Annie Overton

I’m an independent celebrant living in Charteris Bay Christchurch married, with three adult children. I enjoy meeting new people hearing stories of love and stories of life. I’m experienced working with people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds

I’m a practiced and confident public speaker bringing together all the elements that make ceremonies special. I’m organised, professional and committed to making sure your ceremony captures what is important to you. 

I enjoy creating personal ceremonies that celebrate the uniqueness of each occasion. I love what I do and can be flexible in travelling to conduct ceremonies. I hold a Diploma in Celebrant studies and I’m a validated celebrant of the Celebrant Association of New Zealand.

My services include

An introductory no obligation chat or meeting to see if I am the right celebrant for you. My role as a celebrant is to get to know you and create a ceremony that is uniquely yours.

  • 2 or 3 planning meetings
  • Advice on the legal requirements
  • Writing the ceremony making sure as we share the drafts your ceremony captures the unique you
  • A rehearsal
  • On the day – overseeing your ceremony
  • Registering the completed Particulars of Marriage
  • Giving you a copy of the final version of ceremony

Indoor , Outdoor , garden or beach , elopements and everything in-between. Planned and customised for your special day. Together I will work with you crafting a wedding that will be memorable for all.

Renewal of vows

Celebrating your relationship, celebrating your journey together and looking positively towards your future. In a park or garden, a boat, a beach, at your house, reception venue, or even where you had your first date!

Baby naming ceremonies

A ceremony to capture the magic arrival of a new child- welcoming and introducing him/her to family and friends.


Working with you to create a respectful and personalised ceremony that celebrates, and remembers the life of your loved one.


A time to honour and commemorate the memories of a loved who has passed away.  Important anniversaries, unveiling ceremonies  a personal ceremony that pays tribute to your loved one.

Getting Married

For more information on getting married see the link below:
Getting Married

Your Registry Ceremony

A short ceremony Monday – Friday only. Using a fixed script . The fee is set at $90 and can be at a venue or setting of your choice. Planning and organising is via phone and email.
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A Personalised Ceremony

 A personalised ceremony and an opportunity to make the ceremony uniquely yours. Your ceremony is on your desired date, with vows of your choice and  includes a face to face meeting to meet with me to discuss your wedding ceremony. Ongoing planning of your ceremony details is via email.

My fee is from $250 – (additional costs may apply if your require additional meetings, your venue is further afield or you would like to include a rehearsal.)

Let’s Plan Your Ceremony