An amazing celebrant is so crucial to your wedding. You want someone who really knows their stuff, is a lot of fun, and can help both of you navigate what can be an overwhelming time.
I will work closely with you, from initial planning, lots of communication leading up to, and then making sure, on the day, it all runs smoothly. Your family and friends will love being part of an event that truly represents your relationship.
Weddings don't have to be stiff and boring. Let's meet, and chat about how we can make sure you have the most fun day ever.
Jess & Paul Smith (Australia) - Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Mt Ruapehu - June 2021
I looked at several celebrants online before choosing Nate as he looked like a really happy person that genuinely enjoyed his role in making your special day perfect.And he was exactly that!
We wanted a simple and light hearted event which went exactly as we had hoped thanks to Nate’s balance of humour and professionalism.
Thank you, highly recommend. 😊
Nate married us in NZ during one of the lulls in the pandemic and he was super flexible and accommodating. Fast forward to this year and we had another ceremony over here in Australia and we loved seeing him again. The family and friends loved having him around and we now consider him a friend of ours.
Cannot recommend him more highly, such a cruisey, funny and genuine guy. We shopped around for a long time in both NZ and Australia and it was an easy choice to have him back again.
It was one of the best decisions hiring Nate as our Celebrant and MC! From the get go his communication was excellent. He was very organised, funny and down to earth! He made us feel at ease throughout the ceremony and was quick to adapt when we were running a bit behind schedule. We and our guests absolutely loved him (as seen by the comments on his pic from our photobooth album). We would 100% recommend him for anyone that is looking for a celebrant and MC!
He encouranged us to write our own vows even though we didn't want to do it at first. I'm so grateful that he changed our minds. Our wedding ceremony was fun throughout and he knew how to make us and our guests laugh. I recommend Nate to all the couples planning to get married. He surely is the best celebrant :) Thanks Nate once again!
Right from our initial meeting with Nate we knew he was a great fit for us, and were really excited about the role he’d play on our special day. From the initial planning stages, Nate was highly organized, and in regular contact to keep us on track, which took all the stress off us.
On the day Nate did an incredible job, and he really set the tone for our wedding. We wanted our Wedding to be fun, relaxed, down to earth, and filled with laughs. Nate delivered on all counts, and the day could not have been anymore perfect.
Hiring Nate as our wedding celebrant and MC was the best decision we made in our wedding planning. Nate helped us to achieve our perfect wedding ceremony, relaxed, sincere, and most importantly full of laughter! Our friends and family cannot stop raving about how amazing our celebrant was!!
There was a lot of fun and laughter throughout the ceremony and everything was tailored to how we wanted it. Nate has impeccable communication and has the perfect amount of touch points/follow ups with you to make sure you’ve checked how the ceremony flows and that you’re vows are done with enough time. Couldn’t recommend more, everyone raved about him and how lovely and fun the ceremony was.
Nate was the celebrant and MC for our wedding recently and we are so glad we chose him! He's super friendly, knowledgably and ORGANISED! ... He took a lot of the stress out of the ceremony for us by coordinating it all in this way. We also had him as our MC and am so glad we did - he helped wrangle everyone for the family/friends photos straight after the ceremony with ease. He also made sure the reception ran smoothly - checking in with us etc.
Absolutely Amazing Nate is!! Highly recommended!! Nate made my husband and I feel so at ease and made it so stress-free for us. We can’t thank you enough Nate for making our day absolutely amazing. Our guest absolutely enjoyed our ceremony as you brought lots of humour and fun to our day! Nate made us feel comfortable as our nerves were on a high. 100% amazing you are Nate!!! Thank you so much for blessing us on our amazing day!!!
Thank you Nate for being our celebrant and MC. You made our day so perfect and easy. You made us and everyone feel so comfortable. The ceremony was perfect with the right amount of seriousness and laughter. You sorted everything so quickly that our marriage license was on our door before we got back from our weekend honeymoon. Thank you for making everything so easy and memorable.
Cool, calm and collected he helped us make a day we will never forget. He is so easy and flexible to work with, he has been a true constant in our sea of chaos... It has been great working alongside him in creating a day that truly captured what we envisioned. My husband and I can honestly say that Nate truly cares about you and will do everything he can to bring the vision you had of your big day to life.
Nate fit with us so perfectly that it was like having one of our mates hanging out with us. We had so many of our guests comment on the day (and since) about how amazing Nate was! ... Our day was absolutely perfect, and Nate played a massive part in that. We couldn't recommend him highly enough.
He communicated efficiently and we felt he went over and above helping us with the smaller details... On the day Nate was just the best. He brought such a personable, fun and relaxed vibe to our day and we had so many comments from our guests about what an stella job he did. Cheers Nate. You were awesome and we are forever greatful.
