CONSCIOUS MARRIAGE CEREMONIES BY MARRY ME MARILYN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

CONSCIOUS MARRIAGE CEREMONIES BY MARRY ME MARILYN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT
Design together a Spiritual, Sacred, Energetic, Romantic, Blissful, Awesome, Authentic & Unique Wedding.
Marilyn is a Very Experienced Full Time Professional Spiritual Wedding Celebrant for Glorious Gold Coast, Mystical Mt Tamborine, Brisbane Queensland & Beautiful Byron Bay & Northern NS
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Conscious Marriage & Sacred Marriage Create a Life of Spiritual Practice To Enhance Your Spiritual Path!

"The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life like nothing else can bring." - Oscar Wilde

Marry Me Marilyn Love is the key to freedom, to limitless journeying as individual souls and as bonded hearts. Enjoy every moment, the grief and the bliss. Then dance together, as you have chosen to, into a new world.

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland
Marilyn was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! If we ever were to get married again we would certainly ask her to wed us all over ;)  She was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the whole process of planning and we can highly recommend her! Especially if you are looking for a unique and personalized ceremony she is the right woman for you! She took the time to get to know us and then offered different options based on what we wanted. She is a very intuitive woman and a lot of the time she knew what we wanted without us having to say anything. She also has years of experience and a real passion for what she does. Within only a few emails and a couple of meetings she helped us create our dream ceremony! It was quick and easy, yet thorough and well planned. Our little daughter was 3 months at the time of planning which meant we were quite busy and so it was very important to have someone who would take care of all the details - and she did! We were so happy with our wedding day!!  To us the ceremony was THE most important part of our wedding and we got exactly what we had in mind. She was professional and organized, but also warm and personal at all times and we felt very comfortable with her. Thank you Marilyn for holding our dream wedding ceremony! In deep gratitude, Mara, Adam and Rose xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Mara & Adam married at the Manor House Byron Bay Hinterland

Marry Me MarilynEmily & Freddy's Wedding at Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve overlooking the Clarrie Hall Dam in Uki Northern New South Wales.
Emily & Freddy had a spiritually conscious marriage. I created a totally original ceremony for them based on Native American Indian expressions of Love and Commitment.

Marry Me MarilynEmily & Freddy's Festival of Love
This highly creative couple event managed their own 3 day Music Festival full of fun & fabulous funky music with their wedding as the highlight and the culmination of a whole lot of love!

Marry Me Marilyn Emily & Freddy's Wedding & 3 Day Festival of Love at Cram's Farm Uki & Midginbil Hill Nightcap National Park in Northern New South Wales
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. Much love, Emily & Freddy x x

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Emily & Freddy - Wedding at Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve overlooking the Clarrie Hall Dam in Uki Northern New South Wales.
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. Much love Emily Holler xoxoxox
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 Holler

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from 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 xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Alyona & Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW

Marry Me MarilynLove 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

Marry Me Marilyn Alyona & Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter May & Stephane Wedding Buddhist Handfasting Laguna Park Palm Beach Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, First of all - what an amazing day! We couldn't have asked for anything better. THE CEREMONY WAS BEAUTIFUL, RELAXING AND TOTALLY US. We are sorry we didn't have time to really thank you on the day! As you would know, it was very overwhelming and there were so many people to see/things to do all at the same time. Ahhh! Thank you so much for everything - you've taught and prepared us so well for the big day and continued to help us all the way until the end. EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME AND SAID YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The ceremony was more than we could have imagined or asked for and was led by the best celebrant out there. Thank you for getting to know us these past few months and for delivering such a memorable ceremony.  All our love, May and Stephane xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant May & Stephane Wedding Laguna Park Palm Beach Gold Coast

Testimonial Gemma and Sean

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Gemma & Sean - Wedding Kingscliff with Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant
“Sean and I chose Marilyn to be our celebrant because we liked the fact she was spiritual and ‘real’.
We didn’t want the traditional, standard ceremony and we couldn’t have been happier with what Marilyn created for us. Not only did we have a personal introduction ‘love story’, but Marilyn also created a beautiful handfasting ceremony, which was something unique and special.
Her assistance throughout the whole process, especially when we were so busy, was extremely helpful and we greatly appreciate it. Also, the enormous volume of material she has available for you to use is invaluable. Everyone can find something to suit their personality.
We highly recommend Marilyn’s services to anyone who wants a personalised, professional and romantic ceremony. Thank you Marilyn, Gemma and Sean.”

