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 Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa & Kāpiti, 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.
Feeling the Love
Aingie has passion for weddings, her creativity and warmth helped to create for us a truly magical day. She went above and beyond helping us so much with planning and was a well of knowledge providing invaluable advice. She was able to understand us very quickly and what was most important for us and our ceremony.
Mr & Mrs Hall
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.
Mr & Mrs Newman
We could not have done it without you. You have gone above and beyond, from your regular communication leading up to the wedding to your calm and welcoming demeanour on the day.
Mr & Mrs Ede
Aingie guided us through the wedding process with care and patience, guiding us through it all. Me and my husband – together with all our guests – loved her approach to the marriage ceremony. She made our day all the more special!
Mr & Mrs Allen
She took the time not only to listen to both our stories but to also our backgrounds and beliefs, cultures and traditions. We loved her enthusiasm and prompt correspondence. She delivered a ceremony exactly how we envisioned it to be – modern with a small touch of tradition.
Mr & Mrs Ong
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: First Meeting, Ceremony Writing, Second Meeting, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Day.
Independent Celebrant Fee : $580 Travel costs may apply. Availability on request.
You want to make the commitment, with a larger celebration at a later date, or 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: Scripted Ceremony, 2 Vow Options or Write Your Own, 15 Guests, Including 2 Witnesses, Your Venue Choice, Wedding Day.
Rehearsal request is an additional $85.
Registry Style Celebrant Fee: $250 Travel costs may apply.
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: $499 Additional hours / Bridesmaids / Mother of the Bride $85ph.
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.
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