Testimonials

We were lucky to find you
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We don’t really know where to start with a testimonial since everything you did for us was perfect! We were a bit nervous organising our whole wedding in Nelson without being there to meet everyone and plan it all. Being able to call you in advance and get to know you, made the process so much easier and definitely put us at ease. Your website not only provided us with some great ideas for the ceremony but it made planning it a breeze. On the big day, your presence at the ceremony was warm and heartfelt and made it feel like we’d been friends for years. I don’t think we had a single guest that didn’t comment on how wonderful you were! We were so lucky to find you Rachael and you were so instrumental in making our wedding day incredible.

– Chris and Rachel

We can’t recommend you highly enough
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Rachael, WOW, where to start!
You truly were an asset in making our wedding day one to remember. Everything from the first skype call, to using your website and the rehearsal made the whole experience really special and stress free. Matt and I received so many compliments about the ceremony, you captured the love we have for each other and put it into words perfectly. We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and orchestrating the ceremony as we had envisioned. We can’t recommend you highly enough.

– Matt and Yasmin

We loved every minute
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Rachael, thank you for doing an amazing job as our celebrant! You were able to make everything so easy, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We loved how you had the sound system & audio technician to make sure everything was heard and ran smoothly. You created a perfect ceremony – using all of our memories, thoughts and quirks to make it so personal and meaningful. We loved every minute and couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you again.

– Gareth and Georgina

You made it so easy
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Thank you so much for being our celebrant for our special day. You made it so easy right from the start, meeting up for coffee then being able to log in to your website to work together on our ceremony was great. I couldn’t think of a better way to do it. The ceremony that you created for us was beautiful and felt extremely personal. We loved it and so did all of our guests. Thank you for all your help in making our day a perfect one.

– Nathan and Laura

Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned
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Rachael, thank you so much for helping us make our day so very special. Our ceremony was exactly what we had envisioned, the timing, the wording and delivery was absolutely perfect. We honestly didn’t know where to start but your amazing service and guidance helped make everything super easy and stress free, so thank you for that. It was an absolute privilege to have you apart of our day.

– Steve and Shelley

You are truly a sensational celebrant
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Thank you so much for your fantastic delivery of our ceremony. You are truly a sensational celebrant and we had literally everyone comment how sincere, warm, professional you are. The wording was so heartfelt and honest many guests were moved to tears. Warren and I could not have been happier with your service and guidence all the way through the wedding process, both prior and after. Your website is so thorough and incredibly helpful. Thank you again Rachael. So very grateful.

– Warren and Jo

We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant
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Thank you so much for such a great day & for your help up to the day. I honestly didn’t think it’d be so easy to pick our celebrant but after our first skype meeting we were so happy, we stopped our search and confirmed things with you. Your website is so easy to navigate around & so easy for us to change the details and update things for our ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a better day or celebrant. Our friends and family also had nothing but compliments about the ceremony. Thank you for our wonderful, family filled ceremony.

– Ahmed and Chrissy

Best day ever!
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Rachael was fantastic to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable, full of ideas and passionate about her work. We loved the way we could easily  personalise the ceremony with our stories, our guests and our own vows and just do it on our time from the comfort of our home. The result: we had an amazing day, a ceremony tailored made for us that put everyone at ease and enabled us to share our love between us and our families.

– Milena and Johnny

Truly the best day ever
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We truly had the best day and it was so great having you up the front with us on our big day. You were just fantastic. Im sure you love your job as you are made for it. Our ceremony felt so natural and relaxed despite all our nerves. So many of our guests asked if you were a friend of ours, a reflection of the effort you made in getting know us and our personalities and the effort you went to to tailor our ceremony just to us. Again, a huge thank you for sharing our day with us. Truly the best day ever!

– Regan and Jen

We highly recommend her!
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Rachael was the perfect celebrant for our intimate ceremony. Her beautiful smile put us all at ease and she adapted to our every need. Even family members commented on how amazing Rachael was so that confirms it. Her website is very effective and informative and she keeps great contact through out the process for any questions you may need answered. Rachael made my husbands and I’s experience one that we will treasure forever and needless to say, We highly recommend her!!!!

– Casey and Nicole

An absolute pleasure to work with
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Rachael was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding ceremony. Together we created a unique, heartfelt and personalised ceremony that represent the two of us perfectly. Rachael made us feel comfortable and relaxed about the whole process and was extremely easy to communicate with making for a stress free experience. It was such a pleasure to work alongside Rachael in creating our dream wedding ceremony for our perfect day.

