I offer a range of services.
I offer a wide range of services to accommodate diverse needs and preferences, ensuring each ceremony is a reflection of your unique story and values.
From Registry Ceremonies that encapsulate the essence of your love in an intimate setting, to Farewells, Funerals, and Memorials that provide a comforting and respectful space for remembrance.
I am proud to support and celebrate love in all its forms with Same Sex & Inclusive Ceremonies, and I cherish the opportunity to be part of welcoming new beginnings with my Naming Ceremonies.
I am Validated Celebrant from Celebrants Aotearoa “VCANZ” this enables me to perform simple Registry ceremonies outside of a Registry office.
These ceremonies are best suited to those wanting to hold a simple legal ceremony within a short time frame.
The ceremony and vows are standardised to meet the legal requirements of getting married in New Zealand.
All you need is a Marriage Licence, two witnesses and some ID! Its simple easy and legal.
To find out more read this guide.
Or please get in touch. I am happy to elaborate!
Farewells, Funerals & Memorials
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you will see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahil Gibran.
When a loved one dies whether sudden or unexpected its difficult to know what happens, who to talk to and where to start when planning some form of farewell.
As a NZ trained funeral celebrant, I can offer you support at this sad and difficult time.
I will help to facilitate a personalised and meaningful service to honour your loved one.
I will work closely with your family, listening supporting and comforting and offering my sincere professional advice.
Together we will find how best to say goodbye to your loved one and craft a fitting service from this discussion. A service that reflects the personality, beliefs, and values of your loved one.
As an independent Funeral Celebrant, I can incorporate unique rituals, readings and music that holds significance to you, the family and your loved one. A personal touch will enrich a service and leave lasting memories.
Whether its at home, in a park, on a beach or a chapel we can adapt a fitting farewell to your chosen setting.
Please call or contact me for advice, I am here to help.
Same sex & inclusive ceremonies
“The power of love is that it sees all people.” – unknown
As a marriage Celebrant I welcome diversity in all its forms and embrace LOVE that is found across our Rainbow communities because “Love Is Love”.
It is a privilege and an honour to be chosen to marry same sex couples, understanding the journey some of the LGBGTQI+ couples have made to get to this point of marriage equality.
I am a member of the Pride Pledge in business and would love to be your celebrant at your venue of choice; whether it be a mountain top, under the stars, in your own backyard, I promise you a ceremony filled with love and laughter.
Please ask for more information, I would love to help.
A naming Ceremony is a wonderful informal way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby and to welcome them into the greater family and community they will be brought up in.
“It is the celebration of family and life”.
There are no rules for a naming ceremony they can be held in any location and can take any format you chose. From a naming to a blessing, you can state your hope and wishes for your child future and or nominate other guardians to support your child’s future.
I can help you with ideas and suggestions – like special readings or poetry, music, or stories – so together we can plan the perfect Naming Ceremony for your child.
‘The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.
Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle,
baby, is you”.
A wee bit of heaven – Helen Steiner Rice