Testimonials

Thank you for being part of our day Miriama, you felt the vibe straight away and were so natural with how you held the audience. You were warm, professional and well prepared and both Ben and I felt very comfortable in your presence. Would use again in a heart beat! Thanks again x

Nellie and Ben Osbourne

6 March 2019

Herne Bay, Auckland

 

Nellie & Ben
Miriama created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. Graeme and I had been together for nearly 16 years and we wanted our ceremony to reflect the journey we had been on together with our four now adult children.
Miriama captured this beautifully and she made the ceremony both personal and relaxed including a beautiful Karakia to open our ceremony. We couldn’t have wished for more.
Thanks Miriama
Lynley & Graeme Milward
6 February 2019
Eagleridge Lodge
Lynley & Graeme

Our wedding ceremony was beautiful as Miriama did an amazing job of telling our story and incorporating the future of married life . We had several comments after the ceremony at how well it was done with plenty of laughter and a few emotional moments.  Miriama is very easy to work with and was a great support during the process and on the day settling nerves for both of us.   We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to couples looking for a marriage celebrant.

Many thanks,

Darren and Kim Smith

29 March 2019

The Flat White Cafe

 

Darren & Kim

Arryn and I just want to thank Miriama from the bottom of our hearts for putting together the most beautiful ceremony we could have ever dreamt of for our special day. We had an initial meeting with Miriama and could see how genuine and passionate she is and you can tell straight away she truly loves what she does from her abundant positive energy. We had to lock her in! Miriama made the lead up to and the ceremony so memorable from walking us through all the processes, paperwork, planning and tailoring our story all the while encouraging us to do it however we wanted to. She was available for any questions along the way and found her communication to be fantastic. Our family and friends were so impressed with her they are still talking about our ceremony two months down the track and my brother in law has booked her since seeing her at our wedding. She is the best!

Thank you so much!
Nat and Arryn

22/03/2019

Ataahua Gardens, Tauranga

Arryn & Natalie

We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant, Miriama was amazing from start to finish. She captured our story so perfectly and wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. Miriama ran the ceremony seamlessly and even kept up with our ad-libbing and laughed at our bad jokes 😉 The ceremony is my favourite memory from our special day and a big part of that is down to Miriama doing such a fabulous job. I would highly recommend Miriama to all couples looking for their next celebrant. She is personable, professional and will be a real special addition to your wedding day.

Mr & Mrs Downey

27 January 2019

Old Forest School, Pongakawa

Walter & Larissa
We still cannot thank you enough for such a special day. Looking back and reflecting, you really did make such a wonderful impact and have such a calm persona. I cannot thank you enough for easing our nerves on the day.
You truely are amazing – Thank you!
Mr & Mrs Inkster
2 February 2019
Opoutere Beach
Abbey & Leon
My husband and I would highly recommend Miriama! She was amazing to work with and captured our story so beautifully. The questions she had us answer seperately before the ceremony were perfect to get to know us and understand our love story which made for such a personalised ceremony and true representation of us. I could not have asked for a more perfect day or celebrant!
Mr & Mrs Govender
23 February 2019
Ataahua Gardens, Tauranga
Lucy & Dylan
Miriama was such an amazing person to work with leading up to our special day. When we received our draft vows, both my husband and I couldn’t believe how well she had captured our story and the love we have for each other. Our big day was amazing and Miriama ensured it was personal and exactly how we imagined it, for that we can’t thank her enough! Every single guest commented on the amazing ceremony and how much they enjoyed it, due to Miriama and her style of running the ceremony. We would highly recommend Miriama to any couples who are after a celebrant – she is just amazing and will make your special day all the more wonderful!
Mr & Mrs Savage
8 December 2018
The Flat White, Waihi Beach
Tanya & Rob

Thanks so much Miriama for making our day so incredibly special and run so smoothly.

We were super impressed with your easy going manner, and lovely relaxed presence during the ceremony.

We felt at ease and really appreciated your advice you gave us to make the day ours.