Martijn & Merit from The Netherlands were married on Main Beach on the Gold Coast as the sun went down. Marilyn performed a Shell Ceremony as part of their Wedding Ceremony

Martijn & Merit from The Netherlands were married on Main Beach on the Gold Coast as the sun went down. Marilyn performed a mystical Shell Ceremony as part of their Wedding Ceremony.

Marry Me MarilynBob played the Digeridoo while the Wedding Party entered the Sacred Space for the Wedding of Cassandra and Alejandro. Cassie relaxes after the wedding and celebrates.

Marriage/Commitment is an opportunity to deepen your love and wisdom. If you decide to dedicate your intention and love to strengthening the foundation of your marriage, it will not only withstand the difficult times but become a deeply nourishing and lasting relationship. You will turn towards the challenge and embrace it as an opportunity for your individual and mutual growth.

Gabrielle played the Ruby Crystal Singing Bowl
at the Divine Sacred Marriage of Fatima & Gordon on the beach at Point Cartwright, on the Sunshine Coast. The Ruby Crystal Singing Bowl is a quartz crystal tool of loving protection with the powerful vibration of mystical Ruby, a "stone of nobility". It radiates spiritual wisdom, health, transformation and wealth. The Ruby Bowl sounds a lavish red spectrum that "lights" interior planes of Self. Ruby crystal carries an enduring, perfectly brilliant diamond frequency we crave in relationships, enhancing soul love connection, Tantric practice and unifying root and crown charka energies.

Marry Me Marilyn married sonja & Alessandro on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay on a glorious Autumn Day

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Sonja & Alessandro Wategos Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW- Buddhist Style Wedding with a Thai Buddhist Style Shell Ceremony
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

As you and your partner approach your wedding or commitment, discussing what it might mean to be spiritual friends. How can you honour your separateness and your differences, as well as the ways in which you naturally connect? Can you see your partner as existing not only to meet your expectations and fill your needs, but someone on their own path recognising that you are two unique individuals with different histories, different gifts and different dreams?

Fatima & Gordon were marrige in a sacred circel with the cardinal directions marked

Love Letter from Fatima and Gordon - Wedding Point Cartwright Sunshine Coast
We met Marilyn by serendipity when an email from her spontaneously arrived in my Inbox, before Gordon and I had even set a date. A couple of months later, though, we decided it was ‘time’, and from there, we were in a whirlwind developing the Ceremony, progressing through the legals and just ‘the overall’ of how a Marriage Ceremony falls into place.  Marilyn helped me every step of the way with the vision Gordon and I had for the Wedding – especially with the writing of the Ceremony, which was extremely important to us.  Nothing was ever too much for her, and she continually offered numerous suggestions and resources – and always with a laugh in her voice.  Gordon and I were married by Marilyn on 20th June at Point Cartwright Beach.  Yes, the rain that threatened all week stayed away whilst all our guests assembled on the beach, but the moment the Ceremony started, it poured!  Fortunately, everyone had umbrellas and we felt most blessed by the rain, but from start to finish, Marilyn held us together by her professionalism, strength and grace.  Her dear husband, Marcel, even managed to continue filming – and what a film!  In short, I would recommend Marilyn to ANYBODY wanting someone as gracious and as professional as Marilyn.  If you want someone ‘real’ and someone who truly gives their all, Marilyn is absolutely one Celebrant in a million! With Gratitude, Marilyn! Sincerely, Fatima & Gordon

Marilyn and Marcel Verschuure celebrate a Conscious Marriage with a spiritual Wedding Ceremony infused with consciousness and love.

We support and challenge each other to grow and be the best we can. We give great gifts of our love and our companionship and the willingness to travel through life together. We can agree to do our best to be skillful and patient in this journey and to do our best to listen beneath awkward or unskillful communication for the jewel of the teaching which may be available. When we are on a spiritual path together, we are choosing to learn not only through the joys and ease of relationships but also through its challenges.

Handfasting Symbolises the Eternal Bond and Spiritual Union of Fatima and Gordon

What greater gift can any human being offer to another than the commitment to stay and keep turning towards one another with an open heart? - from Judith Ansara Gass

Marilyn and Marcel Verschuure celebrate a Conscious Marriage with a spiritual Wedding Ceremony infused with consciousness and love with Zen Buddhist offerings

Marry Me Marilyn conscious Marriage CelebrantOne day Ananda, who had been thinking deeply about things for a while, turned to the Buddha and exclaimed: "Lord, I've been thinking - spiritual friendship is at least half of the spiritual life!" The Buddha replied: "Say not so, Ananda, say not so. Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!"- Samyutta Nikaya

SOLSTICE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Auspicious wedding dates to be married on or near

SUMMER SOLSTICE: The first day of the Season of Summer. On this day DECEMBER 22 the Sun is farthest south and the length of time between Sunrise and Sunset is the shortest of the year.

