Thank you very much for everything Maria, it was a pleasure meeting you and working with you!
From the moment we met Maria, we knew she was the celebrant for us. She is one of those people makes you feel less worried about your big day, because she is so obviously experienced and knows exactly what needs to be done and when. She also has the ability to remain calm yet enthusiastic at the same time, both before and during the wedding, which exactly what’s needed both in the build up and on the day. In the planning, Maria was able to offer lots of options for vows and readings, but also talked through what is useful to think about if we were going to write our own. She also made some suggestions about how we might like to customise the ceremony to suit us, and was happy to talk through and integrate all the ideas we had. On the day she was perfect: we did not rehearse, and she just made us feel relaxed and everything went so smoothly. All of our family and friends loved the ceremony too, saying it was with the right mix of sentiment and humour.
All the best.
Brenda & Alex
Maria thank you so much for letting us have the ceremony we dreamed about! It was so happy and relaxed and the guests loved getting involved. Our ceremony was short and sweet but you still managed to bring out the tears and lots of laughter! Thank you so much for guiding us through the whole process. We both could not have done it without you!
Emma & Aren
Mira and I would really like to thank you for conducting our marriage ceremony. Everything was wonderful! To be honest we were a bit nervous on the day, as probably many people are, but you managed to generate such a great atmosphere that we felt very comfortable and couldn’t be happier! We also really appreciate your professional approach, the organisation was great, you took care of all the ‘technicalities’ and we could simply be happy on this special day and not worry about anything.
Konstantin & Miroslava
Maria has been one of the most amazing people that we’ve had the pleasure of working with in preparation for our wedding. Her professional and personal approach to our special day, meant that everything was well organised and thought out. Her experience with wedding ceremonies meant that she was full of suggestions and insights to all the small details we would have otherwise missed on our special day. I cannot express how grateful we are to have had Maria as our celebrant.
W & J
Thank you so much for being the celebrant of our kooky, crafty wedding! You were fantastic to deal with in the coming weeks, helping us out with reading suggestions and getting on board all our out-there requests from spice ceremonies to crazy nerdy vows. We felt really comfortable with you and on the day you took charge of everything with ease and it all turned out perfect. We loved your warm, approachable style and your professionalism throughout and we couldn’t recommend you more whole-heartedly.
Maria & Steve
Dear Maria, we would like to thank you for being our wonderful celebrant and making us feel special on our wedding day. We were made very clear by you in terms of what we had to do on the day. You helped us remain calm and look good throughout the ceremony. You demonstrated a high level of professionalism and flexibility. We are sure that these memories will be with us forever.
Annabelle & Mike
Thank you so much for acting as celebrant for our recent wedding. You were so helpful in guiding us through the intricacies of wedding ceremonies, providing us with multiple options to tailor the ceremony to reflect our love, personalities and relationship.
Your professionalism on the day was wonderful (especially given you had travelled all the way from Melbourne), you put Shane (a particularly nervous groom) and me completely at ease.
It goes without saying that I would recommend you as a celebrant to anyone, we just cannot thank you enough for all the support in the lead up and on the big day. Everyone remarked what a lovely service it was and for this we are so grateful.
Mary & Shane
Maria was our wedding celebrant on January 11th 2014 in Bawley Point, NSW. There is no doubt that Maria was absolutely the right wedding celebrant for us. It certainly didn’t feel as though we had only met Maria during the lead up to our wedding but rather – that she was one of our warm guests. Maria made us feel instantly comfortable during the ceremony and there was a trust that we felt with her that assured us everything would be taken care of and would turn out perfectly. And it did. Maria sensed our initial nerves and lightened the mood, she reminded us why we were there and led us through the ceremony with ease. Most of all, Maria allowed us to enjoy the precious moment. We have beautiful memories of our wonderful wedding service thanks to her taking such great care of us. Thank you Maria!
Nicky & Rob
Maria is a lovely, very intelligent person and a wonderful celebrant. Her advice was invaluable in creating the perfect ceremony and vows for us. She listened carefully to our ideas, asked perceptive questions and made numerous helpful suggestions. She guided us patiently through the preparations, even making the legal paperwork a painless process. On the big day, Maria made sure everyone knew what they were doing and was a reassuring, unobtrusive presence throughout the ceremony. Maria helped us create joyful memories that my husband and I will cherish forever, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to any couple.
