Our wedding day went off without a hitch and a lot of it was due to Jackie’s professionalism, caring nature and energetic personality. From the inception of securing Jackie as the celebrant, to her innovative ideas, prior experiences, and communication was impeccable. Her background and experience in theatre and voice coaching definitely shined through as confidence and public speaking seemed to flow effortlessly. I can highly recommend Jackie to anyone who is looking to make their big day that extra bit special. The passion she has for being a celebrant and the joy that bringing two people together brings her is evident in every interaction leading up to the wedding and on the day itself. Jackie, we were honoured to have you as our celebrant and would highly recommend you to everyone.
STEPHANIE & JAMES
WHANGAREI, March 2016
An immense thank you from us both for your stellar officiating at our wedding in April. You did such a brilliant job. Even my dad, who doesn't usually get excited about much that isn't edible or engine-powered, is still waxing lyrical about your celebrant skills, and he's not the only one.
As soon as James popped the question, I knew I wanted three things: to get married at my family home, oysters, and a wonderful celebrant. I personally think a celebrant can make or break a ceremony, and I've seen a few awkward, stiff, and impersonal examples in my adventures as a wedding guest. That's why it was such a treat to have someone we know and trust marry us. You made the ceremony personal and intimate, and your wee Q&A in the leadup really prompted us to think about what we mean to each other and why we wanted to get married. Your style suited us and the vibe of the event perfectly, and your presence helped to keep the groom calm and collected while I made him wait under the apple tree.
We'll forever be grateful to have the opportunity to be married by a friend, especially one so considerate, professional, and understanding as you. So thanks for setting the scene, spreading the love, and doing it all dressed to kill without a shred of standard-issue-celebrant crushed velvet!
Stephanie & James x
KATHRYN & TOM
MT VERNON LODGE, AKAROA, JANUARY 2017
Jackie, such a huge thank you for being the fantastic celebrant that married us on a somewhat wild “summer” day in Akaroa, New Zealand. You were one of the most professional people that we dealt with during the whole wedding process, which made our lives a whole lot easier. You were proactive and kept us on track amidst the (controlled) chaos that was going on around us while organising a NZ wedding from London – this was most definitely appreciated. You accommodated our every need (Skype calls on Saturday mornings, phone calls on NY Day). You also gave us some fantastic ideas to make our ceremony our own.
Since the wedding, we have heard nothing but positive feedback about the wedding ceremony from friends and family. Everyone we have spoke to has said it was the best wedding ceremony they have been blessed to witness. Having a young, positive, charismatic and vibrant marriage celebrant was absolutely part of our criteria - you ticked all of those boxes.
We cannot imagine our day without you and we are genuinely so glad that we picked you to officiate our wedding. There were tears, laughter, hugs and so many more memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We thank you for making our ceremony the special day that it was.
MATTY & ASHLY
OLD FOREST SCHOOL, TAURANGA, DECEMBER 2017
As we’ve never been married before we had no idea what to expect from a celebrant or how to even go about creating a ceremony. Well, we didn’t have to worry about that! Jackie made what could be a tedious process into an enjoyable and creative one. We loved her ideas for personalising our ceremony. She kept us on task with exceptional communication throughout and a professional yet friendly attitude.
Thank you so much Jackie. It was super special to have you officiate our amazing day full of friends, love and laughter. You certainly contributed towards it being the incredibly fun day that we dreamed of. How lucky we are to have such a talented friend who could be a part of our wedding.