Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wedding Planner with an NZ Twist

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wedding Planner with an NZ Twist

Article excerpt

MY NEW BUSINESS

Ultimate New Zealand Weddings

ESTABLISHED: January 2010.

OWNER: Christine Barber.

BACKGROUND: Mrs Barber (pictured) is a practice nurse at Eyecare Specialists at Cotton Tree, while also doing the books for her husband's business Impact Asphalt and progressing this new business.

She got married in New Zealand last October and decided to launch an online business offering the same type of experience.

She offers wedding packages initially in the Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo in the South Island.

"It is much cheaper to get married in New Zealand than in Australia," Mrs Barber said.

"In Australia, as soon as you mention wedding, it blows the price out the window.

"We were looking up around the Whitsundays (for our wedding) and it was going to be up to $12,000.

"So we ended up doing something totally unique that we will always remember. Half of our guests had never travelled overseas and they still thank us now, because a lot of them stayed on and made holidays out of it. …

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