Clients' thoughts about some of the ceremonies I have performed:

Monique and Jason

February 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your amazing talent and passion for our wonderful day. Cannot stress enough how brilliant you were calming our nerves, lightening the mood and yet keeping everyone in great spirits! Can we put you down to renew our vows in a few decades time? Lots of love, Monique and Jason Coleman.

P.S. you were the best thing we could have asked for.

Jess and Andy

December 13, 2019

Thank you so so so much for taking your time and being our celebrant, you were the perfect fit to marry us. All of the guests couldn't stop telling us how awesome you were at sharing our story, you really know how to capture an audience. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Jess and Hamish

November 29, 2019

The wedding was truly magical and we are so happy we included you in our day - your ceremony was perfect and we had so many compliments from friends and family about the vows, the readings and your kind words. Thanks so much for all your hard work, organisation, email reminders and friendly contact throughout the wedding planning process - you made things so much easier for us and we are so happy we chose you to be our celebrant. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted (albeit a bit of a whirlwind) and we couldn't be more happy with our wedding day. 

Clare and Chris

November 01, 2019

Katie, Chris and I can’t thank you enough for helping make our day just that little bit more special than it already was. From our first Skype chat to the ceremony, all of your help was invaluable and the vows you helped craft for us were just perfect. While helped by a pretty perfect day weather wise, you certainly did your part to make the ceremony pretty much flawless for us. It was light, fun and filled with laughs. It was ideal. So thank you again for everything that you did for us, it will never be forgotten.

Kayla and Simon

September 19, 2019

We honestly cannot THANK YOU enough for everything you have done for us, from our first meeting right through until today you have been so easy to deal with, we were always met with a big smile, your bubbly personality and enthusiasm. The wedding process can be quite overwhelming but you made our ceremony and MC/reception simple, fun and totally us!

We knew (from before we were engaged) that when our big day was to come, we needed you to be apart of it, after seeing you at a friend's wedding. We love the way you took the time to hear our story, from that wrote a beautiful personal ceremony and took us and our guest on a trip down memory lane, showing how we got to where we are at that moment. It was truly special and Si and I have received many compliments about you from all our guests!! They were honestly raving 😊

As our MC you made the the whole afternoon/ evening flow seamlessly. We didn’t have to worry about anything the whole event as we knew you would have it covered. When I did have the one request with the flowers, your response was absolutely leave it with me. It was something so simple but was really appreciated, as it meant Si and I could just mingle and enjoy this time with our family and friends

 

Thank you again for everything, you’re a gem!!!!!

Ayla and Nick

July 19, 2019

Katie was a fantastic celebrant. We are so thankful to have had her on the most important day of our lives. Our wedding was a last minute decision before heading off overseas for several years. We called out to 15 celebrants in the Papamoa Tauranga region and Katie was the only one that replied. Not only was she punctual but she was incredibly professional, replying to us in her initial email stating all the things we needed to know about the wedding process including what paperwork we needed to prepare, her fees and the government fees. This was extremely helpful as we knew straight away what we needed to do as our wedding was so last minute. Katie then worked with us over the phone, via email and in person to pull together a beautiful, heartfelt, personalised and humorous ceremony matching exactly what we wanted and envisioned and she did this all in just two weeks! Katie also has a great collection of personalised wedding vows to suit a range of different occasions and this helped us immensely to write our own vows. She left no stone unturned and brought many logistical aspects of the wedding to our attention. On the day she helped with guests, music, and then performed the perfect ceremony. She coordinated the ceremony effortlessly and kept everyone calm and reassured. I was so nervous I began messing up my vows, and Katie rescued me by subtly pointing to the text in her celebrant book. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Me and Nick really just want to say: Thank you so much Katie!

Vanessa and Felipe

May 24, 2019

When our celebrant unfortunately cancelled on us one week out from our wedding date, Katie was able to come in at the last minute and save the day. We found her very friendly, totally organised and professional. She made us feel completely at ease in what might otherwise have been a very stressful situation. My husband is Chilean and there were a few Spanish words in our ceremony. We really appreciated that Katie took special care to pronounce these words correctly, and also that she spoke slowly and clearly enough that his family could understand the ceremony. Thank you Katie you were marvellous.

Sarah and Aaron

May 03, 2019

Katie, we honestly cannot THANK YOU enough for everything you have done for us! Our first meeting (at a dress rehearsal for another wedding) was amazing. As soon as we met you we knew you were exactly the right person for us. We were always met with a big smile, your bubbly personality and enthusiasm. You were always just as excited as we were about the day and the possibilities of how it could all unfold. The wedding process can be quite overwhelming but you made our ceremony the best, it was fun and totally us! You nailed it!!

