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Marry Me MarilynThe Gold Coast has Glorious Golden Beaches & more than 300 days of Sunshine per Year. You can Marry on a Golden Beach a Hinterland Retreat, Winery Among the Vines, in National Parks Under the Rainforest Canopy, Parks by the Sea, Botanical Gardens, Cosy Romantic Chapels, Stylish Wedding Reception Venues, Seaside and Mountain Restaurants with Panoramic Ocean Views or a Fun Theme Park. If you are the adventurous kind you can jump out of a plane, get married in a helicopter or go up in a hot air balloon.

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Celebrant Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Camilla from Denmark & Lachlan's Wedding Links Hope Island Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Camilla and I wanted to write to say thank you so much for your beautiful service on Friday. You have helped turn our wedding day into what our guests have called the BEST WEDDING THEY HAVE EVER ATTENDED! You made it HUMOROUS, PERSONAL, SPECIAL and BEAUTIFUL and for that we will always be thankful! You were PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE and UNIQUE! Everyone commented on the beautiful words you wrote, along with the vows you helped shape. We are so happy we chose you to marry us! You were the best celebrant ever Marilyn! Thank you again, love Lachlan and Camilla xoxo

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Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant married Darcey_Malinda at the Tallebudgera Community Hall

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

Legals - Long-Distance Planning

You must produce to myself your authorised marriage celebrant a Notice of Intended Marriage. The Notice of Intended Marriage needs to be completed and witnessed by an authorised body. The notice must be signed in the presence of any of the following:
(a) if a party signs the notice in Australia - an authorized celebrant, a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, a justice of the peace, a barrister or solicitor, a legally qualified medical practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or Police Force of a State or Territory;
(b) if a party signs the notice outside Australia - an Australian Diplomatic Officer, an Australian Consular Officer, an employee of the Commonwealth authorized under paragraph 3 (c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorized under paragraph 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955 or a notary public.

This forms must be lodged with me no later than 1 month prior and no earlier than 18mths prior to your wedding. Once you have completed the forms you need to post me the original NOIM by Registered Mail. It can be lodged by emailing a scanned copy or faxing initially but the original NOIM must be produced for me to keep and finalise by sighting your other documents prior to the Wedding and then I must send it to the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages in the state in which you were married after your Marriage with your Marriage Certificate.

You must have either of the following for both parties:

Original Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Extract or Australian Passport or Overseas Passport. If your date and place of birth is not in English it must be translated by an official accredited NAATI translator. Original means a certificate issued by the relevant government body with the necessary stamps and signatures. (Please note Justice of the Peace or notary witnessed photocopies are not acceptable by law.)

Marry Me Marilyn If either of you have previously been married I will need to sight your original Divorce Certificate or Decree Absolute from your last marriage issued by the court. Original means a certificate issued by the relevant government body with the necessary stamps and signatures. (Justice of the Peace or Notary witnessed authorised photocopies are not acceptable by law.)

Both parties must be over 18 years of age. One may be 16 years if they have a court order and parental consent.

Each witness must be 18 years or over they can be of any nationality and must speak English fluently understand English and be of sound mind and able to hear the ceremony. I can provide the 2 necessary witnesses (for a small fee), a legal requirement to marry in Australia.

You do not have to be in Australia for any specified time prior to the wedding provided all the necessary paper work has been correctly completed and lodged with me prior to your arrival.

Check with your own consulate whether a ceremony conducted in Australia is legally recognized in your country.

If your former spouse is deceased, I need to sight their original Death Certificates as issued by the designated government body in your country.

Certificates in a foreign language or passports in other than the Roman Alphabet must be translated into English by an accredited translator service such as National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). By law, photocopies are not accepted.

If you live in another city or country, planning your ceremony is easy. We can communicate through Skype, email, telephone or post and it is simple for me to see your official documentation when you arrive on the Gold Coast for your ceremony.

However, if you have a family member or friends in the Gold Coast, I am happy for them to come to meet me on your behalf and I can liaise with them if this helps your planning.

After the Wedding

British Commonwealth Residents

You will need to obtain a registered copy of your Marriage Certificate from the Registering Authority in Australia.

Residents from other Countries


If you live in a non British Commonwealth country as well as obtaining a registered copy of your Marriage Certificate you may need to obtain an Apostille or Authentication stamp from the Department of Foreign Affairs in the capital city of the state in which you were married, this then allows you to register your marriage in the country of your residence. Authentications and Apostilles - Smart Traveller site - for couples residing in other countries and wishing to register or authenticate their Australian marriage certificate.
Notary Locator - National Directory of Public Notaries

Please check with the government of the country concerned to find out which stamp you need, and which documents (if any) you need to have stamped. This advice can only be provided by the overseas government you are dealing with, or with those countries that have embassies and/or consulates in Australia.

You will need to allow time in Brisbane after your marriage to organise this.

Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs - visas

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

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

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Ruby from England & Sam Viking Norse Handfasting Wedding 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 Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Chinthi (Sri Lankan) & Santo (Italian) Wedding Warehouse No 5 Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
IF YOU WANT AN AWESOME DOWN TO EARTH WEDDING CELEBRANT ON THE GOLD COAST, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARILYN SHE IS THE BEST CELEBRANT IN TOWN!! Chinthi and I were lucky enough to celebrate two weddings when we got married in August this year. Our first wedding was an elopement in the Maldives, so to make things legal we had a second wedding back home in Australia and were blessed to find Marilyn help us tie the knot. Marilyn's wisdom and expertise as a Celebrant made our wedding day and the lead up to our wedding day feel relaxed and organised. Marilyn would always make the time to organise meetings around Chinthi and my work roster. Even when we had to cancel or we were running late she would always be flexible to make the time work for everyone. Marilyn's 'getting to know us' meetings made it really easy for Chinthi and I to learn more about what we really wanted for our wedding and she trained us how to be relaxed and be in the moment on our special day. The rehearsal meetings also allowed us to reconnect and channel the love needed to write our vows and love story. The Marry Me Marilyn website resource was a great tool in helping us write our vows and the challenges of organising a wedding. Marilyn's years of experience and wealth of knowledge is second to none, it made Chinthi and I confident that we knew we were in the right-hands. On our wedding day, Marilyn made us feel chilled and relaxed. She contributed to the gracefulness of our special day by generating happiness and love in atmospheric environment. Thank you Marilyn! Love Chinthi & Santo xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Chinthi & Santo Wedding Warehouse No 5 Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Sophia_ZZ_Wedding Ruffles Lodge Willow Vale Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Sophia & ZZ from China Wedding Ruffles Lodge Willow Vale Gold Coast
Dear Marry Me Marilyn, We would love to share our wonderful experience of our wedding with other couples getting married. It was the MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CEREMONY EVER. Marilyn really understood our culture and that showed in the ceremony.  We had such a very special wedding day with you as our celebrant that we want other couples to choose you as their celebrant for their special day so they can have a great wedding too. The words you created for us were PERFECT IN EVERY WAY and you made everything so easy especially as our English is not so well yet. We can’t thank you enough for giving us such an amazing day that we will never forget! Kind regards, Sophia & ZZ xoxo

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

Love Letter Mandy Richard UK 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

Stefana Greek Wedding Crown Ceremony for Melene & Khaled at their Main Beach Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn Gold Coast Celebrant

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaMelene & Khaled's Main Beach Wedding
Melene from Canberra & Khaled from Jordan (Bahrain) planned a chic beach wedding on a platform overlooking Main Beach decorated beautifully by Jane from Down the Aisle with Style. The weather was fine all day until Melene walked down the aisle then it started to rain. Luckily I had 6 of my special golf umbrellas with vents ready to put over the wedding party and after a few minutes the rain stopped. To honour Melene's Greek heritage we incorporated a Greek Ring exchange and a specially written Stefana the Greek Wedding Crowns Ceremony which was performed by Bestman Koumbaro Stacy & Maid Of Honour Koumbara Polly. In a traditional Greek wedding ceremony the bride and groom are crowned with Stefana. The Stefana are joined by a ribbon which symbolizes the unity of the couple and the joining of two souls. The crowns are prepared on a silver platter lying on a bed of rice and sugared almonds. Melene and Khaled looked so happy together walking around the table 3 times showered with rice for luck and fertility.

