Some Wedding Advice

Why it is better to elope for some couples.

Why it is better to elope for some couples.

Weddings are becoming smaller, more intimate and unique. In fact, in 2019 I officiated at more elopement weddings in Queenstown than weddings with guests. More couples are choosing to elope to Queenstown which isn’t surprising when you evaluate why it is better to...

There are many advantages to eloping to Queenstown.

There are many advantages to eloping to Queenstown.

Elopements are quickly becoming more popular than a traditional wedding and there are many reasons for this. You will find below a list of the top 10 of the many advantages to eloping to Queenstown. Here I will look more closely at the reasons behind ‘intimacy and...

Elope to Queenstown

Elope to Queenstown

A Queenstown mountain top elopement ceremony. There’s a trend developing in weddings, something that I’ve noticed in the past few years that has evolved over the past 20 years since I was appointed a marriage celebrant, and that is  … weddings are becoming...

Special ways to mark your cancelled wedding day

Special ways to mark your cancelled wedding day

30 years ago, my husband and I were planning our own wedding and we worked hard to plan the day we wanted, with the right people around us and in a beautiful setting to celebrate our love as well as our commitment to each other; the imminent arrival of this dream day...

My heart has made it’s mind up …

My heart has made it’s mind up …

Tom and Yvette planned an intimate ceremony here in Queenstown, from their home in Auckland,with less than 3 months to arrange it. Their ceremony was held on the Hilton Hotel's wharf with Yvette's sister and Fredrik Larrson their photographer as their witnesses, no...

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...
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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...