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Love Letter Emily + Andrews 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

Love Note Maggie + Nicholas Handfasting Wedding Springbrook Chalets Springbrook
Marry Me Marilyn was amazing both as a Wedding Celebrant and tour guide through all of the legalities of tying the knot! Our plans were significantly altered by COVID for our ceremony by going from relatively large to just 6 people. Marilyn had fantastic ideas for the larger event which unfortunately couldn't be realised, but she adapted and made the more intimate event as special as it could be. Marilyn was great to work with and we would recommend her for any style of marriage ceremony! Love Maggie & Nick xoxo

Love Letter Sarah + Gareth's Medieval Wedding Robertson Gardens Nathan Brisbane
Marilyn was amazing! From our very first meeting we knew she was perfect for our medieval inspired wedding. Her energy and excitement to create something unique empowered us, and everyone is still raving about our hand-fasting ceremony. Marilyn has endless resources, and online access means you can work on your ceremony from the office or home. She is more than happy to assist with editing and refining to make it perfect! No ask is ever too great! She even fitted in with us having a wedge tailed eagle as a ring bearer.  We would highly recommend Marilyn for any couple looking for a spiritual wedding with a personal touch, by a passionate celebrant who really cares! Thanks again Love Sarah & Gareth xoxo

Many thanks to Brad Townsend Photography for the awesome photos of Sareth & Gareth's Medieval Wedding

Marry Me Marilyn_Sarah & Gareth's Medieval Inspired Wedding Robertson Gardens Nathan Brisbane Viking Presentation of the Sword

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

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

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

Love Letter Ashleigh_Sam Wedding Laguna Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

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

Love Letter Ashleigh_Sam Wedding Laguna Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn Claire & Dan Scottish Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Claire & Dan Scottish Handfasting Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Marilyn is! We got engaged in 2012 and when we started to look for a celebrant, we came across Marilyn and something instantly drew us to her. 6 years on in 2019, we finally had the money to actually get married and despite all the time that had passed and having looked at other celebrants, we ended up back with Marilyn (again something just drew us to her). Living in NSW, we had to meet Marilyn via Skype and from that moment we knew why we had been drawn to her. The 1.5 hour Skype session flew past (even for my now hubby who hates chatting on the phone) and during this time she made us laugh and we made her cry with our love story. We booked her immediately and have never looked back. From that moment on, Marilyn kept in touch with us via email, sending us so much helpful information and we met with her twice at her home. We were greeted with a cuddle when we arrived and we felt like we had known her forever. She is super professional and you can tell she loves what she does. Nothing was too much trouble (not even sending her our personal vows two days before the wedding when she wanted them two weeks before lol). One of the things that drew us to Marilyn was the wide array of extras that she offers, one of which is a Scottish Hand-fasting. Being Scottish myself but marrying an Australian in Australia, I wanted some touches of home so the fact that Marilyn offered this was phenomenal. It was another amazing decision, as you can include various family members in your ceremony that otherwise would not have a role. During the ceremony, Marilyn kept us on track and grounded and more importantly calm. She made us beautiful wedding vow booklets and even took the time to find out what the wedding party were wearing so she could co-ordinate her outfit so as not to clash with the colours we were using. We guarantee that if you chose Marilyn, you will not regret it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Marilyn. We met as strangers and parted as friends x Love Claire & Dan xoxo P.S. during one of our meetings you told us not to be nervous because sometimes, it was the "imperfect moments" that made the "perfect pictures". You weren't wrong as you can see from the attached picture when I dropped Dan's ring and the photographer captured it mid drop!

Marry Me Marilyn Claire & Dan Scottish Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Fraser + Guilherme Wedding JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort Surfers Paradise
Since the day we first spoke with Marilyn over the phone, we knew she was the right celebrant for us. We could feel her confidence and tranquillity and that’s exactly what we were after. She even went above and beyond suggesting to add some Scottish traditions (that we didn’t even know existed) to the ceremony, after learning Fraser’s family are from Scotland. Our encounters were always filled with positivity, calmness and knowledge. She gave us valuable tips to feel our emotions the best way possible on our big day! Moments before the ceremony began, she gathered us and calmed us down and made us feel very special and ready to take everything in. We could not have chosen a better celebrant and that was a common comment amongst our family and friends on the days that followed the wedding. Thank you so much to Marilyn, we really appreciated all the hard work she put into our wedding and we will be forever grateful for all her support. Love Guilherme Almada & Fraser Ferguson x


Love Letter Rebecca + Craig The Verandah House Country Estate Tamborine Mountain
We had the incredible privilege of having Marilyn officiate our wedding, and we couldn't be more grateful for her exceptional service. From the very beginning, Marilyn expertly guided us through every step of the process, ensuring that we felt informed and confident in the decisions we were making. On the big day, Marilyn went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at ease. Her warm and calming presence truly set the tone for our ceremony. What stood out the most was her understanding of how important it was to include our children and family in the celebration. She seamlessly integrated meaningful moments that made the ceremony uniquely ours. Marilyn not only officiated our wedding but became an integral part of our special day. Her attention to detail, genuine care, and dedication to creating a personalised and inclusive ceremony exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant who truly understands the significance of the occasion and goes the extra mile to make it unforgettable. Thank you for making our wedding day so special, a perfect reflection of our love and family. It was honestly one of the best moments of our lives and even more wonderful to have our boys there. Love Craig & Becky Campbell xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Rhianna & Joel Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Handfasting

