Exclusive Access to private properties! based in Bridgetown, WA. Think, "Boutique, Destination Weddings". Marisa is your local expert in Elopements & Micro-weddings. People are rethinking their priorities and Marisa has contacts with local suppliers to create your dream wedding, keeping it simple but it will be beautifully intimate and bespoke. Hit Marisa up with an enquiry.

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Highlights of working with Married by Marisa:

Specialising in Elopements and Micro- weddings.


People are opting for more intimate ceremonies with either just their best friends as witnesses and/or close family members.

Thousands of dollars are saved on the costs of a big wedding and then you go home and say, "we're married"

Hint: wait for the photos and then announce  it....don't worry they'll get over it and then want to celebrate with you and have a big party. At the same time, it doesn't have to be a secret. Marisa is here to alleviate any worries and reassure you.

Marisa also has exclusive access to beautiful private properties where couples have wonderfully intimate ceremonies and get the location all to themselves. These properties are not advertised, only Marisa has access, just for you. 

For a small fee, Marisa can organise all the wedding suppliers, including accommodation for you for your elopement, especially, in her local regions of the South West & Great Southern. Cost for his service is $660 including gst.

Saving you time and letting you organise the things that are most important to you, Marisa does this all for you:

  1. Beautiful intimate and personalised ceremonies with still the gorgeous dress and suit or whatever suits your fancy. 
  2. Booking your caterer. Your own personal dinner in a private dinner room with your besties, parents or similar with personal catering. 
  3. Booking your accommodation. In the Blackwood Valley & Southern Forrest's Region (South West & Great Southern) Marisa has access to all of this at her finger tips and connects all the dots for you.
  4. Access to all local vendors: makeup/hair, florals (one off bridal bouquets), photographer and caterer (don't forget the cake! Marisa's got that covered too! - small, big or even just two gorgeous cupcakes each!) plus the best locally produced wine!
  5. If you choose to have music at your ceremony. With a background in performance, Marisa can offer a service many other celebrants can’t: a romantic love song of your choice performed live by Marisa - if you wish.
  6. Marisa can also assist you with sharing ideas for songs, organise a guitarist to play background music at the lead up to the ceremony and also coordinate the song list if you'd like the tradition aisle, signating of the certificates and recessional (end of ceremony) song. 
  7. Marisa can also find your particular type of live music for you, whether that is contemporary, classical, jazz or whatever type of music your desire with live musicians.  

Marisa shows you all the different vendors and you get to chose your preferred supplier. After coordinating all this, Marisa then sends you all the details in an itinerary and you get to pay these suppliers directly. 

Bonus! If you book Marisa's extra assistance package including all the above, Marisa will gift you her very special hamper full of lots of locally produced goodies. Yes, you heard that right, Marisa will gift you a hamper. Contact Marisa for more info regarding all inclusive elopement packages.

The personalised ceremony:

Marisa will meet with you for your ‘get to know each other’ chat, then use the fun stories and personal details she’s learned to write you a custom wedding ceremony.


Fact 1: Elopements can be up to 20 people (but most people have anywhere from only the couple and 2 witnesses up to around 8 people). Most economical but and very intimate.

Fact 2: Micro-wedding are up to 50 people. Very manageable for both venue and caterers. Save of $$

Fact 1: Did you know that you don't have to have a story and you don't have to have personal vows? You can just do the legal vows, which is one of the legal requirements. 
Fact 2: Did you know that rings are a tradition and not compulsory either? Some people, even exchange such things as horse bridles, necklaces, instead of rings or both!

Fact 3: Did you know you can include choose a ritual in your ceremony? such as:

  • Earth "blending family ritual", for example, combine into a jar of sand at the beach or the countryside earth where you get married (including sparklies for the kids to add into the jar). This is the clincher; dad or mum seal the deal with closing the lid, very tightly!
  • If you are getting married on your own property, you can even plant a tree or a plant that you love.
  • Handfasting: Marisa provides beautiful ribbons or ropes (all included in her price) to "tie the infinity knot forever", how apt! 

Cultural Heritage ceremonies:

Marisa supports multiculturalism and welcomes any cultural aspect you'd like to incorporate into your special day.