On the day itself, thank you for your patience, professionalism and guiding us through to the finish line 🙂

Mr and Mrs Leonard

20 October 2018

Blackbarn, Lake Tarawera

 

Rachel & Sean

I would highly recommend Miriama as a Celebrant / MC for your wedding.

Miriama created a ceremony that was unique to us. She found out our likes and dislikes, she asked questions about our relationship, our history, our family and our personalities, just so she can create a masterpiece suited perfectly to us. She NAILED IT!

Then as she carried on the day as MC, she made an effort to get to know her crowd. She chatted to ALL our guests while we were off getting photo’s, getting to know everyone! Our friends and family didn’t have a bad word to say about her and loved the way she made the vibe of our reception very chill and relaxed which is what we were after.

She was very professional and hands down one of the best decisions we made about our wedding, having her as our celebrant and MC.

Nga mihi

Mr and Mrs Lucas

23 November 2018

Fountain Gardens, Whakamarama.

 

Jax & Klynt
Miriama was just the loveliest person to work with! She made the whole process easy to understand, and kept in touch the whole way through, answering all of our questions or concerns. Our ceremony was simply perfect and she made the whole thing feel so natural and comfortable, rather than feeling awkwardly formal. A truly wonderful woman, warm and genuine right from the start and til the very end, we couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us become husband and wife!
Kat & Glenn Raka
21 October 2018
Tauranga Yacht Club
Kat & Glen

Miriama has the most calmest, genuine nature about her, and we couldn’t have had anyone more loving to share our beautiful wedding day. She gave us the opportunity to take a breath, remember those who we’ve lost and celebrate our journey to becoming husband and wife. We can’t thank you enough Miriama for all that you did for us on our special day!

Love,

Mr and Mrs Green.

19 October 2018

Driving Creek Railway

Eyeful Tower

Shenaye & Cameron

Wow Miriama! We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being our celebrant at our wedding at Mt Tarawera in September 2018. Your poise and your grace, your beautiful choice of words and your guidance throughout the ceremony was truly wonderful and everyone commented on what an amazing job you did! We will never forget our day thanks to you! You kept us present in the moment and thanks for pausing the ceremony to have a cuddle with our little boy too! Your beautiful Maori blessing really set the scene and your help and guidance with our vows and the wording of our ceremony was perfect and so personal it was just so full of love and so fitting for us as a couple and as a family. Not an easy task when organising a wedding in another country without even meeting you and you made the whole process so easy we can’t thank you enough!! Your services are highly recommended and you are a beautiful soul who is very good at what you do this line of work is truly your calling x Aroha Nui From The Crilley’s!

Lake Tarawera – 8 September 2018

Duncan and Kate

Miriama was professional, efficient and caring for my husband and me from the minute I made contact with her.

Leading up to our big day, she helped navigate us through the tricky process of becoming Mr and Mrs with such ease.

On the big day she remained calm and led the ceremony with such confidence and elegance. She was also able to intertwine our Maori culture throughout the ceremony.

Thanks Miriama for helping to make our day so special!

 

Ereti and Sheldon

14 April 2018

Kaituna Landing

Sheldon and Ereti

Miriama was an amazing celebrant for our wedding, she captured our story and turned it into a wedding ceremony that was the perfect combination of meaningful and funny, and our wedding guests loved it.  Miriama was great to work with in the lead up to the day, she is easy to communicate with and led us through the process, ensuring everything was stress-free and we knew what needed to be done. On the wedding day Miriama’s calm demeanour and professionalism helped ease both our nerves and enabled us to relax and enjoy the ceremony.  We would not hesitate to recommend Miriama to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant. Thanks for everything!

 

Jeremy and Kelly

21 March 2018

The Flat White Cafe

Jeremy and Kelly

Miriama was an essential part of what made our day so special. Her support, both before and on the day was above and beyond what we were hoping for in a celebrant. Before the wedding, she was completely organised, every little detail was thought out. She explained clearly the whole process to us and gave us so many ideas on how to make our ceremony personal.

