Melanie Stuart

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Melanie (Mel) Stuart

Region: Auckland
Mobile: 021 565 944

Qualification

Diploma in Celebrant Studies (The Celebrant School)

Ceremonies Provided

  • Marriage
  • Funeral
  • Name Giving
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Interment
  • Memorial/Unveiling
  • Elopements

Region(s) Where I Provide Ceremonies

  • Auckland
  • Waiheke Island

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2013

Hi there,

It's such a privilege to be the official "knot-tier and storyteller" for two people in love, keeping them calm, making them laugh, slipping them tissues before the tears fall, evoking the right emotions and setting the perfect tone for the rest of the wedding celebration.

It's also an incredibly humbling honour to hold space for a family in grief, as they farewell a loved one.

I have conducted over 160 ceremonies in the past six years, including weddings, funerals, memorial services, anniversary celebrations and baby blessings.

As a  VCANZ celebrant, I will be available to conduct Registry-weddings in Central Auckland from mid-2020.

I have a particular affinity to couples and families for whom cultural values and traditions are important, those with young children, and those who have experienced challenge.

I believe that every well-crafted ceremony is based in heartfelt connection and open communication with those for whom it is written. What I present on your behalf will include your words as much as possible, in an authentic and meaningful way, and allow your story to be told with sincerity, feeling, and a few laughs along the way.

With a Diploma in Celebrant Studies, a background as a lawyer, and day-job as a school librarian, I combine my professional skills with a passion for storytelling, and a respect for the diversity of culture, identity and spiritual belief that makes Aotearoa New Zealand so special.

I am proud to be an independent celebrant, and if you believe I am the right celebrant for you, please get in touch.

Nga mihi nui, Mel