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Michelle & Dane, Dec 2016

Thank you so much for being our celebrant. The ceremony was perfect thanks to you. You captured us so well that everyone was saying how well you must know us. It was so elegant and relaxed. Even with little miss Sophie joining in ❤ We felt instantly comfortable with you right from the start and your beautiful nature came across on the day. You made the process so easy and yet so intimate. Thank you for taking the time to put it all together and being a wonderful celebrant, memories we will treasure forever.

Michelle & Dane, Dec 2016

R.N. & A.I., Dec 2016

The perfect day requires the perfect support. Melanie, you have indeed been our lighthouse at multiple occasions. Being from overseas planning a same-sex wedding in New Zealand may not have been the brightest idea my wife and I came up with but it was indeed one of the most romantic ones! You were proactively supportive and had a very comprehensive plan with easy steps to follow throughout the entire planning. We wonder if you were also the reason why the sun decided to shine right above our heads on our wedding ceremony! How magical was that? Thank you for your support; we will not hesitate to recommend you!

R.N. & A.I., Dec 2016

Julie and Fausto, Sep 2016

The most crucial element of our day, the marriage ceremony, was the most beautiful thanks to our celebrant, Melanie Stuart. Melanie is an incredible person who injected a little magic into the ceremony and day. It was an elegant and poetic ceremony, with so much warmth, and this has come back to me many times over in the comments from our families and friends. And it was emotional… so many happy tears. Melanie involved herself with our guests and really got to know not only Fausto and I, but our family and friends. She also learnt some Italian and incorporated this into the service – without our knowledge or assistance. Both things exceeded our expectations and really drew the differing sides of the family, from Italy and New Zealand, into the experience together. Thanks so much for making our wedding so beautiful.

Julie and Fausto, Sep 2016

Melissa and Donal, Dec 2016

Thank you so very much for being our celebrant for our big day. The ceremony was truly wonderful and we enjoyed every moment. We had many friends comment about how they loved how personal and ‘us’ the ceremony was, so thank you for helping us achieve that. Thank you also for the copy of the ceremony, we will always treasure it.

Melissa and Donal, Dec 2016

Kate and Hugh, Jul 2016

We just wanted to say ‘thank you!’ for taking the time to get a feel for us and the type of ceremony we wanted. You really captured the essence of us and you delivered the ceremony in such a heartfelt, warm and engaged way. You put us at ease and you set the scene so beautifully on our special day. It and you were just perfect.

Kate and Hugh, Jul 2016

Loren and Shaun, Apr 2016

Melanie, it was fabulous to work with you to plan our wedding ceremony, you made the whole process really easy and were able to ease our nerves during the preparation and provide guidance the whole way through. We would have no trouble recommending you as you are a friendly down to earth person to work with.

Loren and Shaun, Apr 2016

Elaine and Tyler, Apr 2016

Thanks again for your contribution to our day! It was an amazing day.

Elaine and Tyler, Apr 2016

Vicky and Ari, Apr 2016

I just wanted to say thank you again for being our celebrant you were amazing. Everyone loved the ceremony.

Vicky and Ari, Apr 2016

Leanne & Malcolm, April 2016

Thank you … for being our celebrant. The ceremony was fantastic and we really appreciated the support you gave us through the whole occasion. It felt like a really intimate ceremony 🙂

Leanne & Malcolm, April 2016

Sarah & Jarrett, Mar 2016

We can’t recommend Mel highly enough.  We were a little anxious about finding a celebrant to do the type of ceremony we were after as we really wanted a good friend of ours (who isn’t a celebrant) to be involved as much as possible.  From the very first time we mentioned this to Mel she was open and willing to make this work.  She was a pleasure to deal with in every way and we really appreciate the time and effort she put in getting to know us, drafting her own ceremony content and drafting the content for our friend to put into her own words.  Together, Mel and our friend created the perfect ceremony for us – personalised, funny, meaningful and relaxed.

Sarah & Jarrett, Mar 2016

Irene & Travis, Mar 2016

Thank you so much for making our day so special yesterday! Your ceremony was beautiful and professional and your organisation was very much appreciated/needed! The day went pretty much perfectly – including the weather! We would love to … recommend you to other lucky couples.

Irene & Travis, Mar 2016

Hansi & Brent, Mar 2016

Thank you so much Mel for being our Celebrant! You were amazing and everyone said that the ceremony was beautiful.  We’re very glad that we found you!! Mrs and Mrs Laing

I just wanted to say thank you sooo much for everything you did yesterday to make their day so special! You really did set the scene for the entire event…Your natural ability to put people at ease and roll with whatever came your way (planes and children!) was just what the day called for! And the way that you told their story and wove Hansi’s Sri Lankan heritage seamlessly into the ceremony made it all the more special! Sue (the MC)

 

Hansi & Brent, Mar 2016

Jo & Ant, Mar 2016

This day was made extra special because of your patience, guidance and support. Thanks for your sense of humour along the way too. You are wonderful! Love, Anthony and Jo.

