Marry Me Marilyn

(144 reviews)
Service Area
Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Northern NSW to the Sunshine Coast Interstate by Request  View Map
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Marilyn is a Fun, Relaxed Full Time Professional Celebrant
9.00 am
8.00 pm
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VOTED #1 BEST CELEBRANT GOLD COAST 2019 BRIDES CHOICE AWARDS Love Story Personal Vows, Fun, Laughter, Upbeat, Relaxed, Romantic, Personal & Powerful!


Full-time Fun Bubbly Professional Celebrant for over 12 years performing 900 + Ceremonies all Unique, Creative, Fresh, Romantic, Upbeat, Intimate, Personal & Powerful - 450+ Love Letters on my website

Your Love Story - I create an original Wedding by weaving your stories together through your wedding ceremony to create an magical connection between you. Your Love Story creates the whole roller coaster of emotions from laughter & tears to surprise & amazement. Your Wedding Ceremony will have your family & friends so captivated, nobody will be waiting for the fun to start at the reception, as the fun has already started at the ceremony!
Personal Wedding Vows are the Heart & Soul of the Wedding - I inspire and guide you to create personal vows from the heart to reflect your love & commitment to your partner and have fun to lightened up the ceremony and keep it personal modern and fresh. I provide amazing set of resources to help you create personal vows with the WOW Factor which will make your fiance tear up. Be ready with a hanky!

Super Same-Sex Positive 12 years as Rainbow Pride Celebrant I have joined countless gorgeous LGBTQI couples in Commitments and Handfastings and Now at last Marriage! I am so excited to be able to marry all the couples who I have done Commitments for and for all the happy couples who have been waiting so long for marriage equality!

Lifetime of experience in public speaking, creative writing, dramatic performance, choreography and direction, event management, communication, lecturing & training. I have organised and addressed events and public meetings for up to a thousand people.  I have performed as an actor in productions before crowds of eight hundred people and am very comfortable working with intimate or large groups from all walks of life. My experience as a writer and director in theatre allows me to choreograph the ceremony I write for your wedding to get the best photos and the most intimate connection between you and your family and friends and produce a seamless ceremony that has your guests totally intrigued. My work , travel and life experience has given me a raft of skills and knowledge. I have a vast general knowledge through study, research and reading and personal travel and experiences with different cultures. I have unbounded enthusiasm, a bubbly personality and emotional intelligence and I am guided strongly by my intuition.

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(144 reviews)
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20 Jun 2019

Firstly, Marilyn is a superstar, from the first call, to our first meeting and rehearsal in her welcoming home, to the actual ceremony. There are no words that can describe how overjoyed we are that we choose our first choice (we just knew she was the one after speaking to her on the phone) of celebrant. After reading some of the reviews that others had posted you could only hope you day could be a half as good, but believe me when I say it was much better than any review posted. “this is one of the best ceremonies I have attended”, one guest offered up, and another saying “you took us on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute we were laughing and the next crying”. Not only did this give us comfort it was our wedding they were talking about but the tone was set by Marilyn’s amazingly written words throughout, interjecting such fabulous humour and sensitivity. She, also kept control throughout the ceremony and even when things didn’t go to plan, she professionally continued giving enough time for what we had planned ( our dog to howl and bark at a set point), and when it didn’t she continued on, with no-one even noticing (except those in the knowledge)! The vows booklets, ceremonial marriage certificate, the copy of the ceremony and the hand fasting ties were all handed over at the end of the ceremony at a respectable opportunity by Marilyn, and the genuine heartfelt excitement and enthusiasm about us officially married was overwhelming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as this magical moment Marilyn promised us it would be, was everything we expected it to be and more, for not only Zane and I, but for each and every person that attended the wedding at Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Zane & Jules you guys were pure light and joy to work with we really had the most beautiful journey together! I have followed your adventures and your amazing love story that you live every day of your lives. I can't begin to tell you how special you both are and the happiness I felt on your special day joining you as husband & husband! I felt your energetic soul connection to each other to me and to your unbelievably amazing family & friends. Thank you so much for choosing me to share in your love on your wedding day and for this stunning review you totally rock! Love & Light Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marry Me Marilyn xoxoxoxo

