A Christmas Fairytale (Wedding)

My story begins a lot of years ago… 10 years ago, maybe more.  Well before I became a celebrant or had kids so I’m out of life landmarks to date it. Anyway, it was Christmas morning and my Dad and I were on our way into town (Invercargill) to pick up someone or something… good…

Coffeecoffeecoffeeeeeeeeee!

Facebook shared this memory with me the other day… I always knew the path from one coffee to addiction was a slippery slope… yesterday I bought my first plunger. The coffee Bron gave me on Friday was so nice I just can’t hold out anymore.   It seems crazy to me that this was just…

Best Job Ever!

You know when you’ve been away from your job for a while… you come back, sit in that chair and (assuming you have a job you love) you’re grateful for the recharge, the holiday you’ve just had, but you’re in the zone, you’re where you belong. I’m lucky that that’s me.  I’m a celebrant and…

When the fear of public speaking is super real

So you have this conundrum.  You have a lot of friends and family you want to celebrate your wedding with… but the thought of speaking in front of them all makes you break out in a cold sweat, makes you afraid you’ll freeze up or just not engage properly with your wedding day.  You want…

Real Weddings: Kimberley and Ricky

Kimberley has had the honour of being one of my bestest friends in the world for several years (of course it’s been beyond an honour to be counted among your friends too Kimberley!)  In January I was blessed to get to marry her and the love of her life Ricky in Bannockburn, Central Otago. Kimberley…

Breakfast weddings… the way of the future!

Fellow Glitter Squad celebrant Tom went to a friend’s wedding, a breakfast wedding and said I (slightly edited) quote ‘they’re the way of the future. We need to make them happen!’ I decided he was right, we do need to make them happen.  Hence why I’ve just launched my new ‘Pancakes and Coffee Special’ celebrant…

I (still) do. Vow Renewal ceremonies

  Recently via The Glitter Squad Celebrants FB page (we’re awesome, you should check us out here) I’ve been asked about what a renewal of vows ceremony should look like.  It’s kind of an impossible question to answer because renewing your vows is totally about personal choice. For some people, the answer is ‘that’s not…

Celebrants In the Pride Parade!

Yesterday was the 2017 Auckland Pride Parade.  And for the very first time, a group of celebrants registered to march in it.  A group I am very very proud to be a part of!  We are The Glitter of Celebrants – more about us here.  We are from all around NZ, we all believe in…

Why A Wedding Is Like A Birthday

This Wednesday will be my 34th birthday.  I love my birthdays!  I do not give two hoots what the number is.  To me my birthday isn’t a commiseration that I’m getting older, it’s a celebration that I’ve survived another year.  And as such (after much trial and error) I have found a way to celebrate…

Why Celebrants Are Like Marmite

The big question… when should you book your celebrant? Well let me muddy the waters with a food analogy (because yum yum food.) Celebrants are like toast spreads… some people like Marmite, some people Vegemite (weirdos), some people like jam or honey or peanut butter. Your celebrant is the person who will set the scene…