Hi, I’m Sally, a fully qualified Independent Marriage Celebrant. Living in the small Otago town of Oamaru in New Zealand with my husband Richard and our two crazy dogs a black Lab Kes and Bindi our Australian Silky. Our love of New Zealand's stunning scenery and the amazing people has just become stronger and stronger over the last 20years of living here both in Auckland on the North Island and now in the South Island.
When I am not helping people with there amazing ceremonies you will find me out and about enjoying yoga, singing, acting, toastmasters, fishing and tramping travelling and spending quality time with family and friends. My husband has taught me to fish and especially fly fish which we enjoy in the amazing rivers and special locations here on the South Island. The great beaches and scenery around Oamaru also make for great dog walks.
I have had the pleasure over the 40 years to work in various people orientated roles, preschool and primary school, customer service roles, administration, through to hospital administration and phlebotomy work. These skills allow me to have a flexible, adventurous, reliable professional approach to all situations, going the extra mile to achieve a high quality service. I am a patient, honest, kind, creative, caring and compassionate empathetic approachable and a fun loving person who listens and respects all people and cultures, building great relationships and ongoing friendships with my clients. Always solution focused not being afraid to ask the questions and make great suggestions with 110 o/o commitment and dedication to achieve exceptional results.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart” - Anne Sullivan
Our lives are made up of significant moments, moments that will be marked in the mists of time,
telling our stories.
Oamaru is a unique town for New Zealand and a great history with beautiful old limestone buildings and a wonderful harbour, the little blue penguins live here and it is a world famous Steampunk centre, the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail is popular with plenty of lakes, braided rivers and beaches to explore. Dunedin is 1hr 20mins away and Queenstown and Wanaka are about 3 hours drive through beautiful scenery. Breathtaking Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo are within 5 hours drive, all of which I am happy to travel to, helping you find your dream location for your wedding day.
When you arrive in Oamaru you may see people riding on penny farthings and some dressed in Victorian costume in the historic precinct. You may see a steampunk costume or two and plenty of art and interest with the artisans that live here. An annual Jazz festival if that is your fancy or vintage and classic cars and motorbikes. It is a great community with a big heart for the people, families and visitors alike. Why not come on over and see for yourself?