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 b
At our initial meeting with Chris, my (now) husband and I had very few ideas about how to even have a wedding ceremony. Chris went through the “typical” process of the wedding ceremony and opened our eyes to a wide range of ideas we could incorporate into our own ceremony.
Most importantly for my husband and I, Chris was warm, friendly and open. He got to know us, our story, our families and our values. He listened to our (few) ideas and gave us examples on how we could build our ceremony to reflect our family values, and what we wanted out of a ceremony.
Chris was patient and helped us develop our ceremony, directed both of our families through a rehearsal, and made our wedding guests feel welcome and a part of our family on our wedding day. We got so many compliments from our family and friends about his celebrant-style - they said he was funny, a great spirit and made our ceremony full of meaning. People raved about how Chris personalized the ceremony with our story (my husband and I) and this was also my favourite part of the ceremony.
Chris also generously MC’d/directed our guests at our reception. He went out of his way and worked with our vendors and our families to make sure everything flowed smoothly and it was with his expertise that our day did flow so well.
If you are after a ceremony full of meaningful symbolism and personal touches tied in with some humour, definitely get in touch with Chris.
We are so happy and proud of our day, it reflected so much of us and our families and it was very much because of Chris’s way with words and his gift of listening.
Dane & Duncan
Wedding Date: December 14, 2019
Chris was the celebrant for our wedding in October and we would recommend him without hesitation.
Chris has a wealth of experience and brought so many ideas to our meetings (which he kindly conducted over Skype as we’re based overseas). We weren’t exactly sure what we wanted at the beginning, but after a comprehensive first meeting with Chris our ideas began to take shape. Chris was completely objective and was happy to go with whatever we decided.
We were so happy with how the ceremony turned out. Chris has a commanding presence (which is good for the operational side of the ceremony), but he has a very warm, friendly personality with a great sense of humour. So many of our guests remarked on what a fantastic job he did. My husband and I felt that Chris had everything organised and under control so we didn’t have worry about the running of the ceremony, we could just focus on getting married! He also has great attention to detail, making sure he was dressed in complimentary colours, arranging our wedding certificate to be printed on ivory craft paper with a nice bow, and he printed our vows/intentions to accompany the certificate which is so lovely to have as a memento.
Thank you so much, Chris, you were the perfect celebrant!
Jo and Josh
Wedding Date: October 5, 2019
Chris hardly needs any more reviews looking at his profile on here as it says it all really, however I echo all the comments on this page about Chris as a celebrant and MC. He does this job entirely for the love of it and that shows through from the moment you meet him. We contacted Chris after a family friend said we must use his services - there is nobody better in this industry and it was the best decision I made. So many people said to us they thought Chris was a relative or friend of ours as it seemed he knew us so well - and he did give us many hours over the year in the lead up to get to know us and it really showed. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for what was a class act from start to finish. Ben and Jess Tiley.
Wedding Date: November 16, 2019
If there were more than 5 stars available, i would be using them because Chris was OUTSTANDING.
preparations and communication prior to the wedding were detailed and prepared. It’s tricky to know what you need in a celebrant unless you have been to a lot of weddings before, Chris came with all the knowledge and the options to help us create a ceremony that was truly “us”.
During the ceremony there were points I thought my now-husband had given him quotes to say, they were so perfect! but no it was all Chris. He kept our crowd of around 100 engaged the entire ceremony, broke the ice with humor when it was appropriate, and delivered an emotional and heartfelt message at just the right times.
So many comments from friends and family about his delivery, so impressed and would recommend to anyone.
Wedding Date: July 20, 2019
We saw Chris in action at a wedding my husband (hehe) was a groomsman for and we knew he’d be the one for us when the time came.
He’s very organized and his attention to detail and the portrayal and delivery of our personal information and love story really made the event personal. He has extensive wardrobe, wares and ideas to suit any theme or genre celebration and lots of patience and time for everyone needing to be involved.
Humor is big on the list, and he is very good with people - my lot are hard to herd so we were very impressed.
Nothing but positive comments came from our guests and I will reccomend Chris to anyone searching for a great celebrant and mc.
Wedding Date: May 4, 2019
Chris Mullane was an absolutely exceptional celebrant. In the lead up to the wedding he spent hours on skype with us crafting the perfect ceremony. I loved the way he incorporated personal stories, humour and fun into our ceremony. Chris had brilliant ideas for making the ceremony unique and the guests loved all of the extra touches.
After the wedding we had countless people saying that was the best ceremony they had been too. Thanks for making the day run smoothly Chris, we felt relaxed and at ease because of all your hard work.
