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May 19
THE HAPPIEST DYING MAN ALIVE

Whoever crosses paths with Adam Jingo Johnson feels they’ve instantly found a friend for life. He’s warm, friendly, honest and wants the remaining days of his life to be filled with positivity.  He’s always been a positive light within The Celebrant Society community. On the 3rd of February he shared with us all about his terminal […]

Apr 11
MEET THE CELEBRANT: SUE WARNER

Sue Warner – her beaming smile greets you from across the room and as you get closer, she draws you in a hug and a chat.  Sue is a wealth of knowledge and a great storyteller.  It’s no wonder that Sue’s couples love having her at the helm of their celebrations.  We caught up with […]

Apr 04
WHAT DOES A CELEBRANT WEAR TO A WEDDING?

Here, our local leaders Roxy Hotten, Dee Wild and Victoria Armstrong share their different and creative styles on their approach this very question:   ROXY HOTTEN – The Op Shop Junky I’m an op-shop shopper extraordinaire when it comes to my celebrant wardrobe. There’s a number of reasons for this.  I like vintage clothes, and […]

Mar 20
MEET THE CELEBRANT : AFAF GIRGIS

Thank you Afaf for taking the time to chat with us today, whereabouts are you located? In glorious Newcastle! I’ve been lucky to have travelled to many parts of the world, with my family and with my previous job (cancer researcher), and I truly believe Newcastle is such a special place to live. It’s a […]

Mar 16
LET THEM EAT CAKE

We had a chat to one of Australia’s premier cake makers, Donna from Elegantly Frosted, with her hints and tips for finding your perfect cake (and cake artist) for your wedding day. Q: When a couple are looking for a cake artist to design and make their dream wedding cake, what should they think about […]

Mar 13
MEET THE CELEBRANT: EDDIE COUTO

Just three of the words that we would use to describe Eddie. Everyone who meets Eddie comes to love Eddie….his smile, laugh and warmth are infectious. We caught up with Eddie, on his way home after a long-awaited return to his native Brazil. Hello lovely Eddie.  Where in Australia is home for you? I’m from […]

Mar 07
FIVE THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 5 YEARS OF BEING A CELEBRANT

In 2023 I celebrate 5 years of Celebranting. I know that’s only an infant to so many Celebrants out there, but I feel I’ve achieved a lot within this time. I’m also learning so many new things every day, not only in my own lessons and failures but by sharing conversations with other Celebrants – […]

Feb 22
WITNESSES – HOW TO CHOOSE THEM!

There’s some things which you have to do to get legally married, and one of them is make your legal declaration (‘I call upon these persons here present, to witness that I [partner 1] take you [partner two] to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner’) in front of two witnesses. Traditionally, witnesses would often be the […]

Feb 15
INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

This is not the first, nor the last time that I have come out. Much like every person who identifies as a member of the LGBTIQA+ community, coming out is a longprocess that is repeated very, very often. So, on that note, it’s high time that we had (another) chat about language and genuine inclusivity […]

Feb 10
MEET THE CELEBRANT: RACHAEL CALVERT

We caught up with Rachel recently to introduce her to you… Rachael, hello! Where’s home for you?  I am based in Blackmans Bay which is a beachside suburb about 15 minutes south of Hobart, Tasmania.     You’ve been a celebrant for 10 years, what’s the Number One Thing that you have learnt from being […]