Terri Everett

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Terri (Terri) Everett

Region: Tasman
Mobile: 027 526 8771


10 years in the industry

Ceremonies Provided

  • Marriage
  • Funeral
  • Name Giving
  • Civil Union
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Anniversaries
  • Blessings
  • Compere
  • Commemorations
  • Commitment
  • Memorial/Unveiling
  • Pets and Animals
  • Elopements
  • Rites of Passage

Region(s) Where I Provide Ceremonies

  • Marlborough
  • Tasman
  • Nelson
  • Blenheim
  • Motueka
  • West Coast

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2014

Kia ora and welcome

What a wonderful time of life you are in right now. I am excited to introduce myself.  My name is Theresa but more commonly known as Terri.

I moved to New Zealand with my family from England in 2006 after my husband Jim and I experienced New Zealand while on our round the world honeymoon trip where one of the places we visited was in the stunning Nelson & Tasman region in 1995.  We later returned and settled here, in what we felt was one of the most friendly and most beautiful and diverse regions of New Zealand and actually our experience of the world.

I became a Celebrant and Event Consultant, after owning a Charter Boat in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, where we were often asked to transport eloping couples and families to celebrate their wedding or significant life event.  In 2010 my life changed when an American couple eloping to New Zealand, were redirected from Christchurch to Nelson, after the big earthquake, with less than 24 hours to plan their wedding we were delighted to exceed their expectations and the bride Caitlin called me "her Dream Maker" and that is exactly what I have been doing for countless others couples ever since.

I am a fun, yet romantic minded celebrant registered to deliver marriage & civil union ceremonies in the top of the South Island and happy to travel else where if you like my style? I am specialist in elopements and micro weddings in beautiful locations and offer consultation and location scouting.

I also happily deliver other significant events such as, right of passage, baby naming, distant memorials and life celebrations, renewal of vows and pet memorials and any requirement where my support and expertise are needed in planning the celebration, as well as orchestrating the event.

I personally only book one ceremony per day, as I feel it is important to dedicate my full attention to my couples and clients, this gives flexibility for change if an unforeseen situation should arise.

My commitment to you is to listen, help by sharing my boundless experience in this region, work with my clients to tell their unique story, coming together with loved ones to contribute personal touches where desired. There is very little that you must do as a legal requirement, so adding your own artistic imagination is all a possibility.

Our region has a panoramic array of stunning locations from mountain tops to golden sand beach islands, historic sites, caves, and I have also been involved in the planning of a sky dive wedding, so you might see me as quite quirky but for me, its in the words you speak to each other and your loved ones that counts, where ever your passion takes you is where I can follow and direct.  I have Department of Conservation permission to manage events in three national parks, Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, as well as the incredible Farewell Spit in Golden Bay.  We also have access to Vineyards, Orchards, Hop Groves, Caves, River Edges, your imagination can really run wild in this region, or even a combination if you desire.  Of course, I am happy to come to your own location, where ever that might be.

My specialty is working with international couples, so distant planning is a breeze to me, I will be your ears on the ground and our meetings will be via the internet (zoom, Whats App, Face Time or Skype)  Even if your partner works away, we can still have a three way conversation.  I will guide you through the process of your particular need, any legal requirements and we will have lots of fun, learning about each other to create the most personalized ceremony, what ever that will be.  I strongly believe that celebration is the most important element of all life events, so feel free to call me for a non obligation chat. I often work outside normal NZ working hours to accommodate my international clients, so if this is you please e-mail me to make an appointment.

I'm very excited to meet you and help you on this incredible journey. Feel free to check out my website for reassurance, as my testimonials speak for themselves.

I also offer Chauffeur, photography and event consultation.

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