Marry Me Marilyn

Voted #1 Best Gold Coast Celebrant Brides Choice Awards 2019 Fun + Laughter

Introduction

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

WHY CHOOSE MARRY ME MARILYN

Voted #1 Best Celebrant Brides Choice Awards Gold Coast 2019
More than a Celebrant…Your Rock, Cheerleader, Guide, Inspiration, Supporter, Adviser, Friend, Zen Master, Sounding Board, Wine & Cheese Taster & Party Starter!
Down to Earth Authentic Person who loves to laugh, have fun and connect with awesome people.
Celebrant Wizard & Designer of Dream Weddings for 14 wonderful wild years.
1100+ Custom Designed Unique Personalised Ceremonies written & performed.
Rave Reviews from 550+ of my amazing couples, Five Star Reviews on Google, 165 Five Star Easy Weddings Reviews and more on Facebook.
Queen of Equal Love – 14 years as Rainbow Pride Celebrant for LGBTQI+ Couples.
Master Storyteller & Weaver of Love Stories with the whole Roller Coaster of Emotions.
Vow Genie helping you create Personal Romantic, Heartfelt & Hilarious Vows!
Choreographer of exciting photographic opportunities, setting the stage, enhancing energetic connections, flowing seamlessly & finding beauty in every moment.
Juggler of Hats; Ring Master, Crowd Motivator, Skilled Actor, Director, Creative Writer & Event Manager.
Master of Mindfulness, Meditation, Mindreading & Relaxation.
Handfasting Wizard & Creator of Original Magical Rituals.
Secret Squirrel Strategies to embrace your emotions & be fully present and in the moment to savor your special day with vivid lasting memories.

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

Testimonials

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

Love Letter Alyona + Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW
From the first time we spoke to Marilyn on the phone we knew that she was special. During our first interaction we knew that she cared deeply about co-creating a unique and sacred ceremony ensuring that we felt heard in the process. She created a rough draft of our ceremony, which included all of the elements that we could have ever imagined, exceeding our expectations. We went to Marilyn's place prior to our wedding day and were able to see firsthand how much she values her work, we would call it her ART - her caring, intuitive, and heart felt approach made us feel comfortable, clear and confident about our big day. Our wedding day with Marilyn was nothing short of MAGICAL. Her creativity did not stop at the preparation, and her little tips and suggestions on the day were extremely helpful. We are so grateful for the support and guidance of Marilyn and would highly recommend booking Marilyn if you value heartfelt creativity, collaboration and an alternative & unique way of creating your marriage ceremony. Thank you from the depths of our hearts, Marilyn, for the passion and love that you bring to what you do. Thanks again for sharing your magic with us on our wedding day, we felt so blessed to be married by you! We will definitely keep in touch and share our adventures with you. Lots of love, Alyona & Alex Xoxo

Mischeline + Dylan + Alyona + Alexandre 04/09/2021 EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast + Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Northern NSW

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

Love Letter from Christey + Brett Wedding Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thank you very much Marilyn for the FANTASTIC CEREMONY you put together for us on our special day. So many people commented on how personal and individual it was and not the same boring ceremony that you expect when you go to a wedding. Personally we both felt you super enhanced all the emotions of the day from huge belly laughs to the tear jerking vows. We are so grateful for all the time and effort you put into making our day even more special and helping it to run smoothly with going above and beyond being our celebrant by organising people, especially with where the groomsmen had to stand, and keeping the groom from having a nervous breakdown!! Thanks again and we will be singing your praises for years to come along with all our guests that attended!!” Thanks again for all your effort and time to make our day just PERFECT we are still getting comments from our friends and family about the ceremony which is a huge credit to you! Cheers Brett & Christey XOXO P.S. We have also attached a photo that really depicts how fun you made our ceremony which was really important to us.

Charlotte + Chris + Christey + Brett Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast + Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang

Love Letter Marti + Simon Handfasting Wedding Riverglenn Indooroopilly Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, We are writing to you for two reasons. Firstly, to say a huge THANK YOU for helping us achieve the most wonderful wedding and celebration of love. With your wisdom and amazing skills, our wedding was more beautiful and special, than even we could have envisioned. Secondly, we want to tell you just how special YOU are. From start to finish you provided care, clarity, wisdom and inspiration, not only in your approach with us, but also in the necessary processes. You were open and inviting to new ideas and supported us with a magical energy that we definitely connected with and which we shared throughout the journey together. You helped us bring out into words and ritual, the energy and love we have shared for so long and helped us express this and share this with our friends and family. You helped us express to our community how grateful we are for the connection and love Simon and I both share and for the ways in which this is experienced with our family members and friends. It is with you and your experience and skills that we were able to achieve our dreams of a celebration of love, which would not only be remembered, but which would be felt for years to come! Marilyn, you were the perfect person to have as our celebrant! We are so deeply grateful and feel so blessed to have shared this amazing moment with you. Thank you and we hope you like the photos With loads of love and happiness, Simon and Marti xoxoxoxo

