SOPHORL * KAREN
Picking a wedding celebrant is like picking a wedding venue, it is not easy, but we knew we found the right one as soon as we started talking to Emma.
Emma is easy going and relaxed, she understands that everyone is different and will make sure to tailor the ceremony accordingly. She will take her time to ensure that what you want is covered and that the ceremony runs smoothly.
We have every confidence in recommending her as a celebrant and can tell you that you will not be disappointed.
SANDI & MATT
Emma Love is a fantastic wedding celebrant. She is bubbly and welcoming, her down to earth personality with confident vibe makes her an excellent celebrant. She made us feel comfortable and amazing on our wedding day even though we both don’t like being the centre of attention. She created an incredible ceremony moulded around us and what we wanted. She was available with help and advice along the way when we needed it. Emma has a portable PA system as well which is an added bonus to make things super easy on the day. We would thoroughly recommend Emma as a celebrant.
CORINNE & STEVE
Just wanted to say another massive THANK YOU for being a part of our wedding. The personal and relaxed ceremony was perfect for us and we really appreciate all the effort and hard work that went into it – including all the advice given at the rehearsal. You were an integral part of ensuring our day ran smoothly!
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REBECCA & FRASER
We had no idea how to choose a celebrant, so when a google search popped up with a celebrant called Emma Love, we were intrigued. 1x meeting later and we were 100% certain that Emma was the celebrant for us. Emma was incredible, she completely personalised our ceremony, exactly what we wanted – even though we had no idea what that was! When she sent through her ‘draft’, we were both moved to tears with how perfect it was. The ceremony went off without a hitch and everyone, even the toughest of men, had a tear in their eye whilst smiling ear to ear. She incorporated all the hilarity we wanted, whilst touching everyone’s hearts with the serious stuff. We would recommend Emma to absolutely everyone wanting the most perfect celebrant experience imaginable. She even recommended we do a sand ceremony to symbolise our ‘blended’ family and provided the jar and coloured sand. It was perfect in every way, thankyou so very much Emma
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ADAM & LIZ
What can we say … from the very first phone call we couldn’t have asked for a more approachable, fun and very caring celebrant. Emma was amazing, she thought of everything we hadn’t, and made the entire experience very personalised, enjoyable and most importantly really relaxed. She openly welcomed us into her home to meet with her and answer all questions/queries we had before really getting to know us so she could work on tailoring a perfect wedding ceremony for us. We would have every confidence in recommending her as a celebrant to any happy couple looking to tie the knot. Thanks again Emma so very much for helping in making our day as perfect as it was.
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TINA & KIKO
When my husband and I decided to have a small wedding we knew that the ceremony had to be a special one. We interviewed two celebrants before we found Emma and after one meeting with her, we walked away knowing she was the one. We knew nothing about the marriage process but we trusted her vision and once it all came together on the day it was so much better than we expected. Thank you so much Emma for your help in making our day what it was, we feel so blessed to have had the best!
JOHN & OLLIE
We knew from the moment we decided to get married that Emma was going to be our celebrant. Having known her for several years we were confident she would be sympathetic to our ideas, thoroughly professional in both guiding us through the preparation and supporting us on the wedding day, and great fun at the reception. Emma, you exceeded our sky-high expectations and made our wedding day the huge success it was. Thank you so much.
DANIELLE & DOUG
Choosing Emma as our celebrant was an easy decision, she understood what we wanted for our ceremony and helped make our day perfect. She made planning the ceremony stress free and easy. She made us feel comfortable with the process and made it all very easy to understand. She created our ceremony with a personal touch and we were over the moon with how she shared the story of us as a couple. I would highly recommend Emma to anyone looking for a celebrant and would definitely use her again for any occasion. Thank you again Emma for the amazing job you did
PAM & KEITH
Emma was an absolutely fantastic celebrant. She made us feel comfortable from the very first meeting and explained the processes in a way that was easy to understand right through to the day of the wedding. She brought the humour and life we were looking for into the formalities, making it a fun time for both of us as well as our guests. If we had to do it again, 10/10 would use Emma.
EMMA & CARL
Choosing Emma as our celebrant was an easy choice, initially it was the convenience of living across the street from her and our sons being friends, but it very quickly became more than that for Carl & I.
