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Love Letter Sarah + Jack Wedding The Laguna Sirromet Wines Mount Cotton Redlands
Thank you so much Marilyn for making our dream wedding come true! You were an amazing celebrant and we loved having you a part of our big day. Marilyn has been extremely professional and did everything perfectly for our wedding. Marilyn has such a creative mindset and is very talented with her writing. She is a kind-hearted lady who really does show passion in the work she does. She did an amazing job at our wedding and made the entire process of the ceremony less stressful. Her delivery was just spot on! We would highly recommend her to anyone. She made our dream wedding come to life. Thanks again for being the greatest celebrant we could ask for. Love Jack & Sarah x ❤️

Love Letter Stacey + Shayne Cedar Creek Wines Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn is AMAZING! Kind, warm and very supportive. The lead up was very well organised, and on the day, she was so wonderful! We loved her!! I had an out of body experience walking down the aisle, just went so fast hehehe, came back to myself when I held Shayne's hands.. Loved every moment, sad it’s all over, but now I have Shayne as my husband :-) Thanks again for everything, Love Stacey + Shayne xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Ashleigh & Brenton Wedding The Abbey Cobaki, Cobaki Lakes Northern NSW

Love Letter Ashleigh + Brenton Wedding The Abbey Cobaki, Cobaki Lakes Northern NSW
We could not recommend Marilyn enough! From the moment we first met she has been nothing but supportive and helpful in our journey. She went above and beyond to ensure we were calm and present and had the most magical experience of getting married. Being nervous is expected, but Marilyn gave us helpful tips to calm the nerves and enjoy the experience which we could not value more as it really helped us be in the moment when walking down the aisle and saying our vows etc. Thank you Marilyn for a great wedding and an unforgettable day!!!  Brenton & Ashleigh xoxo

Ashleigh & Brenton Wedding The Abbey Cobaki, Cobaki Lakes Northern NSW

Love Letter Tryx + Hans Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
With Marilyn as our Marriage Celebrant - it was so easy to prepare our Wedding Ceremony She guided us to make sure everything is perfect. You can easily tell that she's an expert. She also has numerous online resources that you can use as your guide in creating your vows and love stories. The 'love story' part of our ceremony was definitely the crowd favourite at our wedding - and Marilyn told our story perfectly! Thank you so much Marilyn for all your help! We really appreciate it :) Love Tryx + Hans

Marry Me Marilyn_Chantelle_Jonathan_Wedding EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba_Whoo Hoo

Love Letter Chantelle + Jonathan Wedding EcoStudio Fellini Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
We are so happy and grateful that we decided to have Marry Me Marilyn conduct our ceremony. Marilyn has such a unique ability to tell a story and make the ceremony even more magical then you could expect. She was so friendly, personable and helped us immensely as we were organizing our ceremony from interstate. When we finally met her only a few days before our wedding she went out of her way to calm our nerves going over everything for hours at her own home. The feedback from our guests was all so positive AND THEY LOVED HER STORYTELLING ABILITY AND SOME OF THE OTHER UNIQUE ELEMENTS she added to our ceremony. We would certainly recommend Marilyn to anyone getting married. Thanks again Marilyn! Love Chantelle & Jonathan xoxo

Love Letter Tayla + Aaron Wedding The Acre Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Marilyn was amazin, super super amazing and experienced she definitely knows her stuff!
She walked us through everything, calmed our nerves, done many personal rehearsals and drafts to make our day smoother & made us feel so much more comfortable with the process and day. She went above and beyond with our odd requests considering we aren’t so “typical” well say. Marilyn is such a nice lady & nothing ever felt too hard or too much with her. We had such a beautiful day and we are super grateful to have had Marilyn as our celebrant. Thanks again for everything! Much love and blessings to you, Love Tay + Aaron xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Svetlana & Jason Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter Svetlana + Jason Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Jason and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us to truly make our wedding ceremony incredible! From our first contact we knew you were the right person to celebrate with on our day. Your vibrant and welcoming personality one us over and you brought that to our ceremony. Your wealth of knowledge and resources helped us create some truly memorable moments that many of our guests are still talking about. If we we're at all nervous about the way the ceremony would flow you sure put that to rest at the rehearsal. All the tips you provided and reassuring us of your guidance made sure that our ceremony was pure heartfelt enjoyment. We are so lucky to have met you and many thank you's would never be enough! Jason & Svetlana x

