Wedding Ceremony Readings from TV Shows

Stargate wedding cake. Perfect for Sci Fi geeks in love.

Well, it sure has been a while since I last blogged! I haven’t been idle, though. Last year I performed some of the most unique, most beautiful and most special weddings of my career. I’ve also built my own off-grid home, where I’m currently living with my husband, a cantankerous cat, two mischievous pigs, and […]




Can I Have a Potluck Wedding?


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Dear Steff We’ve set our date for Feb next year and we’ve excited to be planning our wedding. We like to do things differently and always knew we’d be having a bit of an alternative event. I want it to feel more like a music festival or picnic then the usual stuffy, formal wedding. We […]




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, […]




Wedding Invitation Etiquette: The Dos and Dont’s


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There are a number of different things to think about when picking out invitations for your wedding. From envelope options to paper weight to colors and font size, the amount of wedding invitation ideas available will boggle the mind.┬áBeing aware of the etiquette as it relates to the invitations for your wedding can assist you […]




Wedding Planning in the Digital Age – Apps for Busy Brides and Grooms


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Wedding Registry App from iLists

I’m about to take a bold step into uncharted territory. In the next month I’ll be purchasing my next Ipad. That’s right, from 2013, this NZ wedding celebrant is going digital. The iPad presents a unique solution to a problem I’ve been having conducting wedding ceremonies for some time. As I am vision-impaired (I’m considered […]




Wedding Ring Ideas for Alternative Brides


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Wedding rings – a vital part of many wedding ceremonies, and that eternal reminder of the vows you make on your wedding day. The wedding ring is also the international symbol of “hand’s off” – letting others on the prowl know that you’re spoken for. When choosing wedding rings, the important thing is to find […]