Below you will find wedding testimonials from when I started working as a celebrant in 1999 until today. These wedding testimonials were shared with me by the happy couples that gave me the honour to be their wedding or civil union celebrant for their special day.
I have lots of other testimonials that are available should you care to read more.
As you read them you will see that I am passionate about my role as a Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant.
"I thank you all for allowing me to be part of your special day."
"Many thanks for marrying us. You did a fabulous job! We had a great wedding, it was so nice to have all the families together and everyone enjoyed themselves very much."
Penelope and Paul, French Farm, Akaroa, January 2003
"We found Julie friendly, helpful and easy to deal with. She made our son's naming day run smoothly and all the more special."
Jane & Aaron
"Thank you most sincerely for the important part you played. Everyone remarked on the service and in fact, the whole evening went off without a single problem. Thank you once again for helping make our "day" so very special."
Margaret and Colin, The Manor, Christchurch, September 2002
"Thank you for making our special day complete. The ceremony was lovely and everything went without a hitch."
Claire and Michael, Trents Estate Vineyard, Christchurch, December 2001
"Thank you so much for your performance and part taken in both mine and David's special day. Our ceremony couldn't have been so speical to us without the help from you. Once again thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts."
David and Diane, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, September 2002
"Thanks for the smooth delivery of our wedding service, in your lovely voice."
Diane and John, Private home, Christchurch, April 2003
"When I started to think about surprising my girl with a wedding about as far away from Germany as you can get, I did not think it was to be going as smooth as it actually did. There where trillions of things to think about. The dress, the suite, flowers, shoes, where to stay (for we toured with a camper van), the location, and last but not least the paper works. I was looking out for someone in New Zealand who could help me with all this and make sure everything would be kept as secret as possible. With Julie I found just the right person. She took most of the works out of my hands and kept coming up with some beautiful suggestions. She choose a wonderful location for the ceremony and organized everything to the point. The only thing left for me to do was to make sure our vacation went on as planned and my girl would give the right answer to my proposal.
Well, she did. And our big day turned out the most romantic day in our lives. After our vows had been exchanged, punting on the Avon, my girl (now my wife) told me, that she could not have imagined this day more beautiful as it had turned out to be.
Thank you from the heart Julie for your help! Thank you Lynda for the amazing photographs. We will surely never forget and always have a reason to return to Aotearoa."
Sibille and Arvid
and now in German
"Als wir begannen einen Urlaub in Neuseeland zu planen, dachte ich, es wäre etwas sehr schönes, diesen Urlaub mit unserer Hochzeit zu verbinden. Mein Mädel sollte so lange wie möglich nichts davon ahnen, also suchte ich jemanden in NZ, der mir mit der Planung helfen würde. Julie, so stellte sich heraus, war genau die Richtige. Sie half mit wirklich allem und nahm mir die meiste Arbeit ab. Kleid, Anzug, Limousine, Hochzeitsstrauss, die Auswahl des Ortes für die Zeremonie und natürlich die Formalitäten. Ich brauchte wirklich nicht mehr zu tun, als sicherzustellen, dass unsere Reise nach Plan verlief und mein Mädel mir die richtige Antwort auf meinen Antrag gab (Gab sie.). Unser großer Tag wurde zum romantischsten Erlebnis unseres gemeinsamen Lebens. Später, nachdem die Ringe getauscht waren, gondelnd auf dem Avon, sagte sie mir, dass sie sich diesen Tag nicht schöner hätte vorstellen können, als er tatsächlich war. Vielen lieben Dank an Julie und Lynda (für Ihre wunderschönen Fotos). Wir werden diesen Tag sicher niemals vergessen und haben nun immer einen Grund zurückzukehren."
Sibille and Arvid
"We really enjoyed our day and the way the service went. You were brilliant and once again thank you."
Jackie & Peter, Private home, Christchurch, February 2000
"Thanks for being part of our special day. You did a fantastic job as our Celebrant and we wish you all the best for the future."
Chris and Denise, Nurses Chappel, Christchurch, January 2003
"Thank you for taking part in our wedding in March. We really enjoyed having you as our Marriage Celebrant. Douglas and I had a wonderful day that will aways remain very special in our memories."
Anna-Marie and Douglas, Lansdowne House, Tai Tapu, March 2000
"Thanks for everything - you made it a great day for us."
