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.
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 Kyle & Tiffanie's Beach Wedding by the Penguin Colony, Caroline Bay, Timaru
The weather during the day had been terrible with gale force winds and the threat of rain looming. Most of NZ had been hit by the tail end of a cyclone but the sun gods shone bright for Kyle and Tiffanies 6:00pm wedding. A bit of wind still whipped through but it was a hundred times better than it had been hours before.
A simple but lovely set up brought in the colours black, white, red and blue for their beach wedding. A carved love heart and signing table was created for our ceremonial space.
Their Saturday started with showers, that teased us on and off during the morning. By lunchtime the skies had cleared to reveal a beautiful, bright sun with fluffy white clouds.
This loving couple had set their wedding ceremony scene on top of the Caroline Bay Lookout. This lookout gave us glorious views of the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Alps Mountain Range, Timaru township, the penguin colony and our working Port. The workings at the port seem to cease during the ceremony so the sounds of seagulls and waves became our background music.
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