Gallery & Testimonials.
I'm in no position to rate myself as a celebrant. I'll humbly leave that to some of the wonderful couples it has been my privilege to marry. Please note that I have never, ever solicited a recommendation from a client. Everything written below came as a spontaneous note of thanks from satisfied couples, to whom I will be eternally grateful.
"The thought of choosing our celebrant seemed like a
daunting task. How do you decide on a stranger to officiate one of the most intimate
days of your life? What's more, we were looking for someone who could take on
the task of MC'ing to boot! Thankfully, we met you early on in our search. Your
professionalism and sense of humour were evident from the get-go, so we
were delighted when you agreed to MC as well as officiate.
We were impressed by your exceptional organisation;
appreciating the wedding timeline, potential readings and ceremony suggestions
you sent through. It was also a relief to know that you came with all the gear
for the job.
Throughout this whole process you made being
approachable look effortless. Without a word of a lie, you are possibly the
most diligent person I have ever met when it comes to replying to emails. Your
suggestions and pointers, for both our ceremony and our reception, made
all the difference to our day. We also appreciated that you were
respectful of our decision to do some things a little bit differently; you
readily welcomed our thoughts and amendments.
Almost everyone at our wedding complimented us on
the little, personal touches that made our day special. Everyone thought you
were great! Even when the MC'ing was all but done, you stayed on for a bit
longer and made an effort to chat and dance with our family and friends
before calling it a night.
You played a huge role in making our day not only
memorable, but run super smoothly and for that we are truly grateful. We couldn't
recommend you highly enough."
Amy and Iliya.
The Woolshed, Matakana
"Bill's quality of service, from the very first communication right through
the lead up to the ceremony, the wonderful ceremony itself and the final
communications after the ceremony, was nothing short of exceptional at all
times. Through the whole process there wasn't even one moment where we had any
doubt, uncertainty or lack of confidence in our choice of celebrant. The way
Bill captured and expressed the story of how Georgia and I met and our journey
to the point of marriage was brilliant. What's more, we barely needed to revise
his very first draft! That's how good he is. Many guests commented to us
afterwards how much they loved the ceremony and in particular the way Bill
delivered it. Our wedding was a huge success and Bill was a significant part of
that. We wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend Bill Harman for anyone else's
wedding ceremony, regardless of the size or nature of it. Thank you very much
Georgia & Andrew
French Bay Yacht Club
We would just like to thank you for all your AMAZING work leading up to and
including the wedding.
It was absolutely PERFECT. Everyone kept commenting about
our fabulous Celebrant/MC/backup dancer. Very multi-talented.
Linda & Ryan
The Old Church, Meannee, Napier
hunting for your dream celebrant you can rest easy, Bill is your man!
Bill is a
fantastic story-teller, friendly, relatable and awesome at his job.
exactly what we were hoping for and he listened to what we wanted; someone we
felt comfortable with, who could work the crowd and get peoples attention, and
tell a good story with the right amount of good humour and love, without being
too overly lovey-dubby. We were so stoked with the ceremony that Bill
wrote and delivered for us, and he nailed it on the day - we've lost count of
the number of people that have commented on how awesome our Celebrant
was…Thanks so much Bill!"
Anna & Will
Puhoi House, Puhoi
"Adam and I really wanted to thank you again for helping to make our day so
special. The ceremony was absolutely perfect in every way and that's all thanks
to you. Even since I texted you last Friday, we've had people ask for your
details so hopefully we will see you again at friends weddings!"
Sarah & Adam,
Markovina Vineyard Estate, Kumeu.
We had soooo many comments from our guests about how amazing you were
and they have never had so much fun at a wedding. My uncle was concerned he was
laughing too much during the ceremony but I said that is just what we wanted!
So thank you again, Mike and I are thrilled with how it all turned out.
Sam & Mike
Abbeville Estate, Auckland.
You made our
ceremony everything we wanted. Relaxed, funny and really personal. We had
many of our guests comment that you were an amazing celebrant, how you told our
story from when we met, the things we have been through and our future dreams.
You made everyone smile, laugh and cry. Many people said it was the best
ceremony and wedding they had been to, relaxed and not so serious which is
what we wanted so thank you, thank you, thank you. We couldn't have wished for
anything more, it was perfect.
"You really understood what we wanted and that showed in the ceremony. Our ceremony was fun (with Alice in Wonderland and Darth Vader) but also so heart felt, and so many people have commented on how beautiful the ceremony was so thank you for all your help. We really loved having you as part of our wedding day"
Fiona & Dan.
Gracehill Vineyard, Kumeu
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such an understanding & awesome celebrant.
