Real Weddings: Louisa & Travis

On Louisa and Travis’ wedding day they both changed their name.  I love love loved so much about their day (especially how ‘their wedding their way’ it was!) but this was my favourite part.   Growing up Travis’ maternal grandparents played a huge part in his life.  As they’d had only daughters their name would have…

Real Weddings: Kyle and Melissa

What has meaning and relevance is different in every relationship.  It meant a lot to Kyle and Melissa that they share their wedding day with their immediate families, but that it also be an adventure.   And so Kyle and Melissa brought their families with them to Wanaka, where they tied the knot on the…

From the wedding album: Niki and Richie

Niki and Richie got married in the Tasman River Reserve between Glen Tanner and Mt Cook Village in December of 2014.  It was an overcast day, but with the backdrop of New Zealand’s tallest mountain set against the wide open river valley, it didn’t look dull, it looked dramatic and moody. And yet they didn’t…

From the Wedding Album: Shelley and Andrew

I love every wedding I do… but every celebrant will tell you there’s something super special about getting to marry friends. I’ve known Shelley for several years and was absolutely stoked when her and Andrew asked me to be their celebrant.  They got married at Waiora Scout Camp just out of Dunedin in September of…

Here’s something interesting… Woodbury Hall

Every now and then I come across a venue, product or service I think brides and grooms to be should know about. This week I found out about the Woodbury Hall. Woodbury is a little settlement about 7km out of Geraldine in South Canterbury on the way to (but not too far away from) the…

Ask me about the locals

So you’re thinking about getting married in Tekapo? This is totally my patch! I’m based in Fairlie, just half an hour away from Tekapo. Maybe you live here too… in which case you might already know all of this, and maybe you should take a look at my post on getting your marriage licence or…