Joanne Smith

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Joanne (Jo) Smith

Region: Hawkes Bay
Mobile: 021 796 675


Certificate of Celebrant Studies AUT; Certificate of Proficiency Funeral Studies AUT

Ceremonies Provided

  • Marriage
  • Funeral
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Compere
  • Memorial/Unveiling

Region(s) Where I Provide Ceremonies

  • Auckland
  • Manawatu
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Napier
  • Hastings

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2005

A wonderful wedding begins here...
Getting married is a BIG life occasion. Experience an amazing marriage ceremony that gets your wedding off to the perfect start – bespoke and beautiful, romantic and unique, stylish and inclusive – filled with laughter and maybe tears. You'll be in safe, experienced hands.
A fitting funeral begins here...
When someone close to us dies, it thrusts us into a different reality, daily life is suspended. Grief becomes the unbidden guest. Saying goodbye to a loved one is a BIG life occasion. I offer you my compassion, wisdom and experience. Listening deeply to you share stories and detail about your loved one is a great starting point. We spend time together planning how you wish to say goodbye. On the day you'll experience a safe, loving space in which we can all share an inclusive service worthy of your loved one.
About me...
A professional celebrant since 2007, I draw on my celebrant training and experience, learnings and lifetime skills as an accomplished speaker, dramatist, teacher and community leader. Maurice and I have been married 46 years. We're BIG on family with two sons, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.

I conduct secular, spiritual and blended ceremonies with no specific affiliation to an organised religion. I'm available throughout Hawke's Bay, from Wairoa to Woodville.  I also travel further afield to the Wairarapa, Manawatu, Taupo and Auckland plus other regions as requested.
" The rehearsal was brilliant and the ceremony absolutely beautiful" - Antonia and Tom
“You added such grace, warmth and kindness” – Michelle and Michael
"You showed great empathy while providing a very professional service" - Mary Shanahan
"We as a family can't thank you enough for all the love and understanding you showed us at the time of Clive's death" - The Pinker Family
Contact phone 021 79 66 75
Please link to my website for more detailed information.