23 Nov 2018

MARILYN, YOU TRULY ARE FANTASTIC AT WHAT YOU DO and we will be FOREVER GRATEFUL for the time you spent with us and the help and guidance you offered in CREATING A PERFECT CEREMONY FOR US! How can we thank you enough!? From the first call you seemed to just 'get' what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony and celebrant and our first meeting absolutely confirmed that feeling. YOU WROTE A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY THAT ENCOMPASSED JAMIE'S VIKING INTERESTS AS WELL AS KEEPING EVERYTHING ELEGANTLY SIMPLE, WHICH WAS PERFECT FOR ME! For two individuals who would normally be very uncomfortable in front of a crowd, we suddenly felt like we were the only people in the world and that was all in thanks to you! You were a wealth of knowledge from the beginning and with a single touch of my arm during our vows, your reassuring nature KEPT ME GROUNDED AND IN THE MOMENT when I could have easily fallen apart in tears. FROM START TO FINISH OUR DAY WAS PERFECT and I can say with confidence, our wedding would not have been what it was without your guidance, support and genuine interest in the story of us. I've struggled to put into words how truly wonderful you were and I don't think I can ever find the 'right' words to tell you how appreciated you are. A MILLION TIMES AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING AND FOR HELPING US CREATE OUR DREAM WEDDING! All our love, Trelise, Jamie & Archer xo

Marry Me Marilyn  

A Million Times Thank You!!! Trelise & Jamie & Archer, you are so kind to write such a beautiful testimonial for me! I am so very grateful for the time, thought and effort you put into writing it! I will never forget you both and your beautiful Viking Handfasting Ceremony in the Arbour at Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton…I wish you all the love, prosperity and happiness for your future as a couple and a family!! love Marilyn x

19 Oct 2018

ALL OF OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID THAT OUR WEDDING WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST WEDDING CEREMONY THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TO, and many guests stating MARILYN WAS THE BEST CELEBRANT THEY HAVE EVER SEEN! We will always be grateful to Marilyn for marrying us and for making our wedding day such an unforgettable and amazing experience. Choosing Marilyn to be our celebrant was the best decision we ever made! It’s not just that she has exceptional organisational skills or that her background in theatre production makes her a natural at directing events, but also the fact that she so obviously LOVES what she does and cares deeply about the couples she works with. When we met Marilyn in person it was more like talking to an old friend rather than a celebrant, her bubbly, friendly and relentlessly upbeat personality was even more contagious in person and put us completely at ease. When our big day came, it was nothing short of AMAZING with all the work and planning that Marilyn had done paying off beyond all expectations with a seemingly perfect balance of emotion, sentiment and humour. Marilyn captured and held the audience’s attention right from the start, and had them veering between laughter and tears of joy as she told our story, and even while we were lost in the magic of the moment we could tell that our wedding was everything we had dreamed of. We would recommend Marilyn to anyone.

Marry Me Marilyn  

I can’t begin to thank you enough for the wonderful review!! I am so grateful that you took the time to phone me so soon after your wedding and express your feelings about the ceremony and then to write such an amazing review for me! I really think I am blessed to be able to do this work! I get to meet amazing couples like yourselves and have a very special journey with you! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our journey together and the laughs we had every time we met were awesome! I am so glad you chose me as your celebrant for your wonderful wedding...I think we did add the WOW Factor to it!!! Lots of Love Marilyn xoxo

18 Jan 2020

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  

Hey Sib & Wayne thank for your beautiful words 💖🙏😁 it was a wonderful day and we both loved sharing it with you and your very special family and friends. You are an amazing couple and you deserve all the happiness in the world for your future together. PS your daughters and grandson are really special! So glad the rain held off ⛈️🌩️🌦️

