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Personal Wedding Vows with the Wow Factor are so easy with Marry Me Marilyn. You can have heaps of fun with your Vows that WOW! Vows that are both personal and very funny or you can make your 'I Do's' crack up your partner and have you both in stitches of laughter! Personal Wedding Vow are the heart and soul of your Wedding Ceremony and I make writing them a breeze. You don't have to be Shakespeare to write Personal Vows! I explain how to create personal vows to reflect your love & commitment to your partner and have the vows form a firm foundation to build your marriage. I provide a fabulous set of resources to helps you create Personal Vows with the Wow Factor which will make your fiancée tear up. Be ready with a hanky or tissue! I lead you step by step & show you the vastly different styles and formats that you can use.
I Became a Marriage Celebrant Because I found it such a buzz writing my own magical, fun and totally unique conscious wedding ceremony. My husband and I are two people who joined together on a journey of growth through love. Our powerful love, respect and trust keeps us together, our intuition guides us. We consult with each other, we are best friends, we laugh a lot and we are equals who care as much about each other as ourselves.
Love Letter from Nicola & Simon married at the beautiful Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands
Hi Marilyn, We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for your presentation of our ceremony yesterday! Everyone raved on about how amazing, personal, intimate and loving it was. They LOVED our 'Love Story' and said it made it even more magical to find out so many details about our relationship. They also said you spoke so clearly and were very animated and interesting to listen to and watch. It was absolutely beautiful! Love Mr & Mrs Finlay! xoxoxo Many thanks to the very talented Special Memories Photography for the gorgeous photos!
I love to work with positive, happy couples who love a laugh and want to enjoy their special day. I am happy to travel to be your Byron Bay Celebrant or your Brisbane Celebrant or Sunshine Coast Celebrant or Interstate for special couples wherever you plan to celebrate your wedding day in Australia. I am a professional full time super experienced Civil Marriage Celebrant and I conduct weddings 7 days a week in any location anytime day or night.
Love Letter Marti & Simon Handfasting Wedding at Riverglenn Indooroopilly Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, We are writing to you for two reasons. Firstly, to say a huge THANK YOU for helping us achieve the most wonderful wedding and celebration of love. With your wisdom and amazing skills, our wedding was more beautiful and special, than even we could have envisioned. Secondly, we want to tell you just how special YOU are. From start to finish you provided care, clarity, wisdom and inspiration, not only in your approach with us, but also in the necessary processes. You were open and inviting to new ideas and supported us with a magical energy that we definitely connected with and which we shared throughout the journey together. You helped us bring out into words and ritual, the energy and love we have shared for so long and helped us express this and share this with our friends and family. You helped us express to our community how grateful we are for the connection and love Simon and I both share and for the ways in which this is experienced with our family members and friends. It is with you and your experience and skills that we were able to achieve our dreams of a celebration of love, which would not only be remembered, but which would be felt for years to come! Marilyn, you were the perfect person to have as our celebrant! We are so deeply grateful and feel so blessed to have shared this amazing moment with you. Thank you and we hope you like the photos. With loads of love and happiness, Simon and Marti xoxoxo
Love Letter from Sarah & Greg married at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Chapel Hyatt Regency
Hi Marilyn, Greg and I are in Thailand enjoying an amazing honeymoon. Over the past few days we have enjoyed reflecting on what an incredible day our wedding was. We would both like to thank you dearly for all of your help and guidance through planning our ceremony....it truly was the most perfect ceremony. The ceremony was so personal, it truly reflected on the incredible love and friendship that Greg & I share. The way you planned the ceremony was just as Greg & I had wanted and you helped to make this part of our wedding day perfect. The atmosphere created by you was amazing. Both Greg & I felt like there was no one other than ourselves in the room...we were both so caught up in the magic of the moment. All of our family and friends have commented that our ceremony was the best wedding ceremony that they have ever attended, so personal and touching. Greg would also like to thank you for helping to calm his nerves as he was waiting for me to arrive. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! Love Mr & Mrs Stockill xoxo Thank You to Corne & Lara Photography - Gold Coast for the beautiful photos of Sarah & Greg & Nadia & Luke
Lets have Fun and Create a Really Awesome Legendary Wedding with the WOW Factor! No boring cookie cutter ceremonies where just the names change! I create FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND WEDDINGS that are all about YOU! If you are looking for a celebrant who is FUN, CHILLED OUT, CRAZY CREATIVE, BURSTING WITH IDEAS, call Marilyn now on 0413344134 & say Marry Me Marilyn
Love Letter from Christey & Brett Wedding Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thank you very much Marilyn for the FANTASTIC CEREMONY you put together for us on our special day. So many people commented on how personal and individual it was and not the same boring ceremony that you expect when you go to a wedding. Personally we both felt you super enhanced all the emotions of the day from huge belly laughs to the tear jerking vows. We are so grateful for all the time and effort you put into making our day even more special and helping it to run smoothly with going above and beyond being our celebrant by organising people, especially with where the groomsmen had to stand, and keeping the groom from having a nervous breakdown!! Thanks again and we will be singing your praises for years to come along with all our guests that attended!!” Thanks again for all your effort and time to make our day just PERFECT we are still getting comments from our friends and family about the ceremony which is a huge credit to you! Cheers Brett & Christey XOXO P.S. We have also attached a photo that really depicts how fun you made our ceremony which was really important to us.
Love Letter from Ami & Tony's Handfasting Wedding Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine
Firstly Marilyn, Thank you Thank you Thank you, you truly are an extremely special lady - one in which we are so grateful to have had as our celebrant uniting us as Husband & Wife. Marilyn you are a beautiful, genuine compassionate soul - a "real" person & those that are united by you are truly blessed. Since our wedding we have received so many comments on how unique & beautiful our ceremony was - many of our guests said they were captivated from beginning to end & overwhelmed at how emotionally engaging the words within the ceremony were. Your integrity & gracefulness demonstrated from the preparation to the delivery of our ceremony was amazing & for this we are truly grateful. You truly were such an integral part of our union & we feel blessed to have had you - a true angel to marry us on that beautiful spring day in the rainforest. The Seven Chakra Handfasting you prepared for us was magical - again you captured in words the essence of our love for each other & for this we thank you. Tony & I would recommend you to any couple that is looking for a celebrant that will nurture & bring to life the essence of their love for one another - so on that special day when you say "I Do" to your lover, to your best friend, you have a ceremony filled with the all the words that your hearts wanted to say, delivered in a graceful manner by a soul who believes in your union as much as you do!!!! When we were looking for a celebrant I scoured the magazines & websites looking for that "friendly face" that we would call & say "Please marry us" - to my surprise it didn’t take long to find you & know that you were the one - you were the first celebrant I called & when you picked up the phone - let's just say Marilyn - you had us at "Hello"!!! At our first meeting with you made us feel at ease you were kind and endearing & really listened to us & our story - you took the time to get to know us. Your support & enthusiasm that was shown when we wanted to be "different" - & avoid many of the classic wedding ceremony traditions, made us feel comfortable & excited to explore other ceremony ideas - which led to us, with your help creating the perfect ceremony that reflected who we are - it captured our values as individuals & as a couple, allowing us to share the love & respect we have for each other with our friends & family in our own style. Thanks so much Marilyn, Love & Light Always Tony & Ami xoxoxo
Email Dearest Marilyn, I feel really sad that this will be our last email!! I am actually a bit emotional as I type it and when I typed out the attached thank you letter! Typical me, always getting teary! lol We really can't thank you enough for the beautiful person that you are and for all the love and amazing energies that you brought to our wedding. We love you!! Sarah & Joe
Love Letter Sarah & Joe’s Wedding St Aidan’s Church Eureka Northern NSW
Beautiful Marilyn, Where do we even start to thank you?! You are a very special person Full of Love, Laughter, Wisdom, Warmth and Care. From our very first phone call to you, right through the zillions of emails we sent back and forth and on the day of our wedding – we felt so lucky that you were our celebrant. Your professionalism and knowledge of the industry gave us a head start in the whole marriage process. Your endless resources made the task of co-creating a ceremony that much more easy and enjoyable. Your little tips like suggesting we start creating our ceremony months in advance so we could focus on the little things in the crazy lead up to the actual day were priceless. All brides – listen to Marilyn! She’s a pro! Thank you for listening to all of our input and creating the most beautiful, heartfelt and individualised ceremony we could ever have hoped for. It was perfect and very ‘us.’ So many guests came up to us afterwards asking about you and saying it was one of the most enjoyable ceremonies they had ever been to. You personalised it with our very own love story and celebrated our personalities and our relationship, you didn’t focus on all the traditional lines that you hear over and over again at weddings and it is so refreshing!! Thank you for your amazing skills at calming our nerves and for managing the crowd during the stressful time when the limo driver got lost, making the bride very late and the groom very, very anxious! We really can’t speak more highly of you as a person or as a celebrant. Thank you xo All our love, Sarah & Joseph. Many thanks Van for your amazing photos VM Wedding Photography and of Bec & Patrick & Katherine & Edwin below.
