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A happily married, accomplished and experienced professional Celebrant, a friendly, calm, mature woman.  Whatever your dream ceremony is I can craft it for you, and offer a range of ways to do so.  

•Registered marriage Celebrant

•Registered civil union Celebrant

•Naming and funeral Celebrant

•Justice of the Peace for New Zealand

•Member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand

•Formal and informal Mentor to other Celebrants

•CANZ Accredited Celebrant. Although there are over 10,000 Celebrants in New Zealand, currently only 26 are accredited.

Love, Birth, Death - these events affect us as human beings.  My social justice and Celebrant experience helps create a relaxed environment, so you have the freedom to enjoy your wedding and the journey to it. As well as a warm, thoughtful personality who offers a first-class service, I bring a unique package of desirable skills to my work. My background as an academic means I'll write and craft your ceremony swiftly, artfully and thoroughly, speaking confidently, articulately and on topic.

An artist's daughter, I've had the good fortune to grow up around creativity and value innovation. My art is storytelling and I would be delighted to make your ceremony as unique and personal to you as you wish. Learning is a lifelong love for me, as is nature.  My husband and I enjoy travelling and seek out new wild places for rest and rejuvenation, living as lightly on the earth as we can.  We have a strong, happy marriage and a peaceful, nourishing life.  

Living in Aotearoa, learning te reo Maori and kawa, has deepened my connection to this beautiful land I cherish.  I'm here to celebrate and honour your personal and family traditions as you feel appropriate.  I'd also be happy to organise witnesses and marry you at our Greenlane villa, or anywhere, if you are eloping.   

Based in Auckland, I travel NZ wide to help two people in love celebrate the beginning of their marriage in their own lovely style.  Delighted to collaborate on your vision, providing competent assistance with legal requirements, reliable, consistent and supportive of all, I am there for you from start to finish!

Namings: Welcoming your new baby, celebrating their name and place amongst your family and friends. A naming ceremony supports you as parents also, to mark this transition and share with your loved ones what you hold most important, as the guardian of this dear new life.

Weddings & Civil Unions: Most 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, orchards, zoos, museums, art galleries and an Air NZ plane! Anywhere, any time you want to celebrate your love works for me.

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. It is an honour to remember a life, of any length.

My approach: I enjoy working in relationships of mutual respect with my clients and want everyone involved to feel good about 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 moment in your journey as a couple.  You can have confidence in me and my work.

Everything Celebrants do involves connecting.  Whether by creating, organising, communicating, interacting or officiating.  This work connects me to a wonderful variety of people, their emotions, occasions and real life experiences.  This is what inspires me and ultimately gives back a sense of achievement, knowing that connections were made, visions shared and people encouraged along the way.

Best value for local suburbs: Greenlane, Epsom, Mt Eden, Newmarket, Remuera, Ellerslie, One Tree Hill, Royal Oak, Three Kings, Meadowbank, St Johns, Stonefields, Orakei, Mt Wellington, Penrose, Onehunga, Oranga, Hillsborough. It is an easy hop on the train from my place to Britomart, and thereby Auckland City, Devonport, Gulf Harbour, Coromandel, Waiheke, Rangitoto, Rotoroa, Motutapu, Motuihe and Tiritiri Matangi.  Island weddings are so very New Zealand!

For everyone I will:

•Value our work and your trust in me

•Meet you any day/time you like - seven days/evenings a week

•Ensure your ceremony is delivered to your wishes - no unsolicited surprises!

•Present myself in a style that fits with the theme of your event

•Provide you with a custom Memory Folder and a keepsake copy of your ceremony.