Jill Southee - Independent Registered Celebrant















I am a positive, friendly and compassionate Wellington-based celebrant, where I live with Rowan, my husband. We have four children as well as two gorgeous grandchildren,  plus a grand-dog who comes for regular sleepovers! 

As a member of Celebrants Aotearoa, you can be assured of using a celebrant that belongs to a professional body who will consistently deliver a high level of professional & ethical service.                                                                  

I am proud to hold a Certificate in Celebrant Studies from  The Celebrant School as well as being validated to officiate registry weddings, at any Wellington location or my home/garden.


I pride myself on the relationship I build with everyone I work alongside, getting to know you; your likes  and dislikes, your SOH and what makes you tick as a couple or family. I want to be present for you in moments of jubilation or grief and building a relationship with you to ensure your ceremony is genuine and memorable. I'm a good listener, attentive and open to your wants and needs.                                                                                                  

I promise to dedicate myself to YOU, keeping a sense of calm, arriving well in advance before your ceremony. I always make whatever life event you are celebrating a sincere and meaningful occasion. When you work with me,  you will find my style is professional, organised and empathetic.  I am sincere, adaptable and you can trust that your story is delivered in a personal way, it's important we get it right. 

The first step is for us to meet for a no-obligation chat and to see if we're a good fit with each other. 

And when I'm not being a celebrant . . .
- I like to read a good novel, walk and attend pilates classes

- I love working in my garden 

- I like to cook, try new recipes and share the goodies with others
- I enjoy a coffee and a glass of wine

- I'm Chair of the Wellington/Wairarapa Branch, Celebrants Aotearoa 
​- I volunteer for Dress for Success and Good Bitches Baking
- I love to travel, when we can!
- I value my family and friends immensely and all that they bring to my life.


Let me help plan your next unforgettable event, so let's get together!

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I work and live by my definition of CELEBRANCY...

"The art of listening, of hearing, of creating meaning and ceremony.


The delivering of ceremony with joy, with integrity, with compassion, with passion, with laughter and with sparkle.

The celebration of important transitions across the whole of the life cycle. 

The love of delivering ceremonies created from your stories with you... for you!"

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