint ceremony in a hidden Brisbane courtyard, a lavish celebration in one of the city’s iconic venues, or even a romantic destination wedding on a sun-kissed beach or a quaint overseas village, I’ve got the know-how to make it happen.

My goal? To take the stress out of your wedding planning. I’m all about the laughs, the excitement, and the pure joy of the journey. With a bit of Mandi magic, we can turn those potential headaches into a seamless, blissful experience.

So, whether you’re tying the knot right here in our beautiful Brisbane or jet-setting off for a destination wedding, I’m your go-to for ensuring everything runs as smoothly as a perfectly choreographed first dance. Let’s make your wedding not just an event, but a seamless, spectacular celebration of your love!

Vow Renewals

Let’s chat about something truly close to my heart – vow renewals. You know, there’s something incredibly magical about reaffirming your love and commitment to each other, years down the line. It’s not just about repeating promises; it’s about celebrating the journey you’ve shared, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the love that’s grown and evolved over time.

In my hands, vow renewals are crafted with the deepest respect and care. They’re a chance to pause and reflect on the path you’ve travelled together. Each couple’s story is a unique tapestry of memories, dreams, and shared experiences, and I believe in honouring every thread of that story.

When we plan your vow renewal ceremony, it’s all about capturing the essence of your journey as a couple. It’s about the little moments and the big milestones that have shaped your relationship. Whether it’s been five years, twenty years, or more since you first said “I do”, there’s always a new depth of love and understanding to celebrate.

I pour my heart into making each vow renewal a personalised testament to your relationship. We’ll reminisce about the sweet moments, maybe laugh about the not-so-smooth ones, and most importantly, we’ll rekindle that spark that brought you together in the first place. This isn’t just a renewal of vows; it’s a renewal of spirit, love, and shared dreams.

Imagine a ceremony where every word resonates with the life you’ve built together, where every glance and touch echoes with the love you’ve nurtured. That’s what I strive to create – a heartfelt, intimate celebration that marks not just your past commitment but the excitement of the journey still ahead.

So, if you’re thinking of recommitting to your one and only, I’m here to make it as meaningful and beautiful as your love deserves. Let’s celebrate your enduring love and craft a vow renewal ceremony that’s as unique and special as your relationship.

Commitment ceremonies

I want to share something really special with you – commitment ceremonies. Now, I firmly believe that every love story deserves its day in the sun, regardless of its legal status. Love, after all, isn’t just a legal contract; it’s a heartfelt promise, a journey two souls embark on together.

In my world, a commitment ceremony is every bit as meaningful as a traditional wedding. It’s a beautiful, soulful expression of your love and commitment to each other, unbound by legalities but deep in significance. Whether you’re a couple who prefers to keep things just between yourselves, or you’re in a situation where a legal marriage isn’t possible or desired, your relationship is just as worthy of celebration.

Crafting a commitment ceremony is a journey we take together. It’s about capturing the essence of your relationship, the laughter, the tears, the shared dreams, and the unique bond that makes your love story yours. These ceremonies are sculpted with the same care, love, and attention to detail as any wedding I officiate. Every word spoken, every ritual performed, is chosen to reflect the unique tapestry of your love.

Imagine a ceremony that’s a mirror to your relationship, reflecting all the quirks, charms, and depth of your bond. Picture a moment in time where you can express your commitment in the most heartfelt way, surrounded by those who matter most. That’s what I aim to create – a ceremony that not only celebrates your love but also honours the journey that brought you together and the future you’re stepping into.

So, if your heart is calling for a celebration of your commitment, free from the constraints of legalities, let’s make it happen. Let’s create a ceremony that’s as beautiful, unique, and profound as your love story. With me by your side, your commitment ceremony will be an unforgettable affirmation of your love.

Baby Naming Ceremonies

Let’s talk about one of the most joyous occasions of all – welcoming a new little star into our world. Baby naming ceremonies are such a beautiful way to celebrate this momentous event, and I approach each one with a heart full of joy and reverence.

You see, a baby naming ceremony is so much more than just giving a name. It’s a celebration of new life, of dreams, of the future. It’s about welcoming this tiny human into the family circle and the wider community. As a celebrant, it’s my absolute pleasure to help you mark this incredible milestone in a way that truly reflects your family’s values, beliefs, and hopes for your little one.

When we plan your baby naming ceremony, it’s like weaving a tapestry made up of your family’s stories, dreams, and the love that surrounds your newest addition. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, something a bit quirky, or a blend of cultural heritages, I’m here to make it happen. We can include special rituals, readings, or music that are meaningful to you, creating an atmosphere that’s as warm and welcoming as a loving embrace.

Picture a beautiful park, your backyard, or any place that holds a special meaning for your family. Imagine a ceremony where every word spoken is a wish for your child’s future, where every gesture is a symbol of the love and support that will surround them as they grow. This is what I aim to create – a heartfelt, joy-filled celebration that honours the arrival of your child and the journey you’re embarking on as a family.

So, if you’re ready to introduce your little one to the world in a ceremony as unique and precious as they are, I’d be honoured to be a part of it. Let’s create a baby naming ceremony that’s a beautiful beginning to your child’s lifelong adventure.

I’m so excited to share a bit more about what I do and love. You see, my role as a celebrant goes way beyond the formalities. I see myself as a storyteller, weaving the unique threads of your lives into a beautiful narrative. I’m a guide, leading you through the journey of creating a ceremony that’s as special as your story. And most importantly, I’m a celebrator – someone who revels in the joy, love, and sheer magic of life’s most precious moments.

What makes my approach stand out? It’s my unwavering commitment to personalisation. I believe that every ceremony should be as unique as the people at its heart. Whether it’s your wedding day, the joyous celebration of a new baby, or a heartfelt vow renewal, my goal is to make these events not just memorable, but a true reflection of you. It’s about capturing the essence of your relationships, your dreams, and your journeys in every word spoken and every gesture made.

But it’s not just about the big days. It’s about the laughter during our planning sessions, the shared excitement as we craft your ceremony, and the warmth and ease that I bring to every step of the process. With me, you’re not just planning an event; you’re creating an experience, a story to be told for years to come.

So, are you ready to celebrate a milestone in your life? Whether it’s whispering ‘I do’ under the Brisbane sun, introducing your newest family member in a heartfelt naming ceremony, or recommitting to your life partner surrounded by those you love, I’m here to bring your vision to life.

Let’s make your special moment not just an event, but a treasured memory that’s truly and uniquely yours. Get in touch with me, Mandi Forrester Jones, and let’s start this beautiful journey of celebration together. Your story, your way, with a sprinkle of magic!

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