12 Jan 2020

Marilyn, You are phenomenal!! Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding day yesterday you really do make every wedding ceremony so amazing and so special it really touched our hearts!! You are caring, warm, inviting, you always welcome everyone like family and to Jordan and I and Lynette & Tracey and all of us you feel like family!! Everything you achieve is done with creativity and personalised flair! Nothing is ever to big or small and you always go above and beyond for us all!! WOW Voted #1 Celebrant on the Gold Coast at the Brides Choice Award such a well-deserved win, we are all lucky to have found you! Recognition well deserved Love Ashley & Jordan xoxo

Marry Me Marilyn  

Ashley & Jordan it was amazing marrying you was so very special and your love for each other is a powerful force between you! Love Marilyn x

30 Nov 2019

From our first appointment with Marilyn until we said goodbye once our ceremony was over, we knew that she was the right celebrant for us. She responded to our request for a personalised, relaxed ceremony with professionalism, intuition and wisdom. Through Marilyn, we were able to capture the essence and special memories of that day. We could not recommend her more highly! Marise and Keith

Marry Me Marilyn  

Marise & Keith I loved our journey together co-creating your fabulous, upbeat Wedding Ceremony. My favourite part of your ceremony was your love story it was so full of loving energy. One special thing you told me was that the most positive aspect of your relationship is the sheer abundance of wellbeing you feel around each other. How important is that! I loved the song by Amy and Kaylee too that was such a special treat! Love & Light to you both! Marilyn x

14 Nov 2019

Marilyn you’re an amazing celebrant! Just want to say a massive thank you for doing our Wedding Renewal of Vows! Marilyn took care of everything, despite the time difference between Oz and UK, you made sure everything was taken care of! Marilyn is a truly lovely lady, a Beautiful Ceremony and Handfasting Ceremony. You made us both feel so comfortable and at ease immediately! Thank you for being part of our beautiful beach ceremony on the Gold Coast. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! Clare & Jason xxx

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hi Clare & Jay it was so lovely creating your beautiful Renewal of Vows and performing it on Main Beach. It was fun to include your love story and the story of your wedding day...such a hoot. It was so cool to have your family.....Emma, Damien and Octavia draping the cords in the Celtic Handfasting and remembering the specials ones unable to be there with you. Love to you all! Marry Me Marilyn

11 Nov 2019

Hi Marilyn. Thank you so much for making our day everything we wanted! We were blown away by how personal, warm and amazing our wedding was and couldn’t have asked for more! Your professionalism, warmth and kindness showed in every meeting we had prior to our big day. We loved that you captured the love we have and were able to put it into our small and intimate wedding with just our immediate families and some very close friends. You helped to make our wedding a day we will never forget! So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️

Marry Me Marilyn  

Thanks a million Ann-Marie & Jason for the beautiful heartfelt review!!! I really enjoyed marrying you guys at the lovely Paradise Point on the Broadwater and our special journey together! Your photos turned out really lovely and captured the magic of the day!!! Love Marilyn x

13 Oct 2019

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!!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Congrats again Amy & Jonny :-) our journey together has been very special and it is wonderful to see how happy you are together! I loved working with you to create a unique, conscious, spiritual wedding that reflected who you are as a couple and as individuals body, mind and soul. Love & Light Marilyn x PS I loved working with Selena with the translation of the ceremony I think we made an awesome team :-)

