Tenei te midi mahana ki a Miriama Smith mō tāna āwhina i roto tā māua mārena.   We had the absolute honour of Miriama’s presence during our wedding day, which was nestled deep beneath the running valleys of Waitākere. Although she presented as our Celebrant and MC, she was more like whanaunga to us all.   Every interaction with her was warm, well-considered , and wholesome – from offering thoughtful suggestions during our pre-wedding wānanga, to kindly closing formalities with karakia. She was very instrumental to the seamlessness of our day and also in the creation of a stunning space and time for us to celebrate. We received numerous compliments from guests and other suppliers on her beautiful and humble āhua.   We still hold the utmost gratitude for Miriama and all that she has given us. Without a doubt, she was one of our greatest decisions.   Arohatinonui, Tomairangi and Shelley Nikora 22 February 2022 Flaxmere House, Te Henga
Tomairangi & Shelley

Thank You Miriama for being the best Celebrant ever! You absolutely made our wedding day special.

Your helpful hints and tips from the moment we met you. Your professionalism and your beautiful calming energy on our wedding day, all helped make our ceremony amazing.

You also stayed on as our MC for the reception. Again you were the perfect match for us and our guests, we are so grateful you offered this service. Many of our family and friends are still talking about how much fun you were and how amazing you are.

Love Mel and Aleks

5 February 2022

Waihi Beach

Aleks & Mel

If you are looking for an outstanding wedding Celebrant and/or MC, Miriama Smith is your lady!

From our very first meeting, Miriama made us feel that our big day was her ultimate priority and her hard work really paid off because our day was perfect!

Miriama is a true professional. She was very organised, communicated well and set us up with all the right information and guidance.

She is extremely funny but sincere at the same time and our guests are still talking to this day about how amazing she was. There is no other person we could endorse more for a wedding Celebrant/MC to make your day the best day ever!


Florie & Ricky Cusin

5 March 2022

Flat White, Waihi Beach

Florie & Ricky

Miriama is professional and a breeze to communicate with, she couldn’t have done a better job. The ceremony was so personal that most of our guests thought Miriama was a friend. We couldn’t recommend her more! Thank you so much Miriama, we are so grateful for having you as part of our day.


Lucie & Junior Afuie

19 March 2022

Cooks Beach

Lucie & Junior

THANK YOU for marrying us!

Our ceremony was beautiful, a true reflection of us as a couple, incorporating our culture, sense of humour and most importantly our love for each other. Thank you for helping us put this together.

Amongst all the chaos of the rain and last minute grabbing an umbrella before I walked down the aisle, I knew once I got there we were in calm hands with you. Your composure kept us both relaxed and we thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony, with a lot of laughs along the way. Thank you for sharing our vision of getting married on the lawn in such a beautiful setting.

We have had huge compliments about you from our guests, so we hope to see you in the future as the celebrant for some of our whānau

Ngā mihi

Mr & Mrs Dodd

9 April 2021

Blackbarn Tuahiwi

Danielle & James

We came across Miriama when we were looking for a Celebrant in the Coromandel area for our wedding – and we are SO glad we did! From our first meeting via Skype we instantly clicked with her relaxed but very organised approach to the whole process. She gave us lots of helpful tips for writing our vows & made sure that the whole ceremony was uniquely “us” – which was really important to us. All of our guests are still raving about our wedding ceremony – and not just the “after-party” – so I think that in itself says it all! What a beautiful & warm person Miriama is – and how lucky we were to have her marry us!

Theo & Tammy

30 January 2021

Orua Beach House

Tammy & Theo

Our ceremony was wonderful from start to finish! Miriama made the experience so easy and enjoyable while taking the time to guide us through the whole process. It was the perfect day and Miriama played a huge role in ensuring the ceremony was exactly what James and I wanted. She was fun, friendly and professional while bringing our personality and love for each other into every part of the ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic Celebrant and feel lucky she was a part of our day! Thank you Miriama.

Annabel & James

20 February 2021

Orua Beach House

Annabel & James

Miriama is an amazing wedding celebrant and her charisma, humour and warmness created a beautiful atmosphere and a relaxed and fun tone that made our ceremony a beautiful and memorable experience.

