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 home/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 genuine and 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. 

When you work with me,  you will find my style is professional, organised and empathetic. I promise to have your back on the 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 and always have your back!

Yes, that means keeping a sense of calm, arriving well before the ceremony, allowing ample time to check with you and/or vendors, being 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 will meet with you to prepare for your ceremony as well as an onsite rehearsal for my Boutique Wedding Package.

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


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

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