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Rose Barnes


Certificate in Celebrant Studies
DIA Registered



About me

Kia ora, I'm Rose Barnes - I live in Māpua, 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 whānau 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

Aroha/love 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.


"When we first met Rose she immediately put us at ease with her warm, funny and friendly energy.


She brought experience and calm to our day guiding us gently through the whole process from start to finish, keeping us all on track and ensuring we had a relaxed and beautiful ceremony.

As a Rainbow wedding she made us feel extra special.


Her enthusiasm for our all female wedding was genuine and made us feel very supported.

Our day was just how we wanted it and she helped make it a precious moment in our lives."

—Sharon and Kat

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.


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