WINTER SOLSTICE: The first day of the Season of Winter. On this day JUNE 21 the Sun is farthest north and the length of time between Sunrise and Sunset is the longest of the year.

EQUINOX
Two times of the year when night and day are about the same length. The Sun is crossing the Equator (an imaginary line around the middle of the Earth) and it is an equal distance from the North Pole and the South Pole.

SPRING EQUINOX: The first day of the Season of Spring - and the beginning of a long period of sunlight at the Pole.In the southern hemisphere: SEPTEMBER 22 (the Sun crosses the Equator moving southward).

AUTUMN EQUINOX: The first day of the Season of Autumn - and the beginning of a long period of darkness at the Pole. In the southern hemisphere: MARCH 20 (the Sun crosses the Equator moving northward.

Zen Marriage Ceremony

We nourish each other and ourselves in living by the five Zen Buddhist precepts. You can incorporate these precepts into your vows to our partner and to the Universe.

"Expand your essence through Conscious Marriage .......Extend into infinite freedom; "Transform your life through the action of passion, commitment and clarity.  This will bring freedom into your lives. The crucial purpose of this life in these accelerated times is to clean up the frequency at which we operate and  understand that we are an inherent part of this vast field of cosmic energy.  Opening up vital channels to effect the mass human consciousness and release the joy and love that you are at all times so that you can connect with others at a deeper level.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Rachael & Michael married on a deck at Kirra Beach on the Southern Gold Coast
If you want a stress free, fun, creative, professional celebrant you MUST have Marry Me Marilyn! From the very first phone call, Marilyn made us feel as if we knew each other already and we instantly knew our wedding would have that personal touch. She was extremely helpful and warm throughout the whole planning process. Marilyn had so many fabulous  ideas and resources and there were so many options with beautiful wording and original small ceremonies to choose from, especially the spiritual ones. We decided on an upbeat wedding with a sea theme and Buddhist inclusions as we were married on a deck by the ocean at Kirra Beach. Marilyn is very professional and sincere in her approach. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole ceremony. Our family and friends couldn't believe how lovely she was and thought our wedding was just perfect! Thanks again Marilyn you’re a legend! love Rachael & Mike xoxo

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Debra & Mark - Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn Coombabah Northern 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 & Light to you Debra and Mark Gibson xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn Email Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point Redlands
Thank you for being the most awesome wedding celebrant in the world! The whole day for us was perfection and I would not have changed a thing!! Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Love Sylvia & Chris O'Grady xoxoxo

Marilyn Verschuure Cassie & Alejandro lit the central candle joining both their lives in conscious marriage symbolising the walking of the same path together.

Essential Oils in Marriage Ceremonies

Essential oils can be integrated into the structure of your ceremony to enhance the senses, the awareness and your presence. They assist you to experience the connection with your partner through ritual. After the excitement of the wedding has faded, when you use those oils again with your partner, the aroma will bring back all the magical memories of the love and the emotions of your special day! Their fragrance also reminds you to be present in your everyday life. It would also be perfect to use them again on your wedding anniversary and when you renew your vows! Using essential oils in ritual is an art form. I will work with you to create a ceremony with heightened sensory power! The Essential Oil Goddess can guide you to choosing the right oils for you spiritual ceremony.

The Path & Practice of Conscious Marriage & Sacred Commitment

Lets Co-Create a Blissful Wedding Ceremony Energised with Awareness & Intention & Gratitude For Your Most Authentic Life!

As your celebrant, I consult with you to create a ceremony that mirrors your spiritual path and your values, separately and together. A ceremony that reflects the conscious life you have chosen to live together, forever.

