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LOVE LETTERS 3 FOR MARRY ME MARILYN GOLD COAST & BRISBANE CELEBRANT
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Marilyn Verschuure Full Time Civil Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Love Letter Kelly & Ruben 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. Love Ruben and Kelly xoxox

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point Redlands
Wow, I can 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 with sending to and fro emails with drafts, (since I wanted a lottt 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. Now I must include this funny bit, though we all wish our wedding ceremony to go as planned..at times, it doesn't..and the best man and ring bearer forgot the rings – in the car…nothing fazed Marilyn, who asked for the rings to be found ( amidst flurry of car key looking) then proceeded with another part of our ceremony, until the rings were found (some 10 minutes later!).. looking back, the situation was handled with calm, humour and I am sure added to the enjoyment for our guests. Hence 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 heart felt 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

Marry Me Marilyn marries Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at The Courthouse Restaurant Cleveland Point Redlands

Marry Me MarilynEmail Sylvia & Christopher Wedding at 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

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Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Lynda & Carl Currumbin Beach Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast
When we decided to get married, finding a celebrant was one of our first tasks. I contacted quite a few celebrants online but Marilyn was the only one who took the time to call me personally, and after a brief chat and our first meeting we knew we didn't need to look any further. Marilyn was warm, friendly, helpful and genuinely committed to helping us create a special ceremony that really suited us as a couple, even when we weren't exactly sure what we wanted. As the day got closer, she provided us with some wonderful resources and suggestions to help us create a ceremony that was perfect for us. On the day itself, Marilyn was amazing- staying totally calm and relaxed as the rain started during our ceremony, and producing a colourful array of umbrellas to keep us and our guests dry. It was brilliant and made the day extra memorable for us and our guests. So if you a looking for a celebrant who truly cares about creating a unique ceremony and is dedicated and passionate about her work then look no further than this wonderful woman. Thanks again. Lynda and Carl Howard xx

Marry Me Marilyn married Emma & Derek at Royal Pines Chapel in Benowa on the Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Emma & Derek Wedding Royal Pines Chapel Gold Coast
Marilyn thank you so so much for being our celebrant yesterday. You made us feel so grounded and allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our ceremony. You are such a special person and so so happy we chose you !!! Everyone said it was the best ceremony they had been to and loved the bits and pieces you added to it to make them giggle. Thank you again xx love Mr and Mrs Keane!

Marry Me Marilyn married Emma & Derek at Royal Pines Chapel in Benowa on the Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynFacebook Note Emma & Derek
Thanks Marilyn for your Anniversary Best Wishes... my dad still raves about you four years on! xxx I was probably the most disorganised bride you ever come across!! Lots of love to you! Emma x

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Kim & John Currumbin Beach

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Wedding Kim & John Currumbin Beach
For anyone looking for a Celebrant who takes the time to understand who you both are and what you are looking for in a wedding ceremony look no further than Marilyn. We looked at a few celebrants but Marilyn’s friendliness, enthusiasm, genuine interest in us as a couple, and her professionalism won hands down and she didn’t disappoint. From the beginning Marilyn got to know us and provided us with options for us to choose how we wanted the ceremony to go.  We had no idea where or how to start and Marilyn helped us through all the decisions giving us guidance but leaving the end result to us which ended up in a very personal ceremony. On our wedding day Marilyn’s personality radiated genuine happiness for us, and her ability to bring our story across throughout  the ceremony bought our guests into our bubble of love and made the day extra special for us. So if you are reading this and looking for a celebrant to complete your day in a personal and fun way, we can highly recommend Marilyn. A lovely lady and we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Love John & Kim – Now very happily married x

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Kim & John Currumbin Beach

Marry Me Marilyn_Ursula & David married at Boomerang Farm in Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Ursula & David married at Boomerang Farm in Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Ursula & David's Wedding at Boomerang Farm in Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Marilyn was the celebrant at our friend's wedding about a year before ours and we liked her style so booked her straight away! (this is the wedding above) David and I met up with Marilyn a few months later and we got to know each other and then over the next few weeks we composed our wedding ceremony including our personal vows. Marilyn gave us some great ideas and we each sent her a story about ourselves and how we met etc. Marilyn then wove them into our Love Story which she told during our wedding ceremony. David and I could not have been happier with the results and many of our guests complimented us on it as well. Marilyn's talents did not end there. I got in touch with her not long after we booked her and she helped me find our venue. I told her what I was after her very first suggestion was Boomerang Farm which is where we ended up getting married. It was perfect. Love Ursula & David xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Ursula & David married at Boomerang Farm in Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

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

 Marry Me Marilyn Love 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_Caroline & Mark Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove

