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What’s In A Name?

Writing naming ceremonies is always fun as, for a name nerd like myself, I love speaking to parents about the story behind their child’s name. For some it’s a name they’ve loved since they were a child. For others it’s a name which seemed to come out of the blue once they saw their child for the first time (ultrasounds don’t count, who can name their baby based on those often strange little pictures). The latter is true in my case. We had a list of possible monikers but...

A celebrant’s guide to your perfect alternative wedding

When you start planning a wedding you enter into a world you never knew existed. It’s filled with chair covers, wedding favours and seating plans that push you to the brink of mental stability – enough to make any sensible couple want to run as far away as they can from salmon-pink bridesmaid’s dresses and clashing aunties. What makes this whole situation so frustrating is that it can commodify weddings into a cookie cutter production line that spoils the whole ethos of getting hitched. Sounds awful doesn’t it?...