Think out of the box, such as a Laith (Hawaiian) ceremony or drinking Japanese Sake out of traditional wooden cups. The options are endless.


In 2017 Australians spoke in their millions and they voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality. They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love. Let's bring that on. Marisa is here for everyone. 

The result!

Marisa will eliminate stress and guide you through the process every step of the way. Spring, Autumn, Winter & Summer, rain, hail or shine, Marisa is here for you.

Marisa can be your celebrant for your big wedding splash with all the trimmings (If you book your wedding venue yourself, just let me know and I can also attend the venue at the same time you are visiting and we can organise everything at the same time.

Marisa's home town, is the Beautiful Heritage listed town of Bridgetown. Think Boutique weddings in a Boutique town full of B&B's. Bridgetown also sits in the South West's food bowl.

Just over an hour from Bunbury or Busselton.3 hours from Perth
1.4 hours from Margaret RIver
2.5 hours from Albany.
40 minutes form Nannup
23 minutes from Balingup
30 minutes from Manjimup
50 minutes from Pemberton
From Wheatbelt towns like Kojonup, it's 1 hour and 16mins.
Katanning to Bridgetown it's 1 hour and 41 minutes.
From Abany it's 2 hours and 45 minutes.
From Collie it's 1 hour and 5 minutes. 

Flights into Busselton Airport:

For Melbournians and East Coasters flying into Busselton Airport, wanting a "Tree Change" wedding, Marisa can even help you with airport transfers or you can hire a car in Busselton and drive to you destination!

Travelling to the historical town of Bridgetown:

Marisa checks her enquiries everyday. Hit Marisa up in the enquiry section. 


Exclusive Access to private properties! I'm Your Elopement Micro-wedding Specialist Gal in South West WA! Blackwood Valley Southern Forests tree change & countryside! Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Nannup, Balingup, Manjimup, Pemberton, Boyup Brook, Walpole, Denmark, Mount Barker etc * Assistance in the preparation and lodgement of all legal documents ★ Planning sessions as required ★ Preparation of a personalised ceremony ★ Presentation Wedding Certificate and copy of your ceremony Woohoo!

Marisa De Vattimo

Celebrant & Elopements


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Exclusive Access to Private Properties!! I can't wait to show you some amazingly beautiful properties.
Elopements & Microweddings. Keep it simple, exclusive, intimate, bespoke, I'm your go to Celebrant!

You are welcome to have me just as your Celebrant.

However, we also have combined Wedding Packages, including: bridal bouquet/hair/makeup/photographer/accommodation & private catering or local restaurant booking. This is all wrapped up in a neat bundle so you don't have to worry about anything. I can hear you asking already, can we have a look first and choose those suppliers? Of course, I can show all these suppliers and venues and then you get to pick who you would like! 

I can make it so easy for you to organise, less stress, access to all our "local" suppliers. 

1. We can organise music for Ceremony only.

2. We can also organise music for the Ceremony - live and/or pre-recorded.

3. Support Local -  I make it soooo easy for you. I am in contact with all Blackwood Valley & Southern Forests wedding suppliers. I can give you a list of our local suppliers and I have some great ideas to match you with your venue, accommodation, "personal" caterers, florists, make-up artists, hairdressers, photographer and/or videographer. All local and easily able to accommodate you. Being intimate and despoke, we can also organise all in the one place or very nearby.  Think, your wedding dinner or lunch exclusive in your B&B or 5 Star Glamping venue in your very own bespoke dining room, waited on by  your own personal caterers or delivered to you and you do the rest! You get to choose.

By all means, reach out if you have any questions, we have an open door policy and are happy to chat with you about your needs. We love to help people have the most intimate weddings, such as elopments, right through to a traditional wedding and reception, whether you are seeking a chilled or uptempo vibe, we have got it covered and if we don't have what you're looking for we can also help to find other types of music, whether contemporary radio friendly hits, classical, jazz, triple J, blues, rock style or similar. 
Payment plans welcome. 

Don't hesitate to contact me,
I am here for you. Message me here, email me or SMS me direct on: 0404788160.