2 Oct 2019

We could not recommend Marilyn more, she did a Fantastic Job with our Wedding Ceremony. Marilyn took the time to personalise the ceremony so that it suited my bride and myself perfectly. Marilyn is extremely professional and does an amazing job especially with keeping you relaxed through the ceremony, her resources helped me so much to write my vows and the wooden box ceremony was perfect, thank you so much Marilyn. Marilyn was extremely helpful in making our day so special to us! She was easy to contact if I had questions and fast to respond. She made writing our ceremony a fun and easy process, allowing us to create a personalised ceremony that meant so much to my husband and I. Marilyn helped us with our nerves and completed an effective rehearsal of our ceremony with us that allowed us to feel confident and excited about this part of our wedding. She provided us with helpful advice and many pointers that we then used on the day of the wedding to make our ceremony run so smoothly. On the day she spoke beautifully, was dressed professionally and looked stunning and ran our ceremony amazingly! After searching through the many of Marilyn’s helpful resources, we decide to complete a wooden box ceremony on the day. Our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was with many of our guests saying they have never seen a wooden box ceremony before and what a beautiful touch it was. I was so full of nerves as I walked down the aisle that Marilyn was able to instantly calm me as she reminded me to stay in the present and enjoy this moment! Both my husband and I would highly recommend Marilyn services to anyone looking at getting married! We cannot thank Marilyn enough for making our day so memorable for us! Tegan & Bryce x

Marry Me Marilyn  

Thanks so much Tegan & Bryce, I am so happy that you loved your ceremony and thank you so much for contacting me from your honeymoon and now writing such an amazing guys are legends! it was a perfect day for a very special couple! I thank you for choosing me as your celebrant. It was an awesome journey that we shared! I especially loved telling your special love story and proposal story on the day! Love & Light Marilyn x

29 Sep 2019

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Marilyn is! We guarantee that if you choose Marilyn, you will not regret it!! She is super professional and you can tell she really loves what she does. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her. We got engaged in 2012 and something instantly drew us to Marilyn and in 2019 when we could finally afford the wedding of our dreams we contacted her to marry us! The 1.5 hour Skype meeting with Marilyn via flew past she made us laugh and we made her cry with our love story. We booked her immediately and have never looked back! We were greeted with a hug when we arrived from interstate and we felt like we had known her forever. 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, 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 our colours. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Marilyn. We met as strangers and parted as friends x Love Claire & Dan xoxo

21 Sep 2019

We both wanted to thank you for the fabulous job you did officiating at our wedding. We had several guests comment on how professional you were and how smooth things went. Thank you for your support, particularly for me (Barb) when I was about to break down, you reminded me to just breath 😊.The whole ceremony was a pleasure to go through. Thanks for your expertise.

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Eddie & Barb your wedding was wonderfully intimate, relaxed and fun I loved marrying you :-) thanks for your review I really appreciate it! Love Marilyn x

20 Sep 2019

Where do we start?! Marilyn was nothing short of amazing through our special journey. From the moment we met Marilyn at her home, we knew she would be our perfect celebrant. She was so welcoming and super easy to get along with. Her ceremonies are tailored so beautifully and are very personal to the couple. Having so many nerves and anxiety on the day, Marilyn helped ground us so well from start to finish. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, how lovely it was put together and how great our celebrant was!! Marilyn, we could not have done it without your amazing support and help. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our special day. All our love Stacie & Jason xoxo

15 Sep 2019

Marilyn was absolutely amazing to work with, and far exceeded our expectations. She spent time getting to know us leading up to the wedding, offering guidance and support along the way which helped make our day so special and personal. The whole ceremony was relaxed, casual and fun from beginning to end which was exactly what we had hoped for. Marilyn is a true professional with a passion for what she does, and it shows. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant, but Marilyn was far more than that, and we are thrilled that she was part of our special day.

14 Sep 2019

Marilyn, Leading up to the wedding can be stressful as well as a lot of fun! Having you as our celebrant made us feel calm and excited from the very first time we met you! We felt like we had known you for years! You're so down to earth, kind and VERY passionate about your job! With meetings and VERY helpful ideas you made our ceremony run so smoothly! We cannot Thank You enough! Bryce and Shannon x

Marry Me Marilyn  

Shannon & Bryce it was awesome working with you to create your beautiful wedding ceremony at Boomerang Farm. I just loved telling your beautiful Proposal Story that took place on the 5th of September 2017 in the Big Apple at the top of the Rockefeller Centre! You had the whole roller coaster of emotions on the day and plenty of belly laughs! Thank you for your wonderful words!! Love & Light Marilyn xoxo


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