 

And we absolutely loved the outcome! There was such a natural and relaxed vibe to the ceremony Miriama created for us, and we truly enjoyed ourselves despite a few nerves. The whole ceremony reflected us perfectly and we had so many comments from the guests on how well it was run. She told our love story- funny anecdotes and all, as if she had known us for years. We are so grateful she was part of a day we will remember forever!

 

Jonathan and Hannah

10 March 2018

Ataahua Wedding Venue

Jonathon and Hannah

Miriama is definitely someone you want to have on your team! She was professional yet personal, and together we came up with a beautiful ceremony. We were planning our wedding from Sydney, so we appreciated the easy communication. On the day she spoke beautifully and her warmth was felt by all who attended. We would highly recommend Miriama as a celebrant to anyone.

 

Nicola and Sam

Flat White Café

5 May 2018

Nicola and Sam

Miriama absolutely exceeded our expectations on every level. I had reservation as to how someone you don’t know personally, prior to contacting for the wedding, could speak so truly and genuinely of you and your relationship. However, how Miriama conducted our ceremony, you would thought she had known us forever. She was genuine and gave us the natural, organic ceremony we wanted. Miriama made the process easy from day one. She promptly replied to emails, listened to our concerns and ideas, offered her advice and made herself available for a rehearsal (even on a public holiday) and did this all with such kindness and professionalism. She made us feel as though we were the only bride and groom of the season and truly complimented the vibe of our wedding.

 

Courtnay and Jonny

Papamoa Beach Resort

31 March 2018

Courtnay and Jonny
Miriama was an integral part of what was the perfect day for Belinda and I.
From the moment we first met Miriama, Belinda and I felt totally at ease and comfortable, and the lead up to the wedding was so easy with the help and guidance of Miriama, who wrote the most beautiful reading. On the day itself, Miriama was totally organised, from the sound system through the whole ceremony, bringing laughter and happiness and a wonderful presence on what was a most wonderful day.
Many of our guests said it was the best wedding that they had ever been to and I’m sure Miriama was one of the main reasons for this. Afterwards we even joked that Miriama had brought the perfect weather, so pleased we were with what will be a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Geoff and Belinda
The Lookout
Papamoa Beach
1st April, 2018
Geoff and Belinda

Miriama was a dream to work with! She guided us from the beginning to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted.

She asked questions to get to know us which helped create our love story to share with everyone on the day. She was supportive and helpful in the lead up and only ever an email away. On the day she was calming and her relaxed nature put us both at ease. We received many compliments from our guests that the ceremony was inclusive and personal and the best they had seen. Thank you so much Miriama you made the process so simple and stress free and we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect for our special day.

Rhiannon and Matthew – Ataahua Gardens, 7 April 2018

 

Rhiannon and Matthew

We highly recommend Miriama.  She did an amazing job as both our Celebrant and MC for the reception.  Leading up to our big day she was extremely helpful, caring  and very supportive.  On the day the ceremony and reception could’t have run any better thanks to her time management and communication, the day for us was stress free.  Julie and I are for ever grateful to Miriama for making our day so special.

Mr and Mrs Buchan
24 Feb 2018 – The Brigham, Whenuapai
Dean and Julie Buchan

Miriama was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. She was so lovely to work with – she was friendly, helpful and professional. She was interested in who we were and what we wanted in our ceremony, she provided us with lots of ideas and she helped us to create the relaxed ceremony that we wanted.  It could not have been more perfect. Thank you Miriama!

Doug Hancock and Alice Feslier Holmes

12 January 2018 – Katikati.

Doug and Alice

Miriama was simply amazing. I have had so many compliments from our guests saying our ceremony was the best they have ever attended.  Miriama looked stunning and dressed to fit in with the bridal party perfectly, she was very confident and delivered our ceremony like she had known us for years.  The ceremony she put together for us ticked every single box, the Maori she used was just beautiful and we truly don’t know how to thank her enough for making our day so incredible, a truly magical ceremony with memories that will stay with us forever.  Leading up to the day she was super helpful providing lots of information and answering any questions we had very fast. We would highly recommend Miriama Smith she was just fantastic we could not have asked for anything better.

