Debbie Woodfield Celebrant

Couples who want a relaxed, fun wedding are my ideal people. There are very few rules around getting married (you don’t HAVE to do what Gran or Aunty Joan says!) so I enjoy working with couples who are happy to do things a bit differently. I love marrying people on beaches or in any of the gorgeous venues around the Bay of Plenty. My couples always have plenty to say or write about themselves as a couple, making it fun for me to tell their stories. Sometimes they have children already and want them included in the ceremony, but they also understand that the children may not perform perfectly on the day! The couples I work with often have wonderful photographers and videographers who communicate well with me so we get some awesome memories of the day.

I am a marriage celebrant in Tauranga, New Zealand who loves love, particularly weddings! I feel fizzy with excitement every time I leave a wedding, knowing I've played an important role in the lives of the couple.

It’s an exciting time for you both and I would really like to be part of your celebration. I am a warm, positive and relaxed person and I absolutely love meeting new people. Becoming a wedding celebrant has been a fantastic experience and I enjoy helping couples to create personalised wedding ceremonies.

As a primary school teacher, I am well organised and I speak clearly, dealing well with large groups. I am fortunate to live in beautiful Tauranga but I am happy to travel further afield to 'get you hitched!'

I look forward to meeting with you soon and planning your special moments

No matter the type of Wedding or Ceremony you are after, I can tailor a package to your needs

  • Registry Wedding
  • Elopement
  • Civil Union
  • Cultural Ceremony
  • Fully Personalised Ceremony
  • Commitment Ceremony
  • Naming Ceremony
  • Funerals

*“We were lucky enough to have Debbie as our celebrant. Wow what an incredible job she did making it such a special ceremony. We really couldn’t have dreamed of anything more! Debbie spent time before the wedding getting to know us as a couple, asking for stories and the things we loved about each other. This all added to making the ceremony personalised and our day so special! I couldn’t recommend Debbie enough, her fun, bubbly but also calming personality made our day a dream.” — Lisa & Dan

*“Debbie was fantastic! She calmed all our nerves and put up with me messaging at random times and being a bit of a bridezilla! She made our day flow so beautifully and catered to all our requests. I couldn’t recommend Debbie more!” — Lorna & Caelen

“We absolutely loved every moment of it. You made us feel so warm and welcomed. We thought we were going to be super nervous, but you made everything perfect for us.” - Maria & Inoke

"Amazing, Debbie went above and beyond for us, including spending the entire day on a boat. The thoughtful little things like having a copy of the vows as a keepsake show how much Debbie loves what she does and how she has the couple in mind from the booking through to the 'I do'" - Alana Hanson

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