Trish and Peter, Otahuna Homestead, Tai Tapu, April 2000
"Thanks for your part in making it such a neat day!"
Tony and Kaye, Huntsbury, Christchurch, February 2000
"Just a short note to sincerely thank you for being our Marriage Celebrant. You made our day even more perfect. You made us feel very relaxed. Thank you once again."
Georgina and Brett, Langdale Wine Estate, February 2003
"Thank you for being the Celebrant for our special day. It was a lovely setting, the sun shined at the right time and it was great to have a ceremony in a relaxed and informal way with a few special friends. You made it stressfree for us - the simplicity and ease in which we organised our wedding in Australia to be held here in New Zealand. Thank you again."
Sheree and Anthony, Springston, Canterbury May 2003 (flew in the day before for the wedding from Australia)
"Being in the wedding industry I was always dismayed at the amount of brides who loved their day except their overpowering or extremely religious celebrant. Darrell and I wanted a relaxed wedding that reflected our personalities. Although we had over 130 guests we based our wedding theme around an informal cocktail party with a small ceremony to kick start the preceedings. We rang Julie Lassen and made an appointent to discuss our ideas. We couldn't believe how accommodating Julie was. She gave us so many ideas and allowed us to have a little fun with our vows incorporating our own quirks. We settled on a balance of Julie's helpful suggestions and our own personal touches. Our guests loved our informal ceremony, many commenting how well it suited our personalities. We can honestly say Julie was exceptionally great, and would highly recommend her to anyone."
Lisa Dermott, Brides of Merivale Email: email@example.com Website: www.bridesnz.com
“As a Professional Photographer I meet many other professionals in the industry during my job. I met Julie at a recent wedding I was photographing and was immediately impressed by her gentle, professional and calming manner. She was outstanding in her presentation and in the way she conducted herself with the guests, the bridal party and the couple themselves. She adds a great dimension to the ceremony, ensuring that it is all about the couple and their special day. Often there is not a dry eye in the house! I especially loved the way she rolled the marriage register up and tied a bow around it and then handed it to the bridal couple. A great touch!”
Ryl Jensen, Professional Wedding Photographer Website: www.rjphotography.co.nz
“Thank you very much for your great work on the 29th Nov. We really appreciated the extra effort and time you put into helping us with inspiration for the vows and could not have been more pleased with the professional, relaxed and friendly style you showed on the day. One of the things I felt was going to be important with the ceremony was what the celebrant was like...obviously not the biggest issue but one that does impact on your memories of such an event. From my experience attending other weddings, there is nothing worse than a celebrant who just makes you cringe either because they are over the top, too interested in being the centre of attention, pompous, past their prime or come across nervous or unprepared. So I was absolutely delighted that we had you up there with us. I felt very comfortable with you from the start. So thanks very much, and if you would like us to be a reference for you in the future we would be happy to recommend you!”
Dave & Sara, Tai Tapu, November 2003 (Organised wedding from Auckland)
“Thank you so much for helping us turn our dream wedding into a reality! We really appreciated your help and support. It was a gorgeous ceremony! Thanks heaps.”
Simon and Megan, Chateau on the Park, December 2004
“Thank you for helping to make our big day so special. We enjoyed the ceremony and were very happy with the way you made us feel calm and relaxed. We had a wonderful wedding day and are very excited about our future together.”
Steve and Louise, Nurses Chapel, May 2004
“Thank you for everything Julie, we had a lovely wedding, you did a great job… I really appreciated your support.”
Claire and Neal, Riccarton Bush, February 2005
“Just a quick note to say a big “thank you” for being such a wonderful celebrant at our wedding on 19 February. We really appreciate how much you put us at ease to calm those nerves(!) and many of our guests said it was a lovely ceremony, thanks again, lots of love.”
Amanda and Tim, Trents Estate Vineyard, February 2005
“Julie, we just wanted to drop you a quick line now that we are back in Sydney after the honeymoon, to thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did in marrying us in Feb. It truly was a magical day and you were so professional and just so brilliant on the day that you helped make the day what it was”.
Judy and Brett, Trents Estate Vineyard, February 2005
Just wanted to say thank you so much for your wonderful services on our special day. Norm and I really appreciated your time and efforts for our wedding day. We had such a wonderful day – all went very smoothly and it was such fun!!
