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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.


Blessingway Ceremony


Ayesha's blessingway ceremony, held midweek, was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the miracle of pregnancy. Blessingway ceremonies create a sacred space to honour and nurture the woman who is going to give birth.  Ayesha emailed me the next morning saying how she felt totally blessed, nurtured, nourished and connected to those who came. What a gift for her as she enters the portal of motherhood a second time. I had a lot of fun connecting with her eleven year old daughter and watching her blossom in the company of seven wise women. One of the highlights of this ceremony was each woman, including the young girl, shared what they loved and appreciated about their mother and their grandmother. I invited the women to start by introducing themselves in the following way, "I am Wendy, daughter of Barbara, who was the daughter of Bessie'. In this way honouring the lineage of women gone before.... post journal entry note: Welcome to her beautiful daughter, Solina, who arrived 17th November!  ... read more


Busy Busy Busy


A naming, two weddings, two funerals and a blessingway ceremony... what a busy ten days... will be back on line to share each of the ceremonies after this weekend in Canberra where I am attending my Graduation ceremony as a Dru Yoga Teacher! Yay!  ... read more


Women's gathering at Yarrawarra



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Stefana ceremony


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Selling a Business



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Opening to a new relationship



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Story for a grandchild yet to be born



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Birthday Celebration and Birth



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Fare well ceremony and handing over of the 'baton'


Last night I was blessed to attend a beautiful farewell ceremony for two dear friends who are heading off on a year adventure... the idea of a year sabbatical must be catching! When our friends posted out the invite there were little tags for us to complete before coming to the party. Each tag was labeled with the following:  ... read more


Ceremony in Mt Koyasan, Japan


Ceremonies have been performed around the world for centuries. Some ceremonies clearly have as their primary focus, the focus on spiritual development. My dear friend, Beth, travelled to the holy Mt Koyasan in Japan recently which opened up a new adventure and world of ancient ceremony for her.  She wrote:  ... read more





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