Sassy Celebrant Nell Dark-Jones jumps out of plane

@nelldarkjones_girlcelebrant Number of couples married by this little celebrant last weekend = zero

Number of planes jumped out of by yours truly = 1 🛩

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The Sassies 2018: Meet the nominees (Sassy Nominees)

These are the business that have been nominated by the 9 Sassy Celebrants are up for the Sassy Judges Award

Photographer

Little Black Bow Photographer

Emg Photography

Something Blue Photography

Ben Howland

Fortunate Fellow

Sandra Henri Photography

Margan Photography

Stories By Mel

Barefoot & Bearded




Videography

Lighthouse Films

Design Patrol

Hunter Valley Video

Euphoria Films

Morelife Media

Bonnie Lass Films

I Heart Productions



Venue

48 Watt Street

Ironbark Hill

Block 8 

48 Watt Street

Chateau Elan

Circa 1876

Millifield Homestead

Stanley Park

Wallalong House

The Forest Chapel

Pacific Dunes

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Hair / Makeup

Gloss Girl Bridal Story

Heidi at Hair We Are

Chic Artistry

Empire Artistries

Style By Divine

White Hair and Makeup

Dunn and Dusted



DJs

Silent Shout

XYDJ

DJ Griffin

Mane Events

Advantage DJs

The Vintage Stylus



Musicians

Ryan Daley

Crocq

Brown Bear and Hooves

16 Strings

Bonnie Ray

Emmy Rose Music

Jake Davey

Matt McLaren

Joel Oakhill

Gen-R-8



Stylists

The Wedding Designers

A Beautiful Occasion

Whimisical Fox

Film and Foliage

Exotic Lilly


Florists

Jade McIntosh

Peonies

Yeng Tan Floral Design

Botanica Bird

The Grateful Boutique and Bouquet

Flowers by Lorey



Cake/Caterer

Sprout Catering

Cake Torta Cake

Restaurant Mason

New Burger Co

Hello Naomi

Eurobar Patisserie

Skye High Cakes and Creations



Car/ Transport

Hunter Hummers

Absolute Vintage

Hunter Valley Wedding Carriages

Kruisin Kombis

Elegant Metal

All Custom Kombis

The Tipsy Caravan

Kombi Celebrations


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Photographer

April Werz Photography

Atelier photography

Bella Phone Art

Ben Howland

Biteme Photography

Blake Chaney Photography

Candice Campbell

Chasing Brightness

Curly Tree Photography

David King Photography

Euphoria Film​

Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography

Justin Worboys photography

Lauren Anne Photography

Little Black Bow Photography

Love Sariena

Luna Imagery

Me photography

Moshpitson.com.au

One million moments

Perspective Photography

Popcorn photography

Rope and Pulley

Something Blue Photography and cinematography

Stories with Mel - Fine Art Photography

Sue Taylor Photography

Waterfield Photography

Wolf and Wildflower Photography




Videography

Bonnie Lass

Design Patrol

Euphoria Film

Gravity Films

Honest Wedding Films

Hunter Valley Video

I heart productions

Keevs Media

Little Ruby

Morelife Films

Simon Cranch

Something Blue Photography and Cinematography

Writing with Light Studio


Venue

3 Cowper St ​

48 watt

Adams Peak

Anchorage Port Stephens

Awaba House

Caves beachside Hotel

Circa 1876​

Feenbank Farm

Fort Scratchley

Kookaburra hideaway

Longworth house

Maddies of Bolwarra

Mansfield House

Merewether Surf House

Mindaribba House

Mystwood Retreat

Peppers Creek 

Sir Frances Drake 

Stonehurst Cedar Creek

The Stables

The White Room

Tocal Homestead

Wallalong House
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Hair / Makeup

