The end of an era

A couple signing the Certificate of Marriage looked on my Wanda, the celebrant
Mark and Naomi signing the paperwork at their wedding

At the end of June, after more than 12 years as a Commonwealth-registered civil celebrant, I will be retiring. However, because couples – except under special circumstances – are required to give one month’s notice before they can be married, I am effectively retired already.

I would like to thank all the couples whose marriages I solemnised – 107 in total – for the privilege of being your celebrant. Thank you for choosing me and for allowing me to share in the joy and magic of your wedding day.

I have many wonderful memories: from my very first wedding, in 2009 at Black Head Beach (Ashlie and Stu), to a small and intimate COVID-restricted wedding on Kincumber Mountain (Amelia and Ben). But the highlight was definitely in 2010 in the Hunter Valley, when I officiated at the wedding of my daughter, Naomi, and my now son-in-law, Mark.

Thank you to those who supported me, especially my technical assistant and roadie, Jonathan.

All the best,
Wanda x