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Bernadette Buckley - Celebrant

It's your day - let's make it magical!

Congratulations, happy couple! I would love the opportunity to share your celebration with you. Relax and let me do the work.

Having worked as a celebrant for more than a decade, I am very experienced in planning, writing and delivering beautiful wedding ceremonies.

My ceremonies have been a celebration of diversity - from the very traditional through to one-of-a-kind occasions. I have officiated at weddings with only two guests and at very large ceremonies with up to 600 guests. So whether it's an intimate ceremony on the beach or a big community celebration, I can tailor your service to meet your needs.

What I do for you:
- Meet with you (as many times as you feel you need) to plan your service.
- Structure and write your marriage ceremony.
- Help you craft your vows - your very personal expressions of commitment to each other.
- Attend a rehearsal and/or visit your venue to help you feel comfortable.
- Officiate on your wedding day.
- Deal with the paperwork required by law.

I am a member of the Celebrants' Association of New Zealand and a registered Independent Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant. I hold a Master of Arts (Hons) degree and the New Zealand Certificate in Celebrant Studies.
I feel very fortunate to be a celebrant and will bring energy and enthusiasm to your day.

I commit to prioritising your wedding: I will not take on another service that day so you will have my full attention and flexibility.

I have been described by bridal couples as "very calm" and I know this will help you to relax as much as possible so you can both enjoy - rather than dread - your time in the spotlight. Of course, I also enjoy a bit of fun and am happy to incorporate some laughter into your ceremony! Your wedding service can be as simple, as light, as formal, or as traditional as you two want. I make it happen.

It's important to choose the right celebrant for your wedding. Feel free to contact me so we can have a chat and you can decide whether I am the right fit for your special day.

Contact on:


  • 17 Fancourt ST
  • Karori
  • Wellington, Wellington


  • Thank you so much for your patience and kind manner...The ceremony was beautiful, thanks to your advice and guidance. - Karen & Mike

  • Bernadette is a truly worthy person to share a special moment in your life and can be trusted to take time to make sure every detail is perfect. - Pam & Richard

  • There is absolutely something very special about Bernadette, and it is so clearly seen in the beautiful and effortless work that she does. - Seraphine & Josh