Wedding Date: April 13, 2019
I first learnt about Chris from one of my best friends weddings recently in September. I was blown away by his manner, enthusiasm, professionalism and just how unique the ceremony was. I made a mental note then that Chris would be the celebrant to recommend to my friends and family. Chris was absolutely incredible at my brothers wedding, he and his wife were so pleased to have engaged his services. I’d particularly like to highlight that Chris was excellent with language and cultural barriers, he was particularly sensitive and went above and beyond to ensure the bride and groom felt comfortable on their big day. Chris’ approach to ceremonies is unique and totally individual, with a wealth of information and suggestions supplied for the bride and groom to then select. This made the process particularly smooth and enjoyable for those who perhaps didn’t quite ‘know’ what was entailed or what their style was. On behalf of the bride and groom, we can’t quite thank you enough! Thank you, Chris!!
Wedding Date: February 5, 2019
Chris is seriously the best celebrant ever and everyone at our wedding says so! I had first seen him in action at a friend’s wedding and from that moment, I knew he would be the celebrant to marry me and my future husband. We also hired him to be the MC at our wedding - one of the best decisions we have made for our wedding.
Everyone at our wedding could not stop raving about him and kept asking us where we found him. They all thought he was a close family friend because he was so personable. Those who know of other friends getting married wanted his details so they can recommend him to them.
Chris is highly professional and experienced, very thorough and detailed and he is knowledgeable in different traditions and customs from different countries, etc. He has plenty of ideas and prepares every detail you can imagine right down to a tee, so you will never need to worry about what to do on your big day.
His service is top-notched and has such an amazing sense of humour. He created a very relaxed and joyful atmosphere - not a single awkward, crickets-chirping moment. The entire day and evening flowed perfectly and within schedule - much to everyone’s delight.
My husband and I highly recommends him - you will not be disappointed and it will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding!
Wedding Date: October 21, 2018
Chris was absolutely amazing! He was celebrant and mc at our wedding and made the day !
It was fun…he captured who we are perfectly and kept our guests entertained throughout the evening
Highly highly recommend
Wedding Date: September 23, 2018
Our wedding was perfect! Guests commented on how easily they enjoyed themselves and how relaxed the groom and I were. We had a delightful time planning our wedding, and it is due to trusting the experts who were part of our day - Chris is one of them.
Chris was our celebrant and MC. Our ceremony was put together from a range of suggestions Chris provided, tied in with a few of our own ideas. As MC Chris kept everything running smoothly, not a thing went wrong, and everyone was entertained the whole time. Before the end of the night at least two people wanted to book him for their weddings and they don’t even have a date yet!
If you choose Chris as your celebrant and MC you can be confident that all will go well and you will have a ceremony crafted to perfectly express your love and commitment to each other.
Wedding Date: July 21, 2018
Within a few minutes of meeting Chris, we felt at ease. A great weight had been lifted off our shoulders, for we knew we had found someone that would make our day memorable. Thank you Chris for making our wedding day intimate and special. Every moment of the day was a delightful balance between humor, romance and a touch of tears. You captured our journey together and made it a beautiful masterpiece. It was amazing how you included our guests and made them feel part of our memorable day. Chris, you are an outstanding celebrant. Thank you! Caryn and Christoff
Wedding Date: December 16, 2017
Chris, you made our ceremony so special. Jayson and I are so grateful! The way in which you made the whole Wedding Party and guests feel totally integrated was wonderful. ✨Everyone had so much fun and enjoyed your ceremony immensely. Your humour and attention to detail was astounding. Nice touch mentioning the pets and we also loved your white book with the ribbon matching the bridesmaids dresses. You were so well prepared and you looked very well dressed! Everyone thought you were awesome and absolutely loved your words. We have so many friends who will no doubt be calling us for your details. You were the perfect choice Chris. You are a very genuine gentleman, Jayson and I are eternally grateful✨Thank you, thank you, thank you ✨
Wedding Date: April 28, 2018
Chris you are a star! Everyone loved you and wanted your contact details!
From the very thorough first meeting, detailing all the finer points, through to your easy/relaxed rehearsal… you made us all feel very reassured, upbeat and excited!
The actual day though..oh my goodness Chris, you created such a wonderful mood with your heartfelt, funny service. You were truly outstanding.
Thank you also for battling the storm to Waiheke. Even the fact that you caught an earlier ferry just in case there were cancellations. You just went the extra mile all day Chris. Honestly, we were so blessed and privileged to have had you as Jayson and Sacha’s Celebrant. You were the best ....and I speak for everyone that joined us on Saturday…it was a perfect celebration.
