A little about me…

Hello, I’m Phillipa Cook …

… a wedding-mad celebrant with over twenty years of experience and extremely honoured to be recognised as one of the top five celebrants in New Zealand.

Having officiated at over 2000 ceremonies here in beautiful Queenstown, I am proud of the fact that every single ceremony I officiate is personal and unique to each couple – no two ceremonies have ever been the same!

It’s important to me to take the time to get to know you both before the wedding, to hear your shared stories and discover your dreams because this ensures that your ceremony is unforgettable and one that everyone remembers.

I love a love story … and I can’t wait to tell yours.

My promise to you ….

• This will always be YOUR day, YOUR ceremony and YOUR wedding.

• Working closely with you, I will support and guide you every step of the way.

• The service will be uniquely tailored to you both, sharing your personal love story.

• I will deliver the ceremony from my heart, with words that are all about you.

• The ceremony will reflect your hopes and aspirations for your future together.

• Your ceremony will be personal, relaxed, fun and truly memorable.

• I will use my 30 years of local knowledge to help you choose the perfect location.

My aim is to help you have the most memorable ceremony possible.

Your ceremony will be perfect as it will be an honest reflection of your feelings for each other.  The words you say to each other within your ceremony matter more than all the other ‘stuff’ combined… the dress, the flowers, the rings etc.

Your Next Steps

Call me now if you’d like a chat about your wedding, I love everything to do with weddings.

And I don’t only officiate at weddings you will see me at wedding blessings, vow renewals, namings, funerals and memorial services,

If you’d like to find out more about me, you can find testimonials here.

Phillipa Cook

Phillipa, doing what she loves most!


A celebration of a special life

Recently we were lucky to have Phillipa officiate at the funeral service of our much loved daughter.  During a time where emotions were high, Phillipa was a breath of fresh air.  She worked with us in a much needed, kind, calming and professional...

Bianca and Miles from Australia say Phillipa’s the most outstanding & passionate celebrant!

Phillipa is the most outstanding & passionate celebrant. The ceremony was so personal, intimate and simply beautiful. She has such a warm personality and her passion for weddings is evident in everything she does. We appreciated the great communication before the...
Rave review

Winter Heli Wedding on Cecil Peak Review

Paula and Kosta first met in a local bar and restaurant in Christchurch, I’m not going to repeat Kosta’s pick up line but he won points for originality and clearly it worked because Paula agreed to a date at a Thai restaurant  a few days later. From there they...
Looking to their future

Ruth highly recommends Phillipa as a celebrant

We were truly blessed having Phillipa officiate at our wedding. Her relaxed, friendly, professional style was perfect. We appreciated the great communication throughout the planning process. She listened to our requirements, offered ideas and solutions and together we...
David and Joy just moments after exchanging their vows on the Queenstown lakefront

A beautiful testimonial from 2 very special people.

We met Phillipa two weeks before our wedding date - yes, just two weeks. At first, we were hesitant as we were quite on a tight timing but Phillipa told us that our wedding should be about my partner David and I. That the ceremony should reflect what we envisioned it...