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Karen Hargreaves
Karen Hargreaves
Bride • February 27, 2018

From beginning to end Wendy was wonderful.  From our first Skype call to the big day Wendy was there, guiding us through the whole process, making the planning so stress-less which is exactly how we wanted it to be.  After searching through all the possible celebrants Wendy stood out, the reviews proved to be absolutely spot on, one very knowledgeable, kind and helpful lady who made our big day seamless.  The day went without a hitch, and even when our 16 month old niece decided to have her say on the beach, Wendy proceeded with professionalism, humour and ease.  Thank you for everything Wendy,

Karen and Rob

Wedding Date: February 14, 2018

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Anni Marteni
Anni Marteni
Bride • February 23, 2018

Wendy was exactly what we wanted in our celebrant. Warm, friendly, inviting, and a great sense of humour. Ben and I first spoke to a Wendy via Skype from Australia and instantly made a connection. Throughout the marriage application process, Wendy was SO helpful and made it all so easy.
We met up with Wendy before the wedding and shared some laughs and I felt so at ease.
I would recommend Wendy as a celebrant to anybody getting married in the Bay Area.
Thank you Wendy for making our ‘small’ elopement such a special and wonderful event.

Wedding Date: January 24, 2018

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Irene K Morgan
Irene K Morgan
Bride • January 07, 2018

After meeting Wendy for the first time, we walked away thinking we found a Celebrant that knew exactly what we wanted in our ceremony and we could feel relaxed with her. Wendy helped us through the format of the ceremony and our vows. She was open about having family involved in the ceremony and made sure everything flowed. Wendy married us on the 11th November 2017 and the ceremony was amazing and had a special touch, the day was so relaxed. Guests commented how lovely they thought the ceremony was, and how personal it was that it told our story. Thank you, Wendy, for helping to make the ceremony what we wanted.

Wedding Date: November 11, 2017

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aaron mceachen
aaron mceachen
Groom • December 21, 2017

Being honest is simple when you are simply recounting the events as they transpired. After a somewhat brief internet search turned up Wendy Barton we were very pleased with the results. For us, it was the second time around. My wife and I were going for the repeat as my kids couldn’t be there for the first time but they would be there for the second. Initially, we Skyped with Wendy who was very relaxed and extremely knowledgeable, especially as we had no clue what we wanted. Then she set about conceptualising the whole event for us, from wo to go. The day itself was exceptional as Wendy provided her own property as the venue; then her words captured the spirit of what we were trying to achieve. Wendy made the whole experience worthwhile, as it was for the kids and not us. In the end, the kids loved the day, as did we. Top marks to Wendy, if there is any doubt over who is your celebrant, look no further than the exceptional Wendy!

Wedding Date: July 7, 2017

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Jo Richens
Jo Richens
Bride • November 01, 2017

Absolutely grateful and pleased to have Wendy as our celebrant. Had some issues with our first celebrant, and Wendy accepted our request with 3 weeks notice and two weddings the same day! Did an amazing job and the whole family agrees! Thank you for being part of our special quirky weddimg and making the day special for us! Mr and Mrs Richens

Wedding Date: October 21, 2017

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Tori Hargreaves
Tori Hargreaves
Bride • August 22, 2017

Wendy made the entire process a breeze! She has a bubbly yet professional persona, making us feel very comfortable from the beginning. Everything was well organised in advance and with us being abroad eliminated any last minute stress. Everything was well thought out and very personalised, Wendy was always available and quick to respond to all of our emails. She created a warm, emotional and uplifting ceremony. We had nothing but compliments from all of our friends and family, everybody felt it was very much us! We highly recommend her for your big day.

T&R Organ

Wedding Date: July 8, 2017

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Klaire
Klaire
Bride • July 20, 2017

From start to finish, Wendy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Wendy made planning our wedding ceremony from abroad an absolute breeze. Going into our first Skype call we had no idea where to start, but after our call we knew straightaway we had found an excellent celebrant. Wendy is an incredibly talented writer. She listened carefully and observed us as a couple in our meetings, and was subsequently able to tell the ‘Angus and Klaire’ story perfectly. She is articulate, funny and extremely professional. We want to say a big thank you to Wendy for helping us along on our journey to marriage and for creating a ceremony that was so personal and representative of “us”.

Wedding Date: February 25, 2017

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Bride • July 10, 2017

Thank-you Wendy you were a amazing Celebrant for myself and Andrew’s Wedding.
We got married on the beach at Pukehina, It was a perfect day. Wendy’s personality fitted in quite well with our family’s. She sure does offer UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE, totally PERSONALIZED, ceremonies, designed with sensitivity, warmth, professionalism . . . and fun.
Wendy was very easy to deal with and is so organised. As i had only just had a baby when i was first planning our wedding, i wasn’t the most organised. Wendy sent info and forms that needed to be signed step by step. She was a life saver.
I loved how Wendy printed out our voles out and made a little booklet for us afterwards with a picture of me and Andrews favourite image.
Thank you, very highly rec-commanded.
Leanne AND Andrew Moores

Wedding Date: January 28, 2017

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Jen Knewstubb
Jen Knewstubb
Bride • July 02, 2017

Wendy was so easy to deal with, right from the first phone conversation I had with her through until our wedding day.

She was bubbly, fun and professional and had a lot of great ideas and suggestions for our big day. I knew we were in good hands right from the start and although we didn’t get to meet Wendy until the day before our wedding, she definitely put us at ease leading up to it.

Thanks Wendy for being such an important part of our big day, we would highly recommend you to anyway.

Wedding Date: April 22, 2017

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Ali Fleming
Ali Fleming
Bride • June 22, 2017

From the moment I read Wendy’s profile on her website, I knew she was the celebrant we needed to make our wedding day special.  This was confirmed as soon as she walked in our front door for our first meeting.

When she first sent us a questionnaire, I thought “why does she need all this information”, but believe me, she turned all our rantings into the most beautiful ceremony ever.  She completely got who we were, both individually and as a couple.  She made guests cry with her words, (and of course the bride and groom had a tear as well).

I have had so many guests comment on how wonderful Wendy was, and would have no hesitation in recommending her for your special day.

Thanks Wendy, for sharing our special day.

Wedding Date: March 18, 2017

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Bride • June 17, 2017

Wendy was an absolute gem right from the beginning! 
Organising a wedding from Perth had it’s challenges, but from the moment we met Wendy via skype we knew this part of the planning would not be a problem.

Wendy made all the planning easy and was very flexible and had a great depth of knowledge.

Wendy was such much fun to work with and a great joy to have as part of our day.  Our wedding was everything we wished for and Wendy definitely helped make that happen.

We couldn’t recommend Wendy highly enough to be your wedding celebrant.

Wedding Date: March 23, 2017

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Julie Wyeth
Julie Wyeth
Bride • May 14, 2017

We wanted a ‘‘no fuss’ intimate wedding in a beautiful garden setting and thanks to Wendy . . . and the weather, that’s what we got!
Wendy is a lovely lady with bucket loads of enthusiasm.  She was always available when needed, and replied promptly to text/email messages.  Wendy is a wealth of information when it comes to planning the big day, guiding us through the process and legal requirements.  She is an attentive listener, taking on board our needs & requests, and was able to offer ideas/suggestions as to what would enhance and allow the ceremony to flow well.
Thank you Wendy for making our wedding day a memorable and awesome experience!

Wedding Date: April 6, 2017

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Adam Leys
Adam Leys
Groom • May 09, 2017

We really appreciated how organised Wendy was with her timeline of things to achieve leading up to the day. She guided us through the legal components and genuinely cared about making our ceremony personalised not ‘control copied’. It was also extremely important we had someone 100% supportive of us marrying and Wendy was that times a million and couldn’t have made us feel more comfortable with her when talking about our feelings. 

Our whole day was fantastic! The ceremony was exactly as we wanted it; relaxed and informal and everybody commented on how they really liked Wendy as our celebrant. Wendy’s enthusiasm really showed and helped bring the ceremony to life!

Can’t recommend Wendy enough!

Cheers,
Adam and Michael.

Wedding Date: April 8, 2017

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Emma Whata
Emma Whata
Bride • May 02, 2017

Wendy what can we say, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with you went above and beyond to communicate with us overseas to make sure everything was perfect for our return home to NZ for our big day. We cannot thank you enough for your bright and bubbly approach and commitment to every little detail. We would highly recommend you to all. Thanks again Emma & Jeremy

Wedding Date: March 24, 2017

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Kathie Sale
Kathie Sale
Bride • April 23, 2017

It’s been a week now since our big day and we wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for us. The day ran so smoothly and many of our guests commented about how calm you were around the whole last-minute rain issue. We also had lots of comments about the ceremony and how personal it was and how you put everyone at ease - thank you so much!

For us, you made our dream of a romantic, fun but meaningful ceremony a reality, we enjoyed every moment and can’t thank you enough!

Wedding Date: April 16, 2017

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Krystle
Krystle
Bride • April 19, 2017

Wendy was very professional, very helpful in planning our ceremony. She took the time to listen, and was very easy to approach. I liked how Wendy stood to the side during ceremony, then stood with bride and groom for the important vowels.
Wendy is so efficient, she was able to run a funeral service within 24 hours notice.
Will definitely be calling on Wendy if needed in the future.

Wedding Date: February 25, 2017

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Shea
Shea
Bride • April 15, 2017

We recently go married an had Wendy as our marriage celebrant. She was amazing handled everything with ease. Sealed the deal with vowels rings an abit of blood. Wendy carried on like it was a normal thing for the bride to make the groom bleed putting on his wedding ring. Our wedding day was everything thing we hoped it would be an Wendy made it that even more special by taking the time to get to know us an included that in our ceremony. Thank you so much Wendy for everything. You are an amazing lady very kind hearted.

Wedding Date: March 25, 2017

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Sean Bodley
Sean Bodley
Groom • April 13, 2017

We were married by Wendy just this past week (7/4/17).

We were specifically after a low-key, relaxed ceremony with little fuss in nice outdoor setting and Wendy came through for us ten-fold.
The ceremony was tailored to our personalities with aspects of our lives intertwined with our vows which made for a very special day.  Wendy arranged for our ceremony to be held in her own home, and the setting of her amazing garden was perfect for us.  Wendy took care of every aspect, from the witnesses (who were lovely!), right down to the chilled champagne to complete an amazing experience.  We couldn’t have been any happier, and might have to renew our vows at some point so we can use Wendy’s services again!  Highly recommended!


Sean & Renee Bodley

Wedding Date: April 7, 2017

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Sarah ismail
Sarah ismail
Bride • April 12, 2017

Amazing!! Wendy was just fantastic. She was so easy to get along with and made our ceremony so personal. It was exactly how we wanted it. It also was so easy to contact her as we are from australia and married in nz. Thanks wendy xx

Wedding Date: February 18, 2017

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Amy Wainohu
Amy Wainohu
Bride • April 08, 2017

Wendy was so amazing in everything that she did for us and we will always cherish our day with so much thanks to her. We are from tauranga but living in brisbane so was worried about how it would all work. Wendy made it all so easy and was there every step of the way. She made our boring words into a masterpiece that had so many guests in tears(good tears) and laughter throughout the whole ceremony. We really can’t thank Wendy enough for everything she did for us on our special day. Words can’t even explain how great she is at what she does. Thankyou again Wendy from the bottom of my heart Xxx

Wedding Date: February 23, 2017

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zannah johnston
zannah johnston
Bride • April 07, 2017

We absolutely loved Wendy as our celebrant.  She did our wedding at the last minute, and did an absolutely superb job of it.  We were so lucky to have her.  She took the time to listen to what we wanted, and took care to ensure the ceremony reflected us.  We were after a celebrant who was relaxed, fun, not stuffy, but a bit quirky - and we got exactly what we wanted.  Loads of people have commented to me after our wedding about how much they loved our celebrant.  Thanks so much Wendy!  Zannah & Matt

Wedding Date: February 3, 2017

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Catie Wilkinson
Catie Wilkinson
Bride • April 03, 2017

We loved having Wendy as our marriage celebrant.

We had a fairly quick turnaround and Wendy was efficient, detailed and made everything really simple for us, which was just what we needed!

On the day she was warm and professional and our friends and family commented on how good the ceremony was. It was exactly how we wanted it. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wendy.

Catie & Andrew

Wedding Date: February 24, 2017

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NicoleandMarc
NicoleandMarc
Bride • April 03, 2017

What can i say?! It was the most romantic day for us. We visit New Zealand with my parents and getting married again. Wendy was a great support. Her wedding speach was better than our offiziell speach. She had a great organisation and sent us some questions before to do the create our ceremony. Everytime we had questions we can get in contact with her. It was a pleasure to meet Wendy and we enjoyed our renews! A big dream came true and we are very happy that Wendy go with us. Totally recommend!!! Love her! Best wishes from Germany! Nicole and Marc

Wedding Date: March 6, 2017

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Paddy Cass
Paddy Cass
Bride • March 27, 2017

Wendy went above and beyond to co-create a ceremony with us that was better than we could have imagined. Our families and many of our guests made a point of commenting how it was one of the best, if not the best ceremony they had been to and how excellent the celebrant (Wendy) was.

Wendy made sure it truly represented us as a couple and helped us feel calm and prepared for the day. We couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant and highly recommend her.

Wedding Date: January 4, 2017

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Lisa Day Carswell
Lisa Day Carswell
Bride • March 24, 2017

From the moment I contacted Wendy, I knew I wanted her to be our celebrant. It wasn’t the easiest wedding to officiate - me living overseas, my fiance (now husband!) living in NZ, changes of plans from an elopement with just the two of us to a family affair, last-minute change of venue… I could go on! But she handled it all with warmth, kindness, professionalism and the sense that nothing was too much trouble. She even made a trek down a sandy beach pathway in her high heels without any complaints at all!

Our ceremony reflected our relationship and our personalities more perfectly than I could have imagined. It was actually fun to fill out her questionnaires with my fiance beforehand! She always answered emails promptly and with detail, and provided as much information as I asked for. She hinted that she wanted to keep parts of our ceremony a surprise for us on the day, and though I’m sure she would have been 100% fine if I’d said I wanted to read through it before, I’m so happy that I agreed and we were only given a general outline. It made it that much more special.

I can’t thank Wendy enough for being such an important part of the best day of our lives so far, and I absolutely recommend her to any couples looking for a unique, personal and romantic ceremony.

Wedding Date: March 17, 2017

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May Ching Soh
Bride • March 20, 2017

We cannot thank Wendy Barton enough for making our wedding day - after 22 years of courtship - unique, personalised and simply wonderful. We were daunted at the prospect of marriage and had put it off for many years. But when we eventually decided to take the plunge, we wanted our special day to reflect our values and our journey through life - which Wendy did to perfection.

Wendy captured the essence of our relationship and beliefs and way of life in an instant. She is incredibly experienced and professional, but exudes a warmth and genuine kindness that made us feel right at home. She understood we had busy lives and worked with us to create a very unique ceremony that was not only enjoyable, but funny and relaxed.

Many guests complimented us on the ceremony especially Wendy’s style and asked us if she was an old friend marrying us as she seemed to know us so well!

And last but not least, Wendy seemed to know the legalities of appropriate documentation needed for marrying a couple who needed a special certificate to be used in their home country. Amazing!

We have no hesitation recommending Wendy as a celebrant!

May & KL Chow

Wedding Date: March 18, 2017

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Haylie Ryan
Haylie Ryan
Bride • February 04, 2017

Wendy’s help with organising our vows and the ceremony protocol was invaluable. Everything ran smoothly and professionally. The words we exchanged were of great personal importance and the direction she gave helped create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony which many of the guests commented on. Wendy was great to deal with, she made us feel at ease from our very first conversation over Skype. She was positive and enthusiastic and she encouraged and facilitated the creation of a ceremony which reflected who we are as a couple and also incorporated the wider family.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Wendy as a celebrant to anyone else.

Wedding Date: January 7, 2017

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Sophie Buxton Burns
Sophie Buxton Burns
Bride • January 19, 2017

Wendy put together an amazing ceremony for us, which was really in tune with the intimate occasion we wanted. We were impressed with how she really understood our personalities just from Skype conversations. She made organising the ceremony from the other side of the world so easy, and guided us through all the preparations and paperwork. 
Wendy has helped create memories that will last a lifetime. The wedding itself went beautifully and we appreciated her flexibility as we only chose the exact beach location the day before!

