Nick and Amanda – 1 February 2020

I will always treasure your giggle when you laugh, the songs you compose and sing when you are happy and your commitment to building the replacement Wellington Central Library in our apartment, even bringing home eight or nine books from our US trip in 2018.

But above all, I promise to be the best ex-boyfriend you’ll ever have.

These two were SUCH a delight to work with. Not only did Amanda and Nick choose the coolest date for their wedding at The Lodge (we share the same anniversary!) they also merged two backgrounds and two families in an amazing way with lots of personal touches throughout their special day. There were hat tips to those who were no longer present and there was a lot of excitement for the future and their love of cats. Their vows were hilarious – mentioning everything from navigating foreign health care systems, surviving gastro, songwriting and washing the dishes. What a fun ceremony!

Caroline Atkinson Photography was amazing as always. looking through her photos is such a whimsal experience and Amanda and Nick look amazing!! Sadly for Wellington, she’s relocated to Christchurch – those Christchurch couples are VERY lucky – but we will see her soon as her talent is amazing. I mean, it helps when you have Nick and Amanda as gorgeous models!!

I hear that the Benson Brothers had everyone partying the night away and I’m a a tad sad I never tried any of Cake it Forward‘s special carrot cake as I heard it was delish. Juliette Florist aced the flowers and Amanda was dolled up with her makeup from Maven and her hair by Hair by Antoinette (organised through Maven). 

Thanks for having me along for the journey Nick and Amanda. I very much enjoyed laughing with you both, trying to say Nick’s name with a poor Italian accent, and seeing the photos has bought back the flood of happiness that I experienced standing up next to you (between you?!) as your celebrant.

Testimonial: “You were amazing! You really helped the ceremony run smoothly, and with organising our families and just generally making sure we didn’t have to worry about anything. It was such a relief to have all of that taken care of, all the little things that you don’t have to think about.”