Mirama is a very professional operator and from the outset was helpful and aided us in making our day unique and special. On the day her professionalism and experience shines, creating a fun, relaxed experience ensuring the guests and bridal party are at ease.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Miriama for your marriage celebrant.

Baiba & Peter

5 March 2021

Flat White – Waihi Beach


Peter & Baiba

Ngā mihi and our heartfelt thanks to you for making our big day so memorable, seamless and beautiful.

We received so many compliments about the ceremony — and that wouldn’t have been possible without you! Thank you for your help, your calming presence and your great advice (weather proofing, mic set up, rehearsal, placement and the list goes on).

We loved your cultural competency and confidence in bringing it all together. 100000% recommend!!

Saarah & Vili

9 January 2021


Saarah & Vili

Miriama was a blessing to have at our wedding. She brought her own warmth combined with our beautiful culture to our day. She honestly had such a calming presence we were all in awe of her. Everything ran super smooth you wouldn’t have believed we had just met as I walked down the aisle. We received such great feedback we highly recommend her to anyone looking at getting married. Miriama was instrumental to our special day. She is amazing!

Christina & Travis Nook

21 November 2020

Devonport Navy Marae

Christina & Travis

Miriama, we just wanted to say thank you so much for being our celebrant. We had such an amazing day. The ceremony felt relaxed and informal which is exactly how we had imagined. I was so grateful to catch your eye from time to time and you gave me a reassuring smile with your eyes which kept me present and calm. We had so many compliments on your style and delivery. So again thank you. We will always have you in amazing memories.

Belinda & Brendon

Waihi Waterlily Gardens

8 March 2020


Belinda & Brendon

Miriama is a true professional and was instrumental in making sure our wedding went off without a hitch! She is super helpful in giving advice and guidance on vows, and has a great questionnaire that makes for a really nice, personalised ceremony – but she was also super flexible when we wanted to add our own elements to our ceremony! She helped facilitate a special surprise from our mums during our ceremony, and everything about the paperwork/admin was absolutely seamless. Highly recommend Miriama to any couple looking for a perfect ceremony.

Amanda & Blake

Waihi Waterlily Gardens

15 February 2020

Amanda & Blake

We cannot recommend Miriama enough! An absolute dream to work with from start to finish, with many of our guests saying it was the most beautiful ceremony they had witnessed. Thanks for making our wedding so perfect and for pronouncing us husband and wife.

Hazel & Jarna Fuatavai

Old Forest School, Pongakawa

14 February 2020


Hazel & Jarna

Miriama was an absolutely awesome Celebrant/MC and we were stoked to have her there for our special day. She has a lovely warm, genuine nature and made everything easy throughout. Our ceremony was “us” to a tee and the reception ran very smoothly under her expert MCing. The guests all loved her too!

Tom & Katherine

Olive Tree Cottage, Pyes Pa

8 February 2020


Tom & Katherine

We loved having Miriama as our celebrant. She was organised and professional while also being relaxed and calming. She had a immediate rapport with our guests and helped us set the fun and laid-back vibe we wanted. She also flawlessly incorporated Te Reo Māori throughout the ceremony, tactfully paused as some tears were shed, and looks great in the photos! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a celebrant. Thank you so much!

Caro & Nick Reynolds

Waihi Waterlily Gardens

4 January 2020

Caro & Nick

“Miriama was the first and only Celebrant that we met with. We both felt incredibly comfortable the first time we met her she made us feel very excited about the ceremony (which is something we both were daunting). Miriama captured exactly who we are as individuals and as a couple and made the ceremony’s vibe both humorous and light-hearted which is exactly what we were after. Both family and friends commented on how relaxed and smooth the ceremony felt which is all thanks to Miriama! We would recommend her to anyone!”

Nicole & Chad Empson

Blackbarn Tuahiwi – Lake Tarawera

12 October 2019

Nicole & Chad

We loved having Miriama as the celebrant at our wedding. She was incredibly easy to get along with and very professional, and we knew we were safe in her hands through every moment in the wedding planning and during the ceremony itself. Miriama moved everyone to laughter and (happy) tears with her words, and a number of our guests came up to us after the ceremony to tell us how amazing they thought she was. Thank you so much Miriama for all that you did for us.

Ondřej Stavěl and Jonelle Crawford-Stavěl

30 March 2019

Jonelle & Ondrej

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


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!


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