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

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

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Megan & Michael Wedding Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OUR ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CEREMONY, it was SO PERSONAL TO US. It was like you had known us for years the way you wrote our wedding ceremony with our beautiful Love Story and Wooden Wedding Box Ceremony. Down to every little change in every draft that you made on our behalf, made it just that little bit more special every time. So thank you very much again Marilyn you were excellent on the wedding day. You are so very experienced and it was like you were a friend of ours the way you spoke during the ceremony. Love Megan & Michael xoxo

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

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Jenna & Tim’s 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 Beach Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Amber & Matt Wedding Loganholme Love Story

Marry Me Marilyn Wedding CelebrantLove Letter Amber & Matt Wedding Loganholme
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 Marilyn Karenina & August married at Glengariff Historic Estate in Dayboro North Brisbane

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland Australia Love Letter Karenina & August married at 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 in our love story 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

Lucy and Michael's Handfasting at Southport on the Gold Coast

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland AustraliaLove Letter Lucy & Michael Wedding Southport Gold Coast
Thank you so much Marilyn for making our wedding day just wonderful. All of our guests commented on how beautiful and different the ceremony was.  You made us both feel very comfortable and as relaxed as we could possibly be on our big day. If we were to do it over again we would not have changed a thing. We have already recommended you to our friends for their wedding! Thank you again from your new friends, Michael & Lucy Carr xoxo

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 x

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

Marry Me Marilyn Kelli Ben Wedding The Pass Byron Bay

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Queensland Northern NSWLove Letter Ben & Kelli from Darwin Wedding
The Pass in Byron Bay NSW
"We had no idea of what had to be done for a wedding so the emails and phone calls from Marilyn were really helpful as we were planning long distance from Darwin. When we met Marilyn face to face it was fantastic, it really helped to calm our nerves. It was really nice to meet Marilyn. She gave us a Wedding Resource Pack and heaps of choices in her online resources that we were happy with. The ceremony was perfect and we felt really comfortable with Marilyn. The length of the ceremony was perfect and the ceremony booklets she made for us were gorgeous, we loved them! The wedding fees were excellent and affordable. Ben and I would like to thank Marilyn for the best ceremony ever! Kelly & Ben xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Candice_Dean Wedding Oskars Burleigh Heads

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Candice & Dean Oskars Restaurant at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast South East QLD
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 xoxo

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Marry Me Marilyn Celebrant married Darcey_Malinda at the Tallebudgera Community Hall

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Malinda & Darcey Tallebudgera Community Hall Tallebudgera Valley
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
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Marry Me Marilyn Alyona & Alexandre Wedding Villa Rustica Brooklet Byron Bay Hinterland NSW

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

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

Marry Me Marilyn married Nicole & Craig at the Avalon Wedding Gardens North Tamborine Mountain Hinterland Gold Coast South East QLD

Marilyn Verschuure Full Time Civil Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Love Letter Nicole & Craig Wedding Avalon Wedding Gardens North Tamborine Mountain
Dear Marilyn, We both want to say a big thank you for making our wedding ceremony so fabulous. You performed the ceremony seamlessly, we were amazed how smoothly it ran. As soon as I saw you on your Marry Me Marilyn website, I knew I wanted to meet you as you looked fun!!! We didn’t want a boring wedding ceremony and you certainly made sure it was super interesting and fun, connecting us as a couple. We loved the ways you involved our family & friends into the ceremony and we especially loved the way you helped us include our son in the most beautiful ways. The secret ceremony we did was great, as it was something we had never seen before and a lot of guests commented on how lovely it was. You were always available and so quickly answered any questions we had and you did so many drafts of our ceremony to make sure it was absolutely perfect! And it was, thank you again!! Love Nicole & Craig Rowe xoxox

Kasey & James Married at Mantra on Salt with Marry Me Marilyn

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Wedding Kasey & James Wedding Mantra on Salt Kingscliff Northern 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 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcw5UHyf4bA

Marry Me Marilyn Jessica & Matt Wedding at Fig Tree Midginbil Hill Midginbil Northern NSW

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Jessica & Matt Wedding at Fig Tree Midginbil Hill Midginbil Northern NSW
A massive thank you to Marilyn for helping our special day and for all the planning leading up to our big day, an amazing experience! We were not looking for a traditional wedding, but something that really represented us, the journey we have been on so far as a couple and the life we will live together. Marilyn gave us many different options, advice and variations of things to include in our ceremony based on the idea we presented to her for our wedding.  We had a beautiful location set already and with Marilyn's help we put together a beautiful ceremony that celebrated us perfectly.  The ceremony could not have gone smoother and despite having to navigate her way half way up a mountain on a bumpy dirt road, Marilyn was perfectly prepared and ready to go when we arrived which made the day flow very smoothly and took away any nerves we were feeling, especially guiding us through the ceremony when the feelings and emotions were flowing!  Marilyn's assistance and advice through the planning process was also hugely helpful with many beneficial planning tips and important reminders along the way, especially the reminder to enjoy the process and not sweat the small stuff too much!  Thanks for being a part of our amazing day and weekend Marilyn, we hope many more couples get to experience what we did with you alongside. Love Matt & Jess xoxoxo

