Directory Celebrants in Tauranga
I offer UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE, totally PERSONALISED, ceremonies, designed with sensitivity, warmth, professionalism . . . and fun. My philosophy as a celebrant is to guide you to enjoy the whole process of designing your ceremony, and to ensure that on THE day everyone feels relaxed, comfortable, and excited! so that you truly enjoy every moment of your marriage ceremony.
My guiding ethic in working with you is to listen deeply to your vision for your day, and to work with you to achieve a meaningful ceremony that captures the signifcance of this very special event in your lives.
Please refer to my website for more information - or contact me for a free, no obligation meeting.
From the moment I read Wendy’s profile on her website, I knew she was the celebrant we needed to make our wedding day special. This was confirmed as soon as she walked in our front door for our first meeting.
When she first sent us a questionnaire, I thought “why does she need all this information”, but believe me, she turned all our rantings into the most beautiful ceremony ever. She completely got who we were, both individually and as a couple. She made guests cry with her words, (and of course the bride and groom had a tear as well).
I have had so many guests comment on how wonderful Wendy was, and would have no hesitation in recommending her for your special day.
Thanks Wendy, for sharing our special day.
Wedding Date: March 18, 2017
Wendy was an absolute gem right from the beginning!
Organising a wedding from Perth had it’s challenges, but from the moment we met Wendy via skype we knew this part of the planning would not be a problem.
Wendy made all the planning easy and was very flexible and had a great depth of knowledge.
Wendy was such much fun to work with and a great joy to have as part of our day. Our wedding was everything we wished for and Wendy definitely helped make that happen.
We couldn’t recommend Wendy highly enough to be your wedding celebrant.
Wedding Date: March 23, 2017
We wanted a ‘‘no fuss’ intimate wedding in a beautiful garden setting and thanks to Wendy . . . and the weather, that’s what we got!
Wendy is a lovely lady with bucket loads of enthusiasm. She was always available when needed, and replied promptly to text/email messages. Wendy is a wealth of information when it comes to planning the big day, guiding us through the process and legal requirements. She is an attentive listener, taking on board our needs & requests, and was able to offer ideas/suggestions as to what would enhance and allow the ceremony to flow well.
Thank you Wendy for making our wedding day a memorable and awesome experience!
Wedding Date: April 6, 2017
We really appreciated how organised Wendy was with her timeline of things to achieve leading up to the day. She guided us through the legal components and genuinely cared about making our ceremony personalised not ‘control copied’. It was also extremely important we had someone 100% supportive of us marrying and Wendy was that times a million and couldn’t have made us feel more comfortable with her when talking about our feelings.
Our whole day was fantastic! The ceremony was exactly as we wanted it; relaxed and informal and everybody commented on how they really liked Wendy as our celebrant. Wendy’s enthusiasm really showed and helped bring the ceremony to life!
Can’t recommend Wendy enough!
Adam and Michael.
Wedding Date: April 8, 2017
Wendy what can we say, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with you went above and beyond to communicate with us overseas to make sure everything was perfect for our return home to NZ for our big day. We cannot thank you enough for your bright and bubbly approach and commitment to every little detail. We would highly recommend you to all. Thanks again Emma & Jeremy
Wedding Date: March 24, 2017
It’s been a week now since our big day and we wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for us. The day ran so smoothly and many of our guests commented about how calm you were around the whole last-minute rain issue. We also had lots of comments about the ceremony and how personal it was and how you put everyone at ease - thank you so much!
For us, you made our dream of a romantic, fun but meaningful ceremony a reality, we enjoyed every moment and can’t thank you enough!
Wedding Date: April 16, 2017
Wendy was very professional, very helpful in planning our ceremony. She took the time to listen, and was very easy to approach. I liked how Wendy stood to the side during ceremony, then stood with bride and groom for the important vowels.
Wendy is so efficient, she was able to run a funeral service within 24 hours notice.
Will definitely be calling on Wendy if needed in the future.
Wedding Date: February 25, 2017
We recently go married an had Wendy as our marriage celebrant. She was amazing handled everything with ease. Sealed the deal with vowels rings an abit of blood. Wendy carried on like it was a normal thing for the bride to make the groom bleed putting on his wedding ring. Our wedding day was everything thing we hoped it would be an Wendy made it that even more special by taking the time to get to know us an included that in our ceremony. Thank you so much Wendy for everything. You are an amazing lady very kind hearted.
Wedding Date: March 25, 2017
We were married by Wendy just this past week (7/4/17).
We were specifically after a low-key, relaxed ceremony with little fuss in nice outdoor setting and Wendy came through for us ten-fold.
The ceremony was tailored to our personalities with aspects of our lives intertwined with our vows which made for a very special day. Wendy arranged for our ceremony to be held in her own home, and the setting of her amazing garden was perfect for us. Wendy took care of every aspect, from the witnesses (who were lovely!), right down to the chilled champagne to complete an amazing experience. We couldn’t have been any happier, and might have to renew our vows at some point so we can use Wendy’s services again! Highly recommended!
