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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

Marry Me Marilyn Tanya_Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast

Love Letter Tanya + Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast
Marilyn is just the most beautiful soul...I cannot even imagine our Marriage Ceremony without her presence, her wisdom, her support and her light that shined so brightly during the entire process of our union....we feel blessed beyond belief to have had Marry Me Marilyn as our wedding celebrant. Loads of love and light and gratitude for your support and incredible service on the day....blessings...Tanya and Shayne xxx xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Tanya_Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast

Love Letter Chelsea + Nicholas RocknRoll Wedding The Barn and Scotty’s Garage Upper Flagstone
Marilyn was exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. It was important for us to not have a generic service. Marilyn was thoughtful in her processes and a lot of fun too! She was very knowledgeable regarding the processes of getting married and name changes etc afterwards. Would highly reccomend.

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Love Letter Samantha + Ryan Wedding Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast
Dear Marilyn, I’ve found it difficult to find the right words to properly express how thankful and grateful Ryan and I are for your presence and expertise at our wedding is difficult. Quite literally I’m not sure if the day would have gone ahead without you, it definitely wouldn’t have had the same depth, heart and soul in it if it had. Due to my health issues, then unexpected health issues of close family members, at one point it all seemed absolutely too much. You’re knowledge and guidance was a saving grace. You helped Ryan and I get our feelings on to paper and then beautifully retold our story on the day. The element you brought to our day was super special. Everyone commented on how much you were able to draw them all in and take them on our journey. One of the most standout moments of the day for us was the handfasting. That part of the ceremony just meant so much to us, and being able to get our children to be a part of it just made it all the more special. So, Thank You!! Thank you for the travel you did to be with us on the day, thank you for being that extra element that we didn’t even know we needed or wanted. Thank you for your guidance and ability to calm the nerves and bring us back, feet firmly on the ground. And thank you for truly being a MASTER OF YOUR CRAFT. Love and Light Ryan & Samie Heeney xo

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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

Marry Me Marilyn Rhianna & Joel Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba

Love Letter Brittany + Daniel Wedding Pethers Rainforest Retreat Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn made everything so seamless and easy and gave us a truly magical and memorable ceremony. You really helped to make it something very personal and unique. I don’t think it could have been any better. Thanks so much everything and for making the day what it was you really are the best!! Love Britt & Dan xoxo

Teegan & Lucas married on a Houseboat on the Tweed River at the Tweed Marina

Love Letter Teegan + Lucas Wedding Houseboat Tweed River
Lucas and I feel so blessed that we found Marry Me Marilyn ….Our Perfect Celebrant! We put a lot of time and effort into finding the person that would be perfect to marry us because to us the ceremony and the celebrant were of the upmost importance. Before the wedding she was a Guardian Angel taking the stress out of our ceremony. Every aspect of the ceremony she presented to us was just perfect and themed beautifully for our house boat wedding. On our big day it was like having a family member or a lifelong friend by our side. Marilyn is a beautiful, warm, loving and wonderful person that takes her job far and beyond what you would expect. We could not have been happier as she helped make our day so perfect! Thank you Marilyn from the bottom of our hearts for being who you are! You brought so much happiness to our wedding day and even affected our life afterwards in such a positive way. We will love you forever! Love
Teegan & Lucas Jones xoxoxo

Teegan & Lucas married on a Houseboat on the Tweed River at the Tweed Marina with Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Kate + David Wedding St Margaret's Chapel at the Gold Coast Arts Centre
Thanks again Marilyn for your part in our magical day…you made it all that much more special! From our first phone call with Marilyn right through to the final ‘I now pronounce you man and wife’ we knew we had the perfect celebrant for us. Her intuition, uniqueness, compassion and ethics shone through as she guided us expertly through our vows and ceremony. We take pleasure in recommending ‘Marry-Me-Marilyn’ to you. Love Kate & David Margaret River, Western Australia xox

Marry Me Marilyn married Samantha & Robbie's Wedding at Coolbah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast

Love Letter Samantha + Robbie Wedding Coolbah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast
Sami & I wanted to thank you so much for making our special day run so smoothly. As you know we were both very nervous but you helped out so much in turning those nerves into excitement on the day. Everyone loved the love story and we have had quite a few people commend how good you were. You really did make the ceremony feel special and all about us. It was awesome that we could customise the ceremony to suit ourselves instead of having a normal ceremony. Thank you again Marilyn love Rob and Sami xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn married Samantha & Robbie's Wedding at Coolbah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast

Love Letter Kirsty + Neil Wedding Ceremony Botanic Gardens in Benowa on the Gold Coast.
We were engaged for a year before deciding we would love to get married on the Gold Coast on a holiday we had booked from our home town of Perth. it was a bit nerve racking as it was only six weeks away and we were on the other side of the country, but  we knew within a minute of speaking with Marilyn that she would do everything she could to assist us in making our day wonderful. Marilyn explained everything that was required simply and assisted with location suggestions for our desired garden wedding which was very helpful for non-locals. We decided on the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Benowa which created the perfect atmosphere for our relaxed wedding. Being quite shy people, we really appreciate the effort Marilyn went to create the perfect  ceremony that was meaningful to us and kept us relaxed and able to enjoy the whole experience. Marilyn, we will forever remember how you helped create the best day of our lives and the "Mark of the year" when you caught the falling goblet of red wine mid-air without spilling a drop! Love Neil & Kirsty Webster

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Marry Me Marilyn_Charney_Guy Villa Sanchea Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Charney + Guy Wedding Villa Sanchea Currumbin Beach Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, Where to start.. When we first started looking for celebrants, you immediately caught our eye with the concept of involving our "love Story" into the ceremony. We met, and we knew we had made the right decision, you had such a calming and gentle nature and made us feel instantly comfortable. Your ability to transform our stories about how we met, and what the experiences we have had together as a couple, into our very own Love Story was something truly beautiful. Our ceremony was very memorable, because of the beautiful words you spoke, and perhaps because there was also a tired toddler attached to our hips, even with our little man having a moment, you still held it together and remained calm and professional. I wonder if how many other Mums out there have been married with a toddler in one hand, and a packet of tiny teddies and a toy plane in the other?! Thanks again for all of your support and guidance throughout the lead up to our wedding day, you were a pleasure to work with. Much Love Charney, Guy and Riley XOXO

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Marry Me Marilyn married Andrea & Alexander at Broadbeach Waters by the canal on the Central Gold Coast