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

Simon + Marti + Ashleigh + Sam Riverglenn Indooroopilly + Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton

Love Letter Sarah + Joe Wedding St Aidan’s Church Eureka Northern NSW
Beautiful Marilyn, Where do we even start to thank you?! You are a very special person Full of Love, Laughter, Wisdom, Warmth and Care. From our very first phone call to you, right through the zillions of emails we sent back and forth and on the day of our wedding – we felt so lucky that you were our celebrant. Your professionalism and knowledge of the industry gave us a head start in the whole marriage process. Your endless resources made the task of co-creating a ceremony that much more easy and enjoyable. Your little tips like suggesting we start creating our ceremony months in advance so we could focus on the little things in the crazy lead up to the actual day were priceless. All brides – listen to Marilyn! She’s a pro! Thank you for listening to all of our input and creating the most beautiful, heartfelt and individualised ceremony we could ever have hoped for. It was perfect and very ‘us.’ So many guests came up to us afterwards asking about you and saying it was one of the most enjoyable ceremonies they had ever been to. You personalised it with our very own love story and celebrated our personalities and our relationship, you didn’t focus on all the traditional lines that you hear over and over again at weddings and it is so refreshing!! Thank you for your amazing skills at calming our nerves and for managing the crowd during the stressful time when the limo driver got lost, making the bride very late and the groom very, very anxious! We really can’t speak more highly of you as a person or as a celebrant. Thank you xo

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

Sarah + Joe + Giovanna + Kevin Eureka NSW + Parkwood Village Parkwood

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

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

Tegan + Bryce + Lauren + Michael O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard + Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Manly

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

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

Eliza + Marty Trelise + Jamie Lennox Head NSW + Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton

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

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

Jacob + Sophia Emily + Andrew Cowbell Creek Austinville + Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton

Love Letter Angela + Clinton Wedding Mavis' Kitchen Uki Mount Warning NSW
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for all the positive energy you put into creating our beautiful ceremony. We had the perfect wedding day. Never thought we would actually say that, but everything about it was flawless for us. For your role in that, we are forever grateful. The ceremony was amazing. I remember feeling the most ecstatic I have ever been from the second I arrived. It was beautiful and a true reflection of who we are and our beliefs. Thank you for relaxing our fears in the initial meetings, for your enthusiasm, openness, understanding, flexibility and good humour. We were so lucky to have found you to be our perfect celebrant. We will be forever grateful for your role in our wedding day and will never forget it. Thank you thank you thank you! Angela & Clinton KEMP! xoxo

Love Letter Katherine + Edwin Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Gold Coast
When you dream about your wedding day, the officiate is not usually the first thing you think of. But after having our wedding and having the pleasure of Marilyn’s service, it has been the one thing that lingers in my memories of our day. Marilyn is literally an angel sent to help you with making your wedding ceremony the most poignantly memorable part of your day. With endless, seamless, encouraging support from the moment we met Marilyn to even after the ceremony, there is no one else who can offer such a personal yet professional experience. Marilyn’s openness is something we really appreciated as she learned about us and our story, she is enthusiastic to enhance your ceremony to something you’ve never thought of before. Marilyn’s energy is intangible gold, especially during what can be such a stressful time as planning a wedding, I will never forget the support and guidance she gave to us. The ceremony was perfect, full of emotions and tradition, Marilyn’s experience and genuine care shone through. Our guests comments of never having been to such an intimate wedding before – feeling like they were really part of our occasion, is a testament to Marilyn and her craft. She kept us in line on the day proving to be the calm in the storm, I can’t put a price on how much that helped us and meant to me. So if you’re dreaming of the most meaningful ceremony, tailored to your needs in any way you can dream of, you cannot go past Marilyn. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love Katherine & Edwin x

