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Ingrid Saxton :  Wellington Celebrant

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Hello and welcome to my website. I'm a Wellington based celebrant who loves working with people to create memorable, loving ceremonies for any special moment in life.  

I'd love the opportunity to work with you to create a very special ceremony, whether its a wedding, elopement, vow renewal, welcoming your new baby into this world, or sadly a funeral service to say goodbye to someone you love. 

These are often once in a lifetime events so every word spoken should come from your heart.  Writing these down and saying them later may not be an easy task, that's where I can guide you to express your thoughts and feelings into something unique that reflects you and/or your loved one. Words are my passion - especially words of love. 

Ceremonies we can create together include:

  • Weddings/Marriages

  • Elopements

  • Registry weddings

  • Vow Renewals

  • Civil Unions

  • Significant Birthdays

  • Baby Naming or Blessings

  • Funerals & Celebrations of Life

  • Memorials


Every significant moment in life is worth celebrating well.  Let's meet up so we can discuss what and who you want to include in your ceremony to make it memorable for you and your guests.  

As an active member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ) my commitment to you is to provide you with a high standard of professionalism while having some fun!  I hold a Certificate in Celebrant Studies from The Celebrant School and I'm Validated celebrant which means I'm able to officiate a registry wedding in Wellington or a my country home. 

Please Contact me to arrange a time to chat to see if I'm the right celebrant for you.  This first meeting is free with no obligations to book me.

Professionalism Guaranteed: I’m a registered independent celebrant, and a Validated member of the Celebrant’s Association of New Zealand (VCANZ). I hold a Certificate in Celebrant Studies from The Celebrant School.  I'm fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will work with both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated people - I treat everyone with equal respect and trust. 


Testimonials - see more on Google was the celebrant for our wedding of around 100 people this year (Sep 2022). We knew when we met Ingrid that she was going to be great, however Ingrid exceeded our expectations. Ingrid went above and beyond for us to make sure our special day was as smooth as possible. Ingrid was so easy to get in contact with and really got to know us as a couple to ensure our ceremony was extra special. We can not thank you enough, and our guests are still commenting on how lovely our ceremony was. Highly recommended.

Abi & Nick

..... Ingrid's passion and patience for wanting to reflect and incorporate 'us' in our service was wonderful and she guided us through the whole process - including fool proof instructions for applying for our marriage license!  She accommodated our requests and captured our love for each other so well.  Her warmth towards love and marriage is infectious and regardless of our simplified wedding day we felt on top of the world - and that is not just because we were stood on a cliff top!  The service that Ingrid wrote for us was perfect, creating smiles, tears, love and time for reflection as she delivered it without fault on the day. We cannot thank her enough for all her effort, time and kindness as she kept us company on our journey to being announced husband and wife. We recommend Ingrid wholeheartedly. 

Chris & Nicky 

Our day was absolutely wonderful, one of the best of our lives and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. Thank you for being so wonderful and being an integral part of our day, you were so great to work with, so professional and so loving.

 Jay and Becky

What an incredible day Ingrid! You poured so much love, thought, time and beautiful energy into preparing and delivering a very special and memorable day for Sofia's naming ceremony. Thank you , it was truly lovely to be part of such a special family celebration .

Alice C

Just sending a line to commend you on the service you conducted this morning for Anne and her family. You were amazing. Thank you.

I hope you take time to have a well earned cup of tea.

Debbie W

I would recommend Ingrid Saxton to anyone looking for a celebrant.  She also acted as Master of Ceremonies at our wedding, a role she carried out with considerable grace and humour.

John Fisher

Funeral:  Thank you Ingrid for your kindness, patience, willingness to make changes, guidance, gentleness, we would've been lost without you  You're a lovely lady and even though it was because of a sad time our paths crossed, I want you to know it was such a pleasure to meet you.


Thank you so much for your help in preparing and leading Mum's Memorial Service today.  Our families truly appreciate your care, compassion and professionalism which has made a difficult time easier than it might otherwise have been.

Sue & Marie

Celebrate Life

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