I am Ren Haskell and my passion for life events, as a visual story-teller, provides me with opportunities to experience and be part of other people’s significant life moments.

As a registered celebrant, based in New Zealand, I can create a fun, unforgettable, memorable experience for couples who want to laugh, play, b-free and shine.

I am available to travel and cater for events, ‘with a difference’. This means I bring a unique, charismatic personal style to my work at your convenience, with a humble, warm, energetic but unobtrusive professional manner, putting couples at ease on their special day.

With my extensive life experience, together with effective communication, planning/marketing, design, portraiture and fashion skills, I capture your true emotions at that moment when you both say, ‘I do’.

Let me help you create the ceremony of your visions and thoughts that is about you!

Specialising in UNIQUE AND SPECIALISED ceremonies for awesome couples.

As well as tailor-made ceremonies,

Providing music for your ceremony as well as an emcee for your reception.

For an obligation free appointment contact me ren@b-free.co.nz or phone 0212723733 NZ

Apply for your Marriage licence

Go to https://marriages.services.govt.nz  you can complete the form quite safely right up to where it asks for payment, and then back out. There’s no login required so anyone can go into the site and have a look around without actually needing to submit an application

Marriages to be solemnised by authorised celebrant.

When marriage may be solemnised

(1) A marriage shall not be solemnised by a marriage celebrant until the marriage licence issued in respect of the marriage has been delivered to him or her.

(2) A marriage shall not be solemnised after the expiration of 3 months from the date of the licence issued in respect of the marriage.

(3) A marriage shall not be solemnised by a Registrar before the third day after notice of the intended marriage has been given to him or her:

provided that the Registrar, if he or she is satisfied that the marriage is not prohibited by this Act, that the requirements of this Act have been complied with, and that inconvenience would otherwise be caused to the persons intending marriage, may solemnise the marriage before that day\


.(4) A marriage shall not be solemnised by a Registrar after the expiration of 3 months from the date when notice of the intended marriage was given to him or her, or, where a caveat has been lodged, after the expiration of 3 months from the date when the caveat was withdrawn or discharged.

Compare: 1908 No 113 s 31

Section 30(1): amended, on 1 January 1977, by section 2(1) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 8).

31 Place and form of marriage before marriage celebrant

(1) Every marriage solemnised by a marriage celebrant shall be solemnised at a place described in the marriage licence issued in respect of that marriage

(2) Subject to subsection (3), every such marriage shall take place between the persons named in the licence according to such form and ceremony as they may think fit to adopt, and shall be solemnised in the presence of a marriage celebrant and 2 or more witnesses.

(3) During the solemnisation of every such marriage each party must say to the other—


“I AB, take you CD, to be my legal wife or husband”; or


words to similar effect; or


in the case of the solemnisation of a marriage in accordance with the rules and procedures of a specified body that require different words to be used as a marriage vow than those set out in paragraph (a), those words.

(4) The solemnisation of a marriage may not be conducted in accordance with subsection (3)(c) unless the specified body in question first—


informs the Registrar of the words that are intended to be used in place of the words set out in subsection (3)(a) and satisfies the Registrar that the use of those words is in accordance with the rules and procedures of that body; and


notifies the Registrar of the safeguards to be adopted by that body to ensure that—


there is a clear identification of the parties to the marriage; and


that the parties freely consent to the marriage; and


the witnesses understand the ceremony and can verify the matters referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii).