"Finding Erin and having her as our celebrant made our Big Day and event even more special. She knew exactly what we wanted and organised the perfect start of our marriage. Thank you so much, Erin! We are lucky for having you!"
Nina & Alex
It all began when Tony contacted me a couple days after Christmas. He spoke of his desire to surprise his wife to be by organising a spur of the moment ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family. The ceremony was to be held on a remote island in the Hauraki Gulf which he had organised under the disguise of a camping holiday.
Cautious of the short timeframe we had to work with, I was eager to create a ceremony they would both cherish. On the 13th of January, boats gathered, and the clatter of descending anchor chains echoed in the bay. With the help of the Bride and Groom’s friends and family a bespoke ceremonial space was created from driftwood, shells and tumbleweed.
Our ceremony began to the soft gentle sound of rolling waves upon the shore and the Aotearoa sun shone bright and warm. Carole and Tony declared their love for one another in their own slice of paradise, amongst the sparkling blue waters and the calls of New Zealand nature. At the conclusion of our ceremony, the children gathered to sing Pokarekare Ana, closing what can only be called a perfect day.
"Thank you again for being warm, professional and a wonderful Celebrant for us. You made our wedding ceremony perfect.
Many thanks and best wishes."
Yuki and Joe
"Our only words are that it was a really great day for us, like a little dream come true , so thanks heaps."
Josh and Pearl
"Erin was the celebrant for our wedding in September 2019 and what an amazing experience! Erin was not only our celebrant but also our breath of fresh air with an abundance of ideas, support and calming influence.
Erin goes the extra mile in every aspect, writing an amazing ceremony, setting up, organizing everybody on the day. We didn't need to worry about a thing as we knew she had it taken care of. Erin has a very bespoke approach to her ceremonies and really catered to our wishes and desires."
Thanks so much Erin.
Ash and Sandie Hammond
Hika and Hollies marriage ceremony was full of beautiful surprises. We gathered for a small elopement ceremony elevated high above Lake Hayes, Queenstown, about an hour before sunset on a crisp clear autumn day in May 2019 with close friends and family.
Hollie, totally surprised Hika by wearing a beautiful gown. Hika’s inspirational and heartfelt vows made me squirt tears, so the handkerchief I had in my pocket for Hollie, I used! Hika’s wedding ring was a tight squeeze, we all stood paused in time for a moment while Hollie pushed and pushed hard, when finally the ring relented, and slipped into place, many of us had a little giggle.
On the cue of my announcement, ”I would like to present to you for the very first time Mr and Mrs Elliott”, - Hika’s family launched into a captivating Haka, enchanting all of us present there on the day.
The Korowai (Maori feathered handmade cloak) was presented to Hika in a small ceremony by his Dad and his three sisters. The Korowai is worn as a mantle of prestige and honour. The Korowai is symbolic of leadership, and with it includes the obligation to care for the people and the environment.
I was incredibly privileged, to have been invited to officiate their beautiful day. My bona fide heart-warming thanks to you both. me te aroha nui, Ko te hari me te Rangimarie.
We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area. A perfect wedding location is at our boutique lodge overlooking the picturesque Lake Hayes.