We just wanted to say a huge thank you Jill for making our wedding day so special yesterday. From the day we met you, right up to our wedding day you were there every step of the way being so supportive. The ceremony ran super smoothly because of you, and we really appreciated it. All of our guests commented on how wonderful our ceremony was and how amazing you were. You made sure our day was the best it could be!
Thanks so much
Tracey & Greg
Jill married us in December (on her birthday!) and was absolutely amazing! From when we first met Jill we knew she would be the right person to marry us. Jill was so organised, fun, easy going and made us feel so comfortable. Neither my partner or I like to be the centre of attention, and both wanted a very simple, not too serious or formal ceremony. Jill did such a lovely, personalised ceremony, and was in contact the whole lead up to the day making sure that everything was exactly how we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble. So many of our guests commented on how special our wedding was and and how well Jill’s ceremony captured our story. Thank you Jill - you helped make it day so special - the best day of our lives!
Kelsey & Rob
Jill was an amazing celebrant and we would highly recommend her! My husband and I didn't like the idea of the spotlight being on us for the ceremony and she put us at ease, helping us put together the perfect ceremony that was personalised for us, light hearted and fun! She has some great creative ideas to include your guests and also helped include our loved ones that weren't able to make it from overseas
Gemma & Mike
My Husband and I are not big on being the center of attention and found the thought of a Wedding ceremony to be quite daunting. As soon as we met Jill, we knew she was our celebrant. Her personality just shines, and she understood straight away that we were not looking for anything that didn’t truly reflect who we are and what we are comfortable with. Jill made sure to give us options for our ceremony and was adamant it should be exactly what we want and that no matter what the day really was about the two of us. At the rehearsal and on the day, Jill made us feel so at ease and it was such a comfort to have her guiding us through such an important and special moment in our lives.
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect person to be with us on our big day!
Helen & Jared
Jill is simply the best, what an outstanding celebrant. She goes above & beyond to make sure your special day goes off without a hitch. Jill is beautiful inside & out, her charismatic nature & bubbly personality just puts you into a comforting & relaxed mode. It was an honour to have her as our celebrant. Highly recommend Jill for your special day. 10/10 Jill. Daz.
We were simply honoured to have Jill Wilkinson as our wedding celebrant. Her calming, warm and charismatic nature just filled the air with love and kindness and put all our nerves at ease. Jill is a delightful soul, and knows how to orchestrate all guest with ease and love. Thankyou for a superb wedding and for fond memories that will last our lifetime. We highly recommend Jill as your marriage celebrant..10/10. Arohanui Gaz
Jill was our celebrant a few weeks ago and she was fantastic! She was so easy to deal with and made the whole process of choosing words and vows a breeze. She is very knowledgeable about all things “wedding “ and gave us some great advice and some unique fun ideas for the big day. It is obvious that Jill really enjoys what she does and her joyful presence and reassuring manner really helped make our day extra magical. Thanks so much !!
Liz & Mark
Jill, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being our marriage celebrant.
We renewed our vows after being married for 20 years and Jill was just amazing. She put so much love and thought into what she said and made it so personable to us as a couple. She also kept things running smoothly and to time. Our guests thought Jill was really friendly and they all loved the service.
So again, thank you so much, our day would not have been as special if you hadn't been a part of it. 😘💛 Dale
Jill was really good at our recent vow renewal ceremony. She made us feel relaxed and at ease. She had an awesome personality and everyone commented on how great she was. Thanks jill for being part of our day. Brian
Jill was a fantastic celebrant, she was so patient listening to our needs and kindly advise us with best options. Highly recommended for those who wants to have a great celebrant on special day
Harry & Jess
Jill is a force of nature, as unstoppable in positive energy as the tide. Jill leads with her heart and brings love, joy, and meaning. Jill is not there just to read the words but gives herself to the happiness and occasion, adding to it with caring and genuine affection. Jill loves love and generates it everywhere she goes..
When it came to renewing our vows for our 25th Wedding Anniversary this month in Rarotonga we knew it would take a pretty special celebrant to share this day with us. Jill effortlessly managed to craft a ceremony unique to us, with just the right combination of emotion and fun, to make it a day that we, and . our friends and family will remember for a very long time to come, thankyou!
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How lucky are we to have Jill in our lives!? She is an amazing celebrant and made our special day even more special! From first meeting to the wedding day Jill was always there for us. Any questions we had she was quick to answer them. When we were at the venue she was the perfect person to keep you calm and keep you in the moment. Jill is made to be a celebrant! She loves love and you can tell that she loves what she is doing.
