Everyone’s idea of getting married is different. Here are the different options I can offer you as your celebrant.

Kineta Booker Christchurch Elopement Celebrant

($150 non-refundable deposit; balance due one week out from your elopement)

Elope away with your greatest love, embracing your freedom of choice: marrying where you want, when you want, and with the handful of guests you want!

Throw away the rule book of organising a big, traditional wedding by choosing to elope!

Here are some reasons people choose to elope: because it’s an utterly authentic, ‘just us’ experience; intimacy and intention; less family drama (someone had to say it – ha!); valuing experiences over stuff; far less stress and anxiety; less planning; and life is meant to be an adventure – so why not elope away for the love of fun! And each other!


($300 non-refundable deposit; balance due one week out from your elopement)

All of the awesomeness from an elopement with the added option of a photographer. I work with several talented photographers, to ensure there’s always someone available for your beautifully relaxed, stress-free elopement. It includes:

  • maximum of 10 adult guests
  • personalised ceremony (Kineta will help you write your vows)
  • elopement certificate with your witnesses signatures on it
  • photos during ceremony
  • up to 1 hour of photos onsite (this includes the ceremony)
  • an online gallery of your elopement images within 40 business days


So, you’re wanting a straight-forward ceremony at your home or a local spot, with set vows and script? Done! This is the basic, no-frills option. No venues or photography allowed. See FAQs for a Registry Ceremony.

As an authorised VCANZ Registry Celebrant, I can do this for you. All you need to do is organise two witnesses, and your marriage licence ($150), and it will cost just $90 to have me as your celebrant. It couldn’t be more simple.

Mr & Mrs Cameron at Lacebark, Kaiapoi. Image: Joseph O’Sullivan

PLEASE NOTE: if your wedding is over 10km from my office there will be a travel charge, above and beyond the first 10km each way. This is charged at the current IRD rate.


The Department of Internal Affairs – celebrants.dia.govt.nz (Search: Kineta Booker)

Celebrants Association – celebrantsassociation.co.nz (Search: Kineta Booker)