We would absolutely recommend Sean to any couple. Sean was lovely, kind and a book of knowledge. He helped us through the whole marriage process. On the day Sean was fantastic, all our guests have complemented Sean as our celebrant. Just the right amount of humour to make us all relax.
We thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: December 21, 2019
Ahhh where to start…Sean was absolutely amazing. He was just what we needed, helpful, caring, calming, reassuring and witty to boot!! So very pleased we found Sean! He really did help make it one of the best days of our lives
Wedding Date: November 16, 2019
Sean was the only wedding celebrant we met, and immediately we knew he was the right choice. We were blown away by how professional Sean was and how easy he made the whole process. He really took the stress out of our big day as he had already thought of everything. 10/10 would recommend Sean.
Wedding Date: September 1, 2019
Thank you very much Sean ..you are the best and you made our wedding stress free xx 5
Wedding Date: July 13, 2019
I’m writing this review as Mother of The Bride to thank Sean for help making my daughter and her husband’s day special with his knowledge, humour and seriousness all in the right places. He managed us all well with his ease of manner. When the paid DJ didn’t show up he so kindly loaned us his PA system so all ran smoothly. I highly recommended Sean
Wedding Date: May 18, 2019
We would highly recommend Sean as a marriage celebrant. Sean was so very helpful, kind and knowledgeable in the lead up to the wedding. The rehearsal we did only filled me with confidence and the wedding day itself ran super smoothly. Sean was funny and personable and all of our guests loved him! He wrote a beautiful ceremony script and helped us heaps with our vows. I can’t thank Sean enough for all his help and his guiding wisdom throughout the whole planning process.
Wedding Date: April 27, 2019
My husband and I are based in Australia and decided to have our wedding at Flaxmere Gardens, Masons Flat in May this year. My husband originally from Nelson NZ wanted a celebrant who was relaxed, funny and also serious when needed to be. Sean Joyce stood out for us when choosing our celebrant to hold the most important day of our lives. Sean was extremely good with communicating with us over in Australia via Skype, phone and email and provided us with support and guidance. No question was too big or too small Sean was always happy to answer and help where he could.
The wedding day was a dream, Sean is a truly excellent celebrant making our day so very special.
He engaged the guests and also helped us along the way, he also made us feel more relaxed and this is how we wanted our wedding day to be.
We loved Sean that much we asked him stay for canape and drinks time after the wedding
We are both so happy that we choose Sean as our celebrant. We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Highly recommend Sean Joyce as a wedding celebrant!!
Wedding Date: May 4, 2019
This guy is amazing!
From the first time we meet Sean he put us at ease. Sean took us through everything, from walking done the isle to getting your marriage license, for us both not from New Zealand this was a huge help. He is very generous with his time and was always helpful with any questions we had.
Sean brought a great spirit to the day. Our guests loved the banter and Sean’s sense of humor put my guests and us at ease. Sean was friendly and inviting to our guests and
We recommend Sean to anyone looking for the best out there,
Thank you again Sean
Wedding Date: April 6, 2019
Sean was a wonderful celebrant and perfect for our wedding.
His experience, professionalism and knowledge made for a very relaxed planning process. His attention to detail meant everything went smoothly for both the rehearsal and ceremony.
We were very fortunate to come across Sean, as his humour and charm added so much to the ceremony. The best touch was how he managed to make everyone feel like part of the ceremony which so many are still commenting on.
Thank you for all of the energy you put into our wedding day, it couldn’t have been better!
Jessica and Adrian.
Wedding Date: March 16, 2019
From the moment we first met and started drafting out our plans, to the big day itself, we were knew we were in good hands.
Your professionalism, experience, charisma and sense of humor shone through at all stages.
We had a fabulous time, our guests loved you and We hope you enjoyed yourself also!
We threw a few curve balls in there just to keep you on your toes
Mira and Greg Wickes
Wedding Date: March 9, 2019
My husband and I were planning a surprise wedding, hoping a friend who was in on the secret could get her marriage licence to be part of our big day, but as the day grew closer, it looked more unlikely it would come together in time - it was time for ‘Plan B’
Having been a bridesmaid in a wedding Sean officiated over a number of years ago, I was familiar with his easy style. Reading a review from someone in a similar situation, I was inspired by Sean’s openness to work alongside our friend, allowing her to “run the show”, offering his time and advice to structure the ceremony; and stepping in to complete the legalities.
Thank you Sean, I’m very glad we were able to rely on you to help guide the evening and for suggesting some special moments to personalise our wedding ceremony.
Wedding Date: February 23, 2019
Sean was an amazing celebrant!
As we came to New Zealand for our wedding (We live in sydney), Sean skyped us several times to go through everything and make us feel at ease.
Sean is professional, knowledegable, funny and very charismatic. Our guests loved the way he brought some humour to the ceremeony as well as being serious when he needed to be.
Sean was prompt, reliable and he had some sound equipment for us to hire for our personal use later in the wedding, which he kindly dropped off to us the day before at our house and then collected after the wedding, making it a very smooth and hassle free process for us.
We would highly reccommend Sean to anyone - Thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: February 16, 2019
As a young couple, with only 8 weeks to plan our wedding and having no idea how weddings work. Sean was brilliant in helping us with all his knowledge and funny stories. Sean was wonderful to work with and helped us feel at ease with everything.
Would highly recommend Sean to everyone looking at getting married!
Thank you so much Sean from the bottom of our hearts!
Wedding Date: November 11, 2018
Highly recommended Sean, he’s just amazing!!
We contacted Sean through the website, and he replied very fast.
Also he’s so helpful to our wedding, before and during the wedding, always give us lots of different options, and always has lots of new ideas, as well as heaps of useful tips.
Our guests and us all love his sense of humor and his nature personality.
Would definitely recommend him to other couples who needed.
Thank you so much Sean for attend our wedding and be our celebrant, to make our day even more special!
Wedding Date: December 29, 2018
Wow what can we say. Sean is very thorough and experienced. He really made our ceremony enjoyable and relaxed. We couldn’t be happier with our ceremony and the big part of that was thanks to Sean. You won’t regret picking this man to help you for your big day!
Wedding Date: January 19, 2019
When my wife Aimee and I started planning our wedding we were at a loss as to whom to choose for our celebrant. Sean’s name came up in a google search and with a exception all his reviews were a great. We made contact and found him to be exceptionally well organized, professional with some humor thrown in too to lighten to mood…but it was of course his great accent that my Wife was sold on! As time was fast approaching Sean was always there to e-mail us and make contact gaining all the relevant information in a timely manner. Hopefully we weren’t too demanding but Sean was always patient, funny and always available if we needed to make contact. It was our choice not to have a rehearsal but Sean had the day so well organized that the Ceremony flowed perfectly and we had so many fantastic comments from our guests. I feel our wedding was an absolutely incredible day and Sean was a huge part of that. I also have two separate work colleagues getting married next year and have passed on Sean’s details to them too, but of course, I would highly recommend if you’re considering getting married, talk to Sean first.
Aimee & David
Wedding Date: November 7, 2018
We found Sean last minute after my sister in law, who was planned to marry us, had a dely in getting her papers through. Hence we needed an official celebrant for legalities.
Sean was brilliant, nothing was a problem, even when we brought up the option of my sister in law still performing the ceremony but under his supervision (he performed the legal parts).
He was ALWAYS professional, welcoming, easy to contact and speak to and has the perfect amount and type of humor to make any couple’s day that much more fun!
My husband I would recommend him as your celebrant in a heart beat!!
Thank you Sean, you made our day ❤️
Wedding Date: October 6, 2018
Sean is amazing. I know that people always see their own wedding through rose coloured glasses, but our experience was absolutely amazing.
Me and my (now) husband Sam decided to go with Sean after researching online and Sam finding a name that he knew from working in a cafe years ago. You see, Sean and his wife were his regular customers and when we contacted Sean he answered with equal excitement and vigour. As we currently live in the UK, our main concern was how to plan and coordinate the wedding from afar, so our concerns of finding a celebrant who was willing to jump on board (and also on short notice) were emphasized. Sean made us feel calm and guided us through the process - through decisions about the ceremony we didn’t even know were our to make. He even offered his own house for the venue of the celebration when we were struggling to secure a place! We ended up finding a venue and Sean was quick to go inspect and helped with everything he could before we arrived in NZ. When we finally did get there (only a week to go before the wedding), Sean was equally excited regardless of probably numerous weddings he must had done even in that month alone. His banter and humour and amazing spirit shined throughout the couple meetings we had and even in the ceremony itself. Our guests kept coming to us after the ceremony, praising what an amazing celebrant we had. He was there to greet everyone at the start, broke the tension with a couple jokes and made everyone feel comfortable.
We wanted to spend more time with him after the shindig was over, but as a man of excellence he did a good deed, made everyone’s lives just a little bit jollier (and ours tremendously better by leading the most important day of our lives!)) and left a smile on everyone’s faces. You would struggle hard to find a better celebrant, heck a better person even!
Sean, thank you.
Wedding Date: June 30, 2018
Thank you for making our ceremony as quirky and as special as we intended, you really complimented our special day all by being your genuine self,
All of our guest loved your character and sense of humor,
thank you for allowing us the opportunity to include a beautiful Celtic tradition of Handfasting it was a personal touch and meant a lot to my Husband.
You had many great suggestions and encouraged us to include anything and everything we could imagine,
The tips and tricks you have acquired over the years truly reflects in the end result….we had a flawless ceremony filled with a roller coaster of emotions.
The way you conducted the most important day of our lives included lots of love tears, and laughter,
You were reliable, honest, knowledgeable, professional, and above all
we had full confidence in you and you delivered more than we expected.
Thank you for giving us your best,
With lots of love,
Mr & Mrs Carter.
Wedding Date: October 13, 2018
Sean is awesome! We had the best day and he played a vital role in it.
We found Sean to be great with everything and had all the finer details planned out so well.
Very kind and listened to what my husband and I wanted. The ceremony was perfect and we thank Sean from the bottom of our hearts!
Wedding Date: August 11, 2018
Highly recommend Sean Joyce . He made the day amazing and everything went well . He adapts to the way I wanted things. Had humour in him which made me less nervous . Everything went without a glitch and he knew exactly what he/We should be doing on the day. Everyone said nothing but good things about Sean. He made the day that wee bit better and calmer . So thank you Sean
Wedding Date: September 1, 2018
The most amazing part of Sean’s service was his passion, attention to detail and the way he captured who we are in our ceremony. He always keen to know what we really want to do on our wedding and he is flexible enough to follow the way we want it, he also offer some suggestion to make our wedding as perfect as it is and ensures everything is right specially how to look good on the photo as he always instruct us to keep smiling and directing us to face the crowd. He is very professional and always keen to meet up. We felt at ease and comfortable all throughout the process. Having him as our celebrant is a good decision we made.
Sean, Thank you so much for everything.
Gen and Junaid
Wedding Date: April 20, 2018
Sean was fantastic to deal with especially as we were based in Melbourne and had to do most of the planning via Skype. He made the whole process so stress free- from how to apply for the licence from overseas, suggested vendors and even the vows. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him.
We only met face to face a couple of days before the wedding and we both felt like we had known him for ages.
