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Victoria Wilks - Services

  celebrant@victoriawilks.co.nz
   Ph: 027 450 2874

Legally Licensed

I am appointed  through the Department of Internal Affairs to conduct ceremonies anywhere in New Zealand as a marriage celebrant as well as a civil union celebrant.

I have been an active marriage celebrant since 2001 and a civil union celebrant since 2006.

I also write and conduct naming ceremonies and renewal of vow ceremonies.

I am a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ)
 

Experience

I have been the celebrant of over 120 ceremonies.

  • My experience includes :
    • working with couples from a variety of cultural backgrounds and countries
    • numerous venues (e.g. inside homes, gardens, churches, beaches, cliff tops) and locations all around New Zealand
    • dawn ceremonies through to ceremonies held at night
    • from 2 guests to 150 guests
    • couples in their early 20’s through to couples in their 70’s
    • ceremonies that are 7 minutes through to 40 minutes in length
    • couples with children through their own and/or previous relationships
    • same-sex marriages and civil unions
    • couples who have been married previously
  • I understand how to set the tone and flow of your ceremony
  • I have skill at writing ceremonies and being able to interpret and articulate your feelings and thoughts into meaningful words for you
  • I easily and calmly problem solve and pay attention to small details
     

Professionalism

I am a clear and confident speaker – with a strong, articulate voice and deliver a well rehearsed ceremony.

  • I am organised and punctual
  • I am a good listener – I hear what your wishes are and talk through these with you ensuring they are met – after all it is your wedding
  • I ensure that all the paperwork and legal requirements are met
  • I never book another wedding close in time to yours – I allow plenty of time both before and after your ceremony in case of any contingencies or problems
       


Personality

I am vibrant and fun – the whole process for me is an occasion full of joy.

  • I am calm and able to make yourselves, your wedding party and your guests feel relaxed
  • I am a positive presence at your rehearsal and on your wedding day
  • I ensure you feel I am in control of the proceedings and all you have to do is take it all in and enjoy it
  • While I do most of the talking at the ceremony – I ensure that the focus of the ceremony and the photos during it are on you.

There is plenty of scope to incorporate any cultural, spiritual and symbolic aspects to the ceremony if that is something you wish to consider.

While I live in the Wellington area, I am happy to consider travelling to all locations around New Zealand. Through e-mail and telephone calls I am able to easily create your ceremony with you if you are living outside of Wellington or overseas.