About Central Otago Weddings

Bernice Lepper - Marriage Celebrant
Bernie Lepper
Bernie with her husband Tony
Why choose Central Otago Weddings

It's important that you find the right marriage celebrant for your service. The person you choose for this role will set the tone for the ceremony where you publicly declare your love for each other. If you are looking for a relaxed but moving ceremony to share this special moment then Central Otago Weddings maybe perfect for you.

A marriage celebrant in Central Otago for over 10 years Bernie's services are known for their personal feel. Central Otago Weddings specialises in unique weddings for couples who want something more personal and relaxed than a traditional wedding ceremony. Bernie manages to create a friendly and intimate mood while maintaining the importance of the day for you.

How it all began

Central Otago Weddings started when close friends of Bernice Lepper’s asked her if she would become a marriage celebrant in order to conduct the service at their wedding. Since then Bernie has been the celebrant for well over a hundred weddings. Couples from all over New Zealand and many from overseas have chosen to get married in beautiful Central Otago and asked Bernie to be their celebrant.

About Bernie

Married for nearly 25 years, Bernie and Tony's 2 children have now left home. As a couple they share a lot of sporting interests, especially mountain biking. Both keen multisport athletes, Tony has also had to spend many hours supporting Bernie in a number of races including The Southern Traverse five years in a row. This time spent together has really added a different dimension to their married life! Bernie works in education. With a teaching background she is now in management for REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme).

Leaving a wedding on a bike
Bernie heading home after a 'remote' wedding service