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Hello & Welcome to Marry Me Marilyn!  
Congrats on finding your soul mate and love of your life! You have won the lottery of life! I am so glad that you found me WHOO HOO… thanks Google!

Let’s team up to create your Wedding Ceremony filled with Laughter, Fun, Upbeat Chilled Vibes, Fresh Creative Ideas, Loving Energy, Crazy Humour & Awesome Storytelling to kick your Wedding Day off on a High.

Every Wedding Ceremony I create is FUN, FRESH, FABULOUS, UNIQUE & PERSONAL! It's important that I understand you and tune into your vibe. I will listen to every detail of your ideas, vision and dreams for your special day and bring it to life. If you are not sure what you want it is my job to inspire you with an Aladdin's Cave of ideas and choices to make your wedding everything you have dreamed of and didn't even know you wanted. Warning No Cookie Cutter Weddings allowed :-)


  • Voted #1 Best Celebrant 2022 Gold Coast + Scenic Rim Wedding Industry Awards

    Finalist Best Celebrant in Australia 2022 Australian Wedding Awards

    Voted #1 Best Celebrant 2019 Brides Choice Awards Gold Coast + Scenic Rim

    Voted #2 Highly Commended 2021 Brides Choice Awards Gold Coast & Scenic Rim

    12 Five Star Easy Weddings Awards

    16 years Full Time Experience as a Celebrant

  • More than a Celebrant...Your Chilled Vibe Creater, Rock, Cheerleader, Fun Guide, Wedding Coach, Inspiration, Supporter, Mentor/Adviser, Friend, Zen Master, Sounding Board, Wine & Cheese Taster & Party Starter!

  • Love Enthusiast, Wicked Sense of Humour, Down to Earth Authentic Person who loves to laugh, have fun and connect with awesome couples.

  • Celebrant Wizard & Designer of Dream Weddings for 16 wonderful wild full time years.

  • 1200+ Custom Designed Unique Personalised Ceremonies written & performed.

  • Rave Reviews from 600+ of my amazing couples, 123 Five Star Google Reviews, 214 Five Star
    Easy Weddings Reviews + 62 Facebook Reviews.

  • Queen of Equal Love -16 years as full time Rainbow Pride Celebrant for LGBTQIA+ Couples.

  • Master Storyteller & Weaver of Love Stories with the whole Roller Coaster of Emotions.

  • Vow Genie helping you create Personal, Funny, Romantic, Heartfelt & Hilarious, Meaningful, Magical, Conscious, Secret or Shared Vows! Vows with the LOT! Fear not grab my 'How to Write your Vows Guide' and just listen to your heart and the words will follow! Send your draft vows to me for tweaking, making them flow and advice anytime!

  • Choreographer of exciting photographic opportunities, setting the stage, enhancing energetic connections with seamless flow and finding the beauty in every moment.

  • Juggler of Hats; Ring Master, Crowd Motivator, Skilled Actor, Director, Creative Writer & Event Manager.

  • Master of Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind Reading & Relaxation.

  • Handfasting Wizard & Creator of Original Magical Rituals.

  • Secret Squirrel Strategies to be fully present in the moment and embrace your emotions, to chill out, have fun and make unforgettable memories!

Please note: I am not available for Beach Weddings or any Outdoor Weddings unless under a full roof such as an indoor outdoor chapel.

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. I don't DO BORING!!! You relive your special moments with romance, laughter & tears of joy or from laughing too much!

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.

Marry Me Marilyn Award Winning Wedding Celebrant Gay Lesbian Marriage Celebrant LGBTQI Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay

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 Mischeline + Dylan Wedding EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Every one of our guests commented on how amazing Marry Me Marilyn was, how well she told our story, with guests commenting that they were on the edge of their seats invested in every word Marilyn was saying. We had guests say it was the best Ceremony they have ever been to, and was just absolutely perfect, which we loved hearing but that is just a credit to Marilyn and how great she is! So if you want just an ordinary Celebrant, then Marilyn is not for you, Marilyn is far, far more than that! When we first came across Marilyn's website we thought she is exactly what we were after, and after our first meeting we knew we were right! Marilyn is more than a Celebrant, she is a love enthusiast, story teller, wedding coach and genuinely invested in you as a couple and our special day! I had numerous back and forth conversations with Marilyn regarding so many things big and small (including postponing our day) and Marilyn was never anything short of accommodating, patient and understanding! We do feel as though we would have been lost without Marilyn and her guidance as it helped us so much along the way with planning our day and also executing our perfect day! Marilyn's tips and tricks come from a wealth of experience which allowed to be across things we may never have thought us. One of these handy tips was all about being present in the moment on the day and controlling our emotions. For someone like me, this was really important as I had a fear of just being an uncontrollable, blubbering mess on the day and not then missing out on the little moments because of it. Early on, Marilyn gave me some advice on what do to, which I implementing after our first meeting with her up until the Wedding day, and what do you know… On the day my emotions were in check and I can recall every little detail about our ceremony, which I may have not been able to if not for Marilyn! We cannot thank you enough for your service, professionalism, energy, guidance and love during the whole process! Would not recommend any other Celebrant, Marilyn is the one!