Joanne & Daniel Wedding Broadbeach Gold Coast  with Marry Me Marilyn Verschuure

Love Letter Joanne + Daniel Wedding Broadbeach Dear Marilyn, On behalf of Dan and myself and our three children, Shannon, Hayden and Osha. We would like to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our day so special. We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. Nothing was ever a problem. Even when I was living overseas in the United Kingdom and Dan was here in Australia, it did not phase you once with the work load that you had ahead of you. You constantly communicated with both of us even if we were both on opposite sides of the world. You took all of our worries away and made everything that Dan and I longed for, fit into place. You listened to our stories and our memories, and turned it into a beautiful love story on our wedding day, which drew many tears. It was so magical and beautiful. Having the sand ceremony too gave us everything we had wished for in our marriage, as it was about combining two families into one. You definitely completed this for us. You even included remembering the ones that could not be with us on our special day, as they were still in the United Kingdom. You made our day fun, loving and very enjoyable. As you are so spiritual, special and a hopeless romantic yourself, you made sure our day was incredibly special. You are naturally gifted and full of love and ideas. You’re so considerate, and thoughtful, even having back up plans for weather permitted changes. You constantly helped us with input and made it fun and enjoyable for the children too. Letting them have a practice run in your own home so they’d no longer worry about what they had to do on the day. You made sure that the day was just as special for them as it was for Dan and I. You continued to help us through the day with photo ideas, as we didn't have a professional photographer, even down to drawing heart shapes in the sand and giving us ideas we would never have thought of ourselves. Thank you for taking so many snaps for us after the wedding for the album we can now create. You truly are a very special lady. We will never forget you. And can’t thank you enough for everything. We highly recommend you to anybody who wishes to marry at the Gold Coast and especially to anybody who lives overseas, because your commitment to that couple is outstanding and very reassuring. May your business prosper. Love Jo & Dan xoxoxo

Joanne & Daniel Wedding Broadbeach Gold Coast  with Marry Me Marilyn Verschuure

Email Jen + Jamie Wedding Philip Park Main Beach
Hi Marilyn, we had a fantastic wedding and were both extremely happy with the ceremony.  You did an amazing job Marilyn and I wouldn't think twice recommending you to anyone. Jenny & Jamie

Marry Me Marilyn Kat & Ricky Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington National Park

Love Letter Kat + Ricky Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington National Park
Marilyn, thank you for everything! Enrique and I can't thank you enough for being a part of our very intimate day. You were very professional and knew how to make us feel comfortable. It made it so much easier, to know we could be silly and have a laugh. You made it easy to write our vows and gave lots of help and suggestions that crafted our wedding into the perfect day. Im so glad you were able to reflect our personalities so well.
Thanks again Kat and Enrique xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kat & Ricky Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington National Park

Marry Me Marilyn Judy & Henry Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine

Love Letter Judy + Henry Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine Queensland
We had lots of laughs throughout our wedding ceremony and Marilyn will be fondly remembered as a fabulous part of our perfect day! With Marilyn you get PERFECTION, and she will re-draft your ceremony with as much of your input until it’s just perfect! Marilyn married us on 23 October 2016 at Tamborine and by that day, she seemed more like an old friend, which was wonderful and comforting! Leading up to the wedding we had met with her to discuss and shape our wedding ceremony, and parts where we weren’t sure, she effortlessly guided us through by making suggestions or by giving us plenty of resources to think about. We had no idea how much was actually involved! But then we came to realise that we’d actually been very lucky in having chosen Marilyn to marry us: You might find a slightly cheaper celebrant to come on the day and just marry you, or you can chose Marilyn and be assured of getting a personalised wedding service that’ll be remembered by all that attended, it really is a matter of you get what you pay for! Love Judy & Henry xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Judy & Henry Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine

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Marry Me Marilyn_Ashleigh_Matt_Wedding Mudgeeraba Showgrounds

Love Note Ashleigh + Matt Wedding Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Marilyn thank you for AN INCREDIBLE WEDDING CEREMONY. EVERYONE COMMENTED ON HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR WEDDING CEREMONY WAS and I just got the proofs from the photographer and the PHOTOS SHOW HOW MUCH FUN AND LOVE THERE WAS, so thank you!! We are so grateful! Love Ashleigh & Matthew Glen xoxoxo

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Love Letter Mary + Brendan Wedding Macleay Island Redlands Brisbane
Marilyn helped us to create an amazing, warm and relaxed wedding ceremony. Right from the start she understood our desire to have a spiritual and conscious ceremony and she contributed hours of research and planning to provide us with everything we wanted and more. Right from our initial meeting Marilyn presented herself as professional and confident and provided us with a world of ideas. All of our anxieties over the planning and preparation were put at ease by her presence. She facilitated all of our needs and wants (no matter how left field and abstract!) and created a unique, special and beautiful ceremony incorporating our beliefs and principles of universal energy and love. All who were there at our wedding will be talking about the day for years to come. We both felt so comfortable in Marilyn's presence and as a result feel as though Marilyn has become more of a friend and not just a celebrant. She is a wonderfully friendly and sincere person that genuinely enjoys her work and interactions with people. We are so fortunate to have found her and would recommend her to anyone initiating a rite of passage or celebration. We look forward to seeing her again and having her included in future ceremonies within our family.  Thanks Marilyn! Much love and light Mary & Brendan xoxox ps - we might need you for a naming day ceremony very soon! That will be fun!

Marry Me Marilyn_Helen & Jesse Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast

Love Letter Helen + Jesse Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, We just want to thank both you and your husband for everything you did from our very first phone call to the on our big day. You were so helpful and always made us both feel at ease. A pleasure to deal with and you truly do go above and beyond for your couples. I am so grateful to the celebrant who double-booked me, I don't believe the day would have been the same without you. Thank you for the beautiful memories, I will happily recommend you to my friends and family. Thanks again for everything, you were amazing! Kind regards, Helen Maxwell x

Marry Me Marilyn_Helen & Jesse Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast

Melissa & Leslie Bilinga Surf Lifesaving Club Bilinga Gold Coast The ceremony was perfect, all thanks to Marilyn, and the guests were so impressed with the sand ceremony and the fact that we included our two boys aged 4 and 9 which we originally hadn't thought was really possible beyond the fact that one was the ring bearer and the other was a groomsman!  Marilyn suggested ideas and the resources helped to tie everything together so that we were uniting not only as a couple but as a family unit. It was a beautiful, unforgettable and absolutely perfect ceremony, thank you so so so very much Marilyn, without you it would have been virtually impossible and I know it would not have been any where near as memorable for us and our guests!

