CELEBRATE EVERY LIFE EVERY DAY

Whoa a big shout out to the Team of 5 million!!!  As of today Friday 29th May New Zealanders are now  able to gather in groups of 100.  For couples who have held off dropping a knee or holding back on the decison to get hitched  I could not think of a better time to acknowledge your commitment and say “I Do”  with Aotearoa on the verge of eliminating the corona virus  it is indeed a time to celebrate with loved ones  as we move towards more stoical freedom.

Christina Mackay Wedding Celebrant
Christina Mackay
Wedding and Funeral Celebrant
Marriage Matters:

 

Although we are now allowed to gather in groups of 100, the rules of social distancing still apply.  However, looking to the future  this  shift does provide more certainty in regards to getting married.   I understand it will still pose problems for families who will be travelling from overseas to New Zealand to attend and celebrate.  So I totally understand couples wanting to wait until possibly the end of July  before making a decision on setting a date to tie the knot. 

 

However, we can get the ball rolling, by meeting and beginning write a first draft ceremony,  so please get in touch,  I am keen to chat and hear all about your proposed wedding day plans,

As a marriage and funeral celebrant I understand how deeply it has affected the way we acknowledge and celebrate the lives of loved ones that have departed and how couples celebrate their love and commitment  with family and friends.

Having  moved to level 2 I thought I would outline the rules around ceremony and celebration. 
Marriage Ceremonies:
 
Unfortunately at alert level 2  couples are only allowed 10 people to gather to marry and celebrate  at a safe social distance.  However,  I am very keen to chat to about your future wedding plans so that we are we'll underway when we move to Level 1 and beyond…. so please  get in touch
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End of Life Ceremonies:
 

As of today the Government has relaxed the gathering rules further to allow for groups of 100 to gather.

 

Funeral Directors are now able to conduct End of Life Ceremonies with groups of 100 people max.  This come as a huge relief,  as it is a very important part of the human condition and healing process to reach out and offer comfort, love and support to bereaved families and friends, to mourn, to laugh, to cry, to tell the stories, and the anecdotes, of a loved one.​

 

As a funeral celebrant I understand how deeply this has affected the way we acknowledge and celebrate the lives of loved ones that have departed and how families support one another during this time of grieving.

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Here to Support:

During the lockdown period I have undertaken Zoom Memorial tutorials through the Celebrant School, and I welcome any enquiries to assist families in their loved ones final journey, via a Zoom Memorial Ceremony.

 

I know this can seem like a daunting and solitary way of saying goodbye but before you judge please consider how this dynamic option can uplift and offer a strong connection and support to mourning families, friends and community.

 

 

I am available to guide you through the process and offer reassurance, if this approach to End of Life Ceremony is an option your family wish to consider.  Please contact me at any time to talk through the process and help alleviate any concerns you may have.

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Testimonies
"We cannot thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job. The ceremony was just perfect and we loved every minute of our day "
katie and James
"We just had the most amazing wedding day and we want to Thank-you so much for making it so special and personal for us!" 
kate and Liam
"Thanks again, everyone at the wedding raved about how great a job you did and how perfectly the ceremony went. We couldn't have been happier."
Cassidy and Jackson
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