Welcome to my Wedding Page
"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you, for the part of me that you bring out. I love you, for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart, and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can't help seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light, all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. I love you, because are helping me to make the lumber of my life, not a tavern, but a temple. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all.
Dear colleague and friend at the Torbay Sailing Club
As a Marriage Celebrant I will take an active role by officiating over the legal aspects of your wedding ceremony.
I will listen to what you both want, ask you about your relationship, the things you love about each other and that are important to you both. You are in charge, this is your ceremony and there is nothing other than the legal requirements of the vows, and witnessing of the marriage certificates, that you absolutely "must have
Your ceremony is the beginning of a lifetime relationship through marriage, and I want your wedding day to reflect the true feelings that you have for each other
You may choose from my selection of ceremonies and readings or put your own words together to personalize and reflect your values, beliefs, commitment and love for one another, which will bring meaningfulness to be remembered with pleasure for the rest of your lives.
I will present you with a draft of the wedding ceremony well in advance of the wedding day, and together we will edit your wedding script so that the final version is exactly what you want.
This is your special day your ceremony and I would be delighted to help you make your wedding perfect and memorable.
I have many beautiful options for you to select from -
"The Welcome" - "Giving away the bride" - "The Asking" - "Vows" - "Declarations"
and plenty of beautiful Readings for you to choose from for your special and personalised ceremony.
Stunning wedding at the Summer of Love festival at the Taupo Bay Lodge
All the way from Arizona to Taipa
On Rangiputa beach
At the Barn - Taipa
Private home Tokerau Beach
Traditional Vows - Nontraditional Vows - Vows for second marriages -
Vows that include children - Vows for older couples -
Vows with religious variations - Ring Vows - Vows inspired by the Classics -
Theme Vows - Reaffirmation Vows
and of course I will assist you to design your own original Vows
Reaffirmation of Vows
A reaffirmation ceremony is a time of thanksgiving for the couples' many years together. It is also a strengthening of their marriage commitment. By the time a couple have been married 10,15, 20, 25 of even 50 years thaty have successfully survived a myriad of crises in their lives through their deep love for each other. The members of the original wedding party are often included along with the celebrating couple's extended family of children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Good evening Bev! We would like to say a massive THANK YOU!! You were awesome for us and ... said you played a huge part in keeping his nerves in control so thank you. There are no words that can describe dhow grateful we are for you. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! p.s. absolutely love the photo! This must've been before ... gave me a "look" when I forgot the rings :-) with lots of love
"Blending of the Sands" - "Rose covenant ceremony" - "Candle Lighting ceremony" - "Sharing of the Wine Ceremony" - "Shell ceremony" - Balloon ceremony" - or any alternative ceremony that you may have come across
Lovely intimate wedding under the 1000year old Pohutakawa at Butler Point
For the past 30 years I have worked as a Relationship Counsellor in Northland and other parts of New Zealand. My fee for the Celebrancy service is $300-00 I am happy to travel to any area of Northland -
I will negotiate mileage for areas outside of the Far Northland district.
Lovely couple from Auckland renewing their vows after 10 years marriage
R & A: Good evening Bev! A & I would like to say a massive THANK YOU!! You were awesom for us and A said you played a huge part in keeping his nerves in control so thank you. There are no words that can describe how grateful we are for you. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!. p.s. absolutely love the photo! this must've been before A gave me a "look" when I forgot the rings:-) with lots of love R & A
A & S: It was an absolutely lovely ceremony and thank you again for all the help in getting us organised and over the line. You made it all feel very easy.
S & K: OMG what a day!! thank you so much for being a part of our special day Bev you made it for us!!!
C & K Thanks Bev we both had an amazing day that we will always treasure. You made everything so easy and stress free. We really appreciate it.
E & J: Hi thank you for being our celebrant. The ceremony was lovely, and the day turned out just as wanted - definitely helped by the weather.