Thank you Wendy!

Sophie and Mark Buxton Burns

Wedding Date: December 14, 2016

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Nadia Taylor
Nadia Taylor
Bride • January 15, 2017

We are so glad we chose Wendy as our celebrant!  She did an amazing job of personalising our ceremony and making it all flow beautifully.  We found that Wendy was great at listening to our ideas for our day and working with us to ensure it all happened ‘just right’.  Her relaxed, professional manner and excellent communication put us both at ease, and we could not recommend her highly enough!

Wedding Date: November 25, 2016

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Tom Kennerley
Tom Kennerley
Groom • January 10, 2017

Wendy was all that we wanted in a celebrant.

When we first met her we knew was the right fit for us from the get-go. We did not really know too much about the legal side of things and she answered all of our questions with ease!

Her communication with us was excellent and her detailed timelines and checklists were very useful..

It was amazing being able to be a part of the ceremony-making process and Wendy is a great listener. She was very accommodating of our ideas! We were able to carefully create a ceremony that matched our personalities and that was appropriate for our guests

On the actual wedding day, she was professional, yet fun. It was a serious occasion without it being too much so. The ceremony was perfect for us, not too wishy-washy or soppy but romantic and fun, just like we asked for.

She also dealt with the malfunction of her wireless headpiece very professionally!

We would thoroughly recommend her to any couples planning on getting married or for any other occasions!

Thanks again Wendy, you are the best!

Tom and Angela

Wedding Date: October 29, 2016

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Rhonda Newton
Rhonda Newton
Bride • January 08, 2017

We cannot praise and thank Wendy enough for making our day special, it was perfect exactly what we wanted.  Wendy organised to hold our elopement ceremony in her garden and made eloping easier for us by organising witnesses for us so that it could be kept a secret. Wendy created a wonderful wedding script weaving humor and the information that we had given her creating a ceremony that totally reflected who we were and what we wanted.  We would highly recommend Wendy to anybody, once again Thank you Wendy.

Wedding Date: November 1, 2016

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Katrina Humphrey
Katrina Humphrey
Bride • December 14, 2016

Wendy was a life saver for our wedding, she jumped in at short notice when our previous celebrant had a family emergency overseas. Within a matter of days she had whipped our ceremony into shape, personalising it with all the information we could provide and exactly what we hoped for! During meetings, rehearsal and on the day, Wendy conducted herself in her very professional manner but with a great dose of fun and humour that was important to us. Our friends and family were so impressed with her delivery and we could not have been happier. Thanks so much Wendy!

Wedding Date: December 10, 2016

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Craig Hackshaw
Craig Hackshaw
Groom • November 11, 2016

I would highly recommend Wendy, she helped us through the whole process and made it easy to understand the in’s and out’s.
Wendy was very accommodating and made the meetings we had easy and when it best suited us.
She helped us tailor the wedding to our needs and made it a fun afternoon for us and all the guests, thankfully the weather was amazing.

We have found Wendy to be very professional in all aspects, easy to talk to and is excited about our journey.

Thank you again for all your help Wendy

Wedding Date: October 22, 2016

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Kerry Donaldson
Kerry Donaldson
Bride • November 05, 2016

It was a pleasure to have Wendy as our celebrant. She is kind, caring, knowledgeable and very professional. From what information we gave her, Wendy created an amazing ceremony for us.  It was filled with lots of emotions, honesty and now wonderful memories. In the time that we worked with Wendy, she felt more of a friend than a “vendor”. She is so down to earth and easy to get on with. From our first meeting she understood what we wanted and guided us to the end. Nothing was ever a problem for her. I wish Wendy all the best for the future and I highly recommend her!!

Wedding Date: October 23, 2016

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Catherine Kim
Catherine Kim
Bride • October 07, 2016

Wendy was so helpful and professional from the start. She made us feel so welcome and relaxed and made our ceremony so memorable and we will never forget it! Thank you so much for your great service!! We highly recommend her to anyone

Wedding Date: October 1, 2016

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Quona
Quona
Bride • July 07, 2016

My husband & I live in the UK and as I’m a kiwi we had two weddings, one in London followed by the second in NZ.
We were slightly worried about finding the right celebrant,but after a little detective work online and a skype call with Wendy my husband and immediately agreed we have found the one!!
We weren’t able to meet her until the wedding day, but there was no need to worry as Wendy was amazing, she breezed in looking glamourous and delivered a perfect ceremony which was personal with a touch of humour…..... exactly what we wanted.
Thanks Wendy you helped make our NZ wedding a day to remember.
Quona & Neil x

Wedding Date: May 14, 2016

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Megan Johnston
Megan Johnston
Bride • May 28, 2016

Wendy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Right from our first meeting she showed her flexibility and relaxed manner. We have two children who played a key part of our ceremony and day and she was great with them. Ensuring they were part of the ceremony. She also bought that through on the day rolling with events as they unfolded. Bringing a good sense of humour.

We left our wedding license in Auckland, and realised just before our meeting with Wendy, two days before the wedding in Tauranga. It didn’t phase her and she very calmly made a few phone calls to see if we could get it redone in Tauranga. Thankfully it fell into place and saved us a 5hr return trip.

Working with children is never easy and our 3yr flower girl didn’t cooperate on the day but Wendy made it flow regardless.

Thank you so much for making our day relaxed and fun.

Wedding Date: April 17, 2016

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Tammy Helg
Tammy Helg
Bride • May 21, 2016

We were absolutely thrilled with Wendy - she made us feel comfortable from the outset and throughout. Dealing with her was an absolute pleasure and she was always very helpful and respectful.

She was extremely organised and easy to deal with. On the day, she set the perfect scene for us and our guests commented on how their favourite part of the day was the ceremony and that they all loved our celebrant and the energy she brought to it.

We couldn’t have chosen anyone better to officiate our wedding - Wendy, you are a legend and we loved working with you.

Wedding Date: March 20, 2016

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Samyah Brock
Samyah Brock
Bride • May 18, 2016

We had looked at a lot of celebrants before we found Wendy and we are so glad we didnt settle! She was absolutely fantastic! We met with Wendy a few times before the wedding and were constanly emailing back and forward to make sure everything was just right - she is an absolute pro at what she does! I loved the way she really made an effort to get to kmow us as a couple and what makes us so in love and really made it part of our ceremony. Since meeting her my cousin and two close family friends have used her for their weddings as well and they all say the same - the best celebrant in Tauranga by far!!

Wedding Date: January 22, 2016

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Taryn Wilson
Taryn Wilson
Bride • May 13, 2016

Wendy is a professional. She made us feel very relaxed and at ease on such an important day for us. Many of our guests have commented how individualised our ceremony was and we all enjoyed the personal tones (the special moments and laughter) that were incorporated into our ceremony. She gave us valuable information throughout our contact and answered all our questions. She is highly recommended!

Wedding Date: April 16, 2016

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Melinda Abbot
Melinda Abbot
Bride • April 24, 2016

After doing some extensive online snooping, my husband and I decided to book the lovely Wendy as the Celebrant for our wedding.  We live in Australia and it was very important to me to have a celebrant who was experienced and able to advise on all the legal requirements of getting married in another country; Wendy did not disappoint.  She was always available via email or skype and was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.  The ceremony that Wendy put together for us was perfect; many of our guests have complimented us on it and on Wendy for her professionalism and warmth during the ceremony. 
If you are looking for a Celebrant who is genuinely interested in who you are as a couple, who comes with lots of experience and positivity and who has a fantastic knack for putting your mind at ease when it comes to planning a wedding, than Wendy Barton is the one for you.

Wedding Date: March 31, 2016

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Victoria McRae
Victoria McRae
Bride • April 23, 2016

We had so many lovely comments about Wendy and our ceremony on the day. Everyone thought it was lovely that we told the story of how we met, to our travels overseas and to the proposal. It was a big day for us and thank you so much for making it so easy and carefree.

Wedding Date: March 3, 2016

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Haynes
Haynes
Bride • April 21, 2016

Wendy was our celebrant at our recent wedding and she was amazing. She clearly had a lot of experience and offered so much advice on things we never would have thought of.
She is efficient and always responded to our emails quickly.
I would highly recommend her!

Wedding Date: February 19, 2016

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Hayley Brown
Hayley Brown
Bride • April 12, 2016

It was an absolute pleasure working with wendy. She has a very calm and caring nature and wants to help achieve the absolute best for your day. We found her very approachable about helping out with vows and other things that needed to be done in the lead up to the day. She has a great sense of humour and we feel as though we have also made a great friend in wendy. Highly highly recommend!

Wedding Date: January 24, 2016

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J'Aime
J'Aime
Bride • April 12, 2016

Thank you for making our special day absolutely amazing smile
Our first meeting with Wendy was so relaxed and we felt like we were in the company of a very good friend. Wendy captured the very connection between my husband and myself and allowed us to mould our ceremony to fit us. Always helpful, always smiling and always very professional.
Thank you for spending our day with us, thank you for making it perfect x

Wedding Date: February 6, 2016

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Anna Wallwork
Anna Wallwork
Bride • April 12, 2016

Wendy was a wonderful celebrant on our big day! She is very professional, flexible and well organised. Her info booklets were so helpful to organise our ceremony. Thanks so much Wendy!

Wedding Date: March 12, 2016

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Anna Stewart
Anna Stewart
Bride • April 04, 2016

Wendy is such a warm and friendly person well suited for an amazing celebrant. From the minute we met on skype, we both knew she was the one & she made it fun and exciting. She answered all questions promptly and even helped my husband with his vows over a cup of tea. Definitely recommend Wendy to future couples.

Wedding Date: March 26, 2016

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cherie
cherie
Bride • March 29, 2016

Thank you so much for making our day and our ceremony so awesome, it was perfect and just what we wanted!
You captured our relationship and listened carefully to what we were after and created a beautiful and memorable ceremony in doing so.
Thank you so much,

Wedding Date: March 18, 2016

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Aimee Nicholls
Aimee Nicholls
Bride • March 19, 2016

Wendy was awesome, when I first emailed her she was bubbly and very personable, an both me and my husband got along with her from the start which is why we chose her, she kept in contact the whole way through the process, answered any questions we had, was positive about everything. It was good to know we could contact her about any part of the process.
Even on the day everyone came up to us an said she was the perfect person for our day, she made it light, humours and fun and everyone enjoyed the whole ceremony,
Wendy was brilliant both me and my husband are glad we picked Wendy I will recommend her to everyone I know.

Wedding Date: February 27, 2016

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kimcroz
kimcroz
Bride • March 15, 2016

We planned the perfect surprise Wedding & with Wendy’s help it was amazing.
She was very helpful, very professional and very laid back (yet ver organised).

She guided us through writing our vowels and her information booklets were lifesaving… especially since we planned it all from overseas!

On the day she was prepared, on time and spoke very clearly and was well heard by everyone.

I would recommend anyone to Wendy, she is faultless.

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Wedding Date: February 6, 2016

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Vanessa Verhoeven
Vanessa Verhoeven
Bride • March 15, 2016

Wendy was fantastic. She was in contact with me throughout the whole planning.  Never hesitant to answer my questions (even if they were right in front of me in the information booklets). We had a great quick happy ceremony thanks to Wendy. smile

Wedding Date: February 27, 2016

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Sharon Anthony
Sharon Anthony
Bride • March 01, 2016

Wendy is amazing and we highly recommend her. She was enthusiastic and professional from the moment we met her, helping us and guiding us through all the preparations for our wedding. She is easy to talk to, friendly and has an eye for detail that was such a help at the rehearsal!
Many of our guests commented on how lovely and personal to us, our ceremony was. Wendy took the time to make our day special for and we can’t thank her enough.

Wedding Date: February 20, 2016

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Rochellepeter
Rochellepeter
Bride • March 01, 2016

I would recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, reliable, professional and humorous celebrant for their wedding.

Wendy put us at ease from our first meeting which she was able to organise for us over Skype as we lived in Auckland.  Wendy provided us with all the information we needed to assist us with our vows and the type of ceremony we were wanting,  Wendy was always available to help and answer any questions we had and it was great having her attend our rehearsal so we could relax knowing exactly what we were doing on our special day.

Wendy was able to provide a sound system to ensure everyone heard our vows and she tailored the ceremony to suit us perfectly.  We had so many people tell us it was one of the best weddings they have attended and absolutely loved the ceremony.

Thanks Wendy for helping make our day so special.
Rochelle and Peter

Wedding Date: January 30, 2016

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Rowan marsh
Rowan marsh
Bride • February 28, 2016

We held our ceremony at home in our garden - a very casual and relaxed style. Wendy was great from the moment I emailed her, responding super fast! We met once, and yet her words pre-vows were like she’d known us for years.  So many of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was and how fitting the words were for us.

Thanks Wendy for making our day so special.

Wedding Date: February 20, 2016

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Kirsty Connell
Kirsty Connell
Bride • February 11, 2016

Within moments of meeting Wendy we knew we’d found the perfect celebrant ! From the outset, she guided us through planning an individual and unique ceremony, provided fantastic resources, and was happy to accommodate our changes as they evolved. Wendy was completely professional, well organised, and reliable, and the ceremony felt just as we hoped it would - warm, sincere, relaxed, and a bit fun. In fact, we had many comments from guests that it was one of the loveliest ceremonies they’d been to - we’ll take some of the credit but a good part belongs to Wendy ! Thanks so much Wendy - we’ll happily recommend you to other couples smile

Wedding Date: January 23, 2016

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Nadia
Nadia
Bride • February 09, 2016

Can’t thank Wendy enough for all her help on our special day!
Right from the get-go Wendy was fabulous. Through out all the organising she was hands down the best to deal with - Professional, friendly, prompt!

She was very flexible and happy to skype us to go over things we were unsure of. We really loved how clear she was about what we needed to do and what her role was.

We both found Wendy amazing & couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant!

Highly recommend

Wedding Date: January 16, 2016

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Tenille
Tenille
Bride • February 08, 2016

Wow! Words can’t describe how perfect everything was. Right from the start Wendy was so helpful and pleasant to deal with. Organising the wedding from London was never going to be easy but Wendy made everything so easy and fun.
From our first Skype to meeting for the first time in person a few days before the wedding Wendy was so organised and professional.

On the day the ceremony that Wendy crafted was just perfect! Wendy provides a truly personal and unique experience. The ceremony was filled with warmth, humour and sincerity – Wendy truly is a talented celebrant and a joy to have at your special occasion. We have had so many compliments and are so so glad we made the decision to choose Wendy - we can’t recommend Wendy enough. Thank you so much xo

Wedding Date: December 19, 2015

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Rebecca Fox-Munro
Rebecca Fox-Munro
Bride • February 03, 2016

Wendy, we would like to sincerely thank you for everything you did to make our ceremony unique and special to us. The rain certainly had us on our toes, but thank you for opening your home to us and being so flexible. Your relaxed nature, and the way you handled the unexpected, helped make our day an enjoyable and memorable occasion. We truly are so grateful.

Wedding Date: January 8, 2016

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Fiona Feeney
Fiona Feeney
Bride • February 01, 2016

Wendy was absolutely great. From the first meeting we were so happy with her professionalism and flexibility, particularly as we were planning a NZ wedding from Australia. What we really loved were her helpful resource books which really stepped us through the process and provided excellent examples of how to create a unique and personal wedding ceremony.
On the day, our guests were totally blown away with the ceremony and at how lovely and personal it was and how great Wendy was. This was extra special given that many of the guest had never been to a non-religious wedding ceremony.
Wendy was also excellent at arranging and helping us with all of the necessary paperwork associated with the wedding.
We would recommend Wendy without hesitation to absolutely everyone. Thank you for creating such a magical ceremony for us!!!

Wedding Date: January 7, 2016

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Emma Woutersen
Emma Woutersen
Bride • January 29, 2016

Wendy was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Not knowing what we wanted -it wasn’t until we first meet with Wendy that we became truly excited about the ceremony. Wendy understood what getting married meant for us and helped us create a ceremony which reflected this. We have had many comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how US it was. On the day it was calming knowing that Wendy had everything under control! We would not hesitate to recommend Wendy to anyone who is looking for a celebrant. Thank you again Wendy.

Emma and Tom.

