Julie Thomson

Registered Marriage Celebrant


I am a registered marriage celebrant based in Auckland (but I am happy to marry people all over New Zealand) and I would absolutely love to be part of your day.

If you are after a celebrant who you can easily relate to and a ceremony that is individual and reflects your relationship then you have found your celebrant!

I have performed a number of marriage ceremonies and each one has been meaningful and unique. I will bring a fresh and enthusiastic vibe to your day and my calming nature will relax even the most nervous couple! It’s an honour to be able to marry people and I love meeting new couple’s and helping make their day something really special.


Your Ceremony

Your ceremony can be as casual or formal as you would like and I will work with you both to make sure it reflects your relationship and is totally unique.

II will provide resource material to give you ideas and inspiration – this includes examples of ceremonies, readings, vows and songs.

If you would like your family or friends to be able to contribute to your ceremony I will work with them to gather some thoughts and include them in the ceremony.

I have received great feedback from couples about how meaningful and unique my ceremonies are and it’s a special thing to be able to contribute to making your day perfect.

After the ceremony I will also give you a copy of your ceremony as a memory of your day – this can be printed on your invitation template or using one of your wedding photos as a background.


We couldn't have asked for a better person to share in our special day than Julie. From the minute we first met she was warm, interested and open to the mood we were looking to create. Julie took the time to get to know us and included special personal details in our service. We even had comments afterwards that it was the best ceremony people had been to. We couldn't recommend Julie more highly and are happy to discuss with anyone who is looking to use Julie as their celebrant. Thanks Julie.Ben and Amanda Stevens


Meeting Julie for the first time we instantly knew she would be the right choice in marrying us on our wedding day. She is super relaxed and calm, humorous and just a very likeable person. We had many great comments about the ceremony and have already recommended her to family and friends. Thank you so much for being the most amazing celebrant and sharing our day with us. -Amin & Cassandra Afzaly


Thank you Julie, we really appreciated the personal touch and all of the extra effort you went to in coming up with a ceremony that was very unique for us. We felt the ceremony was perfect! As requested you kept it simple without anything religious, you made it all about us and also went the extra mile by contacting our family and friends so you could write something that really told our story and you did so very well… it was really honest and had us smiling. It’s something that we really treasure. Thanks for playing a huge part in our big day!” -Troy & Mandy Allan


Thank you so much for making our Wedding day so memorable. You were everything we wanted in a Marriage Celebrant – relaxed, fun and friendly. It was a perfect day and we had so many compliments about the ceremony. It was personal to us as a couple which made it very special and you created the exact atmosphere that we were after. We would happily recommend you to anyone who is looking for a Celebrant. Thanks so much. -Dean & Jen Humphries


Frequently asked questions


Where in New Zealand do you provide Services?

I am based in Auckland, and provide services all around the Auckland region. I have performed ceremonies in Wellington and Tauranga and I can travel anywhere in the country for an extra fee.


What Legalities do we need to cover off before getting married? The Department of Internal Affairs has a guide for preparations to help you marry , you can download the brochure here - Getting Married: a guide for couples preparing to get married in New Zealand.


To get married in New Zealand you must hold a valid marriage licence.

To obtain a marriage licence you will need to complete a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form which can be found on the Department of Internal Affairs (Births, Deaths and Marriages) or clicking on the below link


Notice of Intended Marriage application form Note – you will need to confirm your marriage celebrant prior to completing this form. You will also need to have confirmed the location of your ceremony and a back up plan (secondary venue) in case of bad weather if your ceremony is in an open air setting.


Once you have filled this form out, you will need to go to an office of a Registar of Marriages and sign the statutory declaration before a Registrar, stating you are legally free to marry. You will then have to pay for a marriage licence (this is around $120 NZ).


What is the cost of your service ?

The cost for meeting with you and your fiancé, performing and writing a service, and a rehearsal at your venue would be from $400.00

Contact Me

Would you like to find out more or make a time to meet to discuss the possibility of me being your marriage celebrant? Just complete your details below and I will be in touch.

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