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

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter Kathy & Martin Wedding 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 MarilynLove Letter Katrina & Brad had their Wedding at the swinging Hard Rock Cafe in Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast in South East Queensland on 10.10.10
“Hi Marilyn, Well, it’s all over and wow it went quick!! 
The most amazing thing I have seen is everyone smiling or laughing in all the photos, all our friends and family have commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how much fun it was, the love story, the surprise sub ceremony, ring warming, basically everything an average wedding is not.  Anyhoo, I will touch base when I get back from Melbourne for a chat, just wanted again to say thanks again, everything went too quick and I didn’t get to catch up with you two as much as planned but thanks again and hope you had as much fun as we did…Cheers, Kat & Coops”

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

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

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

Marry Me Marilyn Jade & Vincent The Colonial Robina Central Gold Coast South East Queensland

Marilyn Verschuure Full Time Civil Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Love Letter Jade & Vincent Wedding The Colonial Robina Central Gold Coast South East QLD
Dear Marilyn, we just want to say a big thank you for helping making our day so unique and special to us.
We are forever grateful of your efforts to make our day perfect. Friends and family have even asked how we found you, you were very professional and presented yourself beautifully. I have already and will be recommending you to all I know. Thank you,Thank you, Thank you. Love Jade & Vincent

re Marry Me Marilyn

Marilyn Verschuure Full Time Civil Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Love Letter 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
Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Civil Marriage Celebrant Queensland Australia Lesley Point Cartwright Sunshine Coast
You performed an outstanding ceremony in very trying circumstances – it was just wonderful.  Fatima and Gordy were thrilled and delighted with you and their service. I must say to you that you did a splendid job in your wonderful calm way!  You conducted the ceremony with a lot of class and love and that shows through.  All the feedback from everyone has been nothing but positive.

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

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

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

Wedding Louise & Michael Elephant Rock Cafe Currumbin

Marry Me Marilyn Love Letter Louise & Michael from Victoria held their Wedding Len Wort Park & Elephant Rock Cafe Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast
Marilyn, thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so perfect!  From the outset you were friendly, organised, enthusiastic, and most importantly for us, keen to work with us to achieve what we wanted on the day.  Your comprehensive web based resources allowed us consider the endless options and guided us to create our own unique event.   You were endlessly adaptable - not just with organising a wedding from interstate, but with multiple changes to the ceremony, and of course, the very last minute changes to the location due to rain!  Despite things not going to plan with the weather, the ceremony was spontaneously perfect and remained truly heartfelt for us.  We're certain your calmness despite the changes helped so many of our guests also feel and comment on the sincerity of the event.  Your flexibility, positivity and personal approach allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment of the day - we are ever grateful and would definitely recommend your services to anyone! Thank you again for dealing with our wedding so amazingly! Thank you, Louise & Michael xoxo

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 xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Celebrant Adam Kaoru Traditonal White Wedding in the Coolibah downs Chapel at Nerang on the Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynLove Letter from Adam & Kaoru Wedding at Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang Gold Coast
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

Marry Me Marilyn gold Coast Celebrant Adam Kaoru Traditonal White Wedding in the Coolibah downs Chapel at Nerang on the Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Hayley & Ben Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Tallai Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn Hayley & Ben Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Tallai Gold Coast

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Hi Marilyn, I just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU!  We can't thank you enough for sharing in our special day and helping shape our ceremony into something that SUITED US PERFECTLY! We were totally thrilled with how it went and you did a WONDERFUL JOB on the day. I can truly say that the ceremony was the best part of our special day as we were able to put the nerves aside and enjoy it. We can't thank you enough for this!  From when we first met you at your place we were welcomed in and knew we had made the right choice in our celebrant. You were able to provide us different ideas which we were able to get inspiration when choosing the specific elements for our Wedding Ceremony on our special day. We were a little nervous leading up to the ceremony but with your tips and guidance I would have to say that I wasn't all that nervous on the day and I was able to relax and enjoy the ceremony side of things. We will definitely recommend you to family and friends and hope to share in the joy of another wedding with you soon. All the best, Kind regards Hayley & Ben x

Marry Me Marilyn Hayley & Ben Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Tallai Gold Coast

Marry Me Marilyn_Karen & Stephen Wedding at Biggera Waters near Runaway Bay

Marilyn Verschuure Marry Me Marilyn Wedding Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron Bay Queensland Northern NSWLove Letter Karen & Stephen Wedding at Biggera Waters near Runaway Bay in the Northern 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.