Testimonials

Kate & Lance

“Debbie is the definition of a superstar! We feel so lucky to have had Debbie create our unique ceremony! It was beautifully personalised and Debbie brought so much energy and fun! We were so impressed with Debbie’s professionalism and appreciated her going the extra mile to help us with writing vows and giving us tips for changing our name post wedding. So many of our family and friends have commented on how fabulous Debbie is and we totally agree.”

Michael & Alesha

A Thank you from the Groom… 
“You made all the males in the wedding party feel comfortable, You directed us where we needed to go in a comfortable fun manner keeping things stress free, while still keeping things professional. You are very easy to deal with and very accommodating and helpful, When it came to writing our own vowels, you were a great help as I had no idea what I was doing and made what I thought was a stressful task easy, as you could put to paper what I thought in my head. I can’t thank you enough for talking through different ideas of what we could incorporate in our ceremony, I can’t wait for our 1st anniversary to open our wine box that’s jam packed filled with messages from our guests. As a groom who had no idea about weddings, I would highly recommend you to anyone.”

Michael & Alesha

A Thank you from the Bride… 
“Thank you for every fine detail, for being there to remind me to breathe. At times when I felt overwhelmed and thought everything was just too hard, you always put me at ease! Thank you for making our ceremony so personal! Our guests have continued to tell us how they loved the ceremony, with some saying they would get married all over again to have you do their wedding! We really are the luckiest people to have been blessed with you. We wanted a fun relaxed ceremony filled with little personal touches and you never hesitated to achieve this for us. You come highly recommended from me!!”

Natalie & Nick

“Debbie, not sure where to start! You are AMAZING! When we were getting towards crunch time Nick and I were a little nervous about how the day would go and what we should be doing, aside from the usual prep. Once we met with you, we left so relieved and super excited for our day. On the day itself, you made sure everything was perfect, kept everyone in line and calm and went well above and beyond. The ceremony you put together was perfect, it was everything we wanted and had everyone captivated. We had so many comments about how great you and the ceremony were. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our day and could not have asked for a better celebrant!”

Jason & Charlotte

“Debbie is absolutely incredible! She went above and beyond to make our day special, even going to the beach early on the morning to collect sand for our memory candle to sit in! She was calm, organised and so much fun to have around. So many of our friends were asking how we knew Debbie because it seemed like she had known us for years! She created a personal ceremony that was completely us and we can’t thank her enough!! Would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant!!”

Lucy & Scott

“Debbie was such a fantastic celebrant for us. From the first time we met her she was so warm and professional and really seemed to “get” us as a couple. Whether we needed help writing our vows or we had last minute logistical questions Debbie was always available to answer our questions super promptly. The ceremony she put together for us was absolutely magical and she was sure to involve and incorporate my husband’s Jewish heritage in a really lovely way. I think we both felt we were in excellent hands on the day and instead of being nervous we were able to just relax and enjoy the ceremony. We can’t thank you enough Debbie for making our day so special and memorable and for all your thought and attention in the lead up. I will be sure to recommend Debbie to any Christchurch brides in the future.”

Mrs & Mrs Maher

“Debbie, Or as we have lovingly nicknamed her ‘The pocket rocket’ is the most amazing celebrant that anyone could ever have asked for. We always thought that living in Australia and never having been to our wedding location of Akaroa was going to be difficult, But this was most definitely not the case with the help of Debbie. She went above and beyond with several suggestions and contacts for any requests we had, Did plenty of research and was very patient with us during the whole process, Even when all our wedding plans had turned upside down. Debbie was so much fun to have at our ceremony whilst also being completely professional, She made everyone feel relaxed and at ease throughout the day, Even when it looked like rain might have been making it’s way into our ceremony.
Debbie made sure she looked after my wife and myself all day, At one point during our cake cutting she even went as far as rushing to my aid to clean my face after my wife smooshed cake into my face! Amongst all her other talents of writing the most amazing ceremony and keeping everyone calm, We found out on the day that she is also one of THE BEST bubble blowers in New Zealand haha! We would have no hesitation to recommending Debbie to anyone! She’s an absolute star and we think ourselves extremely lucky to have had her with us on our special day. Thank you Debbie for being your amazing self.”

Sarah & Todd

“We couldn’t be happier that we managed to get Debbie as our celebrant. We were very green as to the whole process and we found her incredibly friendly, comforting and a wealth of information. She made our day personal to us, entertained us and the guests and the general vibe of our wedding was so relaxed and happy. Debbie manages to be incredibly professional and very personable at the same time. Highly recommend her. Thanks Debbie.”

