Kia ora, tatou te whanau
Ko Ngongataha te Maunga
Ko Tikitapu te roto
Ko Ngati Toa toku iwi
Ko Liani raua ko Patrick oku matua
Ko Theresa Rorason toku ingoa

Kia ora,

My name is Theresa Rorason, and I currently reside in Pōkeno (southern boundary of Auckland). I was born and raised in the small and humble community of Owhata in Rotorua, and I whakapapa back to Ngati Toa. I am the middle child in my immediate family, having two brothers, and four lovely nephews and nieces who reside in Wellington. I also have whanau in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions which means I am more than happy to travel outside of Auckland for your wedding.

I am a multi-cultural woman with a Samoan, Tongan Mother and a Maori, European Father, and I absolutely love working with couples from all cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. I am very organised, friendly, adaptable, and flexible, and even comfortable with “busting out” some korero in Te Reo Maori for those who may like to include this in their ceremony.

For the past 12 years I have dedicated my career to supporting, up-skilling, and transitioning disadvantaged young people into employment in the education, government, and community sectors. This passion for working with people and transitioning them into the next phases of their lives led me down the path of becoming a wedding celebrant. I absolutely love working with people from all walks of life and would love to support you through your process of becoming married.

My approach is to get to know my couples and their journey. I like to understand who they are individually, and as a couple. Through a combination of thorough communication, coordination, planning, and creative assistance, I am able to bring your ceremony to life – right up to the moment you walk down the aisle as newlyweds.

It would be my honour to officiate your wedding day.

Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation conversation.

Nga mihi,