Hello! I am Jodie...an adventure seeking, outdoor loving celebrant based in Wanaka, New Zealand.
In 2015 my husband Neil and I were visiting Queenstown and Wanaka, when we jokingly made a statement about how amazing it would be to live in Central Otago as it is the outdoor and adventure capital of New Zealand. Everywhere we looked we could see mountains and lakes. Everyone we spoke to was so relaxed and happy. You could be on the ski fields within 20minutes of walking out your door. There was endless bush walks and lake activities happening everywhere.
Within weeks of being back in Auckland, we handed in our notice, sold nearly everything we owned and made the 3day drive to relocate south to follow our dream lifestyle instead of our careers. By January 2016, Central Otago had firmly become our home. Everyone thought we were crazy, but we knew in our hearts we had made the right decision and we have not looked back since.
I had become a celebrant to marry my good friends Sophie and Zak back in 2014 and loved it so much I started to marry friends and family on weekends. Once we moved south I decided to make the move from being a corporate marketer to become a full time celebrant. In addition to being a celebrant I also manage the PR and Marketing for the Queenstown Wedding Association.
Although I am based in Wanaka, I am always up for an adventure anywhere in NZ.
I offer a relaxed, fun and natural approach to my ceremonies. I like to get to know my couples via unlimited catch ups and emails, so that on your wedding day I can not only deliver a personalised ceremony, but I can deliver it in a way that will make you feel like you are being married by a friend.