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Unity Sand Ceremony

Heart Vase for Unity Sand Ceremony with Blended Family

Sand Ceremonies are a wonderful way to symbolically join a couple and families and especially a blended family to celebrate a family unit. Sand Ceremonies make everyone involved feel special & unique yet included in this family unity sand ceremony. Children just love the pouring of the sand.

Marry Me Marilyn_Deirdre Tim Pouring Gold _Silver Sand Together Tallebudgera Creek Gold Coast

During the sand ceremony, different coloured sands are blended together. The couple each take a small vase of sand of a different colour and pour them into a large vase swirling the sands together or pouring in layers with children and or parents & grandparents.

Shell Ceremonies & Water Blessing

One of the Shell Ceremonies I use is from the Thai Buddhist wedding tradition & another from the Celtic tradition. The water is held in a Conch or Bailer Shell.

Martijn & Merit from The Netherlands were married on Main Beach on the Gold Coast as the sun went down. Marilyn performed a Shell Ceremony as part of their Wedding Ceremony.

Love Letter Martijn + Merit Wedding Sheraton Mirage Resort Main Beach 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

Wine Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn Nardene & Mike Wedding Hope Island

Love Letter Nardene + Mike Wedding Hope Island
A BIG THANK YOU to Marry Me Marilyn for helping us tailor our PERFECT DAY. WE LOVED THE HUMOUR, OUR LOVE STORY and the elements she added that were important to us. A CELEBRANT WITH A DIFFERENCE ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH and guiding us to have the BEST CEREMONY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you're looking for an outside of the box wedding! Love Nardene & Mike xx

Marry Me Marilyn_Giovanna & Kevin Wedding Parkwood Village Parkwood Gold Coast

Love Letter Giovanna + Kevin Wedding Belgian Beer Ceremony Parkwood Village Parkwood
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

Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding Celebrant The candle lighting ceremony symbolizes the joining of two people and two families. The mothers of the couple light a candle, which symbolizes the family of each and the couple lights the central candle with the tapers from their family candles.

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

Stefana Greek Wedding Crown Ceremony

Marilyn wrote an original civil version of the Stefana or Greek Wedding Crown Ceremony for Andrea & Alexander

Love Letter Andrea + Alexander Wedding Broadbeach Waters Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, This is the first chance I have had to say thank you for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding! Your support and guidance was superb and we had lots of comments about how personal and unique our ceremony was! It was exactly what we wanted and we couldn't have done it without you!! Love Andrea and Alex xx

Dove Release

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

Love Letter Candice + Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay
Hello Marilyn and Marcel, Thank you both for making our SPECIAL WEDDING DAY EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED it to be. WE KNEW IT WOULD BE TOTALLY AMAZING BUT YOU GUYS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND. There is not one thing that I would want to change about our Wedding. I only wish it never had to end. So many amazing memories made that we will both cherish forever and ever! Kind Regards Candice & Maisie Floyd xxxx

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

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

Love Letter Sarah + Greg Wedding Glass Chapel Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
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

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

Love Letter Candice + Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay
Hello Marilyn and Marcel, Thank you both for making our SPECIAL WEDDING DAY EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED it to be. WE KNEW IT WOULD BE TOTALLY AMAZING BUT YOU GUYS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND. There is not one thing that I would want to change about our Wedding. I only wish it never had to end. So many amazing memories made that we will both cherish forever and ever! Kind Regards Candice & Maisie Floyd xxxx

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

The Arras Coin Ceremony

A Latin tradition, the groom drops 13 coins into the bride’s hands representing her dowry and his vow to support her.

Native American Indian Ceremony

Emily + Freddy's Wedding at Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve overlooking the Clarrie Hall Dam in Uki Northern New South Wales.
Emily & Freddy had an original spiritually conscious marriage. Their wedding was based on original Native American Indian Ceremonies of Love written especially for them by Marilyn. Emily & Freddy held a 3 day Festival of Love with fabulous funky music and their wedding was the highlight.

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Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony

The Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony is a Romantic Dutch tradition originating in the Netherlands. This is certainly one of the most unique and romantic wedding ideas that has been created & a hit with family & friends.

Marry Me Marilyn Tegan & Bryce Wedding Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard

Love Letter Tegan + Bryce O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard
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 Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard

Rose Ceremony

The couple exchange a single red rose as a symbol of their love and commitment on their special day. A single red rose always means “I love you” and becomes their first gift to each other as a wedded couple.

Love Letter Sylvia + Christopher Wedding 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 x

Handfasting

Marry Me Marilyn_Charlotte_Leo_Handfasting Wedding Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Charlotte + Chris Wedding Binna Burra Mountain 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

Blessing of the Hands Ceremony

Butterfly Release Ceremony

According to an American Indian Legend - If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears & sees all.

Family Unity Ceremony

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. All our love, The Fowle Family x

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

Four Elements Ceremony

Ceremonies may encompass the love and respect of nature - the four elements which includes Mother Earth who brings all things good. These ceremonies pay respect to these elements.

Four Elements and the Four Cardinal Directions marked by the candle for fire, the crystal for earth, the feather for air and the shell containing water.

Four Elements and the Four Cardinal Directions marked by the lanterns in the Sacred Circle

Crystal Bowl Ceremony

This Ruby Crystal Singing Bowl is a quartz crystal tool of loving protection with the powerful vibration of mystical Ruby, a "stone of nobility". It radiates spiritual wisdom, health, transformation and wealth

Marry Me Marilyn Caz & Robin Wedding Grand Maleny House Maleny Sunshine Coast

Love Letter Caz + Robin Wedding Grand Maleny House Maleny Sunny Coast
Marilyn married us in magical Maleny in May. She helped us prepare for the day to allay tears and fears so that on the day it was perfection. The ceremony won the hearts of our guests who remarked on how it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY they had attended. I wholeheartedly recommend Marry Me Marilyn to be YOUR celebrant. You will be very, very, happy that you have entrusted one of the most special days of your life into her hands. Love Caz & Robbie xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea

Love Note Sayo + Nathan Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea Southport
先日は本当にありがとうございました。 一生に一度の結婚式という事と外国での挙式という事でとても、緊張していましたが、とても、フレンドリーで丁寧に式の流れを教えて下さり、リラックスした気持ちで本番を迎えられました。 しかも、私が日本人と言う事で赤い糸を調べててくれた様で赤いロープも準備してくださったりとサービス精神旺盛でとっても嬉しかったです!!本当にありがとうございました

Marry Me Marilyn Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea

Love Note Sayo + Nathan Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea Southport
Thank you very much Marilyn. I was very nervous about the once in a lifetime wedding and having the ceremony in a foreign country, but you were very friendly and polite to teach me the flow of the ceremony, and I was able to go into our ceremony with a feeling relaxed. I was very happy with the service! I'm really thankful to you.

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