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Love Letters

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 demeanour 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 Zoe + Rachel Wedding The Mobile Barber Shop Bundall Gold Coast
Marilyn is a wonderful person and a very gifted celebrant who made our wedding (and the lead up) so special, meaningful and fun. She is a true champion of love and she was able to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected who we were as people and what we hoped to create in our marriage. Since then, so many of our friends and family have commented on how great Marilyn was, and that our ceremony felt very personalised. I can't recommend Marilyn enough! Love Zoe & Rachel xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Rainbow Pride Celebrant_Jayney & Sarah Wedding Palmwoods Home Sunshine Coast

Love Letter Jayney + Sarah Wedding Palmwoods Home Sunshine Coast
Dearest Marilyn, On this, nearly the eve of our 12th year together and 1st year anniversary I sit and ponder why I still haven’t done a review for you. I’ll tell you why......Every time I have sat to put some words of gratitude and recommendation together, the words simply escape me. The truth is words cannot encompass what you brought to us, to our special day, to the months leading up and to some truly beautiful memories. You understood us in a way I didn’t realise someone outside of our relationship could and then managed to articulate our Love Story in a way that warmed, delighted and humoured us all. You thought of absolutely everything and shared so many priceless tips that saved us running around at the last minute. Our guests had so many questions about you and how we found you, you really made our ceremony something truly memorable for us and our guests. Words don’t do you justice, you’re incredible and we were so incredibly lucky to have your incredible expertise and spirit with us on our wedding journey. Wow!!!! You are the bomb Marilyn!! We loooooooved our ceremony so much, it is much more than we could have ever hoped for. What a gift you have to capture us in this way! WE LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU WITH A MILLION STARS, 5 SIMPLY ISN’T ENOUGH! Your friends, Jayney, Sarah, Izzy and Bax xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Rainbow Pride Celebrant_Jayney & Sarah Wedding Palmwoods Home Sunshine Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Ronja & Emily Wedding Pethers Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine

Love Letter Ronja + Emily Wedding Pethers Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine
Marilyn, we can’t thank you enough for the part you played in our wedding. All our friends and family have commented on how beautiful and unique the ceremony you created for us was, and how nicely you captured our personalities. We met with other celebrants but knew straight away that you were the right fit for us when we met. You were a calming influence during the ceremony as well as in the months leading up to it during a hectic period of wedding planning. We decided to include the wine box ceremony which turned out to be a beautiful addition that we will remember every year when we crack open a new bottle and read our vows and letters! Marcel taking care of the ceremony music was great as well. The timing of the songs was perfect and it meant that we didn’t have to stress about it.. Thank you again for creating such a special ceremony for us! Love, Ronja and Emily xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Ronja & Emily Wedding Pethers Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine

Rainbow Pride Celebrant_Julie & Pier Wedding Warner Brisbane

Love Letter Julie + Pier Wedding Warner Brisbane
We met with 3 marriage celebrants and Marilyn won hands down! She is very experienced and has loads of resources at her fingertips. Marilyn spent a lot of time with us, going over every detail. We were certainly well prepared for our wedding after Marilyn gave us so much confidence and empowered us with her knowledge. We are SO glad we chose her. So many of our wedding guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever been to! Love your work Marilyn!! Love Julie & Pier xoxo

Rainbow Pride Celebrant_Julie & Pier Wedding Warner Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant for Kate & Allyce