Kind regards,

Sacha and Will

9 March 2018 – Motiti Reserve, Papamoa Beach.

Sacha and Will Henare

Miriama helped us to create our personal love story to be told and it was just perfect! We didn’t know what to expect but Miriama gave us all the guidance we needed and was always there to answer any questions we had. This really eased our minds and made the whole process very relaxed. We would definitely recommend Miriama as a creative, professional and loving celebrant.

Thank you kindly.

Tim & Sophie Hart

15 February 2018

Lake Okataina

Tim and Sophie

Miriama was the most helpful and most organised vendor that we booked. If we had any questions or concerns she answered them straight away and provided us with a ton of information that you need to know when getting married, including little things that you dont think of like where to stand and what the MC is supposed to do! We cannot recommend her enough. She made our ceremony magical and even spoke parts in te reo. All of our guests said how amazing our ceremony was, it was funny but romantic! We loved every minute of our wedding and Miriama definately helped us with that.

Thank you so much

Mr & Mrs Miles

6 January 2018

Old Forest School, Pongakawa.

Brad and Hayley

We loved our wedding and very much appreciated our beautiful ceremony.  As someone who has had no experience with organising weddings AT ALL, I was reassured by Miriama who answered any and all of my questions and concerns I had about the whole ceremony.  The planning of the actual ceremony and the formation of our love story was simple yet highly effective and resulted in a  beautiful start to our day and our marriage.  It was extremely loud and windy on the day but she overcame that hurdle with her confident, well spoken and clear voice.  If we get a chance to renew our vows in a few decades we would definitely organise it for when Miriama’s available!

Hone and Gio Lolohea

Pikowai 18 November 2017

Hone and Giovanni Lolohea
We cannot recommend Miriama enough, she was so helpful and supportive for our wedding, even after getting bombarded with emails from us, revising our vows multiple times. We had a truly magical day made all the better by Miriama’s positive, calming energy.​ She helped us to create a ceremony that was intimate and a true reflection on us and our relationship and we received many compliments on it.
Thank you so much Miriama for making our special day all the more wonderful.
Mr & Mrs Newman (Olive Tree Cottage – 10.11.2017)
Kim and Carl
Miriama headed our ceremony in Maori and it was as beautiful as we both felt it would be, she captured my husband and I, as well as our audience, from the start with our love story, it was beautiful. We loved her Mita (pronounciation) it was a natural flow and it met the theme of our wedding. We have been an excellent example to our friends and family, who now would love to step up and take the challenge as husband and wife. Many have asked already for Miriama, we highly recommend Miriama.
Once again Miriama we were very privileged to have you with us on our special day, thank you again.
Ma Io hei manaaki hei tiaki I a koe.
Ngaa mihi maioha
Souvenir & Keremeta
16/09/2017 Te Rereatukahia Marae
Souvenir & Keremeta

Dear Miriama,

Thanks so much for making our wedding ceremony a breeze. Miriama is the type of person who has time management down and will even help you to do this also. Coming up to the wedding we were both busy, still working but also in full planning mode, Miriama helped us immensely, sending friendly reminders and ideas for vows. She has a relaxing personality and on the day was invaluable, allowing us time to pause at key moments and even reminding us when we forgot words. All in all, the best we could have hoped for.

Thanks so much,

Jasmine and Cory

18 February 2017 – Old Forest School

Jasmine & Cory

Getting married was never part of my husband and mines action plan but when our plans changed and marriage became a reality Miriama was a guiding light. She helped us with many things but mainly an amazing ceremony, specially tailored to what we wanted. We are forever grateful to her for helping us tie the knot and highly recommend her as a celebrant!”

Love from Mr & Mrs Bennett (May 2nd 2015)

Mr and Mrs Bennett