Kate we can't thank you enough for being our celebrant. We asked Kate to be our Celebrant for our wedding day the 23rd February 2019, and couldn't of asked for anything more. You made it easy from the get go and turned our ceremony into a beautiful love story.
Mr and Mrs Settle
Jen & Phil Settle
Kate was just absolutely amazing!! Such a lovely person and was so helpful every step of the way. Everything was made so it was personal and beyond what we were hoping for! Thank you so much for all the effort and love you put into our wedding. Could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony!! Definitely recommend!!! (Laura) Although we had an idea of what we wanted for our day Kate bought an even more special flavor to our day with her knowledge of how and why a wedding is made to how we could express ourselves better to each other and for our friends and family could never have imagined our day being any better thank you Kate we will be forever grateful! (Kevin)
Mr and Mrs Barry
Kevin & Laura Barry
Kate Lovell of ‘As You Like It Limited’ is definitely the most organised person I know. She is extremely professional and her warm and friendly nature makes it a pleasure to work with her. Kate assisted with the planning and running of the Life Education Breakfast held on 4 May 2018 - the major fundraiser for Life Education in the Western Bay of Plenty. With 200 guests, and with Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston and Sam Dowdall (Sam the Barter Barber) as the special guest speakers, Kate’s involvement contributed considerably to the success of the event. Not only did she give her time, energy and expertise free of charge as her contribution to Life Education in the Western Bay of Plenty region, she also used her extensive business network to convince several of her colleagues in the wedding industry to give their time and services free of charge, as well. This made a huge difference to the success of the event. Like all committees, our trustees had differing opinions and expectations at the start of the planning process. Kate relates well to different personalities and is able to quickly diffuse any potentially difficult situation to ensure that all are in agreement, everyone has the same expectations, and the event is a success. Kate has a natural ability to identify any potential issues, and this means she keeps to the brief, in a professional, efficient and calm manner. I have no hesitation in recommending Kate Lovell and ‘As You Like It Limited’ to anyone who wants a well-run event. Regards
Kaye Jamieson
Executive Officer
We chose Kate as our celebrant as I have known her for years, since primary school in fact! and she is the most lovely, down to earth person.  Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect. She listened to us and what we wanted and took great care in writing the most beautiful ceremony. We have had so many people come to us not only on the day but afterwards too, to let us know how beautiful the ceremony was.  Words cannot express how thankful we truly are and how wonderful and amazing Kate is as a celebrant.
Mr and Mrs Blair
Krystle & Cameron
Kate made our wedding the best day of our lives with her calm demeanour. From the moment that we meet Kate we felt calm and comforted feeling like everything would be sorted. Kate went out of her way to make sure my husband and I knew how they day would go and make sure we were feeling ok before the wedding on the day and throughout the planning process. I would highly recommend Kate as a celebrant.
Mr and Mrs Latham
Merinda & Alan
Just want to say a massive massive thank you for everything you have done. It was and still is a super stressful time for us and we genuinely could not have had our special day without you. You worked hard behind the scenes and then had it all sorted and fall into place perfectly on the day. We’ve been getting comments from everyone saying how awesome it was to just relax and be casual, but it was perfectly organised and there were no mistakes. So only one person to thank for that! Even down to the little but most important thing like rescue remedy when I arrived boy I didn’t know how much I’d needed it. You definitely felt like a very important part of the family that day!
Petri & Jeff
Kate officiated at our wedding which was held at the Black Walnut in Whakamarama on 28 Dec 2019. Kate is professional, caring, through, well organised and actively listens to you as a couple. Many of our guests commented on how lovely Kate was and I think its thanks to her that our day went off so well. Kate goes the extra mile; she quietly and expertly guided us through the ceremony. However Kate is far more than just what happens on the day itself. It's all extra little touches which I believe make her an outstanding celebrant. We thoroughly recommend Kate. A beautiful person.
Tracey & JD
Kate is friendly, professional and very organized. If you are a bride who is planning for your wedding for x-months/weeks, trust me - you don't want to be coordinating on the actual day. We had 84 guests (including kids aged 0-10yo), so having Kate around for the church rehearsal and ceremony was a welcome reassurance for my peace of mind and overall sanity!  She also worked well with the church staff and other vendors (florist, photo/videographers, musician etc.). Most especially, our guests felt that everything was in order because of her presence. So a big THANK YOU Kate.
Veronica & Jeremy
Kate Thank you for all of your help with our wedding. Lance and I thank you for your patience, your judgement skills, your outstanding planning abilities and most of all for your genuine love and support. From the first time we met you, Lance and I just knew that you had our backs, infact its scary to think how little we knew about getting married to start with, we would truly not have been able to do it without you. We realise now that it takes commitment, dedication, work and effort to create, plan and organise a wedding. We trusted your judgements, you were calm and rational and we heavily relied on your expertise. Thank you. All of your recommended vendors suited our wants and needs, they were down to earth, very helpful, practical and easy to work with. All of our family and friends are still talking about the wonderful day they had, one of our guests who is nearly 90 said ͞iv been to a lot of weddings in my life, but this is the best wedding iv been to in my life, it was very well planned to͟. Credit to you Kate. We enjoyed our wedding, we are proud of our wedding, our wedding was perfect for us so thank you again for these important life memories. One of the best parts of the wedding planning process was being able to make decisions without the worry. We knew you had already taken care of all the hard work. You were culturally sensitive, respectful, thoughtful, caring and having you onboard was honestly the best decision we could have made for our wedding! You took away any stress and all the hard work so we could relax and enjoy our big day, we cant say thank you enough, we needed you and we appreciate everything, we are so grateful. Your services and that extra personal touch exceeded our expectations. Kate ͞The lady with kind eyes͟ you are not just our wedding planner, but our trusted friend. Arohanui Stacey & Lance Tikitiki
Mr and Mrs Tikitiki
Stacey & Lance Tikitiki
Kate is such an amazing celebrant! She was so lovely and down-to-earth and the ceremony was perfect. Guests were complimenting us throughout the evening, for what a fantastic celebrant we had. She is very helpful, organized and professional, and kept us relaxed during the planning of our ceremony. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking for a celebrant or wedding planner.
