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Marry Me Marilyn Nardene & Mike Wedding Hope Island

Love Letter Nardene + Mike Wedding Hope Island
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

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Love Letter Giovanna + Kevin Wedding Belgian Beer Ceremony Parkwood Village Parkwood
For a stressed out couple trying to organise their wedding, managing to be so lucky to have the support of Marilyn made a world of difference. She was able to guide us through the whole process, and she provided us with the comfort and clarity of how everything would be for the ceremony. Marilyn took great care and attention to detail to make A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY ABOUT US, AND IT MADE SURE THAT OUR CEREMONY WAS FILLED WITH HISTORY, LOVE AND LAUGHTER. Marilyn was able to give us so much more than just a great speech - the "stage directions" of where to be, and going through a private rehearsal with her was excellent. Everything looked seamless and the photographers loved it. She was able to suggest a toasting during the ceremony of our favourite drink we had on our first date, and to have a Wooden Wedding Box during our ceremony where love letters we wrote to each other (for our first anniversary) were placed into. These special symbols worked into our history of how we met, and will now be something we carry forward into our marriage forever. I can honestly say that Marilyn has been better than any other celebrant and created a better ceremony than I have ever seen since, and you should have no hesitation in meeting her and creating something magical together. Wishing everyone much love and fun, Kevin & Giovanna Vanderbeken xo

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

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

Kasey & James had a Wine Ceremony with Marry Me Marilyn substituting whiskey for wine

Love Letter Kasey + James Wedding Mantra on Salt Kingscliff NSW
Hi Marilyn, We had a fantastic honeymoon and we were so delightfully thrilled with all aspects of our wedding and have since had so many compliments about our Wedding Ceremony. My husband James and I came across Marilyn after surfing the web for hours and hours for the perfect celebrant who would be able to create a ceremony that completely reflected who we are as a couple. We were after a creative ceremony, with elements a little unusual and unique. We loved the idea of the “love story” as that is something all couples hold special and what a better day to celebrate that story than on your wedding day! After scrolling down so many testimonials and reading more about Marilyn, we decided to meet with the lady herself. Marilyn showed us numerous of suggestions to help us achieve our dream ceremony and her personality was so friendly and it just seemed so fitting to our wedding day, so we quickly booked! Although it was still well over a year until our wedding date, Marilyn was more than happy to start working on our ceremony with us as one of the very first things we did. I’m sure she had so many other ceremony’s to map out before ours, but she never let on that it was too early or too much trouble. In fact it worked out so well as we had plenty of time to perfect our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it well in advance and well before the wedding plans ramped up and we wouldn’t have had enough time to dedicate the thought we gave it. With Marilyn’s help we had it sorted months and months before our big day! On our wedding Day Marilyn arrived early as promised and went to visit James and the boys to make sure they were all up to scratch on ceremony movements and timings. Her delivery of the ceremony was fantastic, she told out love story with such enthusiasm! Our guests loved her special touches, such as the wooden box idea. We had our best man construct a wooden box, during the ceremony we had a nice bottle of scotch, and our love letters to each other sealed shut. It was the touch that really set our ceremony apart from lots of others we have attended. Marilyn is simply fantastic and made it seem as our big day was just as special to her as it was to us! I have also attached a few pictures that help to show the little “Marilyn touches” that we loved so much at our wedding.


Olga & Alex a Russian couple's Wedding at Currumbin Beach Vikings Gold Coast_Wine Ceremony with Marry Me Marilyn

Love Letter Olga + Alex Wedding Currumbin Beach Vikings 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

Olga & Alex a Russian couple's Wedding at Currumbin Beach Vikings Gold Coast_Wine Ceremony with Marry Me Marilyn

Rebecca & Lee shared a cup of wine during a traditional Cup Ceremony they chose to complement their formal wedding

Love Letter Rebecca + Lee Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
Dear Marilyn, I just want to say thank you so much for everything you have done for myself and Lee. From the day we met you have been there for us both! I have never known anyone in my life to be as helpful and supportive as you have been to us!! You have always had the time for us, when we needed help or if we had any questions, for this I can't thank you enough. You made us feel welcome in your home, showing us some of your previous weddings you have done in the past and we must admit we had so much fun. And most importantly you made us feel at ease before the wedding, you always have the right words to say!! Thank you Marilyn for giving us the most beautiful wedding, we are so happy that we chose you, And so many people commented how much they enjoyed it. You're a gifted lady with a beautiful heart. Once again, thank you again for making our day so special and for all your help and guidance throughout, you were amazing thank you! Love Mr & Mrs Cross xxxxxx

Rebecca & Lee shared a cup of wine during a traditional Cup Ceremony they chose to complement their formal wedding.

