Directory Celebrants in North Shore, Auckland
I craft each ceremony individually for each couple and so the style of the finished ceremony can be contemporary or traditional and may range from the very simple and informal to the classic and formal. Of greatest importance is that this is YOUR Wedding and I will work to ensure you get the Ceremony you want that enhances this very special day for the both of you and for your guests.
The aim is to create something unique and memorable that reflects you as individuals and captures your essence as a couple. I can offer lots of original ideas for you to consider. Some couples have got these details fully sorted, while others initially have no idea what they want. During the development process I am happy to exchange drafts and meet with you as often as needed to ensure we create the Ceremony you want.
From initial meeting, through the planning and preparation stages, to the rehearsal and on your Wedding Day itself my aim is to help ensure everything goes smoothly so that you can both relax and enjoy every minute of your Ceremony. You will feel like honoured guests at your own Wedding.
If you think I may be the right celebrant for you, contact me so we can explore the style of Wedding Ceremony you would like (and the things you want to avoid!). I am pleased to offer you this preliminary meeting or Skype/phone discussion at no obligation.
I am also a professional Master of Ceremonies & Toastmaster and some couples choose to involve me in this role at their Reception so that their whole Wedding is a successful seamless event.
When it came to choosing a celebrant, we didn’t know where to start. We found wedding wise and immediately took a liking to Chris, thanks to his glowing reviews. Chris was the only celebrant we spoke with, as from our first skype meeting we knew he was what we were looking for.
Chris crafted our ceremony beautifully, weaving in our personal story with moments of laughter and intimacy. At your first meeting with Chris, you really get a sense that he is trying to learn as much about you as possible, and he quickly finds out what you like and don’t like. He has lots of original ideas as to how to make the ceremony more personalized. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with.
He has a commanding presence which really helped for the ceremony - I have been to weddings where the celebrant is difficult to hear, or is a bit flat. We received many positive comments about Chris from our guests, and he truly helped to make the ceremony the highlight of they day.
I would highly recommend Chris to anyone, one of my friends is already planning to use him for their upcoming wedding.
Wedding Date: March 7, 2014
I would like to highly recommend Chris to all the couples out there who are looking for a celebrant. Seriously you need to look no more.
Being two female perfectionists, JJ and I had high expectations of every aspect of the wedding. Chris did not disappoint us. Actually he exceeded our expectations by far.
Chris is professional, has good sense of humour, confident and charming. Ever since we met we were impressed with him. His enthusiasm, experience and confidence on the job made him exceptional. Chris offered us lots of ideas to suit our individuality. I was carried away. I had no idea wedding ceremonies could be so creative, unique, and fun.
Chris is flexible. He worked really well with our interpreter during the ceremony. Chris has a great manner. He is always very warm and welcoming.
It seems that Chris really cares! Chris made effort to practice pronouncing all the (Chinese) names of our family. He suggested little things to add in to make family and guests feel more involved. He came to see how I was before the ceremony, reassuring me that everyone was being looked after and was having a good time.
At the planning stage we had several meetings, during which Chris patiently spending hours with us going through things. Meeting up with Chris became something we were really looking forward to doing because every meeting was productive, de-stressing, leaving us more confident knowing everything will be taken care of.
A lot of our family and friends had commented on how great our celebrant was. A few said our wedding was the most thoughtful, organized, interesting wedding they have ever been to.
There is still so much I could have shared about Chris. However I think you will just have to contact him and see for yourselves. I was very happy and honored to have Chris as our wedding celebrant; I think you deserve the best too.
Wedding Date: March 1, 2014
We contacted Chris after reading his fabulous reviews here, and he did not disappoint. The choice of celebrant was something important to both me and my now husband, and we could not have been happier.
