Melanie Stuart celebrant - the right celebrant for you

Experienced Celebrant, lawyer, writer and former Playcentre educator

Member – Celebrants’ Association NZ; Chairperson – Auckland Branch 2016

Certificate in Celebrant Studies

Tutor, The Celebrant School of New Zealand

Helping create your special day…

Your marriage ceremony is the focus of your wedding day and sets the tone for the entire celebration.  In this magical, heartfelt and very personal 20 minutes (or so), your love story is told, laughs are shared, tears may be shed, you will say your “I do’s”, and cross the threshold into married life together!

The content of your ceremony is limited only by your imagination.  One sentence is legally required, but the rest is entirely up to you. My role as your celebrant is to get to know you both, and create a bespoke ceremony tailored to meet your specific values, beliefs, culture, personalities or quirks. You are a unique couple – your ceremony should be too.

I am privileged to create personal, authentic, natural and fun ceremonies for all my couples, and you can be assured that your ceremony will be delivered with confidence, expertise, style and a dash of relaxed friendly humour.

My professional services as your celebrant include:

  • 2 planning meetings
  • Advising on legal requirements, ceremonial content and structure
  • Providing ceremony resources
  • Writing your ceremony
  • Rehearsal
  • Use of my sound system for the ceremony
  • Officiating your marriage
  • Registering the completed Particulars of Marriage
  • Providing you with the final version of your ceremony as a keepsake
If I sound like the right celebrant for you, then please get in touch!

Mel Stuart celebrant

Latest articles, tips & news updates

Practice makes perfect… so let’s rehearse!

If there’s one thing I have learned in my career as a marriage celebrant, it’s that the rehearsal is a vital element of your wedding planning. Whether it takes place a day, or a week, before your “big day”, the rehearsal is the key moment when suddenly, things become very “real”. I absolutely LOVE rehearsals. We can be relaxed and … Read More

ˈspɪrɪt/ (n), beauty and style

Last weekend, I exhibited at the Grand Wedding Show at Sky City, Auckland. It was a chance for potential clients to meet me, and a wonderful opportunity for me to discover what brides-and-grooms-to-be want in their ceremonies. Just as every couple is so different, so is every celebrant. Each of us comes to the profession with different values, life experience … Read More

By the power vested in me…

Remember the line in movies when the dashing hero marries his princess bride? The celebrant says something flamboyant and portentious along the lines of “By the power vested in me by the State of I now declare you legally married!”… followed by a romantic dip kiss and fountains of rose petals and cheering and happily ever afters. … Read More

Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight…

“All electronic devices must now be switched off…” We are used to hearing this phrase on a plane, or when attending live theatre. Now, it is becoming common at wedding ceremonies too. So what’s the buzz about so-called “Unplugged Weddings”? In these days of technology and social media, where tweets, posts, tags and shares can go viral in a matter … Read More