S & C: Thank you so much!! You couldn't have made our wedding any more special. You are a magic lady! We are forever grateful how fun, calm, magic and perfect you made our ceremony
J & T: thank you for being the celebrant for our wedding. You were so helpful, accomodating and really hed us feel calm and prepared for the big day. Thank you so much!
A & G: Thank you to the wonderful person who married us!
E & D: Just wanted to send you a big thank you for making the ceremony run so smoothly and keeping us at ease throughout. I really couldn't of asked anything more of you, you were absolutely fantastic, than you so much. All the best for your future ceremonies, if you ever need a reference let me know!
S & D: i just wanted to say thank you so, so much for making our ceremony so special, so wonderful - and so much like us - relaxed! We both though you were a perfect fit, and we were so happy that we chose you.
C & T: Thanks so much Bev for making our day how we wanted it, it was perfect. We lost sight of you after the ceremony and I didn't get to say thank you, you did a great job.
T & M: You were amazing, and help make what was for me personally be a very nervous situation, very comforting and made it feel like it was ok if things weren't 100% said or done correctly, The night ending up great, and everyone enjoyed themselves which is all we hoped for. Those photos you have chosen are awesome and yes you can definitely use these for your web page. Can't wait to see them on there!! You were a lovely celebrant to have and we are so we were able to choose you to do our wedding ceremony! Thanks.
M & J: Thank you again for sharing our perfect day with us, the whole day was truly amazing. Thanks for the little whispers of encouragement during the ceremony they really helped me. Thank you so much for everything you will always have a special place in our hearts and memories of our wedding day.
K & P: it was a perfect day and everything we wanted it to be. You truly made us feel as relaxed as you possible can pouring out your and and soul to your significant other in front of people.
M & J: thank you so much for the lovely service you did for us! You were truly awesome. Sorry for muck up saying my name etc - I was a bit stumped as never thought about having to say M instead of M! Funny really. You were just awesome and it looks like your husband got some nice pictures! your card and wee package were also just so lovely. Sorry you weren't able to stay for a drink afterwards, everyone thought you were just lovely. Thanks again :-)
S & M: just want to say a massive thank you to you Bev for being our wedding celebrant, it was perfect in every way. We had a wonderful time and I hope you enjoyed it too :-) thanks heaps Bev from Mr. & Mrs. A
H & J:
Just left you a little bottle of thank you under your park bench under you house to thank you again for making our day so special you were wonderful.
A & T: A and I wanted to say thank you very much for being our celebrant on our wedding day on Tuesday. Apologies we didn't get to say goodbye, but it was all a bit of a blur! We had a lovely day and everything was exactly as we had wanted. Thanks once again.
L & G:
Thank you so very much for helping make our wedding day so perfect fo us. We loved the way you listened and understood what we wanted for our day, how you acknowledged our thoughts, preferences and our brand of humour! adding your own as well! Plus you looked so professional and yet so stunning and elegant :-)
D & M:
Thank you so much for being our wonderful fun celebrant. You made it so easy and relaxed for us.
B & J:
B and I would like to thank you for all yu have done for us. You did a wonderful job for us at our wedding and we wll be forever grateful - you did us a great service. Thank you for the wonderful delivery of our vows; your genuine touch came through beautifully. It was a pleasure to have met you and we would gladly endorse your work to family & friends.
K & A:
Thank you Bev for being a part of it and allowing us the flexibility to do it our way.
K and A:
"Thank you for being such a wonderful celebrant. We had such a perfect day and couldn't have wished for more . Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you gave us. We had the most perfect weddidng and wouldn't change a thing about and we are so grateful for your part in it"
M and D:
"Thanks Bev for being our wedding celebrant for our special day, everyone couldn't stop praising about how lovely the ceremony was especially with the blending on the sands, for many it was the first time they had seen it done"
From H and A:
"Hi Bev, just touching base to say a BIG THANK YOU for all your work on the day! You really helped the nerves, and made the ceremony special for us."