WHAT I DO

WHAT OTHERS SAY

ABOUT ME


Ceremonies are an important part of all cultures. Weddings and funerals are the most common, but the birth of a child, blessing of a home, reflection after divorce, birthday milestone and renewal of vows are also ways we use ceremonies to mark events in our lives.  The list is endless. 

MY ROLE IS TO HELP YOU CREATE A CEREMONY WHICH REFLECTS YOU, YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE AND ANY CUSTOMS WHICH ARE IMPORTANT IN YOUR FAMILY.

I have 35 years experience as a lay leader in the Christian church and this experience allows me to feel quite relaxed when conducting any ceremony.   I have been a marriage celebrant for 15 years and have conducted over 170 weddings in that time, as well as funerals, naming ceremonies and renewals of vows.

I hope you'll find in me someone you can trust for this part of your day; someone who can bring to the ceremony a balance of the formality necessary and the informality that allows you and your guests to feel relaxed.

“A huge thank you for all you did. You ensured the ceremony went smoothly and you kept both us and the bridal party at ease. We really appreciate how awesome you are!”

Troy and Erin, Feb 2012

“Thank you, the ceremony was just perfect and our guests loved how relaxed , natural and 'us' the service was. You have a real gift for making people feel at ease.”

Luke and Nicola, March 2012

“Thank you for the part you played on our special day - we felt so much at ease having your help and wonderful words on the day”

SARAH & EDWARD,  2016

“Thank you for enabling and encouraging us as a family to give Bill the send off he deserved.

GERALDINE, 2016 (FUNERAL)

Just wanted to say thanks for being our celebrant - it was absolutely awesome and we were glad we found you.

ANNA & BRENDON 2018

I am 62, I have four daughters, four sons-in-law, five grandsons and five granddaughters.

My husband and I have lived in Hanmer for ten years after being on the family farm in Waiau for 31 years, now living  in our owner-built straw bale home. 

CONTACT ME

 If you’d like me to be involved in your ceremony, please contact me for an obligation free chat or meeting.

sarah@sarahgardiner.co.nz 03 3157925
021 08315549

10 Coleridge Street
Hanmer Springs, 7334


sarah@sarahgardiner.co.nz, 03 3157925, 021 08315549, 10 Coleridge Street, Hanmer Springs, 7334
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