Congratulations Mr & Mrs Tibbits!
Our English Rose Bride looked like a supermodel standing at the altar with her rugby playing Kiwi Groom.
An elegantly quaint wedding at intimate St Andrews Church Matakana. The prettiest white floral arrangements decorated the altar and complemented the simplicity of this historic wooden church.
It is always so nice to get feedback from my couples : )
Plus I do rely on lovely reviews that my Bride and Grooms give me on facebook – unlike wedding photographers or cakemakers, my service is not visual so I can’t entice couples that way (although I do scrub up quite nicely on the BIG day ; )
Thank you to all my newlyweds who have taken the time to send me a thank you card, write a facebook review or send me a quick email. I put all my energy into coordinating your ceremony to make your day special so it really does mean alot to me when I hear from you : )
Plus you’re helping other Brides and Grooms make the decision to choose a marriage celebrant who is professional, has the added value of event management experience as well as keeping you on track and making the process fun!
So if you (whether you were a Bride and Groom, mother of the bride, one of the bridal party or guests) have been impressed with my service and ceremony style please feel free to rate me!
Wow! Another wonderful wedding season comes to an end for me, with my last ceremony/MC gig in Matakana on Saturday.
Like my wedding ceremonies, when it all comes to the end, after I’ve pronounced my happy couples husband and wife/marriage partners, it always feels as though it’s over all too soon and this wedding season just whizzed by.
A BIG thank you to my gorgeous couples in 2017/18- each of your ceremonies was unique and personalised – just the way you wanted. I really appreciate your kind reviews and words of thanks – knowing that I helped make your day special is why I do this : )
Also thank you to the helpful wedding venue teams, photographers, florists, cakemakers and stylists that have been a pleasure to collaborate with.
I’ll be taking a little time off now to enjoy our new home in Hobsonville Point, catch up on some personal projects and have a holiday in Hawaii. Yay!!!!
I look forward to starting to meet new couples in January 2019 and taking their wedding and MC bookings.
Much aroha, Kimberly x
Can’t you just tell how much fun this cute couple were?!
I loved all the personalised touches Jodi and Daniel added to their big day back in February including the cowboy hat our Groom surprised his Bride by wearing at the altar (a souvenir from a favourite trip to the southern States : )
All topped off by a whiskey ceremony involving a premium bottle of Jack Daniels, another memento from their US trip.
Wishing you many more stateside adventures in your married life x
When December swings around, many of us indulge in one holiday tradition or another. For some it’s setting up a Christmas tree just so, for others it’s to go on a wild gingerbread house-baking spree.
One thing that everyone seems to hold dear is a go-to holiday film they screen every year – and one of those is Love Actually. Octopus costumes! Dancing Hugh Grant! First love! Emma Thomson bawling her eyes out to Joni Mitchell. Personally, I have to say I am not a Love Actually fan, but I know alot of you are – and for those of you who are not but believe in love, here’s how to have a lucky in love Xmas Love Actually style…
♥ Dance like nobody’s watching: CC: Hugh Grant The Prime Minister. And Sarah when she (nearly) bags Karl (sob).
♥ Create a new swearword: Go on, get creative and make something Billy Mack would be proud of. Someone is bound to piss you off royally during the silly season.
♥ Seduce a politician: Or two, if you’re a bit of a Natalie.
♥ Learn a musical instrument to impress your true love: If it worked for young Sam, and countless nerds who have gone on to become rock stars, you’ve got a shot.
♥ Go skinny-dipping: We have the good fortune of our Christmas being in Summer, plus glorious beaches – so no need to dive head first into a conspicuous lake.
♥ Spend Christmas in a foreign country: If the geeky awkward guy managed to bag a bunch of babes via his cheeky accent, perhaps you will too.
♥ Embrace the emotive female-driven pop: Dido, SugarBabes, Girls Aloud, Mariah… need we go on?
♥ Tell someone you love them: Holding up giant cards declaring, “Just because it’s Christmas” “(and at Christmas you tell the truth)” :’(
♥ Spend some quality time with a close mate: Christmas doesn’t have to be all about family, you know. Bring over a bottle of something and reminisce about the years gone by.
♥ Christmas wrap like a BOSS: Who would have thought Mr Bean was such a precise prezzie wrapper?
♥ Perform your favourite Christmas song with ‘new and improved’ lyrics: Performance must include saucy back-up dancers.
♥ Throw a dress up party: We hear lobsters and octopi make great costumes, even if eight is a lot of legs.
♥ Stand up for yourself: Prime Minister Hugh was not going to just stand there and let President Billy Bob violate “Britain”, so if you’ve got something to say, now’s your chance.
♥ Flirt in a strange situation: It will make for a great story later – and after all, it panned out for John and Judy.
♥ Embrace the PDA: Go on, propose to your partner with a whole Portuguese village watching, or launch yourself onto your lover at the airport, we won’t judge.
♥ Surrender to the total agony of being in love. Sam may be young, but he knows what’s up.
A meaningful touch to your Wedding Day is a ‘Fight Box’. Before your big day, find a beautiful wooden box, a bottle of wine (if you drink), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together as marriage partners. Seal your letter without letting your soon-to-be read what you’ve written.
During the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine and glasses. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.
Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, like your 10th or 20th, unless you hit a rough patch. Then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and reminisce about what brought you together!