Love Letter Stacey + Matthew Wedding Love Tree Coolibah Downs Mount Nathan Gold Coast
Marilyn was so helpful the whole way through the planning process. She provided endless resources to help write our love story, vows and how to prepare for the nerves that come with a wedding ceremony. She organised all the legal paperwork, and we had notification of its submission on the Monday after our wedding. We rehearsed at her home a few days before the wedding learning where to stand and what to do during the ceremony, but she also reminded us of the most important things to remember on the day - to smile and have fun! The smaller details would work themselves out. And she was so right. On the day she provided the groom with light hearted jokes to ease his nerves, and communicated well with guests and bridal party. The words she used for the ceremony were like nothing we’ve heard before and we’re so heartfelt and personal to us. We had countless comments from not only guests, but other vendors, about how fabulous she was. We would recommend Marilyn to any couples planning their wedding, especially those with little knowledge about how it all runs (like us!). Thank you Marilyn for making our day run so smoothly and be so memorable.
Instagram Message You were so amazing and everyone was asking who you were all night long - especially our photographer and videographer! They loved you! Thank you for everything, we had the most amazing time! Xx

Love Letter Kayla + Justin Wedding Hampton Estate Wines Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn is honestly the most amazing celebrant, she had Kayla and I laughing and smiling from the very first meeting we had. Not only did she help us create the most perfect ceremony but she helped us get through the nerves and worries of the day. She really makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. If anyone has trouble with nerves or public speaking, then please choose Marilyn because she knows exactly how to make the worries go away, to teach you how to be in the moment and to show you how even the imperfect parts of the wedding can make for the best memories. After the ceremony everyone told Kayla and I how fun Marilyn was. Marilyn we can’t thank you enough!! Love Kayla + Justin xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kellie & Eddie Wedding Finns Plantation Duranbah NSW

Love Letter Kellie + Eddie Wedding Finns Plantation Duranbah NSW
Thank you Marilyn for being the most patient, understanding and caring Celebrant we could have hoped for. You helped bring our ceremony to life! All our guests were commenting on the uniqueness and heart warming feeling from the Ceremony. You took the time to help us find the words that allowed us to express our love for one another and for our guests. ❤ We truly are grateful for all your effort and time given to make our Ceremony so Special! We would highly recommend Marilyn to anyone who is looking to get Married.❤ Marilyn definitely goes above and beyond to ensure your wedding ceremony is Magical. Love Eddie & Kellie xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kellie & Eddie Wedding Finns Plantation Duranbah NSW

Love Letter Adrian + Drew Wedding Spicers Hidden Vale Grandchester
Hi Marilyn, Drew and I wanted to thank you for helping make our day so special. We felt entirely at ease throughout the entire lead up to the wedding and during the ceremony itself, which surprisingly flew by. We have had multiple people tell us about how much they loved your style and your blend of humour and emotion through the weaving of our love story, and we couldn’t agree more. Even our wedding coordinator commented that your style and demeanor was beautiful and she wanted to have you back for more weddings at Spicers Hidden Vale! If anyone based on the Gold Coast or Brisbane is looking for a marriage celebrant we couldn’t recommend Marilyn more, from the first meeting to the last she provided us with lots of assistance and support and has access to a great online resource bank for vows and askings and other ceremony tidbits. We felt at ease going into the ceremony and as a result was able to enjoy the moment and had the most wonderful day. Thank you again! Love Adrian & Drew xoxo

Love Letter Emily + Brock’s Wedding The Bower Estate Natural Bridge
My wife and I were lucky enough to have Marilyn be our celebrant for our big day a few weeks ago. We had spoken with a few celebrants before Marilyn but from the first time we got in touch, her warmth and relaxed attitude helped us to feel comfortable in selecting her as the one for us. When Covid caused a number of complications with our original plans Marilyn was incredibly understanding and helpful and allowed us flexibility to achieve our dream wedding. Marilyn is a very talented writer and when she sent through the first draft of our ceremony, we knew clearly that she understood us and what we wanted our day to be. Throughout the process and on the day Marilyn was incredibly organised and helped to keep us on schedule and we simply could not recommend her highly enough to anyone looking for a celebrant! Thanks for all you have done Marilyn and all the best for the future! Brock & Emily xoxox

Love Letter Ashleigh_Sam Wedding Laguna Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

Love Letter Ashleigh + Sam Wedding Laguna Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane
MARILYN WAS AMAZING! SHE MADE THE BIGGEST DAY OF OUR LIVES THE MOST PERFECT EXPERIENCE WE COULD HAVE IMAGINED. The personal service and the support and advice she gave us was invaluable. So many of our guests have said it was the BEST WEDDING CEREMONY THEY HAVE EVERY ATTENDED, the PERFECT BALANCE OF LOVE, LAUGHTER, INTIMACY AND FUN. We can't speak highly enough of you to anyone who'll listen. From our very first meeting we felt completely at ease, she had everything under control. The first draft that Marilyn did of our ceremony was so incredible we had tears in our eyes reading through it and made very few changes to it. It felt as if we'd known her for years, she got us, and was completely on board with the personal quirks we wanted included in our ceremony. Thank you so so much Marilyn, from the bottom of our hearts, the brand new Mr and Mrs Barber xoxo

Love Letter Ashleigh_Sam Wedding Laguna Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn Tegan & Bryce Wedding O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard Gold Coast

Love Letter Tegan + Bryce Wedding O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard Gold Coast
We could not recommend Marilyn more! She did a FANTASTIC JOB with our Wedding Ceremony. Marilyn took the time to personalise the ceremony so that it suited my bride and myself PERFECTLY. Marilyn is extremely professional and does an amazing job especially with keeping you relaxed through the Wedding Ceremony, her resources helped me so much to write my vows. Marilyn was extremely helpful in making our day so special to us! She was easy to contact if I had questions and fast to respond. She made writing our ceremony a fun and easy process, allowing us to create a personalised ceremony that meant so much to us. Marilyn helped us with our nerves and completed an effective rehearsal of our ceremony with us that allowed us to feel confident and excited. She provided us with helpful advice and many pointers that we then used to make our wedding ceremony run so smoothly. On the day she spoke beautifully, was dressed professionally and looked stunning and ran our ceremony amazingly! Our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was with many of our guest saying they have never seen a wooden box ceremony before and what a beautiful touch it was. I was so full of nerves as I walked down the aisle that Marilyn was able to instantly calm me as she reminded me to stay in the present and enjoy this moment! Both my husband and I would highly recommend Marilyn services to anyone looking at getting married! We cannot thank Marilyn enough for making our day so memorable for us! Love Tegan & Bryce xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Tegan & Bryce Wedding O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gemma & Marshall Wedding Eco-Studio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter Gemma + Marshall Wedding EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, from the moment we heard about you we knew you were 'THE ONE'. Your UPBEAT and FUN LOVING PERSONALITY really shone through on our wedding day. We loved how sentimental our ceremony was, yet funny and exactly us. You really captured us well as a couple and the words you spoke were truly loving!  We cannot tell you enough HOW AMAZING YOU ARE and HOW MUCH WE LOVED HAVING YOU AS OUR CELEBRANT. A massive thank you for everything you have done for us over the past couple of years. You have been extremely patient and kind in helping us on our journey to become a married couple and family. It was important to us to have a celebrant who took the time in getting to know us and you really went that extra mile. All your help with the little details from the questionnaires about each other for our Love Story, to printing out our ceremony in a beautiful booklet that we can keep forever. Thank you again Marilyn you are a wonderful lady and absolutely amazing! All our love, The Fowle Family x