Wedding Date: January 15, 2016

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Rachel E Prendergast
Rachel E Prendergast
Bride • January 25, 2016

Absolutely amazing. So professional yet we could completely let go and be ourselves around her. She had lots of ideas for us that we wouldnt have thought of by ourselves.
Very prompt at replying and very flexible with working around us.
I would (and I have) recommend her to anyone that is getting married, such a pleasure to work with thank you Wendy.

Wedding Date: November 21, 2015

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Cary Veenhof
Cary Veenhof
Groom • January 07, 2016

As our wedding came with a different set of logistical requirements due to the fact that it was going to be held on a cruise ship, my search for a suitable celebrant started on the web.  Wendy’s website which was professional and detailed caught my eye in the first instance.

From our very first email correspondence I felt assured that I was dealing with a reliable and professional celebrant which was confirmed when we met with Wendy for the first time.

Wendy made it all very easy, she helped us with far more than we expected from a celebrant and always followed up with documentation confirming our arrangements and requirements for before, during and after the ceremony.

All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. I think that this can be largely attributable to all the effort put in by Wendy before the ceremony to ensure that the ceremony had a perfect balance between formality, emotion and humour. In our opinion the ceremony was perfect for our perfect day. 

Wedding Date: December 18, 2015

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Katie Wallace
Katie Wallace
Bride • December 04, 2015

Thank you so much for creating the perfect ceremony that summed us up so very perfectly. You are such an excellent communicator, very professional and it was a pleasure to get to know you during the process. As we had a young baby Wendy was always flexible and happy to come to us. You really made our day even more special by fulfilling your role so amazingly with rain clouds creeping in. Thank you so much x

Wedding Date: November 28, 2015

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Rochelle Withell
Rochelle Withell
Other Wedding Vendor • November 19, 2015

Wendy it was such a pleasure to work with you and witness your lovely approach to our couples ceremony.  You have a wonderful warm personality that shines through and at the same time keep the ceremony dignified.  You also made it possible for me to capture those all great moments that are often difficult to capture well unless someone presses ‘pause’ and now our beautiful couple have all those wonderful little details .... it really did make a difference and I thank you for that.  Really looking forward to working with you again. (Rochelle Withell, Pure Images Photography).

Wedding Date: November 14, 2015

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Janet Bremner
Janet Bremner
Bride • August 05, 2015

Wendy made our marriage ceremony perfect. It was never going to be easy planning the ceremony from the other side of the world, but Wendy’s warmth and sense of fun, coupled with her professionalism and an amazing ability to get to know us quickly made it all happen with ease. It was a rather last minute decision to use the opportunity of a booked trip to New Zealand to marry after being a couple for 21 years. Wendy’s website was a really helpful starting point and as soon as we made contact with Wendy we knew she would help us have the very best day we could. As well as helping us with the practicalities and the paperwork, Wendy encouraged us to make our ceremony meaningful and just right for us, especially recognising that it would only be a very small family ceremony.  She was very prompt with e mails and helped us with other things, such as finding a restaurant for our celebration lunch.  She had thought of everything, including finding a reading that fitted us, and she used the information we had given her with skill and sensitivity. Wendy clearly enjoys what she does and that has a really positive effect on everyone. Her garden is a perfect setting, especially in the winter sun, and it was lovely to bring home a copy of the ceremony with a picture taken on the day on the cover - an example of how Wendy thinks of everything that is going to make the day so special.
We could not recommend Wendy more highly.
Janet & Bill
Bristol, England

Wedding Date: July 11, 2015

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Nicholas Sanderson
Nicholas Sanderson
Groom • June 12, 2015

Within the first two minutes of meeting Wendy we both looked at each other and agreed she would be the one to marry us.  We instantly clicked with Wendy and was everything we were looking in a celebrant and more.  She was very organised, professional and easy to get along with and we laughed a lot together.  While we were busy with organising the rest of our wedding and completing the construction of our house, writing our vows and getting information to Wendy was a difficult task for us, but Wendy made sure we did it, and threw out a life in when we got thought we were drowning under all the pressure.

On the day Wendy was in her element, you can tell she really loves what she does and it helped us feel at ease knowing she had everything under control.  We are both so grateful Wendy was available to marry us and she would be the most perfect person to conduct any ceremony.

Nicholas & Aleisha Sanderson

Wedding Date: March 7, 2015

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marie buchanan
marie buchanan
Bride • June 05, 2015

AMAZING!!!!!!!
Wendy was incredible,
We filled out some questions that she sent us and from our answers created the most heartfelt amazing ceremony we could have wished for. Wendy was so easy to get hold of and would answer any question we had, Although we had only just met Wendy she was just so easy to put your trust in, it was like chatting with a friend.  I couldn’t have wished for a more amazing celebrant for our special day
All I can say is that a celebrant is such an important part of your day (more important then the Flowers) they are there to officiate your marriage that if you choose Wendy you wont be disappointed.

Wedding Date: March 26, 2015

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Gemma Blacklock
Gemma Blacklock
Bride • June 04, 2015

We are both so glad we chose Wendy to be our celebrant for our wedding.  From our first meeting with Wendy we knew she would listen to us and create a unique wedding ceremony which was very “us”. 
Her communication was always very prompt so I never had any doubts about what was going on, or where our ceremony was at with her. 
We received a first draft our our ceremony from her which ended up being very close to what we went with on the day, which just shows how much she listened and took note of each of us, and our relationship with each other.
Wendy thought of every detail to make sure we got exactly what we wanted out of the ceremony - as our wedding party was small she even stood off to the side during the ceremony to make sure we had many photos of just my husband and I standing side by side during the ceremony. 
Wendy provided a lot more resources for us than other friends of ours have had from their celebrants.  So we had all the options in front of us on paper instead of having to spend hours googling to find the different bits of our ceremony. 
We wrote our own vows which Wendy was very supportive of, and as the ceremony was written perfectly by her to suit us, our vows fitted seemlessly.
We would without hesitation recommend Wendy as a celebrant.

Wedding Date: April 17, 2015

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Andrea Buchanan
Andrea Buchanan
Bride • June 01, 2015

Wendy was such an important part of creating our magical wedding day and making it what it was - she was the only person that truly challenged us to sit back and think about the real underlying reasons, feelings and emotions behind the stories and the day that we wanted to create. 

From the moment I met Wendy we found we had a lot in common which made it very easy and she was more than happy to speak with Ben over Skype as we were living in Australia at the time.  We had a very busy year on our hands and Wendy was great at setting realistic time frames for communication and making decisions.  Much more than her ability to be organised, full of knowledge and ideas and easy to communicate with was her what seemed natural ability to create a ceremony that truly reflected who Ben and I both are. 

Me being a perfectionist and Ben being pretty easy going the homework was just the best way to balance our approaches to putting pen to paper.  It made both of us dig deep into what our relationship together and marriage meant and it was at times a very emotional journey remembering those that had passed and the good times and the bad from the past.  That time that Ben and I spent together was in itself very meaningful and somehow Wendy was able to transform my novels and Ben’s few words into an amazing story of our lives and our hopes and dreams for the future. 

We had the most magical wedding day and our ceremony could not have been more perfect.  Ben and I along with our guests went from being full of laughter to happy tears time and time again throughout the ceremony and it was more than we could have wished for.

If you are wanting someone that can piece the key parts of your relationship and story together and create a truly personalised ceremony then Wendy is the celebrant for you.

Many thanks again Wendy.
Andrea and Ben Buchanan

Wedding Date: January 31, 2015

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Megan Willcox
Megan Willcox
Bride • May 31, 2015

It was wonderful to have Wendy part of our special day. She made the whole process enjoyable for both us and even our guests commented on Wendy’s fun and relaxed charter, which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding day.

Wendy ensured that we got the most out of our ceremony by tailoring it to our relationship, while this involved a little bit of homework for us, we had fun doing it together and it meant that the ceremony really reflected who we were.

Wendy was also very prompt in email correspondence and happy to have Skype sessions with us in the lead up to the day. Wendy also went the extra mile to help us submit our marriage registration in NZ, as we live in Australia.

Wendy’s guidance before, during and after the wedding was exceptional and gave us the confidence to relax and really enjoy the day.

Many thanks again Wendy, we are so glad we choose you to be part of our special day,
Megan and Chris

Wedding Date: April 4, 2015

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Julie Aden
Julie Aden
Bride • May 30, 2015

We planned a last minute elopement when travelling to New Zealand from Australia on a family holiday. We only gave Wendy 10 days notice to be our celebrant. After two Skype sessions she was able to get our vibe and custom our own wedding ceremony. It was very intimate and lovely, and Wendy made us feel very comfortable. As a same-sex couple, we were after a celebrant that really supported us, and that’s certainly what we got.

We couldn’t recommend Wendy highly enough. We found her to be very flexible around our children, and also our commitments. Wendy is a part of our lives now, immortalised in our wedding photos grin

Jules and Bri

Wedding Date: May 14, 2015

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Kimberley Adams
Kimberley Adams
Bride • May 29, 2015

Wendy is awesome! Right from the beginning she made us feel relaxed and comfortable.
Wendy is highly professional and organised which I loved! She has thought of everything and provided us with more than enough information to make the planning of our special day an enjoyable process.
Wendy created a ceremony which reflected who we are as individuals, and as a couple. She listened to what we wanted and created exactly that!
Wendy went above and beyond to ensure our day was incredible. She made it a very fun and stress free time.

Thanks again Wendy.
Kim & Darren Adams

Wedding Date: April 5, 2015

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Andrew Wood & Emma Thomas
Andrew Wood & Emma Thomas
Groom • May 11, 2015

Wendy was so great from the first moment we spoke with her and met with her. Professional, fun, friendly and an uncanny ability to tailor everything just the way we wanted. Wendy is very punctual and kept us in check with plenty of advice in advance. Wendy was so much help on the day and what she offered was so much more than expected. Many of our guests commented about how great the celebrant was! Wendy comes highly recommended, couldn’t fault her one bit.
Thanks again!
Andrew & Emma

Wedding Date: March 13, 2015

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Kayla Pittams
Kayla Pittams
Bride • May 10, 2015

Where do I begin, Wendy was fantastic. She was kind, warm, friendly and humerous. She planned such a beautiful ceremony for us and we got so many compliments from our guests on how great our ceremony was. We all felt comfortable and relaxed and our photographer comented how considerate Wendy was and knew exactly where to stand so they could capture fantastic photos. We were all so happy and it was such a lovely experience right from the pre-wedding preperations through to the end of the night. Thank you Wendy for your contribution towards our perfect day.

Wedding Date: March 14, 2015

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Kate Menzies
Kate Menzies
Bride • May 08, 2015

I can’t recommend Wendy highly enough.  She is very professional, warm, and friendly.  At our first meeting she instantly put myself and my husband at ease and turned the daunting task of writing a wedding ceremony into a straight forward and easy process!  She was always easy to contact and was happy to answer all my questions.  She accommodated all our ceremony requests and nothing was too much trouble.  When we had a few challenges the week before the wedding and had to change some of the ceremony at the last minute, Wendy took this in her stride and her sensitivity and warmth was evident in every contact.  It was a lovely surprise to receive a beautiful copy of our ceremony in the post a few weeks after our wedding.  Thank you so much Wendy for all your guidance and support.  The Carlyles!

Wedding Date: April 18, 2015

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allena hill
allena hill
Bride • May 04, 2015

My husband and i feel very lucky to have had Wendy as our celebrant.  She was easy to contact and responded to emails very quickly.  When we met she made us feel very comfortable - she listened to what we wanted from the ceremony and helped us to come up with something that was a perfect fit for us.  She is a very confident public speaker and she performed the ceremony wonderfully - a bit of every emotion in there!  She helped with all of the paperwork and gave us booklets that explained everything clearly.  A few weeks after the wedding she gave us a beautiful book of our ceremony including vows written up so we can have it forever.  thank you so much Wendy smile From Mr and Mrs Timmins

Wedding Date: January 24, 2015

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judi riddell
judi riddell
Bride • May 03, 2015

Wendy is everything she says she is on this site.Unique, innovative and makes the ceremony very personalised, with warmth and sincerity.
She is helpful and easy to talk too. She has an ability to relax all nervous parties on the day smile
We got married at her place which is an amazing venue with awesome views and some great photo spots.Would not hesitate to recommend her to other couples.

Wedding Date: April 11, 2015

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Jessica Rae
Jessica Rae
Bride • April 27, 2015

Wendy was always so friendly and helpful and it made everything seem ‘easier’ in the whole planning process. We had a lot of compliments about the ceremony - so many telling us that it was the best ceremony they had been to, and a lot of what I’d call our ‘staunch’ male family friends admitted to tearing up and I honestly believe that it wouldn’t have been quite so special without having Wendy as our celebrant (all her background work played such a big role in the success of our ceremony). I highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a professional yet very personable celebrant - she’s great!!

Wedding Date: February 27, 2015

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Nicky Green
Nicky Green
Bride • April 17, 2015

We chose Wendy to be our celebrant for our wedding vow renewal in February. She was full of ideas, advice and was a pleasure to talk to at each correspondence. Thankyou for being a part of our special day Wendy. You were friendly and professional and received many compliments from our guests. We would recommend.

Wedding Date: February 28, 2015

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Raakel Ward
Raakel Ward
Bride • April 17, 2015

The moment I saw Wendy’s website I knew she was going to be our wedding celebrant, and my husband did too! She has this amazing vibe about her, which is even more amazing in real life.

Wendy has been extremely professional, efficient, friendly, fun and helpful since day one!  She understood our vision of our day and wrote our unique and personalised ceremony perfectly that we only made 1 or 2 changes when it was in draft! She really does know her Bride & Grooms!

On the day the ceremony was PERFECT!  Our family and friends loved the ceremony - everybody kept coming up to us and saying it was absolutely beautiful and very “us”. There were a lot of happy tears too, including my husband (HAHA)!

We couldn’t be happier with the ceremony and the whole day! It really was the best day of our lives and the best thing is we have it all captured through our wedding photos, which Wendy has a smile on her face in every photo!

Wendy didn’t just give us the perfect ceremony, she also gave us a beautiful booklet with the wording from our ceremony to keep – it’s amazing being able to keep all the words that were said during the ceremony and our personalised wedding vows to one another (not even I thought of this and I was the “organised Bride”)!!

Thank you for being your beautiful self, Wendy – we will always treasure our wedding memories with you!

Mr & Mrs Ward

P.S I will miss our emails!

Wedding Date: February 21, 2015

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Phill & Steph
Phill & Steph
Groom • April 14, 2015

Wendy was amazing from start to end. I would 100% recommend Wendy to anyone. She was very organised and exceeded all expectations making the whole process very smooth. We built a good relationship with Wendy over the months leading up to the wedding and would consider her now a friend. Thank you so much for all your help Wendy, we will certainly revommend you without hesitation. Regards Phill & Steph

Wedding Date: March 27, 2015

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Richard Nicholson
Richard Nicholson
Groom • April 01, 2015

Our day was awesome, The sun was out and the skies were blue, Wendy made our wedding even more special with her wit and humour, the ceremony was very stress free and her gardens and view from them was amazing , We would like to thank Wendy for doing a great job, we will send photos and hope to catch up some time soon, This review is short not because we have little to say but because the mood of the day was all that we needed.

Wedding Date: February 14, 2015

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Kim Wright
Kim Wright
Bride • March 29, 2015

Where do I start…...... Living in Australia we did all our research via the internet and came across Wendy, first meeting was over Skype and we chose Wendy right then and there, it was like we were long lost friends.
Over the year before our wedding Wendy was always available to us at the end of a email to answer our questions or phone call. I made a quick trip to NZ to meet with Vendors and Wendy was more than accommodating on time and date to meet, she works around you.
Wendy has a very vibrant and fun personality (always a smile on her face), she made our ceremony so special to us and we would highly recommend her to any of our friends and family getting married. Even receiving a copy of our ceremony post wedding was a wonderful surprise. 
Wendy Thank you again, we will treasure all our wedding memories with you!!

Wedding Date: February 6, 2015

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TingTing Chen
TingTing Chen
Bride • March 21, 2015

Wendy was the 1st celebrant we met and also was the only one after we had meeting with her.

Even though we had some “Homework” from her, but she made our wedding ceremony so “us”!

Wendy is always friendly, approachable, fun and warm, even through the email.
I remember I got really panicking about the letter I’ve written to the groom just a couple days before the wedding.
She gave me a lot confidence, and calming me down at the same time.

