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Get Married in Australia or New Zealand

6 August 2010

It doesn’t matter if you're at the top of the world or in the very heart of the land down under, weddings bring out the best in everyone and call for joyous celebration the world over.  In Oceania the traditions are a beautiful mix of new and ancient, creating a wedding experience that is unique to this very special corner of the world.

Australia and New Zealand, two of the most remote countries in the world, yet two of the most exciting and vibrant, are members of the British Commonwealth and so they have borrowed many of their wedding traditions from Britain – although they have been flavoured by the traditions of the native populations of both nations. Most Australian wedding traditions have been borrowed from England and the US, but it is also common for Scottish and Irish wedding ceremonies to be performed in Australia, and many ceremonies are also flavoured with Aboriginal customs.

An aspect of a New Zealand wedding is the incorporation of traditional Maori wedding customs.  As natives of New Zealand, the customs and traditions are held in high esteem by the nation.  These traditions include the ceremonial Powhiri welcome to the bride and the groom and are often conducted by a Maori tribal elder and no Maori-flavored wedding would be complete without the “infinity loops” placed around the necks of the bride and the groom, symbolizing never-ending love.

Australia and New Zealand, whether home to you or far off lands that you oly dreamed of exploring, are both wonderful choices for a destination wedding.  Encompassing miles of pristine beaches, coral reefs, untamed desert, modern cities and mysterious rain forests, the Southern Hemispheres two most famous countries are an enticing playground.

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