I really love being a Marriage Celebrant and I’ve had the privilege of officiating at many wonderful and varied ceremonies.
Lovely, happy occasions where smiles, laughter and emotions came through naturally, from the heart. Seeing people happy – it’s just fabulous!
First of all, let’s catch up for an obligation free chat – I would love to hear what you have in mind for your ceremony.
After this, if you would like me to be your Celebrant, we can lock in your date and take it from there.
An elegantly simple ceremony or one steeped in ritual, it’s your choice – it’s your special day – let’s make it that way!
Elaine was amazing guiding us from the paperwork in the beginning & preparation in between to our wedding day!
We had many comment on a beautiful ceremony & we couldn't have done it without you!!
I highly recommend Elaine's services, very experienced & professional! A lovely lady who made the planning process stress free! Thank you!Jackie and Adam 17/03/2018 Melbourne
Elaine's humour & warmth makes for a very personal wedding experience.
She seems to know just the right way to say & express things. She made the whole wedding process easy & stress free.
Can’t recommend her enough.Chris and Chris 10/03/2018 Melbourne
Even if it's not your first ... A wedding is a big deal. It's a celebration and an expression of the marriage you hope to have with someone you adore.
It's a lot of moving pieces and lots of emotion - you really want the right person to guide you and help you enjoy it. We were delighted to have Elaine as our celebrant. Right from the start we felt that we had a friend and a professional guiding us.
Our wedding combined 2 families, 6 individuals, 3 cultures and 2 languages so we needed gentle hands and good energy. Elaine calmly got things done, explained what was essential, important or just optional (with insight and good ideas). Her ability to listen, suggest, adapt, enthuse and keep us on track made the ceremony an exciting and stable part of the wedding.
We were able to celebrate our commitment to each other as a couple and as a blended family. Our children and our parents said they felt involved, comfortable and significant. Our guests told us they really enjoyed the ceremony and could see what was important to us.
Elaine also embraced and added to our ideas, building a personal and sincere event: Vows and readings in English and French; vows to children; family medallions; the story of the 15 second kiss; a (vintage French) wine ceremony; candle lighting and coloured sand pouring were all smoothly integrated and well received.
Elaine is a professional presenter, is punctual, plans and anticipates well, communicates proactively and adapts smoothly as required. We strongly recommend Elaine as someone who will help you enjoy the big moment as soon as you meet her.Nolwenn and Kevin 20/01/2018 Melbourne
Wow, what can we say. Elaine went above and beyond in each and every step of our wedding ceremony.
At our first meeting she said with her characteristic warmth, "don't worry, I'll take care of you." And that she did.
Elaine is a creative and inspired celebrant who clearly loves what she does and cares about the people she works with - a rare find. We highly recommend her to you. With Gratitude.Jessica and Charles 27/10/2017 Melbourne
Elaine was such a wonderful celebrant, from the first meeting I knew she would be fantastic.
Her warmth and caring personality makes you instantly feel calmer and know she is there to guide you through this time from start to finish!
Elaine was very helpful with bringing ideas of including our children into the ceremony and we appreciated that very much.
We would highly recommend Elaine and we thank you so much for helping make our day so amazing.Belinda and Steve 08/09/2017 Melbourne
We had the chance to work with Elaine for our wedding on February 2017.
Upon our first meet with Elaine we had a good vibe from her as her lively personality came through. She provided us with all the information we required and broke it down very well.
Elaine made us feel very comfortable in terms of asking any questions, no matter how simple they may sound. The whole process was a breeze with Elaine as she adapted to the type of people we are.
On the day, she liaised with both myself and the bride and kept on top of everything including delays. Her calm demeanour kept everything flowing smoothly which ensured us that we had made the right choice of picking Elaine.
We highly recommend Elaine and consider ourselves fortunate for the chance to work with her.Kim & Dennis 25/02/2017 Melbourne
We had the pleasure of working with Elaine McNamara for our recent wedding ceremony; originally we had planned for a February 2017 wedding, however with a change in circumstances - a baby on the way! - we decided to bring things forward to November 2016 instead.
Elaine was so incredibly helpful, patient and kind throughout the rescheduling process, particularly when we were trying to decide what we would do; her guidance, thoughtful suggestions and support was so appreciated and she couldn't do enough for us to make everything trouble-free.
Elaine has a wonderful style of delivery in her ceremonies and her collaborative approach to the writing of the ceremony itself made it so personal and heartfelt; she is very engaging and helped us both to relax on the day and we were so grateful to her for helping to make our ceremony so special.
We are pleased to say that we will continue our journey with Elaine next year as we renew our vows with family and friends present and look forward to sharing this with her. We would highly recommend Elaine as a celebrant and offer our sincere thanks to her for her assistance!Stef and Scott 20/11/2016 Melbourne
Elaine is a fantastic celebrant who approached our wedding celebration with total professionalism.
She had gentle but extremely helpful suggestions while still completely respecting our own vision and wishes.
On the day, Elaine's calmness definitely helped to settle our nerves and we were delighted with the beautiful celebration she gave us.
It really shines through that Elaine loves her work as a celebrant which definitely sets her apart.
Thanks again Elaine for the wonderful ceremony.
Elaine was wonderful. She made everything so easy for us and we didn't worry for a second. She had everything organised for us. She also made some lovely suggestions.
The amount of work she put into our ceremony shows how passionate she is about her work. She really goes above and beyond for her couples and we will remember our ceremony forever.
Many of our guests commented on how wonderful she is. We highly recommend Elaine and are grateful to her for making our day really special. Thank you Elaine.Ainslie and Alan 17/09/2016 Melbourne
Elaine was FANTASTIC she helped with every step along the way, she was willing to do anything she could in the lead up to the wedding to make it as smooth and easy as possible. Elaine was willing to travel to our house for us to sign papers and kept us in the loop with every aspect of the running of the ceremony.
The time and effort she put into our wedding was amazing. Then there is the actual wedding, she was professional well spoken, flexible (last min rain meant we had to move to the rotunda) she was lighthearted and basically everything that we could have hoped for in a celebrant.
I am not fond of leaving reviews unless I feel strongly enough to do so and in this instance I HAD to recommend Elaine! Thankyou for Everything Elaine it was an amazing day for Naomi and I.Naomi and Dan 20/12/2015 Melbourne