Chris had many ideas of ways we could personalise the ceremony - some which we loved, and others not to our tastes, but so fantastic to have so many options made available for us to consider. He is charismatic, can control a crowd!, and has a fantastic voice which worked very well at our outdoor wedding. He made us feel relaxed and allowed us to really enjoy the day. He is reliable, punctual, very well presented, and you can trust that your day will go smoothly as he will calmly deal with any issues that arise (such as our sound system having issues just as I pulled up to the ceremony). We have had many of our friends and family comment on how lovely the ceremony was.
We highly recommend Chris to anyone. When you consider how much work he puts in, and that this is really what the wedding is about, you will realise that he is worth every single cent and more.
Thank you again Chris for being part of our special day.
Hugh and Kerri Parris
Wedding Date: March 8, 2014
Chris came highly recommended and did not disappoint!
After meeting him a couple of times over a few cold ones we were very impressed with his professionalism, not to mention his enthusiasm and wealth of suggestions that became welcome additions to our ceremony.
So many of our guests commented on how enjoyable the ceremony was. Chris constructed it in a way to be free flowing, full of laughter and his delivery was outstanding!
We also had Chris as our MC and I cannot emphasize enough how well the day flowed (including the meal service and speeches). His own touches of humor had guests in fits yet there was still a lot of feeling to the whole event. He was basically an extension of the family by the end of the night.
Chris, you’ve been awesome. Thank you so much for making our day special.
Wedding Date: January 8, 2014
Well what can I say, this man is by fay the best!!! Very professional, really friendly and really knows how to entertain an audience. I have been told by my guests that he is by far the best celebrant they have ever come across. I am so thankful to Chris for making my life easy and my special day the best wedding in the world. Thank you so much for everything Chris, YOU ROCK!
Wedding Date: December 21, 2013
Chris is what you expect from an exceptional celebrant. Reliable, professional and with the ability to provide individualised service. He has the ability to mix humour and sincerity in a way that makes the ceremony relaxed, a little spontaneous (when required), and even fun without losing the genuine significance of what is being said.
Family and friends commented to us what a perfect person he was for our day.
Wedding Date: January 17, 2014
Chris was the perfect celebrant for us.
We had a beach wedding. We wanted to involve our guests and looked for someone kind with a touch of humour. Chris had great ideas and a big voice for the beach.
Many of our guests commented on how great the ceremony was and how excellent Chris was.
Our day was perfect, Chris played an important part and we can’t thank him enough.
We recommend Chris highly.
Tim and Han
Wedding Date: January 10, 2014
Tom and I had booked another celebrant, and when things didn’t work out we contacted Chris in a bit of a panic a few weeks before our wedding. I think the universe did us a favour because it was the best thing that could have happened. From the first conversation Tom had with Chris, to our first face to face meeting, there is something very special about Chris that had been missing from our previous experiences. You can tell he genuinely loves what he does, and takes pride in crafting and running an amazing ceremony - even with only a few weeks to do it! He strikes a perfect balance between professionalism and humour, and things couldn’t have been better. We also discovered while applying for our Marriage License that Chris is a member of the New Zealand Council of Druids - so he performed our wedding in full druid regalia, which our guests loved and provided a quirky difference to our day that was very us. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris, both for his stagecraft and speaking skills, but also because he is exactly the kind of warm, organised, lovely person that you want around you on the madness of a wedding day. And make sure you ask for Cristoforix, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks a lot Chris, Happy New Year xx Kath, Tom and Ed
Wedding Date: December 22, 2013
Chris was incredible and both me and my husband Dennis couldn’t have been happier with the day. We first came across Chris at our friend Hilary and Terrence’s wedding where he was their celebrant. Chris was funny, personal, charismatic and had a control and projective voice which was important to us. From our few coffee meetings with him, he created a funny, memorable story that was personal to us and incorporated everything that was important to us. He has so many ideas that will make this process very simple for any couple.
He is reliable and punctual and just trust that your day will go smoothly because it did for us. And I had so many friend’s comment on how great he was also.
Thank you again Chris for being part of our special day.
We would highly recommend Chris to anyone.
