Ria Vandervis Celebrant

Working as a marriage celebrant is one of my great joys.

I would love to meet you and your beloved and work together to craft a meaningful ceremony that perfectly reflects you both.

I am able to travel NZ-wide for your special day.


"Working with Ria was a true delight. She made such an effort to get to know us, to work collaboratively on our vows and ceremony, and to infuse our entire day with such love and care. We felt in such safe hands and would recommend her to everyone we know, without a doubt. We could feel the thought she took with the words that she used, and the energy she poured into her work, on top of being super organized and diligent. Since the wedding, we've had multiple people at the ceremony ask for her details and express their love for the entire ceremony, which we think speaks volumes. We're so lucky we had the chance to work with Ria." - Katherine and Connor

"Ria was simply outstanding as our marriage celebrant. From the get-go, she was so kind and accommodating and someone we felt very comfortable talking to in the lead-up to our wedding. She helped us make the ceremony an easy and natural event. She even came around to help us practice for the big day and she got a dress to match our theme! If that’s not dedicated I don’t know what is! We couldn’t recommend Ria enough to anyone." - Cameron and Kaitlyn

"We couldn’t have wished for a better celebrant to lead our wedding ceremony a few weeks ago, you absolutely nailed it - thank you! We got along so well the first time we met you; you felt just like a friend to us. It was a really enjoyable experience dealing with you leading up to the day as you were helpful, positive and efficient. James and I loved that you made the ceremony so personal and even included a few nice surprises for each of us. You made us feel really at ease on the day and kept the ceremony light-hearted, fun and succinct, especially important with our 2-year-old twins being present! And.. you looked stunning - I loved that your dress even matched our flower arch! We have already been recommending you." - James & Alex

"We would absolutely recommend Ria as a celebrant! She asked the perfect questions to get to know us and to find out the special parts of our relationship. She then used this information to write the most wonderful and personalised ceremony for us. It was sentimental, honest, romantic and even a few laughs! Ria is such a special and kind person, and we loved that she was a part of our special day." - Michelle and Tash Mckay

"Ria was absolutely amazing! From start to finish the whole process was a breeze. Everything was so well organised and the guidance she provided was invaluable. By the time the big day arrived, we were both so at ease knowing Ria had everything sorted. We could not have had a more perfect day, thanks largely to the amazing grace and elegance of Ria. Her presentation, content and delivery were faultless. All our guests commented on how perfect our celebrant was. We would recommend Ria 110% to anyone wanting a perfect wedding ceremony. Thanks so much Ria!" - Kane and Aleishia

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