Welcome to the new Ceremony Planning Services website!

Wow. My 1st ever blog post, hopefully the first of many.

Often people say ‘It must be awesome being a celebrant’ to which I invariably reply, “Well as a matter of fact it is!’

I’ve been doing ceremonies, (mostly weddings but also plenty of Civil Unions and Naming Ceremonies) for about 10 years now. I have met some awesome people and by being involved in their ceremonies, I have shared in many truly magical moments.

Who was it that said ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take you breath away’

Recently my son in law Isaac wrote on his blog why he loves photographing weddings. It nearly had me in tears and reminded me of why I love creating and participating in ceremonies of the heart. I love:

  • Hearing peoples love stories
  • Talking about options and therefore encouraging couples to personalise their ceremony
  • Telling the nervous groom on the day how fabulous he looks
  • Watching the grooms face when he sees the bride for the first time.
  • Offering a tissue when there are tears during the vows
  • Hearing children’s voices and their laughter at weddings
  • Hearing the range of ‘surprise’ readings
  • Those unscripted moments in the ceremony, Laughter from guests, Responses from families, Tears during Vows
  • The look of delight after pronouncing a couple married you know, after that first kiss

Yes I am indeed lucky to be a celebrant!

Enough for my first blog. Finally, just like receiving an award, before I sign off, I would like to thank a few people for supporting me in getting my new website. My web designer Joe Brightwell, from Pukeko Design studio www.pukekodesigns.co.nz who is so clever and talented and Amber and Isaac de Reus, my awesome daughter and son-in-law, who are also the best damn photographers in the business – www.perspectivesphotography.co.nz

I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Thank you!

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