Thank you Jill for everything you did! We can never thank you enough!
Sammy and Tara xx
Jill was an amazing celebrant, she was so easy to work with and our ceremony was perfect. She designed the day so it was unique and special to us, it was fun, warm and loving and our guests felt like they were a big part of it too. Really glad we could share our wedding with you! Emma & Ash
Jill was an amazing celebrant, she went above and beyond to tailor an intimate and personal ceremony that reflected our relationship & family. I felt supported and relaxed as a bride, knowing Jill had my back and had all the formalities covered. Her words were beautifully composed and brought so much aroha to our day. Thank you Jill from the bottom of our hearts. Arohanui, Sarah
We are so happy with the wonderful wedding Jill provided. Above and beyond helping to settle nerves and just made it light and cheerful. Love you Jill, cannot recommend enough xxx Jon
Jill is amazing - 100% recommend/book her now! Super friendly & easy going :) Jill was there for us every step of the way through our wedding planning/re planning (thanks Covid) & would often check in on us to make sure we were doing okay. The ceremony that Jill prepared was beautiful and tailored to us - it was very personal, not bog standard! All of our guests commented on how wonderful (& emotional!) it was. The planning of our ceremony was so easy & stress free! The ceremony is the most important part of a wedding & there is no better person to trust with this than Jill. Thanks again for making our day so special :) Rebecca
If you want a wedding celebrant that makes you feel at ease, somebody who will help you every step along the way, then you need Jill Wilkinson. Jill made everything so easy! To the point where I kept thinking that we had forgotten something! Thank you again Jill for marrying us on our perfect day. Cam
Jill, where do we even start! THANK YOU. Jill took so much time and effort to capture and portray our love story. We had a short engagement, with the wedding planned in only 2 months. Jill kept us calm, cool and so organized every step of the way. In what could be super overwhelming, Jill made it simple, step by step and was always checking to make sure we were on track. The ceremony was so perfect, the right length, kept all our guests engaged, tears of happiness flowing and making sure Dan and I were okay and loving every moment. She was so much help with writing and even reading the vows, running a beautiful rehearsal with our family the night before, and the best wedding day. Thank you again, Jill, cannot say that enough. We were so honored to have you marry us and celebrate the aroha. C&D xx
Well what can we say about Jilly? She made our special day perfect. Jill took the time to learn about our "Love Story" how we met, where we met, what was the attraction? We both told her our separate versions and from there she put everything together and came up with a beautiful marriage ceremony that told the story of our love, the good bits, the funny bits and the not so funny bits. Through Jill our story was told honestly and beautifully and our love for each other was clear for all to see. We can't recommend Jill highly enough..
We are super excited and delighted to write this testimonial for one of our best and dearest friend Jill.
Jilly as we know her, did an incredible job helping us pulling our services together to reflect our personalities and special requirements.
She was not only our celebrant, but Jill was also one of our bridesmaids. This would not have been an easy task that we asked of her, yet she managed to switch in and out of these roles to be both the professional, guiding supportive celebrant and the fun caring friend.
With her extensive experience as a celebrant, Jill kept us at ease and helped us make some crucial decision that made the day flow and become effortless to manage in the middle of winter.
Thank you so much Jilly, a day we reflect on with wonderful memories.
Lots of love
Lyween & Mark Cornaga ox
How lucky were we to have found Jill!! She was our celebrant for our winter wedding. She was everything we had hoped for and more!! Jill is so organised and took care of everything so we didn’t have to worry on our big day. We wanted a casual and easy going feel to our wedding and Jill fit perfectly with us. She is so versatile and truly understood our needs and kept our wedding very personal. We would recommend Jill over and over again!!
All love, Mary and James
We chose Jill to be our celebrant as she was a close friend who knew us well. She under stood who we were and our crazy sense of humor. We were confident in her professionalism that no matter what, she would do her utmost to make our day something special. She never let us down.
We had planned on getting married at the Band Rotunda in the Government Gardens, which was booked months in advance and the reception across the road at The Prince’s Gate Hotel. Colin arrived at the Band Rotunda at 1pm (2hrs before the wedding) to find the local council forgotten about us getting married that day and on the morning of our wedding day ripped up all the streets leading to and around the venue. They were re-sealing it. Trucks, rollers diggers, workmen, dirt and dust for miles and they weren’t going to be finished until at 6pm that night. GREAT!