“I trust your opinion much more than my crazy brain…..” - I remember I told her that in the email…

“That is what I am here for, to guide you through your ceremony and the process of creating it as well!” - She said.

She just has the magic to calm you down and help you to make the best decision for the ceremony!

I would definitely recommend you pick Wendy for your big day!!!!

Thank you Wendy for a such beautiful ceremony xx

Wedding Date: February 5, 2015

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Sofie Stone
Sofie Stone
Bride • March 12, 2015

We planed our wedding all the way from Sweden. We used skype to communicate with Wendy. Wendy have helped us a lot.  With all papers we had to prepare from abroad. Recommending singer, cake places, catering and lots more. Her work with us has always been organized, professional and fun smile
She is the best and I can ensure you that even if you nervous on your special day she brings you calm…. And focused. She also made a very special and nice book for us with words from the ceremony with a photo for us to keep.

Wedding Date: December 13, 2014

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Robert F. Todt
Robert F. Todt
Groom • March 09, 2015

We are happy to share our wonderful “Renewal of Vows”-Experience we had together with our celebrant, Wendy Barton on Jan, 29th, 2015, in the area between Bay of Plenty and the Coromandel Peninsula near Waihi Beach.

Wendy joined us during our ceremony we had exactly 10 years after our original wedding in Austria. Doing this in New Zealand had been our wish for very long, but we did underestimate ‘a wee bit’ how hard it would be to get it all organized from the remote.
Even worse there were some big and heavy stones (aka health issues) thrown in our way in the last month before our departure that almost stopped us from going at all. But we were finally able and good to go.

So we started our journey without being completely organized - we had no fixed place for our ceremony, no schedule (except for the date) and no photographer. Only Wendy was our one fixed point, we had agreed on.

Would you believe how beautiful our day was finally?

Wendy helped us a lot while we tried to organize what was still undone during our journey:

She skyped around the globe on short notice to give us all the chance to get to know each other, she kept in touch with us during our travel, she pushed us a little bit forward (slightly) when we were in danger to loose track (Keep in mind: This was our first visit to Aotearoa, and there are indeed a lot of distractions). Wendy provided us a questionnaire, which helped us a lot to focus on the more important things of our marriage and to recall the core points of our partnership.

The questionnaire was not a standardized template, but very individually made up with the information Wendy had received from us earlier. So we ware able to see ourselves in the gaps that were open in the questionnaire, recognize, what is “us” and what we see in each other.

As we had in mind the wish for “a lonely bay” we finally came up with a place that would need us (and Wendy) to walk for about 45 minutes (one way): Orokawa Bay near Waihi Beach. We were very happy that Wendy as well as our photographer (Ian Purden) were willing to come with us, which we know cannot be regarded as a matter of course.

But most important of all, the ceremony created by Wendy was so beautiful and so touching. We had our ceremony later in the afternoon, the beach was lonely (as we had hoped for), the mists were coming up from the waves.
We have been quite nervous (especially the groom), but this did not matter, Wendy guided us so well and so softly, so that we had no chance to spoil those wonderful moments.
She arranged, what she had learned about us (through eMails, skyping, the questionnaires and by speaking to each other in person) to a ceremony that fitted perfectly.
It was like Wendy was telling us, the sea, and the sand, who we are, what’s behind us and what we are for each other and she perfectly hit the right spot.

Every wish we had been asking for was not only fulfilled, everything exceeded our expectation.

For instance we had the wish for a kind of certificate (as there is no official New Zealand certificate for renewing the vows) to take with us and be part of our “photo wall”.
You cannot imagine how surprised we were after seeing the beautifully crafted hand-made certificate, that Wendy had provided to sign and take home with us.

In the meantime we arrived home in Austria again, but still we finish every evening with looking at the ceremony (Wendy gave us the printed version of our ceremony), the beautiful certificate that Wendy had created and the photos that recall the memory.

We are quite sure that we missed some things during this review as the memories are still overwhelming and we could write for much longer without coming to an end.
We´re also sorry for anything that’s lost in translation (English is obviously not our native language) and therefore we finalize this review in short:

We had dreamed of this day for 10 years, and with Wendys help and support our dream has come true, only brighter and more beautiful than expected.

Wedding Date: January 29, 2015

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Nicola Henare
Nicola Henare
Bride • March 08, 2015

Wendy was incredibly helpful and easy to work with from our first meeting a few months before our wedding. The resources she sent us to help shape our ceremony were fantastic, and she was always very quick to reply back to the many emails I sent her with queries regarding ceremony wording, logistics etc.

We felt very at ease about our ceremony on the day, partly because we had done a rehearsal with Wendy the day before the wedding, but also because she was super organised and gave us confidence that everything would run smoothly… and that we didn’t have to think about a thing on the day. Sure enough everything ran beautifully. She conducted our ceremony with genuine warmth and humour, and it was very “us”. We would not have changed a thing about it.

My husband and I made a small adjustment to part of the ceremony the day before the wedding, and Wendy was very accommodating with this. She went the extra mile in helping us achieve a wedding photograph we wanted from the excluded part of the ceremony, by typing it out onto nice paper and tying with a ribbon in our bridesmaid colours, and ensuring our photographer had it. This was really appreciated and such a nice touch.

We have had many comments on how lovely our wedding ceremony was. We felt like Wendy genuinely cared about us having the ceremony we really wanted, which was very important to us when we were looking for a celebrant.  Everything went perfectly, and we would not hesitate in recommending Wendy to other couples looking for a celebrant.

Wedding Date: February 13, 2015

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Claire Felber
Claire Felber
Bride • March 08, 2015

We cannot recommend Wendy highly enough. We live in Australia so wedding meetings were packed into the two week break we had in NZ the year before the big day. Our caterer recommended Wendy and she was able to see us that day. Straight away we were at ease - she was lovely - interesting to speak to, flexible to our ideas, and knowledgeable about the process.  She wasn’t pushy at all, and was very modest. She provided fantastic resources which made it easy for us all to create the ceremony we wanted.  She makes it modular - whilst still totally flexible and personal - it was incredibly easy to understand what elements could make up the ceremony and make our choices. Wendy is well organised and very reliable - she quickly earnt our trust. Quite close to the wedding we had some issues with another supplier - and it was Wendy we turned to for advice. Very professionally, she took time to suggest a few solutions, we talked them through, and subsequently changed venue about 6 weeks out - which was no where near as stressful as it sounds because Wendy was supportive, informed, and we trusted her experiences. On the day, Wendy took the 35 minute delay in her stride and honestly, she is the best celebrant I have ever seen at work. Calming, efficient, funny, focused on us… Attractively presented, speaks well, and guides us through the ceremony without people noticing. Wendy Barton RULES.

Wedding Date: February 21, 2015

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Jeremy Amadio
Jeremy Amadio
Groom • February 24, 2015

Wendy was extremely helpful, she had all of the information we needed to ensure that we had an incredible day. She made the ceremony personalised for us, just how we wanted it. She provided us with help and suggestions on what would work well, as well as having some ideas for how we could make it even better. She was always warm and friendly and was flexible in order to make our day work.

On the day she was friendly and helpful and eager to be a special part of our day.

Thank you Wendy.

Wedding Date: January 17, 2015

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Nikkola
Nikkola
Bride • February 23, 2015

Wendy was the second person we met when looking for a celebrant, once we had our meeting with her we knew that’s who we wanted to marry us. Wendy is very professional; organised, kind, funny and approachable. She did a fantastic job on our wedding day and we have no hesitation in recommending her. Thank you Wendy for a fantastic ceremony!

Wedding Date: February 6, 2015

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Ashley Coles
Ashley Coles
Bride • February 22, 2015

Wendy came to our rescue in our time of need as a previous celebrant cancelled on us 4 weeks prior to our wedding.
She arranged to meet us at first chance, and within a week she already had the 1st draft of the ceremony completed. 
She was so open to any ideas and definitely created a personal and unique ceremony.
She is so comfortable to be around and has fantastic charisma.
Even after the wedding people came to us and praised her on how well the ceremony flowed and how beautiful it was.
I highly recommend Wendy and I am so thankful to her that she created and presented my perfect ceremony.

Wedding Date: February 12, 2015

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Genevieve Shepheard
Genevieve Shepheard
Bride • February 16, 2015

Wendy provided my husband and I with what many guests called “the best wedding” they’ve ever been to! And we agreed, it had all the elements of an amazing day because Wendy allowed us to plan exactly what we wanted with as much guidance as we needed. Our special day was romantic and fun and our guests enjoyed hearing about our journey together which helped keep us connected to our guests. This couldn’t have been done without Wendy’s ability to weave the information we gave to her into a beautiful story.

We arranged the wedding from Australia but finalised the details in person at her amazing property which was accompanied with her warm, friendly and professional service. We even received a professional copy of the service to keep. My husband and I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone who wants a memorable and emotionally touching wedding day.

Genevieve and Timothy Shepheard

Wedding Date: January 31, 2015

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mandy hines
mandy hines
Bride • February 10, 2015

Wow i couldn’t have dreamed of anything more than how amazing a time my husband and i had at our wedding . We had visualized our dream and we were so pleased it didn’t disappoint , our choice in Wendy as our celebrate only just added to our perfect day she had made our nervousness an ease she is so professional ,relaxed and funny making the whole experience a dream we couldn’t have asked for anyone better she got our quickness and joined in
Thank you Wendy for being perfectly you x

Wedding Date: January 30, 2015

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meganclothier
meganclothier
Bride • February 10, 2015

My husband and I live in Canada, and we decided to elope in New Zealand in Jan 2015. We found Wendy online, and after one skype call, we knew we had found our celebrant.

Wendy was genuinely excited and interested in making our day special and a reflection of us. Our wedding was a little unusual (just us, planned from overseas, combination of 3 cultures, I am a kiwi, my husband is mexican, and we live in canada), but Wendy did a great job of crafting a ceremony that was truly ‘us’.

She was very patient and took care of a lot of details (arranging our marriage licence seeing as we were out of NZ, giving us advice on ceremony locations and timing). She put our minds at ease and we felt honoured to have her as part of our day.

The thing that was most special to us was how much of a wonderful storyteller Wendy is. She took the information we shared and crafted a beautiful ceremony that was filled with laughter, love (and a few tears).

Highly recommended!
Megan and Alex.

Wedding Date: January 10, 2015

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Bjoern&Isabella;
Bjoern&Isabella;
Groom • February 09, 2015

We have choosen Wendy as our celebrant because she was from the first moment really helpful and sympathic. She helped us to manage all the paper work and organisation around the marriage. The ceremony was really made for us and more then personnnel. We really appreciate the work of Wendy and thanks so much for the unforgetable day in our life.

Kind Regards

Isabella & Bjoern

Wedding Date: January 15, 2015

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Julia and John Brook
Julia and John Brook
Bridal Party • February 05, 2015

We had our wedding at our home on January 16, 2015.  Wendy created a fabulous ceremony for us that we will never forget.  She knew exactly the right questions to ask beforehand to tailor a ceremony that matched our personalities and wishes.  She guided us and gave us options without being pushy, knowing exactly how to create just the right atmosphere for the day.  When we first met Wendy she was bubbly, friendly and warm and put us both at ease.  She was always prompt and helpful with emails and phone calls and kept us on track to make sure everything was in place at the right time.  On the day we couldn’t have asked for more; she interacted with everyone both as a group and one-to-one, making sure it all went smoothly knowing we would be swept away in the emotion of it all.  We would not hesitate in recommending Wendy to anyone to make their day extra special.  Julia and John Brook

Wedding Date: January 16, 2015

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Morgan Lewis
Morgan Lewis
Groom • February 02, 2015

Wendy did a fantastic job! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted - heartfelt and sincere. This was down to Wendy doing such a wonderful job preparing for the big day. We felt like she really got a sense of who we are, and was able to put together a ceremony that reflected this. We organised the wedding from Egypt, which made things a little complicated, but Wendy was always great to deal with, whether by email, by Skype, or eventually, in person - aways friendly and approachable. I was in the fortunate position of being able to see Wendy officiate several weddings before our own wedding, and each time she did a great job, even though each ceremony was very different from each other - she really does make sure that you get what you want (while providing lots of helpful suggestions and insights). We would not hesitate to recommend Wendy for your special day!

Wedding Date: January 5, 2015

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Steph
Steph
Bride • January 30, 2015

Wendy was absolutely amazing in every way possible. She was approachable, professional and very knowledgeable. Wendy was always very quick to answer any questions we had. Because Wendy was so thorough, my husband and I both felt very prepared and confident on our wedding day. She helped to create a personalised ceremony which was so unique and special to us. Wendy is so easy to work with and truly helped to make our day perfect. Wendy won’t let you down, I totally and utterly recommend her service.

Wedding Date: January 10, 2015

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Lisa Rusden
Lisa Rusden
Bride • January 22, 2015

Wendy was great to work with, she puts a lot of effort into the ceremony to make sure that it is unique and suits your personality.
The “homework”  and resources she gave us were very helpful and she was always available if we had any questions or problems.

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wendy for your special day. smile

Wedding Date: December 6, 2014

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Katy
Katy
Bride • January 20, 2015

Wendy was excellent to work with. She put a huge amount of effort in understanding us as a couple, the type of ceremony we would like, and the roles we would like our family and friends to play. Her questions were thought-provoking, and helped us create a day that was just perfect. I highly recommend Wendy to others looking for a genuine, caring and highly experienced celebrant.

Wedding Date: December 29, 2014

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Howard Zingel
Howard Zingel
Groom • January 12, 2015

From the introductory meeting , through ceremony planning to the wedding itself Wendy was most obliging, enthusiastic and professional .Her extensive resource data ensured all aspects of the ceremony were pleasingly covered in an efficient manner.We have no hesitation in recommending Wendy.

Wedding Date: January 2, 2015

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Maewa
Maewa
Bride • January 07, 2015

What more can I say about Wendy that hasn’t already been said? Wendy was the perfect celebrant for our simple, intimate, ‘surprise’ wedding that we sprang on our families on Christmas eve. Always quick to respond to any queries I had, Wendy was an oasis of calming support. Even before our first Skype meeting, arranged speedily, I knew Wendy was the perfect choice of wedding celebrant from that very first email contact and it just got better after that. I loved how open Wendy was to how I wanted our ceremony to be and with her knowledge and experience it didn’t take long to iron out all the details. Roll on to our wedding day and Wendy performed her role to perfection mixing easily with our families and overseeing our ceremony with confidence and understated ease…..in fact my older brother (who is particularly hard to impress) told me on two separate occasions how impressed he was with Wendy. Soon after the ceremony was completed Wendy made a tasteful exit allowing our family to continue the celebrations even though we invited her to stay. Wendy although busy, always gives her full attention to you, making me feel as though I were her only client. A little intimidated at first by her website featuring scores of ‘traditional’ white weddings, I was so pleased to find Wendy so down-to-earth, practical and friendly and not at all phased to oversee our Christmas eve wedding. Her prices are extremely affordable and such value for money considering how much work she puts into each ceremony. Wendy, again thank you so much for being such a wonderful person to work with and we wish you all the best in the future. Also lastly, Wendy’s gardens and views at her home in Ohauiti are absolutely stunning.

Wedding Date: December 24, 2014

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Adele Hansen
Adele Hansen
Bride • December 30, 2014

Meeting Wendy the first time at our home, we just knew she was the right person to help us create our perfect wedding day.  She was enthusiastic, humorous and very organised.  Having Wendy help us plan for our wedding made everything flow smoothly…she had all the resources to help inspire us, wise advice and gave us timelines to work towards.  Nothing seemed too much trouble, and her service was extremely professional.

Our wedding day was absolutely special and individual to us, as Wendy took the information we gave her and created a personal ceremony for us.  Right down to the last minute she was calming nerves and had just the right thing to say!  Thank you Wendy, for helping make our wedding day such a memorable and heartfelt day.  We feel like you were part of our family after sharing such an intimate and romantic time with you.

We would highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking for personalised, professional and personal ceremony.  She is amazing!

Ken & Adele Hansen

Wedding Date: December 21, 2014

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Charlotte Hughes
Charlotte Hughes
Bride • December 18, 2014

If you’re looking for a Tauranga based celebrant, look no further than Wendy.

We found Wendy through Google and after much research about other celebrants we decided that Wendy seemed the best fit for us.

