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I specialise in unique marriage ceremonies offering a fresh modern approach, I believe that no two ceremonies should be the same, so we will work together to create a meaningful, memorable and stress free ceremony...a wedding ceremony that perfectly reflects your needs and wishes...whether it be elaborate or simple, traditional, themed or even slightly quirky.
I feel so incredibly lucky to be a marriage celebrant. There is no better job in the world than being a part of a couples special day. These days are filled with love, family and friends, all celebrating the joining of two people and their continued journey through life together as a married couple!!! Perfect :)
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Tickled pink to have received these two fabulous emails from Tayla and Dan!!
Thank you so much for being a part of our day! We had the best day and there was nothing to fault it!
We had a lot of comments on how fantastic you were too 😉
Thanks a lot – was such a great day and the CEREMONY was awesome. You did such a great job and there were a lot of compliments around the ceremony and how you delivered it etc.
We had such a great day and Jacqui was just brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend (via Facebook)
Natasha & Murray... reviewed Jacqui Leslie Marriage Celebrant – 5 star
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony on our wedding day. Everything was just perfect. We have had such great comments from our family and friends on what a beautiful and touching ceremony it was. Thank you so much for all your help in preparing our vows, and making our ceremony so personal to match “us”. I’m so glad we found you as it is a day we will never forget! Xxxx Murray & Natasha
Monica. reviewed Jacqui Leslie Marriage Celebrant – 5 star
Jacqui was our celebrant on our special day 24th February and was fantastic. She made our ceremony so special and personal that helped us to feel at ease through out. So many people commented on what a lovely ceremony it was. Thanks again Jacqui you are the best xx
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony :) We had such an amazing day!
Thanks, Kate & Danny
Thank you so much Jacqui, you made the ceremony so easy and stress-free! Martin and I are very grateful.
Thank you so much for marrying us! It was an amazing service, you really made it so easy for us both as we were both nervous! It was light hearted and the readings were very much us! Thank you again, you did an amazing job and we would recommend you to anyone!
Emma and Tom
We are thrilled to bits with this first draft! Thank you so much! Reading it has got us both feeling really excited, and very emotional!
C & R x
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is a wedding ceremony??
Most wedding ceremonies are between 15 and 30 minutes.
CAN THE GUESTS HEAR THE CEREMONY?
ABSOLUTELY...I am fully mic'd up so the guests will hear your entire ceremony. :)
I have a very powerful YAMAHA PA SYSTEM along with a cordless microphone for guest readings.
Do we have a rehearsal??
Most definitely... usually a day or two prior to your wedding day.
I'M REALLY SHY!!
That's OK. I can guide you and give you advice, techniques and ways to be comfortable 'up the front'.
Can I write my own wedding vows??
Absolutely!! You can even keep them secret from each other until you read them out at the ceremony.
Do all the guests have to be seated??
Definitely not. Depending on how formal or informal you would like your wedding, some couples have seats for the immediate family only and the remainder of the guests gather around.
What about the music??
Easy...You can Blue-tooth your wedding music through my PA system from your cell phone!!
My Uncle wants to play his guitar during the signing of the register...
No problem. He can use my PA System too!!
Do you travel??
Most definitely... I travel Marlborough wide including the Marlborough Sounds (Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds), Lake Rotoiti and as far South as Kaikoura.
What happens if it rains??
If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding I would highly recommend that you have a wet weather back-up plan... although this is sunny Marlborough!!
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