About Me

Pat Haynes

Marriage Celebrant

 

Let me tell you a bit about me…. I’ve been happily married (2nd time around) for 25 years. I’ve had experience as an Owner/Manager in the Retail and Hospitality Industries for over 40 years. Wow, that makes me sound really old doesn’t it? I’ve trained as a professional Actor, and I have experience as a Writer and Director.  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 have strong family values and I believe family isn’t necessarily defined by blood. I’m a Mum to 1, Step-Mum to 4 and Granna (that’s Gran and Nanna) to 13. Yeah, 13! I love my Blended Family.

I believe in the tradition of marriage, but it doesn’t have to be a ‘traditional’ marriage ceremony. 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’ and a Surprise Wedding all in one? I will do the ceremony that you want, a ceremony about YOU….except a Nudist one, ain’t nobody wanna see that!  

 

 

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 you both want a day that is relaxed, fun, unique and memorable. A day that you can look back on, together, in your rocking chairs when you’re old and grey, and re-live the memories, the love and the laughter of your wedding.

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

“We couldn’t have been happier with Pat as our celebrant for our special day! She made us feel comfortable from the get go and answered all our questions along the way! If you are looking for a celebrant who is fun, personable, professional, understanding and accommodating to your style and the people you are then Pat is the 1! Thanks for making our day so great Pat! :)”

Carlie and Shanan

25th July, 2020

“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