An amazing celebrant is so crucial to your wedding. They set the tone for your whole day. You want a professional - someone with experience, organised, good communicator, is a lot of fun, and can help both of you navigate what can be a very overwhelming time.
I collaborate with you: from initial planning, meetings in between, and then on the day, working closely with you and all your wedding vendors to make sure it runs smoothly. Guests often tell me that I officiate the best wedding they've ever been to.
Weddings don't have to be stuffy and boring. Let's meet, and chat about how we can make sure you both have the most fun day ever.
Áine & Kane Hodgson - Kauri Bay Boomrock, Auckland - January 2023
Read what some of the happy couples, that I've married recently, have to say about me
(see another 120 reviews, all 5 stars, on my Google page).
Nate set the tone with us so there were no nerves before we headed down the aisle and then set the tone with our guests. Our family and friends cried and laughed and hung on to Nate’s every word the whole way through. Every single person we spoke to after the wedding talked about Nate’s beautiful, funny, personal ceremony. People even forgot to congratulate us because they were literally obsessed with how amazing the ceremony had been.
We had an overwhelming amount of people who were genuine in telling us that it was the best ceremony they had every watched, and that totally came down to Nate. Nate set the tone, in exactly the way that we had wanted and that was natural for him, so our guests felt the effort that he had put into making our day absolutely for us.
If I had to change everything about my wedding and only keep 1 factor the same, it would be Nate standing there with us. We trusted him with the most important day of our lives and he over delivered at every opportunity.
We had Nate as our Celebrant & MC for our wedding and I could write a novel about how incredible he was! He not only put together a beautiful hilarious personalized ceremony & reception for us but kept us relaxed and having fun during the lead up to the wedding and during the big day.
He really went above and beyond, checking in with us and taking time to connect with our family & friends that were there. We had endless compliments about how amazing he was with everything.
Nate was awesome with communication right off the bat and was always very easy to get in contact with if we needed anything. We absolutely recommend Nate to anyone and everyone.
Nate; you made a day that was already so important and special for us even more perfect and we can’t thank you enough.
If you’re getting married I 100% recommend Nate to be your celebrant and MC!
Nate is so lovely, very organised, professional and gave us great advice and support throughout the planning process! Nate gave us questionnaires to fill out to make our ceremony and reception fit us perfectly - and he was always there when we needed any help.
Nate was our celebrant and our MC and without him I don’t know how our day would’ve turned out! As we were running a bit behind schedule - he made sure to push dinner back, he got us drinks from the bar, and even carried my veil He went above and beyond to make our day as stress free as possible!
We got a lot of compliments on how great he was, some of our guests even thought he was our friend! That’s how well he meshed in with our friends an family! So I highly recommend Nate to anyone getting married!!
So thank you Nate for being apart of our special day!
From the moment we first met Nate, we knew he was the celebrant we wanted to marry us on our wedding day.
Nate was extremely organised, funny and felt like a friend from the first time we met.
The whole process was seamless and our ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of. Nate created a ceremony that was personalised to us, and it encapsulated everything we are as a couple. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant and MC.
We wish we could do it all over again.
We were both nervous about the ceremony and vows and he was there helping us a long the way. If you are thinking about getting a friend to MC DONT let Nate take that stress off you, your friends/family and have him coordinate and run this for you, I can not tell you what a relief it was to have this handled, trust me it takes a type of person to run everything behind the scenes and keep you tracking on time.
It was also awesome to have Nate involved from start to finish, he's like a mate and easily fit in with everyone in the group. Nate is an all around awesome guy who wants to make sure your day goes smooth! We couldn't have had such an enjoyable day without him!
Fans for life x
We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to choose Nate to be our celebrant.
He’s a genuine and caring guy who truly wants the best for you and your wedding. His professionalism coupled with his humour and organisation meant for a stress free process.
He’ll go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable leading up to and on your day. He’ll work with you to create your perfect ceremony, assist you with vow writing without overstepping, ensure all the boxes are ticked and be the person you didn’t know you needed for your wedding.
Thank you Nate, our day wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Second only to the decision of marrying my husband, was the decision to choose Nate as our celebrant. Not only is he incredibly organised and knowledgeable, he is without a doubt a laugh and half to have present on your day. My husband and I honestly felt like we had an old friend up there at the aisle with us. He's been around the block as far as weddings go, so he has endless tips, tricks and stories, as well as vendor recommendations and do's and don'ts for the day of - I literally could sing his praises all day long.
We booked him to be our MC as well, and the level of care and detail in all our pre-wedding emails to organise vows, speeches, reception flow etc was just outstanding, he doesn't miss a trick. Amazingly he also took the time to slowly pronounce all of our difficult family last names when helping organise photos, was constantly making sure we had drink top ups and had eaten some dinner during reception, and was rated 5 stars by all our friends and family at the day after de-brief.
Stop reading my review and just book Nate already.
Nate was the best celebrant and MC we could have hoped for. He was organised, informative and just an all round great guy to be involved in our special day. Nate is professional and was very easy to get in contact with to answer questions/provide support.
Nate talked us into writing our own vows (which we didn’t think was something we would do). Jayden and I are both so happy that he did this, it was such a good idea and made the ceremony so much more personalised to us and our relationship. Nate made the planning of our ceremony and reception so easy and stress free.
Thank you so much Nate for being the best celebrant/MC our day wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did without you.
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.
Read my reviews. Couples that I've married describe me as relaxed, fun and very organised.
I love a good list. I will keep you on track with all we need to do to get you married.
We've got this! I love helping brides & grooms get over the nerves and actually enjoy the day.
Even though I'm Auckland based, I head all over NZ to weddings (just reimburse my reasonable travel expenses).
All the couples who have reviewed me have given me 5 stars, I'm very grateful.
I work with you to make the planning completely stress-free, in these seven steps.
My fee is $1,200 (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 30% 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 last 35% of my fee will also be due.
Typically the morning before, we'll do a wedding rehearsal 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 $600 (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.