You went above & beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly, & we couldn't have wished for a more special & heart felt ceremony. You told our story so well & we loved how personal it was"
Hana & Robbs
Te Haruhi Beach, Shakespear Regional Park.
"Thank you so much for all the effort you put into our special day, hearing
the script you wrote on the day was just wonderful and we can not thank you
enough. We will certainly be
recommending you to anyone and everyone thinking of tying the knot."
Jasmine & Andrew
St Paul's Church, Devonport.
"Bill. what can we say? Thank you so
much for all your hard work and guidance leading up to yesterday. The ceremony
was everything you promised and more. We had so many comments, and feedback
from people about your engaging story telling ability. You were amazing."
Chantal & Rhyannon
Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland
"The first thing we both talked about this morning was what a wonderful occasion you created for us yesterday. We can’t thank you enough for all your guidance, help and advice. It was a great and hugely successful day for us and we’ll always remember how vital and pivotal you were in shaping it all. Thank you so much Bill."
Maria & Stuart.
Villa Maria Winery, Mangere
"From the very beginning we felt like you were a new
addition to our family, with our long skypes and emails to each other. We felt
so comfortable with you and your approach to our ceremony. Writing it with you
was so easy, I hardly changed anything from your first draft! It was the
perfect balance of funny, ceremonial, and loving, with all our memories
throughout adding such a personal touch. The way you handled all of our music
as well really made it stress-free and easy on us. You always said 'You
shouldn't have to worry about anything on the day except getting married', and
you really helped us do that. We are SO glad we found you Bill. Thank you so much
for being such a big part of our amazing day."
Sara & Ross
"Kim and I just wanted
to extend our gratitude for your excellent work with our ceremony. Everyone said
that you really set the tone for the whole day and we totally agree, you went
above and beyond. We will
definitely be recommending you to friends and family."
Kim & Matt
Corban's Estate Art Centre.
" From both of us we just wanted to say you did an amazing job. Quite a few of the guests and both our families commented on what a relaxed and happy ceremony it was. We both felt the same way and that is down to you knowing the type of ceremony that would suit us and tailoring it so that it was ‘ours’."
Kate & Euan.
Woodside Estate, Cambridge
"I just wanted to say a HUGE
THANK YOU to you for the beautiful ceremony you did for John & I, we both
truly loved it, it was absolutely perfect & described us to a tee!!!!
Absolutely everyone loved it & loved you, they all thought you were fantastic.
The amount of people who said how wonderful they thought you were made our
smiles even wider than they already were lol!!!! We both agree that our
ceremony would have been nowhere near as fantastic as it was if we had had
someone else do it!! So for that we are both eternally grateful and will always
have wonderful memories of our special day!!"
Donnelle & John
"Thank you so much for helping to make our big day so very special and just absolutely perfect! We are so pleased we chose you as our celebrant. You made everything so easy and it was nice to know you were only an email away should we need help or have any questions. We also liked that you gave us the direction we needed in terms of the ceremony structure etc. yet you were open to our suggestions and ideas. The ceremony captured us as a couple, as individuals and just what we mean to one another. Thank you again so much, our wedding day really was a dream come true!"
Tarryn & Stu.
Onetangi Beach, Waiheke
The ceremony was amazing, thank you so much. You did a great job.
People loved the ceremony.
We appreciate all of your hard work.
Jeremy and Jesús
St. Leonard's Chapel, Takapuna.
just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Sunday & for all your help &
assistance leading up to our wedding. We had the most amazing day & you
helped to make it really special for us, so thank you very
had lots of comments on how wonderful our ceremony was & great you
Iris & Mike
Cassels, Scenic Drive, Waitakere
"We loved that you spent the time to get to know us to make a very personalized
wedding ceremony. Everyone was talking about how special and lovely the ceremony
was. Your understanding and patience was much appreciated."
Teddie & Tom
Bland Bay Beach, Northland
"Thanks so much for helping us through the incredible day that we had. You weren't just a celebrant - you were the glue that held our day together! You gave us advice about what to sort out when, you helped us find readings and really shaped the day into what it was: the most memorable and best day of our lives. Everything from the planning and preparation to the rehearsal was perfectly organised and executed."
Amanda and Jack.
Simunovich Olive Estate, Bombay.
"We are so delighted that you agreed to be our wedding celebrant. So many guests were absolutely in love with you and the way you prepared our wedding ceremony, most of them said it was so unique and beautifully prepared. They loved your voice and the way you made the whole scenario. We think we were so lucky to have found you."
Jelena and Konrad.
