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meet wendy haynes,
leading wedding & civil celebrant

Ceremony and Family Rituals Expert Wendy Haynes

quote marksI have been passionate about celebrancy since I was appointed in 1995.

It's been an inspiring and rewarding journey working side by side with many couples and families creating personal, unique and heartwarming ceremonies that have touched not only the couple but everyone present.

Whether your celebration is a wedding ceremony, name giving ceremony, funeral, birthday celebration, or any other of life's 'touchpoints', I can help you to make it unforgettable, exciting, relaxed and friendly and, most of all, fun and inspiring."
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How to Create Your Own Inspiring Ceremony

Create your own inspiring Wedding Ceremony by Wendy Haynes

Planning a wedding, naming or funeral ceremony? Wendy's expert ceremony guides will inspire you and help you plan your ceremony from start to finish!

Considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in the art of creating inspiring ceremonies and celebrations, Wendy has put her 19 years of celebrancy into writing.

Wendy's expert guides will give you step by step processes, lots of inspiration and expert tips to help you create the ceremony that's just right for you!

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DIY Wedding Ideas for Couples

Wedding Guide by Wendy Haynes

Not only are Wendy's ceremony books a great resource, but so are her articles! Filled with lots of practical planning advice and great ideas, she will help you plan your ceremony without all the stress, and help you create an inspiring vision for the marriage itself.

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Celebrant OPD

Celebrant OPD by Wendy Haynes

Wendy Haynes is a highly sought after Celebrant trainer, conducting workshops across Australia offering inspiring, lively and informative sessions for celebrants at conferences and meetings. Wendy's articles, wedding kit, books and DVD's are a great resource for Civil Celebrants!

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Memories of elopement ceremonies

Friday, February 27, 2015

Reflecting back on some of the elopement ceremonies I have conducted always evokes warm memories.

The couple who, with their two young children, asked two of the resort staff members to be their witnesses and take a few photographs of the ceremony, met me down on the nearby beach. We had a short and sweet ceremony, then signed the paperwork and afterwards built sandcastles with the children. The family then walked up to the resort and had lunch followed by a rest in their room. Later that afternoon the children went to the kids club while the happily married couple went out for dinner. They emailed me a few days later to say that they had such a wonderful wedding and holiday.  ... read more

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Wendy's celebrant articles, Wedding Kit, DVD's and books are a great resource for Civil Celebrants!

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Wendy is an authority in the areas of weddings, name givings, funerals, and even birthdays. No matter what the occasion, Wendy can help you create a ceremony that is meaningful and memorable for you and your family.