Whether you’ve been married for five years or 50 years, a vow renewal ceremony could be perfect for you.
It’s a great chance to look back at your first ceremony and reaffirm those vows you exchanged, or change them up to reflect how your love has changed and matured over that time.
A vow renewal is also a beautiful way to acknowledge and remember those who were at your wedding, the people you’ve met along the way, and the journey you’ve traveled together.
All you need to do is:
- set a date
- pick a spot to renew your vows
- choose something to wear
- write your vows (I can help with those!)
And we’ll take care of the rest!
- personalised ceremony (Kineta will help you write your vows)
- vow renewal certificate
- photos during ceremony
- up to 1 hour of photos onsite (this includes the ceremony)
- an online gallery of your vow renewal images
Renew your vows with us anywhere with a view, beautiful atmosphere, or somewhere that means something to you.
Here are some cool locations to consider, but inevitably the choice is yours:
- Waipara Springs
- Pines Beach Forest
- Waimakariri River
- Ashley River
- Ashley Forest
- Waikuku River Mouth
- Matawai Park, Rangiora
- Darfield Forest
- Bottle Lake Forest
- Actually, any forest makes for awesome pics!
- Halswell Quarry
- Godley Heads
Some things to consider when choosing a location:
- is it private enough? Will the public walk through your ceremony?
- What’s the light like? If the area is too exposed to the elements (sunlight/sea) then you may not get the best photos
- Is it sheltered enough? If it’s too windy your guests won’t be able to hear the ceremony
MEET YOUR VENDORS!
*THE FINE PRINT:
- there’s a four-week turnaround for receiving your online gallery of images
- mileage included if within 15km of celebrant’s office in Kaiapoi. Over and above is charged at the current IRD rate.
- if you’re not wanting a photographer, Kineta is still available to officiate a vow renewal. The price for a celebrant-only vow renewal is $400.
- there is a $200 non-refundable deposit to book your vow renewal with us
- please do not bring seating (unless someone requires a seat), as you will need to book the space and it ultimately becomes an organised Micro Vow Renewal, rather than a simple vow renewal.
- some public spaces – such as gardens and parks, may require consent from the local council. It’s generally fine for elopements – as it’s certainly not a big ceremony and there’s just a handful of us onsite, but there are places you can not get married – such as the Rose Garden at Mona Vale and other spaces. It is your responsibility to check this page out.