Marry Me Marilyn_Gemma & Marshall Wedding Eco-Studio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter Crystal + Nathan Wedding Coolibah Downs Estate Mount Nathan
Marilyn is an amazing celebrant! She goes beyond expectations (and does more than what others in her field offer) to ensure her couples are ready for their big day. Marilyn brings with her a bank of great resources and knowledge, and really makes you feel like you’ve known her a life time. Thank you Marilyn for marrying us ❤️ Crystal + Nathan

Marry Me Marilyn Trelise & Jamie Wedding The Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton Redlands

Love Letter Trelise + Jamie Wedding The Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton Redlands
MARILYN, YOU TRULY ARE FANTASTIC AT WHAT YOU DO and we will be FOREVER GRATEFUL for the time you spent with us and the help and guidance you offered in CREATING A PERFECT CEREMONY FOR US!  How can we thank you enough!? From the first call you seemed to just 'get' what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony and celebrant and our first meeting absolutely confirmed that feeling. YOU WROTE A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY THAT ENCOMPASSED JAMIE'S VIKING INTERESTS AS WELL AS KEEPING EVERYTHING ELEGANTLY SIMPLE, WHICH WAS PERFECT FOR ME! For two individuals who would normally be very uncomfortable in front of a crowd, we suddenly felt like we were the only people in the world and that was all in thanks to you! You were a wealth of knowledge from the beginning and with a single touch of my arm during our vows, your reassuring nature KEPT ME GROUNDED AND IN THE MOMENT when I could have easily fallen apart in tears. FROM START TO FINISH OUR DAY WAS PERFECT and I can say with confidence, our wedding would not have been what it was without your guidance, support and genuine interest in the story of us. I've struggled to put into words how truly wonderful you were and I don't think I can ever find the 'right' words to tell you how appreciated you are. A MILLION TIMES AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING AND FOR HELPING US CREATE OUR DREAM WEDDING! All our love, Trelise, Jamie & Archer xo

Love Letter Laura + Tom Wedding The Edge at St Bernard’s Falls Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn you are SUPERB! Tom and I feel so fortunate to have found you to be our wedding celebrant. You demonstrated professionalism and were able to give us plenty of helpful hints, tips and information on preparing for and leading up to our big day. We were so grateful for your assistance and guidance when it came to writing our vows and managing and embracing all the emotions that are naturally expressed at such a glorious time. We so appreciated your beautiful and calming energy right from the first phone call with you. You helped to make the whole process so easy and fun. Marilyn, you are absolutely fantastic! You created a ceremony that perfectly fit who we are, which made it all the more meaningful to us. Thank you, thank you and thank you again!! Many Blessings, Tom and Laura xxxx

Marry Me Marilyn Amanda & Darren Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington NP

Love Letter Amanda + Darren Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington NP
Dear Marilyn, thank you so much for your help in making OUR WEDDING CEREMONY ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! We highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for A GENUINE, DOWN TO EARTH, HAPPY AND HELPFUL CELEBRANT FOR THEIR SPECIAL DAY. A look at our wedding photos shows how much FUN YET MEANINGFUL OUR CEREMONY WAS, and we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to be silly, TO LAUGH, TO CRY, TO MUCK AROUND, WE REALLY ENJOYED OURSELVES and you played a big part in making us feel comfortable to just be ourselves, thank you. You were so helpful and accommodating every step of the way, and helped ensure OUR DAY WAS FULL OF LAUGHTER AND HAPPINESS. We could rest assured that the ceremony was in good hands, and especially on the day it was very comforting knowing that you had it all under control for us as you knew the venue and our photographer well and we could just focus on us! Thank you so much Amanda & Darren xo

Marry Me Marilyn Rhianna & Joel Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba

Love Letter Rhianna + Joel Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba
As soon as we met with Marilyn, we knew straight away she would be the person to marry us! From the moment she answered our email enquiry, she supplied so much information and helpful advice, covering all basis and answers to questions before we thought to ask. After our initial meeting, we felt like we had known Marilyn all our life! She made us feel comfortable and feel at ease about our big day. SHE EXCEEDED ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MADE OUR DAY PERFECT; VERY PERSONALISED TO US. She had a wonderful idea for us to include our three children and a way to include both our mothers. WE ARE SO GLAD WE FOUND MARILYN! WE ARE TRULY SO THANKFUL FOR MAKING OUR DAY PERFECT – EVEN WITH THE RAIN! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant. I was even recommending her before we even had our big day! Love Rhianna & Joel xoxoxo

Love Letter Clare + Dylan Wedding Moonlight Crag O’Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington NP
Marilyn is a very special celebrant. We interviewed a few celebrants and chose Marilyn because she is relational, wise, interested in the world and clearly passionate about her job. Marilyn's work was still way beyond our expectations. She has a special gift: the way she supported us in developing our personalised wedding ceremony, especially our vows, was great. Marilyn guided us straight to the heart and soul of our relationship and helped us identify our shared values and the things that we would promise each other, to nurture our relationship forming a firm foundation on which to grow. We had a very intentional and personal ceremony. Our love story provided the fun factor! Everyone enjoyed hearing our adventures full of romance, love and laughter. The day went perfectly and we felt present, excited and in love on the day.

