Marriage Celebrant Timaru - Dave Moore

Marriage and Wedding Celebrant in Highfield, Timaru. NZ.
Open today until 8:00 PM
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I'm feeling very grateful today.

Two day's ago I had the privilege of conducting a memorial service and unveiling of a plaque for Stacey who died suddenly in an accident one year ago. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and it was a lovely, if not sad, time for everyone. I have just rece...

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Happy days!

I am pleased to announce I am now authorised to perform registry marriage and civil union ceremonies. Births Deaths & Marriages are moving away from conducting these ceremonies in local courthouses and have authorised suitably qualified celebrants to provide this service.

This is ...

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I am excited and proud to have achieved VCANZ status with the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ).

VCANZ is a celebrant validation process which recognises a celebrant’s training, experience and professional development based on the CANZ body of knowledge.

This gives you, additional ...

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Five Year Anniversary!

I can't believe I have been a celebrant for 5 years. What a blast!

Being a celebrant is a fantastic calling, a great privilege, and a whole lot of fun.

I have loved planning and conducting every ceremony, and getting to know all my wonderful clients.

Thank you to ev...

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Good news!
From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 13 May we will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

This is wonderful news but unfortunately weddings and funerals are still capped at 10 people. This will be disappointing for many people but it is important we ensure we hang onto the gains we...

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Selina and Steffen's Review
We first met Dave when he and his family visited our work, at Lakestone lodge. Dave made a great impression and left his business card in case we needed a wedding celebrant in future. Well, it turned out we did.
A year later Steffen and I decided to marry and when we w...

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We are now at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Any gatherings must remain small to lower the risk of community transmission and ensure what we achieved from Alert Level 4 isn't undone.

The only permitted gatherings of up to 10 people are for:
• funerals and tangihanga
• wedding ceremon...

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Last wedding before Lockdown

Gareth and Kathryn and I feel very lucky they snuck their wedding in before we went into COVID-19 lockdown.

The ceremony was held in their friends’, Russell and Anne Cowles, beautiful garden in the countryside near Timaru and despite the uncertain weather forecas...

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5 months ago
Dave was an absolute joy to work with! He is very knowledgeable, personable and a genuinely kind person. My husband and I are from the U.S. and we decided to elope in New Zealand. He offered every bit of information we needed to know, and even found us an incredible place to wed!! I would highly recommend Dave’s services. We even got the chance to meet his wife and son who were just as lovely. It all really added to an absolutely incredible experience. We wouldn’t change a single thing about our wedding day. We look back on the day VERY fondly, and Dave is a big part of making all of that possible.
- Tanya K
6 months ago
Dave really went above and beyond and his wife was so welcoming and lovely it felt like we may have been extended family when we meet with them. His family has obviously supported him greatly to help him become such a wonderful celebrant. He kept in constant communication without being to much. My Husband and I are very different people, he want a low key funny styled ceremony. Whereas I saw the the traditional happy style. He found a way to bring us both together and we really couldn't have had a more perfect ceremony. If you are considering Dave I suggest you get in touch A.S.A.P you wont regret it for a second.
- Trish S
6 months ago
Dave was such an important part of our beautiful day- he made the preparation as easy as it could be given that we were organising our wedding from Australia. We never had doubts that Dave would do a great job- as soon as we met him we were both at ease. He gave us a ceremony that complimented both of our personalities and paid such special attention to all the little bits. He gave us sage advice and was so cool, calm and collected the whole way through. Dave, thank you so much for everything you did for us, we will remember it forever.
- Lydia D

About us

Welcome to my wedding planning page, my name is Dave Moore and I am a NZ Registered Independent Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant.   

Planning your wedding is quite daunting for most people I marry on a weekly basis.   I have expert skills to help you on your wedding day. These skills include  

  1. Appointing your Celebrant who will guide you through the entire process if you wish.
  2. Help select, cost and choose the Venue
  3. Select Venue menus including those with special concerns
  4. Invitation selections and printing
  5. Photographer
  6. Car Selection
  7. Flower Selections
  8. Master of Ceremonies
Forward planning is crucial on this most important occasion.   I have years of experience performing wedding ceremonies and I would love to help you organise the most exciting day of your life.   

I have developed experience and skills over the past 5 years to deliver the perfect ceremony for your important life event. 

Why choose me for your wedding day?

  • I am a skilled public speaker with many years’ experience. 
  • You’ll love the way I work alongside you to create your perfect ceremony. It is really important for you to work closely with your celebrant and trust him, so that he can create a personalised insight into your life and future with your partner. 
  •  I am sensitive to your needs and customise your ceremony to fit your style and personality.
  • I am a New Zealand Registered Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant and a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand Te Kāhui Ārahi Ritenga o Aotearoa (CANZ), which means I adhere to high standards of professionalism and professional development.
  • I am sensitive, empathetic and confidential in all aspects of this personal occasion.

Of course, I would not be able to perform wedding magic without the help of my long term sweetheart and wife, Linda Moore with her amazing creativity and style . Thank you, Darling

Contact Us


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  • 027 386 1977
  • 03-688 8434


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276 Otipua Road
Timaru 7910
New Zealand

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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