Directory Celebrants in Auckland Central
Welcome you two, newly weds to be,
“Congratulations” for your up and coming wedding!
I am thrilled to work as a Registered, trained & experienced Marriage Celebrant.
As each couple is so unique, so is the crafting and manifestation of each Wedding ceremony.
With careful planning and a rehearsal it is my role to ensure that your bespoke ceremony will run exactly as you wish. Leaving your big day running stress free, relaxed and memorable for all the right reasons.
Specialising in weddings from traditional to contemporary, simple & informal, from the kiwi back yarder, to the sophisticated couture red carpet occasion.
Same Sex Weddings, Cultural Fusion & Spiritual ceremonies grounded in practicality, with awareness & experience in protocols, & customs.
Yes I am Auckland based and excited to travel anywhere in the pacific to your chosen ceremony site.
I look forward to the possibility of working with you in the future.
With love x.
“She is capable, sincere, organized, creative, innovative, trust worthy, open minded, adaptable, dependable, compassionate and professional.”
“Yogamani uses tradition to embrace and tautoko all those in the community regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or religion. She is reliable, consistent and supportive of all”
“It is her personality that makes her unique and special. I also believe her experience over years from acting, modelling, teaching, facilitating and working with people bring another range of skills and qualities each to their own”
“Over the years I have been involved in many events, ceremonies and rituals with Yogamani in India, and through out Aotearoa. Many of these events were organised and facilitated by Yogamani, her contribution has been very valuable. I have always known her to be professional, respectful and supportive to the needs and interests of others in community. Yogamani has an impressive range of qualifications and experience”Proud member of The Wedding Associates
From the moment made contact with Yogamani we knew she was the celebrant for us. Through every step of the process Yogamani made us feel at ease and helped us to create a ceremony that was truly ours.
Yogamani’s personality and professionalism cannot be faulted and her unique style was just what we were after for our special day.
We would gladly recommend Yogamani to anyone who is searching for a celebrant.
Wedding Date: March 4, 2017
During our wedding planning we came across many recommendations for Yogamani from other people within the wedding industry and couldn’t ignore them.
Due to so much happening during that period of the year, we were quite rushed during the last weeks before the wedding and because of that weren’t that punctual when working through with Yogamani on the details of the day. Even with this she was calm, collected, very understanding with us and kept in regular contact.
We really didn’t know what was involved when organising a ceremony but Yogamani’s experience and knowledge really showed through to guide us to creating the ceremony we both wanted. Everything she did was for us, she wouldn’t have said a word out of script without us knowing.
She had ideas which we would have never thought of and extremely thoughtful pieces like vow cards which can only come from experience.
She was fantastic at helping us understand the entire ceremony so that we knew exactly what would be happening on the day so that we wouldn’t be surprised or stressed.
On the day, it went by without a hitch. Everyone had amazing things to say about Yogamani, from what was said during the ceremony, to her warm personality and inviting conversations. You’re the best
Wedding Date: December 17, 2016
As we were going on a long cruise around South America, we thought that to be married on board the ship, with close friends and family present, would set this day apart as particularly special for both of us.
Yogimani contacted us several months prior to our big day and within minutes of her arrival we both knew that this lady would make our special day very special. Her enthusiasm and excitement were so infectious, we felt that this would not just be another wedding for her, but our wedding, which she would help us create and then play a her - part orchestrating proceedings, to ensure the day was our day.
In the lead up, Yogimani provided us with a plethora of options and ideas for us to look through and from which to create and craft our own day. Despite us being out of the country Yogamani was brilliant at responding to our communications and was always available for questions or advice.
Our day was a gentle mix of our thoughts and Yogamani’s input which we rehearsed to our satisfaction, so that, on the day, all went exactly as we wanted it to and Yogamani’s quiet unobtrusive help made the event glide along without a hitch while her presence added an extra dimension we had not previously considered.
Should the day arrive when we wanted to renew our vows we know to whom we would turn. For those future brides and grooms, be assured you will have the day of your lives and with all the love you can handle with Yogamani as your celebrant.
Our sincerest thanks Yogamani for all you have done for us prior, on the day and since.
Jan and Bill
15th January, aboard the Sea Princess at Auckland.
Wedding Date: January 15, 2017
Yogamani was celebrant for my husband and I on the 31st March this year and we were hugely happy with her amazing service, grounded and honest feedback and advice during the whole process. Yogamani’s approach was soft but informative as she gently guided us through the process in the lead up to our wedding day. We found her very helpful in giving additional support as we were organising an international wedding and helping us to construct a ceremony that was reflective of our personalities as well as our relationship. Thank you Yogamani for making our day even more special and bringing such a lovely calming vibe to every aspect you were involved in. It wouldn’t have been as fun without you! Thank you again xxx
Linda and Charlie
Wedding Date: March 31, 2017
We knew instantly when meeting Swarmi Yogamani Saraswati that our wedding ceremony would not be the same without her! We just had to have her in our lives. She was very caring and protective of our ceremony, giving us lots of ideas, ensuring it would run perfectly and even helping us with styling. She was so much more than a celebrant. She set the tone and vibe and produced our dream wedding ceremony. She was beautiful, positive, spiritual and not to mention, amazingly dressed!
