Welcome to the website of John Pauwels, your Christchurch Wedding Celebrant. Have a browse to find out what John can offer you on your big day.

003 charlotte & gerard preview.jpg


Your celebrant should ensure your day is memorable for all the right reasons.   The words spoken at your ceremony will reflect how you feel about each other and John's personalised approach tells your story and celebrates your commitment to each other.  


A Civil Union is a formal and legal commitment between two people. It may be entered into by couples of the same sex or couples of the opposite sex.
For those not wanting a traditional wedding, John can help you celebrate the joy of a formalised relationship. 


The arrival of a baby is a very special occasion and many people like to welcome their little person into the world with a celebration. Baby naming ceremonies are the secular equivalent of a church christening and a lovely way to honour the new family addition.

We are truly grateful to have had John as our wedding celebrant. From the moment we met John he was warm and supportive, and it was clear that he wanted us to have the best day possible. He guided us from start to finish and helped us to bring together the perfect ceremony. John’s experience, ideas, and advice were invaluable, and resulted in a ceremony that was personal, funny and memorable. John and Melissa, thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.
— Brent Hastie & Anna van Herk