Julie Anderson-Johns Celebrant

A well-spoken and vivacious celebrant, Julie has the gift of relating to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Her experience in education and the airline industry, as well as training to attain the New Zealand Certificate of celebrant Studies, defines Julie’s skills as a celebrant.

Elopement Package available - scroll down to the end for info.


“Julie was such a special part of our wedding, there could not have been a more perfect person for the job! She had a wonderful understanding of what we wanted in our ceremony and let us craft our vows to what suited us. On the day Julie was professional, relaxed and so focused on ensuring the ceremony went off without a hitch. She has a wonderful personality and a fantastic sense of humour that perfectly suits her to this line of work. We would certainly recommend Julie to any couple looking for a celebrant to guide them through their special day.” - Kirby and Nick, 2017

"Julie is a positive, very warm person and was a lovely choice of celebrant for our big day. We felt Julie's warmth and bubbly character worked very well for us as a couple and the day unfolded just as we had hoped. Julie is incredibly organised ... and assisted us in choosing readings, running through the structure of the ceremony and was very inclusive in the process. We felt we had a great collaboration, which lead to the very organic and relaxed wedding ceremony that we wanted to achieve. Thank you Julie for sharing the day with us XO" - Hannah and Michael, 2018

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to help us with our wedding! We had the most amazing day and are still getting comments on how lovely you were! Our families thought you were so professional yet it felt as though you were part of the family which is exactly what we had hoped for. We can't thank you enough for making our ceremony run so smoothly and for really understanding what Josh and I are like as a couple. I am attaching some pictures for you to have and use. I think the pictures really show the bond we had by the end of it all." - Danielle and Josh, 2018

“If you are looking for a celebrant we can't emphasise enough how wonderful Julie is. From the beginning, Julie was very professional. She has a lovely, bubbly nature and is a real people person. She listened to what we wanted for our wedding day and gave us guidance throughout the whole process. So many people after the wedding commented on what a wonderful celebrant we had and we feel very lucky to have had Julie. She catered to us as a couple, told our story and really made our wedding very special. Thank-you Julie for all your time, your clear communication backwards and forwards and all your help and thoughtfulness in bringing our ceremony to life. It really was the best day of our lives and we couldn't have done it without you. Xx” - Rosie and Matt, March 2019

“We were lucky enough to have Julie as our celebrant for our Wedding in April at Takatu Lodge. With very little notice, she was able to squeeze us in to her life and help us straight away and be involved from the get go. From the very moment we met her, she was warm, kind, enthused and calm. She never made us feel at any time under pressure or rushed. She ensured we understood everything from the very beginning, right up to and after the ceremony. We had so much freedom to create a ceremony along with Julie that suited us perfectly. She offered us support, guidance and advice at every step of the journey. Her knowledge and love for her job is evident in everything that she does. She made it seems as though, we were the only people in the world getting married that day, and that nothing else mattered apart from our happiness and celebration of love for one another. Which is what every couple wants to feel in the lead up to and on the day of their wedding. Her ideas and suggestions were valuable and helpful, and she knew exactly how to make us feel at ease with the entire process. She got to know us as a couple and had little hints and tips to add the magic touch that on the day makes all the difference. On the day Julie was incredible. Supporting both my now husband and myself, before, after and during the ceremony. She goes above and beyond to ensure everything within her control is perfect, and it was. We can’t recommend Julie highly enough as a celebrant for your special day.“ - Katie (Kit) and Ryan 2019

Elopement Package

  • Luxury accommodation at Waimahu Retreat for two nights with a bottle of bubbles on arrival and scrummy breakfast each morning
  • Photos supplied to you on a USB by our professional photographer
  • Hair and Makeup done in the comfort of Waimahu Retreat
  • A beautiful bouquet and / or buttonhole for the couple
  • Delicious dinner for two at a local restaurant
  • My Independent Marriage Celebrant services

You have a choice of location. Either at Waimahu Retreat with its amazing views or a location on the beautiful Matakana Coast. We will help with ensuring you have the correct paperwork and can provide witnesses for your ceremony.

This full elopement package is only NZ $2,995

Please don't forget to mention that you found us via My Wedding Guide.

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19 Martins Bay Rd
Matakana Coast
Auckland 0982
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