I found Julie using Google, from Adelaide whilst planning our wedding in Christchurch.
I was concerned about having a bossy or insensitive celebrant, and Julie was definitely not that. She made herself available to meet with me, discuss ideas, lead me through options, and offered further support with check-ins - multiple times in the lead-up to our big day!
During the rehearsal and the ceremony she was tender, responsive, professional, respectful and added immensely to the romance of the occasion through her tone and regard for largeness of the event.
At every other wedding I’ve been to, the celebrant or Priest has either messed-up the words or not truly reflected the values and qualities of the couple. Julie spoke clearly, eloquently and with a moving tone.
She was AMAZING. We had many comments on the beauty of our vows and from people telling us it was the “happiest wedding” they had ever been to. Julie’s guidance and presence contributed greatly to making this happen and we’re VERY grateful to her!
She was SO easy to work with - even when I scheduled the actual ceremony much later than initially planned and she didn’t find out until the rehearsal. She was supportive through and through.
If you’re a sensitive bride or groom, with a tendency to overthink things, you may find a lot of comfort in having Julie as your celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 16, 2019
Julie was the perfect celebrant for our wedding ceremony. In preparation she was helpful and thorough, and on the day provided guidance to ensure things ran smoothly.
Julie has a professional, yet warm and comforting demeanor, and many of our guests commented on the fantastic job that she did on our special day. We are happy to recommend Julie if you are looking for a top celebrant in Canterbury.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special.
-Jonathan & Claire
Wedding Date: March 4, 2017
Julie thank you so much for marrying Leslie and I even tho it took two years but we finally did our day was so perfect we both were so relaxed and calm and it was good to have the family there we are close to it was my sister’s last day in new zealand it was the best day for her to so thank you so much for being a celebrant we are loving married life now and for mant more years too come.
Wedding Date: January 29, 2017
I highly recommend Julie Lassen as a Marriage Celebrant. From our first meeting it was obvious that Julie was the ultimate professional, while remaining friendly and approachable. Her service leading up to the wedding was friendly, timely and always just what was needed at the time. Julie radiates a special sort of magic that leaves you totally confident in her ability to do the job. I found our ceremony completely overwhelming and I can see in our video that I have my eyes fixed mostly on Julie… I felt “if I just look at Julie, she will make sure everything goes smoothly’.... I do look at the groom for part of my vows… but then ‘ground myself’ by looking at Julie again, hahaha.
I can’t recommend Julie highly enough and am confident she will be the best celebrant you can find.
Wedding Date: April 22, 2016
Julie thank you so much for being our wedding Celebrant and every thing you did for us. You made it such a relaxed and enjoyable Time not only for Craig and my self but for every one who come. We are very glad to have picked you and would highly Recommended you to any Friends or family that get married in the future
Wedding Date: October 1, 2016
Julie was really great. She let us work on ouright vows in our own time. Her folder of suggested vows was really helpful.
She helped us relax and the ceremony ran smoothly. She even helped the groom sort out his suit (much appreciated).
Would definitely recommend Julie.
Wedding Date: April 24, 2016
We are from Singapore and were looking for a wedding celebrant in New Zealand as we wanted to register our marriage there and come back to Singapore to celebrate with friends.
We found Julie, who is very responsive and knowledgeable. We looked no further. Booked our flights, hotels and got married under a month at a lovely park under the trees.
Julie helped us through it all and even with witnesses too. We would not have such a great romantic wedding otherwise.
Thank you Julie
Wedding Date: April 15, 2016
Julie was an absolute delight to work with from the very first contact. I emailed Julie a year ahead of our wedding to arrange a meeting. We live on the Gold Coast in Australia so we did some communicating via emails with a couple of face to face meetings. Julie was very knowledgeable in her field. She was able to identify if there were gaps or holes in the entire ceremony & reception for that matter. She asked all the right questions & made everything seem effortless.
On our wedding day she was there anead of time and performed a delightful wedding ceremony with an added naming day ceremony for our one year old.
(Oh, did I mention we were married in Christchurch.)
Everything was handled with care and fluidity, even when the wind caught our certificate and landed it in the pond!
Thank you Julie, from the bottom of our hearts.
Glen, Aimee & Phoenix Bennett x
Wedding Date: February 29, 2016
We stumbled upon Julie by chance on google search and instantly got drawn in by her smile and warm appearance. 5mins later we had a set meeting time, yes thats how quickly Julie responds to her emails!
She is super friendly, approachable and very organised with lots of helpful suggestions/recommendations for anything and everything wedding related.
Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted, short and sweet with no fuss.
Thank you so much Julie for being part of our special day, it was great having you around before the ceremony to remind me to breathe haha :D
Wedding Date: April 3, 2016
Julie helped us to make our dream come true. Victor and I are from Hong Kong. When the idea of “getting married in beautiful New Zealand” came into our minds, we actually knew nothing on how and what to do to make it into reality. We started to search information and when we came across Julie’s website, we knew that Julie is the right person that we need. Although we didn’t have chance to meet her before our wedding and we only communicated by emails, Julie is so nice and helpful and she did give us great confidence that our wedding should be smooth and successful. She has arranged everything for us and conducted the wedding ceremony in a way that we want. Thanks Julie, for making our wedding so beautiful and wonderful!
Wedding Date: March 30, 2016
AMAZING, friendly, approachable, almost immediate response, humorous, informative are some of the words I would use to describe Julie.
She made our evening more memorable than I imagined.
Our wedding was held at home with family and friends at 5pm (which was no problem for Julie as she is very flexible with times especially in Winter ) and I received numerous comments about how well Julie delivered our ceremony. We aren’t exactly the lovey dovey type and with my now Husband racing sidecars our wedding was going to be nothing like your traditional white wedding.
Julie was FANTASTIC and we could communicate via email so no taking extra time off work or trying to fit in a weekend visit leaving us more leave for our honey moon!!
I highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a Celebrant who is so diverse.
Thanks you Julie for helping bring our wishes to reality.
Jackie & Damian Bryce
Wedding Date: August 8, 2015
From the moment I contacted Julie and asked her to preside over our wedding, I was confident that she would deliver a great service. We only met with Julie the once before our wedding and we instantly warmed to her lovely nature. We were second timers at this game and we wanted a very low key, intimate affair at our home, which is exactly what we got, Julie arrived nice and early and made herself familiar with the people that we wanted to be involved in our service and then when it was time, she calmly and professionally proceeded to marry us. We had a lovely service and I will never forget Julie telling us that we won the award for the most kissing during a ceremony - our service was heartfelt and very emotional and we both thank Julie for helping to make our day a very very special one
Wedding Date: February 27, 2016
It is with absolute pleasure that I write about Julie Lassen. She is an amazing celebrant.
Julie was professional, articulate and engaging. Julie was amazing on our wedding day. She provided a stress free day.
We are so thankful to have her as a part of our day.
Julie is able to connect with all people and she provided a wonderful service.
We are so very thankful to Julie for making our day so amazing. I cannot speak more highly of Julie Lassen.
Wedding Date: March 12, 2016
What an absolute pleasure! Julie Lassen made our Wedding Day so special.
We organised everything from Australia. Julie was very engaging, very responsive to our needs and made our special day stress free.
Julie, delivered such a beautiful ceremony, and assisted us in saying everything we had hoped to each other and our guests.
She is an amazing celebrant and has a way of engaging everyone. What an absolute delight to have her as a part of our day.
I cannot express how thankful we are. It is with pleasure that I recommend her to anyone getting married.
Wedding Date: March 12, 2016
When Gerhard and I first discussed getting married we knew we wanted a quiet wedding, and importantly, one that was special for us. We were planning to have our wedding at our local registry office here in England, followed by our honeymoon in New Zealand, It had been a dream of mine to visit New Zealand since I was a girl - as we are in our 60’s, that’s a long time!. However I was surfing the internet one one day, and I found out we could marry In New Zealand. I came across Julie Lassen’s website, contacted her, and when she confirmed that we could indeed marry in Christchurch, both Gerhard and I were thrilled. We knew that this was what we wanted.
From that point on Julie was a complete gem, pointing us in the right direction to get the legal documentation required, suggesting venues, ordering the flowers, the photographer and sending us copies of suggested ceremonies, so that we could prepare our very own. All of this was done by e-mail!!
We arrived in New Zealand just two days before our wedding, having complete faith in Julie. The wedding day came, we met a smiling Julie for the first time at Mona Vale. Everything was exactly as we had dreamed of. To get married in Christchurch, New Zealand, by the river, in brilliant sunshine, with a ceremony we had chosen was magical. This could not have happened without Julie’s guidance.
