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Copthorne Solway Park Masterton 1st April 2017

Amanda and Andrew were thrilled to have a beautiful warm sunny day in Masterton for their special day. They sent me through this photo, that captured the happy moment when the signing took place on 1st April 2017


3rd March 2017 Rural Sefton

Rachel and Andrew sent through this lovely photo. The ceremony took place on the 'run off block' amongst the maize. It was a scorching hot day, but they had everything sorted with a bath filled with ice for the drinks, and umbrellas perched in the round hay bales to shelter the nibbles. Photography by ACORN PHOTOGRAPHY.


Baby Naming Ceremony 25th February 2017

Hi Gill, we couldn't of imagined a more beautiful, fitting ceremony. Thank you. Hollie and Alex


Knox church Christchurch 4th February 2017

Hi Gillian, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being our amazing wedding celebrant. You created such a lovely humble wedding ceremony for us with your kind words that summed up both of us. Your were always available with listening ears when I needed to vent about something. My brother who can not sit still for 10 minutes without getting bored said that the ceremony was just perfect (not too long, nor too short). Thank you again for everything Gill, we are truly grateful. Michael and Maggie Harvey :)


Rosebank Winery - 14 January 2017

Hi Gill, Thank you for making our special day extra special. We so appreciate the lovely ceremony that you put together for us, it was just beautiful. I had so many comments from people about just how awesome the whole ceremony was. We were so lucky to have been able to have you as our celebrant and cannot thank you enough for all that you did. Kind regards Debbie & Charley


17th December 2016 West Eyreton

You were amazing Gill, thanks so much for making our day very special. Laura and Chris


Farm Wedding in Wairarapa 11th February 2017

Thank you so much, what a magical day it was. Gillian Smith, you are our beautiful living angel, we cannot thank you enough for everything - we love you xx Mr and Mrs Poingdestre


10th December 2016

Hi Gillian, Thank you so much for being our celebrant, you put both of us at ease and we really appreciated all the kind words you wrote! We recently received our digital images from Anthony and thought you might like to see a copy of the one attached. Many thanks Tanya and Neil - England


9th December 2016 at Cossars Wineshed

Hi Gillian, We finally got our photos back, so had to send you one!! Thank you again so much, you were awesome!!!! Jenna and Todd


26th November 2016 Private Garden at West Melton

Hi Gill, I wanted to say a big thank you for being a special part of our wedding in November. We were thrilled with what you did and had a fantastic day. I have just got my professional photos and thought you might like some. Thanks so much Sarah and Jeff Linton


Bramble Grove 12th November 2016

Hi Gillian, Thank you very much for being a part of our special day. It was truly the best day ever. Rebecca and Chris


Lincoln Union Chapel 5th November 2016

Hi Gillian, Thank you so much we had a lovely day! I have attached a few pictures for you. Kind regards Leah and Joey


Friday 28th October 2016

Dog Themed wedding. Dany and Kash got married with their Mountain Bernaise dogs, as their bridesmaids and groomsmen. It was a held at the Canterbury Kennel Club and guests also brought along their dogs to share in the day. A special 3 tier cake for dogs only, went down a treat. First tier duck, 2nd tier liver and 3rd tier salmon! And yes, the bride and groom had a delicious cake for everyone else.


Canterbury Kennel Club

Another photo from the dog themed wedding


Wigram Base Chapel 26th March 2016

Dear Gillian, Thank you for being our celebrant on 26th March 2016. We appreciated all your help and guidance before and on our wedding day. From Tim and Margot Glen


18th March 2016

Tania and Jonathan had a wonderful 'engagement' party at home. The guests were surprised when it turned into their wedding day. Beautiful setting in their back yard with family, friends and two very loved dogs.


12th March 2016 - Edmonds factory garden

Hi Gill, just wanted to say a huge Thank you from Chris and I for your wonderful conduction of our ceremony last weekend. You did such an amazing job and we were so happy with how everything went. Thank you for all your efforts and for helping us get organised prior to the day. We will definitely be recommending your services to our Christchurch friends who will be starting to plan their own weddings in the near future. All the best Laura and Chris from Australia. Held at Edmonds Factory Garden on the Bluebird Lawn, Ferry Road Christchurch.


Cossars Wineshed 4th March 2016

Sarah and Dan shared their beautiful wedding day along with friends and family at Cossars Wineshed, Tai Tapu. Sarah sent me several photos and this is her favourite, as well as mine.