Love Letter Rhianna + Joel Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba
As soon as we met with Marilyn, we knew straight away she would be the person to marry us! From the moment she answered our email enquiry, she supplied so much information and helpful advice, covering all basis and answers to questions before we thought to ask. After our initial meeting, we felt like we had known Marilyn all our life! She made us feel comfortable and feel at ease about our big day. SHE EXCEEDED ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MADE OUR DAY PERFECT; VERY PERSONALISED TO US. She had a wonderful idea for us to include our three children and a way to include both our mothers. WE ARE SO GLAD WE FOUND MARILYN! WE ARE TRULY SO THANKFUL FOR MAKING OUR DAY PERFECT – EVEN WITH THE RAIN! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant. I was even recommending her before we even had our big day! Love Rhianna & Joel xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Siboney & Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW

Marry Me Marilyn Siboney & Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW

Love Letter Siboney + Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW
Marilyn was the perfect celebrant for us! From the moment we met her, we felt instantly at ease. She was warm, engaged, and real. We felt that she genuinely cared about us and about wanting to ensure that our ceremony was a true reflection of our love, our story, and our values. In the lead-up to the big day, Marilyn sent us gentle reminders, votes of confidence, and words of advice - it was just what we needed to ensure we ticked all the relevant boxes while staying centred and joyful. On the day of our wedding, she was lovely. Calm, sweet, thoughtful. She knew what we wanted and how much the involvement of our family and friends in our ceremony mattered to us, and she made everyone feel welcome and included. She was wonderful! When we were first choosing a celebrant, we felt a little overwhelmed. All the websites looked so polished and the marketing so well-targeted. But there was something about Marilyn - even in her website and through her words - that struck a chord with us. So we made an appointment to meet her and from that moment on we felt blessed. She was perfect us and we could not be happier with how our wedding day turned out. Thanks Marilyn xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Siboney & Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW

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

Love Letter Tanya + Shayne Spiritual 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora
Marilyn is just the most beautiful soul...I cannot even imagine our Marriage Ceremony without her presence, her wisdom, her support and her light that shined so brightly during the entire process of our union....we feel blessed beyond belief to have had Marry Me Marilyn as our wedding celebrant. Loads of love and light and gratitude for your support and incredible service on the day....blessings...Tanya and Shayne xxx xxx

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

Love Letter Sarah + Trevor Wedding Kirra Hill Community Centre Coolangatta
Trevor and I are so blessed to have had you as our celebrant. From the very first phone call right through to the ceremony, you have been an absolute delight to work with. Every process was easy and on Our Big Day we were super relaxed because you had taken the time to prepare us for what was happening. Trevor and I planned on having a relaxed bohemian vibe ceremony while integrating traditions that were important to us such as the hand fasting, and ensuring our boys were also a big part of the ceremony, and you delivered on it all! Our guests were delighted by all the special little touches, and everyone commented on how intimate the ceremony was. From the bottom of our hearts, we truly thank you Marilyn! Trevor and Sarah x

Marry Me Marilyn Emily & Murray Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Emily + Murray Spiritual Handfasting 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

Marry Me Marilyn Amy & Jonny from Venezuela Spiritual Handfasting Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine

Love Letter Amy + Jonny Spiritual Handfasting Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine
The entire process of planning the ceremony, filing paperwork and rehearsing with Marilyn was all smooth sailing and so enjoyable! She was very generous and flexible with her time. The ceremony was so beautiful, special, and tailor made to our wishes. We would recommend her to anyone who wants a unique and one of a kind ceremony!! Love Jonny and Amy xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn married Jacinta & Kelly married with  a Handfasting at Aloha Waters Broadbeach Waters Gold Coast

Love Letter Jacinta + Kelly Wedding Aloha Waters Broadbeach Waters Gold Coast
Marry Me Marilyn, the best wedding celebrant & friend ever!!!!!! We chose to elope to the Gold Coast from Tasmania and nearly decided against it due to all the hassles of organising the whole event that was until I made contact with Marilyn Verschuure. Marilyn made everything so incredibly easy for us and I’m happy to say it was one of the best days of our lives, really wish we could do it all again :) Marilyn thoroughly explained the whole process and worked with us in synergy to achieve what we wanted and was happy for us to change things to reflect our personalities and beliefs. We ended up choosing a hand fasting ceremony which was amazingly personal and enabled our children to get involved as well, it went so beautifully. Marilyn helped us organise and explained all the legalities without fuss (we had a couple of things that needed extra attention) all sorted with Marilyn’s help. We would highly recommend Marilyn Verschuure to anyone who is looking to make their big day that extra bit special. We were honoured to have you as our celebrant Marilyn :) Thank you for enabling me to marry my soul mate and best friend, I am forever grateful! Jacinta x We were really happy with the handfasting cords you made for us thank you, we will treasure them forever xx P.S. See you in a few years for our renewal of vows :)

