“There are not enough words that I can eloquently string together, as you so expertly do, to say how truly wonderful you were on our wedding day and how grateful we were to have you. I am still humbled that you agreed to preside over our special day so soon after Georgie (I barely gave you any time to get back into the swing of things… sorry about that), and how beautifully you captured our love story to share with our friends and family. You are a one of a kind woman with a gorgeous soul. Thank you… just thank you x”
Last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Auckland Pride Parade 2018, walking with the Glitter Squad Celebrants. We were there to celebrate the fact that #loveislove, express our passion to #marryallthepeople, and witness #vicsinenvy2k18 get married DURING THE PARADE. Celebrant Laura Giddey made things official between Victoria and Sinead, standing under a floral arch on the back of our float, as thousands of spectators cheered them on. It was an Australasian first – congratulations to them! Mrs + Mrs Envy! Just beautiful.
I was especially proud to be walking alongside my husband and two children, Beau and Georgie, in the parade. For my little ones – and for all the other little ones out there – it makes me #prouderthanever that they will be growing up in a country where, to them, love has always been love. They won’t necessarily recognise #samesexmarriage…. because, to them, it will always have been just #marriage.
“Hayley was a pleasure to work with, from our first meeting she was so warm and open and made the process of writing our ceremony so easy. She shared loads of resources and a questionnaire and once we’d gone through highlighting what we liked and what we didn’t and sharing a few notes about ourselves……voila, we had a ceremony script just like that. Hayley was quick to respond to any questions and updates and provided us all the practical details and reminders for the license part as well. On the day Hayley was the perfect mix of warm and friendly with the right level of formality for such an occasion. We received lots of feedback from our guests on the ceremony and Hayley and how well she had captured “us” in the ceremony and her words. Thank you so much for being part of our day Hayley!!”
“Hayley was such an amazing celebrant. She walked us through from start to finish with constant communication and attention. She made what is usually a very stressful process into a calm and well organised one. We never had to chase her for information. All suggestions made by Hayley was spot on. She got to know our personalities well and based our ceremony on us, changing around traditional norms to suit our personalities. The ceremony itself was well executed and even though we were a bundle of nerves, Hayley’s calming influence helped make what was to be the best day of our lives. Being two women, Hayley didn’t blink an eyelid. We felt comfortable the whole time. Hayley, we can’t thank you enough. You were everything we could hope for and more than we could ask for.”
“Hayley was the perfect compliment to our day. The venue was perfect, the weather was perfect, the mood and feeling was very relaxed and Hayley made our day just the way we wanted it. She comes with our highest recommendations!”
“We can’t sing Hayley’s praises enough! We would definitely recommend her. From the moment we met Hayley, it was more like meeting with a friend. She was lovely and likeable and we knew she was the celebrant for us – we were not disappointed! Hayley was there to help us every step if the way in the lead up to our day. She got to know us, both as individuals and as a couple, in order to put together the most charming ceremony. It was perfection – personal, touching with a hint of humour. Hayley is warm, welcoming and exceeded all our expectations. Thank you!!!”
“Hi Hayley, I can’t believe it’s been over a month already! It’s gone so quick but feels just like yesterday. Thank you so much for helping to make it a truly wonderful day for Geoff and I. You were amazing and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I can. I will definitely write a review on Facebook this weekend. I’m more than happy for you to share some photos… Thanks Again, Jo”
“I’ve been meaning to email you since our wedding to say a big thank you! Thank you so much for making our big day so special! So many of our family and friends commented on how great you made the ceremony with such personal touches about Sharn and I. So pleased with all your beautiful words! We will highly recommend you to anyone we know of getting married in the future!”