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Hello, my name is Jill Southee. I love being a celebrant and appreciate you visiting my website. Choosing a celebrant is a big decision, so I hope by reading more about me and  browsing the services I provide, that you will consider me as your celebrant. 

As a professionally trained, sincere and experienced celebrant, I craft and deliver your personal  story for any significant life event you wish to mark and/or celebrate, including but not limited to  the list of ceremonies outlined below. 

Ceremonies can be a time for celebration however, they can also offer comfort and healing during sadness following the loss of someone special in your life.  I can create whatever celebration you have in mind... one that will be unique, memorable and heartfelt.

PLEASE NOTE: I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

At 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022, all of New Zealand moves to Orange. Read more here:


Let's get started by you getting in touch - I look forward to your inquiry!

Ceremonies we can work on together include...

  • Weddings

  • Civil unions 

  • Commitments

  • Elopements

  • Vow renewals

  • Anniversaries

  • Funerals

  • Celebrations of life

  • Remembrance gatherings

  • Memorials

  • Cremations 

  • Interments    

  • 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. "