Marry Me Marilyn

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Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Northern NSW to the Sunshine Coast Interstate by Request  View Map
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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!

Let’s team up to create your Wedding Ceremony filled with Laughter, Fun, Upbeat Chilled Vibes, Fresh Creative Ideas, Loving Energy, Crazy Humour & Awesome Storytelling to kick your Wedding Day off on a High.

Every Wedding Ceremony I create is CUSTOM DESIGNED, UNIQUE & PERSONAL! I tune into your vibe and connect with you as individuals and as a couple, your likes and dislikes, your interests, values and beliefs everything that makes you tick. I listen to every detail of your ideas, vision and dreams for your special day and make it happen. If you are not sure what you want I guide you and inspire you with an Aladin's Cave of ideas and choices to make your wedding everything you have dreamed of. No Cookie Cutter Weddings Ever Ever :-)

WHY CHOOSE MARRY ME MARILYN

  • Voted #1 Best Celebrant Gold Coast 2019 Brides Choice Awards
  • More than a Celebrant...Your Rock, Cheerleader, Guide, Inspiration, Supporter, Adviser, Friend, Zen Master, Sounding Board, Wine Taster & Party Starter!
  • Down to Earth Authentic Person who loves to Laugh, have Fun and Connect with Awesome  Couples.
  • Designer of Dream Weddings & Celebrant Wizard for 14 wonderful wild years
  • 1100+ Custom Designed Unique Personalised Ceremonies written & performed
  • Rave Reviews from 550+ of my amazing couples, 85+ Five Star Reviews on Google, 167+ Five Star Easy Weddings Reviews and more on Facebook
  • Queen of Equal Love - 14 years as Rainbow Pride Celebrant for LGBTQI Couples.
  • Master Storyteller & Weaver of Love Stories with the whole Roller Coaster of Emotions.
  • Vow Genie helping you create Personal, Romantic, Heartfelt & Hilarious Vows!
  • Choreographer of exciting photographic opportunities, setting the stage, enhancing energetic connections, flowing seamlessly & finding beauty in every moment.
  • Juggler of Hats; Ring Master, Crowd Motivator, Skilled Actor, Director, Creative Writer & Event Manager.
  • Master of Mindfulness, Meditation, Mindreading & Relaxation.
  • Handfasting Druid & Creator of Original Magical Rituals.
  • Secret Squirrel Strategies to embrace your emotions & be fully present on your own special day with vivid memories of every moment.
  • Fun & emotional ways to involve your children, fur babies & special family & friends.

I am so excited to get you started on your ride of a lifetime so message me today and say Marry Me Marilyn!


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Questions and Answers

Can we write our own vows?

Marry Me Marilyn

YES, ABSOLUTELY! I encourage you to write personal vows as they are the heart and soul of your wedding! If writing is not your bag or you would like some inspiration... I have very cool support documents online in my vast resources - How to ‘Write your Vows ! You can even email me your vows and I will tweak them for you and make suggestions so your vows flow beautifully and match in tone and content.

Are you able to personalise our weddings with fun and laughter?

Marry Me Marilyn

IT IS SOOO IMPORTANT TO PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING IT SHOULD TOTALLY REFLECT YOU....My weddings are written with my Heart and Soul creating a Magical Atmosphere where you are in the moment and travel together through the whole roller coaster of emotions! There’s lots of fun, laughter and tears of joy, romantic moments that are personal and powerful, moments shared and moments in your own magic bubble and heaps of fun to make the roller coaster go round!

 

Can you present our wedding ceremony so our guests aren't bored just waiting for the beer and wine at the reception?

Marry Me Marilyn

I HATE BORING IT HAS TO BE FUN! I have exceptional public speaking skills and years of invaluable experience as a full time celebrant writing hundreds of creative unique ceremonies. I deliver your Wedding Ceremony with Love, Energy, Enthusiasm, Vibrancy, Humour, Presence and Passion, making you feel like there is no one else in the world just the two of you. I have an acting and directing background so I deliver your Love Story and Ceremony with heart in the most engaging, entertaining  and dynamic way like no other celebrant. With my choreography experience, I stage you to feel connected to each other and to your friends and family .... everyone feels the intimate connection setting the scene for amazing photo expressive photos as well.

Do you do Handfastings and other interesting things in the ceremony if we want to include them?

