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Seven Chakra & Four Elements Ceremonies

Marry Me Marilyn_Meghan & Jarred for Cooper's Naming Ceremony at Forestglen Park Browns Plains

Love Letter Meghan + Jarred Cooper's Naming Ceremony Forestglen Park Browns Plains
Marilyn we loved all of Cooper’s Naming Ceremony especially the way you delivered it! You made me tear up! It was all so beautiful! We loved the part with the meaning of coopers name and the personal part about Jarred and I and the love we have for each other and our little man! It was all around a wonderful naming ceremony Thank you! Love Meghan & Jarred xoxo

Keaorah Jean Low's Naming Ceremony Tanah Mera Logan in South East Queensland

Love Letter Kym + Matthew Keaorah Jean Low's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan
The first moment we met Marilyn we felt she was the celebrant for Keaorah's Naming Ceremony. We found her so friendly and approachable and she gave us plenty of ideas to think about. We came away full of enthusiasm and with a basic plan for the day. We decided on a service which would include the four main elements (fire, wind, water & earth) and to make it more personal we would have family members present the different elements to Keaorah. Marilyn was always easy to contact & prompt to replying to any of our changes/inclusions that we had made. The big day was here & Marilyn arrived with plenty of time to help with our last minute preparations & to familiarise herself with Keaorah's families. She had made a special effort to get to know Keaorah's large families which shone through in her very intimate ceremony. When Marilyn started the ceremony we all felt she was part of our family & it allowed extra family members to feel comfortable enough to contribute to Keaorah's day. Keaorah's Great Grandmother read her a poem, her Great Aunt welcomed her, her Great Uncle sang her a song in Maori & all godparents blessed her for the future. We finished Keaorah's Naming Ceremony by having her cousins release butterflies to wish her a beautiful life and welcome her as Keaorah Jean Low. Everyone was so touched by Marilyn's ceremony there was hardly a dry eye in the house. Afterwards everyone knew that when we have our next ceremony we will definitely be giving Marilyn a call & we all recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. It's now nearly 6 months on & we still have people talking about how it was such a beautiful, suited ceremony. Our day wouldn't have been so relaxed if it wasn't for Marilyn's meticulous planning, devotion & professionalism. I just want to thank Marilyn so very much for giving us such an unforgettable Naming Ceremony for Keaorah Jean Low.

Keaorah Jean Low's Naming Ceremony Tanah Mera Logan in South East Queensland

Marilyn used Neroli an Orange Blossom Essential Oil at the Naming of Keaorah & they had a Butterfly Release.

Keaorah Jean Low's Naming Ceremony Tanah Mera Logan in South East Queensland

Marry Me Marilyn_Meghan & Jarred for Cooper's Naming Ceremony at Forestglen Park Browns Plains

Love Letter Meghan + Jarred Cooper's Naming Ceremony Forestglen Park Browns Plains
Marilyn we loved all of Cooper’s Naming Ceremony especially the way you delivered it! You made me tear up! It was all so beautiful! We loved the part with the meaning of coopers name and the personal part about Jarred and I and the love we have for each other and our little man! It was all around a wonderful naming ceremony Thank you! Love Meghan & Jarred xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Meghan & Jarred for Cooper's Naming Ceremony at Forestglen Park Browns Plains with Sand Ceremony

Marilyn Holds Baby Elijah For His Naming Ceremony at his Home in Warner in North Brisbane

Love Letter Julie + Barry Naming North Brisbane
We found Marilyn’s ideas for the naming ceremony ideal. She was completely open to any ideas and changes we had and helped to shape our thoughts to create the perfect ceremony.   She was open, honest, easy to talk to and mixed well with all of our family.  She added all those little extra touches that take it from just another ceremony to something memorable for us and our family. Thanks again for everything Marilyn.  Julie, Barry, Cody, Jess and especially Little Eli.