– Leslie and Josie

Rachael was fantastic!
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Rachael was fantastic! We were quite particular with how we wanted the wedding to be and she was so adaptable. She also made the guests feel really comfortable pre ceremony and made my now husband feel a lot more relaxed. Highly recommended her to anybody and everybody!

– Jason and Kirsty

Amazing and Individual
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Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly perfect and exactly how we wanted it to be – individual, romantic and relaxed. We both came all the way from Germany to get married in Nelson, all alone on the beach – and it was so wonderful and memorable on the boulder bank and in the light house. We loved every moment of our ceremony. From the first email it was so easy and reliable to work with Rachael and her husband. This was quite important for us, because we had to organize the whole wedding via email and with Rachaels website tool. In ten years we’ll come back to celebrate this special day in Nelson.

– Nils and Rebecca

You did such an amazing job
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Andrew and Myself would just like to say a huge thank you for being our celebrant. You did such an amazing job and really helped make our special day even more perfect. Meeting you on the Friday before helped put my mind at ease for the next day as you seemed to have it all in hand, and reassured us it would flow well. The amount of people who asked who you were, and said that they thought it was one of the nicest weddings they had been too, really gives you a compliment. One person mentioned how you made her feel really special to be there and part of it was in the way you talked about our journeys and how everyone there had been a part of them… etc.. You were professional, and very welcoming and friendly to all our guests. And the colour of the dress you wore looks fantastic in our photos! lol…. You had some great ideas in bringing the ceremony together, and i think between us all, it really was a magic wedding. The photos look so amazing under the trees, ive attached a few for you to see. Thank you once again, i would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone.

– Andrew and Jodie

You were a joy to deal with
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Thank you for helping contribute to the best day of our lives! It was a pleasure to have you as our celebrant, we found you approachable, helpful and genuine. Our wedding ceremony was both personal and beautiful, and along with our family and friends, we were blown away by how heartfelt the ceremony was.

You were a joy to deal with from the offset – organised, professional but also personable. Your website is user friendly and a great initial resource for anyone getting married in the Nelson/Tasman region.

– Dan and Lauren

The ceremony felt “real”
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Thank-you so much for being part of our wedding day, I can honestly say it was the best day of both of our lives, no one had told us how much fun getting married was! From start to finish you were amazing, the website is fantastic and really professional and a great resource to get started. You guided us through the whole experience with such care and made us feel completely at ease during what is quite a scary experience. The ceremony felt “real” and like you captured us and our story perfectly, it was romantic without being cheesy which was exactly what we wanted. So many guests commented on what a fab job you did and in particular what a warm person you seem. Thanks for everything Rachael.

– Logan and Ana

You got us to a tee
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Just wanted to say what an amazing day we all had, wonderful venue, great atmosphere, intimate but oh do special. Thank you so much for making our day, a day we will both treasure for a long time to come,it was everything we could have wished for and more. You were so understanding, professional and you got us to a tee.

– Bill and Min

You couldn’t have done a better job
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Many thanks for making our wedding just the way we wanted it to be: relaxed and informal but still very special. You couldn’t have done a better job! Colleen and Kel both commented that their daughter had a celebrant wedding and it was an awful impersonal affair, ours by contrast was made special to us, included our guests and was a very happy, stress free occasion. We thank you for that and will treasure the memories.

– Alan and Jess

You are certainly in the right job!
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We would like to extend our gratitude to Rachael for the part she played in our amazing wedding day! Rachael was kind, friendly and most importantly understanding in how we wanted our ceremony to go. She gave us not only great ideas but options that we struggled to find elsewhere. We had a lot of guests comment on the wonderful job our celebrant did. We have just received our wedding DVD and thanks to Rachael’s sound equipment the standard of our DVD is ineradicable. Our guests also commented on how great it was to be able to hear the whole wedding loud and clear. We would highly recommend Rachael and her sound equipment to anyone looking for a celebrant. Thank you again Rachael we will always remember how your work made our day that much better. You are certainly in the right job!

– Brendan and Nicole

We can’t thank you enough
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We can’t thank you enough for the amazing ceremony you put together for us for our wedding day. Right from our first meeting we knew we were in great hands. You are so approachable and the whole online process is so easy; it was wonderful to know we could trust you to create the perfect ceremony for us, and you definitely did! We couldn’t have hoped for a better celebrant…the whole ceremony was tailored to us, and many of our guests said how much they enjoyed it and how professional and bubbly you were. We had a truly fantastic day and loved every moment of our ceremony.