After the ceremony we had photos taken in the beautiful gardens of Mona Vale, and went for a punt ride on the Avon. Also arranged by Julie.
Julie’s kindness did not end there. She also arranged for some of the photos to be at our hotel when we passed again through Christchurch on our travels, and for albums to be posted home to England. These were here when we arrived back.
A better celebrant you cannot find. Thank you so much, Julie,
Carol and Gerhard
Wedding Date: February 11, 2016
She did an amazing job. Was the best day of my life and Julie made it extra special. She made the whole cermoney personal and took what I want and made it all possible. Can yea it to renew out vowels cause Julie will be my pick for celebrant. Thank you so much
Wedding Date: March 5, 2016
Lovely lady im glad i find julie she is so nice to talk to an easy going i forgot some of my lines but she help me she took it slow if any one need a nice lady to help with you wedding she the one to ask
Wedding Date: February 28, 2016
We chose Julie as our celebrant as she has such a friendly face, I don’t think she was ever not smiling when we saw her…... we wanted a small ceremony with just our children and family and the day was perfect! Julie arrived half an hour before the ceremony, which was a surprise to our children up until an hour and a half prior, and she chatted with them and our parents until we were ready….. Julie suggested light lighting of candles to join our families and an awesome Families reading, which was perfect for us .... thank you so much Julie and I would recommend you to ANYBODY who wants a relaxed, caring and friendly celebrant to take their service…... our day was perfect love Ange & Darryl
Wedding Date: February 27, 2016
Julie was extremely helpful from the start.
Julie was flexible and open to how we wanted to celebrate our wedding. She gave advice when we got stuck and communication was clear and prompt.
I would have no hesitation of recommending Julie, she was professional and genuinely happy to be a part of our special day.
Wedding Date: February 7, 2016
Julie married my partner of 10 years and I at a delightful ceremony.
Julie was wonderful with the consultation all the way up to our event. Being a same-sex couple, we were unsure of any traditions or how we might shape the ceremony to us and Julie was well prepared for this, making many relevant and helpful suggestions. Julie showed her expertise in ensuring that everything was covered.
Many of our guests, especially our families, remarked how joyous and wonderful she was as our celebrant. We happily recommend Julie for others looking for a well presented, professional, and caring celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 20, 2015
I met Julie a number of months before the wedding. My first impression was that she wasn’t going to railroad us but gently guided us through the wedding process and how we could write our own vows. She gave us a wonderful folder full of good ideas so that got us started.
We had a very small family wedding at home yet Julie led the most beautiful service that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Julie speaks beautifully and there is a gentleness about her. She didn’t panic or add to my panic when I couldn’t find all of the paperwork and it all flowed so very well.
I would thoroughly recommend Julie- she made our wedding day so very special. Shona & Nick
Wedding Date: November 12, 2015
Shannon and I were the third couple from my side of the family to get married this year and Julie has been the celebrant for all three. She kept us so relaxed with the planning and was always prompt in replying to my questions. I would definitely recommend Julie to any one looking to get married. Hopefully my youngest brother will get married in the next few years so we can see you again!
Wedding Date: November 21, 2015
Julie was our celebrant for our small gathering of family and friends recently. We were out of the country while we organised our wedding and Julie was so easy and pleasant to deal with. We really appreciate the effort she made with us! Many guests at our wedding commented in particular how great they thought she was. We think so too!
Wedding Date: October 10, 2015
Julie was very informative and friendly. Thanks so much for helping us to make our wedding a success.
Wedding Date: September 19, 2015
Julie is such a wonderful and experienced celebrant. She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable. We could not have asked for more.. Julie even came prepared with tissues on hand when the water works started flowing. She made our day all the more special with her warming presence and soft caring tone. Thanks for sharing our special day with us Julie 10/10!
Wedding Date: September 5, 2015
WOW, what more could you ask for when a Bride and Groom get married. The perfect celebrant, and this is what you will get with Julie.
A bright and friendly personality, the advice and the knowledge that Julie gives is of top standard.
As I was the Matron of Honour at this wedding, she was also my celebrant back in 2005. I would not hesitate in recommending Julie to anyone who wants their day to be magical. From the start to finish, she makes the process very easy so the Bride and Groom can focus on other parts of their day.
Wedding Date: August 15, 2015
I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant. With organising our wedding from another country we really appreciated your professionalism and how organised you were, it made the process easy and enjoyable, you did an amazing job and our day was all the more special having you apart of it. You made the ceremony fun and relaxed which was exactly what we were after, your lovely demeanour makes you absolutely perfect for the job, we could not recommend you highly enough.
Dan & Fran
Wedding Date: March 6, 2015
Julie is so helpful, friendly and personable…she helped make our elopement as seamless and worry-free as could be from the beginning. Thank you, Julie, for everything!
Wedding Date: January 15, 2015
Julie is fantastic. So helpful and understanding. Made planning the ceremony so easy and nothing was ever a problem. Couldn’t rate Julie higher.
Wedding Date: April 24, 2015
We used Uncle ‘Google’ to search for a marriage celebrant and decided on Julie Lassen because of her smile and relaxed demeanour. This was more than a year out from the wedding. Time ticked on and then a few months before the ‘big day’ we met Julie, talked about what we needed to do etc. We knew we were in good hands. So off we went armed with the knowledge of how to get our marriage certificate, info on the marriage vows etc. The next time we saw Julie it was at our wedding rehearsal. She was so relaxed and caring I just felt so very comfortable around her. It is like meeting up with one of those long term friends who you don’t see that often but when you do see them it feels like it was just yesterday that you saw them. Julie made us feel like that. She helped us through the rehearsal and talked about what would happen - we were ready for the next day.
The wedding day arrived and people are correct when they say the day will go quickly. I can remember bits and pieces but what I do remember clearly is Julie. I didn’t hear any music throughout the ceremony, I don’t know whether it was nerves and excitement, I saw the guests and my fiancé of course standing at the aisle but what I remember the most is Julie. She approached the car letting me know she was there and all was ready to go, she didn’t say that, she just smiled and asked if I was ready. During the ceremony she guided us through our vows, our exchanging of the rings and made our unity candle ceremony flow superbly. Her smile is infectious and we had a great time saying our vows and becoming husband and wife. When we kissed at the end we actually kissed three times, first a lean in peck, then an embrace kiss and thirdly a substantial kiss and dip. The guests absolutely loved it and roared with laughter and approval. It was actually Julie’s suggestion we do all three and the photographer captured the third kiss perfectly and it has become one of our favourite photos. We went out of the chapel to greet the guests and have the family and group photos. During this time Julie was chatting to our guests and she quietly popped up at one stage, said her congratulations and then left. I look back on the wedding with so many great memories and knowing that our wedding would not have been filled with so much fun, love and laughter had Julie not been a part of it. How lucky were we to have Julie as our marriage celebrant - without a doubt - very lucky!!
Wedding Date: March 20, 2015
Bill and Rita Tie celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary (26 February 1955) on Sunday 1 March 2015 at Dine Divine in Christchurch. They wanted to renew their vows and thought Julie would be the ideal person.
Julie has been the celebrant at many family occasions and we have always found her very easy to deal with. She has a lovely way about her and puts everyone at ease during nerve wracking moments. Julie provides useful ideas for those who want something low key, but also welcomes and encourages you to write your own ceremony, unique to you. She arrives discreetly and sets herself up without any fuss. If you want to change a few things here and there, Julie is very accommodating and will fit in with whatever works.
Mum and Dad had a wonderful day with family and friends from both here and Australia. The weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony and Julie also involved herself in a few photo opportunities, which is really nice for the album.
For anyone wanting a celebration to remember Julie Lassen is your lady! We highly recommend her for any occasion.
Thank you Julie for being part of our family celebration, we have many memories and pictures to treasure for years to come.
Wedding Date: March 1, 2015
Julie was our celebrant at our surprise wedding. We live in Switzerland and wanted to marry in New Zealand during a holiday with our families. We contacted Julie and organised our marriage with Julie’s professional help and guidance.
We didn’t meet Julie before the wedding, but as it turned out she was the best choice and we highly recommend her!
Julie - thank you so much for being our celebrant and for making this date our special day!
Jacqueline & Raimund
Wir leben in der Schweiz und wollten unsere Familien mit unserer Hochzeit während den gemeinsamen Ferien in Neuseeland überraschen.
Wir nahmen mit Julie Kontakt auf und organisierten unsere Hochzeit, wobei uns Julie immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite stand.
