Lianne Fraser

Lianne Fraser loves the joy of marriage, celebration and ritual; it’s such an important part of life. She's also experienced the trauma, sadness, shock, anguish and sometimes the relief of loss, and has great empathy and understanding for people in … Read More

Sue Harris

When Sue Harris married her partner back in 2015, it was a fabulous day in their garden, surrounded and supported by the friends and family both women loved. Every wedding is special, but for Sue this was a chance not … Read More

Louise Phillips

Louise Phillips has led a life of glamour and intrigue, working in front-line customer service roles as diverse as flight attendant (“a.k.a. on-the-spot emergency consultant for aluminium tubing”, she jokes), and on super yachts sailing across vast oceans. But back … Read More

Darcie Price

With a Niuean mum and a Kiwi Dad, Darcie Price was immersed in a culture rich with tradition and rituals right from the beginning. But even as a child, her love of ceremony went far beyond the norm, and - … Read More

Sofia Hameed

In late 2015, when one of Sofia Hameed’s adult children was planning to get married, the family looked around for a celebrant who could do a special fusion wedding: a Muslim able to incorporate Arabic and Fijian cultures into a … Read More

Gabrielle Pritchard

Gabrielle Pritchard was inspired to start this adventure into the world of celebrancy after being asked to conduct a wedding ceremony for good friends in the south of France. “I’d been asked to MC some weddings before but hadn’t really … Read More

Chris Payne

At just 25 years of age, Chris Payne of Auckland is a registered marriage celebrant, with three weddings under his belt, and more to come. Chris, who works in an alternative education centre with teenagers, saw a niche in the … Read More

Eva Hooper

Living in Queenstown is pretty special, according to Germany-born celebrant Eva Hooper, who moved there with her Kiwi husband to enjoy the outdoors and the stunning landscape the region has to offer. It’s an inspiring place and a melting pot … Read More

Jill Williams

Mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, educator, office manager, gym bunny and volunteer: and now, Tamaki Makaurau woman Jill Williams (Ngati Huarere ki Hauraki me Ngati Porou), can add celebrant to the list of roles in her busy, busy life. Undertaking training … Read More

Katie Berry

When Katie Berry decided to become a celebrant, she chose to undertake training so she’d be her absolute best. Not once has she regretted that decision to train with The Celebrant School. The benefits of training were apparent immediately. As … Read More
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