Time for plan B …… which was supposed to be incase of rain. Jill had also just arrived by now and both her and Colin headed in the direction of The Princes’ Gate Hotel. Jill’s calming, quick thinking organizational skills came to the fore. In no time she had the Manager of the Hotel and Colin, albeit and all the hotel staff rushing around turning the Foyer/Lounge area into a stunning wedding environment. The way she setup the seating to create a lovely little isle in front of the sweeping staircase and stained glass window was fantastic. All done
so efficiently and with ease.
I arrived to find everything completely under control. Jill had guided Colin through what could have been a disaster, but instead flowed into the most beautiful day of our lives. For that we could never thank Jill enough.
She managed us and our wedding day wonderfully. The ceremony that she wrote for us was so personal and intimate. Friends and family still talk about how sincere her words were and how well she understood our relationship. The little suggestions she made in helping us choose and plan the ceremony was so welcoming and especially as we had both lost our parent and siblings. We included and candle lighting ceremony in memory of them which made us feel like they were right there with us. She even accommodated our wish to have our precious Benji ( a cocker spaniel) as ring bearer.
I can not recommend highly enough she was truly amazing. Thank you Jill you’re the best!!!
Trish & Colin
Having known Jill already, and knowing what a warm bubbly person she is, there was no question in who to have as our wedding celebrant. She made the whole process so easy, giving us guidelines for our vows and keeping us on track with everything she needed to create the perfect ceremony. Her fun and friendly approach was everything we wanted and the ceremony came out perfect, with the right balance of humour and personal touches. Jill was great at orchestrating the rehearsal, getting everyone in place and not stressing the small stuff. This made the actual wedding day very relaxed and the ceremony went off without a hitch!
Logan and I fully recommend Jill to be anyone’s wedding celebrant as she has the right personality for any wedding couple and is going to make anyone’s Big Day into the Perfect Day. Thanks again Jill, our Perfect Day wouldn’t have been the same without you! Zoe & Logan.
Zoe & Logan
Jill was absolutely fantastic- we could not have asked for a better celebrant on our wedding day! From our very first meeting with Jill we felt at ease and excited for our ceremony. She guided us through the entire process ensuring we were well organised and ready well in advance of the big day, allowing us to have lots of input along the way. One of the things I loved most about Jill was how organised she was- I am a bit of a control freak, but had complete trust that Jill would make sure everything was set up how it should be prior to our arrival. So many of our friends and family have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony- it truly was a highlight of the day! Jill's bubbly personality and professionalism make her a celebrant we would highly recommend! Thanks Stephen & Hilary
Thank you so much for being our celebrant - you unique ideas and the way you personalized our ceremony was amazing and made our day super special.
We to appreciated you holding back on the super soppy stuff too. We both absolutely loved the ceremony and appreciated all the effort you put into making our wedding day one of the greatest milestone of our lives.
Mr and Mrs
Sarah and Matt
We got married at Peppers on the Point in Rotorua on the 15th of January 2022. Jill Wilkinson was our wedding celebrant, and we would like to say how wonderfully Jill carried out this role.
From the initial discussions to the pre-wedding planning, there was much of this!, to the day itself and the paperwork that followed, Jill did a friendly and competent job in every aspect. We were unsure about a lot of things initially and Jill efficiently led us along the path and on the day itself Jill was amazing. She was relaxed, composed, confident and capable and really contributed to a truly wonderful wedding day.
Thank you very much Jill. We would highly recommend Jill to anyone seeking a wedding celebrant. Rob & Kate
Wow! Jill was our wedding celebrant and her testimonials did not let her down!! She was absolutely amazing. From the moment we met her she made us both feel at ease and completely comfortable around her. We didn’t really have an idea on what we wanted our ceremony to look like and Jill guided us through everything making it all such a breeze! We wanted to have a surprise wedding, all our guests thought they were turning up to our engagement party, Jill was 100% on board with this and made our dream day a reality! We loved the way she incorporated “our story” into the ceremony, also the parent vows and children vows were super special to be included too.
Thanks again Jill we loved having you be apart of our wedding day and would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant! All our love, Olivia & Brett
We have had the privilege of knowing Jill for many years now and when we decided to finally get married we did not hesitate to ask her to be our celebrant, luckily for us she agreed.