Love Letter Melissa + Leslie Bilinga Surf Lifesaving Club Bilinga Southern Gold Coast
A SPECIAL THANK YOU! Marilyn told us what she offered and gave us access to her website which we found to be extremely helpful with an abundance of resources and links which we used entirely to plan our ceremony.  Marilyn was always there to help and to answer questions when we got confused or stressed!  We found her to be professional, down to earth, very experienced and above all a beautiful person who obviously gets a lot of pleasure from her work.  The ceremony was perfect, all thanks to Marilyn, and the guests were so impressed with the sand ceremony and the fact that we included our two boys aged 4 and 9 which we originally hadn't thought was really possible beyond the fact that one was the ring bearer and the other was a groomsman!  Marilyn suggested ideas and the resources helped to tie everything together so that we were uniting not only as a couple but as a family unit. It was a beautiful, unforgettable and absolutely perfect ceremony, thank you so so so very much Marilyn, without you it would have been virtually impossible and I know it would not have been any where near as memorable for us and our guests! With very kind regards, The Overtons xxx

Rebecca & Patrick Imagine Cruises Marina Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast had a Love Story and a Family Ceremony as part of their Wedding Ceremony

Love Letter Rebecca + Patrick Wedding Imagine Cruises Marina Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, First of all I would like to thank you for such a wonderful day! It was everything Pat and I desired for our special day.  Your warmth and wonderful sense of humour was exactly what we were wanting in a celebrant. You put so in so much effort and were so motivated to give us the perfect wedding ceremony. You had incredible attention to detail that even most couples would miss, you never missed a beat throughout the whole planning time and the rehearsal and ceremony itself. The outlay of the ceremony and the rehearsal were designed and personalised especially for us that I think is most important. The way you made such an effort with our children to make them feel comfortable and an integral part of our wedding was outstanding. Given that we live in Far North QLD, the distance wasn’t a drama for you as you work with so many interstate and overseas couples. Pat and I could see from the moment we contacted you, that you would make every couple feel that their wedding is special and not just another work day for you. Thank you again for sharing our day with us Patrick and Rebecca D’Arcy.

Marry Me Marilyn Monique & Alistair Wedding O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard

Love Letter Monique + Alistair Wedding O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard South East Queensland
Hi Marilyn, We would like to express our absolute sincere appreciation for everything you did for our wedding day.  Marilyn, all of your time, guidance, efforts and patience contributed towards making our wedding day the best day of our lives and we are forever grateful. OUR WEDDING CEREMONY WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY! We are still receiving comments from our family and friends about how beautiful our wedding was. The fact that we were able to completely personalise our ceremony made it one to remember. We will be so happy to highly recommend you to other couples as their preferred celebrant. We hope 2018 is an amazing year for you and we wish you great success for the future. Thank you again Marilyn! Best wishes Alistair & Monique oxox

Love Note Shannon + Bryce Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Marilyn, Leading up to the wedding can be stressful as well as a lot of fun! Having you as our celebrant made us feel calm and excited from the very first time we met you! We felt like we had known you for years! You're so down to earth, kind and VERY passionate about your job! With meetings and VERY helpful ideas you made our ceremony run so smoothly! We cannot Thankyou enough! Bryce and Shannon x

Katy and Nick fromChristchurch  New Zealand were married on Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast by Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Katy + Nick Haines Wedding Burleigh Beach Burleigh Heads
Are you thinking about getting married on the Gold Coast and live overseas? if so...You must hire Marilyn!!!
My husband Nick and I can't tell you the amount of times we have told people, "hiring Marilyn as our celebrant from NZ was the best money we spent on our wedding...full stop!" By chance we stumbled across Marilyn on Google and never looked back. Trying to sort everything out from a different country was far more challenging than we expected. Thank God for the internet, our record of communication with Marilyn must read like a novel, but yet Marilyn never tired of our excuses for not getting back to her in time, was always patient, professional and diligent, and helped organise and remind us of very important things that we might otherwise have forgotten or overlooked. And finally....we arrived! After months of helpful emails at no extra expense, we met Marilyn who was of course the lovely lady just as much in person who had helped us through all the snags (no matter how hard you try they always happen) of our planning. The ceremony was PERFECT !!! Marilyn made some last minute spontaneous touches that proved her experience in such things, that just MADE the day. I can't help but think that Marilyn is just very intuitive and naturally gifted about knowing what makes the perfect day for different people. We of course highly recommend her to make your special day ....very special in a unique way, just for you. Take the hassle out of your wedding planning now, and talk to Marilyn...its the best wedding decision you will make. Katy and Nick Haines, Christchurch, NZ

Love Letter Esther + Steve's Wedding Woorim Beach Bribie Island South East Queensland
Marilyn stood out when we were looking for a celebrant on the internet and we instantly knew she was the one that was going to marry us. She was different to all the others that we looked at and we felt we were on the same wavelength. She was very enthusiastic, open and friendly. Throughout the planning Marilyn was very supportive and open minded and the fact we lived a long way from each other was no problem at all. Marilyn’s resources had so many different ideas and hundreds of different vows, poems readings, example ceremonies etc, which enabled us to plan and make up our own individual ceremony as we wanted it and together with her experience and feedback we were able to achieve our perfect wedding.  We wanted a small, intimate beach ceremony with true meaning. To honour our time spent in India we chose to incorporate an Arti, an Indian ritual, recognising and paying tribute to our higher self. Marilyn, was very enthusiastic about it and encouraged us to incorporate it as it reflected who we are. We also included an original Seven Chakra Handfasting that Marilyn designed and wrote which had such beautiful energy! The day itself was amazing and perfect! Everything went very well and we definitely recommend Marilyn! Thank you Marilyn for making our day so memorable! Esther & Steve Crocker xoxo

Sarah & John Hayne's married at Philip Park Main Beach Northern Gold Coast South East QLD

Love Letter Sarah + John Haynes Wedding Philip Park Main Beach Northern Gold Coast QLD
Dear Marilyn, We would like to write to you to say thank you very much for our wedding day on the 1st of October. The whole day went perfect and you made us feel comfortable. Thank you for suggesting that John kiss me as I get there it really did calm my nerves a little. You had so much advice to give, and one thing I am going to miss is our conversations on the phone. You were always professional but so easy to talk to at the same time; it was like having a conversation with someone I had known for years. So thank you for that. The Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony was a huge hit, we received so many compliments on that idea people were saying 'how cute' and 'what a beautiful idea' so thank you again. We look forward finishing the secret ceremony on our 20th anniversary :) I have attached a few photos for you to have. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us Marilyn. Our parents loved the surprise ring warming too, they thought it was lovely that we included them in our ceremony and we are glad we kept it a surprise. Thank you Marilyn! Sarah & John Haynes xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn_Sophia_ZZ_Wedding Ruffles Lodge Willow Vale Gold Coast

Love Letter Sophia + ZZ Wedding Ruffles Lodge Willow Vale Gold Coast
Dear Marry Me Marilyn, We would love to share our wonderful experience of our wedding with other couples getting married. It was the MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CEREMONY EVER. Marilyn really understood our culture and that showed in the ceremony.  We had such a very special wedding day with you as our celebrant that we want other couples to choose you as their celebrant for their special day so they can have a great wedding too. The words you created for us were PERFECT IN EVERY WAY and you made everything so easy especially as our English is not so well yet. We can’t thank you enough for giving us such an amazing day that we will never forget! Kind regards, Sophia & ZZ xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Esther & Glenn Wedding Macarthur Park Chapel Alexandra Hills