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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 xoxoxoxox

Love Letter Sean + Lee Wedding Tattersals Brisbane
Thank you Marilyn so much for being our celebrant for our beautiful Handfasting Wedding you’re fantastic! Everyone absolutely loved our ceremony. We really enjoyed your help and guidance. You really helped both Lee and I relax and 'be in the moment'. Thanks again, it was the best day of our lives we can't believe it's all done. Sean and Lee xoxo

Love Letter Mairi + Kristie Scottish Handfasting Wedding Mobile Barber Shop Bundall
Hi Marilyn, HOW EXCITING, OMG the day was absolutely fantastic! My parents were sooooooo impressed by your ceremony and my dad did mention you in your speech because he thought it was incredible. All our guests said it was the best ceremony ever and how they loved the Scottish Handfasting touch. Thank you so much! Love Kristie + Mairi xoxo

Love Letter Melina + Reece Scottish Viking Handfasting Wedding St Bernard’s Hotel Mount Tamborine
Marilyn was absolutely amazing! I would recommend Marilyn to anyone who really wanted to make sure that their ceremony was special, unique, and with a wonderful celebrant who is as excited for your wedding day as you are. She helped so much with figuring out the direction we wanted to go with our ceremony. She had so much information and great advice that really helped us. Together we came up with a ceremony that really felt like ours. Thank you Marilyn for everything x Love Melina + Reece xoxo

Love 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

Marry Me Marilyn performs a Buddhist Handfasting for Rachel_Cameron's wedding at Boomerang Farm

Love Letter 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

Love Note Gemma + Marshall Surprise Renewal of Vows 5th Wedding Anniversary Broadbeach
Marilyn is absolutely superb! If you have come across her do not go anywhere else! Her attention to detail, professional and personal approach is outstanding. She married my husband and I back in 2016 then renewed our vows again this year (2021). From the beginning we knew she was 'the one'. She is loving, fresh and funny and still remains a part of our life. Checking in on us and posting memories on her social media. When you look back on pictures of your perfect day, make sure Marilyn is there! Love Gemma & Marshall xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Elga & Eriks Handfasting 7 Day Latvian Wedding Oskars Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Love Letter Elga + Eriks Handfasting 7 Day Latvian Wedding Oskars Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
Marilyn thank you so much for our most unique, inspiring & magical wedding ceremony ever! I was very nervous about the ceremony since it was a second marriage for me and neither of us were spring chickens... We wanted something that would combine a bit of our shared heritage, a bit of tradition, and a bit of fun, but something that was completely individual (as all brides do!). Marilyn managed to incorporate all of this into a ceremony that was relatively short, witty and completely unique. She answered all of our questions, and didn't mind my many long, quirky email conversations that it took, to get things 'just right'. It was important to me that we include my (adult) daughter, whom was helping plan the wedding, despite living in the US, and Marilyn did that - via emails and during the brief meeting before the wedding - taking her input, to help with the 'personal stories' aspect of the planning. Even when the skies opened up and the rain came down, Marilyn incorporated that, into our ceremony to take the pressure off and really make the day special..... Thank you Marilyn! Love Elga & Eriks xoxo

Love Letter Jessica + Matt Wedding Fig Tree Hill 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 Jessica & Ciaran Wedding Jellyfish Restaurant Brisbane City

Love Letter Jessica + Ciaran Handfasting Wedding Jellyfish Restaurant Brisbane City
Marilyn you made our wedding day so PERSONALISED, UNIQUE and SPECIAL we could not thank you enough for making the most precious day of our lives so amazing. We had our wedding at Jellyfish restaurant which was a very small, intimate venue that suited exactly what we were after and Marilyn knew the direction we were going for and we were so thrilled and thankful for the fantastic support that she provided for us under such short notice due to unfortunate circumstances. Every step of the way Marilyn was there for us and was so caring and understanding under the pressure that we were all under. From so many years of experience in the industry Marilyn has every trick in the book! I didn't cry after I followed her advice on how to manage my emotions IT WAS AMAZING!  We will never forget what you have done for us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love from Jess & Ciaran Casey xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica & Ciaran Wedding Jellyfish Restaurant Brisbane City

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

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

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

Marry Me Marilyn_Dianne & Willie from Scotland Wedding The Bearded Dragon Tamborine

Love Letter Dianne + Willie Scottish Handfasting Wedding The Bearded Dragon Tamborine
Marilyn made our day so special as we felt we had made a friend and it was our friend who was marrying us! I cannot thank her enough for the care, guidance and warmth she gave to us to make our marriage day as special as it was. Mostly I would recommend using Marilyn as your celebrant for A TRULY PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE! She is an amazing woman who will make your day as special as it can be!  Getting married in Australia was a bit of a daunting prospect for us given we live in Scotland!  However finding Marilyn on the internet was like FINDING GOLD! When we met with her on Skype we hit it off and knew that she was the celebrant for us. She was so warm, sincere and knowledgeable. Marilyn talked us through the whole process and really gave us confidence in how to proceed.  Given the distances between our countries this was invaluable.  I have to say that Marilyn gave us good advice all the way and I would strongly recommend following her advice as her experience in this field is second to none. We could not have been happier with the very personalised experience we had preparing for, in the run up to and during our wedding. I would also recommend using the resources Marilyn has on her website as they are very good for nudging you in the right direction when you get a bit lost during all the wedding preparations.   THANK YOU MARILYN FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, YOU ARE AMAZING! Love Dianne & Willie xoxoxo