Love Letter from Katherine & Edwin married at Wings Hinterland Retreat Gold Coast QLD
When you dream about your wedding day, the officiate is not usually the first thing you think of. But after having our wedding and having the pleasure of Marilyn’s service, it has been the one thing that lingers in my memories of our day. Marilyn is literally an angel sent to help you with making your wedding ceremony the most poignantly memorable part of your day. With endless, seamless, encouraging support from the moment we met Marilyn to even after the ceremony, there is no one else who can offer such a personal yet professional experience. Marilyn’s openness is something we really appreciated as she learned about us and our story, she is enthusiastic to enhance your ceremony to something you’ve never thought of before. Marilyn’s energy is intangible gold, especially during what can be such a stressful time as planning a wedding, I will never forget the support and guidance she gave to us. The ceremony was perfect, full of emotions and tradition, Marilyn’s experience and genuine care shone through. Our guests comments of never having been to such an intimate wedding before – feeling like they were really part of our occasion, is a testament to Marilyn and her craft. She kept us in line on the day proving to be the calm in the storm, I can’t put a price on how much that helped us and meant to me. So if you’re dreaming of the most meaningful ceremony, tailored to your needs in any way you can dream of, you cannot go past Marilyn. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love Katherine & Edwin x
Email from Katherine & Edwin
The one and only Marilyn! How are you? We would definitely love the opportunity to let people know just how wonderful you are! We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us on our day you were just the most calming fantastic energetic force!! Marilyn, you were so amazing to us before and especially on our day and I really, really appreciate your words and help. We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us on our day you were just the most calming fantastic energetic force!! - I think you're rather intuitive ; -) Thank you so much for being a part of our chaotic day haha! you're the best :) Speak soon! love Kath xoxo
Love Letter from Melissa & Brenton Wedding at Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Hi Marilyn, We would like to thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant. I knew from the very first day I met you at the O'Reilly's wedding open day that you would make our day perfect. From the very start you were always on top of everything with paperwork and advice about our ceremony and the different options that were available. After our meeting you were able to put together a proposed ceremony for us based on our personalities and what you learnt from casually talking with us during the meeting and it was spot on. Your online resources also helped us put that little bit extra into our ceremony. The ceremony rehearsal really helped to calm my nerves and again you gave us some really handy tips to remember on the day. Finally, on the day you were amazing the way you presented our ceremony, you were a calming focus for me and really brought us into the moment and the guests loved the small details you helped us bring into the ceremony. Thank you so much for everything you did for us, it is definitely a day we won’t forget. You were perfect…don't change a thing about your service! Melissa & Brenton x
Love Letter Eryn & Andrew's Country Fairytale Wedding Tyalgum Retreat Tyalgum Northern NSW
Marilyn, you were fantastic! Your warm and fun approach to planning our special day was so appreciated and it came off beautifully. When we first met you we knew that you were right for us. We particularly loved that you continued to reinforce the important things so nothing was missed or forgotten. It is clear that you have performed many weddings of all types as you were able to visualise our wishes and guide us the whole way without a hitch. We couldn't recommend you highly enough to anyone planning to get hitched and welcome anyone to contact us for a more personal testimonial. Love Eryn & Andrew xoxo
Love Letter from Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point
Wow, I can't believe it has been two weeks since our wedding and I am writing this letter, so you may know Chris and I think you are the Best Wedding Celebrant in the World! – I think the wedding ceremony, is one of the most important parts of a wedding, where the love, for a bride and groom is declared between themselves, family and friends. I wanted a ceremony, something that was personalised and a ceremony that would captivate our family and friends, not have “just another boring ceremony”. I found the best wedding celebrant in the world – Marilyn – on the internet, and after viewing her website, made phone contact, found her to be helpful, informative and friendly! The next step was meeting up in person and the best I can describe, meeting Marilyn is like meeting a friend, she has genuine warmth and instantly makes you feel at ease – after a cup of coffee, laughter – we got down to the business side of things, where she explains clearly, the different types of ceremonies, giving you as much input as you wish to make, or if you are a busy person – how little. Our ceremony was personally tailored for us, on what we wanted ( Marilyn is a listener and gives great advice and has available amazing resources) – the planning of the ceremony consisted of sending emails to and fro with drafts, (since I wanted a LOT of input, there were lots of emails – no added expense) until we had it just perfect! Marilyn makes you feel special, as if your wedding is the only wedding she is planning – in fact her attention to detail, would be, as if it was her own wedding. The day itself was beautiful and Marilyn looked beautiful (she consults in colours and what we would like her to wear – she has an extensive wardrobe) as you can imagine, a celebrant is featured in wedding photos! Our true love story and weaving of other magical ceremonies within, had our guests in tears and truly mesmerized from beginning to end. Marilyn herself delivered the ceremony with meaning – each word she spoke was hung on to by the guests…as she put in 110% effort into creating a feeling of love and wonderment. If there is a bride to be reading this now, stop thinking, pick up the telephone, it is the best decision you will ever make! And your wedding will be – as you wish it to be…….and hassle free. So, I end this testimonial, with a heartfelt thank you to Marilyn, from Chris and myself, for we see you now, not just as a “celebrant” but a friend who made our day very special, from beginning to the end. Love Chris & Sylvia xoxo
Love Letter from Olivia & Cameron's Wedding at Williamina Park East Brisbane Queensland
Dear Marilyn, A quick email to express our thanks for your contribution to our special day. From the very moment we met up with you to discuss the wedding, to the time you pronounced us as husband and wife ....... PERFECT! Cameron and I wanted a fun energy, excitement and a splash of love at our ceremony.
