Marriage / Wedding Ceremonies

Skyline ceremony in the snow!

Sent from my iPhone Brad and Fern are from Perth, Australia and when they chose to have their wedding ceremony above Queenstown in July, they hoped to have snow on the ground – and their wish was granted. In fact, Brad’s wedding day was the first …

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A very intimate wedding ceremony at Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge

Renowned as one of the world’s best hideaways, Blanket Bay Hotel is superbly isolated and the perfect spot for a romantic wedding. Set against the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Humboldt Mountains and sitting on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, t…

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Skyline Restaurant wedding

On top of the world above Queenstown Kim and Paul shared their special day with friends and family who had all travelled from Australia. Their ceremony was very much a family affair with Kim’s two sons giving her away,one of Paul’s son read a read…

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Fabulous wedding in March

Queenstown and Arrowtown area offers an amazing choice of locations for a ceremony. Kate and Michael were very fortunate to have access to one of the most panoramic locations in the area, the Crown Range, on which Kate’s family home is located . W…

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Arrow River ceremony in autumn

Sandra and Paul exchanged their vows towards the end of April in a glorious autumn setting with their 17 year old daughter as 1 of the 2 witnesses. The gorgeous setting was enhanced with the help of Sarah from the Flower Room and this moment was c…

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Will an interpreter be required?

Both the couple and the witnesses must be able to understand the language the Marriage Celebrant uses, just as the Marriage Celebrant must be able to understand the language of the couple and witnesses. If any of the parties do not understand one …

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Thinking of a Winter Wedding in Queenstown in 2012?

Last night while watching the spectacular fireworks celebrating the opening of the Queenstown Winter Festival, I had a thought! Wouldn’t it be amazing to get married on the Friday at the start of the Queenstown Winter Festival and then you would h…

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Who can be a witness at a marriage ceremony?

Witnesses must be able to understand what occurs at the ceremony ( that is, they should be of sound mind and not be intoxicated). Children can be witnesses, but they must be old enough to understand the nature of the ceremony, and must be able to …

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A Guide to the Role of Marriage Celebrant in New Zealand

A marriage is the formalisation of a relationship between a man and a woman, in accordance with the Marriage Act 1955, however I describe a marriage as being a commitment between two people who love each deeply to live the rest of their lives toge…

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The Queenstown Boutique Wedding Collective

The Queenstown Boutique Wedding Collective was established in April this year and includes myself as the wedding celebrant, Miles Holden the wedding photographer, Sarah from the Flower Room, Remarkables Lodge as a wedding venue and accommodation a…

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