Wedding Date: March 8, 2013
We had a great wedding thanks to Chris! Chris is very well organised. We had meetings months ahead to discuss what we like our ceremony to be like. Chris provided us with so many great ideas, and we were also very impressed by his attention to detail. In the end we opted for simplicity, and he worked with us to craft a unique wedding the way we had dreamed.
The wedding day went well! There were a few hiccups from us, the groom and bride, as we were a little bit nervous but Chris made everything appear so smooth with his great sense of humour! He was also the MC for the day, and did a wonderful job in making sure the day went according to the schedule we had planned. I am quite sure the guests were impressed as they cannot stop commenting on how professional and humorous our celebrant is!
We definitely recommend Chris!
Wedding Date: November 17, 2013
I met with a few celebrant before Chris, and I was surprised that every single one of them just had generic templates to read in ceremonies. Nothing personalised except for the bride and groom names.
I wanted my ceremony to be personalised, unique and wanted it to be ours. All the wedding ceremonies I’ve attended in the past I found boring and couldn’t wait for them to end. I did not want the same for my wedding ceremony.
Chris was amazing, he sat and listened to our story and we emailed him a written version. Our ceremony turned out to be the best part of the wedding. There were many laughs and the guests had so much positive feedback about the ceremony and specially about our celebrant.
Even though he was the most expensive one from the celebrants I contacted, he was worth every cent.
Wedding Date: October 27, 2013
Our friend who’s a videographer recommended Chris to us, as he was the only celebrant he remembered after attending many many weddings.
We have met few celebrants recommended to us, but without doubt, Chris = the BEST celebrant we have come acorss. Having Chris to be our celebrant and MC was definitely the easiest and the best choice we’ve made.
When we first met Chris, he provided us with a great deal of ideas and he was very professional, listened to our needs and planned the service with us.
Chris is really respecful of other cultures, has a good sense of humur, attention to details, flexible and he will go the extra mile to make your day truely special.
As a MC, he is entertaining, easy to listen to, he also helped us tremendously by making sure the evening runs smoothly.
With Chris being the celebrant and MC for the day, we didn’t need to worry about the little details, he had it all under control
We would highly recommend Chris as a celebrant, Mc or both. He truely made our day special : )
Thank you Chris !!!!!!!!!
Wedding Date: March 17, 2013
Chris, choosing you as our celebrant and MC was possibly the best decision we made regarding our wedding - you were perfect and our guests loved you. As two women having what was quite a formal and traditional wedding, you made the whole thing authentic, sincere and lots of fun.
We had a range of diverse guests, as well as our families, and you brought them all together with your humour, warmth and thoughtfulness. You were supremely professional, and had lots of ideas which we were able to shape into a ceremony that was relaxed and very moving.
It’s very apparent to us that you love what you do and that you take the time to understand the uniqueness of every couple you work with.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone but especially to any lesbian or gay couples looking to get married. You are a very special person who we appreciate having had the opportunity to meet.
Wedding Date: March 31, 2013
Just found this website on the eve of the anniversary of our New Zealand wedding celebrations.
Chris was absolutely superb and we would not hesitate in recommending his services.
We live in the UK but this wasn’t a problem at all, we corresponded by email and Skype with Chris.
Then when we arrived in NZ, the detailed planning and ideas that Chris did were amazing, he was so thoughtful with ideas to make our ceremony special.
Wedding Date: April 4, 2009
Chris was fantastic, we had him as a celebrant and an MC. He was so much help prior to the wedding with so many great ideas and really helped us achieve what we wanted in our ceremony including a bit of Chinese culture in there as well from my heritage.
As an MC he controlled the night better than i could have ever expected. we were running late so had to change the program but Chris did it all for us and the night went on smoothly. Everyone loved him and thought he was great and made all our guests smile and laugh.
Would highly recommend him!!!!
Wedding Date: 16 November 2012
chris is awesome, enough said if i got marries again i would defiantly have chris very funny and all our guests loved him, trsut me hes good very good, maybe too good, haha enjoy guys
Wedding Date: 9/2/13
After reading all the glowing reviews we were excited to have Chris as our celebrant, and upon our first meeting with him we immediately booked him to be our MC as well, as we were really impressed with him.
