Who will help you create your ceremony and guide you through the most important part of your wedding day? Tui Hills has found a marvelous group of talented celebrants who we recommend for their knowledge, experience, vibrancy and humour. Whoever you choose, you can be assured of an amazing experience.

Ria Vandervis

As well as being a wonderful celebrant, Ria may be known to you from her acting career, including roles in Shortland Street and Packed to the Rafters.

“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.”

Miriama Smith

Miriama looks forward to meeting with you to create a unique ceremony that celebrates your unique togetherness and love for one another. Her background in Film and TV means she is a confident public speaker and her passion for life, love and people resonates in her work.

“I’m here to support you and your plans, so you wake up the next morning saying ‘we wouldn’t have done it any other way’.”

Jacqueline Nairn

Jaq is an actress, television director and marriage celebrant. She adores the creative process of crafting people’s ‘journeys to love’ into stunning wedding ceremonies that reflect you and your partner perfectly.

“Together, we can create a gorgeous ceremony that captures your individuality and celebrates your love. It’s a privilege to nurture and guide my couples through the entire process.”

Sarah Bloxham

One of Auckland’s most experienced celebrants, Sarah’s ceremonies are marked by a brilliant sense of fun and excitement.

“I enjoy hearing your story of what got you to today, when we first start talking – and planning together as there are so many elements that make a wedding awesome. The three of us together weave a story with different parts that progress through with the outcome being your ceremony on your special day. It’s about you – don’t forget that. Your day.”

Dianne Troup

As President of the Celebrants Association, Dianne knows everything there is to know about creating a wonderful ceremony and she’s renowned for putting that extra effort to create heartfelt vows.

“Every couple is unique and so your marriage ceremony should be written just for you. I would love to be the one to help make it real, make it fun and make it yours.”

Nicola Deerness

Nicola loves working with couples to create fun, relaxed wedding ceremonies to reflect their relationship. Her style is calm and collected, with a touch of humour! 

As one of her brides put it: “Nicola is kind, caring, approachable and reassuring. She supported us throughout the ceremony on the day and created a lovely vibe for our guests.”

Email: enquiries@tuihills.co.nz

Phone:  09-3585836

Tui Hills

Weddings and Events

1012 Scenic Drive North


Auckland 0816