About Jonnie Mead, Marriage Celebrant

I have lived in or around the Bay of Plenty for most of my life. Being a NMC at all sorts of events comes naturally to me and I am passionate about working as a marriage celebrant. My public speaking background includes working as co-host on Tauranga’s Classic Hits Breakfast Show with Brian Kelly, also as the presenter and programmer of Tauranga’s Saturday show on Newstalk ZB and was a foundation presenter at Tauranga’s 1521 Talk Radio.

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I have a great sense of pause and pace to help carry the moments involved in bringing a real sense of occasion in the most fresh and appropriate way. My ad lib skills are legendary. I am a writer, a hopeless romantic and helplessly joyful! I am therefore the marriage celebrant that you should consider for your special day – your wedding day. I listen to people. I want your story. I need to hear your love story. While beach weddings are my specialty, I also conduct wedding ceremonies in any indoor or outdoor settings. It would be fantastic to help you as your professional, appropriate, engaging (I am known for my sense of humour) and inclusive celebrant.

I have had a long association with the surfing and ocean community both locally and nationally and am a past executive member of Surfing New Zealand (Inc). Live web commentary is also one of my skills and for several years have co-presented the live stream commentary of the WSL world tour when it visits New Zealand. (World Surf League).

On confirmation of working together, my booking form serves the purpose of a virtual road map to your wedding day being filled with helpful prompts and questions that you can fill in on line. I will of course offer samples and assistance regarding your marriage vows, ring vows and getting the all- important official paper work under way. A rehearsal held usually the day before is something that I find really useful, and is usually lots of fun, too.