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Jacqueline Joy - Marriage Celebrant

Your words will be able to come alive to create a special day for you both and to share with the people you have chosen for your wonderful union / wedding. Let’s put together a unique personal ceremony.

Dunedin and Otago has many stunning sites for your ceremony.  Explore them all or have a private ceremony in your own garden.  The choice is yours.

Pukehiki Church

A great option is to be married at the historical Pukehiki Community Church

For information on the Pukehiki Church for weddings, send an email to: church@pukehiki.org.nz

The vintage Pukehiki District Hall is also a popular venue for wedding functions.


Mosgiel (near Dunedin) offers the unique Burns Lodge to get married in and is able to accommodate your guests as well. It can also be found on FaceBook.


Dove released



Let white doves go after your ceremony





Deanna Beckett and Kane Smith

When we planned our wedding in 2016, it was very important to us that we find a celebrant that would be able to conduct the ceremony in a way that not only honoured our own unique spiritual views, but also ensured our guests with alternative beliefs felt comfortable.  Jacqueline was the perfect person to help us achieve this.  She met with us as many times as necessary to identify what was important to us, and enable her to understand our story.  She offered many ideas of how we could incorporate spiritualism into our ceremony, and honour loved ones who had passed.  She helped us with ideas for vows, and made sure that this day was about us and our beliefs, completely respecting our wishes.

We wanted an important family member to be able to lead us through our vows, to enable them to lead an active role in our ceremony.  Jacqueline understood this, and included this family member as much as possible during the ceremony, ensuring that she still said the necessary parts that ensured our marriage was legal.

Jacqueline collated a booklet for guests, and for our family to keep as a personal memento of our special day.  She also had Doves available should we have wanted to release these after the ceremony.   We were so very happy with the way our ceremony went, and appreciated how Jacqueline went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect.

We cannot recommend Jacqueline Joy enough to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant.  Thank you Jacqueline for helping us create a wedding ceremony that was unforgettable

Deanna Beckett and Kane Smith, 12 April 2017


Tracey Beardsley and Jason MacKenzie

We were married on the 18th October 2008 with Jacqueline van Eerten as our celebrant.

The wedding ceremony performed by Jacqueline could not have been more perfect and well suited to us, with love, humor and emotions all built in.

All 110 guests present on the day commented on how ideal Jacqueline was to our day. Two couples from our guest list have since become engaged, and have both requested to have Jacqueline as their choice of celebrant.

As a couple, we have our own beliefs and Jacqueline incorporated these values into the service as well as the traditional aspects that we also wanted, which made it so specially personal to us.

Jacqueline has a natural gift with words and the way in which they are presented. We often talk of the day and bask in the "warm fuzzy" feelings that it brings to mind in an instant. This should definitely be a gift to be shared.

Tracey MacKenzie


Emma and Michael Dickson

Jacqueline Joy officiated our wedding on 22/09/2007.

Jacqueline helped us with the official pre wedding necessaries, assisted in planning our ceremony and gave freely of her experience and knowledge to offer valuable ideas that built on our plans. Nothing was ever a problem for her to organise and she always made herself available to discuss options and assist where she could.

Our wedding day was as special as Jacqueline was professional and friendly. She made our day about us and what we really wanted, personalising even her own clothes to suit us. We found her to be calm and relaxing, completely aware of how we were feeling and what we wanted. A bridezillas dream wedding celebrant!

We were so impressed with the high standard from Jacqueline that we would have no hesitation in recommending her services to others.

Emma Dickson


Jacqueline Joy ~ www.joy4peace.com