Marilyn Holds Jaxon during his Butterfly Release

Love Letter Rebecca + Daniel Jaxon's Naming Gold Coast Botanical Gardens Benowa Gold Coast
When I first rang Marilyn to enquire about a baby naming for our son Jaxon she made such a great first impression on me. We chose Marilyn, as our baby naming celebrant, because she knew everything right to do, to make it a perfect day for our ‘lil’ man Jaxon.
Marilyn offered us heaps of resources and choices for our naming ceremony and the ceremony she created for Jaxon was fantastic we were 200% happy! Marilyn we can’t thank you more, for such a wonderful day that you helped us plan. The ceremony was beautiful and we are recommending you to everyone we know! You did such a fantastic job! Thank you so much again for everything you have done, it is very much appreciated! Regards Bec, Dan & Jaxon

Love Letter Ashley + Jeremy Ellynie's Naming Ceremony Arundel Hills Country Club
We had the perfect Baby Naming Ceremony at Arundel Hills Country Club, made all the more special with Marilyn’s help. All our friends and family loved the ceremony; Marilyn made the group all feel included. Marilyn was excellent in her delivering the ceremony. We found Marilyn very warm and accommodating, even when we changed a few things close to the ceremony. We had a friendly meeting with Marilyn and she listened to exactly everything we talked about, putting together a perfect Naming Ceremony including 2 poems which we wanted added. Thank you Marilyn for making Ellynie’s Day so special. We would definitely recommend Marilyn to anyone who wants a wonderful Naming Day. Love Ashley, Jeremy & Ellynie Arundel Gold Coast.

Marry Me Marilyn Naming Violet for Parents Karla and Kris in Surfers Paradise

Love Letter Karla + Chris Violet's Naming Mariners View Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, I want to thank you so much for everything you provided us for Violet’s naming day. You went above and beyond in the short time frame we gave you and you helped us create a memorable day that we will truly cherish for the rest of our lives. From the very beginning you made us feel comfortable and helped us put together a ceremony that our entire family enjoyed. We loved the beautiful words you said about our daughter and our family. We had such a lovely time at our ceremony thanks to you and we look forward to working with you in the future. Once again thank you so much! love Karla & Chris

Marry Me Marilyn Naming Violet for Parents Karla and Kris in Surfers Paradise

Love Letter Jemma + Kristofer for Braxton's Naming Ceremony Hinterland Park Mudgeeraba
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony yesterday.

Love Letter Louise + Graham Alexander's Naming Alexander's Naming Ceremony was beautiful, we all enjoyed it so much and everyone present commented how lovely it was! Thank you so much!

Marry Me Marilyn integrated the Brazilian, Australian and Scottish cultures. It was such an emotional experience when Alexander's Grandparents planted the Brazilian Rainforest Cherry Tree.

Love Letter Marnie + Phillip Wedding Ceremony + Baby Naming Dylan Kondalilla Falls Montville
Marilyn, we were really glad that you were our celebrant. You are a very friendly and genuine person and you made the preparation for our Wedding & Dylan's Naming Ceremony and the wedding day itself very enjoyable. All the family commented on how approachable and friendly you were. I will definitely be recommending you! Marnie & Phil

Anastasia holding her baby Tia in Naming Ceremony performed by Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Gloria Daisy Hill Naming Logan
I want to thank you for the professional way you conducted the Naming Day Ceremony for my granddaughter Tia Jayne Austin.  You worked closely with her parents in preparing the ceremony so it reflected their true feelings and wishes.  It was a very happy and emotional day for all of us. Sincerely, Gloria Austin

Anastasia reading her Poem she wrote for baby Tia in Naming Ceremony performed by Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Tina + Stephen William Upper Coomera
Hello Marilyn, We were so happy with the ceremony you performed. I have some great pictures of the wonderful Memory Box Time Capsule ceremony you did for William. We had such a good day, thank you so much again! We really loved the way you included our older daughter Antoinette into the ceremony and made her feel special and such an important big sister. Thank you so much again, we were so very happy with everything. Love Tina and Stephen xoxo

Marilyn talks about the shared responsibilities for Eli of everyone in his life.

Eli James had an Environmentally Friendly Balloon Release at his Naming Ceremony that took everyone's wishes and blessings to the Universe for him.

Love Letter Amanda + Nathan Khobe's Naming Day Rochedals South Logan
Hey Marilyn,
How you doing? I just wanted to appologise again for the delay today and I thank you for your patience and understanding. We all enjoyed the ceremony very much and the celebration afterwards for Khobe's Birthday. So once again I would like to say thank you so much! Kind regards, Amanda and Family 

Marry Me Marilyn created a special Candle Ceremony for Jacobs Naming Ceremony at the Waves Resort Broadbeach

Love Letter Samantha + Jack Baby Jacob's Naming Day Waves Resort Broadbeach
Thank You so much Marilyn we had a lovely Naming Ceremony for Jacob. Kind Regards Samantha & Jack

Marry Me Marilyn included a balloon release for Jacobs Naming Ceremony at Waves Resort Broadbeach