Love Letter Allyce + Kate Commitment Mt Ommaney Apartments Mt Ommaney Brisbane
As anyone planning a wedding will know, it can be very stressful and trying to book everything and everyone can make you nervous and apprehensive, my partner, Kate and I found some really amazing people, especially on lady, the one and only Marilyn Verschuure. We knew she was the right celebrant for us after the very first phone which took place, not even 24hours after we had inquired in her Marry Me Marilyn Website.  On our very first initial meeting, Kate and I didn't feel like clients, we felt more like friends, everything we could possibly want to know and things we had no idea we could do was covered in our very first meeting. 
Kate and I had the most wonderful ceremony; you can't begin to imagine all the tiny little detail until the day of you rehearsal, but we didn't need to worry as Marilyn was a wonderful support to us, our bridal party and both of our parents the whole time. She is full of love and patience and we found her to be so encouraging. Marilyn knew and understood how just how important our parents and best friends were and she helped us to shape our ceremony so perfectly so we could have these special people involved! There was no request too big or too small and nothing was ever too much trouble. Marilyn made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. These are some of our dear friends and family said about our ceremony and Marilyn. it was elegant, funny, lovely, joyous, hilarious, surprising, you and Kate looked so connected, I loved how close you stayed to each other, Your celebrant created a wonderful atmosphere right from word go. These were elements that were so important to us, and it was these things, the small things that set our ceremony apart from many others that we have witnessed. I would recommend Marilyn to anyone! She is truly wonderful at what she does and so helpful. Once again thank you Marilyn, you are a wonderful soul and we couldn't have asked or hoped for a better celebrant! Love Allyce & Kate xoxo

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marry Me Marilyn Tom Hall Photography

Love Note Nicci + Ariane Wedding Artichoke Restaurant Sanctuary Cove
As soon as we met Marilyn, she made us feel at ease with planning our wedding ceremony. She was thoughtful, organised and provided some very useful tools for developing our vows and love story. The day was perfect and our intimate group of friends and family spoke very highly of the touching ceremony that they were able to be part of. Nicci & Ariane xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Jude & Barb Wedding Reflections Coolangatta Gold Coast

Love Letter Jude + Barb Wedding Reflections on the Sea Coolangatta Gold Coast
Good to reconnect with you again at our Wedding!  Thank you again for such a lovely sealing of our marriage last month - we had a blast! We were so impressed you had kept our vows from our Commitment Ceremony and had even printed them in large print for us ready for us to read to each other. Love Barb & Jude xoxo
Photos Courtesy of John Bortolin Photography


Love Letter David + Justin Commitment Main Beach
Dear Marilyn, David and I (Justin) would just like to say thank you again for the superb job you did for our Commitment Ceremony. Your total professionalism from the very first contact was evident, you put your visions into reality. All of our guests were very impressed with the way you conducted the day and we both can only speak highly of your service. Looking forward to our Renewal of Vows with you next year! Thanks again David & Justin

Justin & David are congratulated by family and friends at their Commitment Ceremony on Main Beach on the Gold Coast

Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant conducted the Commitment of Yvonne & Karen Indigiscapes Capalaba Redlands Brisbane

Love Letter Yvonne + Karen Commitment Indigiscapes Capalaba Redlands Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, We'd like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for helping us to create, and for being a part of, the best day of our lives.The ceremony was beautiful and you were perfect. Your constant guidance made the lead up to our wedding day completely stress free. We are so grateful! Your guidance also helped us create a ceremony that was unique and very special to the both of us and we have received many comments about the beautiful words that were spoken on the day. So many of our guests were blown away with how beautiful the ceremony was and they felt that you could not possibly have done any better. You looked so lovely as well. You have a natural ability to put people at ease, and assure them everything will run smoothly on the day. Nothing at all was too much trouble and you solved any problem we threw your way. We truly could not have had a better celebrant. Pat who read the poem at our Commitment was a Celebrant also and she said you were fantastic and that she could not have done better! We would recommend you to anyone in need of a celebrant. We just wanted to say a huge thank you! IT WAS PERFECT. This is a day we will never forget and you were huge part of it. Lots of love Yvonne and Karen xx

"Marilyn thank you so much for helping to arrange and conduct our ceremony on Tugan beach. You made the whole process from start to finish very stress-free. From the first email up until our pre-ceremony meeting we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed with you. Your passion for your job comes through in the professional and engaging way you conduct yourself.

Love Letter Tanja + Hayley Commitment Tugan Beach Tugun Southern Gold Coast
"Marilyn thank you so much for helping to arrange and conduct our ceremony on Tugan Beach. You made the whole process from start to finish very stress-free. From the first email up until our pre-ceremony meeting we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed with you. Your passion for your job comes through in the professional and engaging way you conduct yourself. We are so pleased we used Marilyn's services for our special day and would recommend her to anyone thinking of making that special occasion just perfect. She is engaging, approachable, flexible and most of all has a real desire to help your day be just right for you" Kind Regards Tanja and Hayley.