You were simply outstanding.
Wedding Date: April 28, 2018
My husband and I decided to meet Chris after he was recommending by a family member. From our initial contact and meeting, we felt completely comfortable and assured that Chris would do an excellent job as both our Celebrant and MC. He made sure to get to know us as people and also found out what was important to us.
Chris supported us with a lot of information along the way and gave us ideas on how to make our wedding extremely memorable - from the mothers having an entrance to involving the family dogs to a beautiful box that is to be opened later in time to involving our guests in many different ways. Our friends still mention how much they enjoyed our wedding (even though our ceremony did run quite long).
Chris always presented himself well and on the day even dressed to match our theme. We really appreciated this.
For us, one of the best parts about Chris was that he understood our sense of humour and that he could work with it. We had many laughs throughout the ceremony as well as the reception.
Our ceremony and reception were both beautifully done and we really appreciate all of Chris’ hard work and would definitely recommend him.
Thank you for making our day such a special one.
Ayesha & Nick
Wedding Date: March 3, 2017
Chris was above and beyond expectation as our celebrant. Spending time with us initially to plan the ceremony, he had an amazing array of thought starters and suggestions for us, while at the same time giving us complete freedom to build the ceremony we wanted. We felt extremely at ease on the day thanks to his professionalism and guidance through it all. He engaged our guests and really injected a celebratory upbeat atmosphere to proceedings which was exactly what we wanted. We had so many compliments from our guests about you that I know they enjoyed it too I would highly recommend Chris if you want a professional, engaging celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 18, 2017
Chris was a fantastic celebrant, cool, calm and funny. Very professional and made the whole ceremony go with ease.
All guest commented on what a great celebrant he was, funny but still with sentiment,
Bruce and Irene
Wedding Date: April 15, 2017
Chris was amazing. Everything we asked for he did and he had some great ideas for us too. Made it a fun and lovely ceremony which is exactly what we asked for.
Wedding Date: March 2, 2017
Honestly do I start with Chris?
Firstly - he’s a wonderful person. Truly, you can take our word for it.
We met with him with very little ideas about how to even have a wedding ceremony and he warmly and amaciably took us through the whole process. Working with us patiently to work out the vibe we wanted for our wedding (and what we didnt want) and talked us through the plethora of small ceremonial things we could do throughout if we chose to.
The amount of information he gives you for every step of the way can be daunting but its worth it because his ideas and advice are like gold.
On the day we had so many compliments from family and friends about his style of celebrancy and all the small interesting details he helped us to add which gave it all so much fun and interest. Everyone was gushing about how it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they been to and honestly it was very much up to Chris’ expertise.
I can’t recommend him enough. He walks the fine line of professional and someone-you’ve-known-forever with such incredible ease.
Wedding Date: January 13, 2017
We chose Chris from this website because of all these wonderful reviews, he did not disappoint!
Chris was always happy to meet up or speak on the phone if needed. He was great at the ceremony, very professional and relaxed!
Chris had a lot of ideas for the ceremony but unfortunately for him I wanted to have a short and sweet ceremony, so my only advice stick to your guns if you want a simple ceremony. BUT his ideas are pretty creative and if you need that extra help on what you can do to make your ceremony stand out then Chris is a fountain of ideas.
Thank you Chris you were very helpful to me! My guest had only good things to say about you and you even got a few laughs out of everyone.
p.s looking very sharp in our photos
Wedding Date: December 3, 2016
It was Easter Sunday. Jenny and I arrived early at our sister in-law’s home to prepare for our wedding in Whitby, a suburb of Wellington. We were excited at the prospect of family and close friends meeting for a small, intimate wedding. The weather was fine.
It was a few months previous that er had met up with Chris to talk through our requirements. His manner and thoroughness impressed us. He walked through the various stages of the ceremony and he provided options and got to know our wishes in a gentle, purposeful way. After a few Skype meetings and emails we quickly settled on the detail and we were confident all would go well.
After setting up the garden and prior to Jenny getting ready, Chris arrived in time for him to assess the setting and also to quickly run through the ceremony.
He gave us every confidence with his calm and organised approach.
Guests arrived and before we knew it the ceremony commenced. Chris led a wonderful, informal yet formal, ordered yet relaxed, good humored yet solemn wedding experience.
We felt relaxed and loved Chris’ manner as he not only led the ceremony, but also managed the events after the wedding.
Chris was an excellent choice as a celebrant and we would highly recommend him to others.
We had a perfect day following our 13 years of being together. Laughter, sunshine and a day to remember Thanks Chris.
Wedding Date: March 27, 2016
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