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

Marry Me Marilyn married Sam and Robbie at Coolibah Downs Chapel

Marry Me Marilyn married Sam and Robbie at Coolibah Downs Chapel

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

Marry Me Marilyn married Sam and Robbie at Coolibah Downs Chapel

Marry Me Marilyn_Jasmin_Oliver Wedding at North Burleigh Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Jasmin + Oliver 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 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 xox

Karen & Stephen had a Wine Ceremony Declaration at their Wedding on the Northern Gold Coast

Love Letter Karen + Stephen Wedding Biggera Waters Gold Coast
We feel so lucky to have found Marilyn as our celebrant! We met Marilyn after the celebrant we booked cancelled on us and as things go in life it turned out to be a great stroke of luck. From the moment we spoke to her we felt at ease, and the moment we met her we knew that we wanted her as our celebrant. Marilyn is very professional, nothing was a problem, her ideas were very helpful.  Even though the weather was disastrous and the venue was changed Marilyn still made it a bright and cheerful event.  We had a beautiful ceremony Marilyn and some laugher too, thank you so much for all your effort and patience in making a wet day into something so beautiful. We have already recommended Marilyn to friends. Love Karen & Stephen Azzopardi.

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Marry Me Marilyn Jenna & Tim’s Wedding Len Wort Park Currumbin Gold Coast Champagne Ceremony

Love Letter Jenna + Tim Wedding Len Wort Park Currumbin Gold Coast
THANK YOU Marilyn for helping make OUR WEDDING DAY SO SPECIAL! We had such a BEAUTIFUL and RELAXING EXPERIENCE with Marry Me Marilyn. We really felt like she put in so much time and effort into ensuring our day ran smoothly. She made sure we had our very special personal touches included in the entire ceremony. In the lead up, we met with her a couple of times - her directions were thorough, precise and accurate, which is needed on such an important day. We would highly recommend Marilyn! Jen & Tim x

Marry Me Marilyn Jenna & Tim’s Wedding Len Wort Park Currumbin Gold Coast Champagne Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Jodie Sean Wedding Polly's Kitchen Neranwood Gold Coat Hinterland Rose Exchange

Love Letter Jodie + Sean Wedding Polly's Kitchen Neranwood Rose Exchange with Mothers
Marilyn our ceremony was filled with a lot of laughs as well as tears and our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our love story. We couldn’t have imagined it another way. Such a beautiful being, we hope many other couples are lucky enough to have you as part of their day! What really stood out for us was the effort you put in to get to know us as a couple and put together our own personalised ceremony. We planned our Gold Coast wedding from Ayers Rock as we live and work there, it was pretty hard trying to coordinate all things wedding via phone calls and email yet Marilyn made the ceremony planning a breeze! Marilyn you were very professional to deal with. When it came to the day her presence was very reassuring and she took a lot of the stress away! Thank you again love Jodie & Sean xoxoxo

Love Note Anita + David Elopement Wedding Froggy’s Beach Coolangatta
Marilyn your celebrant service was Brilliant! You were Definitely the Best Choice :) Thanks a lot again for all your efforts and help you have given to us. You and Marcel just made our Wedding Day Perfect! Best wishes for 2019 and we hope to see you soon in Budapest! Anita & David xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Sylvia_Christopher Wedding at The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point Redlands

