Heart2heart Ceremonies

5.0  ( 15 reviews ) · Scenic Rim | Gold Coast | Brisbane · Show Phone
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Hi I'm Marlee from Heart2heart Ceremonies. I create unique, fun, and romantic ceremonies, ensuring your celebration is a true reflection of your vision for your wedding. I offer a calm supportive space for your ceremony, so that you can relax and enjoy your whole day.

Clients praise Heart2heart Ceremonies for a multitude of reasons. Marlee's supportive nature provides a warm and welcoming environment, allowing clients to feel at ease throughout the planning process. Her creativity ensures that every ceremony is tailored to reflect your unique values and vision for your special day. An experienced celebrant, Marlee's professionalism and attention to detail ensure smooth and seamless ceremonies, leaving no room for stress.


What you'll love about working with Heart2heart Celebrant: 

  • Full Wedding Package. Heart2heart Celebrant offers a range of packages designed to suit varying needs. At the heart of their offerings is the Full Wedding Ceremony package. For couples seeking an all-inclusive experience that caters to every aspect of their wedding ceremony, this package provides comprehensive services from arranging all necessary meetings and legal paperwork, to creating personalised vows and managing marriage registration.
  • Short and Sweet Package. Couples with a desire for an efficient yet memorable ceremony may find the 'Short and Sweet' package appealing. This package offers a swift but beautiful ceremony, perfect for those keen on getting to the celebratory part of their wedding day. It encompasses a full range of services, including the preparation of all legal paperwork, creating the ceremony, and registering the marriage afterwards.
  • Elopement Package. The 'Elopement' package is designed for couples wanting an intimate ceremony away from the hustle and bustle. Focused on privacy and minimalism, it caters to couples seeking a simple, yet deeply personal ceremony with only their two witnesses. All legal paperwork, vow writing, and marriage registration are all part of this package.
  • Hand-fasting. Heart2heart Celebrant also caters to couples desiring a touch of the unconventional. The 'Handfasting and Alternative Ceremonies' package offers unique celebrations, paying homage to different traditions and beliefs. With the flexibility to incorporate personal traditions and beliefs, this package allows couples to celebrate their wedding in the most authentic manner.


Highlights of working with Heart2heart Celebrant: 

  • bespoke ceremonies tailored to you
  • comprehensive, all-inclusive wedding package
  • creative and unique ceremony ideas
  • humour and lightheartedness
  • friendly, personalised and professional service
  • elopement and naming ceremonies offered



Thank you for stopping by. I started out as a celebrant in 2005 and have done around 1000 ceremonies. What I love is that each one is so different, every couple is different and I always enjoy getting to know my couples and what they love about each other. I enjoy the creative process of putting together a lighthearted yet romantic feel-good ceremony for them. From Viking ceremonies to elegant and beautiful weddings, I'm on board to deliver exactly what you want.

Marlee Bruinsma


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I'm based in south east Queensland and happy to travel all over, including northern New South Wales. The furthest I've travelled is Kuranda in northern Queensland for a special wedding in the rainforest and the closest I've travelled was to my lovely neighbours next door when I married them earlier this year! Sometimes it may be more economical for you to pick a celebrant close to where you are marrying and sometimes it's good to pick a celebrant close by to where you live, even though it may mean some travel on the wedding day. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

Travel over about 100km each way does attract additional fees from me. I'm happy to build a special quote for you if you decide I'm the celebrant for you and we can work out what works best.

There are a few things to consider. You must both be over 18 (unless you have a court order), not married to anyone else and not related to each other (in any close degree).

You need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrant at least a month before your wedding. You'll need the following documentation for your Notice:

  • birth certificates or passports
  • photo ID such as a driver's licence
  • documents to show the end of any previous marriage.

Special requirements may apply if:

  • you don't understand the English language (you may need an interpreter at the wedding)
  • if you are coming to Australia to marry your fiance - you may need to consider applying for a prospective marriage visa.

If you are marrying in Australia and don't live permanently in Australia, you may need to get your marriage documents authenticated or stamped with an apostille if you want to register your marriage in another country. You can find out more about this here: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/notarial-services/documents.

Please contact me if you'd like more information.

No, a rehearsal is not essential. If you don't want to have a rehearsal, we can still run through what happens on the day. I provide you with all the information you need for the ceremony, including timing for music, alternatives for how you begin your ceremony, where you stand, how to exchange rings and what to do at the end.

If you would like to do a rehearsal, I recommend this is done close to your ceremony date, so it's fresh in your mind. You can have a rehearsal at the venue, at your home or mine. A rehearsal can be a good idea if:

  • you are a little nervous about the day
  • if your ceremony is complicated, eg. involves a handfasting or special ritual
  • if you have a large wedding party and multiple entrance songs.

A rehearsal generally just goes over the choreography of the ceremony, not the words. I recommend to my couples that they do practice their vows a few times (separately to each other) out loud just to get a feel for how they will sound on the day and so that you feel they are the right length and say what you want to say.

You're welcome to have a chat with me about this.

You certainly can write your own vows and I recommend that you do. That way, your vows will be personal and meaningful.

Writing your own vows is also one of the most challenging things to do and also the part all the guest want to hear :).