Sean & Renee Bodley
Wedding Date: April 7, 2017
Amazing!! Wendy was just fantastic. She was so easy to get along with and made our ceremony so personal. It was exactly how we wanted it. It also was so easy to contact her as we are from australia and married in nz. Thanks wendy xx
Wedding Date: February 18, 2017
Wendy was so amazing in everything that she did for us and we will always cherish our day with so much thanks to her. We are from tauranga but living in brisbane so was worried about how it would all work. Wendy made it all so easy and was there every step of the way. She made our boring words into a masterpiece that had so many guests in tears(good tears) and laughter throughout the whole ceremony. We really can’t thank Wendy enough for everything she did for us on our special day. Words can’t even explain how great she is at what she does. Thankyou again Wendy from the bottom of my heart Xxx
Wedding Date: February 23, 2017
We absolutely loved Wendy as our celebrant. She did our wedding at the last minute, and did an absolutely superb job of it. We were so lucky to have her. She took the time to listen to what we wanted, and took care to ensure the ceremony reflected us. We were after a celebrant who was relaxed, fun, not stuffy, but a bit quirky - and we got exactly what we wanted. Loads of people have commented to me after our wedding about how much they loved our celebrant. Thanks so much Wendy! Zannah & Matt
Wedding Date: February 3, 2017
We loved having Wendy as our marriage celebrant.
We had a fairly quick turnaround and Wendy was efficient, detailed and made everything really simple for us, which was just what we needed!
On the day she was warm and professional and our friends and family commented on how good the ceremony was. It was exactly how we wanted it. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wendy.
Catie & Andrew
Wedding Date: February 24, 2017
What can i say?! It was the most romantic day for us. We visit New Zealand with my parents and getting married again. Wendy was a great support. Her wedding speach was better than our offiziell speach. She had a great organisation and sent us some questions before to do the create our ceremony. Everytime we had questions we can get in contact with her. It was a pleasure to meet Wendy and we enjoyed our renews! A big dream came true and we are very happy that Wendy go with us. Totally recommend!!! Love her! Best wishes from Germany! Nicole and Marc
Wedding Date: March 6, 2017
Wendy went above and beyond to co-create a ceremony with us that was better than we could have imagined. Our families and many of our guests made a point of commenting how it was one of the best, if not the best ceremony they had been to and how excellent the celebrant (Wendy) was.
Wendy made sure it truly represented us as a couple and helped us feel calm and prepared for the day. We couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant and highly recommend her.
Wedding Date: January 4, 2017
From the moment I contacted Wendy, I knew I wanted her to be our celebrant. It wasn’t the easiest wedding to officiate - me living overseas, my fiance (now husband!) living in NZ, changes of plans from an elopement with just the two of us to a family affair, last-minute change of venue… I could go on! But she handled it all with warmth, kindness, professionalism and the sense that nothing was too much trouble. She even made a trek down a sandy beach pathway in her high heels without any complaints at all!
Our ceremony reflected our relationship and our personalities more perfectly than I could have imagined. It was actually fun to fill out her questionnaires with my fiance beforehand! She always answered emails promptly and with detail, and provided as much information as I asked for. She hinted that she wanted to keep parts of our ceremony a surprise for us on the day, and though I’m sure she would have been 100% fine if I’d said I wanted to read through it before, I’m so happy that I agreed and we were only given a general outline. It made it that much more special.
I can’t thank Wendy enough for being such an important part of the best day of our lives so far, and I absolutely recommend her to any couples looking for a unique, personal and romantic ceremony.
Wedding Date: March 17, 2017
We cannot thank Wendy Barton enough for making our wedding day - after 22 years of courtship - unique, personalised and simply wonderful. We were daunted at the prospect of marriage and had put it off for many years. But when we eventually decided to take the plunge, we wanted our special day to reflect our values and our journey through life - which Wendy did to perfection.
Wendy captured the essence of our relationship and beliefs and way of life in an instant. She is incredibly experienced and professional, but exudes a warmth and genuine kindness that made us feel right at home. She understood we had busy lives and worked with us to create a very unique ceremony that was not only enjoyable, but funny and relaxed.
Many guests complimented us on the ceremony especially Wendy’s style and asked us if she was an old friend marrying us as she seemed to know us so well!
And last but not least, Wendy seemed to know the legalities of appropriate documentation needed for marrying a couple who needed a special certificate to be used in their home country. Amazing!
We have no hesitation recommending Wendy as a celebrant!
May & KL Chow
Wedding Date: March 18, 2017
Wendy’s help with organising our vows and the ceremony protocol was invaluable. Everything ran smoothly and professionally. The words we exchanged were of great personal importance and the direction she gave helped create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony which many of the guests commented on. Wendy was great to deal with, she made us feel at ease from our very first conversation over Skype. She was positive and enthusiastic and she encouraged and facilitated the creation of a ceremony which reflected who we are as a couple and also incorporated the wider family.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Wendy as a celebrant to anyone else.
Wedding Date: January 7, 2017
Wendy put together an amazing ceremony for us, which was really in tune with the intimate occasion we wanted. We were impressed with how she really understood our personalities just from Skype conversations. She made organising the ceremony from the other side of the world so easy, and guided us through all the preparations and paperwork.
Wendy has helped create memories that will last a lifetime. The wedding itself went beautifully and we appreciated her flexibility as we only chose the exact beach location the day before!
Thank you Wendy!
Sophie and Mark Buxton Burns
Wedding Date: December 14, 2016
We are so glad we chose Wendy as our celebrant! She did an amazing job of personalising our ceremony and making it all flow beautifully. We found that Wendy was great at listening to our ideas for our day and working with us to ensure it all happened ‘just right’. Her relaxed, professional manner and excellent communication put us both at ease, and we could not recommend her highly enough!
Wedding Date: November 25, 2016
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