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I have been working as a Registered Independent Marriage Celebrant in the Dunedin & Christchurch areas since 1996 and over those years I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of couples create their own personalised & unique wedding ceremony.
Everyone wants something different in their celebrant and these are the characteristics to look for when choosing a celebrant for this most important day in your lives.
Someone with whom you feel comfortable.
Someone who is confident and well-spoken.
Someone who listens to your needs and is able to answer your questions and offer suggestions and ideas.
You need to feel calm in their presence and trust that they could handle any awkward situations that arise.
You need to feel they will be able to perform a good ceremony and that they are flexible & will incorporate your own cultural traditions if required.
I would love to be that person for you! I will help you create a very personal ceremony to reflect your love.
When looking for a celebrant for our special day at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat in Twizel, it only took a quick online search to see that Tricia came highly recommended. Tricia came to our home to meet with us and she instantly made us both feel relaxed and comfortable as we got to know each other. We decided straight away that she was the right fit for us. She had lots of good ideas for us to choose from and ran a slick professional service. We couldn’t have asked for anything better - thank you Tricia.
Hannah and Sam Steven
Wedding Date: February 8, 2020
Tricia was a wonderful celebrant for our wedding in March 2020. Our first meeting with her at our home was relaxed and comfortable. She really cared about who we were as people, what marriage meant to us and our approach to the day. She provided many resources to help us plan our ceremony and guided us along our planning journey without fuss or stress. In the week before the wedding, Tricia was incredibly flexible and accommodating with last minute changes in the face of the rapidly changing Covid-19 landscape. We were very happy with Tricia as our celebrant and would not hesitate to recommend her.
Wedding Date: March 21, 2020
Tricia was the perfect celebrant for our ceremony. Her warm, and down to earth nature made us both feel very comfortable - not just during the ceremony, but in the lead up to it as well. She gave us all the time we needed to discuss the proceedings in a couple of meetings beforehand, as well as great email correspondence and idea documents. She will guide when you need to be guided but is very good at ensuring you get the ceremony that you want. We were very happy that she was part of our day.
Wedding Date: February 22, 2020
We met Tricia at a wedding expo and really liked her warm & friendly nature. She was very accommodating and supplied us with lots of info. As it closer to our wedding date we unfortunately had to change our special day from a wedding to a commitment ceremony due a divorce not coming through in time. Despite our disappointment Tricia was amazing at helping us create the right vows to suit our circumstance. She was very positive and encouraging and helped to make our special day run very smoothly. Would highly recommend Tricia
Wedding Date: March 8, 2019
I have known Tricia, through my late Grandma, since I was a child living in Dunedin so when I got engaged she was the first person I wanted to ask to be involved in our day. Planning the ceremony from Australia was effortless with Tricia being so prompt in emails and skype calls. She was incredibly flexible when we decided to move our wedding forward six months and provided great guidance while planning what we want to include in our ceremony. Once we arrived in Christchurch Tricia made time around the busy Christmas period to meet with us in person and was in contact with us in the lead up to December 30th. She helped us adapt the ceremony for a bridesmaid who shattered her ankle four weeks before the wedding and brought a happy and calming presence to the rehearsal the day before and the day itself. Having the link to my childhood and my Grandma was incredibly special to me and we will forever be thankful to Tricia for her special touches in so many parts of the day.
Wedding Date: December 30, 2018
Tricia was absolutely fantastic on our wedding day and put us at ease, making the process so easy and fun. Tricia was wonderful to work with and we are so pleased she was there for us on our special day. Tricia wrote some beautiful words about our grandparents who had passed and really got to know us and our family to make it a very personal experience. I would recommend Tricia to anyone looking for a celebrant as she truly is wonderful.
Wedding Date: February 16, 2019
Tricia was the celebrant for our wedding on the 03/11/2018 and was absolutely amazing! Tricia arranged to meet with us about a month before our wedding to get to know us and discuss our vision for the wedding ceremony. Tricia’s knowledge and experience made the entire process simple and straight forward. We had no idea what type of ceremony we wanted and we didn’t know where to start. Tricia listened to the very few ideas that we did have and was able to provide us with plenty of material and options to make the ceremony unique to our relationship. From there it was a matter of picking what we liked and corresponding via email.
Tricia braved the terrible weather the day before our wedding and meet with us at the botanic gardens to run through the wedding rehearsal. Tricia remained positive about the outdoor wedding but also discussed how things would change if we needed to change to our indoor location. Despite the weather, Tricia made sure everything was perfect and we were happy before leaving.
The wedding day itself was nothing shy of perfect. I was extremely late and Tricia was very patient, she remained in contact with us throughout the morning and helped my partner to feel at ease while he waited for me to arrive.
Tricia held a beautiful ceremony which captured our relationship, our sense of humour and love for one another. I don’t think it could have been anymore us!
I highly recommend Tricia to anyone looking for a marriage celebrant. Thank you Tricia for making our day unforgettable, we truly appreciate everything you did for us and it wouldn’t have been the same without your knowledge and experience.
Jess & Ian
Wedding Date: November 3, 2018
Coming “home” to NZ to get married after many years living O/S, we were grateful to get a strong recommendation and endorsement from family members for Tricia’s ability to conduct a beautiful ceremony.
From first contact via telephone call and subsequently through email and Skype, Tricia provided us with all the knowledge, guidance and suggestions we needed with a warm & friendly manner. This allowed us to be comfortable before we eventually met in person her two days before the big day.
