Celebrant Céline is available to officiate weddings from Christchurch Central through to Ashburton and Rangiora districts.

You’ve been waiting for this BIG DAY! Céline loves marrying couples, seeing the joy on their faces during that unique moment in time – their vows. Céline is a validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand, and is growing her professional development through The Celebrants Training College. She’s as bubbly as champagne and as good as a hot chocolate!

Tell us about yourself? Hello lovelies! I became a celebrant in July 2020 and have had the privilege of marrying two amazing couples; it may not sound a lot, but what a fantastic learning curve each of those weddings was! And we all have to start somewhere, right?

My day job finds me working from home, pounding out articles for various lifestyle magazines in Canterbury (latitude and Metropol), for I am a freelance writer and I love it! Writing is my passion, so you can only imagine how fandamntabulous your wedding ceremony will be with me in the creative seat. I am a validated member of CANZ, as well as being the secretary of CANZ Canterbury – a position which I was elected into within a very short space of time. They couldn’t resist my charms, obviously.

To further my professional development, I have already completed the first course with The Celebrants Training College and am now working on the second course with them. My tutor is the most amazing person; I wish I had her when I was at school! When I’m free of my desk, I flourish drumsticks as a tenor drummer for the City of Christchurch Highland Pipe Band; as my husband is the Pipe Major, I am made to practice alongside him at home quite a lot!

Tell us about your style? My celebrant style is authentically ME! I’m warm and witty at all times, but more importantly, I also know when to be around and when to drift into the background. Somebody asked me the other day this question: “What would the community miss if you weren’t a celebrant?” The answer came very quickly. “A celebrant who gives a damn!” Because I do. I will move mountains to ensure my couple’s day is absolutely ACE!

Best part of any ceremony for you? Presenting my couple back to their guests with the words they’ve longed to hear.

Favourite things? Cuddling up on the sofa with my darling husband of 21 years, watching a great series on Netflix.


E. celine.sara.nz@gmail.com

F. facebook.com/celinegibsoncelebrant

T. 0223 037 290