On the day of the wedding he was so professional but also relaxed which was perfect for us.
The wedding was only small and he interacted with everyone and helped make our day such a special occassion and one we will look back on with joy for years to come,
Wedding Date: May 2, 2018
After hearing much positive feedback ‘re Sean we decide to meet with him to see if he was the man for our day.
Sean automatically clicked with us was extremely professional, organised and attentive.
Sean’s personality and sense of humor made out special day all the more special.
We can’t thank Sean more than enough for his massive contributions to the day and feel so lucky to have him there as our celebrant.
Would recommend Sean to anyone.
Wedding Date: March 24, 2018
Sean was the perfect choice of celebrant for us. He totally understood what we wanted right from the start and the planning was so easy. Our ceremony was a beautiful balance of sincerity and humor and we were able to relax and enjoy it knowing Sean had everything sorted. Our guests told us how much they felt part of the whole event and how much they laughed and cried just as Sean had told us they would. Thanks Sean for making our day so memorable. We cannot thank you enough.
Wedding Date: March 16, 2018
When we met Sean for the first time we instantly knew he was the right celebrant for us!
Sean was amazing from start to finish, We came over from the UK so although we only had a few opportunities to meet face to face and the rest was done via Skype. No matter what form our chats took he always made us both us feel at ease and was so helpful in making sure that the ceremony was how we wanted it.
We were both a bit nervous about writing and saying our vows but thanks to Sean tips and experience he calmed those nerves and helped make the whole process fun and enjoyable!
On our Wedding day he was very professional and funny which helped make our guests feel really comfortable and part of the wedding.
We would highly recommend Sean to anyone planning on getting married
Wedding Date: February 16, 2018
We had the most fantastic ceremony thanks to Sean! We wanted a relaxed day and he certainly delivered. Not only was he professional on the day but he warmed the crowd incredibly well, took everything in his stride and his organisations skills and willingness to assist us before, during and after the day were all very much appreciated. We highly recommend this gentleman!
Wedding Date: February 10, 2018
Sean was a amazing choice for our special day. He had a calming nature very helpful and respectful of our day.
We loved how he encouraged our unique informal ceremony .
Would recommend highly .
Wedding Date: December 23, 2017
We were so thrilled to have Sean as our celebrant! He is so organised and ensures everything runs smoothly. He was so helpful leading up to the day and nothing was a problem. Our ceremony was so relaxed which was exactly what we wanted and everyone commented on how funny Sean was!
Wedding Date: January 4, 2018
We met Sean for the first time and instantly knew he was the right celebrant for us.
He was warm and friendly, funny but knowledgeable and he put us both at ease over the whole wedding ceremony ‘stress’.
We had 3 kids (2 under 5), as a big part of our ceremony and Sean made them feel special, relaxed and confident enough to enjoy their roles and make our day extra perfect.
Our ceremony was lighthearted and romantic and we had so many comments on our awesome celebrant.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone.
Thanks for helping make our day beautiful Sean xxx
Wedding Date: February 17, 2018
We were thrilled to have Sean as our celebrant. He is extremely organised and always willing to go an extra mile to help us. He always made us feel relaxed and comfterble. Thank you Sean for being our celebrant, you were fantastic!!
Highly recommend Sean to others that are looking for a celebrant.
Kate and Johan Isaks
Wedding Date: January 5, 2018
Sean was amazing from start to finish, We came out from Australia so most of our contact was done through Skype.
He was very professional and made our guests feel really comfortable and part of the wedding.
He also put us at ease, so we weren’t as nervous during the ceremony. Sean is so helpful when it came to our vows and what kind of ceremony we were after.
Wedding Date: January 21, 2018
The bride and I had only a foggy idea what we were doing and were probably a bit too casual about our wedding planning. Sean provided a safe pair of hands to guide us through our preparations and on the day itself. His experience in the job was very helpful. We also received positive feedback from guests about his role in the ceremony itself. You won’t go wrong if you choose Sean as your celebrant.
Wedding Date: December 28, 2017
For myself and my partner Sean was everything we could have wanted in a celebrant -
He was a wonderful element to what was a small, informal wedding on the beach. By greeting the guests at the start and making everyone feel at ease with his fantastic sense of humor, he set a precedent for what was to be (for us) an incredibly special ceremony. Neither myself or my partner are ones for being the center of attention, and Sean was able to judge in the moment and involve others to make us feel more relaxed. We genuinely couldn’t have asked for anyone better.
Wedding Date: December 23, 2017
The first time we met Sean, I knew he would be perfect for our big day!
Being fairly relaxed people (though I can certainly be very picky about certain things) Sean was brilliant to work with. He made it clear that he was available to us if we had any questions or if we needed to meet again and discuss anything.
He made the day fun and memorable and I would not hesitate to recommend him if you are looking for someone with an amazing sense of humour and an ability to get people to relax and enjoy!
Thank you so much Sean! Mr and Mrs Neho xx
Wedding Date: December 1, 2017
From our fist Skype chat with Sean we new we had made the right choice of Celebrant for our wedding.
Organising a wedding from overseas was tricky, but Sean put us at ease with his sense of humour and years of exerience in the industry. He also has the ability to entertain our guests effortlessly whilst the bride ran a little late!
Moving on we’ve had nothing but glowing reviews from all of our guests still talking about Sean nearly a month on from our wedding day!
We highly reccomend Sean to any couples wishing to marry. We were extremly happy and know you will be too!
Wedding Date: November 19, 2017
Throughout our whole wedding experience Sean was a great help, we met up several times in the lead up to the wedding, and he was awsome for supplying vital information relevant to the day, and also how the day in general was going to go down.
Sean definitely put confidence in me regarding the entire ceremony, on the day helped out those who weren’t sure if their role, and ensured that the day flowed smoothly.
Overall Sean was a brilliant and flexible celebrant and although I hope I never have to get married again, would use him for sure.
Wedding Date: October 14, 2017
Was the best wedding ever. Sean made it calm and relaxing and bought life to the whole event. Thank you for everything and helping me through my melt down. Highly recommend
Wedding Date: October 28, 2017
We could not have been more delighted with Sean as a celebrant for our wedding. It was second time around for us both and Sean helped us create a special and intimate ceremony tailored just for us. He was utterly professional in every respect and had great ideas for readings and vows. We appreciated the suggestions he made about how to ensure all immediate family members had a role to play on the day. His sense of humour meant that our guests enjoyed a chuckle while they waited for the bride, yet he was serious and formal when the moment was needed. During the ceremony he had the wonderful skill of making everyone feel a part of the occasion. Although we are an older couple, we both appreciated his directions and helpful tips (eg where to stand and how to walk down the aisle). It gave us a sense of security on a day where we wanted things to go well. We have no hesitation in recommending Sean to any couple contemplating a wedding. He was an excellent choice for celebrant.
Wedding Date: October 7, 2017
Sean was a delight. He made everything so relaxed and easy, but kept it fun. He met with us on a number of occasions leading up to the big day, where he talked through everything step by step and we felt confident that it would run smoothly.
He was very respectful of our wants and needs and allowed us to create our own unique ceremony whilst still keeping the required legality.
I can not recommend Sean enough, he certainly helped us make our day super soecial
Wedding Date: August 26, 2017
Sean was a fabulous celebrant. Great communication and instruction leading up to the wedding - which was greatly appreciated as we organised the entire wedding outside of NZ.
Sean was understanding of the unique manner in which we wanted to run our ceremony and made the day fun and great for all the guests.
I would recommend Sean in a heartbeat and am extremely grateful he was a memorable part of our wedding day.
Wedding Date: June 24, 2017
My husband and I recently got married and it was such a perfect day. Sean Joyce was our celebrant and we feel as though he really contributed to providing the best ceremony.
We met with Sean a few times throughout the whole process. He was always keen to meet up, was very efficient, professional, very informative and experienced. He also did a very good job at keeping everyone in line at the rehearsal and advising what they need to do.
Before our ceremony started, Sean was keeping my husband’s nerves down by showing his great sense of humor to him and our guests before my bridal party and I arrived.
Sean, thank you so much for being our celebrant on such an important and special day of our lives. We will definitely be recommending you.
Marie and Nick Hurst
Wedding Date: April 7, 2017
We chose Sean to be our celebrant. What a great decision that was. Sean was patient, insightful, experienced, and he has a great sense of humor.
Sean sat down with us and walked us through the whole process (numerous times), advised us of what to do (and sometimes what not to do), and made us feel calm and at ease on the day.
I would recommend Sean highly to be your marriage celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 25, 2017
We knew Sean was perfect from our first meeting with his wonderful sense of humour, love and passion for his work, and amazing Irish accent! He endlessly helpful assisting us in planning our ceremony, choosing readings, and didn’t bat an eye even when we changed our plans 100 times. On the day, Sean put everyone at ease and conducted the ceremony with warmth, professionalism and just the right amount of humour. We had so many comments afterwards how fantastic he was and we’re only sorry he couldn’t have stayed for the reception! Thank you Sean for being such a huge part of our wedding - it was the best day of our lives and you made it just perfect Highly highly recommended.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2017
if your searching for a marriage celebrant for your wedding, look no further. Sean Joyce is the man for the job. He made our wedding so special and we can’t thank him enough. Sean put us at ease from the first meeting we had with him. He has an amazing sense of humour, a lovely Irish accent, is sincere and goes that extra mile to make your wedding ceremony special. He offers fantastic advise and makes the whole planning process simple. His professionalism,wit and charm was the icing on the cake.
Sean, Murray and I cannot Thank you enough for making our ceremony so beautiful.x
Wedding Date: January 14, 2017
Sean was a fun and enjoyable celebrant to have for our wedding. He made us feel relaxed and made the ceremony fun and filled with laughter and joy. I highly recommend Sean for anyone seeking a celebrant who is relaxed and willing to thoroughly work with the request of the bride and groom.
Thankyou again Sean
Wedding Date: December 26, 2016
Sean was our celebrant for our wedding. He did an amazing job. He helped make the ceremony a relaxed event with lots of laughter. Our guests kept commenting how much they enjoyed the ceremony. We can’t recommend Sean enough. He helped make our day amazing!
Wedding Date: December 17, 2016
Sean was an amazing participant to our wedding, he made us relax and enjoy the ceremony and I could not recommend him enough. On your wedding day there are enough stresses to worry about, but we had a few extras thrown in, Sean helped us forget about it all and relish the moment.
Wedding Date: November 26, 2016
We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. Sean really made the ceremony special and all the guests commented on how great he was. He perfectly tailored the ceremony to suit our personality and made it a beautiful and fun ceremony that made it enjoyable for everyone. We would recommend him to anyone.
Wedding Date: November 19, 2016
I’d seen Sean at a couple of other weddings, so when my husband and I started planning ours we didn’t even bother looking around at other celebrants, we knew exactly who we wanted!
Sean was amazing., he was extremely helpful and made us feel a lot more relaxed (which was super helpful for me as I’m easily stressed!). He got many laughs from the guests, they all loved him!
I don’t think our day would’ve been the same without him, I will definitely be recommending him to everyone!
Wedding Date: October 24, 2015
We wanted a Celebrant that would make our Ceremony a success, so when we saw Sean’s reviews we were very interested.