Love Letter Olivia + Cameron Handfasting Wedding Williamina Park East Brisbane
Cameron and I wanted a fun energy, excitement and a splash of love at our ceremony.  You provided all of it and more, with fantastic guidance throughout writing our ceremony.  You kept us calm during the collaborative process and from the very first moment we met you, you were welcoming, informative, relaxed and genuinely interested in our story.  We knew you would do your best to make our day unique and special. Communication was easy and quick and on the day you mingled well with our guests and once again, guided the whole congregation through a wonderful ceremony. You looked stunning on our day, you captured the emotion, the excitement, the fun and the casual relaxed feeling that Cameron and I wanted during our ceremony.  We have had so many comments about how beautiful and interesting the ceremony was, so once again thank you for bringing a touch of glamour, laughter and more love to our memorable event. We thank you for your time, patience and professional approach.  The day wouldn’t have been as colourful without your contribution.  We’ll be recommending you for years to come.  All the best and lots of love and light Olivia and Cameron Brown X

Damian's Brother draps the Green cord over Damian & Clare's Hands in the Handfasting with Marry Me Marilyn at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat in NSW

Love Letter Damian + Clare Handfasting Wedding Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat in Crystal Creek
To Marilyn, Damian and I would like to thank you for being our celebrant. You were so supportive and flexible before and on the day. It truly was exactly how we wanted our day to be. Preparing everything over email and Skype from England made us feel like we were working with an old friend. Words can't really express how much you made our day. We can only say thank you, you made our day perfect! Lots of Love Damian & Clare xoxo

Love Letter Jennifer & James from Victoria married at John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Love Letter Jennifer + James Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads
Hi Marilyn, James and I would like to thank you very much for making our wedding day so special. Right from the start you made the process very easy and with your guidance helped us create a ceremony that was very special and unique to the both of us. Thank you also for tips on the smaller points of planning that without your help, we would never have thought of. You have a natural ability to put people at ease, which was so very much appreciated on the day! We were told not to aim for ‘perfect’ for our wedding day, instead aim for the best it could be. James and I have talked about every aspect of our day, and for us, it was perfect – we couldn't have asked for anything else, or anything better. Thank you again for the memories and helping make our day perfect! Love Jennifer and James xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Lyn & Mark Wedding Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

Love Letter Lyn + Mark Wedding Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, thank you so much for a BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CEREMONY.  It went so well so many guests told me it was the BEST CEREMONY THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TO. ONE GUEST SAID THEY HAVE NEVER FELT SO INVOLVED IN A WEDDING CEREMONY! So thank you once again for all your hard work we really appreciate the care and enthusiasm you instilled into our day. Much Love Lyn & Mark xx

Marry Me Marilyn Lyn & Mark Wedding Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn Robyn & Lyndall Scottish Handfasting Wedding Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba

Love Letter Robyn + Lyndall Scottish Handfasting Wedding Mantra Zanzibar Mooloolaba
Our Wedding was Very Special and Marilyn made it so easy because she possesses a calming nature and we felt comfortable in her hands. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO CONDUCT ANY WEDDING CEREMONY ESPECIALLY SAME SEX MARRIAGES. She also gave great advice and suggestions for our special day as we combined traditional wedding vows as well as our Scottish Family Tartan Handfasting Ceremony. After an evening discussing their same sex marriage with our neighbours and how highly they spoke of how wonderful Marilyn was as their celebrant we knew straight away Marilyn was for us. We immediately arranged for a phone link chat with her. After the initial discussion we felt like old friends and how amazing she is as a person and as a celebrant. So, after 33 years together we finally settled on a date and Marilyn did the rest. Marilyn made the whole process so easy and we felt very comfortable with her as she possesses a lovely demeanour, a very sweet personality and is extremely passionate, just what we needed to help us through the wedding preparations. Marilyn arranged all the legal paperwork and assisted us with the ceremony procedure we wanted. Lyndall and I will always be grateful to Marilyn for her help before the ceremony and the way in which she directed us through the ceremony on the day. All our Love Robyn & Lyndall 2018 xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Shauna & Ken Handfasting Wedding Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens Eagle Heights

Love Letter Shauna + Ken Wedding Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens Eagle Heights
We both HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARILYN to be a part of your big day, most especially if you're uncomfortable or confused about how to approach such an exciting new step in your life. When we discovered Marilyn's website, we definitely felt a sense of assurance that Marilyn was not only passionate about her job, but approachable too. My partner and I were obviously fretting to plan such a big event in a short period of time, but Marilyn was incredibly helpful and understanding and responded to our concerns promptly. In the end, the wedding which included a beautiful American Indian Handfasting was definitely a great success. We felt comfortable to be ourselves on such a stressful day and we are incredibly grateful to have had such a caring celebrant to help us accomplish so much. Thank you again for everything Marilyn! Shauna and Ken x

