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Tim Kelly - Marriage Celebrant | Cairns Tropical Marriages

5.0  ( 41 reviews ) · Cairns, Port Douglas, Mission Beach and the Tablelands but I am prepared to travel nationally · Show Phone
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Together we can create perfect moments for a memorable day filled with love, laughter and fun.

As a Cairns Marriage Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies who supports same-sex marriage and Marriage Equality, I promise to provide you with a ceremony that is thoughtful, professional, and most of all, memorable.

* I am relaxed, open minded & open hearted and it is reflected in my ceremonies.
* I am professional & dedicated.
* I offer unlimited phone, Skype & email contact.
* After the ceremony you receive a beautifully presented copy of your ceremony, wedding vows, readings etc.
* I offer access to a signing table & chairs.
* You have access to my self contained, wireless PA system available for playing your choice of music and making sure that no-one misses a word.

Whether you just want to tick that box or whether you want to shout your love from the rooftops, contact me today and find out how I can make your wedding ceremony, and your wedding vows, the most memorable moment of your life.


I've always been proud to be a Celebrant but even more so now that we have marriage Equality and I can conduct same-sex weddings. Not being able to was an offense to my open mindedness and my loving heart. Marriage is the true definition of love and now we are all entitled to express ourselves by marrying the person we love. I am renowned for relaxed, fun filled, memorable ceremonies that stay in the heart forever. So, if that's what you're looking for, please, get in touch.

Mr Tim Kelly


41 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

March 2019

We cannot recommend Tim enough. He is charismatic, fun & just a lovely man. We instantly bonded with Tim, from the first meeting we knew he was the one for us. Tim was very supportive through the whole process. The ceremony was perfect, a beautiful combination of intimacy, fun & relaxed vibes.

Tiffany W.

Tim Kelly - Marriage Celebrant | Cairns Tropical Marriages

Tiffany and Jason, I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for being my first wedding of the season and, quite frankly, for just being yourselves. To have you and Jason as my first couple made my 'first of the season' butterflies evaporate immediately.

March 2024

Fantastic experience with Tim from the very first contact right up until we said “I Do” ( or “f.€k yeah!” as my husband so eloquently put it)! Tim makes everything super easy and stress free for your wedding or elopement ceremony. He will even find a venue and witnesses for you if you’re not from the area. His sense of humour suited us and our quirky little wedding perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant for this joyful occasion. Still on cloud nine, Tim Kelly as your celebrant for the win!

Felicity F.

March 2024

I highly recommend Tim for your wedding! He did our small elopement, and we couldn’t have asked for someone better! He made us feel calm & comfortable on a very overwhelming day. Not only was Tim’s attitude on our wedding day impeccable, but also every phone call, email, text and in person meeting. Tim went above and beyond for us, with a handful of date and plan changes, he made it happen! And perfectly at that! I have been, and will continue to recommend Tim to those looking for an incredible celebrant.

Georgia T.

February 2024

Tim Kelly was our fabulous celebrant for our elopement to Fitzroy Island in January 2024. From the very first phone conversation to his final announcement of us a newly married couple, Tim went above and beyond to help make our day perfect! Tim's energy and love for what he does is so apparent, and his unique flair and style was just what we were after. Tim brought a real warmth to our ceremony, but also had us in stiches with his perfectly timed delivery and comedic quips. Tim is professional and passionate, and actually listens to what his clients want. If I could do it all over again with Tim, I would. HIGHLY recommended - he's just a darling!

Madeleine F.

November 2023

Tim was so great to deal with before, during and after our wedding. He was so easy going which suited us and our elopement perfectly. He was very professional, even though we got him up at 6AM for our ceremony. Thanks for getting us married early so we could go fishing!

Hayley B.

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My daughter is being married in 12 months time . Am I able to become competent in that time to perform her wedding?

Tim Kelly - Marriage Celebrant | Cairns Tropical Marriages

Hi there Bride (or, rather, mother of).

I've read replies from other Celebrants and they cast quite a dark, pessimistic shadow over the whole affair.

The answer is yes, honey. It is definitely do-able. Either in a class room or, like me, online, because there were no physical courses in my region. Took me 7 months, whilst working part-time and experiencing some pretty heavy personal trauma. I'm neurodivergent, hun (ADHD if we must use labels??), and if I did it, well....

Approach any local Celebrants and see if they require witnesses from time to time. I often get couples who elope without anyone to witness, and that is the perfect way to see a ceremony that is about love and commitment and not about bling.

I hope this helps. It will be such a special day for your daughter if you do it, and you can carry on doing it afterwards. It's a lovely excuse to get out of the house on a sunny Saturday afternoon to, literally, be surrounded by nothing but love and laughter. It's also a fun way to put a little extra in the bank for rainy days and holidays and create beautiful memories for people while you do it

Can I get married in both a religious and civil ceremony?

My fiance is muslim and I am catholic, we want to respect the mother and have a 'Katb al kitab' but this happens on a different day to the reception. On the day of the reception we want to have a civil ceremony, please help. Need some advice. Thank you

Tim Kelly - Marriage Celebrant | Cairns Tropical Marriages

You can have two ceremonies, but only one will be allowed to be the legal one. You could have the 'Katb al kitab' as the legal ceremony out of respect for your partner's religion and have the second as a commitment ceremony. Multi-faith relationships can be challenging in this regard, so it is essential that you find a balance that you, and your future mother-in-law, are all happy with. You mention that on the day of the reception you will have a civil ceremony but there is no mention of a Catholic ceremony. A Muslim wedding is obviously recognised as a legal union so my suggestion would be to have the religious ceremony as the legal one and have a commitment ceremony on the day of the reception. This is obvioulsy causing you more than a little concern and I hope that my advice helps.

Do couples usually use vow books?

Tim Kelly - Marriage Celebrant | Cairns Tropical Marriages

Hello. The majority of my couples do say their own vows, though I do have a selection of vows that they can choose form if they do not feel confident penning their. Having said that, I do encourage my couples to write their own vows and offer to give them advice. Using a vow book is a great way to cover up trembling hands, but if your hands tremble, does that really matter? It's an emotionally loaded moment, after all. It is usually the groom who is nervous about the vows but my advice to anyone who is concerned is simple. Your vows do not need to sound like they were written by Shakespeare. The strongest words are the simplest, spoken from the heart. They are for the ears of one person and one person only, the person you are about to marry. I suugest that my couples open a Word document and make bullet points, keeping it simple. Reasons why you love your partner followed by the promises you want to make to them. Remove the bullet points and presto, you have your vows.

I alos print the couples vows myself and present them to the groom before the ceremony. Hope this helps.

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