Sacred Spiritual Marriage performed by Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Fatima and Gordon's Wedding at Point Cartwright Sunshine Coast South East QLD
We met Marilyn by serendipity we progressed through the legals and just ‘the overall’ of how a Marriage Ceremony falls into place.  Marilyn helped us every step of the way with the vision Gordon and I had for the Wedding – especially with the writing of the Ceremony, which was extremely important to us.  Nothing was ever too much for her and she continually offered numerous suggestions and resources – and always with a laugh in her voice.  Gordon and I were married by Marilyn on 20th June at Point Cartwright Beach.  Yes, the rain that threatened all week stayed away whilst all our guests assembled on the beach, but the moment the Ceremony started, it poured! Fortunately, everyone had umbrellas and we felt most blessed by the rain, but from start to finish, Marilyn held us together by her professionalism, strength and grace. In short, I would recommend Marilyn to ANYBODY wanting someone as gracious and as professional as Marilyn.  If you want someone ‘REAL’ and someone who truly gives their ALL, Marilyn is absolutely ONE CELEBRANT IN A MILLION! With Gratitude Marilyn! Fatima & Gordon xoxox

Marry Me MarilynFatima & Gordon Drew a Sacred Circle to Celebrate their Divine Spiritual Conscious Marriage at Point Cartwright.They Marked the Cardinal Points of North South East West and called on the Elements Fire, Air Earth and Water.

Fatima & Gordon Drew a Sacred Circle to Celebrate their Spiritual Conscious Marriage at Point Cartwright They Marked the Cardinal Points of North South East West and called on the Elements Fire Air Earth Water.

even chakra Handfasting at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat with Marry Me Marilyn

Marilyn VerschuureAmi & Tony celebrated their Marriage with a Seven Chakra Handfasting at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat with Marry Me Marilyn

Marilyn and Marcel Verschuure celebrate a Conscious Marriage with a spiritual Wedding Ceremony infused with consciousness and love with Zen Buddhist offerings

Conscious marriage happens when two people join together on a journey of spiritual growth. They want to make the journey. Their love and trust keep them together, Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other, they are friends and they laugh a lot. They are equals. Spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Gary Zukav.

A conscious marriage is a place where you can learn attitudes, skills, and practices that can help you deepen and grow in love and satisfaction together, through a lifetime of change. This is the path and practice of conscious marriage.

Marilyn VerschuureEmily & Freddy opened their wedding ceremony with a Welcome to Country with their friend Brook playing the Digeridoo. 'Before beginning the ceremony, Freddy and Emily would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, of elders and ancestors past and present, on which this event takes place.

'Acknowledgement of Country' by Jonathan Hill
Today we stand in footsteps millennia old.
May we acknowledge the traditional owners
whose cultures and customs have nurtured,
and continue to nurture, this land,
since men and women
awoke from the great dream.
We honour the presence of these ancestors
who reside in the imagination of this land
and whose irrepressible spirituality
flows through all creation.

To honour our time spent in India we chose to incorporate an Arti, an Indian ritual, recognising and paying tribute to our higher self. Esther & Steve

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Esther & Steve's Wedding on 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

To honour our time spent in India we chose to incorporate an Arti, an Indian ritual, recognising and paying tribute to our higher self. Esther & Steve

Marry Me Marilyn buddhist theme & handfasting with Rachel & Cameron Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Rachel & Cameron Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Thanks to Marilyn we had a perfect wedding ceremony. We didn’t really know what we wanted but we knew we wanted it to be unique, and Marilyn devised an original ceremony that suited us completely. We felt so comfortable with our Buddhist themed vows, and so many of the guests commented on what a nice touch the Handfasting was. Preparation was also a breeze: as we were organising the wedding from afar, Marilyn eased the stress with her easy and efficient communication, as well as her intuitive guidance. She really has a talent for picking a couple’s personality, both individually and as a unit, and draws on her wealth of experience to create something distinctive and special! Thank you Marilyn, for making our special day so perfect! love Rachel and Cameron xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn buddhist theme & handfasting with Rachel & Cameron Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Jessica & Matt Wedding at Fig Tree Midginbil Hill Midginbil Northern NSW
A massive thank you to Marilyn for helping our special day and for all the planning leading up to our big day, an amazing experience! We were not looking for a traditional wedding, but something that really represented us, the journey we have been on so far as a couple and the life we will live together. Marilyn gave us many different options, advice and variations of things to include in our ceremony based on the idea we presented to her for our wedding.  We had a beautiful location set already and with Marilyn's help we put together a beautiful ceremony that celebrated us perfectly.  The ceremony could not have gone smoother and despite having to navigate her way half way up a mountain on a bumpy dirt road, Marilyn was perfectly prepared and ready to go when we arrived which made the day flow very smoothly and took away any nerves we were feeling, especially guiding us through the ceremony when the feelings and emotions were flowing!  Marilyn's assistance and advice through the planning process was also hugely helpful with many beneficial planning tips and important reminders along the way, especially the reminder to enjoy the process and not sweat the small stuff too much!  Thanks for being a part of our amazing day and weekend Marilyn, we hope many more couples get to experience what we did with you alongside. Love Matt & Jess xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Katrina & Kurt Wedding Lower Beechmont Lookout Gold Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Katrina & Kurt Wedding Lower Beechmont Lookout Gold Coast Hinterland
Marilyn, we appreciate all that you did for us to make our day unique and unforgettable, the ceremony was more than we could have ever wished for, you did such an amazing job! Our first meeting with Marilyn was like visiting an old friend; who knew our love story, who knew what we envisioned for our big day and knew how we liked our cups of tea. Marilyn understood us and was able to quickly see what kind of wedding ceremony we wanted and was enthusiastic to do what she could for us to make that vision a reality. Marilyn married us at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning. She was still her natural, vibrant self at 4:30am and created such a beautiful ambience for our ceremony that the day really wouldn't have been the same without her. Thanks again, it really was the best day of our lives! Lots of love K&K xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Katrina & Kurt Wedding Lower Beechmont Lookout Gold Coast Hinterland