He was very flexible with meeting times, was warm and made it clear he was available to meet up and go over whatever we needed. We’re both “time-poor” though, and he was also able to work with that.
Sean is quirky and funny, but also incredibly knowledgeable about weddings and thinks of the finer details. I knew that I could just turn up , walk down the aisle, and no matter what happened he was prepared.
The Ceremony was beautiful, the perfect length, and everyone commented about how funny,loving but meaningful it was. He accommodated our Sand Ceremony and prayer from my parents, and gave suggestions for wording during the Ceremony and Readings.
We were rapt with Sean as our Celebrant.
Wedding Date: April 23, 2016
sean was great, we wanted a very low key wedding and it was great. he let us use his home. he came to our house to go over what we wanted and is was great, he was flexible and kind. we didnt leave him much time to actually do it but it was perfect. would reccomend.
michael and pagan macdonald
Wedding Date: July 30, 2016
Sean was our marriage celebrant for our small and simple legal wedding in Christchurch. He was accommodating with our wishes and was able to provide great guidance prior and during the whole ceremony. He was also able to involve our relatives who were Skyping in from the other side of the world. He was a pivotal part in making it a memorable day for us.
Wedding Date: July 16, 2016
Our wedding was organised in just 2 months (yikes).
Sean made us feel comfortable and relaxed upon our first meeting regarding the big day. He laid out the various options and helped with a good overview for everything.
On the day Sean was very funny and it all went smoothly
One thing Shawn had said that helped me alot was to remember to take it all in and hug and kiss my bride to be as its all over before you know it.
We wholeheartedly recommend Shawn as a competent and well practiced celebrant
Wedding Date: April 30, 2016
Sean is a great celebrant very well organised. He gave us lots of advice. Our ceremonies was nice, funny, easy with no stress. I would definitely recommend him.
Wedding Date: March 19, 2016
We would highly recommend Sean as a marriage celebrant. From the first time we met over skype Sean made us feel relaxed and excited about our wedding. He was professional and flexible, meeting us for coffee to have a catch up with how things were going. We had a vision for our wedding to be a day of celebration with lots of love and laughter and Sean helped to create this perfectly during the ceremony. We were so impressed and throughout the day, night and next day guests were commenting on how awesome he was. No-one was more impressed though than my dad, who sent Sean an email to thank him. These were his words and I think it is a great review for Sean from the perspective of the father of the bride:
“The key to a successful event is to start off on the right footing, you certainly facilitated that on the 5th Feb at my daughter’s wedding.
Relaxed, humorous, solemn, happy, enjoyable, emotional and memorable. You stitched all these facets together seamlessly. You must have done it before!
This theme and tempo continued for the rest of the day until the early hours.
Simply thank you for a wonderful ceremony”
Wedding Date: February 5, 2016
Sean’s wisdom and humour made our special day perfect. He is professional and well prepared and made an effort to understand what we wanted for our ceremony.
Thank you Sean
Wedding Date: May 28, 2016
We could not have picked a better celebrant. Dealing with Sean prior to the wedding was so easy and relaxed and very flexible. He has a great sense of humour which really fitted us as a couple yet made all of the official more serious moments memorable also.
We had so many guests at our wedding comment about Sean, saying it was one of the best ceremonies they had been too. Sean really knows how to engage and include your guests.
We couldn’t of been more happy. Thank you so much Sean for kicking off our happily ever after
Wedding Date: April 16, 2016
Sean is an amazing celebrant and just an overall genuine person. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. I highly recommend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wedding Date: May 7, 2016
From the moment we met Sean he made us feel comfortable and relaxed and was easy to talk to which was very important to us. Sean is very professional and has a wealth of knowledge about wedding ceremonies from his years of experience as a marriage celebrant. He helped us with ideas for poems and readings, examples of wedding vows etc. What would we have done without him!
Before our wedding Sean made himself available to meet with us from time to time and was very helpful in making sure we were on track with our planning.
Both of us being nervous speakers, we had no intentions of writing our own vows but Sean gave us the confidence to do so. We felt like writing our own vows made our wedding even more special and personal to us.
Our friends and family loved our ceremony, saying how relaxed and fun it was. So many people commented on how great Sean was and loved his sense of humour.
Thank you Sean for such a special and memorable day!
Ashleigh & Luke Glanville
Wedding Date: November 14, 2015
Sean made us feel very comfortable when my husband was very uneasy about standing and speaking in front of people for the ceremony. This was very important for us, so we are pleased that we chose Sean.
He was very willing to meet with us when we wanted to and his process/questions that he ran through with us in the meetings were a good guide to understand how we wanted the ceremony to be. It also prompted some questions and ideas that we hadn’t yet thought of. He has also has a great amount of knowledge with his experience of being a celebrant.
We enjoyed Sean’s humour throughout the process as we are both relatively laid back people.
We were fortunate that Sean knew the venue already and on the day he was absolutely fantastic. Plenty of people commented on how they enjoyed the ceremony.
The ceremony for us was the thing that we were both dreading the most, but on the day and now looking back we have both agreed that it was our favourite part of the day.
It was filled with so many emotions, love, laughter and Sean was the person that really created that vibe for us.
Thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: March 24, 2016
We got married on the 18/3/16 in North Canterbury. Sean Joyce was our celebrant. We found Sean to be very professional from beginning to end. At the ceremony Sean involved our guests and achieved several laughs with his humour. After the ceremony a lot of our guests asked us how we found Sean as he was exceptionally good. We would recommend Sean to anyone who is looking for a celebrant for there wedding.
Wedding Date: March 18, 2016
We would highly recommend Sean as a marriage celebrant. At our first meeting we felt relaxed with him. We were engaged for two years and it was never a problem to meet with him over that time. He encouraged us to have the wedding the way we wanted and worked with us to make it possible. Our guests thought he was great as well and it felt like he was part of the family.
Thank you Sean for helping to make our wedding as special as it was.
Kathryn & Peter
Wedding Date: March 5, 2016
We got married on 5/03/2016 It was an amazing wedding and that was all because of Sean Joyce ( Marriage Celebrant ) Firstly we had 3 meetings to run through our wedding and nothing was a problem to him. We are a couple in our early 60"s and the only thing I asked of Sean was to make our wedding fun. Boy did he do that for us and all our guest thought he was fantastic. The day was even better than we expected and are sure Sean was a big part of that. I must admit I was a little nervous until I got up the front to meet my hubby and Sean said a few beautiful words to me and I just relaxed. Our theme was red n black and Sean even dressed as requested. We knew from the very start that he would be fabulous and so had no hesitation in choosing him from the first meeting.. My husband and I highly recommend Sean Joyce as a marriage celebrant
WELL DONE SEAN JOYCE
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR VERY SPECIAL DAY SO MEMORABLE
LOVE KATE & JIM DUFFY
Wedding Date: March 5, 2016
Sean is quite simply a fantastic celebrant and we were delighted with how he officiated at our wedding. From our very first meeting with Sean, he made us relaxed about the whole process and offered a wealth of helpful advice; yet wasn’t the least bit offended whether we used it or not.
It’s easy to see why Sean is an excellent celebrant; firstly he enjoys his work but just as important he takes the time to get to know the couple and what they want their ceremony to convey to their guests . He is super organised and nothing is too much trouble for him. He also adds his own touch of humour ; none more so than when my wife’s veil flew over him during the ceremony; he cracked a joke and rolled with it - and it is now one of the many happy stories we share from our special day. Thank you so much Sean, you played a pivotal part of a most memorable day!
Wedding Date: December 31, 2015
Right from the start I knew that Sean was the celebrant for us. I had read his bio and saw he did some ‘stand up’ comedy. For both my now husband and I, humor is a big part of our relationship, and this was something we wanted a part of in our ceremony. In all of our meetings with Sean he was always encouraging, supportive and completely professional. Having been a celebrant for some time he had a lot of ideas which was great, but was always completely open and understanding to what we wanted for ‘our’ day. We had some significant last minute changes in the weeks leading up to the wedding and I found Sean to be both empathetic and supportive during this time. All of our guests found him a pleasure, and really enjoyed his humor, wit and overall sense of making our day a day we will all never forget. Thank you Sean
Wedding Date: February 7, 2016
I couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant you were just so amazing at our wedding, very funny and easy to work with everybody loved you ,my uncle has been the MC at quite a few weddings and said you were one of the best he’s seen. Thanks a bunch from peter and I
Wedding Date: February 13, 2016
Sean was so great from the moment I emailed him with a quick response and a meeting made. With everything that is going on planning a wedding (including working full time and running a business) he was hugely helpful and understanding of that. He was extremely open to any ideas and very accepting. Sean has a lovely approachable nature that you would like to see from someone in this role and I would highly recommend him.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2016
Sean Joyce is amazing. He has the best ideas for your ceremony and is always available. I felt so confident that everything would be perfect because his attention to detail in uncanny. I appreciated so much having someone take control and organise everyone. Sean truly knows weddings inside out, I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Wedding Date: February 13, 2016
Feeling comfortable and relaxed was the most important thing we wanted to find in a celebrant and Sean Joyce was the first celebrant we met and we knew straight away that he was the right one for us, i can’t believe how calm he made us feel and he went the extra mile to make sure we were on track with everything. He also eased our minds when we were feeling stressed and he was extremely organised. He is able to make everyone laugh with his great sense of humour and our special day would not have been the same without him! Thanks again Sean for everything!! Also my sister is now considering Sean as her celebrant as she is getting married in April.
Wedding Date: January 29, 2016
Sean was an amazing celebrant, he was very thoughtful with what we wanted but then also so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable with things we weren’t sure about.
He speaks well and clear in the ceremony, is witty and relaxed which creates a great atmosphere and makes you feel extremely comfortable and confident with whats going on.
Me and my husband Tom would recommend him to anyone and everyone and I’m sure many of our guests at the wedding would too.
Thanks Sean for everything, we are incredibly happy with the job you did.
Wedding Date: January 22, 2016
Sean was a fantastic celebrant! He’s very friendly, and helped with a lot of the little details we hadn’t realized were important to us. With his help, we had a wonderful wedding. We couldn’t be happier!
Wedding Date: February 13, 2016
Sean made the whole process so easy. He was the first celebrant we met and we knew he was perfect for us. We are a very relaxed couple and he made it the way we wanted. Meeting up was east as he was also flexible with days and times. During the ceremony he made our guests feel relaxed and made people laugh which was exactly what we wanted. Thank you Sean for being part of our special day. To us it was perfect and you were a big factor in that we wish you all the best in the future.
Chelsea and Regan Bates
Wedding Date: January 30, 2016
I truly know that without Sean our Wedding wouldn’t be as cool as it was. I originally asked my Uncle to be our Celebrant but he was no longer registered in NZ as he lives in Australia. Finding Sean was just awesome, he fit right in a s part of the Family anyway!! Everyone commented on how amazing the service was and how relaxed and happy it was. They all said Sean was Awesome!
