Hi, I'm Hamish a qualified marriage and civil union celebrant located in Arrowtown, a quaint little village outside Queenstown. Here's a little about me and how I got here.
I grew up in Central Southland on a large sheep and beef farm. After school I made my way to Lincoln University to study resource management but I also discovered the joys of hospitality. I went on to own and operate bars and restaurants in Christchurch, Wellington, then Auckland. These businesses led me to meet many people from all walks of life, both in my venues and adventures had around the world.
I have made my way back to the Queenstown area after convincing my now wife, to shift down from Auckland and settle here. Since arriving we have got married, established and sold a restaurant, and are now parents to two adorable children.
Selling all my hospitality businesses I knew I was going to miss the relationships I had built with people. Becoming a celebrant means I can utilize my personality and skills in making you, and your partner, comfortable and well looked after on your big day.
I have always had an active role in our family farm and continue to do so. I enjoy the balance it provides and my son especially loves the opportunity to play on the farm.
This is me. This is my story. I would love to hear yours.
Getting married is a mighty big commitment. It is you and your soul mate appreciating and loving the uniqueness of the other. So much so you want to make it official and legal. This makes every couple unique and consequently every ceremony should be unique.
My role is to ensure you have a ceremony that is special to you as a couple, is entertaining and to ensure you are grinning, laughing, crying and very happy throughout your ceremony.