Melene & Khaled's Main Beach Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me Marilyn Caroline England & Mark Scotland Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Caroline England & Mark Scotland 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 England & Mark Scotland Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental

Martijn & Merit from The Netherlands were married on Main Beach on the Gold Coast as the sun went down. They included their Love Story, the Blessing of the Hands and a Shell Ceremony.

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Martijn & Merit from Holland Wedding at Sheraton Mirage Resort Main Beach on the Northern Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, We would like to thank you again for your beautiful contribution to our wedding. From the moment we met at your place we knew we had made the right choice to choose you as our celebrant. You helped us answering many questions and provided professional advice and support. It was great to discuss our wedding plans with you and you made it actually very easy to get it all together. You really gave us a chance to make the day exactly how we wanted, intimate, passionate, personal en powerful! We love the fact you are so flexible whether it is the venue or the script. We can imagine that our wedding was about the smallest wedding you have ever done, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way! With our bare feet in the sand! We loved it and we know you did too! Without hesitation we can and will recommend you to everyone who wants to get married!
Love Merit & Martijn xoxo

Martijn & Merit from The Netherlands were married on Main Beach on the Gold Coast as the sun went down. They included their Love Story, the Blessing of the Hands and a Shell Ceremony.

Marry Me Marilyn married Carla and Joel on the Beautiful Surfers Paradise Beach

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Carla and Joel from the Caribbean Island of Dominica married at Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast
My husband and I recently were married by Marilyn in Surfers Paradise on the beach. Marilyn played a huge role in making our day one special one to remember. It was perfect in many ways. We met Marilyn in 2012 when she kindly invited us to her home to discuss putting together a wedding ceremony for us. We felt very at home and Marilyn made discussing our needs very easy. My husband is from the Caribbean and Marilyn was very knowledgeable with the steps that needed to be taken for us to get married here in Australia. She assisted us many times during our visa process which was definitely going above and beyond that of a marriage celebrant. Marilyn spent many hours on our wedding ceremony. I think there was up to 6 drafts. She included our close family members in our ceremony which was very important to us. As my husband was from another country she researched his home town and also included it in our ceremony. The whole ceremony was all about us and who we are and what we believe in. It was so beautiful and bought tears to many of our guest’s eyes. We are still receiving comments from our guests as to how beautiful our ceremony was. Marilyn provided us with a professional, personal service and we are very thankful to her for everything and again for helping to make our day so wonderful. Love Carla & Joel Francis

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

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

Photo  on Surfers Paradise Beach Banthip & Sai from Adelaide married at The Lakeside Hut Gold Coast Botanic Gardens Benowa with Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me Marilyn Judy & Henry Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Love Letter Judy from Holland & Henry from Ecuador Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine Gold Coast Queensland Australia
We had lots of laughs throughout our wedding ceremony and Marilyn will be fondly remembered as a fabulous part of our perfect day! With Marilyn you get PERFECTION, and she will re-draft your ceremony with as much of your input until it’s just perfect! Marilyn married us on 23 October 2016 at Tamborine and by that day, she seemed more like an old friend, which was wonderful and comforting! Leading up to the wedding we had met with her to discuss and shape our wedding ceremony, and parts where we weren’t sure, she effortlessly guided us through by making suggestions or by giving us plenty of resources to think about. We had no idea how much was actually involved! But then we came to realise that we’d actually been very lucky in having chosen Marilyn to marry us: You might find a slightly cheaper celebrant to come on the day and just marry you, or you can chose Marilyn and be assured of getting a personalised wedding service that’ll be remembered by all that attended, it really is a matter of you get what you pay for! Love Judy & Henry xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Judy & Henry Wedding Chapel Albert River Winery Tamborine

Marry Me Marilyn Kat & Ricky Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington National Park

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Kat & Ricky from USA Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington
Marilyn, thank you for everything! Enrique and I can't thank you enough for being a part of our very intimate day. You were very professional and knew how to make us feel comfortable. It made it so much easier, to know we could be silly and have a laugh. You made it easy to write our vows and gave lots of help and suggestions that crafted our wedding into the perfect day. Im so glad you were able to reflect our personalities so well.
Thanks again Kat and Enrique xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kat & Ricky Hidden Gully O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Lamington National Park

Marry Me Marilyn_Danielle & Neil Wedding O'Reill'ys Canungra Valley Vineyard

 Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Danielle & Neil Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Lamington National Park
Hi Marilyn, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you did in putting our ceremony together. It was so personalised and it made us laugh the whole way through the ceremony. We loved it and everyone kept saying how great it was! If it wasn’t for your advice and letter, I don’t think we would have been granted the shortening of time to be married legally, so we will be forever grateful that we were able to marry on our chosen date (despite contacting you only 3 weeks beforehand). Neil and I certainly didn’t have many expectations when we thought about our ceremony, it was always about the reception but now that we’ve done it, I realise how the ceremony was just as fun and I will never forget it. You made it truly special so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Love Neil and Danielle xoxoxo

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

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter May from Thailand & Stephane from Belgium Wedding 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 married Emma & James at their Worongary Home

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Emma & James from Wales UK Wedding at their Worongary Home Gold Coast
We'd like to thank Marilyn so much for her help, guidance and support in creating our perfect ceremony.  We had no idea what we were after in a marriage celebrant, but as soon as we met her we knew she was the lady for us!  Our ceremony was so much fun, and we loved the little extra special ideas that Marilyn came up with, especially the Asking which made everyone laugh!  Our ceremony was uplifting, heartfelt, exciting and relaxed all at the same time and we couldn't have hoped for more. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! love Emma & James xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn married Emma & James at their Worongary Home

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Chris & Richard Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Canungra Gold Coast Hinterland

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter Chris from China & Richard Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Canungra Gold Coast Hinterland
Dear Marilyn, we just want to say a BIG THANK YOU here for your GREAT JOB! You are the best and the ceremony is as perfect as we expected, only better! We were very impressed by your lovely and uplifting energy when the first time we met you, and we are so lucky to choose you as our wedding celebrant. You are not just a professional, creative, patient wedding celebrant, you are also a beautiful lady with a heart full of love and warmth, and thank you so much for sharing your love and warmth with everyone at our big day. We had a perfect wedding, friends and family just couldn't stop talking about it, and thank you for being a very important part of this perfect wedding (btw, the colour of your blouse even perfectly matches with the groom's suit!!:) Well done!)! Cheers Chris & Richard x

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Chris & Richard Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard Canungra Gold Coast Hinterland

Marry Me Marilyn_Asumi (Japan) & Jonathan (France) Wedding Bush Chapel Mt Crosby Brisbane

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter Asumi (Japan) & Jonathan (France) Wedding Bush Chapel Mt Crosby Brisbane
私たちの結婚式で牧師をしてくれたMarilynさんはとても協力的で真摯に対応してくれ、あたし達の式が特別なものになるように色んなアイディアを出してくれたり、英語がまだまだなあたしが外国で式をあげることへの不安を優しく拭ってくれて、式の時ゆっくり話してくれたり、合図してくれたりと配慮してくれて、こんなに素敵な人に見守られ、本当にMarilynさんが牧師を務めてくれて感謝しています。 ありがとうございます。
Google Review Asumi & Jonathan Wedding Mt Crosby
Seems like we can't put 6 stars, I would if I could. Marilyn has made the wedding experience a breeze. You really want her as a celebrant and I'm not paid to say so. From the planning phase where she gives you countless tips on things outside the scope of her business just because she actually cares, to the coaching throughout the day itself. Seriously, we were quite stressed (as you can imagine), and as soon as she arrived, stressed oozed out of us. Everything was smooth and orchestrated, she's funny, friendly, outgoing, everyone raved about how great the wedding was compared to what you could be used to. She was accommodating too, we married in the bush quite far from her place and she made it happen in the best possible way. We also have very different cultures and she dived in to understand and merge it in a clever way. It was a big memorable day and there's no way she's not responsible for it, Thank you for being our marriage celebrant to make special day. Marilyn, you are such a beautiful caring person and great to had you on our wedding. You were perfect and made that day such a special and memorable moment of our life. Thank you ! You are the best marriage celebrant! Thanks will have to suffice as a word but it's a poor excuse for what we feel! Thanks heaps Marilyn! ;) Love Jonathan & Asumi x

Marry Me Marilyn_Asumi (Japan) & Jonathan (France) Wedding Bush Chapel Mt Crosby Brisbane