Love Letter Esther + Glenn Wedding Macarthur Park Chapel Alexandra Hills Queensland
Hi Marilyn, Thank you very much for being our celebrant on our wedding day. Our guests loved the ceremony as did we. A lot of them commented on how personal and touching it was and that they loved hearing our story. Thank you for making the day so special, for making it happy & joyful and for keeping us both focused on what mattered and not stressing over the little things!  It was a beautiful day, we feel very lucky to have shared such a special day with family and friends. Thank you again for everything, Esther & Glenn xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Asumi (Japan) & Jonathan (France) Wedding Bush Chapel Mt Crosby Brisbane

Love Letter Asumi (Japan) + Jonathan (France) Wedding Bush Chapel Mt Crosby Brisbane
私たちの結婚式で牧師をしてくれたMarilynさんはとても協力的で真摯に対応してくれ、あたし達の式が特別なものになるように色んなアイディアを出してくれたり、英語がまだまだなあたしが外国で式をあげることへの不安を優しく拭ってくれて、式の時ゆっくり話してくれたり、合図してくれたりと配慮してくれて、こんなに素敵な人に見守られ、本当にMarilynさんが牧師を務めてくれて感謝しています。 ありがとうございます。
Google Review Asumi + Jonathan Wedding Mt Crosby
Seems like we can't put 6 stars, I would if I could. Marilyn has made the wedding experience a breeze. You really want her as a celebrant and I'm not paid to say so. From the planning phase where she gives you countless tips on things outside the scope of her business just because she actually cares, to the coaching throughout the day itself. Seriously, we were quite stressed (as you can imagine), and as soon as she arrived, stressed oozed out of us. Everything was smooth and orchestrated, she's funny, friendly, outgoing, everyone raved about how great the wedding was compared to what you could be used to. She was accommodating too, we married in the bush quite far from her place and she made it happen in the best possible way. We also have very different cultures and she dived in to understand and merge it in a clever way. It was a big memorable day and there's no way she's not responsible for it, Thank you for being our marriage celebrant to make special day. Marilyn, you are such a beautiful caring person and great to had you on our wedding. You were perfect and made that day such a special and memorable moment of our life. Thank you ! You are the best marriage celebrant! Thanks will have to suffice as a word but it's a poor excuse for what we feel! Thanks heaps Marilyn! ;) Love Jonathan & Asumi x

Marry Me Marilyn Stacey & Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Love Letter Stacey + Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
A big thank you Marry Me Marilyn for making our surprise special wedding day one to remember with our small group of family & friends. You made it so much fun & non stressful but most of all made it just how we wanted it simple & fun and another big thank you for helping us share the news of us expecting our beautiful baby girl number 2 with all our family & friends. Thank you again for everything you did on making our very special day one we will always remember. Always in our hearts love Stacey Gary-Paul Wihapi xx

Marry Me Marilyn Stacey & Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Sanja Macedonia & Rhys Wedding Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Brisbane

Love Letter Sanja + Rhys Wedding Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Brisbane
THANK YOU MARILYN FOR A PERFECT WEDDING DAY the best day of my life! MARILYN WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND VERY PROFESSIONAL! I hadn’t a clue in the lead up to the ceremony but she helped me through with the whole day and even kept my nerves in check. Love Sanja & Rhys xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Sanja Macedonia & Rhys Wedding Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn_Lucy & John’s Viking Norse Wedding Woodlands of Marburg Queensland

Love Letter Lucy + John Viking Norse Wedding Woodlands of Marburg Queensland
We would Definitely Recommend Marilyn for a Handfasting Wedding whether Medieval, Secular or Pagan. I also think she would be a great option for a more traditional wedding as she really cared about what we wanted for the day. Just the other day we were watching the recording of our wedding ceremony and were struck by how wonderful we felt watching. This was, in no small part, because of Marilyn's work as celebrant. We wanted a medieval wedding with a Norse theme and a Handfasting and you could almost hear flood gates of Marilyn’s creativity opening. We really felt that Marilyn was excited by our wedding, and helped us make it a day that we loved with all her hard work and hours of research. Marilyn was so friendly and approachable she made us both feel very comfortable and embraced what we wanted for our day. She was someone we felt happy to have bringing together our families on the day! Thanks again for all your help! Lucy & John x

Alinda & Mitch married at The Old Church Mt Tamborine Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Alinda + Mitch Wedding The Old Church Mt Tamborine Gold Coast Queensland
Hi Marilyn! Mitch and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did on Saturday and in the lead up to the wedding. It was perfect and everything that we wanted. We had so many comments on what a beautiful ceremony it was, especially the vows and hand blessing. Thank you also for the way that you included Violetta - it was so very special to us. :-) Love Alinda and Mitch xx

Marry Me Marilyn Michelle & Peter Wedding Penthouse Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Love Letter Michelle + Peter Wedding Penthouse Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Queensland
No words can express how forever grateful we are to you Marilyn for being the remarkable person you are. We would recommend Marilyn without any hesitation if you are looking for a celebrant who goes that extra mile to make your day memorable. After 39 happy years as a couple we set out to incorporate a surprise wedding while holidaying on the Gold Coast with our family from New Zealand. With the good fortune of finding Marry Me Marilyn website, we were in turn blessed with such a personalised, memorable ceremony all due in no small part to Marilyn’s capability to understand what we wanted in one visit to meet her. We left that appointment with relief as we had found the most competent and integral part of our wedding day. As we are sure every bride and groom before us knows you only have to meet Marilyn in person to feel her energy, enthusiasm and heartfelt connection that she makes with you. Within days Marilyn had the first draft out for the ceremony. With emails bouncing back and forward over the Tasman, Marilyn guided us, gave us suggestions and an enjoyable journey to end up with a service which meant the world to us. Marilyn took over all the legal side before and after, including lodging and applying for the registered copy of our Marriage certificate at QLD BDM, which has saved us time and was a massive load taken off us with not being Australian residents. We made very few alterations to that first draft of our ceremony, which only confirms how much Marilyn listened and connected with us resulting in a ceremony which reflected the true spirit of Peter and I. Thank you so much Marilyn as you are every thing and more than I had ever hoped for to play such an important part in our journey! Love Michelle & Peter x

Love Letter Jenn + Jamie Wedding Philip Park Main Beach Gold Coast
I first found Marilyn on the celebrant's website and chose her out of the hundreds of other celebrants. I received a call back from Marilyn within the first couple of hours of emailing her.  After our first phone conversation, I knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. Marilyn exuded warmth and kindness and was so easy to talk to, and always showed a genuine interest in helping us create our simple, but personalised ceremony.  We couldn't of been happier with choosing Marilyn to marry us and I  have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone in need of a celebrant. Thank you so much Marilyn for making our ceremony perfect for us. Jenn & Jamie Pilcher.