Vor der Hochzeit hatten wir mit Julie nur per EMail Kontakt. Wie sich herausstellte ,war Julie die bestmögliche Wahl und können sie uneingeschränkt empfehlen!
Julie - vielen Dank, dass Du unsere Hochzeitszeremonie geleitet hast und das Datum zu unserem speziellen Tag gemacht hast.
Jacqueline & Raimund
Wedding Date: March 10, 2015
Julie was amazing - friendly and positive, she made the ceremony just breeze past and created a relaxed atmosphere for us to enjoy.
I would definitely recommend her as a wedding celebrant.
Wedding Date: January 31, 2015
My new Husband and I both were so happy with how our day went, Julie was truly a godsend, putting us at ease and guiding us through the ceremony. Thankyou Julie for your friendly smile as I arrived at the chapel, you helped me shake of some nerves, before walking up the aisle. Many of my friends and family also commented on our perfect choice of celebrant.
Thanks again Julie - I will be recommending you to anyone who is getting married in future.
Wedding Date: March 14, 2015
Julie was so helpful!
We didn’t have a rehearsal but ion the day she met me inside the venue before I walked up the aisle and explained everything to me quickly, before heading up to the groom and groomsmen to let them know what would happen.
Julie was also able to offer advice and services for our wedding which was great.
Ceremony was outside and no microphone but Julie was loud enough and Clear speaking,.
We only met up once and the rest of the correspondence was via email and fb, I gave her two readings I wanted as part of our ceremony and left the rest up to her- it was beautiful and I am so thankful that she was a part of our special day.
Wedding Date: February 21, 2015
Julie is a lovely woman, very friendly and cheerful. She was very enthusiastic and more than happy to help personalize our wedding to our desire. She provided a folder full of ideas on wedding ceremonies to give us some ideas on where to start.
We felt confident that our wedding would run smoothly in Julies hands and it was fantastic having a rehearsal the day before where she guided us on the ceremony etiquette when we weren’t sure on a few things. One of the most memorable things we valued was she suggested our families sit on opposite sides to bride/groom so they could see their respective family members face during the ceremony.
thanks Julie, we have such fond memories of our wedding day
Wedding Date: November 30, 2013
We were very happy to have Julie marry us. She was very helpful and easy to talk to and most of our communication was done via email, which made things easy. Our wedding day was a bit windy, but Julie managed this so well. We would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a marriage celebrant. Thank you Julie for helping make our day so special. We certainly have some wonderful memories.
Wedding Date: December 29, 2014
We would like to thank you Julie as our celebrant on our special day in our life, Your smile and friendly attitude was at ease to us not too nervous at that time. We’re so much happy that I found you as our celebrant to give us ceremony. It was a great day and she’s very supportive and helpful in every question you ask for, she replied immediately, she’s very kind. We had a lovely and great wedding that will surely treasure for the rest of our lives and thank you very much Julie for the help and support. I would surely recommend her to anyone.
Alan and Marilyn Lewis
Wedding Date: January 31, 2015
Julie was the celebrant at our wedding. She had previously done my step sisters wedding which we were guests at and the wedding was amazing and will also be doing my sister and brother inlaw’s weddings later this year. Although our wedding was very small and country style she did an awesome job and everyone felt so relaxed and happy, Communication building up to our wedding was fantastic and we never had a worry in the world, lol, we would recommend Julie for any wedding type big or small.
Hayley and Brendon Demmocks
Wedding Date: January 23, 2015
We booked Julie as our celebrant for our wedding in Christchurch however we actually ended up eloping in Rarotonga. In all our dealings with Julie she was very friendly and knowledgable. When I contacted her to let her know we needed to cancel she was very understanding. I will definitely be recommending Julie to my family and friends.
Wedding Date: January 3, 2015
i want to thank Julie very much for being our celebrant on our magical day, her professionalism, friendliness and support made the planning and execution perfect as well as making all the guests feel at ease and made my butterflies disappear. would recommend highly to any future bride.
Wedding Date: January 24, 2015
Julie was the perfect celebrant for us, she was warm and friendly and no matter how stressed you may be she makes you feel at ease.
Julie helped us to plan the perfect ceremony for us as me and my husband hate public speaking we kept it short and sweet.
Julie was so well organised and kept in contact with us every step of the way, even now she still keeps in contact with us via Facebook which is lovely.
I would thoroughly recommend Julie for your ceremony you will not be disappointed!
Wedding Date: December 3, 2011
Julie is an amazing celebrant! when I met with her for the first time I couldn’t get over how radiating her smile was and this continued for our big day which made for the relaxing atmosphere that we were after. She was very organized and helped me think of the little things that are so easily forgotton. Thank you so much Julie
Wedding Date: November 22, 2014
My husband and I were very happy with how our ceremony went. It was a very hot day but Julie made our ceremony run smoothly and it was such a relaxing funny ceremony. Julie was very flexible when there was an interruption during ceremony when my mum presented a dowry for the groom, (which the bride has forgotten all about). A pound of tea…tradition of the maltese.
We did our wedding planning over the phone or through emails as we lived far away from each other but Julie knew exactly what we wanted and advised us very wisely.
It couldn’t of gone any better and we are so grateful for Julie sharing our special day.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2014
Julie was a great marriage celebrant. She was very friendly and a lovely person.
She was very helpful right through the whole wedding. She helped make Scott and my wedding very stress free.
If i had a choice to choose another marriage celebrant i wouldn’t.
Her professionalism, friendly nature and knowledge of the whole process made her an excellent choice.
I would recommend her to anyone.
Wedding Date: October 25, 2014
Julie is a fantastic celebrant and she was wonderful on our day. Beautifully presented, she delivered our ceremony with grace and good humour. She impressed my family and friends so much that both my brother and sister chose Julie to be their celebrant for their respective weddings. One of my friends also chose her.
We decided to have Julie for our celebrant after our first meeting. This was due to her warm nature and the information she provided us with. Julie is knowledgable, and shares this knowledge readily.
There is no other celebrant I would recommend as highly as Julie Lassen.
Wedding Date: November 4, 2006
My husband and I attended a wedding of a close friend at Hampton Lea Gardens where Julie was the celebrant. Such a great atmosphere, very approachable and made the ceremony amazing! Would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a celebrant! We had her as ours as well, and the groom for this wedding was in our wedding party as the best man. He was so impressed, Julie was booked straight away without any doubts at all.
Wedding Date: October 19, 2013
Thank you Julie for sharing our special day. I new when I seen your picture with your super smile that you where the right celebrant for Kevin and I. you made our ceremony easy and stress free with every thing that was going on it went smoothly. I couldn’t have asked for anything more you where great.
Melissa & Kevin Van Dorp
Wedding Date: November 29, 2014
From my first contact with Julie, I had nothing but professionalism from her.
Living in Sydney and arranging a wedding that was to take place in Christchurch, was certainly not easy. Julie made everything seam so simple and was very helpful.
Nothing was ever an issue for her, She went over every detail more than once to make sure both Daniel & I knew what we had to do, where we had to be at what time.
I can’t recommend her more highly. For both Daniel and myself, she was the best choice for us.
Wedding Date: November 6, 2014
Julie was extremely easy to work with and the day ran super smoothly. We arranged most of our wedding from Australia and only met Julie once before the wedding. Everyone commented on how lovely she was. A real gem!
Wedding Date: November 5, 2014
Julie is the warmest most lovely person you could have as your celebrant on your wedding day. She made everything easy for us and help with suggestions in ceremony layout and to help build your own by a whole folder of the past ceremonies she has done, which was huge help.
Again lovely lady she is calm professional and easy going which was great as gave me lots of confidence it Julie.
Wedding Date: November 7, 2014
On behalf of Richard and I, we wanted to pass on our THANKS for playing such a huge part in our wedding in early April. You both made us feel relaxed and it was lovely to see your welcoming smile when I arrived at the wedding ceremony. We know our ceremony was remarkably short (although a lot of our guests liked this!!) we appreciated your lovely manner and wonderful sense of humour. Thank you again for making our day so special.
Thank you so much again for being part of our special day.
Wedding Date: April 5, 2014
Julie is the whole package! She not only prepared a wonderful ceremony for us, she helped us with the marriage license & assuring us the location we picked would be perfect. We didn’t get to view our ceremony site or meet Julie until the day of our ceremony. Everything turned out PERFECT! Julie is smart, funny, professional & very good at what she does. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to for a celebrant!