Marry Me Marilyn Svetlana & Jason Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Love Letter Rebecca + Jefferson Wedding Villa Sanchea Currumbin Beach
From the moment I met you Marilyn I knew you were the perfect choice for our wedding. You are so thoughtful with your words and really tailored our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. You were absolutely amazing and truly everything I ever wished for in a celebrant. Everything about the ceremony was how I had hoped and dreamed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I would give you 5 million stars if I could. It is so beautiful to see a person channelling the light and purpose of their lives which you most certainly are. My family also thought you were incredible. Thank you again for making our day so special xxx

Marry Me Marilyn married Katherine & Edwin at Wings Hinterland Retreat Gold Coast

Love Letter Katherine + Edwin Wedding Wings Hinterland Retreat Gold Coast QLD
When you dream about your wedding day, the officiate is not usually the first thing you think of. But after having our wedding and having the pleasure of Marilyn’s service, it has been the one thing that lingers in my memories of our day. Marilyn is literally an angel sent to help you with making your wedding ceremony the most poignantly memorable part of your day. With endless, seamless, encouraging support from the moment we met Marilyn to even after the ceremony, there is no one else who can offer such a personal yet professional experience. Marilyn’s openness is something we really appreciated as she learned about us and our story, she is enthusiastic to enhance your ceremony to something you’ve never thought of before. Marilyn’s energy is intangible gold, especially during what can be such a stressful time as planning a wedding, I will never forget the support and guidance she gave to us. The ceremony was perfect, full of emotions and tradition, Marilyn’s experience and genuine care shone through. Our guests comments of never having been to such an intimate wedding before – feeling like they were really part of our occasion, is a testament to Marilyn and her craft. She kept us in line on the day proving to be the calm in the storm, I can’t put a price on how much that helped us and meant to me. So if you’re dreaming of the most meaningful ceremony, tailored to your needs in any way you can dream of, you cannot go past Marilyn. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love Katherine & Edwin x

Email from Katherine & Edwin
The one and only Marilyn! How are you? We would definitely love the opportunity to let people know just how wonderful you are! We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us on our day you were just the most calming fantastic energetic force!! Marilyn, you were so amazing to us before and especially on our day and I really, really appreciate your words and help. We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us on our day you were just the most calming fantastic energetic force!! - I think you're rather intuitive ; -) Thank you so much for being a part of our chaotic day haha! you're the best :) Speak soon! love Kath xoxo

Love Letter Robyn + Ethan Wedding Cedar Creek Lodges Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn took the time to get to know both of us prior to our Wedding. We felt very comfortable and could talk honestly about our journey together to getting married. She listened to everything we said and turned this into an incredible ceremony. From our initial meeting and getting to know us, to the countless emails she promptly replied to and editing our ceremony script every time we changed our mind on something. Thanks to Marilyn, there was no stress or anxiety on the day. The private run through of what would happen on the day was a huge help. Honestly, we were surprised at the amount of guests who took their time to come and tell us how perfect the ceremony was. We absolutely adored our personal ceremony and wouldn't have wished to have had it any other way. Thank you so much Marilyn, you made our day just perfect. Robyn & Ethan

Marry Me Marilyn_Wedding Marti_Simon Riverglenn Indooroopilly Brisbane

Love Letter Marti + Simon Handfasting Wedding Riverglenn Indooroopilly Brisbane Queensland
Dear Marilyn, We are writing to you for two reasons.  Firstly, to say a huge THANK YOU for helping us achieve the most wonderful wedding and celebration of love.  With your wisdom and amazing skills, our wedding was more beautiful and special, than even we could have envisioned. Secondly, we want to tell you just how special YOU are. From start to finish you provided care, clarity, wisdom and inspiration, not only in your approach with us, but also in the necessary processes. You were open and inviting to new ideas and supported us with a magical energy that we definitely connected with and which we shared throughout the journey together. You helped us bring out into words and ritual, the energy and love we have shared for so long and helped us express this and share this with our friends and family. You helped us express to our community how grateful we are for the connection and love Simon and I both share and for the ways in which this is experienced with our family members and friends. It is with you and your experience and skills that we were able to achieve our dreams of a celebration of love, which would not only be remembered, but which would be felt for years to come! Marilyn, you were the perfect person to have as our celebrant!  We are so deeply grateful and feel so blessed to have shared this amazing moment with you. Thank you and we hope you like the photos. With loads of love and happiness, Simon and Marti xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Deb & Don Wedding Chapel Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Gold Coast