Marry Me Marilyn

I am an expert in Handfasting and have Hundreds of Beautiful Sub-Ceremonies & Rituals I have many versions of each ceremony tailored to your specific needs including Unity Sand Ceremonies, Wooden Wedding Box Ceremonies, Shell Ceremonies Thai & Celtic, Combined Shell & Sand Ceremonies, Fresh Water & Salt Water Ceremonies, Vast Range of Handfasting - Celtic Handfastings, Scottish Handfastings, Viking Handfastings, One Cord Handfastings to Thirteen Cord Handfastings, 7 Chakra Handfastings, Buddhist Handfasting, Angel Handfasting, Seasons Of Love Handfasting, Four Element Ceremony, Rose Exchange, Unity Candle Lighting Ceremonies, Wine Ceremonies, Butterfly Ceremonies, Family Ceremonies, Dove Releases, Blessing of the Hands Ceremony, Crystal Ceremonies, Greek Wedding Crown Ceremonies with Ring Ceremony plus more. 

We want a simple stress free wedding where we don't have to write much can you do that for us?

Marry Me Marilyn

ABSOLUTELY YOUR SPECIAL DAY SHOULD BE AS STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE.....I can create the whole wedding ceremony for you as stress free, sweet & simple as you would like it. I welcome your input and I will craft everything for you!

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8 Apr 2021

The ceremony was hands down my most favorite part of the whole day, which is crazy to me, given that walking down the aisle and standing up there in front of everyone was something that seemed so daunting to me. Once I got there I was just so happy and excited to be there it overcame any anxiety or worries I had and I just found your presence so calming and felt at ease that I didn’t have to think about anything because you were there to guide us and remind us to take all this in. We have had so many of our guests give us the most amazing feedback about the ceremony. People have been telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how it was the perfect combination of funny and emotional and completely tailored to us and our story. Quite a few people that never thought they would cry ended up balling. People have also commented on yourself and how amazing your delivery was and that this was the most engaged they have ever felt in a ceremony. My mum was the one who told us the importance of having a good celebrant for the ceremony and she said that you were the best celebrant she’s had to pleasure of watching marry two people. Jacob and I feel so blessed to have found you and now have those memories of our beautiful ceremony forever! THANK-YOU!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Sophia & Jacob your wedding was truly one on my favourite weddings and having done 1100 that is saying something...you are two very beautiful souls and such a Pfun couple!! I am beyond happy that I could co-create a beautiful ceremony that is a memory that you will treasure forever...thank you so much for your amazing feedback! Love & Light Marilyn x

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 ⛈️🌩️🌦️

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 review...you 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

4 Sep 2021

If you want just an ordinary Celebrant, then Marilyn is not for you, Marilyn is far, far more than that! When we first came across Marilyn's website we thought she is exactly what we were after, and after our first meeting we knew we were right! Marilyn is more than a Celebrant, she is a love enthusiast, story teller, wedding coach and genuinely invested in you as a couple and our special day! I had numerous back and forth conversations with Marilyn regarding so many things big and small (including postponing our day) and Marilyn was never anything short of accommodating, patient and understanding! We do feel as though we would have been lost without Marilyn and her guidance as it helped us so much along the way with planning our day and also executing our perfect day!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Dylan & Mischeline, I just loved our journey together! Your wedding day was so beautiful with laughter, fun and lots of romance...How lucky was I to be chosen as your celebrant! I am so thrilled that you can recall every little detail... embracing your emotions always works a treat. Marcel actually remarked to me after the wedding that you were one of the most 'in the moment brides' he had ever seen. Loads of Love to you both!! Marilyn x

12 Aug 2021

Marilyn is wonderful. She is such a genuine, open, down to earth and kind soul. From the moment we met with her we just clicked right away and we often spent longer than anticipated with her just chatting away. She had great communication skills, always quick to answer emails and take phone calls, she was flexible in the midst of COVID and guided us professionally when things were difficult or stressful. I felt completely reassured that everything would go perfectly in her hands. Her ceremony was both heartfelt and filled with laughter, many of the guests commented on how great she was! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a fun, talented and caring celebrant for their special day.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hi Brydie & Peter our journey together was brilliant. I especially connected with you both as you have such a sense of fun and awesome personalities. With Peter being Dutch (like my husband Marcel) I had some insight into the unique humour in your Love Story especially some of the cross cultural misunderstandings you had early on….. your Love Story was a definite highlight. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! You Guys ROCK!!! Love Marilyn & Marcel xoxoxo

