Congratulations on your engagement! You must be so excited. I am a celebrant who can solemnise marriages and civil unions the way you want it on Waiheke Island.
I want the planning and preparation to be easy for you. One thing less to worry about, knowing it is in good hands. We will stay focused on what is important to you, ensuring you get the ceremony you wish for. My role is to provide you with the necessary information, listen to your wishes and translate them into your ceremony.
On the big day I am there to support you so that you can fully focus on each other. We will have organised it in such way that you don´t have many things to remember allowing you to relax, enjoy and love. I am very quick to think on my feet and stay calm and positive even when the unexpected happens.
I am commited to provide high quality service to all my couples. We all have different needs, circumstances and expectations. I thus offer the following 3 service options. I offer free resources and ideas in all cases. I am based on Waiheke island, which means that travel cost is most of the time none.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss further. I do not charge for the first meeting.
YOUR CUSTOM CEREMONY
This ceremony is written especially for you.
We meet and get to know each other
Your chose your own vows and readings
I write a ceremony that reflects you perfectly
Price $870 + travel
"NO PLANNING" CEREMONY
Experience a beautiful ceremony with minimal planning.
Fill in an online form
Chose your own vows (if you wish)
Leave the rest up to me
Price: $470 + travel
There is a difference between celebrating your marriage and officiating it.
Get officially married
Not in the context of a wedding ceremony, legal minimum only
For couple and witnesses only
Have a ceremony later or not
Price: $270 + travel
"A big thank you to Iris Richter our wedding celebrant who was amazing and so accommodating. She went above and beyond to ensure our day was truly awesome and memorable."
- Rachel & Mark
"We were looking for a celebrant to participate in our recent wedding. We only contacted two... And only met with one - Iris. Iris looked cool calm and collected on her website and that was what we were after, and she delivered - both in the lead up and on the day! The planning sessions were relaxed and unrushed. Iris did a great job of listening to what we were after and ensuring we covered all that was important to us. Iris let us explore and set out our ideas (right up til the last day) and had plenty of ideas and hints to help us feel like we were creating something special and 'just for us'. Our day was perfect... Thanks Iris!!!"
- Fiona & Brett
"Our dream was to elope to NZ for our wedding ceremony, so we had to organize everything via internet from Germany. Iris was the first celebrant we contacted and after our Skype-talk we knew that it wouldn't be necessary to contact anyone else. She made everything so uncomplicated and easy for us, especially with the challenge of organizing everything from overseas. We explained to her what we had in mind and she made great suggestions for locations and the ceremony itself. Because of her we ended up getting married at stunning Karekare Beach, a truly magical place. The ceremony was very personal and intimate because she put a lot of effort into getting to know our whishes before. So our dream of getting married (barefoot!) at a NZ beach and being able to say our own vows (in German :-)) came true!. Iris even brought some champagne glasses for after the ceremony :-)
It really was our perfect day! Thanks, Iris, for making it possible!"