Both the St Peters Parish Hall and St Luke’s are available for wedding services.
The wedding day should be one where a couple are able to express publicly to friends and family their commitment as husband and wife. As it is the bridegroom’s and bride’s day, all the planning should enable both to enjoy and appreciate the wedding service and celebrations.
• can work well with only a few people or with a large crowd
• is in a public space that can be revisited in years to come
• can be very simple or elaborate
• has a Christian and supportive context.
The Service – Style and words: The style of the wedding is shaped by the couple as they will choose the words that best suit their situation. A New Zealand Prayer Book – He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa, is an excellent resource for putting together a wedding booklet. Time with the clergy will help to plan the wedding service.
Music: Weddings can be arranged with music from a variety of sources – organ music, CDs, instrumentalists, soloists, singing groups, choirs.
Flowers: These are planned with the people who decorate the church for Sunday worship and can incorporate special colour requests.
Practice: A walk through the wedding service helps both the clergy and the couple to ensure the wedding will flow smoothly.