Pets at weddings.....? Do you, don't you? What are the pros and cons?
If you can not imagine NOT having your pet with you on your big day, consider these things before making a decison.
The first thing you must think of is the pets themself.
Do they like crowds? Are they well behaved? If you have answered no to both of those questions, chances are having your furry friend at your wedding is not for you!
Well done NZ! It is excellent news we are finally able to reach level two in NZ. This means that you can marry your sweetheart with up to 98 friends and family around you.
I have already married couples at level three so I am very conscious of the rules and regulations that need to be maintained so can guide you with what is needed for your ceremony.
Under covid 19 Alert level three you can get married as a SAFE SERVICE. I have married many gorgeous couples in intimate small wedding ceremonies and elopements so can make your wedding day special. For Level three very strict conditions apply with 10 people all up ( this includes couple, celebrant 2 witnesses, photographer(?) and up to 5 special guests guests
It is CEREMONY only so no reception. Strict physical distancing and hygiene practices apply with no travelling of guests between regions. I can craft a bespoke ceremony for you or offer you a simple no frills option for $90. Let's chat and see what suits your needs. Small intimate weddings and elopements are a speciality of mine so get in touch today and I can help you marry your honey ♡
Currently in NZ, because of this unprecedented national situation, we cannot have a funeral, gathering or tangi ( private or public) because of Covid-19 lockdown THOSE IMMEDIATE FAMILY WITHIN THE PERSONS BUBBLE CAN VIEW OR OBSERVE BURIAL. It is a difficult time dealing with the grief of your love one anyhow but not being able to farewell in the way you wish, with all the people you wish, can be distressing and heartbreaking. I have included some ideas to pay tribute to your loved one below.
If you would like some support, I am here to offer guidance, help or officiating via skype, phone, zoom or FaceTime, for those that want to pay tribute and celebrate their loved one.
I am a listening ear and can guide you if you find yourself in this difficult position.
Covid-19 / Coronavirus has taken over all of our everyday lives as NZ prepares for lockdown. It is in our conversations, thoughts newsfeeds, tv and social media.
Some of my couples ( MY OWN WEDDING included) have had to postpone our weddings This unexpected curve ball was not expected when we set our date.. Now the decision is, when to set the new date, as we realistically do not know when this will pandemic will end/subside. For those couples that have their date set later on in 2020 they are worrying about whether their wedding day will go ahead or if they will need to postpone to next year.
As your celebrant I can work with you! I will transfer your date to a new date ( that I am available) at no extra cost. You can still get excited to marry your honey, whether it is your original date or a new one in the not-so-distant future.
We cannot imagine what Grief feels like ......
until a loved one dies.
and then your life will be changed forever
They say that death and taxes are the only two things we can be sure of. There should be three things as grief is something that will affect all of us in varying forms.
But there is so much more to a person's death as there is grief.
Grief can rip you apart and make you numb, for others it is a constant dull ache. Some feel are overloaded with emotions and others have physical pain. Some of us have all of the above.
It is different for each of us. It’s hard to guess just how you may react when someone you love dies and it is important not to compare yourself to others.
OMG! You are getting married!
Whooooo! Your heart is racing and you feel closer than ever to your partner, no I mean, your FIANCEE!
Perhaps it was a surprise proposal or maybe you planned it. What ever way it happened you are going to marry the love of your life!
You have your "one" and are going to show the world by coming legally married.
You have set your big day. Now to decide what type of theme you would like for your wedding. You can have a subtle flavour of your theme throughout your wedding or go all out.
I recently was luckily to marry Lisa and Kane (pictured) in a medieval style wedding at a real castle! Most of the guests were dressed up and it was great. My bespoke wedding ceremony I created for them reflected the theme. I have a steampunk wedding coming up which will be fun!
"Let's write our own vows!"
It seemed like such a good idea at the time ... but as you sit down at your laptop you don't know where to start. You google "How to write your own vows" but there is so many articles offering tips it can feel pretty over whelming. So, how do you get the words out that describe the feelings in your heart?
Weddings can be so expensive and it is the little things that we want can add up the dollars. You can save some precious $$$ and make your own petal confetti. Not only will it save you money it will be fun to do and you can do it ahead of time.
Check out how to make your own dried petals.
I was first approached by Glenn as he wanted to do something special for Kelly. Life had been busy for them both he wanted to make sure Kelly knew what she meant to him. After 15 years of marriage it was time to renew this lovely couples' wedding vows.
We had a wonderful session where I heard their love story and all about their journey. Glenn set about making arrangements for possible ideas for their Vow Renewal Day.
Finding the right celebrant is like finding the perfect pair of shoes!First you have to think about what you want. You want a pair of shoes that are going to fit with what your need them for. Are you going to squeeze your foot into a gorgeous pair of shoes two sizes too small for you? Or wear a size to big? Of course not! You will end up with blisters and pinched feet or feeling not supported and unstable.
Donna and Sean awoke to a stunner of a day in February. They created a magical ceremonial space at Seven Oakes in their gardens. Donna's favourite colour is purple so varying shades of purple were used in the bridal part and the decorations. Family is important to both Donna and Sean so they made sure their wedding was going to have all their nearest and dearest involved.
A Naming Ceremony can take any format that you choose.It may be simple welcome to our world, a formal naming of your child, or a blessing for the baby and your family. It is a bespoke ceremony to officially welcome your new baby that is crafted with your beliefs, values and desires of your family.
The setting was breathtaking in rural South Canterbury for Anna and Hamish. Grace Bolton, from Grace Bolton Photography, captured some fantastics memories of this gorgeous large, rustic wedding. Their whole day flowed beautifully. Anna and Hamish had a bespoke, personalised ceremony that featured a live singer, a horse and their fur baby
There were some clouds in the sky which helped cool the searing sun, creating a beautiful summers day. Anna arrived on a magnificent horse, led by her father, followed by her bridesmaids and fur-baby, Macy.
Jade began her celebrant career in 2017 and has a diploma in Celebrant Studies. Within in the first two years of her celebrant journey she had already married over 50 couples and led as many funerals. Since then she has honed her ceremonial writing and delivering skills and has bookings up to 2 years in advance. Get in contact today to discuss your needs