From the first contact to the wedding day Jill was so positive and helpful also bringing a great sense of humor and a can do attitude to our special day, and as Jill kept reminding us both this “was our day” and not about her or anyone else.
We would highly recommend Jill to any couple thinking of tying the knot, she ensures that both personalities come to the front for the ceremony and puts the emphasis on the couple for the day and focusing the whole process on what we as the couple wanted.
It was a fantastic experience working alongside Jill and for the both of us it was made such a pleasant process that we had a lot of laughs throughout.
Neven and Jerome
Jill as our celebrant you were perfect. As we wanted a non traditional wedding your guidance definitely helped us say all the right and important words.
You also had great ideas that we added to our ceremony in keeping with our style and that was personal for us.
You worked with our wedding planner on the big day helping everything run smoothly. Thank you Jill!
Mel & Karl
We highly recommend Jill as a celebrant, she made our special day even more special and we could not have wanted for more. Jill is very professional and went ‘above and beyond’ to ensure our ceremony ran smoothly. She deliberately spent one on one time with each person who had a role to play in the ceremony, to make sure they were comfortable with their part. Jill was genuinely interested in the family dynamic and where everyone fitted in. She is very diplomatic and sensitive and her friendly smile had everyone at ease the whole time. Jill pays attention to detail and her mission to produce a personalized ceremony was certainly accomplished with us.
Monica & Ross
Jill did an amazing job in serving as the celebrant for our wedding. We could not recommend her enough. Given the circumstances we found ourselves in, short of a celebrant a week out from our wedding, Jill kindly stepped up and helped us in what was a very stressful time. She proved to be a fantastic choice. She was extremely flexible and accommodating to our requests. Working hard to fit us in to her already busy schedule, at what was extremely short notice. She took all of our requests on board and made everything we asked for happen. It was evident throughout the entire process of working with Jill, that it was her intent to make our wedding as personal as possible. All the while adding her own personal touch and flare. She really added to what was a perfect day for us both. Her fun, vibrant personality helped make the experience of getting married that much more special and she did everything she could to make us feel at ease on our special day. A fantastic celebrant who is obviously extremely passionate about what she does. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us and all your efforts in helping make our wedding day so special. Liam & Jessie
Dion and I would like to thank you for being our Marriage Celebrant. We had a wonderful day and you made our ceremony beautiful.
Right from the very beginning we felt at ease, you took an interest in us as a couple and helped us write the ceremony which reflected our thoughts and feelings.
We love the way your performed the Ceremony, with confidence and style.
Thank you once again Jill
Ash & Dion
We chose Jill Wilkinson to be our celebrant because she was the celebrant for my mum and stepdads wedding and had done such an amazing job that we didn't even look at anyone else.
We are so happy we went with Jill, our ceremony couldn't have been more perfect. Jill made us feel totally comfortable from the very first meeting, right through to the big day. We would highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for a fabulous, modern and bubbly celebrant for their special day.
Thank you Jill for been everything we could ever ask for in a celebrant an more, you rock!! Xxx
Jill Wilkinson appealed to us from the moment we discovered her on her website. We liked the fact that she was open to 'out of the ordinary' ceremonies. You see, Paddy & I had decided we wanted to elope but we were unsure how to go about it! From the first phone call, I knew we had chosen the right marriage celebrant and that was confirmed after our first meeting with her. Nothing was a problem and Jill had so much helpful advice for us. The wedding day went off without a hitch and was a truly magical experience filled with so much emotion and happiness. Jill was able to provide us with witnesses as well which saved us a lot of heartache. If you are looking for an exceptional marriage celebrant that will feel more like a close friend by the time you reach your wedding day, then look no further, as I promise, you will not be disappointed!
Helen & Paddy
Well what can I say. Jill Wilkinson is amazing. With 9 days to plan wedding and everything else she was there for the short notice. She is very kind hearted and the most amazing lady you will ever meet. She had everything planned out what we needed to get done in the short time basic and meaningful. She is a stress free women to deal with to would give her AA++ for everything. It all went very smooth and could not as for a more perfect day. Thank you so much from the junior Yerex family.
We discovered Jill through her website & she immediately appealed to us. Our first conversation over Skype confirmed she was the one we wanted for our big day. Jill’s warm & bubbly personality instantly made us feel at ease. Her professionalism & warm nature made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Jill used our perspectives on “our story” to form the backbone of the ceremony. She had heaps of helpful suggestions when we needed them to guide us through designing our ceremony. This included suggesting ways of including our two small children & coming up with a beautiful way of remembering & incorporating Ruia’s Mum, who had recently passed away, into the ceremony as well. All of these touches really made a huge difference & meant we got our very own special ceremony.
