Alexa Bartlett -Auckland Celebrant

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Alexa is a highly recommended Auckland Celebrant with many years experience. She is an ACCREDITED member of CELEBRANTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND. She delights in crafting a ceremony to meet the needs of each individual,whether it be a marriage ceremony, a civil union or a naming ceremony. With a friendly nature, a great sense of humour and a caring attitude Alexa delivers her ceremonies with style. She has developed a well known reputation for her top class delivery and her memorable presentations. She is flexible in her attitude and enjoys travelling throughout the country as she officiates at ceremonies. Alexa has a wide range of skills as she is also a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. As a highly recommended funeral celebrant she shows much compassion. Alexa has welcomed newborn babies into the world, walked beside those who grieve, and celebrated those significant events in the lives of many. Check out her photos on her blog and

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wedding Dresses: Beautiful Auckland weddings.

Every bride looks wonderful in her wedding dress.  There are so many styles to choose from it must be a mind boggling decision.  I often think no matter what style dress a bride wears they always look beautiful and radiant.  Formal wedding groups look fabulous as they colour cordinate their colours with the guy's suits and ties blending in to match the bridesmaid's dresses and flowers. The trend to day with bridesmaid's dresses seems to be knee length which is so practical for evening wear after the wedding is over.  Brides still choose the formal long gown which is extremely romantic. Here are a few more examples of beautiful designs on these beautiful people.

"Love is like an eternal flame, once lit it will burn for all time".

To all the couples who I have met and shared your special day. Thank you, it has been an honour!

Every couple looks amazing at their wedding! Thank you all for sharing your photos with us, sometimes I do not always remember to take a photo of each couple.   If I have officiated at your wedding and you would like me to include your photo  please send some to me.  Over the past 15yrs there have been many weddings that I have been associated with. I would be happy to include your photos on my BLOG. Many thanks. ...Alexa

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Zealand Beach Weddings: West Auckland Beaches.

Weddings held at the beautiful beaches around New Zealand are becoming very popular. I love officating any where outdoors, although the spectacular beaches around Auckland are some of my favourite spots.  Frequently couples may choose a West Auckland vineyard to celebrate their marriage although they often go to the local beaches to have their photographs taken. Our summers can be very hot so it is always wise to find a place that also offers some shade for the guests.  I always recommend that couples do have an alternative venue as a back up as Auckland weather sometimes surprises us with showers that come from "out of the blue!"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ascension Vineyard Estate: A Romantic Wedding

Guests from many countries came to celebrate this special day along with colleagues from Auckland City Hospital.  Louisa and Ruchith looked fabulous along with their six bridesmaids and their partners.
They chose the Ascension Estate Matakana for their wedding venue.
It was a picturesque wedding, Lousia looked amazing as did her bridesmaids and many of the guests wore beautifully coloured sari's.
Best wishes Louisa and Ruchith, I hear that life is treating you well. ...Alexa xx

" Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age".
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One Tree Hill Domain : Auckland Wedding

One Tree Hill  Domain was the venue for Angela and Kirit's wedding photos.
This couple planned their wedding from London and arrived back in Auckland with enough time to have a rehearsal a few days before. They have some stunning photos of themselves with the back drop of this beautiful New Zealand scenery in the middle of the Auckland city. Angela and Kirit chose to have their ceremony in the grounds of the wedding venue - Sorrento -One Tree Hill Domain.
Best wishes to you both, I hope life is treating you well in the U.K....Alexa x

"Love is the only game where two can play and both win".

Hot Air Balloon Wedding. West Auckland.

A romantic intimate wedding for Dixie, Nick and their guests, although small in number, eight of us took to the skies early one morning in this beautiful hot air balloon. It was a tranquil, scenic journey as the balloon slowly glided over the farmlands. Admist the curious stares from the animals, the occassional toot of car horns, and the roar of the gas burner, this couple took their vows. The event would not have been complete without the popping of corks at the champagne breakfast that followed in a paddock of one of the local farms in West Auckland.

It was a memorable morning Dixie and Nick and I am sure that you too have some wonderful photos...Alexa xx
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Top Hat & Tails: Tauranga Wedding.

Top hat and tails completed this wedding of Angela and Anton. It was held in the beautiful grounds of Angela's parents home overlooking an inlet of the Tauranga harbour. As they were both living in Dubai while organising their wedding, most of their planning was done with the use of skype.
It was a pleasure to design and deliver a ceremony for this happy couple.
Congratulations Angela and Anton, I hear life is treating you well. Alexa xx
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Morris Dancers: Mt Victoria Wedding, Devonport.

A Scottish piper welcomed the bride and Morris dancers performed then later saluted this married couple, Nick and Clare as they departed from the scenic sight where they took their nuptials on Mt Victoria, over looking the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
As they were members of a folk music club it seemed fitting to celebrate their marriage outside an old bunker in the mountain. The view from the top was amazing on a gorgeous sunny day with the harbour dotted with yachts and small pleasure boats. Best wishes Nick and Clare, It was and honour to officiate. Alexa x x
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