THE WEDDING PROCESS
“Where do we begin … and how do we put into words our gratitude for Tara and her role in helping create what was a very special wedding ceremony! Having already worked with Tara, I knew immediately she was going to be amazing celebrant. Daniel and I met Tara for a drink and her warmth, positivity and enthusiasm put both of our nerves at ease and made us super excited about our ceremony. We appreciated Tara’s support and guidance in the lead up to our wedding. The guide Tara gave us to help pull together our vows was awesome.
On the day Tara was simply incredible. Her delivery was so sincere and warm and she was so kind to all of our bridal party and guests. We had such an amazing day and our guests raved about our lovely celebrant.
Tara, thank you so much, we will forever cherish the memories of our wedding day and the major part you played in it for us. Highly recommend!!”
Sarah & Daniel Swain - 5 February 2018, Wanaka
"We were so fortunate to have Tara officiate our wedding this year. Right from the outset Tara made us feel so comfortable, relaxed and kept reminding us that there were very few rules, it was up to us how we wanted the ceremony to run but also was able to provide us suggestions and great guidance.
We had no concerns at all leading up to the day as we knew she had it all under control. It was so important to us the day and the ceremony was authentic, relaxed and a true reflection of us; Tara was the perfect celebrant and it wouldn’t have been the same without her."
Vanesha and Mat Gear - 24 February 2018, Bracu, Auckland
"For me, my emotions caught me off guard and Tara as our celebrant acted as a calming and lovely influence on our ceremony. I couldn't be more impressed with her professionalism, personality and presence on our amazing wedding day and her personalised approach to our ceremony made the day all the more special."
Lachie Columb - 31 March 2018, Kurow
"Tara guided us through every part of our wedding ceremony and was an amazing support from the very beginning. She spent a lot of time helping us to structure the ceremony so that it not only flowed seamlessly, but also included a lot of personal bits about us as a couple, our values, our views on marriage and the things we love most about each other. It meant that our ceremony was incredibly meaningful, totally unique and personalised just for us. Tara is the most thoughtful, caring and compassionate of Celebrants. Her grace and confidence, calming and reassuring nature and attention to detail all helped to create the most memorable day for us and our guests. Thank you so much for making our day the amazing celebration that it was."
Kylie Columb - 31 March 2018, Kurow
"We really enjoyed working with Tara for our wedding day. She was able to understand us, and how we wanted the ceremony to be and for us that was a relaxed style, but with some formality. I believe Tara is someone who is able to change her approach and style to fit the couple – which is invaluable. We found Tara to be highly responsive to queries, a great listener and she has a warm, engaging manner. Thank you, Tara".
Fiona & Heath Gallocher - 9 February 2019, Whangamata
"Tara was the perfect celebrant. At an initial meeting Tara made it clear that the ceremony was ours to create as we wished, but along the way provided guidance and support. On the day the ceremony was just perfect, in all respects. Tara made us feel special on a very special day. Thankyou Tara, we will cherish the memories of our wedding day and the key role you played in it for us".
Linda & Kevin - 26 October 2019, Mantells, Mt Eden
"David and I were so thrilled to have Tara officiate our wedding ceremony. She was so helpful and patient in the lead up to the day, meeting with us to talk things through and providing helpful suggestions and advice to get us started. Tara did a fantastic job of working with us to create a ceremony that was traditional but still unique to us as a couple. The day went beautifully and we had wonderful feedback from our guests who thought the ceremony was incredibly romanic and personal".
David & Alessandra Parker - 23 November 2019 Mudbrick, Waiheke Island
"It was so lovely to have you with us yesterday. It was such a special day thanks to you"!
Stacey & Jayden - 12 January 2020, Dairy Flat
"Thanks so much. It was great having you as our celebrant on Saturday, you made us both feel so relaxed and it all went smoothly. You have been so easy to communicate with and really helpful throughout the whole thing. We appreciate it a lot".
Kate & Reagan - 22 February 2020, Hobsonville
"Tom and I would just like to give you a big THANK YOU for all your hard work preparing and for being your fantastic self on the day, you went above and beyond what we expected and you made everything so easy"!!
Danielle & Tom - 7 November 2020, Mantells Mt Eden
"Thank you for officiating our wedding. We loved having you there and being a part of our special day"!
Bradley & Chanelle Emmott, 5 February 2021, Tawharanui Lodge
"Tara, as soon as we met you we knew you were the celebrant for us! Such a simple catch up at Takapuna Beach Café and yet we clicked straight away and you made the entire process so smooth. When the day finally came (after a postponement) were blown away with our Ceremony and wouldn't change anything at all, it was perfect! So thank you so much for your efforts in making it that way, without you our day would not have been the same and we will be forever grateful for that. The rehearsal the day before also helped immensely, just in terms of timing, where to stand and making everyone comfortable etc. We will happily recommend you to anyone we know that is recently engaged and wish you all the best for all of your ceremonies ahead"!
Elliot & Teagan Keyes, 10 December 2021, Mudbrick, Waiheke Island