Janet & George Bilambil Heights Property Bilambil Heights overlooking Tweed Valley

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Janet & George - New Year's Eve Handfasting Bilambil Heights over the Tweed Valley
Many Thanks Marilyn for making our special day, joyful, fun and relaxing. You were so flexible to our need's and wants, and put a lot of energy to making our day beautiful. Your professional and committed attitude, made it a real pleasure to have you as our marriage celebrant. Love to You Both, Janet & George

Marry Me Marilyn Handfasting Wedding CelebrantJanet & George's Wedding. George built a stone circle for the Handfasting and their children stood at each of the stones marking the cardinal directions and each of the four elements was represented on the stones.

Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant married Darcey_Malinda at the Tallebudgera Community Hall

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Malinda & Darcey Tallebudgera Community Hall Tallebudgera Valley
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so lovely. Everyone loved the ceremony! Our favourite response was "that was the first wedding I've been to that didn't leave me terrified of marriage" Ha! We were so happy with the way everything turned out. We loved how the ceremony moved from light and fun to deep and moving. We felt connected and present throughout the ceremony. The way you spoke and brought our story to life was perfect and we really enjoyed it. We've had so many comments from family and friends, letting us know how much they loved hearing our Love Story. People said it was relaxed, genuine and heartfelt and many said it was the best wedding they'd been to. The wedding was pulled together in such a short time. We also had the challenge of organising it from the USA. Being able to Skype with you and email you as much as we needed was fantastic and you always got back to us quickly and addressed all our concerns. You were respectful and accommodating with all our values and wishes for our wedding, allowing us the space to make it our own, whilst providing us with many resources and suggestions when we were stuck. The day was crazy! It poured with rain so we had to switch from the park to a nearby hall. Our families have told us that you were extremely helpful with the last minute set up,  letting them know the best way to organise the aisle and the circle for the ceremony. You also calmed us down when we arrived and allowed us space and time to ground and connect before we began. We would recommend you to anyone planning a wedding and couldn't be happier with the way our day turned out. Thank you so much Marilyn. Love Malinda and Darcey x
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Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Banthip and Sai Buddhist Shell Ceremony from Thailand

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Banthip & Sai married at The Lakeside Hut Gold Coast Botanic Gardens Benowa
Marilyn is the best marriage celebrant in the world everything was totally perfect for our wedding ceremony, she did an excellent job in every detail from start to finish. From the first time I contacted Marilyn to after the wedding she was extremely helpful as she is such a kind, cheerful and warm person. I felt like I had known her for many years and she has such a great soul on her. Her celebrant service to us was totally outstanding and so accomplished as she always strives for perfection. Marilyn wrote an brilliant wedding ceremony for us with a beautiful touching poem that brought tears to our eyes that remembered my recently departed brother in law. Marilyn included the Rod Nam Sang Shell Ceremony that celebrated my wife’s Thai heritage and her mother and father began the Shell Ceremony with a water blessing as in the Thai Tradition then the family followed with their blessings. I want to thank Marilyn so much for helping me with my personal wedding vows for the big day 10/10/2013. When I think of my vows on the day it brings tears to my eyes and I cannot believe how powerful my vows were, especially as they came from my heart. I normally never cry but during my vows the tears welled up and I tried not to cry. Thanks to Marilyn also for helping Banthip with her vows as they were so beautiful. I'm very happy and impressed with all the work and effort Marilyn put in for us, it was spot on. Marilyn’s work is totally outstanding, professional and touching with extraordinary attention to detail. We were very lucky to have her as our Marriage Celebrant as she fulfilled all of our needs and expectations and more. Banthip and I love your work and we thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! We will both remember this very special day for the rest of our lives. Kind regards,  Sai Huynh & Banthip Butprasit xoxo Thank You Marilyn for helping to find our amazing photographers Corne & Lara Photography

