Same Sex Weddings

Are you planning a same sex wedding in the beautiful Margaret River Region?  I’d love to be your Marriage Celebrant!

I personally know for our LGBTIQ community it’s important when planning your big day to find Wedding Celebrants and other suppliers who you can feel comfortable to approach knowing you will be given the best service and understanding.

Wendy Grace Hendry Margaret River Marriage Celebrant. Same Sex Wedding Margaret River
Tiff and Corinne Wedding Ceremony – photo by April Loves Arnold

For all couples wishing to get married I guarantee you my personalised and friendly celebrant service. I put my heart and soul into my wedding ceremonies, with my own style of gentle guidance and professionalism. I would love to help you plan your dream day, and make your ceremony one to cherish. Why not go to my Stories section for ceremony inspo!

“When we started looking for a celebrant to officiate our ‘elopement’ in January it was difficult to find a good fit and someone that we felt comfortable with for our same sex wedding. I am so thankful that we met Wendy and decided to have her with us for our big day. Not only was she lovely, friendly and professional but she also truly shared our joy of finally being able to solidify our relationship with marriage. Wendy thank you for listening to all of our hopes and dreams for our wedding day and giving us a ceremony that was all that and more.” Karen & Sarah, married in the Tuart Forest, Dec 2018.

You can be assured as part of my friendly and professional Celebrant service my fee includes:

  • All of your meetings – from our first chat over a morning cuppa or an afternoon drink to our final pre-ceremony discussion and everything in between. I’m always happy to meet somewhere in the Region that suits all parties. If distance is an issue we can always have our first chat over skype or phone.
  • All required paperwork – your Notice of Intended Marriage needs to be lodged with your Celebrant between 18 months and one month of your desired ceremony date.  All requirements will be explained at your first meeting.

    Margaret River Same Sex Wedding Elopement - Wendy Grace Hendry Marriage Celebrant
    Chrissy and Shaz’s Margaret River Elopement included a Handfasting Ceremony – Photo by Dian Sarah Photography
  • Preparation of your unique ceremony, tailored to meet your needs for your special day. I have some starting resources to help inspire you, and can guide you through the flow of the ceremony. You will be able to review the draft script and we will work together until you’re happy with the finished product. You even get a nice copy to take home as a keepsake.
  • One ceremony rehearsal at the venue or agreed location. Read about the rehearsal here.
  • Travel around the Margaret River Region. I live in Margaret River town, and have an included travel radius to most of the popular spots in the region including Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Busselton, Augusta, Gnarabup and Margaret River. I also travel to other South West locations such as Bridgetown, Nannup, Pemberton etc, however these may incur an extra travel fee.

    Margaret River Wedding - Wendy Grace Hendry Marriage Celebrant
    Tracy and Kim exchanging rings – photo by Kelly Harwood Photography
  • Officiating at your ceremony on the day – I’ll be there 40-50 minutes beforehand (depending on the setting), dressed to suit the occasion and ready to guide you through the ceremony.
  • I have an awesome portable sound system which I can use anywhere to make sure the ceremony can be heard (weather permitting).  This can also be used to play music through for the ceremony.

My partner and I had our beautiful Commitment Ceremony in 2007, I call this my Heart Wedding as it was before our laws changed, but will always hold a special place for us.  On our 11 year wedding anniversary in October 2018 we were finally legally married! I understand the desire to publicly declare your love and commitment in front of family and friends and am so thrilled that marriage in Australia is now an equal right available to all.

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My Wedding Day 2018 – photo by Kelly Harwood Photography

As a Celebrant, my role is to help couples create a ceremony that reflects them, their life and their values. I would be delighted to work with you to craft a beautiful ceremony to honour this moment with you both.

Please Contact Me to see if I’m the right person for you!

Wendy x

*feature photo by Red Leopard Photography.

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Andy and Jason Margaret River Elopement Wendy Grace Hendry Celebrant
Andy and Jason’s Margaret River Destination Elopement at Voyager Estate Winery