Then I’m not sure what happened - maybe he took on too much work in the weeks leading up to our wedding, or had personal problems happening at the time, but after the initial meeting we didn’t hear much from him, I sent multiple emails with no reply.
In the end he only got the ‘first draft’ to us the day before the rehearsal - two days before the wedding. There was a lot we wanted to change in it and found this added a lot of unnecessary extra stress to an already hectic time.
During the wedding rehearsal, Chris called both myself and my husband by the wrong names, which he also did on the wedding day. Several times!!
On the day he was very good at organising the crowd/introducing speeches… but the embarrassment of both myself and my husband being called completely different names and only seeing the ‘first draft’ of the entire ceremony less than 48 hours before the wedding put a lot of stress on us and made the whole thing feel very rushed and last minute - despite the fact that we booked him 10 months in advance!! We definitely didn’t get the ‘personal touch’ service that he promises.
Guests are still commenting about him…
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
It is disappointing to hear how Katy feels about her wedding and I apologise for any way that I may have contributed to the outcome. However, a review of Katy’s client file shows quite a different picture from the one she has posted. Katy first contacted me on 17 March 2012 and, as she and James lived in London, I suggested we schedule a Skype call to introduce ourselves and explore possible ideas that could suit the style of wedding they had in mind. On 28 March they decided to make a firm booking without an initial Skype interview. Over the next six months I sent a number of emails requesting a Skype call to start the planning process but I received no replies. On 20 September I sent a further request for a Skype call and Katy’s reply advised me they were now back in NZ. On 29 September we got to meet at last and on 30 September I emailed examples and ideas relating to our discussions at the initial meeting. Over the next six weeks there was no response to the ideas and examples and then in early December they sent a few initial inputs. It was now the height of the wedding season. On 20 December Katy requested a further meeting but I was away doing weddings outside Auckland and with only intermittent access to emails. We made phone contact on 28 December and met on 30 December. I provided a written list of their inputs still to come and emphasised that preparation time for their 12 January wedding was now very short and I had other weddings in various parts of the country. Further inputs and amendments arrived in a series of emails during the first week of January but I was not back in Auckland with access to emails until 9 January. The draft of their ceremony and reception plan was sent to them overnight 9/10 January. Contrary to Katy’s statement there were very few changes requested to the first draft. If I called Katy and James by different names, I apologize for any embarrassment caused. It was certainly not during their actual ceremony as I always work from a written script in which the Bride’s & Groom’s names are carefully highlighted.
Chris has done an absolutely superb job for us, we had such a stress free, relaxed day that we were able to fully enjoy and not worry about a thing.
Chris is the best of the best, one of a kind, and the only person I can ever entrust to hold a very important event for me. I am very controlling and excessively organised, and Chris by far is the Only person on this planet whom I completely trust and can rely on when it comes to the very important events.
We had seen Chris’s work a couple times before our wedding but he even exceeded our expectations then, the job that he has done for us is beyond excellent!!!!! If you are looking for a reliable MC, Chris Mullane is simply the best!!!!
Andrew & Yana
Wedding Date: January 19, 2013
Chris brought a reassuring warm, confident and polished presence. He showed dignity and humour, so that the wedding party relaxed and lived the magic of the those special moments. Chris also ensured that guests participated and felt included in the ceremony.
It was a wonderful day and I can strongly recommend Chris Mullane as your celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2012
Thank you so much for conducting our civil union. Everyone has raved about how personal, fun and sincere you made the ceremony and they have all been enquiring how we managed to find you. We both loved the way that you personalised the ceremony on the day and are grateful for how attentive and helpful you have been all throughout the planning process.
We will certainly send you some of the photos as soon as we get them from the photographers.
Good luck with the rest of your ceremonies during the busy season.
All the best and if you are ever in Australia, we’d love for you to get in touch.
Wedding Date: January 8, 2013
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