Jill Murphy, Celebrant

I am a registered celebrant based in Wairarapa. Ceremonies mark the change in our lives and give us a moment to pause, reflect, honour and celebrate. Offering personalised ceremonies, I can help you to mark your life’s special occasions.

I grew up on a farm up the Turakina Valley and as part of a large family, celebrations were important to us and were filled with love, joy and fun. 

Having a background in hospitality allows me to use my experience in event planning and making events memorable and special.

My husband and I recently moved to the Wairarapa. We chose this region because it has much diversity and beauty. We love it.

I enjoy connecting with people and sharing in their significant life milestones, whether that be sharing their joy, or helping them through their sorrow and grief.

I speak with sincerity, articulate well and am comfortable with intimate events of 10 people right up to large events up to 400 and over.

Celebrant Services


Your Wedding ceremony is the heart of your wedding, and will set the tone for your celebration and your marriage.

I’ll meet with you, listen to your vision your ideas and your story, and answer your questions.

I will craft a meaningful, one-of-a-kind ceremony that authentically reflects who you are, shares your love story and honours you, your family and friends.

We will work together to design a ceremony that is reflective of your love your life and your dreams.

On your wedding day I will be there as support. I will work with any other wedding facilitators (venue, music, photographer) to create a calm space for you, so as to deliver your ceremony with love.


This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge your child with your friends and family.

I can work with you to create a ceremony that mark the naming of your child to be named.

The ceremony can involve other special people such as grandparents, siblings, aunts /uncles or anyone special that will have a role and responsibility in the child’s life.

This is a special personalised ceremony, to welcome your child, it will be created with love, reflective of your family, your beliefs and your values.

Funerals and
Memorial Services

The loss of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time. There are many decisions to be made in a short amount of time and under a great deal of stress. Every individual and family has different wants and needs for a funeral, celebration of life, or memorial service.

My mission is to create & deliver, a personalized dignified ceremony, which is carefully tailored to reflect and commemorate your loved one’s life.

Reflecting the wishes of the deceased and the family, it can include anything symbolic that reflects the life of the deceased, readings, prayers, poetry, music, etc.

As your Funeral Celebrant, I will meet with the family and listen to the memories, the stories, and offer guidance where needed to craft a ceremony that is reflective of the deceased, and celebrates or commemorates a special unique life.

of Vows

Celebrating a renewal of your vows is a special time.  It gives you the opportunity to acknowledge your love for each other and your journey together.  

It gives you the opportunity to be thankful & celebrate what you have accomplished as a couple.

A time to renew those promises you made on your wedding day..


Contact Us


75 Ahiaruhe Rd,
Carterton RD2,
Wairarapa 5792



027 386 2427




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