30th January 2016 - Cossars Wineshed

Hi Gill, Thank you so much for being our celebrant! You were amazing. Tayler and Kris Melbourne Rebecca Bijl Photography


15th January 2016 at Pemberton

Hi Gill, Thank you so much for your professional, caring, thoughtful service and for making our big day as PERFECT as it was. We couldn't have done it without you and your support. I can't believe I am now a MRS... Hilary and Shane 15th January 2016 @ Pemberton


9th January 2016 @ Tipapa Greta Valley

Thank you Gill for joining our hands in marriage. We had a lovely day that was very special with our family and friends. Here's a couple of pics of the beautiful day. Thanks Hazel and Matt


4th December 2015 Ohoka

What a delight to officiate at Penny and Shane's wedding at Millwood Chapel in Ohoka.


7th November 2015 @ Rossendale

What an honour to officiate at Rachel and Shaun's special wedding day at Rossendale, along with their gorgeous daughter Sophia who was delightful throughout the ceremony.


26th September 2015 - Trents Winery

Hi Gill, Thanks again for your part in our perfect day. Kind regards Kezia and Wade


St David's Anglican Church Belfast 19 September 2

Kylee and Sam had a beautiful spring wedding at St David's Anglican Church Belfast, Christchurch. It was a freezing cold day, but the photos were all exceptional. The reception was held in a horse themed barn out in Oxford - decorated so beautifully, you would have never known it to be anything else. Photography by Angela@Godstrue beauty.co.nz


20th August 2015 - Terrace Downs

We want to say a huge thank you to you for being such an amazing celebrant!! You made the whole process so easy from start to finish, and did an awesome job on the day. We will be sure to recommend you to anyone who asks. I have attached an image of the 3 of us from the photographer. Once again, thank you very much for everything! You helped make the day so perfect! Jess & Jeff Bigwood


18th April 2015 - Hintons

Hi Gill, We both just wanted to thank-you very much for officiating our big day, you really helped with making sure everything ran smoothly and your organisation allowed us to know exactly what was happening and when. Once again, thank-you very much, Cat & Matt


Auckland 4th April 2015

Dear Gill, Thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant and helping make it the perfect day. We both loved the ceremony and it was so special to have our own Aunty Gill tie the knot for us! It was a magical day. Thanks again and much love, Renee and James. Kumeu Valley Estate - Auckland - Easter 4th April 2015


20th Feb 2015 - Greta Valley

Dear Gillian, thank you so much for being part of our special day. The day was so relaxed and stress free, as we were comfortable about what would happen during the ceremony. We had so many compliments from our vows, to the reading, cake cutting, glass of bubbles and the kids releasing balloons. Thanks for all your input, you truly understood what we were about. Thanks again Sara and Lachlan 20th February 2015


7th February 2015 - Chateau on the Park

Hi Gillian, thank you again for being our amazing celebrant. You made our day very special and we could not have done it without you. Sam and Andrew 7th Feb 2015


5th Feb 2015 @ Pemberton

Dear Gill, We just wanted to say thank you so much for being a part of our very special day. Thank you so much for all your patience, advise and support. It meant a lot to us. You made us feel so relaxed and stress free. You designed the ceremony perfectly to fit us and fitted in everything that we wanted. It was the perfect wedding day for us. Once we had arrived (a little later than we had expected), you had everything set ready to go. Thank you so much again for everything and for making sure our day ran smoothly. With kindest regards, Bobby and Anna 5th February 2015


24.1.2015 Fernside Rangiora

To Gill, Thanks so much for all your time and efforts put into our special day! You made it amazing. Many thanks Becks and Chris


18th January 2015 - Clearwater

Hi Gill, thank you so much for Sunday, we've had lots of compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. We were really happy with the day. Thanks Amy and Matt


17th January 2015

Anna and Lawrence had a beautiful wedding at Rossendale. Photographer lisa@studiokio.co.nz


Carrie and Louis - Gebbies Valley

Hi Gill, Thanks so much for Saturday, you did such a great job making our ceremony so personalised and special and we loved the whole day. Thanks again Carrie and Louis 10th January 2015


19th December 2014

Natalie and Logan – Friday 19th December 2014 Kaituna Valley Reserve, These high-school sweethearts pulled out all the stops for a romantic ceremony. Photographer – Kylee @ ‘catch you photography’


5th December 2014 - Botanical Gardens

Gill's celebrancy service was fantastic. She was enthusiastic and professional throughout and put a huge amount of thought and care into making our wedding ceremony personal and special. We came to her with a blank canvas and she made great suggestions, including our sons passing the rings around in a paua shell for our guests to give a blessing before we exchanged rings. This turned out to be a very moving moment and many of our guests commented on how touched they were and what a wonderful ceremony we had. I can thoroughly recommend Gill for any special occasion - she is lovely to deal with and is a beautiful person.


