Many thanks to all the couples who have allowed me to pop their kind words on to my website.

They have also generously allowed me to use one of their stunning photos (thank you) of their happy day.

May and KL  <br>The Macau, The Strand, Tauranga<br>March 2017

We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day – after 22 years of courtship – unique, personalised and simply wonderful. We were daunted at the prospect of marriage and had put it off for many years. But when we eventually decided to take the plunge, we wanted our special day to reflect our values and our journey through life – which you did to perfection. Our ceremony was unique, enjoyable, funny and relaxed. You captured the essence of our relationship and beliefs, and way of life in an instant. You are incredibly experienced and professional, but exude a warmth and genuine kindness that made us feel right at home. Many guests complimented us on the ceremony especially your style and asked us if you were an old friend marrying us as she seemed to know us so well! And last but not least, you knew all the legalities for a couple who need a special certificate to be used in their home country. Amazing! We have no hesitation recommending you as a celebrant!

May and KL
The Macau, The Strand, Tauranga
March 2017

Haylie and Johnny <br>Ataahua, Pyes Pa, Tauranga <br>January 2017

You were so great to deal with, making us feel at ease from our very first conversation over Skype. You were positive and enthusiastic and encouraged and facilitated the creation of a ceremony which really reflected who we are as a couple and also incorporated the wider family. Everything ran smoothly and professionally Your help with organising our vows was invaluable as the words we exchanged were of great personal importance to us. Our ceremony was beautiful and meaningful, as so many of our guests commented. We would have no hesitation in recommending you Wendy!

Photo: Anna Kidman

Haylie and Johnny
Ataahua, Pyes Pa, Tauranga
January 2017

Katrina and Ben <br>l’Orangerie, Ohauiti Tauranga  <br>December 2016

You were a life saver for our wedding, jumping in at such short notice and then within a matter of days you had whipped our ceremony into shape, personalising it with all the information we could provide. It was exactly what we hoped for! During meetings, rehearsal and on the day, you were professional but with a great dose of fun and humour – very important to us. Our friends and family were so impressed with your delivery and we could not have been happier. Thanks so much Wendy!

Photo: Courtney Horwood

Katrina and Ben
l’Orangerie, Ohauiti Tauranga
December 2016

Aimee and James<br>Tauranga Yacht Club<br>February 2016

You were awesome! You were bubbly and very personable when we first met and both of us got on with you from the start. You kept in contact the whole way through answering any questions we had, and you were always positive about everything. It was good to know we could always contact you. Even on the day everyone came up to us and said you were the perfect person for our day. You made our ceremony light, humorous and fun – everyone enjoyed the whole ceremony. Wendy, you were brilliant and we are both so glad we picked you. I will recommend you to everyone I know.

Aimee and James
Tauranga Yacht Club
February 2016

Emma and Tom<br>Groom’s parents’ home<br>January 2016

You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Not knowing what we wanted -it wasn’t until we first meet with you that we became truly excited about the ceremony. You understood what getting married meant for us and helped us create a ceremony which reflected this. We have had many comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how US it was. On the day it was calming knowing that you had everything under control! We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a celebrant. Thank you again.

Emma and Tom
Groom’s parents’ home
January 2016

Fiona and Andy Feeney<br>Bella Vista<br>January 2016

You were absolutely great. From the first meeting we were so happy with your professionalism and flexibility, particularly as we were planning a NZ wedding from Australia. What we really loved were your helpful resource books which really stepped us through the process and provided excellent examples of how to create a unique and personal wedding ceremony. On the day, our guests were totally blown away with the ceremony and at how lovely and personal it was and how great you were. This was extra special given that many of the guests had never been to a non-religious wedding ceremony. We would recommend you without hesitation to absolutely everyone. Thank you for creating such a magical ceremony for us!!!

Fiona and Andy Feeney
Bella Vista
January 2016

Gemma and Brendan Kilfoil<br>Mills Reef<br>April 2015

We are both so glad we chose you to be our celebrant for our wedding. From our first meeting we knew you would listen to us and create a unique wedding ceremony which was very “us”. You thought of every detail to make sure we got exactly what we wanted out of the ceremony and this was in part because you provided a lot more resources for us than other friends of ours have had from their celebrants. Our photographer appreciated how you stood off to the side during the ceremony to make sure we had many photos of just the two of us during the ceremony. We would, without hesitation, recommend you as a celebrant to couples.

Gemma and Brendan Kilfoil
Mills Reef
April 2015

Genevieve and Timothy Shepheard<br>Mills Reef<br>January 2015

You gave us what many of our guests called “the best wedding” they’ve ever been to! And we agreed, it had all the elements of an amazing day because you allowed us to plan exactly what we wanted, with as much guidance as we needed. Our special day was romantic and fun, and our guests enjoyed hearing about our journey together which helped keep us connected to our guests. This couldn’t have been done without your ability to weave the information we gave you into a beautiful story. We arranged our wedding from Australia but you always gave us a warm, friendly and professional service. Thank you too for the professional copy of our ceremony to keep. We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants a memorable and emotionally touching wedding day.

