Wanaka Wedding Celebrant

Congratulations, you are obviously planning your wedding day and I’m thrilled you have visited my website. This is a very busy and exciting time for a couple setting out on the road to marriage. There is a lot for you to organise and you certainly need someone to conduct your  Ceremony. That’s where I come in. I would love to help you to put together a wedding ceremony which reflects the wishes of both of you.

Maybe you want a simple lakeside or mountain top ceremony with your own vows, which I can help you write, or you may want an elaborate wedding with some traditional elements such as sand ceremonies, candle lighting, wine ceremony or readings and poetry. The ceremony itself should have that personal touch that fits with both of you as a couple.

My service includes an initial consultation with you, that is either by phone, Skype (by appointment), email or in person. I will then send you examples of vows based on what we have discussed and from there we can tailor your ceremony and your vows to exactly suit your wishes. I can also send you many examples of readings and poems that may be suitable for inclusion in your ceremony.

Once the ceremony is taken care of, I will guide you through the application for your Marriage License.

If you are arriving a day or two before your big day I also recommend a rehearsal if time allows. This is a great chance to iron out any last minute problems to ensure that your wedding day ceremony goes without a hitch. If you are coming to New Zealand from overseas, I can apply for your license on your behalf so that all you have to do is to pick it up on your way to your chosen destination. Because we have so many resources available within our organisation,  I can really make it easy for overseas couples in all areas of wedding planning. I can provide a portable sound system and a beautiful wooden wedding table

I perform Wedding Ceremonies in Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook

My Fee Includes

  • Initial consultation
  • Wedding rehearsal
  • Preparation of your ceremony music
  • Sound system for use during the ceremony
  • Help to apply for your marriage license

If you want a celebrant who communicates, is very friendly and offers a wedding ceremony that is romantic but light-hearted when appropriate, get in touch with me.

I would love to be part of your special day



Photography by  ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY WANAKA  (click to go there)


Because of you Wayne, our day became the most special day of our lives. The ceremony you wrote was perfect for us, romantic, relaxing and fun. Just the way we wanted it.Thank you for everything you've done that made our wedding so special Saskia & Jill Married in Wanaka
We would like to express our appreciation to you Wayne for making our wedding ceremony beyond perfect. The location, the words, your witty charm, it all exceeded all our expectations, you were the perfect person to facilitate our special day - I hope many couples get to experience your special gift. Daniel and Belinda Zammit - Married in Queenstown
The wedding was absolutely perfect. Your humour helped wash away the nerves and you created an intimate, romantic ceremony that completely complemented 'us'. You have the unique ability to put everyone at ease. Wayne, you were a very special part of our wedding that we'll never forget. Sheri and Matt Wilson - Married in Wanaka
Wayne Thank you for the most beautiful wedding we could have ever asked for! We hope you do come and visit us in Colorado. We will take you on a tour, and we will stress so you don't have to. Erika and Adam
Hi Wayne, Thank you so much! Words cannot express our gratitude to you for your contribution to our wedding day. You made everything go seamlessly. Your patience and support was second to none. Everyone raved about what a great ceremony it was and how great you were and we couldn't have asked for better. I am so grateful to Genevieve and Mat for recommending you
The personal touches on our wedding day, like taking the nervous groom out for a coffee while the bride was getting ready, really made the experience exceptional. He was attentive and joked with us, making us feel at ease on such an important day. He took care of all the paperwork and led us through a very touching ceremony with humor and grace. Laurel & Nic - Married at Lake Tekapo
What an absolutely magical day. Wayne was a complete joy and he committed himself to our ceremony as if it was the most precious gift he had ever been given. He treated it with utmost respect and sincerity. We appreciate you Wayne and we relish in the memories you have given us.  - Sarah & Will - Married in Wanaka
Wayne, Your an absolute legend! Thanks so much for getting us up that mountain today and for everything yesterday. We were blown away at how perfectly you handled everything and made our day as perfect as it could be. THANK YOU Mike and Talitha
 On the day we were able to relax in your easy going and light hearted nature, it felt like we had known you for years.   Wayne, you  provided us with both personal and professional support throughout the whole process which resulted  in a very intimate and emotional ceremony.  We hope that our paths cross again sometime in the future…..Do you have any vacancies for vow renewals???? - Tracey & Stephen - Married Cardrona
The ceremony was beautifully intimate and exceeded our expectations beyond belief!  We felt the pressure lifted off of our shoulders by Wayne & on such a big day it helped us to enjoy it even more. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to make such amazing memories and are so grateful and honoured that Wayne has been such a huge part of these.”  Laura & James  Married in Wanaka
We love them! You both are so amazing! It was quite funny, I had a few people tell me how lovely it was having family friends take the photos and do the ceremony and I had to explain we had only meet you when planning the wedding. You made the day so magical and we couldn't imagine it without you . Mat and Gen
Wayne! Didn't get to thank you in person but we really appreciate your help with the ceremony. The vibe was spot on, and the shirt was resplendent. So many people said it was the best ceremony they had ever witnesses. We loved it Thanks Again Rosalie
Hi Wayne, thank you so much for your help on Saturday and in the build up. It was perfect. You absolutely nailed the delivery. The tone was spot on and the ceremony massively exceeded our expectations. Our family and friends loved it also. It set the tone for a fantastic evening. Thank you so much again Matt
Wayne, For me, it was your contribution to our day that I feel was just so personal and warm and comforting towards us. It really did make our day magnificent. So effortlessly relaxing and enjoyable. Please accept our giant sized thank you!! Lyndsey and Millie - Wanaka Elopement