In my other, OTHER life as an alternative wedding celebrant, I was asked to come on TVNZ’s Breakfast show on Valentines Day to talk about the growing trend of surprise weddings. The Breakfast show airs every morning and is watching by a LOT of people.
So I was a bit of a nervous wreck. Especially when we got to the studio and had to sit in the Green Room for 20 minutes with a huge TV blaring the show. Just hammering it home that in 10 minutes I was going to be out there, LIVE, in front of hundreds of thousands of kiwis.
After a quick hair-and-makeup, I was ushered to the side of the set, my husband yelling at me that I’ll be fine and feeling everything in the world except fine, and then WHAM, I was sitting on a couch, facing the two presenters, and I was practically ready to burst out laughing because they were so TINY. Like little midget people. It doesn’t look it on TV, but they are little mini-presenters. Somehow, that made it all less scary.
The studio was cool; the whole room – apart from the set – was dark, and you could just see some shadowy people moving around back there and about 10 TV screens with words streaming on them and different things happening. There was another set in the corner – a news desk – and bright lights. I’m a bit squinty in the clip because of them, but that’s me.
So yeah. I was on TV. And I’m pretty happy with how it went. If you’re in New Zealand, you can watch the clip here. I am on at 1hr, 1min.
And if you’re wondering what I’m wearing, it is the French Reminiscent Plaid Skirt and Shirt Set from Heavy Red. And it is my new favourite thing to wear, after my Blind Guardian t-shirt, of course.
Have you ever been on TV?