We knew when our big day was here you had to be a part of it. You took the time to hear our story which you managed to write our ceremony from. You took us all for a trip down memory lane, showing how we got to where we are at that moment. We have received so many complements from guest raving about how amazing you are, you felt like family since we had already met before at another wedding.

It was truly a day to remember and you made it extra special with all your quirky references you picked up for our day. Katie, Aaron and I can’t thank you enough for how you made our day so memorable. You are a true star xx

Morgan and Mark

March 22, 2019

From the moment we met Katie we both knew that she just had to be a part of our day. She was kind, funny, attentive and really took the time to listen to our story, to get to know what our relationship was made out of. Katie was always available to answer questions and she went out of her way to include all the little details that meant so much to us.

 

It was an amazing ceremony and perfectly us. Part of what made our day so special was the love and the laughter. Katie managed to incorporate our story, our family and all the aspects of our lives that are important to us into our ceremony (this included our Golden Retriever Cooper). We absolutely made the best decision asking Katie to officiate our wedding. 

Jess and Cole

January 11, 2019

Thank you so much Katie for giving us such a wonderful personal ceremony. It was relaxed and fun and all about us. All the guests commented on how lovely and refreshing it was. They loved the fact that it all all about Cole and myself. You were so helpful through out the whole process, down to every last detail!!  I would highly recommend Katie! 

Helen and Barry

December 31, 2018

How do you organise a wedding ceremony? Call Katie Berry. And over two long public holidays, with a months notice, after 28 years together? Definitely call Katie Berry! Katie met with us and listened. She was so warm and friendly, taking time to get to know us both and making us feel reassured that she was definitely the right choice for our celebrant. Katie was so organised and we were incredibly grateful for her supreme efficiency, calmly guiding us through both the essentials and our wish list for our wedding ceremony. She was marrying my sister and her now husband the day before, and our concerns for having a personalised service were definitely allayed. Despite the same venue and with our weddings separated by just about 24 hours, our ceremony felt truly personal. Katie even managed to accommodate our teenage girls' 11th hour requests without any loss of her warmth and calmness.  Our ceremony felt so special for us, for our children and our family and friends who came. Thank you so much for being so great at this job. xx

Rachel and Julian

December 30, 2018

We Googled wedding celebrants in Tauranga and, quite by chance, we came across Katie. Well thank god we did! Katie was really easy to talk to (via Skype) right away. She was warm and friendly, and we knew straight away that we wanted her to officiate our wedding. Katie was fun and really helpful and we felt in safe hands. When we arrived from the UK we did a practice run-through to calm any nerves. On the big day Katie was awesome. The day couldn’t have gone any better - she catered for our exact wishes and the day felt incredibly sentimental and special. She then married my sister-in-law the next day which was incredibly special too. Thank you Katie for all that you have done - we both came away feeling so grateful and happy with the wedding - thank you xxx

Dana and Kent

November 02, 2018

I cannot recommend Katie enough! She is bubbly, funny and so easy to get along with. She listened to everything we wanted and gave us so much support throughout our planning process. She personalised our entire ceremony and it really showed that she cared about us. I looked forward to every meeting I had with Katie, they always felt so relaxed. Katie also doubled as our MC on the night and she was AMAZING, she was so funny and really looked like she blended into our family. she kept everything running smoothly and I cannot thank her enough. I have had people tell me how lovely and personalised our ceremony was and how awesome our MC was 😄. We couldn't have asked for anything more xx

Sam and Brodie

August 29, 2018

We walked out of our first meeting with Katie and just looked at each other knowingly - we knew we had found "The One". She made us feel at ease right from word go and what really sold me was that she is great at reading people as she picked up that we're both rather shy and awkward (ok, to be fair it probably was pretty obvious but still!) and that she would need to make it feel like it was just the three of us in the room during the ceremony and on the day she sure followed through with that and we made it through the other side in one piece. She wrote a gorgeous ceremony for us and managed to incorporate all the personal things we wanted included. Her communication was impeccable and whilst she was very professional she was also really easy going. I could not recommend her more to anyone looking for a celebrant - she was by far one of our favorite vendors as she was just so easy to deal with, informative and you always walked away from meeting up with her feeling super excited about your upcoming wedding! Thank you SO so much Katie, we couldn't have asked for more x

