My Love Story ceremonies put your relationship at the heart of your wedding day, and highlight all the reasons why you want to be married to your favourite person. These ceremonies are beautiful because they focus on the details, memories and emotions that are unique to the two of you. In other words, they tell your Love Story!

Love Story ceremonies are joyful, vibrant, and creative. They can include blessings or readings, cultural rituals, and unity ceremonies such as sand blending or handfasting. A meaningful ceremony need not be long (25-30 minutes is sufficient) and any extra elements you choose to include should be authentic, reflecting who you are as a couple, and what marriage means to you.

During the ceremony, I’ll keep you calm and relaxed, pop a tissue into your hand before you even realise you need it, and keep you grounded through the emotional peak of the ceremony – the exchange of your personal vows. Your guests will feel that we know each other well, and the tone will be set for the rest of your amazing wedding day.

I will work alongside your wedding planner and venue manager to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you are searching for the right celebrant to tell your story, please get in touch!

“Your calming nature as soon as we met made us know we were in good hands. Throughout the process you were warm and bubbly and understood how important a unique and personal ceremony was to us. You told a beautiful fairytale which was our love story – as if you had known us for years.”
B & A, Te Hihi Estate, 2020

Photo: Stephan and Nikita

“Not only did Mel write the most stunning ceremony [at very short notice], testament to her beautiful grasp on language, but she also fully convinced our guests that she knew us and our love story as well as anyone in attendance. That is her skill in truly listening to what we were saying and capturing the essence of our relationship. She was incredible to work with and absolutely helped us turn what was a very stressful situation into the most joyous, trusting and heartfelt ceremony. It was kind and generous and so much fun.”
C & H, 2022

Photo: Wild Spirit Photography

“The whole day was perfect, everything flowed smoothly and a lot of guests said it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to! Thank you so much for your beautiful words and help throughout the ceremony, and also beforehand upstairs, helping calm my nerves. We got a lot of compliments from the guests about you. One if them even asked for your details!
E & J, Domain Wintergarden, 2022

Photo: Jess Dewsnap

Mel is an amazing celebrant. Very down to earth, warm and open. We instantly had a lovely rapport when we met. She wrote a beautiful ceremony and did a wonderful job delivering it on the day. You can’t go wrong with Mel, you are in good hands, she is fantastic!
A & C, Mudbrick, 2022

Photo: Wildfolk Photography

Melanie was the most perfect celebrant – she had the most amazing presence, set the tone of the ceremony right from the beginning. Her story telling of our love story made us and the guests laugh and cry. Melanie made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Thank you for all you did for our wedding. You are amazingly good at what you do!
C & J, Mantells Mt Eden, 2022

Photo: Wanting Huang

We are so happy to have had a casual and intimate wedding ceremony, all because of you! “
K & M, Officers’ Mess, 2024

Photo: Ryan Watts