Leslie Van Gelder
Spoken From the Heart
Sometimes it’s just so hard to say how you feel, especially when it’s coming right from your heart. And on your wedding day, you want to get those words right because you’ll both remember them for a long time to come. If you, or your parents or best friends, are feeling a little tongue-tied, I can help.
I’m a writer who’s been living here in Paradise since 2008. On my first and only date with my late husband he told me he wanted to take me to Paradise. When I told him that was ‘quite a line’ he suddenly blushed and had to explain that Paradise was his favourite place in the world and it was here in NZ. Not only did he take me, but I fell in love with both him and the place and while he’s now gone on to Paradise himself, I have made this my home. I love getting to share it with you on your special day, too.
I have a knack for finding the words to capture how you all feel about each other. Ok, on occasion, your special words might reduce everyone in the audience to tears, but there’s nothing wrong with that at a wedding, is there?
If you’d like to read a little of my writing, you might enjoy my most recent book, The Archaeology of Love or Weaving a Way Home, or you can see a TEDx talk I gave recently that is all about love, intimacy and kindness. Here’s a little more about me, too. You can find me on Wikipedia, too.
I look forward to helping you, and your family and friends find just the right words to celebrate your magical day.