Genevieve and Timothy Shepheard
Mills Reef
January 2015

Thank you for making our special day absolutely amazing. Even our first meeting with you was so relaxed that we felt like we were in the company of a very good friend. You captured the very connection between my husband and myself and allowed us to mould our ceremony to fit us. Always helpful, always smiling and always very professional. Thank you for spending our day with us, thank you for making it perfect x

J’Aime and Tim
Papamoa Holiday Park
February 2016

Jess and Hamish Forsman<br>Tauranga Cricket Ground<br>February 2015

We had a lot of compliments about our ceremony – so many of our guests telling us that it was the best ceremony they had been to, and a lot of what I’d call our ‘staunch’ male family friends admitted to tearing up. I honestly believe that it wouldn’t have been quite so special without having you as our celebrant (all your background work played such a big role in the success of our ceremony). You were always so friendly and helpful and it made everything seem ‘easier’ in the whole planning process. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a professional yet very personable celebrant – you’re great!!

Jess and Hamish Forsman
Tauranga Cricket Ground
February 2015

Kayla and Mike Pittams<br>Mills Reef<br>March 2015

Where do I begin, you were fantastic; kind, warm, friendly and humorous. You planned such a beautiful ceremony for us and we got so many compliments from our guests on how great our ceremony was. We all felt comfortable and relaxed, and our photographers commented on how considerate you were and how you knew exactly where to stand so they could capture fantastic photos. We were all so happy and it was such a lovely experience. Thank you Wendy for your contribution towards our perfect day.

Kayla and Mike Pittams
Mills Reef
March 2015

Kim & Darren Adams<br>Mills Reef<br>April 2015

You’re awesome! Right from the beginning you made us feel relaxed and comfortable. You’re also highly professional and organised . . . which I loved! You thought of everything and provided us with more than enough information to make the planning of our special day an enjoyable process. You listened to what we wanted and created exactly that creating a ceremony which reflected who we are as individuals, and as a couple. You really did go above and beyond to ensure our day was incredible,fun and stress free.
Thanks again Wendy.

Kim & Darren Adams
Mills Reef
April 2015

Megan and Brett <br>Aataahua Garden Venue<br>30 April 2016

You were an absolute pleasure to work with. Right from our first meeting you showed your flexibility and relaxed manner. And you were also great with our two girls ensuring they were a key part of our ceremony. You also brought that care through on the day, rolling with events as they unfolded. Bringing a good sense of humour.
As you know we left our marriage license in Auckland, and realised just before our meeting with you, two days before the wedding! It didn’t phase you at all and we were so grateful that you very calmly made a few phone calls to see if we could get it redone in Tauranga. Thankfully it fell into place and saved us a 5hr return trip.
Working with children is never easy and our 3yr flower girl didn’t cooperate on the day but you certainly made it flow regardless. Thank you so much for making our day relaxed and fun.

Megan and Brett
Aataahua Garden Venue
30 April 2016

Nicola and Sol<br>Red Barn<br>February 2015

You were incredibly helpful and easy to work with right from our first meeting and you were always very quick to reply back to the many emails I sent with queries regarding ceremony wording, logistics etc. We felt very at ease about our ceremony on the day, partly because we had done a rehearsal with you but also because you are super organised and gave us confidence that everything would run smoothly… and that we didn’t have to think about a thing on the day. Sure enough everything ran beautifully. You conducted our ceremony with genuine warmth and humour, and it was very “us”. We would not have changed a thing about it. We have had many comments on how lovely our wedding ceremony was. We felt like you genuinely cared about us having the ceremony we really wanted, which was very important to us when we were looking for a celebrant. Everything went perfectly, and we would not hesitate in recommending you to other couples looking for a celebrant.

Nicola and Sol
Red Barn
February 2015

Mr & Mrs Ward<br>Bella Vista<br>February 2015

The moment I saw your website I knew you were going to be our wedding celebrant, and my husband did too! You have this amazing vibe about you, which is even more amazing in real life. You were also extremely professional, efficient, friendly, fun and helpful. You understood our vision for our day and wrote our unique and personalised ceremony perfectly. You really do know your Bride & Grooms! We couldn’t have been happier with the ceremony Our family and friends loved the ceremony – everybody kept coming up to us and saying it was absolutely beautiful and very “us”. There were a lot of happy tears too, including my husband (HAHA)! We love the beautiful booklet you gave us – it’s amazing being able to keep all the words that were said during the ceremony and our personalised wedding vows to one another (not even I thought of this and I was the “organised Bride”)!! Thank you for being your beautiful self, Wendy – we will always treasure our wedding memories with you!

Mr & Mrs Ward
Bella Vista
February 2015

Rochelle and Peter<br>Mills Reef Winery<br>January 2016

You put us at ease from our first meeting (over Skype) and tailored our ceremony to suit us perfectly. All your information helped us to write our own vows and we loved how you were so knowledgeable, reliable, professional . . . and humorous.

It was great having you attend our rehearsal so we could relax knowing exactly what we were doing on our special day. We had so many people tell us it was one of the best weddings they have attended and they absolutely loved the ceremony. Thanks Wendy for helping make our day so special.

Rochelle and Peter
Mills Reef Winery
January 2016

Tenille and Jono Lawrence<br>Waihi Beach<br>December 2015

Wow! Words can’t describe how perfect everything was. Right from the start you were so helpful and pleasant to deal with. Organising the wedding from London was never going to be easy but you made everything so easy and fun. The ceremony you crafted was just perfect! It was filled with warmth, humour and sincerity – you provided us with a truly personal and unique experience. It was a a joy to have up our special occasion. We have had so many compliments and are so, so glad we made the decision to choose you – we can’t recommend you enough. Thank you so much xo

Tenille and Jono Lawrence
Waihi Beach
December 2015