Katie and Phillip

April 25, 2018

I can't say enough good things about Katie. She made us feel at ease from our very first meeting. She exceeded all expectations with our unique story. After only meeting twice she managed to capture who we were so perfectly. The celebrant sets the tone for the rest of the day and our day rolled on to be perfect. The day was so special and everyone has been saying it was one of the best ceremonies they have seen. Credit fully to Katie for that! Thank you so much Katie for all the hard work and attention to detail throughout the whole process. Anyone would be lucky to book you for their big day. Xx

 

Sinead and Mike

April 19, 2018

Thank you a million times from the bottom of our hearts Katie for the most amazing ceremony you carefully crafted for us. It was perfect. From the first time we met Katie, we instantly felt at ease, like talking to an old friend. So on the day (with my crazy emotions) having Katie be there and be so calming was very much appreciated. Even our family and friends spoke of how they thought Katie was one of the best celebrants they'd heard. You were the perfect addition to our wedding and we are so pleased you were there.

Francesca and Anton

March 31, 2018

The feedback we got about your work on Sunday has been nothing but fantastic - everyone loved the personal story and your delivery. Thank you for wrangling the dogs!

Amber and Shaun

March 08, 2018

Katie is a special friend of mine so it was only natural that we chose her to be our celebrant. What we didn’t realise is just how amazing at her job she is! We felt confident right from the very first meeting that she had everything under control and had covered all bases. She certainly has a way with words - there was lots of laughter and not a dry eye in the house during our ceremony. Katie was very calming and kept everything in check on the day. It was perfect! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Kelsey and Luke

March 02, 2018

Thank you SO much Katie! Right from the start it was clear that you put so much thought, care and love into every ceremony and we knew we couldn’t go wrong having you as part of our day. It was absolutely perfect - the tone was just right and was so reflective of us and our relationship. And a real testament to your skills - there were things in it neither of us remembered telling you about!! I had so many people tell me how amazing the ceremony was and we really couldn’t have wished for anything better.

Lucy and Mike

March 01, 2018

There are not enough stars to rate Katie and the amazing job she did for us on our wedding day. Katie happily took my partner and I on less than a month before our wedding and was amazing right from our first phone conversation right through to the ceremony. Even with a bit of time pressure and stress from my partner and I Katie kept us calm and was supportive and informative and made the whole process so easy. Then the ceremony... it was everything we wanted and more. Katie was able to calm any nerves and it felt like we were being married by a friend we had known for ages. She is great with guests and liaising with our venue etc. Thank you so much Katie!

Georgia and Joel

February 23, 2018

Thanks again for making us feel so comfortable on Saturday. We absolutely loved our ceremony and thought you did an incredible job.

Jude and Mike

February 16, 2018

Katie, Our wedding couldn't have been the same without you. Right from the initial meeting with you, we both felt very comfortable with how our ceremony would unfold. You gathered the required information carefully and thoughtfully, and then created the most beautiful ceremony that we could have ever wished for. We loved the way you guided and encouraged us to use our own creativity to achieve the special day that we now treasure forever. It was such a special moment when we received our first copy of the ceremony proceedings complete with order of procession, timing of readings and our special closing of the ceremony. Katie you were right there to support me when I felt that I could not speak my vows at this extremely emotional moment. I felt I could take my time and was reassured that I could breathe! You were certainly my calming influence when everyone else seemed so nervous. You also kept us comfortably on track, making sure we had achieved our legal requirements before the ceremony as well as giving us some very well thought advice on after-wedding legalities. We are so glad we chose you as our wedding celebrant, to be the very special person who joined us together in this wonderful celebration. Forever in our thoughts, Mike and Jude

Susie and Bodhi

February 02, 2018

It’s not often that you meet someone who instantly makes you feel comfortable and on the second time they meet you they marry you like they have known you forever. This is Katie! Thank you so so so much, you made us so comfortable and we had the most magical day! We can’t thank you enough for the perfectly crafted ceremony! Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a celebrant! 

Chenelle and Caleb

January 26, 2018

Katie, you were absolutely amazing from our first initial meet & great, right through to our wedding day and we couldn’t have asked for a more passionate, caring and loving person to have married Caleb & I . We couldn’t recommend Katie any more than what we have and our family too were blown away with how Katie aced our ceremony ! You know you’ve done an amazing job when some family and friends said they wanted to get married again just to have Katie as their celebrant . So thank you again Katie from the bottom of our hearts.