From the first meeting, Emma made us feel at ease and relaxed. She encouraged my husband to share more thoughts and feelings in 20 mins than I had in years!
I worried we hadn’t provided enough information to assist in creating the ceremony, however we were delighted with how Emma shared our story. It was all we had asked for, down to earth with a touch of humour and not too lengthy.
Many guests complimented the ceremony saying it was one of the best they had attended as it was well tailored to suit us & very personal.
Thanks again Emma, we appreciate all of your guidance, warmth and professionalism. It was a privilege for us to have you share in our perfect day.
ANNE & SIMON
We had an idea of the ceremony we wanted – something simple for a small wedding. Emma made it magical. She listened to our story, our ideas, what we see in each other, and our dreams, then crafted a beautiful ceremony. Our guests all commented on how personal, authentic and engaging the ceremony was. Emma brings light and love to everything she does, and ensured we were relaxed and able to enjoy each moment. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better celebrant, or ceremony, for our marriage.
TRACEY & TASHA
Emma was a real pleasure to work with. We weren’t sure exactly what type of ceremony we wanted but after only one meeting Emma helped us decide we wanted something simple, relaxed and non-traditional that incorporated the blending of families, with as much humour and as little formality as possible! And with that brief Emma came up with a great ceremony plan incorporating our story and including the sand ceremony that is a permanent reminder of our special day and the coming together of families. Thank you so much Emma for guiding us through the process. Your ability to capture us and incorporate others along with your ability to tell our story with humour made the day very special indeed.
I would just like to say what an amazing job you did as our celebrant for our wedding February 2017, we are both so glad that we chose you and you accepted the challenge of being our celebrant. We found you down to earth and so easy to talk to. You put our story together so nicely, even the quirky bits and just made the ceremony fun and relaxed, it was absolutely perfect. We were so honoured to have you be part of our day. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and making our day so special.
ALYSSA & IAN
When my husband and I were searching for amazing celebrants for our wedding, we stumbled upon Emma Love and her name says it all! Emma was welcoming and responsive from the beginning. Her philosophy I think is to help each couple create a ceremony that is authentic and personal as possible. She was incredibly flexible with what we wanted to include offering suggestions and input into what would work or what wouldn’t. One of the biggest smiles from the day was the moment Emma asked guests during the start of the ceremony to turn to someone they didn’t know and introduce themselves – the noise! It was brilliant. A fantastic start to our wedding and marriage – a huge thank you Emma. The ceremony set the scene beautifully and it was our favourite part of the entire day.
SHILPA & HITEN – February 2017
Thank you for the wonderful ceremony! When we first met Emma, we knew she was the celebrant for us. Emma was very warm, friendly and professional. Her guidance and help made the process very easy for us, which we truly appreciate. The ceremony was tailored to the both of us and Emma truly captured our love story. We have received many compliments about the beautiful ceremony. It was a pleasure to have you as our marriage celebrant and we would have no hesitation recommending you to others.
JOBIE & GARY
We just want to say a BIG thank you. You were absolutely wonderful from the moment we met at to day we got married you guided us from our vows through to the wedding day!
We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. Wishing you all the best for your future.
RICHARD & LESLEY
Thank you so much for making our special day, truly special.
We want to express our thanks for the fantastic job you did as our celebrant. Because of your dedication, planning, passion, support, guidance and humour our celebration was truly memorable for us, our families and guests.
Our ceremony felt natural and relaxed – though charged with the right amount of emotion. Thank you for putting us both at ease… we still can’t believe that neither of us cried! We loved the way you included all our children in a way that demonstrated the cemented blended family we are. You have definitely found your calling.
MANDY AND BRUCE
Ours was a wedding with a difference. With the exception of Emma no one knew we were to be married until they arrived at our house. We didn’t have the usual rehearsals etc with Emma. Our only preparation was an hour long meeting when we chatted about ourselves. From that hour alone Emma came up with the most stunning ceremony. She summed us up to a tee.
On the actual day Emma arrived early enough to talk us through what was to happen and chatted with a few people who were to take part in the ceremony. Her advice too was welcomed. The addition of skype visitors to the ceremony was no trouble to Emma. She incorporated them so well. We can’t speak highly enough of Emma and the absolutely wonderful job she did of our wedding.
