I can now perform weddings in the United States


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A beautiful gothic wedding I performed in 2014. BIG NEWS: I am now officially registered as an ordained minister of the American Marriages Ministry. This non-denominational, interfaith church is a registered US 501(c)3 charitable organisation dedicated to these three core tenets: All people, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, have the right to marry. […]




Real Weddings: Andrea and Aaron’s Medieval Picnic Wedding


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I’ve said this before, but the best part of being a wedding celebrant is being able to be such a vital part of a couple being able to come together and make their commitment to each other. And that awesomeness is magnified a hundredfold when you are able to marry close friends and family. Andrea […]




Marriages Act 2013 Passed: I can now perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in New Zealand!


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Big news! This week the government voted to legalize marriage for all couples in New Zealand – regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The bill passed with a majority vote of 77 to 44, and will come into affect on the 19 August 2013. I know this can be a tricky subject for some people, […]




Real Weddings: Brendon and Eve’s laid back, butterfly garden party wedding

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Here’s the next instalment in my “Real Weddings” series, where I profile both real weddings that I’ve officiated, as well as other alternative readings submitted by readers. I’m slightly behind (just slightly) as I actually performed this ceremony over a year ago. I went to school with the bride, Eve. She was a bubbly, vivacious […]




Lord of the Rings Wedding in NZ Women’s Weekly!


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On 11 November, I was blessed to officiate at a truly unique wedding ceremony. James and Jen Knoeson wanted to tie the knot like Arwen and Aragorn in true Lord of the Rings style. In the picturesque gardens of the Bridgewater Country Estate, the couple said their vows dressed in elven finery, and I performed […]