Testimonials

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Our wedding was everything we had dreamed about it went so well and a big part of this was due to our awesome celebrant. My husband and I took a while to look for a celebrant we wanted someone who was friendly and relaxed. When we went to meet Abbie we knew straight away she was the one. My husband and I are very laid back and that was what we wanted for our ceremony. Our ceremony was perfect for us and Abbie was great at organising everything. She gave us a lot of information which helped us when choosing our vows and structure of the ceremony. I would recommend Abbie to anyone she just made the whole process easy and stress free.

Melissa

We approached Abbie only weeks leading up to our wedding and knew instantly that she would be a great fit for our big day. We had really wanted a younger marriage celebrant with a modern approach and someone who would be willing to integrate some of our Indian ceremonies into the civil ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful, unique and memorable, and would not have been the same without Abbie’s wide range of resources, tidy presentation, and calm and friendly demure. We highly recommend Abbie as a marriage celebrant and thank her for marrying us.

Parmeela

Sam and I would like to say thank you so much for being our celebrant.  All your help and amazing suggestions made for the best day ever!  You were so helpful and accommodating and it almost felt like having our “mate” marry us even though we had only met you a few times during the lead up.  All the best with everything.

Sam & Shea

I would just like to say Abbie made our day the most wonderful day we appreciate everything she did for us. She helped ease our nerves and make it full of laughter and happiness. She was a stunning celebrant and we will remember all she did for us forever. Thank you so much Abbie! Amanda & Isaac

Abbie did a beautiful job for us as our wedding celebrant. We live overseas so we didn’t get the change to meet Abbie before the wedding practice. Most of our correspondence was by Skype and email. We instantly felt comfortable with Abbie and found her to be really responsive and helpful. Abbie provided us with loads of good resources to help us to write our own ceremony – which we particularly wanted to do.

At the wedding practice, and on the wedding day, Abbie was calm and confident as she organised us so we all knew where to stand, when to get up to speak etc. She is an excellent public speaker and spoke our ceremony with warmth and sincerity. Many of our guests commented on how good they thought our celebrant was too.  Abbie really contributed to making our day perfect and we are grateful that we found her. We happily recommend Abbie to other couples.

Hamish & Michelle

Abbie is by far the best celebrant you’ll have. She’s so easy going, and easy to talk to, and understood from day dot what we wanted for our ceremony.

When it came to the final days of organising she had heaps of resources to help do our own vows and lots of readings to choose from, and when it came to the day of the wedding we had a lot of teary eyes it was the most perfect ceremony we could ever ask for. Thank you for making our dreams come true Abbie and thank you for being apart of the most important day of our entire lives 🙂 Will defiantly be recommending you onto future brides:)

Phillippa & Steve

Amber and I would like to say a huge thank-you to Abbie for being our celebrant. From our very first meeting Abbie’s disarming and professional manner immediately set our minds at rest and we knew we wanted her as our celebrant. Abbie showed us different options for the structure of the ceremony and gave us the tools and help we needed to get everything just perfect. You were great on the day, reassuring everyone about their roles and guiding us all through the ceremony with ease. Thank-you Abbie, we happily recommend you to anyone getting married and looking for a celebrant.

 

Michael and Amber

I really underestimated the role that having a good celebrant would play in our day. We were both so nervous for the ceremony, and Abbie did an amazing day of being our little cheerleader! She was so encouraging and made us both feel so relaxed throughout the ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how awesome Abbie was. Abbie is so professional! If you want a good celebrant, get in quick and book Abbie. You will not regret it!

 

Melissa and Paul

Thanks again Abbie for all of your hard work on making our ceremony so special! From our first meeting you were so much fun and we new you would match perfectly with our relaxed style wedding. We have had numerous comments on how fun and memorable our wedding ceremony was. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and family!!

 

 

Jenna and Caleb

When we started our wedding planning we began to understand how important the celebrant is in a wedding.

We didn’t want the traditional (boring!) celebrants that we have seen at past weddings, we wanted a young, vibrant & modern celebrant, someone we felt that reflected us and our relationship. Once we found Abbie we knew she was perfect for our special day and on the day she helped us to relax and the ceremony went off without a problem!

