Kelly Townsend

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Kelly Townsend

Region: North Shore
Mobile: 021 331 137


Diploma in Celebrant Studies

Ceremonies Provided

  • Marriage
  • Funeral
  • Name Giving
  • Civil Union
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Anniversaries
  • Blessings
  • Commitment
  • Interment
  • Pets and Animals
  • Divorce

Region(s) Where I Provide Ceremonies

  • Whangarei
  • Rodney
  • North Shore
  • Auckland
  • Waitakere

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2006


Kelly has always been curious about our life journey and rites of passage, and first became interested in the role of a celebrant when her grandmother died in 2005. In 2007 she completed her Certificate of Celebrant Studies and has been designing ceremonies since then.

All ceremonies, whilst following ceremonial best practice, are designed to be unique to the person/couple involved. Kelly is also passionate about family history and writing. As well as always having family research projects on the go, she became a life review writer for Hibiscus Coast Hospice in 2012. She has a background in Human Resources, facilitation and training. She is interested in a range of spiritual realms and believes in everyone’s freedom to choose their own path. Loving everything retro, Kelly lives in a small 1950’s bach on the Hibiscus Coast, and enjoys yoga, walking, travelling and continuous learning and development. Originally from the north, and with strong ties still there, she is also willing to do ceremonies in that area.

Prices start from $85 for weddings and $285 for funerals. Kelly also has a local network of quality celebrants who she can refer you to if she is already booked.

Relevant Professional Experience:
- Diploma in Celebrant Studies

- Diploma in Facilitation & Coaching - Zenergy Global

- Hospice Biography and Life Review Writing

References and Feedback:
- Wedding “Thank you so much for being part of our special day and for all that you did for us – your help and support. "We think you are a star.” Nigel & Elizabeth Ryan, Bride and Groom
- “Thank you for all your love and care in organizing Michelle and Jack’s wedding. It was a beautiful day for all of us.” Jacqui Farago, sister of the bride
- Funeral “I’ll give you 9 out of 10 and I can’t say what the 1 is for, but nobody’s perfect!” Dale Hunter, stepdaughter
- Ashes Scattering Ceremony “Thank you - that was a real gift” Christopher Moran, Nephew of the Deceased
- Baby Naming Ceremony “I want to thank you very much for being such an important part of Nicholas’ Naming Day. The ceremony definitely filled all my expectations and more. I thought you did a wonderful job of presenting the ceremony in exactly the way we had discussed. I have even read over the ceremony many times since that weekend and am filled with emotion every time. My Dad also commented on how pleased he was with it” Julie H, Mum