Testimonials

A heartfelt thanks to the couples below for their feedback.

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46 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. Thank you for a very professional and polished approach to our special day.
    We really appreciated it, and were invaluable to us old novices!

  2. Thank you so much for the beautiful memories that you have created for us. We are really pleased to have you being part of our special day. We had a truly fabulous time and our ceremony was just perfect. Thank you for all your help and advice in the planning and for being so professional, yet subtle and gorgeous on our big day.

    Again many thanks, love and best wishes.

    Evelyn and Carl

  3. Andrew and I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did yesterday – we had so may comments on how great you were and you made us feel both at ease.

  4. We highly, highly recommend Andrea.

    We firstly appreciated how easy it was to contact her. Andrea’s prompt responses and excellent recommendations in the lead-up to the ceremony were so helpful. We felt in control of all of the aspects up to the day.

    Andrea, herself was a personable celebrant who made our day the most special she could. Her thoughtfulness and little touches meant so much. Every time we think of our wedding day, we are so grateful for Andrea’s leadership.

    Thank you Martin and Chanapat June 2016

  5. Andrea was a pleasure to deal with. She was helpful, down to earth and relaxed.

    The ceremony was beautiful and Andrea had a big part to play in this.

    Not only did we appreciate having Andrea as our celebrant, we received many positive comments from our friends and family about her.

  6. I can’t say enough about Andrea – she is a lovely person, was great to work with, and helped make our wedding ceremony easy, beautiful and unique to us.

  7. I wanted to say a huge “Thanks” Andrea for being apart of our special day! We were so pleased with our ceremony, and wouldn’t change thing!

    We had so many of our guest compliment about the wonderful job that you did! I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone!!

    Thank you again 🙂

    (Silverstream, Nov 2016)

  8. Thank you, Andrea, for the kind and compassionate way that you helped us celebrate our beautiful little boy’s short life. Our little darling’s service was so very touching and peaceful. Thank you for coming to our home to prepare for the service during a time of tremendous grief and hurt. You captured the essence of our intent for the day in such a light and special way. We have had numerous people comment on the wonderful job you did. For that, we are eternally grateful.

  9. Thank you for being such a wonderful celebrant for our wedding, we are so glad that we chose you. You made the planning process a breeze and helped us personalise the ceremony so that it felt just perfect for us as a couple. We had guests commenting that it was the most honest and real ceremony they had ever been a part of. It was such a special day, thank you so much for all your help and kindness.

  10. “Thank you so much Andrea, you really made our wedding day very special. We had so many comments from guests about how personal and beautiful our ceremony was. Two people have asked for a copy of it they loved it so much!
    We would never have been able to have such a lovely day without your help. The ideas you sent through really gave us inspiration and we were able to customise and personalise it so it was truly ours. Everyone said it was perfect for us.
    Your help leading up to the ceremony was very appreciated – the last minute decisions and changes because of the weather were smooth and it all just went perfectly. I appreciated your advice and you helped keep me calm! We also had a lot of fun – I could not have had a nicer person marry us. Thank you so much.”

  11. Thank you so much Andrea for doing the service for my mothers funeral.

    What started as us contacting you for a wedding, finding you so helpful due to the lack of time for us to organise a ceremony due to my mother not being well and then having to contact you again to change from a wedding to a funeral could have been very upsetting and stressful but you made things so easy for us at a time when we were all so emotional.

    The service you organised for our much loved mother was amazing, you were so warm with speeches and readings that most people would have thought you knew mum.

    For my family to have someone with so much compassion was such a blessing on one of the hardest days we have had to endure. Everyone commented on what a wonderful service you had organised for us, so a heartfelt thank you from all of us.

    I can imagine you would have done a fantastic job with our wedding if things would have been different.

  12. A big thank you for all you did for our wedding, we had a fantastic day and our ceremony was just perfect. Thanks so much for all your prep with us, especially the rehearsal -you were great and so easy to work with. Also thanks so much for sending back my hanky!!

  13. Andrea was recommended to us by a happy bride and we knew as soon as we met her that she would be the right person to marry us too. She gave us absolute confidence that she understood us as a unconventional couple who were blending a family and this feeling was cemented when she sent through the draft ceremony which had me goose-pimpled and crying at work!

    We were married in June and our guests have told us that our ceremony was one of the most loving and thoughtful they’d ever witnessed and that Andrea had truly captured who we are as a couple and as a family.

    Along with her ability to creatively tailor our ceremony, she also ran the admin side of the wedding with humour and warmth and we were hitched without a hitch.

    Andrea, thank you so very much.

  14. Andrea married us and married Kathryn’s son. That my family also wanted her to be the celebrant for Dad’s funeral is a testimony in itself.

    Andrea listened to all of my family telling her things about Dad. She made this information into a eulogy that celebrated his life in a very real and personal way that made people at the funeral feel that she really knew him.

    Her sensitivity, genuine approach and an ability to help a grieving family celebrate their father’s life make Andrea a very much valued family celebrant.

