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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.


Brene Brown - an inspiration


I love Brene's work, her talks, her enthusiasm, her celebration of vulnerability... her artwork and courage to be out there... living life fully. Listen to her talk and check out her work if you dare (the last book I read of Brene's is called, Daring Greatly)... it will change your life!  ... read more


Gibraltor Ranges National Park


Roger and I headed up to the Gibraltor Ranges National Park, turning left at Grafton and heading north west for nearly a 100kms. The day was overcast, yet bright as we travelled through farmlands with grazing cattle and long dry grass waving in the wind. Slowly heading up in to the ranges, the long stony river on our right reminded me of travelling through northern India. Stony river beds, dry grasses and a slow trickle of water in some places, and quiet pools upstream.  ... read more


Riding along on my pushbike ...


Another dad story... a few weeks ago I ordered an electric bike as a surprise present for him. I thought it would help him to get out of the house, get some fresh air and I know he loves to ride although he hasn't done it for a while.  ... read more


New openings for dad


Since my mum died a few months ago, dad has been finding his feet again. He has always shown an interest in birds throughout his life so when I saw the notice in the paper for a local bird watching group I seized the moment and called them.  ... read more


Goodbye to my mum


My beautiful mum died at home on Monday at 4pm. Alongside my father, three sisters and the amazing palliative care team, I have been holding her hand, washing and caring for her during the last few months. This past weekend the whole family  ... read more

Where the Wild Things Are


For anyone who read the captivating book, Where the Wild Things Are, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, to their children you will know that he was different, insightful and also funny. Maurice died on the 8th May at the age of 83. He was a and this interview from when he was 80 years young caught my attention and allowed a tear to fall down my cheek. Tell them anything you want. A portrait of Maurice Sendak.  ... read more


Happy Australia Day


A cup of tea, scones, jam and cream were on the menu for afternoon tea with mum and dad for Australia Day... we were dry and out of the pouring rain, that was important! Not very Australian I know, however to make up for it...there were a group of young guys down in the reserve just in shorts, no shirts, playing football as the rain teamed down, the more it rained the more they laughed.  ... read more


Welcome Back


I have seen a few of the 'mob dancing' video's that are hitting the market and this one is heartwarming. Welcome Back at Heathrow Airport. I would love to have this happen to me one day!    ... read more


Happy Christmas


To all my readers... wishing you a very Happy Christmas, time with family, with one's self, with peace...  ... read more


Sharks and beauty


A friend sent me this link to a beautiful video of Cristina Zenato who has a gentle relationship with a shark. The footage is amazing.   ... read more





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