29th November 2014

Emily and Des had a beautiful wedding at Casa Rosa Gardens on Saturday 29th November 2014


1st Nov 2014 West Melton Estate

Thanks for making our big day special and for being part of it. Alana and Phil


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Otahuna Lodge 27th September 2014

Hi Gill, Thank you very much for last Saturday. Jen and I were very impressed. You were seamless and professional! You made the whole process (from the start to the end) very easy and stress free – we can’t thank you enough. Please also thank your music man – he did a great job. We will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a great celebrant. Dean and Jen Patterson


11th April 2014 - Handmade photography

Gill, Both Rachel and I wanted to say a massive thank you again for your brilliant efforts and special part you played in our wedding ceremony. We really loved your personal touch and the way you worked with us to create such a beautiful ceremony that captured us perfectly! Thanks again, Todd and Rachel Astle


5th April 2014 - Cossars Wineshed

To Gill, Thank-you soo much for playing such a special role in our wedding day. We truly had the most amazing day - a few spots of rain didn't stop it from being perfect. Thank-you for all of your help leading up to the day. Your were so great to deal with, the best celebrant in town by far. All the best. Mr and Mrs Van Tveen xoxo


22nd March 2014

Paula and Richard had a gorgeous evening at Wairapa Hills Winery @ 6pm on 22nd March 2014. Donna Dohi Photography


Vanessa and Paul - 21 March 2014

Wedding held at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens - Charlotte Cook Photography Hi Gill, We loved every minute of our wedding day. Thank you for being part of it. Thanks again Paul and Vanessa McKenzie


Classic Hits and Just Weddings Photography

The Ultimate Proposal turned into the Ultimate Wedding for Dean and Rochelle. Held at Peppers Clearwater Resort on the morning of March 14.


Westhaven Gardens - Tessa Burrows Photography

Hi Gill, Many thanks for a wonderful ceremony. It was just how we imagined and many people commented on how lovely it was. Thanks again Natalie and Todd


1st March 2014 - Newbery Lodge

Dear Gill, We really appreciated you being there to share our special day with us. We thought the ceremony was wonderful. We wanted to say thanks for doing the most important job of the day - marrying us! You were great to deal with. Best wishes love Jill and Eelke. Photos by - Snap Photography


At home at Ohoka 15th February 2014

Thanks Gill, we had an awesome day. Taryn and Daniel


West Melton Estate - 8th Feb 2014

Dear Gill, thank you so much for being our celebrant and sharing our special day with us. You made our ceremony so special and unforgettable, we knew we were in good hands as soon as we met you. Thank you so much for everything. Warmest regards Holly and Mat


1st Feb 2014 - Evelien and Mike

Dear Gillian Thank you so much for all your work leading up to and on the day of our wedding. You were amazing! We had such a great day with lots of awesome memories. Lots of love Evelien and Mike


18th January 2014 - West Melton Estate

Dear Gillian, We can't thank you enough for the time and effort you put into ensure our ceremony was special and personalised, this was perfect for us! We had many people compliment us on your ceremony and acknowledged your lovely approach. Thanks again, we are stoked we had you involved!. Love Paul and Jo


Hampton Lea Gardens

Hi Gillian Josh and I would just like to say thank you so much for marrying us on January 12th! The ceremony was so lovely and really suited us as a couple. Thank you for personalising it to make it unique to us. The guests all commented on what a special ceremony it was and how beautifully you worded it. You really made us feel at ease on such a big and emotional day, so thank you for being such an important part of it. Kind regards Millie and Josh Townsend


Brought up the aisle by her Olympian horse

Hi Gill Thanks again for sharing our special day with us. We still can't believe all the kids and animals behaving. Many thanks Anthea and Aaron.


