Marisa Nelson Celebrant

Getting married – it’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life. So let me help you make it super special and unique. I enjoy seeing the smiling and ”in love” faces of all brides and grooms on their special day.

I am available in week days as well as weekends. I am happy to do simple straight forward ceremony or personalised ceremonies that would suit your budget. Give me a ring and we can talk about what you are after. I have recently retired and am married and we have 4 adult children and adorable grandchildren. I love the arts. I love theatre. I hold very high community values and family values and am a bubbly and social person! And most of all - I love weddings!

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

Weddings and Celebrations

  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Civil Unions
  • Baby Namings
  • Renewal of Vows
  • In fact, any Ceremony that requires that special input.

I look forward to hearing from you!


"Marisa, thank you so much for the caring and professional way you helped us enjoy our day. You listened to what we wanted and reminded us of the steps we had forgotten to include. Nothing was a problem and even though we were a little slow at getting the necessary paperwork back to you, you never made us feel anything other than special. Thank you again for making our day memorable.......I hope others read this and consider Marisa to be their Celebrant." - Anne-Marie Luxton

"I have found Marisa to be a very warm and caring person. In her natural enthusiasm for life, she is able to draw people to herself and hold their attention. She is also able to balance this with having an astute awareness of being able to wisely read people and situations she is entering. She fulfilled this role with poise and grace." - Julia

"Recently at her son’s wedding, Marisa made a well-orchestrated, heartfelt speech. She spoke clearly and confidently, was well planned and thoughtful. I believe that with Marisa’s years of involvement in both the Catholic and then the Pentecostal church, and her personal experience in marriage and relationships, coupled with her genuinely caring nature, would make her a great Marriage Celebrant who would develop a rapport with people from a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs." - Penny

"Hope you've been well since the wedding. I just wanted to say Thank You again so much for your part in our big day. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we loved every bit of it. It was a wonderful day and a million thank yous for doing the most important part! I hope you like these photos of the day and have a wonderful summer. Many Thanks again.' - Mr and Mrs Partington 2018

"We just wanted to say thank you so much for marrying us. We literally could not have done it without you. Hope you enjoyed the day as well - the sun was a little bit too strong but we got though it and the cold beer waiting after was welcome.” - Andrew and Minhong Park, Jan 2019

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22A Carlton Road
Pukekohe 2120
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