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meet wendy haynes,
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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See what Wendy's been up to recently! Wendy recaps weddings, events and more in her personal blog.

24 hour Mont Blanc Challenge

Standing at the top of a mountain is exhilarating especially if you have climbed 800 metres to enjoy the vista. The mountains here are steep and rugged and can leave me a little breathless. I walked one day for seven hours and was ready for a good night’s sleep after dinner.   ... read more

Sitting in a shepherd's hut by Roger

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we are running away to join the circus...

NoFitState Circus  ... read more

Friends for life

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Winding roads and hair pin bends

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Basket weaving

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Above Bourg St Maurice

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Lake Gittaz, France

We left our dear friends, Pascal and Cecile, with a sense of sadness at saying good-bye. After spending nearly four weeks with them over two stays, helping in the garden and the kitchen, sharing meals and lots of laughter we felt truly part of their family. What a delight to have this precious time with strangers, to become friends. WWOOFing is indeed a great opportunity. 

We headed up the mountain pass to where we were going to start the walk to the Bonhomme refuge, which sits at 2400metres. We have cancelled our overnight booking at the refuge as the peaks are all in mist and the rain is bucketing relentlessly. Instead we enjoy a small walk in our wet weather gear up in the high alpine valley beside the white water river that tumbles over the rocks on its journey far below.  We spent the night in our little van without a person nearby for miles. I love the solitude of the mountains.

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Standing on the Edge

Standing by the edge of the cliff looking down and seeing the floor of the valley thousands of feet below I am in awe. I cannot see the cliff beneath my feet as it leans slightly inwards to I am hanging on a shelf. I feel a wave of vertigo wash down through my body, like a quiver of jelly on the plate, making my knees want to buckle and my body take flight off the steep face. Self preservation kicked in and I drop to the ground and crawl backwards away from the edge. 

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I am cooking!

One of the joys of doing voluntary work and staying with families, rather than passing through an area and just seeing the sights, is the connections we have made during our stay here. We have become familiar with the local area, walking the mountain ways, swimming in the freshwater lakes under Mt Blanc, sharing meals and having wonderful French/English discussions.   ... read more

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