Love Letter Deb + Don Wedding Glass Chapel Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Don and I wanted to write to you to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the WONDERFUL WORK you put into our wedding on the 7/7/17. You made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. We have had so many comments on HOW AMAZING OUR WEDDING WAS and how much love was put into our vows. From the tears from Don when he saw me walk in, to the laughter from our humorous promises we made to each other. The ceremony set the scene for the rest of the day and night. We and all our guests had the most awesome day. We wish we could do it all again. You truly are a FANTASTIC CELEBRANT and PERSON that we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone that is looking at getting married to consider you for their ceremony. Thanks again, Don & Deb O'Mara xxxxx Thanks to Capture the Moment for wonderful photos!

Love Letter Natalie + David Wedding Austinville
Hi Marilyn, You came highly recommended to us as a celebrant prior to our wedding and now having ‘done it’ we will highly recommend you to others who follow. You gave us the freedom and courage to explore ceremony options that suited our unique situation and you delivered our dream wedding. When we first met you we were nervous about the big day, particularly how we would cope emotionally. You gave us guidance and strength to be ourselves during our ceremony and this allowed us to enjoy every minute. It was so valuable to have the pre-wedding visits with you, and your tips and tricks on mindfulness were gems! Because of this, our day, our mindset and our ceremony were perfect! So many of our guests have commented to us that our ceremony was the most sincere and beautiful wedding ceremony they have attended and for that we thank you, particularly for your professionalism, humour and ability to deliver, even during extenuating circumstances, thank you. Many thanks again!! Natalie and David xoxox

Love Letter Mark + Todd_Wedding Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Main Beach
We carefully chose Marilyn to be our wedding celebrant - we absolutely made the right decision and highly recommend her to others. Marilyn really personalised and customised the ceremony to us as a couple, also taking into account some small cultural wedding traditions. I was impressed with the amount of time Marilyn spent refining and perfecting every aspect of the ceremony. She was organised, put together beautiful vow booklets for us and assisted us prepare so it was a seamless experience on the day. Thank you so much Marilyn! Love Mark + Todd x

Marry Me Marilyn Amy & Jonny from Venezuela Spiritual Handfasting Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine

Love Letter Amy + Jonny Spiritual Handfasting Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine
The entire process of planning the ceremony, filing paperwork and rehearsing with Marilyn was all smooth sailing and so enjoyable! She was very generous and flexible with her time. The ceremony was so beautiful, special, and tailor made to our wishes. We would recommend her to anyone who wants a unique and one of a kind ceremony!! Love Jonny and Amy xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Amy & Jonny from Venezuela Spiritual Handfasting Wedding The Knoll Mt Tamborine

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

Love Letter Chantelle + Ashley's Wedding St Joseph's Church O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
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

Love Letter Jessica + Matt Wedding 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 Tanya_Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast

Love Letter Tanya + Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast
Marilyn is just the most beautiful soul...I cannot even imagine our Marriage Ceremony without her presence, her wisdom, her support and her light that shined so brightly during the entire process of our union....we feel blessed beyond belief to have had Marry Me Marilyn as our wedding celebrant. Loads of love and light and gratitude for your support and incredible service on the day....blessings...Tanya and Shayne xxx xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Tanya_Shayne Spiritual Handfasting Wedding Bend of the River Elanora Gold Coast

Marry Me Marily married Nicola & Simon at the beautiful Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands

