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Children at Weddings and Receptions

Are you considering having young children at the Wedding? Not sure what to do to ensure that they and their parents have the best day ever celebrating you’re Wedding Day with you.    Children are often super excited by the thoughts of going to a...

Naming Ceremony

Have you ever wondered what a Naming Ceremony is? Often referred to as a Baby Naming. These ceremonies are a delightful way to celebrate and welcome a newborn baby, children or older children into your family.  In this blog, I will answer your questions and...

Top Tips For Speaking At Funerals

Taking part in a funeral is one of the most difficult things for members of a family to do during one of the most emotional times of their lives.  You are faced with so much to do and organise. You want to honour and farewell your loved one with love, respect and...

Choosing a Date for Your Wedding Day

Finding the perfect date for your wedding can be both exciting and even a daunting task! Once you share the joy of your engagement, inevitably, your friends and family will immediately ask, “When is the wedding date?” Read on for my guide on choosing the date to get...

Witnesses at Marriage Ceremony

Who can witness a marriage in New Zealand? Often, the little things can cause the most stress or get overlooked when planning your wedding day. One of those things can be your formal Witnesses. Whilst all your guests are actually witnessing your marriage, you will...

All about Wedding Rings

History of Wedding Rings. Wedding rings go back thousands of years to prehistoric times when the groom would bind his bride's wrists and ankles with grass; to keep her soul from escaping. During the marriage ceremony, he would untie the grass rope tying it to the...

Your Go -To Wedding Day Planning Checklist

Congratulations, you are officially engaged! You may be feeling very overwhelmed and confused.  You need to sort out your budget, bridal party, photographer, catering, venue choice etc. not sure where to start planning your dream wedding ceremony for...

Poem Ideas for your wedding ceremony

Are you looking for some beautiful, funny romantic readings to use in your wedding ceremony? Here are a few ideas to help you choose. From the romantic to the funny everyone will find the perfect words to say 'I do'.  From Mark Twains Letters This 4th of February will...

Wedding Theme Ideas

No matter when you start planning your wedding you will be bombarded with a whole new language and ideas to excite delight and inspire you, or you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of choice and expectations out there. From Beaches to Barnes, starfish to...

Personalise your Wedding Ceremony

Top Tips To Personalise your Wedding Ceremony. Do you want to use symbols and ritual to make your wedding ceremony memorable and inclusive with your friends and family?  When we first meet,  I will take you on a journey, a journey of discovery, together we...

5 Top Wedding Flower Trends 2020

Have you thought about your wedding flowers and the recent trends? Let me take you into the world of top wedding flower trends in 2020. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha There is a language, little...

Top Tips On Writing Your Wedding Vows

Here are Sally's Top Tips On writing your amazing wedding vows. The time has come. You have spent months preparing for your special wedding day, venue, guest lists, dress, flowers, all the amazing touches to make your day perfect. Now, you have to think about the most...