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 authentic humans to another authentic human and discover 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 #2 Best Celebrant Gold Coast 2021 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, 92+ Five Star Reviews on Google, 176+ 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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4 Sep 2021

Every one of our guests commented on how AMAZING Marry Me Marilyn was, how well she told our story, with guests commenting that they were on the edge of their seats invested in every word Marilyn was saying. We had guests say it was the Best Ceremony they have ever been to, and was just absolutely perfect, which we loved hearing but that is just a credit to Marilyn and how great she is! So 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!

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 of your special day... 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. All the happiness and good luck for your future together! Loads of Love to you both!! Marilyn x

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

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

10 Apr 2022

Thank you so much to Marilyn for being most amazing celebrant & for making our day feel so magical, so special, and so memorable. At the beginning of our wedding planning, we had booked to meet with 5 different celebrants. Marilyn was the first we met with and ended up booking her on the spot, she was everything we were looking for. Marilyn was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process all the way to our wedding day where she delivered us the most beautiful ceremony, fully personalised to suit us. Our guests loved our authentic ceremony and thought it was so beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Marilyn to anybody looking for an amazing celebrant. All our love Katie + James xx

Marry Me Marilyn  

WOW Katie + James thank you so much for your beautiful words! I am so happy you loved your wedding ceremony and that it felt really special to you and your guests! I felt totally in the moment and so connected with you both sharing your love!!! Your family and friends were just so full of love, laughter and fun......the energy was totally buzzing! Thank you again for choosing me to share in your big day...you are the bomb! Love + Light Marilyn x

2 Apr 2022

Marilyn is honestly the most amazing celebrant, she had Justin and I laughing and smiling from the very first meeting we had. Not only did she help us create the most perfect ceremony but she helped us get through the nerves and worries of the day. She really makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. If anyone has trouble with nerves or public speaking, then please choose Marilyn because she knows exactly how to make the worries go away, to teach you how to be in the moment and to show you how even the imperfect parts of the wedding can make for the best memories. After the ceremony everyone told Justin and I how fun Marilyn was. Marilyn we can’t thank you enough!!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Hi Justin & Kayla, thank you for your awesome review! Our journey together has been such a joy right from the moment we met until you walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. I loved telling your amazing love story and hearing your personal vows straight from your hearts…your words expressed the “Big Love” you found with each other. I know your married lives together will continues with happiness, laughter, fun and adventure! Stay in touch for all the big milestones!! Love + Light Marilyn xoxoxo

31 Mar 2022

Knew exactly what we wanted an amazing viking wedding with drinking horns and handfasting and best of all exchanging of swords absolutely unique 😀

Marry Me Marilyn  

Thank you Emma...it was the most beautiful amazing experience marrying you and Myles in an authentic Viking Ceremony set among the rainforest trees, birds and animals of The Lost Valley at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Love Marilyn x

24 Mar 2022

Marilyn is an amazing celebrant! She goes beyond expectations (and does more than what others in her field offer) to ensure her couples are ready for their big day. Marilyn brings with her a bank of great resources and knowledge, and really makes you feel like you’ve known her a life time. Thank you Marilyn for marrying us ❤️

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Thank you Crystal & Nathan what a special journey we have been on together! I was so happy to marry you both at Coolibah Downs Estate on Thursday. We all had fun and a great laugh! The sharing of your vows was so beautiful, I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. You embraced your emotions and were present in the moment!! As the black clouds gathered above us, the heavens waited until your wedding ceremony was complete...secret I do pray to the dry weather gods on your behalf. You have a great Love Story and I am so grateful to have had a role in your ongoing story of love. Job done :-) gorgeous couple married!!

22 Feb 2022

Marilyn was absolutely great. It was important to us not to have a generic wedding. Marilyn heard our theme and ran with it! She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the marriage process before, during and after the wedding. Would recommend.

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Thanks so much Chelsea & Nick it was so lovely marrying you both at 22 min past 2 on the 22.02.22 at Scotty's Barn & Garage...with a beautiful retro wedding ceremony to celebrate your love of vintage cars and each other! Love Marry Me Marilyn x

15 Jan 2022

Trevor and I are so blessed to have had you as our celebrant. From the very first phone call right through to the ceremony, you have been an absolute delight to work with. Every process was easy and on Our Big Day we were super relaxed because you had taken the time to prepare us for what was happening. Trevor and I planned on having a relaxed bohemian vibe ceremony while integrating traditions that were important to us such as the hand fasting, and ensuring our boys were also a big part of the ceremony, and you delivered on it all! Our guests were delighted by all the special little touches, and everyone commented on how intimate the ceremony was. From the bottom of our hearts, we truly thank you Marilyn! Trevor and Sarah x

Marry Me Marilyn  

Sarah & Trev thank you for your awesome feedback! You were both so much fun and I love the way you look at life and don’t take things too seriously. I still have a laugh when I think of the myriad of ways Trev managed to thwart your proposal. It was such a fun wedding with the funny vows and love story combined with a touch of romance and magic with your Celtic Handfasting involving your boys and parents. I can’t tell you how glad I am that you chose me to share your special day!! Love and Happiness to you both forever and always! Marilyn x

31 Oct 2021

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. 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  

Thank you Ethan & Robyn for your great review. We had such a wonderful time working together to create your wedding ceremony filled with everything that makes you YOU, that connected you and created a personal and powerful moment in time that was so full of magical energy. I loved how the handfasting involved your nearest and dearest to share the love. I am so excited that your family and friends kept saying how much they loved your wedding ceremony…that it so awesome! Thank you for choosing me to share your special day. Love & Light Marilyn xoxo

9 Oct 2021

Right from the start Marilyn was friendly and welcoming. She worked with us to create a wonderful ceremony, both providing ideas and accepting criticisms. What was especially helpful was her candidness about what could be done during Covid, and she helped us create a backup plan in the case of a severe lock down. Luckily, the wedding day itself was restriction free and Marilyn welcomed all our friends and family with a warm smile. The ceremony was lovely, easy, and she made sure that me and my partner could completely enjoy the moment.

Marry Me Marilyn  

Tristan & Tom are two very special humans and self-confessed nerds who met through their mutual love of all things Dr Who. Tristan & Tom’s wedding was a celebration of love and fun with a Dr Who Handfasting, their story of true love and some real old world magic. Thanks guys for writing this lovely review for me and sharing this awesome photo!

8 Sep 2021

Marilyn was the most amazing celebrant ever! Marilyn was super flexible and accommodating around my husband's ever changing schedule which took a lot of stress out of our day. I would 100% recommend Marilyn to EVERYONE. She is simply AMAZING!!!

Marry Me Marilyn  

Jacinta thank you so much I so enjoyed our time together planning your special day and creating a wedding ceremony that was totally YOU! Love 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 :-)

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