Right from our very first meeting at Wendy’s beautiful home we felt at ease and that our ceremony would run smoothly with Wendy at the helm.
Wendy understood our quirky nature, our shared sense of humour and quickly gained a sense of the type of couple we were; her ability to read situations and people is very second nature and clearly incredibly helpful in making her such a wonderful celebrant.

Wendy understood my need for extreme organisation and precision, she was always very prompt with email replies, even whilst she was on an overseas holiday.

Our bridal party & my parents enjoyed Wendy’s style & the interaction, sincerity and professionalism she showed towards them.

Our ceremony was beautifully written by Wendy from our own words, and delivered immaculately on the day. Wendy’s delivery made us feel at ease and need took the shine away from us as a couple, her work only enhanced our day & made a lasting impression on all those in attendance.

We wouldn’t hesistate in recommending Wendy to anyone getting married; you will definitely not be disappointed.

Wedding Date: November 29, 2014

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Margaret Kedian
Margaret Kedian
Family • December 12, 2014

Wendy was the celebrant at our daughter’s wedding.  It was a lovely happy wedding.

Wendy enabled the bridal couple to plan their ceremony and write their own vows.  She skilfully offered a framework for them to work with so that they felt that all the ideas were their own and they did indeed come up with a very meaningful ceremony.  She gave them the opportunity to carefully think through the ceremony and what was important to them and make the ceremony totally personal.

The result was a very meaningful, dignified service that was reverent sincere, and very personal to the couple and to all of us present

Thank you Wendy

Wedding Date: November 7, 2014

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Becy Cox
Becy Cox
Bride • December 09, 2014

When Josh and I met Wendy for the first time we were both 100% certain we wanted her to perform our wedding ceremony - she is straight talking, friendly, fun, warm and kind. She put time and effort into our ceremony and it showed - it was absolutely beautiful! Both Josh and I were nervous but having Wendy there with her big beautiful smile really calmed us down, she even stopped me from welling up half way through my vows!

Wendy provides booklets and a questionnaire to fill out which really helped build our ceremony and decide what we wanted to include in the day. She also kept regular contact and it was great to have a final run through at her house before the rehearsal. At our rehearsal she was more than happy to move things around and we added a special reading for Josh’s father which made the day even more perfect!

Thank you Wendy! You made our ceremony work so wonderfully and it was great to have you at the rehearsal. The only sad thing is that we will never get to deal with you again - both Josh and I wish you all the best, keep doing what you do because you are so great at it!

Wedding Date: November 14, 2014

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Lauren Timbs
Lauren Timbs
Bride • November 25, 2014

We used Wendy as our celebrant, after going onto her website and knowing 6 different people who had used her.

She was great, calming and well organised. She made the day about us and exactly who we were as a couple. She was very open to comments, changes and requests.

We got plenty of comments of how lovely the ceremony was and how very us it was. The work paid off filling out the questionnaire Wendy gave us, and her booklets were so helpful. She has got it down to a fine art of what she needs from us and what we need to make our decisions.

She was very welcoming to her home when needed for our first meeting and our rehearsal.

Thanks again and do highly recommend.

Regards

Wedding Date: November 1, 2014

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Fiona Wiseman
Fiona Wiseman
Bride • November 07, 2014

Being based in Australia we were not too sure where to start with organizing our wedding ceremony in Papamoa. After searching for celebrants on the internet for a while we came across Wendy and made contact - and I am really glad we did. Wendy made planning a personal ceremony and sorting out all the other arrangements so easy. Her advice on all aspects of the wedding was invaluable and she enabled us to have a wedding ceremony that reflected our true personalities and which our guests enjoyed.

With very gusty wind turning up just in time for our outdoor ceremony, many other people would have gotten flustered and stressed but that is not how Wendy operates! She took the wind issues in her stride and made sure the day continued to be fun and stress free for us.

I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a celebrant who will listen to you, provide you with good advice and just sort things out. By the end of the process she was a friend and it was sad to say goodbye and continue on to the reception without her!

Wedding Date: October 18, 2014

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Gina Gallichan
Gina Gallichan
Bride • October 30, 2014

Wendy was fantastic. She was warm and professional and made the entire process very easy. She wrote and delivered an amazing ceremony for us and fitted in like she was part of our family.

Wedding Date: October 11, 2014

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Tracey
Tracey
Bride • July 12, 2014

From the very beginning Wendy was so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable. We had little idea of what we were supposed to do and say but Wendy had a whole package ready to help us with our ceremony. We followed advice in easy steps and on the day we got married we were blown away by the special ceremony Wendy had prepared. The ceremony was ours and ours alone, it made the whole thing so special. Wendy was there with us the whole way and guided us through the nerves, tears and laughter.
I think the celebrant can be the difference between just another wedding, and a celebration of love which includes family and friends. 
We would highly recommend Wendy for your special day because the only person you want standing next to you on the day, is a fun loving, bubbly person who understands you both.

Wedding Date: May 17, 2014

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Melissa Gaiquy
Melissa Gaiquy
Bride • July 08, 2014

From the moment we read Wendy’s celebrant profile, we just had to have her as our celebrant.

Organising a wedding from Australia was daunting at first, but Wendy offered comfort by providing us with all the information we needed.  With this information, we received our marriage licence without any problems.

Wendy always had time to Skype and send emails that really put my mind at ease.  Her ‘homework’ not only created time for us to reflect on our relationship and created the perfect and unique ceremony.

Wendy opened her charming home and garden for the ceremony.  The gardens and lawns were immaculate.  The views were stunning.

We live streamed the ceremony to our friends and family in Australia and were so impressed by Wendy’s ceremony they thought it reflected our relationship and personalities so well.

We cannot thank Wendy enough for creating the most unforgettable experience and opening her heart and home to marry two women from Oz.

Wedding Date: June 14, 2014

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Chloe
Chloe
Bride • June 09, 2014

Wendy was a fabulous celebrant and general help when planning our wedding. As we live in Australia, organising everything from across the ditch was a challenge but Wendy made keeping in touch and getting organised as easy as possible! We chatted often via email and skype before we arrived in NZ and we felt confident we were in good hands!
Wendy did a lovely job of the ceremony, bringing in all our special stories, making everyone feel at ease and sprinkling the morning with laughter…..yes the morning! We decided to do things little differently and had a sunrise ceremony to which Wendy agreed without a moments hesitation.
Over all a fabulous experience, we would highly recommend working with Wendy for your special day. smile

Wedding Date: February 21, 2014

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Courtney
Courtney
Bride • June 06, 2014

We could not have be happier with Wendy. She was the perfect balance between casual and professional ensuring we were fully prepared without any stress. From our first Skype meeting we were kept informed with what needed to be done and when. On the big day she handled the changes in the weather and location without any issues and kept us at ease. We would highly recommend Wendy.

Wedding Date: April 17, 2014

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Cam
Cam
Groom • May 26, 2014

Wendy Barton is simply a fantastic celebrant. From the beginning she made everything clear and easy to understand.  She made a day that most would agree to be quite stressful, a relaxed and entertaining experience. She has a warm and positive personality which I found endearing and she set the tone of the whole wedding which was absolutely amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend her services you will be very happy. Thanks. Cam Mickleson.

Wedding Date: January 11, 2014

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Emma Barker
Emma Barker
Bride • May 22, 2014

Wendy helped point my husband and I in the right direction from the get go. She is so well prepared and this helps so much as things can get pretty stressful. I couldn’t recommend Wendy anymore, she understood the feel we wanted for our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with her commitment. Thank you so much Wendy!

Wedding Date: March 16, 2014

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maria
maria
Bride • May 18, 2014

Wendy was extremely professional during all our interactions with her.  She was very quick to respond to emails or send through details we needed for our wedding.  She listened to the kind of ceremony that we wanted and helped us to create exactly what we wanted.  Wendy took the time to talk to us and asked questions to find out more about us as a couple.  She was very flexible in the writing of our ceremony and was happy for us to have free reign on shaping the words we wanted to say to each other - as well as what we had said about us! smile  Wendy’s information booklets, filled with advice and ideas, were so helpful - our MC used them too!  Wendy also explained the process of applying for a marriage licence.  Many of our guests commented on what a touching ceremony ours was and that is thanks to Wendy’s guidance, friendly and warm approach and willingness to let us make decisions about what we wanted. Huge thanks Wendy! smile

Highly recommend!

Wedding Date: April 26, 2014

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Kate Willis
Kate Willis
Bride • May 09, 2014

Wendy made our wedding day very special.  For our first meeting Wendy visited us at home as we had a baby.  The resource books provided were excellent and together we created a lovely ceremony.  Wendy gave us a copy of the ceremony to keep and look back on.  Wendy was always available for any questions any time.  Would highly recommend for your special day.

Wedding Date: April 11, 2014

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Kelly Johnston
Kelly Johnston
Bride • May 03, 2014

Due to a family member being ill, Nic and I decided to get married before travelling overseas just two weeks before we were to fly out of New Zealand.
It was a huge decision to make, but one we felt was very important and special to us. This meant we had to plan a wedding in two weeks!
We could not have done it without Wendy- she is an absolutely stunning woman, inside and out, and made our day even more special with her kind words and guidance.

Without having done any research into what was required, Wendy helped and supported both of us through the marriage process leading up to the big day. She made it as easy as possible for us, knowing what we were going through at the time. I had expressed we did not want the day to be sad- to make sure it was a happy celebration. And we got exactly that. She has a way with words that puts you at ease and comfort. We loved how she involved and spoke to all the guests- that they weren’t watching people be married, they were part of the celebration.

We don’t have enough words to express how special Wendy made our day, and I would be eager to recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant.

Wedding Date: March 22, 2014

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Megan Griffin
Megan Griffin
Bride • May 02, 2014

We found Wendy through WeddingWise, so only appropriate we return the favour with a review.  We reside in Australia, so I was hoping organising a wedding from another country was not going to be a daunting task, but Wendy just made it a breeze with her professional attitude, knowledge, timeline and skype hook-ups.  When Mick and I first sat down to complete Wendy’s questionnaire we were a bit overwhelmed with the questions, but when we saw the first draft we realised how all the detail came together giving us a ceremony that truly represented everything about who we are as people.  I loved how we could just throw in quirky fun stuff that made our guests laugh and allowed us to relax and enjoy our day.  I also didn’t realise the amount of options in creating a ceremony from blessings to readings, but her resource material gave us all the ideas we needed for Wendy to create such a beautiful ceremony for us.  Wendy really is a celebrant with a difference, she is such a warm and fun-loving individual that allows you to have the ceremony that you want to have.  Even if you don’t know what you want, Wendy will have some great suggestions.  We really can’t thank you enough Wendy, it was just an amazing day - we love your work:-)

Wedding Date: April 4, 2014

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Tina Masiarova
Tina Masiarova
Bride • April 29, 2014

We have found Wendy through Google and as it turned out one of our friends already knew her and highly recommended her. After we met and had a little chat, we knew we have found the right person. Through the whole planning Wendy was very professional and flexible with meetings. Sometimes it felt as if we were just going to relax whilst talking about the wedding, she made us feel very comfortable and at ease.
We really liked the fact that Wendy wanted to know things about us and made the whole ceremony very personal (with few jokes on the side that made the nerves go away; ).
We were very happy with our choice and would highly recommend Wendy to anyone.

Wedding Date: April 6, 2014

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Amy Hutchison
Amy Hutchison
Bride • April 27, 2014

We found Wendy through Google, as we were planning our wedding from overseas. From her emails, and our 1 hour initial chat ( the conversation just flowed smile ) on Skype, we knew Wendy was the celebrant for us. She is so warm, friendly and genuine. Her booklets and ‘homework’ mean you can have an incredibly personal ceremony, with as much, or as little of your own personality and style as you like. We wanted something fun, and not too serious, but still special, and Wendy definitely helped us get that. We didn’t meet her in person until the Tuesday before the wedding, but it didn’t matter, as she was so easygoing and helpful that we had every confidence in her. She was great at the rehearsal, sorted the fretting family out and put our minds at ease that the ceremony was in good hands ! She even put together a little cheat sheet for changing your name with the license, so helpful smile We would not hesitate to recommend Wendy to anyone planning to get married smile

Wedding Date: March 15, 2014

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Rochelle Wastney
Rochelle Wastney
Bride • April 21, 2014

Scott and I highly recommend Wendy. We found Wendy through google while trying to find a celebrant for our wedding. We thiought this was going to be a differcult task as we where living in Sydney with the wedding being in Tauranga.

On first contact, Wendy requested a Skype interview so we could all get to know each out. We all gelled well and conversation was flowing. It was like we had known Wendy all our life.

Wendy’s booklets on the structure of the ceremony was amazing. This made me feel at ease on what part goes where in the ceremony and having the options of vows and sayings was a massive help.

We first met Wendy about 6 weeks before the big day to run through the ceremony. Again she was so easy to talk to, had all the answers to our questions.

On the day everything was perfect. I can not thank Wendy enough for her time and effort towards us. She is so passionate about what she does and becomes a special person in your day.
Thank you so much Wendy - your the best!!!!

Wedding Date: March 29, 2014

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Karlissa Bell
Karlissa Bell
Bride • April 05, 2014

Thank you Wendy, we are so happy that we chose you to marry us!  How lucky are we!!

You made our day so perfect, and we thank you for that.  The personal touches and warmth you added to our ceremony made it so special and very exclusive, which was something that was very important to us.

The amount of time and effort that you put into planning and making our ceremony intimate and unique was incredible.  You were more than a celebrant to us, providing us with your support, endless advice and so many great ideas which made our wedding day that much more special.

We have had so many lovely comments from our guests about you and also the way the ceremony was full of romance, love and was genuinely heartfelt. 

Our ceremony was more perfect than we could have ever imagined and we thank you for creating memories that will last us a lifetime.

Karlissa and Simon

Wedding Date: March 1, 2014

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May-Lee
May-Lee
Bride • April 03, 2014

Wendy we are so glad we found you! Planning our wedding from Australia to begin with was a bit harder, but Wendy made everything so easy. She offered so much advice and has a great process working with couples to form the ceremony, so organised and with exactly the right information needed. She takes great interest and care in you and the wedding, with such a personal touch. We had many comments from our guests who said that the ceremony was a true reflection of the two of us and not just another wedding. It can be very stressful at times in the lead up to the day and Wendy was a supplier in the big scheme of things who we knew would be great and didn’t need to worry about. She has great direction during the ceremony and kept everything in line where it needed to be, looked lovely too and spoke so well.

Thank you so much xo

Wedding Date: February 7, 2014

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Emma Dombroski
Emma Dombroski
Bride • April 03, 2014

We chose Wendy as our celebrant after receiving a recommendation from our wedding venue. Wendy was totally professional, friendly and made our lives very easy by creating the ceremony based on a questionnaire she gave us to complete. She also gave us an info pack that contained all of our options for our ceremony as well as other information we needed to plan the wedding, We met with her three times prior to the wedding and she was always very flexible regarding the time/date and was always organised to make sure our meetings didn’t take up too much time. We decided to write our own vows and Wendy put them on lovely cards for us to use on the day and also sent us a little package after the wedding with our vows and wedding ceremony as a memento. Wendy is very detailed and even asked us what colour she should wear on the day, she looked great! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant.

Wedding Date: March 7, 2014

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Lisa Watson
Lisa Watson
Bride • April 03, 2014

I was so pleased we chose to have Wendy as our celebrant and my new husband absolutely loved her too.  Daniel and I even made sure Wendy was in some of our photos as she really made the ceremony just perfect for our family. 

Wendy wrote a personalised service for us which many people commented on, that described exactly what our relationship has meant to us over our many years together.  She also encouraged us to write our own vows which I never thought we would do but looking back now, this is something my husband and I will cherish forever.

I honestly can’t recommend Wendy enough.  She is so friendly but most of all easy to talk to and really listens to what you would like.  Wendy was always available for us to speak with and I really appreciate the exceptional role she played in our wedding day.

Wedding Date: March 20, 2014

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Melissa Theobald
Melissa Theobald
Bride • April 02, 2014

We booked Wendy to be our celebrant 8 months to even possibly a year prior to our wedding. I was able to email or call her for all sorts of things, she was almost like a wedding planner too! When you talk to Wendy you can really see how much she loves her job. She gets excited with you and really makes you feel like your living your own fairy tale.