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Shauna & Ken Handfasting Wedding Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens Eagle Heights

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

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

Marry Me Marilyn_Lauren & Kim Civil Partnership Boulevard Gardens Indooroopilly Brisbane Handfasting

Love Letter Lauren + Kim Civil Partnership Handfasting Boulevard Gardens Indooroopilly
From the moment we researched and then met Marilyn in person we knew we had made the right choice for our special day. The CEREMONY WAS PERFECT on the day and she also took time to dress to blend in with our colour scheme. She looked gorgeous! Marilyn’s words and our handfasting ceremony that incorporated our wedding party and family members will always be a cherished moment. Nothing was left up in the air, and we experienced the best day of our partnership. We couldn’t be happier to recommend her for any ceremony you may want to choose as Marilyn will believe in you! We were initially concerned that as we were a same sex couple that our decision to hold a Big Gay Wedding Day wouldn’t be met with as much enthusiasm as we felt towards it. We were wrong! Marilyn was amazing beyond words. She quickly explained that Queensland had recently passed a legal Civil Partnership option for couples like us that either couldn't legally marry, or for those that chose this option instead of marriage. We were so happy to find out that we would have some form of legal document to sign on the day that legitimised our union. Marilyn also helped us heaps with listening to and understanding what our families would like as far as participation on the day. Thank you Marilyn! Cheers, Kim Harman & Lauren Ely xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica & Michael Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Austinville Gold Coast

Love 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

Know that it is here that you begin your journey of life shared, bound together by the vows of this handfasting rite.
Many are the years that you will share, and countless the moons to watch.

Marry Me Marilyn_Charlotte_Leo_Handfasting Wedding Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland

Love Letter Charlotte + Chris Wedding Binna Burra Mountain 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

Marry Me Marilyn_Charlotte_Leo_Handfasting Wedding Binna Burra Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland

Marry Me Marilyn Zane & Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Zane + Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain
Firstly, Marilyn is a superstar, from the first call, to our first meeting and rehearsal in her welcoming home, to the actual ceremony. There are no words that can describe how overjoyed we are that we choose our first choice (we just knew she was the one after speaking to her on the phone) of celebrant. After reading some of the reviews that others had posted you could only hope you day could be a half as good, but believe me when I say it was much better than any review posted. “this is one of the best ceremonies I have attended”, one guest offered up, and another saying “you took us on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute we were laughing and the next crying”. Not only did this give us comfort it was our wedding they were talking about but the tone was set by Marilyn’s amazingly written words throughout, interjecting such fabulous humour and sensitivity. She, also kept control throughout the ceremony and even when things didn’t go to plan, she professionally continued giving enough time for what we had planned ( our dog to howl and bark at a set point), and when it didn’t she continued on, with no-one even noticing (except those in the knowledge)! The vows booklets, ceremonial marriage certificate, the copy of the ceremony and the hand fasting ties were all handed over at the end of the ceremony at a respectable opportunity by Marilyn, and the genuine heartfelt excitement and enthusiasm about us officially married was overwhelming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as this magical moment Marilyn promised us it would be, was everything we expected it to be and more, for not only Zane and I, but for each and every person that attended the wedding at Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort. Love Jules & Zane x

Marry Me Marilyn Zane & Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain Handfasting

Marry Me Marilyn Zane & Julian’s Wedding Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Amy-Jo & Matty Handfasting Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington N.P.

Love Letter Amy-Jo + Matty Handfasting Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
Where do I even begin, from the very first contact MARILYN WAS THE PERFECT CELEBRANT FOR US! Not only did Marilyn listen to how we both feel about certain aspects of the ceremony, SHE WENT BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MADE OUR DAY SO MAGICAL. We were welcomed into her home for our rehearsal, which honestly felt like another home, we felt so relaxed and got right down to the tiny details on how everything would be on the big day with no stress at all. I can't recommend Marilyn enough. The ceremony of the big day was absolutely flawless. I'm pretty sure we surprised everyone with a hand-fasting ceremony to "tie" the day together. Once again, THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH MARILYN FOR CREATING A RELAXED, STRESS FREE CEREMONY. IT WAS BY FAR OUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY! Love AJ & Matty xoxo

Love Letter Amy-Jo & Matty Handfasting Wedding Hidden Gully O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Lamington N.P.

Love Letter Rebecca + Jesse Viking Handfasting Wedding Binna Burra Mountain Lodge Beechmont
Just had the honour of having our hand-fasting done by Marilyn, she did a phenomenal job of everything leading up to the wedding and making the day magical. If you're looking for a celebrant who will go above and beyond to make your wedding ceremony everything you want and more look no further than Marilyn she won't let you down.