Thanks yet again Emma. You were really great.
Emma was our wedding celebrant. Leading up to the wedding,she spent a great deal of time with us, not only getting to know us but also taking the time to understand exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. We both wanted something small, intimate and with only our families. She understood this and helped us to tailor a beautiful ceremony alongside ways to surprise our family on the day. During the ceremony, she made us feel respected and cared for, while somehow managing to calm our grandchildren in the background! The words she usedrepresented us as a couple. In fact, we are still not sure how she managed to get it just so right. We strongly recommend Emma as a celebrant who will take the time to get to know you, and then reflect this in the kind of ceremony that you as a couple are wanting.
SAM & JEANE
27 Feb 2016
Emma, you were the best wedding celebrant we could have hoped for. We knew as soon as we met you that you were the right fit for us. Our ceremony was very special – you have a unique talent for getting to know people’s style and love story and from there creating a service that is just perfect. We have had so many comments about how the ceremony very much represented us as a couple, and was a good length too. We were impressed that you went out of your way to work out what you were going to wear so it wouldn’t clash with us or our bridal party. It is the the little things like this that make a huge difference on the day.You were very easy to deal with, very organised, and made the ceremony part of our day stress free – thank you! We are only too happy to recommend you as a celebrant.
We’re so grateful Emma was able to be our celebrant. She put so much effort into preparing for our wedding and making it extra special. She understood exactly what we had in mind for our ceremony. She was a huge help on the day and played a vital role in making sure everything went to plan.
We randomly picked Emma Love as our wedding celebrant from the internet and are thrilled with our choice.Emma was amazing, she made sure that everything was exactly as we wanted. The ceremony far exceeded our expectations and will be remembered fondly by ourselves, our family and friends.She came up with some terrific ideas to make the ceremony special and interesting for everyone not just us.We have been asked by several people how did we get the ceremony so perfect for us and our situation and we have to admit that it was predominantly Emma’s input and help that made it such a success. I cannot recommend Emma too highly
JANICE & JESSAN
It was a very memorable day for us and we are so grateful for having Emma as our celebrant. She was easy to talk to and the ceremony was everything we wanted. Emma definitely made our day extra special. definitely made our day extra special.
Stuart and I would like to say a massive thank you to you for looking after us before, during and after the ceremony. Your guidance on the day to us and our families gave us confidence and put us at ease. We loved how smoothly the ceremony went and we had lots of people come up after and comment on how they enjoyed you and your professionalism including your approachability, and how lovely the ceremony was.
ROB & AMY
Thank you so much making our wedding such a special day. Your ceremony was beautiful and just what we were after. So many people have commented to say that it was really natural, happy and “us”. Obviously this is your doing so we couldn’t be happier with how it was!
JESSICA & SCOTT
“Wow Emma, what a day we had! It was absolutely magical and we are so grateful we choose you to be our celebrant. We knew from our very first interview that we wanted to go ahead with you. Your warmth, attention to details and charisma was sold to us immediately. We love that you look at things in which we could involve our daughter Isabella on the ceremony to make it special for her as well. Everyone was talking about how beautiful and emotional the ceremony was and they were right.
Thank you for making this day so memorable for us. We could not fault a thing.
We are so happy and much in love!”
MARIA & ZACH
We wanted to say a very big thank you once again for everything you did for us to make our day so very special. You certainly made the ceremony memorable for everyone, we had comments that it sounded like you’d known us our whole lives. We were so happy we picked you and would recommend you in a heart beat. We also wanted to say thank you for the lovely card and booklet that you made us of the ceremony, it’s going in our wedding box with all our other trinkets and reminders of our wedding day.
CHRIS & LEANNE
Thank you so much for being our celebrant and guide on our perfect day.
After the first meeting there was no question we’d found the right person to help us on this journey. On the day we had lots of people comment on how lovely our celebrant was, but we knew that already! We liked that you provided options to mold our ceremony to reflect who we were, and helped add points of difference to our wedding. As we are beach lovers, the sand ceremony was a great idea. It was a very special moment as we each poured sand from two special places in our hearts which we have as a lovely keepsake.
