A little about me…

I am married to my surfing mad husband with whom I have two beautiful daughters and a fur baby of the Jack Russell variety called Buddy Donut (the kids chose his middle name). We live across the road from and love the South Brighton beach with plans to stay here until we are grey and wrinkly. Some of my favourite activities are any form of shopping, having a vino and good catch up with the girls (followed up by bad food choices with t-sauce). I also love camping with my friends and family near any of the beautiful waters that surround NZ.

I have many years of experience working with people of all walks of life. Regardless of budget and the size of your wedding, I assure you that you will have my complete dedication to ensure your special day is planned with thought, and that your ceremony is delivered as expected with that magical touch.

I offer a relaxed service (with a side of fun) guiding you thoughtfully through the often overwhelming journey to your big day. My ceremony style can be tailored to your unique requirements.

I offer my services to any two people that are in love and wish to commit to one another with the bond of marriage.

"Debbie was fantastic from start to finish, she helped keep us calm and had some great ideas to make our big day even more special. Highly recommended!" -Jodi

"I knew Debbie was perfect for us as soon as we met her. We wanted a relaxed ceremony and Debbie did a fantastic job! Debbie was extremely helpful leading up to, on the day and also after the wedding was over, answering any questions we had. I would highly recommend her!!" -Kayla

"From the moment we met Debbie we knew she was perfect for our day, we are so pleased you could be a big part of it. You are all about the little touches, as are we, thank you for making our day complete. There is no bigger commendation than a recommendation and we would recommend you every time. Thank you so much Debbie " -John

"Debbie is exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. We were a bit nervous and had no idea how to even start planning a ceremony. Debbie made it easy and nothing was ever a problem. She is friendly and bubbly and helped make our day perfect. Thanks heaps Debbie, you are a star! " -Amy

Debbie is both vibrant and sincere. We could not help but smile with her. We felt that Debbie went above and beyond our expectations, investing time and taking initiative with things outside her job description. Debbie was friendly, professional, and caring every step of the way.

On our wedding day we wanted to surround ourselves with good people. We had our family and friends there, and we would count Debbie amongst those. We are incredibly lucky that our paths have crossed. With pleasure, we enthusiastically recommend Debbie Hawker!


Debbie was such a fantastic celebrant for us. From the first time we met her she was so warm and professional and really seemed to “get” us as a couple. Debbie was always available to answer our questions super promptly.

We both felt we were in excellent hands on the day and instead of being nervous we were able to just relax and enjoy the ceremony.

We can’t thank you enough Debbie for making our day so special and memorable and for all your thought and attention. I will be sure to recommend Debbie to any Christchurch brides in the future.


Get in touch

(027) 477 7676
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