Marriage Celebrant

Adrian "Wild Bill" Philipps

Druid Of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

  • Alternative Wedding

  • Handfast Ceremonies

  • Loving Cup Ceremonies

  • Naming Ceremonies

  • Passing Ceremonies

  • Story Telling

  • House Blessings

  • Business Blessings

  • My day is structured around my clients needs and desires
  • I work in partnership to make your day special and memorable
  • I will travel to destinations within the lower North Island
  • Tea or coffee and biscuits are suitable downpayments of my fee

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I had the opportunity to spend a year studying directly with Philip Carr-Gomm, the Chief Druid of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, as he re-wrote the Bardic study program and was his apprentice bard, a great experience and the formalisation of the journey I had begun. My Anglo-Saxon heritage and passion for Anglo-Saxon history made me joke that I was the “Saxon Druid” – this has stayed with me as I slowly worked through the Ovate and Druid grades in the order and explored Saxon shamanic practice as well.

My experiences have been combined or melded into a commercial world. I walk as Wild Bill, completed both formal and informal study to get this far but will always be a journeyman.  I want to share what I have learned, through learning experiences that are based partially on story but greatly on personal activity and growth, to encourage others to act.  Nothing happens without action and this includes learning.

My way of the world is direct and spirituality connects directly with gorgeous landscape and the world around me. I offer a journey of an ancient past and landscape and my passion for the wild,

If you want to join me for a short while on my journey, you are most welcome.

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