I will make sure that all legal documents are sent to the Births, Deaths and Marriages office in quick, smart time. All of your records are kept confidential and secure.
Meetings can be in my home, at a mutually convenient location or via Zoom. Telephone and email consultations are conducted as required. If you need assistance with a choice of venue or wedding service providers, that will be provided free of charge.
I pride myself on being able to provide you with great ideas and support for making sure your wedding day runs smoothly and with ease. At the end of the day, you will be presented with a beautifully printed copy of your wedding ceremony.
Not all celebrants like to conduct a rehearsal, but I do! I feel it relaxes everyone for the big day. The rehearsal can be at my home or at the place where the ceremony is held.
I will arrive at least 30 minutes before the agreed ceremony starting time. If needed, I am able to conduct the ceremony using a high quality wireless PA system. Certificates for children or bridal party can be supplied if requested.
The summer of 2021 - 2022 has been a busy and exciting period. Here is what the Tom and Claire had to say after their New Year's Eve ceremony "Tom and I were recommended Donna as a celebrant via a Tairua community page. We married during a small ceremony at our bach in Tairua. Donna made the day even more special! From the moment we met via zoom during lockdown to saying the "I do's" Donna has been fantastic. She is very organised, compassionate about what she does, and has a calming presence. We worked together with Donna writing our ceremony which made it intimate and personal. You helped calm our nerves on the big day, and made us feel relaxed. It felt more like a friend rather than a celebrant. We can't thank you enough, we would recommend Donna to anyone that wants an unforgettable and magical wedding ceremony. Thank you to her husband Chris for helping out as well!"