Why Deb?

"Debs has great community interests, has always been a conscientious worker with very strong family values. She is well travelled with a wide range of personal skills that will see her become an excellent Celebrant."




Hi, I'm Deb   I was born in the UK and at the tender age of 8 my family emigrated to NZ. Having lived here and loved it for nearly my whole life I consider myself very much a Kiwi.


My career started as a telephone exchange operator in Hamilton and has spanned many industries both in Corporate and Government, from retail to insurance, finance to PR and events, and right back to Telco again in my role for the past 8 years as Executive Assistant to the HR Director.


My own personal development journey over the years has seen me study public speaking, coaching and facilitation and countless other aspects of self growth.  I have also worked as a lifeline counsellor, a young women leaders programme mentor for the YWCA and in many informal coaching and mentoring roles, particularly in the workplace.


The part of my work that has always meant the most to me is the interactions I have with people. So as a result of this, and having always been interested in Celebrancy, I finally found myself with time on my hands and people backing me to go for it. So here I am, and wishing I had done it sooner! 


I have such a sense of accomplishment and pleasure supporting couples through their planning and ceremonies and the fact that I am able to help them make their dreams come true is such a buzz for me. I also love being able to make a difference and contribute something meaningful and warm to every occasion I am involved in and my number one priority is doing things exactly how you want them!


I love spending time with my two adult daughters and their partners and can’t wait to perform their ceremonies (no pressure boys!). The beach is my passion and I am a massive amateur photography nerd spending a lot of time taking pictures and getting creative with them wherever I go which can drive my friends and family nuts sometimes as I am always stopping to take a few clicks.


Life is good and milestones should be celebrated.