Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life –
Congratulations, you’re getting married! As a Bride or Groom, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my site, and I know you want to find a wedding celebrant that feels right for your special day…which is going to be great!
It is my absolute pleasure to have witnessed love on so many occasions, and to bring my enthusiastic, vibrant and fun approach to a marriage ceremony in the modern day. I officiate in the Greater Wellington, and Taranaki regions, but I’m also happy to travel.
I’m lover of life and a people person who enjoys celebrating special occasions. Therefore, I’m pretty sure I have the best job!
I’ve worked in the wedding industry both in NZ and the UK, living many years abroad and I travelled a lot within that time. Travel is my happy place.
I am a creative thinker who prefers personal style over following fashion. I thrive on helping brides find their own sense of bridal style. I have years of event styling, planning and management experience in the arts and fashion. I’ve curated bridal shoots; themed weddings and I know how to throw a damn good party!
I value time spent with family, which includes my love for dogs. I love art, and when I’m not working on weddings you can probably find me working alongside my husband in his art gallery.
My zen is found on a yoga mat or drinking a strong cup of tea. I admit it, I’m also partial to the occasional prosecco.
The Wedding Celebrant
It is my belief a wedding ceremony should be personally written to create an authentic representation of your relationship and shared values. For you, this could be including your culture or religious beliefs. A wedding day is to be celebrated with the love and support of your family and friends, and wherever I can, I am committed to making this day feel stress free, super special and truly memorable.
Selecting a celebrant is personal and I must feel right to you as a couple. There is a good chance you haven’t done this before; you might be feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t know exactly where to start…
With this is mind, our first meeting is simply an introduction. Without any obligation we can meet for a coffee to hear about you, as a couple, and all the exciting ideas you’ve already had. Following the meeting and upon my appointment, I’ll apply my experience to create a modern ceremony tailored personally for just you.
Tailor Made Ceremony:
Tailor Made Weddings – Every Day.
Independent Celebrant Fee: $480 Travel costs may apply.
You want to make the commitment, but maybe all the wedding trimmings aren’t right for you. No meetings, no rehearsal, just turn up to celebrate love on your wedding day.
Short & Sweet Ceremony:
2 Vow Options
15 Guests, Including 2 Witnesses
Your Venue Choice
Short & Sweet Weddings (01 Dec 2019 – 31 March 2020) Mon- Fri 9am – 5.30pm only. No public holidays.
On request, a venue option available at $85. Witnesses can be provided $25 per person. Rehearsal request is an additional $65.
Registry Style Celebrant Fee: $250 Travel costs may apply
I have studied with The Celebrant School, and I am a registered member of Celebrant’s Association New Zealand.
I hold certificates in Advanced Fashion Styling, Toastmasters Speechcraft, and First Aid.
The Fashion Stylist
Bridal gowns are stunning online, on racks and on mannequins, but do they suit you? Are they the right colour or shade? Do they suit your body shape? Do you even know which body type you are?
Don’t get caught up in what is fashionable right now, instead embrace your personal style. Enhance your assets (yep we’ve all got them, the parts you love), and hide the challenges.
Having worked in the Fashion Industry and achieved Advanced Styling certification, it is my aim to help you find a dress that not only suits you, but one you’ll fall in love with.
A fashion stylist is a very affordable process which can help you with a starting point. I am here in assisting with styling service, and to offer suggestions. I work with you to determine your style, so your finishing point is you showing up on your wedding day feeling absolutely amazing and knowing you look your very best.
Initial meeting to discuss your ideas
Second meeting to ascertain your body shape and colour
Pinterest board for inspiration and ideas
Personal Shopping (1 – 2 hours)
Think of this process as an investment in knowledge, which will enable you to make a better-informed decision. The final decision on ‘the’ wedding dress is always the brides’.
Bridal Styling Fee: $350 Additional hours / Bridesmaids / Mother of the Bride $65ph.
The Wedding & Event Planner
A lover of special occasions, check lists, and a born natural planner, I understand everything a wedding both needs and wants.
I hold a First Aid, and Toastmasters Certificates, and fulfil the role of with organisation and the professionalism that is required.
We are a DIY country, and there are loads of beautiful ‘backyard’ style weddings, but often wedding venues don’t offer an event coordinator. Ask yourself, who will be running the show?
Don’t rely on your guests to ensure everything is on schedule and smooth sailing. Wedding coordination/ managing / planning and MC’ing (Mrs of Ceremonies) is something I can help you with. And yes, I can naturally, and easily perform as the celebrant, alongside any other roles on your wedding day.
Hourly Rate: $85 an estimate will be provided. PA System available for hire $50.
Feeling the Love
We met Aingie when she was a co-ordinator at old St Pauls. We found ourselves very comfortable with her and were excited when she said she was becoming a celebrant. Well as a celebrant she was also fantastic. The day went off without a hitch, some humour and a good time. We were proud to be Aingie’s first wedding as a celebrant and would happily recommend her to anyone.Mr & Mrs Tantrum
Aingie is the most professional and caring celebrant you will ever have. Not only will she create such a memorable ceremony, but she will also take you under her wing and look after you which is more than what you would expect from a celebrant. We cannot thank you enough Aingie for all you have done for our wedding on Friday. We will cherish our wedding for the rest of our lives, and we have you to thank for it. All the best.Mr & Mrs Newman
Aingie is impressive in the way she is at ease in diverse community settings. Her genuine, judgement free interest in people, and in hearing their stories, leads to easy, open communication. She is compassionate, wise, and funny to boot. Aingie has so many strings to her bow; designer, planner, organiser, calm in the storm, cheerleader, and advocate. Refreshingly in today’s world, she is a romantic with a very healthy dose of reality and pragmatism.Ms Woolhouse & Ms Beech
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