Marry Me Marilyn_Nicole & Tony Wedding Powerhouse Performance Lawn New Farm Park Brisbane

Love Letter Nicole + Tony Wedding Powerhouse Performance Lawn New Farm Park Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Tony and I wanted to thank you so very much for crafting such a divine wedding ceremony. It was the most delightful day, made even more memorable by your guidance, input and wonderful way in which you highlighted our special connection and love for each other. I cannot thank you enough and I'm so glad to have met you and had you play such an important part in our day. You are truly in the right career - this is your niche!! You're so talented at what you do Marilyn. Thanks always! Lots of love Nicole and Tony xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Nicole & Tony Wedding Powerhouse Performance Lawn New Farm Park Brisbane

Love Letter Amy-Jo & Matty Handfasting 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

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

Marry Me Marilyn_Ruby & Sam Viking Norse Handfasting Northey St City Farm Windsor Farm Brisbane

Love Letter Ruby + Sam Viking Norse Handfasting Northey St City Farm Windsor Brisbane
Oh Marilyn Sam and I cannot thank you enough for such an AMAZING CEREMONY, it was so PERSONAL and PERFECT, you guided me every step of the way into the lead up of the wedding, your words were beautiful and the way in which you delivered them was DIVINE! The ceremony was so PERSONAL to us, I just cannot thank you enough for the experience and memories you gave us! Thank you again for the most magnificent day anyone could ask for! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thanks for everything love and light! Ruby and Sam xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Ruby & Sam Viking Norse Handfasting Northey St City Farm Windsor Farm Brisbane

Kasey & James Married at Mantra on Salt with Marry Me Marilyn

Email from Kasey & James
Hi Marilyn, We had a fantastic honeymoon and we were so delightfully thrilled with all aspects of our wedding and have since had so many compliments about our Ceremony.
Love Letter Kasey + James Wedding Mantra on Salt Kingscliff Northern NSW
My husband James and I came across Marilyn after surfing the web for hours and hours for the perfect celebrant who would be able to create a ceremony that completely reflected who we are as a couple. We were after a creative ceremony, with elements a little unusual and unique. We loved the idea of the “love story” as that is something all couples hold special and what a better day to celebrate that story than on your wedding day! After scrolling down so many testimonials and reading more about Marilyn, we decided to meet with the lady herself. Marilyn showed us numerous of suggestions to help us achieve our dream ceremony and her personality was so friendly and it just seemed so fitting to our wedding day, so we quickly booked! Although it was still well over a year until our wedding date, Marilyn was more than happy to start working on our ceremony with us as one of the very first things we did. I’m sure she had so many other ceremony’s to map out before ours, but she never let on that it was too early or too much trouble. In fact it worked out so well as we had plenty of time to perfect our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it well in advance and well before the wedding plans ramped up and we wouldn’t have had enough time to dedicate the thought we gave it. With Marilyn’s help we had it sorted months and months before our big day! On our wedding day Marilyn arrived early as promised and went to visit James and the boys to make sure they were all up to scratch on ceremony movements and timings. Her delivery of the ceremony was fantastic, she told our love story with such enthusiasm! Our guests loved her special touches, such as the wooden box idea. We had our best man construct a wooden box, during the ceremony we had a nice bottle of scotch, and our love letters to each other sealed shut. It was the touch that really set our ceremony apart from lots of others we have attended. Marilyn is simply fantastic and made it seem as our big day was just as special to her as it was to us! I have also attached a few pictures that help to show the little “Marilyn touches” that we loved so much at our wedding!

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Love Letter Belinda + Tim Wedding Parkwood International Golf Club Parkwood Gold Coast
Thank you Marilyn for an Unforgettable Wedding Ceremony!  Our Wedding Day was Amazing and the Ceremony was Warm, Funny and Relaxed. It was exactly what we wanted it to be and went off without a hitch! We decided to go with a Celtic influenced Handfasting Ceremony as well as a Ring Warming Ceremony which was lovely!  It was very 'us' and the guests kept reiterating this to us long after the wedding! Marilyn was the first celebrant Tim and I had met and decided after the first meeting she would be perfect for our wedding day. Marilyn seemed to understand our values well, as we wanted a more 'spiritual' based ceremony rather than a religious one. Marilyn was always very organized, friendly and professional, as well as being a perfectionist. She ensures no stone is left unturned during the planning process and even brought to our attention details we had not recognised as being important, but that we couldn’t have done without on the day. Marilyn was always in frequent contact with us and ensured the lines of communication were kept open from start to finish. Thank you Marilyn! Belinda & Tim xoxo Thank You to Naomi V Photography for the beautiful photos.

Marry Me Marilyn Mandy and Richard Handfasting Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Mandy + Richard Wedding Main Beach
We wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN MAKING OUR WEDDING ON THE BEACH SUCH FUN, AND SO MEMORABLE, VERY RELAXED AND ALSO SO TOTALLY UTTERLY PERFECT. YOU ARE BRILLIANT! From the very moment you wrote back to my enquiry I knew I had found the right person to perform the ceremony and also to guide us through the necessary details. Even the fact that we were trying to organise the wedding on the beach at Surfers Paradise from the UK ran smoothly and that is down to your fantastic knowledge, organisational skills and great advice. Everything was ideal - even the weather clouded over to make it slightly cooler, plus gave some superb backdrops for our photos. We loved our Wedding Ceremony; it really was perfect, fun and so relaxing. Thank you soooooo much!! Love Mandy & Richard xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Mandy and Richard Handfasting Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Paul + Angela Wedding Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Gold Coast
Marilyn was an amazing celebrant. She listened to us and guided us through the options that could work for who we are. She showed a lot of care for who we were as a couple and the day was simple and beautiful. If we were to marry each other again we would have Marilyn there with us. Thank you, Marilyn.