Marry Me Marilyn Robyn & Lyndall Wedding Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba

Love Letter Robyn + Lyndall Wedding Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba
Our Wedding was Very Special and Marilyn made it so easy because she possesses a calming nature and we felt comfortable in her hands. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO CONDUCT ANY WEDDING CEREMONY ESPECIALLY SAME SEX MARRIAGES. She also gave great advice and suggestions for our special day as we combined traditional wedding vows as well as our Scottish Family Tartan Handfasting Ceremony. After an evening discussing their same sex marriage with our neighbours and how highly they spoke of how wonderful Marilyn was as their celebrant we knew straight away Marilyn was for us. We immediately arranged for a phone link chat with her. After the initial discussion we felt like old friends and how amazing she is as a person and as a celebrant. So, after 33 years together we finally settled on a date and Marilyn did the rest. Marilyn made the whole process so easy and we felt very comfortable with her as she possesses a lovely demeanour, a very sweet personality and is extremely passionate, just what we needed to help us through the wedding preparations. Marilyn arranged all the legal paperwork and assisted us with the ceremony procedure we wanted. Lyndall and I will always be grateful to Marilyn for her help before the ceremony and the way in which she directed us through the ceremony on the day. All our Love Robyn & Lyndall 2018 xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Robyn & Lyndall Scottish Handfasting Wedding Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba

Love Letter Cassie + Saskia Commitment Eco-Studio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, we just wanted to say thank you for making our special day extra special. The ceremony was perfect and everything we wanted it to be and more. We had a guest comment that it was the best ceremony she has ever seen - so I just had to pass on those compliments to you. Thank you so much. The rest of the day was filled with laughs, dancing, awesome speeches and delicious food. Thank you so much again for making our day so special you did a fantastic job on the day! Love Cassie & Saskia xoxox

Cassie & Saskia Commitment Eco-Studio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Vows Rainbow Pride Celebrant

Love Letter Nat + Bec Commitment Broadway Chapel Woolloongabba Southside Inner City Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, Our day could not have been more perfect! The ceremony was just as we had hoped and we thank you very much for everything.   We wanted a very simple and short ceremony; Marilyn did not try to persuade us towards any particular type of ceremony however Marilyn did offer us examples of other ceremonies, readings, and poems and gave us ideas of things we could include. Marilyn also gave us advice regarding many variables we may need to consider on the day, which helped us plan for any event. Marilyn became a really important part of our day, offering support and guidance. We are really happy with the service Marilyn provided and have had numerous comments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was. The ceremony was the perfect start to the rest of our lives together and we will never forget the help we received from Marilyn. We highly recommend Marilyn to perform any ceremony and know Marilyn will help make your day very special! Kindest regards Bec & Nat xoxox

Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant

Email Maria + Sally
My dear Marilyn, We have just watched the video and it is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It captured things that we had not seen during the day and we have really relived the day. We are both in tears now of joy and are truly grateful to you both for making our day the most amazing, loving and caring day ever. And now we have this wonderful video to look back on. I cannot find words big enough to express our thanks to you both. So from the very bottom of our hearts thank you so much for everything. We look forward to catching up with you again one day and let’s hope that day is to legalise our union. Take care and thank you again!
Kindest regards, Maria and Sally Fox xoxoxo

Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure performed Jude & Barb's Handfasting Commitment Ceremony on Bribie Island's legendary Pumicstone Passage Beach north of Brisbane & south of the Sunshine Coast

Love Letter Jude + Barb Commitment Bribie Island Pumicstone Passage Beach
Marilyn’s lovely, friendly approach made our commitment ceremony a very ’natural’ process for us; we were wanting something ‘elemental’ and she steered us to a place where we could articulate and make real, what we wanted to share with everyone joining us.  We both felt ‘present’ on the day and that our day was unique, all due to Marilyn’s respectful and professional style as our Celebrant. Thank you Marilyn!!! The Girls xoxo

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure conducted Jude & Barb's Handfasting Commitment on Bribie Island's legendary Pumicstone Passage Beach