Again – we really did enjoy meeting you and your great contribution to our day.
Just a little thank you message!!! Now that all the excitement has died down we can relax a little. We are going to pick up our photos tomorrow so we will send a couple through to you via email. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!
Hannah and Kit, The Old Stone House, January 2006
Both Maria & I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you for making our special day so perfect. Trying to organize our wedding from the UK was very daunting and who to have to marry us was confusing. But as soon as we saw your smiling face on your web page we knew you were the one.
After a few emails you were able to lay all our fears to rest and even organized all the paper work we needed.
The ceremony was just what we had pictured and your husband David did a wonderful job of the videoing.
Thank you once again Julie from the happy couple.
Maria & Gill
Julie we can’t thank you enough! Without you, our very unique & fun wedding which we won from More FM (Win a $10,000 wedding) - would firstly, not have been legal… And secondly, would not have been so special either! You worked with us and More FM to help us figure out how to write our own unique ceremony. Then you helped us at rehearsal to pull it all together, as you did on the day. Your lovely smiling face is reassuring when reciting our vows, and you have a lovely voice & manner that both we and our guests enjoyed! I will be recommending you to anyone the moment I know they’re looking to get married. Thank you so much for your time and for helping our wedding day to be just perfect!
Jacinta & Josh Cooney
Julie, a quick note to say thanks for your involvement in our day. Your input & advice really helped bring all our ideas together. We both felt at ease as you guided us through our ceremony, which is just what we needed. After the nerves were gone we had a great night. A number of friends & family commented on having enjoyed meeting you afterwards.
Amanda and Corinne, Dorothy's Boutique Hotel, March 2006
Julie was such a wonderful celebrant. From the moment we met her we knew that she was the right one for us. Julie is such a friendly and warm person that it made planning the ceremony part of our wedding so much easier. She came up with some great ideas that we could use in our ceremony. Thank you Julie for helping us to make our special day such a memorable occasion.
Sent some photos to you today. We would be happy for anyone to contact us on the great job you did.
Helen and Gill, The Wine Shed, February 2006
Well what can I say, she is just such a beautiful person, both me and my husband Dan couldn’t be more happier with having Julie as our celebrant. She is such a warm hearted person and really down to earth.
Julie kept both of us and the wedding party so relaxed leading up to the wedding and most important on the big day to. Our ceremony was just amazing and this is thanks to Julie playing a huge part in our day.
We also caught up with Julie and her beautiful family while she was over in Australia on holiday, its so nice to catch up with her 5 months after the wedding and I’m sure we will stay in touch from now on to.
I highly recommend Julie to have as your celebrant
Kel & Dan
We were at Gill and Helen's union on Friday and you made a wonderful job so can't wait for our day. Look forward to hearing from you.
We got married at Pemberton in Christchurch, and once it was booked we began the hunt for a celebrant. We found Julie, and never looked back. She was prompt, organised and had a warmth about her that made us both feel comfortable and happy on our wedding day. Many guests commented on how wonderful and smiley Julie was and how she read our service beautifully. We arrived 20minutes late for the service and i was worried about the impact but she immediately calmed me and even offered me a bathroom stop - nothing was a problem!! Julie really is a wonderful celebrant and i would have no hesitation in recommending her service, in fact i insist that you should look no further
Richard and I were thrilled with you as our celebrant and everyone we have spoken to were amazed at your approach to the affair and the way you encompassed everyone that was there into the event. We could not have wished for a better celebrant and will , when we have all photos in ( we have 900 as of now with more to arrive this weekend), send you a few of the very best of the event and you. Thanks very much once again it would not have been as special without you as the celebrant.
Paul and Richard, Retour, April 2006
Julie married us at Rosemount on an absolutely stunning autumn day. She was recommended to us by both the venue and our videographer, and as soon as we met her we felt very at ease and comfortable. Julie listened to what we wanted and the ceremony was exactly as we had hoped. She had a beautiful smile throughout the whole day - I have no hesitation in recommending her. Thanks Julie!
Hi Julie, It is so hard to say in words our deep felt appreciation for your contribution to our civil union. You were so accepting and at times almost gleeful for us which is something that is so rare in life today. We both felt that you were on the journey with us and that we were not alone. No big over the top "we will do this and you will do that" we must confess we were a bit concerned as we thought "is she ever going to remember what's meant to happen"? Oh we were so wrong. You had it pegged to the very second and the way in which you conducted the service was just so reassuring.
