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The Decade of I Do’s

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10 Years - Sydney Marriage Celebrant Stephen Lee

2022 marks my 10th year as a Marriage Celebrant in Sydney – and what a memorable decade it’s proved to be!

10 years ago, I was embarking on something totally new. A decision to retrain as a Marriage Celebrant and a way to use my journalist skills in a new way… still researching, interviewing and writing about people, but in a very direct and personal way. I had no idea what lay ahead, but it put me on a path that has turned into a decade of “I Do’s”.

I remember that very first wedding – nerves, double checking everything, making sure I was prepared. My heart was thumping as I got ready to welcome everyone. Every Celebrant never forgets their first one. But I’d add that you never forget any of the others either – however many that becomes. Every couples makes a lasting impression (mostly good, I may add!)

10 years on, I’ve married more than 750 couples. I’ve been to some amazing places, met some awesome people and have made many new friends along the way. What a journey – and I’m looking forward to finding out what comes next!

By Stephen Lee

Sydney Marriage Celebrant