Jo Smith, Hawke’s Bay Wedding Celebrant

Your wedding is a Special Life Occasion

Experience an amazing marriage ceremony that gets your wedding off to the perfect start. Bespoke and beautiful, romantic and memorable, stylish and inclusive with laughter and maybe tears. You'll be in safe, experienced hands.

This crazy little thing called love is for everyone. I marry straight and LGBTI couples of all ages from all walks of life.

At heart a storyteller, I'm blessed with an instinct for the human spirit and to unite people. My safe hands - together with a complete understanding of how to make your marriage ceremony personal and real - will put you at ease and gather your nearest and dearest around you.

I draw on my celebrant training, experience and lifetime skills as an accomplished speaker, teacher, dramatist, PR and community leader. I LOVE this work and belong to the NZ Celebrants' Association.

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"Jo has enormous integrity and maturity. She is gracious and brings with her warmth, kindliness, style and a sense of occasion. Jo has 'mana' and is a highly skilled communicator who can think on her feet and manage the unexpected with alacrity. She has a great sense of humour and propriety. Most of all she celebrates and respects the diversity of humanity." - Robyn Wynne-Lewis, Core Consulting

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