7 Jul 2021

Marilyn is providing the best and easy to complete the all possess through the all requirement and I am very satisfied and highly recommended appreciate

Marry Me Marilyn  

It was my pleasure marrying you both :-)

6 Jul 2021

Hi my name is Rosa and I had the pleasure of marrying my husband on the 06/07/21 with Marilyn as our amazing celebrant! Our first meeting was very nerve-racking for me as I am not too comfortable around people but Marilyn made me feel so comfortable and I was so relieved. On the day of our wedding she was very considerate of our religion and made sure my family, husband and I were comfortable. I would not have it any other way, without Marilyn I honestly don’t think I would have had the guts to sit infront of my family and friends and say the words I did to my husband because Marilyn gave me a little tip as I am not a huge speaker but I’m a big cryer hehehe CHOOOSE MARILYN XOXO

Marry Me Marilyn  

Thank you Rosa it was so great seeing the emotion in your family's eyes! Thank you to your mother for the gift of the beautiful traditional flower crown.

19 Jun 2021

Marilyn is a wonderful person and a very gifted celebrant who made our wedding (and the lead up) so special, meaningful and fun. She is a true champion of love and she was able to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected who we were as people and what we hoped to create in our marriage. Since then, so many of our friends and family have commented on how great Marilyn was, and that our ceremony felt very personalised. I can't recommend Marilyn enough!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hey Mrs & Mrs Hall-Hume...I can't begin tell you what a wonderful experience it was for me marrying 2 such special people who are so deeply in love. Your crazy fun sense of humour, devotion to each other and your sincerity are what make you 'YOU'! I will never forget the Boxing Crab Technique ha ha you know what I mean :-) Love Marilyn x

3 Jun 2021

My wife and I were lucky enough to have Marilyn be our celebrant for our big day a few weeks ago. We had spoken with a few celebrants before Marilyn but from the first time we got in touch, her warmth and relaxed attitude helped us to feel comfortable in selecting her as the one for us. When Covid caused a number of complications with our original plans Marilyn was incredibly understanding and helpful and allowed us flexibility to achieve our dream wedding. Marilyn is a very talented writer and when she sent through the first draft of our ceremony, we knew clearly that she understood us and what we wanted our day to be. Throughout the process and on the day Marilyn was incredibly organised and helped to keep us on schedule and we simply could not recommend her highly enough to anyone looking for a celebrant!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hi Brock & Emily thank you so much for your beautiful words! It was such a joy getting to know you both and working with you make your dream wedding come true. It was fun with your special people holding the clear umbrellas with the rain pitter pattering above us and seeing a sea of clear umbrellas covering family and friends. Your conscious wedding was sprinkled with a special Love Story with the whole roller coaster of emotion, stunning personal vows, a beautiful Handfasting and the amazing highlight when Rocky the White Barn Owl flew in with the rings...not only your family and friends but mine too are raving about the magic of your day at the beautiful Bower Estate. Thank you again for the privilege of marrying you both...Love & Light Marilyn x

22 May 2021

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!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Natalie & David, thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful words you have written for me. I am really over the moon that you had your dream wedding and that I was such an integral part of it. It is so cool that family and friends were engaged and your wedding left a lasting impression on them…it really did feel like a dream in that divine setting…we suspected that the crazy last minute change of venue would work out but how well it did and in the most spectacular way really bowled me over. What a perfect atmosphere and the loving energy that united and surrounded you was a powerful force & your photos really captured the magic. Love + Light Marilyn xxxx

16 May 2021

Marilyn is a very special celebrant. We interviewed a few celebrants and chose Marilyn because she is relational, wise, interested in the world and clearly passionate about her job. Marilyn's work was still way beyond our expectations. She has a special gift: the way she supported us in developing our personalised wedding ceremony, especially our vows, was great. Marilyn guided us straight to the heart and soul of our relationship and helped us identified our shared values and the things that we would promise each other, to nurture our relationship forming a firm foundation on which to grow. We had a very intentional and personal ceremony. Our love story provided the fun factor! Everyone enjoyed hearing our adventures full of romance, love and laughter. The day went perfectly and we felt present, excited and in love on the day.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Clare & Dylan you are a really special couple with unique talents, strengths and insights into yourselves, each other and the world. Your sense of adventure and sharp minds inspired me to work with you in different ways and the outcome worked so well on the day to create a meaningful roller coaster of emotions. I felt so in the moment with you and the energy of Moonlight Crag was powerful and uplifting. I am really grateful that you chose me to help you create a special moment in time that was intimate, fun, loving and real.