Sarah & Greg married by Marry me Marilyn at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Chapel Hyatt Regency

Love Letter Sarah + Greg Wedding Glass Chapel InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Gold Coast
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 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

Love Letter Alex + Von The Chapel Coolibah Downs Private Estate Mount Nathan
Marilyn was absolutely phenomenal when it came time to marrying myself and my wife! And she went above and beyond with everything leading up towards the big day! She helped both of us fully understand everything and she explained everything clearly and concise. If you're trying to decide who to pick to wed you for your big day I would 110% go with Marilyn! She made the day fun and stress free and helped us both with any inquiries we had. She made everything go so smoothly and no issues what so ever! My wife and I had a wonderful day and it wouldn't have been made possible without Marilyn there! Marilyn once again, Von and I thank you so much for marrying us and spending all your time helping us leading up to the wedding. We will not forget it!!! Love Von & Alex xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Marriage Celebrant Christey & Brett Wedding Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast

Love Letter 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 Emily + Andrew Medieval Wedding the Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton
Marilyn was fantastic right from the beginning and we could not have chosen anyone better to be our celebrant. Marilyn drafted a medieval wedding ceremony for us less than a few days after we chose her and was patient with us as we sent drafts back and forth. The result was a collaborative and mind-blowing piece of work that was uniquely us and kept our wedding guests thoroughly engaged. Living in Townsville, we were worried about arranging a wedding in Brisbane. We should not have been worried though. Marilyn initially arranged a Skype call with us so we could meet virtually to discuss the wedding and as the wedding got closer, arranged for us to meet with her at her home when we were visiting Brisbane before the wedding. She also kept in regular email contact through each step of the planning process. All these things truly made it feel that the distance did not matter and it was an amazing feeling knowing that our celebrant was interested and excited for our wedding day as much as we were. Marilyn goes the extra mile. As we were worried about organising someone to play music for the ceremony, she suggested that her husband Marcel could play our play list for us (at a small cost). This turned out to be so easy- we just had to send a list of songs we wanted, and he did the rest. One less thing to worry about, which was greatly appreciated when we were already stressed. She also had recommendations on handfasting cords, how to create our love story, and ways to make the ceremony uniquely us. Marilyn also kindly reminded us to pay the final amount owing that we had somehow overlooked- another thing to keep us on track when we had so much else on. Marilyn further organised our marriage certificate and explained where to start with the name changing process. Her professionalism shone through in these respects. You would think that a celebrant’s work finishes after the wedding- but she has emailed us since to check in to see how we enjoyed our honeymoon. Another example of her going above and beyond. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Marilyn and we are so incredibly thankful for her support, patience, professionalism and interest in us, our wedding and our marriage. Love Emily & Andrew xo

Ami & Tony celebrated their Marriage with a Seven Chakra Handfasting at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat with Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Ami + Tony 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

Sarah and Joe's Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn at St Aidan's Church Eureka in Northern NSW

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

Marry Me Marilyn married Sarah and Joe at St Aidan's Church in Eureka in Northern NSW

Love Letter Sarah + Joe 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.

Marry Me Marilyn Melissa & Brenton Wedding at Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Love Letter Melissa + Brenton Wedding Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington
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 xoxox Thank you to Leigh Warner Photography for the beautiful images.

Marry Me Marilyn Chinthi & Santo Wedding Warehouse No 5 Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Love Letter Chinthi + Santo Wedding Warehouse No 5 Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
IF YOU WANT AN AWESOME DOWN TO EARTH WEDDING CELEBRANT ON THE GOLD COAST, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARILYN SHE IS THE BEST CELEBRANT IN TOWN!! Chinthi and I were lucky enough to celebrate two weddings when we got married in August this year. Our first wedding was an elopement in the Maldives, so to make things legal we had a second wedding back home in Australia and were blessed to find Marilyn help us tie the knot. Marilyn's wisdom and expertise as a Celebrant made our wedding day and the lead up to our wedding day feel relaxed and organised. Marilyn would always make the time to organise meetings around Chinthi and my work roster. Even when we had to cancel or we were running late she would always be flexible to make the time work for everyone. Marilyn's 'getting to know us' meetings made it really easy for Chinthi and I to learn more about what we really wanted for our wedding and she trained us how to be relaxed and be in the moment on our special day. The rehearsal meetings also allowed us to reconnect and channel the love needed to write our vows and love story. The Marry Me Marilyn website resource was a great tool in helping us write our vows and the challenges of organising a wedding. Marilyn's years of experience and wealth of knowledge is second to none, it made Chinthi and I confident that we knew we were in the right-hands. On our wedding day, Marilyn made us feel chilled and relaxed. She contributed to the gracefulness of our special day by generating happiness and love in atmospheric environment. Thank you Marilyn! Love Chinthi & Santo xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Rachel & Cameron Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter 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 Sarah + Trevor Wedding Kirra Hill Community Centre Coolangatta
Trevor and I are so blessed to have had you as our celebrant. From the very first phone call right through to the ceremony, you have been an absolute delight to work with. Every process was easy and on Our Big Day we were super relaxed because you had taken the time to prepare us for what was happening. Trevor and I planned on having a relaxed bohemian vibe ceremony while integrating traditions that were important to us such as the hand fasting, and ensuring our boys were also a big part of the ceremony, and you delivered on it all! Our guests were delighted by all the special little touches, and everyone commented on how intimate the ceremony was. From the bottom of our hearts, we truly thank you Marilyn! Trevor and Sarah x

Marry Me Marilyn Anestassia & Jason Wedding Coolibah Downs Private Estate Chapel Mount Nathan Gold Coast

Love Letter Anestassia + Jason Wedding Coolibah Downs Private Estate Chapel Mount Nathan
Where do we start?! Marilyn was nothing short of amazing through our special journey. From the moment we met Marilyn at her home, we knew she would be our perfect celebrant. She was so welcoming and super easy to get along with. Her ceremonies are tailored so beautifully and are very personal to the couple. Having so many nerves and anxiety on the day, Marilyn helped ground us so well from start to finish. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, how lovely it was put together and how great our celebrant was!! Marilyn, we could not have done it without your amazing support and help. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our special day. All our love Stacie & Jason xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Amy-Jo & Matty Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington N.P.

