WHAT I DO

WHAT OTHERS SAY

ABOUT ME


Ceremonies are an important part of all cultures. Weddings and funerals are the most common, but the birth of a child, blessing of a home, reflection after divorce, birthday milestone and renewal of vows are also ways we use ceremonies to mark events in our lives.  The list is endless. 

MY ROLE IS TO HELP YOU CREATE A CEREMONY WHICH REFLECTS YOU, YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE AND ANY CUSTOMS WHICH ARE IMPORTANT IN YOUR FAMILY.

I have 35 years experience as a lay leader in the Christian church and this experience allows me to feel quite relaxed when conducting any ceremony.   I have been a marriage celebrant for 11 years and have conducted over 160 weddings in that time, as well as funerals, naming ceremonies and renewals of vows.

I hope you'll find in me someone you can trust for this part of your day; someone who can bring to the ceremony a balance of the formality necessary and the informality that allows you and your guests to feel relaxed.

“A huge thank you for all you did. You ensured the ceremony went smoothly and you kept both us and the bridal party at ease. We really appreciate how awesome you are!”

Troy and Erin, Feb 2012

“Thank you, the ceremony was just perfect and our guests loved how relaxed , natural and 'us' the service was. You have a real gift for making people feel at ease.”

Luke and Nicola, March 2012

“Thank you for the way you helped us and guided us toward the service that was right for us, it meant a lot.”

Mark and Francesca, Nov 2009

“Thank you for the part you took in creating a lovely wedding day, your manner made it a casual but intimate service and thanks too for making our 7 year old pageboy, Brae, feel special.”

Simon and Marcey, May 2014

I have four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandsons and two granddaughters. My husband and I have lived in Hanmer for seven years after being on the family farm in Waiau for 31 years. I teach part time and we have just finished building our own straw bale home.


CONTACT ME

 If you’d like me to be involved in your ceremony, please contact me for an obligation free chat or meeting.

sarah@sarahgardiner.co.nz 03 3157925
021 08315549

10 Coleridge Street
Hanmer Springs, 7334


sarah@sarahgardiner.co.nz, 03 3157925, 021 08315549, 10 Coleridge Street, Hanmer Springs, 7334
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