I love weddings.
I love being a celebrant.
And I love meeting amazing people… just like you!
If you would like to share your love story with me, I’d love to hear it.
As a celebrant, it’s my job to help guide you through the process of getting married. I ensure that we complete the necessary paperwork at the required times and I make sure that both you (and I!) say the required legal words during the ceremony.
But to me, being a celebrant is about so much more than that.
It’s taking the time to get to know you, it’s finding a relevant and interesting way to share your love story, it’s having a laugh together, and it’s being the calm and friendly face alongside you as you make the biggest commitment of your life to the one you love.
Let’s work together to make your wedding ceremony one to remember 🙂
From the moment we met Mel, she felt like a long lost friend and we knew we were in great hands. Every aspect of planning our ceremony was a breeze and our day was perfect. So many of our guests have said that it was the best ceremony they have been to and we definitely have Mel to thank for that. She is a lovely, hard working person who genuinely loves what she does. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We will definitely be keeping in touch. xx
If you are considering Weddings with a Twist - DO IT! You won't regret it :)Jack and Roxanne Belford 15/09/2017 North Stradbroke Island, QLD
Without exception everyone at Kate & Matt's wedding raved about what a great job you did making Kate & Matt feel extremely comfortable and taking the time to get to know them so you could share stories that meant a lot to them. The ceremony was personal, humorous and the way you incorporated the family in the ceremony just as they wanted was perfect.
The day was amazing in no small part due to your dedication leading up to and on the day.
Thanks so much Mel.
Mel, thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony, from day one you were so comforting and thorough with your communication, all of our guests complimented on how romantic the ceremony was and the way you told our story was absolutely beautiful!
Any couple would be lucky to have you as their celebrant.
Lots of love,
Thank you Weddings with a Twist for making our special day even better than we had hoped for! At a time that should have been stressful and overwhelming, you took care of everything from the pre-wedding paperwork to the smallest details of the ceremony. Melissa, you were wonderful and went above and beyond anything we could have asked of our celebrant. You were able to recognise and incorporate those special touches that made our wedding ‘us’. You were professional and personal and made our ceremony what it was… the perfect balance of heartfelt warmth, fun and quirky romance. For any future lucky couples, I couldn't recommend Weddings with a Twist any higher!Anthony McKay and Kaleena Fry 14/11/2015 Greenslopes,QLD
Let me tell you a little bit about our love story.... I met Sam 5 years ago, I thought he was the absolute perfect human, we got engaged, had a baby and started to plan our wedding day.... Then I met Melissa Lithgow, one of the most amazing women I've ever met.
It was a Wednesday night, she came over to introduce herself, (obviously like any bride planning a wedding I had previously stalked her Facebook to see who and what she was about).
When she came through the gate it was like we were welcoming an old friend, it felt like we had known her forever, we were all completely at ease and I knew then that she was absolutely perfect for us.
We chose her to be our marriage celebrant because of her amazing professionalism, the willingness she had to answer any of our questions and her happy bubbly personality but the winning factor was she has such a big heart she takes on rescue dogs. How can you not love someone that saves animals.
Mel created the most amazingly raw and real ceremony for us, which was exactly what we wanted. I've never attended a wedding before where everyone had their eyes and ears glued to the ceremony, but Mel absolutely nailed it. We received so many compliments about her and how fun it was, I've even had 3 friends ask for her details.
I cannot recommend Melissa highly enough, she was unbelievably professional, accommodating and relaxed. She called me the night before for a run though as I flat out refused a rehearsal, which was so amazing and beneficial as I hadn't thought of half the things she mentioned.
Mel made our day that much better, she is so fun, happy, down to earth and perfect. We can't thank you enough, you made our wedding more than we could ever have imagined and we are so grateful that we can now call you our friend xxx
Wow where do I start! Mel is absolutely amazing!!! Not only was she informative, super helpful, sweet, kind and caring supporting us with everything possible in the lead up to our special day; she delivered the most special and personal ceremony I have ever witnessed. We were swarmed with praises for Mel and her professionalism and ability to find out our story and share it with everyone throughout the ceremony. Guests were wondering how we found such a gem! Mel even helped with the men’s button holes, putting my shoes on and much much more. Words can’t describe how blessed we were to have Mel as our celebrant! Love Love Love xxxxxMichael and Sophie 28/10/2017 Numinbah Valley, QLD
Mel thank you so much for making our special day magical .
You really are amazing and great at what you do .
I couldn't have imgained anyone else being our celebrant .
You really went above and beyond .
We are truely blessed to have found you .
Love Kylie and Garion
From the minute we met Mel we knew she was the celebrant for us and we weren't wrong. Mel goes above and beyond to assist and offer advice with any and all questions and always promptly replied to all our messages. Our ceremony was beautiful, romantic and funny ... everything we wanted it to be. Our day couldn't have been any more perfect than what it was. We felt very comfortable with Mel and she provided us with plenty of information to help us with many aspects of our wedding. From deciding whether to choose a wedding ritual, ideas for writing our own vows to choosing our ring exchange wording. Thank you Mel from the bottom our hearts for giving us all we'd hoped for and more. You are a beautiful person and our day wouldn't have been the same without you so thank you for being a part of it xxJas and Barb Hough 03/09/2017 Brisbane, QLD
It's hard to put such immense gratitude into words; Mel was such an important and appreciated part of our team as we prepared for our wedding. She was exceptionally organised and very helpful throughout the whole process. She is one of those gorgeously warm women who feel like a good friend after the very first meeting! She wrote the most perfect and fitting ceremony for us and it really pulled the whole day together. If you are looking for genuine, Mel is your lady! Thank you so so much for all of your help, you are worth your weight in gold and we hope to keep in touch! XxDave and Meg Somervaille 10/09/2017 Toowoomba, QLD
We would like to thank Mel from Weddings with a Twist for making our day so very special. Mel was the only vendor who communicated with us so promptly, she made us feel at ease and very relaxed, her creative ideas helped sculpt a perfect ceremony and most of all, her way of including our daughter in the ceremony meant the most to us. So much so, it had me in very happy tears at our final rehearsal! We can't thank you enough Mel, you surely are amazing at what you do!Matt and Rach Sellwood 18/08/2017 Mt Tamborine, QLD