You have the ability to relax people and we felt that you also became part of our lives. This was even further confirmed upon seeing you at another service where you were just terrific but also remembered us both and shared time with us, we didn't feel like just another number in your busy life, gone and forgotten. Do you know how much that means to someone? We suspect not and think that that is just you, a warm caring involved person. Again thank you so very much.
Warren Dempsey-Coy and Tony Coy-Dempsey, February 2008
Jono and I first met Julie at a close friends wedding in January, where we were so impressed with Julie, and loved her friendly smile and manner, we booked her there and then for our big day! (May 5th 2012)
Julie was an amazing celebrant. When I pulled up in the wedding car, and Julie waved at me, and had the hugest smile on her face, I knew the ceremony was going to be perfect.
Julie guided us from the initial meeting, and found out what was important to us. This allowed us to personalize the ceremony and include our two children. Julie spoke to them special words on our behalf, and introduced the gifts we exchanged to our children (age 9 and 11 months).
Our guests loved this part of the ceremony, in fact they loved everything about our ceremony and our celebrant, as did we!!
We found Julie to be knowledgable, friendly and very approachable. She helped us write our own ceremony which made it very special to us. But the best thing as unlike other celebrants she allowed for us to be the centre of attention, she helped to guide us but in the end faded into the back ground.
Chris and Liza Cox-Hancy
Excellent celebrant and would recommend to everyone would not hesitate to pass her onto friends and family! Thanks again and look forward to working with you this year.
Hayley Calder (Bride)
We were so lucky to get Julie to be our celebrant. She has lots of experience and great personality. Working with her makes things much easier. Our ceremony went smooth, everything was perfect. Julie’s smiles and lovely voice made it so touching. We’d like to thank Julie again and recommend her to all.
Sharon Duan (Bride)
Thank you for your help in organising our wedding ceremony. We are very grateful for all your assistance and we were pleased to have shared our special day with you. You gave us ample freedom to design a ceremony which was very personal and we were happy that all of our requests and wording were able to be used. Also you are very flexible with last timing.We will definitely be recommending you to our colleagues, friends and family.
Marama Clarkson (Bride)
We were extremely satisfied and happy with Julie and her service. She was extremely flexible and professional. As things evolved on the day, she was able to incorporate them into our service, as well as adding things to the service that we didn’t think of. We would gladly recommend Julie to others. Julie, thank you for sharing our special day with us.
Chris and Toria (Bridal Party)
Julie was a joy to deal with from start to finish. She was very informative and gave us a lot of information so that we could decide on the type of ceremony we wanted. She made the rehearsal enjoyable and was beautifully presented on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie.
Aleisha Seller (Bride)
Julie was amazing. She is a true professional and you can tell she loves her job, she was great at getting back to us with ideas as we wrote our vows and helped settle our nerves on the day i have no hesitation at all in recommending Julie to anyone wanting to get married i myself work in the wedding industry and tell my brides shes the celebrant to have . Thanks again Julie
Krystle & Jono
Thanks for all your help on our special day. Three things really stood out for us, these were your professionalism, warm bubbly personality and responsiveness. Arranging a ceremony from out of town could have been a nightmare but your responsiveness to email and helpful suggestions made it a breeze! We would have no hesitation recommending you to other couples. Many thanks again.
Catherine and Doug
Aaron & I got married last year & Julie was our celebrant. We found her excellent to work with, providing us lots of ideas for our ceremony, which we wrote ourselves with her assistance. She made everything so easy & stressfree. thanks you so much Julie for being part of making our day as fabulous as we knew it would be.
Donna Murray (Bride)
Wow, where do I start when writing about Julie. She excels in every aspect and we are over the moon that we chose her as our celebrant for our recent wedding. Her positive, friendly and professional attitude was the perfect compliment to our day. She went above and beyond the call of duty to help prior to our day, offering advice and help, contributing to a perfect day. We loved her fun, calm, friendly personality and her wonderful smile and sense of humour. She made us feel completely at ease on the biggest day of our lives. I would highly recommend Julie if you want the best celebrant around. Thanks so much for all your help.