Marry Me Marilyn_SuJung from South Korea & Yen-Yu from Taiwan Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter SuJung from South Korea & Yen-Yu from Taiwan Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast
My partner and I have approached this lovely and kindly marriage celebrant “Marilyn” whom is very nice and polite to greet both of us for the first appointment with her. She is very knowledgeable of being marriage celebrant but also carry out important message to us as my partner and I always have a lot’s of questions to ask. We have told Marilyn that we would like to have a simple but legal wedding ceremony and because we are from overseas and both us immigrant to Australia where we met each other and decide to get marry with each other and also we have planned a big and important wedding party oversea therefore we would like to have simple wedding ceremony and Marilyn is happy to be our simple but legal wedding celebrant. And as our most of friends were oversea and we don’t have witness to be part of our wedding ceremony and Marilyn is very kind to help us to find witness for us during ceremony. I really appreciated of Marilyn’s job they bring my partner and I enjoy our wedding ceremony and this is happened all at Marilyn’s house and this is unforgettable memory that my official wife and I have. And after all thank you so much for all Marilyn who made this all happen and my dream come true.  You are the best marriage celebrant who I recommend and always kind and professional!  Yen-Yu & SuJung xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_SuJung from South Korea & Yen-Yu from Taiwan Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Jade & Thomas' Wedding Midginbil Hill Midginbil NSW

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Jade & Thomas' from Austria Wedding Midginbil Hill Midginbil Northern NSW
A Huge thanks Marilyn from both Thomas and I for your support leading up to, and on, our wedding day. Our ceremony was such an important part of our day, and it was so reassuring to have your professional and relaxed presence on the day.  The ceremony far exceeded our expectations! We are grateful for the benefit of your experience and for the time you took getting to know us as people and shaping a celebration that so comfortably fitted us. Thomas would like to especially thank you for keeping him calm before the ceremony.  It has been both of our pleasure getting to know you and we wish you all the best for the future. Warm regards Thomas & Jade xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Jade & Thomas' Wedding Midginbil Hill Midginbil NSW

Marry Me Marilyn married Brenda from England & Gerry Irish born at St Margaret's Chapel Surfers Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Brenda from England & Gerry Irish born St Margaret's Chapel Surfers Gold Coast
Both Gerry and I would like to offer you our sincere thanks for all your help with the preparations of our wedding, especially as we live in London, England and had to arrange everything from here. As soon as we had “met” you via Skype, we knew that you were going to be the right person to marry us. We would never have thought of the beautiful ideas you gave us, i.e. the rings blessings, the rose exchange and the butterflies release and instead of our wedding being stressful, which most of the time they are, it was the most relaxing day. We have had lots of lovely messages from our guests saying how wonderful the ceremony was. We shall never forget it and thank you so much once again. Love Brenda & Gerry xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn married Brenda from England & Gerry Irish born at St Margaret's Chapel Surfers Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaNicoletta Pascale United Kingdom
Dear Marilyn I contacted you after my best friend Brenda Norman and her future husband Gerry McCaffrey also my great friend, said that you were arranging their wedding in Australia and she lives in the UK.  She told me how helpful you were and sorting out the venue etc.  As I was unable to attend the wedding I wanted to see if there was any way I could get some flowers and a poem to them on their wedding day as a surprise and know that I was thinking about them. So I thought of you and emailed you with this idea. You emailed me back immediately and offered to read the poem for me and offered to have flowers sent to your home and you would give them to the Bride and Groom. You were so kind and helpful and obliging it was lovely.  It was like have a friend in Australia helping me. Further emails sent and returned and you came across as such a lovely person.  I am so pleased that you are the celebrant for my friend’s wedding.  I am sure it will be a day to remember forever. Thank you so much for being so helpful and kind. Regards Nicoletta Pascale xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn married Brenda from England & Gerry Irish born at St Margaret's Chapel Surfers Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Cara & Michael Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Headland Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Cara & Michael Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Headland Gold Coast
Marilyn, Thank you so much for making our day so relaxed and fun! I loved our ceremony and we couldn't have picked a better celebrant, you listened to our ideas made amazing suggestions and helped us create a unique wedding just for us. You definitely made planning our wedding from New Zealand easy, communication was great, as soon as I spoke to you on the phone I knew you were our lady so warm and friendly! We had a magic day, thank you so much again!  love Cara and Mike Christie xx

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Cara & Michael Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Headland Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter John from England & Ngo Vietnam Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
I write the following to say thank you to Marilyn, her warmth, kindness and patience was beyond what we would have expected. She made our special day even more special, as she offered advice and guidance to ensure when we arrived in Australia from Malaysia things were organised. She listened to our needs, which made the ceremony personal, friendly and in parts fun, removing the stress from the day. We would recommend her to anyone that want a celebrant that does that little more to make your day a wonderful day! Thank You John and Ngo

Gold Coast Helicopter Adventure Wedding 5000' Up at 200KMPH

Marry Me MarilynGold Coast Helicopter Adventure Wedding 5000' Up Over South Stradbroke Island and Main Beach Surfers Paradise.

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Candy & Joe Candy is from Thailand
Dear Marilyn, Thank you for weaving your magic on our special day.  We went through many websites until we came across yours and were captivated initially by your spiritual style of ceremony and the fact you were a resource of information and suitable locations. We wanted a boutique wedding but something that was different and memorable. When we came up with the idea of getting married in a Helicopter, you were as excited as we were – why not get married 5000 feet over Main Beach at 200KMPH on a glorious Gold Coast Day! Sounded crazy at the time but you took control and eliminated so much pressure for us. On the day you united Candy and myself with your beautiful words. The icing on the cake was making my son Michael part of the ceremony and having special vows that united the three of us all as one. For anyone that is looking for a special person that will be as passionate about their day as you are, it is impossible to go past you. Thank you Sincerely for your passion and inspiration. Candy and Joe XXX

Marry Me Marilyn Kate & Richard From South Africa married at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Kate & Richard From South Africa married at Surfers Paradise on the 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 handfasting 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

Marry Me Marilyn Jasmin & Oliver from England Wedding North Burleigh Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Jasmin & Oliver from England Wedding North Burleigh Beach Gold Coast
Thank you so much for making our wedding so much fun, we loved every moment of it especially the love story you did an absolutely fantastic job.  We are so glad we managed to find a celebrant that could put a bit of our characters into the ceremony and have something much more personal and fun than the usual ceremony.  We both fully enjoyed the wine ceremony too.  All of our guests enjoyed the ceremony and we have had lots of positive comments.  I will be definitely recommending you to anyone I hear of getting married.  Thank you again you are awesome love Oli and Jas x

Jo from England & Phil from Australia had their wedding with Marilyn Verschuure from Marry Me Marilyn at Ruffles Lodge at Willow Vale overlooking the vista of the Gold Coast.

Marry Me Marilyn Jo from England & Phil from Australia had their wedding with Marilyn Verschuure from Marry Me Marilyn at Ruffles Lodge at Willow Vale overlooking the vista of the Gold Coast. Jo and Phil had their first meeting with Marilyn while they were in England on Skype then planned their wedding ceremony long distance using Skype and email.

Marry Me Marilyn Josh & Anastasia Wedding Crams Farm Midginbil Hill

Marry Me Marilyn Josh & Anastasia Wedding Crams Farm Midginbil Hill

Marry Me Marilyn Love Letter Love Letter Josh from NZ & Anastasia from Russia Wedding Crams Farm Midginbil Hill Northern NSW
Marilyn went the extra mile to make our day special. She made sure all the details were taken care months before the big day, so we didn’t have to worry about it weeks out. The amount of thought she put into the text of the ceremony, to make sure it was consistent with our beliefs and thoughts was impressive. She certainly puts a lot of work into each ceremony. Regards Josh x

Marry Me Marilyn Josh & Anastasia Wedding Crams Farm Midginbil Hill

Taryn & Joel's Wedding at North Burleigh Beach at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn Marriage Celebrant & Photos Courtesy of Corne & Lara Photography

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Taryn & Joel from New Zealand Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant at North Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast
Our wedding day was made so special with the help of Marilyn. When we first made contact with her she was so warm and friendly and helped us figure out the perfect ceremony to suit us. Our wedding was romantic and at the same time really intimate, relaxing and fun! Our ceremony included sharing wine together out of a goblet and the blessing of our hands an ancient Celtic tradition, which were both ideas that Marilyn came up with to make it that much more special for us! On the day Marilyn brought a Paua Shell to hold our rings and remind us of our New Zealand heritage. Thanks Marilyn you’re the best! Taryn and Joel x   Photos Courtesy of Corne & Lara Photography

