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Roxy and Dee’s Social Media Scavenger Hunt : Melbourne

What a great ‘line up’ of Melbourne celebrants!

When the TCS Social Media Scavenger Hunt Road Show rolled into Melbourne, it’s fair that LOCAL, Dee was slightly nervous. A proud Melbournian, would Melbourne live up to the excellence that Sydney and Adelaide did….?

Answer, of course it did!

It came down to the same elements that made Sydney and Adelaide so great….

A great creative space, in this case, Laneway Learning in the heart of the city. A fabulous bunch of TCS celebrants. And….great walls!

Our ice breakers took a little longer in Melbourne as we were a group of over 10 gathered to learn and by inspired by Roxy’s Workshop.

Thankfully, the lovely gentleman that he is, Dwayne bought a steady supply of lollies to keep us on track.

With the city as our constant backdrop, Roxy lead our participants through her Social Media Workshop. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this being the third time in a week that Dee had participated in Roxy’s workshop that she might have heard it all, with no extra wisdom to glean.

However, far from, catching up some much-needed rest*, Dee found even more points to help improve her social media posts.

It was then time to take all those insights and hit the streets….!

We do love a laneway in Melbourne!

After a few iconic ‘Meet me Under the Clocks” photos on the steps of Flinders Street, we split into two groups to take photos.

Melbourne spoilt us with it’s tropical gardens, random glitter filled ticket boxes, church steps, benches along the Yarra and of course, the famous street art laden, Hosier Lane.

If you’ve ever wondered if celebrants get excited by EVERY wedding, regardless of whether they are involved or not, well, the answer lies in the very excited photos that we took of a real life couple celebrating their marriage with photos in Hosier Lane!

After a dramatic ending to our photo taking session, we, some of us gingerly, headed back to Laneway Learning to recap the workshop and put our photos into action.

Dee and Roxy – BFFs after their TCS Road Trip Adventure!

A flurry of messages, air dropping and emailing was required to share the photos of everyone taken across multiple phones. These even included a few sneaky selfies from Melburnians who kindly took group photos for us.

Despite plenty of chatter, our attendees were arming themselves with insta-ready posts to post immediately.

Lisa Tippett – Heart and Cup Full

Then, as is now customary, we headed to a Melbourne bar for dinner and drinks.

Dee deliberately State of Grace as it is one of Melbourne’s most photogenic and eclectic bars.

Although, it is fair to say that by this point, there was far more catching up and clinking of glasses than there was photo taking.

We were joined by workshop attendees as well as other TCS Members.

The delightful Lisa Newman
Jo from The LOVE Folk
Maureen Miles and her SMILE

The amazing thing about this catch ups, are that for some new celebrants and new TCS members, this might be the very first time that they are meeting a fellow celebrant. Or the first time that they are meeting a like minded celebrant that up until now, have only chatted to you online.

Much like Sydney and Adelaide, our conversations drifted seamlessly between celebrant business, ceremonies, writing, family, random facts and much laughter.

At the end of the evening, an exhausted but elated Dee and Roxy bade each other goodnight with promises of a debrief in the morning!

Said debrief required coffee and a carb loaded breakfast. Successfully debriefed and restored, it was time for Roxy to head home to Brisbane and Dee to return to her partner and puppies.

Ok, taking myself out of the third person, let me please say a huge thank you to my new BFF, Roomie and Roadshow Partner, Roxy! This week spent with you was an absolute hoot. It was also hugely informative, insightful and inspiring.

“this way” Gaynor of Moving Moments

I LOVED spending the week with you and co-hosting these TCS events with you.

Anna and Sarah, thank you for trusting us with the TCS wagon as we hitched it across the country.

To the awesome celebrants that attended our Workshop – thank you. You showed up with enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and to be a little bit silly.

We are LOVING seeing all the posts that you have posted since the workshops.

To the wonderful TCS members that joined us for dinner and drinks, thank you. It was such a treat to see so many of you over the course of this week. You are all uniquely fabulous and I love that celebrancy connects us.

Lisa, Maureen, Dwayne, Jo, Gaynor, Heidi, Brigitte, Annie, Sally, Lisa, Rachel

Where else would we meet in Melbourne but ‘Under The Clocks’ at Flinders St Station.

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Author Bio

Dee Wild is a member of the queer community, a maker of dresses and a lover of Prosecco.
Dee is also a Melbourne based Marriage Celebrant and a Local Leader for The Celebrant Society for the state of Victoria.

Melbourne’s northern suburbs are where she calls home, with her lovely English partner and two rather large dogs. When not hanging out with her couples in local bars, creating ceremonies and helping loved up couples get married, Dee loves exploring local cafes, handmade markets, vintage stores, restaurants and craft beer establishments.

Roxy and Dee’s Social Media Scavenger Hunt : Melbourne