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Wedding Vows I love 0

Posted on 17, December 2014

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…. I take you to be my wife/husband, my best friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love.  I promise to encourage you, inspire you and love you truly through the good times and the bad.  I will always be there to laugh with you, to lift you up when you are down and to love you unconditionally through all the adventures in our life together

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Choosing the right marriage celebrant or funeral celebrant 0

Posted on 25, November 2013

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It can be a daunting task to know what to look for when there is so much choice for marriage celebrants and funeral celebrants. For a start, think about what style of ceremony you want to have and the qualities the celebrant would need to be able to give you just what you want. That would include a genuine interest in you and your event; the willingness to listen to your ideas and any apprehensions you have; displaying adaptability; offering meaningful resources; and above all, being relaxed and friendly. If you have used and enjoyed a particular celebrant before, that is the ideal [&hellip

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Funeral Planning 0

Posted on 23, November 2013

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In conjunction with the Rev Pauline Stewart at the St Heliers Centre, (www.sthelierscentre.org.nz ) we have put together a booklet to assist with funeral planning.  As you know, when someone dies there is an immediate need to know a lot of information about that person.  At the St Heliers Centre we are offering the service of recording anyone’s wishes about their family details and any preferences they have for their funeral.  Those who wish to do so can enlist my help directly. This will be a significant assistance at a stressful time, and it ensures that the information about them is correct [&hellip

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Spontaneity is Special 0

Posted on 1, October 2013

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Pamela and Lindsay had been looking forward to getting married then heading off to Sydney for their honeymoon.  They asked a friend to come and be a witness at the Registry office, but Fay had other ideas.  Before they knew it she had invited them to be married at her home, and suggested they ask some friends to share their wedding day.  They decided that having a few friends would add to the occasion, and they began to draw up a list.  Work colleagues, special friends, interested folk, someone to take photos and a video, someone to sing, a musician [&hellip

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Keeping your wedding ceremony stress free 0

Posted on 11, September 2013

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David and Aileen planned their ceremony from overseas and it was perfect for their intimate wedding on Waiheke Island. The good thing about planning your ceremony is that it can be done as early as you like and it will only need fine-tuning nearer the day when the finer details need to be attended to. My wedding couples always choose their own vows and those who wish to have more say about the general wording take away a comprehensive kit of ideas and copies of other ceremonies so they can find wording that expresses all their love and commitment means [&hellip

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