Richard Mills, Independent Marriage Celebrant

Nationwide, but based in Wellington, New Zealand

For most couples, planning a wedding is not a regular occurrence, and can be a daunting task. An experienced, friendly and helpful guide is available luckily in Richard Mills. Since 1986 Richard has been entertaining at weddings and other events as a professional mobile DJ, and for around 20 years as a trained MC (Master of Ceremonies).

Richard takes great care to ensure that YOUR wedding isn’t a ‘McWedding’, in other words, that your personality, tastes, style and humour shine through. He knows that the day is not about him, and that whatever is most important to the two of you is the first focus. Richard is happy to officiate over pretty much all weddings, regardless of gender, location, altitude, religion or style. As he mentioned HERE, “love is love”.

 

Richard is the owner and operator of ShowPro Ltd and although he was born in Wales in 1967 but has lived in New Zealand since he was a baby. He is a keen fisherman and is always in his happy place on his little boat. He can be seen daily in all weather cheerfully walking or jogging his Black Labrador, Teddy-Bear around the area and in winter Richard loves to carve a few turns on the ski field. He is married (with children) and loves travelling.

Richard is regularly travelling to weddings and has been DJ, MC and/or Celebrant from Opononi and Whangaroa in Northland to Dunedin, Wanaka & Queenstown, as well as three weddings in Australia and other events in Fiji and New Caledonia. His style can vary from relaxed and casual to formal and respectful, and he has often been told that he has a great ‘radio voice’.

There were many reasons that Richard chose to become an independent marriage celebrant, but the most compelling was that time after time, couples who he was working for as MC and DJ asked him if he could also officiate over the ceremony. Venues, videographers and photographers also mentioned it often enough that Richard finally applied and was immediately accepted, which is an honour, as it is by no means a certainty, and even members of the clergy have to wait or reapply often.

Thank you so much for the thought and effort that went into our wedding.

You truly were a highlight and thank you so much for getting the right vibe from us and our guests, Clint and I had a beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Many thanks again

R and C

Rebecca & Clint

Wedding at Silverstream Retreat