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Dr Kim Jewel Elliott AC JP

P.O. Box 109508
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A little about me: A happily married, accomplished and experienced professional Celebrant, a friendly, calm, mature woman. Weddings are an exciting and happy time and I'd love to be a part of yours. Whatever your dream ceremony is I can craft it for you, and offer a range of ways to do so - elopement, a little gem or the full bling. I value love and relationship and respect your celebration. I'm there for you, for your big day, celebrating your love story, your cultures, your hopes and your dreams. My focus is on doing quality work and making my part of your day, deeply beautiful.

  • Registered marriage Celebrant
  • Registered civil union Celebrant
  • Naming and funeral 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 possible professional standards. Although there are over 10,000 Celebrants in New Zealand, currently only 26 are accredited.

As well as a warm, thoughtful personality and a first-class service, I bring a unique package of desirable skills to my work. My background as an academic means I'll write and craft your ceremony swiftly, artfully and thoroughly, speaking confidently, articulately and on topic.  Love, Birth, Death - these experiences affect us as human beings, and my community counselling experience helps create a relaxed environment for you.

An artist's daughter, I've had the good fortune to grow up around creativity and value innovation. I am a storyteller and would be delighted to make your ceremony as unique and personal to you as you wish. While I live in urban Auckland, I cherish nature. If you want to marry on the sea, in the air, in the forest or a cave, by a waterfall, lake or river, on top of a mountain or on a pristine beach like New Chums, just ask! With family in Coromandel, I am there regularly.

I'm third generation Pakeha from Auckland, with a Jewish husband from London and a French mother-in-law.  My ancestors emigrated from Sweden, Scotland, Cornwall, Northern Ireland and the American South.  Living in Aotearoa, learning te reo Maori and kawa, has deepened my connection to this beautiful land I cherish.  I'm here to celebrate and honour your personal and family traditions as you feel appropriate.  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 New Zealand.  Delighted to organise witnesses for you and marry you in my home, or anywhere, if you are eloping.

Namings: Welcoming your new baby, celebrating their name and place amongst your family and friends. A naming ceremony supports you as parents also, to mark this transition and share with your loved ones what you hold most important, as the guardian of this dear new life.
Weddings & Civil Unions: Most 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, orchards, zoos, museums, art galleries and an Air NZ plane! Anywhere, any time you want to celebrate your love works for me.

Funerals & Memorials: 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. It is an honour to remember a life, of any length.

My approach: I enjoy working in relationships of mutual respect with my clients and want everyone involved to feel good about 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 moment in your journey as a couple.  You can have confidence in me and my work.

Celebrant fee: Best value for my local area - Greenlane, Epsom, Mt Eden, Newmarket, Remuera, Ellerslie, One Tree Hill, Royal Oak, Three Kings, Meadowbank, St Johns, Stonefields, Mt Wellington, Penrose, Onehunga, Oranga, Kingsland. It is an easy hop on the train from my place to Britomart, and thereby Auckland City, Devonport, Gulf Harbour and Waiheke, island weddings are so very New Zealand!

For everyone I will:

  • Value our work and your trust in me
  • Meet you any day/time you like - seven days/evenings a week
  • Ensure your ceremony is delivered to your wishes - no unsolicited surprises!
  • Fit my attire and delivery to the theme of your event
  • Provide you with a unique Memory Folder on the day, including a copy of your own personal ceremony