Louise and Mike – Pauatahanui – 31 July 2013

Louise and Mike had an intimate lunchtime wedding to celebrate becoming husband and wife celebrating with 10 of their closest family members and friends.Two weeks prior to this day, Mike’s dad passed away and before he died he expressed an interest in Mike and Louise getting married. While plans to have him there in person fell through, and after eight years of being together, Mike and Louise carried on and had a delightfully funny top-secret ceremony featuring Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones references. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in such a short period of time!! Congratulations guys – may your geeky humour, and great friends and family help you remember this special (palindrome) day.

When: Wednesday 31st July 2013 (Harry Potter’s birthday!)

Ceremony and lunch: Duck Creek Restaurant, Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui

Photographer: Matt Dobson, Eyland Images

Testimonial: “While looking for a wedding celebrant, Mike and I were starting to feel really concerned about finding someone who would get us, our situation and our needs. Fortunately that was when I came across Miranda. From the moment we met I knew she was going to be just the person for the job! Her sense of humour and openness and willingness to help with anything made planning our wedding, while we also arranged my father-in-law’s funeral, a lot easier and more enjoyable! Despite hardly knowing us she managed to create a ceremony that reflected our life together as well as our individual personalities, she even found her own inner geek! On the actual day she was calm, organised and put everyone at ease. We cannot thank or recommend Miranda enough for helping us make our day so unique and enjoyable.”