Love Letter Nicola + Simon Wedding Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton Redlands
Hi Marilyn, We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for your presentation of our ceremony yesterday! Everyone raved on about how amazing, personal, intimate and loving it was. They LOVED our 'Love Story' and said it made it even more magical to find out so many details about our relationship. They also said you spoke so clearly and were very animated and interesting to listen to and watch. It was absolutely beautiful! Love Mr & Mrs Finlay! xoxoxo

Marry Me Marilyn_Charney_Guy Villa Sanchea Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Charney + Guy Wedding Villa Sanchea Currumbin Beach Gold Coast Queensland
Dear Marilyn, Where to start.. When we first started looking for celebrants, you immediately caught our eye with the concept of involving our "Love Story" into the ceremony. We met, and we knew we had made the right decision, you had such a calming and gentle nature and made us feel instantly comfortable. Your ability to transform our stories about how we met, and what the experiences we have had together as a couple, into our very own Love Story was something truly beautiful. Our ceremony was very memorable, because of the beautiful words you spoke, and perhaps because there was also a tired toddler attached to our hips, even with our little man having a moment, you still held it together and remained calm and professional. I wonder if how many other Mums out there have been married with a toddler in one hand, and a packet of tiny teddies and a toy plane in the other?! Thanks again for all of your support and guidance throughout the lead up to our wedding day, you were a pleasure to work with. Much Love Charney, Guy and Riley XOXO

Marry Me Marilyn Katrina & Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe

Email from Katrina; Marilyn you did an amazing job with our ceremony and honestly we reminisce on our magical day so very often. Thank you so much or everything! We can’t thank you enough for fairy tale style uniting and binding us with the most beautiful handfasting to my soul mate. The Love Story you told continues! love Katrina x

Love Letter Katrina + Michael's Handfasting Wedding Rotunda Sails Sutton's Beach Redcliffe
From the very first time we met Marilyn, we felt as if there was something magical happening. It may have only been via Skype, but we finally felt contented in having found the exact person we wanted - she ticked all our boxes. Marilyn had a warm, calm and confident presence and we soon arranged a meeting at her lovely home to start the ball rolling. She was professional, caring, respectful and open minded. She employed a very elegant technique of collaborative creation - helping to design our wedding ceremony with as much or little help from her as we wanted. There were no rights or wrongs, no pressure, only help and support. If we wanted to be in full control of our wedding, that was fine. If we wanted Marilyn to take full control, that was fine also. But in the end, we worked together almost symbiotically, bouncing ideas off each other, learning about each other and fine-tuning our ceremony. It was amazing how quickly Marilyn felt like an old friend. It was evident from the 'Love Story' that Marilyn had created for us, that she understood us very well. On our actual wedding day, it was raining at first, but almost miraculously the clouds parted and all became calm over the water just as our ceremony was about to start. Our ceremony flowed beautifully and Marilyn took us and everyone present on a wonderful journey. At times we laughed, at times we cried, it had the full gamut of emotions. We had the most amazing afternoon and were able to get many incredible photos, just before a storm rolled through during the reception. Thanks Marilyn, you helped to make our wedding day an unforgettable day! Love, Michael and Katrina xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn married Denielle & Scott Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding on the Southern Gold Coast

Love Letter Deneille + Scott Wedding Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding Southern Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, our wedding day was absolutely amazing; it was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Thank you so much for all your help and efforts in putting together our ceremony.  It has been nice to read back through the printed copy of the ceremony you gave us and watch the video. We really are very grateful for the help and advice you gave us for the day. I think the best advice we received was to remember that the day is about us and to stick together throughout it rather than letting ourselves get separated by the crowd. It was also a great part of the ceremony for us to have that quick kiss as soon as I walked down the aisle as it connected us for the ceremony – I didn’t realise how nerve-wracking the lead-up to the ceremony would be and that really helped to relax me. Thank you so much for being a part of our day and for making it such a beautiful and memorable one! It was clear to us from the moment we met you that you have a real passion for what you do, you made us feel so welcome and comfortable from the get-go which made the whole process a very enjoyable and memorable one for us. Your words made for a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful beginning to a day that we'll always remember. Our guests have commented on the quality of the ceremony, your energy and the way that you conducted the wedding. They especially enjoyed the inclusion of the ring-warming. Thanks again for being part of our day and for making our ceremony so wonderful – we’ll definitely be recommending you in future! Scott & Deneille xoxox

