What makes a marriage last?

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Wedding days are fabulous – filled with happiness and optimism. No couple thinks their marriage will be one of those which does not stand the test of time. What’s more, I’m no expert, having had my first marriage end in … Continued

Civil Unions

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Marriage equality is coming closer. Politicians know that most reasonable Australians want marriage to be legally available to gay and lesbian couples as well as heterosexual couples. Last weekend the Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull attended the Sydney Mardi Gras and marriage … Continued

Simple Legal Marriage Ceremony

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Couples opt for a simple legal ceremony or ‘quickie’ wedding for a range of reasons. These include wanting to be legally married before having a religious ceremony, a celebration overseas or travelling to countries where couples need to be married to … Continued

Thank you

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A huge thank you to all the couples and families I worked with in 2015. I love my job as a civil celebrant and it’s an absolute pleasure to share in people’s milestone moments – marriages, naming ceremonies,  renewal of … Continued

Badges and Buttons

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Nada and JB who are to be married on New Year’s Eve showed me a great idea today. They’ve made up a host of badges using their own photos, their favourite sayings of endearment and their quirky sense of humour. … Continued

‘Unplugged Weddings’

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‘Unplugged’ means no photographs or electronic devices during the ceremony (apart from those used by the professional photographer). I’ve performed a couple of weddings now, where the bride and groom have made a specific request for people not to take photos during … Continued