Aditi Hair

Belinda Ward Hair + Make Up

Bronwyn Jones Makeup Artistry

Caitlin Miller Makeup

Chic Artistry

Christianes Hair Design

Coco tanning hair tan and beauty

Georgia belle artistry

Gloss Girl Bridal Story

Hair by Chlo


Caitlyn Denny Makeup Artist

Heather's Beauty

Headz up Medowie

Karen Dyer Makeup & Hair

Lush & Gritti

Luxe Makeup Artistry

Makeup Artistry by Alex

Miranda Howson Hair

Nicole King

Passions Hair Belmont

Rebecca Lawson Makeup Artistry

Red Pepper Studio

Refined Hair and Makeup

Julie Skimmings

Shag Hair

Stevi Hopkins

Taylor Beck

The Boys Studio

The Mark of Class

Visage

White Hair and Makeup


DJs

Advantage DJs

Coast Sounds DJs

Jeff Hindmarsh

Jerome O’Connor Master Blaster

Silent shout

XYDJ


Musicians

Brendan Murphy

Brown bear and hooves

Cam Hughes 

Music

Crocq

Emily Smith

Georgina Grimshaw

Jerome O’Connor

Kylie Jane Howard

Mimosa Duo

Nick Read Entertainment

Tara Campbell Music

They Call Me Bruce

Venus Music



Stylists

As Sweet As Jasmine

Crab Apple Vintage

Henry and Audrey

Hunter Outdoor

Katie Barlow

Love and Protect

Love Glows

Nicole Conlan

Rosewater Reverie

Elope with a Twist

The Wedding Designer

Whimsical Fox


Florists

1969 Floristry

As Sweet As Jasmine

Beautiful Occasion

Blooms on Darby

Botanica Bird

Floral Affects and Event Hire

Floweresque

Flowers by Lorey

Flowers By Marsha


Gloucester Flowers

Hunter Valley Bouquets

Jade McIntosh Flowers

L & A Flowerland

Little Wren Flowers

Morpeth Flower Gallery

My little Peony

Peonies

Peter Hird

Primrose Floral Design

 
Pushing Pansies

The Naked Florist

The Petal Sisters

The Posy Post

The Wedding Designer

Wow Flowers


Cake/Caterer

A la roch Cakes and Sweets

Baked a Cake

Doughheads

Dragon Fly Cakes

Fennel and Co

Hello Naomi

I Do Weddings

Mae Petite Cake Design

Mason catering

Melrose Cakes

Miss Clavels Cakes

Monkey Place Catering

Sharp and Co Platters

Sprout Catering

Sugar Shack Bakery


Car/ Transport

Central Coast Kombi

Chase Limousines

Dollface Garage

Elegant Metal

Hunter Valley Hummers

Kombi Celebrations

Kombi Event Hire

Morpeth Limousine

Natalie Limousines

Silver Classics

Slattery Helicopters


Celebrants

Amy Logan

Amy Webster

Brittany Turner

Corey Newman

Edie McCarthy

Gwendalyn Burt

Hitched in the Hunter

Intimate Belle Weddings

Jan Higgs

Jeff Hindmarsh

Johanna Hayes

Jules Amidy

Kim McCartin

Kim Oakhill

Linda Upcroft

Melodie Ristic

Monty King

Nell Dark Jones

Sassy Celebrants

Susan Allam

Timothy Jackson

Wayne Cooper

Wed by Kez


Dress Maker/ Designer

Atelier Rose

Calabro

Elizabeth Rose Couture

KWH bridal

Studio C


Sassy Celebrants celebrate Marriage Equality

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  • Celebrant: Monty King
  • Photographer: Curly Tree Photography / Lauren Anne Photography
  • Video: Hunter Valley Video
  • Hair and Makeup: Gloss Girl Bridal Story
  • Venue: 48 Watt Street
  • Stylist: The Wedding Designer
  • Live Video: Wedding Streamerz

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  • Celebrant: Kim Oakhill
  • Photographer: Thierry Boudan Photography
  • Video: Hunter Valley Video
  • Venue: 48 Watt Street
  • Stylist: The Wedding Designer
  • Live Video: Wedding Streamerz

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  • Celebrant: Nell Dark-Jones
  • Photographer: Ben Howland
  • Video: Hunter Valley Video
  • Hair and Makeup: Gloss Girl Bridal Story
  • Venue: 48 Watt Street
  • Stylist: The Wedding Designer
  • Live Video: Wedding Streamerz

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MEDIA RELEASE: Three Newcastle same sex couples to be amongst the first in Australia to marry on January 9

MEDIA RELEASE
11 December 2017

Three Newcastle same sex couples to be amongst the first in Australia to marry on January 9 thanks to Sassy Celebrants

Newcastle : Sassy Celebrants will join with other local wedding industry professional to provide free services to any couple who wants to marry on January 9, 2018. Three three couples are confirmed to participate in the celebrations

Renowned wedding venue 48 Watt Street, Watt Street Newcastle will provide the backdrop for the three Newcastle-based couples who will be amongst the first in Australia to marry under the new amendments to the Marriage Act.

For two of the couples who will legally marry on January 9, this ceremony will be legalising their relationship in the eye of the law, having already celebrated their relationship with a non-legal commitment ceremony in front of family and friends before the laws were changed. The third couple has waited for this historic day to show their commitment to one another.

“As celebrants, we have the privilege of legalising relationships into marriages every weekend. In recent years Sassy Celebrants has conducted many, many non-legal commitment ceremonies for those that under previous law couldn’t legally marry each other,” said Kez Tippett of Sassy Celebrants, co-ordinator of the event.
“When the law was changed, we decided that on the first day it was legal for any couple to marry, regardless of gender, we would offer our services for free. For us, this represents a celebration of what is means to have marriage equality in Australia,” said Kez.
“We are thrilled that not just one, but three couples took us up on the offer as soon as we were permitted to accept their paperwork. It’s such a privilege for Sassy and our partners to be part of such a momentous day in Australian history,” concluded Kez.

Newcastle photographers Ben Howland, Curly Tree Photography and Thierry Boudan will shoot the ceremonies, Hunter Valley Video and Eluminate will film this historic moment and Gloss Girl Bridal Story will provide hair and makeup.

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For more information please contact
Kerryn “Kez” Tippett
0402 216 597
sassy@sassycelebrants.com.au

About Sassy Celebrants
Sassy Celebrants is a collective of 9 Newcastle based celebrants that offer modern, fun marriage ceremonies across the Hunter and Australia.
New amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect on December 8, 2017 allowing same sex couples to marry in Australia after sufficient notice meaning the first marriages under the new law will occur across Australia on January 9, 2018.

