Loveworks - James Barr

Your wedding should be as beautiful and unique as your love story.

At the beating heart of your wedding, should be a meaningful, personalised ceremony that is written just for you.

Whether you’re planning an epic showstopper wedding, an intimate occasion on the beach or anything in between, there are plenty of options to choose from.

And that means lots and lots of decisions - and maybe even a little stress at times. Let me take away some of that worry by making sure that your ceremony is just right, and goes without a hitch.

The great news is that there are very few rules when it comes to a marriage ceremony. I’ll carefully guide you through the ones that matter, but apart from that the choices and styles of the ceremony are limitless.

Whether you want to incorporate ritual or spiritual elements, whanau or friend participation or anything else, my job is to help you create the experience and atmosphere that you want for your guests - it’s completely up to you.

I’ll spend the time to get to know you and your love story, share some ideas and then create the perfect ceremony that reflects who you are and what is important to you as a couple, and beautifully sets the tone of your special day for you and your guests.

From the moment you book me, right up until your big day, we’re going to spend some time getting to know each other. I want to find out what’s special about your relationship, why are you perfect for each other and what marriage means to you. Then I will write a completely bespoke and personal ceremony that beautifully reflects who you are as a couple, your shared values and your vision for your future together.

The exciting thing about your marriage ceremony is that there is plenty of room for creativity. Apart from a few very simple legal requirements that ensure you are actually married, your ceremony can take pretty much take any form you like. Whether you’re spiritual or secular, head in the clouds or feet on the ground, beautifully formal or casual and fun - it’s my job to bring together all of the ideas and elements that hold meaning for you, and craft them into an entertaining, heartwarming and meaningful ceremony that is the anchor point of your wedding day. If you need some ideas I have a great portfolio of resources we can look through together and draw upon for inspiration. Many couples find that going through the creative process of the ceremony work helps them to solidify their wedding thematically as a whole.

I value diversity, inclusion and love in all its forms.

Please don’t forget to mention that you found us via My Wedding Guide.