When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible!
Being a marriage celebrant is a passion and living in beautiful Central Otago and doing something I love is a dream.
What better role than working with people in love!
LiveLoveWed was born because I wanted to combine my sense of fun, love, and enjoyment of living with my passion for being involved in the life celebrations of so many special people.
Let’s say that I’m young (enough) to get caught up in all the excitement – and old enough to have (almost) 800 wedding experiences. There’s just about nothing I can’t handle.
Oooh! How I love a wedding!
For 7 and a bit amazing years now I have been marriage celebrant and I have been hugged (and I hug) – a lot!
I am married to my amazing husband Kim and we have a handsome son Inia.
I am outgoing and friendly, reliable and honest and addicted to Love…..
They call me the “Love Goddess” and I really, really like it!
Being a celebrant has changed my life. Helping Couples celebrate their special day – means the world to me.
Photo Credit: Alpine Image Co
Hi Glennys, Tristan and I wanted to pass on our thanks to you for the incredible job you did with our wedding ceremony. Being two nervous grooms we were so delighted to fall into the hands of a calm, elegant, confident and competent wedding celebrant. We asked for a light and bright ceremony with a lot of heart and you really delivered beyond our expectations. Each of our guest commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to, how personal it felt and what a graceful job you did overseeing it. We feel so blessed to have had, who we were told is, the best wedding celebrant in the area! We saw first hand how you managed to gain such a stellar reputation. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Lots of love, Tristan and Gary
Glennys we can’t thank you enough for your guidance and support from the first contact up until the day. We credit the smooth running of the day to you, even with the challenge of the helicopters making noise! (hehe). Thanks a million! Jazz and Mat Enright xoxo
Glennys, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives! Right from the first day we met you we loved your energetic, bubbly personality, and the interest you showed in getting to know us and our relationship. Your communication in perfecting our ceremony before the big day and making wee suggestions here and there to help us write our vows was much appreciated. On the day we felt so much more at ease knowing that you would be there to guide us through the ceremony and make sure there were plenty of smiles as well as happy tears shed by us as well as all of our guests. We had a lot of comments about how good you are at your job by our guests and photographer, and I couldn't agree more. You are the perfect person to be a marriage celebrant and we couldn't have wished for anyone better. Thanks again! Katie and Hunter
Dearest Glennys, Lachlan and I just wanted to reach out to you again and thank you for making our wedding day so special. When first meeting you at the airport, Lachlan and I were both so nervous! But your friendly smile and caring nature helped us to calm down and be present in the moment. The ceremony you designed for us was so heartfelt and beautiful. Your delivery was also so full of love, which is exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for printing and laminating our vows, as well as giving us a copy of our ceremony as a keepsake. Both our parents and grandparents very much enjoyed reading it, even commenting that it is much better than watching a video because you aren't distracted by the surroundings, but that you can truly appreciate the words. Now that we are home back in Sydney, we have the rocks you collected for us from Lake Lochnagar on our bookshelf, next to a picture of our engagement (and soon to be wedding picture!) Thank you so much for making our day amazing. We truly appreciate all the effort you put in to make our ceremony special. Ashlea & Lachlan
Hello Glennys! We are finally back at work - still feeling rather jet lagged! We were so blessed and grateful to have you as our Celebrant - Glennys, you were so genuine, so passionate about what your work, both of us felt it during our ceremony. You are amazing! You made our ceremony and experience complete 🙂 Dinner at Botswana was great and delightful, went to Wanaka, Tekapo and Mt. Cook after - sceneries were amazing! Grace & Jeremy xx
Glennys, Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. You were amazing. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding so beautiful. We couldn't have dreamed for a better celebrant and guide into matrimony. So many of our bridal party and family commented on how great you were, and we had so much fun with you at the rehearsal too. Thanks for making us feel confident and secure at the wedding. Your part in it was an absolute gift. Thanks again, Alanna & Michael Gorin xxx
Dearest Glennys, Thank you for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives. From start to finish the day was filled with love, fun, surprises and laughter. You were true, authentic, supportive and perfect for us. You were so accommodating which allowed and encouraged us to make this the day we wanted. The beautiful energy you brought to our day is something we will never forget. Jo & Ben Facey xxx
