When Gerhard and I first discussed getting married we knew we wanted a quiet wedding, and importantly, one that was special for us. We were planning to have our wedding at our local registry office here in England, followed by our honeymoon in New Zealand, It had been a dream of mine to visit New Zealand since I was a girl - as we are in our 60’s, that’s a long time!. However I was surfing the internet one one day, and I found out we could marry In New Zealand. I came across Julie Lassen’s website, contacted her, and when she confirmed that we could indeed marry in Christchurch, both Gerhard and I were thrilled. We knew that this was what we wanted.
From that point on Julie was a complete gem, pointing us in the right direction to get the legal documentation required, suggesting venues, ordering the flowers, the photographer and sending us copies of suggested ceremonies, so that we could prepare our very own. All of this was done by e-mail!!
We arrived in New Zealand just two days before our wedding, having complete faith in Julie. The wedding day came, we met a smiling Julie for the first time at Mona Vale. Everything was exactly as we had dreamed of. To get married in Christchurch, New Zealand, by the river, in brilliant sunshine, with a ceremony we had chosen was magical. This could not have happened without Julie’s guidance.
After the ceremony we had photos taken in the beautiful gardens of Mona Vale, and went for a punt ride on the Avon. Also arranged by Julie.
Julie’s kindness did not end there. She also arranged for some of the photos to be at our hotel when we passed again through Christchurch on our travels, and for albums to be posted home to England. These were here when we arrived back.
A better celebrant you cannot find. Thank you so much, Julie,
Carol and Gerhard
Wedding Date: February 11, 2016
Photos by Steve Selwood Photography