Nate was amazing! Even when things went wrong during the ceremony (forgotten rings and license papers that flew away) he turned it around with his awesome humour. 100% recommend him to any couple that wants an awesome, friendly and humorous celebrant. Thank you Nate!
Nate was absolutely amazing! We had our small ceremony during Level 3 in Auckland a few weeks ago. He was professional when needed but also incredibly funny making our special day incredibly memorable. He was so easy to get along with and communicate with making the whole experience relaxing for all involved. I highly recommend Nate to anyone looking for a celebrant.
So easy to work with and a genuine down to earth guy and we had so many comments from our guests about how good he was as both a celebrant and an MC!! Nate was super accommodating when we had to make changes due to covid and as a couple planning from Australia he made the whole process super smooth. Hugely recommend!!
Shannon and I were super happy with Nate as our celebrant and MC on our wedding day (the best day of our lives!) He was very helpful in preparing us for the big day and ran the event very smoothly. We can definitely recommend Nate for anyone who wants a light hearted, funny but professional celebrant.
Nate was so great to work with - organised, flexible and willing to put in the work for us to make our day easy and memorable. Nate has a great sense of humour and was a hit with our friends too. Highly recommended 👍
We 100% recommend Nate as a celebrant and MC. He was so helpful before the wedding and throughout, guiding us every step of the way and making the process so simple. On the day we could not have asked for a greater man to marry us.
Nate's easy going, and happy to make adjustments when we faced a short lockdown that postponed our wedding. He was charismatic, friendly and hilarious at the wedding, I couldn't recommend him enough as a celebrant. 10/10
Weddings can be a very stressful time. I promise to do the following six things that will help make your big day the most fun ever.
Other than the boring legal stuff, we collaborate on exactly what you want included in the ceremony.
I pride myself on getting lots of laughter and smiles (from you and your guests) at the ceremony.
Nothing worse than something pronounced wrong - I promise to nail those tricky names.
Questions or confusion about your big day? I'm happy to suggest ideas anytime by email.
I'm Auckland-based but have officiated ceremonies across the country, with couples reimbursing me for reasonable travel expenses only.
I've been validated by CANZ, so I meet the professional standards of competency for celebrant work.
I work with you to make the planning completely stress-free, in these seven steps.
My fee is $875 (plus travel and accommodation, if required).
We meet either in person, or via a video call. I check to make sure I'm available, we discuss my fee, if I need to travel, and then confirm the day, time and location. You pay a 50% refundable deposit.
I send you a comprehensive wedding questionnaire for both of you to fill in. Based on the answers from this, I write a ceremony.
I then share a Google Doc with you, which we both work off going forward, collaborating on your perfect ceremony.
If you've also selected me to be your M.C. at the reception, I send you a reception questionnaire. In this we discuss timings (like entrees, dinner, dessert, dancing times), and who is doing speeches. I write a reception and share this with you to check.
You need to do this part and I will remind you to do it. It needs to be done (minimum of) three business days before, and it expires after three months.
We chat again, and I make sure you're 100% happy with the ceremony. I also check that we haven't missed anything, and confirm those last minute details.
The other 50% of my fee will also be due.
Typically the evening before, we'll do a complete run through with the bridal party, so everyone knows what to do, how quick to walk down the aisle, and where to stand.
I first give a briefing to the guests before the bride arrives about if they can take their own photos or not, your rules around posting to social media, turning their phones off, and other housekeeping items.
For the ceremony, I follow the script exactly as we've discussed it, so it's what you planned for, and there's no unexpected surprises.
Immediately after the ceremony, I leave one copy of the signed wedding certificate with you, and electronically file the second copy with the registrar.
If I am also MC of the reception, I will co-ordinate the group shots, then make sure the evening goes off without a hitch.
I can help. As well as getting you hitched, I can make sure the festivities afterward run smoothly. I can liaise with the venue/caterers, introduce the speakers, and make sure the reception runs on time.
My fee is $400 (in addition to my celebrant's fee).
I am a VCANZ accredited celebrant, through
Celebrants Aotearoa (CANZ).
By engaging me, you are gaining the assurance of employing a celebrant who belongs to the national professional body, a celebrant who has passed the association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards test, and a person who is committed to ongoing professional development with a strong network of fellow celebrants to call on if needed.
VCANZ is a celebrant validation process, which is a structured recognition of celebrant training, experience and professional development based on the CANZ body of knowledge. This gives couples looking for a celebrant, additional certainty and greater comfort that a CANZ celebrant meets the professional standards of competency required for celebrant work.