Coreine and Chris

Love Letter Coreine + Chris Hawthorne East Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, thank you , thank you, thank you...... ...the ceremony was beautiful....not sure there was a dry eye in the house judging by the video....so many guests asked about you...... thank you for helping us make our day perfect.....Not a thing went wrong....the day happened without a hitch.....thank you ........warmest regards, Coreine and Chris x

Love Letter Michele + Rex Wedding Currumbin Beach
When I first started the wedding plans I felt almost quite overwhelmed. But then I found Marilyn out of hundreds of others I chose her because of her unique Shell Ceremony. We wanted something a little different to the usual Sand Ceremony etc. Marilyn gave us loads of great information, resources and help. She placed our ceremony together so well including all the special people we wanted to join in.  We based it on Marilyn's Thai Buddhist Ceremony because of my husband's background but made it "Ours" with loads of Marilyn's other inputs. The day was perfect and everything we wished for. Beautiful weather and blessed with family and good friends. Thanks again Marilyn for making our day so special! Love Michele Rex & the girls xoxoxo

Sonja & Alessandro Wategos Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW- Buddhist Style Wedding with a Thai Buddhist Style Shell Ceremony

Sonja + Alessandro
Marilyn, Thanks again for the wonderful ceremony. I loved how moved you yourself were and how brilliantly you adjusted your voice to the sound of the ocean. Everyone could hear you. You truly made us feel very special. Love Sonja & Sandro xoxox
Love Letter Sonja + Alessandro Wedding Wategos Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW
Both of us were rather nervous about getting married in the first place and thus found the prospect of meeting with the wedding celebrant rather daunting. However, when we first met Marilyn, all of our fears were blown away. She had a lovely presence, was totally authentic and let us be who we wanted to be. It was all about us and our ideas, which showed us how sensitive Marilyn is. Immediately, we felt at ease and knew we'd go ahead with her. Her kindness and her support helped us to get through the preparation for the wedding and her professionalism made the journey very easy and enjoyable. Her resources were utterly helpful in composing our vows and the wonderful input she gave us for the ceremony were simply amazing. She helped us to design the ceremony according to our needs and personalities, which ultimately made our wedding an unforgettable day that we will carry in our hearts for rest of our lives. Thanks Marilyn, your presence at our celebration was the icing of the cake. We are so lucky to have had you there with us. Love Sonja & Sandro xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Ben & Deb married at McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Gold Coast

Love Letter Ben + Deb Wedding McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Gold Coast
Marilyn we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful ceremony you helped us create. Your unlimited resources helped us to have a ceremony that was not only heartfelt but allowed us to show our quirky, cheeky humour which led to a truly unique ceremony that perfectly reflected us and all of our guests raved about how perfect it was for us. Even the photographers commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was. Right from the first meeting we knew you were the celebrant for us you were friendly, professional, open minded and took into account what we wanted. We had no idea what to do for the ceremony but we did know we didn't want a big traditional soppy love story and with you guiding us along we were able to make our guest both cry and laugh with us. The wooden wedding box ceremony was an amazing idea which again got a lot of comments as it was something not many guests had seen before and we look forward to opening. Once again thank you so much for all your help we could not recommend a better celebrant. Ben and Deb Mitchell xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn married Jack and Philadelphia on the top deck of the Charles Darwin Catamaran on Darwin Harbour Darwin NT

Love Letter Philadelphia + Jack Wedding Charles Darwin Catamaran Darwin Harbour Darwin
Marry Me Marilyn was the perfect choice for us and we can't thank her enough! Our perfect day was on the harbour up in Darwin. What a magical day with fireworks and sunset aboard a boat with all our family and friends. I was so nervous about the vows and with Marilyn's help on the day the words just flowed and for someone who normally hates public speaking this was just an amazing experience. We decided to write our love story for our wedding and this was all new to us as we hadn't heard much about it before. When Marilyn sent us through some examples we knew she was onto something and with her help it ended up being both emotional and funny with some great lines that had the crowd in stitches. Our guests told us our wedding ceremony was the best most interesting wedding they had ever seen. The ceremony itself went absolutely spot on with both my wife and I struggling with all the organising we were overwhelmed how well Marilyn pulled it all together with such professionalism. The ceremony was more in-depth than what we imagined. With some fresh ideas from Marilyn we co-created our own original sand & shell ceremony. This was so special for us and really touched our family. We were so happy with the way she organised our big day via Skype. The prep work all came together far better than we could have imagined :). Prior to our wedding we attended two other weddings of friends that were both good days. Unfortunately both ceremonies had the same bad celebrant that may have been a butcher in a past life and that's how we realised how important having a good celebrant really is. After doing some research we were lucky that Marilyn was available to travel across the country so we could be married by someone who really cares about her work and the couple. It's so refreshing not to be just a job but share in her passion to make your event perfect! Marilyn you made our day and we are forever grateful. Love Jack & Philadelphia x

Marry Me Marilyn Ben & Deb married at McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn_Akari & Andrew Wedding Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Akari + Andrew Wedding Currumbin Beach
"MARILYN WAS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! We were a little unorganised but thanks to her quick thinking and great sense of humour she really made our ceremony go smooth sailing. She gave us so many ideas which we would have never thought of which we used in our ceremony. I couldn't have asked for a better celebrant, thank you for helping make our wedding day PERFECT!! Love Andrew & Akari Hollingsworth xoxoxox

Marry Me Marilyn_Akari & Andrew Wedding Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Marni + Major Wedding Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Dearest Marilyn, Thank you so much for the love and commitment you provided to both Major and I during such a special time of our life. Your presence and laughter allowed us to relax and enjoy the process of getting married. We are so grateful that we followed our instincts, and selected such a wonderful celebrant more so, a wonderful person. Your guidance and knowledge allowed us to achieve exactly what we wanted and also added to our dream. We believe in fate and you have defiantly left an imprint on our heart and memories forever. With love and best wishes...Mr and Mrs Walters x

Marry Me Marilyn Jo & Mal Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine Gold Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Jo + Mal Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine Gold Coast Hinterland
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for our wedding on Friday 11.11.11!  It was such a beautiful ceremony We had so many people say how unique and special it was. We had a fantastic time. The day was perfect from beginning to end! I'm sorry it was a bit hectic at the last minute! Thanks again Marilyn, Love Jo and Mal xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn Jo & Mal Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine Gold Coast Hinterland

Marry Me Marilyn Kimberley & Lance Wedding Links Hope Island

Love Letter Kimberley + Lance Wedding Links Hope Island Hope Island
We both want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for being our celebrant at our wedding including all you did in the lead up to the big day. Your help and guidance was much appreciated and helped to make all the planning so much easier! Your UNIQUE TOUCH to the ceremony also helped to make it just the way we wanted which was LAIDBACK, RELAXED AND FUNNY! Thank you again for everything! Love Kimberley & Lance xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kimberley & Lance Wedding Links Hope Island

Marry Me Marilyn_Lynsey & Stephen Wedding Southport Yacht Club Main Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Lynsey + Stephen Wedding Southport Yacht Club Main Beach
Lynsey and I were very happy with the service you supplied; everything from teaching my wife how not to cry during the ceremony through to being very attentive when it came to photo opportunities. I noticed during our video that the second we went in for our first kiss you moved to the side so that the camera could get a perfect shot of Lynsey and I having our first kiss as husband and wife with the magnificent backdrop. I was also very happy with the amount of templates and information that was supplied. It all helped quite a lot when it came to getting the ceremony wording and our vows perfect. We are both very happy and grateful for the effort that was put in by yourself. Kind Regards Lynsey & Stephen xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn_Lynsey & Stephen Wedding Southport Yacht Club Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn conducted Eryn & Andrew's Country Fairytale Wedding Tyalgum Ridge Retreat Tyalgum Northern NSW

