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Unity Sand Ceremony

Heart Vase for Unity Sand Ceremony with Blended Family

Marry Me Marilyn Gold Coast Wedding CelebrantSand Ceremonies are a wonderful way to symbolically join a couple and families and especially a blended family to celebrate a family unit. Sand Ceremonies make everyone involved feel special & unique yet included in this family unity sand ceremony. Children just love the pouring of the sand.

Marry Me Marilyn_Deirdre Tim Pouring Gold _Silver Sand Together Tallebudgera Creek Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantDuring the sand ceremony, different coloured sands are blended together. The couple each take a small vase of sand of a different colour and pour them into a large vase swirling the sands together or pouring in layers with children and or parents & grandparents.

Shell Ceremonies & Water Blessing

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantOne of the Shell Ceremonies I use is from the Thai Buddhist wedding tradition & another from the Celtic tradition. The water is held in a Conch or Bailer Shell.

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

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantLove Letter from from Martijn & Merit from Holland They held their Wedding at Sheraton Mirage Resort Main Beach 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. 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! Merit & Martijn xox

Wine Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding Celebrant Rebecca & Lee shared a cup of wine during a traditional Cup Ceremony they chose to complement their formal wedding.
Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantLove Letter from Rebecca & Lee married at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Chapel Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove on the Northern Gold Coast.
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

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantLove Letter from Olivia & Cameron's Wedding at Williamina Park East Brisbane Queensland
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 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 & Cameron Brown x

Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding Celebrant The candle lighting ceremony symbolizes the joining of two people and two families. The mothers of the couple light a candle, which symbolizes the family of each and the couple lights the central candle with the tapers from their family candles.

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding Celebrant Cassie and Alejandro light their separate candles then the central candle to symbolise their sacred conscious marriage. Their two separate lives join as one walking the same spiritual path together.

Stefana Greek Wedding Crown Ceremony

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

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Andrea & Alexander married at Broadbeach Waters by the canal Central 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

Dove Release

Sarah & Greg married by Marry me Marilyn at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Chapel Hyatt Regency released Doves

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Sarah & Greg married at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Chapel Hyatt Regency
Hi Marilyn, Greg and I are in Thailand enjoying an amazing honeymoon. Over the past few days we have enjoyed reflecting on what an incredible day our wedding was. We would both like to thank you dearly for all of your help and guidance through planning our truly was the most perfect ceremony. The ceremony was so personal, it truly reflected on the incredible love and friendship that Greg & I share. The way you planned the ceremony was just as Greg & I had wanted and you helped to make this part of our wedding day perfect. The atmosphere created by you was amazing. Both Greg & I felt like there was no one other than ourselves in the room...we were both so caught up in the magic of the moment. All of our family and friends have commented that our ceremony was the best wedding ceremony that they have ever attended, so personal and touching. Greg would also like to thank you for helping to calm his nerves as he was waiting for me to arrive. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! Love Mr & Mrs Stockill xoxo

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay
Hello Marilyn and Marcel, Thank you both for making our SPECIAL WEDDING DAY EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED it to be. WE KNEW IT WOULD BE TOTALLY AMAZING BUT YOU GUYS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND. There is not one thing that I would want to change about our Wedding. I only wish it never had to end. So many amazing memories made that we will both cherish forever and ever! Kind Regards Candice & Maisie Floyd xxxx

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Candice & Maisie Wedding Three Blue Ducks on the Farm Byron Bay Dove Release

The Arras Coin Ceremony

A Latin tradition, the groom drops 13 coins into the bride’s hands representing her dowry and his vow to support her.

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Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn Gold Coast Wedding CelebrantThe Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony is a Romantic Dutch tradition originating in the Netherlands. This is certainly one of the most unique and romantic wedding ideas that has been created & a hit with family & friends.

Sarah & John Haynes married at Philip Park Main Beach Northern Gold Coast with Marry Me Marilyn. They included a Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony and their box was in the shape of a boat

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantLove Letter from Sarah & John Haynes married at Philip Park Main Beach Northern Gold Coast QLD
Dear Marilyn, We would like to write to you to say thank you very much for our wedding day on the 1st of October. The whole day went perfect and you made us feel comfortable. Thank you for suggesting that John kiss me as I get there it really did calm my nerves a little. You had so much advice to give, and one thing I am going to miss is our conversations on the phone. You were always professional but so easy to talk to at the same time; it was like having a conversation with someone I had known for years. So thank you for that.The Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony was a hit we received so many compliments on that idea people were saying 'how cute' and 'what a beautiful idea' so thank you again. We look forward finishing the secret ceremony on our 20th anniversary :) I have attached a few photos for you to have. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us Marilyn. Our parents loved the surprise ring warming too, they thought it was lovely that we included them in our ceremony and we are glad we kept it a surprise. Thank you Marilyn! love Sarah & John Haynes xoxox

Rose Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantThe 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 wedded couple.

