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Hello, I'm Julie Anderson-Johns!

What motivated me to be a celebrant?

One day a friend suggested to me that I become a celebrant.
I asked her why? She answered; because of my bubbly personality, relationships with people, outlook on life and public speaking skills, I would be ideally suited to this role.

I then decided to read about the “elements that make for a top celebrant.” As I went through the checklist I mentally ticked everything off.

Sally Cant, (one of Australia’s leading celebrants, whose books are prescribed reading for The Celebrant School of New Zealand,) “believe[s] a great celebrant will have two qualities that separate them from the rest. They will have a passion for what they do and understand the role they play.”

Whilst studying at The Celebrant School of New Zealand, I realised to become a “sought-after celebrant” required an enormous amount of work and dedication. There was “far more involved than just standing out in the front delivering a pre-written script.”

I was “up for the challenge”. This was what I wanted to pursue!

I now have the honour and pleasure of, in the case of marriage celebrancy, to be involved with couples on the happiest day of their lives. In the case of funeral celebrancy I am able to help others when they have a great need.


Ceremonies crafted uniquely for you...

A well-spoken, warm, vivacious celebrant, Julie has the gift of relating to
people of differing ages and backgrounds.

Julie’s experience in teaching and the airline industry,
as well as her study to attain the New Zealand
Certificate of Celebrant Studies,
have defined her skills as a professional celebrant.

Whether your ceremony is a marriage, civil union, renewal of vows, an
elopement, funeral, baby naming, housewarming or anniversary,
Julie has the understanding, skills and expertise to make
your ceremony personal and unique.

Initially, Julie will meet with you at your home
or a mutually convenient venue, to “get to know you,”
discussing your wishes as to how we can make your
ceremony happen! This initial meeting is complimentary.

Julie is a proud member of the Celebrant's Association of New Zealand
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