You provided all of it and more, with fantastic guidance throughout writing our ceremony. You kept us calm during the collaborative process and from the very first moment we met you, you were welcoming, informative, relaxed and genuinely interested in our story. We knew you would do your best to make our day unique and special. Communication was easy and quick and on the day you mingled well with our guests and once again, guided the whole congregation through a wonderful ceremony. You looked stunning on our day, you captured the emotion, the excitement, the fun and the casual relaxed feeling that Cameron and I wanted during our ceremony. We have had so many comments about how beautiful and interesting the ceremony was, so once again thank you for bringing a touch of glamour, laughter and more love to our memorable event. We thank you for your time, patience and professional approach. The day wouldn’t have been as colourful without your contribution. From our point of view it was AWESOME! We’ll be recommending you for years to come. All the best and lots of love and light! Olivia & Cameron Brown
Love Letter from from Martijn & Merit from Holland They held their Wedding at Sheraton Mirage Resort Main Beach on the Northern Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, We would like to thank you again for your beautiful contribution to our wedding. From the moment we met at your place we knew we had made the right choice to choose you as our celebrant. You helped us answering many questions and provided professional advice and support. It was great to discuss our wedding plans with you and you made it actually very easy to get it all together. You really gave us a chance to make the day exactly how we wanted, intimate, passionate, personal en powerful! We love the fact you are so flexible whether it is the venue or the script. With our bare feet in the sand! We loved it and we know you did too! Without hesitation we can and will recommend you to everyone who wants to get married! Merit & Martijn xox Thank you to Adorn Photography for the wonderful photos of Martijn & Merit on my website - Marilyn x
Love Letter from Rachel & Cameron Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Thanks to Marilyn we had a perfect wedding ceremony. We didn’t really know what we wanted but we knew we wanted it to be unique and Marilyn devised an original ceremony that suited us completely. We felt so comfortable with our Buddhist themed vows, and so many of the guests commented on what a nice unique touch the original Handfasting was. Preparation was also a breeze: as we were organising the wedding from afar, Marilyn eased the stress with her easy and efficient communication, as well as her intuitive guidance. She really has a talent for picking a couple’s personality, both individually and as a unit, and draws on her wealth of experience to create something distinctive and special! Thank you Marilyn, for making our special day so perfect! love Rachel and Cameron xoxo
Love Letter Nadia & Luke's Wedding at Len Wort Park Currumbin Gold Coast
We chose Marilyn as our celebrant as we enjoyed our first meeting and felt her flexible approach to the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Marilyn really took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple and helped us to make the key decisions regarding our ceremony. The day finally arrived and we were confident that every detail was planned to perfection, so when things didn’t go quite to plan with our park set-up, Marilyn’s' words were a comfort to us and the ceremony continued on flawlessly. Marilyn delivered our love story like she was an old friend and really bought our 15 year history to life. We received many wonderful comments, about our love story. Our guests really enjoyed hearing our history in sequential order and even learnt a few new facts about us! We would recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant; you can completely trust her recommendations when planning your special day and have confidence that Marilyn will enthusiastically deliver a very moving and personal ceremony. Marilyn, Thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony, we enjoyed the planning just as much as the actual day, we owe you a million Thank-yous!! Luke & Nadia Marchant!
Email from Deirdre & Tim
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding ceremony and honestly would've changed anything. Timmy and I both believe you were the reason everything went so smoothly.
Love Letter from Deirdre & Tim married at Tallebudgera Creek Beach Central Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, We would like to thank you so much for being our wonderful and beautiful celebrant at our wedding. You truly went above and beyond in guiding us through the whole process. You gave us fantastic ideas and kept our nerves at bay! Being together for many years and having 3 gorgeous children made it a little hard for us to get really excited about it all, but you reminded us of our love for one another and how beautiful marriage is for not just us but for our whole family unit. You were always keeping us excited and we could tell you were genuinely excited for us too! Your ideas in getting our family involved were great! The Sand Ceremony and our ‘Family Hug’ at the end has still got everyone talking. Those moments were truly magical and we would never have thought of that if we hadn’t been so lucky as to meet you. The vows you wrote for us too were so heartfelt, romantic and truly resonated with both of us on so many levels. Anyone can tell Marilyn that you absolutely love what you do – your face tells it all! And you adore every single happy couple you marry. But it doesn’t stop there, you also love the families and friends. You make sure everyone involved feels at absolute ease and you really think of everything! A big highlight for me was seeing not only Timmy but you shed a tear as I was walking down the aisle. That shows how much you love what you do and how much you love your lucky couples! So thank you again Marilyn for making our day so special and for being you – a beautiful, kind-hearted soul. We will be forever grateful! “Thank You SOOOOOOOOO much!!” Lots of Love Timmy and Dee XOX. Thanks to Josh White Pearl Photography for the beautiful photos.
Love Letter from Elisa & Paul's Wedding at Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Lamington National Park Gold Coast Hinterland QLD
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for all your help with preparing and delivering the most amazing ceremony. It was fun, relaxed, personal, emotional and loving, which is totally us. All of our friends and family also commented on how fantastic the ceremony was, particularly the Love Story and the Blessing of the Hands. When you told our love story we have photos where one friend was really belly laughing and another was wiping tears away from her eyes it was so moving! You really are the best story teller! Thank you again for making our special day even more special! love from Elisa & Paul. Thank You to Chesterton Smith Photography for the beautiful photos of Elisa & Paul marked with logo on my website. Marilyn x
Love Letter Belinda & Tim's Wedding Parkwood International Golf Club Parkwood Gold Coast
Thank you Marilyn for an Unforgettable Wedding Ceremony! Our Wedding Day was Amazing and the Ceremony was Warm, Funny and Relaxed. It was exactly what we wanted it to be and went off without a hitch! We decided to go with a Celtic influenced Handfasting Ceremony as well as a Ring Warming Ceremony which was lovely! It was very 'us' and the guests kept reiterating this to us long after the wedding! Marilyn was the first celebrant Tim and I had met and decided after the first meeting she would be perfect for our wedding day. Marilyn seemed to understand our values well, as we wanted a more 'spiritual' based ceremony rather than a religious one. Marilyn was always very organized, friendly and professional, as well as being a perfectionist. She ensures no stone is left unturned during the planning process and even brought to our attention details we had not recognised as being important, but that we couldn’t have done without on the day. Marilyn was always in frequent contact with us and ensured the lines of communication were kept open from start to finish. Thank you Marilyn! Belinda & Tim - 19th November 2011 Thank You to Naomi V Photography for the beautiful photos of Belinda & Tim.
Love Letter from Mary & Brendan's Wedding at their home on Macleay Island Redlands Brisbane
Marilyn helped us to create an amazing, warm and relaxed wedding ceremony. Right from the start she understood our desire to have a spiritual and conscious ceremony and she contributed hours of research and planning to provide us with everything we wanted and more. Right from our initial meeting Marilyn presented herself as professional and confident and provided us with a world of ideas. All of our anxieties over the planning and preparation were put at ease by her presence. She facilitated all of our needs and wants (no matter how left field and abstract!) and created a unique, special and beautiful ceremony incorporating our beliefs and principles of universal energy and love. All who were there at our wedding will be talking about the day for years to come. We both felt so comfortable in Marilyn's presence and as a result feel as though Marilyn has become more of a friend and not just a celebrant. She is a wonderfully friendly and sincere person that genuinely enjoys her work and interactions with people. We are so fortunate to have found her and would recommend her to anyone initiating a rite of passage or celebration. We look forward to seeing her again and having her included in future ceremonies within our family. Thanks Marilyn! Much love and light Mary & Brendan xoxox ps - we might need you for a naming day ceremony very soon! That will be fun!