Love Letter Melina + Reece Scottish Viking Handfasting Wedding St Bernard’s Hotel Mount Tamborine
Marilyn was absolutely amazing! I would recommend Marilyn to anyone who really wanted to make sure that their ceremony was special, unique, and with a wonderful celebrant who is as excited for your wedding day as you are. She helped so much with figuring out the direction we wanted to go with our ceremony. She had so much information and great advice that really helped us. Together we came up with a ceremony that really felt like ours. Thank you Marilyn for everything x Love Melina + Reece xoxo

Love Note Maggie + Nicholas Wedding Springbrook Chalets Springbrook
Marry Me Marilyn was amazing both as a Wedding Celebrant and tour guide through all of the legalities of tying the knot! Our plans were significantly altered by COVID for our ceremony by going from relatively large to just 6 people. Marilyn had fantastic ideas for the larger event which unfortunately couldn't be realised, but she adapted and made the more intimate event as special as it could be. Marilyn was great to work with and we would recommend her for any style of marriage ceremony! Love Maggie & Nick xoxo

Love Letter Ash + Stephen Babalou Weddings Rowan Robinson Park Kingscliff
We had a great experience with Marilyn as our celebrant, and after many years of waiting she made our day better than we could have ever imagined. She allowed us to integrate our cultural backgrounds as well as catering the ceremony to fit our unique love story. We want to truly thank you for your guidance and support and love in the lead up and during our wedding day. Love Ash + Stephen

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Love Letter Braden + Melinda Wedding Cowbell Creek Austinville Gold Coast
Marilyn provided an excellent service in officiating our wedding. She has an extremely warm and friendly nature and great sense of humour - a lot of our guests actually approached us after the service to tell us how much they liked our celebrant! She gave us a lot of support in the lead up to the event, including multiple meetups to discuss, plan and practice how the ceremony would run, material/inspo to help us write our vows, and gentle, timely reminders to make sure we weren't leaving everything until the last minute. We were so impressed with Marilyn that we would not hesitate to recommend her to any couple looking for a lovely, fun and supportive celebrant to help them plan their wedding ceremony! Thank you once again Marilyn and all the best, Braden and Melinda xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Claire & Dan Scottish Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Claire + Dan Scottish Handfasting Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Mt Tamborine
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Marilyn is! We got engaged in 2012 and when we started to look for a celebrant, we came across Marilyn and something instantly drew us to her. 6 years on in 2019, we finally had the money to actually get married and despite all the time that had passed and having looked at other celebrants, we ended up back with Marilyn (again something just drew us to her). Living in NSW, we had to meet Marilyn via Skype and from that moment we knew why we had been drawn to her. The 1.5 hour Skype session flew past (even for my now hubby who hates chatting on the phone) and during this time she made us laugh and we made her cry with our love story. We booked her immediately and have never looked back. From that moment on, Marilyn kept in touch with us via email, sending us so much helpful information and we met with her twice at her home. We were greeted with a cuddle when we arrived and we felt like we had known her forever. She is super professional and you can tell she loves what she does. Nothing was too much trouble (not even sending her our personal vows two days before the wedding when she wanted them two weeks before lol). One of the things that drew us to Marilyn was the wide array of extras that she offers, one of which is a Scottish Hand-fasting. Being Scottish myself but marrying an Australian in Australia, I wanted some touches of home so the fact that Marilyn offered this was phenomenal. It was another amazing decision, as you can include various family members in your ceremony that otherwise would not have a role. During the ceremony, Marilyn kept us on track and grounded and more importantly calm. She made us beautiful wedding vow booklets and even took the time to find out what the wedding party were wearing so she could co-ordinate her outfit so as not to clash with the colours we were using. We guarantee that if you chose Marilyn, you will not regret it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Marilyn. We met as strangers and parted as friends x Love Claire & Dan xoxo P.S. during one of our meetings you told us not to be nervous because sometimes, it was the "imperfect moments" that made the "perfect pictures". You weren't wrong as you can see from the attached picture when I dropped Dan's ring and the photographer captured it mid drop!

