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Registered Marriage Celebrant

About Pamela Gray


The attraction of being a celebrant was a sort of longing to create and be involved in beautiful rituals that are personal and meaningful.

Because both my heart and my mind are engaged, I'm really happy creating and presenting ceremonies. The joys and skills I’ve gained in speech pathology, acting, public speaking, teaching, meditating and administration converge for me in being a celebrant.

My licence to celebrate marriages was granted in March 1995, just after I’d moved from the busy-ness of Sydney to Milton, a small coastal town about 4 hours south of Sydney, where I hand-made paper, had a kitchen garden, taught at TAFE and started Creating Ceremonies as Unique as Your Love.

In 2005, I moved to the even smaller location of W-Tree in the "Snowy River High Country" of East Gippsland, Victoria, not so far from Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale, where I again happily made paper, joined others in growing food organically and led a more spiritual life in a Buddhist community.

I now live in Sydney - Sutherland Shire.

Having family and friends on the south coast of NSW, in Melbourne, in Canberra and in various towns, means sometimes it's easy for me to celebrate weddings outside Sydney.


Some other things about me

Since 1982 I’ve gained degrees in Communications (Film & Television School) and in Arts (Macquarie); and post-grad diplomas in Social Sciences (Stockholm) and Social Ecology (UWS).

I’ve been involved in event management (Sydney to the ’Gong Bike Ride, Ulladulla Summer Games), Commonwealth and NSW Public Services (Child Welfare, Health and Energy) and in community development (welfare, recreation, social justice, permaculture and volunteer work). I'm currently studying Grief and Bereavement with Mal and Di McKissock at the Bereavement Care Centre, Eastwood NSW.

Natural and beautiful things (like wood, glass, gardens, forest, beaches, the moon and the dark sky) have special places in my heart and life. In quieter moments I like cycling, walking and spending time both in the bush and on the beach. Catching up with friends over coffee or a good meal is always fun and I enjoy the sort of films that get me thinking and laughing. Reading good books (and meeting people who’ve read others) and listening to music that tingles down my spine are also significant in my life.

An interest in being ‘centred’ and the big questions of life has drawn me to investigate buddhism, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, Aikido, Vipassana Meditation, Shiatsu, Macrobiotics, Permaculture, Dru, Iyengar and Satyananda Yoga.

Apart from travelling in Australia, I’ve had the good fortune to have been overseas to some exotic and delightful places like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Crete and Turkey. I lived and studied in Stockholm for a year last century. Supporting and living with villagers in East Timor has been significant since 2001.


Appreciations

Couple Rachel & Dan
Thank You! We felt the ceremony was very special and just right for us.
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Elizabeth & Charles
Wales. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating the most wonderful wedding ceremony for us both. We feel so fortunate to have met you and are thrilled that you married us.

Buddhist inspired Wedding

 


   In Buddhist countries wedding ceremonies are not conducted in temples; and there is no "Buddhist" wedding ceremony or practices as such. However, monks and nuns are often involved in or around weddings especially to give blessings, organise fire ceremonies for purification or similar practices. read more