Jo & Ant, Mar 2016

Sarah & Dan, Feb 2016

Was a brilliant day and we are so happy we picked you to be there as it made our day. Mel thanks so much all the guests were commenting how great the ceremony was and how it reflected us perfectly – that’s your talent 🙂

Sarah & Dan, Feb 2016

Kate & Isaac, Jan 2016

I don’t even know how we can possibly thank you enough for the absolutely amazing and special ceremony you put together for us – it was just perfect! From meeting you initially, your support the day before [at the rehearsal],  and on the day itself, we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier person to be a part of it. It was magical! We can’t stop talking about it all! Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts 🙂 With love, Mr and Mrs Flynn! Xx

Kate & Isaac, Jan 2016

Rachel & Chris, Jan 2016

We just wanted to send you an email to thank you for all you have done. It was a fantastic day and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for all your support and hard work to make this day so special for us 🙂 ! You have been amazing and we really appreciate it.

Rachel & Chris, Jan 2016

Donna & Ron, Jan 2016

Thank you so much being part of our special day – we had so many positive comments from our guests about you. The ceremony was the highlight of the day – we have just started to come back down from cloud 9! Love, Mr and Mrs Robinson.

Donna & Ron, Jan 2016

Andria & Kenny, Oct 2015

What an absolutely amazing day our wedding was, everything was just perfect! We really can not thank you enough, we were beyond happy to have you as our celebrant and you made our day so special. You made us both feel so confident about the day and we are so happy the ceremony was completely “us” – nice and relaxed and everything we could have imagined. We had so many compliments about what a beautiful ceremony it was.

 

Andria & Kenny, Oct 2015

Mary & Arii, Mar 2015

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day amazing! We could not have had a better person to do the job and share it with us and have had nothing but amazing comments of you from everyone! You simply made it just incredible and words cannot express how grateful we were to have you there.”

Mary & Arii, Mar 2015

Vic & Jeff, Feb 2015

“Mel was everything we could have hoped for in a celebrant and more.  As we were planning our wedding from the UK, we first met Mel over Skype and organised much of our ceremony with Mel via Skype.  Although that can sometimes be a difficult way to communicate, we felt immediately comfortable with Mel – it was like chatting with a longtime friend – and the whole process was very easy.  The end result was a completely personalised ceremony that couldn’t have been more “us”.  Mel was also brilliant in the lead up to the day – she guided us all through a rehearsal and remembered everyone in our families’ names (very impressive!).  On the day she made us feel completely relaxed and in control and many of our guests commented that they had assumed that we had known each other for years.  We would absolutely recommend Mel.”

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Vic & Jeff, Feb 2015

Olivia and Adam, Feb 2015

“Having Mel as the celebrant at our wedding was so special.  Mel felt like she was part of the family and made the entire experience completely painless, stress free and easy.  Her happy, easy-going attitude, sense of humour and also sense of what needed to be taken seriously was exactly what we needed to make our day so special.  Thank you, Mel, for being a part of our day and becoming a part of our family for the day.  It was a truly special day and we will cherish it forever.  Your lovely words were exactly what Adam and I wanted to say to each other, but couldn’t put into words of our own.  Thank you again, and all the very best. xxx”

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Olivia and Adam, Feb 2015

Tracey & James, Feb 2015

I thought you did an amazing job and spoke from the heart. I really was impressed you let them have a few moments to compose themselves at the start and during the ceremony, that truly had the personal touch. I get asked many a time who I would recommend as a celebrant and I would love to put your name forward.”

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Tracey & James, Feb 2015

Ella & James, Jan 2015

“I have to send a big thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for that incredible ceremony. It would not have been then same day without you! I have had so many lovely comments from the guests about the ceremony in particular…”

Ella & James, Jan 2015

Alice & Rory, Mar 2014

“We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful ceremony you facilitated for us. It was perfect.  … We received a lot of compliments about the service and how lovely it was. It really was a wonderful ceremony. It was just what we wanted – a ceremony that told our story (and not in a cheesy over romantic way). We really appreciated the thought you put into writing [it].”

Photo: Poppy Moss Photography

Alice & Rory, Mar 2014

Kaylene & Milton, Feb 2014

“My husband and I decided to have a surprise wedding on our youngest son’s 1st birthday, we only decided 10 weeks out from his birthday to get married so I was a bit nervous being able to find a celebrant who was available and one I connected with.  Long story short, I found Mel!  She was very quick to reply to my email and followed it up with a friendly phone call – after chatting to her on the phone I knew she was the right person for us.  Mel was so easy to deal with and incredibly personable, she really listened to what we wanted and gave fantastic suggestions in the areas we were unsure about.  We had both our young children involved in the ceremony which meant there was an element of uncertainty as to how things would actually pan out on the day but Mel took all of this in her stride and gave us our beautiful ceremony.  We couldn’t have asked for anything else!”

Kaylene & Milton, Feb 2014

Rebecca & Quentin, Feb 2014

“Thank you for making our day so special. You did such a beautiful job!  So many of our family and friends said what a fantastic job you did and how beautiful the service was.”

Rebecca & Quentin, Feb 2014

Kathryn & Steven, Jan 2014

“Thank you Mel for making our day special. The ceremony you wrote was wonderful and really reflected our personalities. Our guests commented on how beautifully written the service was and how it was unique to us. Thank you for all your help and advice, it made me very calm on the day!”

Kathryn & Steven, Jan 2014

Deb & Lesley, Oct 2013

“Thank you so much for sharing in our special day. Your ‘touch’ has been just right for us. You will always hold a special place in our hearts because YOU married us!”

Deb & Lesley, Oct 2013

Mandy & Richard, Dec 2012

“Thank you, the ceremony was absolutely perfect, we would not have changed a single word!”

Mandy & Richard, Dec 2012