Love Letter Sylvia + Christopher Wedding The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point
Wow, I can't believe it has been two weeks since our wedding and I am writing this letter, so you may know Chris and I think you are the Best Wedding Celebrant in the World! – I think the wedding ceremony, is one of the most important parts of a wedding, where the love, for a bride and groom is declared between themselves, family and friends. I wanted a ceremony, something that was personalised and a ceremony that would captivate our family and friends, not have “just another boring ceremony”. I found the best wedding celebrant in the world – Marilyn – on the internet, and after viewing her website, made phone contact, found her to be helpful, informative and friendly! The next step was meeting up in person and the best I can describe, meeting Marilyn is like meeting a friend, she has genuine warmth and instantly makes you feel at ease – after a cup of coffee, laughter – we got down to the business side of things, where she explains clearly, the different types of ceremonies, giving you as much input as you wish to make, or if you are a busy person – how little. Our ceremony was personally tailored for us, on what we wanted ( Marilyn is a listener and gives great advice and has available amazing resources) – the planning of the ceremony consisted of sending emails to and fro with drafts, (since I wanted a LOT of input, there were lots of emails – no added expense) until we had it just perfect! Marilyn makes you feel special, as if your wedding is the only wedding she is planning – in fact her attention to detail, would be, as if it was her own wedding. The day itself was beautiful and Marilyn looked beautiful (she consults in colours and what we would like her to wear – she has an extensive wardrobe) as you can imagine, a celebrant is featured in wedding photos! Our true love story and weaving of other magical ceremonies within, had our guests in tears and truly mesmerized from beginning to end. Marilyn herself delivered the ceremony with meaning – each word she spoke was hung on to by the guests…as she put in 110% effort into creating a feeling of love and wonderment. If there is a bride to be reading this now, stop thinking, pick up the telephone, it is the best decision you will ever make! And your wedding will be – as you wish it to be…….and hassle free. So, I end this testimonial, with a heartfelt thank you to Marilyn, from Chris and myself, for we see you now, not just as a “celebrant” but a friend who made our day very special, from beginning to the end. Love Chris & Sylvia x

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

Andy Rebecca Kiss By Pacific Ocean and Exchange Red Roses for Renewal of Vows Ceremony with Marilyn Verschuure from Marry Me Marilyn at Wategos Beach Byron Bay NSW Australia

The couple exchange a single red rose as a symbol of their love and commitment on their special day. A single red rose always means “I love you” and becomes their first gift to each other as a committed couple.  The couple pick one very special location in their home for roses, and that on each anniversary they both take a rose to that special place, as a recommitment to their vows each year and an affirmation that this is a union based on love.

Kirsty & 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

Kirsty & 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

Exchanging Roses is a beautiful ceremony for a Renewal of Vows a Wedding or a Commitment Ceremony

Love Letter Andy + Rebecca Renewal of Vows Wategos Beach Byron Bay
Marilyn, we would both like to thank you for conducting our renewal vow ceremony.  The format and ideas were exactly what we wanted for our special day.  The way you incorporated our love story was beautiful and we loved the rose ceremony.  Thank you for being part of our special ceremony. Love Andy & Rebecca

Sarah and Mauro exchanged roses as part of their modern contemporary wedding ceremony. Marilyn integrated part of their love story into the Rose Ceremony so they can relive and celebrate their love story every anniversary.

Sarah and Mauro exchanged roses as part of their modern contemporary wedding ceremony on Main
Beach the Spit on the Gold Coast. Marilyn integrated part of their love story into the Rose Ceremony so they can relive and celebrate their love story every anniversary.

Love Letter Kirsty + Vlad Wedding Glengariff Historic Estate Dayboro Valley 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.

Marilyn wrote an original civil version of the Stefana or Greek Wedding Crown Ceremony for Andrea & Alexander

Love Letter Andrea + Alexander Wedding Broadbeach Waters Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, This is the first chance I have had to say thank you for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding! Your support and guidance was superb and we had lots of comments about how personal and unique our ceremony was! It was exactly what we wanted and we couldn't have done it without you!! Love Andrea and Alex xx

Karenina & August married at Glengariff Historic Estate in Dayboro North Brisbane

Love Letter Karenina + August Wedding Glengariff Historic Estate in Dayboro North Brisbane
Hello, Marilyn married life is great and just when you think life couldn't get any better you wake up the next day more in love and even happier with life. We had so many people compliment our wedding ceremony and they really got the message that we were trying to portray and they said our journey is very inspiring so we have you to thank for that. Again thank you so much for all that you did for us making it such a perfect ceremony. The rest of the day was just as perfect as the beginning with the ceremony. We hold dear to our hearts the many wonderful memories from our wedding day for us and our children and the rest of the family to treasure. Take care and talk soon. Kindest regards Karenina & August x

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