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.
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!
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.
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.
The story of Jonathon and Nadine's morning intimate garden wedding, Timaru
This lovely couple created a beautiful, initimate ceremonial space in a relatively short amount of time. Jonathon and Nadine decided the time was right to marry and thought why wait - I loved their enthusiasm!
Don't feel overwhelmed or confused when planning your wedding. All you need to do is work through what you need to do one step at a time. Here is a simple list of 10 important things you need to work out with your fiancee before you get into the finer details. If you have been married and are not officially divorced please get on to this immediately.
The story of Ben and Mhairi's Scottish Wedding with a hand fasting, Kingsdown Manor, Timaru Kingsdown Manor and Chapel Centre was the perfect location for Ben and Mhairi's Scottish themed wedding. In keeping with their heritage, a hand fasting enactment was included after the exchange of rings.
Their whole family was involved in including Toby, their much loved fur baby. The day began with a little drizzle which stopped an hour before the wedding and the sky was perfect for the photos. Brad Reeve Photography captured their special moments for their wedding day.
Mhairi and Ben had a personalised ceremony that captured their essence and their love story. They wrote their own vows which were very moving.
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