Love Letter Eryn + Andrew's Country Fairytale Wedding Tyalgum Retreat Tyalgum Northern NSW
Marilyn, you were fantastic! Your warm and fun approach to planning our special day was so appreciated and it came off beautifully. When we first met you we knew that you were right for us. We particularly loved that you continued to reinforce the important things so nothing was missed or forgotten. It is clear that you have performed many weddings of all types as you were able to visualise our wishes and guide us the whole way without a hitch. We couldn't recommend you highly enough to anyone planning to get hitched and welcome anyone to contact us for a more personal testimonial. Love Eryn & Andrew xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn married Nicole & Craig at the Avalon Wedding Gardens North Tamborine Mountain Hinterland Gold Coast South East QLD

Love Letter Nicole + Craig Wedding Avalon Wedding Gardens North Tamborine Queensland
Dear Marilyn, We both want to say a big thank you for making our wedding ceremony so fabulous. You performed the ceremony seamlessly, we were amazed how smoothly it ran. As soon as I saw you on your Marry Me Marilyn website, I knew I wanted to meet you as you looked fun!!! We didn’t want a boring wedding ceremony and you certainly made sure it was super interesting and fun, connecting us as a couple. We loved the ways you involved our family & friends into the ceremony and we especially loved the way you helped us include our son in the most beautiful ways. The Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony we did was great, as it was something we had never seen before and a lot of guests commented on how lovely it was. You were always available and so quickly answered any questions we had and you did so many drafts of our ceremony to make sure it was absolutely perfect! And it was, thank you again!! Love Nicole & Craig Rowe xoxo

Love Letter Emma + Ken Wedding The Brisbane Powerhouse New Farm Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Ken and I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for being our celebrant for our wedding at Brisbane Powerhouse. Although the day was overwhelming and we didn't really get a chance to properly Thank you, it was absolutely perfect! Our ceremony was everything we dreamed of and was so us! Thank you for NOT just providing a generic ceremony, but tailoring it to our personalities and the time and patience in the lead up to the day. We honestly couldn't thank you enough. On another note, we have had countless messages from guests and onlookers saying how beautiful the ceremony was and that it was so refreshing to hear laughter and relaxation during it. You did a fantastic job! Once we receive our photos, a Thank you card will be on its way! Love Emma & Ken xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn married Emma and Ken on the Lawns of the Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Kim & John Currumbin Beach

Love Letter Kim + John Wedding Currumbin Beach
For anyone looking for a Celebrant who takes the time to understand who you both are and what you are looking for in a wedding ceremony look no further than Marilyn. We looked at a few celebrants but Marilyn’s friendliness, enthusiasm, genuine interest in us as a couple, and her professionalism won hands down and she didn’t disappoint. From the beginning Marilyn got to know us and provided us with options for us to choose how we wanted the ceremony to go.  We had no idea where or how to start and Marilyn helped us through all the decisions giving us guidance but leaving the end result to us which ended up in a very personal ceremony. On our wedding day Marilyn’s personality radiated genuine happiness for us, and her ability to bring our story across throughout  the ceremony bought our guests into our bubble of love and made the day extra special for us. So if you are reading this and looking for a celebrant to complete your day in a personal and fun way, we can highly recommend Marilyn. A lovely lady and we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Love John & Kim – Now very happily married x

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Kim & John Currumbin Beach

Marry Me Marilyn_Ursula & David Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter Ursula + David Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Marilyn was the celebrant at our friend's wedding about a year before ours and we liked her style so booked her straight away! (this is the wedding above) David and I met up with Marilyn a few months later and we got to know each other and then over the next few weeks we composed our wedding ceremony including our personal vows. Marilyn gave us some great ideas and we each sent her a story about ourselves and how we met etc. Marilyn then wove them into our Love Story which she told during our wedding ceremony. David and I could not have been happier with the results and many of our guests complimented us on it as well. Marilyn's talents did not end there. I got in touch with her not long after we booked her and she helped me find our venue. I told her what I was after her very first suggestion was Boomerang Farm which is where we ended up getting married. It was perfect. Love Ursula & David xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Ursula & David Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Ben & Deb married at McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Gold Coast

Love Letter Ben + Deb Wedding McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Gold Coast
Marilyn we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful ceremony you helped us create. Your unlimited resources helped us to have a ceremony that was not only heartfelt but allowed us to show our quirky, cheeky humour which led to a truly unique ceremony that perfectly reflected us and all of our guests raved about how perfect it was for us. Even the photographers commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was. Right from the first meeting we knew you were the celebrant for us you were friendly, professional, open minded and took into account what we wanted. We had no idea what to do for the ceremony but we did know we didn't want a big traditional soppy love story and with you guiding us along we were able to make our guest both cry and laugh with us. The wooden wedding box ceremony was an amazing idea which again got a lot of comments as it was something not many guests had seen before and we look forward to opening. Once again thank you so much for all your help we could not recommend a better celebrant. Ben and Deb Mitchell xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Ben & Deb married at McLaren's Landing South Stradbroke Island Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn married Melinda & Simon Wedding Tumbulgum Hall Tumbulgum Northern Rivers NSW

Love Letter Melinda + Simon Wedding Tumbulgum Hall Tumbulgum Northern Rivers NSW
Hi Marilyn, We want to thank you very much for our wedding service. Our day was made Amazing for your part in it. You helped create a harmonious, magical happy day. We were really happy with the ceremony. The ceremony was loved by all. Everyone had such a great time and so many of our guests told us afterward that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  We wanted a 50's theme and people said it was a step back in time and you helped make that happen. You made it such a very happy time. Thank you so much again for your help!!! Love from Melinda & Simon, Zac, Cade & Kyla

Marry Me Marilyn married Melinda & Simon Wedding Tumbulgum Hall Tumbulgum Northern Rivers NSW

Love Letter Debra + Mark Coombabah Gold Coast
When we met Marilyn we felt an instant trust and we were very comfortable in her presence.
Before our meeting we had mentioned we would like a Zen Buddhist Ceremony. The day of our meeting Marilyn presented us with the first draft of the wedding ceremony. She had thought of everything it was perfect and our plans all fell into place. We had planned a beach wedding but the weather forecast coming up to the day was not looking good discussing the prospect of facing rain on our day Marilyn gracefully offered her garden for our ceremony if the weather was not on our side. Well the day arrived and it had rained for days and it did not let up for us. We were disappointed but accepting nature as it is we arrived at Marilyn's home to find she and her husband had set up her living room especially for our wedding ceremony with Buddhist style Bali Umbrellas and lanterns and a low Thai style table for the offerings, it was awesome! The ceremony was very special for both of us and we can’t thank Marilyn enough for all that she did to make it so beautiful! Thank you Marilyn, Love and Light to you, Debra and Mark Gibson xoxo

