Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
My name is Brent Ruru and I am a registered marriage celebrant, officiating in the Christchurch and Canterbury region.
I offer three wedding style ceremony options (full bespoke, low-key, or registry style) to arrive at that ‘happily ever after’ journey beginning, to cater for couples differing wishes.
I ‘d welcome a no obligation - free consultation opportunity to discuss how I can help make your occasion, your day, your ceremony … a very significant one.
Brent was amazing and we are so happy we chose him! Brent understood our wants and needs and made the whole process so easy. Brent knew we wanted a light hearted ceremony and nothing too serious and that’s exactly what he did. He was professional but humorous and witty too! He gave us some really cool ideas that we hadn’t thought of and we had lots of fun planning and meeting with him. We would both highly recommend Brent to other couples that are planning to tie the knot - he’s great at what he does!
Wedding Date: March 19, 2021
Brent was our chosen celebrant for our wedding ceremony. He was incredibly professional to deal with right from our first meeting. He took all the effort out of planning our ceremony and understood exactly what we were after. Brent had asked us to answer some questions about how our relationship began and our time together. He wove these stories together and incorporated these into the ceremony itself. This was a highlight for us as it made the whole event incredibly personal and intimate.
His set up on the day was very impressive, he had brought a speaker system, microphone and signing table and chair. Before and during the ceremony itself he always made sure we felt relaxed and knew exactly what we had to do on the day. These little touches helped to bring the ceremony together beautifully.
I would highly recommend Brent as your celebrant, he goes above and beyond to make sure your wedding ceremony is incredibly special.
Wedding Date: March 20, 2021
The first time we met Brent, we knew he was the Celebrant we wanted to share in our special day. Brent made planning our ceremony stress free and listened to things that we were asking for. This showed when we didn’t need to make any changes to the first draft of our ceremony. The wedding party, and our guests were relaxed on the day of our wedding, which was fun, fuss free and absolutely amazing..!!
We are privileged to have met Brent and to have him play a very important part of our Wedding Day. We cannot recommend Brent highly enough - he is professional, personable, organised and fun - the perfect mix for a Wedding Celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 13, 2021
Brent was a fantastic celebrant for our wedding.
He was kind, knowledgeable, funny and went above and beyond to ensure our ceremony went seamlessly.
He made it a priority to get to know us as a couple and ensured this came through when sharing our story.
Can’t recommend Brent enough!
He will make your wedding day a memorable one for all the right reasons.
Wedding Date: January 29, 2021
We really can’t speak more highly of Brent and his services as a celebrant.
He had extremely prompt and detailed but straightforward replies, a very personable and professional manner and flexibility to our wishes for our special day.
During a time filled with heightened emotions Brent really put our minds and hearts at ease and contributed to making our ceremony perfect and exactly what we wanted.
We couldn’t have asked for more.
Wedding Date: September 1, 2020
Brent is an incredible celebrant who made our experience so seamless and enjoyable. He was so friendly and welcoming towards us and our guests. He went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly and was always happy to answer any questions we had. Brent created a wonderful ceremony and was very calming and reassuring. We couldn’t recommend Brent enough - thank you for helping make our day so special.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2019
Kim and I possibly picked the most difficult time of year to get married as we had to change the date and guest list 4 times in a matter of weeks not mention the venue at the last minute…... Thanks covid19. So after picking 10 people that could attend and excluding many that wanted to attend we finally got married on the 23.5.2020. Brent was amazing through all that kept happening, his reassuring manner and calming influence got us to our day in high spirits which went so smoothly. He made the whole experience as stress free as it could be and kept us well informed and made himself available to us anytime we needed him. He is so highly recommended by us. Anyone would be lucky to have him as there celebrant.
Wedding Date: May 23, 2020
We opted for a small wedding with only close family & friends. Brent did an amazing job of creating a wonderfully personal and light-hearted ceremony that reflected us as a couple. He was very calming which helped this bride a lot!!
The pre-wedding process and communication was so easy, flexible and open to our wants and requirements, and we both felt reassured that our day was in safe hands. He is also a lovely guy in his own right and got along well with everyone. Couldn’t recommend Brent enough!
Wedding Date: December 21, 2019
Brent was incredibly friendly and was so warm and welcoming when we came to your home and introduced his wife and son as our witnesses who were lovely also. Brent was so cheerful and interacted with us kindly at all times. He was also very professional and his residence was clean and tidy. Highly recommended celebrant! Cheers Brent!
Wedding Date: May 29, 2020
Brent officialised our wedding in May, 2020. When we started to plan when and where the ceremony would be, Brent was very flexible and made things go very smooth. He arrived before the time we scheduled and made us feel very comfortable during all the ceremony. We strongly recommend his services.
Wedding Date: May 29, 2020
Brent made the wedding day spectacular it was more than we could hope for. He was very professional and made the process for us as easy as possible and as enjoyable as possible too. he customed the ceremony to how we wanted and any stress was gone with him wasn’t even there. Im so glad we worked with him and couldnt ask for anything else
Wedding Date: July 26, 2020
Brent was a lovely celebrant, who made our special day seamless and elegant.
We easily got along and were able to mold everything to suit us.
If i we were to ever renew our vows, I would absolutely use Brent again.
I would highly recommend him, to anyone who is looking for someone easy going and reliable, who will help you through your journey.
He wove our story so beautifully and fully supported us in our wishes and with any struggles or concerns we had.
He was always available for a chat if we had any questions, and provided individual advice about our vows (which we wrote ourselves) and how we would deliver these.
He really made the day.
Wedding Date: May 4, 2019
Brent was suggested to us by friends. He was very helpful celebrant through the process and added his personal touch to the wedding ceremony. We recommend and endorse his services.
Wedding Date: May 31, 2019
Brent’s genuine kindness shone through when he was the celebrant at a family member’s funeral and he immediately came to mind to officiate at our wedding. Brent is such a natural ‘people person’ that he had an immediate understanding of how to guide us through our special occasion. We felt very comfortable with his friendly and inclusive manner, and loved having him with us in our unique and unconventional home wedding. …John and E. Ruth, April 2018
Wedding Date: April 16, 2018
Brent officiated at our wedding in Christchurch in February. We were very impressed with his professionalism. We held the ceremony in the garden of my wife’s cousin. He arrived well in time and took us through the marriage process before the event so that, when the time came, everything went smoothly. We would thoroughly recommend him to any couple wishing to marry.
Wedding Date: February 23, 2018
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