Taryn & Joel's Wedding at North Burleigh Beach at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn Marriage Celebrant & Photos Courtesy of Corne & Lara Photography

Marry Me Marilyn Michelle & Peter Wedding Penthouse Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Michelle & Peter from New Zealand Wedding Penthouse Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
No words can express how forever grateful we are to you Marilyn for being the remarkable person you are. We would recommend Marilyn without any hesitation if you are looking for a celebrant who goes that extra mile to make your day memorable. After 39 happy years as a couple we set out to incorporate a surprise wedding while holidaying on the Gold Coast with our family from New Zealand. With the good fortune of finding Marry Me Marilyn website, we were in turn blessed with such a personalised, memorable ceremony all due in no small part to Marilyn’s capability to understand what we wanted in one visit to meet her. We left that appointment with relief as we had found the most competent and integral part of our wedding day. As we are sure every bride and groom before us knows you only have to meet Marilyn in person to feel her energy, enthusiasm and heartfelt connection that she makes with you. Within days Marilyn had the first draft out for the ceremony. With emails bouncing back and forward over the Tasman, Marilyn guided us, gave us suggestions and an enjoyable journey to end up with a service which meant the world to us. Marilyn took over all the legal side before and after, including lodging and applying for the registered copy of our Marriage certificate at QLD BDM, which has saved us time and was a massive load taken off us with not being Australian residents. We made very few alterations to that first draft of our ceremony, which only confirms how much Marilyn listened and connected with us resulting in a ceremony which reflected the true spirit of Peter and I.Thank you so much Marilyn as you are every thing and more than I had ever hoped for to play such an important part in our journey! Love Michelle & Peter x

Marry Me Marilyn Amber & Matt Wedding Loganholme Love Story

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Amber & Matt Wedding
To the Amazing Marilyn, Matt and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From my very first phone call with you I knew you were the one who would marry us as I had goose bumps talking to you. With your nurturing nature you set my soul at ease that Matt and I were in the very best of hands. You tailored our day to perfection, listening to our needs, wants and desires and transformed them into a spectacular ceremony. The whole process from our initial meeting to our big day was seamless and stress free, just what a bride to be needs. Marilyn you are fabulous and have so many unique ceremony ideas and are one of the most beautiful souls we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We will be recommending you to all we know. Love Matt and Amber xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Amber & Matt Wedding Loganholme Love Story

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Margaret & Ronald Maori & Samoan Wedding at the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Course Tweed Heads in New South Wales
Good Morning Marilyn, Well Marilyn where do I begin....words cannot express how we feel about the wedding. You made our wedding absolutely wonderful, actually wonderful isn't the word, it was much much more than that. Everyone was so touched with the wording, the entire ceremony.  I felt like I didn't get to say a proper good bye and thank you as we were all caught up with the photo's. From the bottom of our hearts Marilyn, thank you for being who you are.  For making our wedding day something not just Ronald and I will treasure forever, but for our family and friends to talk about for a long time. I look back and my heart drops I am in such awe of my Wedding day, I feel like my wedding day was the best in the world. You will be remembered in our hearts forever and I will always mention your name when friends and family are searching for that special person to unite them in marriage. We will always think of you when we think of our wedding day. All our love and thanks to you Marilyn and Marcel, Forever thinking of you, Mr & Mrs Ronald Betham :-)

Marry Me Marilyn Tina & David Wedding Palazzo Versace Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Tina & David from New Zealand Wedding Palazzo Versace Main Beach Gold Coast
Thank you so much Marilyn you were so professional and genuinely beautiful to deal with. What a beautiful lady to have as our celebrant. She was professional and knew her stuff inside out. I loved that Marilyn made things easy for us and she was very accommodating to our wants and needs. You can tell Marilyn genuinely loves love and is passionate about her work. Highly recommend Marilyn for all of her wonderful services and we are looking forward to spreading the word on your amazing service. Love Tina & David x

Marry Me Marilyn Tina & David Wedding Palazzo Versace Main Beach Gold Coast

Testimonial Candice & Dean.

Love Letter from Candice & Dean from South Africa married at Oskars Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thanks again for such a great ceremony! Everybody said it was the best one they have been to!! So unique and special! Candice & Dean

Marry Me Marilyn Diana & Matthew Wedding St Margaret’s Chapel Gold Coast Arts Centre Bundall

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Diana & Matthew Wedding St Margaret’s Chapel Gold Coast Arts Centre Bundall
Dear Marilyn, Diana and I would like to say a Big Thank You for your wonderful help preparing for our wedding and for a beautiful wedding service. The ceremony was beautiful and all that we had dreamed it would be. Our venue was small, but the love that was radiated to us through the company of all our guests, and your wonderful wedding committal service made our wedding a truly magical day to be treasured and remembered for the rest of our lives. Diana and I were both very nervous, but felt very calm in your presence. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective engaged couples looking for a Marriage celebrant. Once again Thank You Marilyn! Kind Regards Matthew & Diana Smith xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Diana & Matthew Wedding St Margaret’s Chapel Gold Coast Arts Centre Bundall

Marry Me Marilyn Alana & Michael Wedding Upper Coomera Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Handfasting Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Alana Vietnamese & Michael Cambodian Wedding Upper Coomera Gold Coast
We highly recommend Marilyn to be there for your special day, we had Marilyn for our celebrant and she' did a wonderful job, her price and service was great too! Love Michael & Alana xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Handfasting Wedding Celebrant_Saowalak Thai & Mitchell Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Handfasting Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Saowalak Thai & Mitchell Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
What a Fantastic way to get married! We both really enjoyed our experience getting Married with Marilyn. Love Saowalak & Mitchell xoxo

Marry Me Marily Link to sunrise & sunset timesAustralian Government Geoscience Australia - Sunrise Sunset & Twilight Times you can find out when the sun sets and rises and how long the twilight is on your special day to help plan the timing of your ceremony.

Marry Me Marilyn Peter_Jeanette from Philippines Wedding Sheraton Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Peter & Jeanette from Philippines Wedding Sheraton Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast
Thank you so much Marilyn for our amazing Wedding Ceremony we loved it!! YOUR THE BEST MY DEAR! Pete and I were very happy with our wedding you did so well and yeah we want to give a rating 10 for your excellent service ..we absolutely loved it ..thank you so very much! Love Jeanette and Pete xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Peter_Jeanette from Philippines Wedding Sheraton Mirage Main Beach Gold Coast

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Marry Me MarilynLets have fun and create something really, really special here! No boring generic ceremonies for you!!
If you are looking for someone who is friendly, relaxed and fun to talk with, enthusiastic about you and your Wedding, full of energy and innovative ideas, always happy and overflowing with imagination call me today and say Marry Me Marilyn!

Matt & Mi from Byron Bay in Northern NSW and Michelle from Brazil in South America

Marry Me MarilynIt is very easy to organise the legal requirements for your wedding by long distance. I will lead you through the process step by step. I have organised hundreds of weddings from every State and Territory in Australia (including remote islands) and around the world by phone and Skype video conferencing with couples from 62 countries. I have married couples from countries such as New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Russia, Moldavia, Ukraine, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China & Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Nigeria, Eritrea, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Vanauatu, Solomon Islands, Torres Strait Islands, South Africa, Lebanon, Jordan, Dubai, Iran, Afghanistan, and for Australians working in Antartica.

