About Donella, Wanaka Wedding Celebrant
I have lived in Wanaka for over six years doing a variety of work, most of which has centred around hospitality. Before Wanaka, my husband and I lived in Christchurch running a very busy motel which gave me the taste of the hospitality sector. Prior to this, we both lived in Auckland working in the corporate world.
Coming to Wanaka for me was like coming home – I love the mountains, the lake, and the clean fresh air. Wanaka has so much to offer those that enjoy the outdoors year round and of course, Wanaka is now one of the leading wedding destinations in the South Island, with so many different areas and venues where you can have your special day.
I enjoy working with couples to make their ceremony unique to them. Every couple wants their ceremony to be special and I make it my job to ensure it is all you want and desire. Weddings are unique to each couple and as such there is no “cookie cutter” ceremony from me. Couples have so much to think about planning their big day – my role is to make sure that the legal particulars are taken care of and the ceremony goes as planned.