Alexa Bartlett -Auckland Celebrant

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Alexa is a highly recommended Auckland Celebrant with many years experience. She is an ACCREDITED member of CELEBRANTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND. She delights in crafting a ceremony to meet the needs of each individual,whether it be a marriage ceremony, a civil union or a naming ceremony. With a friendly nature, a great sense of humour and a caring attitude Alexa delivers her ceremonies with style. She has developed a well known reputation for her top class delivery and her memorable presentations. She is flexible in her attitude and enjoys travelling throughout the country as she officiates at ceremonies. Alexa has a wide range of skills as she is also a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. As a highly recommended funeral celebrant she shows much compassion. Alexa has welcomed newborn babies into the world, walked beside those who grieve, and celebrated those significant events in the lives of many. Check out her photos on her blog and

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tongan Heritage; Auckland Wedding

Tupou and Sekonaia celebrated their marriage in an intimate setting.
A small gathering of family and friends supported them on their special day.
Dressed in the traditional white wedding dress and white suit, Tupou and Sekonaia looked stunning and celebrated their Tongan heritage.

They acknowledged their cultural values by using Tapa cloth as a back drop and floor mat.
These beautiful mats which are handed down from families are unique to the Pacific Island culture.
Tapa cloth is made from the bark of the mulberry or bread fruit tree. The bark is peeled from the young saplings and goes through many hand labour intensive processes until the designs are applied. These designs usually depict sea creatures, the beautiful island flowers, families coats of arms or important events. These cloths are used as functional and for ceremonial purposes, for example, weddings.

Tupou and Sekonaia, may your life be a long, happy and fulfilling journey together. Love Alexa. x

"To love is to receive a glimpse of Heaven."
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