Maddy and Benje – 15 October 2016

I love love love elopements! Secret weddings are amazing! Maddy and Benje took this to next level when they took a walk one day with their unsuspecting parents and I met them at a lookout site called Te Raikaihau Point. I was with James from Edgeline Photography and we surprised both sets of parents IN OUR ACTIVE WEAR. We got Maddy and Benje hitched and there were windswept hugs and bubbles! So so much fun and a wedding I will remember forever.


“We really enjoyed having Miranda as our wedding celebrant. Miranda was fun, enthusiastic and easy to get along with right from our first meeting. We loved her positive outlook on life and marriage.

We didn’t have a conventional wedding; we opted for a surprise ceremony just with our parents, our photographer, and Miranda. Miranda was fantastic at keeping our secret and providing advice on how the day might unfold.

On our “big day” we had terrible Wellington weather – howling southerly winds! We’d planned a walk with our parents along one of our favourite south coast walking trails. Despite the inclement weather, Miranda facilitated a lovely ceremony; we thought it was perfect. The strong winds added to the surprise and made us all laugh.

If you’re after a celebrant who is a good listener, easy-going, and kind, then we’d highly recommend Miranda. We were really comfortable working with Miranda in the lead-up to our wedding and we feel she was pivotal in helping us pull off a fairly unconventional surprise wedding ceremony. Thanks Miranda!”