We couldn't have been happier with the ceremony. We wanted a fun, relaxed, personalized ceremony & that’s exactly what Jill delivered. Thanks Jill for your amazing energy and passion. It helped make our day go just the way we wanted it.
Mark & Ruia
Jill was the best celebrant we could have asked for. She was so professional and friendly. If I had any questions she was very quick to answer them and very helpful. Jill was excellent at understanding our love story. She made us feel completely at ease when we were both a little nervous at the altar. She also has a lovely warm and soft voice which just sounded beautiful as she read out our ceremony. We really appreciated all your amazing work you did with us. We can't recommend Jill enough she is an absolutely fantastic celebrant. Evie & Cam
We just want to thank you for being the most amazing celebrant. We are so happy we chose you as you were able to make the whole process easy, personalised and full of love. From the moment we had contact via email, followed by a skype call, we knew you were going to make our day perfect. Josh and I wanted a relaxed, personalised ceremony that reflected us and not only did you go above and beyond to do this for us, you did it all with an amazing amount of energy and passion. I especially have to thank you for the rehearsal ceremony. You patiently and happily waited while everyone turned up (very very) late and also respected our sensitive family situations and relationships. You made everyone feel comfortable and again brought so much energy into the mix that everyone was beaming.
We wanted our wedding day to be perfect and perfect it was. Thank you for your part in this and helping to make our day perfect. Stacey & Josh xx
Tony and I would highly recommend Jill to anyone who is looking for a celebrant for their special day.
I believe your celebrant is one of the most important parts to consider when you’re planning your wedding. You want someone who will get to know you both so your ceremony reflects who you are as a couple. You want someone who is personal, positive, organised and genuine about what they do. You want someone who will take any last minute stress away near your day. Jill definitely did all of that and we feel she went above and beyond our expectations.
We found Jill’s information online, she was easy to contact and was always quick to respond to our emails. Initially we meet up with Jill for a coffee so she could get to know us as a couple and for us to get to know her. Straight away we both loved her bubbly personality and could tell she loved her job. She talked to us about what we needed to do (documents to organise etc) and they style of our ceremony. Jill recommended for us to complete our stories about each other and to write our vows a couple of months before the wedding which was amazing. Leading up to the wedding there was no pressure of writing our vows last minute (although we both made small changes). Then she sent as through our ceremony story that she had put together a couple of weeks before the wedding, which really added to the build-up buzz.
Jill was fantastic at the rehearsal the day before and made sure everything was well organised and ready to go for the next day.
On the wedding day she made sure both of us were relaxed and ready to go.
Before my bridesmaids arrived Jill was relaxed and easy to deal with, while still being in control and making sure everything was running smoothly. She facilitated the arrival of the bridal party with the MC extremely well and was happy to take a backseat when required.
When I arrived at the ceremony I was so ready to marry Tony and I didn’t care if it was rain, hail or shine. About 5 minutes before I arrived it started to rain but we still both wanted to go ahead with the ceremony outside. I’m so happy you let us go ahead in the moment that we wanted to. You didn’t let the moment pass and for us this will always be an incredible memory of our wedding day.
It also slightly rained during our ceremony but Jill was happy to stand in the rain and continue on even though she wasn’t under an umbrella. Thanks Jill. When we met up with her a couple of days later she told us the rain added to the romantic feel of the day.
Again, I would highly recommend Jill she was an outstanding, genuine celebrant.
Catherine & Tony
We found Jill online via her website as we didn't live in Rotorua and didn't know of anyone. She sounded perfect and she was just that. The first time we met up with her we both instantly felt comfortable and relaxed with her. Almost like we had met before and had known her for years. We told her our story and she easily put our ceremony together. She had lots of great idea's for us and was very understanding and sensitive to what we were wanting. It all came together perfectly and we couldn't have been happier. We got lot's of our guest's commenting on how friendly Jill was and what a lovely ceremony. So thankyou Jill you made our day 'perfect' . xo Callista & Adrien
From the first time my husband met Jill and I skyped in we knew we had found our celebrant!
Jill really got on board with how laid back we are and that we wanted our day to reflect just that. We loved how she finds out little things about each person via the other and writes it into the ceremony makes it so personal. We also can not praise Jill enough how she dealt with our two small children on the day and included them in the happenings it made our day that much more special.
