Well, I had only arrived back in Perth from a holiday in the UK, on Friday the 23rd and needed to be ready for the wedding ceremony of Daryl and Shane the following day. And this was going to be a wedding a Celebrant would not forget in a hurry, probably one of the wackiest I have been involved in.  Chiefs, red indians, squaws, cowboys, sheriffs, parlour girls were all there, even little pappooses.

The Bride Shane had always loved the American Indian Culture and her wish was that when she  married Daryl, (who was just happy to go along for the ride), that they be married by a Chief in a teepee in America.  But of, course, we can’t always achieve that, as she wanted her family with her, and so, they picked me to be their Celebrant, here in downtown Perth.

And they included all their children in the ceremony itself.  Their daughter in-in-law, Megan Leaman actually made all the outfits for the bridal party from the Bride and Groom through to the little pappooses, who looked just sooooooo cute.  An awsome effort Megan!

The whole event was an absolute credit to every one involved and I enjoyed myself and felt very privileged to have officiated on the day.

You may have seen the photo of the whole bridal party in the Sunday Times on the 25 July, 2010, but if you didn’t, here are a couple of pics that I was able to take on the day.

The Chief Daryl and his Bride Shane

The Chief Daryl and his Bride Shane

Teepees and all, beautifully set up by Shane.

Teepees and all, beautifully set up by Shane.