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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' there are lots of ideas, stories and resources here 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 20 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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Read Wendy's Latest Blog Post

Art in Ceremony 5

Friday, April 29, 2016
At Sharon’s blessingway ceremony (a ceremony for offering blessings for a mum to be) her women friends attending were invited to paint a design on her beautiful pregnant belly. Sharon was seven and a half months pregnant and enjoyed the attention. We talked about what she would like for the design and then the eight of us took turns using a henna painting kit.  It took just over an hour to complete… there was lots of laughter and quiet moments… and the baby seemed to love it as well. Sharon’s belly looked beautiful!

I have always felt that the ceremony is more than just the moment on the big day. It is the planning, the meetings and the contributions of all those helping, involved and invited. There are many opportunities to be simply creative and often the outcome far exceeds expectations. People are innately artistic and creative, despite their pleas otherwise, and I am inspired by what arises when people are given the space …and no pressure to contribute.

I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or stories to add to this topic.

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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.