Mantells, Mount Eden
"Wow what a fantastic day we had!! It was amazing!!! Everyone was raving about how great our ceremony was -that was half your doing! Thank you for making it so special and just working so well with us. We are still buzzing from the Ceremony! You were unbelievable! You'll be in our hearts for ever. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had been to!!! Thank you so kindly for marrying us! You exceeded all our expectations!"
Sian & Nathan
Musick Point, Howick
"Thank you for being the most incredible celebrant for our perfect day. Your advice, support and time spent getting to know us meant our ceremony was outstanding.
The sun was hot, we were full of nerves for the day, but you had it under control. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant."
Stacey & JP.
Gracehill Vineyard, Kumeu
"The ceremony was the most important part of the wedding for Robert and I and we were very pleased with how it came out. It was a perfect amount of traditional and personalized and we really saw the value in hiring such a professional and experienced celebrant from the day we got in contact with you.
We have had a lot of wonderful comments on the ceremony, many people said it was the best they have heard. I had hoped that the gardens would be a big draw for the guests but your ceremony wound up being the star of the show.
Thank you for working with us to make it such a special event, it was very emotional and will be remembered for our whole lives."
Queendom Gardens, Silverdale
"We were both absolutely thrilled with the ceremony and everything you did for us. You contributed such a personal touch to our day, and we feel very blessed to have had you officiate our marriage.
A lot of our guests have commented on the story you told about our meeting, and just how personal the ceremony was. That’s exactly what we hoped for, and you nailed it. Thank you."
Fiona and Kent
Cassells, Scenic Drive.
"Thank you for performing the wonderful ceremony at our wedding. We were both very pleased with how the ceremony and the whole day went. And with your work and effort that you put into the ceremony which made it very easy for us. You made us feel at ease with the process and both Maya and I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others. In fact some of our friends who were at our wedding have told us that they would like you to be their celebrant at their wedding, so we will happily pass your details to them. Once again thank you for performing our wonderful ceremony. We could not have asked for more."
Maya & Nick
Kintail House, Birkenhead.
"Dear Bill, thank you so much for being our celebrant. You did an amazing job and it was magical. You made the whole process very easy for us and your humour and relaxed approach was just brilliant. A lot of guests mentioned your talent and that it really made the ceremony."
Orua Bay Beach, Awhitu
"Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special for us. It was incredible to have you as our celebrant, Bill, you did such an amazing job. Every part of the ceremony felt so personal to us and you clearly put a lot of thought and effort into everything that made it all feel just magical."
Annelise and Ryan
"I am writing to
thank-you so, so much for conducting our wedding ceremony. Our wedding
day was so amazing, and this was thanks in large part to you. Your
organisational skills, and attention to detail were very evident and I felt
very confident that we had chosen the right person for the job. Greg and
I have had so many compliments from our guests about you, they often remarked
it was one of the best ceremonies they had attended. A lot wanted to know
where had we found you!"
Carlene and Greg.
"Shane and I would just like to say a huge thank you
for your amazing job on our wedding ceremony. It was everything we wanted in
time, fashion and those little personal touches just to us! Many of our guests loved how you told our story and
thought it was a great fun relaxed way to run a wedding ceremony - just how we
imagined it - Shane and I are pretty relaxed people and knowing you had
everything under control and that you yourself were relaxed made for a great
way to start our married life together."
Shelly & Shane
Kumeu Valley Estate
Thank you so much Bill for a wonderful
ceremony. You were amazing! It couldn't have been more perfect for us. Joe
& I couldn't be happier! X
Chloe & Joe
Auckland Domain Winter Gardens
"Thank you so much for the lovely ceremony you delivered for us. Many of our guests commented on how beautifully you told our story and lead us through the ceremony. A number said it was the best wedding ceremony they’d attended –moving them from laughing to crying and back again. More importantly – we both loved it and are truly grateful for all of the thought and effort you put into making it so great."
Linda & Alan,
Waipuna Lodge. Pakuranga
"The ceremony was
wonderful and during the reception several of our guests commented about what a
fabulous job you did. You were relaxed, friendly, supportive, funny and
confident, everything we needed on the day.
Something else we
also appreciated is that you took the time to learn our three kids’ names
before you met them for the first time; they were totally thrilled that you
knew who they were.
We would not hesitate
to recommend you to any other couple looking for a celebrant."
Monica & Derek
The Brigham, Whenuapai
"We just wanted to thank you for the amazing ceremony you performed on Friday. Everyone thought you were fantastic and very funny. Your humour and sense of fun helped make our day a memorable occasion and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone."
Tasi & Adrian
Pt. Chevalier Sailing Club, Auckland
"Thank you so much for all you did to make the ceremony special and for keeping us calm and relaxed. December 11 will forever be a day we will look back on with joy. It was such a magical day."
Zen Gardens, Whitford.