Love Letter Amy-Jo + Matty Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington N.P.
Where do I even begin, from the very first contact MARILYN WAS THE PERFECT CELEBRANT FOR US! Not only did Marilyn listen to how we both feel about certain aspects of the ceremony, SHE WENT BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MADE OUR DAY SO MAGICAL. We were welcomed into her home for our rehearsal, which honestly felt like another home, we felt so relaxed and got right down to the tiny details on how everything would be on the big day with no stress at all. I can't recommend Marilyn enough. The ceremony of the big day was absolutely flawless. I'm pretty sure we surprised everyone with a hand-fasting ceremony to "tie" the day together. Once again, THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH MARILYN FOR CREATING A RELAXED, STRESS FREE CEREMONY. IT WAS BY FAR OUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY! Love AJ & Matty xoxo

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  1. You’re in love and have found the partner of your dreams, you’re engaged, your buzzing…… now what?

  2. Time to make your love official, tie the knot and update your relationship status.

  3. Your wedding is an opportunity to shout your love from the rooftops and share it with family and friends.

  4. You need a celebrant who gets you, who you vibe with, who will hear you and is as excited as you are about your special day and has so many fun, upbeat, crazy, wonderful, unique ideas and ways to make your dream wedding come to life.

  5. Let’s chat on the phone, send me an inquiry form, email or Zoom, What’s App or Skype or send a carrier pigeon and make a time to visit me at my home office!

  6. At our first meeting at my home office we just sit back and relax, chat over coffee, get to know each other, have a laugh and see how all of this fits together.

  7. I will lead you through the legal process making everything easy, straight forward and most importantly stress free.

    I am so excited to get you started on your ride of a lifetime so contact me today & say Marry Me Marilyn!

Marry Me Marily married Nicola & Simon at the beautiful Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands

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 Katrice + Elliot Wedding Ancora Tweed Heads Northern NSW
Marilyn was absolutely wonderful. Right from the moment I spoke to her on the phone she connected so authentically with our story and new exactly how to run the ceremony. With her guidance and suggestions it allowed us to feel so relaxed in the process leading into the wedding. We could not recommend her and the service she provides enough. You would be mad not to have Marilyn support you in your wedding day. Thank you so much! We are eternally grateful to you!

Marry Me Marilyn_Camilla & Lachlan Wedding Links Hope Island Gold Coast

Love Letter Camilla + Lachlan's Wedding Links Hope Island Gold Coast Queensland
Hi Marilyn, Camilla and I wanted to write to say thank you so much for your beautiful service on Friday. You have helped turn our wedding day into what our guests have called the BEST WEDDING THEY HAVE EVER ATTENDED! You made it HUMOROUS, PERSONAL, SPECIAL and BEAUTIFUL and for that we will always be thankful! You were PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE and UNIQUE! Everyone commented on the beautiful words you wrote, along with the vows you helped shape. It was such a special moment in our lives that was more perfect than we could’ve ever dreamed of due to your advice, personal touches and vast knowledge. Thank you again for marrying us, we are so happy we chose you to marry us! It would not have been the same with anyone else! You were the best celebrant ever Marilyn! With Love Lachlan and Camilla xoxo

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Marry Me Marilyn_Charlotte_Leo_Wedding Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Charlotte + Chris Wedding Coomera Terrace Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland
Dearest Marilyn, YOU WERE COMPLETELY AMAZING, EVERYONE WAS BLOWN AWAY AND SAID THEY'D NEVER SEEN A WEDDING CEREMONY LIKE OURS AND TOTALLY LOVED IT. We got so lost in each other’s eyes and everyone was captivated in the moment with us. What a wonderful experience planning the most beautiful ceremony from start to end with you. You allowed us to fully express who we are and what is most important to us, you kept us grounded and in the moment on the hugest day of our lives. It was so much fun co-creating our unique and nerdy ceremony with you and adding very special moments with the fantasy hand fasting. Your wisdom and guidance is priceless and we thank you so so much for being a fabulous part of our wedding and making our wedding ceremony the most perfect and beautiful for us. Love Charlotte and Chris Leo xxoxo Many thanks to Victoria from VJA Photography for the gorgeous photos.

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Love Letter Brydie + Peter Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington NP
Marilyn is wonderful! She is such a genuine, open, down to earth, and kind soul. From the moment we met with her we just clicked right away, and we often spent longer than anticipated with her just chatting away. She had great communication skills, always quick to answer emails and take phone calls, she was flexible in the midst of COVID and guided us professionally when things were difficult or stressful. I felt completely reassured that everything would go perfectly in her hands. The ceremony she created for us was both heartfelt and filled with laughter, many of the guests commented on how great she was! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a fun, talented and caring celebrant for their special day. Love Brydie & Peter xoxo

Love Letter Samantha + Warren Wedding Chapel Braeside at Gin House Creek Estate Merrimac
Thank you Marilyn so much for putting together such a wonderful ceremony for us. We had multiple comments about how fantastic it was, the laughter, the emotion, the vow to our boys…I don’t think anyone in the room was able to hold back their tears when Thomas started tearing up. It was perfect and I felt relaxed and so in the moment with Warren that I didn’t even realise there were people coming in and out of the chapel during the ceremony until they had told me that later. We both had the most amazing day regardless of the rain, especially having all our loved ones in the same place. The day was everything I had ever hoped for and was well worth the extended wait ❤️ Many thanks, Sam + Warren xx


Love Letter Michelle + James Pether’s Rainforest Retreat North Tamborine
We are so glad we picked Marilyn to marry us. She was a great help throughout the whole process of getting married. She is knowledgeable, informative, responsive, professional, personal and caring. She had great ideas for our vows and her storytelling and presentation were also great! A real honour to have Marilyn marry us and be a part of our special day.

