I am a vibrant young(ish) celebrant with energy to share. I have a passion for seeing others happy and believe there could be no better use of this passion than bestowing the gift of marriage upon two people.
I have lived in Wanaka for over 16 years and love it here. Originally drawn to Wanaka for winter sports, I then realised how equally amazing summer is here, and never left. Skiing and snowboarding, lake swimming, biking and running is what Wanaka is all about for me.
I am a fully qualified and trained celebrant having studied with the The Celebrant School of New Zealand. Many people are surprised to learn that training is not mandatory for celebrants but I feel that training is foundational in the pathway for any profession, as well as ongoing personal development. My ceremony knowledge and skills have been externally validated by trained professional assessors, and I promise to bring this professionalism to your wedding. I am also a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand. This means I have made a commitment to maintain standards, education, and ethics, and I promise to strive to deliver excellent service.
5 years ago my life took a small change. In fact three small changes in the form of my triplets Aria, Alfie and Billie. It was a bit of a shock to find out there were 3! and clearly a life changing experience. They have many doting surrogate aunties and grandparents in Wanaka, who are more than happy to baby sit while I conduct wedding ceremonies. And weddings are my most favourite excuse to not be mummy mummy mummy for a while.
I graduated from Glasgow University in 2004 with an Honours Degree in Physiology and Sports Science. This led me to work as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor here in Wanaka. These skills overlap into my celebrant role as I excel at making people feel at ease in new and unusual situations. Also if you have a wedding dress you need to fit into feel free to hit me up for a gym programme as well!
Lake Wanaka is a beautiful breath taking and romantic setting for your wedding. The perfect place to start your married life. Please do contact me to arrange a meeting or to discuss your wedding dreams.