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




    We both just wanted to say a massive thank-you for being our marriage celebrant. We had such an amazing, special and beautiful day, and you certainly helped us with that. Thank-you for such a smooth running ceremony, you made us both feel at ease.  We are very glad we chose you!

    Phil and Ben

    I highly recommend Lianne. She is organised, funny, relaxed and did a great job at a recent wedding. You can see that she loves her work and it added a really personal touch to the ceremony.


    Thank you so much Lianne for all your wonderful help and support.  We all felt it was the best farewell for Dad, and we couldn't have got through it without you. 

    Carter Family


    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

    On behalf of all of us I'd like to say how privileged and thankful we are that you were an important part of helping us to deal with the tragic loss of C. Your compassion and professionalism was so greatly appreciated and we all felt that it was such a fitting farewell for C and a big part of that was due to your contribution. 

    C's family

    Thank you again for leading us through the marriage journey, with love and care.  We had the best day ever! You really nailed the brief and our ceremony was true to who we both are. You do an amazing job; love your work. Thank you.

    Ali and Chris

    Lianne – Special thanks for your input and celebration. It was amazing how many people commented that it was one of the most meaningful and nicest celebrations they’d ever attended and largely due to your involvement, your wonderful choice of words and the wonderful way you presented all the different material for us. Thank you very much and it’s been great having contact with you.





    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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