My journey to becoming a Registered celebrant through the Celebrant School of New Zealand, has been born out of my own life experiences.
I am a true people’s person, with an openness to embrace people from all walks of life. I am passionate, charismatic, and gregarious, and as your celebrant will deliver your ceremony with the highest of standards. My personality coupled by my love for people led me to a career in the health sector; working within the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions in several organisations
My ceremonies, whatever the occasion, will be delivered with poise, charm, professionalism, and grace…with a touch of humour. I am a fantastic listener who will translate your desires, thoughts, and treasured memories into your ceremony.
I will work alongside you to help guide you through the ceremony process. I can also weave a Christian element into your ceremony, if this is something you may like to incorporate. I will also provide a range of resources, so that together we can create and entwine a personal and inspiring ceremony for whatever the occasion may be. Your ceremony will be a memorable occasion and personally yours. Whatever the ceremony, it is about the person(s) needs and this will reflect just that. I am a confident, articulate public speaker, so you can rest assure that your ceremony will be eloquently and professionally prepared and delivered.
Most importantly this is your day, and I am committed to making it as beautiful and stress-free as possible.
2015 as been an amazing year for me. I have had the ultimate pleasure of being involved with many couples. Weddings,baby namings,renewal of vows and also farewelling very treasured and much loved ones.
I was nominated for an award – Outstanding Celebrant 2015. Theses awards were held recently (May 2015) in Roturua as a part of the Wedding Industry Awards. Whilst I did not win, it was such an honour and a high to have been placed in the finals.
Please have a look through my website, and feel free to contact me today for a no obligation chat and/or meeting.
When our mother Shirley and nana passed away, Jude’s empathy, compassion, and professionalism was far beyond our expectations. We were most appreciative of the orderliness that Jude bought to the service, her kindness, sincerity, and the lovely touches that she added, were simply beautiful. This service was an absolute tribute to Shirley’s life, and that her life was celebrated and honoured exactly the way she would have wanted it. Jude assisted to make this difficult time for our family a little easier with her thoughtful, gentle, and beautiful caring manner,
Warmest Regards, Kaarey, Bruce, Jim and Amy
“Jude was so easy and fun to work with. She listened to what we wanted and we loved our ceremony. On our wedding day, she made our day very personal and stress free, even adding her own unique touches which meant so much to us. We would highly recommend Jude to anyone looking for a celebrant”.
Janeen and Steve
Wedding Date: May 4, 2014
“Your are one of those rare gems – unselfish, kind and from the heart. The warmth that radiates from deep with in is precious and all the love and respect you share will be mirrored to you a hundred million times. It was such an honour to have you perform our ceremony on behalf of the Celebrant School.which was so meaningful to not only us but to our families present.You truly do think of the most important beauties of life”. Beth and Karin. Ceremony: May 2014
Kevin and I were more then happy with Jude. She made our day just perfect with her ideas, a few props, her help with music as I had no idea what to do. She went over and above as far as we were concerned. Not only us, but guests as well said how friendly and personable she was. My new Mother in Law and my parents loved the fact she made a point of coming and saying hello to them. This made them feel very much part of the day. I also loved the fact Jude asked me what our colours were so she could blend in, loved that and her shoes!!! Thank you Jude from the bottom of my heart it was everything and more thanks to your professionalism and vivacious smile”.
Donna Gregory Marshall and Kevin Marshall
Pilot Bay .
Wedding Date: July 26, 2014Jude was a fantastic celebrant for our beautiful intimate family wedding held on 30 August 2014. Jude was very warm, kind and helpful. We were in almost daily contact leading up to the day and Jude helped out greatly with ideas. She even brought along her iPod docking station for us to use! We would highly recommend Jude to anybody. Thank you Jude for helping to make our day so special!” Mark and Heike Wedding:August 2014 Hi Jude,
We are really grateful for the wonderful no fuss ceremony you gave us. You totally took on board what we wanted to do and supported us. As soon as we met you we knew you were perfect, happy, kind and someone with a neat sense of humour that could deliver exactly what we wanted.
Thanks again for making our day one in a million!
Lisa and Beau xx
Wedding Date: October 4 2014 Dear Jude “We came across your FB page and without even meeting you, decided there and then we wanted you to marry us in a simple ceremony with no fuss or bother. You did all of this and more. You made our day just perfect and our ceremony was fun. Thank you for listening to what we wanted and everyone commented that the ceremony was just perfect for us. With so much thanks and appreciation. Enjoy the flowers ! “ Eve and Tom xoxo Wedding Date : November 2014 Dear Jude Mike and I would like to thank you so much for the naming ceremony you carried out for Frankie and also for the blessing of our garden sculpture. Your ceremony was amazing, you listened to what we wanted and delivered so much more. Your warmth and love that came through was outstanding. Everyone commented that you made everyone feel apart of the ceremony, including children present and it was relaxed and fun. Love and hugs Chrissie, Mike and Frankie Naming Ceremony: January 2015 Hi Jude
“Our ceremony,was” absolutely fabulous”. Every one who was at our wedding kept talking about how you included them in the ceremony.You just made everyone feel how important they were to be a part of our day, which was both what we wanted.Jude, your personality shone through and the ceremony that you wrote reflected who we both are.We felt so relaxed and yes, you were right, you just kept telling us what was happening next.We both were so nervous about reading our vows, but when we said them on the day, we both felt calm even through the tears and laughter. We are so grateful that we found you”!!
Love Carey & Jason
Wedding Ceremony:October 30th 2015 Hey Jude (sorry we couldn’t help that)
“Where do we begin… We can’t thank you enough for all you did for us leading up to our wedding and also our ceremony. Even when I had a little meltdown moment,you calmly got me through it. Your calm, relaxed and reassuring style got us to stop, take a breath and really enjoy our ceremony, even through the tears (a tissue automatically appeared from no where).You thought of everything. Thanks also for checking in on your clothing style, you nailed it and our wedding !!!”
Love Sophie and Damian
Wedding Ceremony:November 2015