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Welcome to my celebrancy website! I'm Jill Southee, and I'm grateful you've taken time to visit.

As a celebrant, I have the privilege of being part of life's most significant and heartfelt moments. Whether it's a joyous union, a milestone celebration, or a ceremony of remembrance, I consider it an honour to play a role in these meaningful occasions.

Choosing the right celebrant is an important decision, and I hope that as you explore the various tabs on my website and learn about the array of services I offer, you'll find that I could be the perfect fit for your special day.

In simple terms, I love the work that I do! My journey in celebrancy began in 1999, when I embarked on professional learning through The Celebrant School. Since then, I've had the privilege of being appointed as a registered independent celebrant in 2000.

With a blend of training, sincerity, and extensive experience, I specialise in crafting and delivering personalised ceremonies for life's significant events. Whether it's a wedding, a vow renewal, a naming ceremony, or a funeral, I approach each occasion with care and dedication, ensuring that your story is beautifully told and authentically represented.

Ceremonies are not just about celebration; they can also offer solace and healing during times of grief and loss. Whatever the nature of your ceremony, I am here to create a bespoke experience that is uniquely yours—memorable, heartfelt, and filled with meaning.

Ceremonies we can work on together include...

  • Weddings

  • Civil unions 

  • Commitments

  • Elopements

  • Vow renewals

  • Anniversaries

  • Funerals

  • Celebrations of life

  • Remembrance gatherings

  • Memorials

  • Cremations and burials

  • Interments    

  • Preplanning your farewell 

  • Namings or blessings

  • Special birthdays... or any significant occasion you wish to celebrate!                                                                                                

"Jill has integrity above all things. A consummate worker and a principled person, she navigates her life with genuine care for others and the world she inhabits. Kind to others, she gains great pleasure from giving.

Jill has proven to be a sound communicator, is organised and prepared and is always mindful of the protocols around special occasions. She listens to others and in word and deed meets their expectations. Jill’s life experiences and innate empathy allows her to be mindful of diversity at all times contributing to her ability to be an outstanding celebrant.

​​Jill is highly efficient and can be absolutely relied upon to meet deadlines and complete any task to the best of her ability.  Jill is also meticulous and takes great pride in her work. Written documentation is always expertly presented and technically accurate because she attends to detail. "                                 


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