Love Letter Kathy & Martin Cedar Creek Lodges Mt Tamborine Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn. Thank you so much for being such an integral part of our day – and for the 9 months leading up to it. Your energy, knowledge, guidance, patience and sense of humour are just part of the reason why we fell in love with you and we are so glad we were led to you. From the writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting of our vows; to the advice on remaining grounded, centred and within our bubble; you were there as our sounding board and what I would also class as Therapist on one or two occasions. All of this gave us the opportunity to relax and to focus on each other and even the advice you gave for the other members of the wedding party was a godsend. Your professionalism is second to none – you were organised from start to finish, reminding us of all the little things that we needed to do that we no doubt would have forgotten. Thank you from the depth our hearts and souls for your presence on our Wedding day; we had so many guests comment on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. That is because we were lucky enough to find somebody who not only listened to what we wanted; but who also ‘felt’ us and resonated with us. That’s a rare thing. With love, gratitude and respect, Martin & Kathy Sweeting xx
Email from Katrina; Marilyn you did an amazing job with our ceremony and honestly we reminisce on our magical day so very often. Thank you so much or everything! We can’t thank you enough for fairy tale style uniting and binding us with the most beautiful handfasting to my soul mate. The Love Story you told continues! love Katrina x
Love Letter Katrina & Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe
From the very first time we met Marilyn, we felt as if there was something magical happening. It may have only been via Skype, but we finally felt contented in having found the exact person we wanted - she ticked all our boxes. Marilyn had a warm, calm and confident presence and we soon arranged a meeting at her lovely home to start the ball rolling. She was professional, caring, respectful and open minded. She employed a very elegant technique of collaborative creation - helping to design our wedding ceremony with as much or little help from her as we wanted. There were no rights or wrongs, no pressure, only help and support. If we wanted to be in full control of our wedding, that was fine. If we wanted Marilyn to take full control, that was fine also. But in the end, we worked together almost symbiotically, bouncing ideas off each other, learning about each other and fine-tuning our ceremony. It was amazing how quickly Marilyn felt like an old friend. It was evident from the 'Love Story' that Marilyn had created for us, that she understood us very well. On our actual wedding day, it was raining at first, but almost miraculously the clouds parted and all became calm over the water just as our ceremony was about to start. Our ceremony flowed beautifully and Marilyn took us and everyone present on a wonderful journey. At times we laughed, at times we cried, it had the full gamut of emotions. We had the most amazing afternoon and were able to get many incredible photos, just before a storm rolled through during the reception. Thanks Marilyn, you helped to make our wedding day an unforgettable day! Love, Michael and Katrina Hague xox
Love Letter from Melissa & Leslie Bilinga Surf Lifesaving Club Bilinga Southern Gold Coast
A SPECIAL THANK YOU! Marilyn told us what she offered and gave us access to her website which we found to be extremely helpful with an abundance of resources and links which we used entirely to plan our ceremony. Marilyn was always there to help and to answer questions when we got confused or stressed! We found her to be professional, down to earth, very experienced and above all a beautiful person who obviously gets a lot of pleasure from her work. The ceremony was perfect, all thanks to Marilyn, and the guests were so impressed with the sand ceremony and the fact that we included our two boys aged 4 and 9 which we originally hadn't thought was really possible beyond the fact that one was the ring bearer and the other was a groomsman! Marilyn suggested ideas and the resources helped to tie everything together so that we were uniting not only as a couple but as a family unit. It was a beautiful, unforgettable and absolutely perfect ceremony, thank you so so so very much Marilyn, without you it would have been virtually impossible and I know it would not have been any where near as memorable for us and our guests! With very kind regards, The Overtons xxx
Love Letter from Lisa & Alan's Wedding Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, We wanted to express our sincere thanks for adding your special magic to our wedding ceremony up at O'Reilly's on 3rd May. You understood that our ceremony was as much about creating our family, as it was uniting us as husband and wife - and we thank you for helping make that happen. We are so thrilled we took your suggestion to write our love story and vows, and we were so happy with the way you wove our story through the ceremony. It was so personal - so perfect - just for us! We have had so many of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed our ceremony, both the words spoken and the way you delivered them (there was barely a dry eye amongst our guests!). We wanted a celebrant who was warm and vibrant and you were the perfect choice! Thanks so much again. Take care, Lisa & Alan Grieve xoxoxo
Love Letter from Jacinta and Kelly married at Aloha Waters Broadbeach Waters Gold Coast
Marry Me Marilyn, the best wedding celebrant & friend ever!!!!!! We chose to elope to the Gold Coast from Tasmania and nearly decided against it due to all the hassles of organising the whole event that was until I made contact with Marilyn Verschuure. Marilyn made everything so incredibly easy for us and I’m happy to say it was one of the best days of our lives, really wish we could do it all again :) Marilyn thoroughly explained the whole process and worked with us in synergy to achieve what we wanted and was happy for us to change things to reflect our personalities and beliefs. We ended up choosing a hand fasting ceremony which was amazingly personal and enabled our children to get involved as well, it went so beautifully. Marilyn helped us organise and explained all the legalities without fuss (we had a couple of things that needed extra attention) all sorted with Marilyn’s help. We would highly recommend Marilyn Verschuure to anyone who is looking to make their big day that extra bit special. We were honoured to have you as our celebrant Marilyn :) Thank you for enabling me to marry my soul mate and best friend, I am forever grateful! Jacinta x We were really happy with the handfasting cords you made for us thank you, we will treasure them forever xx P.S. See you in a few years for our renewal of vows :) John Bortolin Photography.
Love Letter from Chris & Richard Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Canungra
Dear Marilyn, we just want to say a BIG THANK YOU here for your GREAT JOB! You are the best and the ceremony is as perfect as we expected, only better! We were very impressed by your lovely and uplifting energy when the first time we met you, and we are so lucky to choose you as our wedding celebrant. You are not just a professional, creative, patient wedding celebrant, you are also a beautiful lady with a heart full of love and warmth, and thank you so much for sharing your love and warmth with everyone at our big day. We had a perfect wedding, friends and family just couldn't stop talking about it, and thank you for being a very important part of this perfect wedding (btw, the colour of your blouse even perfectly matches with the groom's suit!!:) Well done!)! Cheers Chris & Richard XOXOX
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START YOUR WEDDING DAY the FUN FUN FUN WAY! Marry Me Marilyn that's me, brings your Special Love Story to life with Energy, Humour & Passion. You relive your special moments with romance, laughter & tears from laughing too much!
One of the very special and unique services I offer is to write your Love Story for your Wedding Ceremony. I entwine your Love Stories weaving them together into your wedding ceremony to create an intimate connection between you both and your guests. Your Love Story creates a whole roller coaster of emotions from laughter & tears to surprise & amazement. Your Wedding Ceremony will have your family & friends so captivated, nobody will be waiting for the fun to start at the reception, as the fun has already started at the ceremony! It helps me get to know you as a couple and gives me the insight into your relationship so I can help you make choices for your ceremony that are really YOU! If you give me oodles of fun material, I can weave it into your ceremony to make it totally unique and special. I have written so many beautiful Wedding Ceremonies for couples including their Love Story as it is the highlight of the ceremony together with your personal vows. When you include your love story no one can ever have a ceremony like yours, it will be unique and reflect your personalities and your sense of humour. Your Love Story will delight your guests who often don't know the story of how you got together or the special things you love about each other or the special qualities you bring out in one another."Marilyn was instrumental in making our ceremony so unique, magical, interesting and heartfelt. Her entwining of our love stories had people in laughter and tears and many of our guests commented on things that she quoted. This showed us that she captured our people who listened so intently to our ceremony and really enjoyed it!" Freddy "Everyone raved on about how amazing, personal, intimate and loving it was.
