Wedding Testimonials

Our Dear Annette

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for making our wedding day completely perfect.
Your professionalism, talent, beautiful personality, caring nature & attention to detail were definitely the reasons our wedding day raan so smoothly. 
I was calm in the lead up to the wedding day, because I had complete faith in you. 

You went above & beyond the in every way  possible & it was noticed by not only us, but all of our wedding guests. Everyone said the ceremony was the most intimate personal wedding they had ever been to. 

Thanks a lot again
Preet & May 

Wedding in Christchurch: Ngaire & Rob

A huge thank you for making our magical day so fantastic.
We were both really impressed with Annette’s natural ability to  be extremely organised & thorough.
This allowed us us to be very relaxed throughout the day, knowing that  Annette had everything under control. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Annette again, for not only making our day so special, as our celebrant, but also as our MC.

Ngaire & Rob.

Thank you for all your help your help & making our day so special – you have been wonderful all the way.

Mr & Mrs Augmen

Thank you for helping to make our day so special & for the beautiful service.
We are very grateful & have received high praise for the service, by a number of  Heart families.
It was made special by you being part of it.


Annette made every part leading up to our big day easy.

She took the time to to get to understand both of us & it really helped put both of us at ease throughout the whole process.

Wedding couple: Catherine & Adam

Annette is such a lovely, kind person who really about everyone she works with, & will do everything she can to make your day that extra bit special!

We will always appreciate everything contributed to our wedding, & we could never have asked for a more perfect day. 

Thank you
Catherine & Adam  

Thank you so much for being part of your special day. It was truly the greatest day of our lives, & we loved every moment of it. Thank you for continually working with us to help create a funny, heartfelt & memorable ceremony.

Thank you for your guidance & calm nature on our big day.

Tristan & Jessica (Australian couple)

lovely couple from Australia

Thanks Annette for everything- we had a lovely wedding, & special evening.

You helped to keep it real, and reminded us to make it special, which it was

Andy & Cheryl

Same Sex WeddingMatt & myself ( Piripi) would highly recommend Annette to any couple looking for a celebrant.

Annette manages to keep two very nervous men in check for our service, using her wit & humor to lighten the mood, & make our day that much perfect.

We knew Annette was the perfect person when we first met her at New Brighton Pier.
She guided us through the whole process from start to finish.

Thank you so much Annette for helping us start our journey together.

Piripi & Matt

You were awesome.

Thank you so much for everything – from taking the ceremony to being the MC. You were awesome.





Thank you so much for making our day so special.

It was short notice for her, but we new as soon as we met her, we felt confidant to have her as our celebrant. Annette was calm, accommodating, & listened to what we wanted. It was a wonderful day.

Mathieu & Marcy


We made the right choice of having Annette as our Marriage Celebrant.

She made the wedding light, fun & simple, which is exactly what we wanted. The best thing about Annette is she listened to to what we wanted, for our wedding day, & worked with us from there. We loved how she involved our wee son in the wedding ceremony. Annette is very professional & a amazing person. Thank you so much for being part of our very special day & we highly recommend Annette for any couples planning their wedding

Paulo & Dianne

Many Thanks.

Thank you so much for the lovely ceremony. Both of our parents enjoyed it & the day which you helped to make perfect.

Regan & Jui from Australia


We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant

From the start of planning our wedding Annette was a perfect fit for us. She took into consideration everything that we needed on the day, & made everything easy for us. Weddings can be stressful, but with Annette we felt confidant & relaxed. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. We highly recommend Annette, as she is caring & understanding & most of all, considerate of what needs to be done on the day
John & Sarah

We would like to thank Annette for making our special day that much easier

With her wonderful demenor, & calming words of encouragement. Family & friends enjoyed the ceremony & the laughter Annette provided in those awkward moments, when I forgot my words, We thank you for your support prior, & during the wedding . Many thanks once again
Tracy & Nic

Thank you so much for all help making our day so special

When Mike & I first meet Annette, we felt comfortable straight away, & we new we had found the right celebrant for us. . She has such a light bubbly personality that eased our nerves in seconds, She helped guide us through our decisions & made the whole process enjoyable & easy. There were many things we hadn’t thought of, but she had it all covered. She tailored our wedding ceremony to to suit us & our cheeky personalities,
& even included our children in it. It was perfect & just the way we wanted it. Thank you so much for all help making our day so special Annette
Tami & Mike

Annette was so amazing with taking our ceremony,, & she did everything we both wanted, with a few laughs along the way.

Annette made the day very special for us both, especially helping us making a certain time in the ceremony, remembering two very special people who had passed. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Liz & Shaun Mona Vale


We would like to extend our gratitude for being our wedding celebrant

You were extremely helpful, & allowed us to put into realization what we had envisioned for our ceremony. Thank you for making sure it was heartfelt & comfortable throughout the ceremony. Thank you for your humor that kept the ceremony light – even though myself & some of the guests were sobbing ( thank you for the tissues) Thank you for your patience with us throughout the whole process.

Rogin & Welzia


We had the quiet, private and personal wedding that we wanted.

My wife & I decided on a small wedding to finally legally tie the knot. We contacted Annette, who took great care in listening, to what we actually wanted to do on our special day, and had great ideas to go with it. Annette had a a beautiful place in mind, that we chose, and was very accommodating to our wishes and ways of doing things. As we got married within a week of deciding to get married, – we would like to say that Annette never showed there was no need to rush or stress.