Wedding Date: April 11, 2014
Julie is wonderful as a celebrant! From our very first meeting we walked away knowing we were in very good hands. She gave us many different ideas so we could build our ceremony into something that was perfect for us, and was always quick to reply to any query we had.
On the day her professional, calm, friendly manner (and her smile) put any nerves I did have to rest. We have had many comments on how great the day was and Julie helped us to create what will be a day we will cherish forever.
Wedding Date: March 29, 2014
Julie is such a caring, friendly person who really wants to ensure that your wedding day is suited perfectly for you.
I was pregnant at the time of our wedding and Julie was wonderful and totally unjudgemental. She made the whole process so easy and stress free and also had lots of wonder tips, we really couldn’t have picked a better celebrant and received really great feedback from our guests about how beautiful our ceremony was and how wonderful Julie was.
Could not recommend her enough
Wedding Date: March 19, 2010
Julie is a lovely woman , full of positive energy and it was a pleasure to have her as such an important part of our special day. She was extremely helpful in ensuring that we choose the right ceremony for us. I would definately recommend her to anyone wanting a really presonal experience. Thanks Julie
Wedding Date: 27/03/10
Julie was such a pleasure to deal with the entire time up to our wedding day and our wedding day. She was all smiles, so calming and made it such a enjoyable, easy ceremony. we just loved every minute as did our guests! to begin our journey we caught up with Julie to discuss what we were looking for and she gave us everything we needed including a folder of information to help us along. it was great, made it feel all that more real! Julie is great, always made it about us and what we were looking for. so personal. it really is all the little things that make it extra special and she offered suggestions. our daughter loved that she was included and that she got a present too! great idea! what an amazing day, with amazing memories, thankyou for helping us make those memories.
Wedding Date: February 6, 2014
Julie was amazing. Not only was she helpful with planning our ceremony but was also able to use her knowledge and experience on the day to help re-organise things and go with the flow when the weather decided not be kind for our outdoor ceremony. She made us both feel so comfortable and relaxed as we were confident we were in good hands. I highly recommend Julie as celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 5, 2014
Julie once again was kind enough to part of our special day. Having her for both our Civil Union ceremony and now our Marriage was special. She coped very well with our large, organised Civil Union, and just as well with our highly disorganised and casual wedding. Not everyone would be able to deal with our relaxed approach, but she didn’t bat an eyelid (on the outside anyway!). Her resources were fantastic for helping us to create a ceremony that was the right fit for us, so much so that it was almost identical both times around, why change something when it works so well!
Wedding Date: February 27, 2014
Just wanted to say a big thanks to Julie. It is not an easy task organising a wedding from the other side of the world, but we found Julie helpful, friendly and easy to deal with, especially with all the emails going back and forth. Even when we did finally meet Julie a few days before the wedding for the wedding rehearsal, she was organised and made us feel at ease. On the actual day, everything ran smoothly and people commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and a great day was had by all.
Wedding Date: January 24, 2014
I can’t thank Julie enough to be the best marriage celebrant for my big day. She is such a lovely person, has such a lovely smile which takes your stress off, she is very professional and helpful. When I tried to find marriage celebrant for my wedding, I had no idea who the celebrants are in chch so I looked up on line and saw Julie’s website with her photos and reviews. As soon as I saw her smile in the photos, I had no doubt she will be the perfect celebrant. and I was 100% right. I couldn’t ask for more, she was just perfect. I would highly recommend Julie and I know you won’t regret it!! Thanks again Julie!!
Wedding Date: February 8, 2014
Julie did a wonderful job as our marriage celebrant, she was friendly, professional and kept us well informed. She gave us plenty of information to help us build our ceremony into what we wanted, and even helped us figure out the best place to stand!
We were married outside on a windy afternoon, and I was worried that not all of our guests would be able to hear the ceremony because we had no microphone, but Julie spoke clearly enough that we had compliments from everyone on what a lovely ceremony it was.
Wedding Date: January 31, 2014
Julie was a wonderful celebrant. Her words and manner set the relaxed and happy tone for the event. She has a way of calming everyone’s nerves! She is the perfect combination of fun and serious!! It was a lovely ceremony.
Wedding Date: February 6, 2014
I met Julie at my work one day and when she mentioned that she was a marriage celebrant, I questioned her on how to go about getting one for my up coming wedding.
She simply laughed and said to me “Why do you need to find one, you’ve got me!”.
She gave me her details and I went home that night and told my fiancé that we had to go and see this lovely lady in the next couple of weeks.
And that was it. We met with her later that week and immediately loved her. By the end of our appointment, even my 6 yr old son, who is slow to open up to and trust people, was happily planning with her to read something at our wedding.
Julie made the whole process incredibly easy and relaxing. She gave us a folder to go through to get ideas for our own wedding and talked to us happily about ideas on how to include our children in our big day.
We felt like nothing was a problem, I could email, text or call any questions and they were all answered quite happily.
The end result was an amazing wedding, led by a wonderful celebrant.
Our 3 kids had a beautiful part in our ceremony that bought tears to the eyes of everyone and I don’t think that could have gone so smoothly without Julies help and guidance.
I have already recommended Julie to anyone I know that is getting married and I will continue to do so for a long time.
Thankyou so much Julie, you made our day absolutely perfect and somehow seemed to know exactly what we wanted without asking.
An awesome lady!!!
Wedding Date: January 31, 2014
Julie - We wanted to say a huge thank you for being part of our day on Friday. You made us both feel so supported, comfortable and confident on the day. Your friendly, caring nature made us both at ease. You are outstanding at your job. We were so pleased that we had you there, and you lovely nature was commented on by our guests as well. I am so happy that we found you to share our day with us, we will be highly recommending you to everyone.
Wedding Date: February 7, 2014
Julie is amazing! We absolutely believe we chose the best celebrant in Christchurch! She was calm, reassuring and always had that smile on her face! You can tell that this is not just a job for her - it’s her passion and she will do everything in her power to make sure your special day is exactly what you want. Julie, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for being such a huge part of our day. I don’t think it could have gone any better than it did =)
Wedding Date: January 25, 2014
Julie is a fantastic celebrant.
She is very organised, but has such a lovely calm personality - a great mix of what you need on your wedding day!
We were so happy to have her as our celebrant, and would highly recommend her to everyone.
Wedding Date: February 1, 2014
Simply put, Julie is just wonderful. Her professionalism and amount of industry knowledge is impressive and she puts everyone at ease. Nothing is ever a problem and she seems to be that smiling face in the background of a significant amount of friends and families wedding pictures. Well done Julie, you are doing the industry proud.
Wedding Date: April 6, 2013
As a groom whose brain had gone into meltdown on the morning of the wedding.
I had forgotten the mp3 player plus cords for the music, and the gazebo for cover.
Julie made sure everything else was ready and got myself and my groomsmen to get everything else ready.
She moved things around and made sure that everything went perfectly for us.
I couldn’t recommend her high enough or often enough to do her justice for what she did for us
Wedding Date: January 18, 2014
It was so wonderful to be on the guest side of a wedding - watching a celebrant who had also taken our wedding. Because on the day you get married you’re not focused on them, as there are so many other things on your mind. It was so lovely to see her wonderful smile radiate across the entire crowd, and you could see how much she was putting the couple at ease with her easy direction and care.
Wedding Date: January 11, 2014
Julie was absolutely wonderful - from the very first time we met her, to her after wedding contact.
She gave us some folders to take away so we could create our own service from lots of ideas she had.
Julie is a very popular celebrant so we were so very happy that she was able to celebrate our day with us!
Her commitment to make each couple feel very special is genuine and heartfelt.
Wedding Date: February 1, 2013
Thank you Julie, you took all the worry about the ceremony away, you met us as we arrived in the wedding cars, checked we were all ready and knew what to do and lead a professional but lovely and relaxed ceremony. Our rehersal was a big help also, thank you for your contribution to our special day.
Wedding Date: November 30, 2013
Julie Lassen’s warmth, beautiful nature and smile was the key for our choice as a celebrant. She spoke with passion and clarity. It was a pleasure to have Julie be a big part of our wedding. Terry and I could not be more greatful. Thank you Julie.
Wedding Date: January 26, 2014
Julie - fours years on and we often think about our special day and how much you added to make it outstanding. I have just been looking thorugh our photos and wanted to call you. Your professionalism, friendly nature and helping us through our special day will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our gay wedding special. We love you. David and Mark.
Wedding Date: January 1, 2010
Thank you Julie for a wonderful and memorable day! You were extremely helpful in preparing us for the ceremony and suggested a fantastic location. We would highly recommend you for either a large wedding, or a very intimate one like ours. Thank you for all your help in keeping our secret and for that wonderful smile that calms any nerves!