Exciting times! :)
Warm regards, 
Marisa De Vattimo
MDV Entertainment T/A
- Married by Marisa
- MDV Music

- Local Wedding Expert in the Blackwood Valley & Southern Forests of WA - Your Tree Change, Hill-top, River-side, B&B Garden, Farm Barn Wedding gal.


Service Area Western Australia

Western Australia
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11 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

February 2022

Marisa was AMAZING! She really spent time with us before the wedding really getting to know us as a couple. From this she carefully crafted our ceremony. She really worked through what type of ceremony suited us, writing a beautiful 'story of us' that was part of the ceremony, truly a gifted writer and speaker. She presented the day beautifully. she spoke well and put us all at ease and we could relax and enjoy the ceremony and be ourselves. She also helped out where else she could on the day. She kept us up to date all the way along leading up to the day and after. She truly is gifted in being able to marry people, she really put her heart into our day and went above and beyond the expected. She also provided music for the day, the timing and sound quality were perfect.

Tracey R.

November 2021

Marisa was a joy to work with! From beginning to end, Marisa not only provided us with all the legal information needed, she also offered comprehensive advice on creative ways to incorporate more personalised elements to our ceremony. The way she crafted 'Our Story' brought laughs and tears from our guests, with many raving afterwards about her personable nature and lovely bright personality. So glad we chose to be Married by Marisa!! <3

Patrice H.

May 2021

Marisa and Mark are a highly organised, professional, caring and talented couple that provide a bespoke wedding package that any couple needs. Marisa was consistent in her communication, very clear and ahead of schedule from the start of our service engagement. Her experience and services was very useful in prompting our own final wedding planning touches. As a celebrant, she made it about us, and facilitated the process in a warm, geniunely caring, connected manner that we really appreciated on the day and days later. Dont get someone who doesnt know what they're doing or hasnt your interests at heart. Marisa and Mark definitely do. And she sings! Her and Mark (her husband) are very talented musicians. Their band (guitar and singing) was beautifully on point. Do yourself a favour. Get organised, get the best, get Mark and Marisa at your wedding.

Tyson C.

July 2023

Highly recommend using Married by Marisa for your celebrant! Marisa was easy to work with and understood our requirements for the ceremony. She was super supportive through the whole thing. She wrote our story for the ceremony and we were beyond happy with it! We also used Marisa for wedding music. Her and her husband Mark are an acoustic duo. Very happy with her services all round!

Tegan N.

April 2023

Marisa was our celebrant for our elopement. Marisa has such a bright and bubbly personality it just makes you smile. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day reading our own vowels and just the whole process leading up to the day was easy and organised. Marisa had great ideas to make our elopement more than just a ceremony but to make a couple of days out of it staying in an air b&b and ordering catering in. We are so glad we had Marisa as our celebrant and got to hear her great ideas, its given us more than we had planned for our special day and beautiful memories.


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If I want to hold my ceremony internationally, can I use a friend as my celebrant ?

We are wanting to have a destination wedding and a lot of the venues are providing non-legal wedding celebrant. Could we just get our fiend to officiate the ceremony instead of using these ? We will be coming back to Aus and getting officially married at a registry, we just want the non-legal ceremony and reception. Please let me know if anyone knows if this is possible.

Married by Marisa

Yes, as everyone else has stated as long as the legal requirements are performed by Civil Celebrant. Then your friend can do the rest.

Ut is much easier to get the legal paperwork completed in Australia first.

A ceremony that is performed at a later date after the legal ceremony has taken place is called a "Committal Ceremony"  there are plenty of good examples of committal ceremonies with templates on the internet.

If you want to get legally married overseas you can check to see if that particular country is also recognised by Australia as a legal place of marriage. A good way to check is by checking with the Australian Embassy. Also in the event of legally getting married overseas such as Bali or other countries, there may be paperwork that needs to be filled in at the Australian Embassy or Consulate of that country and a Australian Consular official will have to officiate the legal parts if two Australian citizens are wanting to "legally" get married overseas.

Otherwise if it is a non legal wedding, then anyone can officiate without using the legal wording.

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