Wedding Date: March 20, 2015
Sean is absolutely fantastic from the first meeting to the big day he was there to answer any questions I had. Was always there for advice on vows etc. He is very funny and made everyone laugh. I had a fantastic day and thank you Sean for being our celebrant I highly recommend Sean to anyone who wants a good laugh. Oh and the Irish accent just made me melt.. x
Wedding Date: January 10, 2016
Thank you for guiding and sharing our special day with us. Your humour and relaxed ways helped us all to feel more settled and comfortable. Because our wedding was a small intimate gathering of 7 family members, it just felt like You were also a part of our family while you were here. In fact if I was looking for a new family member you would be at the top of that list.
Sean is in my and my husband opinion, simply the best.
Wedding Date: January 16, 2016
Sean is a kind, easy-going, well humoured Celebrant.
He is also very professional and certainly knows what he is doing.
Leading up to the wedding he went over everything with us and was available via email for any questions/concerns we had.
Everyone at our wedding commented on how great Sean was, he certainly knows his stuff and how photographers want things, he has done it all before and has a vision of how it should all look.
On that note my only feedback for Sean would be that a little flexibility to this vision would also be good, I was incredibly nervous on the day (which was painfully obvious) and perhaps insisting on facing the crowd of people in this circumstance is not the best idea when you can see the couple is reluctant, of course everyone is there to witness the occasion but in my case I just cared about the two of us and knowing everyone else was there only added to anxiety.
I hope that feedback is taken as positive as you were really the best celebrant and we were so pleased you agreed to get to know us & officiate our wedding - thanks a million
Wedding Date: December 19, 2015
Sean was the only celebrant that Paddy and I meet with. From the initial meeting we decided that Sean (if willing) was to be our celebrant. He accepted and that was that. Our next meeting was at the rehearsal, I’m sure Sean wondered what he was in for when we forgot the documentation, and were completely disorganised. However his professional manner and wit made it memorable. The next day was the big event, again things changed at the last minute but Sean rose to the occasion. The feedback from attendees included “where did you find him, he was great” to one from a relative whom runs a wedding & events venue down south “out of the hundreds of weddings Ive attended, he was by far the best celebrant I have come across”. Thanks Sean for everything and making our day a memorable one from Carla and Patrick (Paddy) O’Connor.
Wedding Date: December 28, 2015
Sean was fantastic, we met up 3 - 4 times before our wedding he was very flexible to meet around our work schedule which made things so much easier and stress free.
Our ceremony had the guest going from emotion to emotion, Sean’s humor helped lighten our nerves and the guest loved him.
I definitely recommend Sean to anyone who is looking for a professional and humorous celebrant.
Wedding Date: November 21, 2015
Sean was amazing. He made us feel relaxed from the moment we met him. He was fantastic in the way he engaged with everyone and was so easy to deal with. It is clear that he is very experienced and exceptional at his role as celebrant. We could not have been happier. A lot of our friends have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We highly recommend Sean to anyone considering getting married.
Wedding Date: December 20, 2015
We chose Sean off the internet and met with him twice before our day. He was so helpful made our day stress free with all the information he supplied to us prior.
On the day he was amazing, relaxed the quests and groom and preformed a beautiful heartfelt ceremony with our help and also involved guest with his humour. Our family and friends all commented on how good he was.
Thank you Sean will certainly recommend you, Kind regards Debbie and Mark.
Wedding Date: November 14, 2015
Sean is just totally awesome. He is the kind of person that you would want to get you married. Fun, humorous and light-hearted in approach - I really couldn’t think of how he could have perfromed better.
My only regret is that Sean didn’t stay for the party, but that’s testament to his professionalism in undertaking his role and I’m sure that if we had insisted he probably would have!
I would thoroughly recommend Sean whatever the occasion - he is the perfect man for the job.. Don’t look any further - Sean is the celebrant you need.
Wedding Date: October 31, 2015
We had a beautiful relaxed service. Sean was very informative, friendly, punctual, and made every effort to let us know it was our service and we were to have it as we wanted. He gave a lot of information to help us on our service, but again we were in control. I even made changes on the day because you can’t prepare yourself for the emotion and I think Sean was amazing how he just went with it, making it a very beautiful natural relaxed service. Thanks again, would have no hesitation to recommend.
Wedding Date: August 21, 2015
We chose Sean as he had already done two other family members weddings and we found him entertaining in these ceremonies. Through e-mails and meetings he was always very approachable and easy to talk to. During the ceremony he made it fun and lighthearted and made us feel at ease with the day/ceremony. He was willing to listen and make the ceremony go as wanted it too. We would highly recommend using Sean as your celebrant for other couples.
Wedding Date: September 5, 2015
Sean is a lovely, warm celebrant who is willing to go the extra mile, quite literally! We asked him if he would be willing to travel a significant distance to be our celebrant and he instantly embraced the opportunity whole-heartedly. We had a wonderful skype session with him. He has a great sense of humour, is very well-organised and is the sort of person you can talk to about anything! Unfortunately we had a change of plans and were no longer able to have Sean at our wedding but it would have been lovely if we could have. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a warm celebrant with a nice sense of humour who will make your ceremony unique and extra-special.
Wedding Date: January 5, 2016
Sean was exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant and we highly recommend him to others looking for the same thing. We wanted someone with a sense of humour, engaging, professional, organised and helpful. After our first meeting with Sean we knew he ticked all of these boxes as well as being someone we both felt comfortable and relaxed around.
Other than the thought of all the eyes on us we never once worried about the ceremony as we always knew Sean would make sure it was perfect. He made sure our vows sounded good, that we were as calm as we could be and looked good in front of all our friends and family. His motto definitely seems to be about making the day perfect for the bride and groom and he most certainly did that for us.
With regards to worrying about all eyes on us Sean helped out with that too. Near the beginning of the ceremony he asked everyone to stand up and say hi to someone close to them. We loved this as it gave us a both a minute to say hi to each other and collect ourselves. Thanks Sean!
Wedding Date: May 2, 2015
Sean was helpful right from the start, helping us to plan what was a perfect ceremony! He sent us sample scripts and some amazing reading options, of which we chose two.
He has a great sense of humor and definitely knows what he’s doing. Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same or as relaxed with out him. Thanks so much Sean ! And don’t think twice about choosing him as your celebrant - just do it.
Wedding Date: April 10, 2015
Sean was great to talk to and right from the beginning we were taken by how relaxed he made us feel and listened to what we ultimately wanted from our day, Meetings with him were never a problem and he always had many resources to offer for the wedding. On the day he was super supportive and kept the groom relaxed and encouraged the children to enjoy themselves. The ceremony was conducted in a professional, yet fun way helping us all relax and enjoy the moments. (which go way too fast). Staying back and enjoying breakfast with us and our family and friends made us feel like he was not only our celebrant but part of the family too. Thanks so much Sean for being a huge part of our amazing day. Liane and Damian Burtt.
Wedding Date: March 21, 2015
Sue and I met Sean a year ago and he immediatley impressed us with his wit and humour. He made us feel like we were the only people that were getting married and gave us full attention to every detail. We disussed the wedding plans and asked for his advice on a few issues. A month before the wedding he emailed us readings as requested and also we arranged for a rehersal. On the day he made everyone feel very relaxed and the wedding went off without a hitch. Sue and I recommend Sean with the highest praise as he really was just so personal and friendly.
Gary and Sue Morris
Wedding Date: February 14, 2015
Sean Joyce was a fantastic wedding celebrant. He was extremely organised and prompt with all communication leading up to our wedding day. We felt as though we could completely trust him with what he organised for our ceremony. He listened to all our wants and needs and made sure the script was as we wanted. He was flexible with the hire of his PA system and all other details for our wedding., nothing was too much of a problem. The day itself was perfect and we got lots of great feedback about how relaxed and funny Sean was and how well he suited us as a couple. We would highly recommend Sean as a wedding celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 6, 2015
Personally, as the groom, I find the whole ceremony process quite intimidating. The good thing that I found with Sean was that he has lots of experience and therefore he can bring a lot to the table. He’s also very open to your input and doing things the way you want, which is extremely important. To be honest, he practically ran our ceremony and we were essentially watching it play out in front of us on the day as well. Although we decided to opt with traditional ‘repeat after me’ vows, Sean had options available that catered for which ever direction we chose. It was a real pleasure, and to be honest a really pleasant surprise that on the day itself Sean managed the whole ceremony so well, even though we had only met up with him twice before (our choice) and once at the practice, where half of our bridal party weren’t even there! Things went smoothly, everyone commented on how great he was. There’s nothing negative to be said. He even let us borrow his speaker for the day to have music playing after the ceremony. Excellent job, very pleased and we highly recommend you use Sean for your big day!
Wedding Date: January 17, 2015
We initially met with Sean about 18 months before our big day. He instantly put us at ease and helped guide us through the process. We understood the fun side of the day but it was great to have someone involved who had experience with the mechanics - how long things would take, what format the service would have, when to get the licence etc.
The day itself went off without a hitch. Sean was great throughout and his service/script spot on. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Sean to anyone getting married in Christchurch.
Wedding Date: January 24, 2015
Sean, to be blunt, is a gem. As soon as we met Sean we knew he was “the one”. He has a devilish sense of humour, is very sweet and radiates warmth. Sean and I worked together to create a beautiful, unique script for the ceremony that was just outstanding. Sean was brilliant, he had all of our loved ones eating out of the palm of his and us too! He put our nerves at ease, made everyone laugh (loooads of laughter during the ceremony) but also bought a sense of dignity to the ceremony - which to me is exactly what one would want in a celebrant. Sean has done over 200 weddings - you can tell, he knows his stuff. He has beautiful, unique ideas that are different to any wedding ceremony I have seen before. I cannot recommend Sean enough, AMAZING.
Amy & Jamie Maat x
Wedding Date: January 10, 2015
Well Sean what can I say that hasn’t already been said? You gave Chris and I exactly the type of wedding ceremony we were after. Quirky, relaxed and a lot of fun with a little bit of magical Irish dust sprinkled on top to make it even better! I loved our handfasting ceremony, it was so special to me, being such a long way from home I wanted to incorporate something from Ireland that was meaningful and joyous.
You made Chris and I feel totally at ease and calmed my nerves completely as I was ready to burst into tears by the time I had walked up the aisle. You being so calm and professional made us feel the same.
I am only sorry we didn’t get you to MC the whole day as you are such a witty character.
Don’t look any further for an amazing wedding celebrant, Sean will incorporate everything you want into a personal and meaningful ceremony and he will also guide you on the bits that may not work (in a very gentle way!).
Thanks Sean for everything, it was an absolute pleasure to have you be our celebrant. Best wishes Regina and Chris x
Wedding Date: January 9, 2015
Sean was fantastic; it really is as simple as that. As a member of the family, who was helping in getting things organised for the Wedding day, every interaction with Sean was amazing! He made himself available to everyone and was happy to do anything the couple wanted to make the day their own.
Sean brought all his own gear, set up quickly and without interrupting the preparations happening around him. Sean also made point of mingling with the guests and explained the “run of play” very well and Sean made the guests feel included in the ceremony, as opposed to merely observers.
I can’t recommend Sean highly enough, so I shall end as I started - Sean was fantastic; it really is as simple as that.
