I came across Joy when searching for a Marriage Celebrant. Joy’s profile exuded warmth and she felt right for us. Joy’s communication was faultless, keeping in touch and explaining to me everything I needed to know.

My now husband and I had been together 18 years, and felt it was time to make it official. We wanted a no frills occasion, yet something memorable for us and our closest loved ones.

Joy was amazing at keeping ‘our secret’; as we planned to surprise our family. I still remember feeling frazzled, knowing what we had planned. When we arrived at the venue for a few drinks and seeing Joy sitting there quietly reading a book, made me feel calm. Joy came over and told my family and friends that she had been asked to take a group photo, then led our small group to the spot we had discussed for the ceremony.

I will never forget the look on our loved ones faces when Joy declared that Scott and I were to be married.

For any occasion that requires a person who is the very definition of their name. I could not think of anyone else but Joy Gottermeyer.

Connie & Scott

Margaret’s Funeral

Joy was the celebrant for my mum’s funeral.  We were so grateful to Joy for the wonderful job she did, and we would highly recommend her to others.

Joy went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for the day.  She paid wonderful attention to detail and took the stress away from us.

Joy is lovely and empathetic, and was so respectful of mum’s wishes.

But what we also appreciated was she brought a host of very appropriate ideas and suggestions to make the service run smoothly.

Joy has a super personality and is great to work with.

We would highly recommend her to anyone for either a wedding or a funeral. Jo & Cameron

Joy was our celebrant on the Marae in Akaroa.

She was just so helpful in pointing us in the right direction and giving us all the information we needed for the ceremony.

She wrote a story for us and gave us guidance for our vows. She also helped out with selecting other services for the wedding.

She has a nice bubbly personality which is great for a wedding day. We had loads of fun and really appreciated everything you did for us. She comes very highly recommended from us.

David & Danielle