Marry Me Marilyn Claire & Dan Scottish Wedding Pether’s Rainforest Retreat Tamborine Mountain

Love Letter Baron + Shiying Wedding The Valley Estate Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters
Thank you very much again for being our celebrant, we both enjoyed our wedding ceremony and our guests loved it and couldn't stop raving about it. Family and friend were so taken with our Love Story and the romantic style of our wedding ceremony matched perfectly the stunning ambiance we created at The Valley Estate Currumbin Valley. Our wedding was our happiest day ever! We were so glad to have Marilyn as our celebrant, she’s very friendly and fun with a wealth of ideas to make everything flow beautifully. She guided us through every detail of the ceremony before the wedding which made it relaxed and hassle free.  Thank you so much Marilyn xoxox

Love Letter Carly + Kyle Wedding Wongawallan Home Gold Coast
Marilyn was amazing. From the moment we first spoke to Marilyn on the phone she made us feel comfortable and Ike we had made the right choice. She was easy to work with and supported us through the whole process. It was super easy with Marilyn. She helped us personalise our ceremony to suit us. She has a lot of excellent recourses to help you tailor your ceremony and vows to suit you. On our day she was so amazing, everything ran smoothly and she helped to calm our nerves. We had many comments from our guests at what a fun and relaxed ceremony we had. Thank you Marilyn you made our special day even more special. Carly and Kyle xxo

Love Letter Zena + Jack Wedding The Chapel Braeside at Gin House Creek Estate Merrimac
Marilyn was a Great Celebrant! She spent lots of time preparing us so the day ran very smoothly! Our ceremony was especially Magical and was the favourite part of our wedding! Thank you so much Marilyn for everything! Love Zena + Jack xoxo

Love Letter Nickole + Jason Wedding Glass Chapel InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Good Morning Marilyn, Thank you so much for such a wonderful job you did to help make our wedding ceremony absolutely PERFECT, I couldn't have asked for a better celebrant! You were professional but warming, friendly, kind and funny. All our guests were amazed at just how wonderful our ceremony was; so a big thanks to you. Wishing you all the best for the future (if I shall ever marry again, I'll call you up straight away!) Everything you did was perfect. Thanks again Marilyn, you're truly an amazing, inspirational woman. Love Nicky & Jason xoxo

Love Note Patricia + Taran Wedding Sanctuary Cove Chapel Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
Marilyn, Patricia and myself cannot THANK YOU enough for our ceremony. Since the first appointment you helped us every step of the way, giving us that piece of mind. Covid could not stop us! Marrying this beautiful couple in the stunning Sanctuary Cove Chapel was awesome...I was on a high afterwards. I will never forget David the wedding co-ordinator kept popping out to see what was making everyone roar with laughter and that happened at least 5 or 6 times :-) Your wedding had the whole roller coaster of emotions from tears of laughter to tears of joy :-)

Marry Me Marilyn Marriage Celebrant - Prepare to have FUN to let go of the idea that a wedding ceremony is boring ...I don't do boring!! I take the time to know you and connect with you to co-create a wedding ceremony that mirrors who you are. I enjoy getting to know you both. I listen intently to your vision for your perfect day! I chat with you about your beliefs, values, ideals, interests and personalities to capture the essence of your relationship. Your choice of ceremony can be anywhere from the very traditional style wedding ceremony or really personal and individualised wedding ceremony and can be as adventurous and different as you choose. Your wedding ceremony is based on your vision of your perfect wedding day that reflects the life you plan to live together forever.