Wedding Date: January 9, 2015
A huge THANK YOU to Sean. We wanted a relaxed, informal and humorous ceremony that reflected us and our love. Sean was able to guide us through the process and added to it in his own unique style. Sean’s warm, professional manner allowed the ceremony to flow and he made sure that all 5 members of our little wedding were involved. Thank you for your flexible approach, your sense of humour and the way you guided us through our wonderful day. It was unforgettable!
Wedding Date: December 18, 2014
Sean has the ability to create a relaxing environment which made our day less stressful..
He puts you at ease right from your first meeting. Sean is professional and well organised. He goes through everything that you need to know and gives you great advice on your ceremony and readings.
It is well worth having the extra rehersal as again he goes through everything and puts you and your wedding party at ease.
Wedding Date: December 19, 2014
Sean was a great choice as celebrant for our relaxed at-home wedding. He was very professional, organised, supportive and communicative throughout the whole planning process.
Every aspect of the ceremony had been thought through, which showed his considerable experience and gave us confidence in planning a personalised ceremony to fit our needs.
He has a lovely manner and great sense of humour. We highly recommend him!
Wedding Date: November 22, 2014
We didn’t know where to start when looking for a wedding celebrant but we knew the sort of person we wanted. We actually asked our photographer if he could recommend any to us, after explaining the kind of person we wanted to help celebrate our day, he gave us three names. Funny enough we had actually seen this feedback page for Sean already so we made an appointment with him and after meeting with him (we both took along our mums) we all left with really good vibes and were pretty sure we wanted to have Sean involved with our Wedding. We meet with the second on the list and after it confirmed even more about all of our opinions on going with Sean we didn’t even bother meeting the third celebrant - Our minds were made up!
Sean was absolutely great on our big day, he also handled my family well, (we were all playing up and joking around like children!) Actually, very well at the rehearsal! Sean had our guests involved and laughing and quiet when needed.
Sean knew what to do and how to do it and we are so pleased at how our day turned out and it wouldn’t have been anywhere as good without Sean doing his part. We would recommend him to everyone!
Wedding Date: October 18, 2014
Sean was an amazing celebrant! We were pretty clueless about the whole wedding process but Sean made it so easy and stress-free. He does everything possible to ensure the day goes exactly as you want it to. Everyone thought Sean was a great choice as he is professional but still shows his fun personality. Thank you so much Sean for being our celebrant. We could not have picked a better person.
Wedding Date: October 31, 2014
Sean is just so amazing - his knowledge and advice are invaluable.
From the first meeting we knew he was the perfect celebrant to use for our special day.
He got a feel for what we wnated including some humour and definately delivered on his promises.
His gentle wispered reminders on the day were very helpful with all that we had going on.
The guests also thought he was wonderful as he included them in the ceremony.
We had such a wonderful experience, and would highly recommend Sean for any future events.
Wedding Date: October 25, 2014
Sean was a fabulous celebrant he made us and all our guests feel relaxed on the day. He made us feel special and we had a wonderful ceremony just how we imagined. He was very helpful and knowledgeable and we learnt lots from him. He has lots of resources including many readings in which we found some great ones which added to our ceremony’s fun and celebratory ceremony. he was easy to communicate with and meet up with. I believe our ceremony couldn’t have been any better Sean did a great job and we go many compliments on him. Sean is a very experienced, talented celebrant i would highly recommend him celebrants are in the top three for a weddings most important thing in my opinion
Wedding Date: September 27, 2014
Sean was a fantastic celebrant! He met up with us along the way and made us feel totally comfortable about the day. Everyone thought he was fabulous and the ceremony was perfect, a great mix between relaxed and serious. We highly recommend Sean as a celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 7, 2014
Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. Sean made all our guests and ourselves relaxed. We had a lot of comments from our guests about Sean, he made everyone smile and laugh. Thank you again Sean for making our special day all it was meant to be .
Wedding Date: April 5, 2014
If you’re looking for a great celebrant, Sean is the right Joyce.
He’s a real professional with a good sense of humour.
If you have Sean, there is no reason to feel nervous - because no matter what:
He has got you covered.
We had a beautiful wedding at Millwood chapel, and Sean managed to hit just the right chord between lighthearted and dignified.
Our wedding was how weddings are supposed to be because of him.
Thank you Sean.
Wedding Date: May 10, 2014
We got married last month and had the pleasure of Sean as our celebrant. We can not recommend him enough, he was so informative, relaxed, calm and easy to get along with. We enjoyed our little catch up meetings as he always bought a laugh! Sean has an amazing amount of stories to share, which definitely relaxed us about the upcoming nuptials! We couldn’t believe how easy it was on the wedding day, the ceremony went off without a hitch- all thanks to Sean!
If you’re looking for someone with a great personality to run your special day, you are at the right place!
We can’t thank you enough Sean
Wedding Date: April 19, 2014
Sean was very helpful right from the start. He was professional but also relaxed at the same time. He guided us through the preparations, was patient at the rehearsal and ensured we had a wonderful wedding day. Friends and family commented on how lovely the ceremony was. We couldn’t have asked for more. We can highly recommend Sean and would like to thank him very much for a wonderful day!
Wedding Date: March 29, 2014
We had Sean as our celebrant for our wedding day, he made us feel comfortable and offered us guidance when needed, he was happy to listen to our questions and ideas,he was happy to change an appointment when we couldn’t make it to one and knew the layout of our venue .
During the ceremony he kept it light and the mood relaxed whilst remaining professional.
We had many comments from friends and family that it was a lovely ceremony and they thought Sean was wonderful.
We have decided to write a limerick in his honor.
There was a nice chap named Sean Joyce
The words which he chose they were choice
through plenty of tears
and plenty of cheers
rang the tones of his sweet Irish voice
Thank you Sean - Andy and Sarah (Bride and Groom)
Wedding Date: February 14, 2014
My husband and I got married last month. Sean was our celebrant. He was fantastic!! Right from our first meeting, he made us feel comfortable, relaxed and was very knowledgable.
On the day of our wedding Sean did a great job calming my husband’s and the groomsmen’s nerves and our ceremony went off without a hitch. Sean was interactive with our guests and there was alot of humour. Such a romantic ceremony too!
We recommend Sean 100%!
Wedding Date: March 21, 2014
Sean, What can you say…Amazing!!
From the moment we met with Sean we knew we could relax with him and that was important to us.
As a bride I wanted to make sure that the groom and groomsmen felt comfortable with the celebrant since they were the ones that had to stand in front of all the guests before the ceremony with him.
Sean kept Cameron and the boys relaxed and able to distract them from becoming overwhelmed.
Our guests commented on how the service was very personal and they felt part of it all.
The only negative is that we have no more coffee catch ups with Sean. We really appreciated how he made himself available and the wealth of knowledge as a celebrant was invaluable to help our day run so smoothly.
Wedding Date: February 22, 2014
When organising the wedding we was very nervous in sorting out a wedding celebrant as we wanted someone who fitted in well to our values and personalities which can be hard at times. I have met Sean before at my friends wedding and found him very down to earth. I rung him and was very happy from word go. We met Sean with my parents and Jase my hubby was very impressed and happy with Sean to be our celebrant he paid the deposit straight away. Leading up to the wedding and during the wedding Sean was very professional and very quick with communication, always willing to go the extra mile. Sean is very funny, very welcoming and down to earth. We both have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in fact we highly recommend Sean to anyone. Thankyou Sean for making our day so special, it means the world to us.
Wedding Date: February 5, 2014
We had the pleasure of having Sean as our wedding celebrant and we couldn’t have wished for a better person. We found Sean on this website and couldn’t agree more with all his great reviews, especially regarding his personality and the special atmosphere he creates at weddings. We have received many lovely comments from our guests about the ceremony and it was our personal highlight of day. We are so glad Sean was our celebrant and we would recommend him to anyone!
Wedding Date: January 25, 2014
What an outstanding job Sean did. Right from the time I first met Sean I knew he was the perfect celebrant to conduct our ceremony. I was not wrong.
The occasion was to renew our wedding vows we took 50 years ago.
I arranged for Sean to arrive at the venue unheralded & as it was a total surprise to my wife, he had to carry out the ceremony without any of the normal practices beforehand.
The fact that he carried it off so exceptionally well was a real credit to him. He not only performed the renewal of the vows of commitment we made to each other when we were married 50 years ago, he then took over the role as M.C. which he carried out with just the right mix of formality & Irish humour.
Sean, you did a magnificent job, & I along with my Wife our family & our friends would like to formally thank you for making our day such a success.
Wedding Date: February 8, 2014
From the word go, Sean put us at our ease and guided us through the process of designing our ceremony. We didn’t really know where to start so he suggested some structure, which we built on and tailored. He was a source of advice and wisdom with a number of suggestions from his experience.
On the big day he was professional, warm and laid-back - just what we needed to steer us through it. Everything went smoothly and we’re really pleased with our choice.
Wedding Date: January 22, 2014
We can attest to all positive comments made in other reviews. Sean created a relaxed and memorable atmosphere and we received many complimentary comments from our guests about the ceremony. Thanks Sean, it was a beautiful day.
Wedding Date: January 11, 2014
We had the most amazing wedding day and this was only made better by Sean. We had so many guests approach us afterwards and comment on what an amazing job Sean did. He made the ceremony fun and relaxed and really helped us enjoy every minute of it.
Wedding Date: January 11, 2014
We have had a long relationship with Sean as our original Civil Union was legally able to be upgraded to a Wedding. Throughout this extended time, Sean has displayed a business like demeanor cloaked in genuine caring and cheeky Irish charm.
He unselfishly shared his knowledge and advice with us on all things for good Wedding as well as on all things for good coffee.
Handling two A type Brides at the final rehearsal can never be easy but this was done by Sean with aplomb.
Thank you Sean
L & D xx
Wedding Date: December 30, 2013
What a great celebrant Sean is, he really is passionate about it.
He takes the time to meet you & communicates fast and well through email.
I like his quirky sense of humour. Every guest at our wedding commented on how great he was.
Wedding Date: December 29, 2013
A big thanks to Sean who topped off our wedding. Everybody very much enjoyed his personality and flair, with many positive comments afterwards. He was jovial but professional and was great at relaxing the groom. We also appreciated his ideas for the ceremony and genuine enjoyment of our wedding. I would easily recommend Sean as a celebrant.
Wedding Date: October 12, 2013
Big thanks to Sean for being the celebrant on the day,
Helped us from start to finish as was our first time and were clueless!
Heaps of ideas and advise and was much appreciated.
Definitely recommend to anyone as makes the day fun and casual which is great for the nerves!!
Thanks heaps from Steph & Aaron
Wedding Date: November 9, 2013
Thanks so much to Sean who helped make our ceremony enjoyable and to create the wedding atmosphere that we wanted. Sean listened to our description of a casual garden ceremony, and was able to create this mood on the day. Sean helped us and our guests relax and enjoy the ceremony, used his humour appropriately, and respected the seriousness of the marriage process. We received so many positive comments from out guests who loved Sean’s approach and felt that he created a great atmosphere without outshining us as the bridal couple.
