Registered Marriage Celebrant Service
As a Registered Marriage Celebrant, I can marry you and your partner and together, we can design a civil service which is heart-felt and meaningful to you and your guests. My 11 years of experience as a wedding planner gives me a unique and practical insight into the many options available for wedding celebrations. I am happy to conduct ceremonies anywhere in New Zealand.
Registered Marriage Celebrant
My celebrant service includes:
- Designing a wedding ceremony with you according to your wishes
- Recommending blessings, poems, readings and music
- Offering ideas about the Order of Service
- Conducting rehearsals prior to the ceremony
- Ensuring all legalities of the marriage are followed
- Check documents are filed correctly and on time
- Officiating at the ceremony, including signing of the register
- Making sure your day is what you dreamed it would be
- Recommending printers and related administration suppliers
I can also provide these additional services:
- Researching and recommending ceremony venues
- Hiring and setting up props and furniture on location
- Arranging sound equipment
“We were absolutely delighted to have Anne as our Marriage Celebrant. We planned our wedding from Sydney and her organisation and patience was appreciated. Anne's style is very reflective of what you as a couple are looking for. For us, we were quite keen to personalise and write our own ceremony and Anne was completely supportive of that. She also supplied us with plenty of examples of different types of ceremonies, structural advice and a number of resources which really helped to inspire us to ultimately write our own ceremony. From our very first meeting it was obvious she loves what she does and that passion shines through her bubbly personality, her gorgeous smile and her ability to make everyone she meets feel at ease. Oh and I should mention our ceremony was delivered flawlessly!”
Rosie Rissetto and Will Spiers
Castaways, Waiuku, 21st January 2012
“Anne, it was wonderful walking down the aisle towards such a relaxed, warm smile and feeling totally reassured that you were there to lead us through a perfect ceremony. Your advice about the ceremony and help with the vows was very welcome, and the whole process of planning felt easy and enjoyable. I really appreciate your suggestion that our Mums sign the register, as that was a special part of the day”.
Fiona and Sam Callen
Waiheke Island, 18 February 2012
"Anne was fantastic! We met with her to plan the ceremony and she made it so easy. We were greeted with a warm smile and a glass of lemonade. Soon we had an outline of our ceremony which she encouraged us to personalise in our own time. Following a few emails back and forth, she had put together an incredible ceremony that truly reflected our personalities. On the day, she was punctual, well organised and a calming influence which we all appreciated especially the groom! We will be recommending Anne to all of our friends, we couldn't have asked for a better celebrant.”
Claire and Jon Bagnall
Devonport, 25 February 2012
Certificate in Celebrant Studies
Member of Celebrants Association of NZ (CANZ)
I have had the honour to officiate as Celebrant at several funerals and consider it very important and rewarding work. I understand the need to be professional, respectful and sympathetic and will support you to the best of my ability to ensure a fitting farewell for your loved one. My service includes the following:
- Meet with the family to discuss all of your requirements and the order of service.
- Write a draft service and edit as per the family’s requirements, as many times as necessary.
- Meet with the funeral director on site to introduce myself and familiarise myself with the surroundings before the day of the service.
- Check all technical elements and music to ensure smooth running at the service.
- Present a professional service on the day.
"Anne conducted the funeral service for my mother Joan in June 2015. The requisite arrangements were handled professionally and confidently by Anne and she was very considerate to me and my family. The amount of time she spent liaising with the Funeral Director to make sure everything was “just right” was well beyond what could be expected. Her presentation of the service was exactly what we wanted.
We really appreciated her support and kindness during a sad time for us and would highly recommend her services as a Celebrant.".
"We were delighted when we were able to have Anne officiate as the celebrant at the funeral of our much loved mother, mother- in-law and grandmother.
Anne had recently been the celebrant at our son's wedding and soon after, we found ourselves requiring a celebrant for the family funeral.
At an emotional time it was reassuring to know that Anne would be thoroughly prepared and also be receptive and sensitive to working with and meeting the needs of all family members. On the day, Anne's excellent presentation helped us celebrate a special life with a perfect balance of sadness, respect and humour that truly reflected the very popular lady we were farewelling.
We would thoroughly recommend Anne to guide you through a difficult time with support and understanding.".
John and Heather Smyth