Beth and Craig – Nelson – 18 Janaury 2014

“You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to displace with your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be.” – Great Expectations


Some weddings are harder to write about than others. Not for any bad reason, no no no, actually the exact opposite: Because they are too good, the memories are so amazing, and because you have never felt so much warmth as you felt officiating your two best friends wedding. Words fail me when I’m trying to describe Beth and Craig’s amazing setting, the love, the bright colours, even the handmade confetti! Even thinking about this January day, my smile gets wider and tears gather in happiness that two people, so perfect for each other, are now husband and wife.

B and C – you already know that you are both so important to me, but thinking back on this day, and Beth’s parent’s garden, I have nothing but smiles. You know I wish you all the happiness and I look forward to many more memories with you both xx

Where: Ceremony was held in a private garden and reception was at the Granary, Founders Park in Nelson

Caterers: Petite Fleur, Nelson

Dress: Wilkins Formal, Wellington

Flowers: Expressions Florist, Nelson

Testimonial: “Miranda is one of our closest friends, she and I having been best friends since we were 13. She has known Craig and I as a couple since we first started dating 10 years ago. When Miranda became a wedding celebrant I knew she would do a fabulous job as she always gives 110% to everything. So when Craig popped the question, we knew straight away there was no-one else we wanted to marry us! Miranda knows both of us so well that discussing and preparing our wedding ceremony with her was the least stressful part of the whole wedding process! She gave us guidance and suggestions when needed, made sure we had plenty of input and also didn’t pressure us with making too many decisions regarding the ceremony at a time when there are so many important decisions to be made. I knew whatever Miranda delivered would be well thought out, heartfelt and personal and it was all that and more. We could not have wished for a better person to have as our celebrant and we love that our best friend was able to marry us!”