Mel is very calm, and makes you feel at ease by her gentle tone of voice, and the way she gets your guests and family to interact… Our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Mel is a champion of true love. We had a very small and intimate ceremony at home with some family and a few close friends. Mel was kind, supportive and professional as she led two very nervous people through our big moment. If you’re seeking a celebrant, I highly recommend Mel Stuart, you’ll be in the best possible hands.
Mel has such a positive & lovely energy. She always listened to our stories carefully, tried to understand what we wished from our heart & made a beautiful story for our wedding.
Mel is a calm, guiding hand in what can be overwhelming territory. Utterly professional, Mel brings a very human approach to the marriage process, which suited us perfectly. On the day, it felt like we were being married by a friend.
Mel bought such a relaxed and fun vibe to our wedding and the ceremony flowed so smoothly. The whole process of preparing for the ceremony was easy and fun and that was all down to Mel. Could not recommend her more!
Mel was professional yet warm and made us feel comfortable right from the very start. We truly felt she took the time to hear and learn our story…Mel went out of her way to make sure my husband’s grandma was ok, after we included some words which had been written by her husband who passed the week before the ceremony. It really stood out as an example of how kind and thoughtful Mel is.
Photo: Amanda Thomas
Mel was INCREDIBLE! I would highly recommend her to any couple looking for a wedding celebrant!
Right from the start, Mel was personable, flexible, organised and so willing to make our day everything we wanted it to be! She was there to answer any questions that we had and we felt very comfortable speaking to her about all our worries, ideas and inspiration!
Photo: Rambo Estrada
Mel is a wonderfully kind, thoughtful and fun celebrant. She instantly makes you feel at ease from the moment you meet her and she is genuinely interested to get to know you and hear about your love story. Our ceremony on the day was nothing short of magical and felt like a flower filled dream.
Photo: Rachel Soh
We couldn’t recommend Melanie more. Our ceremony was perfect and exactly what we hoped for because Melanie really captured who we are and what we wanted from our first meeting. She’s professional, creative, a great writer, diligent, warm and the perfect amount of formal. She’s hugely detail orientated which we appreciated so much as we knew everything was sorted come the day of our wedding. Thank you Melanie for being such a massive part of our day, you fit into our wedding seemlessly. You’re a wonderful celebrant so we’re so glad we found you through recommendations.
We imagined something special on the beach, but personally I never would have thought we would end up with something so warm and sentimental, and so in line with our deepest wishes. We felt that you understood us completely, and your words reminded us again just how much we love each other.
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!
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)
“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.”
Photo: Danelle Bohane
“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…”
“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
“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!”