Your love and values, along with your hopes and dreams, will all be combined with the story of your relationship, provide an experience that is truly yours.Your wedding ceremony can be as formal, informal, traditional or adventurous as you choose.
We will begin with a face to face meeting to get to know each other. This will take around 60 minutes at a location suitable to you e.g. a local cafe or your home.
You will receive detail regarding the arrangements, and you will also be provided access to resources that will help with the planning of your ceremony. There will also be discussion around the legal requirements.
You will need to complete an Application for Notice of Intended Marriage (Visit to download http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Births-Deaths-and-Marriages-Forms-Fees-and-Information-Brochures?OpenDocument#two).
This will be followed at a later date by a formal interview (60-90 minutes) so that I can hear your story, your plans for the future and your hopes and dreams. I will want to hear your ideas for your big day, your wish list and any challenges e.g. family dynamics, blended families etc. We will prepare an outline of your ceremony together, sharing ideas and resources.
It will include the following;
* Your documentation will be verified
* We will plan the detail of your ceremony
* We will compose your service with readings, poems, music and your own special vows.
Draft Wedding/Civil Union Ceremony
I will then create a draft ceremony, weaving your story,your ideas and wishes together from what you have shared with me. This will be emailed to you for your review and comment.
Ideally, at least two days prior to ensure there are no surprises and that your day flows beautifully. This is our opportunity together to fine tune your ceremony to ensure your special day is enjoyed and memorable to you and your guests.
Wedding/Civil Union Day
Following our preparation and articulate planning, your day will be the happiest day of your life, memorable to your guests and a day to remember.