Love Letter Candice & Richard Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Brookfield Brisbane
Marilyn, we were so thrilled with the ceremony, it was perfect beyond imagination. You did a great job of making it heartfelt and I really loved the love story. We cannot thank you for enough for the services you provided for our wedding day. It was so personal and so romantic and everyone agreed it was the most heartfelt ceremony they had ever been to. All this could not be possible without the personalised touch you brought to our ceremony along with the story of our love and relationship. You really are a Stand Out in this Industry and went far above what we expected! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!” love Candice & Richard xoxo
Love Letter from Philadelphia & Jack Wedding Charles Darwin Catamaran Darwin Harbour Darwin
Marry Me Marilyn was the perfect choice for us and we can't thank her enough! Our perfect day was on the harbour up in Darwin. What a magical day with fireworks and sunset aboard a boat with all our family and friends. I was so nervous about the vows and with Marilyn's help on the day the words just flowed and for someone who normally hates public speaking this was just an amazing experience. We decided to write our love story for our wedding and this was all new to us as we hadn't heard much about it before. When Marilyn sent us through some examples we knew she was onto something and with her help it ended up being both emotional and funny with some great lines that had the crowd in stitches. Our guests told us our wedding ceremony was the best most interesting wedding they had ever seen. The ceremony itself went absolutely spot on with both my wife and I struggling with all the organising we were overwhelmed how well Marilyn pulled it all together with such professionalism. The ceremony was more in-depth than what we imagined. With some fresh ideas from Marilyn we co-created our own original sand & shell ceremony. This was so special for us and really touched our family. We were so happy with the way she organised our big day via Skype. The prep work all came together far better than we could have imagined :). Prior to our wedding we attended two other weddings of friends that were both good days. Unfortunately both ceremonies had the same bad celebrant that may have been a butcher in a past life and that's how we realised how important having a good celebrant really is. After doing some research we were lucky that Marilyn was available to travel across the country so we could be married by someone who really cares about her work and the couple. It's so refreshing not to be just a job but share in her passion to make your event perfect! Marilyn you made our day and we are forever grateful. Love Jack & Philadelphia x
Love Letter Alyona & Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW
From the first time we spoke to Marilyn on the phone we knew that she was special. During our first interaction we knew that she cared deeply about co-creating a unique and sacred ceremony ensuring that we felt heard in the process. She created a rough draft of our ceremony, which included all of the elements that we could have ever imagined, exceeding our expectations. We went to Marilyn's place prior to our wedding day and were able to see firsthand how much she values her work, we would call it her ART - her caring, intuitive, and heart felt approach made us feel comfortable, clear and confident about our big day. Our wedding day with Marilyn was nothing short of MAGICAL. Her creativity did not stop at the preparation, and her little tips and suggestions on the day were extremely helpful. We are so grateful for the support and guidance of Marilyn and would highly recommend booking Marilyn if you value heartfelt creativity, collaboration and an alternative & unique way of creating your marriage ceremony. Thank you from the depths of our hearts, Marilyn, for the passion and love that you bring to what you do. Thanks again for sharing your magic with us on our wedding day, we felt so blessed to be married by you! We will definitely keep in touch and share our adventures with you. Lots of love, Alyona & Alex Xoxo
Love Letter from Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland
Marilyn was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! If we ever were to get married again we would certainly ask her to wed us all over ;) She was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the whole process of planning and we can highly recommend her! Especially if you are looking for a unique and personalized ceremony she is the right woman for you! She took the time to get to know us and then offered different options based on what we wanted. She is a very intuitive woman and a lot of the time she knew what we wanted without us having to say anything. She also has years of experience and a real passion for what she does. Within only a few emails and a couple of meetings she helped us create our dream ceremony! It was quick and easy, yet thorough and well planned. Our little daughter was 3 months at the time of planning which meant we were quite busy and so it was very important to have someone who would take care of all the details - and she did! We were so happy with our wedding day!! To us the ceremony was THE most important part of our wedding and we got exactly what we had in mind. She was professional and organized, but also warm and personal at all times and we felt very comfortable with her. Thank you Marilyn for holding our dream wedding ceremony! In deep gratitude, Mara, Adam and Rose xoxo
Marry Me Marilyn's Lifetime of Experience Combined with Extensive & Varied Celebrant Experience Equals Weddings With The WOW Factor!
I have extensive experience writing and delivering a vast array of different styles of ceremonies. I have a lifetime of experience in public speaking, creative writing, dramatic performance and direction, event management, project management, community work, communication, tourism, lecturing & training. I have organised and led events and public meetings for up to a thousand people and facilitated workshops. I have performed as an actor in productions before audiences of eight hundred people and I am very comfortable working with intimate or large groups from all walks of life and can engage all equally well. My experience as a Theatre Director allows me to choreograph your wedding ceremony to get the best photos and the most intimate connection between yourselves as a couple and your family and friends. My work and life experiences have given me a raft of skills and knowledge. I have a vast general knowledge gained through personal & professional development by study, research, reading, personal travel and experiences with different cultures. I have unbounded enthusiasm, a bubbly personality, a love of ritual, academic & emotional intelligence & I am guided strongly by my intuition.
Love Letter from Malinda & Darcey Tallebudgera Community Hall Tallebudgera Valley
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so lovely. Everyone loved the ceremony! Our favourite response was "that was the first wedding I've been to that didn't leave me terrified of marriage" Ha! We were so happy with the way everything turned out. We loved how the ceremony moved from light and fun to deep and moving. We felt connected and present throughout the ceremony. The way you spoke and brought our story to life was perfect and we really enjoyed it. We've had so many comments from family and friends, letting us know how much they loved hearing our Love Story. People said it was relaxed, genuine and heartfelt and many said it was the best wedding they'd been to. The wedding was pulled together in such a short time. We also had the challenge of organising it from the USA. Being able to Skype with you and email you as much as we needed was fantastic and you always got back to us quickly and addressed all our concerns. You were respectful and accommodating with all our values and wishes for our wedding, allowing us the space to make it our own, whilst providing us with many resources and suggestions when we were stuck. The day was crazy! It poured with rain so we had to switch from the park to a nearby hall. Our families have told us that you were extremely helpful with the last minute set up, letting them know the best way to organise the aisle and the circle for the ceremony. You also calmed us down when we arrived and allowed us space and time to ground and connect before we began. We would recommend you to anyone planning a wedding and couldn't be happier with the way our day turned out. Thank you so much Marilyn. Love Malinda and Darcey xo
Marry Me Marilyn is a Full Time Professional Civil Marriage Celebrant with extensive experience in a wide variety of ceremony styles and rituals with an advanced qualification the Certificate 4 in Marriage Celebrancy. I have the rare ability to create original ceremonies that reflect you as a couple and as individuals. I dedicate myself to you and your wedding ceremony and commit to making it everything you ever desired and dreamed about! You are my passion not my job :-). If you don't know what you want I can throw a thousand ideas your way and you can pick and choose what rings true to you! I guide you through the development of the ceremony step by step and offer you endless resources to choose from. At the same time you can also have as much or as little control in the writing of your ceremony as you choose and have exactly what you want.
I am a member of the Australian Marriage Celebrants Incorporated (AMC) and the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. Both hold the highest standards of personal and professional conduct and performance for Marriage Celebrants.