Love Letter Candice + Jesse Norfolk Beach Coochiemudlo Island Redland Bay Islands Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, well I just want to say that I would highly recommend you to anyone, you did a fantastic job and made everything so simple.It was such a pleasure knowing you for the short time that we did and you made the ceremony so personal and professional with a lot of laughs in between. Jesse and I couldn't have been happier with you! The ceremony was just fantastic and we really appreciate everything that you did for us with all our changes and not being able to meet up with you very often. You were so flexible it was great! The day went off without a hitch and it wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for you. Once again thank you so so much, Jesse and Candice Chandler xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Debbie & Tony Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Love Letter Debbie + Tony Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
Marilyn, thank you and thank you again for everything it was a truly a beautiful perfect day and one to remember! Debbie & Tony xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Debbie & Tony Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Love Letter Chantelle + Matthew Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, it’s been 9 months since our wedding and they have been the best 9 months in our relationship so far! We would like to say a big thank you for been a part of our day it was the most special day and we could not have it any better and the reason for that was you! Our wedding ceremony was awesome. We have sent some pictures along with little letter and we hope we get to have you again for a Renewal of Vows when we come to the Gold Coast again! Thanks again and lots of love Chantelle & Matthew Portsmouth xoxox

Love Letter Tammy + Brook Wedding Paradise Point Parklands Paradise Point Northern Gold Coast
My family and I would like to thank Marilyn for making our Wedding Day so special and intimate. We wanted a small relaxed ceremony which Marilyn helped us to achieve. Our wedding ceremony was just perfect!  
Everyone had a wonderful time and thought it was such a beautiful wedding! We were very lucky to have Marilyn as our Celebrant, Marilyn was very professional but also very laid back, relaxed, and has fantastic ideas to tailor to the needs of each individual. The service provided by Marilyn was of very high quality. Thank you so much Marilyn our Wedding would not have been as special and unique and beautiful without your help and guidance. Thanks again Marilyn! Tammy & Brook xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Alison & Gerard Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat The Panorama Tallai Gold Coast

Love Letter Alison + Gerard Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat The Panorama Tallai Gold Coast
Marilyn was the best celebrant out there because she listened! She understood my unique relationship with my husband and it really showed on our special day. It was so nice to do what we wanted and I had the most amazing day ever. Her husband also did a video of our wedding so I can re-live the best day of our life over and over again! Thank you so much Marilyn for all the effort you put in for us. I highly recommend her for any type of wedding because she will always cater to your individual needs. Thanks! Alison & Gerard xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Karren & Brian Handfasting Commitment Len Wort Park Labrador Gold Coast

Love Letter Karren + Brian Handfasting Commitment Len Wort Park Labrador Gold Coast
If you are reading this then there is a strong likelihood that you are either planning to get married on the Gold Coast, or are assisting the happy couple to gather information regarding the services of a wedding celebrant on the Gold Coast. And if you are anything like my beautiful partner Karren and I, when it comes to making that choice, then several things will be on your mind. Firstly, you will be looking for someone with whom you both “just click”. This is your big day and rapport is everything. And if you are a pragmatist, then you may also be weighing up the costs of the service. This in turn may prompt you to consider “just what are we getting for our money on our big day”? These are all very sensible questions...at least they were for us. Karren and I are very happy to share with you what we got when we made the decision to engage the services of Marilyn. If you are looking for a STRESS FREE EXPERIENCE WITH A WARM AND DELIGHTFUL CELEBRANT for your wedding on the Gold Coast WE CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARILYN VERSCHUURE AT MARRY ME MARILYN. Marilyn provided a seamless experience, both on the day and of equal importance, in the rehearsal. Marilyn is a consummate professional, but not in a stuffy or bossy way which the word “professional” sometimes makes people think of. Marilyn made us feel at ease and drew on her years of experience to anticipate our needs and provide all the options and solutions we requested. Marilyn’s resources regarding options for “vows” and the order of the ceremony are comprehensive and this also helped us feel calm and excited rather than alone and confused in the process. We also appreciated the little touches which Marilyn provided, right down to our staging during the ceremony so that the photographers had access to the best shots of us as a couple. Yours Faithfully Brian Clark & Karren Kohnke x

Chery & Ian's Wedding at Flaxton Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Cheryl + Ian Wedding Flaxton
Dear Marilyn, Thank You so much for all the hard work you put into our wedding ceremony, we will remember it for a very long time! You made us feel very relaxed and we would recommend your services to everyone!! Even though we had to change the venue due to the bad weather everything was so beautiful! All our love Cheryl & Ian xxx

Nicolene & Tyler handfasting Ceremony in the Gazebo at Laguna Park Palm Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Nicolene + Tyler Handfasting Wedding Ceremony Gazebo Laguna Park Palm Beach
Dear Marilyn, I am writing to thank you for your services. The information and detail you provided us to set out our ceremony, to make it unique and special to us and our family is much appreciated. Your frequent contact to confirm all arrangements and offer any further assistance ensured our special day ran smoothly and was truly memorable for all. Thank you again for such personalised assistance and we are very grateful to you for helping make it a special day for us both! Nicolene & Tyler. We have just watched the DVD and were thrilled to have the day captured. It was beautiful and I can't wait to show our ceremony to friends and family. Thanks again for everything we would not hesitate to recommend your service.

Delanie & Dean John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Southern Gold Coast

Love Letter Delanie + Dean Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Southern Gold Coast
Marilyn everything went fantastically well, it was the best day of my life!! Thanks so much! Del & Dean xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Tim & Melissa from Melbourne Wedding 59th floor of Circle on Cavill Sub Penthouse in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Love Letter Tim + Melissa Wedding 59th floor of Circle on Cavill Sub Penthouse in Surfers Paradise
We both wanted to say a big thank you for giving us such a beautiful ceremony. Even with all of the lead being done over the phone, due to us living in Melbourne, you were very organised & calming. We had a truly fabulous time and our ceremony was just perfect!  Thank you for all your help and advice in the planning and for being so professional, yet subtle and gorgeous on the most special day of our lives. Thank you again...Tim & Melissa McKinnon xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Tanya_Richard Wedding Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat Northern NSW

Love Letter Tanya + Richard Wedding Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat Northern NSW
Hi Marilyn, since you last saw us in the rainforest on our perfect beautiful day our married life has been wonderful yet hectic and busy. Our feet did not touch the ground once we left that beautiful place and at night we dream about the day we will get to return. We want to give you our biggest Thank You for our beautiful day! We both would not change a thing, well maybe mozzie spray haha! Our Wedding was just as we had visioned it and I am so thankful for your insight and knowledge leading up to the big day. It was wonderful to relax and know that you had this ;) Our handfasting was perfect and our Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony just awesome full of love and romance. We have our Handfasting Cords and Wooden Wedding Box on the shelf and look at it every day! Love Richard & Tanya xoxo