Cooks Beach Wedding
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LOCATION - Cooks Beach is named after the famous explorer James Cook who landed here in 1769. Sand dunes lead you down to a white sandy shoreline which stretches out over 2kms. It is flanked at the eastern end by the Purangi Estuary and at the western end by a freshwater stream – both very picturesque wedding locations.
ACCOMMODATION - 3 nights for 2 at Lakes Studio
Situated 400m from the beachfront and overlooking a man-made lake, this accommodation at Cooks Beach is completely new. Much thought has gone into putting this small, compact open plan space to it’s best use. Foldout queen bed, kitchen facilities, separate modern tiled bathroom.
PHOTOGRAPHY - stunning photographic images of your wedding day recorded for you on a memory stick in high resolution. 100+ images to take home with you.
Other Services included in Package:
Lesley Morrison, as well as taking on the duties of Co-ordinator, is also the friendly, caring celebrant who will officiate at your wedding. Lesley considers it a privilege to conduct your marriage ceremony and will make every effort to ensure your wedding day will be perfect and everything you had ever imagined it to be.
In NZ, two witnesses must be present at the ceremony to witness and sign accordingly that a marriage took place in their presence. We will engage two such witnesses who will be honoured to be part of your wedding day.
Prior to your arrival in NZ, we will make application in the form of “Notice of Intended Marriage” to the Dept. of Internal Affairs on your behalf requesting authority for your marriage to take place and make payment of the prescribed fee.
Once your wedding has taken place, the Celebrant is required to despatch the “Particulars of Marriage” to Births, Deaths and Marriages in Wellington where your marriage will be recorded. We will then make application for a “Marriage Certificate” to be issued and couriered to your home address and make payment of the prescribed fee.
It’s traditional for a bride to carry flowers on her wedding day, and who are we to break with tradition? A simple bridal bouquet of seasonal flowers will be lovingly created for you.
Our own personal touches
these are the little things that make you feel special and show that we care:
- A wedding card, wishing you well, and signed by all the crew at Beach Weddings awaits you on arrival.
- Our Marriage Celebrant will personally visit you at your accommodation on the eve of your arrival to welcome you, discuss your ceremony and take you on an orientation drive to your wedding location.
- A chilled bottle of bubbly/sparkling grape-juice will be on hand to toast the bride and groom at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Short/long hair styled at a Whitianga salon
Make up artistry for your wedding day (can be booked to coincide with your hair appointment)
Most simply described as further proof of authenticity of a NZ issued document (your Marriage Certificate). It is required in some, but not all overseas countries.
ADDITIONAL GUEST SURCHARGE
EXTRA NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
Prices may vary according to the time of year and are subject to availability.