Wedding Date: November 30, 2013
What a wonderful day. Thank you Sean for making our day special, fun and absolutely no stress. We have had several comments from our guests on what a wonderful ceremony you held and how your sense of humour and nature made this the best that they had been to. Both Keith and I would highly recommend you to anyone. I hope people that read your reviews will take all the comments and book you for their day - they will be very happy xx
Wedding Date: November 23, 2013
Where do I start about Sean as our wedding celebrant ,well as quite a shy groom I was naturally pretty nervous about the ceremony until I met Sean ,he made time to visit our house and take me through the whole procedure ,in doing this he just made me feel so much more relaxed about the whole thing .when it it came wedding the day and Sean and I were standing waiting for wifey to turn up I just felt like I was standing with a mate and everything went perfect .Sean is just a really nice happy go lucky guy with a great sense of humour and I highly recommend him as the perfect wedding celebrant .ill definitely be calling him for my next wedding . jokes
Wedding Date: 8 November 2013
If you want a perfect wedding day, you need Sean there! he is lovely, relaxed, fun and generally awesome. Made everyone feel at home, laugh and have a great time. We wanted a lovely fun wedding and Sean made that happen, from the meetings prior to getting the boys to chill and smile on the day. Thank you Sean!!
Wedding Date: October 18, 2013
Sean was excellent. Made everything stress free and everybody had a great time. We would definitely be recommending Sean to our friends or family when the opportunity arises.
Wedding Date: July 7, 2013
Thanks Heaps for all your help you made it a very stressless ceremony for us. You also made it interesting and funny i loved how you got everyone involved i will be sure to tell everyone your the best celebrant ever
Wedding Date: November 2, 2013
Sean was amazing he made our ceremony humorous and stress free he also helped us alot along the way with things we wouldnt have even thought of I would highly reccomend Sean as a celebrant to anyone he made our special day a very happy one
Thanks so much Sean
Wedding Date: November 2, 2013
Don’t use any other celebrant,use Sean.He was everything you could ask for if you are wanting to start your wedding day off perfectly.Mira and i went through his reviews and thought we had to meet him.He is funny,professional,calming,flexible,and extremly knowledgable.He took us through every step as we had no idea from our first meeting through to our ceremony.Our guests and even our photographer commented on how good he was.Try Sean,you won’t regret it.
Wedding Date: October 27, 2013
Sean was a fantastic celebrant! We felt very prepared as Sean had everything under control.
We got married in Winter in the snow at Mt Lyford lodge and Sean had no complaints about the 2 hour drive to and from the venue!
The ceremony went very smoothly with a couple of last minute changes all taken in his stride.
Our guests loved him
Thanks for making our wedding ceremony memorable for all the right reasons Sean!
Jo and Matt
Wedding Date: July 6, 2013
Thank you Sean! You were fabulous from start to finish. We really had no idea of where to start and at our first meeting you came fully prepared and with a head full of knowledge - You hooked us straight away. You made your self very available for any questions, were patient and helpful and even firm when needed. We will happily be recommending you for anyone else! Thank you so much! You made our day.
Wedding Date: 21st September 2013
Richie and I were married at The Hermitage, Aoraki Mt Cook mid winter - one week after the 2013 ‘Bone chilling Polar Blast’.
We wanted our wedding day to be a different, light hearted, happy and memorable occasion and that it was. Sean was perfect! Sean was super organised and Sean was a hit with the guests.
The ceremony couldn’t have been better because of how relaxed we all were, as a reult of the time, thought and effort Sean put in leading up to our day.
This is your guy!
Wedding Date: June 29, 2013
Sean was everything we wanted in a celebrant; easy-going, a sense of humour, relaxed, yet very well organised, prepared and professional. He made suggestions and asked questions on things we hadn’t even considered - his vast experience as a celebrant really showed.
His words were lovely and well-written. We also liked his inclusiveness with our guests in the way he conducted the ceremony.
We highly recommend Sean as a celebrant. He really made us both feel at ease in what can be a slightly nerve-wracking event!
Wedding Date: May 11, 2013
Sean was our celebrant for our wedding at Trents Estate Vineyard. We chose him because of his easy going nature and sense of humour. He was very flexible and offered excellent advise in regards to our ceremony. During the ceremony I found him to be both funny and professional. He involved the guests which I thought was a very nice touch. I would not hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone.
Wedding Date: January 27, 2012
Sean came highly recommended to us as a knowledgeable celebrant with a sense of humour and we were not disappointed.
From the first meeting Sean made us feel relaxed while encouraging us to think about what was important to us. He gave us plenty of examples as well as giving us space to make the ceremony our own. His knowledge of what works and what people expect in a ceremony really made deciding on what to have in our ceremony easy. He did all of this while keeping us laughing!
He made himself available to us via phone, email or face to face and was very quick to respond at all times (exactly what a bride wants the week before the wedding!). He basically made us feel relaxed and excited about an event that could have been hugely stressful.
After the ceremony we had so many comments on how the guests felt like they were part of the ceremony and how fabulous Sean was! The ceremony was perfect and that was down to Sean. He made us feel calm and had given us a lot of advice, we never felt like we didn’t know what to do.
I couldn’t rate Sean any higher, I don’t think 5/5 really shows how much of an amazing person Sean is and how thankful we are for having him as our celebrant. To anyone reading this I highly recommend Sean, I’m sure there are many great celebrants in Chch but Sean truly is an exceptional celebrant and you can not go wrong picking him!
Thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: April 27, 2013
Sean has a very warm personality and his humour and kindliness put the guests at ease prior to the ceremony. We found Sean to be totally flexible in his approach and he encouraged us to make the ceremony our own.
Highly recommend Sean to anyone who needs a celebrant.
Wedding Date: May 10, 2013
Sean was absolutely fantastic at our wedding! He made both myself and my husband feel relaxed and at ease on the day. Prior to the wedding Sean was always available to meet up with us and was always available to ask questions. Our ceremony felt very personal to us, including some humour, lovely quotes and all the traditional things that make the ceremony formal. The way he related to the guests was great and he was so professional! Thank you Sean for your hard work and for making us feel so safe in your hands! We would highly recommend you to anyone that is getting married!
Greg and Olivia
Wedding Date: April 13, 2013
my sister found Sean as she was organizing everything for us as we were out of town. he was great and was so fantastic and put us at ease, though we have been together forever our wedding was planed only a couple of weeks prior and a lot of things were rushed. we meet him the day after we arrived and three days before the wedding, the whole day was great and beautiful and everything just glided. thank you so so must Sean.
Wedding Date: April 28, 2013
Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day as stress free as possible Sean!
All of our interactions with Sean were easy and hassle free. Sean helped to make our day as relaxed as possible and was even able to add a unity candle ceremony for us on the day without a moments notice… Every step of the way we found Sean to be a huge help and would recommend him to anyone whom is planning to marry in the future…
Wedding Date: April 20, 2013
Sean totally made our day so special, we would highly recommend him. He really listened to what we wanted and accommodated it perfectly.
Wedding Date: March 28, 2013
Our wedding was planned in 43 days, we were so happy when Sean had cancelled his trip away and could be our celebrant. We found Sean to be perfect for everything we didn’t realize we wanted.
He fitted in perfectly with our cosmopolitan crowd of friends and family, we wouldn’t hesitate to suggest him for any ceremony. Thanks so much Sean!
Wedding Date: March 23, 2013
Sean was recommended to us by my boss, and as soon as we met him we knew we were sorted.
With his sense of humour and easy going personality he put both myself and husband to be at ease. The whole process was hassle free and fun. He listened to what we wanted on our day and made helpful suggestions on how to achieve this. We decided not to have a rehearsal which was fine with Sean and on the day he made sure everything flowed, we couldn’t be happier with how it went.
Thank you again!
Wedding Date: March 16, 2013
We could not recommend Sean more highly. He was informative, reliable, approachable, open minded, proffessional and had a sense of humour that we loved. He 100% made us feel comfortable during the lead up and on the big day.
Wedding Date: March 30, 2013
Sean was fantastic! He was very happy to go along with our somewhat quirky personal touches but also guided us with the formalities and gave us some brilliant ideas to add to the ceremony. Our guests thought he did a brilliant job and enjoyed his wit and relaxed yet professional manner. He calmed me (the nervous bride) and totally kept the whole service flowing beautifully! I highly recommend him to others - he is a great guy!!
Wedding Date: February 15, 2013
We first decided to ask Sean to be our wedding Celebrant after we had seen him perform a ceremony at our friend’s wedding. Also, as we had many relatives coming out from Ireland for our wedding, having an Irish Celebrant was special to us!
We enjoyed our meetings with Sean, and benefitted from his expertise when it came to clarifying the finer details of the ceremony to ensure it ran smoothly, and looked visually well set out for the guests and photographer. Sean was also flexible about working with our own ideas.
On the day Sean set a lovely tone with the guests, and he helped to keep us calm and focused on our ceremony, and we felt confident following his lead. The feedback from our family and friends was that they enjoyed listening to Sean, and thought he did a great job. They clapped, they cheered, they cried. It was really special.
Our whole ceremony was wonderful. Thank you Sean for being such a big part of our special day.
Jennifer, Michael (and baby Ruari) Ryan.
Wedding Date: March 9, 2013
Sean has a lot of great reviews, this is because he truly is the man for the job.
We both live in Wellington but were having our wedding down in Canterbury, this provided us with hurdles along the way like not being able to do a proper rehearsal at the venue and not having all the bridal party available until the day itself. Sean is was not only very organized and professional, but he took a lot of the stress out of the organizing and really made the day special for us. We would both like to thank him for his work that he makes look effortless and we recommend him to anyone regardless of the type of wedding you want, Sean will make your day one to remember too.
Wedding Date: February 2, 2013
A wedding is a special event that has no pause, rewind or replay buttons. It has to be right first time no matter what interesting implications are introduced either by the weather, family or environment. Sean provided us with tremendous confidence that no matter what arose he would handle it first time and with dignity. He was very friendly and warm plus supportive and a lot of fun. Thank you Sean for helping us to have a wonderful day.
Wedding Date: March 2, 2013
We were an older couple both getting married for the second time and Sean was just right for us.
Sean was wonderful on our wedding day with his sense of occasion and dry sense of humour. He kept things relaxed and warm but dignified at the same time. Our guests commented on how lovely he was.
He was willing to come to our house to discuss the details of the ceremony and gave us ideas and tips to make the ceremony perfect, and that guidance was invaluable.
Although we only met him three times all up he made us feel like he had been an old family friend for many years. Thank you Sean
Wedding Date: March 2, 2013
After meeting Sean for the first time he felt like a beloved uncle, sean put us at ease really quickly answered all our questions and then came up with a few we had not even thought of! Due to Sean’s miticulous attention to detail our day went so wonderful, we particuarlly enjoyed the way he got our guests involved. Sean is truly one of a kind just so thankful we found him.
Wedding Date: February 7, 2013
A very thank you to Sean for helping making our wedding a fabulous memory for not just us but all our guests.
You made us both feel extremely relaxed and at ease with not only the day but in the months and weeks leading up to it. Keeping us informed and the clarity with which you communicate was a pleasure
As for the actual ceremony, we loved that you added a touch of humour and made the whole thing special and better than we could have imagined.
So, thank you thank you thank you
Wedding Date: February 22, 2013
Sean Joyce was our celebrant for our wedding two weeks ago. He is down to earth, funny, and made my husband and i feel very at ease.