Katy and Nick fromChristchurch  New Zealand were married on Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast by Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Katy & Nick Haines Christchurch, New Zealand
Are you thinking about getting married on the Gold Coast and live overseas? if so...You must hire Marilyn!!!
My husband Nick and I can't tell you the amount of times we have told people, "hiring Marilyn as our celebrant from NZ was the best money we spent on our wedding...full stop!" By chance we stumbled across Marilyn on Google and never looked back. Trying to sort everything out from a different country was far more challenging than we expected. Thank God for the internet, our record of communication with Marilyn must read like a novel, but yet Marilyn never tired of our excuses for not getting back to her in time, was always patient, professional and diligent, and helped organise and remind us of very important things that we might otherwise have forgotten or overlooked. And finally....we arrived! After months of helpful emails at no extra expense, we met Marilyn who was of course the lovely lady just as much in person who had helped us through all the snags (no matter how hard you try they always happen) of our planning. The ceremony was PERFECT !!! Marilyn made some last minute spontaneous touches that proved her experience in such things, that just MADE the day. I can't help but think that Marilyn is just very intuitive and naturally gifted about knowing what makes the perfect day for different people. We of course highly recommend her to make your special day ....very special in a unique way, just for you. Take the hassle out of your wedding planning now, and talk to Marilyn...its the best wedding decision you will make. Katy and Nick Haines

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

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Alyona & Alexandre Conscious Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay
From the first time we spoke to Marilyn on the phone we knew that she was special. During our first interaction we knew that she cared deeply about co-creating a unique and sacred ceremony ensuring that we felt heard in the process. She created a rough draft of our ceremony, which included all of the elements that we could have ever imagined, exceeding our expectations. We went to Marilyn's place prior to our wedding day and were able to see firsthand how much she values her work, we would call it her ART - her caring, intuitive, and heart felt approach made us feel comfortable, clear and confident about our big day. Our wedding day with Marilyn was nothing short of MAGICAL. Her creativity did not stop at the preparation, and her little tips and suggestions on the day were extremely helpful. We are so grateful for the support and guidance of Marilyn and would highly recommend booking Marilyn if you value heartfelt creativity, collaboration and an alternative & unique way of creating your marriage ceremony. Thank you from the depths of our hearts, Marilyn, for the passion and love that you bring to what you do. Thanks again for sharing your magic with us on our wedding day, we felt so blessed to be married by you! We will definitely keep in touch and share our adventures with you. Lots of love, Alyona & Alex Xoxo

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

Marry Me Marilyn Nardene & Mike Wedding Hope Island

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Nardene (New Zealand) & Mike (South Africa) Wedding Hope Island Gold Coast
A BIG THANK YOU to Marry Me Marilyn for helping us tailor our PERFECT DAY. WE LOVED THE HUMOUR, OUR LOVE STORY and the elements she added that were important to us. A CELEBRANT WITH A DIFFERENCE ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH and guiding us to have the BEST CEREMONY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you're looking for an outside of the box wedding! Love Nardene & Mike xx

Marry Me Marilyn Nardene & Mike Wedding Hope Island

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Pooja & Harshil from India Wedding Parkwood Village Gold Coast
To Marilyn, We just wanted to email and say a big THANK YOU! From the first meeting with had with Marilyn, we were both simply at ease. We knew there was nothing we had to worry about - she made everything so much easier for us!! We had 2 wedding ceremonies, firstly the ceremony that Marilyn married us at and another was our traditional Indian ceremony. We had enough stress on our minds about the second wedding so we basically relied on Marilyn for most of the things for our first. The ceremony was so beautiful. For our families that were present there, it was the first time they’d witnessed a wedding as such since all the weddings they’d been to previously were traditional Indian ones. And trust me; everyone could not stop praising her!! The way she took us through the ceremony was so lovely. Thanks for everything you did for us Marilyn. You went above and beyond. You’re amazing! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!! Pooja & Harshil xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Pooja & Harshil Wedding Parkwood Village Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn married Olga Alex at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club near Elephant Rock

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Olga & Alex's from Russia Wedding at Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC on the Gold Coast
Hello Marilyn. Thank you very much for everything you have done for me and Olga. We both liked it very much. Thank you very much you are wonderful Celebrant and nice person. Love Alex & Olga ....Today is one year since we got married and we want to tell you big Thank You again for making our day as great as it was one year ago. It was unforgettable and very professional work that you made for us in such a short period of time..

Marry Me Marilyn married Olga Alex at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club near Elephant Rock

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaSarah and Mauro from Sicily in Italy had a beautiful wedding at Main Beach near Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Spring.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Sarah & Mauro from Sicily Italy
"Sarah and I organized our wedding in almost one month, as I was coming from abroad we had to make a lot of decisions in a little time. While we were surfing the net we bumped into the Marry Me Marilyn website. We were impressed by Marilyn’s experience in a range of different ceremonies… they were really special and touching and basically we wanted to incorporate all of them!   We chose Marilyn without even getting to know her and exactly one month and one day before the wedding we were at her place planning our wedding from scratch. Since the first meeting with her we felt we had made the right decision: she was just great! Perhaps the most important thing about your wedding is for the ceremony to be personalized for both yourself and your partner… the celebrant needs to understand how your couple is unique then create around you the perfect wedding, this takes time, sensitivity and passion. Marilyn was perfect in all of this! From that first day we felt that we were not just a job for her but that she would have gone the extra mile  to understand us and to make our ceremony unique. She is also really precise, thoughtful and easy to deal with. In two weeks she helped us to design the perfect ceremony while she never rushed us. We got married on a beautiful, perhaps too windy!, day at Main Beach. I think that day Marilyn made all the young couples present at the wedding want to marry straight away, some of our friends even asked for her contacts! We highly recommend Marilyn she is the perfect choice for your big day!”

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_Australialo e Sarah abbiamo organizzato il nostro matrimonio in appena un mese, infatti io venivo in Australia direttamente dall’Italia e così abbiamo dovuto prendere molte decisioni in pochissimo tempo. Mentre navigavamo su Internet abbiamo scoperto il Sito di Marilyn. A colpirci è stata subito la grande esperienza di Marylin in diversi e intriganti riti di matrimonio. Ci piacevano così tanto che  in quel momento avremmo voluto incorporarli tutti! Così abbiamo scelto Marilyn senza neanche conoscerla di persona e esattamente un mese prima della data del matrimonio eravamo nella sua casa a pianificare tutto da zero. Probabilmente l’aspetto più importante per un matrimonio è avere una cerimonia che sia il più possibile personalizzata per entrambi gli sposi… La celebrante deve capire la particolarità di ogni coppia e creare il perfetto matrimonio. Questo richiede tempo, sensibilità e passione. Marilyn è stata perfetta in ogni aspetto! Dal nostro primo incontro abbiamo avvertito di non essere semplicemente un numero ma che lei avrebbe fatto di tutto per capire chi fossimo e fare in modo che il nostro rito fosse unico nel suo genere. Marilyn è anche molto precisa, attenta e alla mano. In due settimane ci ha aiutato a fare in modo che il nostro giorno più importante fosse perfetto senza mai metterci fretta. Ci siamo sposati in una bella, forse troppo ventosa!, giornata a Main Beach. Credo che quel giorno Marilyn abbia fatto venire la voglia di sposarsi a più di una coppia di nostri amici, alcuni di loro hanno perfino chiesto a Marilyn i suoi contatti. Io e Sarah vi  raccomandiamo caldamente Marilyn per il vostro giorno più importante.

Wedding of Esther from Switzerland & Steve Wedding on Woorim Beach Bribie Island Queensland Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Esther from Switzerland & Steve Wedding on Woorim Beach Bribie Island 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_Samantha_Michael_Wedding Tamborine Gardens_Marriage Certificate

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Samantha & Michael from South Africa Wedding Tamborine Gardens Chapel
Hi Marilyn, Mike and I would like to say a huge thank you for marrying us on 9 September 2016. Initially we were worried that we would have difficulty writing our love story and vows but with your guidance through drafts and the tips and tricks on your website, we couldn't be happier with the end result. It was a ceremony that was unique to us and we had nothing but great feedback from our guests on the day. The love story was definitely one of the favourite parts of our ceremony for both us and our guests (many of whom learnt more about our relationship on the day :)) Thank you for being sincere, approachable and efficient and thank you for guiding us and helping us put together a ceremony that captured our love for each other perfectly. We are also very grateful for the beautiful copy of our ceremony, it is keepsake we will treasure forever. We have already, and will continue to, recommend you to family and friends. Kind regards, Samantha & Michael xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Samantha_Michael_Wedding Tamborine Gardens Outside Chapel with Umbrellas

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Gemma from England & Marshall Wedding EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, from the moment we heard about you we knew you were 'THE ONE'. Your UPBEAT and FUN LOVING PERSONALITY really shone through on our wedding day. We loved how sentimental our ceremony was, yet funny and exactly us. You really captured us well as a couple and the words you spoke were truly loving!  We cannot tell you enough HOW AMAZING YOU ARE and HOW MUCH WE LOVED HAVING YOU AS OUR CELEBRANT. A massive thank you for everything you have done for us over the past couple of years. You have been extremely patient and kind in helping us on our journey to become a married couple and family. It was important to us to have a celebrant who took the time in getting to know us and you really went that extra mile. All your help with the little details from the questionnaires about each other for our Love Story, to printing out our ceremony in a beautiful booklet that we can keep forever. Thank you again Marilyn you are a wonderful lady. All our love, The Fowle Family x

