News: Central Otago Wedding Fair Wedding Tips. Spring 2017
Read my ‘Wedding Tips’ that I handed out at the inaugural Central Otago Wedding Fair. It was a fanastic event and if that was the standard for their first fair, I’m already looking forward to next year. Central Otago has some very clever, special, wedding suppliers.
News: Central Otago Wedding Fair! Autumn 2017
Talented local beautician Sophie Chalmers and wedding photographer Lissie Drake, are organising the first ever Central Otago Wedding Fair. So if you are thinking of getting married make sure you diarise Sat 16 Sept 2017 as it will be a one-stop shop show-casing the best of the Central Otago wedding industry! I’m also very proud to be part of the team bringing one lucky couple the opportunity to win their dream wedding so make sure you check the details. PS If you don’t live nearby and can’t make it drop me an email and I’ll happily collect up vendors cards for you and send them on.
News: The Guest List! Summer 2016/17
A tongue in cheek flow-chart for selecting your guest list but actually it’s pretty spot on!
News: We Eloped! Summer 2016/17
I’m just getting organised for an intimate ceremony on NYE – the couple are from abroad and 4 close friends will watch them make one of the most important decisions in their lives – and so it seems timely to write a piece on small weddings and elopements. Traditionally, people think of elopements as running off to get married in secret – nowadays, for me at least, an elopement (or mini elopement as I call them) is a ceremony of ten or less guests and is often planned weeks or months in advance. I mini-eloped – just us and our immediate family at the beautiful Matakauri Lodge near Queenstown. Read more…
News: Wedding Celebrants 101: Spring 2016
A very good blog was posted on Southern Bride recently. Written by Miranda Zander it explains about how celebrants work and what they do. Says it all really!
News: Getting Married in the Maniototo, Spring 2016
The Maniototo region of Central Otago is renowned for its magnificent skies and scenery and country hospitality. The locals have come together to create a one-stop resource detailing everything you need to hold a wedding in the area.
Wedding Guide Summer 2016
News: Country Weddings, Spring 2016
Ruth from Fluidphoto captured both the happy couple and the Hawkdun’s mountain range perfectly in this piccie at a wedding at The Homestead and Woolshed on Racecourse in Omakau. Run by the lovely Judy from Central Otago Country Weddings it’s a beautiful blend of country sophistication – I love it! Combine Judy with Ruth who is a professionally qualified photographer with a fine arts degree and you get a perfect match! Sparkly and at the top of their game describes these two perfectly. I look at that mountain range every morning – feeling blessed ladies!
News: Wedding Rings, Spring 2016
Those are my rings in the image above – and if the house was burning down and I was only allowed to take one thing – it would be them. I look at them every day and love what they represent. Read more…
News: Interview, Otago Daily Times, Spring 2016
How Did You Become a Celebrant? It all started when Sophie from Harmony Skin and Beauty in Alexandra was doing my wedding make-up and said “I hope I’m as relaxed as you when I get married” and in a moment of love for the human-race I said “I’ll help you!” And so I became their wedding planner and a year later Sophie got married in front of 130 guests – we had great fun – becoming a celebrant seemed the natural next step. Read more…