– Brad and Jenna

Rachael was wonderful to work with
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Rachael was wonderful to work with. She’s professional, laid back, helpful, warm and easy to get along with. She gave us a lot of freedom and control over our ceremony, as well as hints, tips and help when we weren’t sure about how to create a great wedding ceremony. She dressed perfectly for the day, and gave a heartfelt and upbeat delivery throughout the entire service. She felt like a friend at our wedding rather than a stranger – which is a pretty good bench mark of being a wonderful celebrant in my mind! I’m so happy that we found Rachael, she really helped make our ceremony as happy, carefree, loving and laid back as we wanted it. Huge thank yous from us both Rachael!

– Louis and Dee

She was outstanding!
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Our wedding ceremony stands out for us as a particular highlight of what was a fantastic day. We wanted a down-to-earth modern celebrant who both we and our guests could relate to, and Rachael fitted the role perfectly. She tailored our ceremony to reflect the relaxed and happy vibe we were aiming for, and delivered it with poise and clarity. She weaved our relationship story cleverly into the script, and included our guests in parts so they felt involved in such a special moment. We’ve received many complements from guests about what a lovely ceremony it was. Rachael’s husband also did a wonderful job with the ceremony music and sound system in our breezy outdoors location. We would absolutely recommend Rachael as a celebrant, she was outstanding.

– Milan and Felicity

Perfect!
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Rachael is an amazing celebrant – she is very professional, organised and from our involvement with her she seems to just love what she does! Right from the beginning her website was fantastic providing suggestions and ideas for all styles of ceremonies, through to her friendly and bubbly personality on the day. The effort she puts into getting to know about you and what is important to you both makes the ceremony so personal and special. We have had many comments from guests on how it was one of the most meaningful ceremonies that they have been too. We also loved the little extra ideas you have to make the ceremony that much more special. For us we had never been to a ceremony where the engagement ring was incorporated into the ring giving, for us this was perfect! Thank you so much Rachael for being apart of our big day and making the ceremony perfect for us!

– Hamish and Tania

A true professional
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We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day. Within the quiet surrounds of Woollaston Estate Rachael provided a beautiful service reflecting everything we wanted the day to be – a day to share with our families and friends. Having Rachael’s website was a vital resource, especially having to organise our wedding from the other side of the world – we found everything we needed to help put together ideas for our service, including music, readings and vows. Rachael put us at ease during our rehearsal and was also happy to accommodate last minute changes which made a big difference. Rachael is a true professional.

– James and Bronwyn

We already recommended you to our friends!
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Rachael, thank you so very much for making our wedding ceremony everything we could have wished for and more. I found you to be bubbly, friendly, very approachable, supportive and easy going. Having an Indian fusion wedding added a new dimension to our ceremony and we felt you were able to embrace it and make it work. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and how beautifully you spoke. You made it so easy for us, Thank you! We’ve already recommended you to friends of ours that are getting married!

– Sameer and Elysha

Simply amazing
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Rachael is simply amazing. Almost a month after our wedding we are still getting comments of ‘your celebrant was amazing, it was one of the best ceremonies that we have ever heard.’ We live overseas, Rachael made organising our ceremony very easy with her fantastic website. When we recieved the first draft of the ceremony, it was perfect, I was in tears reading it as Rachael had written it so beautifully. It really reflected both us, our story and our personalities. It was also extremely personal, unique and for this reason we believe that our guests really enjoyed the ceremony. The sound system was great as everyone could hear the three of us speaking. Rachael is very personal, genuine and excited to be a celebrant and this truely comes across in the ceremony.. She is a true professional in her job and we loved that she wore a goregous outfit that fitted in perfectly on our day. We would recommend Racheal to everyone, you will be delighted.

– Callum and Michelle

Personal and individual
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As soon as i met Rachael at the wedding show, i knew she was the perfect celebrant for us, she was bubbly, friendly and i instantly felt very comfortable, like i had known her for ages. My main hope i wanted for our ceremony was something that was personalised to us, and didn’t feel like a written script. And Rachael definitely delivered, we had so many comments on how individual our ceremony was, and how our personality shone through in every part, and being in a garden the sound system was well received as everyone could hear the whole ceremony. And above that everything was so simple, a fantastic easy to use website made writing everything we wanted a breeze, i couldn’t believe how easy it was, especially because for us it was the most important part of the day to get right. Thank you so much Rachael for making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect.

