Autumn and Easter Weddings

Autumn and Easter Weddings

After the heat of summer, March and April are glorious months to be married in the mountains. It is always a busy time of year for the wedding industry, coinciding as it does in Australia with Easter. Yet to be married during Easter is a civil, not a religious wedding...
Everyone’s Right to the Rite

Everyone’s Right to the Rite

Susan Artup is a straight woman with a 45-year connection to the gay community and is delighted with the recent change in marriage law. She has been a civil celebrant since 1995 with “ A Ceremony by Design … true to your relationship…”, defining her approach to...
When Did Valentine’s Day Start?

When Did Valentine’s Day Start?

Before it was ever associated with love, February 14th was a feast day held in Roman times to honour various martyred saints called Valentinus, in particular St Valentinus of Rome. This Valentine was imprisoned for his faith in 269 and executed because he wouldn’t...
Fairmont, Escarpment, Sebel

Fairmont, Escarpment, Sebel

Driving up the mountains and through the Hawkesbury on my way to conduct a wedding at Allview Escape at Blackheath,  I stopped off to deliver some Christmas cheer to three of my most frequented ceremony venues. I am grateful to have been working at these venues for...