Readings

“Marriage” written by Anon

“Marriage” written by Anon

Paul chose this reading to recite at his son and daughter in laws’ intimate lakefront wedding ceremony last month. It’s not a romantic poem however it describes the reality of marriage. The final 3 words hit home with me… marriage is madness. This poem is beautifully...

I Like You

I Like You

After 17 years as being a marriage celebrant I have learned that it is not only important to love the person you are marrying, they have to be your best friend and someone you like! I know, it seems obvious... anyway, here is my favourite reading that I read on top of...

The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran

It has been quite some time since I have heard the following read in a ceremony, however it is still one of my favourites, as I like they way it encourages independence in a very honest way. The beliefs and thoughts about love and marriage which motivate these two...

THE most popular reading for this season

THE most popular reading for this season

My favourite this month, so far, was a proposal from a wonderful man to his then beautiful girlfriend. The proposal was full of beautiful words, dreams and hopes - I felt very privileged to be able to share it with the couples closest family and friends, there wasn't...

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...