Love Letter Emily + Liam Baby Naming Lilly + Scarlett Carindale Home
Hiya Marilyn, We had a beautiful day and we wanted to thank you for being our wonderful celebrant! Thank you for being a part of it and everything that you did for us on the girl’s special day. Kind regards Liam & Emily x

Baby Namings with Sand, Candle or Shell Ceremonies, Time Capsule, Treasure Chest & Memory Box, Fairy & Neroli Oil Blessing

Marry Me Marilyn_Carlie & Lloyd for Kaylah's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan

Love Letter Carlie + Lloyd Kaylah's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan
We just want to say another massive THANK YOU for another amazing ceremony you have held for us. You make the lead up so easy which really helps us with the busy lifestyle we lead. Everyone absolutely loved the idea and meaning of the sand ceremony and not to forget the butterfly release for our little princess. This testimonial is short and sweet as our thoughts are still strongly the same as our previous ceremony you conducted for our son Zaide! Love Always Carlie, Lloyd, Zaide & Kaylah xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Carlie & Lloyd for Kaylah's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan

Marry Me Marilyn_Carlie & Lloyd for Kaylah's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan

It is a time to celebrate the present moment and rejoice in the arrival of a new addition to your family. From the time of conception or knowledge of adoption you have envisioned the personality and future development of your child. Godparents/Guide Parents/Mentors/Life Guides/ Earth-Mothers Earth-Parents or even Fairy Godmother may contribute to the physical, mental emotional and spiritual growth of your child. Those appointed to this role are integrated into the ceremony in a beautiful and meaningful way of your choosing.

Carlie & Lloyd help their baby son Zaide sign his Naming Certificate with his finger print to conclude his Naming Ceremony with Marry Me Marilyn.

Love Letter fCarlie + Lloyd Zaide's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan
Marilyn what can I say you are just amazing. We met you for the first time at our god daughter's naming day held at our place in 2010. After seeing how well her Four Elements Naming Ceremony went along with her Butterfly Release, I knew that when we had our little bub arrive into this world you were our first choice of celebrant to hold our child's naming ceremony. A year and a half later I got to meet you again but this time to organise a ceremony for our son Zaide. We just loved your creativity and all the different styles of ceremonies you had to choose from. We went with the 7 Angel's Ceremony which you wrote especially for us and I can tell you it was spot on. After the ceremony everyone came up to me and could not stop saying how different it was and how they loved it. We also had healing crystals which each represented the chakras in the body along with Zaide's crystals for his star sign. Zaide added a personal touch to all the certificates with a thumb print. At the very end of the ceremony we did a balloon release for each of the guests that attended so everyone could make one wish for Zaide on his journey through life. We also had the family stand and sing a traditional maori song, Aunties and Uncles read out a poem for Zaide too. Oh and not to mention a list of emails from family members who are interstate and overseas sending their best wishes for Zaide. I thank you majorly for putting up with all my emails, changing things around every second day, well that's what it felt like. You were very prompt with returning calls and emails which is always a big bonus. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone of our family and friends if they ever need a celebrant. We can't thank you enough for how special you made this day for us it is definitely never going to be forgotten.
Love Always Carlie, Lloyd & Zaide!

Carlie & Lloyd for Zaide's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan Naming Certificate

Naming Day Ceremonies can be any format you choose they are only limited by our combined imaginations. The ceremony format most often used usually consist of...

  • Welcome to family and friends and acknowledgement of important people who are unable to attend.

  • Special personalised Introduction reflecting you the parents your love, hopes and dreams for your baby and your family and what you love & admire about each other.

  • Appointment of Godparents, Mentors Guardians, Life Guides or Fairy Godparents

  • Candle Ceremony or Sand Ceremony or Other

  • The Naming and Blessing

  • Conclusion - a reading may follow or a song and at completion of the ceremony

  • Presentation of the Baby/Child and signing of Certificates by Godparents/Guide Parents/Mentors.