Clare Van Zyl (Bride)
Julie is a fantastic celebrant. She certainly made the entire processes enjoyable. Easy to contact and keep in touch with, smiley and has just the right amount of input. We didn’t at all feel awkward or over powered at any stage. Julie made us both feel comfortable and brought a bit of laughter to our ceremony.
Would highly recommend and will be in touch for naming ceremonies when the time comesMai Taylor(Bride) Julie is an awesome celebrant! We have no idea for the vows so she helped us a lot so we had a great wedding. She is friendly & smiley all the time. We really recommend you ask her to be your celebrant. Thanks a lot Julie.
Kylie Wood (Bride)
Julie was absolutely awesome! She listened to what we wanted and put no pressure on us to do things a certain way. She helped us writing our ceremony and and was very patient with us!! Julie’s calm and positive approach just made our wedding day perfect - I am so happy we found her.
Rowena Cullen (Bride)
Thank you so much Julie, you were so helpful when in the planning stages and on the day! Your smile and lovely personalilty just made the ceremony flow so smoothly (even if the microphone cut out haha). Thanks again.
Claire and Shaun
Wonderful! Julie was very professional and so helpful to us both. The ceremony was done with such a friendly demeanor that both myself and the wife were totally at ease. Highly recommended.
Julie was a fantastic celebrant who was friendly, organised and approachable I would recommend her services to anyone wanting to “tie the knot”!! She has married 2 other people I know and was also recommended to us by numerous Photographers etc. Thanks for everything Julie!
Dayna and Andy
Julie was an amazing celebrant who made us feel at ease on the day and leading up to it!! Her professionalism, positiveness and passion made for our dream wedding day and cannot recommend Julie highly enough!!
Aleisha & Curtis Mitchell
Julie was amazing! Everything ran smoothly and she made us feel so calm and relaxed. She helped us create a beautiful ceremony we’ll remember forever!
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special, you made things so easy for us and had the perfect calm, kind presence that we both needed on our big day we would definitely recommend you to anyone who is thinking if getting married. Thanks again Julie.
Tracey and Kerry Stewart
We had a wonderful wedding at the Timeball Station in Lyttelton - a venue that Julie helped us decide upon. Julie helped us in the lead up and of course on the wedding day itself. Julie was very professional and very cheerful and helpful. Four years have passed and we have since had our first baby. We look back on our wedding day with great joy and we thank Julie for her part in helping to create it. We recommend Julie 100 per cent. She is a lovely lady.
Mark Howard (Groom)
I could say a lot of things - but its best summed up as this: Julie is an amazing person and the perfect wedding celebrant.
She is kind and funny and lovely and a total professional. She was a part of our wedding, from our initial meeting with her, through to writing our vows, our wedding rehearsal and our actual wedding ceremony. Julie is fantastic. Her knowledge, support, enthusiasm and general all round awesomeness was brilliant.
Cannot thank her enough for her part in making our wedding day magic.
Julie made our ceremony a breeze. Guests commented to me afterwards how she truely seemed to see the ceremony as a pleasure and that every word was heartfelt. I was a little too busy trying not to cry at my husband in the making saying his vows to notice; but the guests let me know how terrific they thought Julie was. Thank you Julie, it was fantastic to know we were in good hands. xxx
Diana Philip (Bride)
Well what can i say about Julie. she made our wedding probably one of the most special day in our lives… She has the ability to calm you. As everyone knows that wedding are not always plain sailing. and Stress plays are huge part in the day.. Julie has the ability to put you at ease. And will go out of her way to try and solve any problem that may arise.. My husband pick our Julie as he said her smile was awesum. And when we met her we knew we had made the right decision and new we could have not spent our special day with anyone else. Her professionalism, and eye for detail Is 10 out of 10. Her Knowledge on everything wedding is amazing. All i can say is you need to meet with this amazing lady and let her be part of your day. As i promise you you wont regret it. We didn’t.
Letitia Dixon (Bride)
Julie did a fantastic job at our wedding - we had something just a little different (groom and bridal party rode in on wooden hobby horses to the Crusaders theme music) and she was very flexible. Julie was so professional which certainly helped calm my nerves! I can highly recommend Julie if you’re needing a celebrant in Christchurch.