Mileta & Dougal
We threw Maria a curveball when we asked her to celebrate our marriage, a mere four weeks from the date we met her, and in non-traditional circumstances. A spontaneous decision to marry while traveling in Australia, meant a wedding party of five dressed in jeans and gathered in our friend’s apartment one morning over coffee. Before meeting Maria we considered a celebrant simply a necessary official to get the paperwork done, but we couldn’t have been more wrong. Maria was unfazed by our unusual request and took the time to get to know us and understood exactly what we wanted. Being perceptive and insightful, she found words for us and prepared a ceremony that fit exactly the spirit of what we wanted, and we truly appreciate how she helped us make that morning special. She is very professional yet warm and informal, but more than that, she was a pleasure to meet and to get to know. We can’t recommend her highly enough!
C & D
We had the most amazing day and a lot was due to you so we both thank you so much for all of your help through everything, we have both already recommended you to a couple of our friends.
Zlata & Craig
Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful way you were able to help us celebrate what became the most unforgetable of days.When we first met to discuss the details I remember advising you that the date of the wedding was “set in stone” but the location may change.
In the the lead up to the ‘big day’ we received many contacts from you with lots of advice and suggestions…and all of this done with the love and care that Ian and I knew to be genuine and absolutely you.
Then one week out, everything had to change. Ian received the phone call that a donor had been found and he had his transplant in the Austin Hospital. Within six days , all the arrangements had to be changed and the Austin Hospital became to the new setting for our wedding. Yet you never appeared to be phased. You came to Ian´s hospital bed and re organised the wedding day and made that process so easy and simple.
So, six days after the transplant, in the chapel at the hospital , you married Ian and I in the presence of our family and close friends. The ceremony you conducted was tender and sweet and really did capture the essence of our relationship. Maria, you made our special day one that we will remember the rest of our lives and we will both be forever grateful.
Pam & Ian
Our July 2012 wedding was so much fun … an awesome night … you were such a great support. As Jagmeet and I are from an entirely different background, we didn’t didn’t know what to do – we had no idea about anything, but you made things so simple and easier for us. We felt so comfortable with you – you were like a family member to us. We both loved you from the moment we met and all our friends loved you too. It was a memorable night and you made it more special. We are glad we chose you for the most important day of our life. We hoped you enjoyed it too. With lots of love.
Rishu & Jagmeet
We would recommend Maria to anyone who wants their celebrant to be professional, calm, adaptable, responsive and classy. The traits mentioned are difficult to find but were further amplified by Maria’s energy and passion for her vocation, her willingness to take the time to get to know us and what we wanted (giving honest feedback) and her ability to be a pro-active guiding hand on the day (from instructing the musicians, meeting parents and co-ordinating other components you don’t even know exist!). The biggest compliment is in the end we felt like we were married by a familiar friend.
Natalie & Kallan, New South Wales
Once again thank you for all of your assistance on our special day. Your efforts prior to the wedding to get our paperwork finalized after almost missing the deadline for registration was exceptional. You were completely thorough and most thoughtful when it came to all of our needs and made the process that much easier.
On the day you were highly organized and ensured the ceremony went smoothly. We were very pleased to have you there to seal our marriage and make our day most memorable.
Bianca & Anthony
Hi Maria – Everything could not have gone any better. We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your warmth, kindness and most of all your generosity with your time for helping us plan and have the most fabulous wedding ever for two oldies. You made everyone at the ceremony feel and very much part of our wedding. The comments from our family and friends about you were so positive and lovely to hear, only confirmed that Malcolm andI were so pleased we had chosen you to be our marriage celebrant.
Thank you so very, very much and we are so glad you were part of our very special day.
With love Helen & Malcolm (Mr & Mrs Luck)
Maria was a huge help in planning our ceremony details. My husband and I had both lost a parent to cancer and including them in our ceremony was very important to us. She helped with sensitive wording and ideas. She also captured our story beautifully with her wording for our ceremony. We sent many emails back and forward and nothing was too much trouble for her. Thanks Maria!
Sarah & Craig
Maria was very easy to deal with in the lead up to our wedding day and was more than happy to accommodate any suggestions we made. It was wonderful that Maria was familiar with the area as well and suggested spots for the ceremony and what would work on the day. Maria highlighted the importance of running the service exactly how we wanted and we were able to plan and finalise this really easily over a couple of emails and phone calls.