The naming day ceremony may be accompanied by different rituals or sub-ceremonies to commemorate the life of the child such as the lighting of candles or

  • Anointing with Essential Oils

  • Sprinkling with Rose Water

  • Rose Petals Shower

  • Fairy Dust Blessing

  • Sand Ceremony

  • Dedication of a Crystal

  • Planting of Trees

  • Sealing a Time Capsule

  • Contributing to a Memento Box, or

  • Biodegradable Balloon Release

  • Shell Ceremony

  • Container of Wishes

  • Passing on of Heirloom

  • Significance of Child's Name

  • Star Sign

  • Memory Signature Bear

  • Historical significance of the Baby's Date of Birth

  • Four Element Ceremony

  • 7 Angel's Ceremony

  • 7 Chakras Ceremony

  • Godparent Ribbon Ceremony

  • Butterfly Release

  • Treasure Chest

Naming Celebrant Marry Me Marilyn Photo Courtesy of Simone Davis Photography

Love Letter Kylie + Kristian Wedding Ceremony + Baby Naming Tiana Eagle Heights Mountain Resort Mt Tamborine 
From the very first time I spoke to Marilyn on the phone I knew she would be perfect for our special day. Ours was a little different as it was for our daughters Naming Day and we did a surprise wedding at the end of that. Marilyn was extremely helpful in making our day so special and individual, as I have a little one to look after I asked Marilyn if she could write the ceremonies for us and then I just changed whatever I needed and together we made it a beautiful day to make our family complete. Marilyn was always open to my suggestions and offered advice if I ever asked anything. Marilyn was always friendly and approachable, and willing to help in any way she could.  We had so many comments from guests on how beautiful our ceremonies were and that it was the best wedding they had ever been too. I would proudly recommend Marilyn to anyone and we will definitely use her for our next baby’s Naming Ceremony.  Thank you so much Marilyn you are a gift from above and we are so lucky that we had you a part of our very special day” Kylie & Kristian xoxo

Maddison's Naming Ceremony at Benowa Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Natasha + Peter Maddison's Naming Ceremony Benowa Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thank you again for making Maddison's naming day symbolic and special. We had a really lovely day. Will be getting in touch if we need a celebrant again! Natasha

Maddison had a lovely Sand Ceremony at her naming that included all the generations and the Godparents tailored to their family by Marry Me Marilyn.

Maddison's Naming Ceremony at Benowa Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn

Marilyn Verschuure Celebrant Marry Me Marilyn perfoms the Namegiving Ceremony Neroli Oil Naming of Tia

Love Letter Anastasia Kollis Daisy Hill Logan
From the day we first met Marilyn she was very warm and extremely helpful.  She went above and beyond to create a personal and intimate ceremony for my daughter's naming day.  She listened to our ideas and used those to draft a beautiful and magical reading that we will hold in our hearts for a long time. On the day she was friendly and outgoing to all our family and friends.  Marilyn spoke really well throughout the reading and there were many positive feedbacks from my family.  We will use Marilyn in the future! and recommend others too!

Love Letter Sharon + William Naming Ceremony Eli North Brisbane
Despite the rain on our day (which we believe someone above sent), Marilyn made the day perfect for my little boy Eli. Both sides of the families found it to be original especially with the calling of the four elements.  Marilyn gave us all the information and guidance we needed to write our own ideas and feelings and we co-created a naming ceremony that was unique and special. The Naming Ceremony really reflected who we are as a family and celebrated Eli’s unique personality and our hopes, dreams, aspirations and love for him. Marilyn was relaxed and easy to talk to, and was open to all our ideas, normal or strange. She was keen on making sure that this was Eli’s day, and we would like to personally thank her. And if in the near future, when I have more children, I will definitely be choosing her as my naming day celebrant again.And once again thank you so very, very, very, very, very, very much! Sharon, William and our Little Eli.

Marilyn blesses Eli James with Neroli Oil at his Naming Ceremony in North Brisbane. Bill holds Eli with proud mother Sharon looking on.

Marry Me Marilyn_Eli Naming

Love Letter Louise + Jason for Baby Cooper’s Naming Day Holmview Home
Dear Marilyn, You are wonderful, thank you so much for taking the time to put together an amazing naming day for our son Cooper, we were both so very happy with what you did for us, with doing allot liaising through emails and phone calls because of our busy schedule, you were so acommodating  to both Jason and I and what we wanted on the day. It was a beautiful service and made us feel very comfortable and at easy something I didn't need to stress about that day so thank you. We were truly grateful with you including the 3 godparents and all of Cooper's grandparents, no one was left out which was awesome. I look forward to having you perform more services for us and family and friends as we highly recommend you. Thank you once again Louise and Jason xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Carlie & Lloyd for Kaylah's Naming Ceremony Tanah Merah Logan

Love Letter Tracey Hudson's Naming Day Tugun
Hi Marilyn, my name is Tracey and I'm Jessica's Mum & Hudson's Nana. I didn't get the opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful job you did of his birthday/ naming day. I personally thought you did a very personalised and special reading and it was really lovely so thank you very much it was a wonderful ceremony. Kind regards Tracey x

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