Banthip & Sai married at The Lakeside Hut Gold Coast Botanic Gardens Benowa with Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant

Marry Me Marilyn Conscious MarriageMary and Brendan believe in mind, body, spirit consciousness. Their handfasting ceremony's focal point was to join Mary and Brendan, tying their hands together in an act that blended their physical, spiritual and emotional energies, creating a stronger energy force and exchange between them.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Mary & Brendan's Wedding at their home on 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 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 x ps - we might need you for a naming day ceremony soon! That will be fun!

Mary & Brendan had an original & spiritually conscious handfasting ceremony at their home on Macleay Island in the Brisbane Bay Islands in the Redlands Region.

Mary & Brendan had an original & spiritually conscious handfasting ceremony at their home on Macleay Island in the Brisbane Bay Islands in the Redlands Region. "Thank you again for everything that you have done for us. I think about our wedding everyday, how complete it was in every sense. It couldn't have been the same without you." Much love and light from Mary & Brendan Veitch.

Marry Me Marilyn married sonja & Alessandro on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay on a glorious Autumn Day

Marry Me Marilyn Sonja & Alessandro's Spiritually Conscious Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn took place on Wategos Beach Byron Bay a place of very strong spiritual energy & significance for them both.
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

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica_Michael Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Austinville Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Jessica & Michael Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Austinville Gold Coast
MARILYN WAS AMAZING BEYOND AWESOME AND UNBEATABLE! Our wedding day was really special and Marilyn was FANTASTIC! From the moment that we started working with her, we felt like we were her only client and that our wedding was the most important thing going on. We really enjoyed co-creating our spiritual wedding ceremony together. No question was too much bother. Everyone said it was a wonderful day and Marilyn's contribution really made our day! We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you dearly Marilyn love Michael & Jessica xoxo

Kerryn & Rob's Spiritual Wedding Turmeric Gardens, Palmwoods Sunshine Coast with Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Kerryn & Rob's Spiritual Wedding at Turmeric Gardens, Palmwoods Sunshine Coast
Hello Lovely, married life is very wonderful! Thank you for everything you did for us, the ceremony was joyful and sweet and just beautiful and we are really happy because it seemed to capture us and our philosophies so well. It was SUCH a beautiful relaxing day, everything went smoothly and it was great to be surrounded by such beautiful souls; with love Kerryn & Rob xoxox

Marilyn VerschuureSpirituality and metaphysical exploration are very important to Alejandro and Cassie. They joined their lives in conscious marriage with Marilyn Verschuure at Parkwood on the Gold Coast.

Marry Me Marilyn Conscious MarriageRuby Crystal Singing Bowl

The Ruby Crystal Singing Bowl works to peel away the layers of fear freeing the divine love within to radiate outward to every aspect of your being and those you touch. As you resonate with this crystal singing bowl, a natural shielding surrounds you as energies other than joy and happiness drift by. This bowl can help you to break self destructive patterns.

Ruby Bowl from  United States played for Sacred Marriage of Gordon and Fatima - the vibrations set up a resonance

You performed an outstanding ceremony in very trying circumstances – it was just wonderful.  Fatima and Gordy were thrilled and delighted with you and their service. I must say to you that you did a splendid job in your wonderful calm way!  You conducted the ceremony with a lot of class and love and that shows through.  All the feedback from everyone has been nothing but positive. Lesley Gordon's Sister

Gordon and Fatima are joyful after their Sacred Marriage is Declared

Your marriage/commitment vows will provide intention and energy to create your future together. It is important that the ceremony feel natural and spiritually meaningful for you both. It would be a joy for me to co-create and design with you an original ceremony to provide a solid foundation for your conscious marriage. There are many special sub-ceremonies that can enhance your conscious marriage.

Handfasting Symbolises the Eternal Bond and Spiritual Union of Fatima and Gordon

What does it mean to hold your most intimate relationship - your marriage - as a central part of your spiritual path? Your wife or husband/partner will see and receive the best and worst in you, and reflect this back to you, like a mirror reflects back the heat of the sun.

Marry Me Marilyn conscious Marriage Celebrant Explore and discover that which is within. When we find ourselves, we are more easily found by others - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.

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