People did not stop talking about how beautiful the sand ceremony was at Helen & Cara's Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Love Letter Cara + Helen Commitment Vic Lucas Park Bulimba Brisbane
"When I first met Marilyn, I knew she would be perfect for our ceremony. We only had a short space of time to prepare the wedding (6 weeks!!) and Marilyn was so professional and organised without being stressful - just what we needed!! Marilyn's wealth of knowledge and on-line resources allowed us to tailor a unique, memorable and meaningful ceremony for both Helen and I and our two children. People did not stop talking about how beautiful the sand ceremony was! Throughout the ceremony Marilyn was relaxed but professional, she interpreted our love story perfectly: she just "got" us and it showed. The guests laughed and cried throughout the ceremony (at all the right places).  To sum it up; two of our friends said that they had never cried before at any wedding the had been to...until ours. Practically all our guests said that they had never been to a more beautiful ceremony. Thank you Marilyn :-))) x" love Helen & Cara

Helen & Cara had a commitment with a Flower Exchange that combined with their Love Story made their friends cry with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Vienna & Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan

Love Letter Vienna + Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan
So we hit the internet looking for the perfect celebrant and found you Marilyn. You were delightfully refreshing, informative and available to travel and free on the date so we booked you there and then.  Your website had plenty of information to pre-guide us, and you filled in the gaps and offered further suggestions. The quality of the ceremony was extraordinary - we could not have planned it without your expert assistance and guidance. The Celtic Handfasting with ribbons as binding ties were an awesome experience for our family, friends and all our guests. The Handfasting included our daughter, grandchildren and friends in presenting these special words and ribbons was an incredibly effective way of including them in the momentous occasion. As our son guided the bride into the gathering where the better half was waiting, all your ceremonial planning with the wedding planner fell into place exactly, and from that moment on, despite one small tear-up for which the maid of honour was ready, all was smooth sailing right down to the almost smallest participant!  A prompt fixed that, and no stumbles, not even with large words to say for the ten year old.  Bubbles filled the air-triumphantly after the happy couple emerged from signing the Certificate of Commitment - after 33 years together! Whoohoo!! Thank you so much for all your advice beforehand and understanding of our requirements for the inclusions of our family, grown as it has over the intervening years. Love and Best Wishes from Keava and Vienna Leary xox

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Vienna & Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan

Rachel & Kris Commitment with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Victoria Point Redlands

Love Letter Rachel + Kris Commitment Victoria Point
We would like to thank Marilyn for making our day as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. We had several chats over the phone and exchanged emails to communicate our wishes for our day. We found Marilyn's website an absolute treasure trove of ideas and information. We were able to plan our entire ceremony around Marilyn's site and we were able to incorporate a Sand Ceremony with our children which signified our commitment as a family. Marilyn was easy to talk to and has a wonderful relaxed manor with people that puts you at ease straight away. She was very caring and supportive on the day of the ceremony and we could not have asked for a more wonderful Celebrant to oversee our Commitment Ceremony. We would highly recommend Marilyn to anyone. Thanks for everything you did for us. Rachel & Kris x

Rachel reads her vows to Kris at their Commitment in Victoria Point Redlands with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant

Love Letter Sandy + Bec Commitment Laidley
Both Bec and I really enjoyed the whole process, we both felt that it was well planned and it ran so smoothly. Comments from everyone said it was really nice and simple, with no fuss just what we wanted! We are both glad we found your website, trying to find someone as understanding and flexible as you was hard. Thank you once again for professionalism and have a great year. Sandy & Bec xoxo

Love Letter Matthew + Sanya Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for making our wedding day so special on Friday morning. It was just perfect what you organised and intimate as we were planning. Your words that you put together really encapsulated both Sanya and I and it was a beautiful ceremony that you carried out for us. It was a pleasure once again to have you as our marriage celebrant and we really appreciated all your efforts to make our special day even more memorable. Love Matt & Sanya xoxo

