I am a celebrant registered with the NZ Government department of Births, Deaths and Marriages and also a validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (VCANZ). (and I love officiating at weddings!)
Please make contact through this website or email email@example.com
Weddings (including Registry style)
Wedding Vow Renewal
I am often described as having a relaxed nature and warm personality that keeps people at ease and relaxed on their big day. I have performed traditional weddings and not so traditional weddings. As long as its two people in love I’m your celebrant!
I am happy to conduct your ceremony your way, whatever you choose it will be the right way for you.
The day should reflect your wants and needs, Vanessa will take care of the legal side and you do the rest!
Full Celebrant service includes;
or your home or a Palmerston North venue
Help with writing your vows
Ideas for the structure of your ceremony
Inspiration for rituals in your ceremony
Writing your ceremony plan
Second meeting to go through your plan (if needed)
Rehearsal ceremony at your chosen venue
A qualified and registered celebrant to perform the legal ceremony on your chosen day
Ensuring your ceremony is as stress free as possible
Includes travel within 25km of Palmerston North for Ceremony
Weddings between – 1 May 2019 to 31 March 2020 – $400
Weddings between – 1 April 2020 to 30 March 2021 – $450
($50 discount if booked 12 months in advance)
If either member of the bridal couple has a terminal illness or if you are a couple that is suffering financial hardship and really want to get married I offer you a simple ceremony for a koha.
For an alternative option if you are looking for elopement, or an official registry style ceremony please click here.
For a smaller (non bespoke) intimate ceremony at Hewitts Homestead or your venue please scroll down.
Click below to complete a booking form
and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your date is not confirmed until the booking form has been received and a deposit paid.
Need a cheaper option?
For $250 I offer a shorter, non bespoke, ceremony service;
This price includes;
A qualified and registered celebrant for one hour on your wedding day.
Embellishment on your signing table (table cloth, flowers, decorations)
Help with planning the ceremony and the legalities surrounding that.
Set ceremony structure, with the addition of;
- a section on what you love about each other
- ability to add in your own vows
- vows printed for you and easy to read
- have readings or poems read by someone in the family
This does not include;
- a fully personalised ceremony
- no full love story as with the full service
- a rehearsal. (or pay $25 extra for a rehearsal)
- your marriage licence
Click below to see how to apply for your marriage licence
Personal Note; I have been married to Phil for 27 years. Marriage isn’t easy. It’s not about you or them. It’s about the partnership, how you co-operate. It’s about the give and take. The crying and laughing together. The support; physical and emotional. It’s about loving each other unreservedly.
Phil is my rock, my soul mate and my friend. Life with him has been full of laughs, and sometimes tears, one thing I can be certain of; his commitment to me and our marriage. When I look back on the 27 years that we have been married and the few years before that, I can’t believe how much we have been through together, grown together and loved together.
When I write your vows and your ceremony, I do so from a personal perspective. Understanding your needs and your wants is important. Your ceremony is individual to you, just like your wedding and your marriage will be. I wish you good luck and lots of love on the road ahead. Don’t forget, you are in this together.
Ngā mihi nui
Romantic Orlando Country Club couple review: “We had a great day and it went exactly how we wanted it too. Thank you for being part of our special day, the ceremony was beautiful! Thanks again for being our celebrant, we had a lot of people comment on how nice the ceremony was. ” M & J, Photo credit; Nathan Thompson
“Huge thank-you to Vanessa Taylor for creating such a lovely service and making our big day even possible. I put Vanessa on the spot and asked her Monday morning if she’d be our celebrant for our wedding that coming Saturday. Not only did she say yes, but she went above and beyond to make such a special occasion happen. Married April 20th 2019 at her lovely Homestead. It was perfect! Many thanks, from one very happy Bride.” Tyla & Dylan