Glennys Logan – Marriage Celebrant
Performing as a Marriage Celebrant is a passion rather than a job. Living in beautiful Central Otago and doing something I love is a dream. What better role than working with people in love!
LiveLoveWed was born because I wanted to combine my sense of fun, love, and enjoyment of living with my passion for being involved in the life celebrations of so many special people.
With a varied and interesting background I have worked with people from all walks of life. Formerly a Hairdresser, International Flight Attendant, Café owner, Administrator and Barista Tutor, no challenge is too great. My desire to become a Celebrant has risen from attending many ceremonies and realising that with my own passion and professionalism I could really make a difference to a couple’s special day.
Married to Kim, our son Inia was just 3 years old when we planned our wedding. It was a marriage Celebrant who helped us create a very meaningful wedding ceremony, one I will remember forever. And that’s how I want my clients to feel too.
Being open minded, warm and approachable, I will work with you to create the ceremony you desire. Whether you want a traditional ceremony or one with a difference, I will help you tailor the day to your personal wishes and make your vision reality. My goal is to guide and advise you to ensure your plans are put together with care, ease and efficiency, creating wonderful memories for your life together.
Marriage Celebrant Testimonials
Hi Glennys, Thank you for facilitating a beautiful ceremony for us!! Thank you for all your kind words and effort in to making the ceremony so sweet that our friends are still speaking of it. There weren't a whole heap of dry eyes that I saw when I was greeting everyone after the ceremony, which is what we were hoping for. I wish I had found the time to stop and hold your hands and give my sincere thanks to you....followed by a big hug. Everything about the ceremony was such a pleasure and all your ideas offered forward were spot on. The poem at the start was so sweet, the wine ceremony totally us to a tee, and your words flowed beautifully. Thank you for our sweet pack at the end too, such a nice touch :) Please accept our sincere and enormous thanks for all your work and your beautiful soul. LOVED every part of our day :) Much love & thanks from James & I xo
Hi Glennys, Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did running everything at our ceremony! Everything was really professional yet light and fun and we had several people comment on how great a job you did in setting the tone and making sure everything moved ahead as it should. We both also appreciated your efforts in putting together our lovely ceremony, which, again, many people commented on how beautiful it was. We had a great time getting married and you were a big part of that. So, thank you. We are just passing through Cromwell on our way north so I was thinking of you and wanted to say hello. Lots of love, Rach & Mel
Hello Glennys, We are still speechless at how lucky we were on Saturday. The comments we have been given are so wonderful and whilst tired we are absolutely thrilled. Our day was so special and very emotional, the ceremony was stunningly beautiful and your words express so much love it was hard not to cry. We are very happy with the whole day it truly was perfect. Glennys sharing our day with you was an absolute pleasure and we are so honoured that you were able to express our life and love with our friends and family. Thank you so much Glennys you are a very special lady to us! Love, Mr and Mrs Eichstaedt xxxx
Hello Glennys, We wanted to say a huge thank you for being our celebrant! We were so happy with our ceremony, and loved being able to tweak it to our liking before the wedding. We had so many comments from guests about our wonderful ceremony, which is all a testament to you! Thank you again! Nicole and Richard
Thank you Glennys! I wanted to say thank you for being so helpful and organised in the lead up to our big day - you had us feeling so relaxed - and for doing such a wonderful job on the day. Our ceremony was perfect, it really did reflect us as a couple and how we were feeling in that moment. Thank you again ! Our warmest regards Seth & Bri Burbury x
Hi Glennys, You delivered the most perfect ceremony we could have asked for. Thanks so much for all your help in the lead up to the big day. Everyone loved the chopper fly by!! We most certainly have the most love ever for each other!!!! Brett and Felicity
Hi Glennys Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it such a wonderful ceremony. Many friends said to me after they didn't even cry at their own wedding but did at ours! Everyone thought you were great. Thanks again. Jen and Mark xx
Glennys! We finally have some time to breathe now... Jeez it's a whirlwind isn't it? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BEST CEREMONY EEVVVVVVVEEER! I had so many people come up to me and say it was 100% the best ceremony they've ever been to... and so much of that was down to you... You're so eloquent, emotionally on point and professional. The way you took control at the rehearsal and got everything sorted in less than an hour was impressive... I know it's hard when people are excited and not listening! You're an absolute star and I will recommend you always. Thank you for making our day so special, I am so very thankful we found you. It. Was. Perfect.