– Dan and Nicola

The perfect celebrant
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My mother found Rachael via a google search and I was very impressed with her website. Living in Australia and getting married in New Zealand, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to arrange everything being so far away, but Rachael made everything as easy as it possibly could be! She was super fast in responding to emails which helped guide me through what was required of me and with her website being so easy to use, I couldn’t believe how efficient everything was. The questionnaire that we filled out on Rachael’s website asked enough questions that Rachael was able to draft the most amazing ceremony for my husband and I. Editing the website was great and saved every few seconds. Given I was only arriving in Nelson a few days before my wedding, I was unable to meet with Rachael prior to my wedding so a phone call was all that Rachael and I had prior to my wedding. I knew I was in good hands and after our ceremony our family couldn’t stop talking about the celebrant, how lovely she was, how much she cared about the day and how relaxed and at ease she made everyone feel. Rachael and her husband brought a sound system with them and had not only my requested songs, but also more songs for during the day. My ceremony truly reflected me, my husband and the way we are and I would recommend Rachael and her husband to anyone!!

– Kevin and Teniele

Just perfect and everything we dreamed of
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Being from wellington we thought finding a celebrant who suited us, in one weekend would be impossible. However within the first 10 minutes of our meeting with Rachael both me and mike knew she was the one. Rachael has a bubbly, friendly and proffesional manner. I knew nothing about what was included in a ceremony, all i knew was that I wanted it to be personal and reflect me and mike as a couple. Rachael was fantastic to work with, she asked all the right questions of us as a couple and was able to put together the ceremony of our dreams. During the preperation for our ceremony Rachael sent us a question list in which we told her all the intimate details of our relationship, where we met, what we love about each other, what our plans for the future were and many more. From this Rachael created an extremely personal ceremony that brought tears to our guests eyes, we recieved so much positive feedback from our family and friends who wish Rachael lived in wellington. I cannot thank Rachael enough, Our ceremony was just perfect and everything we dreamed of, it is now a very fond memory.

– Mike and Sophie

Couldn’t have been happier
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We couldn’t have been happier to have Rachael as our celebrant. From day one it was obvious that she is incredibly talented and passionate about her job. She made planning the ceremony so easy and relaxing. On our day she created something that was so special and personal to us and we loved every minute of it. It was exactly what we wanted. Everyone at the ceremony was blown away by her words and how she spoke so beautifully. She is a lovely, bright and bubbly person who was fantastic to work with. We highly recommend her.

– Dylan and Amy

Can’t speak highly enough
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We can’t speak highly enough about Rachael’s contribution to our wedding day. From the time that we sat down with her to discuss the process, until she pronounced us “husband and wife” we never doubted our decision to have Rachael as our celebrant. The enthusiasm, warmth and professionalism she brought to the process, made the day for us and our guests. From our conversations with her, she scripted a service that was very personal and special to us and one that we will remember for a long time.

– Steve and Suzanne

She is truly wonderful!
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We cannot be more thankful to Rachael for making our wedding ceremony so very special, It was just as we had imagined, and could not have been better! Rachael managed to capture our story and personalities perfectly, and the words spoken were delivered professionally, conveying warmth, meaning and love. Ultimately we wanted a ceremony which was relaxed and informal, yet intimate, resonating with those there celebrating with us. Our ceremony had laughter and tears, but most importantly, it incorporated everything that was important to us and our family. We would not hesitate in recommending Rachael to any couple getting married in Nelson – she is truly wonderful!

– Shane and Dani

Bubbly, friendly and professional
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We met Rachael at the Nelson wedding show. Our first impression of Rachael was of a bubbly, friendly, professional person who loves what she does. We knew this was the person we wanted to work with us to achieve the wedding day we wanted. Rachael, we have had so many wonderful comments from our friends and family about our ceremony. Many of them said that it brought a tear to their eyes. It reflected who we are completely and shared special and personal moments with all. Thank you so very much for being there with us. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends.

– Phil and Victoria

Better than we hoped
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Our day was amazing, better than we hoped. We had people asking us who you were because they enjoyed the ceremony soo much. I loved that after only 2 meetings with us , you could tell we loved a joke and even added some of your own!It was magic!!!
I have had messages and texts from friends loving the laughs from your service through to the end. It’s who we are , and you nailed it!
And your sound system etc was perfect, everyone could hear and be a part of it. Thank you soo much , you were truly wonderful!!!!!!

– Brett and Kirsty