Pamela Meekings-Stewart – Celebrant

Pamela Meekings-Stewart – Celebrant

A true spiritual marriage is an act of metamorphosis, a profound mystery of creation and rebirth, as two become one.  It is not a giving up or loss of oneself, but rather a giving over of oneself to something greater – a transformation of self in which each one can say, “I am no longer only I, but also we”.  It is a process in which each can be challenged to discover new possibilities in themselves and in each other.

The coming together of two people in love and commitment is a unique and beautiful occasion.  No two ceremonies are the same and nor should they be.

I am a registered Marriage Celebrant and Civil Union Celebrant in Aotearoa New Zealand and have conducted over 70 marriages, handfastings and civil unions. I was registered in 2005 and have been re-registered every year since. My home territory covers Wellington to Otaki in the North Island but I am happy to travel further afield if travel costs are covered. I am also able to arrange contact for weddings and civil unions at Stonehenge Aotearoa in the Wairarapa with myself as Celebrant.

Tying the knot

Two lives entwine

Tying the knot

Two families entwine

Binding our futures together

I offer Druid, pagan, alternative spirituality and non-religious ceremonies and I can create whatever ceremony you would like, from handfasting to formal.  Initially I like to have a conversation with both of you together and then, if you decide to have me as your Celebrant I provide an outline and a lot of either/or suggestions so that you can have the ceremony that is uniquely yours and perfect for you.  It is completely up to you to add, delete, change and make it your own.  With my quite extensive knowledge of rituals great and small, I am here to make suggestions and research appropriate aspects if required. I can also help find the right words for commitment to children from your partnership or a previous one. There are very few words required by law in the ceremony – the rest is up to you and I am very happy to assist you in this.

As a Druid and committed to a spiritual life, the work is important to me. Couples continue to ask for my services and very much appreciate the gentle spiritual aspect of the ceremonies I help them put together.

For me, the heart of any ceremony is the vows that are written and spoken to one another.  Most of my ceremonies these days include a handfasting ceremony and I have two or three versions I can use but this too can be crafted especially for you.

My services as Celebrant are $300 plus $20 for travel plus 15% GST, i.e. $368 and that is for all consultation, rehearsal if you want one, and the ceremony on the day.  Why not contact me for a chat.

I can be contacted by telephone – 027 206 8876  or email pamela@thewoolshed.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Marriages and Civil Unions are the only ceremonies that require a legal, registered Celebrant.  However, I also craft and perform many other forms of ceremony and blessing:

VOWS OF RECOMMITMENT

NAMINGS (children & change of name)

BIRTH BLESSINGS

WHENUA PLACENTA BLESSINGS

FRIENDSHIP BLESSINGS

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS

ENTERING THE WISDOM YEARS – CRONING (women) and SAGEING (men)

HOUSE CLEANSING and BLESSINGS

FESTIVAL BLESSINGS

BLESSINGS AND INVOCATIONS FOR PASSING OVER

FUNERALS and BURIAL BLESSINGS

The Woolshed is a beautiful venue for Weddings and Hand Fastings, Naming ceremonies, Renewing Vows or other special events for up to 50 people.