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Who's going to marry you?

No, not the guy or gal standing next to you looking more gorgeous than you ever thought possible - the one standing in front of you with the vested power. 

These days we have choices. Celebrants, Justice's of the Peace, the family Reverend, Priest, or Rabbi - even a close family friend or relative can apply to become a marriage officiate, or celebrant (if they meet the right criteria)! 

The person who stands with you at the alter, bower, archway, garden, head table or wherever, will have quite a role to play in your wedding day - and, in many cases, your marriage going forward. 

Your celebrant will feel right to you, understand your relationship and your wedding hopes and dreams. Her or she will walk you through the process, supporting you, guiding your words, and in the days, weeks, or months prior, be your love counselor.

Charlotte Winkel


When you meet ‘the one’ it’s all the things that literature, film, and music say it is.  As a result, I LOVE playing a key role in seeing others enjoy this type of happiness. Central Otago is where I have lived, worked or played almost my entire life. Living in the heart of the province, with my husband Grahame,  allows me to perform ceremonies in all the surrounding areas including Alexandra, Omakau,  St Bathans, Cromwell, Clyde, Bannockburn, Ranfurly, and the Maniototo.  I also travel to Queenstown, Arrowtown, and Wanaka.


Let me help you create your own beautiful love story. As a Celebrant, I bring my wisdom and enthusiasm for life and people, integrity, intuition and empathy with a warm sense of humour from many years experience as a professional counsellor, spiritual director, retreat facilitator and celebrant. I love to personalize ceremonies to reflect the depth and meaning, warmth and humour of your life together. I am confident in creating a romantic, calming atmosphere capturing the essence of you as a couple and creating a magical day that will be forever treasured and remembered.


Being a marriage celebrant is a passion and living in beautiful Central Otago and doing something I love is a dream.

What better role than working with people in love! LiveLoveWed was born because I wanted to combine my sense of fun, love, and enjoyment of living with my passion for being involved in the life celebrations of so many special people. Let’s say that I’m young (enough) to get caught up in all the excitement – and old enough to have (almost) 800 wedding experiences. There’s just about nothing I can’t handle.


Young, fun, creative and passionate about helping couples put their own stamp on their wedding ceremony, we give you a wedding ceremony that reflects your true selves. You’re not a boring couple, so your wedding ceremony shouldn’t be boring either!​ Every couple is different and has their own story. We love creating a wedding ceremony that tells this story, your personalities, and your relationship, so unique to each couple.​ We are a collective of wedding celebrants based in Wanaka and Queenstown and we can help make your big day as amazing as you are!

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