However most of all Emma, we loved the warmth and love you shared with us on our special day.
Thank you for being you.
Leanne & Chris
ASHLEY & ELLIOT
Emma was an absolute delight to deal with leading up to and on our big day. We contacted her only a few weeks out from our wedding and she made the process completely easy and stress free. We were living out of town and didn’t make it to meet her until the day before our wedding but she made us feel completely at ease and nothing was a drama.
Emma provided a lot of information which helped our decision making for the day easier and straight forward. She worked with us to make the Ceremony feel calm and relaxing. She used the information we gave her to make the day funny and light-hearted which worked great for us.
On top of making the preparation for our out of town wedding a breeze Emma also saved the day when our PA system (and backup PA system) failed. She managed to source us one (as I waited to walk down the Aisle!) and get it there within a few minutes.
Thank you very much for making our special day even more special. Words really can’t describe how much we appreciated the help and support you provided. We would absolutely recommend Emma as a marriage celebrant.
SIMON & MELISSA
Location, the company and Emma Love are the 3 things I couldn’t have done without on our wedding day. Emma’s warm attentive personality complemented her professional approach to our special day. With your help and guidance it was everything we ever dreamed of. Thank you so very much Emma, we highly recommended your services.
WENDY & BRUCE
Thank you very much for being our Celebrant. We are so pleased to have found you. Right from the first meeting you were welcoming, made us feel comfortable and listened to our ideas. You took the time to find out more about us as a couple and were able to offer excellent suggestions towards making our wedding day a memorable one. We found the information sheets you provided really helpful. These contained options of how our vows and our ring exchange could be worded. We decided on incorporating a sand ceremony into our service. This seemed to be fitting to both our choice of venue (near the seaside) and a perfect way to involve Bruce’s daughters in the service itself. The pouring of sand represented each of us as individuals and the new bond we were creating by “blending together”. The words that you used to symbolise this was just beautiful, as was the remainder of the ceremony. Thank you for thinking of everything to help make our wedding day as stress-free as possible. This includes allowing us the use of your P.A system so that all our guests could hear the entire ceremony in the outdoor environment. You did such an amazing job and we cannot speak more highly of you!
Wendy & Bruce
CUSHLA AND KELVIN
We met Emma Love and Emma was the most friendly celebrant and made us feel at ease straight away. We were stressed, as we had another celebrant booked and paid for and they sadly passed away. Emma took on board our wedding ceremony, that we had already planned using the other celebrants information, and put together a beautiful ceremony for us.
Kelvin and myself had an unconventional ceremony, being the second wedding for both of us, as we mixed and mingled with Family & Friends for 2 hrs before the ceremony then we all made our way down to the cliffs edge overlooking the water and commenced the ceremony, there was no walking down the aisle, no bridal party and our witnesses were not chosen until the day. Emma understood that we were having a casual wedding and Emma fitted just perfectly with our plans and day.
On the day Emma let Kelvin and Me act as we wanted, at the actual service there was no standing between us, until the legal part of the vowels, during the rest of the ceremony we cuddled, kissed and hugged. Family & Friends that attended said it was the most laid back beautiful and loving ceremony they had ever attended.
I would totally recommend Celebrant Emma Love to any couple, she’s friendly, projects a loving and caring persona and is professional with all that she does.
Thank you Emma, Love Kelvin and Cushla
JOANNA & WILLIAM
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did hosting our ceremony. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on how well you were at telling our story.
We wish you all the very best in the future
From Joanna & William
PAUL & DANA
We highly recommend Emma to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant. From the first “get to know each other” meeting, we just clicked with her – she is very easy to talk to and a genuinely caring person. We could tell right away that she wanted to get to know us well enough to do our ceremony justice and she wanted to be involved in a way that would make our special day the best day ever.
From the two initial meetings, the ceremony that she wrote for us was one of the best ceremonies either of us have ever read and had all of our guests on the day in tears. Everyone commented on what a fantastic ceremony it was and how it made them all remember back to their wedding vows and if they were actually living them – that’s how special her words were.
On the day, she was fully involved in making sure that everyone was calm, everyone knew where and what to do, and she looked beautiful herself as our celebrant. Her calm demeanour on the day was a godsend to various members of our wedding party.
