Kia ora – Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. As your celebrant, my focus is to anticipate and create your dream wedding or service.

Whether it is an intimate gathering of family and friends or an elaborate celebration, my wish is for you to have the day you will both remember or service you really felt supported by me.

I am a validated member of the Celebrants' Association of New Zealand and appointed as a registered celebrant with the Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand. I also reside in Palmerston North but will travel within and around Manawatu, Horowhenua and surrounding areas


I was born and raised in a small Scottish border town called Hawick almost equal distance from my local city of Edinburgh to the North and Carlisle over the border to the South in England. I emigrated to New Zealand in 1977 and have loved and embraced the kiwi culture, I am proud to call New Zealand my home.

My husband Brian and I met here in New Zealand and married in 1985 we initially lived in Auckland where Brian worked for a government department and I spent a number of years in the head office of a large supermarket chain. We made the big move from Auckland to "The Manawatu" a few years ago in order to be of more support to our daughter and family. We treasure the memories we are making with our two granddaughters and our grandson. The latest addition to our family is Bella, our adorable and very mischievous Bijon Frise puppy.

Many of our weekends are spent in our caravan where we usually invite one of our grandchildren along with a friend, our favourite camping spot is at Foxton Beach where the children love the sand sea and beautiful estuary walks - there is great competition in the family about who has the next turn to come away with us.

β€œIn family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." – Eva Burrows

Janetta Rose Mandeno
Palmerston North, New Zealand