Jill we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your wonderful services.
Jake, Robin, Lincoln and Emilia
We would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Jill for being the celebrant at our wedding ceremony. From our very first meeting Jill was friendly, helpful, professional and made us feel at ease every step of the way. She explained the process, told us what was legally required and then encouraged us to create a ceremony that was unique and very special to both of us. We received many comments about the beautiful words that were spoken by Jill during the ceremony and we loved every moment. We couldn't be happier that we chose Jill as our gorgeous, gregarious wedding celebrant - she really helped make our day everything we wanted it to be Wendy & Wayne
Jill came recommended to us through The Blue Baths and as soon as I spoke to her for the first time I knew she was just what we wanted for a celebrant. Jill is outgoing, fun, vivacious and friendly, with a modern yet traditional approach, and we both felt instantly comfortable with her when we met.
Coming from out of town Jill had heaps of really good ideas for our ceremony and truth be told - it was my favourite part of the day. She ‘gently reminded’ us when we hadn’t gotten information to her that she needed and she supported us both through writing our own vows so that we each heard them spoken for the first time on our wedding day.
Jill ran the wedding rehearsal so that everyone knew exactly what was happening and what to do and as a result the ceremony was so smooth, it just flowed. We totally loved the suggestion of drawing our witnesses names from a hat.
She calmed the slightly nervous bride and groom beforehand and her words had many guests with a tear in their eye. As one guest said – ‘there was so much love in that room, all brought together by your celebrant’. That was Jill! Would I recommend her? In a heartbeat! She is utterly brilliant! Vicki & Graeme
From the day we first met Jill, we knew she was one to marry us. She was, and has throughout the process, been so bubbly and open to our preferences and suggestions; the way we wanted to have our ceremony set up. She is such a great, lovely and easy-going person who always makes you smile! Jill made our wedding day very special and definitely customised the whole ceremony based on our relationship and life histories. All our guests were amazed by how she managed to make the ceremony interesting, fun and personal instead of a long, dragging speach. We would recommend Jill to anyone who wants to be married by an open, fun and caring person who definitely will make your day exactly the way you like it.. Emmelie & Clay
"Jill is an absolutely incredible wedding celebrant who wrote and delivered the most amazing ceremony for our big day. Jill is an incredibly talented celebrant with a warm, positive, bubbly and outgoing nature. All of our guests absolutely loved Jill's ceremony and we thoroughly enjoyed the journey leading up to the day. Jill put us at ease, got to know us and tailored her ceremony to suit us and what we wanted from the day - she even came down to Queenstown for our wedding! We couldn't think of anyone better to marry us and would have no hesitation in recommending Jill to any couple looking to get married!" Sarah & Guy
We just wanted to send you a huge thank you for the wonderful ceremony we had. You were truly amazing and we have had so many lovely comments from our family and friends on how beautiful the ceremony was, particularly as they were all entertained by our funny relationship stories! We felt your work was both personal and professional, particularly in the lead up to the ceremony where your communication was efficient and well organised. So, many thanks for the most wonderful Celebrant service you provided for us and your warm and lovely nature.
We could not have asked for a better celebrant.
Matthew White and Sabrina Young
Jill, thank you for being a fantastic celebrant our daughter’s wedding. You connected with the bride and groom, and all the parents and guests.
You made us all feel at ease, took control when you needed to, and have a great communication style. We were really pleased to have you as part of this special day.
Christine and Matthew (Mother and Father of the Bride )
We first met Jill at her home in Rotorua, and instantly felt welcome and comfortable. She made things so easy from the start, and throughout.
Jill took us through a rehearsal on the Friday afternoon which put us all at ease with a few good laughs.
I thank Jill so much for her calming words and everything she did on the wedding day. Jill was amazing. We were lucky with the weather but she had everything under control with a plan "B" in place - which is very reassuring for the bride! The day went perfectly and you told our story beautifully so thank you once again Jill I would recommend you any day, very professional and warming. Sam & Kate
We found Jill on the NZ DIA website. We live in the UK and wanted a celebrant to perform our same sex wedding on Lake Rotorua on Valentine's Day 2015. Living thousands of miles away and putting your trust into someone for such an important day of your life isn't easy, but from my very first email to Jill I knew she was both very outgoing, which we wanted and also very professional. All of my questions were answered promptly and everything clarified. Jill asked us to each answer questions about the other, as she'd never met us I thought this was brilliant, it showed that our service was going to be customised to us and not just the generic wedding speech! From that she wrote our service and emailed it to us to check we were happy with it, we were ecstatic... if a little teary eyed!!
