Up until the last five years,  I had lived in Marlborough for 38 years  bringing up a family, working as Speech and Drama Teacher and Theatre practitioner.  I  established the Marlborough Farmers Market and started a coffee roasting Business,  CPR coffee roasters, which we sold in 2012.  In 2014 we packed up our lives and moved to Auckland to be nearer our adult children,  and to have a city hit.

However, I  am lucky enough to have  a foot in both camps, as we spend our summer holidays in Marlborough from Dec- Feb which means I am available to officiate weddings in and around the amazing iconic Marlborough locations.   From vineyards to backyards, contemporary to classic I love crafting wedding ceremonies to suit your wedding style and ideas.

Christina Mackay
Wedding and Funeral Celebrant

Living  in Auckland  I enjoy  hanging out with my family  boating, yoga and running. I am a big foodie, love to cook, and  a big fan of the writers festival and film festival.  I also love singing  and feel lucky enough to belong to the Stimmung Community Choir, along with some amazingly  talented singers.


Selecting the right celebrant plays a pivotal role in crafting a wedding ceremony that speaks to you and who are as a couple.  I work closely with couples getting to know you,  how you meet, how you fell in love  and all the fun adventures along the way.  Then I get busy creating your bespoke wedding ceremony.  One that is unique to you. I am committed to giving you a memorable wedding ceremony, a day that will stay in the hearts and minds of family and friends.

Point of Difference:


With a back ground in theatre I have a good grounding in structure and what works and flows  within ceremonial space. As a Speech and Drama teacher with a Diploma in Professional Speaking,  I mindful of delivering ceremony with sincerity and authenticity. I am well spoken with an easy natural speaking style that suits the occasion.


I am a professionally trained, experienced, and registered celebrant, with a certificate in celebrant studies from, The Celebrant School,  I am also a member of CANZ (Celebrant Association of New Zealand) and have a VCANZ accreditation.


I love my job and look forward to meeting with you and hearing all your amazing wedding ideas and crafting them into your unique wedding ceremony.

Speech New Zealand
Speaach Communication Association
The Celebrant School
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