12 May 2021

Marilyn has a warmth and loving curiosity about couples that really helped Tye and me to bring out our joy and vulnerability so we could express our truth to each other in front of our guests without any fear. Even when my accidentally unmuted phone received a text that we all joked about, Marilyn brought everyone gently back to the beauty of how we wanted to journey through our vows. Marry Me Marilyn greatly assisted to make our wedding uniquely us. Apart from her resources and experience, she fostered trust that enabled a relaxed, enjoyable and meaningful day; no matter our nerves (yes I was the really nervous one). Much love and thanks…our day was perfect! 1/5/21 🙏🏻 🤗 👬 💍🥂🍾.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Thank you for your beautiful words and for choosing me to be part of the best day of your lives! Our journey together from our first meeting, to writing the ceremony to marrying you guys was such a wonderful experience for me especially seeing the joy and loving energy between you both on the day. Your wedding was intimate, loving and full of fun and romance……just perfect! Love & Light Marilyn xoxo

9 May 2021

Marilyn was fantastic right from the beginning and we could not have chosen anyone better to be our celebrant. Marilyn drafted a medieval wedding ceremony for us less than a few days after we chose her and was patient with us as we sent drafts back and forth. The result was a collaborative and mind-blowing piece of work that was uniquely us and kept our wedding guests thoroughly engaged. Living in Townsville, we were worried about arranging a wedding in Brisbane. We should not have been worried though. Marilyn initially arranged a Skype call with us so we could meet virtually to discuss the wedding and as the wedding got closer, arranged for us to meet with her at her home when we were visiting Brisbane before the wedding. She also kept in regular email contact through each step of the planning process.

Marry Me Marilyn  

I loved your medieval handfasting wedding at the beautiful Sirromet Winery was such a joy that I was on a high afterwards…. marrying you both was so incredibly special!! I loved your amazing champions they were so great to work with and beautiful people. Our journey together was fantastic. Thanks for this wonderful review and for emailing me after the wedding and saying "Thanks so much for being our celebrant. You were so easy to work with and did such a wonderful job. The audience was listening intently and laughing along". It is brilliant hearing family and friends laughing and enjoying the ceremony and connecting to you.....it makes my work as a celebrant so rewarding! Love & Light Lady Emily & Lord Andrew! You Rock!!!!

2 May 2021

If anyone based on the Gold Coast or Brisbane is looking for a marriage celebrant we couldn’t recommend Marilyn more, from the first meeting to the last she provided us with lots of assistance and support and has access to a great online resource bank for vows and askings and other ceremony tidbits. We felt at ease going into the ceremony and as a result was able to enjoy the moment and had the most wonderful day. Thank you again!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Adrian & Drew, it was wonderful to get to know you both and co-create your wedding ceremony that represented who you are individuals and as a couple. You have brilliant sophisticated senses of humour and a deep connection. Your relationship is full of energy, adventure and fun. You gave me heaps of wonderful material to create your awesome Love Story and your family and friends shed some tears and laughed a lot. Special and very emotional moments were when your mum’s walked you down the aisle and when your dad’s passed you the rings. I have such beautiful memories of your wedding day and of you both looking a million dollars as evidenced in your superb photos! Love & Light Marilyn x

14 Apr 2021

Marilyn created a ceremony for us that was personal and fun. Her attention to detail, resources and experience gave us the wedding we dreamed of. She was available to help us throughout the planning and every step of the way to create a relaxed feel and make sure we felt absolutely comfortable on our special day. Marilyn helped with all the legal documents and gave us priceless tips on how to best overcome those wedding day jitters. We still have guests commenting on how wonderful the ceremony was. Thank you for being part of our ceremony, highly recommend.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hi Janelle thank you so much for your wonderful words! It was such a privilege marrying you and David. The whole ceremony was so beautiful from the beginning when you arrived on the horse to the Summergrove Chapel, your Love Story with Dave's meticulously planned romantic proposal the hilarious I Do's to your personal vows all together with the live music from the trio to the end when you walked back down the aisle together!!! Many thanks Marilyn x

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