.... I take you to be my wife/husband, my best friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love. ...
Auckland Celebrant | Sandy Carden
It is a tremendous privilege as an Auckland celebrant to be alongside people on such a significant occasion in their lives. I am always keen to ensure their ceremony reflects their style, beliefs and dreams. I am a specialist in wedding services, funerals, baby namings, special birthday celebrations and all life celebrations. I am based in Auckland and also work as a Marriage Celebrant in the Pauanui and Tairua districts.
Since training at AUT in 1996 I have had wide experience both as a wedding celebrant and funeral celebrant. I perform other ceremonies assisting people make important transitions in their lives. These include ceremonies such as marriage vow renewals, funeral planning, coming of age, change of career, retirement, special birthdays, house blessings, and baby namings. Venues for performing such ceremonies include a diverse range of sites. Examples are homes, beaches, churches and historic chapels, restaurants and most of the dedicated function venues in the region. My own home and garden are used by small groups from time to time.
As a foundation member of Celebrants Association of NZ Inc, I have current knowledge of the legalities and any pending changes. Regular meetings with colleagues enables sharing of ideas and up-skilling. It is important to me that my work is up to date and relevant.
What I offer as an Auckland Wedding Celebrant and Funeral Celebrant
My public speaking manner is clear and well projected so that the ceremony we have crafted will be heard and appreciated by all your guests. A smart professional appearance honours your occasion and ensures I am in keeping with your dress code. Flexibility and openness to your ideas, including your own cultural input are important to me. I listen to your concerns, wishes and dreams for your ceremony and encourage the creation of a ceremony that is unique and perfectly reflects your beliefs. Your wedding vows or funeral service will be unique, meaningful and dynamic. My presentation is relaxed which allows for spontaneity and humour where appropriate. My clients are offered a wealth of ideas and resources to take away and peruse at leisure. They come up with wonderful ideas for their wedding ceremony or funeral service after reading these.
Your ceremony will reflect your spirituality or religious or non-religious beliefs.
I am available to liaise with you from time to time about any issues that arise in relation to your ceremony. We will fine-tune the ceremony beforehand at a rehearsal or meeting at my home or yours, to ensure that we all understand what will be happening and when.
My home and garden at Kohimarama are available as a venue for ceremonies for small gatherings. Our bay-side suburb of Kohimarama offers a wealth of scenic ceremony sites. Nearby are Mission Bay, St Heliers and Parnell with restaurants that are ideal for your celebration after the ceremony.