About Marlene

This is your day. You want it done a certain way with a certain feel. As your marriage celebrant, I want to make sure your ceremony happens just the way you want it. Working together means we create your ceremony just the way you imagine it. I will guide you through the legal stuff and the paperwork. I’ll use my creative skills to prepare a bespoke ceremony just for you. If you want to, you will have the opportunity to go through the ceremony and make sure it’s just the way you like it.

I’ve been enamored with ceremony and ritual my whole life. I wanted to be a marriage celebrant when I was in high school, but ended up working in human services instead.  I do a wide range of ceremonies for all sorts of transitions in our life, from birth to death. I am an artist and a yoga teacher. I believe wholeheartedly that your day should be special and it should be yours.

If we work together to create a beautiful ceremony for you, here’s what you can rely on from me:

  • Ceremony scripted just for you that suits you and is exactly in line with your values and style.
  • As a minimum we will get together for our initial meeting and a rehearsal. But, I want to make sure this works well for you, so we can meet up more if needed, and you can always call email or message me.
  • On your big day I’ll get there early and leave when we are done. I don’t book multiple ceremonies on one day, so my attention is all on you!
  • I’ll do all the paperwork and register your marriage. You have apply for your certificate after your marriage is registered (about a month after your ceremony – In Qld, you can order your certificate online.