Wedding Date: April 1, 2017
Swami Yogamani Saraswati was our dream celebrant. We both absolutely loved having her run our ceremony and marry us. She is warm, kind, loving, articulate, calm and confident. We found her experience as a celebrant very useful and loved the extra ideas she had to make our ceremony just perfect. The resources she provided us had an array of information and styles to draw from and we felt this really meant we could design a ceremony that was just right and represented us as a couple. She is highly organised and professional and I found this really took a weight off my shoulders. On the big day she made sure she had met everyone involved in the ceremony and ensured they knew and felt comfortable with what they were doing. She caught small details which I had missed. She was also very patient with our bridal party, which was very large and a tad mischievous. Her presence was peaceful, comforting and full of love for everybody there. I really couldn’t have hoped for anything more. Every time I see my grandma she keeps telling me how wonderful she was! Would definitely recommend to all my friends/family!
Wedding Date: March 18, 2017
Yogamani was an amazing celebrant and the perfect person for the most important part of our wedding. We met with her and we instantly loved her professionalism and sense of calm. Josh and I always wanted our ceremony to be personal and we appreciated all of the resources she sent us to help us create the ceremony of our dreams. She then gave feedback and helped us to refine it so it was perfect.
The rehearsal the day before our special day was great. Yogamani made us feel at ease and was very thorough in helping to ensure we had no concerns. She also was very dedicated to ensure she got all details correct, including the pronouciation of everyone’s names. On the day, her calming and loving nature allowed us to be ourselves and go with the amazing emotion of the day.
Our wedding day was unique and so special and we are thankful Yogamani was there to help us achieve that.
Wedding Date: April 21, 2017
David and I want to you thank you so much for being part of our day and making it wonderful.
From the moment we meet Yogamani for a coffee we both knew she was the celebrant for us. We didn’t want a traditional ceremony and we wanted freedom to write our own ceremony and vowels, but to also have help from someone with plenty of knowledge and experience.
Yogamani was there for us from start to finish. She checked in with us to make sure everything from the legal paperwork, to the ceremony were all sorted before the big day. Yogamani has this beautiful way of making everyone around her feel calm and stress free, and with years of experience and knowledge, she was able to point out little things during the rehearsal that we wouldn’t have picked up on our own.
On our wedding day, Yogamani was just amazing. she spoke beautifully and our ceremony went just how we had imagined it to, even when the best man got pooped on by a bird. In her words “let the day be organic” and it definitely was. David and I had so many guests comment on our lovely Yogamani was and how beautiful our ceremony was.
If you are looking for someone gorgeous, kind, caring, professional and just downright lovable, Yogamani is the celebrant for you.
Wedding Date: March 17, 2017
Yogamani was the most incredible and perfect celebrant for our wedding in February this year. From the beginning, Yogamani was so informative, helpful, kind and calming. She guided us through our whole experience from writing our vowels, personalising and creating our own ceremony and making the ceremony special. Yogamani gave us advice and resources for creating our ceremony which made the whole process so much smoother and easier. She has a very warm and calm approach and made us both feel at ease in the lead up and throughout the ceremony. On the day she was very professional and we had many comments from our guests about how amazing she was. Thank you so much from the both us for your time, your warmth and of course for marrying us on February 12, 2017. We could not have asked for anything more- it was everything we dreamed of. We highly recommend Yogamani. X
Wedding Date: February 12, 2017
Matt and I are so grateful for Yogamani helping us create a ceremony that was a true reflection of both us. The energy she brought on the day was incredibly, she was professional, caring and respectful.
Throughout the process, Yogamani provided us with support, ideas and assistance - not to mention she is the most organised individual I have come across!
Matt and I are both so proud that Yogamani was part of our special day and we will be forever grateful
Wedding Date: February 11, 2017
From the moment we met Yogamani we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. She guided us right through the planning stages and helped us create a personal and unique ceremony for us.
On the day Yogamanis professionalism, calmness and beautiful nature gifted us the most wonderful ceremony that will be cherished forever.
Right through from the planning, the rehersal to the wedding day, Yogamani was a dream.
An infinite thank you,
Allie and James xx
Wedding Date: March 24, 2017
Yogamani was perfect - she understood what we really wanted and encouraged us to make our day unique to us. We felt supported and relaxed with her guidance. I would whole heartedly recommend Yogamani as a celebrant, an openminded and pure hearted person and an absolute joy to have around on our special day.
Wedding Date: February 25, 2017
Yogamani was perfect for us! We met with her and both cried with the things she made us think about being part of our ceremony that were so personal and meaningful to us. Yogamani provided us with so much material to consider for our service, and regularly touched base to ensure our progress. Our rehearsal allowed us to make the order of events happen perfectly and we’re on such a high still about our whole day.
Yogamani is such a beautiful, peaceful soul. We feel blessed to have had her marry us
Wedding Date: January 21, 2017
With very little effort, Yogamani made us both feel we were on a pathway with an expert. Her calm approach helped us focus on other things while being confident that she was dealing with whatever it would take to contribute to the success of our day.