Michelle Bennett (Bride)
Emma and I just want to say a big ‘Thank you’ for officiating our wedding. Your professionalism and positive energy really added to our day. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and have had lots of wonderful feedback on our ceremony. Having done the last three family weddings you are fast becoming the family celebrant! Thanks again.
Micah and Emma
Julie was extremely helpful in assisting us from Australia in the processes of the legal work and structure of our ceremony. Julie answered emails quickly and was always lovely, more than willing to answer our many questions and gently guide the process, whilst supporting our individual needs. Julie has a beautiful, warm persona which helped settle our nerves on the day! I have no hesitation in recommending Julie to future couples as a valuable asset to any wedding!
Abbey Maughan, Otahuna Lodge, July 2011
Julie made chossing a celebrant so easy! She is so kind and getnle and she made us feel at ease straight away. When it came to writing our ceremony she helped us and made some great suggestions to add a bit of hunour.
I would highly recommend Julie to any bride and groom.
Julie, we had such a great day with you.
Mike and Mel Newton
Having Julie as our Celebrant was such a wonderful decision! She has a warmth about her that made us feel that she was genuinely delighted to be part of our special day!
Julie encouraged us to make our ceremony our own and her suggestions and sense of humour made our ceremony much more personal…. and fun!
We have since attended a wedding where Julie was the Celebrant and it was great to see things from the other side of the fence as well, not to mention being impressed that she remembered our names after six years!
Thank you Julie, we certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a Celebrant.
Meg Harwood (Bride)
Gareth and I just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony you gave us on Saturday. They day was just perfect for us and we keep reliving it over and over with such happy memories.
From the weather clearing and us being able to hold it in the gardens where we so wanted to be, having you at the end with your friendly smiling and welcoming face made me feel so much more relaxed. The nerves were there, but somehow you just made us feel that much more at ease, and we are ever so grateful that we chose you and your friendly, mothering nature.
It was a wonderful day that started with that fantastic ceremony and got even better from there. We had a great time having our photos taken then joining with the rest of our family for more photos and the reception. It was by far the most happiest day of our lives.
We look forward to sending you a photo or two when we have them back in November. For now we are busy packing ready for our honeymoon to the Bay of Islands, where we set off bright and early in the morning.
Thanks again Julie, you were a huge highlight of our special day.
Sarah and Gareth Eddy
Julie was amazing. She was professional but warm and friendly throughout the planning up until the wedding. Her openness and willingness to accomodate was very reassuring. I contacted her while I was in Australia and we kept in touch all the way up until the day I was married by her. Being an overseas couple, I was unsure on the procedure required to get married in New Zealand, but Julie helped and kept on giving prompt answers and replies to every question that I asked. The wedding couldn’t have gone smoother, and it was a major part due to Julie’s help. Thanks Julie ! =)
Liauw Fendy (Groom)
Julie has a great personality and is really easy to work with. I really didn’t know what I wanted for a non-religious civil service and Julie came up with some great ideas which took a lot of stress off me to find the “perfect” service.
Andrea Marsden-Stamp (Bride)
Julie was very supportive and helpful especially in the lead up to our wedding ceremony. We had so much going on that we had almost decided to go and have a registry wedding to save the hassles.
Julie helped us to select a perfect wedding ceremony to suit what we wanted and also included our children as well, which made everything else just fall in to place.
We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful, happy, friendly, bubbly person with great ideas to help us through. We are so glad we didnt have a registry wedding and instead had a personal and special day.
Debra Lord (Bride)
Julie was a wonderful celebrant. She succeeded in making the groom calm and keeping him calm during the whole process. As a ‘1 and only time’ groom he wasn’t sure exactly what he was supposed to do and she talked him through the whole thing. Her smiling, friendly personality made her a pleasure to have with us while we were celebrating our big day. Julie was very professional and accommodating and I will continue to recommend her to my friends and family.
Nicola Hawke (Bride)
We came over from the UK to get married in NZ and selected Julie as she had married some friends who emigrated a few years earlier.
Julie was superbly supportive and advised us on everything we needed to do to ensure the day went smoothly and everything was sorted even before we arrived in NZ. As we had very little idea of what we actually wanted from our ceremony she also helped us through all of this.
On the day Julie helped make it an amazing day to remember for the rest of our lives. It was a very small intimate ceremony and she ensured that as well as everything running smoothly the mood and pace of the day was perfect for what we wanted.