Wedding Date: December 19, 2013
Julie was our wedding celebrant 11 1/2 years ago and we still remember her wonderful smile and calming voice.
Julie I still follow you on Facebook as I love seeing all the happy wedding stories and how you seem to look forward to each one as if it is the most important wedding you will ever do. Just how you made us feel.
We couldn’t have chosen a better person to marry us.
Wedding Date: 26th july 2002
Julie gave us excellent advice for our Renewal of Vows on our 25th anniversary. Friendly, obliging and ever so helpful, we can’t recommend Julie enough.
Wedding Date: December 15, 2013
Bruce and I came from Hervey Bay Queensland Australia to get married in Akaroa New Zealand. We chose Julie Lassen via the internet and was very happy with Julie’s approach and in the way that she conducted our ceremony. Wishing her all the best in future Weddings and life.
Wedding Date: October 25, 2012
We had Julie as our celebrant for our wedding on the 29th November 2013. The whole process was so easy and relaxed with Julie as we only wanted a nice simple ceremony that reflected us as as couple and she did so very well. I had also sent her a copy of a ring exchange phrase that we really liked and she was able to incorporate it very well for us.
Julie was also very caring and understanding for us when my Dad suddenly passed away just after we met her. For this I fully recommend her to anyone as she is very professional and courteous. Once again thank you so much for our special day Julie.
Wedding Date: November 29, 2013
Julie you made our special day very stress free which enabled us to have the fun, light hearted ceremony we wished for. Your smile lights up any room, highly recommend your services. Thank you so very much .
Wedding Date: October 26, 2013
We were very impressed with Julie’s balance in being both professional and friendly. We felt that we were in good hands from our first meeting. And that smile!
Wedding Date: December 8, 2013
My husband and I had a lovely, relaxed and intimate ceremony with Julie at Sign of the Bellbird in Christchurch. We travelled from Scotland and had a few close friends present.
Julie made the whole experience run very smoothly eventhough we were planning from abroad. She has great warmth and made the day very special for us.
Wedding Date: November 8, 2013
Julie was absolutely wonderful! She did an excellent job marrying us and the more weddings we have been to we have realised this even more! Julie moves away in the perfect moments so the focus is on the bride and groom and we felt so comfortable having her as our Celebrant on our wedding day! and had a smile the whole time! Thank you Julie for doing such a wonderful job!
Wedding Date: 24/03/2012
Julie was a fantastic celebrant at our friends wedding at easter. She had a kind, smiley attitude and ensured everything went smoothly. We were standing near the back of the wedding but could still hear her kind words. I would recommend her as a celebrant, and would consider using her if I got married in Christchurch.
Wedding Date: March 30, 2013
Thank you very much for agreeing to marry us on the 16th November 2013 at Pemberton. We both thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day and felt totally relaxed! Thank you very much for all of your assistance and guidance in the months leading up to our wedding. We really enjoyed working with you and appreciate all of your help. Our service was special and sentimental to us both.
Alana & Dougal
Wedding Date: November 16, 2013
Julie was an amazing and very friendly marriage celebrant. Right from when we met Julie she was very friendly, professional and understanding of what we wanted for our ceremony. Julie gave us a lot of ideas and information that we could use to specialise our marriage vows and ideas for our wedding. My husband and I felt very comfortable with her. Nothing was ever a problem with any queries we had or changes we wanted to make. She was fantastic on the day and all our guests commented how friendly and smiley she was. Thank you for helping make our day special Julie. I have no hesitation in recommending Julie to anyone who is looking for a celebrant.
Wedding Date: 10 November 2007
Julie married us on the 2nd Nov 2013.
I cannot speak highly enough of Julie.
She made everything so easy and stress free and her delivery on the day was just wonderful.
She was helpful, warm, kind and very organised.
She was so flexible and thoughtful when helping us arrange a simple ceremony for our intimate backyard wedding.
I would happily recommend her to anyone as a celebrant.
Thanks so much Julie.
Tim and Jade Dimock.
Wedding Date: November 2, 2013
Julie was absolutely wonderful, from the first moment I met her I was convinced she was the celebrant we needed for our big day. She catered to our every need and made the whole process very stress free and easy. She was able to talk to anyone before and after and had the most genuine lovely smile.
Thanks so much we <3’d our wedding. It was perfect
Wedding Date: October 4, 2013
Julie was fantastic, made me and my husband feel at ease with the planning of our wedding ceremony and particularly on the day. Would highly recommend her services
Wedding Date: 20/09/2008
Julie was the most wonderful Celebrant! We met her at her home in Huntsbury, CHCH for an intial run through of what we could have done, and she was so professional and nice. Julie had a massive range of folders of vows, ceremony plans etc. We were able to take a couple home with us in order to choose what we needed. I honestly couldnt have asked for a more wonderful person to deal with! Extremely highly reccomended! If you choose Julie, you will NOT regret it!
Wedding Date: September 22, 2008
Julie is amazing!
It was really important for us to have a fun ceremony with laughter as well as the traditional elements and she was able to make that happen. Her guidance both leading up to and on the day was fantastic.
We would recommend Julie in a heartbeat!
Wedding Date: May 11, 2013
As the brides mother, I just wanted our daughters wedding day to be perfect with no hiccups. From the start Julie made my daughter comfortable with planning the ceremony. She was professional, approachable, knowledgable and friendly. Nothing went wrong and the ceremony was beautiful - many people raved about it!
thank you Julie for making our daughter and son in laws day perfect!!!
Wedding Date: April 7, 2013
Julie was a fantastic celebrant to have when my best friend got married. I was so impressed with her professionalism (she was going through a hard family time but you would never have known) she was so supportive and friendly, and knew exactly how to make the ceremony run so smoothly. i was so impressed and i will be using her at my wedding.
Wedding Date: April 7, 2013
Julie Lassen was a fantastic celebrant. She was friendly, efficient, and so professional!!!! She knew exactly how to make our ceremony just what we wanted and she never made one error. I couldnt reccommend her more. Shes a lovely person and is so good at what she does!!!!!!!!
You wont regret hiring her!
Wedding Date: April 7, 2013
Julie married us on the 16/03/2013 at Bramble Grove in Kaiapoi. The ceremony was beautiful and we had alot of comments on what a nice wedding it was. Julies bubbly friendly nature and calm positive approach helped to make us feel comfortable and relaxed and put us at ease on the day i couldnt have asked for better and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone wanting to get married.
Thank you once again for being part of our special day
Wedding Date: March 16, 2013
BIG thank you to Julie that married us on the 23/03/13.
It was a short and sweet elopement that was in the beautiful Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
Julie made us feel very comfortable and relaxed made it very special for us.
I would highley reccommend her!
Thank you again Julie a day i will never forget.
P.S Elopement is GREAT!!!
Wedding Date: March 23, 2013
Having Julie as our celebrant felt like being married by a friend. She really took the time to find out what it was that we wanted on our day and had some fantastic suggestions too, especially when it came to involving our children in the ceremony.
I really don’t believe that our wedding would have been as perfect as it was if we’d chosen any other celebrant.
Wedding Date: March 2, 2013
Julie married us on 30 March 2013 at the Show Gate which is located at Riccarton Park, Christchurch.
Julie was very professional and had some wonderful suggestions to include in our ceremony. She is kind, caring and very organised. Julie is a lovely person who always has a smile on her face and is very easy to work with.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to others planning their wedding.
Julie - thank you for your contribution to our wedding day running so smoothly. You are so easy to work with and our day became all that we had dreamed of. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Wedding Date: March 30, 2013
Julie was amazing right from the preparation through to the ceremony. I would highly recommend Julie to any bride who wants a friendly and experienced celebrant as a part of their special day.
Wedding Date: January 26, 2013
I cannot say enough to Recommend Julie. She is a an absolute professional. She will assist you where you need it and run with your ideas no matter how ‘unique’. My bridal party rode in on Hobby Horses and our vows were just a bit unusual, but nothing was a problem. On the day Julie was a calming influence for both myself and my husband. Confirm Julie and she will support and take away the stress of planning your ceremony, leaving your energy to concentrate on other aspects of your big day.
Wedding Date: 12/09/12
Julie is a wonderful, friendly, approachable person/celebrant that I have had the pleasure of working beside in a number of weddings throughout the years.
Julie works together with the bride and groom, making them feel at ease throughout the wedding and supports them through the emotional times of their special day.
Julie cares about her clients as I have witnessed first hand and goes the extra mile to make their day perfect.
