I am member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ)
I completed my studies at the Celebrant school in 2012. I am also a member of the Auckland Branch Committee. I am a validated VCANZ member, having just completed an advanced accrediation process.
I have also been a part of a pilot scheme this summer. Appointed as a temporary Court Registrar by Births/Deaths and Marriages. doing no frills weddings. We have had lots of fun at the Birkdale Community House. It’s an ideal spot with lovely gardens and much more informal than the Registry Office. I have had suprised guests not knowing they were going to a wedding, singers, guitar players, it has been an amazing experience.
I am married with 2 mature children and 4 grandchildren I love to spend my time,with them watching their school and sports activities. Family is very important to me.
My forte is interacting with people. That is why I spend an important portion of my time working for two major organisations in a volunteer capacity, communitcating and helping people.
Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, so it must be done right. I am a well-organised professional person, fun loving with a sense of humour, delivering memories with confidence, sincerity, and most importantly there to make your day that much more special.
I am happy to meet with you for a no obligation, complimentary coffee to discuss your big day and specific needs. I have wedding packs and planning material available should you wish to engage my services thereafter
I look forward to meeting with you.
My Service Includes.
A catch up for a complimentary Coffee or Tea to meet and get to know each other, (No Obligation) I prefer to meet at my house where it is quieter but if you prefer another location that is fine too.
If we connect and you want me to be your Celebrant, then the process is easy. We both sign an easy contract engaging my services, I require a deposit at that point and that secures your date. I will give you a booklet to take away with you, it contains all kinds of information for your wedding day. Vows, Readings, Ceremonies and much more for you to read.
We then meet again to discuss in detail as to what you require and your thoughts for the type of ceremony you want. At this point I gather information from you and together we will create a true and meaningful ceremony. Just the way you want it. Every couple is unique so no ceremony is the same.
We can talk on the phone, or via email as many times as required.
I recommend a Rehearsal, if possible with the complete Bridal party, Parents, the music person. It is important that everyone knows what part they play on the day.
Wedding day: I arrive 30 minutes in advance to make sure everything is ready to go.
My Philosophy is: It is your Special Day so have it your way. It is my job to make it a stress free day.