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

More about Mel…

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

It’s not about me…

The first rule of celebrant work is, “it’s not about me”. Your marriage ceremony is very much all about you. Your stories, your love, your wishes, your words. Having said that, it is my connection to you which makes all the difference in ensuring that your ceremony is perfect. That connection is made when we first sit down to talk. … Read More

“I got you, babies…”

Ceremonies in which children participate are wonderful. I’m not talking about the angst some couples have re: how to word their invitations to diplomatically exclude children from the guest list. I AM talking about actively and lovingly INCLUDING your children in your ceremony. Whether they are residing in the bump under your wedding gown, or they are your energetic toddlers, … Read More

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... Read More