Love Letters

Marry Me Marilyn Zane & Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Zane + Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain
Firstly, Marilyn is a superstar, from the first call, to our first meeting and rehearsal in her welcoming home, to the actual ceremony. There are no words that can describe how overjoyed we are that we choose our first choice (we just knew she was the one after speaking to her on the phone) of celebrant. After reading some of the reviews that others had posted you could only hope you day could be a half as good, but believe me when I say it was much better than any review posted. “this is one of the best ceremonies I have attended”, one guest offered up, and another saying “you took us on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute we were laughing and the next crying”. Not only did this give us comfort it was our wedding they were talking about but the tone was set by Marilyn’s amazingly written words throughout, interjecting such fabulous humour and sensitivity. She, also kept control throughout the ceremony and even when things didn’t go to plan, she professionally continued giving enough time for what we had planned ( our dog to howl and bark at a set point), and when it didn’t she continued on, with no-one even noticing (except those in the knowledge)! The vows booklets, ceremonial marriage certificate, the copy of the ceremony and the hand fasting ties were all handed over at the end of the ceremony at a respectable opportunity by Marilyn, and the genuine heartfelt excitement and enthusiasm about us officially married was overwhelming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as this magical moment Marilyn promised us it would be, was everything we expected it to be and more, for not only Zane and I, but for each and every person that attended the wedding at Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort. Love Jules & Zane x

Marry Me Marilyn Zane & Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain

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 Bayl

Love Letter Peter + Tye Wedding Brisbane CityMarilyn has a warmth and loving curiosity about couples that really helped Tye Shepherd and I to bring out our joy and vulnerability so we could express our truth to each other in front of our guests without any fear. Even when my accidentally unmuted phone received a text that we all joked about, Marilyn brought everyone gently back to the beauty of how we wanted to journey through our vows. Marilyn greatly assisted to make or wedding uniquely us. Apart from her resources and experience, she fostered trust that enabled a relaxed, enjoyable and meaningful day; no matter our nerves (yes I was the really nervous one). Rachel resent through the wedding video it was so fantastic; we were both crying watching it! Friends found our wedding moving too as we personalized what we said to each other without ‘fluff’ (as a some said) and that you made the ceremony seem so relaxed and natural. Much love and thanks…our day was perfect! Much love and thanks…our day was perfect! 1/5/21 Love Peter & Tye xoxo

Love Letter Martin + William Wedding Palazzo Versace Main Beach
Marilyn is a beautiful soul and gave us a multitude of options for our ceremony. She supported us with our decisions around the wording and the flow and we were very happy with how everything went. She has a lot of experience which meant that she was able to give good advice, and nothing was too much trouble. She also has a lot of resources with which to plan the day which were very useful. Thank you Marilyn!! 

Love Letter Candice + Maisie Commitment Burleigh Waters Gold Coast
THANK YOU so very much Marilyn for joining us and conducting our Commitment Ceremony on 31.12.14 and for making our Commitment Ceremony so wonderful. We had the best day ever! You were fantastic and did a brilliant job. It was simply amazing and everyone was RAVING about YOU and our amazing CEREMONY!! Everyone loved you and they loved the fact that everything you designed was about Maisie and I ;) It was wonderful to be able to share our journey with others and we have you to thank for bringing it all together. Thank you for making our day SO SPECIAL!! Love Maisie & Candice xoxo P.S. We can’t wait to do it all again when it becomes legal and we look forward to you being a part of that day too :-)

Love Letter Thomas + Tristan Wedding Brookfield Hall Brookfield West Brisbane
Right from the start Marilyn was friendly and welcoming. She worked with us to create a wonderful ceremony, both providing ideas and accepting criticisms. What was especially helpful was her candidness about what could be done during Covid, and she helped us create a backup plan in the case of a severe lock down. Luckily, the wedding day itself was restriction free and Marilyn welcomed all our friends and family with a warm smile. The ceremony was lovely, easy, and she made sure that me and my partner could completely enjoy the moment.