She also worked really well with our photographer which was awesome to see. We have had many comments on how lovely the ceremony & Abbie was and we are recommending her to everyone we know!

 

Thank you so much Abbie!

 

 

Emma and Tony

When we started our hunt for the perfect celebrant we were fairly certain what we were after. We wanted someone youthful, fresh, vibrant, fun yet professional to make our day relaxed and enjoyable. Being non-traditional, both of us were adamant that we were after something quick and simple yet meaningful and Abbie delivered on every part.

We planned our wedding from Perth in Australia and were a little nervous leading up to the day seeing as we had not yet met Abbie, however once we met her, we instantly knew we had made the right choice.

She made us both feel as ease and completely trust in her to officiate the ceremony. If you are after zero anxiety (what every bride wants!) and a perfectly delivered ceremony – then Abbie is your woman! We would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. Abbie is a true treasure!

 

 

Terri & Jason

We decided to get married at very short noticed, and couldn’t have pulled everything together without Abbie’s help. Abbie was fantastic and we were so lucky to find a celebrant who understood exactly what we wanted. A marriage celebrant is a huge part of your special day, and we would highly recommend Abbie to anyone.

Erin and Craig

Abbie was amazing. She made everything smooth and relaxing and was open to doing things they way we envisioned. Very professional and easy to get along with. Kept us informed and update with all the planning and organising leading up to the day. Would definitely recommend to others.

Aimie & David

Abbie was everything we wanted in a celebrant – relaxed, genuine, still a bit formal and organised.

I couldn’t fault Abbie on anything! She made our day just that little bit more special. The amount of time that went in behind the scenes and the resources we received were amazing. Endless email support as well. Lots of our guests also commented that Abbie was such a great celebrant. Abbie, we still can’t thank you enough for being such a massive part on our special day.

We would recommend Abbie to anyone!

Terri & Zane

From our first meeting with Abbie we knew we have found the perfect celebrant for us. Abbie was professional, relaxed, easy to talk to and understood what we wanted from a ceremony which was good because we went into the initial meeting having no idea what we were after. Abbie gave us guides and resources that helped us create the perfect ceremony tailored to us, thanks so much for helping us to create a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple. We had so many comments from guests about how lovely and personal the ceremony was and what a fantastic celebrant we had !

 

Abbie you really made our day so special we are so grateful we had you as a celebrant. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a celebrant.

Tim and Meagan

Abbie was the perfect celebrant for us, as soon as we had our first meeting with her we knew she was the perfect fit to officiate our marriage. She is a lovely, relaxed and professional celebrant that’s willing to help out if a few things don’t go to plan. With her friendly nature she made everyone comfortable and stress-free and that was extremely appreciated. We cannot thank you enough Abbie for being our celebrant and have a wonderful rest of your wedding season!

Ellyx and Frankie

Abbie is, in a nutshell, an amazing celebrant and goes above and beyond to ensure that your day is personal, fun and stress-free. I did not appreciate how important it is to have a good celebrant, but Abbie really set the tone for the whole day with her warm, friendly, and vibrant nature and filled the ceremony with a lovely happy energy from the start.   Abbie also does more than just conduct the ceremony – she knows all the little tips, tricks and details that make your ceremony flow and offers plenty of great ideas to bring your vision to life.  You can tell she genuinely loves helping couples plan their wedding day.  Abbie was also happy to tailor the ceremony for our needs, our ceremony was slightly nontraditional and she was completely willing to be guided on what we wanted.  I couldn’t fault her ceremony, professionalism or manner in any way!   Would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Love, Bridget & Wayne

Bridget and Wayne

Definitely a 5 star review. Abbie made the whole process very smooth and kept us calm on the day. Everyone commented on how awesome the ceremony was and how everything flowed/tied in nicely with what happened next. Couldn’t have hoped for a better ceremony & celebrant – we loved it; it was everything we wanted it to be and more. Thank you so much. Sarah and Carl

It was such a pleasure having Abbie apart of our ceremony and we had so much fun working with her!

Jeremy and I live overseas and Abbie was brilliant to work with and was able to accommodate us in the preparations by emails and skype meetings. She was relaxed, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and professional.