Glennys, Thank you so much. Our wedding day was amazing, perfect in every aspect. We're so thankful for everything you did for us, you are amazing at what you do and so many people commented on your professionalism, friendly persona and your ability to engage everyone in the ceremony the way that you did. One of our guests even said they will be flying you out to Australia when it's time for them to get married :-) You complemented everything perfectly, our ceremony ran smoothly and you helped us both relax so we could enjoy and take in the moment. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we feel very privileged to have had you facilitate our marriage ceremony. We will send you pictures when we have them :-) Once again, thank you so much for your time and efforts in ensuring a special part of our day ran perfectly. Steve and Chris xo
“Hi Glennys! We just wanted to say the most massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding all that we hoped it would be. You provided so much wonderful advice on preparing our ceremony, readings and vows that the day was nothing short of magical. We aren't big criers but I've never felt so much love in one place than when we were honouring past loved ones and exchanging our promises that we couldn't help but tear up - and we noticed we weren't the only ones! You delivered all our little inside jokes perfectly and had everyone laughing and smiling the whole way through. Your enthusiasm was infectious and we were so grateful for your thoughtfulness in the lead-up and right through to the end of the. You made the whole experience so personal and we cannot say how very glad we are to have found you as our celebrant. I hope everyone who marries in Central Otago is as lucky as we were to be able to have you as officiate our wedding Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Phillip and Erin Laas”
"Hi Glennys, Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day on Thursday. It was such an amazing day for Mel and I. I think we're only just coming back down to earth now. You helped to make our ceremony unique and special and we can't thank you enough for that. We thought that organising a wedding from another country was going to be a nightmare but it wasn't and in the end the ceremony was everything that the two of us had dreamed for. Thank you again. Much love, Mel and Renee."
Dear Glennys, I know this is a little belated, but Chris & I would like to thank the most important person on our magical wedding day, our beautiful, genuine & wonderful wedding celebrant Glennys! Glennys we can never thank you enough! You will forever be close to both of our hearts, thank you for sharing the lead up to our special day, the most important part of our special day with us our ceremony & thank you for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives, something we will never, ever forget. We shared with you our most personal & private feelings & emotions, our life together & most importantly our life long vows. We were very fussy when choosing a celebrant for our special day because the ceremony was the most important part of our wedding, we wanted to make it special, personal & heartfelt & we thought this would be hard to do having a complete stranger conduct our ceremony, but from the first time we met you in January we knew that we chose the best celebrant in all of New Zealand for us & we have walked away as lifelong friends. So we just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Glennys from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our magical day, the best day of our lives!!! Without you, it wouldn’t have been so special! :) xoxoxoxox Heidi & Chris Hodge
Hi Glennys, Marie here (I’m Kim's Mum…..) You married her and Leon at the Orchard Garden in Clyde on Waitangi Day this year. Just wanted to say you were utterly fantastic – put people at ease, friendly and made a great effort to mingle with people, and gave Kim and Leon the superb ceremony they both wanted. I looked around and saw many grown men wiping their eyes as I thought it was a wonderful, caring, emotional ceremony (wiped my own eyes a few times). I’ve never been to a wedding (and yes, I guess we are biased) where so many people told me afterward it was the best wedding they’d ever been to – commented on how beautiful the bride was (she was), how great you were, and how personal the ceremony was. So take a huge bow – you did an amazing job. Again, huge thanks for making their/our day such an incredibly special one. Warmest wishes, Marie
Glennys, Thank you so much for our wonderful ceremony! We loved every minute of the day, it was so perfect. We can't thank you enough for helping to make our day what it was. We will send through some pictures when we have them too. As well as recommend you to anyone who is thinking of getting married in New Zealand! We are off on the honeymoon tomorrow! Can't wait!! Thanks again, Tessa and Brodie
Hi Glennys Thanks so much for helping our day be so special. Everything went perfectly. We had a great time and so did all the guests. Thanks for all your help and assistance in making it go so brilliantly. It was a great day - we will remember forever. Thanks again. Sarah & Craig