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

Love Letter Jade + Thomas Wedding Midginbil Hill
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 Deirdre & Tim at Tallebudgera Creek Beach Central Gold Coast

Love Letter Deirdre + Tim Wedding Tallebudgera Creek Beach Central Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, We would like to thank you so much for being our wonderful and beautiful celebrant at our wedding. You truly went above and beyond in guiding us through the whole process. You gave us fantastic ideas and kept our nerves at bay! Being together for many years and having 3 gorgeous children made it a little hard for us to get really excited about it all, but you reminded us of our love for one another and how beautiful marriage is for not just us but for our whole family unit. You were always keeping us excited and we could tell you were genuinely excited for us too! Your ideas in getting our family involved were great! The Sand Ceremony and our ‘Family Hug’ at the end has still got everyone talking. Those moments were truly magical and we would never have thought of that if we hadn’t been so lucky as to meet you. The vows you wrote for us too were so heartfelt, romantic and truly resonated with both of us on so many levels. Anyone can tell Marilyn that you absolutely love what you do – your face tells it all! And you adore every single happy couple you marry. But it doesn’t stop there, you also love the families and friends. You make sure everyone involved feels at absolute ease and you really think of everything! A big highlight for me was seeing not only Timmy but you shed a tear as I was walking down the aisle. That shows how much you love what you do and how much you love your lucky couples! So thank you again Marilyn for making our day so special and for being you – a beautiful, kind-hearted soul. We will be forever grateful! “Thank You SOOOOOOOOO much!!” Lots of Love Timmy and Dee XOX. We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding ceremony and honestly would've changed anything. Timmy and I both believe you were the reason everything went so smoothly.

Marry Me Marilyn Siboney & Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW

Love Letter Siboney + Wayne Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW
Marilyn was the perfect celebrant for us! From the moment we met her, we felt instantly at ease. She was warm, engaged, and real. We felt that she genuinely cared about us and about wanting to ensure that our ceremony was a true reflection of our love, our story, and our values. In the lead-up to the big day, Marilyn sent us gentle reminders, votes of confidence, and words of advice - it was just what we needed to ensure we ticked all the relevant boxes while staying centred and joyful. On the day of our wedding, she was lovely. Calm, sweet, thoughtful. She knew what we wanted and how much the involvement of our family and friends in our ceremony mattered to us, and she made everyone feel welcome and included. She was wonderful! When we were first choosing a celebrant, we felt a little overwhelmed. All the websites looked so polished and the marketing so well-targeted. But there was something about Marilyn - even in her website and through her words - that struck a chord with us. So we made an appointment to meet her and from that moment on we felt blessed. She was perfect us and we could not be happier with how our wedding day turned out. Thanks Marilyn xxx

Marry Me Marilyn Siboney & Wayne 7 Chakra Handfasting Wedding Pottsville Northern NSW

Marry Me Marilyn_Danielle_Neil_Wedding O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard

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 xoxox

Marry Me Marilyn Natasha & Ben Wedding An Island Hideaway South Stradbroke Island

Love Letter Natasha + Ben Wedding An Island Hideaway South Stradbroke Island
Ben and I just wanted to thank Marilyn from the bottom of our hearts for putting together THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY WE COULD HAVE EVER DREAMT OF FOR OUR SPECIAL DAY. There were so many different elements of family love and symbolism we wanted incorporated and you helped us tie it all together perfectly! Thank you so much again Marilyn, the CEREMONY WAS PERFECT ESPECIALLY OUR LOVE STORY IT WAS PUT TOGETHER BEAUTIFULLY AND DELIVERED BY YOU WITH HUMOUR, HEART & SOUL! Thank you for memories we will hold in our hearts forever! Lots of love from Mr & Mrs West xox

Marry Me Marilyn Natasha & Ben Wedding An Island Hideaway South Stradbroke Island

Love Letter Shawn + Darren Wedding Shambala Estate Gardens Tamborine Mountain
Marilyn was extremely helpful right from the beginning as she guided us through the whole wedding process. Some highlights were the various options for our vows, variety of options for the ceremony and her unique way of telling our Love Story. She helped us create the best day of our lives and we're forever grateful! If you're looking for someone to guide you from start to finish then Marilyn's the one! Thanks from Shawn & Darren xox

Marry Me Marilyn_Elisa_Paul_Wedding Lukes Bluff O"Reillys Hinterland Retreat

Love Letter Elisa + Paul's Wedding Luke's Bluff O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Lamington NP
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for all your help with preparing and delivering the most amazing ceremony. It was fun, relaxed, personal, emotional and loving, which is totally us. All of our friends and family also commented on how fantastic the ceremony was, particularly the Love Story and the Blessing of the Hands. When you told our love story we have photos where one friend was really belly laughing and another was wiping tears away from her eyes it was so moving! You really are the best story teller! Thank you again for making our special day even more special! love from Elisa & Paul.

