Testimonials

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...

Love is a wonderful gift.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year to marry in the Queenstown area and I am not the only local who thinks this. Adam's family has lived in this area for a very long time, going way back to the gold mining era and so it was no surprise to me when he and Narae...

Something old, something new

Thurlby Domain is where one of the first homesteads in the Queenstown area was located, it is now a beautiful ruin set in a park like setting among some historic trees - perfect for weddings all year round. It was a true privilege to be Shane and Alisa's marriage...

A thank you from the heart

To have found a role that I have a passion for, in which I am a part of a couples biggest day of their lives together makes me feel fulfilled and blessed, ... and then to receive the following message and photo from Mark and Kathryn just tops everything off, very...

Keeping it simple!

Two and a half weeks before their wedding day, Petya and Max booked me to officiate at their ceremony. Their next question was where shall we marry? I suggested they put Queenstown Gardens as their location on their licence as it is beautiful and the band rotunda...

A thank you message from the heart

Hi there Phillipa Russell and I had a truly wonderful day, and in fact it was wonderful for several days as we enjoyed being with friends and family away from home. We were able to get together over several days and occasions. It was simply perfect. For all my nerves...

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain – and rain it did!!

This beautiful testimonial from Amber and Danny was languishing in my inbox and I thought to myself, this is too good to not share, so here it is:   Hi Phillipa, Thank you so much for your lovely email. We had a wonderful day, despite the weather. Queenstown is...

This day we shall remember well…

Marie-Louise and Uan chose the gorgeous Trelawn Place for their wedding ceremony, not only because of it's spectacular views but also because it overlooks the Shotover River - the same river their home overlooks! I was delighted to be asked to share their special day...

My heart has made its mind up

When locals Lauren and Tom asked me to officiate on their special day I was very excited and honoured. It was lovely to meet Laurens family who had travelled from the States and Tom's from the west coast. I confess to being worried about the pronunciation of many of...

Love is friendship that has caught fire

  The Chapel by the Lake is a favourite of mine and so I was delighted when Sara and Simon asked me to officiate at their ceremony in the chapel. The chapel seats about 60 guests, has wonderful acoustics and is beautiful as you can see in these stunning photos...

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...

A thank you note from my first wedding for 2013

Bryan and Lani chose Peregrine Winery in the Gibbston Valley, approximately 20 minutes from Queenstown, for their ceremony – and what a magic day it was! Lani surprised Bryan with a song that she had written and her brother sung it during the cere…

The loving are the daring

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...

Love is a wonderful gift.

Love is a wonderful gift.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year to marry in the Queenstown area and I am not the only local who thinks this. Adam's family has lived in this area for a very long time, going way back to the gold mining era and so it was no surprise to me when he and Narae...

A thank you from the heart

A thank you from the heart

To have found a role that I have a passion for, in which I am a part of a couples biggest day of their lives together makes me feel fulfilled and blessed, ... and then to receive the following message and photo from Mark and Kathryn just tops everything off, very...

Keeping it simple!

Keeping it simple!

Two and a half weeks before their wedding day, Petya and Max booked me to officiate at their ceremony. Their next question was where shall we marry? I suggested they put Queenstown Gardens as their location on their licence as it is beautiful and the band rotunda...

A thank you message from the heart

A thank you message from the heart

Hi there Phillipa Russell and I had a truly wonderful day, and in fact it was wonderful for several days as we enjoyed being with friends and family away from home. We were able to get together over several days and occasions. It was simply perfect. For all my nerves...