Marriage ceremonies in English, German or Spanish, including same-sex marriages

My service includes:

  • discussing your ideas for your ceremony and providing you with sample ceremonies, readings and vows;
  • providing translations, as appropriate, for weddings in German or Spanish - this is an extra cost;
  • reviewing all the legal paperwork, and your own documentation (completed NOIM, birth certificates etc.);
  • providing a PA system, for weddings with 30+ people;
  • travelling to and from the wedding venue from my home;
  • performing your ceremony on the day;
  • giving you the marriage certificate at the conclusion of the ceremony;
  • registering your marriage on line at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Welcome! I have been an authorized Civil Marriage Celebrant since 1990, and have performed many different ceremonies in English, German and Spanish in Sydney and elsewhere in NSW. I am prepared to go to all areas, including interstate. If you live in Sydney, I am happy to travel to you for initial appointments. As a member of the AFCC, I am committed to ensuring that your ceremony is everything that you have always wanted. It is your day, your way!

Ms Mardi Kent

Business Owner

3 reviews 4.7 Write a Review

December 2018

Mardi, we are so honoured and must thank you again for being our marriage celebrant on our wedding day. The evening was magnificent and we had a lovely wedding all thanks to you and your professionalism, calming us down when we were so nervous. Please do help us in also saying thank you to your husband, Brian. He took excellent photos of us with yourself. We really appreciate it! I think we were so lucky to have chosen you as our celebrant and we will definitely be recommending your services to our friends and family in the future! Once again, thank you Mardi and Brian. Best regards, Pauline & Olive

Pauline & Olive L.

June 2018

Professional, well-organised and punctual marriage celebrant. Mardi has such a warm and friendly manner - she really put myself and my husband at ease on the day. We were so pleased to have her involved in our ceremony.

Lien L.

Mardi Kent

Thank you Lien. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and be part of your special day. All the best!

June 2013

Fantastic, caring, professional and punctual celebrant

Merlyn H.

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If I elope, do you think I'll regret it?

I don't want to do the whole big wedding thing so eloping is looking like a good option

Mardi Kent

This is a very personal choice. 

Some couples who have eloped, to avoid a difficult family situation, or a cold winter in Europe, have been glad that they made the decision to have a small, intimate wedding with just the people around them whom they really cared about.

Others, who have done the same thing, have regretted, in hindsight, not sharing their special day with their extendsed family and friends, who have known them all their lives.

You could consider having the "elopement" wedding, followed a week or two later by a large party to celebrate. 

It is really up to you and your groom. It is your day, your way.

How do I have my celebrant announce my pregnancy at my wedding?

I want a celebrant that can make this big announcement eloquently. Any ideas?

Mardi Kent

Hi Melanie,

Although this is great news to share with everyone, it is also very personal information. I believe it is best for the bridal couple themselves to tell their guests rather than the celebrant. It may also be part of the couple's parents' expectation that such news about a new grandchild would come from the couple, who are their family, rather than the celebrant. There could be some tricky family dynamics going on which you are not aware of!

I know another couple who did this after the ceremony at the wedding reception, when the groom told everyone the news while he was making his speech. It was a lovely surprise to everyone, and went over very well.

If done that way, both the bride and groom can choose the manner in which the news will be given to their guests - formal, or lighthearted etc.

Mardi Kent

Civil Celebrant

Melanie W

My fiance's mum and sister don't like me. Should his sister be in the bridal party. What do I do ?

How am I supposed to plan a wedding without his mum taking part and his family. It's supposed to be a happy and proud moment for both of us but it's not

Mardi Kent

Hi there,

You are entitled to choose whomever you wish to be part of your bridal party. There is no requirement that you should include your fiance's sister.

However, since you will be associated with her and the rest of your fiancee's family through marriage in the future, it might be seen as a nice gesture by your fiancee's family in general if you invite his sister to be in your bridal party. If she accepts, fine. If she declines the invitation, you can choose someone else.

Regardless of who is in the final bridal party, it's a good idea to advise all of them together in advance what sort of occasion it will be, and the supportive attitude and behaviour you and your fiance expect from them before and on the day


Mardi Kent.

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