Creative writing is my love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Creative writing is my love***.

I’ve been a checkout operator, teacher, trainer, kitchen hand, tour guide, hotel housekeeper, waitress, deli hand, editor, researcher, gardener and owner-builder; all the while holding my passion for writing alight.

I love to play with words; I love the nuances of language; creative writing is my passion.

(Though I’m quite shy, I’m also warm, honest and helpful. I pay attention to detail, and I’m one of the lucky people who’s comfortable with public speaking.)

So, along came a role in which I can indulge my passion for, and use and share, my greatest skill – writing; and share these other skills to support and guide you through some of the most significant of life’s experiences.

WOW. Celebrating your love…and mine – serendipity!

***I also love love love my wonderful husband Fred, and Max, our Lab; I love celebrating – laughing, dancing, eating, singing – with my family and friends; time out at the beach, in the bush and the desert; drawing, reading and travelling!

And…food, everything about food! Growing, sharing, cooking, experimenting, discussing, eating…repeat.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  

 

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Hi Lib

The naming ceremony you put together for Brodie was such a beautiful and special day for (us) all – it meant so much to us to have chosen you to share the experience with us. You’re an amazing celebrant… You had some amazing ideas; all the hard work you put in, and all the behind the scenes work you did definitely showed in the presentation.

Thank you so much again. I highly recommend you to others if they’re looking for a great, and easy going celebrant.

Ammie 10/3/16

it’s time

my old and dear (and very talented artist) friend Pete,

and many many many thousands of others in Australia

MUST be given the freedom to choose…

it’s time!

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I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY.


Celebrants For Marriage Equality Logo

Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

One of the reasons I became a celebrant is that it’s a role where I can continue to help others, and in regard to marriage ceremonies, I work with them and am privileged to share in and help at a happy time.

As a celebrant I’m privileged to share in couples’ celebrations of love when they formally, legally commit to each other in marriage: as they share their love, and joy with their families, friends and communities.

However, so many couples in Australia are denied this opportunity; they do not have this right, as marriage equality doesn’t exist here. The reality is that couples in same-sex relationships are not treated with the same dignity as other Australians.

I believe that equal rights and liberties are essential for a healthy, fair society.

I believe that everybody must be given what should be the basic right to choose to marry – or not.

Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

talking about quality, animals, celebrants and diamonds

Lately I’ve been reading in wedding forums about celebrants’ fees, in particular that some celebrants are blatantly undercutting others in order to get the business.

It seems all very dog-eat-dog…  And considering how much is spent on some weddings, and the amount of work a professional celebrant does in creating a high quality ceremony, even the most expensive is very good value!

I’ve just been doing some research and I came across celebrant guru Dally Messenger’s 

“What is a fair fee? Do you want a 1 or a 5 Diamond Celebrant?”                                           

It makes a lot of sense – worth a look:

http://www.collegeofcelebrancy.com.au/Pages/5Diamond.html 

professional celebrant who makes you feel like her only clientAs a bride said to me recently:                                            

“you pay peanuts, you get …….”  

Well, you know the rest!

what have you shared?

As part of the process of preparing for their wedding ceremony, I ask couples to reflect why they’ve decided to formally commit to each other, and I suggest they take some time out to really focus on this. I provide them a long list of questions.

Here’s one for today:

Most memorable shared experience?

anniversary

Ours? ...the most wonderful time at the end of a 6 month adventure…we celebrated 2 years married in a hut on the beach in true paradise El Nido. Fred bought the only bubbles in the village, it was corked, looked like beer, tasted just as it looks…and is one of our most precious memories. 

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Laughing with your other…

As part of the process of preparing for their wedding ceremony, I ask couples to reflect why they’ve decided to formally commit to each other, and I suggest they take some time out to really focus on this. I provide them a long list of questions.

Here’s one to think about today:

What’s your funniest experience together?

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My answer is….

wow,…where do I begin?

I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

Aside from giving me life-long friendships with some incredible women, the best thing about my education was that it instilled in me a strong belief in, and desire to work to achieve social justice. I’m proud that I’ve pursued this all my life, even if on a pretty small scale.

One of the reasons I became a celebrant is that it’s a role where I can continue to help others, and in regard to marriage ceremonies, I work with them and am privileged to share in and help at a happy time. As a celebrant I’m privileged to share in couples’ celebrations of love when they formally, legally commit to each other in marriage: as they share their love, and joy with their families, friends and communities.

However, so many couples in Australia are denied this opportunity; they do not have this right, as marriage equality doesn’t exist here. The reality is that couples in same-sex relationships are not treated with the same dignity as other Australians.

I believe that equal rights and liberties are essential for a healthy, fair society.

I believe that everybody must be given what should be the basic right to choose to marry – or not.

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Equality in the right to marry is the only way.