ˈspɪrɪt/ (n), beauty and style

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Last weekend, I exhibited at the Grand Wedding Show at Sky City, Auckland. It was a chance for potential clients to meet me, and a wonderful opportunity for me to discover what brides-and-grooms-to-be want in their ceremonies. Just as every couple is so different, so is every celebrant. Each of us comes to the profession with different values, life experience … Read More

By the power vested in me…

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Remember the line in movies when the dashing hero marries his princess bride? The celebrant says something flamboyant and portentious along the lines of “By the power vested in me by the State of [insert fave town] I now declare you legally married!”… followed by a romantic dip kiss and fountains of rose petals and cheering and happily ever afters. … Read More

Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight…

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“All electronic devices must now be switched off…” We are used to hearing this phrase on a plane, or when attending live theatre. Now, it is becoming common at wedding ceremonies too. So what’s the buzz about so-called “Unplugged Weddings”? In these days of technology and social media, where tweets, posts, tags and shares can go viral in a matter … Read More