About Us

A self-confessed romantic, Debra Shand has been involved in designing and planning weddings in the Bay of Islands for over eight years and has helped many couples turn their dreams into reality.

From the very simple… where the couple flew in from overseas just days before and cruised to their ceremony on a beautiful yacht where they were married on a secluded beach in the Bay of Islands… to a large celebration which saw a UK based couple married in a local church before celebrating with 150 guests in a beautifully dressed marquee on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Debra has the skills, experience and contacts to make it happen.

During the creative process Debra draws on her considerable experience in event and office management, as well as many years of costume design for local theatre and ballet companies, to provide standout, practical solution.

Anything is possible so don’t be limited by what you see on the website.

Whether you require wedding planning services, help with styling and decorating or on the day co-ordination so that you and your family can relax and enjoy the moment, Bay of Islands Weddings can assist with any or all of these services.