Some Wedding Advice

How to include children in your wedding ceremony

Children jump for joy to be included in their parents wedding day! There are lots of ways, big and small, to include children in your ceremony even if they are not part of the bridal party. Most children love having a special job and will be delighted to be...

What do wedding rings and the circle of a ring symbolise??

What do wedding rings and the circle of a ring symbolise??

Wedding rings have been worn since ancient Egyptian times, when they were woven from plants that grew alongside the river Nile. They were later incorporated into the Christian and Jewish wedding ceremonies, and it became common for the bride to be given a ring as a...

Everything you need to know about a Wedding Rehearsal

Everything you need to know about a Wedding Rehearsal

There are many reasons why having a wedding rehearsal is a good idea, if you have guests and/or a bridal party. Doing a run-through of it before it happens in front of a crowd will make it seem natural and help avoid some common pitfalls and hints of...

Good Lighting helps set the mood of your Winter Wedding.

Good Lighting helps set the mood of your Winter Wedding.

Winter in Queenstown is a beautifully romantic time of year, especially July and August and sometimes September, which makes Queenstown a downright magical destination for a winter wedding. Here we look at how good lighting sets the mood of your winter wedding....

Love is Love

Love is Love

Faye and Joan met in Auckland although they are both from the Philippines. When they met at a mutual friends place all those years ago they had no idea how much their lives were about to change and now with Faye and Joan are standing together, anything is possible....

Rave Review from Adam and Michael

Rave Review from Adam and Michael

I’ve been very fortunate to have known Adam since he was an 8 year old boy and over the years I’ve watched him grow into the wonderful man that he is today. When he and Michael met 8 years before their wedding day they had no idea that their meeting would lead them to...

Testimonials

Bianca and Miles from Australia say Phillipa’s the most outstanding & passionate celebrant!

Phillipa is the most outstanding & passionate celebrant. The ceremony was so personal, intimate and simply beautiful. She has such a warm personality and her passion for weddings is evident in everything she does. We appreciated the great communication before the...
Rave review

Winter Heli Wedding on Cecil Peak Review

Paula and Kosta first met in a local bar and restaurant in Christchurch, I’m not going to repeat Kosta’s pick up line but he won points for originality and clearly it worked because Paula agreed to a date at a Thai restaurant  a few days later. From there they...
Looking to their future

Ruth highly recommends Phillipa as a celebrant

We were truly blessed having Phillipa officiate at our wedding. Her relaxed, friendly, professional style was perfect. We appreciated the great communication throughout the planning process. She listened to our requirements, offered ideas and solutions and together we...
David and Joy just moments after exchanging their vows on the Queenstown lakefront

A beautiful testimonial from 2 very special people.

We met Phillipa two weeks before our wedding date - yes, just two weeks. At first, we were hesitant as we were quite on a tight timing but Phillipa told us that our wedding should be about my partner David and I. That the ceremony should reflect what we envisioned it...

The loving are the daring

Australian couple, Mark and Scott chose Queenstown for their wedding ceremony not only because they had always wanted to marry in snow, mountains and lakes and Queenstown in particular, Jacks Point, had all the elements of their dream destination plus it was close...

A butterfly ceremony plus 2 traditional Hindu rituals = 1 very special ceremony

Baiju and Anjna chose the beautiful gardens of Stoneridge Estate to share their wedding day with their 70ish guests. I thoroughly enjoyedthe blend of the Hindu rituals with other traditions and there was colour everywhere! These beautiful photos were taken by Jax from...