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Dr Kim Jewel Elliott AC JP





A little about me:
A warm, skilled, experienced professional, I will provide a contemporary and considered input into your special day.

My philosophy as a Celebrant is to support you as my client in having the ceremony that you would like. I am a:

  • Registered marriage celebrant

  • Registered civil union celebrant

  • Justice of the Peace for New Zealand

  • Member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand

  • Formal and informal Mentor to other Celebrants

  • Accredited celebrant, meaning I have been certified as practicing to the highest professional celebrant standards. Although there are over 2000 celebrants in New Zealand, currently only 26 are accredited nationwide.

As well as a friendly and calm personality, your choice of payment options and exquisite 100% recycled stationery as a gift to you, I bring a unique package of desirable skills to my work. My background as an academic means I will write and craft your ceremony swiftly and thoroughly, speak confidently, articulately and on topic! An artist's daughter, I've also had the good fortune to grow up around creativity and creative people. I'd be delighted to make your ceremony as unique and personal to you as you want it to be. Alongside my familiarity with traditional urban settings, I enjoy nature, so if you want to hike into the bush to hold your ceremony under your favourite waterfall or sail to marry on the crater's edge of White Island, just ask! I am also well grounded in the creation and delivery of Interfaith ceremonies, having trained and registered to perform marriages in New York as well as NZ. Delighted to organise witnesses for you and marry you in my home (or anywhere) if you are eloping!

Funerals:
With a background in youth work and the experience of losing my own son pre-birth, I am often asked to officiate at funerals for babies, children and young people, as well as people throughout their life stages. My community counselling work supports me in providing safe funeral services for those who have suicided. I also hold expertise in the unique process of Living Funerals, where a person aware of their terminal illness chooses to have a service before their passing, enabling them to participate in the celebration and honouring of their own life.

Weddings & Civil Unions:
The majority of my Celebrant work involves facilitating weddings and civil unions, and I delight in doing so. It is a joy and a privilege to stand with you and celebrate your commitment and happiness. I have performed ceremonies on cliff-tops, mountains, beaches, islands, boats, urban roof gardens, in historic homes, exclusive lodges, golf resorts, clubs, marae, private residences, parks, hospitals, rest homes, chapels, hotels, restaurants, vineyards, zoos, museums, art galleries and an Air NZ plane! Anywhere, any time you want to celebrate your relationship works for me!

My approach:
I enjoy working in relationships of mutual respect with my clients and want everyone involved to feel good about both the process and the ceremony itself. I believe in what I do and am expert at it. Ethical and excellent practice underpins all my work, as does the value of relationship. In all aspects of ceremony development and delivery I will work with you to ensure that together we create a beautiful piece of history in your journey as a couple. Am happy to provide complete media blackout and confidentiality agreement as required.

My peaceful villa is located just a skip and a jump from the Greenlane motorway offramp and train station, making it easy for clients who wish to come meet me at my home office, by car or train. And easy for me to travel and marry you anywhere in beautiful Aotearoa!

Celebrant fees and payment options:
There is no extra charge for my Celebrant services on public holidays, midnight/dawn ceremonies etc. To support both my clients and the planet I offer Traditional or Sustainable payment options. This means you choose how you wish to pay for my celebrant work; either via cash/cheque/e-banking or sustainably with skills or service of the same monetary value. Special price for ceremonies in Cornwall Park, as it is such a short walk from my home!

In brief I will:
  • Meet you at a time and location workable for both of us
  • Provide you with a number of references from recent clients.
  • Conduct a free Auckland rehearsal (wedding and civil unions only) with you and your party.
  • Ensure your ceremony is delivered to your wishes - no unsolicited surprises!
  • Match the colour and style of my attire to the theme of your event.
  • Provide you with an exquisite, custom-designed Memory Folder on the day which includes a copy of your own personal ceremony.

I happily perform ceremonies all over New Zealand.

I invite you to check out my Celebrant page on Facebook or simply click on the link below to email me.





Contact Details:

Phone: (09) 522 1627
Mobile: (027) 227 5091

Address:
P.O. Box 109508
Newmarket
Auckland 1149


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Reviews


Zen Garden - Whitford
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"We chose Kim as our celebrant as she had recently presided over a friend’s wedding and we thought she did an outstanding job. Kim was professional from the outset, first taking some time to learn about who we were and what we wanted from the wedding before making her suggestions, Kim helped us to work out a ceremony that was perfect for us and again did an outstanding job on the day, we highly recommend Kim."

- Tim and Wendy Gough


Kelliher Estate, Puketutu Island
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When we were looking for a wedding celebrant for our wedding. Kim jewel was the only one we wanted. She was very good at my wife's sister's wedding so we knew straight away with Kim it's one less hassle for us as we planned for our wedding. She is very professional at what she does and adds a personal and different touch to suit every couple's personality. It was a pleasure to have her as our celebrant she seems to bring the Sunshine to the occasion. I highly recommend her to all the couples who are planning to tigh the knot. Minh Tran

Sails Restaurant
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Hi Kim,

Thank you very much for your help on our big day! You were organised, helpful, patient and friendly, gave us many recommendations and were open to our ideas. Thank you.



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