Hello, my name is Patricia Haynes and I am very excited at becoming an authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant. I look forward to sharing the happiness, the laughter and the love with happy couples who have decided to enter into the commitment of marriage. I have been happily married for nearly 30 years (second time around) and between my husband and I, have 5 adult children and 13 grandchildren! We have lived on the Fleurieu Peninsula for the past 30 years, working, studying and raising our family. My career has been varied and interesting; customer service in the Retail Industry, writer and performer for comedy theatre in the Entertainment Industry and I have owned and managed 2 of my own businesses; a Fancy Dress hire shop and a Bed and Breakfast cottage. So, as you can see I have been busy. I love variety, in my personal life and working life. I enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories. I have a fun sense of humour and will inject some of that into my ceremonies. I hope that I can assist you in creating and coordinating your wedding ceremony so the day brings you immense happiness and joy and unforgettable memories to look back on.
I have strong family values and I believe family isn’t always defined by blood. My second marriage was a union of two families. I had 1 child from my previous marriage and my husband had 4. Sometimes, in the early days, life was difficult, but we grew with each other, created and shared joyous moments together, laughed together and nurtured each other. Honesty, compassion, humour, kindness, love and resilience are key values that are vital in any relationship and I believe in all of them. I believe in the sanctity of marriage, the ultimate importance of two people who commit themselves to each other.