Marriage Celebrant to the rich and Famous.. and the rest of us.

100% success rate- fun ceremonies – a speciality-actually, a necessity..


My name is Kevin Heays.  ( Kev for short, or, Kevin John Heays-if I ever get onto the new years honours list!) As an authorised Civil Celebrant appointed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, I am duly authorised to solemnise marriages in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. My services also extend  to Civil Ceremonies, Same Sex marriages, Commitment Ceremonies, Funeral Ceremonials, Memorials and Master of Ceremonies at events, receptions and competitions.

Throughout my life’s journey I have always been actively involved with Ceremonies that have remained exceptional, responsive and memorable. I have worked in many different industries that, by large, have centered around people – Ceremony, Celebrations, Communication and Commitment. These include-School Teaching, Rural Contracting, Publican, Politician (Mayoralty-no less!) and Environmental Warrior! – Before that…. I was probably a bit of a rebel really (aka Little Shit)

Professionally, my skills have encompassed large community events within Local  Governments,  personal involvement &  partnering with national and international bigwigs.

My service is based in the Canterbury region, New Zealand – travelling beyond those realms is always a possibility –  and is backed by many years of personal involvement with a most interesting variety of people, places and proceedings. I remain at your service for any ceremony, and I promise to deliver the distinctive capacity to enhance your ideas, your preferences and your personal treasures . I can travel to your venue-wherever it may be.I am Kaikouras preferred Celebrant-  verified by the results of a recently run survey of random people from random places-there was a guy walking his dog, my cousin and a homeless person I bought a beer for.

Your ceremony, via my celebrency, can have you laughing, giggling, sighing and can include a wee tear or two. We are going to have some fun!

         And this is where we are talking about!


“Kevin takes your special day and makes it magical”

– Tonni C,


Whether you are after a UNIQUE, PERSONALISED CEREMONY or a beautiful but MORE SIMPLE ceremony, I’ll work with you to create the feel YOU want and that completely reflects you.

Besides a few legal elements, your wedding ceremony is completely up to you and I really encourage people to do it THEIR way, and not the way you think you should.  If you think something is lame or unnecessary, don’t include it!

​I’ve been celebrant-ing for a while now and can CAN OFFER PLENTY OF ADVICE AND IDEAS regarding all aspects of your ceremony, including writing your vows, and ways you can incorporate people close to you to make your ceremony even more meaningful..but whatever you say, goes! Your wedding, your way!

I can arrange Kaikoura venues including mountain -top, beaches and gardens…… you name it we’ve got it!

I personally know Kaikouras nationally recognised photographer, hairdressers and caterers. Just give me call!


I can arrange for a battery operated, state of the art PA system, with a wireless mic so everyone can hear those beautiful vows of yours! Music can be played via the PA too. WHIZ BANG! For personalised ceremonies, I also recommend a CASUAL REHEARSAL leading up to the big day to shake any nerves and help the day run as smooth as possible. Oh, and the admin, I will do all the legal stuff behind the scenes to ensure you’re actually, like, married (I strangely LOVE doing admin).

Soooo…………………….. you can’t do everything! Despite the urge to do so.

Being the number 1 celebrant around these parts and beyond, I only recommend the best support services for you that will take some of that business out of your planning – so you can just get on with the good stuff.

Richard from RJ Murray Builders tells me he makes a great impression of a Bar leaner – if required.

Wedding Photography …simply the best                                            www.asphoto.co.nz

Organise the chaos with                                                              www.orchestrateevents.co.nz

Let your Hair down with                                                                                                                    FB   Lyndy Roberts – Evolve Hair & Beauty.

 Catering Specialist for up to 25 guests                                                                                       Food Company Kaikoura – 03 3197160                                                                                  

I can provide entertainment- sort of!
Suit Hire… yeah….nah!


Greetings Lovers

Busy Times…………………… Don’t forget to get in touch with the Celebrant of the Year (me) asap…. even if you haven’t got a date set. k.heays@xtra.co.nz – or – 0276296754

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