4th January 2014 @ Trents Winery

To Gill Thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant. So, many people have commented on how perfect all your words were. You truly made it so special for us. Very much appreciated. Thanks again, lots of love Rachel and Zach Miln


Cossars Wineshed 21st December 2013

Dear Gill, Thank you so much for everything you did for us. The ceremony was great and we loved that it was so personalised. It was great to share a few funny and sweet stories about us with friends and family. We were both emotional, me especially but you helped remind me to take deep breathes :) It was reassuring having a celebrant that we trusted and felt at ease with. Thanks again and all the best. From Mr and Mrs Hodges


11.12.13 @ Cossars Wineshed

To Gillian Thank you very much for your lovely service. You gained brownie points from my host mother for having the ceremony translated for her. Thank you (Gracias) for doing this. Everyone loved the service. Thank You Leanne and Kyle Woods


Woolshed @ Tipapa Greta Valley

Photography by " The Woods Photography "


Luke Lee Photography at Rosemount

Thank you for making our wedding perfect for us. The ceremony was our favourite part by far!! What a lovely day. Kind regards Ross and Abigail 9th November 2013 Luke Lee Photography www.lukeleenz.com


26th Oct 2013 - Melton Estate

To Gillian, we just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for being a part of our special day. We absolutely loved our ceremony and couldn't of asked for a better person to marry us. Thank you for everything. From Ryan and Chelsea Stewart


25th Oct 2013 @ Melton Estate. Tandem Photography

Dear Gill Thank you so much for marrying us! We really enjoyed meeting with you to discuss our ceremony and are grateful for your professionalism, guidance and direction. You delivered a beautiful ceremony that reflected our personalities and captured our feelings towards each other, creating a meaningful and memorable service. We would happily recommend you to our friends. Thanks again for helping to make our day truly special. Kind regards, Kelly and James McClurg


Hinton's 7th September 2013

Thank you for being the best celebrant ever!! We had an absolutely perfect day and both loved every moment of it. Thank you for helping make our wedding day go smoothly and for helping make us relaxed about our vows and the ceremony. Kind regards Teena and Brent Morgan


Gemma and Michael - Andy Khomenko Photography

We had a wonderful day for our wedding at Newbery Lodge. Thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant. Gemma and Michael


Easter Sunday 31st March 2013

Dear Gill Thank you so much for making our day so special. We loved the vows and personal touch you put on our ceremony. Love Olie and Liv


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Jacquie and Iain 26th April 2013

Dear Gill Thank you immensely for your roll as fabulous marriage celebrant at our wedding. Your special touches and personal readings made our ceremony truly special. You moved many to tears - with a little help from Iain and I. We had the perfect day, thanks for being part of it. Best wishes Jacquie and Iain


13th April 2013 - Hampton Lea Gardens

Hi Gillian, Just wanted to say a big thank you for everything on Saturday, we couldn't have done it without you (literally!). Attached is a photo from the photobooth, everyone commented how moving the ceremony was and how much fun the photobooth was. Such a successful day :) Thanks again :)


30.3.13 Trents

We wanted to thank you for all your work for our wedding! We had so many compliments regarding your guidance/officiating our wedding. We both felt comfortable and happy from the moment we met you. Thanks again love Mr and Mrs McLay (Andrea and Mike) 30.3.13


2nd March 2013 - Amberley Park

Dear Gillian, Ben and I both want to thank you for the very special input to our wedding day. We had loads of compliments about the sincerity and feeling in the ceremony and want to thank you because that was your planning, guidance, samples, examples, expertise and execution, which all culminated in a fantasticd result. Your flexibility in working in and "getting" our style was second to none! Thanks again Jane and Ben Hart oooh and did I mention professionalism?! no but that as well!!


23rd February 2013 Chateau on the Park

Dear Gillian Thank you so much for making our service so wonderful, and our biggest day so special. With love Philippa and Killian


16th Feb 2013 Photoshots Photographry

Meri and Rowan's wedding day at Rosemount Ohoka. Photo supplied by Tony Stewart @ Photoshots


West Melton Estate 5th Feb 2013

Jenna and Adam - photographer Tracy Shipston


West Melton Estate 12th January 2013

Hi Gill Thanks again for being a magnificent part of our special day. Dave and Natasha


Flock Hill 29th December 2012

Dear Gill Thank you so much for playing such an important role in our special day. The ceremony was more than we could have ever asked for and that's all because of you. We will recommend you to anyone that asks, as you were really easy to deal with and you customised the ceremony perfectly. Thank you again for everything Matt and D'Arcie


Sumner Beach 1st December 2012

Sarah and Mark


Hinton's 24th November 2012

Dear Gillian Thank you very much for being such a fantastic celebrant and helping us to have a great wedding day! The ceremony you created for us was perfect. Thank you again! Kind regards Kate and Daniel O'Neill


