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leading australian wedding & civil celebrant

Wendy HaynesQuotation MarkI love my work and 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."Wendy Haynes Signature
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Amelia's naming day 1.11.09

Sunday morning 1st November 2009

Amelia's naming day was held at the popular Boambee Creek Reserve. I have conducted many naming ceremonies down here by the estuary as it is shaded, close to the beach and has great facilities for preparing and serving food. The shelters can be booked for a small fee so you can be sure you will have the space.

Chris and Julie arrived with Chris's mum and dad, and their neighbours, Emma and Bob. It was to be a small gathering as Julie's parents and also the godparents couldn't make it. They had already changed the date once and didn't want to do so again, particularly because I was leaving soon and ... Julie is expecting her second child in January.

Julie and I wrote a beautiful ceremony based upon their life with young Amelia, who is a very sweet angel of a child. While it was a longer ceremony the six guests were seated including Amelia and her little friend, Arla (Bob and Emma's daughter). I stood to one side of the picnic chairs and was able to look at everyone easily. Everyone was captivated and enjoyed the message of sharing love and friendship, and of course the blessings for Amelia.

It was one of the most personal ceremonies I have conducted for a child because of the size of the party. While I spoke mostly from my ceremony sheet I was able to personalise it a lot more because of the nature of the gathering. We had all just been speaking about parenting, pregnancy (Emma is expecting her second child soon as well) lack of sleep, the joys, the challenges and the other family members etc so I was able to link back to some of these topics as well. Amelia and Arla were very happy. At the close we signed the certificates and then I brought out my secret supply of bubbles which are always a great hit with small children (and some big people too!).Congratulations Julie and Chris and Amelia!

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