Marry Me Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Love Letter David & Bill Wedding Nerang Home

Love Letter David + Bill Wedding Nerang 45 years
Dear Marilyn, Today we received our Certificate of Marriage. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special.  It was a wonderful day and all had a great time.  We loved the actual ceremony and thank you for the effort and energy you put into it. All of the guests here for our wedding ceremony really enjoyed it and there were just a few tears shed. Dinner that evening at Little Truffle in Mermaid was great and again everyone, including us, had a great time. It took us a few days to recover, but after family all returned to Canberra and Melbourne, we sat back and felt very happy that we had taken that final step. Once again, Thank You Very Much. Kind Regards David and Bill xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Love Letter David & Bill Wedding Nerang Home

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Jody & Naomi Civil Partnership Old Petrie Town Brisbane

Love Letter Jody + Naomi Civil Partnership Handfasting Old Petrie Town North Brisbane
MARILYN MADE OUR CIVIL PARTNERSHIP CEREMONY SO PERFECT! She helped us make the best decisions and engaged everyone attending in the ceremony. It was the very best day thanks in no small part to Marilyn. We will always be grateful to her for her help in the time before the ceremony and the way she directed us through the ceremony. I cannot think of anyone else I would want to do this for us. MARILYN IS AMAZING!! Love Jody & Naomi

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Jody & Naomi Civil Partnership Old Petrie Town Brisbane

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Love Letter Liz + Danielle Commitment
at the New Farm Bowls Club New Farm Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Thanks so much for conducting our beautiful ceremony. Your experience and advice made planning stress-free, and we felt our ceremony was very personal and reflected our commitment to each other. You put us at ease from our first phone call and meeting and your passion and enthusiasm made the planning fun. I liked meeting you first and talking about what we wanted.Your ideas for our vows and ring-warming were really great, and we enjoyed writing our personal Love Story. We always tell people our love story (because we think ours is the greatest) and with our ceremony we got to tell everyone at once. It was great how friendly, calm and supportive you were throughout everything. We have framed our certificate and put it in the living room. A lot of people said to us that our ceremony was the nicest and most meaningful they had ever been to, and we have already recommended you to a lot of our friends. Thank you for your support. We can't wait to have you back for the baby naming. Again, thank you so much! Liz & Danielle XOXOXO

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuur

Marry Me Marilyn Shirin & Neeta Wedding Theme Park Central Holiday House Helensvale

Love Letter Shirin + Neeta Wedding Theme Park Central Holiday House Helensvale
We never regretted choosing Marilyn as our celebrant. We went thru a few celebrants and instantly chose Marilyn as she gave us the good vibes that everything would work out with her guiding us. Marilyn was patient with us and held our hands throughout the entire journey in getting us legally married. We can’t thank her enough for the beautiful ceremony she customised for us. She tried her best to cater to our needs and beliefs and the last minute changes here and there. She made the wedding ceremony a solemn and memorable event that is everlasting, just the way we wanted it to be. Thank you once again Marilyn for all your tips and patience. You are a kind soul. We are blessed to have had you as our celebrant.

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Vienna & Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan

Love Letter Vienna + Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan
So we hit the internet looking for the perfect celebrant and found you Marilyn. You were delightfully refreshing, informative and available to travel and free on the date so we booked you there and then.  Your website had plenty of information to pre-guide us, and you filled in the gaps and offered further suggestions. The quality of the ceremony was extraordinary - we could not have planned it without your expert assistance and guidance. The Celtic Handfasting with ribbons as binding ties were an awesome experience for our family, friends and all our guests. The Handfasting included our daughter, grandchildren and friends in presenting these special words and ribbons was an incredibly effective way of including them in the momentous occasion. As our son guided the bride into the gathering where the better half was waiting, all your ceremonial planning with the wedding planner fell into place exactly, and from that moment on, despite one small tear-up for which the maid of honour was ready, all was smooth sailing right down to the almost smallest participant!  A prompt fixed that, and no stumbles, not even with large words to say for the ten year old.  Bubbles filled the air-triumphantly after the happy couple emerged from signing the Certificate of Commitment - after 33 years together! Whoohoo!! Thank you so much for all your advice beforehand and understanding of our requirements for the inclusions of our family, grown as it has over the intervening years. Love and Best Wishes from Keava and Vienna Leary xox

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Vienna & Keava Commitment Lancaster Park Waterford West Logan

Marry Me Marilyn Lynette & Tracy Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast

Love Letter Lynette + Tracy Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, Lynette & I would truly like to thank you for the most Beautiful Commitment Ceremony you arranged for us. Your PROFESSIONALISM, PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM ARE BEYOND WORDS. You really understood our long distance relationship and life journey we are on. Lynette is hoping to join me in the UK to be able to live together and to lawfully marry. At very short notice you was able to advice, organise and plan our Commitment Day. We just can’t thank you enough! The 30th October will always be celebrated with such love and the fondest memories. We will also always remember to raise a glass to you too, for your support and for being our celebrant on our special day. Thank you again from the bottom our of hearts! Much love Tracy & Lynette Xxxxxxxx 

Marry Me Marilyn Lynette & Tracy Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast

Rainbow Pride Celebrant_Marilyn Verschuure Debra & Sheila Commitment Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens Japanese Gardens

Love Letter Debra + Sheila Commitment
Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens
Japanese Gardens
Hi Marilyn, We would like to thank you once again for what you did for us at such short notice, a beautiful ceremony, a wonderful day! We will let everyone we know how wonderful you are! Thank you from the bottom of hearts! Deb & Sheila xxx



Love Letter Yvonne + Karen Commitment Indigiscapes Capalaba Redlands Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, We'd like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for helping us to create, and for being a part of, the best day of our lives. The ceremony was beautiful and you were perfect. Your constant guidance made the lead up to our wedding day completely stress free. We are so grateful! Your guidance also helped us create a ceremony that was unique and very special to the both of us and we have received many comments about the beautiful words that were spoken on the day. So many of our guests were blown away with how beautiful the ceremony was and they felt that you could not possibly have done any better. You looked so lovely as well. You have a natural ability to put people at ease, and assure them everything will run smoothly on the day. Nothing at all was too much trouble and you solved any problem we threw your way. We truly could not have had a better celebrant. Pat who read the poem at our Commitment was a Celebrant also and she said you were fantastic and that she could not have done better! We would recommend you to anyone in need of a celebrant. We just wanted to say a huge thank you! IT WAS PERFECT. This is a day we will never forget and you were huge part of it. Lots of love Yvonne and Karen xxx

Penny & Angela Exchange Rings at their Commitment Ceremony at Broadbeach on the sand at the Gold Coast

Love Letter Penny + Angela Wedding Broadbeach
Marilyn, Thank you so much for making our commitment ceremony so memorable and filled with love, not only for us but for our 100+ guests. Your passion and belief for our future together was projected through every word. Your delivery and sound quality was perfect and hard to achieve on the beach, so well done! You were very warm and composed that we relaxed the instant you started speaking. Your continuous support and ideas throughout the planning process was priceless. You made us feel very comfortable and helped us combine traditional vows and practices with the Celtic tradition of hand fasting. You also incorporated our fathers with a ring blessing rather than the traditional giving away. Everyone who attended said they had never been to a ceremony like it and enjoyed every minute of it. We are two very happy brides and will recommend you to anyone we know who wants to get married. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the start of our lives together unforgettable.
Love Penny and Angela xoxox

Penny & Angela chose a Handfasting Commitment with Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Tanja + Hayley Commitment Tugun Beach Gold Coast
Marilyn thank you so much for helping to arrange and conduct our ceremony on Tugan beach. You made the whole process from start to finish very stress-free. From the first email up until our pre-ceremony meeting we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed with you. Your passion for your job comes through in the professional and engaging way you conduct yourself. We are so pleased we used Marilyn's services for our special day and would recommenced her to anyone thinking of making that special occasion just perfect. She is engaging, approachable, flexible and most of all has a real desire to help your day be just right for you! Kind Regards Tanja and Hayley xoxo

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Louise & Debbie Commitment Sunset Park Bribie Island Queensland with Rainbow Pride Celebrant

Love Letter Louise + Debbie Commitment Sunset Park Bribie Island Queensland
Dear Marilyn, Our ceremony was as perfect as we hoped it would be and we would like to thank you for everything.  As I'm sure you remember we wanted a very simple and short ceremony (too short we came to realise after our first meeting with you) You did not try to persuade us to change our minds however Marilyn you did offer us examples of other ceremonies, readings, and poems and gave us ideas of things we could include. Marilyn became a really important part of our day, offering support and guidance. The service Marilyn provided was outstanding and made our ceremony a really stress free event. The ceremony was the perfect start to the rest of our lives together. Thank you Marilyn!!!!!! Warm Regards
Louise and Debbie

Donna & Bridget walk down the aisle ot the chapel together in the at the Crowne Plaza Surfer's Paradise on the Central Gold Coast.