Thank You Email from Emily & Freddy - Wedding & Festival of Love at Cram's Farm Uki & Midginbil Hill Nightcap National Park in Northern NSW
The Festival of Love was by far the best weekend of my entire life. To be surrounded by all my favourite people in the world and to marry the man of my dreams, while listening to the best music on the planet in the most perfect surroundings... I never ever wanted to leave, I wanted the Festival of Love to be our world for ever and ever. The Festival of Love was everything I hoped for and more. Such a beautiful and amazing weekend full of all the souls I love best. I will never ever forget it as long as I live. Marilyn thank you so much again for everything you did. You are a gem Marilyn, I honestly can't imagine anyone else that could have been the perfect celebrant for us like you were. Much love, Emily & Freddy x x
Love Letter from Emily & Freddy's Wedding at Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve overlooking the Clarrie Hall Dam in Uki Northern New South Wales.
When my partner and I started planning our wedding we had absolutely no idea where to search for a celebrant and were wishing we could have one of our friends marry us because we weren't sure where else we would find anyone who would resonate with us as strongly as someone who knew us intimately. It was synchronicity which drew Marilyn to us, and from the moment I contacted her I felt a strong and positive connection with her. Marilyn has all the wonderful qualities that one could possibly hope for in a celebrant... she is warm and friendly, deeply and passionately committed to her work, unique and creative in her approach, and borders on psychic in her ability to understand your needs and meet them. Often as I was thinking of something that we needed or wanted for the ceremony, she would just magically send me an email with exactly what I was thinking of, perfectly woven into the script. She has a beautiful warm heart, and a magical quality that made the whole process of preparing for our wedding extra special, and so so much easier and less stressful than if we were attempting to do it ourselves. Marilyn is also highly professional and shares an abundance of resources with the couples lucky enough to choose her. Basically Marilyn was the PERFECT Celebrant for us, she has a delightful blend of professionalism, magic, warmth, supportiveness and understanding. She is incredibly open minded, offering a smorgasbord of options, beyond anything you thought possible and she has a truly spiritual approach to her work, not just going through the motions, but pouring her heart and soul into the experience. She is by far the best celebrant I have ever seen conduct a wedding ceremony and I just feel so blessed that she was part of the most special day of our lives, in fact she was an integral part of making it the most special day of our lives. Much love Emily Holler xo
Marilyn is like a modern day St. Valentine, she is extremely passionate about love and marriage and this definitely came through in the ceremony she prepared for us. With an incredible knowledge and understanding of rituals and ceremonies from cultures of all over the world, "Marilyn was instrumental in making our ceremony so unique, magical, interesting and heartfelt. Her entwining of our love stories had people in laughter and tears and many of our guests commented on things that she quoted. This showed us that she captured our people who listened so intently to our ceremony and really enjoyed it!" Overall, from our first meeting, then preparing our ritual, to our actual big moment, Marilyn has been absolutely remarkable. She is to us more than a facilitator or standard celebrant, but a very special part of our marriage forever. Much love Freddy Holler xoxoxo
Love Letter Jodie & Sean Wedding Polly's Kitchen Neranwood Gold Coast Hinterland
Marilyn our ceremony was filled with a lot of laughs as well as tears and our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our love story. We couldn’t have imagined it another way. Such a beautiful being, we hope many other couples are lucky enough to have you as part of their day! What really stood out for us was the effort you put in to get to know us as a couple and put together our own personalised ceremony. We planned our Gold Coast wedding from Ayers Rock as we live and work there, it was pretty hard trying to coordinate all things wedding via phone calls and email yet Marilyn made the ceremony planning a breeze! Marilyn you were very professional to deal with. When it came to the day her presence was very reassuring and she took a lot of the stress away! Thank you again love Jodie & Sean xoxoxo
Love Letter from Angela & Clinton's Wedding at Mavis' Kitchen Uki Mount Warning NSW
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for all the positive energy you put into creating our beautiful wedding ceremony. We had the perfect wedding day. Never thought we would actually say that, but everything about it was flawless for us. For your role in that, we are forever grateful. The ceremony was amazing. I remember feeling the most ecstatic I’ve ever been from the second I arrived. It was beautiful and a true reflection of who we are and our beliefs. Thank you for relaxing our fears in the initial meetings, for your enthusiasm, openness, understanding, flexibility and good humour. We were so lucky to have found you to be our perfect celebrant. We will be forever grateful for your role in our wedding day and will never forget it. Thank you thank you thank you! Angela & Clinton KEMP! xoxo
Love Letter from Katy & Nick Haines from Christchurch, New Zealand Burleigh Beach
Are you thinking about getting married on the Gold Coast and live overseas? if so...You must hire Marilyn!!!
My husband Nick and I can't tell you the amount of times we have told people, "hiring Marilyn as our celebrant from NZ was the best money we spent on our wedding...full stop!" By chance we stumbled across Marilyn on Google and never looked back. Trying to sort everything out from a different country was far more challenging than we expected. Thank God for the internet, our record of communication with Marilyn must read like a novel, but yet Marilyn never tired of our excuses for not getting back to her in time, was always patient, professional and diligent, and helped organise and remind us of very important things that we might otherwise have forgotten or overlooked. And finally....we arrived! After months of helpful emails at no extra expense, we met Marilyn who was of course the lovely lady just as much in person who had helped us through all the snags (no matter how hard you try they always happen) of our planning. The ceremony was PERFECT !!! Marilyn made some last minute spontaneous touches that proved her experience in such things, that just MADE the day. I can't help but think that Marilyn is just very intuitive and naturally gifted about knowing what makes the perfect day for different people. We of course highly recommend her to make your special day ....very special in a unique way, just for you. Take the hassle out of your wedding planning now, and talk to Marilyn...its the best wedding decision you will make. Katy and Nick Haines, Christchurch, NZ
Love Letter from Eliza & Shayne Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Central Gold Coast
Marilyn delivered 100% on giving us the Wedding with the Wow Factor and we would happily and highly recommend Marilyn to everybody. We were very lucky the day we picked Marilyn to be our marriage celebrant. From the first point of contact we could tell Marilyn was the Ultimate Professional who only wanted to ensure our day was going to be 'special' for us. Marilyn assisted us with writing our wedding vows so we captured the moment perfectly as well as adding the 'fun' element which was a great hit on the day. When we had the rehearsal with Marilyn we knew then that everything was going to be PERFECT on the day (which it was!). Her tips to make sure our wedding ceremony went smoothly were also appreciated as there are many things you don't think of. Marilyn is truly a lovely lady who we were very fortunate to have the pleasure of meeting to help us with our special day. Love Eliza & Shayne Milner xoxo
Love Letter from Peter & Kristy's Wedding at Seaworld Resort Main Beach Gold Coast QLD
We are from Adelaide and decided to get married in the most beautiful part of Australia......The Gold Coast! Planning just about every part of our wedding was done via the internet & email. I searched the internet for a celebrant. I made a few enquiries and found them to be either too pushy or too boring and not quite what we were looking for. Then I came across Marilyn's website, it was full of so many happy couples who all spoke about how Marilyn helped them create the perfect ceremony. Marilyn's Website described the many different types of ceremonies you could choose from and had such beautiful photo's of all the blissfully happy Brides and Grooms, I was very drawn to this particular website so I made an enquiry. The very next day I received a phone call from this wonderful vibrant lady, who I felt a connection to almost immediately and after spending 1 hour on the phone, I hung up with happy tears in my eyes from all the beautiful stories she was telling me and I knew that she was the one to marry us. Marilyn helped us to create the most beautiful ceremony, which was very unique and perfect for us.....non traditional. During the ceremony Marilyn told our beautiful love story, and my husband also made vows to my 11yr old son. There was not a dry eye in the house. Marilyn's online resource pack was fantastic, it gave us some great ideas that helped us write our vows. We felt so at ease and comfortable with Marilyn, she was always just a phone call away. Marilyn helped to make our wedding day PERFECT, and we cannot thank her enough. Guess who will be doing a baby naming ceremony ;-)
Love Letter Nicole & Paul's Wedding at Tallai
When I began searching for a celebrant I really didn't know where to start. From who to pick and why. I had an idea of what I didn't want but other than that I felt lost. Paul was leaving the decision to me so that didn't help. While I had researched and contacted a few, Marilyn was the first celebrant that I spoke to over the phone. In that first conversation I decided that she was the one for us. Marilyn from the beginning took a genuine interest. The conversation was warm and friendly, and our friendship has just grown from there. So since that very first conversation, Marilyn always went above and beyond to help Paul and I create the ceremony that we wanted. We were provided with endless resources of information to build off, and most importantly Marilyn's invaluable and extensive knowledge and experience in every thing about weddings. I really cannot thank Marilyn enough for all her time and energy that she put into helping us create our wonderful ceremony. As I said before she really did go above and beyond with every last detail from beginning to end to make our ceremony extra special. The help that was provided to me was extremely heartfelt and I would recommend her to anyone. I have had amazing feedback from many guests regarding our ceremony. From how beautiful it was, to how it was the best ceremony that people had ever attended. It was filled with love, laughter, family and many elements that made it just so personal and special. Thank you Marilyn for all your guidance, patience, input and energy in helping us create a magical ceremony. I could not of asked for a more warm and personal touch. Thank you Most Sincerely Nicole and Paul xoxo
Email from Kasey & James
Hi Marilyn, We had a fantastic honeymoon and we were so delightfully thrilled with all aspects of our wedding and have since had so many compliments about our Ceremony.