The ceremony she wrote for our wedding was absolutely perfect and It was so personal to us and our little family. Happy tears and laughter! I was a bundle of nerves on the day but Wendy really put me at ease.

I would absolutely recommend Wendy to anyone and everyone and already do. She is very professional and just has a warm and loving ambience about her.

Thanks so much Wendy xx

Wedding Date: February 8, 2014

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Erin Donelley
Erin Donelley
Bride • March 31, 2014

Hi Wendy,

Brad and I wanted to say a huge thank you to you for making our wedding ceremony so special.
You were an absolute delight to work with throughout the whole wedding process and we are so happy that we found you to be a part of it with us.

Your kindness, positivity, thoughtfulness and professionalism guided us to achieving an outcome well beyond our expectations and we couldn’t be happier with everything you did for us.

It was so lovely to get to know you and we both wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.

Thank you so much!
Erin & Brad

Wedding Date: February 14, 2014

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Annelise Cartwright
Annelise Cartwright
Bride • March 18, 2014

Guy and I were super glad we choose Wendy to be our celebrant - she was happy and bubbly and fun - exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. We didn’t want someone that was stiff.

Wendy makes things easy, she has everything written out to help you do what you need to create an amazing ceremony, with lots of suggestions - she made our lives just that much easier on the day!

There were NEVER any issues with Wendy, everything was a breeze, easy, simple and flexible. We would not hesitate to recommend Wendy to anyone!

Thanks again Wendy, you really made our day super special!

Wedding Date: February 28, 2014

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Brendan Withy & Jasmin Gibson
Brendan Withy & Jasmin Gibson
Groom • March 16, 2014

My new wife Jasmin and I would love to give Wendy a heartfelt thanks for the skill, effort and passion she applied to making our wedding ceremony very special and personalised.

Wendy guided us through the crafting of a wee event that had just the right balance of gravitas, fun, spontaneity, romance and touches that uniquely represented our relationship. We’ve had a lot of very positive feedback from family and friends about how it all went and Wendy’s officiation has been spoken of in glowing terms. All comers have commented that they felt relaxed and engaged in the spirit of the moment.  So a big thumbs up from our guests.

And from our point of view the ceremony was an enjoyable, relaxed, magical and totally unforgettable event. It exceeded our hopes and dreams. So satisfying to finally live something you’ve visualised a lot and find it being much better than what you imagined. Wendy’s contribution was a vital part of achieving this result.

All and all we felt that Wendy’s expertise and style represented incredible value for money for the high quality service, thorough consultation, rehearsal time, plus the skill, passion, enthusiasm, experience and resources she provides.

Wedding Date: March 8, 2014

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Debra Howiit
Debra Howiit
Bride • March 16, 2014

We had the pleasure of having Wendy as our celebrant with our ceremony at her private residence.  Right from the beginning Wendy was very approachable and responsive.  She maintained communication with us right throughout, and is still in contact almost a month after our wedding.  Wendy was able to provide us with advice (without being pushy) and put a lot of effort into preparing a personalised ceremony.  One thing that stood out is that she is very understanding of minor details such as photography and was even prepared with a tissue for the bride on the day. 
We made such a great choice is choosing Wendy.  Wendy’s services made the whole process very easy and we highly recommend Wendy as a celebrant.

Wedding Date: February 22, 2014

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Cecilia Low
Cecilia Low
Bride • March 12, 2014

Wendy Barton is a vivacious, bright character who brings not only a personal touch to your ceremony, but a lot of fun and laughter too!

Wendy really takes the time to get to know you and is extremely thorough with her questions. This clearly helped Wendy as she wrote such an accurate cermony first draft!

We enjoyed having Wendy as part of our day and our guests loved her.

Wendy helps you all along the way so nothing is forgotten. We were married in NZ, however, we reside in Australia, and Wendy walked us through all the legalities that were involved.

We would hope to stay in touch with Wendy as she was such an important part of our big day.

Thanks again Wendy,

Cecilia & Nick

Wedding Date: January 31, 2014

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Michelle Sisam
Michelle Sisam
Bride • March 10, 2014

Wow where do I start, Wendy excelled in every aspect and we are over the moon that we chose her as our celebrant for our recent wedding. Her positive, friendly and professional attitude was the perfect compliment to our day. 
Right from when we met Wendy she was very warm, professional and understanding of what we wanted for our ceremony and listened to everything we wanted to say. 
Wendy gave us a lot of ideas, options and information that we took home with us for a number of months to use to specialise our marriage vows and ideas for our wedding, there was never any pressure put onto either of us through the whole process.
Our rehearsal was so so helpful, it put all our nerves to rest as Wendy was so thorough and explained all the process to us in such an easy way to follow.
We loved her fun, calm, friendly personality and her wonderful smile and sense of humour. She made us feel completely at ease on the biggest day of our lives. Nothing was ever a problem with any queries we had or changes we wanted to make right up to the last minute.
So many of our guests gushed over the ceremony, saying it was the best they have ever seen and heard, because of the words spoken had been made to be so personal and full of love, and we have Wendy to thank for that.
I would highly recommend Wendy if you want the best celebrant in the Bay Of Plenty!

Michelle & Daniel

Wedding Date: February 8, 2014

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Nicola Jarvis
Nicola Jarvis
Bride • March 02, 2014

Steve and I would highly recommend Wendy as your marriage celebrant. We knew from the very first meeting that she was the right match for us. Down to earth, personable and most importantly it was obvious from the get go that her main goal was to create a ceremony that involved us and our guests in order to reflect our personalities and values.
All of the hard work that Wendy put in to create a personalised service paid off, as we had an absolutely wonderful ceremony. We have had so many positive comments about how personal it was and how it evoked emotion in the guests.
We thank Wendy so very much for her contribution towards making our big day so very perfect!

Wedding Date: January 10, 2014

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Katherine Owen
Katherine Owen
Bride • March 01, 2014

We first saw Wendy at a friend’s wedding and really liked her style and warm personality. She is very well organised and provided us with some fantastic wedding resource folders that covered all aspects of organising not only the ceremony but the other parts of the wedding as well. She took the time to get to know us so she could write a personal ceremony and this made the day very special. She was easy to work with and the fact that we were organising our NZ wedding from Melbourne was not an issue;  she was happy to skype us and chat on the phone. We would highly recommend Wendy to anyone planning a wedding and wish you the best for a fabulous day! Thanks again, Katherine & Andrew.

Wedding Date: January 25, 2014

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Jennie Campbell
Jennie Campbell
Bride • February 12, 2014

Wendy is the perfect marriage celebrant, and has the skill and personality to make both the bride and groom feel comfortable, relaxed and calm in the knowledge that theirs will be the best ceremony ever. I know because ours was smile
She listens to you, and to what you want or don’t want; and she doesn’t try to take over, but guides you through the process with a smile and sense of humour.
All the guests commented on the fact it was such a personal and loving ceremony, and reflected both of us perfectly.
This is because Wendy takes the information you give her and makes it into this amazing, magical moment that is cherished forever.
Because lets face it, the service is the most important part of the day - and you can be rest assured it is in good hands with Wendy.
My favourite saying on the day from Wendy was when she told us to say our vows “and to look into each others eyes and cherish and remember this moment forever” - I certainly will - thanks Wendy

Wedding Date: January 26, 2014

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warwick
warwick
Groom • February 10, 2014

Right from connecting with Wendy at the start it was easy, Wendy led the way with step by step advice on what we needed to do and she took care of the rest.
Our ceremony was beautiful and Wendy was the perfect person to lead us through our wedding in a wonderful professional way, always allowing us to have everything we felt we needed for the day..even very last minute changes. Wendy will always be with us in our memories of our special day and we wouldn’t change that for the world.
        Wendy also went the extra mile or hundred to facilitate our wedding, not everyone would do that.

Wedding Date: January 29, 2014

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Tara Stewart
Tara Stewart
Bride • February 10, 2014

Wendy was fantastic. She made everything so easy for us and guided us through the whole process and leading up to the day she was happy to answer any questions I had. After the wedding our quests all commented on her and said that she was lovely with a great sense of humor, and was very professional. I also loved the ceremony book we received promptly in the mail after the wedding, its a great keepsake. I would highly recommend Wendy to anybody getting married.

Wedding Date: January 18, 2014

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Lore
Lore
Bride • February 08, 2014

We feel absolutely privileged to have had Wendy as our marriage celebrant. From the first meeting we knew straight away that we didn’t have to look any further as we felt relaxed and comfortable with her straight away. She was very easy to contact throughout the whole process and she put so much time and effort in our ceremony. She gave us many valuable suggestions (also not related to the ceremony) which made the whole day run very smoothly. The rehearsal was very useful too and it made it less stressful on the day itself.

And the most important: she created a ceremony which was very personal, heart felt, really ‘us’ and had humor in it as well. It was so amazing and perfect and we absolutely loved it! We had many many positive reactions from our guests about the Wendy and the ceremony she made.

The wedding folders she supplied were very valuable too: it gave us a great overview of all the possibilities and options and without it we wouldn’t have had such an amazing day. One of the very important suggestions for us was about taking photos before the ceremony. We are both so happy that we decided to do that: it was so much more intimate and it was great to spend some time actually together on the wedding day. It also made the ceremony itself a lot less stressful and we had time to mingle with the guests after the ceremony.

Wendy helped us in many many ways and we are very grateful for that! We also love the extra certificate she made with our vows and all the witnesses signatures, she really is so thoughtful! She really is the best and we will recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant!

Wedding Date: January 18, 2014

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Coen and Jude Coenen
Coen and Jude Coenen
Bridal Party • February 02, 2014

We knew from our first meeting with Wendy that she was the celebrant we wanted to marry us.
Her organisational skills, absolute attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism are outstanding.
Wendy’s ability to convey our thoughts and feelings into vows was superb. We had lots of comments from our family and friends as to how moving, romantic and fun filled our ceremony was.
Wendy’s warm, friendly, caring qualities make her the perfect choice for marrying young or old like us. smile
Wendy we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so memorable. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

Coen & Jude

Wedding Date: December 21, 2013

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Janine Kane
Janine Kane
Bride • February 01, 2014

We loved our ceremony.  Wendy made sure everything was sorted and ran smoothly on the day, liasing with everyone else involved so we could just relax.  Our ceremony was very personalised and just us- we have had so many guests say it was one of the loveliest wedding ceremonies they have been to. Wendy helped to entwine our children into the ceremony, and they were up the front with us for much of the ceremony- including the baby!  Wendy was always contactable and friendly to correspond with, gave such lovely ideas, and designed our ceremony just for us- with lots of feedback to and fro.  We would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting a personal ceremony just for them, and who wants to feel relaxed and like everything is under control on the day!

Wedding Date: January 4, 2014

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Rachael Oakley
Rachael Oakley
Bride • January 28, 2014

Wendy was our celebrant for our wedding 9th January in Tauranga.  She created us a ceremony that was so ‘us’ and better than we ever imagined it could be. 

We are based in Australia and organising a wedding from overseas is tricky, but Wendy made the whole process so unbelievably easy for us with her flexible easy going nature, her constant communication and her helpful hints and tips throughout the months leading into our wedding.

She put us both at ease immediately, and really understood what we were looking for.  We had so many comments from people about how fun and fresh our ceremony was, how the ceremony really reflected us and our relationship, and yet it still ticked all the boxes for my traditional Dad.

Wendy, thank you so much we will be recommending you to everyone we know.

Wedding Date: January 9, 2014

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Kate Gregory
Kate Gregory
Bride • January 20, 2014

We were so lucky to have Wendy as our celebrant for our big day - not only because she created such a beautiful ceremony for us but also because Wendy is a long time friend of my Mum - which made it all the more special.

Wendy puts a lot of time and effort into creating a personalised ceremony, and we had many comments after the day from guests saying that they had never been to a wedding where the couples story and their own personal views on marriage had been incorporated into a ceremony before, and that it was a very heartfelt/romantic and personal touch.

Wendy makes the whole process so easy, she had fantastic ideas for the day, and helped us so much over the weekend (as she was also a wedding guest) Everything ran so smoothly, she did a fantastic job and is a wonderful public speaker - her warmth and gentle humour shone through, and we have gorgeous memories to treasure for the rest of our lives.

Wedding Date: November 23, 2013

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Tanya Ballantyne
Tanya Ballantyne
Guest • January 16, 2014

As the photographer of a wedding Wendy was the celebrant for , I found her very accommodating, professional and very helpful and wish more were like her .

Wedding Date: January 11, 2014

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Prue Chapman
Prue Chapman
Bride • January 10, 2014

Wendy was an asset to have on-board for our wedding. She coached us through the formalities, offering comprehensive ceremony options - all we had to do was choose between options. Wendy also acted as a valuable sounding board in the lead up, with advice on the dos and don’ts. After the ceremony we have a number of guests comment on the ceremony content, and we owe that to Wendy.

Wedding Date: January 4, 2014

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Kate King
Kate King
Bride • December 10, 2013

Wendy was the celebrant for our wedding in November, and she did such a fantastic job!

Right throughout the planning process we found Wendy to be friendly, enthusiastic, very organised and very knowledgable.

We particularly appreciated that she wrote our wedding ceremony specifically for us, from information that we provided to her via a survey, and we felt that she took the time to get to know us as a couple.

Wendy very patiently guided us through preparing our wedding ceremony and on the day did a wonderful job. We have had many many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed our ceremony, and how impressed they all were by Wendy herself. I would (and in fact already have) recommend her to anyone looking for a meaningful and fun wedding ceremony.

Wedding Date: November 16, 2013

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Lovelight Wedding Cinema
Lovelight Wedding Cinema
Guest • December 02, 2013

Wendy was an exceptional wedding celebrant who managed to weave an intricate story of how the couple found each other and fell in love through a simply magnificent wedding ceremony. We do hope that we can work together again really soon.

Craig Forster
Lovelight Wedding Cinema & Photography

Wedding Date: November 23, 2013

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Courtney & Kieran Strongman
Courtney & Kieran Strongman
Bride • November 13, 2013

We celebrated our marriage on 10th november and what a perfect day it was!!! Having planned the whole thing from
Brisbane we did everything via email. Wendy was soo amazing and we couldn’t imagine having anyone else. She was so attentive and replied to all my many emails (there were a few!!) extremely quickly. She is a wealth of knowledge and really made us relax about the whole process. The information books she provided us were also incredibly helpful. Our ceremony was lovely she really managed to make it very personal..had quite a lot of happy tears from guests. Wendy is such a beautiful person and i would 110% recommend her to anyone looking at getting married.

Wedding Date: November 10, 2013

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Brett & Gennaro
Brett & Gennaro
Groom • November 12, 2013

Wendy is a gem! We knew she was perfect for us from our first introduction. She was professional, understanding and caring, we appreciated her guidance, coming up with the perfect solution. We had a fantastic day! Thank you Wendy!

Wedding Date: November 8, 2013

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Stacey Lepper
Stacey Lepper
Bride • October 13, 2013

On the 24th of January 2013 my husband and I had the most magical day of our lives, shared with family and friends in Tauranga from all around the world.

Being based in Christchurch, we knew that we would have to choose a celebrant who could not only marry us, but connect with us right throughout our wedding experience. Wendy was wonderful. She kept in contact with us from the moment we booked her, right up until today (9 months after the wedding). She is such a lovely person to work with, she is very professional, but at the same time she is caring and reassuring when needed.

We would not hesitate in giving her a high recommendation and we look forward to updating her in the future as she has become such a great friend.

Wedding Date: January 24, 2013

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Karen Harvey-Griggs
Karen Harvey-Griggs
Bride • August 27, 2013

Our same sex marriage was so blessed to have Wendy conduct our ceremony for us and I can’t imagine how it would have been without her expertise and care.
From the very first phone call we knew Wendy was definitely someone special and perfect for our special day.
Wendy just “Got Us” from day one, Wendy’s professionalism, attention to details, helpful suggestions and beautifully constructed ceremony reflected exactly who each of us are with an uncanny intuitive accuracy, our guests were put at ease instantly and engaged from the get go and instantly under Wendy’s spell.
I’m so happy with Wendy’s services I think we ought to renew our vows every year so we can experience a “Wendy Wedding” 50 different ways!
Thanks Wendy you’re an absolute star!!!