Quotes from Wedding Providers

“Marriage Equality for me personally is the assurance that we are working toward a society where we are all accepted for who we are. This is the kind of country I want for my children.” Caitlin Sims – Curly Tree Photography

“Marriage equality means every human has the right to choose. To choose who they call husband or wife . To choose who has legal rights in medical situations. To choose a life that represents their true self” Tina Niszczot – Gloss Girl Bridal Story

The Sassy Celebrants difference…

Sassy Celebrants from Sassy Celebrants on Vimeo.

When you book a celebrant make sure they have a back up plan. This weekend I (Sassy Kez) couldn’t perform a ceremony as my son was taken to emergency.

One call out to the Sassy Celebrants team and I had a back up in place and out to meet the couple within minutes.

That’s the Sassy Celebrant difference – we are a team.

We back each other up and no matter which Sassy Celebrant you book, you are getting an amazing, vibrant celebrant who will do their best for you. — with Kim Oakhill – Modern Civil Celebrant, Vows Now – Marriage Celebrant, Kim McCartin Civil Celebrant, Monty King Celebrations, Nell Dark-Jones – Celebrant, Wed By Kez and Married By Timothy.

Sassy Bus makes some noise at Lovedale Long Lunch 2016

Sassy Celebrants Lovedale Long Lunch 2016 V2.0 from Sassy Celebrants on Vimeo.

It was always going to get messy when you throw a bunch of Sassy Celebrants, their clients, wedding industry peers, friends and family on a bus heading towards Lovedale and copious amounts of wine.

Leaving Newcastle in the very early hours of Sunday morning [ok, it was 10am but that is early on a Sunday] the Sassy Bus took on Wandin Estate, Sandalyn and finishing at Tatler. Songs were sung, music was danced to, wine was definitely drunk and the mood was sleepy but happy as the bus pulled back into the Queen’s Wharf Brewery some 8 hours later.

The final comment made by all who attended “Let’s do it again next year!”

 

Sassy Celebrants Lovedale Long Lunch 2016 from Sassy Celebrants on Vimeo.

 

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Weekend Wrap Up #8 Sassy Celebrants Newcastle Modern Celebrants

[ut_title_divider]Sassy Kim – Kim McCartin Celebrant[/ut_title_divider]

Chelsea and Michael at  Leaves and Fishes Pokolbin
Perfectly suited ceremony, short and sweet. 13 mins in total. But naturally classy and full of love.

[ut_title_divider]Sassy Nell – Nell Dark-Jones Celebrant[/ut_title_divider]

Check out the beautiful smiles on this gorgeous pair!

Congratulations to Ben & Prue, wed surrounded by the loveliest of family and friends at Calvin Estate (venue perfection!) on Saturday 16.04.2016 – a ceremony full of happy memories, bright smiles and just the right amount of mushy stuff <3

nell

[ut_title_divider] Sassy Monty – Monty King Celebrations[/ut_title_divider]

 

A legendary Thursday special!

Dave & Cristy looked AMAZING at their intimate ceremony on Thursday afternoon, at home at Caves Beach with family and friends. Was an absolute pleasure to be there, thanks guys 🙂

Saturday – Festival of the ring – Part 1. Steve and Alicia, deadset legends! A fantastic setting at IronBark Hill Vineyard chapel, there were laughs, cheers and a dancing bridal party! I had an awesome time, thank you so much for having me!

Saturday – Festival of the ring – Part 2. Old mate of mine Keith and his stunning bride Kellie, at the site of my under 18s rugby league glory days, Singleton Showground. Kellie looked amazing in the autumn afternoon light, Keith scrubbed up ok too. Thanks for the icy cold beer to finish too guys!

 

[ut_title_divider] Sassy Kez – Wed By Kez[/ut_title_divider]

Was just waiting on the nod from a surprise wedding before I got to telling you all about my weekend.

Friday I had the awesome Danielle and Will of the House Bischoff [Game of Thrones anyone?] at King Edward Park with the gorgeous Candice Campbell Photography taking the snaps. It was a perfect day, a perfect ceremony and Danielle left me an awesome review which you can check out on this page.

Saturday Kira-Lee and Dale, their two witnesses and MWJC Photography met up at Greyson park and Kira-Lee and Dale got married under the figtrees with their beautiful sleeping son Harley by their side.

Saturday afternoon Jessica and Scott said their “I do’s” at Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia. It was my first ceremony there and I hope not the last. Can’t wait to see the photos from Exquisite Photography when they come in. [Just quietly Jess’s little girl Harlow stole the show and gave Daddy Scott the biggest, most beautiful smile! when he gave he a necklace]

Sunday morning, Thornton Community Centre we celebrated Harley’s birthday and naming and then dropped the bombshell that Kira-Lee and Dale were ALREADY married!

BIG weekend, Im buzzing from it. Taking loads of 2017 enquiries to… and It feels like I’ll be travelling a lot next year! Love what i do!