Candice & Richard Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Wedding at  Brookfield Brisbane with Marry Me Marily as their Celebrant

Love Letter Candice + Richard Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Brookfield Brisbane Queensland
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

Marry Me Marilyn Alyona & Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW

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 Stacey + Matthew Wedding Love Tree Coolibah Downs Mount Nathan
Marilyn was so helpful the whole way through the planning process. She provided endless resources to help write our love story, vows and how to prepare for the nerves that come with a wedding ceremony. She organised all the legal paperwork, and we had notification of its submission on the Monday after our wedding. We rehearsed at her home a few days before the wedding learning where to stand and what to do during the ceremony, but she also reminded us of the most important things to remember on the day - to smile and have fun! The smaller details would work themselves out. And she was so right. On the day she provided the groom with light hearted jokes to ease his nerves, and communicated well with guests and bridal party. The words she used for the ceremony were like nothing we’ve heard before and we’re so heartfelt and personal to us. We had countless comments from not only guests, but other vendors, about how fabulous she was. We would recommend Marilyn to any couples planning their wedding, especially those with little knowledge about how it all runs (like us!). Thank you Marilyn for making our day run so smoothly and be so memorable.
Instagram Message You were so amazing and everyone was asking who you were all night long - especially our photographer and videographer! They loved you! Thank you for everything, we had the most amazing time! Xx

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland

Love Letter Mara + Adam Wedding Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland NSW
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 Wedding Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland

Love Letter Fraser + Guilherme Wedding JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort Surfers Paradise
Since the day we first spoke with Marilyn over the phone, we knew she was the right celebrant for us. We could feel her confidence and tranquillity and that’s exactly what we were after. She even went above and beyond suggesting to add some Scottish traditions (that we didn’t even know existed) to the ceremony, after learning Fraser’s family are from Scotland. Our encounters were always filled with positivity, calmness and knowledge. She gave us valuable tips to feel our emotions the best way possible on our big day! Moments before the ceremony began, she gathered us and calmed us down and made us feel very special and ready to take everything in. We could not have chosen a better celebrant and that was a common comment amongst our family and friends on the days that followed the wedding. Thank you so much to Marilyn, we really appreciated all the hard work she put into our wedding and we will be forever grateful for all her support. Love Guilherme Almada & Fraser Ferguson x

Marry Me Marilyn_Wedding Lauren_Michael_Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Manly Brisbane

Love Letter Lauren + Michael Wedding Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Manly Brisbane
ALL OF OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID that our wedding was without a doubt the BEST WEDDING CEREMONY THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TO, and with many stating MARILYN WAS THE BEST CELEBRANT THEY HAVE EVER SEEN! We will always be grateful to Marilyn for marrying us and for making our wedding day such an unforgettable and amazing experience. From the very first phone conversation we had with Marilyn we knew that there was something special about her compared to all the other celebrants we’d spoken to. Even just on the phone it was impossible not to be impressed by her passion, humour and outgoing nature. And now that our wedding has come and gone, all we can say is that choosing Marilyn to be our celebrant was the best decision we ever made. It’s not just that she has exceptional organisational skills or that her background in theatre production makes her a natural at directing events, but also the fact that she so obviously LOVES what she does and cares deeply about the couples she works with. When we met Marilyn in person it was more like talking to an old friend rather than a celebrant, her bubbly, friendly and relentlessly upbeat personality was even more contagious in person and put us completely at ease. She went out of her way to get to know us (how we met, our interests, backgrounds etc) in order to personalise our wedding as much as possible and to tell our Love Story in a way that was both unique and inspiring. In that first meeting alone we spent more than two hours with her discussing how we pictured our ceremony, what style we were aiming for, what extras she thought would be good. When we finally left for the day we knew in our hearts that she was the celebrant we wanted.  Marilyn made what could have been a potentially nerve wracking planning process so relaxed and even fun, and provided invaluable, ongoing support to us from beginning to end. She put together an excellent draft for the ceremony which made it much easier to visualise, and went over the details with us right down to where/how we would be standing. In addition to all of this she also provided us with endless material to help us with writing our vows, and was never too busy to answer our questions or listen to our ideas of how to fine tune the ceremony. When our big day came, it was nothing short of AMAZING with all the work and planning that Marilyn had done paying off beyond all expectations with a seemingly perfect balance of emotion, sentiment and humour. Marilyn put both us and the rest of the wedding party at ease, and the entire ceremony ran smoothly without a hitch. More than that Marilyn captured and held the audience’s attention right from the start, and had them veering between laughter and tears of joy as she told our story, and even while we were lost in the magic of the moment we could tell that our wedding was everything we had dreamed of. It has been a pleasure to know her and to have her play a part in the most special day of our lives. We would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Marilyn Lot of love Lauren & Mic x