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

Love Letter May + Stephane Wedding Laguna Park Palm Beach Gold Coast Queensland
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 x

Marry Me Marilyn Emily & Murray Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Love Letter Emily + Murray Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast
Dear lovely Marilyn, We have both struggled to find the right words that would properly detail how grateful we are for you. Right from the start you had us figured out and straight away went to work planning a GORGEOUS CEREMONY that left EVERY PERSON AT OUR WEDDING IN TEARS FROM START TO FINISH. You were SO PROFESSIONAL but at the same time FELT LIKE A FRIEND WE HAD KNOWN FOR YEARS, so felt right at home with you up the front marrying us. I was worried before I chose a celebrant thinking the process would be difficult and that we wouldn't get the ceremony that we wanted but you've got a MAGIC & PRESCENCE in you that SURPASSES EVERY EXPECTATION we had. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for being our celebrant and being there for us every step of the way. Our day would not have been perfect with you. Love Emily & Murray xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn Emily & Murray Wedding Elephant Rock Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

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

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

Nadia & Luke's Wedding at Len Wort Park Currumbin with Marry Me Marilyn Gold Coast Celebrant Photo Courtesy of Corne & Lara Photography

Love Letter Nadia + Luke Wedding Len Wort Park Currumbin Gold Coast Queensland
We chose Marilyn as our celebrant as we enjoyed our first meeting and felt her flexible approach to the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Marilyn really took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple and helped us to make the key decisions regarding our ceremony. The day finally arrived and we were confident that every detail was planned to perfection, so when things didn’t go quite to plan with our park set-up, Marilyn’s' words were a comfort to us and the ceremony continued on flawlessly. Marilyn delivered our love story like she was an old friend and really bought our 15 year history to life. We received many wonderful comments, about our love story. Our guests really enjoyed hearing our history in sequential order and even learnt a few new facts about us! We would recommend Marilyn to any couple looking for a celebrant; you can completely trust her recommendations when planning your special day and have confidence that Marilyn will enthusiastically deliver a very moving and personal ceremony. Marilyn, Thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony, we enjoyed the planning just as much as the actual day, we owe you a million Thank-yous!! Luke & Nadia Marchant!

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

Love Letter Dianne + Willie Scottish 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_Samantha & Ryan Wedding Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast

Love Letter Samantha + Ryan Wedding Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast
Dear Marilyn, I’ve found it difficult to find the right words to properly express how thankful and grateful Ryan and I are for your presence and expertise at our wedding is difficult. Quite literally I’m not sure if the day would have gone ahead without you, it definitely wouldn’t have had the same depth, heart and soul in it if it had. Due to my health issues, then unexpected health issues of close family members, at one point it all seemed absolutely too much. You’re knowledge and guidance was a saving grace. You helped Ryan and I get our feelings on to paper and then beautifully retold our story on the day. The element you brought to our day was super special. Everyone commented on how much you were able to draw them all in and take them on our journey. One of the most standout moments of the day for us was the handfasting. That part of the ceremony just meant so much to us, and being able to get our children to be a part of it just made it all the more special. So, Thank You!! Thank you for the travel you did to be with us on the day, thank you for being that extra element that we didn’t even know we needed or wanted. Thank you for your guidance and ability to calm the nerves and bring us back, feet firmly on the ground. And thank you for truly being a MASTER OF YOUR CRAFT. Love and Light Ryan & Samie Heeney xo

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

Love Letter Nicole + Paulo 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_Viktoriia_Scott_Wedding North Burleigh Beach

Love Letter Viktoriia + Scott Elopement Wedding North Burleigh Beach
Marilyn is a lovely person able to help overcome obstacles and get all the small details right. Marilyn is caring, flexible and helps with every aspect of the day, and indeed many queries and assistance beforehand, ensuring an AMAZING WEDDING. We organised ours from the other side of the world and Marilyn was key in ensuring all went to plan, thoroughly recommend her services as a celebrant! Many Many thanks Scott & Viktoriia!

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