Stephanie was everything we hoped for in a celebrant. She grasped what we were looking for (a small and intimate ceremony with close family); was organised and enthusiastic in working with us to bring it together; helped us reflect on our love and the commitment that we were making; and ran the ceremony masterfully on the day.
Stephanie gave thoughtful suggestions to help us navigate all the little details that first timers like us might miss. She also helped us rejig the ceremony structure during our dress rehearsal to improve the flow.
Stephanie added many
small touches to make the day extra special - for example, sourcing
nikau fronds to give shade on a hot day, helping us customise our
vows and ceremony, and running a music workshop for our guests the
day before. Most importantly, she was a constant source of enthusiasm
and appreciation who helped to “lift the day above the ordinary”
as she would say.
Antonia McElvenney and Louis Chambers. Little Bay, Coromandel. December 28th 2018.
is such a vibrant friendly person and was the perfect celebrant. She
was organised, and made the ceremony so easy to plan. Her flexibility
meant we could change what we wanted to and add in our own changes
but she provided us with an outstanding framework which just made
life so easy! On the day she arrived on time and even managed to
dress to the wedding theme colours! Her she spoke very well and
everything went perfectly. I would highly recommend Stephanie if you
want a laid back stress free ceremony.
Thank you so much Stephanie!
Dave Nicholls and Alina Zhubrina, Whangapoua Beach, Coromandel Peninsula. March 5th 2016
Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat,
Port Charles, Coromandel.
January 23rd, 2016.
We wanted the simplest wedding in a wooded glade with just our children, a few friends and blood red rose petals to mark the spot.
Stephanie was recommended to us as a Celebrant and we were delighted to find she was perfect for us. From the moment we spoke with Stephanie on the phone, she gave helpful guidance and support, always with respect and humility but also proactively and with authority.
Stephanie helped us write wedding vows that we will repeat to each other often in the years ahead.
Stephanie McKee helped make a day that will remain with us forever. Thank you.
Bruce and Lucy Everett.
At every step toward our wedding day in January 2014, Stephanie was there to guide, support and direct us through the exciting and life changing process.
wedding was held in the pristine and quite magical surrounds of the
Karuna Falls Community, deep in the heart of the Coromandel
Peninsula. Nearly two years on and we both reflect on our wedding day
as the most memorable day in our lives which we shared with 60 of our
closest family and friends.
The intimate and personal service that Stephanie performed with much grace, sensitivity and relevance was a perfect reflection of our eight year relationship. Our guests were moved by a ceremony which showed much respect for our lives together and was infused with much love and promise for a prosperous future. Tears of joy were flowing along with laughter and beaming smiles, much due to Stephanie's presentation, planning and understanding of who we are as individuals and as a couple. We can highly recommend Steph for your special day. In every way she made our day the most special in our lives.
Scotty Redding and Phil Stokes.