We had a wonderful wedding day and wish to thank Sean for making our ceremony so special.
I would recommend Sean to all!!!
Wedding Date: February 9, 2013
Sean was just brilliant as our celebrant, very flexible to meet throughout the planning process and on the day was awesome - friendly, helpful, professional etc! Matt and I felt at ease knowing we had Sean there for us! We also had guests comment on our great he was too. Really happy!!
Wedding Date: January 19, 2013
Sean made our ceremony something we were very nervous about into one of the nicest parts of our day, he kept everyone very relaxed and calmed me and the groom down giving us the courage to speak clearly and loudly while reading our vows (we were terrified of public speaking). he let us giggle through the ceremony and even gave us a wink to know when to be serious, Thank you so much sean you had everyone laughing and tearing at the right times and we couldnt of asked for a better celebrant…
Wedding Date: January 25, 2013
Thankyou Sean our ceremony was great & a was truly what we wanted. Sean meet with us several times to help create a ceremony unique to us. On the day Sean had a great sense of humor but at the same time he was very professional. He put everyone involved at ease which made for an enjoyable ceremony & set the mood for a great wedding day. Since the wedding many guests have commented on how great our celebrant was. Thanks again Deon & Emma
Wedding Date: January 18, 2013
Sean was the most fantastic celebrant we could ever hope for. He truely went above and beyond what was expected of him learning the exact pronounciation of all the foreign names and my maiden name (van der Westhuizen) which in itself could not have been an eazy task. He created the exact atmosphere we wanted and found a way to incorporate everything we wanted to do in our ceremony. Every guest at our wedding and reception commented on the awesome job he did, because we liked him so much we asked him to MC for us as well. It was evident that it was not his job but his passion for assisting people in making their day amazing. Sean, words can not say thank you enough for your part in our special day.
Wedding Date: January 26, 2013
Sean made our wedding day enjoyable with his relaxed manner and times of humour. He was willing to talk and meet up to discuss our wedding and made sure it was our day. Our day wouldn’t have been the same him being our celebrant. Thanks for the guidance and support during the planning process.
Wedding Date: January 20, 2013
Sean was a fantastic celebrant. He made the whole process very smooth by meeting with us several times before the wedding. His knowledge of what makes a wedding ceremony really work made it both romantic and light hearted. All our guests commented on what a lovely celebration it was. Thank you Sean for being part of our wedding day!
Wedding Date: January 5, 2013
Sean was everything we could ever ask for in a marriage celebrant. He was so professional and organised which resulted in one less stress for us.
He brought an element of formality as well as humor to it which everyone at the ceremony could not stop raving about afterwards.
Sean added so many special touches to the day and was always offering advise which was appreciated very much as my husband and I had not been to a lot of weddings. We will always look back with good memories.
Thanks Sean for making such a perfect day that much greater, will be recommending you from now on.
Bridget and Michael
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
Sean was a fantastic celebrant. We were organising a wedding from overseas. He was very flexible with communication and was able to use Skype. He was well prepared with ‘most effective’ scripts. A draft script was presented with all the relevant questions required to make to script personal.
On the day he was great. Kept us all at ease and made the ceremony very relaxing.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2012
We had a fantastic day. Sean is professional, friendly, relaxed and has a great sense of humour. He made sure everything went smoothly on the day. Many of our guests commented on how enjoyable he was.
Thanks Sean for making our day perfect.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2012
Sean was absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is getting married.
As soon as we met with Sean we instantly knew that he was going to be our celebrant, he was so prefessional, funny, calming and down to earth.
Sean listened to everything we wanted, met with us as many times as we wanted and ensured everything ran smoothly for us on our special day.
Sean was amazing with his communication throughout the planning and lead up to the wedding and even more amazing on the big day, even with the change of ceremony plans at last minute due to the weather.
Many of our guests have since made comments on how fantastic our celebrant was.
Thankyou so much Sean!!
Wedding Date: December 7, 2012
Sean was amazing! we got married at orana park on the 15th of dec and Sean was wonderful he was great with the guests and a wonderfully calm as I got a bit stressed near the end of the planning but it all went well. I cannot speak highly enough of Sean he is truly lovely and easy to work with and put up with all my emails
Thank you so much
Wedding Date: December 15, 2012
We would highly recommend Sean, he was great to deal with, made sure everything went smoothly on the day. Sean is professional, friendly, relaxed and has a great sense of humour and made our day wonderful.
Wedding Date: December 1, 2012
Sean was excellent. His calm nature and sense of humour made for a great wedding ceremony. What we particularly liked was Sean’s ability to take the seriousness out of the event i.e. he made us feel relaxed, made us laugh, and engaged the guests.
Thanks Sean, you did an excellent job.
Wedding Date: September 21, 2012
Sean was awesome, we loved the way he captivated our guests and made them laugh. He listened to everything we wanted and was organised with what he expected from us as well. He included our guests as part of our ceremony, he was fantastic we had may of our guests asking about him and saying how wonderful he was. He also inspired our friends who are engaged to get motivated with their weddings.
Wedding Date: October 6, 2012
My husband and I were married at a wonderful out side chapel in Wainui earler this month. After meeting Sean the first time, I knew he would be as good as he was. Sean far exceeded our expertations. Our day was wonderful, and the down pour of rain (did i mention our wedding was out-side) did not bother Sean. Our service went swimmingly, Sean carried on with rain running down his face like a real trouper. He made us feel at ease. Our family and friends all commented on how awesome he was.
Thank you Sean, all the best
Kaye & Nick Highton
Wedding Date: October 13, 2012
There are so many wonderful things to say about Sean, but I’ll start with this: Our wedding would not have been the same delightful day it was without him!
Likewise, the planning of the day wouldn’t have been as stress-free, had we not chosen Sean as our celebrant.
One of the things I miss about our wedding is having meetings with Sean leading up to the day. It was always such a pleasure to see him.
Throughout the planning process, and on the day, Sean was kind, thoughtful and professional. His experience and attention to detail made us feel at ease at all times.
The only downfall with Sean is that I’ll never need his services again!
Brides wanting a well-organised and memorable wedding ceremony should not look past Sean.
Wedding Date: October 5, 2012
Thank you Sean for being a fantastic celebrant. You really did an amazing job at making us feel at ease, & our guests loved you too. Even though we only got to meet you a couple of days before our wedding since we live in Australia, we felt we knew you really well on our special day.
Alayne & Jarryn
Wedding Date: January 28, 2012
Sean was very good at reassuring us everything would run smoothly and there was no need to panic! His humour was infectious and really helped make the day a memorable and enjoyable one for all.
Wedding Date: September 28, 2012
Actually I was the photographer and loved the way Sean put everyone at ease and created a fabulous atmosphere to take those vows.
Wedding Date: 15 September 2012
We had a great time working with Sean.
As we are not from Christchurch, contacts and planning was via emails and skype.
When we finally met in person [two days before the wedding] it was as if we were old friends.
The ceremony could not have gone better.
Sean even organized blue sky and sunshine .
It was very easy to work with Sean and he worked in well with our ideas.
Nothing being a bother.
Wedding Date: September 7, 2012
From the Bride and Groom.
For both of us it was our second marriage and having lived together for fifteen years we were not wanting a traditional wedding. From our first meeting with Sean he made us feel very comfortable and allowed us to create our own unigue wedding, setting down only the guidelines that must be followed while making helpful suggestions when appropriate.
With Sean as our celebrant our ceremony was fun, relaxed and intimate. He involved all the guests with his Irish wit and charm and we had many lovely comments afterwards about the service and also how romantic our wedding was which was exactly what we had set out to create.
Sean was extremely professional chatting to guests before the ceremony and afterwards. He also put everyone that was involved in the ceremony at ease before and during the ceremony.
Most people that came to our wedding asked us where did we find Sean and commented on his warmth and humour. We would recommend Sean to anyone wanting a celebrant and we wish him continued success.
For us it was a perfect day. Sean made us feel very special and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Wedding Date: September 8, 2012
Sean was recommended to us by our photographer, and we clicked with him straight away! He is professional, funny and smoothed the way for us to have the wedding that we wanted -without the stress.
We enjoyed our Coffee meetings and we liked his sayings e.g “any questions-any time” and he certainly didn’t mind helping us through the legal side of things.
By the time we finished our rehearsal on the Wednesday of the wedding week, we were confident that with him at the helm it was going to be an awesome day…and it was!
Thank you Sean, you are the best!
Wedding Date: September 15, 2012
Our winter wedding went off without a hitch Sean was so accommodating and bought a sense of calm to the day - even when the groom forgot his wedding vows!! he put all the guests at ease and really made our day the success it was. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone planning a wedding he is very professional and brings the day together beautifully.
Wedding Date: June 16, 2012
We were pleasantly surprised at Sean’s ability to read the crowd and adapt the material to suit our Ceremony. He had our family and friends laughing and joining in the celebration, everyone felt welcome. Throughout the preparation period Sean was professional, friendly and made us feel that no question was too silly or unnecessary! We had a wonderful time sharing our special day with him, and would recommend Sean to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, friendly, funny and genuine Celebrant. Thank you for your constant care and support, you made our day!
Andrew & Andrea Hanson
Wedding Date: March 10, 2012
Sean was absolutely great on our day - we could not have asked for more from a celebrant - everything was taken care of in a friendly but professional manner - nothing was a problem and we cannot speak highly enough of him and would recommended him to anyone for their special day.
Ed and Trace
Wedding Date: March 30, 2012
We were really pleased with how Sean was on the day of our wedding. He was relaxed,funny and very friendly and chatted to all our guests before the ceremony. During the ceremony he made everything run smoothly and was professional in his appearance. We got lots of comments from guests saying how nice Sean was. We would recommend him to other friends who are getting married.
Wedding Date: February 17, 2012
We wanted a fun relaxed wedding as it was the second time for both of us. Sean was great. We had a couple of meetings beforehand and he was very flexible and helpful. On the evening of our wedding he was at the venue early greeting all of our guests and making everyone laugh. During the ceremony he involved all of our guests and we had so many positive comments about our wedding afterwards. People thought he was fantastic and we would recommend his services to anyone. He even managed to find a photographer for us at the last moment. Thanks so much Sean.
Wedding Date: April 21, 2012
We loved having Sean officiate our wedding. He was professional, amusing and calmed our nerves when we needed it. He was open to our requests. We got out of him exactly what we were after because he listened to what we wanted and what we didn’t want. We had a heap of our guests say how wonderful he was and how wonderful our ceremony was. It definitely wasn’t boring. We would recommend him to anyone!
Wedding Date: March 16, 2012
We found Sean fantastic to deal with. Very professional but at the same time putting us at ease with everything. He helped calm my nerves before the day by letting me know he’d handle anything that cropped up on the big day. Our guests all commented that they thought we’d made a great choice with our celebrant and we agreed! We loved the calm, relaxed, personal nature of the ceremony which reflected us completely! Thanks Sean. Best wishes from Tony and myself.
Wedding Date: March 3, 2012
Sean gave us exactly what we asked of him, a relaxed, enjoyable ceremony that we will treasure forever. Many of our guests have commented to us on how much they enjoyed Sean and his sense of humour and how surprised they were that they actually felt like an active part of our ceremony.