Karen and Jeremy

May 05, 2017

It was such a pleasure having Katie as our wedding celebrant - she is so positive and bubbly and is just the most gorgeous person. We didn't give her much notice of our upcoming wedding (sorry Katie!) but she absolutely nailed it! She listened to what we wanted, gave us invaluable input when we needed it, and was so thorough we got exactly the ceremony we were hoping for. She even came prepared with an unlimited supply of tissues for when those emotions were running high – both before and during the big day. Katie – we thank you for helping us achieve the most perfect day, one that both us and our girls will look back on with the fondest of memories. Mr & Mrs G xx

Cherie and David

April 21, 2017

Katie - thank you so much for all that you did as our celebrant. You were perfect right from the first moment that we contacted you. You made us feel at ease throughout the whole process, with your bubbly and caring nature. We appreciated your flexibility - traveling for our wedding and just going with the flow. Your ability to craft a ceremony that told our story was appreciated both by us and by our guests. We could not have wished for anything better from our day, and you were a big part of that. Mr and Mrs W

Jess and Ben

March 17, 2017

We thank you so much for all your exceptional work towards making our wonderful perfect fairy tale ending. The extra effort you put in and the lengths you went to just to get to know us and personalize our ceremony to suit us - that is what helped bring a whole rainbow of emotions on our day. We have had nothing but compliments on how fantastic our celebrant was (you 😉) and so again we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Best wishes, Mr & Mrs Simpson

Jael and Abby

March 11, 2017

Thanks heaps for truly making our day just what we had wanted. We loved it and loved having you there and making it so personal! We have had quite a few compliments on our celebrant, you were professional but personal, well presented, attention to detail was on point and thoughtful in all aspects of the prep so I’ll have you know you were enjoyed by all not just us! 

Lizzy and Jarrod

March 10, 2017

Well I actually don't know where to start. Katie is so beautiful, inside and out! She is genuine, passionate, caring, fun, funny, bubbly and so much more. From the initial meeting my now husband and I both walked away feeling so comfortable with Katie and so excited that it was actually happening, it was becoming real and we hadn't had that feeling yet. I walked away feeling like Katie was a friend, she is an extremely likable person!! Katie was with us every step of the way, we both felt she actually went above and beyond!! When Katie gave us our draft ceremony structure and we were truly blown away. Katie has such a passion for what she does, she appreciates ALL of her clients, she gets so excited about ALL of the weddings she does. I love that about her, each wedding to Katie is so unique. I found it hard to say goodbye to Katie. Katie, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for playing such an important part of our special day, we will be forever grateful. Love the Abbot’s xxx

Kirstin and Ray

February 24, 2017

Well it has taken us some time to finally post to you Katie but we just wanted to take a moment to say that we so loved working with you. We really enjoyed how personal you made the ceremony and it really felt like you had known us for ages. We enjoyed the laughter and love that was shared and again how well you put everything together. We felt relaxed in your company and many people have commented on how awesome you were! We would without question recommend you to other people.

Christina and Jason

February 17, 2017

We knew Katie was perfect from our first interaction. She really took the time to understand us both and she tailored our ceremony to meet our personalities, values and culture - impressively she learnt how to pronounce several Maori proverbs. On the day Katie orchestrated a ceremony that was not only memorable but she delivered our personal story with passion, conviction, confidence and authenticity with a dash of humour - many of our guests commented on her professionalism and style. Thank you for your massive contribution towards one of the most special moments in our lives. We are lucky to have found you.

Judy and Roy

January 05, 2017

We both want to thank you so much for making our day so fabulous.  You made it so easy for us and the ceremony was just what we wanted. Our wedding day would not have been so special without your input.  You managed to pull everything together so well.  We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant as you are fantastic. 

Howard and Michael

December 17, 2016

Katie celebrated my partner and my marriage yesterday. It was a surprise wedding for me, and after the initial shock (for me) Katie did a marvellous job of putting me at my ease and proceeding with the formalities. She delivered exactly what had been requested, a quick and simple approach - this was a civil union upgrade and vows had been exchanged in the past. She made sure I knew what was happening and that I was ok with what might have looked like a shotgun wedding. She was sensitive and funny and helped me and the surprised group of friends deal with an unusual situation. Friends expressed delight in the way she conducted this joyous affair. Thank you Katie. Howard 

Lizzie and Dan

November 25, 2016

Thank you Katie for everything in the lead up and on our wedding day. You kept me calm when I cried through my vows and laughed with us in the lighter moments.

Annette and Mike

September 29, 2016

Katie Berry made our day! We had a wonderful ceremony at our house delivered with confidence, love and fun. Katie's organisational skills took all our anxiety away and we were able to just get on and enjoy ourselves. She is charming, friendly, adaptable, flexible and totally professional. Thank you Katie for making our day so very very special and something we will remember all our lives. Mike and Annette xxxxx

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