Hello Irene,

We would both like to thank you so much for a number of things. Firstly the service was exactly what we wanted and we will always treasure those special moments.  Your guidance was ‘spot on’ from your acknowledgements to suggesting how we walk down the isle.  It was just perfect for us and for our guests.  Thank you. You made it so easy for us (and does not mean we will do it again ((J), and thanks for being part of our special day.

On another note, your gifts blow us away.  So thoughtful and so appropriate and it is an incredible memento of our time spent at The Boatshed. The location, our families there, the ceremony, the night celebrations, three days in Queenstown and a couple of days on the boat was just a magical week for us.  Thank you for your time to ensure our day was special.

Be in touch soon and may see you one day in Oneroa.  Take care Warren & Paula  Warren Sharp

We found Irene through recommendation by a friend (who is a Waiheke Local). We were exceptionally happy with her warm yet professional manner. She is a wealth of knowledge, which made us very comfortable that she had everything under control (even when we didn’t!). She took the time to get to know our relationship, and understand what we did and didn’t want for our ceremony.

She made it feel very personal. She invited us in to her home, to go over details and just to get to know each other!
After the ceremony many of our guests were very complimentary about Irene. She delivered the ceremony EXACTLY as we wanted – which was light, with a bit of humour and lots of love.

Thank you Irene, we couldn’t imagine our day without you!

James and Stephanie Pritchett, 2015

"Irene stands head and shoulders above any other celebrants I have worked with who are based on Waiheke Island. Her wedding ceremonies are well planned, individual and whilst relaxed, they still maintain the importance of the occasion. Irene is a true professional but above all else is a 'people person'. I have photographed hundreds of weddings and with Irene you can rest assured you are dealing with one of the very best in the country."

Chris Dillon. 3 x Bride of the Year photographer 2007,2008,2011, Director - Dillon Photography

"We just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you very much for all of your help with our wedding). You helped to make it the best day of our lives and we hope you also enjoyed the ceremony - we have some lovely photos of you laughing with us.
It is never easy organising a wedding from the other side of the world where you have to put complete trust in others with whom you have never met, and you have done a great job - so with that said, if you have any potential clients organising a wedding on Waiheke from the UK then we will be more than happy to give them a personal recommendation. Also, we were very touched by the gift you left us and it has taken pride of place on our book shelf in the lounge, so thank you for that :) warm regards"

Tracey & Nick Gilmour , Wedding @ The Mudbrick Church Bay Waiheke

Thank you very much for your kind wishes, it was our pleasure and honour to have you at our wedding ceremony.
A sincere thank you was given from our parents to you in the wedding speeches to which all our guests applauded your services,
you helped bring together the most important part of the day to which we are sincerely thankful.
Kind Regards

Lucy & Mark Castaways, Waiuku, 10th Nov 2013

Irene is amazing. She effortlessly combines a really professional approach
with warmth, humour and thoughtfulness. You can tell she loves what she does
and her genuine interest in people shines through to help couples navigate
through the sometimes stressful wedding waters! We felt lucky to have her on

Adrienne and Andy Bonell, 6th February 2009

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