Hi Glennys, Thanks so much for being an amazing celebrant!! I loved our ceremony, it was full of love with just enough fun to keep it interesting without distracting from the seriousness of vowing to love each other forever! Our guests loved it too, especially the duck with the 7 ducklings coming to watch at the lakes edge. I soaked up every minute of our ceremony and enjoyed it more than I thought possible. It is a once in a life time experience and I am so grateful that you were our celebrant to guide us and facilitate such an important moment of our lives. Also thanks for running the rehearsal ceremony. I was pretty stressed that day and it was nice to be around your positive and professional energy! HUGE THANKS!! Anna & Ricky
Glennys we are so fortunate to have found you and to have you with us on our special day - we really felt like you "got" us from minute one, and we were right. Thank you for rolling with us on some late additions and just making everything come together so perfectly. The way it all came together was beautiful and just what we had imagined - MUCH thanks to you. And the Sean wine ceremony really brought the house down - we knew it would be special but ended up being the real talk of the ceremony "finale"... Really happy about that! :) Thank you again, truly – Jana and Paddy
Hi Glennys, Thank you so much for being our celebrant. We had an awesome day and enjoyed the ceremony you put together for us very much. We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it feel so special :) Ashley and Richie Mee :)
Dear Glennys, Thank you sooo much for all your help and support Glennys, for coming in last minute and working out our amazing ceremony and keeping on top of things! Anyone that comes along looking to be married down south, we couldn't recommend anyone else to officiate their ceremony. It is clearly a passion for you, and we couldn't be more thankful for having the pleasure of having our marriage solemnised by you. Kind regards, Nick and Jhovaan
Hi Glennys, I really wanted to express heartfelt thanks from both Leon and myself on the absolutely incredible job you did as celebrant for our wedding. The ceremony was so special and went off even better than we could have imagined, due to all of the effort you put into the planning and tailoring our ceremony just for us. I think almost every single guest we talked to told us it was the most emotional and personal ceremony they’d ever been to and they all mentioned how wonderful you were (many comments like “where did you find your celebrant? She’s amazing!”). I really appreciated the way you included the kids and made them feel a special part of the ceremony and all of the other little touches. I’m so glad that we chose you as our celebrant, it’s so clear that you care so deeply about what you do and you were born for it. Thank you for making our big day so special. Kim and Leon xx
You’re getting wed – so where to from here?
There is so much to do and choosing your dream marriage celebrant is just one of many jobs. Firstly you’ll want to meet me. There is no charge for our initial meeting, and of course no obligation. I am located in Central Otago, New Zealand but if you are planning your wedding from afar, let’s have a Skype meeting!
At our first meeting we will talk about your ideas for your wedding and I will share what I can offer you also. The goal of our first meeting is primarily to establish whether we will work together to make your dreams come true on your big day.
Should you wish me to be your marriage Celebrant you may book me at this time with a non-refundable deposit of NZ$200 which will secure your date with me. Please be mindful that only a formal booking with paid deposit secures your date. If you wish to pay in full at this time you are most welcome otherwise final balance is due on or before your rehearsal.
From here I will provide you with resources to guide you through the process. This includes everything from how to apply for the paperwork, the legal forms and costs, right through to samples of vows, poems, and ceremony structures and more.
Every couple has their own love story and together we’ll weave yours into the ceremony of your dreams to reflect the unique love you have for one another. I will stay in touch with you in the lead up to your wedding to ensure we have everything on track for a wonderful day.
Your rehearsal should take place as close to the ceremony date as possible with all the key people involved. This is an opportunity to iron out any issues that could arise on your big day and resolve these. It also allays any fears and anxieties and allows all of the attendees to feel relaxed and confident ensuring your wedding day runs with ease and grace.
All of our preparation leading up to this point ensures your day runs as you dreamed it would and you and your partner can relax and enjoy.
Why LiveLoveWed? I wanted to combine my zest for living with the love I have for performing my role as a Celebrant. As well as that I wanted to encapsulate all aspects of what I do in one place, and that is celebrating life, love and marriage. I guess you could say this is an extension of who I am!
I have an increasing amount of couples from overseas or outside of Central Otago choosing our stunning location to be wed, so as well as talking about what I do as a Celebrant, LiveLoveWed provides somewhere to come and get ideas and recommendations for other wedding necessities in our region.
LIVE life to the fullest, LOVE with all your heart, WED fabulously x