We had numerous comments on what a fantastic job she did and what a lovely lady she was from various guests who attended the wedding and both Paul and I cannot thank her enough for the amazing job she did for us on our special day.
Again if you are looking for “the best wedding celebrant” – look no further!! She is right here!
From Paul & Dana
MONIQUE & CHRIS
I think one of the best things we did for our wedding was choosing Emma for our celebrant. She is so warm and caring and took the time to really get to know us as a couple. The ceremony which she wrote was amazing, and on the day she was fantastic. We had so many people at our wedding comment on what a lovely ceremony it was. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job Emma!
AMY & TINA
With no idea how this all works, we looked online and found Emma Love.
From the first meeting with Emma Love, she was so welcoming and I felt very comfortable and I established a great rapport with her, and I knew at that first meeting, she was going to marry us.
Amy lived in Hawai’i, so Emma had to communicate via email to confirm finer details between both of us, but it was so easy and really relaxed.
Advising the best choices of words and guiding us both of the format of the day, we both felt very happy with her guidance for our special day.
On the day, it was what we planned and so much more. We can’t thank Emma Love enough for making our day very special. All our friends and family thought she was a family friend, because she made everyone feel very relaxed.
Emma Love – we feel truly blessed and thankful for having you as our Celebrant, you certainly made our wedding day, a day we will not forget – mahalo!
Alohanui, & Arohanui
Amy & Tina
Emma, we just wanted to say a thank you for making our wedding special with all the advice and help. When we first met you we knew we wanted you, so are a very warm and calming person, exactly wanted we needed. Our ceremony was perfect! It was funny and relaxed with a lot of romance thrown in! We are so happy to have had you share our big day.
Hazel & John – January 2015
Valerie and Grant, Auckland Botanic Gardens, 31st October 2014. We thank you so very much for being a huge part of our special day ( 31st October 2014) We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant.You were truly perfect.Right from our initial meeting you listened to everything we wanted to include in our ceremony. You made every step of our journey feel stress free which allowed us to be even more excited & relaxed about our wedding day. We wish you all the very best!. We highly recommend Emma Love to all!! Emma is warm & accepting of all ideas & thoughts.You can tell Emma is passionate about being a celebrant & she is truly a pleasure to work with 🙂 Valerie & Grant
Mike and I just got back from our honeymoon and i just wanted to say thank you for being our celebrant. All our family raved about how lovely you are . You made it so easy for Mike and I.
Gemma & Mike
We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Emma listened to what we wanted, took the time to find out about us and created to perfect service. Thank you Emma for being part of our special day which is something we both cherish and will remember for the rest of our lives.
Darran and Shaun
STEVE AND OFELIA – MAY 2014
We decided to get married, at last!!!!
But who would we get to perform our special ceremony?
We googled celebrants and chose Emma; Emma Love
Well, it seemed ordained with a name like LOVE!
We made an appointment to meet and discuss our ceremony needs.
Right from the word “Go!” we were blessed with the perfect celebrant for our so special day.
Emma guided us, reached out and got to know us and ultimately played a huge part in our achieving the perfect day. She listened and gave us the wedding we wanted.
Looking back, we agree Emma was just awesome and we cannot imagine anyone else being our celebrant.
So if you are wondering who to have as your celebrant for that one-only special day, give Steve & Ofelia (married 15/05/2014).
GARRY & SHEENAL – DECEMBER 2013
“We planned to get married in December 2013; me and my husband only had 10 weeks to prepare for our big day as we decided not to get engaged and get married instead, as we have been together for four years. We didn’t know anything about how to prepare for a wedding. We were told we needed a celebrant to marry us. Our first choice was Emma from our first meeting, from other celebrants. We were welcomed into her beautiful home and she made us feel comfortable and relaxed. It seemed like we knew her all our life and we shared our story with her. After our first meeting with Emma, we both decided that we wanted her to marry us. We were so excited to tell her the news that we interrupted her family time and game her the invite to our wedding and told her “we choose YOU”. We are so glad that she was the one who started our journey together as husband and wife. The ceremony was beautiful; there were tears and laughter together, making it a perfect wedding. She capture our love for each other and gave us the best wedding day ever. Thanks so much Emma for making our dream wedding possible. We are truly blessed and thankful for your efforts to make our wedding special and tell our story.
