Rose Barnes




About me

Kiaora, I'm Rose Barnes - I live in Mapua, Nelson and am originally from Invercargill. As a community-minded person I love being involved in local activities.

Growing up in a large family  I appreciate that whanau come in all shapes and sizes.  Ceremony and tradition have always been a big part of my life, I relish the opportunity to be a part of a wide variety of celebrations old and new!


I am happy to travel for celebrations and love the idea of curating an event personalised to your needs.




My approach

Love/Aroha is the crucial element of any ceremony, and all ceremonies are a celebration.  Helping people and being involved with my clients on such a personal level is a privilege. As a trained Celebrant, I enjoy the creative process of planning a personalised celebration, and bringing that knowledge to make your ceremony special.


Known in my community for my empathy, efficient organisation and kindness, I always include a sense of humour in my work! I understand the importance of loved ones coming together in times of celebration and I look forward to chatting to you about how to make your day meaningful.


"We had the lovely Rose conduct our Wedding Ceremony. Everything went to plan, from the first moment Michael and I met with Rose – we highly recommend Rose."

- Robyn and Michael

"With Rose's help, we had an absolutely amazing day. Rose made it really easy for both Ben and I. She helped make the prep as stress-free as possible and helped with keeping us calm enough to keep talking on the day."


- Jess & Ben Fowler


Thank you for your message. I'll be in touch shortly - Rose.

Get in Touch

I have an open door policy for those locally and can easily set up a call or virtual meeting.


I offer a free, no-obligation consultation to ensure we're perfect for one another. If you'd like to talk about your ceremony, please fill in your details.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know you.