Wedding Date: August 19, 2013

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Victoria
Victoria
Bride • August 11, 2013

Thanks Wendy for the outstanding service that you provided to us, not only with an amazing ceremony but with all the help before the big day.

We were so impressed with the quality information and advice and speed of response for all our queries that we fired your way. 

The booklets were extremely helpful in planning so much of the big day, and for the ceremony it meant one less thing to research and saving time in wedding planning is gold! 

We were blown away with the amount of thought, energy and time you had put into creating an amazing ceremony for us. 

The ceremony you put together really represented us and people felt really special that they were involved in something so personal and meaningful.

Thanks again for making our special day even more special.

Wedding Date: March 2, 2013

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Esther Taylor
Esther Taylor
Bride • August 10, 2013

We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant to share in our big day. She was supportive right from the start, flexible and unwaveringly positive. Wendy is an absolute breath of fresh air. What’s more, she doesn’t forget you once the day is done and dusted. We still hear from her on occasion. She takes a personal interest and that’s what separates her from the plethora of celebrants out there. We could not recommend her more highly.

Wedding Date: February 2, 2013

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Simon & Kitty
Simon & Kitty
Groom • August 10, 2013

What can I say…..but amazing, Wendy was an absolute treasure and guiding light for us both, she knew when to steady the ship and knew how to make our day that extra bit special. With her sensitivity and focus comes a great sense of humour which settles everyone on the big day. Once again I just what to say a massive thank you Wendy, you made our day. Love and best wishes Simon & Kitty xxxx

Wedding Date: March 31, 2013

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Bruce & Stacey Thomas
Bruce & Stacey Thomas
Bridal Party • July 22, 2013

Wendy was fantastic. She had a wonderful guidebook which she used to lead us through the planning process. On the day, the ceremony was beautiful, personal and inclusive. We highly recommend her to other couples.

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

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Stephan
Stephan
Groom • June 25, 2013

Wendy is very passionate and professional celebrant. Despite we have been communicating via email and phone mostly as we were at remote places and just met the day before the celebration plus the very short notice of just 2 weeks time Wendy asked the right questions to create a very personal celebration - we have receive outstanding feedback for that and I would love to forward it!

She also supported us with organising everything else we could think or have not even been aware of like photographer, hairdresser, rings, restaurant etc.

Finally we all were climbing up the Mount ... Wendy, thank you so much for making that day really special!

Xiaosu & Stephan

Wedding Date: June 2, 2013

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Bridget Imlig
Bridget Imlig
Bride • June 19, 2013

Wendy was everything we were looking for in a celebrant and more. She was personable, organised, kept in touch and most importantly ensured our ceremony represented who we are as a couple.

After the ceremony many of our guests were complimenting us on how well the ceremony ran and many of the special details that made up our ceremony, and we must admit these were all down to Wendy.

So, Wendy thank you so much for helping us make ourspecial day exactly what we wanted. It is much appreciated.

Kind Regards
Simon and Bridget Imlig

Wedding Date: June 8, 2013

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Elaine Jennings
Elaine Jennings
Bride • May 13, 2013

Wendy was wonderful! She took the time to get to know us and wrote us a beautiful, touching ceremony.  We got married in Wendys garden which is amazing and which suited us as we wanted to get married outdoors but somewhere private. Wendy was very professional yet very warm and friendly and we had lots of lovely comments on our ceremony. Nothing was too much and wendy took the time to ensure everything was prefect. We cannot reccommend enough.

Wedding Date: March 16, 2013

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Anne Bosson
Anne Bosson
Bride • May 06, 2013

We were so happy when we made the choice for Wendy to be our Celebrant. She gave us an instant vibe and we just knew she was going to be the best wedding celebrant!

As we live overseas it was made easy via Skype and what we thought was going to be a difficult process actually turned out to be stress free and enjoyable.

The resource book provided was excellent and such a help when writing our vows, choosing our music and even assisting us with applying for the marriage certificate.

She personalised our ceremony to the extent it was so much more than we had expected, it bought tears to my eyes reading it but also made it fun. Her warm personality and fantastic organisation made it such a memorable day.

Wendy is knowledgeable, very professional and gave us lots of tips for the day which was very much appreciated.

She made us feel so at ease with the running on the day and our ceremony was just perfect thanks to Wendy, we can’t thank you enough!

Wedding Date: March 23, 2013

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Cheryl Carlaw
Cheryl Carlaw
Bride • April 28, 2013

Our wedding was fantastic.  Warm, friendly and so “us”.
Wendy was terrific in ensuring that our wedding was so fitting to us.  Her attention to our detail, our relationship, expectations etc was second to none.
We would totally recommend Wendy if you want a personal approach.
Our ceremony was held on her property which was equally as stunning as the service she provided.

Wedding Date: March 30, 2013

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Melaina
Melaina
Bride • April 14, 2013

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much for being our celebrant at our wedding. You were a key part in our journey to Husband & Wife. We really appreciated the knowledge and advice you gave us which made our wedding day so much easier. Also the questionnaire helped our relationship grow, and make the whole commitment a little bit easier.

Thanks again,

Mel & Shane

Wedding Date: January 27, 2013

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Schirelle Wildbore
Schirelle Wildbore
Bride • April 11, 2013

Wendy was great,  we were pleased with the ceremony and the way she worked with us ..... 

we really enjoyed our day,  and thought the ceremony part went really well and was ‘ real ‘ which was just how we wanted it to be along with some humour

thanks again for making it individual to us smile 

Wedding Date: 30.3.13

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Shelley Martin
Shelley Martin
Bride • April 10, 2013

Dear Wendy

We just wanted to send a quick message before flying out to offer our sincere and heartfelt gratitude for your efforts in making our wedding ceremony so very special. We’ve had endless comments on how personal and emotional the wedding was, none of which would have been the case without your hard work and attention to detail.

Thanks for your professional and friendly advice and assistance along the way, especially as we were based overseas until just five weeks before the wedding. You really helped us to create a unique, personal and very loving ceremony, something which we will always hold dear to our hearts.

All the very best for next year’s wedding season. I’m sure you’ll be extremely busy once again!

Thanks and best wishes,
Shelley and Bevan Pulham

Wedding Date: April 5, 2013

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Michelle Cummings
Michelle Cummings
Bride • April 01, 2013

Wendy was an absolute pleasure to work with.  She provided us with a great folder of information to help us in planning our very own ceremony!  The ceremony was made very personal to us and was presented beautifully.  Wendy was very relaxed and fun and made us both feel very confident in what it was we were doing!  I would recommend Wendy to anyone needing a celebrant, we had many comments on our celebrant and we believe she help us to create a ceremony that was significant and special to us!
AMAZING!!!

Wedding Date: February 16, 2013

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Holly Owen
Holly Owen
Bride • March 29, 2013

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our day so special. We had a truly amazing day from start to finish and everyone commented on how lovely the ceremony was and what lovely words you said. We hope you had a good day too.

Wedding Date: March 22, 2013

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Craig Bigham
Craig Bigham
Groom • March 21, 2013

We were so happy when Wendy agreed to be the celebrant for our wedding. I grew up with one of Wendy’s sons and spent a lot with Wendy and her family over the years so to have someone conduct our ceremony that already knew us made it all the more special.
Wendy made us really think about our relationship and what we value in each other. From the information she gained from meetings with us and her questionnaire, she helped us with our vows and made sure that the ceremony really reflected us.
We had the most amazing day and Wendy made it all the more special. Thanks Wendy - you really are amazing!
Craig and AJ Bigham

Wedding Date: December 12, 2012

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Kerryn
Kerryn
Bride • March 18, 2013

Hi Wendy,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for your awesome contribution to our wedding day. You did things just as we’d discussed and that was really important to us. There were a few comments being chucked about later on in the night about how awesome the ceremony was and you’re definitely a part of that thanks! Thank you again Wendy!

Wedding Date: March 9, 2013

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Mike Costello
Mike Costello
Groom • March 18, 2013

Wendy was a fantastic source of wisdom, and fun around the setup for our wedding.  She helped with idea’s and took our input and turned this into a fantastic, heartfelt wedding ceremony.  Her calm and relaxed manner took all of the stress out of the preparations and on the day the ceremony went like a dream.  Both Melanie and myself would definitely recommend Wendy, the celebrant is one of the key people in a wedding, and Wendy helped make our day even more special.

Wedding Date: 22 Dec 2012

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Mandy Davis
Mandy Davis
Bride • March 09, 2013

Wendy, you made our day so perfectly “us”. The whole service reflected the two of us, our personalities and our relationship towards each other.  You made it such a family day, and included our children so naturally.

we can not fault you.

Mandy and Stuart.

Wedding Date: February 15, 2013

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Derek
Derek
Groom • March 08, 2013

If you are looking for a very special celebrant and have found this page then your job is done! Look no further.
Justyna and I are a couple from the UK and wished to get married in New Zealand. After researching we came across Wendy’s site and great reviews. From the initial contact we knew Wendy would give all the information, advice and support required to make this all work from the other side of the world.
Wendy supplied all the format information we could ever wish for and guided us through the process of generating a unique ceremony to meet our requirements.  Email and Skype created a great bond with the person who would marry us. All the way through the preparations Wendy is there listening to your requirements and ensuring it is right and proposing solutions to issues, then checking every detail and all the legalities right up to the day and then after the day.
Thanks to Wendy our day was absolutely fantastic, Wendy appears to cleverly coordinate and adapt her style to meet the emotions and situations of the day. So from the formal to more informal, from the large to the small wedding we would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Wendy. As a celebrant we feel Wendy has the perfect characteristics and people skills to deliver your perfect day and remove the stress so you can just enjoy it.
If we could score more than 5 out of 5 we would. Wendy is a true pleasure to work with we are so pleased to have chosen her to make our day!

Wedding Date: February 8, 2013

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Greg & Karuna Pryde
Greg & Karuna Pryde
Groom • March 05, 2013

I liked Wendy from the first time I met her.
The ceremony was great and personal. Also she was very open and understood the way we wanted the wedding to be organised.
She kept in touch with us via email regarding the wedding and making sure everything was organised.
Also her resource guide was very usefull in deciding what to say in the ceremony.
Both of our families from Karuna & my side enjoyed the way she conducted the ceremony.
We recomend her as the best marriage celebrant

Wedding Date: February 24, 2013

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Lesley McClure
Lesley McClure
Family • March 05, 2013

At the recent family wedding of Shane and Melaina,
I was delighted to see Wendy Barton was the celebrant!
I know Wendy personally but have never had the privilege of attending one of her ceremonies. She was extremely professional and she created the perfect balance of sincerity and fun throughout the service.
Fantastic job Wendy!!!

Wedding Date: January 27, 2013

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Michelle Lawler
Michelle Lawler
Bride • March 04, 2013

Thank you Wendy for the wonderful job you did with our ceremony. Wendy was professional, organised and helped us to achieve a perfect ceremony that was fitted just to us. Wendy was amazing on the day and we had friends and family saying to us how lovely and moving our ceremony was. Can’t thank you enough Wendy for helping us achieve the perfect ceremony.

Wedding Date: February 23, 2013

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Stephanie
Stephanie
Bride • March 04, 2013

It was a true honour to have Wendy as our wedding celebrant and I would recommend her in a heart-beat to any couple.
Right from the get go Wendy was insistent that our ceremony reflect who we are as a couple, and made the thoughtful effort to get to know us and our relationship so that this was a reality on the day. She encouraged us to think deeply about why we were getting married and what we valued in one another - which was such a special thing to do as a couple. Wendy showed us that a wedding is not just a day, but a process - and with Wendy’s guidance and assistance we were able to thouroughly enjoy it in its entirety.  Wendy helped us every step of the way to create a truly beautiful and heart-warming ceremony, making our day full of joy and love. We are truly grateful for all she has done for us.

Wedding Date: January 26, 2013

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Hayley Fisher
Hayley Fisher
Bride • February 28, 2013

Hi Wendy – thank you so much for everything you did for us over the last year, in the lead up to our civil ceremony. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and really showed our personalities, and our love for one another, it also managed to incorporate everything that is important to us, like the families, the boats, the music and the animals! Working with you along this journey has been nothing but a joy, your cheerful and supportive disposition along with your genuine care for us made it so easy to get exactly where we wanted to be. The tools and resources you first gave us were so helpful, and really allowed us to create a ceremony that came from our hearts. Your facilitation of the ceremony was lovely, your personality was so well matched with ours and it was so lovely to hear laughs from our guests.

Your understanding and acceptance of same sex marriages was refreshing, and never did we feel that our marriage wasn’t as “important” or “real” as that of a man and a woman. Both Jaarna and I truly appreciated you emails, your prompt communication, and your kind and supportive words. Neither of us would hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking to wed. Thank you so so much Wendy!

Wedding Date: January 26, 2013

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Wendy
Wendy
Bride • February 25, 2013

We had an absolutely beautiful day at The Orchard, Pyes Pa, for our wedding and our guests enjoyed the ceremony that Wendy conducted for us.  We got some wonderful ideas for our special day eg. a glass of wine waiting at the end of the aisle.
Wendy gave us the information and also make us think about our core values and what is important in our marriage. 
She took the time to see as we were not from the Tauranga region.

Wedding Date: February 9, 2013

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Alana Craig
Alana Craig
Bride • February 18, 2013

Wendy is a fantastic celebrant!
We got married at Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga but did most of the planning while living in the UK and Australia.  We chose Wendy after reading the reviews on wedding wise and she certainly lives up to the comments other couples have made about her.  She is very organised, efficient, friendly and knows how to put together a meaningful ceremony.  Her resource folders are priceless - full of helpful information, everything you need to make the ceremony personal to you.
The ceremony was wonderful (although the groom was a bit stressed as Wendy was slightly late, but once she was there everything ran very smoothly).  All our guests were laughing and crying throughout the ceremony and many commented about how it was the best ceremony they had seen.
Thank you so much Wendy for making our wedding day so special and we highly recommend her to anyone getting married.
Alana and Jade

Wedding Date: February 9, 2013

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Kylie and Matt
Kylie and Matt
Bride • February 03, 2013

We cannot speak highly enough of Wendy. From our initial meeting she made us feel comfortable and at ease. She listened to what we wanted for our ceremony and was able to make suggestions that enabled us to achieve this. Wendy was very encouraging and supportive which created an environment for us to have a personalised ceremony that we will remember forever. Many of our family members and friends commented that it was the best ceremony that they had ever been to. On the day Wendy was relaxed and calm and this helped us to be the same. Thank you so much Wendy for your part in our big day, you were so amazing! We could not have wished for a better marriage celebrant!!

Kylie and Matt

Wedding Date: October 21, 2012

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Dulcie
Dulcie
Bride • January 30, 2013

Wendy was amazing from the word go! She was efficient, organised and accommodating throughout the process, always ensuring we had all the information and resources we needed, including her valuable advice! She encouraged us to create a highly personal ceremony that was really individual to us, as opposed the more traditional type. The result was genuinely touching, and so many of our guests commented on how it bought them to tears (happy ones!). On the day Wendy was so friendly to everyone, was extremely professional throughout, and guided us through the ceremony beautifully. In short, we could not recommend Wendy more highly! She is the best there is! smile

Wedding Date: December 7, 2012

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James Stewart
James Stewart
Groom • January 29, 2013

Wendy was great. We had a hand fasting ceremony and Wendy was very receptive to our wishes and ideas and gave us some good ideas too. On the day she was very good and ensured that all of our family were involved.

Thanks Wendy for helping us on our special day.

James and Natalie

Wedding Date: January 12, 2013

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Beth
Beth
Bride • January 28, 2013

Wendy is a very special celebrant. She really took the time to get to know us and understand our relationship, so she could personalise our ceremony. We had both tears and laughter, and got so many comments afterwards from family and friends on how perfect it was!
In addition to preparing (and delivering) a beautiful ceremony, she also provided heaps of encouragement and advice throughout the process. There were some things we did and changed on the day that were Wendy’s idea, and they worked perfectly. She knows what she’s doing!
Thank you Wendy, you really made our wedding.

Wedding Date: January 18, 2013

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Meagan Goodchild
Meagan Goodchild
Bride • January 26, 2013

Wendy could not have been more helpful, more supportive or more enthusiastic in both the lead up to our wedding and the day itself. She was always very professional, whilst also being extremely caring and approachable. Her help and advice were invaluable and certainly ensured that our day was the best possible experience for us and all of our guests.
During the ceremony itself, Wendy found the perfect balance between keeping things sincere and also entertaining and inclusive of our family guests. We cannot recommend Wendy highly enough.

