Summer – The season for Weddings. – Peta Hardley Kumeu Wedding Celebrant

Here we are in the middle of another busy wedding season! I love my work as a celebrant. It is just the best job!

I have lots of photos of great couples to share and even a few of my place here at Casabella

Lynn and Michael married at Landsendt – That tropical oasis in Oratia. They had such a fun ceremony which concluded when they danced down the aisle!

Lynn & Michael at Landsendt

Lynn & Michael at Landsendt


Hannah and Shah (below) had the most incredibly beautiful summer’s day for their intimate wedding ceremony at a Howick reserve close to their home. Hardly a cloud in the sky.

Peta with Shah & Hannah


Bridget and Johnny really surprised their friends when they announced the BBQ they were enjoying at their home, had suddenly become a wedding! The guests were understandably shocked but also extremely happy and supportive. The backdrop was an incredible sunset.

Bridget, Johnny & Grace with their fab sunset


Mahnaz and Paul have an incredible story of a developing love a world apart.
They were finally able to share their Vows with a few special friends, at my home ‘Casabella’.
A dove release was a special feature

Paul & Mahnaz's Dove release

Mahnaz, Paul & Peta @ Casabella


Claire and Tuahu married at Tu’s grandmother’s home, on the shore of lake Pupuke.
Being another gorgeous sunny day, they even had fans for all the guests – a very welcome idea. The ceremony ended with a haka which sent shivers down my spine.

Claire & Tuahu


Jane and Paul’s special day was even more special, as they married on Jane’s birthday, here at my home, ‘Casabella’. Double reason for a great celebration!

Paul & Jane @ Casabella


Nikki and Kieron were positively glowing as they enjoyed a fabulous day with family and friends at lovely Markovina in Kumeu.

Nikki & Kieron @ Markovina


Hannah and Paul arrived from England just a week before their big day, held in Kumeu. The Auckland weather played it’s part too, to make the prefect romantic summer wedding.

Hannah & Paul's romantic wedding

Hannah’s Mum Lynda made her the most exquisite bouquet, complete with sparklingmomentos from Hannah’s past and also family members. Priceless!

Hannah's special flower bouquet


Midori and Gavin blended the best of their Japanese and Scottish heritage (along with a wee bit of Kiwiana) at their fabulous wedding at Gracehill. Kilts, kimonos, whiskey, sake, bagpipes and origami.. it had it all. A delicious mix of two cultures

Gavin and Midori's special day at Gracehill

I had to take a picture of their amazing cake. It includes symbols of Japan, Scotland and  New Zealand, along with a cruise ship on top, which is where they met. Aewsome!

Midori & Gavin's amazing cake

Congratultions to all these wonderful couples!

And finally just a few snaps of ‘Casabella’, – my home and a great place for an intimate ceremony.

Casabella intimate garden ceremony area

'Casabella' Garden ceremony area

A new garden art peice by glass artist extrodinare Darryl Fagence, now graces my garden. I love Ginkgos!

'Ginkgo' garden art by Darryl Fagence at 'Casabella' Kumeu

Enjoy the great summer we’re having!

xxxx Peta



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