Libby & Hugh, New South Wales
We had Maria as our celebrant for our outdoor wedding at the Willows in Melbourne. She was perfect in every way. Guests commented on what a fantastic job she did. Her ceremony was warm and personal. She even made time to do a rehearsal ceremony the week before. She welcomed our ideas and gave great suggestions. Maria included a candle lighting ceremony which we thought was quite unique and special. She also helped us include our new baby boy into the ceremony which was done so well. Such a kind and helpful person, we are so glad we chose Maria for our wedding. Thanks again Maria for helping create such a beautiful day for us.
Andrea & Chris
As soon as we met Maria, we knew we had found the right person. Instantly we felt we had known her for years and that made everything easy. The first meeting consisted of lots of silly questions from us, discussions on her experience and a few laughs. We left feeling comfortable, knowing exactly what we wanted and with just the right amount of material that made pulling together a personalised Ceremony easy and fun. We would like to thank Maria for being there on our special day and for making a potentially stressful part of the planning a breeze.
We could not have asked for a better person to marry us on beautiful Bawley Beach, New South Wales. Maria made a real effort to get to know us and understand what we wanted, she helped to create an informal but special ceremony that was unique to us. In the preparation she helped with ideas and suggested ways that we could include our family and friends . She was fun to work with, open, flexible and very helpful – thank you so much it was perfect!
Lucy & Francis, New South Wales
The celebration of our marriage was exactly what we had hoped for. Your guidance and support in the lead up to and on our special day was wonderful, you made the process so easy and we knew that we were in good hands from the moment we met with you and that everything would be right.
Thank you for giving us time before our ceremony began to take a moment with each other and to “take it all in”, it was a very special moment to look back at our friends and family and was one of the most memorable parts of the whole day. You are a very special person, warm and positive and we are so glad that you were the person we chose to marry us. Warm regards
Lisa & Steve
Maria made our special day, that little bit more special. Right from when we first met her for a coffee and chat, through to the Ceremony itself. Maria’s organization during Ceremony rehearsal paved the way for a very smooth, light hearted, romantic Ceremony. Many people have said that it was the best Ceremony they have been to. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to attend another wedding which has Maria as the Celebrant. Thank you Maria for being an integral part of the best day of our life!
From the moment we met you we knew your easy going, fun, yet professional approach was exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. Your relaxed approach made it a pleasure to deal with you, however the real test was when the weather turned bad and we needed to look at alternative options, minutes prior to the ceremony. What could have been very stressful was made mildly inconvenient through your calm handling of the situation. Your flexibility in liaising with the venue’s manager meant an easy solution was found. Your positive outlook and versatile nature meant the situation was handled with a minimum of fuss, more importantly we weren’t stressed as a result.
The ceremony itself, although a bit of blur now, was exactly want we wanted, a relaxed informal yet, structured exchanging of vows; your guidance through everything meant minimal stress again.
We both think you are a lovely person and were ideal for what we were looking for. However we had no idea how much your contribution would ensure our day was exactly as we wanted. We could not have asked for a better celebrant / come event planner and for that we sincerely thank you for making our day so special and beautiful. Warmest Regards.
Andrew & Nicole
Maria brought professionalism, humour and warmth to our wedding ceremony. She guided us through preparing for the ceremony with great attention to detail and respect for our ideas. Our ceremony was a highlight of our special day and everything we could have hoped for.
Paul & Sam
Many thanks for making our wedding such a wonderful day. We really appreciated your ability to strike the right balance between a relaxed and informal, yet unique and meaningful ceremony. Having you on board to organise the formalities meant that we could focus on our family, friends and each other. Your professionalism and attitude made a great contribution to the day and we thank you greatly for being a part of our special day.
Jane & Simon
We had no idea what was involved in getting married, so it was just as well Maria had all the answers, even ideas on what to say, ideas for the ceremony and how to draft our vows. While on the day we couldn’t control the rain, having Maria there was a blessing, a calm familiar face as we walked up the aisle together. We had the most amazing memorable day that was just perfect, and we thank Maria for being involved.
Jasmine & Allan
Thank you so much for everything, the ceremony was absolutely terrific. We could not fault anything you prepared and everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how lovely a lady you are.. You were faultless and we were very comfortable with you.
Thank you so very much again and we will send you photos when we get them back in eight weeks.
We will never forget you for everything you did for us. Kindest and warmest regards always.
Thewa & Aaron
Dear Maria, Damian and I wanted to thank you for marrying us. We are so happy that you were a vital part of our wedding day.
We knew from our first meeting that we wanted you as our celebrant.