The ceremony was indeed beautiful, my mother said it was the best wedding she’d ever been to!
Very happy to recommend Tricia’s services to all, and confident that she will work hard to make her role appear effortless and understated - ideal as it’s your big day!
Wedding Date: September 27, 2018
Roy and I were so lucky to have chosen Tricia. We simply chose her as our celebrant because she looked like Roy’s dear sister Sharon, and by her smile we guessed she would have the same cheery personality. How right we were:
Tricia was very easy to talk to, and work with. She met us, took on board our ideas and designed a religious service for a non-religious venue with skill and love. We are both 70 years old, and so careful adapting of the traditional service presentation was necessary - she complied, and was audible and clear-spoken - I especially liked our reading from 1 John 4 which was so well presented by her. Her choice of prayer and blessing were perfect.
We had many complimentary comments about her presentation from our guests. Her presence before and after the service was discreet; and she is lovely to look at, too. All-in-all, we were a very privileged bride and groom, and would recommend Tricia for weddings of all ages - Mr and Mrs Roy and Judy Bryant.
Wedding Date: September 15, 2018
Right from our first meeting with Tricia we found her to be very warm and welcoming. Tricia’s friendly easy going manner put us at ease and we were able to speak freely with her about our thoughts and hopes for our wedding.
Tricia had some wonderful ideas to inspire us and we appreciated her guidance. Nothing was too much bother.
On the day we felt relaxed and in good hands as Tricia conducted our ceremony with care and professionalism.
Tricia you also looked lovely!
We feel we have made a friend. Thank you so much.
Debbie and Tony Benjamin
Wedding Date: April 14, 2018
Tricia was a pleasure to deal with right from the outset. She was very organised and professional. She made us feel very relaxed that she had her side of things all under control. We would definately reccommend her to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant.
Wedding Date: April 7, 2018
Tricia did an amazing job being our celebrant. She made our ceremony feel intimate and personal, which is exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend her to everyone looking for a celebrant for their special day. Our ceremony felt perfect, thank you Tricia!!!
Wedding Date: March 24, 2018
What a wonderful lady Tricia is, We found her very helpful and so easy to get along with. Tricia gave us lots of information about the different ceremonies she has and we picked what we wanted and she put it altogther for us on our special day. I would recommend her to others for a wedding or other special event…
Wedding Date: March 10, 2018
Tricia did a fantastic job in officiating our ceremony!! Very professional, warm and personable I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much Tricia
Wedding Date: January 6, 2018
My wife Amanda and I had the pleasure of Tricia officiate at our wedding last weekend. Tricia was fantastic to work with from the beginning, guiding us through the whole process. She was always professional and quickly got the feel of the ceremony we wanted to create. She was always available for us to talk to or email. On the day Tricia made us both feel completely at ease, creating the magical experience we wanted. We wouldn’t hesitate too recommended Tricia to any friends or family who needed a celebrant.
Wedding Date: October 21, 2017
Tricia was absolutely wonderful officiating our wedding this past weekend. She is so genuine and knowledgeable which is exactly what we needed. Tricia supplied a great resource of ideas for wording and traditions that we could draw on when planning our ceremony and she was incredibly accommodating to our short time frame. She was brilliant working with our two young children and I had the most relaxed ceremony knowing that she was with us and keeping everything under control. I found that others in the wedding industry, such as venues and photographers all had wonderful things to say about Tricia and I can see why!
Wedding Date: October 15, 2017
I met Tricia at a wedding expo in Christchurch and knew immediately she was the perfect celebrant for us. She made us both feel very comfortable, and the whole experience was very straightforward. We had the most amazing day, and our ceremony was my favourite part.
Wedding Date: April 29, 2017
When we met Tricia for the first time, it was an easy decision to book her for our wedding ceremony. She answered any questions we had promptly and provided information when requested, she was consistently approachable throughout the planning stages. During the ceremony she kept everyone informed, as we waited for some family members who were running late. She also made the ceremony feel very intimate, which I feel was a definite strength on her part.
We could not have chosen a more sensitive and caring celebrant for our special day. She topped it off with a wedding gift left on our signing table, which was totally unexpected but very much appreciated and I feel goes a long way to showing the type of person she is.
Wedding Date: April 15, 2017
I met Tricia at a wedding expo in Christchurch where I was on the look out for celebrants. After meeting and inquiring about the services of a number of other celebrants who were quite pushy and rude, I spoke to Tricia who was like a breath of fresh air. She was personable and friendly and made me feel like I was a family friend, rather than a potential client. She was professional and knowledgeable providing us with written material that helped us plan the ceremony with ease. On the day, she was well spoken and gave us little prompts throughout the ceremony. Would definitely recommend to any couple who are wanting a celebrant.
Wedding Date: March 3, 2017
Tricia Warwich-Naziris was our chosen celebrant for our wedding at Larnach Castle. From the start we found Tricia to be very helpful. We hadn’t been to many weddings and we weren’t really sure on what we wanted in a ceremony. Tricia provided us with many options and different traditions to help us make decisions.
One week prior to our wedding we had our rehearsal and the date we had chosen didn’t suit our wedding coordinator, so Tricia who had done many weddings at Larnach Castle stepped up and walked us through everything. On the day of the wedding everything went perfectly. We couldn’t recommend Tricia enough for how professional and helpful she is.
Wedding Date: February 4, 2017
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