Love Letter Lance + Tarn Medieval Handfasting Wedding Cedar Creek Lodges Tamborine Mountain Gold Coast Hinterland
We wanted to have a celebrant who would be open to a medieval wedding and we found Marilyn who specialises in medieval weddings which was perfect. The service we received was above and beyond our expectations as she guided us through the paperwork, ceremony, music and rehearsals! Marilyn had a wealth of knowledge to help us on the day and so many great ideas. On the day of our wedding Marilyn dressed to the occasion (in medieval attire) and presented her speeches and words in medieval language….we have nothing but great words for her. Also, we would like to acknowledge Marilyn’s husband, Marcel, who played our ceremony music. Everything was on time, and Marcel catered for our requirements as we had medieval music which is not readily available through normal media means. Marcel did a wonderful job with our music. We were so happy we found Marilyn for our medieval wedding. It was just a great day, so much fun, so relaxed. Thank you Marilyn, Love Lance + Tarn xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Love Letter Ellen & Brad's Handfasting Wedding Cram’s Farm Reserve Doon Doon NSW

Love Letter Ellen + Brad Viking Celtic Handfasting Wedding Cram’s Farm Reserve Doon Doon NSW
Thank you so much for everything Marry Me Marilyn! It was the MOST BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY and a truly magical day! Love Brad & Elle xoxox We co-created the most beautiful Fusion Wedding featuring Brad & Ellen’s respective Viking & Celtic heritage. We included their awesome Love Story, a Viking Presentation of the Swords, a Celtic Handfasting involving family and the most stunning Personal Vows…certainly had the WOW Factor!! The scenery at Cram's Farm Reserve near Midginbil Hill is to die for and framed their magical ceremony like no other!

Marry Me Marilyn_Love Letter Ellen & Brad's Handfasting Wedding Cram’s Farm Reserve Doon Doon NSW

Marry Me Marilyn Trelise & Jamie Viking Handfasting Wedding The Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton

Love Letter Trelise + Jamie Viking Handfasting Wedding The Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton
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

Marry Me Marilyn Trelise & Jamie Viking Handfasting Wedding The Arbour Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton

Marry Me Marilyn hantelle & Ashley's Medieval Inspired Wedding St Joseph's Church OReilly's Rainforest Reatreat Handfasting Ceremony

Love Letter Chantelle + Ashley's Medieval Wedding St Joseph's Church OReilly's Rainforest Reatreat
Dear Marilyn, you delivered our wedding ceremony with such SINCERE LOVE, BEAUTIFUL ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM and of course a little HUMOUR. We have had so many people compliment you on such a moving ceremony. What can I say… no words can really describe how much we appreciated all your help, support and care in  the preparation of our wedding, and of the actual wedding day. When we first met at the wedding expo last year, Chantelle and I knew we found the perfect Marriage Celebrant for the day, something  just clicked between us. When we got together for the rehearsal, I left your place relaxed and at ease, knowing you had if all under control. I have referred you onto my best friends daughter. You are a beautiful person, and I sincerely thank you for helping our wedding be a magical day for the us and everyone who was there!  Again, THANK YOU so very, very much.  With warm regards Chantelle & Ashley xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn hantelle & Ashley's Medieval Inspired Wedding St Joseph's Church OReilly's Rainforest Reatreat Handfasting Ceremony

Love Note Emma + Myles Viking Handfasting Wedding The Lost Valley Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Currumbin
Marilyn you knew exactly what we wanted an amazing viking wedding with drinking horns and handfasting and best of all exchanging of swords absolutely unique! Love Emma & Myles xoxo

Love Letter Natalie + David Wedding Austinville
Hi Marilyn, You came highly recommended to us as a celebrant prior to our wedding and now having ‘done it’ we will highly recommend you to others who follow. You gave us the freedom and courage to explore ceremony options that suited our unique situation and you delivered our dream wedding. When we first met you we were nervous about the big day, particularly how we would cope emotionally. You gave us guidance and strength to be ourselves during our ceremony and this allowed us to enjoy every minute. It was so valuable to have the pre-wedding visits with you, and your tips and tricks on mindfulness were gems! Because of this, our day, our mindset and our ceremony were perfect! So many of our guests have commented to us that our ceremony was the most sincere and beautiful wedding ceremony they have attended and for that we thank you, particularly for your professionalism, humour and ability to deliver, even during extenuating circumstances, thank you. Many thanks again!! Natalie and David xoxox

Love Letter Robyn + Ethan Wedding Rainforest Amphitheatre Cedar Creek Lodges Tamborine Mountain
We absolutely adored our personal ceremony and wouldn't have wished to have had it any other way. Thank you so much Marilyn, you made our day just perfect. Honestly, we were surprised at the amount of guests who took their time to come and tell us how perfect the ceremony was. Marilyn took the time to get to know both of us prior to our Wedding. We felt very comfortable and could talk honestly about our journey together to getting married. She listened to everything we said and turned this into an incredible ceremony. From our initial meeting and getting to know us, to the countless emails she promptly replied to and editing our ceremony script every time we changed our mind on something. Thanks to Marilyn, there was no stress or anxiety on the day. The private run through of what would happen on the day was a huge help. Thanks Again Robyn & Ethan x

Love Letter Mary + Brendan's 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Macleay Island Redlands
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's Spiritual Handfasting

