About Me

Growing up on a farm in Ireland, I took an interest in drama and the arts. Then in the early 1990’s,  after completing a BA Degree in Related Arts, including dance, music and literature, I worked and traveled around the world, knowing I had to find my calling. After buying a yacht in Florida and sailing with my husband to New Zealand, we decided to make Russell and the Bay of Islands our home in 2009.

I became a registered NZ Marriage Celebrant, completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Celebrant Studies, and am a member of the Celebrant Association of New Zealand [CANZ]. I value integrity, am very passionate about my work and want you to have the day you want whatever the ask :).  I am organized, well-prepared and reliable, with an outgoing personality and a good sense of humour.

Ida Daisy BirchMy mum helping me design my bouquet in Ireland, 1996.

To act as your marriage celebrant, would be an honour and a privilege. I have many resources to assist you in crafting your fabulous and unique ceremony.

I am always happy to have a no obligation meeting with you both, whether in person or via Skype. This way you can ‘interview’ me and ask any further questions you may have about your wedding day.

Rochelle the Bride

In keeping with the fabulous photo….I look forward to giving you a ceremony that will make you ‘jump for joy’ !


Ida was just the celebrant we could have dreamed of, fun, relaxed and so easy to work with. We would highly recommend her to any couple seeking an amazing celebrant.”



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