Testimonials

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...