Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.

I am an experienced independent registered marriage celebrant. I am gay friendly and also conduct renewal of vows and baby naming ceremonies.

I was born in 1972, and raised in Auckland, living on the North Shore with my husband and daughter. Originally involved in the real estate world for a number of years but leaving to have my daughter I then decided to become a celebrant.
I enjoy creating personal ceremonies for special occasions, which are fun and light-hearted however still touching on the uniqueness and traditional elements of a wedding ceremony.

You will find me to be warm & friendly, professional, organised, helpful & fun.

I will guide you through your day making you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

I am well spoken, clear & confident and will conduct your ceremony with warmth and intimacy that you and your guests will feel and remember.

I understand that every ceremony is special and unique and also a privilege to be a part of.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Other Services

The birth of your baby … or babies … is such a joyful moment for parents and also for family and friends. A baby naming ceremony enables everyone to celebrate the birth or to welcome a step child or adopted child into the family.

Naming ceremonies are a wonderful alternative to baptism. They are normally held in the family home either inside or in the garden. It is a time for parents to appoint other adults into the childs life. The ceremony is a way of:

  • Welcoming the child into the wider family and community
  • Announce the name of the child and its meaning
  • Announce parent commitments to the child
  • Honour grandparents
  • Choose God parents
  • Plant a tree
  • Read poetry and generally celebrate the joyful arrival of your new family addition

Get in touch

Contact Info

Auckland, New Zealand

Phone : 09 418 1135 | 021 154 3488

Email: laressa@vodafone.co.nz