Kapiti Celebrant - Suzanne Panter

Crafting Love Stories, One Ceremony at a Time

I'm Suzanne Panter, and as your Kapiti Celebrant, I'm here to infuse your special day with love, laughter, and joy, ensuring your love story is celebrated just the way you've always dreamed of.

Meet Your Kapiti Celebrant

Discover the Story Behind the Celebrant

Hello and Kia Ora! Welcome to my world of Love, Laughter, and Joy, where your special day is my passion. I'm Suzanne Panter, a Kapiti-based Marriage Celebrant, proudly qualified in New Zealand and a validated member of the Celebrants Association New Zealand (VCANZ). My purpose is to infuse your day with happiness and joy.


Whether your vision is for a simple, elaborate, traditional, or uniquely fun ceremony, I'm here to co-create the celebration of your dreams. Your love story should be told in your way, making your day everything you've ever imagined.


Originally from the UK, I embarked on this journey in New Zealand in 2008 with my husband and youngest son. Now, with over 30 years of marriage to Scott and our family-run businesses, I'm deeply connected to this place I call home.


Becoming a New Zealand Citizen in 2016 ignited my dream of becoming a celebrant. I wanted to give back to the community that has been so welcoming and supportive. Guiding couples through the marriage process and creating lasting memories on one of the most significant days of their lives is a true privilege.


Love, Laughter, and Joy are the heart of every ceremony I craft, whether it's a Marriage Ceremony, Baby Naming, or the cherished Renewal of Vows. Having renewed my own vows with Scott after 25 years, I can truly speak from experience.


As an expat, I couldn't think of a better way to give back to my adopted home, touching people's lives through the meaningful ceremonies I create. I'm not just a dependable, credible Celebrant, but also a good listener with a great sense of humor, and a commitment to being non-judgmental. Let me guide you through the process, offering ideas and suggestions for vows, readings, and your ceremony.


Thank you for taking the time to explore my journey. If you feel that I could be the Celebrant for your special day, please get in touch. I would be delighted to meet you.


- Suzanne Panter Cert.Cel Sts

'We'd like to say a massive thank you for Saturday. It could not have been more perfect. You are an amazing celebrant and I'd be more than happy to sing your praises.'

Nicky and Pete

'We both would like to thank you again for the wonderful service you performed for us on our wedding day and also all the help and correspondence before our wedding.'

Kylie & Zak

'Suzanne planned a naming ceremony for my son. She was amazing to deal with, she has a great sense of humor and is so lovely and easy to get along with and feel comfortable around.'


'Thank you so much for having our back’s, I really appreciated your time and calming voice. You are brilliant at what you do.'

Nicky & Alex

'Both of us cannot thank you enough , your thoughtfulness and support over the last few months has made the build-up and the day run soooo smoothly!! We both had the most amazing day. Everything ran so smoothly and we felt the love all day.'

Samantha & Tyler

'Thank you for being our Celebrant, we are all very happy with how it went, it was a beautiful night!'

Mel & Pete

'Thank you very much for your help in pulling off our wonderful day. We had so many comments on how relaxed the ceremony was and how your style suited us perfectly. I will happily recommend you.'

Julia & Charlie

'We'd like to say a massive thank you for Saturday. It could not have been more perfect. You are an amazing celebrant and I'd be more than happy to sing your praises.'

Nicky and Pete

Begin Your Love Story with Me

Get in touch to start creating the most romantic and unforgettable moments of your life. Whether it's a wedding, a naming ceremony, or a vow renewal, let's bring your dreams to life.