Love Letter Donna + Bridget Commitment Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel Surfer's Paradise Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for our special day it really was awesome. We enjoyed your thoughts and service so much! We went online and found Marilyn on her Rainbow Pride Celebrant Website by Google searching. She made such a good first impression at our initial meeting. Donna and I wanted someone who had experience with Commitment Ceremonies, someone who was as just as passionate about love and family for all, as we are. We found Marilyn just this. Marilyn is thoughtful, extremely helpful, warm, supportive and above all passionate. Marilyn offered us oodles of resources to help plan our Commitment Ceremony. There was more than enough just in her Commitment Resource Pack and then there were all the online resources. We have three very small children, and over our busy year Marilyn has been so understanding about the minimal contact and at times the running, jumping and screaming of three small boys that often took place during our meetings, phone calls and rehearsal. Marilyn puts such effort and thought into every little detail. She also gave great advice and suggestions for our special day. We loved our ceremony that included our 3 boys, not a thing went wrong and it was the most perfect day for us! We have also recommended a number of people to use Marilyn as their celebrant for their Commitment or Wedding Ceremony plans over the next couple of years. Thank you so much Marilyn again for everything you're absolute GOLD! Lots of warm well wishes and we wish you the Happiest Christmas and a very joyful New Year : ), Bridget, Donna and the boys xox

Donna & Bridget Crowne Plaza Chapel Surfer's Paradise Gold Coast

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Love Letter Nat + Bec Broadway Chapel Woolloongabba South-side Inner City Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, Our day could not have been more perfect! The ceremony was just as we had hoped and we thank you very much for everything.  We wanted a very simple and short ceremony; Marilyn did not try to persuade us towards any particular type of ceremony however Marilyn did offer us examples of other ceremonies, readings, and poems and gave us ideas of things we could include. Marilyn also gave us advice regarding many variables we may need to consider on the day, which helped us plan for any event.  Marilyn became a really important part of our day, offering support and guidance. We are really happy with the service Marilyn provided and have had numerous comments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was. The ceremony was the perfect start to the rest of our lives together and we will never forget the help we received from Marilyn. We highly recommend Marilyn to perform any ceremony and know Marilyn will help make your day very special! Kindest regards Bec & Nat xoxox

Love Letter S + D Wedding Palazzo Versace Main Beach Gold Coast
Marilyn is a beautiful soul and gave us a multitude of options for our ceremony. She supported us with our decisions around the wording and the flow and we were very happy with how everything went. She has a lot of experience which meant that she was able to give good advice, and nothing was too much trouble. She also has a lot of resources with which to plan the day which were very useful. Thank you Marilyn!! S&D

Marry Me Marilyn_Stephen & Junyu Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast

Love Letter Stephen + Junyu Wedding Coombabah
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so very much from myself and Junyu. THE WEDDING CEREMONY at your lovely house was PERFECT, just what we wanted. OUR WITNESSES CONTINUE TO COMMENT ON HOW IMPRESSED THEY ARE WITH THE SHORT & SWEET BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CEREMONY YOU WROTE. Junyu and I are very happy to be married and look forward to a long and happy life together. Thanks also to Marcel, who was so warm and welcoming and went out of his way to provide the wonderful video of the ceremony. It is very special and we are so grateful. We are so pleased to have chosen you as our celebrant and will happily recommend you to anyone wanting a professional and meaningful wedding! Kindest regards, Stephen and Junyu xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Peta-Jane_Tara-Lea_Commitment Main Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Peta-Jane + Tara-Lea Commitment Main Beach Gold Coast
The space that Marilyn held allowed me and my wife to experience each other’s synergy of spirituality and love in a way that was life-changing. The whole experience was very comfortable and natural. Marilyn provided us the tools to create an atmosphere where our life long bond was fully expressed and Marilyn supported this graciously and with professionalism. We had a fabulous day you truly made it beautiful! Kindly, Peta-Jane and Tara-Lea Harley xox