Who Am I?

Jill Southee

Independent 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 that comes for regular sleepovers! 

I am proud to hold a Certificate in Celebrant Studies, after completing modules through The Celebrant School on Celebration & Ceremony, Marriage & Civil Unions, Funerals and Professional Practice. 

I am also a Validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand which means I can conduct registry weddings, at a location of your choice, or my garden - the choice is yours.

As your chosen celebrant, I see myself being present for you and your partner, your families,  in moments of jubilation or grief and building a relationship with you to ensure your ceremony is memorable. I’ve learned to be a good listener, attentive and open to each client’s wants and needs. 

I promise to make whatever life event you are marking a sincere and meaningful occasion. Your story is personal, so it's important we get it right. 

As a professional, I can assure you that I will have your back on your day, keeping your nerves at bay and delivering an amazing ceremony.

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

My Promise to You

I dedicate myself to YOU!

Yes, that means exclusively to one couple on their wedding day, arriving well before the ceremony, allowing ample time to check with vendors, be prepared and leave in a professional manner afterwards. 

I am capable of writing and delivering a professional ceremony and will deliver a ceremony that you want.  I will provide sufficient resources for you to work with and help you in your preparation. 

I offer adequate meetings to prepare for your ceremony as well as an onsite rehearsal for my Boutique Wedding Package.

I dress to fit in with your wedding style and colour scheme. 


I hope you’ll let me plan your next unforgettable event.

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