  15. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony so perfect. We had so many people comment on what a wonderful job you did and what an absolutely lovely person you are and we couldn’t agree more. With your help we were able to make our day so personal and special. Also thank you for the lovely little gift and the printed ceremony, we will treasure those forever.
    Nicole and Sunnee Tra

  16. Wejust wanted to say thank you for the fantastic and amazingly wonderful job you did with our ceremony on Saturday!
    It was everything we’d hoped for and suited us to the ground. So many people commented to us on how great you were and how well you suited us as a couple. We couldn’t have hoped for a better day, thanks again.

  17. We loved having you as our celebrant, Andrea. Every meeting with you was a pleasure, and your presence on the day was calm, efficient, friendly and fun. You really got into the vibe of our family and made a ceremony that was personal, meaningful, and everything we could have hoped for.
    We thank you, and wish you well for many happy weddings to come!

  18. Luke and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day on Saturday so successful! We really appreciated your super friendly, relaxed approach and all the helpful suggestions as to logistics etc. We had a truly fantastic day, so thank you for everything.

  19. Thank-you Andrea for being our celebrant! We felt we had a wonderful connection with you right away! You were so friendly and organized and great at making us feel calm but at the same time excited about our special day. You helped us create a beautiful ceremony with little touches that spoke true to us. Having you be the person that brought our lives together made the day feel that much more special! Thank-you again and best wishes! 🙂

  20. Thank you for the amazing job you did as our wedding celebrant at The Boatshed in February 2014. It was so lovely to work with you and you made the planning process so easy, stress free and fun! We were a bundle of nerves on the big day but you had such a calming influence. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we had so many lovely comments about it from our guests.

  21. Somehow the words “Thank You” just don’t feel like they’re enough to truly express our deepest gratitude and appreciation of the absolutely amazing work you did for us. You helped create a ceremony that was personal, light, fun and true to us. You built up such a wonderful rapport not only with us, but also with our family and friends, in such a short time it was if we had known you for a lifetime. You helped make one of the most important days of our lives incredibly special in so many ways. We feel lucky to have had the good fortune of having you as our celebrant.

    Arohanui x
    Georgie and Lynda

    (Gear Homestead, Papakowhai, March 2014)

  22. Thanks for being such a wonderful celebrant for our wedding day. We’re really pleased with the ceremony and lots of people commented on how lovely it was and how good you were. It was all just perfect for us, so we’re really pleased. Also so pleased that we were able to have someone local for our local Paekak wedding!

    (Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki, January 2014)

  23. A quick note to say thank you so much for being our celebrant! We both thought you were excellent and loved the ceremony. We also had a lot of people come up to us after the wedding and say how much they enjoyed the ceremony as well! We are so pleased that you were able to be part of our wedding and it was an amazing day.

    (Old St. Paul’s, December 2013)

  24. Thank you SO much Andrea for helping us to make our wedding ceremony so special and personal! We really wanted it to be a celebration of us as a couple, and our family and friends, and you helped us achieve that by putting together a wonderful ceremony.
    It was everything that we wanted it to be and all our guests have commented that it was beautiful, and some even said the best wedding they have ever been to!
    We highly recommend Andrea – she is so friendly, positive, happy and smiley, full of suggestions and ideas and she offers great guidance. And the special printed booklet with our ceremony in it is something we will treasure forever, and our wee gift too!

    Thank you Andrea!!

    (Wellington, January 2014)

  25. “Jamie and I wanted to say a big thank you, you really made our day run smoothly and not seem so daunting.
    We hope you and your family have a fun filled 2014, thanks once again.”

    (December 2013)

  26. Thank you Andrea for being part of our wedding day on 2nd November 2013 at Foxglove. Your professionalism, patience and kindness has made our ceremony unforgettable. All the guests at the wedding had commented how wonderful you were, well spoken, and professional. You have been thoughtful and extremely helpful with our ceremony planning process. We love the ceremony booklet and the love stone you have presented to us after the wedding.
    We will definitely recommend you to others 🙂

  27. Andrea has the kindest soul, she made our day and the whole experience incredible! Everyone says their day was the best but ours truly was, we had you and the rest of the team around us were fab! Thank you so much Andrea.

    Love
    Claudia & Chris Morrison

  28. “We wanted to thank you very much for all of your help and for making our day so extra special. All of your guidance and help was very much appreciated. We will be sure to use your services again if we should ever get married again (!!). Seriously we doubt that it could have been a better day.”

    Thanks again,
    Love,
    John & Neil

  29. Andrea your the best! Everybody said that our service was the best they have ever been to. You helped guide us through the selection process and you worked your magic with the most amazing outcome. very moving and personal to us. We knew when we first meet you that you were the ‘right’ fit for us so once again thank you thank you.

    Paul & Jo 05/05/13 2pm

  30. A BIG thank you for being our Wedding Celebrant. The ceremony went so well, you were fabulous and we had an absolutely magical time the entire weekend. We had lots of people commenting on how nice the ceremony was and you really set the scene for us.