I provide my couples with tips on how to write vows and examples of vows other couples have used. In this way, you can get an idea of what you might like to say in your vows. I can also ask you a list of questions to find out what you'd like to say and help you write your vows.

It's fine to include some humour in your vows if you want to. But you don't have to. The most important thing is that your vows come from your heart and you are happy with them.

Vows can be short or long, just the legals or a love note to each other. Whatever you choose, I can help you get it just right for the day.

This is one of those questions everyone asks and it's an important one! But at the same time, it's important to recognise that one ceremony is not the same as another. Each celebrant is different, has a different style and every couple is different and has a different story. For this reason, you'll see a big range of prices that celebrants may charge. Most wedding ceremonies involve about 15 to 20 hours of work by a celebrant and there may also be travel, official paperwork costs, and the normal business expenses that come with running a small business. Some celebrants also offer additional services that add on to the ceremony, such as MC or singing. I don't sing (unless everyone is singing) but I do inject some humour and light-heartedness into your ceremony if you choose that. I also enjoy telling your story - this is not just how you met and got to be standing in front of a crowd getting hitched (hopefully a crowd you invited :)). It's what you love about each other, what drives you crazy about each other and why you've decided to hold the most expensive party of your life!

I generally cost my ceremonies at around $45 per hour so the charge can vary considerably depending on whether you have a rehearsal, if you just want the bare legals in an elopement ceremony and how far I need to travel.

I may also offer a special rate on occasion, such as where I've already done a ceremony for you (think naming or a handfasting and now you're legally tying the knot) or for pensioners. I may waive a fee for a rehearsal if you come to my place for that to help you keep to your budget.

No harm in asking :).

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September 2023

From the first meeting with Marlee she made us feel comfortable and relaxed, explained the statutory processes clearly. When we were looking at the format of the ceremony, Marlee helped provide guidance and examples to assist us in choosing the right one for us. The draft ceremony that Marlee put together using personal details we had discussed together was perfect from the first attempt and provided sentiment, humour and captured the spirit of our relationship. Marlee has a generous spirit and we cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a celebrant to conduct their wedding. Martha and Andrew

Andrew F.

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Thank you Martha and Andrew. It was an absolute pleasure being your celebrant and I'm so glad you loved your ceremony. Being able to create a ceremony that a couple really enjoys is one of the things I love most about my job. Wishing you both a wonderful life together. Marlee ❤️

July 2023

Marlee, our remarkable marriage celebrant, added an enchanting touch to our special day that we'll forever treasure. Her genuine warmth instantly put us at ease, and her attention to detail in crafting a personalized ceremony was awe-inspiring. On our wedding day, Marlee exuded a sense of calm and joy, setting the perfect tone for the celebration. Her heartfelt words and beautiful vows moved everyone present. Beyond her officiating skills, Marlee effortlessly connected with our guests, making them feel a part of our journey. Her dedication and passion for her craft made our wedding extraordinary. We're immensely grateful to have had Marlee as our celebrant, and we wholeheartedly recommend her to any couple seeking an unforgettable wedding experience.

Carissa N.

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Thank you Carissa, it was a joy and a privilege to be your celebrant. You both put such a wonderful effort into setting up a beautiful space for your ceremony and I loved that you included your furry children as well. it was such a memorable ceremony and one I'll treasure being a part of ❤️

July 2023

Marlee was amazing! She did exactly what we asked and was so professional and helpful during the whole process. We wanted a traditional formal ceremony and she gave us heaps of templates and ideas to choose from and we fully customised our ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. She walked us through all the steps and what to do and made everything from ceremony to marriage registration easy. She also did the wedding rehearsal with us.

Brittany B.

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Thank you Brittany - I loved being your celebrant and helping bring your vision of your ceremony to life. It was such a beautiful wedding and an honour to be part of your day!

October 2023

Marlee was absolutely fantastic! Always on time, extremely pleasant to work with, and very helpful with any enquiries we had. Would recommend her to anyone.

Hayley A.

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Thank you Hayley. It was an absolute pleasure to be your celebrant and I'm so happy you chose me :).

September 2023

We would highly recommend Marlee. She was so gentle and kind throughout the whole process. She guided us deeply and always assisted when we needed help. We always knew she had the legalities sorted!! On the day Marlee arrived early to set up, spoke extremely competently and captivated the crowd. She was emotive but also leaned into the humour. We really loved being married by Marlee.

Brynne B.

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Thank you Brynne. It truly was an absolute pleasure being your celebrant and I love how you embraced having humour and also some amazing sentiment in your ceremony, really making it your own and a beautiful reflection of your relationship and your life together. Wishing you an amazing life together!

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There are so many choices for a celebrant... How can we narrow down and pick one for us?

We are having just a small wedding - 20 guests. It will be a simple ceremony followed by the reception. We don't want to spend too much, but would like a celebrant who can make the short amount of time special.

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It's good to chat to a few that stand out to you when you look at their profiles. Most celebrants will be open to creating a ceremony that aligns with your vision for your day. So I'd suggest choosing the one who makes you feel most relaxed and who gets who you are and what you are looking for, someone you can easily communicate with. If you feel relaxed with them, when it comes time for your ceremony, you'll be able to relax and enjoy it. Wishing you a super day!

Arriele B

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