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Jill Southee - Independent Registered Celebrant 

I'm a positive, friendly, and compassionate celebrant with a wealth of experience in celebrancy work.  I am based in Wellington and can travel to destinations within New Zealand to officiate any type of occasion.        I live with my husband Rowan and together, we embrace the bustling life of family and three adorable grandchildren, not forgetting our grand-dogs who love to drop by for visits.


As a proud member of Celebrants Aotearoa, I am committed to delivering a consistently high standard of professional and ethical service, ensuring your ceremony is nothing short of exceptional.


With a Certificate in Celebrant Studies, I am dedicated to shining a light for others. Building meaningful relationships is at the core of my practice. I take the time to understand your preferences, sense of humor, and what truly matters to you, ensuring your ceremony is genuine and memorable. I'm here for you, whether in moments of joy or sorrow, as a compassionate listener, attentive to your desires and needs. My promise is to be fully present for you, maintaining a sense of calm and arriving well-prepared for your ceremony.


Whatever life event you're celebrating, I'll ensure it's a sincere and meaningful occasion. My style is professional, organised, and empathetic, ensuring your story is delivered with the personal touch it deserves.


Curious about what others have to say? Personal recommendations from many of my clients speak for themselves. I invite you to scroll through my Google reviews at


When I'm not officiating ceremonies, you'll find me indulging in any of the following:

  •    Getting lost in a good novel

  •    Tending to my garden

  •    Exploring new recipes and sharing homemade treats

  •    Savoring a cup of coffee or a glass of bubbles

  •    Volunteering for Dress for Success and Good Bitches Baking

  •    Embarking on adventures, near and far

  •    Cherishing quality time with family and friends, who bring endless joy to my life.


Let's start with a no-obligation chat and get planning underway for your unforgettable event! 

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