    (Raumati Beach, February 2013)

  31. Now the craziness has calmed down…well almost anyway….we wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the most wonderful ceremony at our wedding. We have had so many comments about how lovely it was and how fantastic and calming and warm you were. We are just so happy that we came across you. After we met that first time last year at our house we never did meet or call anyone else….we just knew we had the right person and last week proved that completely to us. So thank you again for being such a memorable part of our big day and helping to make it all go so smoothly and calmly.

    (Boomrock, March 2013)

  32. Thank you so much for agreeing to marry Matt and I. As we were both new to this wedding business, we were unsure what to expect from a celebrant, but took to your kindness very quickly and thought you would be a good choice for our special day. Man were we off the mark…… you were absolutely PERFECT! You worked with us to establish what we wanted for our ceremony and provided excellent wording ideas leading up to the day. When the day came along you were extremely professional, delivered the ceremony clearly and ensured me, the nervous bride, was calm and collected before beginning. We just can’t thank you enough for how amazing and magical you made our day. We will treasure it and your amazing contribution forever.

    (Gear Homestead, February, 2013)

  33. Thank you so much for performing our wedding. It was a magical, perfect day and we loved every moment of it! Thank you for making the ceremony such a great part!

    Also, thank you for the bound booklet and the cards with our vows – it’s all beautiful!

    (Tarueka Estate, Featherston, February 2013)

  34. Thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer person to marry us!

    You made us feel so relaxed and at ease, and everything just flowed perfectly. You provide a professional and personal service and we would recommend you to anyone.

    Thanks again for your awesome contribution to a perfect day for us..

    (Otaihanga Boating Club, March 2013)

  35. I just wanted to say a huge thank you from Jason and I, for the amazing job you did with our wedding ceremony on Saturday 19 January. It was just perfect, and you really made it special for us.

    We only opened the envelope you gave us the other day, and what a pleasant surprise to find a precious love heart stone, and our vows with our papers. Just awesome. We are planning to kept a little box of momentos for our 1 year anniversary, so thank you for your gift, we’ll be popping it in our box.

    Thank you again Andrea, we really appreciate your help and support with everything.

    (Riverstone, Upper Hutt January 2013)

  36. Thank you very much for your celebrant services. From me and Jeremy we really appreciate it. You provided a great comfortable and friendly service and it was very easy to work with you. Would highly recommend you to everyone and anyone

    (Bridge Lodge, Otaki, October 2012)

  37. Thank you so much for all you did on our special day 🙂 You are amazing and made our ceremony so special! We have received so much feedback on how beautiful our ceremony was and how great you are at what you do. Thank for the beautiful gift and ceremony booklet, it is such a nice touch.

    (Zealandia, November 2012)

  38. Thank you again for the lovely ceremony, the day was really lovely and very very special. You did an excellent job, we are so happy.

    (Gear Homestead, February 2012)

  39. Luke and I wanted to say thanks for everything you did, you were absolutely amazing! So many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were and that you were the best celebrant many people had ever seen. The ceremony was personalised and perfect, thank you so much!

    (Southwards, Otaihanga, March 2012)

  40. Thanks very much for making everything easy and relaxed. Couldnt have asked for better.
    The perfect day

    (Sudbury Fields, Te Horo, March 2012)

  41. Just wanted to thank you again for helping to make our day on Saturday so special! I knew as soon as I spoke to you on the phone that first time that you were the celebrant for us, and I feel so very happy that we found you! We had a fantastic day and were blessed with the weather, so we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

    (Gear Homestead, April 2012)

  42. A huge thank you again for all you did to make our wedding day special – we were thrilled with how everything went. It was all very relaxed which was what we hoped for and you really helped to make it that way.

    (Wharekauhau, Wairarapa, February 2012)

  43. Thankyou so much for making our day so special. The ceremony was so moving and touching and was the real highlight for us! After such a stressful build up with the weather as soon as the music started and we approached the decking hand in hand…..the stress left us and we relaxed and enjoyed our day.

    Thankyou for all your support in the lead up to the wedding, on the day and the amazing ceremony you put together! The ceremony was so perfect and just set the rest of the evening up for us.

    (Nga Manu, Waikanae, December 2011)

  44. 1st of december has always been a special day for us -to have celebrated our civil union on that date with you as our celebrant was very very special. We had a beautiful day with friends and family here at home-your calm but efficient manner in which you helped advise and order the ceremony was very much part of your nature in which we were all captured. We can and have recommended you to others
    BIG THANKS
    Fran and Gill

    (Otaki Beach, December 2011)

  45. “Thank you for marrying us, and for being such a calm, friendly, and organised
    presence at such an overwhelming time 🙂
    Thank you for leaving the documents for us – giving us the copies of our vows was a lovely touch.”

    (Boomrock, January 2012)

  46. “Just wanted to say a big thank you for marrying us on the 7th Jan. We had such an amazing day! ”

    (Stonehedge, Otaki, January 2012)

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