Sean made everything very easy for us too and he has clearly perfected his ways so everything flows seamlessly. His postioning of the bridal party works well for the photographer while allowing the bride and groom to really feel that they are communicating with each other and not just reading their vows from a piece of paper.
I would thoroughly recommend Sean to anyone who wants a ceremony who will put them and their guests at ease.
Wedding Date: March 31, 2012
Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Sean from michael and myself for helping us have such a brilliant wedding day .
We found sean here on wedding wise and realised he married someone else we know ,so after speaking to them we decided Sean was the man for us!
He made everything so easy for us from meeting at our home to walking us through the entire ceremony , he put together a ceremony that suited what we had envisioned and involved everyone in the ceremony which I also loved, we had a number of guest comment on it too.
I cant reccommend Sean enough, thankyou for making our day one to remember !!
Angela Tauakume (bride)
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Sean was very thorough and talked us through everything so there weren’t any surprises on the day. We met with him a few times before the day and he was happy to chat whenever.
Our wedding day was exactly as we’d hoped it would be and we’ll always be extremely thankful to Sean.
Wedding Date: March 26, 2012
From the bride and Groom.
Sean Has been the most fantastic celebrant. When we met Sean 9 months ago, we felt completely at ease and we knew we had made a great decision by meeting him and having him as our celebrant. Leading up to and on the wedding day we could not have asked for better from Sean. He made us feel so comfortable, we felt we could ask him any question and chat to him if we became anxious about the ceremony at any time. We were both so nervous on the day. I (bride) was very nervous and shy. Sean made me look like I had been up the Aisle a million times, He made me laugh while I was standing up there, which was such a great thing as I was petrified and laughing made me feel relaxed.
The guests thought he was great and so did we, so thanks heaps Sean. I would be happy to recommend Sean to any couple. Chontelle & Jed.
Wedding Date: March 24, 2012
Thank you Sean for everything
You were the most helpful celebrant we could have ever asked for.
Your meetings were great, and you did the best job to help us feel comfortable. On the day you interacted with our guests and really included them in the ceremony.
Every body commented on how great you were. We will be recommending you to all other couples we come across.
Thank you again, you are fantastic, best celebrant in Christchurch by far.
Warm regards, Kate and Jason
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Sean was great - he put up with my constant emails and intense planning/schedules without complaint and on the day ensured everything went smoothly - even down to whispering to us what to do when the piper DIDN’T play when he was supposed to at the recessional!! (grrr!) Sean is very funny and was a great celebrant who made us feel at ease. Thank you!
Wedding Date: February 26, 2012
Sean was our celebrant for our wedding at French Farm. We chose him because of his relaxed nature and his very easy sense of humour. He was an excellent choice for us. Sean was always readily available, he listened to our wishes and on the day he set the scene for the balance between dignity and fun which we had wanted. We also had a lot of fun organising our ceremony with Sean. Sean really involves the guests and our guests loved that. There was much joy and laughter. Thanks Sean for helping us have such a wonderful day.
Wedding Date: February 4, 2012
I was very pleased with how my wedding went, Sean was a fantastic celebrant, guest raved about how much of a wonderful job he did, making for a relaxed and enjoyable event.
Wedding Date: December 31, 2011
Sean created a fun, relaxed and enjoyable ceremony for all. Sean was very professional and even went out of town to visit our wedding venue a couple of weeks before the ceremony date, to set the scene in his mind of creativity. Sean provided us with lots of info we needed and let us to be as creative as we liked. Several of our wedding guests have said our wedding was the best one they have ever been to and mentioned how fun and creative our ceremony was including our celebrant Sean. Diffantly would highly recomend Sean for your wedding!
Wedding Date: February 4, 2012
Sean was an absolute joy to work with. From opening his home to my husband and I for planning meetings to traveling to us to make sure our rehearsal went smoothly - he was absolutely wonderful. We had many hiccups along the way when trying to plan a wedding in Christchurch. He was very accommodating to the many venue changes that dealing with and adjusting to the different style needed at our final, confirmed location. He helped my husband and I craft a ceremony that was meaningful and very “us” and he delivered it beautifully. He also has a very kind, calming spirit and you can tell he really loves what he does. His extra surprises really made me feel more at ease on our wedding day. I would highly recommend Sean to couples in search of an amazing officiant!
Wedding Date: October 8, 2011
My wife and I were recommended Sean, and we were not disappointed. Our wedding was very short notice, and we were worried that we would not be able to get someone. But Sean set our minds at piece by responing almost instantly to our enquiries. And he was the first on hand to put our worries to rest, and answer any and all of the questions we had.
He is very professional, and takes so much in hand before, and on the day. We met with him prior to the wedding date, and I found that his attention to detail was above and beyond what I was expecting.
Sean is also happy to adapt the service. My family and friends are in the UK, so Sean was more than happy to metion them, so that they were all part of our wedding day.
It was the personal touches that made the experience one to remember. Sean not only conducts the service, but helpes with the nerves, and makes sure the whole day is of the highest standard. We cannot recommend enough.
Wedding Date: February 22, 2012
Sean was absolutely great, he was always happy to meet with us for coffee and answer all our questions and was even patient and understanding when I was over an hour late to the ceremony! Couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant, thanks Sean! Leith and I are so happy you were a part of our big day.
Best wishes for the future,
Wedding Date: February 18, 2012
We were very pleased with Sean. From the moment we first met him we felt very comfortable. His ideas for the ceremony were great and he was able to incorporate all our ideas too. His manner made sure that the focus of everyone’s attention was us, not him and his way of helping everyone to feel very inclusive made for a very special time.
Many people commented to us on how lovely Sean was. They like his sense of humour, and how he was very professional yet helped us all relax.
Thanks for being part of a very special day.
Wedding Date: February 5, 2012
Sean is a top gentleman and celebrant, he really made our day relaxed and fun. He tailored his material to fit in with our theme and what we wanted. His sense of humour and style resulted in so much positive feedback, we could’t have asked for better. Thank’s so much Sean, you are so good at what you do!
Wedding Date: January 29, 2012
Thank you Sean from the bottom of our hearts for being unbelievably understanding and supportive through pre-wedding jitters. Although the wedding day was the first time we had met each other due to organising the wedding through emails and phone calls as we live in Auckland you handled all with great professionalism and a genuine warmness which touched our hearts. Thank you again, from Deirdre and Dave.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2012
Sean was appointed our marriage celebrant as part of a competition win that saw us married in a public forum at the Canterbury A&P show.
My wife and I were ever so happy with the service Sean provided. His calming and pleasing manner really made us feel comfortable and at ease with the big day!
Sean has a lot of good ideas, but is just as happy to implement your own. His knowledge and proficiency all makes for a happy wedding experience.
Wedding Date: November 11, 2011
Sean did a great job. He helped my husband feel relaxed before the ceremony and did a good job on pronunciation of difficult names. Loved the Irish accent.
Wedding Date: January 14, 2012
We had such a fantastic wedding day, it was pretty much perfect! Sean helped to put our minds at ease, and provided a fantastic ceremony that enabled everybody to feel a part of it. His personality and great sense of humour made this a day to remember, for us and for all of our guests.
Many thanks Sean for helping to make our day so special.
Wedding Date: January 21, 2012
We decided to go with Sean after seeing the reviews here then meeting him in person and finding him to be extremely personable and knowledgeable. We walked out of our first meeting feeling much more confident and relaxed about the whole getting married process, which was especially important given that we were trying arrange our NZ wedding while we were living in Australia.
Sean kept in touch with us leading up to the day to make sure everything was in order and was great on the day of the wedding. His words were well chosen and spoken and his confidence and knowledge helped to put us at ease during the ceremony.
Wedding Date: January 9, 2012
We can’t speak highly enough of Sean. He is a very professional celebrant with an excellent understanding of what makes an enjoyable and relaxed wedding. Many of our guests commented on how funny he is and how he created a wonderful atmosphere at our outdoor wedding.
Thank you so much Sean, for helping Eru and I have the wedding we wanted and for having such a calm, nothing-is-a-problem attitude, right from our first meeting.
Wedding Date: January 2, 2012
Sean met us in a cafe many months out from the wedding and we were so pleased after the initial meeting. We set a date and pencilled in a time, but felt relaxed when Shaun told us he only took one booking on a day so we could change this when we had confirmed details.
In December when we had confirmed timings and bookings we let Shaun know about the change to the ceremony time.
It was at this point it all went wrong. Shaun advised us he had taken another booking out of town to cover for another celebrant. When I contacted him to try to resolve the issue he denied making the statement about only taking one booking a day (despite both my fiance and I both being certain of this as it was one of the reasons we chose him), and although we were his first client he advised us we would need to change our time or find another celebrant to accommodate his new booking. He never contacted us before taking the other booking to ensure our plans would fit with his intentions. He never admitted any fault and was unapologetic in regards to our situation. He expected us to make all the concessions despite being his initial clients. He was very keen for us to take another celebrant that he could arrange for us - it would seem more logical and ethical for this other celebrant to have fulfilled the other booking.
The experience left us very angry, disappointed and let down at a time when excitement and good will should have been abundant.
Wedding Date: January 9, 2012
When Sean first arranged to meet us in a coffee shop, we both felt nervous and thought it would be an awkward experience with someone we didn’t know. We had organised to meet with several other celebrants, but after our first meeting with Sean - much like other couples - we felt so at ease that we immediately decided he was the man for us! He made us both laugh, seemed to work out our quirks quickly and used these to get the best from us in the lead up to our wedding. He seemed genuinely interested in our story, and our wedding, and helped us to think about how we really wanted our ceremony to be and then how to make it like that! We have recommended him to everyone since, and had numerous guests tell us that our ceremony was the loveliest they have been to. I hope this review goes some small way to say - thank you so much Sean. You were the most wonderful celebrant we could ever have wished for!
Wedding Date: November 30, 2011
Sean, thank you so much for your expertise yesterday, we knew with you there that everything would be under control - you were so organised.
Kirsten and I had a wonderful day and the ceremony was beautful, fitting and heartfelt.
Wedding Date: December 11, 2011
My husband and I recently got Married at Valley of Peace and Sean was our celebrant. We met Sean a number of months prior to our wedding and he instantly made both of feel at ease. Sean was always there if we needed any questions answered and was so positive, friendly and open to anything we wanted to include in our ceremony. The day was amazing! Thanks to Sean we all felt so calm and relaxed. We have had so many comments from all our guests telling us how much they enjoyed our ceremony & we enjoyed every moment of it too. Thank you so much Sean for making our Wedding so special, it was the most perfect day and we couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Wedding Date: November 26, 2011
We have just been married at the Orana Wildlife Function Centre. We were so blessed with the weather, and with Seans sense of humour and ability to have guests at ease, it made for the perfect day.You know youve made the right choice of celebrant when you hear the feedback and comments. So again i would like to say thanks to Sean for his part in what was a fantastic day and have no hesitation what so ever, in highly recommending Sean to anyone. He was the difference between having a nice wedding and a great wedding.
Wedding Date: October 29, 2011