A few days before the big day Jill came round to meet us and ask how we wanted the day to pan out. We had a terrific day on our big day, Jill arrived well before the appointed hour, we had photos and a chat with her and she put our minds at ease. Jill you were everything we were looking for, extrovert, passionate, caring, loving and very professional, thanks for making our day so special!! Mark & John
Wow, where do we begin? Jill is a very dear friend of ours and we could think of no one better to be our wedding celebrant. So when we were planning our wedding and Jill announced she was going to become a celebrant we were over the moon.
We were married in January 2015 in Auckland and Jill was truly amazing. She has such a warm and bubbly personality and made us both feel so relaxed on our wedding day. Jill made sure she knew what we were after for our ceremony and made it so personal. She is amazing at adapting ceremonies to what you want on your big day. So if you are looking for a celebrant we would have no hesitation in recommending Jill. You won't regret it! Ben & Anna
We were very fortunate to meet Jill who took us under her wing and helped plan and execute our very unique wedding ceremony. Jill's professionalism, sense of humor and vast experience in customer service culminated in the perfect celebrant for us. We developed an easygoing yet respectful relationship. Jill kept us on track and offered sound advice along the way. We were very grateful that after months of careful planning we could leave the wedding day to her and just relax and concentrate on enjoying the ceremony and playing our parts. Our guests commented how well they thought Jill delivered the ceremony with her great speaking voice and sparkling personality. Jill took our ceremony to the next level by dressing in theme for our Art Deco inspired wedding. That was so awesome. I would not hesitate in recommending Jill to any couples currently searching for a wedding celebrant. Shirley & Grant
On the 21st February 2015, Scott and I were lucky enough to have our friend Jill marry us.
The thing about Jill is that you feel like you have known her for ever just in one meeting. She is so personable and instantly puts you at ease. Jill helped us write vows, help that my husband (as a typical Kiwi male) found especially helpful.
On the day it was so reassuring knowing that Jill had everything under control. She liaised with the MC and the DJ to make sure everything was on track and guests commented on how wonderful Jill was.
All in all I would not hesitate in recommending Jill. She added laughter and sparkle to the day which made it even more memorable. Emma & Scott
Choosing a wedding celebrant is such a important step in planning your wedding. After all this is the person that is going to marry you both in front of everyone that you love. They are very involved and they are right up there in front of you on the big day. For us this had to be heartfelt and not just a stranger reading out of a book.
Jill you simply made the service everything and more. Not only did you connect with us but with everyone there.
The ceremony was so personal and you were so supportive running up to the wedding and on the day; thinking of every detail! Thank you for your part in making our day so special xx
Luke & Laura
I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and making the 21st of March 2015 a special day for both Kate and I.
I was very thankful for choosing you as our celebrant as I was delegated the task of organising the celebrant for our wedding day. Being from out of town and having not previously meet you, one is always a little doubtful as to how things will turn out. However I was pleasantly surprised as to how easy and enjoyable you managed to make the entire process. I found you communicated well through email and calls and when it came to our meetings and big day you turned up on time and exceeded all expectations with your ceremony.
Prior to our wedding day my grandmother was not convinced our ceremony was going to be proper as it was not done in the house of God, for religious reasons obviously. Her comments after the wedding, "that was the best wedding I have ever been to, who was the celebrant lady? I feel like you are properly married and she made it so lovely". That coming from my grandmother means you really did pull it off.
Thanks again for all your assistance and making our day so special. I wish you all the very best for the future and I know I would recommend your services to anyone getting married. Kate & Andrew
From our first meeting with Jill, we knew she would be a fabulous celebrant. She has a great sense of humour, lots of energy and enthusiasm, and genuinely loves being part of this special day. She listened to what we wanted, provided guidance about the whole process, and even a gentle prod when we needed to get things done!
It was such a daunting task finding the right person to marry us, but we would highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for a celebrant. We had the most relaxed, happy, enjoyable wedding day and Jill was perfect for the job. I just wish we could do it all over again! Thanks Jill for everything, truly was amazing. xxx Dennyse & Mitch
Deciding to make our special day in Rotorua, we chose Jill from website searches and from the first telephone contact her personality immediately demonstrated her point of difference.