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica & Luke Wedding SkyPoint Q1 Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Love Letter Jessica + Luke Wedding SkyPoint Q1 Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
Marilyn made our WEDDING CEREMONY ROMANTIC, FUNNY, LIGHT-HEARTED, CREATIVE AND UNIQUE. Marilyn explained the whole process to us, and organised all the paperwork. She took us through step-by-step of what to expect on the day and gave us tips and tricks on ways to keep it fun and stress-free. She even suggested we put in our own funny asking’s, which were a huge hit on the day. She made sure above everything else that the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ABOUT OUR CEREMONY. We would have been so lost without her. WE ARE BEYOND GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING SHE DID FOR US LEADING UP TO, AND ON THE DAY, AND WILL BE RECOMMENDING HER TO EVERYONE! In the beginning when we first started planning our wedding, we had no idea how to find a celebrant. I ended up Googling “Best Celebrant on the Gold Coast” and Marilyn’s name popped up. We knew was we wanted to keep it fun, casual and carefree. From our email correspondence, I had a feeling Marilyn was going to be the perfect choice for us, and after meeting in person, I was 100% sure. Marilyn explained the whole process to us, and organised all the paperwork. She took us through step-by-step of what to expect on the day and gave us tips and tricks on ways to keep it fun and stress-free. SHE EVEN SUGGESTED WE PUT IN OUR OWN FUNNY I DO’S, WHICH WERE A HUGE HIT ON THE DAY. She was very accommodating to the fact we could only ever meet her at night during the week and even let us do a practice ceremony with her one night just before the wedding. Marilyn thought of things I had not even considered, including how to have our hands when we put on our rings so the photographer got the best possible shot, and even asked us what colour we wanted her to wear on the day so she did not clash with the colour theme. Marilyn even offered to supply the music device for us for the ceremony. Thanks Again Marilyn! Love Luke & Jessica Marr xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Love Letter Eliza_Marty Wedding Lennox Head NSW

Love Letter Eliza + Marty Wedding Lennox Head
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE WOULD CHANGE ABOUT OUR WEDDING CEREMONY WE LOOK BACK ON OUR WEDDING DAY WITH ABSOLUTE DELIGHT AND WE RECOMMEND MARILYN WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO EVERYONE. My brother, who isn't one for compliments, said me to after the ceremony.. "THAT IS THE BLUEPRINT OF HOW ALL WEDDING CEREMONIES SHOULD BE."  To be honest we thought we wouldn't find the right celebrant to marry us in the way we wanted, so we had strongly considered not having one. We thought we would do all the legals at a registration office a month before and then have my brother on the day to act in for us…..that was until we found Marilyn. We had an initial Skype call with her to suss her out and she was just what we were after. She listened to what we wanted, offered just enough advice to guide us along and she thought of all the things we hadn't thought of. HER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SHONE THROUGH FROM THE BEGINNING. We didn't want the same old stale ceremony, and it was clear she wasn't the same old stale celebrant. She has a magic folder of readings and example vows, great suggestions on the timing of the ceremony and a warmth that made planning the ceremony a breeze. We then arranged to meet her. We got to practice the ceremony and be clear on where and how to stand (awesome help when you are a little nervous and blissed out on your day). We loved her uniqueness, her professionalism and organisation and her attention to detail. WE ALSO LOVED HER TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO STAY COOL WHEN SPEAKING TO AN AUDIENCE, WHILE BEING TOTALLY PRESENT WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE YOU ARE ABOUT TO MARRY. Much love to you and Marcel! xoxo

Love Letter Jacob + Sophia Wedding Cowbell Creek Austinville Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Jacob and I wanted to say a big thank you for making our ceremony as beautiful as it was. The ceremony was hands down my most favourite part of the whole day, which is crazy to me, given that walking down the aisle and standing up there in front of everyone was something that seemed so daunting to me. Once I got there I was just so happy and excited to be there it over came any anxiety or worries I had and I just found your presence so calming and felt at ease that I didn’t have to think about anything because you were there to guide us and remind us to take all this in. We have had so many of our guests give us the most amazing feedback about the ceremony. People have been telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how it was the perfect combination of funny and emotional and completely tailored to us and our story. Quite a few people that never thought they would cry ended up balling. People have also commented on yourself and how amazing your delivery was and that this was the most engaged they have ever felt in a ceremony. My mum was the one who told us the importance of having a good celebrant for the ceremony and she said that you were the best celebrant she’s had to pleasure of watching marry two people. Jacob and I feel so blessed to have found you and now have those memories of our beautiful ceremony forever! THANK-YOU! Jacob and Sophia xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant married Darcey_Malinda at the Tallebudgera Community Hall

Love Letter Malinda + Darcey Wedding 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 x

Love Letter Janelle + David Wedding Chapel Summergrove Estate Carool NSW
Marilyn created a ceremony for us that was personal and fun. Her attention to detail, resources and experience gave us the wedding we dreamed of. She was available to help us throughout the planning and every step of the way to create a relaxed feel and make sure we felt absolutely comfortable on our special day. Marilyn helped with all the legal documents and gave us priceless tips on how to best overcome those wedding day jitters. We still have guests commenting on how wonderful the ceremony was. Thank you for being part of our ceremony, highly recommend.

Love Letter Katie + James Wedding Cowbell Creek Austinville
Thank you so much to Marilyn for being most amazing celebrant & for making our day feel so magical, so special, and so memorable. At the beginning of our wedding planning, we had booked to meet with 5 different celebrants. Marilyn was the first we met with and ended up booking her on the spot, she was everything we were looking for. Marilyn was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process all the way to our wedding day where she delivered us the most beautiful ceremony, fully personalised to suit us. Our guests loved our authentic ceremony and thought it was so beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Marilyn to anybody looking for an amazing celebrant. All our love xx

