Lianne Fraser VCANZ



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Kia ora and welcome!  My name is Lianne Fraser; I am a registered independent celebrant, trained by the Celebrant School of New Zealand and a validated member of the national executive committee of the Celebrants' Association of New Zealand (VCANZ). I've had a lifetime in the communication and public relations sphere and it's my love of people and the intersections at important times of life that's drawn me to be a professional celebrant. I am Taupo-based and happy to travel to help you celebrate wherever, whatever and whenever you need me.  It's such a privilege to help facilitate and celebrate beautiful futures, wonderful lives, special moments, family, friends and occasions.  


Marriage & CIVIL UNION

CONGRATULATIONS you're getting married!  This will be one of the most special and memorable days of your life. You want it to be perfect and by working together it will be. 

A wedding day is a special celebration, it reflects who you are and the commitment that you are making as a couple as you create your future life together.

Just as you and your story are unique, every wedding ceremony I help design and create is individually crafted. Whether you want your ceremony to be traditional, simple, relaxed, casual, whacky, elaborate, indoor, outdoor, at the top of a mountain, at the beach or in the bush, I promise to do my best so your day is memorable for all the right reasons.

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    The end of life is an emotional time, and whether this death is sudden or expected there are many decisions to be made as well as feelings and reactions to navigate. 

    As a funeral celebrant my role is to help you, your family and your friends to honour, respect and farewell your loved one in the best possible way. My commitment is to be of service to you and to help create a unique, meaningful and memorable tribute to commemorate and celebrate life and end of life. 

    There is a link between grief and love, it ebbs and flows, and a first step to healing is to start to remember.

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    Celebrating Life 

    A living funeral allows you to celebrate life with the people who are special to you at a time when you can participate and help direct a ceremony. It's an opportunity to honour the living as well as to appreciate and acknowledge the people important in your life.   

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    celebration & ceremony 

    There are many many reasons to celebrate, create ceremony and ritual - perhaps we don't celebrate meaningful occasions often enough!  Rites of passage, the birth of a baby, naming children, graduation, renewal of vows, moving house, a new job, retirement, separation, divorce, significant birthdays and transitions are all opportunities to commemorate special moments in time.  

    Ceremony and ritual can be a first step to begin a healing process.

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    Celebration is gratitude expressing itself, let your laughter be a celebration of your spirit and your tears a celebration of your mourning
    — Linda Pujji

    My promise

    In my celebrant role I will:

    Always respect and work with you in the strictest confidence

    Meet with you at a venue of your choice

    Work closely with you to ensure the very best of service

    Help you work out what you want to do and how you want to do it

    Be sensitive to your culture and philosophies

    Listen, and if necessary, help you write vows, ceremony, life narratives, service

    Based on directions from you, prepare, design and plan your full ceremony

    I can suggest readings, enactments and music appropriate to the occasion

    Prepare a run-sheet

    Facilitate and/or officiate at the ceremony

    Always arrive early and make sure that everything is in order, that the technical requirements are operating and that those with responsibilities are prepared




    Thanks Lianne, we were both delighted to have such a sincere, warm, helpful and patient celebrant hold our ceremony and we have only had compliments from our guests on how lovely you were. Thank you so much for helping us make it such a great day.

    Geneive and Mark

    We absolutely loved having Lianne with us for our special day. She was so flexible leading up to the big day and spent lots of time getting to know us to ensure our ceremony reflected our personalities to a tee. All of our family and friends were impressed with the relaxed, fun and loving vibe that Lianne was able to create on our wedding day. My husband and I are not people who enjoy the spotlight on us, but she made us feel calm and at ease during the whole process! We cannot thank you enough Lianne! Would 100% recommend to anyone in need of a wedding celebrant!

    Robyn and Matt

    Lianne – From the bottom of our hearts thank you for celebrating our special day and make it one of the most memorable days of our lives. Thanks for a wonderful ceremony and being part of it. We won’t ever forget that amazing day.

    Ems and Luke


    The hugest thank you for our beautiful day…you were fantastic…everyone loved you and we heard lots of great comments about the ceremony and you. It was a really wonderful day and we could do it all again.

    Jane and James

    The first time we met Lianne she very quickly put us at ease. Planning a wedding can be quite overwhelming at times and we were really glad that we had Lianne on our team to keep us organised. We wanted our ceremony to be relaxed but meaningful, and Lianne designed a ceremony that fitted the brief. Everything ran smoothly on the day thanks to Lianne's guidance and some help from the weather-gods! We feel very lucky to have had Lianne with us on our big day. Thank you Lianne - love your work!

    Ali and Chris

    Thank you so much for being here for us yesterday – it was an amazing day and you were amazing too! We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. And thank you for such an amazing ceremony, it truly resonated with our emotions and thoughts, hugs!!!

    Bruce and Gagan




    Please get in touch by completing the form below and I'll get back to you promptly.  I look forward to hearing from you!  Lianne Fraser

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