Yes John and Christiane were both born in the roaring 1940's and wanted to get married while travelling here from Australia.
We sorted the paperwork, agreed the venue and arranged a day and time. The lovely team at the Christchurch Registry office sorted the marriage documents and they emailed them to me.
We were marrying them at the Sudama Hotel, 550 Memorial Avenue - yes that great hotel near the airport. Our bride and groom were going to have a night in the hotel.
The day of the wedding crisp but fine and as my husband and I entered the hotel - the concierge said "are you here for the wedding?". I said yes and I needed a witness. He said I think the front of house manager was keen. So it was Alexis took her responsibilities seriously and assisted to make happen.
It was a simple and intimate ceremony which certainly did not detract from the special celebration of love.
Congratulations John and Christiane it was my privilege to get you married.
Thanks to you Alexis for all your efforts and to you David.
Another happy couple married by Julie Lassen Celebrant.