Michael & Jinting


We highly recommend Annette to any couple getting married.

Annette was totally professional and made us feel so comfortable throughout our ceremony.

Annette also allowed us to have the ceremony we wanted, which enabled us to say true to ourselves. As we have been together 9 years in the making for us, and it was truley a magical day. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of.

Belinda & Steve.

We would like to thank Annette for the easy going surprise wedding that we dropped onto our friends and family.

She made it casual but professional, and the crowd laughed with her, which is what we exactly we wanted.  She helped us work through the technical side of marriage, and gave great advice when asked.. We would always recommend Annette !!!!!!

Surprise wedding at a House warming

Annette was simply wonderful – she understood exactly the tone we wanted for our ceremony and she got it just perfect.

We wanted our wedding to be relaxed, yet symbolistic of the deep love we share, these elements were present. It was exactly as we envisaged and family and friends that attended commented on how special the ceremony was. Beautiful, respectful with a touch of humour from start to finish it was great.

Prior to the wedding day, Annette advised us of what we needed to do, went through options with us, sent in advance the outline of the ceremony and was happy to make changes as requested. A great communicator, such a sincere and compassionate person, Annette is exactly the right person for her chosen role.

It gives us enormous pleasure to write this testimony for Annette as she perfected our wishes for a beautiful wedding.

Yvonne and Terry


Annette was fantastic. My husband loved her from the start and that is unusual for him.

She was so easy going yet professional and really personalised our ceremony. She also made sure hitches were covered up and that the day went smoothly. Thank you so much for being apart of our day.

Mr and Mrs Williams


We wanted a very laid back , no stress wedding…

and that’s what we achieved with the wonderful help of Annette. She was very easy to get on with, very professional and thorough with great communication. We had lots of laughs along the way.
We were extremely happy with our special day and would definitely recommend Annette as a celebrant.

Home Wedding, South Brighton



Little Pigeon Bay

Annette was very friendly & professional.  She coped well with our remote & rustic location to which we were grateful.  The  ceremony  was lovely and Annette provided us with good guidelines, while giving us the scope to do things our way.  All in all this made for a great day, that we cherish forever.


Thank you – you made our day so special. Thank you so much for everything you did.

Karen & Christopher


Thank you for being part of our wedding day, we had a fantastic day.

Sarah-Jane & Braydon


We highly recommend AnnetteOn the beach
to anyone getting married. Annette is an absolute delight to deal with, and the guidance she gave us through the entire process was amazing. She encouraged us to personalise our ceremony to ensure our day was all we wanted it to be. Annette is a natural speaker & has the ability to control & interact with the guests, making them feel very much part of the whole ceremony. (On the beach restaurant – Sumner)

Thank you again for making our day perfect.
Mathew & Charlotte

We felt reassured throughout the whole process.
Annette was flexible while we planned our dream wedding, and her professional yet relaxed demeanour allowed us to feel comfortable and confident that everything would be OK! Annette went above and beyond to make our international guests feel welcome, and her delivery ensured a wonderful ceremony that we will remember fondly. We recommend Annette as a competitively priced and highly capable celebrant.

Thank you, Annette!
Reime & Blake

Wonderful day & thank you so much for all your hard work.


Thank you so much for all of the time and effort that you put into our ceremony.

It was absolutely wonderful. Thank you, you’re a star.

Warmest regards,
Ian & Lesley


Christchurch Celebrant I highly recommend Annette to any bride, she was so professional and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed through the whole thing.

Was always so quick with communication and was so lovely to give up her Christmas Eve to perform our ceremony.

Annette is presented beautifully and thinks of everything, she is also extremely flexible with a bride who changes her mind all the time. Again a massive thank you Annette, you were wonderful!

Kindest regards

celebrant-christchurchWe found Annette to be very helpful throughout the marriage process.

She helped provide ideas for our vows and also helped us to include our 4 month old baby.

Whenever we got nervous in the ceremony she was there to keep us going and helped keep us calm. Will be recommending Annette to anyone we know who is getting married. Thanks Annette for helping to make our day special.


chch-celebrantThank you again for being our celebrant, it all went so well!

Our day was amazing… we couldn’t have wished for more!

We had lots of comments on how fantastic the day was, and you were a big part of that.

We will highly recommend you to our friends who are yet to marry!

Nicky & Joe

chch-celebrantsAnnette made our day easy and simple.

Annette guided us through all the paperwork and was happy to answer any questions we had at any stage through our planning.

Her warm personality made it easy to talk to her and she was very accommodating.

Annette helped make our day extra special.


supriseYou are exactly what we needed…

Stu and I would like to thank you so much for being part of our special on Saturday.
You are absolutely great at being a marriage celebrant and with your help, our day was exactly what we hoped for and more.

You are a wonderful person with a wonderful soul and everyone here loved you.
Everyone loved you soooo much (including us), promised to recommend you should such a service be required….as you are fabulous!

Kind regards,
Stu and Mary Potts

wideWhat we wanted, something simple & low key…

Thank you for marrying us.  It was just what we wanted, something simple & low key.

Kind Regards,
Blake, Nat & Lawson  (from Australia)



Weddding at Home

Home wedding with family & grandchildren…

Thank you for making our day so special, everyone commented on the lovely ceremony! 



New Brighton Pier

Annette is a wonderful celebrant and we would recommend her to anyone getting married.  We had a wonderful morning.