Marry Me Marilyn_Gemma & Marshall Wedding Eco-Studio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Damian & Clare from England held their intimate Handfasting Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat NSW they are toasting their Marriage with Champagne

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Damian & Clare from England held their intimate Handfasting Wedding with Marry Me Marilyn at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat NSW
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 and Clare

Marry Me Marilyn Sanja Macedonia & Rhys Wedding Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Brisbane

Love Letter Sanja Macedonia & Rhys Wedding Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Brisbane
THANK YOU MARILYN FOR A PERFECT WEDDING DAY the best day of my life! MARILYN WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND VERY PROFESSIONAL! I hadn’t a clue in the lead up to the ceremony but she helped me through with the whole day and even kept my nerves in check. Love Sanja & Rhys xoxo

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Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaA Scottish Handfasting was perfect for Sharon & Ronnie's Renewal of Vows celebrating their tenth anniversary at Main Beach. Sharon & Ronnie come from Aberdeen in Scotland and combined a Renewal of Vows on Main Beach with a visit to family in Brisbane. Ronnie and their son Keiran wore the Pride of Scotland Tartan. Keiran draped a ribbon and cousin Rachael & Jimmy also.

A Scottish Handfasting was perfect for Sharon & Ronnie's Renewal of Vows celebrating their tenth anniversary at Main Beach with Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant

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

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Nicole Germany & Paulo Brazil 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 married sonja & Alessandro on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay on a glorious Autumn Day

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaFacebook Sonja & Alessandro Wategos Beach
Marilyn. Thanks again for the wonderful ceremony. I loved how moved you yourself were and how brilliantly you adjusted your voice to the sound of the ocean. Everyone could hear you. You truly made us feel very special. L Sonja x
Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Sonja & Alessandro from Austria had their Wedding on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay Northern NSW Marry Me Marilyn performed a Buddhist Style Wedding with a Thai Buddhist Style Shell Ceremony
Both of us were rather nervous about getting married in the first place and thus found the prospect of meeting with the wedding celebrant rather daunting. However, when we first met Marilyn, all of our fears were blown away. She had a lovely presence, was totally authentic and let us be who we wanted to be. It was all about us and our ideas, which showed us how sensitive Marilyn is. Immediately, we felt at ease and knew we'd go ahead with her. Her kindness and her support helped us to get through the preparation for the wedding and her professionalism made the journey very easy and enjoyable. Her resources were utterly helpful in composing our vows and the wonderful input she gave us for the ceremony were simply amazing. She helped us to design the ceremony according to our needs and personalities, which ultimately made our wedding an unforgettable day that we will carry in our hearts for rest of our lives. Thanks Marilyn, your presence at our celebration was the icing of the cake. We are so lucky to have had you there with us. Love Sonja & Sandro xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kathy & Martin Cedar Creek Lodges Mt Tamborine Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Kathy & Martin Cedar Creek Lodges Mt Tamborine Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn. Thank you so much for being such an integral part of our day – and for the 9 months leading up to it. Your energy, knowledge, guidance, patience and sense of humour are just part of the reason why we fell in love with you and we are so glad we were led to you.  From the writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting of our vows; to the advice on remaining grounded, centred and within our bubble; you were there as our sounding board and what I would also class as Therapist on one or two occasions. All of this gave us the opportunity to relax and to focus on each other and even the advice you gave for the other members of the wedding party was a godsend. Your professionalism is second to none – you were organised from start to finish, reminding us of all the little things that we needed to do that we no doubt would have forgotten. Thank you from the depth our hearts and souls for your presence on our Wedding day; we had so many guests comment on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. That is because we were lucky enough to find somebody who not only listened to what we wanted; but who also ‘felt’ us and resonated with us. That’s a rare thing. With love, gratitude and respect, Martin & Kathy Sweeting xx

Marry Me Marilyn Kathy & Martin Cedar Creek Lodges Mt Tamborine Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Margaret & Ronald from Sydney and originally from New Zealand and Samoa had their Wedding on the Ladies 10th Tee at the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Course Tweed Heads in NSW
Good Morning Marilyn, Well Marilyn where do I begin....words cannot express how we feel about the wedding. You made our wedding absolutely wonderful, actually wonderful isn't the word, it was much much more than that. Everyone was so touched with the wording, the entire ceremony.  I felt like I didn't get to say a proper good bye and thank you as we were all caught up with the photo's. From the bottom of our hearts Marilyn, thank you for being who you are.  For making our wedding day something not just Ronald and I will treasure forever, but for our family and friends to talk about for a long time. I look back and my heart drops I am in such awe of my Wedding day, I feel like my wedding day was the best in the world. You will be remembered in our hearts forever and I will always mention your name when friends and family are searching for that special person to unite them in marriage. We will always think of you when we think of our wedding day. All our love and thanks to you Marilyn and Marcel, Forever thinking of you, Mr & Mrs Ronald Betham :-)

Lynda & Carl from Ireland married at Currumbin Beach Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast.

Love Letter from Lynda & Carl from Ireland married on Currumbin Beach in Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast.
"Hi Marilyn, hope you are well! Now that things have settled down a bit after last weekend I just wanted to touch base with you to say a big big thank you for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful for us. Things didn't quite go to plan with the huge thunderstorm but I think we will remember our day for the unpredictable things that happened, like having my brother and nephews standing up there with us with all those colourful umbrellas. It was also great that you could stay to celebrate with us too- I know a lot of our guests really enjoyed chatting with you. We don't have any official pics yet but some friends have provided some of theirs on my facebook page and I would love to share them with you. Lynda and Carl xx."

Marilyn Verschuure Full Time Civil Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron BayLove Letter from Joanne from England & Aussie Dan's Wedding Broadbeach Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, On behalf of Dan and myself and our three children, Shannon, Hayden and Osha. We would like to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our day so special. We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. Nothing was ever a problem. Even when I was living overseas in the United Kingdom and Dan was here in Australia, it did not phase you once with the work load that you had ahead of you. You constantly communicated with both of us even if we were both on opposite sides of the world. You took all of our worries away and made everything that Dan and I longed for, fit into place. You listened to our stories and our memories, and turned it into a beautiful love story on our wedding day, which drew many tears. It was so magical and beautiful. Having the sand ceremony too gave us everything we had wished for in our marriage, as it was about combining two families into one. You definitely completed this for us. You even included remembering the ones that could not be with us on our special day, as they were still in the United Kingdom. You made our day fun, loving and very enjoyable. As you are so spiritual, special and a hopeless romantic yourself, you made sure our day was incredibly special. You are naturally gifted and full of love and ideas. You’re so considerate, and thoughtful, even having back up plans for weather permitted changes. You constantly helped us with input and made it fun and enjoyable for the children too. Letting them have a practice run in your own home so they’d no longer worry about what they had to do on the day. You made sure that the day was just as special for them as it was for Dan and I. You continued to help us through the day with photo ideas, as we didn't have a professional photographer, even down to drawing heart shapes in the sand and giving us ideas we would never have thought of ourselves. Thank you for taking so many snaps for us after the wedding for the album we can now create. You truly are a very special lady. We will never forget you. And can’t thank you enough for everything. We highly recommend you to anybody who wishes to marry at the Gold Coast and especially to anybody who lives overseas, because your commitment to that couple is outstanding and very reassuring. May your business prosper. Love Jo & Dan xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Thanatcha & Ricky Wedding Highland Park Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Thanatcha Thailand & Ricky Wedding Highland Park Gold Coast Rod Nam Sang
Dear Marilyn, Just wanted to say a big Thank You. It was such a pleasure having you as our wedding celebrant and for making our day so special and entertaining. Everything was beautiful and went off seamlessly. Our family and friends also had plenty of positive comments on what a great job you did, especially with making the ceremony so unique and not like all other weddings. The professionalism you showed from beginning to end was exceptional and we would certainly recommend you to anyone we know. Thank you again for all your hard work and for helping make our day perfect! Sincerely Thanatcha & Ricky xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Thanatcha & Ricky Wedding Highland Park Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Thanatcha & Ricky Wedding Highland Park Gold Coast Rod nam Sang Handfasting