I would recommend Julie to any future couple about to get married.
Minnie Knight MK Photography
Wedding Date: none
After having to scroll down 63 reviews to the bottom to make a review its no wonder why so many people have chosen Julie to be their celebrant. Julie was such a lovely friendly person. Julie made us feel so relaxed. Would recomment Julie to anyone who is getting married and needing a celebrant. We couldnt of picked a better person
Wedding Date: February 8, 2013
Julie you were such a pleasure to deal with and your smiling, relaxed manner was exactly what Andrew and I had hoped for in our marriage celebrant. Nothing was a problem and your prompt answering of any queries we had was much appreciated. Thank you again for being a part of our wonderful day.
Wedding Date: February 16, 2013
Many thanks to you – Julie Lassen – for your great contribution to our big day! We hugely appreciated your help, ideas and support. From the day we met you everything went perfectly. You are a very pleasant, tactful and trustworthy person, who we are happy to know. We wish you further a great professional success and happiness.
Translations in Kyrgyz (from Bride) and German (from Groom):
Биздин уйлонуу тоюбузду эн жогорку дэнгелде алып барган Жули Лассенге ыразычылыгыбызды билдиребиз. Сизди мандайы жарык, ак-пейилдуу, адамгерчиликтуу жана жоопкерчиликтуу адам катары таанып жана эстей журобуз.
Julie machte “unseren” Tag zum tatsächlich schönsten Tag. Ihre Unterstützung war fabelhaft, und die kleine Zeremonie, die wir mit Hilfe von ihr zusammenstellten, gab dem Tag den absolut würdigen Rahmen. Mit Julie scheint die Sonne immer.
Wedding Date: 27 November 2011
Julie created a wonderfully ‘intimate’ atmosphere at this surprise wedding on Christmas Day - it was as if the bride and groom were being married by a family member! This was an amazing personal wedding with vows that pertained completely to the bride and groom. This happy occassion was made so special by having Julie as the marriage celebrant. Julie had ” married ” my son and his wife eight years previously and the same warm atmosphere prevailed. If you are looking for an amazing celebrant for an up coming wedding - then look no further than Julie Lassen.
Wedding Date: December 25, 2012
Julie was the celebrant at a friend’s wedding that I attended last week. She conducted a happy, relaxed and meaningful service and had a natural rapport with the bride and groom. Julie has a clear and pleasant voice, which was able to be heard easily, despite the fact that I was standing at the back of the congregation in an outdoor setting. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie as a celebrant.
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
Thank you so much for all you bought to our wedding day. You were very professional and I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Very easy to get along with, quick to respond and offers everything she can to make your day very special. The perfect celebrant!!
Wedding Date: December 22, 2012
We found Julie an absolute pleasure to deal with and we couldn’t have wished for a more professional and friendly marriage celebrant.
Julie handled everything and provided thorough information about what is needed in regards to vows, obtaining the marriage licence and most importantly making sure the guests are in the right spot for the ceremony! She looked beautiful on the day and radiated happiness.
Many thanks Julie, I know who will be our first recommendation for future engaged couples!
Wedding Date: December 22, 2012
Julie is a fantastic celebrant. From the moment Julian and I met her we felt so at ease with her. Julie was supportive and encouraging and always had a smile on her face. My husbands mother passed away just before our wedding and Julie made, what was a very emotional day, that much more special!! Thank you Julie, you are one in a million. x
Wedding Date: 10 February 2007
From the moment I first contacted Julie, I knew she was the right choice. Meeting her only confirmed this, as she was welcoming, warm, professional and completely calming in her approach.
Through our entire wedding planning process, she never once pressured or rushed us to get our ceremony sorted. She remained a constant background support, without being pushy or controlling. It was nice to know she was just a phonecall or e-mail away, and she always replied promptly.
At rehearsal I was incredibly stressed because the weather was falling apart, and Julie single-handedly put me at complete ease. I felt safe knowing my ceremony was in her hands.
On the day, Julie was on time, looked gorgeous, and delivered the ceremony I had written flawlessly. There is not one detail I would have changed.
Overall, I would recommend Julie to absolutely everybody, regardless of the type of ceremony they are having, or their personal beliefs/wishes. Julie will adapt to what you need, and always with a smile.
There is a reason people’s faces light up when you say Julie Lassen was your celebrant - you don’t get such an amazing reputation without putting 100% into what you do, and Julie has truly earned the massive respect she now enjoys from the Christchurch community. I will always be thankful to have had her as my celebrant.
Wedding Date: December 8, 2012
Thanks we had the best day ever. Your blending into family and freinds made it easy to keep the secret of the surprise wedding. Thank you so much for your part in making it awesome. We are blessed and very happy and would recommend you to all.
Wedding Date: November 24, 2012
Myself and my partner found Julie online, and proceeded to make an appointment. We were pleasantly surprised to find julie easy going, friendly and professional. She helped to make our celebration run smoothly, whilst at the same time listened to our own ideas, giving us our own customized wedding plan, which turned out to be a great success.
Wedding Date: December 12, 2012
Julie was fantastic! Whenever anybody asked us who our celebrant was and found out it was Julie their faces lit up and said she was the best choice. Turns out she definitely was! She was friendly and professional, highly recommended.
Wedding Date: October 13, 2012
Julie we can’t thank you enough! Without you, our very unique & fun wedding which we won from More FM (Win a $10,000 wedding) - would firstly, not have been legal… And secondly, would not have been so special either! You worked with us and More FM to help us figure out how to write our own unique ceremony. Then you helped us at rehearsal to pull it all together, as you did on the day. Your lovely smiling face is reassuring when reciting our vows, and you have a lovely voice & manner that both we and our guests enjoyed! I will be recommending you to anyone the moment I know they’re looking to get married. Thank you so much for your time and for helping our wedding day to be just perfect! Jacinta & Josh Cooney xo
Wedding Date: 27 September 2012
Julie was such a wonderful celebrant. From the moment we met her we knew that she was the right one for us. Julie is such a friendly and warm person that it made planning the ceremony part of our wedding so much easier. She came up with some great ideas that we could use in our ceremony. Thank you Julie for helping us to make our special day such a memorable occassion.
Wedding Date: April 21, 2012
Well what can I say, she is just such a beautiful person, both me and my
husband Dan couldn’t be more happier with having Julie as our celebrant.
She is such a warm hearted person and really down to earth.
Julie kept both of us and the wedding party so relaxed leading up to the wedding and most important on the big day to.
Our ceremony was just amazing and this is thanks to Julie playing a huge part in our day.
We also caught up with Julie and her beautiful family while she was over In
Australia on holiday, its so nice to catch up with her 5 months after the wedding and I’m
Sure well stay in touch from now on to.
I highly recommend Julie to have as your celebrant
Kel & Dan
Wedding Date: February 17, 2012
We got married at Pemberton in Christchurch, and once it was booked we began the hunt for a celebrant. We found Julie, and never looked back. She was prompt, organised and had a warmth about her that made us both feel comfortable and happy on our wedding day. Many guests commented on how wonderful and smiley Julie was and how she read our service beautifully. We arrived 20minutes late for the service and i was worried about the impact but she immediately calmed me and even offered me a bathroom stop - nothing was a problem!! She really is a wonderful celebrant and i would have no hesitation in recommending her service, in fact i insist that you should look no further
Wedding Date: February 3, 2012
Julie married us at Rosemount on an absolutely stunning autumn day. She was recommended to us by both the venue and our videographer, and as soon as we met her we felt very at ease and comfortable. Julie listened to what we wanted and the ceremony was exactly as we had hoped. She had a beautiful smile throughout the whole day - I have no hesitation in recommending her. Thanks Julie!
Wedding Date: April 21, 2012
Jono and I first met Julie at a close friends wedding in January, where we were so impressed with Julie, and loved her friendly smile and manner, we booked her there and then for our big day! (May 5th 2012)
Julie was an amazing celebrant. When I pulled up in the wedding car, and Julie waved at me, and had the hugest smile on her face, I knew the ceremony was going to be perfect.
Julie guided us from the initial meeting, and found out what was important to us. This allowed us to personalize the ceremony and include our two children. Julie spoke to them special words on our behalf, and introduced the gifts we exchanged to our children (age 9 and 11 months).
Our guests loved this part of the ceremony, in fact they loved everything about our ceremony and our celebrant, as did we!!
Wedding Date: May 5, 2012
Julie was bubbling with energy when we first met her, you could feel her passion and she sized us up quickly suggesting some awesome quirks to the ceremony which really made the day for us. (The ‘lost’ rings were found by a passing mountainbiker hurtling down the hill past our guests, it took them very much by suprise).