Ben & Liz

“Debbie was so amazing and helpful throughout the whole process from prepping for the ceremony to delivering it. She was really easy and quick to communicate with, which made the whole thing a breeze. Neither of us had been to many weddings before and Debbie made us feel so much more relaxed about the whole thing with a clear plan of how the ceremony would go. She tailored everything to us which made it that much more special, we had so many guests telling us how much they loved it (and Debbie!) after. We would recommend Debbie to anyone looking for a fun, easy going, awesome celebrant!! Thank you so much Debbie, we will never forget it!.”

Dan & Charlotte

“Where do I begin with Debbie… She was absolutely fantastic to work with and made our wedding that much more special to us and enjoyable to our guests! Debbie is a super bubbly personality that is extremely thoughtful and funny. She ensured that everything that happened in the ceremony was how we wanted it and did not try to force a particular style on the ceremony.
Debbie put in the time and effort to understand both our personalities and our journey as a couple to incorporate this into the ceremony. Our guests loved this level of detail and found it romantic yet funny.
On the day Debbie looked fantastic and was cool calm and collected and made sure everything was running smoothly and that everyone knew where to be and when. The ceremony went perfectly!
Couldn’t recommend Debbie enough!!! Thanks heaps!”

Adam & Alissa

“Wow- Debbie Hawker is one very special lady, she was my air of calm when nerves were over whelming, made me, my husband all our guest hurl with laughter and tears all rolled into one.
She personalised our service in ways I didn’t think possible. Her constant guidance, words of wisdom and easy-going nature made everything feel a total breeze- even though however, being overseas and only meeting twice before the day- we really put her under the pump! Nothing was ever too much trouble, her work is flawless and does it with a huge smile on her face, she was so much fun to be around and clearly takes a lot of time and care into her work- all while doing it speedily and efficiently to a ninja level!
I really love to work with someone where they clearly love their job, and that is Debbie to a T! She shows true compassion and care for the people she works with, and really has a knack of making you feel very special. I can’t thank Debbie enough for doing such an incredible job and I couldn’t imagine our wedding day without her, I truly feel she has a special gift for working with people and making everyone really feel the love. A million thank-you’s to Debbie, I cannot recommend her enough for anyone that is looking for the perfect celebrant, she’s your girl! All our love to you Debbie, “

Mel & Reed

“What a celebrant! So many compliments from all the guests on how incredible she was. We are so over the moon to have such a cool lady be part of our day! She had awesome ideas throughout the journey and lit up the room! I would recommend her in a heartbeat, she got to know us through Skype because we lived away and then when it came to the ceremony it felt so much more special because she knew all about our relationship. I am so thankful we went with Debbie as our celebrant!
An absolutely incredible wedding ceremony led by Debbie! So many of the guests commented on how enjoyable the ceremony was. She had plenty of great ideas and was only a phone call or text away to help with anything needed on the day. Couldn’t recommend highly enough for anyone looking for a top celebrant!”

Mike & Mel

“Debbie, when we first meet you mike and I just clicked with you and new you were the celebrant for us, there are no words to express what you have done for us and how you made our unique handfasting ceremony run so smoothly on our special day, but we are sure are going to try 😊, from the meetings we had, from the different things we chose for our handfasting (unity/memory candles, blessings, prayers, our music, tying the handfasting cord and our own personalized vows through to the jumping of the broom) you were amazing, caring and supportive with awesome ideas and advise. You were exactly what we were wanting in every way, you went above and beyond for us including helping mike before I arrived having everything under control and together, helping me when I arrived calming me down when my nerves which were getting the better of me and helping with the photo list.
Debbie you are a one in a million celebrant who did an amazing, beautiful and loving handfasting for us we are so grateful and thankful we meet you. Thank you, thank you and thank you we cannot express that enough.
Blessed Be”

Debbie, there is no way that saying thank you is enough! You made our ceremony so personal to us and captured our love story perfectly. We had so many people ask if we knew you as the way you spoke and came across felt like you were part of our family. You even went the extra mile for us and dropped our fur baby off home for us.
We just loved having you share our special day with us, and hope our paths cross again!
Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Evan & Veronica

We loved having Debbie as our celebrant for our wedding! She was amazing throughout the whole process and was always there to answer any questions and made sure we were on track.
She has such a fun vibrant energy and was very professional.

Thank you, Debbie, for being part of our day!

Matt & Paige

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