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica & Ciaran Wedding Jellyfish Restaurant Brisbane City

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Jessica & Ciaran from Ireland's 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 Kim & Alan on Main Beach Main Beach Gold Coast Kim New Zealand Alan South Australia

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter Kim & Alan on Main Beach Main Beach Gold Coast Kim New Zealand Alan South Australia.
Marilyn you're amazing! From the first phone call I knew you would make our wedding ceremony special. I did not expect you to exceed all expectations of our ceremony. I'll never forget the memories you etched into Al & my memories they are awesome. Thank you Al & Kim xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Kim & Alan on Main Beach Main Beach Gold Coast Kim New Zealand Alan South Australia

Marry Me Marilyn_Natasha & Leo Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Love Letter Love Letter Natasha & Leo (Samoan Heritage) from South Island of New Zealand Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast
We thank Marilyn for making everything so easy for us with the legals and ceremony planning as we come from overseas in the South Island of New Zealand. We highly recommend her for those getting married in Queensland. She’s a beautiful person! It was as if we had known her forever! Love Natasha & Leo x

Marry Me Marilyn_Natasha & Leo Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Natasha & Leo Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Tran_Andrew_Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter Tran (Vietnam) & Andrew Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thanks soooo much for performing a fantastic and beautiful marriage service! We are very happy and impressed with you. You are such a lovely and nice woman and very happy and caring person. You and your husband were very welcoming and accommodating and helpful. Thanks for all your help and understanding I appreciate it so much. Giao our friend and interpreter said this was the first time she had attended an Australian wedding and she was impressed by your service and warm hearted nature. Regards from...Mr and Mrs Wood x

Marry Me Marilyn_Tran_Andrew_Wedding Coombabah Gold Coast

Chantel from Canada Marries Atanas from Australia

Chantel from Canada marries Atanas at Monterey Keys Helensvale on Canals of the Gold Coast the Venice of the Southern Hemisphere.

Kelli & Ben's Wedding Ceremony at the Pass Byron Bay in Northern NSW. Byron Bay is a very spiritual place where Dolphins and Whales pass by just off shore and the sand is golden and the weather perfectKirsty & Vladimir's friends and family celebrate their marriage at their wedding with Marilyn Verschuure at picturesque Hinterland Glengariff Historic Estate and Winery in the Dayboro Valley north of Brisbane. There are many beautiful winery venues on the Gold Coast!

Marry Me MarilynTanja's Brother Tomas flew all the way from the United Kingdom to give Tanja away in a beautiful ceremony on the white sand of Bilinga Beach on the Southern Gold Coast Queensland Australia. the back drop was the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean and the skyline of the famous Surfers paradise. Tanja's mother said she thought the setting was so beautiful and perfect for her daughter's commitment ceremony and that we Australian's probably take it for granted. Tanja is from the United Kingdom with an English & Austrian background and Hayley is Australian.

Hayely and Tanja had a simple, fun and traditional Commitment Ceremony on the magnificent Bilinga Beach on the southern Gold Coast near Coolangatta.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Tanja from New Zealand & Hayley from Austria both living in the UK
"Marilyn thank you so much for helping to arrange and conduct our ceremony on Tugan beach. You made the whole process from start to finish very stress-free. From the first email up until our pre-ceremony meeting we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed with you. Your passion for your job comes through in the professional and engaging way you conduct yourself.
We are so pleased we used Marilyn's services for our special day and would recommend her to anyone thinking of making that special occasion just perfect. She is engaging, approachable, flexible and most of all has a real desire to help your day be just right for you"
Kind Regards Tanja and Hayley

Marry Me MarilynHayley and Tanja from England had a simple, fun and traditional Commitment Ceremony on the white sands of the magnificent Bilinga Beach on the southern Gold Coast near Coolangatta. Their brothers gave them away.

Adam Kaoru Traditonal White Wedding in the Coolibah downs Chapel at Nerang on the Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynMarilyn, あなたのおかげでとても楽しく素敵な結婚式になりました。とても感謝しています。
アダムからあなたを司祭(牧師)に選んだと連絡を受けてからずっと、あなたに会える日を心待ちにしていると同時に、ちゃんと英語が通じるかどうかとても心配でしたが、あなたはいつもやさしく丁寧に話してくれましたね。いつも笑顔であたたかくとても安心させられました。私たちは、この一生に一度の大事な結婚式の日に、あなたと共に素晴らしい時間を過ごせたことを嬉しく思います。
彼女(Marilyn)はとても熱心にオリジナルウエディング作りを手伝ってくれます。きっと誰もが彼女に出会ったら彼女のあたたかさを感じることができると思います。
Marilyn, いろいろお世話になりありがとうございました。とても素敵な記念になりました。
アダム&薫

Adam Kaoru Traditonal White Wedding in the Coolibah downs Chapel at Nerang on the Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Adam & Kaoru from Japan
Marilyn, we appreciate what you have done for us. We really enjoyed the time at the ceremony. It was a wonderful wedding. We never forget the beautiful time.
Adam told me that he asked Marilyn to be our celebrant when I was in Japan. I was looking forward to seeing you and also I was really nervous, because I’m still  studying English so I was worried if I couldn’t understand what you say, but you talked to me slowly and clearly when I met you for the first time, and you tried harder to understand what I want to say.You always smile and made me feel comfortable. We are very satisfied with your work. You helped a lot to make a beautiful wedding for us. We were happy to spend a great time with you at the special day. Marilyn is a warm and helpful person. We are sure that everyone will feel the same way as us. Thank you for helping with everything for our wedding.  It is a wonderful memory for us. Love Kaoru & Adam xox

Marilyn Verschuure Civil Marriage Celebrant tells Alejandro and Cassandra's love story to them as part of their wedding ceremony to personalise their ceremony and make it unique! Alejandro comes from Colombia.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Fiona & Lance from New Zealand Wedding Lions Park Cabarita Beach NSW
Marilyn, we would love to say how much of a pleasure it was to have you as our celebrant. You were always so organised & made sure we were on track with our side of things. Whenever we emailed or called you would respond so quickly. Many of our guests commented on how great you were... such a wonderful personality to help portray our Love Story. Your ideas & suggestions were also very helpful! So thank you for being a part of our big day, and thanks so much for the awesome job you did on our Wedding Ceremony. it was just perfect!! You're a star! Fiona & Lance.

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Kelly & Ruben originally from El Salvador Married at the Wings Hinterland Retreat Tallai Central Gold Coast South East QLD
If we started this testimonial, words cannot express how beautiful our wedding was, then we would be wrong. Words CAN express our wedding day and those words were the words that you prepared and wrote especially for us Marilyn.  Our wedding guests and the both of us, have still not stopped talking about how special our ceremony was that you prepared for us. It was a perfect day, and if we could have it all over again we would not change any of it. We cannot thank you enough Marilyn for your kindness, patience, generosity, time and help.  You seem to have this special in-sight into knowing exactly what to say and offer, and nothing at all was too much trouble for you.  You made us feel so welcome from the first time meeting you to feeling so comfortable on our wedding day we both felt that we had known you forever.  So in our words thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are truly such a gifted person and fantastic asset to the wedding industry.  We would recommend you to anybody considering getting married.  We cannot thank you enough, Keep up the fantastic work.  Ruben and Kelly xoxox

Chris & Judith from South Australia married at Froggys Beach in Coolangatta Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter Chris & Judith from Philippines married at Froggys Beach in Coolangatta Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you for all of your help guidance and knowledge with our wedding. We couldn't have asked for anything better. You were a massive part of our day being special! Everything went to plan it was wonderful thanks again love Chris, Judith, Christian & Charlotte xoxo Photos John Bortolin Photography

Lisa & Rob Wedding held at The Pavillion Broken Head near Byron Bay NSW

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Lisa & Rob from UK Wedding held at The Pavillion Broken Head near Byron Bay
Dear Marilyn, Rob and I would like to thank you for creating a wedding ceremony that was casual, fun and celebrated perfectly the love that we have for each other.  Not only were you so easy to work because of your relaxed, patient and accommodating ways, but you spoke so beautifully during the ceremony and made us both feel at ease. Thank you so much again for everything! Kindest Regards Lisa and Rob xoxo

Marry Me MarilynGuena from Korea Keshva Hari Krishna married at Southport Community Hall Gold Coast with original Garland Ceremony incorporating both faiths & Korean wedding traditions.
Hi Marilyn, Kesh and Gina here. How are you?  It's has been already 7 month since you married us at the Southport Community Hall. We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and support. You gave advice and single handidly organised our ceremony which was a great success and supported us even though we were both racked with nerves with your experience and witty humour by even making jokes on the crowd. We would happily recommend such help and support to others planning their wedding and are grateful to have spent our special day with u by our side thanks a million lovely Marilyn. Yours sincerely happily married Keshava and Gina .