Jill listened to our love story and expectations of a day that we wanted to be so special just for us. After the usual stressful lead up to such and important day Jill’s natural warmth, bubbly personality and sincere caring for us made our day complete. Her location choices for our ceremony and her lovely well considered personal and intimate words more than met our expectations.
We are very happy we found Jill and just love what she did for us. If you want your day to be that special one then Jill is your celebrant..
Faye & Alan
A huge Thank You to Jill for making our day so special for us. From taking our idea ( “We want to get married” ) and making it happen so stress free . Your personal and professional approach made us feel relaxed and confident that we would have our day to remember accommodating to our needs even with a location and adapting to wet and dry I think your umbrella added to our theme and kept us dry ! We treasure our day as do our friends it was a wonderful experience and we recommend you to help pull together any special event, you are certainly someone who went the extra mile to make our day ours. Thank you. Therese & Garry
When I started planning our wedding, I didn’t know how to go about choosing a celebrant, but I knew I wanted someone with a great personality. Fortunately I heard about Jill through a friend of a friend. I phoned her up and as soon as I got talking to her she was bubbly and friendly, I felt like I had known her forever and I knew without even meeting her she would be perfect. She guided us through everything we needed to do and nothing was ever a problem. Jill created a ceremony for us that was light hearted and relaxed, exactly what we wanted for our special day. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for a celebrant. Sophie & John
"We are so thrilled we chose Jill to be our celebrant. The ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day and she just made it so easy. Jill was able to write an amazing ceremony from the information we gave her, and the time we spent together. She made the ceremony as relaxed, and quick, as possible, and really understood what we wanted. It was an absolutely amazing day, thank you so much Jill!!! Jake & Kerri-Anne
We were both so happy to have found Jill and have the pleasure of her being our marriage celebrant, The first time we all meet was really exciting and at the same time relaxed and still well organised, Jill was real easy to get along with and we knew she was going to make our day special and remembered by many for being so filled with love portrayed by us and translated through Jill’s words to our family and friends it was a beautiful ceremony thanks to Jill’s touching words and kind nature. We could not have been happier and everything went to plan perfectly. Hannah and I were very nervous in the days approaching our wedding but Jill’s confidence and professionalism kept us calm and excited after our rehearsal.
We would recommend Jill as the best celebrant if you want your big day to be one that brings out the deepest love between Bride and Groom and will be felt by all family and friends, our family loved Jill!
So thank you again Jill we are both loving marriage and couldn't have wished for anyone better on our special day, love from Hannah & Tristan, Happily ever after!
Jill is like a breath of fresh air when she walks in the room! her bubbly/friendly personality is what makes this woman so amazing as a wedding celebrant. We loved the questions she asked to find out about our relationship history and what inspired us to get married.
Jill then incorporated our story into the ceremony. Jill expertly helped us work through what readings we wanted and helping us write our vows. We had a very through rehearsal ( with plenty of laughs) the day before the wedding so on the big day we was completely confident in the ceremony going perfectly (which it did!) Jill is very organized and nothing was ever an issue if we needed to contact her in the lead up to the wedding.
We can't thank her enough for being part of our special day.
Kat and Dave
In January this year we had the most memorable day of our lives that was so perfect thanks to Jill Wilkinson. From the start of organising our day, Jill was able to understand our ideas and thoughts as to what we wanted to achieve (although it was a unique situation). Jill offered amazing support and feedback, her knowledge of dealing with people was invalueable. She was able to bring together our blended family to be involved in such a caring way. Dealing with all the little issues of the day in a calm and co- ordinated way it was Jill that made the day come together as an enjoyable, perfect and stress free day.
We are still reminded of how special (especially the ceremony) it was by the constant comments of "your wedding was the best wedding that I have ever been to." Burnie & Rick
We tied the knot on the 13th of June this year (2015) with Jill as our celebrant. We were so thankful that Jill ended up joining us on our special day. She is such a bubbly and friendly person and had some great ideas on how to structure things on the day. What we really liked about Jill was that she sat down with us quite early on and took the time to gauge what sort of people we were and tailored the ceremony to suit. Everyone at the wedding had great things to say about the ceremony that Jill gave and we were also very happy about the way that things went on the day. We could not have asked for a better celebrant and would highly recommend Jill to anyone who is after a reassuring, lovely, good-humoured and organised person to officiate their ceremony. Thank you so much Jill and we hope that your business keeps growing we think you have found your calling. Steffany & Scott