Stephanie was everything we hoped for in a celebrant. She grasped what we were looking for (a small and intimate ceremony with close family); was organised and enthusiastic in working with us to bring it together; helped us reflect on our love and the commitment
that we were making;and ran the ceremony masterfully on the day.
Stephanie gave thoughtful suggestions to help us navigate all the little details that first timers like us might miss. She also helped us rejig the ceremony structure during our dress rehearsal to improve the flow.
Stephanie added many small touches to make the day extra special - for example, sourcing nikau fronds to give shade on a hot day, helping us customise our vows and ceremony, and running a music workshop for our guests the day before. Most importantly, she was a constant source of enthusiasm and appreciation who helped to “lift the day above the ordinary” as she would say.
Antonia McElvenney and Louis Chambers. Little Bay, Coromandel. December 28th 2018.
Stephanie is such a vibrant friendly person and was the perfect celebrant. She was organised, and made the ceremony so easy to plan. Her flexibility meant we could change what we wanted to and add in our own changes but she provided us with an outstanding framework which just made life so easy! On the day she arrived on time and even managed to dress to the wedding theme colours! Her she spoke very well and everything went perfectly. I would highly recommend Stephanie if you want a laid back stress free ceremony.
Thank you so much Stephanie!
Dave Nicholls and Alina Zhubrina, Whangapoua Beach, Coromandel Peninsula. March 5th 2016
An amazing day made even more special with the help of Stephanie. Her experience came through at the last moment when a pergola was required as the sun was relentless. Thank you so much. We are forever grateful for your wonderful service.
Raymond and Stephanie Dempsey,
Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat,
Port Charles, Coromandel.
January 23rd, 2016.
Just two weeks before Christmas, we decided to marry, in the Coromandel.
We wanted the simplest wedding in a wooded glade with just our children, a few friends and blood red rose petals to mark the spot.
Stephanie was recommended to us as a Celebrant and we were delighted to find she was perfect for us. From the moment we spoke with Stephanie on the phone, she gave helpful guidance and support, always with respect and humility but also proactively and with authority.
Stephanie helped us write wedding vows that we will repeat to each other often in the years ahead.
Stephanie McKee helped make a day that will remain with us forever. Thank you.
Bruce and Lucy Everett.
At every step toward our wedding day in January 2014, Stephanie was there to guide, support and direct us through the exciting and life changing process.
Our wedding was held in the pristine and quite magical surrounds of the Karuna Falls Community, deep in the heart of the Coromandel Peninsula. Nearly two years on and we both reflect on our wedding day as the most memorable day in our lives which we shared with 60 of our closest family and friends.
The intimate and personal service that Stephanie performed with much grace, sensitivity and relevance was a perfect reflection of our eight year relationship. Our guests were moved by a ceremony which showed much respect for our lives together and was infused with much love and promise for a prosperous future. Tears of joy were flowing along with laughter and beaming smiles, much due to Stephanie's presentation, planning and understanding of who we are as individuals and as a couple. We can highly recommend Steph for your special day. In every way she made our day the most special in our lives.
Scotty Redding and Phil Stokes.
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