Marry Me Marilyn Katrina & Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe

Email from Katrina; Marilyn you did an amazing job with our ceremony and honestly we reminisce on our magical day so very often. Thank you so much or everything! We can’t thank you enough for fairy tale style uniting and binding us with the most beautiful handfasting to my soul mate. The Love Story you told continues! love Katrina x

Marry Me Marilyn Katrina & Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe

Love Letter Katrina + Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe
From the very first time we met Marilyn, we felt as if there was something magical happening. It may have only been via Skype, but we finally felt contented in having found the exact person we wanted - she ticked all our boxes. Marilyn had a warm, calm and confident presence and we soon arranged a meeting at her lovely home to start the ball rolling. She was professional, caring, respectful and open minded. She employed a very elegant technique of collaborative creation - helping to design our wedding ceremony with as much or little help from her as we wanted. There were no rights or wrongs, no pressure, only help and support. If we wanted to be in full control of our wedding, that was fine. If we wanted Marilyn to take full control, that was fine also. But in the end, we worked together almost symbiotically, bouncing ideas off each other, learning about each other and fine-tuning our ceremony. It was amazing how quickly Marilyn felt like an old friend. It was evident from the 'Love Story' that Marilyn had created for us, that she understood us very well. On our actual wedding day, it was raining at first, but almost miraculously the clouds parted and all became calm over the water just as our ceremony was about to start. Our ceremony flowed beautifully and Marilyn took us and everyone present on a wonderful journey. At times we laughed, at times we cried, it had the full gamut of emotions. We had the most amazing afternoon and were able to get many incredible photos, just before a storm rolled through during the reception. Thanks Marilyn, you helped to make our wedding day an unforgettable day! Love, Michael and Katrina Hague xox

Marry Me Marilyn_Kendall & Daniel Handfasting Commitment Everton Park Brisbane Jumping the Broom

Love Letter Kendall + Daniel Handfasting Commitment Everton Park Brisbane
THE CEREMONY was the PERFECT HANDFASTING that we didn't even know we wanted for our day! It was simple, elegant and the first time we read it together we could not believe how PERFECT she got it. Both sides of THE FAMILY WERE IN TEARS and everyone could not believe HOW BEAUTIFUL THE CEREMONY WAS. Marilyn made the whole thing so simple and easy and I thought my husband and I would be fretting over the ceremony but she just knew what to do to help create one of the best days in our lives. We are so glad we put our trust in her and found her. The first time I talked to Marilyn she almost seemed to know exactly what I wanted for the pagan aspects while still making sure my husband got what he wanted and combining to all beautifully. Daniel and I were kind of clueless about the whole ceremony part of our wedding, we had no idea what we were doing till a friend recommended Marilyn to us and thanks gods she did! The day would not have been the same without that beautiful ceremony she created for us. I would recommend her again and again as well as plan on going to her for future milestones down the track.  We really can't thank her enough for all that she did. Marilyn got the ceremony perfect and I cannot believe our luck in being able to have her there! Love Kendall & Daniel xo

Kendall & Daniel Handfasting Commitment Everton Park Brisbane

Fatima Gordon incorpaorated a Handfasting element into their Wedding Ceremony

Love Letter Fatima + Gordon's Wedding at Point Cartwright Sunshine Coast
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 xox

Eryn & Andrew's Wedding Tyalgum Retreat Tyalgum Northern NSW with Marry Me Marilyn

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

MarryMe Marilyn Eryn & Andrew's Karate Handfasting Wedding Tyalgum Retreat Tyalgum Northern NSW

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

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 xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Caroline & Mark Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove_Scottish Handfasting

Love Letter Caroline + Mark Scottish Handfasting Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental
I n short, Caroline and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Marilyn. She made our special day, truly special and she will do the same for you. From the outset, she took the time to listen to our story and she gave us advice every step of the way – her experience and her endless resources were fantastic and we quickly learned there is no such thing as a “standard” wedding. It is about your day, your ideas and your love for each other. Marilyn really understands that too and she helped us create the perfect ceremony. We wanted to bring in some family moments, celebrate my Scottish roots and make sure that our Dalmatian, Dave, was part of the ceremony – no problems at all for Marilyn. Nothing was ever rushed and she was available on the phone or by email any time we wanted. On the day itself, she was there to calm the nerves beforehand and the whole ceremony was a joy – unrushed and truly memorable. Thank you Marilyn – it really was the best day of our lives. Mark & Caroline Struthers  x

Marry Me Marilyn_Caroline & Mark Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove_Scottish Handfasting

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

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

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

Love Letter Viking Wedding Binna Burra Mountain Lodge Gold Coast Hinterland
Just had the honour of having our hand-fasting done by Marilyn, she did a phenomenal job of everything leading up to the wedding and making the day magical. If you're looking for a celebrant who will go above and beyond to make your wedding ceremony everything you want and more look no further than Marilyn she won't let you down.

