About Me

Hi! I’m Raewynn

Marriage Celebrant

So Much to Think About. So Little Time. That’s Where I come In.

Allow me to introduce myself to you. I was born in Bluff and grew up in Central Otago. I fell in love with sunny Nelson after visiting my daughter who was living there in the mid-2000s. I moved to the region in 2007 and began an exciting new chapter in my life.

I dreamed of becoming a marriage celebrant. After my friends asked me in 2013 to officiate their wedding in 2014, I decided to apply. Since then, I have had the privilege of marrying many amazing couples. Being a celebrant is heart-warming. It is so gratifying for someone who loves working with people.

I have fond memories of officiating my first service. The wedding took place on a beach in Southland in 2014, with a wind chill of minus 3 degrees. This year I had the pleasure of returning to the deep south to marry the bride’s sister and partner.

I am lucky enough to have married. The result, three beautiful daughters and the addition of three very special grandchildren. I love this chapter in my own life.  I believe in the constitution of marriage. It encourages and supports the unity of families.

Beach Wedding

What I love to do in my spare time.

When I’m not officiating weddings, or spending time with family, I am out and about enjoying sunny Nelson. The region is famous for its community culture.

I joined the local Toastmaster Club, High Noon in 2016. I wanted to develop my public speaking skills, necessary in this business. I recently took over the role of club President.

I also trained as a massage therapist,  travelling to Hawaii to master the art, and I currently provide the service in Nelson. I also enjoy the local outdoors. Nelson has many mountain bike tracks which I explore often, and I even paddle an outrigger canoe (Waka). I joined the Maitahi Outrigger Club three years ago. A highlight for me was training to race around an Island in Rarotonga.

I Work With You To Bring Your Big Day Vision to Life, Stress Free.

Allow me to help you create the wedding of your dreams. I can help you plan and prepare your ceremony, including writing your vows or help you write your own. Maybe you want a more traditional style wedding, or maybe you would prefer a themed ceremony. Indoors, or outdoors, so many decisions to make. Nelson has fabulous beaches, and beautiful garden settings  that can be made available for your special day.

Happy Couples

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!