Marry Me Marilyn married Marni & Majorin the Lake Side Hut at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Marry Me Marilyn_Gold Coast_Brisbane_Byron Bay_Sunshine Coast_AustraliaLove Letter from Marni & Major from New Zealand Lakeside Hut at Gold Coast Botanic Gardens
Dearest Marilyn, Thank you so much for the love and commitment you provided to both Major and I during such a special time of our life. Your presence and laughter allowed us to relax and enjoy the process of getting married. We are so grateful that we followed our instincts, and selected such a wonderful celebrant more so, a wonderful person. Your guidance and knowledge allowed us to achieve exactly what we wanted and also added to our dream. We believe in fate and you have defiantly left an imprint on our heart and memories forever. With love & best wishes Mr & Mrs Waltersx

Marry Me Marilyn conducted the Wedding of Dene & Nastaran from Melbourne Victoria Pacific Pines Northern Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Love Letter Dene & Nastaran from Iran married at Pacific Pines Northern Gold Coast
Marilyn, We wanted to take the time out to thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding day such an awesome one :) It would not have been possible without your input and we can't express how much we appreciated your tolerance of our incredibly busy lives and disorganization leading up to the big day. From our very first discussions via Skype we were completely at ease putting ourselves in your hands despite us being a couple thousand kilometers away. I never imagined it would be as pain free as it was dealing remotely as we did. We realize we were probably one of the more traditional couples with a fairly straightforward approach but it felt totally unique to us and that is in large part thanks to you. We found you wonderfully personable, incredibly genuine and in possession of a clear passion for making special days even more special. We would whole heartedly recommend your services to anyone & everyone getting married as our experience was just fantastic! Kind Regards Dene & Nastaran xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn Stacey & Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Stacey & Gary-Paul from New Zealand Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise
A big thank you Marry Me Marilyn for making our surprise special wedding day one to remember with our small group of family & friends. You made it so much fun & non stressful but most of all made it just how we wanted it simple & fun and another big thank you for helping us share the news of us expecting our beautiful baby girl number 2 with all our family & friends. Thank you again for everything you did on making our very special day one we will always remember. Always in our hearts love Stacey Gary-Paul Wihapi xx

Marry Me Marilyn Stacey & Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Stacey & Gary-Paul Wedding Zen Garden Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

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

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Dianne & Willie from Scotland 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 YOUR HEARTS, YOU ARE AMAZING! Love Dianne & Willie xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Helen & Jesse Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Marriage CelebrantLove Letter Helen & Jesse from New Zealands Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, We just want to thank both you and your husband for everything you did from our very first phone call to the on our big day. You were so helpful and always made us both feel at ease. A pleasure to deal with and you truly do go above and beyond for your couples. I am so grateful to the celebrant who double-booked me, I don't believe the day would have been the same without you. Thank you for the beautiful memories, I will happily recommend you to my friends and family. Thanks again for everything, you were amazing! Kind regards, Helen Maxwell x

Marry Me Marilyn_Helen & Jesse Wedding Lakelands Golf Club Merrimac Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn were chosen by Hannah and Rami for a Christian Muslim Fusion Wedding at the Solothurn Resort Reesville

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Hannah & Rami Wedding Solothurn Resort Reeseville near Montville & Maleny
Marilyn we wanted to thank you for being part of our wedding and making it a very special day. It was a such a beautiful day! love Hannah & Rami xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn were chosen by Hannah and Rami for a Christian Muslim Fusion Wedding at the Solothurn Resort Reesville

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Pegah & Masoud from Iran Wedding LakeFront Bistro Emerald Lakes Gold Coast
Thank you for the beautiful ceremony, we loved the way you included elements from our culture it was awesome to reflect our heritage. It was great and we enjoyed it a lot. Love Pegah & Masoud xoxo

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Adriana & Gabriel from Uruguay Wedding Main Beach Gold Coast
Marilyn, You did an amazing job with designing and performing our wedding ceremony, thank you so much! I thought you might like to keep this photo of you joining in the ritual of drinking the Mate at our wedding ceremony. We loved that your designed an original Mate Ceremony based on our Uruguayan traditon as well as an original Sand Ceremony that represented our family, heritage and home country. I would love to keep in touch, take care! Adriana & Gabriel xoxo

Gillian & Ryan's Wedding at An Island Hideaway Resort on South Stradbroke Island on the Northern Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Gillian from England & Ryan from New Zealand Wedding at An Island Hideaway Resort Chapel South Stradbroke Island Gold Coast
Hello Marilyn, Ryan and I  just wanted to say thank you so much for your gorgeous ceremony.  You made us both feel at ease and everyone commented what a lovely ceremony it was, I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for a celebrant.  I also loved the way you gave us our wedding ceremony to keep in beautiful bound paper it is such a nice touch.
I can't believe it's all over but it was definitely worth it.
Thanks again Marilyn! Kind Regards Gillian and Ryan x

Marry Me Marilyn Caddie & Ashley Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Love Letter Ashley & Caddie Junyin Cai from China Wedding John Laws Park Burleigh Heads G
Marry Me Marilyn did a fantastic job with our wedding we were so happy with her she went above and beyond our expectations. She really helped us with all aspects of our marriage making it romantic and so very special. Marilyn even made sure that our vows and other important parts of the ceremony were translated into Chinese for my family so they could share in our special moments. Love Caddie & Ashley xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Lynette & Tracy Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Queensland Northern NSW Love Letter Lynette & Tracy from England Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, Lynette & I would truly like to thank you for the most Beautiful Commitment Ceremony you arranged for us. Your PROFESSIONALISM, PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM ARE BEYOND WORDS. You really understood our long distance relationship and life journey we are on. Lynette is hoping to join me in the UK to be able to live together and to lawfully marry. At very short notice you was able to advice, organise and plan our Commitment Day. We just can’t thank you enough! The 30th October will always be celebrated with such love and the fondest memories. We will also always remember to raise a glass to you too, for your support and for being our celebrant on our special day. Thank you again from the bottom our of hearts! Much love Tracy & Lynette Xxxxxxxx 

Marry Me Marilyn Lynette & Tracy Commitment Sovereign Islands Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynKirsty & Vladimir exchange roses at their wedding with Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn at the Glengariff Historic Estate and Winery in the Dayboro Valley north of Brisbane.
Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Kirsty & Vlad Romania Wedding Glengariff Historic Estate & Winery Dayboro Valley North Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, It has been 1 month and 10 days since our wedding day and so far so good – blissful in fact.  We wanted to express our thanks to you for all you did for us on our special day.  In planning a wedding I didn’t really know where to start, the first place I thought to look was the internet and I came across a site for celebrants – there were literally 100’s.  I didn’t really have a plan of attack in choosing one so I read a little about a few on the site and sent off enquiries to them.  Out of the half that decided to respond, I got a few that were very pushy and a few that didn’t have much experience, and then I heard from you.  From the beginning you came across as being there for US on OUR day – not for the JOB.  Out of all the little and big things you have to do to plan a wedding you lose sight of what it is your doing it all for and you got us excited and brought us back to that meaning.  You discussed with us what we wanted to do, where it was to be held, gave us some suggestions of different things we could do to make it more memorable not only to us but to our guests also – and this was from the first phone call. It was fun and light-hearted in some parts, touching and meaningful in others – it was perfect. So thanks again for making our day extra special and I look forward to seeing you again (when we book you in for our first born naming ceremony). Yours faithfully, Mr & Mrs Popa.

If you plan to marry on the Gold Coast or anywhere in South East Queensland or Northern NSW, I can provide a highly creative and professional civil celebrant service for you. Would like to have me officiate at your ceremony but you are getting married outside of the area above? I would be happy to travel to perform the marriage but additional costs for travel and accommodation apply.

Marry Me Marilyn married Olga Alex at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club near Elephant Rock

 

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