“Whiria te tangata” Weave the people together
This whakatauki (Maori proverb) is what I have done for most of my life and the gift of being able to bring couples and families together in marriage is a dream come true for me.
I have a passion for life, love and caring for those around me, and it is this energy and warmth that I bring to everything I do. Helping you to create a meaningful and memorable wedding day is what I offer.
I will work alongside you to craft and weave a ceremony personal to you both and create a relaxed atmosphere to ensure your biggest day isn’t your most stressful.
I am vibrant and enthusiastic, relaxed but not casual, informal but still professional and I love to have fun and laugh but can be serious when required.
It would be my privilege to help you design a day that reflects and incorporates all that is special to you.
At our minimalist wedding venue, Manaaki Mai, nestled under the majestic ridge-line of Purau Bay, Lyttelton Harbour, we specialize in tiny, intimate, green weddings and elopements.
Just because couples are looking to minimise their costs, doesn't mean they can't still maximise their experience, so, we have developed affordable mini wedding and elopement packages. All you need to bring is your beloved, your marriage licence and the rings. We will look after everything else.
At Manaaki Mai our focus is the environment, so we use locally produced, sustainable products (and people) wherever possible to ensure your special day will be memorable, but won’t break the bank.