ChCh Celebrant Sean Joyce

Celebrant Sean officiates at weddings throughout Christchurch and Canterbury, but is happy to go anywhere in the glorious South Island.

Sean will craft you a ceremony to have you relaxed, confident and in-the-moment. Your family and friends will be enthralled by a ceremony that they feel part of. A validated member of the Celebrants Association, Sean is also a trained speaker, stand-up comedian and popular Christchurch performance poet. He’s happy to travel throughout the South Island for weddings.

Tell us about yourself? Everything I do, from the very first meeting, is to earn the trust and confidence of the couple. I want them to stand in front of all their guests confident they are already a team of two, still private yet powerful and in control. Then it’s easy for me to appear relaxed, professional and fully prepared. “Relaxed” and “entertaining” are the most common words in my 300+ reviews.

Tell us about your style? Relaxed and entertaining.

Best part of any ceremony for you? The guests caught-off-guard by the open sincerity of the couple’s vows.

Favourite things? Spending time with my granddaughter while we eat ice cream and generally philosophise. I enjoy public speaking and MCing. I write a bit and my poems and stories have been published in various publications from the Christchurch Press to Bob Dylan’s home town of Hibbing, Minnesota. My first book was self-published on Amazon in August 2021.