Let me tell you a little about myself…
Born to two unique individuals, my life from Mount Maunganui to the UK and Scotland, Japan, Australia and back to Auckland has been filled with opportunities… to meet and learn from people from different cultures and lifestyles, to open my world further than I could ever possibly imagine. And wow… has it ever been a journey! Along that journey I have married a great man, had beautiful children and now gorgeous grandchildren; my journey continuing to be fulfilling.
As for my professional life… well, that originally began in the financial industry, spanning 25 years and taught me many things, one of which, surprisingly, was my ability to present in both intimate and large groups, to truly connect and engage them all well. I wasn’t expecting that!
That part of my life, however, was about to change. And I must say, it was a change for the better. My dream of creating unique ceremonies happily began to unfold and came to fruition 15 years ago, after achieving my Diploma in Celebrant Studies and being awarded registration with New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages.
Since then, it has been not only my pleasure, but also an honour, to assist people from all walks of life, different cultures and styles of their own, in taking some of the most important steps through life – from Baby Namings, to Marriages, Civil Unions, Renewal of Vows, Major Birthday celebrations, Funerals and many more.
Creative, fun, relaxed, flexible, warm and open, yet professional. Curious and intrigued by different cultures and their traditions, loving to study more so that I can add something very special to their ceremony that they perhaps had not thought was possible; and with high standards in all presentation, that is me.
As your celebrant, you have the assurance, which only comes with experience, of knowing that I will guide you in a professional, yet fun and relaxed way through the development of the ceremony, from the beginning to the end and all preparation leading up to it. If you don’t know what you want, I can offer ideas and you can pick and choose what feels right to you! At the same time, you can also have as much or as little control in the writing of your ceremony as you choose, therefore achieving exactly what you want. Whether it is short and sweet, contemporary, casual or more traditional… I dedicate myself to you and your ceremony; and commit to making it everything you ever desired and dreamed about!