Wedding Testimonials ...

Mary Mason - Celebrant


“As a celebrant I like to think I can offer to help people over the threshold at times of change. A ceremony identifies and marks a transition in our life, and gives it some meaning.”




Marriage Ceremonies:





“You were amazing! Wouldn’t have been the same without you.”

Lucy & Jamie – Gore Bay

Photographer: Cassandra Kovacs





“Hi Mary

We absolutely loved every minute of our day and especially having you with us.

The ceremony was so incredibly emotional and sincere but relaxing with you by our sides to help us along!! We cannot say enough about how thankful we are that you were our celebrant Mary!! You are a wonderful person xx

Take care Mary and if we are ever able to recommend you we most definitely will xxxxxx”

Shelley & Andy – Terrace Downs

Photographer – Dolce Wedding Photography



We could not have been more delighted with our decision to have Mary as the celebrant for our wedding.
At our first meeting we instantly felt a connection to Mary and were immediately impressed by her gentle, professional manner. She was warm and supportive and her experience, ideas and advice were invaluable.

Mary helped us create a special and intimate ceremony tailored just for us. She was utterly professional in every respect, very helpful and made sure we were organised giving us all the guidance and information we needed to put together a ceremony that was special for us.

She was outstanding in her presentation and in the way she conducted herself with our guests.

Although we are an older couple, we both appreciated her directions and helpful tips. It gave us a sense of security on a day when we wanted things to go well.
We have no hesitation in recommending Mary to any couple contemplating a wedding. She was an excellent choice for celebrant.

Mary, thank you so much for much for making our wedding day so special.

Jude & John - Christchurch

Photographer – Thomas Pickard




"We couldn't recommend Mary enough. She understood our vision before we did.

What a special amazing talented celebrant. We loved every minute of the time we spent with her."


Michael & Amy from Melbourne, Australia - married at Mt Vernon, Akaroa

Photography: Bellbird Weddings




Dear Mary, Just writing to say a big thank you for your work with our ceremony. We think it was beautiful and many people have commented saying so too! Your words were lovely and you did very well to guide us and keep us calm. We had a few humorous moments too which was nice. I think getting us to do the homework and think about love and what we value in each other was very helpful too. Basically, we could not be happier with how the day went and for that we thank you for the part you played. 








William & Hitomi – Flaxmere Garden, Hawarden

Photographer - Frank Visser


A huge thank you to Mary for making our wedding day the special and memorable day that it was.  We thought it was going to be difficult finding a celebrant from overseas, but as soon as we met Mary we instantly knew that our search was over.

It was wonderful to have such a caring and devoted person help in making our day the beautiful occasion that it was.  Her words during the ceremony depicted both our personalities perfectly, and her attention to detail helped make the whole experience smooth and effortless.  

Mary, you are wonderful and we cannot thank you enough.

Jess & Christopher – from New York / Married in Ohoka
Photography – Bellbird Wedding


Mary! Thank you again for the beautiful ceremony you prepared. You were so organised and such a calming presence, you contributed to making everything run smoothly. You are so elegant and professional, caring and kind, everything we wanted in a celebrant. We can't recommend you highly enough 😊 

Love Kate & Alastair – Christchurch




“From the very moment we first met Mary we knew we had found our marriage celebrant.  She exudes such a radiant, calming energy - you know you are in good hands.  Mary conducts herself with not only professionalism, but a genuine caring attitude.  We are so grateful to have had her play a part in our special day.

Hayley & Arnaud"






“Mary was very professional and made everything easy. It was great having to her to guide us through our special day. She did a great job of personalising our ceremony and making it fun. We are very happy we chose Mary. She is just lovely!”

Rachel & Ryan – Terrace Downs Susannah Blatchford - Photography






We would really like to say a massive thank you for the part you played in our marriage ceremony (quite a big part really!). You really made the two of us feel so relaxed and I'm so happy with how everything went! The ceremony you wrote for us was just perfect - we had quite a few people comment about what a great job you had done! We really appreciate all the help you gave us leading into the big day too. Although incredibly exciting, it is also a daunting experience so I really don't know how we would have written our vows, etc. without your help! 
Lilly & Shaun – Tipapa Homestead - Photography - Paul Tatterson



“For us finding a celebrant was a pretty daunting prospect particularly as we were having the ceremony away from our home town. We had a fabulous chat via Skype with Mary and she gave a clear outline of her style explaining the structure she likes to follow which gave us a real sense of how the ceremony would be presented. This was very reassuring. We came away from that first meeting knowing we had found our celebrant. It was a really fun journey with Mary, and her delivery on the day was just superb. She presented a very professional ceremony but the way in which she had crafted our words into prose was just amazing. Many of our guests commented on how they were listening to a wonderful story and how they felt completely in the moment with us through the way Mary guided them. We would not hesitate to recommend Mary as a celebrant; she is a true professional with a real artistic, warm and intimate style.”