Love Letter Katie + Jacob Wedding Summergrove Estate Carool NSW
Dear Marilyn! We are so grateful that we found you! Words cannot express how lucky and grateful we are that we had you as our celebrant!  From the very beginning, many months before the ceremony you got us organised with all the paperwork and writing the ceremony! (Mostly planned by email using your resources while we were working in the Antarctic) it gave us such peace of mind! We loved working with you and after about 20 drafts we had the Perfect Personalized Ceremony! We were hoping for a perfect sunny sky for our outdoor ceremony but the weather had other ideas on the day of course and the rain started to fall just as Katie was walking down the aisle. We can only imagine how difficult is it would have been for you to keep the ceremony going. Thank you for going with the flow and regrouping the ‘Take Two’ inside on the dance floor! Thank you for rolling with the punches with us. Thank you for being so organised and prepared for anything to happen! Thank you for your patience in using the DJ’s microphone! We recognised that it would have taken you out of your comfort zone and we really appreciate it! ! It was really your 11th hour support and aid that helped get Katie's family to the wedding that we can never say enough thank you's for! We'd love everyone to know that Marilyn went far above and beyond with writing and signing emergency official visa documents, out of business hours, for Katie's family to send to the embassy just days before the wedding so that they could come to Australia for the special day! The family have passed on their thanks too! Marilyn's true genuine kind hearted spirit is what we'll always remember her by. It's always a warm memory thinking back on the stressful events leading up to the wedding and knowing that Marilyn, who barely knew us was really truly there for us, supporting us! You are truly a genuinely kind hearted and generous person!  Thank you for working together with Julia to make sure that she had an understanding of how the ceremony would run so she could film it at the best possible angles. Thank you Marcel for being there too and for helping us and Marilyn! We wish you all the best for the future! Thank you so much Marilyn, you are such a special person to us and we are so grateful that we chose you as our celebrant! From the bottom of our hearts thank you so very much! You will always be a very special person to us!  We love you lots & lots!! Xx Jacob & Katie and love from Missy & Bandy too!

Marry Me Marilyn Katie & Jacob Wedding Summergrove Estate Carool NSW

Love Letter Frankie + Alex Wedding Gold Coast Farm House Numinbah Valley
Thank you so much for Sunday, we had the most amazing day and lots of lovely compliments for you from our friends and family. MARILYN WAS AMAZING, Obviously this was huge day for my partner and I. Having Marilyn guide us through the whole process made it super simple and come our wedding day we were both so present, relaxed and calm. Kind Regards Alex + Frankie xoxo

Love Letter Rebecca + Craig The Verandah House Country Estate Tamborine Mountain
We had the incredible privilege of having Marilyn officiate our wedding, and we couldn't be more grateful for her exceptional service. From the very beginning, Marilyn expertly guided us through every step of the process, ensuring that we felt informed and confident in the decisions we were making. On the big day, Marilyn went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at ease. Her warm and calming presence truly set the tone for our ceremony. What stood out the most was her understanding of how important it was to include our children and family in the celebration. She seamlessly integrated meaningful moments that made the ceremony uniquely ours. Marilyn not only officiated our wedding but became an integral part of our special day. Her attention to detail, genuine care, and dedication to creating a personalised and inclusive ceremony exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant who truly understands the significance of the occasion and goes the extra mile to make it unforgettable. Thank you for making our wedding day so special, a perfect reflection of our love and family. It was honestly one of the best moments of our lives and even more wonderful to have our boys there. Love Craig & Becky Campbell xoxoxo

Marilyn from Marry Me Marilyn married Emily & Freddy who held their w Wedding and 3 day Festival of Love at Uki in Northern NSW

Thank You Email Emily + Freddy - Wedding & Festival of Love at Cram's Farm Uki & Midginbil Hill
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 Emily + Freddy Wedding Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve Clarrie Hall Dam Uki
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 smörgåsbord 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
Marry Me MarilynMarilyn 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

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Jodie Sean Wedding Polly's Kitchen Neranwood Gold Coat Hinterland

Love Letter Jodie + Sean Wedding Polly's Kitchen Neranwood Gold Coast Hinterland Queensland
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

Marry Me Marilyn married Angela & Clinton's Wedding at Mavis' Kitchen Uki Mount Warning NSW

Love Letter Angela + Clinton Wedding 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

Marry Me Marilyn_Giovanna & Kevin Wedding Parkwood Village Parkwood Gold Coast

Love Letter Giovanna + Kevin Wedding Parkwood Village Parkwood Gold Coast
For a stressed out couple trying to organise their wedding, managing to be so lucky to have the support of Marilyn made a world of difference. She was able to guide us through the whole process, and she provided us with the comfort and clarity of how everything would be for the ceremony. Marilyn took great care and attention to detail to make A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY ABOUT US, AND IT MADE SURE THAT OUR CEREMONY WAS FILLED WITH HISTORY, LOVE AND LAUGHTER. Marilyn was able to give us so much more than just a great speech - the "stage directions" of where to be, and going through a private rehearsal with her was excellent. Everything looked seamless and the photographers loved it. She was able to suggest a toasting during the ceremony of our favourite drink we had on our first date, and to have a Wooden Wedding Box during our ceremony where love letters we wrote to each other (for our first anniversary) were placed into. These special symbols worked into our history of how we met, and will now be something we carry forward into our marriage forever. I can honestly say that Marilyn has been better than any other celebrant and created a better ceremony than I have ever seen since, and you should have no hesitation in meeting her and creating something magical together. Wishing everyone much love and fun, Kevin & Giovanna Vanderbeken xo Thanks to Nicole Barralet Photography

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Jemma Paul Wedding Summergrove Estate Carool

Love Letter Jemma + Paul Wedding Summergrove Estate Carool Northern NSW
Thank you Marilyn for helping make our SPECIAL DAY AMAZING AND PERFECT! You are a wonderful lady and wonderful celebrant and I am so glad we chose you. You were always professional, polite, kind & caring in the months leading up to our day and on the day;  full of such great knowledge and advice. You helped us use words we both wanted to say to each other as we didn't know how to say them so beautifully without your help. Looking back at our wedding photos and memories you will always be in them and I am so happy you will be because you helped make our day a beautiful day filled with everlasting love and friendship. Thank you for being you and doing what you do! Lots of Love Paul & Jemma

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