Choosing Abbie was easy once we had read her other testimonials and she brought a level of fun, youth and sincerity to our special moment, which made the day!

During our rehearsal Abbie was confident and was more than willing to spend some extra time going through some of the finer details like timing, where to stand and other finer details which we hadnt thought of.

Abbie absolutely made our day and we’re so grateful that we chose her to officiate. We cannot speak highly enough of her and would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone else looking for a celebrant. She was absolutely brilliant and we look forward to seeing her marry Jeremy’s sister and her fiance in just over 12 months!

Megan and Jeremy

We first met Abbie at a friends wedding, she brought a warmth and sense of family to their day which was what we hoped to achieve for ourselves. Abbie assisted us plan our day and had many helpful suggestions to make it a memorable event. We would highly recommend her to others seeking a intimate day.

Thanks for everything Abbie

Vicky and Shane

Abbie is an amazing celebrant. We knew what type of celebrant we wanted, someone organised, fun, relaxed and typically kiwi. Abbie ticked all of our boxes and more. Abbie made planning the ceremony a breeze and knew all the tricks to make our ceremony perfect.  Abbie set such an inviting, fun, relaxed mood that carried on though out our day.

We would recommend Abbie to anyone within a flash

Thank you Abbie for being so amazing and making our day so special

Love & thanks

Katie and Kieran

Katie and Kieran

We are so glad we chose Abbie to be our celebrant. From the start she was relatable, friendly and organised which made the whole process very easy!

We both wanted a relaxed, genuine wedding and Abbie allowed us as much input as we needed, and this ensured our ceremony suited our personalities perfectly. Thank you Abbie!

Francis and Kasey

We approached Abbie early in our wedding preparation and from our first meeting we knew she was the perfect choice as our celebrant.

Abbie was incredibly helpful as we planned our ceremony and she made us both feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process. She was professional yet fun and was a huge reason why our ceremony went as smoothly as it did.

We would both instantly recommend Abbie to anyone looking for a celebrant, she is amazing Thanks so much for all your help.

Candace & Ricky

Easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding ceremony was to ask Abbie to marry us.
Abbie, you were relaxed, professional, fun, and fit in with our ceremony without effort. It was such a pleasure !
We couldn’t have dreamed for a better celebrant, and will recommend without hesitation to anyone and everyone.
Thank you so much from Helen and I.

Helen and Paul

Abbie was such a great person to work with. Right from the start we knew we’d picked the right celebrant. Abbie is so easy to talk to and she made planning the day easy for us, even though we planned everything from London!

Abbie helped us to choose the right words and was still able to assist when we said “we’re not really into the lovey-dovey stuff”.

The ceremony was perfect and our friends and family told us it was “very us”.

We recommend Abbie if you want everything done right and with ease. Thanks Abbie! Angela and Hugh

Abbie was so helpful and friendly in the months leading up to our wedding, she was very organised and really made the ceremony planning easy, at the rehearsal she took charge which is exactly what we needed as she was the best person for the job, the professionalism showed at the ceremony as she was both funny and thorough. We thank you so much Abbie and couldn’t have done it without you x Megan and Kris Megan and Kris

Abbie is an amazing celebrant!! She came highly recommended to us and after meeting her for the first time we knew she would live up to her reputation! Her caring but fun loving nature was the perfect fit for us and made us feel calm on the day knowing we were in good hands.

Thank you so much Abbie for helping make our day so special. You are very gifted at what you do and any couple would be lucky to have you marry them.

Amanda and Paul xx 🙂 Amanda and Paul

We had the best day ever, and a massive part of this was because of the amazing ceremony. Abbie was so friendly, helpful and organised and gave tailored advice, after listening to what we wanted for our ceremony. We felt that the ceremony was very personalised, not too traditional but also very memorable and was a genuine reflection of us as a couple. Abbie is such a warm and energetic person and this came through in our relaxed ceremony. We are so glad that Abbie was our celebrant and can\’t recommend her more to anyone planning their wedding. Adam and Leila

I would gladly appreciate your testimonial! Please feel free to also email a wedding pic to contact@abbiehyde.co.nz

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