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.
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.
Give me a call or email me
Outlined below is detailed information the services I offer and the process.
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.
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 takes 15 hours.
What I Offer:
Obligation free meeting
Respectful, Reliable, Punctual
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
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 "
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:
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:
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.