Biography of Melanie James
I am an authorised marriage celebrant in Australia (visit my webite) and a Justice of the Peace. I live in the small Hunter Valley town of Branxton with my husband and two children. I love weddings.
I have received national and state awards in communications and I have broad experience in journalism, media, presentation and public speaking.
I originally trained as a general nurse and worked for many years in acute care areas.
I have completed a celebrant training course, hold an honours degree in communications and a masters degree in journalism.
I’ve been a finalist in The Australian Vogel Award for creative writing and I've had numerous feature articles published, including in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspapers. I am a lecturer at the University of Newcastle in communications
Melanie James's Works:
Growing up with Books
Melanie James Poems
Marriage For Life
Marriage is a commitment for life, and in many ways is a commitment to life. It offers opportunities for sharing and knowing one another
I’ve kicked some goals in life But nothing matches the exhilaration Of scoring the best life partner A man could have.
They are marrying each other today Because they truly want to live The words of this marriage ceremony. They take each other for all time,
Have No Illusions
Have no illusions – Life is challenging Have no illusions – Marriage is not easy
These Wedding Rings
These rings tell the world that you have publicly declared
Our Love Our love is too big to gift wrap Can’t be weighed in tonnes Won’t fit inside an airplane hangar
Our love is too big to gift wrap
Can’t be weighed in tonnes
Won’t fit inside an airplane hangar
Can’t be submerged in seas
Can’t be contained by regulations
Won’t disappear by magic
Won’t be outshone by sunlight
Can’t be tied down by ropes