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About Bev

Beverly Shepherd-Wright Canterbury Marriage Celebrant

What I bring to my role as a Celebrant is passion. 

Passion, that helps me to work with you to create that perfect ceremony. For me it is a real privilege and I would welcome the opportunity of discussing this further with you in person.


Every ceremony should reflect the people it’s about, not the person who is conducting it.


Being appointed as a Marriage Celebrant was an absolute joy and one I treasure.

I am a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand and I hold a Certificate in Celebrant Studies from AUT. I look forward to our continuing education workshops which allow us all to refresh, get new ideas to share with our clients.


Celebrants are often called upon to conduct a variety of services and ceremonies; I enjoy that challenge and more particularly those that mark special occasions in a family. Over the years I have been privileged to have conducted many weddings, all different yet all with that something special that made them uniquely personal. I have enjoyed every one of them.


What an honour it is to have people ask you to walk on their "Yellow Brick Road” for a little while – just to assist them over or along a short pathway… it is indeed a moment to treasure and one I never take for granted.


I   offer   a range of ceremonies; I am sure we can find one to suit you and what you have in mind. Anything from a Full Bespoke Ceremony (all very personalized) to a simple Registry Style Wedding, it is up to you. My prices are considered very competitive.

In addition to my work as a celebrant I work full time in Real Estate. Before becoming a celebrant I previously worked in roles that saw me involved in marketing, administration, promotion and sales which gave me good grounding and experience in much of what I do today.


One of my most special roles was as the promotions manager for Orana Wildlife Park, we had great fun organising special days, and events. This was valuable experience in helping couples organize their day and add that something special to their ceremony.


In more recent times I spent nine years as a District Councillor for Waimakariri. I also accepted the role as a Justice of the Peace so I could continue to work for my community. I have also been re-elected to the Board of Rangiora Promotions for another term, which sees me involved in community activities and promotions such as the Santa Parade and Celebration night.


Please do give me a call  on 027 434 2486    or EMAIL  me and we can  have a  quick chat.

 Making Magical Memories Together…


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