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 Jodie Stuart | +64 22 35 66 334 | info@marriedbyjodie.com

Marriage Officiant, Wedding Celebrant, Funeral Celebrant, MC

Wanaka, New Zealand ©2020

Why Me?

I am a down to earth, relaxed, fun loving celebrant who will always go above and beyond to ensure that your ceremony is 100% perfect for you - but don't take my word for it...below are some of the kind words I have received from couples who I have had the pleasure of marrying.

January, 2020

Jasmine & Mick

My now husband and I eloped in NZ in January and chose Jodie to be our celebrant.  After our first meeting I was so glad we did. She eased us into everything, provided guidance when needed and prepared the most beautiful ceremony we could have hoped for...such meaningful and thought out words bringing many to tears.


Jodie was relaxed but ran things perfectly smooth, a true professional.

Williams Photography

Photographer

July, 2019

Madison & Issac

Jodie was a our celebrant for our elopement at Lake Hawea. When we first contacted Jodie, our brief was that we wanted a very low key ceremony with just the necessities to officiate our marriage. She ensured our needs where meet and created a very personalised ceremony that we never knew we wanted.

 

Jodie made us feel very comfortable during what was a very exciting/nervous and emotional time.

 

Communicating with Jodie via email was a breeze and she always said she was a phone call or a email away if we ever needed. We are so grateful we chose Jodie to be our celebrant and would highly recommend her to anyone getting married.

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March, 2019

Kirby & Karena

It is so important to choose the right celebrant! As we were planning our wedding from a far, we communicated with Jodie via Skype and email. From our first Skype call, we knew we had found the right person! Jodie is down to earth, professional and friendly!


From day one, she provided us with a heap of resources and helped us throughout the whole process. Jodie listened to how we envisaged everything and presented us with exactly that.


She delivered such a beautiful and memorable ceremony! We were very impressed and can't thank her enough!

Emily Adamson

Photographer

May, 2018

Maddison & Adam

Jodie was our celebrant for our tiny little wedding in Queenstown! She did an amazing job.

 

We only met Jodie the day before the wedding (due to living in Australia) but it felt like we knew her for years! She did an amazing job at making our whole ceremony simple and personal with a hint of humor.Just the way we asked! She seemed to understand everything we wanted.

 

I would HIGHLY recommend Jodie! She will forever be part of our lives now. I feel like we not only had an amazing celebrant but we made a fabulous new friend. Thank you so much Jodie! Love your work xoxo

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February, 2018

Marine & Sebastien

Jodie was very helpful during the months prior, but also on the day, to help us stay cool and relaxed. She steadily went through our ceremony despite the windy cold weather blowing everything away! We had a great time and glad she was part of it.

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March, 2017

Sarah & Chance

We had Jodie marry us in Queenstown and she was excellent to deal with. Such smooth communication through the planning process and nothing was a problem.

 

Our ceremony was just amazing and we had so many comments from our guests about how it was the best they had attended and very unique! Thanks for adding your personality in, keeping it fun and making it flow beautifully! 

Nicole Gourley

Photographer

November, 2016

Jay & Chantelle

Planning a wedding in New Zealand from Australia was a little difficult and when we began to look for a celebrant, Jay and I weren't exactly sure what we wanted. When we spoke with Jodie via telephone however, we both knew that Jodie stood out among others and was the right celebrant for us!

 

Jodie put us right at ease and clearly explained the whole process and answered all of our questions. Whenever I emailed Jodie with any queries after that, she always responded promptly and thoroughly. When we met Jodie in person in Queenstown a few days before the wedding, it felt like we were meeting a friend. We were so impressed and touched by the ceremony Jodie wrote for us, it was absolutely perfect for us. 


Jodie was excellent on our big day and added an element of fun. Many of our guests commented on how lovely they found the service and how impressed they were by Jodie. 

 

Thank you Jodie for guiding us and for being an excellent addition to our wedding day. We would recommend you to anyone getting married in Queenstown and wish you all the best with your future endeavours!

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February, 2016

Zak & Sophie

I would just like to say a big thank you for making our ceremony so special. You really brought all our special thoughts of each other and memories together in to a perfect story with just the right amount of humour and sincerity.

You were very professional to work with and truly made the whole process very easy. You offered plenty of advice, guidance and resources right from the outset - it was just was one less thing we had to worry about.  You were truly amazing to work with! Thanks again!

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November, 2019

Luke & Sarah

Jodie was our celebrant for our elopement in Glenorchy. From the first time we contacted Jodie I felt a huge relief. Planning an overseas elopement was always a little scary especially when me and my husband had never been to NZ before. But Jodie just made everything seem so easy.

 

She did such a beautiful job personalising our ceremony. We could not of asked for a more professional, caring, warm and fun person to marry us. You can tell she loves what she does, it really shows. Thanks so much Jodie.

Dawn Thompson

Photographer

July, 2019

Craig & Bridgette

Planning an overseas elopement was a daunting task, especially in a place we weren't entirely familiar with, but had fallen in love with in a brief visit 2 years earlier.