Dixon & Mischa – Terrace Downs



"Mary – thank you so much for the amazing ceremony you put together for us. We thought finding a celebrant was going to be hard however from the first time we met you we felt instantly relaxed and comfortable with you and it was an easy decision. Thank you for the time you spent getting to know us and for your support when we had to postpone our wedding day due to the earthquake. Our ceremony was perfect and something we will treasure forever. You wrote such a special and personal ceremony we felt very lucky to have you as our celebrant and enjoyed getting to know you. We had so many wonderful comments from family and friends. Thank you Mary."

Kylie & Tim - Ohoka


“Thank you Mary for being part of our wedding day. The ceremony you wrote for us was very personal, and as a result our day was filled with laughter. We received many comments from guests that the words said were meaningful and relevant, and this was because you spent the time getting to know us, and were also happy to incorporate our personal requests. We had a brilliant day, and you were a very important part of that.”

Ammie & Hamish – Hanmer Springs



"Dearest Mary, A huge thank you for doing such an amazing job as our celebrant on our big day. You did such a lovely service and made the whole lead up to the day so easy and enjoyable. You put our minds at ease, settled our nerves on the day and just made everyone smile. You were wonderful and we cant thank you enough!"

Lisa & Russell - Hanmer Springs




“Mary – thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable, both to us & our guests. It was great to spend some time with you planning our ceremony – it also made us reflect on ourselves and what we value. We really felt you captured what our relationship is about and made our ceremony so personal, entertaining and meaningful – we were very lucky to have chosen you as our celebrant and will certainly be recommending you to all our friends”

Anita & Wayne - Christchurch




'Mary was an absolutely amazing Marriage Celebrant for our wedding. She wrote a beautiful wedding service that told a very special and moving story, which made our family and friends both laugh and cry. So many people we spoke to afterwards said it was so special. We recommend Mary as a Marriage Celebrant in a heartbeat.'

Andrea and Shaun - French Farm, Akaroa




“Dear Mary, Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined. I feel that you really helped us understand what we were doing and why marriage is such a special thing. We feel that our ceremony reflected us perfectly and you tailored everything perfectly to us. Through the wonderful ceremony we were able to convey our message to all our guests and it set the tone for a wonderful celebration. We had a vague idea of what we wanted, but after meeting with you, we really felt that you helped us clarify everything. I loved how you listened to our story and wove it into our ceremony. It was definitely a day where we got to share our love with the people we love. Thank you for all your help.”

Louise & Jaume - Akaroa


“We cannot say enough how grateful we are that we had you as our celebrant. You did an absolutely fantastic job and everyone at the ceremony has commented on this. I do not think we could have found anyone else who understood us and what we wanted so quickly and gave us the perfect ceremony. We had a fantastic day that we will never forget and that is largely thanks to you.”

Barry & Laura - Methven





“Thank-you Mary for making our special day perfect. We loved the way you made the ceremony so personal and were able to make everyone have a laugh on a very special occasion. The way you conducted the ceremony set the exact mood we wanted – special, fun, relaxed and unforgettable. You were very clever in the way that you got us to do ‘homework’ and form the base of the ceremony from this.Once again Mary thank-you for making our ceremony suit us perfectly and we are now a very happy married couple.”

Matiu & Hayley - Windwhistle



Hi Mary

Thank you once again for the most beautiful ceremony I have ever heard.  Everyone at the wedding just loved it and many said it was the best they have ever heard too, so Thank You.  Simon and I had the best wedding and everything ran according to plan so there were no hick ups and I can honestly say that there wasn't one part of the day we could have done better. Many thanks again

Caryn and Simon - Christchurch



Mary, from day one you made Marc and I feel so relaxed and comfortable. Nothing was a problem. You made planning our wedding ceremony so easy and really enjoyable. Our wedding was so special and we could not have asked for a more personalized romantic, honest and special service. It was perfect. We thank you so much for the time and effort. The hours you spent getting to know us and the time that went in creating the perfect ceremony for us did not go un-noticed. We can't thank you enough. Thanks again.

Amy & Marc – Christchurch




"Dear Mary, Thank you for sharing in our most special day. Mary, you made us feel so relaxed and the ceremony was beautiful; all your wording was just perfect! You always seem to know just the right thing to say and you will make the difference to anybody's ceremony. With all our love and gratitude."

Jennie & Simon - Methven







Civil Union Ceremony:


“Mary was just amazing! She helped us create the most wonderful ceremony which was so personal and perfect for us. We received so many compliments about our service from our guests. Mary was not only professional but really listened to what we wanted and provided us with much support leading up to and on the day. We have recommended Mary to friends, who have all also loved her ceremonies.”

Beth and Sonia - Christchurch



Mary Mason - Celebrant





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