Garry and Sheenal
p.s. She makes a really good cup of tea
GLEN & NINA – MARCH 2014
“Thanks Emma for a wonderful wedding experience.
Your role as Celebrant was crucial to a great day and we couldn’t have imagined a better outcome. Right from the very first meeting with us there was a genuine rapport established. You were a guiding hand through the journey providing the structure needed, but just as importantly, ensured our own individual style was represented the way we wanted it to be. We had a great time on the day getting exactly what we were after and a lot of people commented on how good the Ceremony was. Other couples would be fortunate to have you as their Celebrant and we’d be only too happy as a reference for anyone that wants to hear about our wonderful experience.
JOSH AND FADY – FEBRUARY 2014
On February 22, 2014, celebrant Emma Love married my partner and me in a beautiful simple ceremony in my mothers garden. The weather was great, the scenery perfect, and the ceremony – written entirely by Emma – was simply better then we ever could have hoped for. Emma had sat down with us earlier to construct the ceremony, prompting us and quickly distilling the essence of what our wedding was to be. She new the right questions to ask us, listening to what we had in mind and guiding us with grace and ease.
I have had the privilege of working with Emma in a professional capacity as a celebrant and grief care provider, so it was natural for us to select Emma from a wide personal knowledge of competent celebrants.This was one of Emma’s first same sex weddings after recent changes in our legislation had allowed for this. Further testimony to her professional skill and ease with which she relates well with everyone, with her fresh outlook and beautiful personable approach.
Thanks ever so much Emma.
KIRSTY AND BRENDAN – MARCH 2014
“Emma, we just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you. When we first came to you, our idea was a simple ceremony and a party afterwards, yet on the day, it was the ceremony that was the most important part. We don’t think there was a dry eye in the room and it was so ‘us’. So thank you so much for all your hard work and all the best for the future.”
KERRY & LEEANNE – FEBRUARY 2014
Thank you Emma for making our wedding special with all the advice and help.
You made our wedding something we wanted with so little effort on our behalf.
Your selection of poems, verses and vows were great help.
You took a day that was special and made it more. You became more than some one who came to do a job, you became part of our family for that special day. For that I thank you so very much. I like being able do the ad-libs which allowed me to be who I am.
Thanks for that.
Kerry and Lee-Anne.
SUE AND BILL – MARCH 2014
Just a quick email to say thanks for marrying us for one and just been involved in our day.
We had such a great time on the day and we want to thank you for been a part of it, you were fantastic especially when Bill and I forgot our words.
We wish you all the best for the future and hope one day our paths cross again.
KANE & AMANDA – NOVEMBER 2013
We loved how you personalized our ceremony, and made it more intimate for us and our close friends and family who know us so well, there were plenty of tears and laughter because you took the time to sit down and get to know us, and we appreciate it so much!
Will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the future!
SAM & KERRY – JANUARY 2014
We had just moved to New Zealand from the UK and decided that after 8 years together we would finally tie the knot. We had been given loads of tips on how to find a reputable celebrant and we had trawled through hundreds of celebrants that we agreed that did not fit our needs. We then found Emma Love on a New Zealand Association website.
Our first discussions with Emma were extremely pleasant and we decided to meet up. She was very kind in agreeing to meet in an area that we knew due to our lack of knowledge of the area. She was so easy to speak to and the fee that she quoted was very good so we decided there and then that she would be our celebrant for our very special day. We kept in contact over the next few months and then as the date got she kindly invited us to her home for a coffee and a chat. We had such a great time and we told her our life story!!
A few days later she sent us the most amazing write up of the service and it moved us to tears. She really captured who we were and our relationship.
Next came the rehearsal where we all met up and went through the ceremony. We even had an impromptu walk around the zoo after. The day itself was perfect. And we have Emma to thank for that. She was so lovely and even came to meet me before I walked up the aisle. The service was beautiful and again the words moved me to tears as Emma read out words from family who could not make it to New Zealand.
All in all Emma made the planning and the day itself so easy and enjoyable. We now have a new friend in New Zealand
Thank you so much Emma.
Kerry and Sam