Robyn Rodda Blog

I’d rather be a Kiwi than an Aussie right now!

I always count my blessing that I am an Aussie; after all it’s the best country in the world. Compared to the rest of the world, our lifestyle is pretty lay-back, we have great beaches, fantastic country regional areas, no wars, and freedom of speech.


A Boat Harbour in Somerville?

Who would’ve thought that there would be a boat harbour in Somerville! I live about 15 minutes away and I always thought Somerville was landlocked, but I was wrong. And today, we held a wedding there.


A Wedding on My Wedding Day!

The coincidences for this wedding struck me immediately when I was contacted by the bride. Firstly, they wanted to marry on April 12th which is my wedding anniversary, then she told me her name, which is the same as my daughters, and then she told me the name of her hubby-to-be which was almost the same as my maiden name!! Well… it seemed to me that I was just meant to do this wedding.


I will never win Marriage Celebrant of the year!

There is a certain website that rewards wedding vendors i.e., Celebrants, Photographers, venues etc by holding awards for the best vendor in their category. They advertise that the nominees and winners on their site and the prize is all in the glory of winning. Contenders can promote themselves as nominees with the hope that this will give an edge over the competition. It all works quite well except for one thing.


A Perfect Wedding

The lovely Ascot House, in Ascot Vale of course set the scene for today’s wedding. On a perfect autumn day, the trees provided a wonderful ambiance and the couple who were married today had the picture-perfect wedding.