A little about me:
A friendly, relaxed, mature woman, a happily married, accomplished and experienced professional. Weddings are an exciting and magical time and I'd love to be a part of yours.
Whatever your dream ceremony, I would be delighted to craft it for you, and offer a range of ways to do so - pop-up, traditional or a multi-day wedstival! I value love and relationship and respect your celebration. You won't find me shoving my mobile in your face after your ceremony, so I can get a quick pic for marketing! I'm there for you, for your big day. My focus is on doing quality work, celebrating your love story and making my part of the day deeply beautiful. As a skilful Celebrant I'm here to support you as my client in having the ceremony that you want to have. I am a:
- Registered marriage celebrant
- Registered civil union celebrant
- Justice of the Peace for New Zealand
- Member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand
- Formal and informal Mentor to other Celebrants
- Accredited celebrant, meaning I have been certified as practicing to the highest possible professional celebrant standards. Although there are over 10,000 celebrants in New Zealand, currently only 26 are accredited.
As well as a friendly personality, multiple payment options and a first-class service, I bring a unique package of desirable skills to my work. My background as an academic means I will write and craft your ceremony swiftly and thoroughly, speak confidently, articulately and on topic! An artist's daughter, I've also had the good fortune to grow up around creativity and creative people. I'd be delighted to make your ceremony as unique and personal to you as you want it to be. Alongside my familiarity with traditional urban settings, I enjoy nature, so if you want to hike into the bush to hold your ceremony under your favourite waterfall or sail to marry on the crater's edge of White Island, just ask! I am also well grounded in the creation and delivery of Interfaith ceremonies, having trained and registered to perform marriages in New York as well as NZ. Delighted to organise witnesses for you and marry you in my home (or anywhere) if you are eloping.
Funerals & Memorials:
With a background in youth work and the experience of losing my own son pre-birth, I am often asked to officiate at funerals for babies, children and young people, as well as people throughout their life stages.
Weddings & Civil Unions:
The majority of my Celebrant work involves facilitating weddings and civil unions, and I delight in doing so. It is a joy and a privilege to stand with you and celebrate your commitment and happiness. I have performed ceremonies on cliff-tops, mountains, beaches, islands, boats, urban roof gardens, in historic homes, exclusive lodges, golf resorts, clubs, marae, private residences, parks, hospitals, rest homes, chapels, hotels, restaurants, vineyards, zoos, museums, art galleries and an Air NZ plane! Anywhere, any time you want to celebrate your relationship works for me!
I enjoy working in relationships of mutual respect with my clients and want everyone involved to feel good about both the process and the ceremony itself. I believe in what I do and am expert at it. Ethical and excellent practice underpins all my work, as does the value of relationship. In all aspects of ceremony development and delivery I will work with you to ensure that together we create a beautiful piece of history in your journey as a couple. Am happy to provide complete media blackout and confidentiality agreement as required.
My peaceful villa is located near the Greenlane motorway offramp and train station, making it easy for clients who wish to come meet me at my home office, by car or train. And easy for me to travel and marry you anywhere in beautiful Aotearoa!
Celebrant fees & payment options:
To support both my clients and the planet I offer Traditional or Sustainable payment options. You choose how you wish to pay for my celebrant work; via bank transfer or sustainably with skills/service of the same value. Best value for weddings in Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill, as they are so close to my home.
In brief I will:
- Meet you at a time and location workable for both of us
- Provide you with a number of references from recent clients.
- Conduct a free Auckland rehearsal (wedding and civil unions only) with you and your party.
- Ensure your ceremony is delivered to your wishes - no unsolicited surprises!
- Match the colour and style of my attire to the theme of your event.
- Provide you with an exquisite, custom-designed Memory Folder on the day which includes a copy of your own personal ceremony.
I happily perform ceremonies all over New Zealand.
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