Now you get to embark on the exciting adventure of planning the wedding day you've dreamed of.
I'm an actress, television director and marriage celebrant. I adore the creative process of crafting people’s 'journeys to love' into stunning wedding ceremonies that reflect you and your partner perfectly. I spent six years acting on the nation’s favourite television programme, Shortland Street and now work as a director on the show.
Officiating weddings brings together all the things I love to do. Storytelling, public speaking (I'm also a radio voice artist), composing exquisite words into beautifully unique ceremonies and working with people to create unforgettable, lasting memories of the most treasured day of their lives. Love is such a precious thing and the connection between two people, whoever they may be, deserves to be cherished.
Your wedding should be as unique as you are.
Together, we can create a gorgeous ceremony that captures your individuality and celebrates your love. It’s a privilege to nurture and guide my couples through the entire process from our first contact until you are walking down the aisle as a married couple, after the ceremony of your dreams.
I'm a registered Independent Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant in New Zealand. Although I'm an Auckland Marriage Celebrant, I'm happy to travel anywhere in Aotearoa ... wherever you want your special day to be. I love an adventure! So let’s chat!
I look forward to discussing the possibility of working with you and making your wedding dreams come true.
Love and light
"We are the luckiest couple in the world to have been married by you. Thank you so much.
It was such a magical ceremony. We are so happy! We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect way to be married.
What a love-filled ceremony you gave us AND set the tone for the entire night and now our marriage...
Love and laughter!"
Anna & Mike - November 2018
"To the most AMAZING celebrant ever! Thank you for making our ceremony so memorable.
May all future couples be blessed with your presence."
Beau & Anton - January 2019
"A match made in heaven! Jacquie was the perfect match for us as a celebrant.
Our intimate ceremony of 13 people was made even more special by Jacquie’s warm and welcoming approach.
Jacquie was very responsive and communicated well in the lead up to the wedding. We met using a video chat during an evening, which was very accommodating around our busy work schedules.
The guidance we received with our vows and ceremony readings helped make our day both memorable and unique. If you’re looking for a celebrant that listens to what you want but adds her own personal touch, then Jacquie is for you!"
Kim & Jeremy - June 2018
"Thank you so much, Jacquie, for the most incredible ceremony! We could not have asked for a more perfect day. From our first meeting, you made everything so easy. I had a list of questions that I didn’t even need to ask because you were so thorough in telling us everything we needed to know.
You were always available to answer emails from us, and always happy to offer suggestions and advice when we were unsure of anything.
Together, we created the most beautiful, memorable ceremony that was filled with so many thoughtful and personal touches that we couldn’t have done without your guidance and encouragement.
You were genuinely excited and invested in our ceremony and that showed in the way that you conducted the day. You shared in our laughter and delivered our emotional moments in the most touching way. You even had a tissue at the ready and seamlessly held it out to me when my new husband brought me to (happy) tears! Thank you for being so approachable, supportive and professional as our celebrant.
We want to take this opportunity to recommend you to anyone looking for their perfect ceremony.
They will get just that with you! Thank you, with love."
Emma & Billy - April 2018
"Jaq, we cannot thank you enough for the time, energy and support you put into making our ceremony a truly memorable one.
You went above and beyond and we appreciate all the dedication and help you invested in our ceremony.
Our ceremony flowed beautifully and we felt so comfortable with you as our celebrant both on the day and the journey leading up to our big day.
Your warm, friendly nature put us both at ease and you melted away any nerves we had.
If you need a celebrant for your wedding, I highly recommend Jaq.
She is reliable, efficient and lovely to work with. Thanks again for a fantastic ceremony!"
Sam & Dan - March 2017
"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for a well organised, professional yet relaxed ceremony, personalised to capture our story.
You were so easy to talk to and your help and advice were invaluable in creating our perfect wedding ceremony.
From our first meeting through to the wedding day itself your support and guidance put us at ease and enabled us to enjoy our magical day.
An engaging and eloquent celebrant is important to a beautiful ceremony and you absolutely nailed it!
Thank you once again for helping make our day so very special."
Erika & Andy - January 2018
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