It was an absolute pleasure collaborating with you in drafting and planning our ceremony. We loved that you were always open to new ideas and encouraged us to put our personality into the ceremony. Unlike other celebrants we had interviewed before meeting you, when you said that the wedding was our day and all about us, you really meant it. We were really impressed with how easy going and accessible you were.
You made fabulous suggestions and guided us throughout the process. It seemed so effortless. The ceremony ran seamlessly because of your pre-planning. Your special touches like the tablecloth and vase of flowers for the signing of the registry table did not go unnoticed. You are a consummate professional. We have had endless comments about how beautiful and moving the ceremony was. Many people have said that the ceremony did not feel at all contrived. Again thank you so much Maria. You made our day special!
Linh & Damian
Maria was great in helping us create a beautiful ceremony. She gave us clear guidance and flexibility so that the ceremony reflected what we wanted and how we felt about the day.
Maria provided lots of helpful information, especially prayers and poems that we used during the ceremony. There was a lot of choice which made it easy to choose what suited us. Our friends have commented on what a great celebrant we had as there was a perfect balance between fun and sincerity as well as not being over the top.
Laura & Lex
Maria was amazing from the first email to the final I do. She went out of her way to help and guide us every step of the way, from ensuring we had the correct documentation to suggesting vows. Considering we were several thousand miles away until the week before the wedding, things couldn’t have been made easier or more stress free for us.
Emma & David, UK
A massive thank you for making our day such a hit … your hand-holding during the ceremony made everything seem so natural and ensured our focus was on each other rather than having to worry about what happened next. Our parents were also charmed by your management of the occasion and we can’t thank you enough.
Denise & Ian, UK and Australia
We would like to say a huge thank you for marrying us and making our wedding day very special and personal to us. It was definitely a ceremony that was full of joy and giggles. Thank you.
Michelle & Callum
How can we ever thank you for your support and guidance through the last several months leading up to our very wet but wonderful wedding.
You passed your calmness through to us from beginning to end and we are grateful for this as it made us cope – and we knew that everything was under control. Everyone commented on how beautiful and touching the ceremony was – we couldn’t have asked for more – it was absolutely fantastic.
Adam and I were surprised to see you leave as we were looking forward to giving you a big thanks and having a little celebration with you, but we know you have a busy schedule. We had a great time and so did everyone else involved in the wedding – and it wouldn’t have happened without you.
Amy & Adam
Hi Maria – having recently attended a really awful funeral service I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did as celebrant for my late mother – the whole event was perfect – thanks again for your excellent job – it couldn’t have been better. Many thanks to you.
I would like to thank you for your assistance for helping us with mum’s funeral. I was dreading the day that mum would pass away but the way the service was conducted – and the way the service and funeral was introduced and presented by yourself was excellent. The time we spent together the day before was invaluable and our family was able to talk to you and get our feelings out – and you assisted us with ideas which made it easier for us on the day.
Thank you again and I know mum would have enjoyed the funeral as well and she had a great send off. I am sure she would have been laughing when Rex and I started dancing while we were carrying out her coffin to Lord of the Dance.
Wayne & family
Thank you for the lovely service you did for mum and the support you gave us. The kindness and sensitivity you showed us was appreciated. Thanks again.
Deb & family
Dear Maria – Thank you once again for your wonderful eulogy for my mother in law. I had many comments from friends and family saying it was the nicest funeral service they had been to. Kind regards.
We are just so thankful for the work you did in preparing and then delivering Doug’s eulogy. It was just the right blend of professionalism and empathy in guiding us through a difficult time. The result was a service that we thought Doug would have been thrilled with. We were so impressed with the day. Many gave their compliments on the service including some friends who said they felt like they knew Lisa’s father although they had not met him. Thanks again for your help and kindness.
Karl & Lisa
Thank you so much for the help you provided for planning our dear friend’s funeral. It was great to have a person who was easy to relate to and was genuinely interested in helping us celebrate the special times and the special memories. You helped make this day a positive experience – one which we will remember fondly. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Hi Maria – I want to take the opportunity to thank you for everything, so many people have commented on how great you were and how you managed to tell dad’s story in such an honest and authentic way – also your understanding of the AA fellowship was appreciated.
I am so grateful to you – for taking the time to get to know mum and me – and ultimately – dad. I want to say that I am glad I met you, you have such a warm and comforting nature, exactly the type of person I needed to be around at the time (I hope that doesn’t seem strange). Mum says hi and also thank you. Thank you again.