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Belle Connor Wanaka Wedding by LUISA APA


Hi, I'm Ellita but feel free to call me Ellie.

Lover of life, people and celebrations. 

I'm a professional and passionate wedding celebrant as well as an enthusiastic party starting master of ceremonies (MC).

After many years as a wedding planner I became a celebrant in 2019. Mainly because I wanted to be amongst the celebrations more. Not always in the background missing the best bits. I can do weddings, elopements, vow renewals and naming ceremonies.

I take my role very seriously but want to keep your day relaxed, fun and memorable for all the right reasons. It is a huge responsibility making your ceremony enjoyable and comfortable for both you and your guests. I love the role I'm privileged to play in your big day!

I listen to what's important to you, I know how to ensure you get great photos and I can keep you calm if there are any last minute changes of plan. I've been doing this for a while.

Having lived in Queenstown, Wanaka and now Cromwell I know the beautiful Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago regions well. I can help you seek out great locations for both your ceremony and wedding photos and love a good road trip (or heli flight) to discover new spots.

You can trust me with your ceremony because I love to write and get to know you. In a past life I worked as a Ghost Writer. I can check it all over with you beforehand so there's no awkward surprises on the day. I'll run through your rehearsal with you so you're feeling calm and relaxed.

I'm also a professional Master of Ceremonies - fancy title for MC, aka keeping things rolling. If you don't have a confident public speaker amongst your guest list don't ruin someone's day by tasking them with the job of public speaker. I'm more than happy to help out with your timeline, make sure the food is served on time and create a fun atmosphere.

Anyway, your wedding isn't about me, it's all about you! I can't wait to hear your story and put it into words. 

If you're looking for an energetic celebrant or MC, I'd love to chat. 

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