A civil union ceremony in the garden of Stoneridge Estate

December 2012 was my busiest month for civil unions, to date. Matthew and Chris’s ceremony was held on 12 12 12 – a busy day for ceremonies in Queenstown. However, their ceremony was extra special and with approximately 100 of their closet family and friends to be witnesses it was a wonderful occasion.

Daniel, a guest read a beautiful reading which has become a favourite of mine: 



When I met you, I had no idea
how much my life
was about to be changed…
but then, how could I have known?


A love like ours happens
once in a lifetime.
You were a miracle to me,
the one who was everything
I had ever dreamed of,
the one I thought existed
only in my imagination.


And when you came into my life,
I realized that what I
had always thought
was happiness
couldn’t compare to the joy
loving you brought me.


You are a part of everything
I think and do and feel,
and with you by my side,
I believe that anything is possible.
this day gives me a chance
to thank you for the miracle of you…
you are, and always will be,
the love of my life.

Please feel free to use this – I think it is perfect!