The story of New Zealand Wedding Packages began in 2012 when Rachael Schepers (celebrant), Virginia Woolf (photographer) and Milo and Kimberley Coldren (Gourmet Sailing) worked together to create a dream wedding for Dan and Beccy at Nelson’s lighthouse. Dan and Beccy travelled from England to New Zealand to get married in Nelson’s lighthouse in response to a dream.
Rachael, Virginia, Milo and Kimberley all went above and beyond to make this a wedding to remember for Dan and Beccy. It was such a success it even made the local news!
They had so much fun working together on this that they wanted to do it more. Each person had at some time expressed an interest in putting together wedding packages and they felt that this was the team they wanted to do it with. They were joined by Ron Schepers, Rachael’s husband, who is also a wedding celebrant and has worked to help put all the ideas together.
It is this team that makes New Zealand Wedding Packages unique. Each team member is a wedding professional in their own right and has had many years of experience in the wedding industry in the Nelson region. They all have long established relationships with other vendors and work with the best of them. It is the combination of their passion, their professionalism, fun personalities and “nothing is a problem” attitude that has endeared them to each other and makes them the perfect team for your New Zealand wedding experience.
Administrator and Celebrant
Ron Schepers is the administrator for New Zealand Wedding Packages and is also a registered celebrant with over 20 years experience. When he is not conducting weddings, he works in the IT industry including developing websites like this one through his business Web Managers. Ron will usually be the one to respond to your enquiry.
Rachael Schepers is a full time celebrant and has conducted over 500 ceremonies. She is professional, creative and contemporary. She is passionate about creating ceremonies that are meaningful, memorable and which truly reflect your relationship, values, beliefs and style.
Virginia (Ginnie) is a photographer with a global portfolio which includes lifestyle and documentary photography. She loves connecting with and photographing people, and capturing their stories. The photos on this website have been taken by Ginnie.
Kimberly is co-owner of the yacht charter business Gourmet Sailing with her husband Milo, and also our planner! Kimberly's attention to detail and her creativity will not only help ensure your special day runs smoothly, but she will also go above and beyond to help make your dreams a reality.
Milo is co-owner with Kimberly of the yacht charter business Gourmet Sailing. With many years experience sailing across oceans, providing group charters and teaching in Maritime schools, you can be sure your Gourmet Sailing boat travels are safe and fun.