I’d love to assist you with your wedding ceremony (or commitment ceremony, naming ceremony or other ceremony). I really enjoy creating a ceremony with you that reflects who you are as a couple and what you wish to express in your ceremony. I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your ceremony so that you’re ready to celebrate afterwards!
My job is to give you lots of ideas for your ceremony, listen to your ideas and what it is that you are looking for in your ceremony, and then put that together in a stressfree relaxed and beautiful ceremony.
When I see a couple’s smiling face at the end of their ceremony (and, hopefully, all the way through!), I get a great feeling of satisfaction and this inspires me to do my absolute best each and every time. I often get the chance to marry a couple, name their babies and marry their friends and other family members too, which gives me a very joyful connection with that couple and their friends and families.
I really enjoy including your guests and families as well, so that they feel comfortable and enjoy the ceremony too. It’s a thrill for me to get feedback from your guests that they really enjoyed the ceremony and could also hear every word. I use a professional PA system to ensure that they can hear the ceremony and, most importantly, your vows.
I think it is very important that couples have a choice in how they celebrate life’s important milestones weddings, babies, renewal of vows, moving into a new house not always in that order! I don’t provide standard ceremonies to pick from I do provide you with lots of choice and inspiration so that it becomes very much your ceremony.
Our first meeting or phone conference is obligationfree a chance for you to ask questions and to let me know what you want in your ceremony. I’m happy to visit you at your home or at a convenient location a cafe is good 🙂 and I can fit in with your busy schedule or work around your work and childcare needs.
Then I keep in touch with you in the lead up to your special day, attend to all the paperwork and create the perfect ceremony just for you. I’d love the opportunity to assist with your ceremony.
“For us, the handfasting ritual was a great alternative to exchanging rings. Thank you so much for everything you did to help us to create a ceremony that was reflective of “us”. You made it very easy for us to put everything together. You have put together a great book of information and resources from which to build a ceremony. We feel so grateful that we were able to find such a great celebrant, given that we were searching from so far away (Canada)” Jenn and Dan
“Marlee, we cannot thank you enough in regards to our wedding ceremony. It far exceeded our dreams of what we wanted on our special day. It was an absolute joy and pleasure to have had you as our celebrant. Everything you did on the day was perfect and you took our ideas and created a truly exceptional ceremony. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests. Above all we are so happy with how it went; it could not have been better. We will always cherish and be uplifted by the magic of our wedding day. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.” Jasmine and Craig
“We loved Marlee’s soothing, warm and caring presence. The bell ceremony was very effective, as was the incorporating of the elements (air, fire, water and earth). We felt so guided and cared for in Marlee’s hands. We have nothing but appreciation, praise and gratitude. The ceremony was more beautiful and moving than we could have imagined. It was our dream ceremony and through Marlee’s own special touches and thoughtfulness, so much more…” Ivette and Gerard
“Marlee, we can’t thank you enough for all your help as we planned our ceremony, as well as on the day itself we’ve received a lot of compliments about the different elements involved (candles, pinning of the veil, placing of cords). It meant a lot for both families to have as many people involved even in the smallest way. You really helped us to come to decisions at moments where we didn’t know which direction to take keep this up! Thank you for making sure our ceremony ran seamlessly and the certificates for the kids was a wonderful touch. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was.” Grace and Fabian