Wedding Date: January 3, 2013

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Jasmin and Jesse
Jasmin and Jesse
Bride • January 25, 2013

Thank you Wendy.
She went over and behond to make our special day go without a hitch. Its was fun, relaxed and memorable.
We loved her work, she has done a fantastic and personal Wedding Ceremony for us, she was very helpfull and would recommend her to anyone.
Thank you again Wendy.
Cheers Jasmin and Jesse

Wedding Date: January 3, 2013

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Judith & Bobby Ross
Judith & Bobby Ross
Bride • December 21, 2012

It was a beautiful day at Shelly Beach, Mt Mauao (base of Mt Maunganui) & we found that Wendy did a fantastic job. Not only did she help sort out a little hiccup (wedding licence) but she was awesome throughout the whole proceedings.
Not only did she organise for the wedding party to having parking available at the holiday park in Mt Maunganui, she was very professional throughout the many distractions & we all had a very enjoyable. fun & wonderful wedding ceremony, filled with lots of laughter.
I would recommend Wendy Barton to anyone in the future whom choose to get married in Mt Maunganui, Tauranga area.

Wedding Date: December 12, 2012

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Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith
Bride • December 21, 2012

From my first contact with Wendy I knew we had chosen the right marriage celebrant. Her friendly professional personality gave me confidence from the beginning that we would be able to create our own perfect day.
David and I wanted a fun, family oriented wedding involving all our children and with Wendy’s personality and humour she took our ideas and gave us the fun family occassion that we had hoped for.
Thanks Wendy for a wonderful wedding; You really played an important role in making this such a memorable and fun day for both of us. 
Thanks Wendy for the personal touches you brought to our wedding day and gifts you gave to us to remember our special day by.

I can’t sing praise for Wendy loud enough, you are a wonderful lady. Thanks for being a part of special day.

 

Wedding Date: August 18, 2012

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David Smith
David Smith
Groom • December 21, 2012

Wendy was a delight to work with in getting organised for our wedding.  She provided suggested formats and wordings which was a great starting point to use in planning the occassion. 

She offered great advice and was flexible to our wants, and she helped make the organisation of the ceremony relatively easy. 
She ran the Wedding ceremony perfectly and made it a memorable occassion for us.

I highly recommend Wendy as your Marriage Celebrant.

Wedding Date: August 18, 2012

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Tina Narsey
Tina Narsey
Bride • December 11, 2012

Wendy is amazing! She created a very special ceremony for us as it was after our indian wedding ceremony. She’s full of energy and explains everything really well. Highly recommend!

Thank you Wendy!

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012

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Rachel Pinn
Rachel Pinn
Bride • December 08, 2012

The other reviews give a really good indication of how brilliant Wendy is as a celebrant. Wendy spent time with us to personalise our ceremony. She is well presented and its the little details, like putting our readings in a nice book so the photos look great that sets Wendy a part. She was recommended to us by a friend (Kas) and that was great advice.

Wedding Date: November 17, 2012

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Claire
Claire
Bride • December 06, 2012

Wendy, we would like to share a BIG thank you for your supportive, fun and professional approach to our wedding! You helped us to create a ceremony that was pure and true to us… Everything about our day came from the heart and you completely understood just how important our beautiful family and friends are in our lives.

We laughed, we cried but most of all we shared a day that was simply about a boy and girl in love!Thank you for your energy, your passion, your friendly nature and for keeping us calm not only on the day but through the whole journey that has been planning the best day of our lives so far smile

Wendy you are amazing at what you do and we would highly recommend you to anyone getting married!

 

Wedding Date: November 23, 2012

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Chanel Haddad
Chanel Haddad
Bride • December 03, 2012

As a mature couple, we were wanting a down to earth and competent person who could bring our ceremony together and make it simple, personal, and appropriate. We were also wanting to have fun in the process. And that’s the way it happened. Wendy guided us through the preparation, providing information and inspiration. She clearly enjoys being a celebrant and is very sensitive to individual needs as well as being completely committed to creating a ceremony that has depth and integrity. We warmly recommend Wendy.

Wedding Date: January 5, 2012

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John
John
Groom • November 26, 2012

We were absolutely delighted with how everything went, and with Wendy’s service right from when we first got in touch way back in 2010 through to after the wedding was over.

The ceremony she put together was perfect - it completely suited our personalities and was exactly what we wanted: light-hearted, informal and not too serious, but still romantic and dignified. And on the day, everything went perfectly.

We were delighted by how well all of her suggestions played out and how she brought the ceremony to life. There’s absolutely nothing that we’d want to have done differently - Wendy was just fantastic the whole way through, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others (and indeed, have done just that!).

Wedding Date: October 20, 2012

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Zoe
Zoe
Bride • November 17, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful small wedding at Wendy’s beautiful home, the gardens were gorgeous and provided for a stunning backdrop, esp for photos.  The service was just perfect for us and Wendy went to a lot of effort to make everything just right for us.
Thank you so much for the wonderful day, we will remember it forever!

Wedding Date: November 7, 2012

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Francis Chan
Francis Chan
Groom • November 16, 2012

We are a couple from overseas who have chose to have our wedding in Rotorua. Everything is new to us as we’re the first among our friends to have the ceremony in a different country. Wendy is very thoughtful and guided us patiently on the legality of getting married in NZ. She coordinated us with the authorities and ensures our application went smoothly. She is very professional and responsive, always quick to reply our queries and provided guidance on what is best.
She is attentive to details and invited us to her beautiful home for a rehearsal on the actual event.
We’re proud and honoured to have Wendy leading us all the way and officiating the ceremony.
She is highly recommend as a top choice celebrant!

Wedding Date: November 10, 2012

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Celeste and Murray Palmer
Celeste and Murray Palmer
Bride • October 30, 2012

Hi Wendy,

Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thankyou very much for officiating our wedding, and for lending us your stunning garden

to host it in smile

Our family and guests were so impressed with how well our service came together and how personal your approach was with us.

You made everybody feel very much at ease and relaxed, it was truely a spectacular day, with your willingness to go the extra mile

being a complete godsend at the end of the day.

You took your time to make sure that our ceremony reflected exactly who we are as a couple and as individuals, and the family

commented to us just how much our ceremony showed that. The fact that you took so much time to ensure that it was exactly ‘us’

was amazing, and you made sure that everything co-ordinated well, even down to the dress that you wore and the folders you

provided for our vows and licence.

You are truely an amazing lady with talent and a natural ability to make people feel welcome, relaxed and calm.

Thankyou so much again, we will defintely be recommending you to any of our friends or families in the future

With appreciation and warmest regards

Celeste and Murray Palmer

Wedding Date: October 27, 2012

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Robyn Davey
Robyn Davey
Bride • October 06, 2012

We are based overseas and booked Wendy from afar and on a whim.  However, right from the first Skype conversation we were ecstatic with our decision!  Wendy is everything you hope for when finding a celebrant, friendly, enthusiastic, professional, funny and incredibly interested in you as people and as a couple.  Despite our distance Wendy did all she could to ensure it was easy for us to prepare what we needed.  She gave us some great resources to work from which made the whole process a lot easier. Wendy really allowed us to be as creative as we wanted with our ceremony and though this meant our ceremony was a little longer than the usual, many of the guests commented that they loved every minute due to her entertaining personality and the way she had brought together all the ideas we loved.  Wendy has some great contacts and ideas also and she was able to arrange personalised candles for us on very short notice,  a lifesaver.
We are so happy Wendy was our choice and can recommend her without hesitation.

Wedding Date: July 7, 2012

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Ces & Misty
Ces & Misty
Bride • September 08, 2012

WE HAD NO IDEA HOW MUCH AN AMAZING CELEBRANT CONTRIBUTES TO MAKING AN AMAZING DAY…AND WILL NOW BE FOREVER GREATFUL WE FOUND WENDY!
We are in Auckland and wanted a short notice wedding in Rotorua and Wendy lives in Tauranga…yet it could not have been any easier.
Our personal situation meant we were unable to meet Wendy in person prior to the day yet she immediately knew and believed in exactly what we wanted. The support and information Wendy gave us made it so easy for our true love to be conveyed on our day.
Our ceremony was with a small intimate group; Wendy fitted in perfectly and seemed to sincerely experience the joy of our day.
Wendy is clearly a passionate and talented celebrant who we were lucky enough to find…Thankyou so much!

Wedding Date: August 9, 2012

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Michelle
Michelle
Bride • September 08, 2012

Wendy was just wonderful to work with. We really enjoyed our day and the service was amazing - thanks again Wendy.

Wedding Date: March 31, 2012

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Ross Mackay
Ross Mackay
Groom • August 26, 2012

Dear Wendy,
We just want to say one more thing now that we have had time to reflect on our special day.
Craig and I decided that one of the most important things for us was to have some one who would not only officiate our wedding and give us guidance on all the legalities, but we wanted someone who believed in our love and commitment and saw us for who we were.
Two men who love each other and want to declare our love to our friends and family.
We also wanted to be legally binding in our love as our ancestors have done since time began, in one form or other.
The second we met you we knew you would walk with us and guide us through one of the most important events of our life.
We cannot thank you enough.
You asked us some questions and you also asked us to answer honestly.
We gave you words to our answers and with our words you created the most amazing and personal service.
You gave us the wedding we wanted .........and so much more.
Even friends who stated that they would never get married have turned around and said they would get married if Wendy married them. Unfortunatley all of them live overseas so maybe you should consider going international Wendy!
Thankyou Wendy
We LOVE being married and we LOVE the fact that you married us
All our love
Ross and Craig

Wedding Date: March 31, 2012

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Janelle Burman
Janelle Burman
Bride • July 11, 2012

Wendy was amazing, organizing a wedding with short notice from another country is not easy, but Wendy definately made the ceremony side of things hassle and stress free - fun and easy infact.

Contact from Wendy from the other side of the world was prompt and clear - with clear instructions and tips.

Because we were based overseas right up until about a week before the wedding, we didn’t get to meet Wendy until about then. This was no problem and when we met Wendy we instantly felt at ease and very confident that our ceremony was going to be exactly as we wished. Fun, stress free, happy and relatively relaxed with all the formal trimmings - and it was exactly that. 

Even my 3 year old niece flower girl took a liking to her and at one point during the ceremony clung on to Wendy’s leg I believe! - Wendy just went with it much to the delight of our guests, this was lovely and created another special moment..

Wendy is warm passionate classy and very professional and well organized, I’d definitely recommend her as a celebrant.

Wedding Date: 16 June 2012

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Clare Burston
Clare Burston
Bride • June 29, 2012

Wendy was great celebrant and we would recommend her to anyone.
She made our day run so smooth and we were gald she was apart of it.
I can’t thank her enough in sharing our special day.

Wedding Date: January 21, 2012

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Charlotte Neubrandt
Charlotte Neubrandt
Bride • June 04, 2012

I cannot thank Wendy enough for the wonderful service she provided. She made our day so perfect. She was very professional but yet still felt like a true friend. We feel so honored to have had Wendy do our ceremony and be part of our special day. We would not change a thing about what she did for us and will always remember her as being such a wonderful part of our wedding day.

Wedding Date: March 24, 2012

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Ashleigh Martin
Ashleigh Martin
Bride • May 19, 2012

Wendy is an absolutely fabulous celebrant!  We planned our wedding from the UK so booked an appointment with Wendy when we were home in Tauranga for a visit, within minutes of meeting her we knew she was the right person to officiate at our wedding.  She was friendly, outgoing and extremely organised!  She gave us a resource folder to take away with us which was invaluable in assisting us with writing our vows.  The ceremony she wrote for us was absolutely perfect - very personal and exactly what we had wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone looking for a celebrant in Tauranga (or further afield).

Thanks Wendy for making our ceremony so perfect

Ashleigh & Steve

Wedding Date: February 17, 2012

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Amanda Prince
Amanda Prince
Bride • May 19, 2012

What my husband and I wanted for our day was a very relaxed affair, with alot of fun! Wendy was perfect, she is one of the most approachable friendly people you will meet. We had comments from guests of the wedding who had chatted with Wendy and said just how lovely she was! The meetings leading up to the wedding were so easy, very to the point and fun. The ceremony itself was very personalised, lighthearted and relaxed..exactly what we wanted. Wendy is truely a credit to the wedding industry and would reccomend her to anyone, no matter what sort of ceremony you are after, Wendy is your lady!

Clinton and Amanda Prince

Wedding Date: February 11, 2012

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Vanessa Boocock
Vanessa Boocock
Bride • May 09, 2012

Right from the beginning we knew that we had selected the best choice for a wedding celebrant. Wendy was professional and easy to deal with and very quick to reply to any questions we had.

Once we had chosen her as our celebrant she supplied us with a great resource book and a questionnaire that we had to fill out. Being an analyst and engineer words were not our strong suit, however Wendy meet with us to ensure she had adequate info to begin drafting our personalised ceremony. When we received our first draft we were blown away at how well it was written and how personal it all was.

Wendy was very open to our suggestions of wanting to incorporate a few members of the family in the day (with readings and the candle lighting ceremony) and did so perfectly.

Leading up to and including the big day we could tell that she had plenty of experience as she ensured the attention was kept on the bride and groom, not her. We had plenty of comments from our friends and family saying how lovely the ceremony was and this reflected the amount of effort Wendy had put into it.

I highly recommend Wendy, she is passionate about the work she is doing and will give you an amazing ceremony that will mark the beginning of your life together.

Wedding Date: February 4, 2012

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Lenka
Lenka
Bride • May 01, 2012

It was a great ceremony in a wonderful setting which Wendy provided for us. We felt very welcome and comfortable the whole time.
We would happily recommend Wendy to anyone.

Wedding Date: March 23, 2012

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Christine Graham
Christine Graham
Bride • April 22, 2012

Wendy was fantastic! We organised our wedding from Perth, WA for a Tauranga venue and Wendy was extremely helpful.
We found Wendy to be personable, outgoing, bright, funny, very professional and very organised. She was genuinely interested in us. The location was superb.
We have had many compliments on the wonderful ceremony, and on how personalised Wendy made it for us.
Thank you for the wonderful day and memories.
Ian & Christine Graham

Wedding Date: April 14, 2012

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Amy and Neil Thomson
Amy and Neil Thomson
Bride • April 12, 2012

Wendy helped to make our wedding day amazing. Planning the day from the UK wasn’t easy, yet Wendy, through skype dates and emails, helped us to shape our service and make the day everything we could have possibly hoped for. With her friendly and bubbly personality, it was a joy having her set us on our way to becoming husband and wife.

Wedding Date: January 14, 2012

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Cheniel
Cheniel
Bride • April 08, 2012

We are so grateful to Wendy for everything she did for us before, during and after our wedding. Planning a wedding is stressful, but the one thing I never had to worry about was the ceremony, thanks to Wendy. She was hard working, professional and commited throughout the whole event. We wanted a celebrant who was fun-loving and relaxed but who would also keep the meaning of the day real, and Wendy was just perfect. We were blown away by her, as were all of our guests. Thank you so much Wendy grin

Wedding Date: March 2, 2012

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Melissa Taylor
Melissa Taylor
Bride • April 02, 2012

Wendy, we want to say thank you so much for a wonderful wedding ceremony.  The ceremony was the highlight of our day and all the guests commented on what a lovely and personal ceremony it was – the best they had been to.  All Wendy’s advice was so helpful – and she was right about the microphone!  Everyone commented on how they loved the way they could only hear us when we said our vows. It was the most magical day for us – everything perfect in every way.

Wedding Date: March 30, 2012

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Linda Cox
Linda Cox
Bride • April 02, 2012

We had such an amazing Wedding Day.  Deciding to marry overseas is a big decision and choosing a celebrant without being able to meet is a big step.  Right from the first email we decided that Wendy was the celebrant for us.  She was tireless in her efforts, giving us choices for our ceremony and creatively writing our personalized service after sending a package of options and questionnaires to get to know us and our thoughts. This made our service very special.  We had such a fun day and have so many wonderful memories and photos to support it.  Wendy’s vibrant personality and energy brought our service to life.  It wouldn’t have been the same without her.  We were blessed.

Wedding Date: February 27, 2012

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