Here's a little bit about me!
Hi there, I'm Donna Inch and I have been lucky enough to officiate for couples since 2011. I live in beautiful Taupo with my lovely husband, Blaine and our two gorgeous children, Charlotte (nearly 3) and Nathan (15 months).
Along with my husband, I am the owner/operator of Eventrent; a wedding and event hire, design and decoration company. Prior to that I was the Event Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo. So, I have spent most of my working career in weddings and events, and I absolutely love this industry. Its fun, varied and exciting, and it really is such a buzz to be involved in a couples wedding day. It is by far one of the most memorable and special days of their lives, and it is a real privilege to be chosen to play a part in that celebration.
If I manage some spare time in between being a Wife, a Mum, a Marriage Celebrant and a Business Owner, I love to snowboard, play on the great lake, try my hand at photography, cook (and eat!) delicious food and drink (plenty of) good wine.
So what type of ceremony do I deliver? I am all for modern, fun, relaxed and personalised. Often guests will ask me after a ceremony how long have I known the couple. In most cases, it is only since they booked me to be their celebrant. Guests are often surprised at this, and say that it sounded like I was a close friend and had known them for a long time. This is music to my ears! As it means I have delivered a personal ceremony that suited them as a couple. Success!
In my aim to provide personalised ceremonies, with most of my packages, I tailor the ceremony to the couple, and give them a lot of involvement in the wording that is used. After all its your ceremony - not mine, so I will deliver it in a way that suits you two best. However, there are a couple of things that never change; I hold the ceremony in highest regard - it is the formal part of the day, and it is where all the promises are made - so I always deliver my ceremony with a certain amount of formality. However, at the same time I ensure I deliver it in a relaxed, fun and modern way. I aim to get the occasional laugh from your guests, and I always aim to put you, the bride and groom at ease. There is a huge build up to the ceremony; lots of emotion and excitement. I embrace all of that with you, but I also help you to breathe, relax (as much as possible), and enjoy every minute of your wedding ceremony.
Choosing a celebrant is a very personal thing, and you need to ensure the person you choose is the right fit for you both. I would love to meet you for a complimentary consultation to see if I am the right celebrant for you.
Happy planning, enjoy the process!
I would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your wedding plans.
Donna Inch x