Love Letter Wedding Kasey & James Wedding Mantra on Salt Kingscliff Northern NSW
My husband James and I came across Marilyn after surfing the web for hours and hours for the perfect celebrant who would be able to create a ceremony that completely reflected who we are as a couple. We were after a creative ceremony, with elements a little unusual and unique. We loved the idea of the “love story” as that is something all couples hold special and what a better day to celebrate that story than on your wedding day! After scrolling down so many testimonials and reading more about Marilyn, we decided to meet with the lady herself. Marilyn showed us numerous of suggestions to help us achieve our dream ceremony and her personality was so friendly and it just seemed so fitting to our wedding day, so we quickly booked! Although it was still well over a year until our wedding date, Marilyn was more than happy to start working on our ceremony with us as one of the very first things we did. I’m sure she had so many other ceremony’s to map out before ours, but she never let on that it was too early or too much trouble. In fact it worked out so well as we had plenty of time to perfect our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it well in advance and well before the wedding plans ramped up and we wouldn’t have had enough time to dedicate the thought we gave it. With Marilyn’s help we had it sorted months and months before our big day! On our wedding day Marilyn arrived early as promised and went to visit James and the boys to make sure they were all up to scratch on ceremony movements and timings. Her delivery of the ceremony was fantastic, she told our love story with such enthusiasm! Our guests loved her special touches, such as the wooden box idea. We had our best man construct a wooden box, during the ceremony we had a nice bottle of scotch, and our love letters to each other sealed shut. It was the touch that really set our ceremony apart from lots of others we have attended. Marilyn is simply fantastic and made it seem as our big day was just as special to her as it was to us! I have also attached a few pictures that help to show the little “Marilyn touches” that we loved so much at our wedding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcw5UHyf4bA
Love Letter Esther & Steve's Wedding on Woorim Beach Bribie Island South East Queensland
Marilyn stood out when we were looking for a celebrant on the internet and we instantly knew she was the one that was going to marry us. She was different to all the others that we looked at and we felt we were on the same wavelength. She was very enthusiastic, open and friendly. Throughout the planning Marilyn was very supportive and open minded and the fact we lived a long way from each other was no problem at all. Marilyn’s resources had so many different ideas and hundreds of different vows, poems readings, example ceremonies etc, which enabled us to plan and make up our own individual ceremony as we wanted it and together with her experience and feedback we were able to achieve our perfect wedding. We wanted a small, intimate beach ceremony with true meaning. To honour our time spent in India we chose to incorporate an Arti, an Indian ritual, recognising and paying tribute to our higher self. Marilyn, was very enthusiastic about it and encouraged us to incorporate it as it reflected who we are. We also included an original Seven Chakra Handfasting that Marilyn designed and wrote which had such beautiful energy! The day itself was amazing and perfect! Everything went very well and we definitely recommend Marilyn! Thank you Marilyn for making our day so memorable! Esther & Steve Crocker xoxo
Love Letter from Deneille & Scott Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding Southern Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, our wedding day was absolutely amazing; it was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Thank you so much for all your help and efforts in putting together our ceremony. It has been nice to read back through the printed copy of the ceremony you gave us and watch the video. We really are very grateful for the help and advice you gave us for the day. I think the best advice we received was to remember that the day is about us and to stick together throughout it rather than letting ourselves get separated by the crowd. It was also a great part of the ceremony for us to have that quick kiss as soon as I walked down the aisle as it connected us for the ceremony – I didn’t realise how nerve-wracking the lead-up to the ceremony would be and that really helped to relax me. Thank you so much for being a part of our day and for making it such a beautiful and memorable one! It was clear to us from the moment we met you that you have a real passion for what you do, you made us feel so welcome and comfortable from the get-go which made the whole process a very enjoyable and memorable one for us. Your words made for a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful beginning to a day that we'll always remember. Our guests have commented on the quality of the ceremony, your energy and the way that you conducted the wedding. They especially enjoyed the inclusion of the ring-warming. Thanks again for being part of our day and for making our ceremony so wonderful – we’ll definitely be recommending you in future! Scott & Deneille xoxox
Love Letter from Sarah & John Haynes married at Philip Park Main Beach Northern Gold Coast QLD
Dear Marilyn, We would like to write to you to say thank you very much for our wedding day on the 1st of October. The whole day went perfect and you made us feel comfortable. Thank you for suggesting that John kiss me as I get there it really did calm my nerves a little. You had so much advice to give, and one thing I am going to miss is our conversations on the phone. You were always professional but so easy to talk to at the same time; it was like having a conversation with someone I had known for years. So thank you for that. The Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony was a huge hit, we received so many compliments on that idea people were saying 'how cute' and 'what a beautiful idea' so thank you again. We look forward finishing the secret ceremony on our 20th anniversary :) I have attached a few photos for you to have. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us Marilyn. Our parents loved the surprise ring warming too, they thought it was lovely that we included them in our ceremony and we are glad we kept it a surprise. Thank you Marilyn! Sarah & John Haynes xoxox
Love Letter from Fatima and Gordon's Wedding at Point Cartwright Sunshine Coast South East
We met Marilyn by serendipity we progressed through the legals and just ‘the overall’ of how a Marriage Ceremony falls into place. Marilyn helped us every step of the way with the vision Gordon and I had for the Wedding – especially with the writing of the Ceremony, which was extremely important to us. Nothing was ever too much for her and she continually offered numerous suggestions and resources – and always with a laugh in her voice. Gordon and I were married by Marilyn on 20th June at Point Cartwright Beach. Yes, the rain that threatened all week stayed away whilst all our guests assembled on the beach, but the moment the Ceremony started, it poured! Fortunately, everyone had umbrellas and we felt most blessed by the rain, but from start to finish, Marilyn held us together by her professionalism, strength and grace. In short, I would recommend Marilyn to ANYBODY wanting someone as gracious and as professional as Marilyn. If you want someone ‘REAL’ and someone who truly gives their ALL, Marilyn is absolutely ONE CELEBRANT IN A MILLION! With Gratitude Marilyn! Fatima & Gordon xoxox
Love Letter Rebecca & Patrick Imagine Cruises Marina Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, First of all I would like to thank you for such a wonderful day! It was everything Pat and I desired for our special day. Your warmth and wonderful sense of humour was exactly what we were wanting in a celebrant. You put so in so much effort and were so motivated to give us the perfect wedding ceremony. You had incredible attention to detail that even most couples would miss, you never missed a beat throughout the whole planning time and the rehearsal and ceremony itself. The outlay of the ceremony and the rehearsal were designed and personalised especially for us that I think is most important. The way you made such an effort with our children to make them feel comfortable and an integral part of our wedding was outstanding. Given that we live in Far North QLD, the distance wasn’t a drama for you as you work with so many interstate and overseas couples. Pat and I could see from the moment we contacted you, that you would make every couple feel that their wedding is special and not just another work day for you. Thank you again for sharing our day with us Patrick and Rebecca D’Arcy.