She was very calming on the big day, and was so confident, positive and supportive.
I have had the pleasure of being a guest at other weddings Julie has been involved in and all of them were perfect for the couple, and she gave a 10 out of 10 performance every time.
Wedding Date: 10 January 2009
We found Julie to be knowledgable, friendly and very approachable. She helped us write our own ceremony which made it very special to us. But the best thing as unlike other celebrants she allowed for us to be the centre of attention, she helped to guide us but in the end faded into the back ground.
Wedding Date: April 20, 2012
Excellent celebrant and would recommend to everyone would not hesitate to pass her onto friends and family! Thanks again and look forward to working with you this year.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2012
We were so lucky to get Julie to be our celebrant. She has lots of experience and great personality. Working with her makes things much easier. Our ceremony went smooth, everything was perfect. Julie’s smiles and lovely voice made it so touching. We’d like to thank Julie again and recommend her to all.
Wedding Date: April 28, 2012
Thank you for your help in organising our wedding ceremony. We are very grateful for all your assistance and we were pleased to have shared our special day with you. You gave us ample freedom to design a ceremony which was very personal and we were happy that all of our requests and wording were able to be used. Also you are very flexible with last timing.We will definitely be recommending you to our colleagues, friends and family
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
We were extremely satisfied and happy with Julie and her service. She was extremely flexible and professional. As things evolved on the day, she was able to incorporate them into our service, as well as adding things to the service that we didn’t think of. We would gladly recommend Julie to others. Julie, thank you for sharing our special day with us.
Wedding Date: February 12, 2012
Julie was a joy to deal with from start to finish. She was very informative and gave us a lot of information so that we could decide on the type of ceremony we wanted. She made the rehearsal enjoyable and was beautifully presented on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie.
Wedding Date: February 17, 2012
Julie was amazing. She is a true professional and you can tell she loves her job, she was great at getting back to us with ideas as we wrote our vows and helped settle our nerves on the day i have no hesitation at all in recommending Julie to anyone wanting to get married i myself work in the wedding industry and tell my brides shes the celebrant to have . Thanks again Julie
Krystle & Jono
Wedding Date: March 12, 2011
Thanks for all your help on our special day. Three things really stood out for us, these were your professionalism, warm bubbly personality and responsiveness. Arranging a ceremony from
out of town could have been a nightmare but your responsiveness to email and helpful suggestions made it a breeze! We would have no hesitation recommending you to other couples.
Many thanks again
Catherine and Doug
Wedding Date: February 25, 2012
Aaron & I got married last year & Julie was our celebrant. We found her excellent to work with, providing us lots of ideas for our ceremony, which we wrote ourselves with her assistance. She made everything so easy & stressfree. thanks you so much Julie for being part of making our day as fabulous as we knew it would be
Wedding Date: November 11, 2011
Wow, where do I start when writing about Julie. She excels in every aspect and we are over the moon that we chose her as our celebrant for our recent wedding. Her positive, friendly and professional attitude was the perfect compliment to our day. She went above and beyond the call of duty to help prior to our day, offering advice and help, contributing to a perfect day. We loved her fun, calm, friendly personality and her wonderful smile and sense of humour. She made us feel completely at ease on the biggest day of our lives. I would highly recommend Julie if you want the best celebrant around. Thanks so much for all your help, the Van Zyls
Wedding Date: February 24, 2012
Julie is a fantastic celebrant. She certainly made the entire processes enjoyable. Easy to contact and keep in touch with, smiley and has just the right amount of input. We didn’t at all feel awkward or over powered at any stage. Julie made us both feel comfortable and brought a bit of laughter to our ceremony.
Would highly recommend and will be in touch for naming ceremonies when the time comes
Wedding Date: February 5, 2012
Julie is an awesome celebrant! We have no idea for the vows so she helped us a lot so we had a great wedding. She is friendly & smiley all the time. We really recommend you ask her to be your celebrant.
Thanks a lot Julie
Wedding Date: February 13, 2012
Julie was absolutely awesome! She listened to what we wanted and put no pressure on us to do things a certain way. She helped us writing our ceremony and and was very patient with us!! Julie’s calm and positive approach just made our wedding day perfect - I am so happy we found her
Wedding Date: January 14, 2012
Thank you so much Julie, you were so helpful when in the planning stages and on the day! Your smile and lovely personalilty just made the ceremony flow so smoothly (even if the microphone cut out haha). Thanks again, Claire and Shaun
Wedding Date: January 13, 2012
Julie was very professional and so helpful to us both. The ceremony was done with such a friendly demeanor that both myself and the wife were totally at ease.
Wedding Date: February 10, 2012
Julie was a fantastic celebrant who was friendly, organised and approachable I would recommend her services to anyone wanting to “tie the knot”!! She has married 2 other people I know and was also recommended to us by numerous Photographers etc.
Thanks for everything Julie!
Dayna and Andy
Wedding Date: January 21, 2012
Julie was an amazing celebrant who made us feel at ease on the day and leading up to it!! Her professionalism, positiveness and passion made for our dream wedding day and cannot recommend Julie highly enough!!
Wedding Date: February 5, 2010
Julie was amazing! Everything ran smoothly and she made us feel so calm and relaxed. She helped us create a beautiful ceremony we’ll remember forever!
Wedding Date: January 6, 2012
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special, you made things so easy for us and had the perfect calm, kind presence that we both needed on our big day we would definitely recommend you to anyone who is thinking if getting married.
Thanks again Julie.
Tracey and Kerry Stewart
Wedding Date: December 3, 2011
We had a wonderful wedding at the Timeball Station in Lyttelton - a venue that Julie helped us decide upon. Julie helped us in the lead up and of course on the wedding day itself. Julie was very professional and very cheerful and helpful. Four years have passed and we have since had our first baby. We look back on our wedding day with great joy and we thank Julie for her part in helping to create it. We recommend Julie 100 per cent. She is a lovely lady.
Wedding Date: November 17, 2007
I could say a lot of things - but its best summed up as this:
Julie is an amazing person and the perfect wedding celebrant.
She is kind and funny and lovely and a total professional. She was a part of our wedding, from our initial meeting with her, through to writing our vows, our wedding rehearsal and our actual wedding ceremony. Julie is fantastic. Her knowledge, support, enthusiasm and general all round awesomeness was brilliant.
Cannot thank her enough for her part in making our wedding day magic.
Wedding Date: February 8, 2009
Julie made our ceremony a breeze. Guests commented to me afterwards how she truely seemed to see the ceremony as a pleasure and that every word was heartfelt. I was a little too busy trying not to cry at my husband in the making saying his vows to notice; but the guests let me know how terrific they thought Julie was. Thank you Julie, it was fantastic to know we were in good hands. xxx
Wedding Date: January 21, 2012
Well what can i say about Julie. she made our wedding probably one of the most special day in our lives… She has the ability to calm you. As everyone knows that wedding are not always plain sailing. and Stress plays are huge part in the day.. Julie has the ability to put you at ease. And will go out of her way to try and solve any problem that may arise.. My husband pick our Julie as he said her smile was awesum. And when we met her we knew we had made the right decision and new we could have not spent our special day with anyone else. Her professionalism, and eye for detail Is 10 out of 10. Her Knowledge on everything wedding is amazing. All i can say is you need to meet with this amazing lady and let her be part of your day. As i promise you you wont regret it. We didn’t.
Wedding Date: May 14, 2011
Julie did a fantastic job at our wedding - we had something just a little different (groom and bridal party rode in on wooden hobby horses to the Crusaders theme music) and she was very flexible. Julie was so professional which certainly helped calm my nerves! I can highly recommend Julie if you’re needing a celebrant in Christchurch.
Wedding Date: September 12, 2009
Emma and I just want to say a big ‘Thank you’ for officiating our wedding. Your professionalism and positive energy really added to our day. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and have had lots of wonderful feedback on our ceremony. Having done the last three family weddings you are fast becoming the family celebrant! Thanks again, Micah and Emma.
Wedding Date: January 14, 2012
Julie was extremely helpful in assisting us from Australia in the processes of the legal work and structure of our ceremony. Julie answered emails quickly and was always lovely, more than willing to answer our many questions and gently guide the process, whilst supporting our individual needs. Julie has a beautiful, warm persona which helped settle our nerves on the day! I have no hesitation in recommending Julie to future couples as a valuable asset to any wedding!