Micah & Tamanna
Mr & Mrs Neilson
Brodie and I hired Kate as our celebrant last week and she was truly amazing! From start to finish she guided us through the process with an open mind and respect for our laid back bush wedding. Lucky for us Kate has a lot of experience in the wedding industry so she was able to make sure we had thought about things that weren't even on our radar! It was very comforting seeing her smiley face through the ceremony so nerves didn't get the better of us! I highly recommend Kate for anyone needing a celebrant in the BOP, she will listen to you and help create a ceremony that feels personal and special. Thank you Kate!
Mr and Mrs Cornelius
Joss & Brodie Cornelius
Thank you Kate. You were the perfect one for us. Everything was easy and fun. Very professional yet very personal. Will be recommending you. Thank you.
Mr and Mrs Claydon
Henry and Carmen Claydon
Kate we can't thank you enough for making our day so special. You were great to communicate with planning & leading up to our ceremony. Walking down the aisle & seeing your warm smile will be a memory I'll cherish.
Mr and Mrs Berry
Amanda & Chris Berry
Kate was wedding coordinator for our wedding and we found her to be the ultimate professional - polite, organised and hard working. Our wedding day was perfect and it certainly wouldn't have been that way without Kate! She was a pleasure to be around and added huge value to our wedding - it was fantastic to have someone that we could trust to sort everything for us! Thanks very much Kate!
Mr and Mrs McDermott
Alexandra & Cameron McDermott
Kate did such a wonderful job planning my Sex & the City themed Hens Night. She was so well organized and had every last detail planned out. Kate also assisted me in various areas of planning our Wedding. On the day she was also our MC, I found her to be very confident in front of a large group of people and excellent in giving direction, especially when helping out our Photographer. Thanks to Kate our perfect day was just that!! I would recommend her to anyone wanting to plan a fabulous Wedding or Event!!
Mr & Mrs McKay
Julie McKay, Tauranga
Dear Kate I don’t know where to begin! We want to express our thanks, appreciation and gratitude for your calm competence, your expertise and your know-how when it comes to all things wedding. It has been an absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for taking the stress and hassle away from us while planning in the first few months. Gathering all the quotes and making all the appointments for us to make all the big decisions – venue, photographer, florist, cake……. You lifted a big weight off our shoulders in that initial planning phase. Then we were in wedding dormancy for a few months, which was nice! When things ramped up again we were so happy to have you with us. Thank you for handling the rehearsal, for helping us set up tables, for pointing out options that I wouldn’t have thought of. You made our wedding day completely stress-free. We cannot thank you enough for liaising with Olive Tree staff during the pre-ceremony when it was all up in the air as to whether we would be inside or outside. Because of you, Isaac was free to enjoy catching up with the guests instead of worrying about that himself. Thank you so much for organising the bridal party for the ceremony. I honestly don’t know how I would have handled the stress of walking down the aisle (and making sure the flower girls knew when to start walking) if I didn’t have your reassuring face smiling and nodding at me! And thank you so much for organising everyone for the photos and helping Rach to make that part run so smoothly. Kate, you felt like part of our family! Sometimes we try to imagine what it would have been like without you and shudder to think of it! For all the fun, the good conversations, the advice. Thank you, Kate!!!
Mr & Mrs Jaensch
Isaac and Meg Jaensch
Thank you Kate for all your help with our wedding in March. Your help at the start was invaluable collating quotes and hire-age fees and saw through the deliveries of all booked companies in the lead up to the big day.... Awesome anyway but particularly useful as I was pregnant at the time!!! You were always there on hand both before and during set up and on the day and only a phone call away if I needed you, I would recommend your services to any future clients, thank you again.
Mr & Mrs Comeskey
Fenella Comeskey, Tauranga
Kate Lovell is a details lady. She has you covered when it comes to being in charge of wedding coordination. On first meeting with Kate she was incredibly friendly and eager to hear what we as the Bride and Groom wanted for our big day. She listens intently during a meeting or rehearsal and will deliver what she has noted. Having Kate on board took the load off us on the day. And that's what you want. You want to completely relax into your wedding day knowing that the table, those flowers or even that pen is in the right place. It's the small things and Kate takes your checklist from you. This allowed our parents to relax and take in the day without worrying about all the little intricate tasks. This is something that was really important to us as Bride and Groom. I would highly recommend giving Kate a call to discuss your wedding. She is more than happy to have a meeting and hear your heart. We personally felt it was a very valuable investment that I do not regret for one moment. Go Kate!
Mr & Mrs Taylor
With love, Clark & Charlotte
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