 

Jodie, we can't thank you enough for your advice and suggestions around the planning of our beautiful day. The ceremony was beautifully personalised and it was truly everything we could have hoped for. And thanks for lending us your friend to be a witness! You truly went above and beyond x

Jodie Stuart

Photographer

February, 2019

Josh & Shauna

Jodie was our wedding celebrant and we can't imagine anyone else marrying us. We organised our wedding from Sydney and she was so patient, kind and friendly in helping us plan our ceremony. It was more perfect than we thought it could be and exactly what we wanted. Jodie is a ray of sunshine and brought so much joy to our day!

Patrick Fallon

Photographer

February, 2018

Josh & Wai

Jodie you made our day stress free, your service was very professional and communication was spot on.  We really couldn't have asked for a better celebrant!

 

Our day was the best thanks to the instructions and the extra mile you went to ensure that not only Josh and I felt comfortable, but also our family and friends.

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June, 2017

Grace & Rob

Jodie married me and my husband rob in queenstown it was planned in 8weeks, Jodie was awesome to deal with she helped me out hugely with finding a place to have ceremony and also reccomending people for hair makeup photography and flowers. It was all perfect on the day and i can’t thank her enough for that.

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February, 2017

Matt & Candice

Jodie was absolutely amazing!

 

We had a very small ceremony with only a few family and friends present and Jodie made our day so special and memorable!

 

As we travelled to NZ from Australia, Jodie helped with our documentation, explained the steps we needed to take with the Department of Internal Affairs and even offer ideas on the best place for the ceremony.

 

Jodie definitely added to our special day and I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting an excellent celebrant!

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November, 2016

Josh & Kristy

Thank you SO much Jodie, our day was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have been happier to have you as our Celebrant!

 

Josh and I couldn't recommend you more!

 

You're such a lovely, down to earth person and you are amazing at what you do!

 

You made the whole process easy by guiding us every step of the way and creating a ceremony that will be remembered by us and our guests forever! X

Kellie Francis

Photographer

September, 2019

Adrian & Sarah

We wanted to send you a note to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did for our special day.

 

We are so happy we found you, we could not have imagined anyone else marrying us! You were everything! You were great to deal with, helpful, wrote an incredible ceremony and made us feel very comfortable - reminding us to take in all the special moments!

 

We would recommend you to anyone, you were the best celebrant and so much more. Thank you again and let us know if you're ever in Sydney! 

Jim Pollard

Photographer

March, 2019

Binula & Lauren

Jodie was the celebrant for our wedding in Queenstown and she was fantastic! We live in Melbourne and so all communication was via email and Skype. She was always prompt and helpful with her replies and was readily available for advice. 

We had a Western-Sri Lankan ceremony and she was very accommodating in allowing us to structure our ceremony how we liked. Her ceremony resources were also really helpful. 

Where she excelled and really stood out though was on the wedding day. She was amazing at coordinating the events of the ceremony and was extremely practical in taking the initiative to troubleshoot and think ahead as required. All with consideration of everyone involved. Couldn’t have imagined anyone better to have officiated our wedding and supported us through it all!

Kate Roberge

Photographer

June, 2018

Shane & Aleisha

Jodie was our celebrant for our elopement in Queenstown. From the first moment we met with Jodie to talk about our wedding she was so lovely and went out of her way to help us plan our day and to make sure we had an amazing time in Queenstown, as we had never been before.

 

Jodie made the entire process so easy and the ceremony she put together for us was better than I ever imagined.

 

We could not have asked for a better celebrant! Thank you Jodie xx

Alpine Image Company

Photographer

February, 2018

Matt & Nina

Jodie you made our day stress free, your service was very professional and communication was spot on.  We really couldn't have asked for a better celebrant!

Jodie was an absolutely fantastic celebrant for our wedding ceremony. From the first time, we met with Jodie to discuss our plans and desires for our wedding she was on the ball with suggestions and advice.

 

She was in touch with us numerous time before the big day to check up and explain what she had put together for our ceremony which helped put our nerves at rest.

 

Jodie's relaxed and friendly personality shined through on the big day and we can't thank her enough for being such a big part of the whole experience.

Emily Adamson

Photographer

March, 2017

Shaun & Cayla

The ceremony was the part of our wedding I dreaded the most. I remember the feeling of my heart sitting right in my throat as my music cue played.

 

Taking that first step down the aisle and seeing Jodie's smiling face waiting for me (oh and my husband's of course) put me right at ease.

 

Jodie helped us create a ceremony that felt personal and special just to us. Everything was a dream. No need for nerves in the end.

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January, 2017

Sam & Celia

Jodie was a fantastic celebrant for our special wedding day!

 

A super talented public speaker, Jodie took special care in crafting a ceremony that fitted us perfectly and delivered it so naturally and confidently to our guests. 
 

The whole process was seamless with excellent communication and resources from Jodie to help us put together the perfect ceremony.  I can't recommend her enough!

Kate Wark

Photographer

March, 2016

Dallas & Karla

Jodie, Dallas & I can not thank you enough for yesterday.

 

You are an amazing celebrant and everyone commented on your warm friendly personality & professionalism.

 

You are top shelf for sure. We couldn't have asked for more.

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