Love 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

Marry Me Marilyn Handfasting Ceremony Santai at Casuarina Northern NSW

Love Letter Gemma + Sean Wedding Santai Resort Salt Kingscliff Tweed Coast Northern NSW
“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 original 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 & Sean xoxo

Belinda & Tim's Handfasting Wedding at Parkwood International Golf Club Gold Coast

Love Letter Belinda + Tim Handfasting Wedding Parkwood International Golf Club Gold Coast
Thank you Marilyn for an Unforgettable Wedding Ceremony!  Our Wedding Day was Amazing and the Ceremony was Warm, Funny and Relaxed. It was exactly what we wanted it to be and went off without a hitch! We decided to go with a Celtic influenced Handfasting Ceremony as well as a Ring Warming Ceremony which was lovely!  It was very 'us' and the guests kept reiterating this to us long after the wedding! Marilyn was the first celebrant Tim and I had met and decided after the first meeting she would be perfect for our wedding day. Marilyn seemed to understand our values well, as we wanted a more 'spiritual' based ceremony rather than a religious one. Marilyn was always very organized, friendly and professional, as well as being a perfectionist. She ensures no stone is left unturned during the planning process and even brought to our attention details we had not recognised as being important, but that we couldn’t have done without on the day. Marilyn was always in frequent contact with us and ensured the lines of communication were kept open from start to finish. Thank you Marilyn! Belinda & Tim - 19th November 2011 Thank You to Naomi V Photography for the beautiful photos of Belinda & Tim on my website.

Marry Me Marilyn_Nicole & Paulo Handfasting Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Nicole + Paulo Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast
Marilyn, I can't find the words to describe how PERFECT our wedding day with you was! Everybody loved the wedding and we had so much fun! Everything went so much easier as I actually thought due to your advice and assistance. It was just amazing how you organised the ceremony and helped me with everything else. I hope all my friends getting married soon will choose you as their celebrant and we can repeat the perfect day for them. I never will forget about it and this was a perfect start for a long-life marriage! Thank you again. Best wishes for you and Marcel, love Nicole & Paulo xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn_Nicole & Paulo Handfasting Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Macushla & Mark's Wedding Wategoes Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW

Love Letter Macushla + Mark Wedding Wategoes Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW Australia
Thank you Marilyn, for such a great and memorable experience from the moment we met to the day it self, it was such a pleasure having you as our celebrant. Catching up with Marilyn was as if we were catching up with an old friend. You are a warm, beautiful, talented lady. The strong connection that we made, prepared us for a beautiful, fun and Rocking wedding day. It was everything and more than we had hoped for and honestly we would do it all again just for the fun and love of it. We thank you Marilyn, you ROCK! Love Mark & Cush

Marry Me Marilyn Macushla & Mark's Wedding Wategoes Beach Byron Bay Northern NSW

Marry Me Marilyn_Janice & Maurie Scottish Handfasting Wedding La Piazza on Bayview Runaway Bay

Love Note Janice + Maurie Scottish Handfasting Wedding La Piazza on Bayview Runaway Bay
Thank you so much for a VERY SMOOTH & PERFECT SERVICE Marilyn our Wedding Ceremony was AMAZING!!! Our family & friends loved the Scottish Handfasting and the I Do's really made them laugh!! Love Janice & Maurie xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Samantha & Ryan Handfasting Wedding Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast

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

Marry Me Marilyn_Samantha & Ryan Handfasting Wedding Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast

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

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

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

Love Letter Ash + Stephen Babalou Weddings Rowan Robinson Park Kingscliff
We had a great experience with Marilyn as our celebrant, and after many years of waiting she made our day better than we could have ever imagined. She allowed us to integrate our cultural backgrounds as well as catering the ceremony to fit our unique love story. We want to truly thank you for your guidance and support and love in the lead up and during our wedding day. Love Ash + Stephen

Marry Me Marilyn married Sam and Robbie at Coolibah Downs Chapel

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

Janet & George Bilambil Heights Property Bilambil Heights overlooking Tweed Valley

Love Letter Janet + George Handfasting Wedding Bilambil Heights Northern NSW
Many Thanks Marilyn for making our special day, joyful, fun and relaxing. You were so flexible to our needs 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 xoxo

Janet & George's New Year's Eve Handfasting Bilambil Heights over the Tweed Valley

Marry Me Marilyn Samantha James Pagan Wedding Peachester Church Peachester Sunshine Coast

Love Letter Samantha + James Wiccan Pagan Wedding Peachester Sunshine Coast
The first time we met Marilyn we knew we had nothing to worry about. We left feeling very excited and very sure the day would be amazing. The day was PERFECT and was very PERSONAL and SPECIAL, it will be a day we will always remember. Thank you again for such an amazing day. Love Samantha & James xoxo

Kate & Richard Surfers Paradise

Love Letter Kate + Richard Handfasting Wedding Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
Marilyn, thank you so much for a unique ceremony. When we met with you, you welcomed us with a hug and delicious coffee and biscuits. We knew then that we had made a good choice, especially as you were marrying our friends that following weekend. Your input and ideas were exceptional and we were so glad we settled on the hand fasting ritual. Everyone said it was such a lovely idea and they all really enjoyed the ceremony. We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who tie the knot in the future. Thanks again for making our day so special. Kate and Richard.


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