Yogamani listened to our ideas and wishes. She then helped us design a celebration that was inclusive of all we desired and then some.
I can not heap enough praise on her abilities and compassion. A well balanced professional that knows instinctively how to relate to her clients.
Sincerely, thank you.
Wedding Date: August 27, 2016
Thank you so much for being such a special part of our day.
They say everything happens for a reason and when our circumstances lead to Richie and I first meeting you, I knew everything was how it should have been. Thank you for enabling and encouraging us to have such a big role in creating our own ceremony with your guidance we created some beautiful words and promises to one another that were both romantic and humerus and most importantly reflecting us as a couple. On the wedding day I knew I was going to be nervous, as a naturally emotional person I feared that I would be a blubbering mess ..... and I kind of was, but you made me understand that this is beautiful, true and completely and utter OK. which I appreciate more than I can say. Richie and I had the best day of our lives to date and we just want to thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for being our celebrant. We couldn’t recommend you higher.
Thank you so much
Cat and Richie
Wedding Date: November 25, 2016
What a day we had, it was really lovely the sun shone the beach glistened and the guests enjoyed their day.
Yogamani was fantastic, we organised the whole thing via email and phone. As we were in Hamilton, she was in Auckland and the ceremony was at New Chums beach we did not have a rehearsal, that didn’t matter Yogamani took that all in her stride. We also had to do a last minute change to the order of ceremony - no problems at all.
Yogamani helped us write a bespoke ceremony with personalised vows ensuring the legal side was covered. She helped us make it really special day and made us feel very special.
Our lives prior to getting married had a few challenges, she understood that and encouraged us to celebrate this as well, is it was part of what made us the couple we are.
Yogamani is fantastic I don’t think I can recommend her enough. She helped keep me calm on the day taking any challenges in her stride. She also went on a 30 minute bush walk with us to get to our venue.
We have a lot of love for Yogamani.
Wedding Date: January 27, 2017
Wedding planning can be quite stressful at times, especially when trying to create the perfect fusion between two cultures, and create a ceremony which is personal, and unique. I am so glad we found Yogamani early on in the planning, as she helped put us at ease, knowing that what we wanted was possible! She is so open, understanding and patient and really was there for us throughout the whole process.
The resources provided were so incredibly helpful, as was her experience and profound knowledge. She encouraged us to follow what we wanted the whole way, and to really focus on what we wanted to share with everyone. Our wedding day was amazing, and all of the compliments from our wedding were about how incredible our ceremony was and how unique and heartfelt it was. It truly was everything that we wanted.
We wouldn’t have bee able to pull off this fusion wedding without Yogamani, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. What an incredible woman.
Ron & Sara
Wedding Date: January 28, 2017
We start planning our Wedding just weeks before the big day. We were looking for a celebrant we feel aligned with and found in Yogamani the perfect fit for us. She created with us the most perfect wedding day everything was easy and she helped us keep our nerves calm. During the preparation time she guided us to create the most special ceremony, she was always available to talk and gave us heaps of sources which helped tailor our very own ceremony. We felt our wedding was in good hands and we’ve had the most magical day.
Wedding Date: July 3, 2016
Organising a wedding that is taking place in New Zealand from Australia can be a very stressful task, however, the whole event was made very easy with the help of Yogamani.
We found Yogamani on the internet and read her profile. From the start her beliefs and values resonated with us and we made contact with her. She organised a Skype call with us and immediately we felt relaxed, comfortable and confident that she was the one for us!
Yogamani kept in regular contact, sent us endless resources and assisted us with suggestions for our ceremony.
At all times Yogamani was professional, friendly and loving with all of our interactions and correspondence. Her help with getting the ceremony just right was invaluable and appreciated.
As we were married on a cruise ship during a cruise from Australia to New Zealand, a rehearsal was not possible. This didn’t phase us because we knew we were in excellent hands with Yogamani and the whole day went off without a hitch! It was perfect and we felt blessed and honoured to have Yogamani as our celebrant.
Yogamani exceeded our expectations and delivered on all levels. Our wedding was exceptional and was enjoyed by every one of our friends and family. We owe our very successful and special day to Yogamani because without her it would not have been the same.
Thank you Yogamani and we cannot recommend you highly enough to everyone that reads this review.
Namaste, Karen and Lyn xox
Wedding Date: January 14, 2017
We had a wonderful wedding, made all the more comfortable through using Yogamani. She made us aware that we could have any kind of ceremony we wished, it was our day and she would be there to help us make it exactly as we wanted. She even offered the promise of letting us vet all the words she would say in case we didn’t like one of them and gave us a run down of what she might wear so she would fit in with the wedding colours.
Yogamani provided us with lots of examples to get inspiration from and helped us tweak the ceremony so it would flow well. The idea for writing our vowels on beautiful cards was really nice.
Following the ceremony we had a lot of compliments from our guests about how good Yogamani was as our celebrant. Thanks again Yogamani!
Wedding Date: March 5, 2016
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