I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Julie to anyone wanting to get married.
Kelvin Dawson (Groom)
We were married (after 12 noon) on 1st April this year, it was also Julies birthday! Julie was fantastic, we wanted and had humour and fun for our ceremony and she helped us execute it perfectly. Very friendly and happy with a great smile and personality to match. Highly recommend Julie for whatever style of ceremony you choose she will deliver your dreams!
Julie was fantastic! She helped us so much with our vows and made them even more special by including both of our children!! What can I say Julie was the perfect celebrant, she made our day so perfect in every way!!
Julie Gill (Bride)
Julie was fantastic, she was very helpful and made sure we were organised giving us all the advise and information we needed to put together a ceremony that was special for us.
My husband broke his leg at his stags party so was on crutches for our big day, Julie was great about it and worked around us to make sure we had the perfect wedding.
I would recommend Julie to any couple who want a stress free, memorable wedding day.
Helen Foster (Bride)
What I really wanted for my wedding was a friendly, kind and caring celebrant that listened to what we wanted, and delivered that. After all a wedding is about you and your partner and Julie made us feel very special.
I felt very comfortable with Julie from our first meeting and have very fond memories as one should of our wedding day.
Julie was very professional, helpful in assisting us with a photographer, and she always had a beautiful smile on her face.
Kelly Greenwood (Bride)
Julie has been fantastic, she has provided me with clear instructions to guide me towards our wedding day, sent me links for paperwork and other professionals and has been really friendly and flexible with my constant random queries. She is making a rather stressful and confusing time relatively painless (well as much as possible for someone who is a little phobic and organising a wedding from England)! I would recommend Julie whole heartedly, she’s very warm, considerate and assists me to think about the important elements that just wouldn’t have occurred to me. I’m sure our wedding day will be more special because Julie does everything she can to personalise your special day with genuine warmth and affection.
If you are looking for a celebrant I would highly recommend Julie. From the first time my husband and I meet her we felt comfortable and we knew she would do a great job.
She gave us info to help prepare our ceremony, keep in contact and made sure we hadn’t forgotten our marriage licence.
We got married outside, we were set to go at 2:30pm and right on queue a massive thunder and lightning storms started. We wanted to carry on and she was great, the weather didn’t seem to bother her, even though it was raining so hard everyone got saturated. As we were announced husband and wife there was a big clap of thunder and all our quest were thrilled with an out of the ordinary wedding. Thank you so much Julie for helping to make our special day fantastic.
There was no decision making when it came to chosing our marriage celebrant. Julie Lassen was it.
Julie makes you feel special, and ensure that your day is perfect, with her bubbly personality and her skills and knowledge in this role. Julie even makes sure that what she is wearing would fit in - which I thought was fantastic. Julie helps makes anyone’s day perfect, her mannerism is outstanding.
Not only did Julie perform our special day, but I have also witnessed her at other weddings.
You wont regret your decision. We do recommend Julie Lassen, Marriage Celebrant.
Julie is an excellent celebrant from the first time you meet her you feel like you’ve known her for years, lovely person always has a smile on her face.
Michelle Hanham (Bride)
Julie is fantastic. Right from the second we first met her she put both my husband and I at ease. She has a lovely bubbly personality and nothing is a problem. She read our service beautifully and we would strongly recommend her to anyone she is truely a star.
Deborah Gordon (Bride)
We had a small wedding in the middle of nowhere which was arranged with very short notice. I had no idea what I was doing and googled marriage celebrants. Julie’s name came up and I contacted her with a bunch of questions.
I was more than happy with Julie’s promptness in replying to emails, her friendliness and her humour. She made it so easy to write our vows and let us know what we had to do to make everything legal. On the day Julie was fantastic and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone wanting to get married.
Julie married us on the 02/02/02 in a beautiful garden setting with our family and friends. We had a wonderful day and had several comments made to us about our ‘lovely & smiley’ celebrant. Julie’s kind, caring nature made writing our vows easy and the ceremony was just perfect. Julie is a warm, friendly, kind and very organised person. I would (& have) recommend her to anyone. Thanks Julie!
PS Our 10 years is approaching soon, so will be renewing our vows - will get the date confirmed and will ‘book’ you again!
Liz McClure (Bride)