Angela + Clinton + Katherine + Edwin Mavis' Kitchen + Wings Hinterland Retreat

Love Letter Ami + Tony Handfasting Wedding Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine
Firstly Marilyn, Thank you Thank you Thank you, you truly are an extremely special lady - one in which we are so grateful to have had as our celebrant uniting us as Husband & Wife. Marilyn you are a beautiful, genuine compassionate soul - a real person & those that are united by you are truly blessed. Since our wedding we have received so many comments on how unique & beautiful our ceremony was - many of our guests said they were captivated from beginning to end & overwhelmed at how emotionally engaging the words within the ceremony were. Your integrity & gracefulness demonstrated from the preparation to the delivery of our ceremony was amazing & for this we are truly grateful. You truly were such an integral part of our union & we feel blessed to have had you - a true angel to marry us on that beautiful spring day in the rainforest. The Seven Chakra Handfasting you prepared for us was magical - again you captured in words the essence of our love for each other & for this we thank you. Tony & I would recommend you to any couple that is looking for a celebrant that will nurture & bring to life the essence of their love for one another - so on that special day when you say I Do to your lover, to your best friend, you have a ceremony filled with the all the words that your hearts wanted to say, delivered in a graceful manner by a soul who believes in your union as much as you do!!!! When we were looking for a celebrant I scoured the magazines & websites looking for that friendly face that we would call & say Please marry us - to my surprise it didn’t take long to find you & know that you were the one - you were the first celebrant I called & when you picked up the phone - let's just say Marilyn - you had us at Hello!!! At our first meeting with you made us feel at ease you were kind and endearing & really listened to us & our story - you took the time to get to know us. Your support & enthusiasm that was shown when we wanted to be different - & avoid many of the classic wedding ceremony traditions, made us feel comfortable & excited to explore other ceremony ideas - which led to us, with your help creating the perfect ceremony that reflected who we are - it captured our values as individuals & as a couple, allowing us to share the love & respect we have for each other with our friends & family in our own style. Thanks so much Marilyn, Love & Light Always Tony & Ami xoxox

Love Letter Emily + Murray Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast
Dear lovely Marilyn, We have both struggled to find the right words that would properly detail how grateful we are for you. Right from the start you had us figured out and straight away went to work planning a GORGEOUS CEREMONY that left EVERY PERSON AT OUR WEDDING IN TEARS FROM START TO FINISH. You were SO PROFESSIONAL but at the same time FELT LIKE A FRIEND WE HAD KNOWN FOR YEARS, so felt right at home with you up the front marrying us. I was worried before I chose a celebrant thinking the process would be difficult and that we wouldn't get the ceremony that we wanted but you've got a MAGIC & PRESCENCE in you that SURPASSES EVERY EXPECTATION we had. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for being our celebrant and being there for us every step of the way. Our day would not have been perfect with you. Love Emily & Murray xoxo

Ami + Tony + Emily + Murray Songbirds Mt Tamborine + Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Emily + Freddy Wedding Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve Clarrie Hall Dam Uki
The Festival of Love was by far the best weekend of my entire life. To be surrounded by all my favourite people in the world and to marry the man of my dreams, while listening to the best music on the planet in the most perfect surroundings... I never ever wanted to leave, I wanted the Festival of Love to be our world for ever and ever. The Festival of Love was everything I hoped for and more. Such a beautiful and amazing weekend full of all the souls I love best. I will never ever forget it as long as I live. Marilyn thank you so much again for everything you did. You are a gem Marilyn, I honestly can't imagine anyone else that could have been the perfect celebrant for us like you were. When my partner and I started planning our wedding we had absolutely no idea where to search for a celebrant and were wishing we could have one of our friends marry us because we weren't sure where else we would find anyone who would resonate with us as strongly as someone who knew us intimately. It was synchronicity which drew Marilyn to us, and from the moment I contacted her I felt a strong and positive connection with her. Marilyn has all the wonderful qualities that one could possibly hope for in a celebrant... she is warm and friendly, deeply and passionately committed to her work, unique and creative in her approach, and borders on psychic in her ability to understand your needs and meet them. Often as I was thinking of something that we needed or wanted for the ceremony, she would just magically send me an email with exactly what I was thinking of, perfectly woven into the script. She has a beautiful warm heart, and a magical quality that made the whole process of preparing for our wedding extra special, and so so much easier and less stressful than if we were attempting to do it ourselves. Marilyn is also highly professional and shares an abundance of resources with the couples lucky enough to choose her. Basically Marilyn was the PERFECT Celebrant for us, she has a delightful blend of professionalism, magic, warmth, supportiveness and understanding. She is incredibly open minded, offering a smorgasbord of options, beyond anything you thought possible and she has a truly spiritual approach to her work, not just going through the motions, but pouring her heart and soul into the experience. She is by far the best celebrant I have ever seen conduct a wedding ceremony and I just feel so blessed that she was part of the most special day of our lives, in fact she was an integral part of making it the most special day of our lives. Marilyn is like a modern day St. Valentine, she is extremely passionate about love and marriage and this definitely came through in the ceremony she prepared for us. With an incredible knowledge and understanding of rituals and ceremonies from cultures of all over the world, Marilyn was instrumental in making our ceremony so unique, magical, interesting, and heartfelt. Her entwining of our love stories had people in laughter and tears and many of our guests commented on things that she quoted. This showed us that she captured our people whom listened to the entire 45 minute ceremony and really enjoyed it. Overall, from our first meeting, then preparing our ritual, to our actual big moment, Marilyn has been absolutely remarkable. She is to us more than a facilitator or standard celebrant, but a very special part of our marriage forever. Much love Freddy + Emily Holler xoxoxo

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

Emily + Freddy Crams Farm Midginbil Hill + Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

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