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Five years of beautiful gay wedding ceremonies in NZ

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Five years of beautiful gay wedding ceremonies in NZ

It’s been five years since the law changed allowing gay wedding ceremonies in New Zealand! It was back on 5th September 2013 I performed my first gay wedding ceremony after the New Zealand Government ratified same-sex marriages. Over the past five years, I have been so very lucky to have met a huge number of beautiful women and men from New Zealand and overseas. All are deeply in love and just wanted to get married in gay wedding ceremonies.

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5 Trends that make same-sex wedding ceremonies amazing!

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5 Trends that make same-sex wedding ceremonies amazing!

Thankfully same-sex wedding ceremonies are a wonderfully normal and common part of our way of life in New Zealand. Since the law changed I have Performed over one hundred beautiful same-sex wedding ceremonies. I have loved every one of them! What I have observed however is some heterosexual wedding traditions and trends simply don’t work for same-sex couples. What same-sex wedding ceremony trends have been adopted? And what are the new same-sex wedding ceremony trends and traditions being established?

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Wedding Vow Renewal Etiquette

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Vow Renewal

Wedding Vow Renewal Etiquette

What more perfect way to recommit to your partner and celebrate your years of love with friends and family than with a wedding vow renewal ceremony. Couples can reflect on their life and the bond they have built together. Celebrate how you have grown together and how much more in love you are today than on your wedding day.

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How to accommodate hearing impairments at a wedding ceremony?

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Ceremony Ideas

How to accommodate hearing impairments at a wedding ceremony?

Imagine being at a wedding ceremony and being unable to hear the couple’s wedding vows or not hearing the joke that all of the guests laughed at.
With everything else there is to think about, it’s easy to assume that our guests will love (and hear) the wedding ceremony – however this may not always be the case.

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Fun ways to have an elopement wedding ceremony

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Fun ways to have an elopement wedding ceremony

Have you ever thought about eloping? No? Before you turn off of the idea to have an elopement wedding ceremony just keeping reading for a minute.

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What are new rules and trends for 2017 weddings?

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremony Ideas, Wedding Ceremony Tips

What are new rules and trends for 2017 weddings?

Depending on the couple, wedding traditions will prevail in some way. However today many couples are choosing to forgo traditional marriage rules to create their 2017 wedding, just the way they want it. The wedding ceremony traditionally has specific rituals, but couples today have thrown the rule book out and created a new modern approach unique to them.

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Who should be at the wedding ceremony rehearsal?

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Ceremony Tips

Who should be at the wedding ceremony rehearsal?

A common question that couples often ask me is “who should be at the wedding ceremony rehearsal?” Or “do I need to have a wedding ceremony rehearsal?”

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What do you do if you mess up your Wedding Vows?

Posted in Auckland Celebrant Blog, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Ceremony Tips

What do you do if you mess up your Wedding Vows?

Weddings are full of emotion, excitement & nerves! Standing in front of your guests can be nerve wracking – what do you do if you mess up your wedding vows?

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