MARRIAGE AND CEREMONY CELEBRANT

EMAIL: SANDIFERN111@GMAIL.COM

TEXT: 027 693 7594
PH : 07 312 5554
web: www.ohopebeachcelebrant.weebly.com

HELLO, MY NAME IS NATALIE SANDIFER, AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE.

FIRSTLY CONGRATULATIONS ON DECIDING TO MAKE THE STEP TO GET MARRIED.

BE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME OR THE NEXT, AND REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED OR SEX, I THINK ITS WONDERFUL YOU WANT TO MARK THIS EVENT AS SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE BY HAVING A CEREMONY.

I LIVE BETWEEN OHOPE BEACH AND THE LOVELY OHIWA HARBOUR. AND A 5 MIN DRIVE AWAY FROM BEAUTIFUL NEW ZEALAND BUSHWALKS. SO FEEL I AM IN A PERFECT POSITION TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR DREAM BEACH OR BUSH WEDDING.
THAT BEING SAID I LOVE WORKING WITH VENUES FROM GOLF CLUBS, TO SURF AND SAND RESORT, SWEET MAGNOLIA ESTATE AND BACKYARD WEDDINGS. AND I’M HAPPY TO TRAVEL TO TAURANGA AND ROTORUA AND ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN, EVEN OLD FOREST SCHOOL IN PONGAKAWA.
AND IF GETTING MARRIED ON MT RUAPEHU DURING SKI SEASON IS YOUR DREAM THEN I CAN DO THAT TOO!

I’M COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF JUST YOU AND YOUR TWO WITNESSES IF ELOPING IS YOUR IDEAL, OR 300 PEOPLE IN BLACK TIE.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL HUSBAND OF 20 YEARS, TWO GORGEOUS DAUGHTERS, AND A MENAGERIE OF PETS.

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED CELEBRATIONS AND TAKING TIME OUT OF OUR BUSY LIVES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE BEAUTY OF A SPECIAL MOMENT, AND I LOVE TO HELP OTHERS ORGANISE AND FEEL RELAXED AND ENJOY THEIR SPECIAL MOMENTS TOO.

AS A REGISTERED WEDDING CELEBRANT AND A LOVER OF LOVE I HOPE THAT WE CLICK, AND YOU CAN TRUST IN ME TO LISTEN TO YOUR IDEAS, AND CONCERNS, AND HELP MAKE YOUR DAY SPECIAL WITH THE PEACE OF MIND THAT I CAN HOLD THE SPACE MEMORABLE, SAFE AND STRESS-FREE FOR YOU BOTH.

HAVING STUDIED THROUGH THE CELEBRANT SCHOOL IN AUCKLAND I HAVE ADDED INVALUABLE TOOLS TO MY KIT, AND ADORE CREATING BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLE AND ELEGANT CEREMONIES.

MY STYLE IS RELAXED AND MOST OF MY WEDDINGS ARE RELATIVELY SHORT AND SWEET (ABOUT 15-20 MINS FROM WALKING IN UNTIL THE LEAVING SONG SO YOU CAN GO AND CELEBRATE!) AND UNLESS YOU HAVE SPECIAL READINGS MY CEREMONIES ARE NON-RELIGIOUS.
MOST OF MY COUPLES (YES YOU DO BECOME MINE FOR A WEE WHILE!) EVEN HAVE A LAUGH UP THE FRONT AS THEY ARE THAT RELAXED.

I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP WRITE YOUR CEREMONY WITH TOUCHES AND WORDS SPECIAL TO YOU BOTH. I DON’T TEND TO GIVE OUT LONG QUESTIONNAIRES TO MY COUPLES BUT RATHER HAVE THE CEREMONY WORDS BROKEN DOWN INTO SECTIONS, AND YOU PICK AND MIX WITH WHAT FEELS LIKE YOUR VOICE AND YOU GET TO LEAVE OUT ANY OF THE “CRINGEY” BITS THAT YOU’VE HEARD AT OTHER WEDDINGS!
I CAN INCORPORATE VALUED FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT YOU WISH TO INCLUDE, TO READ POEMS OR SING SONGS.

ALSO FROM 2019 I ALSO OFFER A REGISTRY STYLE WEDDING OPTION. THE CEREMONY IS 5 MINUTES LONG AND YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THREE CEREMONIES.
THESE CAN BE HELD MONDAY-FRIDAY EITHER IN WHAKATANE AT THE ROSE GARDENS OR NEAR MY HOME AT OHOPE BEACH.
OBVIOUSLY THE COST IS CHEAPER THAN THE FULL CEREMONY, AS I DON’T NEED TO MEET UP FOR A CHAT OR TWO BEFOREHAND, THERE IS NO REHEARSAL AND I DON’T BRING THE EXTRAS LIKE THE SIGNING TABLE AND DECORATIONS, OR SOUND SYSTEM.
THIS WOULD SUIT COUPLES WHO WANT THE LEGAL PAPERWORK WITHOUT THE FUSS OR A SMALL ELOPEMENT WEDDING.

BUT AS YOU KNOW ITS OFTEN OVER A CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE THAT YOU GET THE TRUE FEELING ABOUT SOMEONE, AND REALISE THAT YOU CLICK AND CAN TRUST THEM WITH YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS.
SO WHY NOT SEND ME AN EMAIL, AND WE CAN MEET UP EITHER AT MY HOME OR A LOCAL CAFE, OR IF YOU ARE OVERSEAS OR OUT OF TOWN WE CAN SKYPE AND HAVE A VIRTUAL CUPPA AND A CHAT.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU AND HELPING YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS TO GETTING MARRIED!