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding Celebrant Love Letter from Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at 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


Handfasting Symbolises the Eternal Bond Fatima and Gordon Made to Each other in their Scared Conscious Marriage The red, black and silver handfasting cord was hand woven by the Women Shaman of the Island of the Moon in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. The Blue cord was very significant as it belonged to Fatima’s Spiritual Mentor

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

Blessing of the Hands Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantElisa & Paul had a Blessing of the Hands at their Wedding with Marilyn verschuure at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Luke's Bluff in the Glorious Gold Coast Hinterland.

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantSean Holds Jemma's Hands in his hands for the Blessing of the Hands where he can see the blessing that they bring to their marriage.

Butterfly Release Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantAccording to an American Indian Legend - If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears & sees all.

Family Unity Ceremony

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Leisha & Jeff Woody Point Redcliffe
Marilyn, as you know our little man was diagnosed with a kidney disease only weeks prior to our wedding. My focus was moved from planning a wedding to getting our little man well. Thank you for giving me a sense of peace in an otherwise stressful time. I remember scouring the websites wondering how I was going to select a celebrant for our wedding. I came across your picture and I was instantly drawn to you, I didn't even get Jeff's opinion, I was that confident in my choice. I knew our ceremony would be beautiful and unique under your care. From the first time I spoke to you, you put me at ease.You understand what an important and unique role you have in a lifetime of precious memories and do it so beautifully. Thank you for helping make our day unique and special to us (not a cookie cutter ceremony) it was above and beyond our expectations, every little detail was perfect. Our family and friends commented on how beautiful our ceremony was, especially the special touch of the family ceremony with our children Lilliana and Maddox. To say you have a passion for what you do is an understatement, it is obvious you have found your calling. You are a special lady with a beautiful soul. I look forward to using you again in 10 years for the re affirmation of our vows maybe in Fiji this time (nudge nudge) All our love the Pacey family.

Four Elements Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantCeremonies may encompass the love and respect of nature - the four elements which includes Mother Earth who brings all things good. These ceremonies pay respect to these elements.

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantFour Elements and the Four Cardinal Directions marked by the candle for fire, the crystal for earth, the feather for air and the shell containing water.

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantFour Elements and the Four Cardinal Directions marked by the lanterns in the Sacred Circle

Crystal Bowl Ceremony

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Wedding CelebrantThis Ruby Crystal Singing Bowl is a quartz crystal tool of loving protection with the powerful vibration of mystical Ruby, a "stone of nobility". It radiates spiritual wisdom, health, transformation and wealth

Native American Indian Ceremony

Marry Me MarilynEmily & Freddy's Wedding at Cram's Farm Recreational Reserve overlooking the Clarrie Hall Dam in Uki Northern New South Wales.
Emily & Freddy had an original spiritually conscious marriage. Their wedding was based on original Native American Indian Ceremonies of Love written especially for them by Marilyn. Emily & Freddy held a 3 day Festival of Love with fabulous funky music and their wedding was the highlight.

Marry Me Marilyn Caz & Robin Wedding Grand Maleny House Maleny Sunshine Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Caz & Robin Red Thread of Fate Wedding Grand Maleny House Maleny Sunny Coast
Marilyn married us in magical Maleny in May. She helped us prepare for the day to allay tears and fears so that on the day it was perfection. The ceremony won the hearts of our guests who remarked on how it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY they had attended. I wholeheartedly recommend Marry Me Marilyn to be YOUR celebrant. You will be very, very, happy that you have entrusted one of the most special days of your life into her hands. Love Caz & Robbie xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Note Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea
先日は本当にありがとうございました。 一生に一度の結婚式という事と外国での挙式という事でとても、緊張していましたが、とても、フレンドリーで丁寧に式の流れを教えて下さり、リラックスした気持ちで本番を迎えられました。 しかも、私が日本人と言う事で赤い糸を調べててくれた様で赤いロープも準備してくださったりとサービス精神旺盛でとっても嬉しかったです!!本当にありがとうございました

Marry Me Marilyn Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Note Sayo & Nathan Red Thread of Fate Wedding Gold Coast Chapel by the Sea
Thank you very much Marilyn. I was very nervous about the once in a lifetime wedding and having the ceremony in a foreign country, but you were very friendly and polite to teach me the flow of the ceremony, and I was able to go into our ceremony with a feeling relaxed. I was very happy with the service! I'm really thankful to you.

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