About Me

“My partner Glen is a videographer and filmed a wedding once were Pat was the celebrant. I had a friend in mind for our wedding, but when that fell through, Glen suggested we use Pat instead. I was hesitant to have someone I didn’t know, but Glen said she was great that I was willing to give it a try.

Pat was amazing throughout our whole marriage process. Her guidance and suggestions helped to make our ceremony beautiful and heartfelt. Wedding planning is   no joke- there are so many things to think of interwoven through the already busy process of life- and having Pat to gently nudge us along was so helpful.

In the beginning, Pat asked us individually to send through the stories of our relationship. She wove those in to make one story and she read this out at our ceremony.  It was so beautiful to give everyone our history like that. She recommended the Red String of Fate ritual, which I researched and integrated in, and she was so gracious in allowing my dear friend to lead that section. When I wasn’t sure what to write for my vows, she sent me an example. Basically, every step of the way she was there to answer questions and guide us along.

Where Pat really shined though, was at the ceremony itself. She was well spoken, confident, sweet AND hilarious. I absolutely loved the little jokes she occasionally made that broke the tension and made us all laugh, but that were still completely professional. I was so relived to feel that I was in good hands with someone experienced and relaxed, and that held the space so well. In retrospect I am so glad I didn’t use a friend, and that we chose Pat, with all of her experience, as our celebrant.

Thanks so much for marrying us.

Kate and Glen

April, 2022

     

Pat Haynes

Marriage Celebrant

Let me tell you a bit about me…. I’ve been happily married (2nd time around) for almost 30 years. I’ve worked in professional and amateur theatre as an actor, writer and director.      I’ve had experience in the Retail and Hospitality Industries for over 40 years.                               I love                             

I have a vibrant personality and a cheeky sense of humour that I inject into ALL my ceremonies. I’m a bit of a romantic at heart too. I love a good dose of sentimentality within the ceremony so there’s always a nice balance between laughter and tears. I have strong family values and I believe family isn’t  defined by blood. I love my Blended Family!

I believe in the tradition of marriage, but it doesn’t have to be a ‘traditional’ marriage ceremony, just check out some of the many pics in the Gallery. Do you want to get married at home in your backyard? Sure, let’s do it. Do you want an Elopement on top of a cliff or in a secluded forest? I’m up for that too. How about All the Bells and Whistles in a gorgeous Ballroom? Maybe a ‘themed dress up’ or a Surprise Wedding ? I love animals too, so if you want your furbaby involved in your ceremony, all I can say is YES!                                                   I will do the ceremony that you want, a ceremony about YOU TWO….except a Nudist one, ain’t nobody wanna see that!  

You provide me with the ‘nitty gritty’ by completing your Lovers Questionnaire and I’ll write your ceremony based on the information you’re prepared to share with me….and your nearest and dearest! 

 

 

My Promise to You.

My approach to your special day starts with YOU. From our very first meeting, right up until you say “I Do”, I will be with you, guiding you, listening to you and working with you. There are lots of things to think about when you plan a wedding. I’m sure after all your planning and hard work, you both want a day that is relaxed, fun, unique and memorable.

Getting married is serious stuff but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring!! I promise I will make your ceremony joyous, funny and stress free! I’m a relaxed and fun celebrant but I also have a responsibility to you….so trust me, I’m a Professional. I help and guide you through all the legal requirements from ‘go to woah’. I take into consideration the needs and specific requirements of you two. I not only want to work with you but I want to get to know you. I will communicate clearly and concisely with you, all aspects of the marriage ceremony with respect, inclusivity and understanding. I will be transparent with my service charges and payment requirements and this will be clearly communicated in our first meeting. I will protect your privacy and personal information with the utmost of care. I will uphold the Marriage Celebrants Code of Practice, ensuring my responsibilities are delivered in an appropriate and respectful manner. It’s my purpose to provide the best possible experience so you are bursting with happiness on your KissKiss Day.

“Pat was awesome! My partner and I really aren’t romantic and she got us perfectly. Awesome communication to make sure we were happy. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else! She made the whole thing so easy for us and kept us so relaxed throughout the whole ceremony. She really took the time to get to know us, kept up communication and we couldn’t have asked for more. We highly recommend Pat!! Thank you so much for everything x”

Emily and Sean

13th March, 2021

“Pat, thanks for your help, guidance and total professionalism. thank you for fielding my emails, being so prompt to reply any questions and providing support to us both. Your were a breath of fresh air, positive, supportive and knowledgeable. We are so aprreciative you stayed the night before (for an hour!) to hlep us with the choreography of the ceremony. thank you for enduring my stresshead self and giving your insight and experience. Our ceremony looked so perfect on the livestream, thank you!”

Sophia and Sam

June 2022

“Pat officiated our wedding on New Year’s Eve and did an INCREDIBLE job. After only a couple of meetings and a few questions she managed to put together a beautiful, funny and personal ceremony that perfectly captured who we are as a couple. So much so that I had a number of our guests ask me if she was an old family friend, because it seemed like she knew us so well! Of course, the absolute highlight was Pat’s pitch perfect performance of the ‘mawwiage’ scene from The Princess Bride, which had everyone at the wedding in fits of laughter. Thank you Pat for making our ceremony so very memorable!

Ash and Pato

December 31st, 2019

“Pat is the BEST most WONDERFUL celebrant. She is warm, attentive, and down right hilarious. She has the ability to capture and engage the crowd with her wit, all whilst being beautifully professional and going the extra mile on your big day. She was stress free, organised, reliable and an absolute delight to deal with, her love for the job absolutely shines through. One of our most favourite suppliers on our wedding day. I could not recommend Pat high enough. She is everything you would want in a celebrant.”

Sam and Mike

Jan 25th, 2020