Abbey Maughan, Otahuna Lodge, July 2011
Wedding Date: October 9, 2011
Julie made chossing a celebrant so easy! She is so kind and getnle and she made us feel at ease straight away. When it came to writing our ceremony she helped us and made some great suggestions to add a bit of hunour.
I would highly recommend Julie to any bride and groom.
Julie, we had such a great day with you.
Thanks again, from Mike and Mel Newton
Wedding Date: June 26, 2010
Having Julie as our Celebrant was such a wonderful decision! She has a warmth about her that made us feel that she was genuinely delighted to be part of our special day!
Julie encouraged us to make our ceremony our own and her suggestions and sense of humour made our ceremony much more personal…. and fun!
We have since attended a wedding where Julie was the Celebrant and it was great to see things from the other side of the fence as well, not to mention being impressed that she remembered our names after six years!
Thank you Julie, we certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a Celebrant.
Wedding Date: March 12, 2005
Gareth and I just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony you gave us on Saturday. They day was just perfect for us and we keep reliving it over and over with such happy memories.
From the weather clearing and us being able to hold it in the gardens where we so wanted to be, having you at the end with your friendly smiling and welcoming face made me feel so much more relaxed. The nerves were there, but somehow you just made us feel that much more at ease, and we are ever so grateful that we chose you and your friendly, mothering nature.
It was a wonderful day that started with that fantastic ceremony and got even better from there. We had a great time having our photos taken then joining with the rest of our family for more photos and the reception. It was by far the most happiest day of our lives.
We look forward to sending you a photo or two when we have them back in November. For now we are busy packing ready for our honeymoon to the Bay of Islands, where we set off bright and early in the morning.
Thanks again Julie, you were a huge highlight of our special day.
Sarah and Gareth Eddy
Wedding Date: October 8, 2011
Julie was amazing. She was professional but warm and friendly throughout the planning up until the wedding. Her openness and willingness to accomodate was very reassuring. I contacted her while I was in Australia and we kept in touch all the way up until the day I was married by her. Being an overseas couple, I was unsure on the procedure required to get married in New Zealand, but Julie helped and kept on giving prompt answers and replies to every question that I asked. The wedding couldn’t have gone smoother, and it was a major part due to Julie’s help. Thanks Julie ! =)
Wedding Date: September 19, 2011
Julie was extremely professional and adaptable whilst we were planning our wedding. Our service was a little out of the norm, (my groom and the bridal party rode in on hobby horses to the Crusaders Theme song) and she was fully supportive of what we wanted to do and ensured that the day went smoothly. As neither my husband nor or I plan on needing another marriage celebrant I can only recommend her to anyone wanting a lovely and supportive celebrant to make their day special- Thanks Julie!
Wedding Date: September 12, 2009
Julie has a great personality and is really easy to work with. I really didn’t know what I wanted for a non-religious civil service and Julie came up with some great ideas which took a lot of stress off me to find the “perfect” service.
Wedding Date: June 25, 2011
Julie was very supportive and helpful especially in the lead up to our wedding ceremony. We had so much going on that we had almost decided to go and have a registry wedding to save the hassles.
Julie helped us to select a perfect wedding ceremony to suit what we wanted and also included our children as well, which made everything else just fall in to place.
We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful, happy, friendly, bubbly person with great ideas to help us through. We are so glad we didnt have a registry wedding and instead had a personal and special day.
Wedding Date: September 17, 2011
Julie was a wonderful celebrant. She succeeded in making the groom calm and keeping him calm during the whole process. As a ‘1 and only time’ groom he wasn’t sure exactly what he was supposed to do and she talked him through the whole thing. Her smiling, friendly personality made her a pleasure to have with us while we were celebrating our big day. Julie was very professional and accommodating and I will continue to recommend her to my friends and family.
Wedding Date: January 14, 2011
We came over from the UK to get married in NZ and selected Julie as she had married some friends who emigrated a few years earlier.
Julie was superbly supportive and advised us on everything we needed to do to ensure the day went smoothly and everything was sorted even before we arrived in NZ. As we had very little idea of what we actually wanted from our ceremony she also helped us through all of this.
On the day Julie helped make it an amazing day to remember for the rest of our lives. It was a very small intimate ceremony and she ensured that as well as everything running smoothly the mood and pace of the day was perfect for what we wanted.
I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Julie to anyone wanting to get married.
Wedding Date: May 15, 2010
We were married (after 12 noon) on 1st April this year, it was also Julies birthday! Julie was fantastic, we wanted and had humour and fun for our ceremony and she helped us execute it perfectly. Very friendly and happy with a great smile and personality to match. Highly recommend Julie for whatever style of ceremony you choose she will deliver your dreams!
Wedding Date: April 1, 2010
Julie was fantastic! She helped us so much with our vows and made them even more special by including both of our children!! What can I say Julie was the perfect celebrant, she made our day so perfect in every way!!
Wedding Date: May 9, 2009
Julie was fantastic, she was very helpful and made sure we were organised giving us all the advise and information we needed to put together a ceremony that was special for us.
My husband broke his leg at his stags party so was on crutches for our big day, Julie was great about it and worked around us to make sure we had the perfect wedding.
I would recommend Julie to any couple who want a stress free, memorable wedding day.
Wedding Date: April 5, 2008
What I really wanted for my wedding was a friendly, kind and caring celebrant that listened to what we wanted, and delivered that. After all a wedding is about you and your partner and Julie made us feel very special.
I felt very comfortable with Julie from our first meeting and have very fond memories as one should of our wedding day.
Julie was very professional, helpful in assisting us with a photographer, and she always had a beautiful smile on her face.
Wedding Date: July 11, 2009
Julie has been fantastic, she has provided me with clear instructions to guide me towards our wedding day, sent me links for paperwork and other professionals and has been really friendly and flexible with my constant random queries. She is making a rather stressful and confusing time relatively painless (well as much as possible for someone who is a little phobic and organising a wedding from England)! I would recommend Julie whole heartedly, she’s very warm, considerate and assists me to think about the important elements that just wouldn’t have occurred to me. I’m sure our wedding day will be more special because Julie does everything she can to personalise your special day with genuine warmth and affection.
Wedding Date: October 02, 2010
If you are looking for a celebrant I would highly recommend Julie. From the first time my husband and I meet her we felt comfortable and we knew she would do a great job.
She gave us info to help prepare our ceremony, keep in contact and made sure we hadn’t forgotten our marriage licence.
We got married outside, we were set to go at 2:30pm and right on queue a massive thunder and lightning storms started. We wanted to carry on and she was great, the weather didn’t seem to bother her, even though it was raining so hard everyone got saturated. As we were announced husband and wife there was a big clap of thunder and all our quest were thrilled with an out of the ordinary wedding. Thank you so much Julie for helping to make our special day fantastic.
Wedding Date: January 03, 2009
There was no decision making when it came to chosing our marriage celebrant. Julie Lassen was it.
Julie makes you feel special, and ensure that your day is perfect, with her bubbly personality and her skills and knowledge in this role. Julie even makes sure that what she is wearing would fit in - which I thought was fantastic. Julie helps makes anyone’s day perfect, her mannerism is outstanding.
Not only did Julie perform our special day, but I have also witnessed her at other weddings.
You wont regret your decision. We do recommend Julie Lassen, Marriage Celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 19, 2005
Julie is an excellent celebrant from the first time you meet her you feel like you’ve known her for years, lovely person always has a smile on her face
Wedding Date: February 7, 2010
Julie is fantastic. Right from the second we first met her she put both my husband and I at ease. She has a lovely bubbly personality and nothing is a problem.
She read our service beautifully and we would strongly recommend her to anyone she is truely a star.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2010
We had a small wedding in the middle of nowhere which was arranged with very short notice. I had no idea what I was doing and googled marriage celebrants. Julie’s name came up and I contacted her with a bunch of questions.
I was more than happy with Julie’s promptness in replying to emails, her friendliness and her humour. She made it so easy to write our vows and let us know what we had to do to make everything legal. On the day Julie was fantastic and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone wanting to get married.
Wedding Date: October 31, 2009
Julie married us on the 02/02/02 in a beautiful garden setting with our family and friends. We had a wonderful day and had several comments made to us about our ‘lovely & smiley’ celebrant. Julie’s kind, caring nature made writing our vows easy and the ceremony was just perfect. Julie is a warm, friendly, kind and very organised person. I would (& have) recommend her to anyone.
PS Our 10 years is approaching soon, so will be renewing our vows - will get the date confirmed and will ‘book’ you again!
Wedding Date: February 2, 2002