Congratulations, you are obviously planning your wedding day and I'm pleased you have visited my website. This is a very busy and exciting time for a couple setting out on the road to marriage. There is a lot for you to organise and you certainly need someone to conduct your  Ceremony. That's where I come in. I would love to help you to put together a wedding ceremony which reflects the wishes of both of you.

Maybe you want a simple lakeside or mountain top ceremony with your own vows, which I can help you write, or you may want an elaborate wedding with some traditional elements such as sand ceremonies, candle lighting, wine unity ceremony or  readings and poetry. The ceremony itself should have that personal touch that suits you as a couple.

My service includes an initial consultation with you, that is either by phone, Skype (by appointment), email or in person . I will then send you  examples of vows based on what we have discussed and from there we can tailor those ceremonies to exactly suit your wishes. I can also send you many examples of readings and poems that may be suitable for inclusion in your ceremony.

Once the ceremony is taken care of, I will guide you through the application for your Marriage Licence .

If you are arriving a day or two before your big day I also recommend a rehearsal if time allows. This is a great chance to iron out any last minute problems to ensure that your wedding day ceremony goes without a hitch. If you are coming to New Zealand from overseas, I can apply for your licence on your behalf so that all you have to do is to pick it up on your way to your chosen destination. Because we have so many resources available within our organisation,  I can really make it easy for overseas couples in all areas of wedding planning.


“Hi Wayne, We simply cannot thank you enough for making our day so special.  Having travelled over from the UK to get married, we wanted a relaxed ceremony that all of us could enjoy without it feeling as formal as a traditional English wedding ceremony. You couldn’t have been more attentive and listened to all of our ideas to create the perfect ceremony, taking James for a drink before the ceremony, easing our nerves when needed and he made us all feel so relaxed.  The ceremony was beautifully intimate and exceeded our expectations beyond belief!  It was so amazing to  feel the pressure lifted off of our shoulders by you on such a big day that it  helped us to enjoy it even more. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to make such amazing memories and are so grateful and honoured that you have been such a huge part of these.”  Laura & James August 2013


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