Mill Stream Gardens Ohoka 23rd November 2012

Dear Gill We were so grateful for everything you did on our special day and have recommended you to everyone we know! So many people loved the way our ceremony flowed and it was all thanks to you xx Andrew and I can't thank you enough for your help with our vows, sand ceremony and inclusion of our parents - you are great at your job! Hanna-Jane and Andrew Watson


17 November 2012

Hi Gill Just wanted to pass on our huge thanks and appreciation for all the effort you put into us and our wedding. Shane and I were super happy at how the day turned out (down to the hour of sunshine we needed for an outside ceremony), and all the help you gave us, considering how useless we were at the vow stuff. We hope you have an outstanding 2013! Kristine Johnson


17th November 2012

Debbie and Aaron's wedding at Pemberton. Photographer - Tony Stewart from Photoshots


10.11.12

Thanks so much for being such a great Celebrant for our wedding day on 10.11.12! It all just flowed so well & was really just perfect. You put us at ease, ensured everything ran smoothly, & of course looked the part!! Thanks again for ensuring our day was the best! Kerry and Bruce


Clearwater 2nd November 2012

To Gillian Thank you for sharing the special day with us and making it one we will never forget. Thank you so much for all your help. Chris and Sara


Dog Ring Bearer

Hi Gillian Nyall and I had such a fabulous day all thanks to you. Kind regards Nancy and Nyall xox


Hollywood 3 theatre, Sumner

Hi Gillian Thanks heaps for being our celebrant - we had a wonderful day and several people commented how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Cheers Rosa


Hollywood 3 theatre, Sumner

Rosa and Hamish photographer Frank Visser


Lucretia and Mark

Thanks again for making our wedding so easy and relaxed, it was everything we wanted and more


Lisa and Blair

31 March 2012


Hannah and Nick

Dear Gill Thanks so much for performing our wedding! Hannah and I had an amazing day, made all the more easier by all your work, and all the more special by your kind words. From Nick and Hannah


Gina and Mark

Hi Gill We want to say thank you so much again, for giving up your time for us on Saturday. We had such a magical day, and you eased us through each moment so wonderfully. You are truely talented and we appreciate it very much. With love Mark and Gina x


Torie and Connor

5th Feb 2012


Serena and Jeremy

21st January 2012


Gill and Darrin

Photographer Julie Willets


Susan and Kevin

I wanted to thank you so much for all your work in bringing the ceremony and wedding together in such a wonderful way. You really did a fabulous job and I must say in all the weddings I have attended, it was such a breath of fresh air to have someone "in tune"and not an old 'fuddy duddy'. Everyone was most impressed...and will certainly be recommending you anytime!. You made the whole wedding something very special. Best regards Susan and Kevin


Cheryl and Joseph

To Gill Thank you for being a huge part of our very special day. We had a beautiful day and we can not thank you enough for everything that you did. Love Cheryl and Joseph Hutchings


Karma and Dayle

To Gill Thank you for being part of our day and helping to make it so special. Dayle and Karma Robinson :)


Aimee and Regan

Hi Gill I just wanted to say thank-you for doing such a fantastic job on our wedding day and being so lovely to deal with. People commented on how lovely you were compared to other celebrants. We will definitely recommend you to our friends :) Kind regards Aimee and Regan


Brenda and Brendon

Dear Gillian Thank you for being a great wedding celebrant. We had an amazing day! We loved that you were so friendly, organised, and creative. Best wishes Brenda and Brendon


Tracey and Chris

Tracey and myself would like to thank you for being a part of a truly amazing day. It was a pleasure to have you as part of our celebration. Thank you Chris and Tracey McCracken


Fiona and Blair

Dear Gillian Thank you for helping to make our special day so magical. We had the most amazing day and we appreciate your effort with the service - we both loved it. Thanks again Fi and Blair


Karen and Mike Heydon

Dear Gill Thank you for making our wedding day so special. We were delighted the way the ceremony went. your professionalism and warmth had us both at ease. Our very best wishes Karen and Mike


Kylie and Josh

Dear Gill Thank you so much for being such a fantastic celebrant. You were a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process so much easier! It was such a special dayand we were so happy we had you to help us plan the ceremony. The day was absolutely perfect! We are loving married life Thanks again Kylie and Josh 11.11.11


Hannah and Kris

Terrace Downs


William, Jodie and Gill

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