Love Letter from Sarah & Mauro married on Main Beach Northern Gold Coast Queensland
"Sarah and I organized our wedding in just over a month, as I was coming from abroad we had to make a lot of decisions in a little time. While we were surfing the net we bumped into the Marry Me Marilyn website. We were impressed by Marilyn’s experience in a range of different ceremonies… they were really special and touching and basically we wanted to incorporate all of them! We chose Marilyn without even getting to know her and exactly one month and one day before the wedding we were at her place planning our wedding from scratch. Since the first meeting with her we felt we had made the right decision: she was just great! Perhaps the most important thing about your wedding is for the ceremony to be personalized for both yourself and your partner… the celebrant needs to understand how your couple is unique then create around you the perfect wedding, this takes time, sensitivity and passion. Marilyn was perfect in all of this! From that first day we felt that we were not just a job for her but that she would have gone the extra mile to understand us and to make our ceremony unique. She is also really precise, thoughtful and easy to deal with. In two weeks she helped us to design the perfect ceremony while she never rushed us. We got married on a beautiful, perhaps too windy day at Main Beach. Marilyn made all the young couples present at the wedding want to marry straight away, some of our friends even asked for her contacts! We highly recommend Marilyn she is the perfect choice for your big day! Love Sarah & Mauro xox
Love Letter Nicole & Tony Wedding Powerhouse Performance Lawn New Farm Park Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Tony and I wanted to thank you so very much for crafting such a divine wedding ceremony. It was the most delightful day, made even more memorable by your guidance, input and wonderful way in which you highlighted our special connection and love for each other. I cannot thank you enough and I'm so glad to have met you and had you play such an important part in our day. You are truly in the right career - this is your niche!! You're so talented at what you do Marilyn. Thanks always! Lots of love Nicole and Tony xoxo
Love Letter from Atanas & Chantel's Wedding at Monterey Keys Northern Gold Coast Queensland
Hello Marilyn, Thank-you so much for the wonderful job you did for our ceremony, we loved how you personalised it for us. Without a doubt the most perfect day of our lives. Held at the parents house in the garden made for a intimate celebration. Marilyn was paramount in making this possible. From the outset Marilyn was wonderful, during our first initial meeting Marilyn welcomed us into her home and built immediate rapport. Marilyn walked us through the steps of a ceremony helping us to personalise our own. She took our love story and incorporated it into the most unique and beautiful ceremony. Marilyn made herself available to us at all times, even coming to our home. Marilyn not only was our celebrant she was part of our marriage celebration, she was our guest. We can't wait to see what she has in store for the celebration of when we start a family. Thanks again Marilyn and we would love to have you come do a baby naming ceremony with us when we are ready to start a family. All the best love from Atanas & Chantel XOXOXO
Love Letter from Kelly & Ruben's Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Tallai Central Gold Coast
If we started this testimonial, words cannot express how beautiful our wedding was, then we would be wrong. Words CAN express our wedding day and those words were the words that you prepared and wrote especially for us Marilyn. Our wedding guests and the both of us, have still not stopped talking about how special our ceremony was that you prepared for us. It was a perfect day, and if we could have it all over again we would not change any of it. We cannot thank you enough Marilyn for your kindness, patience, generosity, time and help. You seem to have this special in-sight into knowing exactly what to say and offer, and nothing at all was too much trouble for you. You made us feel so welcome from the first time meeting you to feeling so comfortable on our wedding day we both felt that we had known you forever. So in our words thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are truly such a gifted person and fantastic asset to the wedding industry. We would recommend you to anybody considering getting married. We cannot thank you enough, Keep up the fantastic work. Ruben & Kelly xox
Love Letter Leisha & Jeff Woody Point Redcliffe
Marilyn, as you know our little man was diagnosed with a kidney disease only weeks prior to our wedding. My focus was moved from planning a wedding to getting our little man well. Thank you for giving me a sense of peace in an otherwise stressful time. I remember scouring the websites wondering how I was going to select a celebrant for our wedding. I came across your picture and I was instantly drawn to you, I didn't even get Jeff's opinion, I was that confident in my choice. I knew our ceremony would be beautiful and unique under your care. From the first time I spoke to you, you put me at ease. You understand what an important and unique role you have in a lifetime of precious memories and do it so beautifully. Thank you for helping make our day unique and special to us (not a cookie cutter ceremony) it was above and beyond our expectations, every little detail was perfect. Our family and friends commented on how beautiful our ceremony was, especially the special touch of the family ceremony with our children Lilliana and Maddox. To say you have a passion for what you do is an understatement, it is obvious you have found your calling. You are a special lady with a beautiful soul. I look forward to using you again in 10 years for the re affirmation of our vows maybe in Fiji this time (nudge nudge) All our love the Pacey family xoxoxo
Love Letter from Kasey & Owen's Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
So many people commented that our wedding ceremony was special and unique and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! From the moment we walked in Marilyn's front door, she made us feel so comfortable and welcome. Within 5 minutes of sitting down and talking to her, we felt like we had known her our whole lives! As soon as we left her house, Owen and I looked at each other and smiled, as we knew she would be the perfect person to marry us. We wanted our own special ceremony right from the start, and Marilyn was always suggesting options for us. The end result was absolutely magical. We wrote the whole ceremony ourselves with Marilyn in a co-creation process and Marilyn executed it perfectly, and told our love story exactly as it should have been told! Thank you Marilyn, for making our memories of our special day so amazing! Thank you again for everything, and we wish you all the happiness for the future! Kasey & Owen xoxo
Love Letter Danielle & Neil Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Lamington National Park
Hi Marilyn, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you did in putting our ceremony together. It was so personalised and it made us laugh the whole way through the ceremony. We loved it and everyone kept saying how great it was! If it wasn’t for your advice and letter, I don’t think we would have been granted the shortening of time to be married legally, so we will be forever grateful that we were able to marry on our chosen date (despite contacting you only 3 weeks beforehand). Neil and I certainly didn’t have many expectations when we thought about our ceremony, it was always about the reception but now that we’ve done it, I realise how the ceremony was just as fun and I will never forget it. You made it truly special so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Love Neil and Danielle xoxox