Christchurch Celebrants Collective Bonnie Tainui

Celebrant Bonnie is happy to officiate weddings throughout Christchurch and Canterbury.

Bonnie’s a celebrant who is young, enthusiastic and a romantic at heart. Bonnie is a caring and compassionate person who is passionate about helping others. Bonnie can help with Wedding Ceremonies, Civil Unions and Vow Renewals. If you are looking for a celebrant feel free to contact Bonnie, she would love to hear from you!

Tell us about yourself?

Kia Ora,

Ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri te hapū

Ko Ngāti Waewae te hapū

Ko Ngāi Tahu te iwi

No Woodend Ōtautahi ahau

Ko Bonnie Tainui toku ingoa

My name is Bonnie and I have been a celebrant for the last two and a half years. Couples have described me as a calm, patient and reassuring celebrant, who likes to have a laugh. I love to travel and many of my fondest memories of ceremonies have been those that involve roadies across the country. 

I am passionate about my Māori culture and enjoy incorporating te reo Maori and tikanga into ceremonies.

When I am not officiating weddings, I run my own business called Magnolia Supporting You. I have a private practice where I provide counselling, social work support, business mentoring and professional supervision. Helping others is a big passion of mine and it is important to be me that I am doing mahi that makes a difference.

I am a very social and outgoing person and in my spare time I love to spend time with my family, friends and my animals (I have a cat, pet turtles and a rottweiler). I am a big fan of rugby and can be found cheering my favourite team on in the weekends. I also love music and am a singer in a country band. 

Tell us about your style? My style is very much centred around my client and what they are wanting for their ceremony. Naturally I am a relaxed, calm and easy going kind of person so my approach reflects this. I am a romantic at heart so I do enjoy hearing about peoples love stories.

Best part of any ceremony for you? The best part of the ceremony for me is listening to the couple’s vows. I think this is such an important part of any ceremony and really tells the story of who they are as a couple and what their marriage will look like.

Favourite things? For me it would be spending time with my family and friends, I enjoy spending time with people, especially my loved ones. For fun I enjoy listening to music, socialising, watching the rugby or a really good movie or show. Education has always been a big part of my life so I am often learning about something new or working on my business.

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