HERE TO HELP
The impact of COVID-19 on the way of life for Kiwis and wedding ceremonies could not have been predicted even just a few weeks ago. It’s times like these we cannot underestimate the collective power of working together, looking after and supporting each other.
Many couples are impacted by the latest restrictions with regards to travel measures introduced by Governments around the world, with family members or friends no longer able to make the wedding day due to travel restrictions or in self-isolation. I am also aware of some wedding suppliers not able to provide the services planned due to the new measures introduced. I really feel for all those couples who will have planned their special day and be faced with all these challenges.
If you need to change your plans due to a venue change, or a marriage celebrant is no longer able to perform the ceremony or you just need some advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Being there for couples at any stage of the journey to getting married is why I chose to be a marriage celebrant and I would love to offer my support, energy and time in making each wedding day as special as it can be.
If you have any questions about wedding ceremonies, your wedding licence or anything relating to your special day, please do get in touch. If we are not able to meet face to face, I am more than happy to schedule a call, or even a video chat to talk through your plans and how I can help.
I look forward to helping and assisting in any way I can so please do get in touch!
So you are planning on getting married, well I am here to help you!
As your Wedding Celebrant I believe that every ceremony is special and unique and also a privilege to be a part of.
It is your day and whatever you have in mind for your wedding ceremony I will be sensitive to your values, needs and wishes.
You will find me to be warm, approachable and friendly and I will guide you through your ceremony reflecting the love you share as a couple, helping you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Other services I offer include renewal of vows, baby naming ceremonies, elopements and same sex marriages.
I would be delighted to discuss your wedding ideas with you without obligation, so please call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you!
The first step is that we meet to discuss your hopes and dreams for your wedding day. It is important you find someone you have a connection and feel comfortable with. If you decide that I’m the one for you then I can provide you with a selection of wordings for vows, readings and poems that you can choose from or we can discuss your own ideas that you may have. We can then start creating your ceremony ensuring it is just how you want it to be and reflects your relationship and the love you both share.
If you want to, we can book in a rehearsal at your chosen venue closer to your wedding day which is a time for us to go through your ceremony, for example where to stand and how to enter so you can relax and enjoy your day.
Ideally all the wedding party should attend so they know the arrangements and are comfortable and confident about their roles. On your wedding day I will ensure that everything runs smoothly. I will arrive at least half an hour before your guests to ensure everything is set up and to calm the groom’s nerves!
Baby Naming’s are a more straightforward service as they are not usually as long as other ceremonies due to the guest of honour being quite young and needing to feed and sleep!
I would be happy to meet with you to discuss what ideas you may have as to what you would like to be included in the ceremony and words that can be shared with family and friends. It is a lovely way of welcoming your child into the world surrounded by your family and friends and celebrating such an wonderful event. (not the right words!!!)
I have readings and poems which you can take away with you to look through when you are relaxing at home or I am very happy to listen to any ideas that you may have yourselves about what you would like to be said (gifts that have been passed down through the generations)
It can be a beautiful ceremony when renewing your wedding vows. It doesn’t matter how long you have been married, if you have some special heartfelt words you would like to say to your husband or wife then there is no better time than either surrounded by your family and friends or at your special place that has great memories and meaning to you both.
I would be delighted to be involved and can help create a truly memorable ceremony that reflects your years together.
I came over with my wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children from the UK to Auckland, New Zealand over 10 years ago. I became a wedding celebrant because I am a true romantic at heart. Occasions which bring people together, such as weddings, civil ceremonies, renewal of vows, same sex marriages or baby naming ceremonies are beautiful celebrations to be part of. I love my job!
I originally trained as a professional ballet dancer at an international ballet school in London, and have since worked in children's education whilst bringing up my own family. I am outgoing, trustworthy, friendly and love meeting new people, which of course is what being a celebrant is all about!
I am always professional, caring and considerate with each individual ceremony, working together with each couple to make it a truly unique, personal and special occasion. I pride myself on having an open-minded and non-judgemental outlook on life, taking each experience I am lucky enough to be involved in with a smile.
It is very important to find a celebrant who is someone you immediately feel a connection with. I am very happy to meet with you either in person or to talk on the phone. This will help to put your mind at ease in choosing the right person to conduct your ceremony. We can meet for up to 30 minutes free of charge with no further obligation.
I believe in love!
No matter what gender or sexual orientation, I would be thrilled to be part of your special day and help you both create a memorable ceremony that reflects your relationship and the love you both share.
I am based in Auckland but conduct ceremonies throughout New Zealand.Please do get in touch to discuss your ideas and thoughts and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Another important part of planning your day is where to have your wedding. Below are just a few of the venues I have had the pleasure of conducting ceremonies.
Unique, wonderful venue with fabulous indoor/outdoor options available to hold your ceremony. 2 locations available. Mt Eden and Waterfront.
Set in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges, with the beautiful New Zealand native bush as the backdrop and views over the surrounding area.
The Winter Gardens at the Auckland Domain are a treasure of great indoor and outdoor areas to hold your ceremony.
Stunning West coast cliff top ocean front wedding venue. Wonderful indoor/outdoor options available
Lovely area to hold your ceremony in Kumeu. Indoor and outdoor options for all year round weddings.
McGrath Estate is very unique and private. Set in a beautiful wilderness with great indoor and outdoor options.
Beautiful open area near a pond and under trees to hold your ceremony. Lovely indoor area as well.
Located in the heart of Auckland city. this stunning boutique hotel offers a stunning place to hold a ceremony.
Set in Fort Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Over looking Rangitoto Volcanic Island and the beautiful beaches.
A few wonderful options of beautiful areas to hold your ceremony in the stunning wine growing region of Kumeu.
Very versatile venue with beautiful indoor/outdoor areas to hold your ceremony. A picturesque venue.
Beautiful vineyard area to hold your ceremony. Fabulous Indoor options available as well.
Set in the heart of Auckland city. With ceremony options in the charming and intimate Raffles Room or The Stamford Ballroom.
Beautiful private venue set on the stunning Waiheke island. Being here feels a world away from Auckland!
Very versatile venue with beautiful indoor/outdoor areas to hold your ceremony.