Let’s Make it Special

A wedding is a significant life event that should be memorable and well planned.  As an experienced celebrant I enjoy the challenge of working with couples to create ceremonies that reflect their current relationships and their aspirations for their future life together as a married couple.  My aim is to carefully listen to couples’ ideas and concerns, to suggest resources and ideas to help them create their personalised ceremony and to ensure that all legal requirements are successfully completed.

About Wendy

I am originally from Western Australia but have also lived in the Australian Capital Territory, Papua New Guinea, the Northern Territory, Victoria and Samoa.  My husband Bob and I married in 1991 and we have lived in Newcastle since 1994.

I have a Degree, a Masters Degree and a PhD in Education and worked for forty years in education, initially as a teacher in schools and then in universities in teacher education.  After retiring from education in 2007 I pursued a lifelong interest in dressmaking and completed a Certificate IV and Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology at Hunter TAFE.  I currently work as a dressmaker.  I also have a Certificate IV in Celebrancy.  I am a member of Australian Marriage Celebrants Incorporated and the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.

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Hear it from My Clients!

Chris and Michelle, Sydney

“Working with Wendy to organise our wedding ceremony was a very enjoyable experience for both of us. Wendy went through the everything with us step by step, giving us different options to choose from, in a way that made us understand everything easily. Having our ceremony done in the way we wanted, and with Wendy doing al the work for us, enabled us to do enjoy ourselves and have a very memorable day.”

Catherine and Louis, Canberra

“Wendy did a great job and helped to make ourday just the way we wanted it. She was helpful and reassuring throughout the stress of wedding planning, giving us support andguidance but also respecting our choices. We’re grateful to Wendy for her part in making ourdayso special.”

Bill and Marie, Newcastle

“Everything you provided was done in a high quality and caring, friendly manner. We are so grateful to have you as our celebrant. Thank you for making our day so special!”

  • Photos by Emily Jane Photographer, Paul Allan of Newcastle Photographics, Bernard Gray and Bob Nieass