Sofia Hameed

In late 2015, when one of Sofia Hameed’s adult children was planning to get married, the family looked around for a celebrant who could do a special fusion wedding: a Muslim able to incorporate Arabic and Fijian cultures into a … Read More

Gabrielle Pritchard

Gabrielle Pritchard was inspired to start this adventure into the world of celebrancy after being asked to conduct a wedding ceremony for good friends in the south of France. “I’d been asked to MC some weddings before but hadn’t really … Read More

Chris Payne

At just 25 years of age, Chris Payne of Auckland is a registered marriage celebrant, with three weddings under his belt, and more to come. Chris, who works in an alternative education centre with teenagers, saw a niche in the … Read More

Eva Hooper

Living in Queenstown is pretty special, according to Germany-born celebrant Eva Hooper, who moved there with her Kiwi husband to enjoy the outdoors and the stunning landscape the region has to offer. It’s an inspiring place and a melting pot … Read More

Jill Williams

Mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, educator, office manager, gym bunny and volunteer: and now, Tamaki Makaurau woman Jill Williams (Ngati Huarere ki Hauraki me Ngati Porou), can add celebrant to the list of roles in her busy, busy life. Undertaking training … Read More

Katie Berry

When Katie Berry decided to become a celebrant, she chose to undertake training so she’d be her absolute best. Not once has she regretted that decision to train with The Celebrant School. The benefits of training were apparent immediately. As … Read More

Brent Ruru

Christchurch celebrant Brent Ruru, was inspired to become a celebrant after bearing witness to a stock standard ceremony for a friend’s father a few years ago. Not only did he stand up to tell a couple of well-received anecdotes, it … Read More