Malo e lelei, kia ora and welcome. My name is Tania Jeffs-Sevesi, eldest daughter of the late music icon, Bill Sevesi. I’m a Tongan-born, Maori and English descent celebrant and have done weddings for most cultures and age groups. (see Testimonials page). It gives me quite the personality, experiences and cultural protocol that brings such uniqueness to your special occasion or service.
Here is my whakapapa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka (our canoe), Ko Nukutawhiti te tangata (our chief)
Ko Rahiri te tupuna (ancestor), Ko Kapowai te maunga (our mountain)
Ko Waikare Te Awa (river), Ko Te Aranga o te Pa, Te Huihuinga te whare
Ko Te Kapotai te hapu (subtribe), Ko Ngapuhi te iwi (tribe)
My ceremonies have also included young and old, first time, second or third rounders, multi-cultured, backyard, “last minute”, hotel rooftops or wedding venues. While being Auckland-based, I’ve been asked to and would welcome more bookings, outside of Auckland.
I also do funerals and unveilings and can speak a smidgen of maori, a tad more of tongan and have a background in MC work in the entertainment industry so quite an all-rounder, go-getter attitude. A mixed skillset which adds a ton of value to your special day or service, as your celebrant.
My other professional career is marketing, design and social media.
With dad, Hall of Fame Award 2015
My training was under a very experienced celebrant of 27 years, incorporated with strong community, entertainment, acting and presentation skills.
See Other Services for details.
My Services include:
Master of Ceremonies, Marriage, Pop Up Wedding Venue, Funeral services, Renewal of Vows, Compere, Burials, Memorial/Unveilings.
As a pro-active Celebrant, I am proud to be registered with CANZ. The Celebrants Association of New Zealand, have a commitment to quality service, professional standards and ethics. CANZ is New Zealand’s national professional association for celebrants which enriches celebrants, who in turn, enrich New Zealand society. Any celebrant that is CANZ registered shows dedication to upskilling and ongoing professional help and support from more experienced celebrants in the association, as we train and network with the best.
When I get the chance, I’ll go fishing anytime the opportunity arises; have recently overcome the “Fearfall, Stratosfear and Invader” (will never go on the Fearfall again!) at Rainbow’s End; love manicures and pedicures; watch a good sci-fi or action movie.
Auckland, New Zealand
Mobile: +6421 750 717