Certified wedding celebrant in Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH

WEDDING CELEBRANT

Hello and congratulations 

on your exciting decision to get married.

Congratulations for choosing the iconic Marlborough Region to say “I do”. If you have landed on this page you will already know and have seen the amazing locations you can choose to have your memorable wedding ceremony.  Be it the incredible Marlborough Sounds, or a vineyard, or backyard venue, Marlborough offers amazing jaw dropping scenery right at your door step.  

 

I have been lucky enough to be part of some of the most memorable weddings. 

 

Being a celebrant is one of the best jobs, I love listening and chatting to you about our ideas, and getting to know you.  

 

I ask lots of questions and find out how you meet fell in love,  along with all the amazing fun filled adventures you have had along the way.  From there I craft a bespoke ceremony that is unique to you, from contemporary to classic, I am open minded with a modern outlook on life and my ceremonies reflect this.  You sign off on the ceremony before the  BIG DAY. I always recommend a rehearsal, and I always arrive an hour before the ceremony  where I deliver your wedding ceremony with mindful sincerity, and authenticity, making it a truly memorable ceremony that stays in  the hearts and minds of friends family but more importantly, you the newlyweds for ever.

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 when planning your special day. 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 pause on setting a date to tie the knot.

 

However, we can get the ball rolling, by meeting and beginning to write a first draft ceremony.   

So please get in touch, I am keen to chat and hear all about your proposed wedding day plans.

Let´s Chat:

Give me a call or email me    

Outlined below is detailed information the services I offer and the process.

Christina Wedding celebrant in marlborough

MY CEREMONY PHILOSOPHY

The transition to train to be a celebrant at the Celebrant School has been a natural progression from, teaching oral communication, event planning, owning my own business in Blenheim,  along with training and managing staff, and the skills and life lessons I have learnt along the way,  have  dove tailed perfectly into my role as a celebrant.

 

It is a great privilege being a celebrant, and to share in loved ones special day, is an absolute honor.

 

I believe that ceremony captures the moments that really matter in life, and I seek to customize every ceremony to reflect you.  I want to hear your stories: how you met, what’s important in your relationship, the quirks and contradictions that make you fabulous individuals. Together we will bring your stories to life, making your wedding ceremony UNIQUE - truly your own.

 

I look forward to meeting you both and together we can create your UNIQUE wedding ceremony.

Standard Fee:

To help you manage your budget, I work on a rate of $60.00 per hour. Typically to plan, prepare, rehearse and officiate  your ceremony ranges from 10 - 12 hours. However once we have a clear idea of what services you require,  final fee is agreed.

What I Offer:​

  • Obligation free meeting

  • Respectful, Reliable, Punctual

  • Open minded

  • Good Listener

  • All my Prices are Inclusive

  • Transparency - with a detailed contract

  • Regular meetings, in person (online if required)

  • Comprehensive wedding package i.e. resources, legal guidance

  • Creative Ceremony Design for your approval

  • Culturally mindful

  • Deliver ceremony with Respect, Sincerity and Authenticity

  • Fun, modern outlook with a Positive Energy

  • Well spoken,  easy, relaxed and personable

  • Your bespoke ceremony approved before the BIG DAY

  • Comprehensive Rehearsal Run Notes  (Optional but Recommended)

  • Stylishly Dressed to suit your wedding style

  • I only officiate one ceremony per day

WHAT LOVED ONES SAY

Cassidy & Jackson 

 “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."

 

 

Charlotte & Christopher

 "Thank you so so much for coming down to Kaiteriteri to perform our ceremony. We loved having you and definitely was great having someone with energy and enthusiasm as I think the ceremony really benefitted from this!"

 

 

Kate & Liam

 "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!" 

 

 

Stacey & Alex

 "You absolutely nailed the feel we were after and we both had an amazing time. Thank you for all of you guidance along the way and for all of the support leading up to the day. Thank you so much, you were amazing."

 

 

Kate & james

 "We cannot thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job. The ceremony was just perfect and we loved every minute of our day "

THE PROCESS 

WORKING WITH ME AS YOUR WEDDING CELEBRANT

Step 1: Contact Me:


We will check to see if I am available for your wedding date, and then we can set up an obligation-free meeting to see if I am the right celebrant for you.




Step 2: First Interview:


Once you have decided that I am the celebrant for you we will arrange the first interview, either at my house, yours, or a location that suits you both. At this interview we will get to know each other and I may record the interview with you both. This is so that I can hear your stories, how you met and what's important in your relationship. It is also an opportunity to talk through your expectations, and how much you want me to be involved. i.e. finding readings, music, ceremony structure. I will outline a ceremony composition if that is required. My role is to listen and ask questions to gain as much information about you both, as no two people or ceremonies are the same! This will enable me to create a unique ceremony that honours your relationship that is truly your own. I am there to learn how you would like your wedding ceremony. From there I begin to weave your stories and create your unique ceremony. This meeting needs to occur at least 31 days before your wedding and during it we will complete the necessary administration tasks. I will need to sight your original Birth Certificates or Passports, as a means of formal identification. (I will cover these requirements with you on the phone before the meeting as well). If you are from another region or overseas, all of these interviews can happen over the phone, Sykpe or via email and you can post me a witnessed Notice of Intended Marriage form at least 31 days before your wedding day.




Step 3: Creative Design & Thinking Stage:


On the basis of our discussion/interview and any suggestions that have been given, I will research, explore and gather any resources and ideas.




Step 4: Second meeting:


This is where the ideas, reflections, and preliminary plans are shared. We meet and together we run through, in full detail, all aspects of the ceremony. The Order of the Ceremony, the exact wordings, readings, poetry, music, and clarifying who does and says what will be confirmed at this meeting. I will record in detail the exact words requested.




Step 5: Ceremony Crafting:


This is where I begin to create and weave your story and design your ceremony in full detail. I write an overview and order of events with your ceremony. I will be in contact regularly (via email) to ensure I have included all that we discussed in our second meeting.




Step 6: Confirmation of Your Ceremony Details:


I will email the complete ceremony in full, or I can send a hard copy if pre arranged. All the necessary detail will be confirmed i.e. props, technical requirements, documents, flowers etc. We will set and confirm the practical logistics (not the wording) of the wedding rehearsal date at this time. I will always ring the day before to confirm.




Step 7: Wedding Rehearsal:


Your wedding party and anyone with a role in the ceremony should be present. However, often people are travelling great distances to share your special day with you, so that can't always be possible.

We'll run through the shape of the ceremony, rehearse the logistics of the ceremony and organise cues for musicians or guests with a speaking role.

It is also important for the audio person to attend so that we can check volumes and music cues.




Step 8: The Big Day:


I'll arrive an hour before the wedding is due to start. I will make sure everything is ready as planned. You will get married!




Step 9: Getting Certified:


After the ceremony, I will send all of the paperwork to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry nearest you and register your marriage.

You can then use the B45 A form (Copy of Particulars) to apply for your official Marriage Certificate, the details of which are on the reverse side of the Copy of particulars.





Contact me:

VCANZ
Speech New Zealand
Speaach Communication Association New Zealand
The Celebrant School Te Wananga Korowai Aroha
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