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"Craig and I had been together 10 years before getting married, and it was important to us that our Celebrant understood our relationship and the enormity of this next step. Peter was everything we wanted in a Celebrant... and more. He put us at ease as soon as wesat down to discuss our ceremony and what we envisioned. He helped us with our vows and was there for us if we had any questions. On the day, Peter helped Craig relax, as I was unexpectantly 25 mins late, and he made our guests feel very welcome. Our ceremony was perfect - relaxed, seamless,... exactly what we were after. Thank you Peter for making our day that much more special! I would recommend Peter to anyone looking to get married, or renewing their vows. P.S., We now have a beautiful daughter (conceived 1 month after our wedding!)... so now will be looking for Peter and theWeddingGuy team to conduct our baby naming ceremony."

Donna Heaton, Events Manager, Auckland

NZ law requires that for a wedding ceremony to be legal it must be conducted by a registered civil, or religious celebrant.


Many weddings increasingly feature a more personalised wedding service than traditional church vows. As your marriage celebrant, we will conduct a special ceremony tailored to the individual needs of you, the bride and groom.


In utilising our services, you can make your wedding as intimate and personal as you like. We can assist you to write your own ceremony and vows, and allow the day to truly reflect your love, commitment and passion.


We will officiate at your choice of venue, be it a beautiful garden, a marquee on the lawn or even on top of a mountain!!


As your celebrant, we will also be able to offer suggestions as to ideas to include children, blended families, and special friends, helping to create the perfect day for you, the bride and groom.

  • P E T E R   L.   D U N C A N   Dip Theo, JP

    Graduating in 1997 with a Diploma of Theology while also enjoying a successful career in the corporate Banking sector here in New Zealand, Peter brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Celebrant.

    Among other things, Peter enjoys 'rolling up his sleeves and working in his local community". This "hands on" community involvement led to Peter being appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2005, a role he still actively enjoys today.

    When he's not otherwise working, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, hitting the Gym, and holidaying in exotic sun denched destinations overseas.

    "I see my role in working with a couple as one of creating a wedding ceremony, and a wedding day experience, that is the best relfection of their love, relationship and personality." - Peter L. Duncan.

    To enquire as to Peter's availability to officiate your beautiful wedding day, simply email peter@theweddingguy.co.nz

  • V A L E T A   J.   D U N C A N   Dip Theo

    Prior to graduating with a Diploma in Theology in 1997, Valeta enjoyed a successful career in the private sector. Valeta's vast experience and specialist skills in I.T. and large project management are a huge asset in her role as both a Celebrant and Wedding Planner.

    "Nothing is impossible when it comes to planning a wedding, or special occasion. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, 'success is achieved when preparation meets opportunity'. I work closely alongside my clients toward ensuring that whether it be an intimate affair, or large lavish event, that we create a wedding day experience which is everything they envisaged." - Valeta J. Duncan

    To enquire regarding Valeta's availability as either your Celebrant and/or Wedding Planner, simply email valeta@theweddingguy.co.nz