Good Evening Glennys, What can we say? We are still on cloud 9 since yesterday, which was from start to finish, absolutely fantastic and perfect in each and every way! We cannot thank you enough for being our celebrant. Your flair and character made us embrace the ceremony wholeheartedly and made it all the more special! I am sure our friends and family back home and here in NZ will agree! You truly made the occasion for us! We thoroughly enjoyed Bistro Gentil and have just viewed the first few sample photos that Ruth has produced. There are some really stunning pics there already which we will be glad to share with you once we see the finished album. Anyway once again thank you so, so much and we will be in touch again after we return home at some point. Gordon and Debbie Peebles
Dear Glennys, Our wedding on Coromandel Peak was perfect from the start to the end. We loved the way you made the wedding, the words were just perfect. You made our day special. We cannot imagine a better ceremony. Your warm hearted and loving nature is amazing. But the rest of the day was also great: It was funny that our first German well-wishers on the way back to Queenstown was Steven Gätjen - a very famous television presenter from Germany. We met him in a traffic jam and there was a traffic jam because a complete house drove across the street ... (in Germany, no houses are driven across the street). Later the day when we parked in Queenstown, a stranger gave us his internship for free. The first restaurant had no table for us, so we moved on and in the next we got the best table and a super delicious meal. The sunset was amazingly beautiful. I wouldn’t even dreamed of such a beautiful day - it‘s crazy in an awesome way... Many thanks for everything and of course we will send you the photos of our wedding. Love Monika and Dominik xx
Hi Glennys, On behalf of my wife Angela, I'd like to say a big, big thank you for being our celebrant on our wedding day. Our other vendors all spoke highly of you beforehand, and I can definitely see why. Everything was very professional and very well done, and you just made things so easy for us. We are very lucky to have such a lovely and amazing Celebrant, and we'll be sure to share with you some of the photos. Best regards, James and Angela
I know, I know….there are so many MANY celebrants. How do you choose? How do you know what makes a great ceremony? Do you really care?
I think you should care. I think that unless I make every single ceremony I ever do the best wedding that you, your friends and your family have ever been to – even before they have a drink in their hands – it’s just a very expensive party.
And…. I will give you homework. The kind that gives me the tools to make my promise a reality. It will take a little of your time – and it’s so worth it.
Fabulous weddings are fresh and fun. They are relaxed and entertaining. And meaningful.
They are real, live, breathing moments to be remembered and talked about for years to come. They invite your guests to be a part of something really special, not just to wait for it to be over. They make your friends cry and your mother laugh. They make your grandma want to hug me!
Fabulous weddings fill me with joy. They make my heart sing – and I love to share that joy with everyone around me.
And that’s why you should care. And if you do care (especially if you didn’t before) I’m probably the one for you!
You’re getting wed – so where to from here?
There is so much to do and choosing your dream marriage celebrant is just one of many jobs! Firstly you may want to meet me. There is no charge for our initial meeting, and of course no obligation. I am located in Central Otago, New Zealand but if you are planning your wedding from afar, let’s have a Skype meeting or a chat over the phone!
Should you wish me to be your marriage Celebrant I will send you my booking form which will also require a deposit of NZ$200. This will secure your date with me. Please be mindful that only a formal booking with paid deposit secures your special day! If you wish to pay in full at this time you are most welcome otherwise final balance is due on or before your rehearsal.
From here I will provide you with resources to guide you through the process. This includes everything from how to apply for the paperwork -the legal forms and costs, right through to samples of vows, ring exchange wording and poems
Every couple has their own love story and together we’ll weave yours into the ceremony of your dreams to reflect the unique love you have for one another. I will stay in touch with you in the lead up to your wedding to ensure we have everything on track for a wonderful day.
If you are having a large wedding it is a great idea to have a rehearsal! (Not applicable for elopements). Your rehearsal should take place in the morning as close to the ceremony date as possible with all the key people involved. This is an opportunity to iron out any issues that could arise on your big day and resolve these. It also allays any fears and anxieties and allows all of the attendees to feel relaxed and confident ensuring your wedding day runs with ease and grace.
All of our preparation leading up to this point ensures your day runs as you dreamed it would and you and your partner can relax and enjoy every moment!
I wanted to combine my zest for living with the love I have for performing my role as a Celebrant. As well as that I wanted to encapsulate all aspects of what I do in one place, and that is celebrating life, love and marriage. I guess you could say this is an extension of who I am!
I have an increasing amount of couples from overseas or outside of Central Otago choosing our stunning location to be Wed, so as well as talking about what I do as a Celebrant, LiveLoveWed provides somewhere to come and get ideas and recommendations for other wedding necessities in our region.