Everyone’s story is unique, and I would love to help you celebrate yours in the way you wish. It is all about you. My standard package is a personalized ceremony, with a rehearsal, in a place of your choice.
Whether it is the beginning of life, a pledge of love and commitment, a memorial, or the goodbye at a funeral, or a significant event, I will help you to create the ceremony that best fits the occasion.
i am known as a very good listener, with a warm-hearted, calm and understanding manner, who likes a lot of fun.
Having traveled widely I enjoy exploring different cultures and ceremonies. I love being outdoors, by water, under trees, in the hills, or in your own home. I currently work as a qualified group fitness instructor in gentle exercise, as well as my celebrant work.
I have experience with many friends and family members who have lost children, siblings and parents. Even in the happiest of ceremonies it might feel important to remember or honour those people who are no longer with you. I can help you do this in a meaningful and appropriate way.
For your marriage preparation, I also offer to facilitate the Prepare-Enrich course, which is a meaningful look at what you both bring to your marriage.
For those who want a simple ceremony without the personal story, I offer a ‘registry-style package’.
I am also registered to offer the standard Registry Ceremony – a simple ceremony when all your vows are written for you, to say in front of 2 chosen witnesses. A no frills or extras option.
What is included in the ‘registry-style’ package’?
You choose the venue, and the time of day/evening/weekends.
You can write your own vows and make the ceremony personal to you. Or I can offer you a choice of standard vows.
Others can be involved in your ceremony, but my legal responsibility, as your celebrant, is to hear your vows, witness the signing of the marriage licence and make sure you have a legal ceremony. I can help you find witnesses if required or you can bring 2 of your own.
There is a limit of 30 people, including the wedding party.
What is not included in the ‘registry-style package’ ?
It doesn’t include a rehearsal, or a personalized wedding ceremony which I handcraft with you, (this is my standard celebrant package) but you can make the ceremony personal to you..
You are required to arrange your own marriage licence with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
How does this differ from a Registry Office ceremony?
You cannot choose personal vows, and have 2 choices of vows in your short ceremony.
You must provide 2 witnesses, and arrange your marriage licence at least 3 days prior, through Births Deaths and Marriages.
This ceremony can be in my home, or a venue that works for us both, indoors or outdoors.
I am a Verified member of CANZ, (Celebrant association of New Zealand), undertaking regular professional development, and have studied with The Celebrant School of New Zealand.
If you would like a no obligation meeting to discuss your celebration, feel free to contact me on;
0273263958 or email@example.com
Celebrating your stories