Linda J Stewart


We hold dear our life's treasured memories keeping them close as we journey through our lives.  It would be my privilege to be your celebrant and party to creating these special memories with you.

I am based just north of Christchurch and happy to travel to any part of Canterbury and also many areas of the South Island.  I have a deep attraction to our beautiful island and its coastlines.  My recreational life holds many memories made in remote places, beautiful coastlines as a scuba diver, boater and fisher.  High country and native bush as a hiker and an off-road enthusiast.  Many of my special memories have been in these places and I believe my two children have been very fortunate to experience camping and recreating in these places. If your place of choice to make your memories is somewhere off the beaten track then I would love to be the celebrant you choose to create your special memory.

My professional background in business planning and coaching has encompassed wide and varied event planning within New Zealand and Australia.  A change of personal circumstances opened new doors much closer to home.  In my community in fact and I have been a very active advocate for community for over 10 years.  Other doors opened as well.  I trained as a Career Coach and Mediator.  The Canterbury earthquakes changed our lives and I have focused on issues that return quality of life for our families.  Along the way I gathered considerable public speaking skills to meet a diverse range of audiences from celebratory to serious subjects.  It is natural for me to involve humour where appropriate.

My Jack Russell "Summer" loves to head out with me whenever its practical and along the way we have formed a mental  map of walks in our city's lovely reserves and secret parks and as well as walk for her,  they make perfect spots for an elopement or intimate wedding ceremony.

CELEBRATE LIFE, LOVE AND FAMILY - it would be my privilege to assist you with a personalised service, a vital ingredient in creating the treasured memory you wish to create.  I can offer experience, a can-do attitude and even a sense of adventure in providing  for the following occasions you want to be your treasured memory: Marriage Civil Union Same Sex Marriage Elopement Celebration of Life Pet Memorials Baby Naming Laying of Ashes Ceremony Facilitating and Hosting and a relaxed approach to Mistress of Ceremony. Divorce CONTACT ME ANYTIME ON 027 405 3257