Margaret Joy Dempsey Marriage Celebrant

My name is Margaret Joy Dempsey and I live in Hastings in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. I have two daughters, Susan and Louise, and two grandchildren, Felix and Nell. I have worked as a secondary school teacher for many years and more recently owned an independent bookshop in Havelock North.

I have a passion for live theatre and I am actively engaged, on stage, in three theatre groups. I love my role as a marriage celebrant and feel very privileged to work with a couple to create a ceremony that is meaningful and unique to them. I am an articulate and confident speaker with a strong, clear voice. I deliver a well-rehearsed ceremony in a friendly, relaxed and warm manner.

I will ensure all paperwork is done and help with the legal requirements. I will listen respectfully to your wishes and help you create a marriage ceremony that reflects your personalities and meets all your expectations. I would be honoured and privileged to be part of your special day.

Registry Style Weddings

I am registered to offer this service and would love to assist you.

Validated CANZ Member

What my clients say...

"Firstly we want to thank you again for your services last weekend. Your contribution to our wedding was priceless and we could not imagine having a better celebrant than you. We felt that our ceremony was very personal which wouldn’t have been possible if you hadn’t made us so comfortable in sharing our ideas and hopes for the ceremony, and instilling us with confidence in your ability and our choice of vows. We think our wedding day was perfect, and we have you to thank for this. Lots of love, and Best Regards" - Chrissy and Sam Fastier

"It’s been a real pleasure working with you, from the pre-meetings to the wedding day itself. You did your best to understand our needs and wishes and the result was exactly what we were aiming for - a simple and meaningful ceremony that reflected ourselves. We even got comments from guests on how well you fit in with it all. Thank you!" - Dwayne and Tamar

"Thanks so much for conducting such a lovely wedding ceremony, it was just what we wanted, and you were a pleasure to work with, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for the services of a marriage celebrant. Thanks once again." - Rini and Brian

"Margaret was a pleasure to work with while we prepared for our special day. She was very relaxed but also thorough in her approach to what we wanted as a couple for our ceremony. She ensured no detail was forgotten and our wedding day ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend Margaret to those who are seeking a relaxed, intimate ceremony where all your needs are met." - Stacey and Jarrod

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