I must confess to loving ceremonies that are different. Handfastings, spiritual (not religious) ceremonies, Viking weddings, naming ceremonies for young and old, ceremonies on hilltops or islands or backyards. If you can imagine it, I'll help you achieve it. If you want short and sweet, I can do that too. I'm based in south-east Queenslan
I must confess to loving ceremonies that are different. Handfastings, spiritual (not religious) ceremonies, Viking weddings, naming ceremonies for young and old, ceremonies on hilltops or islands or backyards. If you can imagine it, I'll help you achieve it. If you want short and sweet, I can do that too. I'm based in south-east Queensland but travel to northern New South Wales and beyond. I can be persuaded to travel further if you want me to do your ceremony :).
Check out my Ceremonies tab to find out more about the ceremonies I offer.
I did my first ceremony in 2006. Such an exciting moment. Since that time, I've performed thousands of ceremonies from weddings, baby namings, commitments, renewal of vows, celebrations of life and funerals, coming of age ceremonies, handfastings and house blessings. I'm proud to say that no two are the same, each ceremony is custom creat
I did my first ceremony in 2006. Such an exciting moment. Since that time, I've performed thousands of ceremonies from weddings, baby namings, commitments, renewal of vows, celebrations of life and funerals, coming of age ceremonies, handfastings and house blessings. I'm proud to say that no two are the same, each ceremony is custom created for your circumstances, your needs, values and preferences. I'm happy to add a touch of humour or keep it very formal if you prefer. I want you to be 100% happy with your ceremony and that's my mission with every ceremony I do.
Weddings - large or small, informal or formal, relaxed and light-hearted, fancy dress or casual - my passion is to get it just right for you. That means listening to you and your vision for the day, brainstorming ideas and giving you information and support to have the ceremony you want. I can give you tips to manage speaking in public, w
Weddings - large or small, informal or formal, relaxed and light-hearted, fancy dress or casual - my passion is to get it just right for you. That means listening to you and your vision for the day, brainstorming ideas and giving you information and support to have the ceremony you want. I can give you tips to manage speaking in public, writing your vows and relax and enjoy your day. I love that every ceremony is different because every one of my couples is unique and has their own vision for their day. I'm lucky enough to help them realise that vision.
This cute couple didn't let anything stand in their way - babies crying, a couple of stumbles with vows but their love shone through!
Just a short video featuring a ritual with rose petals and water to wish these children a wonderful future.
Spiritual wedding ceremony at Serenity Space, Scarborough
Marlee was Amazing. I loved that she had us facing our family and friends, there was not a dry eye! You are perfect just as you are, Marlee – continue shining. Thank you so deeply! You made our ceremony so beautiful, it was the best day of our lives.
We loved the “hands of the bride and groom ceremony”. It was all absolutely perfect! You made it feel so much easier. We felt comfortable with you, especially with our ceremony ideas. Thank you so much for helping us and making our ceremony far beyond what we wanted. We are so happy and will always cherish the beautiful memories of our ceremony. 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 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 all 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.
Everything was just as we hoped it would be. Marlee you are a wonderful celebrant, very warm and welcoming, very helpful and approachable and you have a lovely presence. Thank you so much for being our marriage celebrant and being a part of our special day. You helped to make it the most amazing day of our lives.
Thank you for doing such an awesome job as our marriage celebrant. I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. I had so many lovely comments about the ceremony, with family still to this day saying that it was the nicest ceremony they had been to. It was great to be able to include my son with the water ceremony. The day felt very personal and special to all of us. You were a pleasure to work with Marlee, always accommodating, positive and a wealth of ideas. I was really happy to have you as our celebrant and be a part of our special day. I have no hesitation in recommending you to others as I know you will strive to make each occasion special and memorable.
From the first meeting with Marlee she made us feel comfortable and relaxed, explained the statutory processes clearly. When we were looking at the format of the ceremony, Marlee helped provide guidance and examples to assist us in choosing the right one for us. The draft ceremony that Marlee put together using personal details we had discussed together was perfect from the first attempt and provided sentiment, humour and captured the spirit of our relationship. Marlee has a generous spirit and we cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a celebrant to conduct their wedding.
Marlee was amazing! She did exactly what we asked and was so professional and helpful during the whole process. We wanted a traditional formal ceremony and she gave us heaps of templates and ideas to choose from and we fully customised our ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. She walked us through all the steps and what to do and made everything from ceremony to marriage registration easy. She also did the wedding rehearsal with us.
Marlee referred to many memorable occasions in our life and special people (also our furry ones). It is lovely to keep this for the future in the booklet you gave us. Marlee, we had several people comment on the way the ceremony was held and how lovely and relaxed we all felt. Thank you so very much for all your assistance.
Marlee was wonderful. However is it that you manage to keep track of all the details – you are doing everything right! Top of your profession. Marlee is fantastic and well presented, well spoken and an all round great person. Getting married can be hard when you start out but Marlee had all the right answers.
We loved the way that Marlee facilitated the whole ceremony in a way that was relaxed and also how Marlee calmly ensured that our ceremony flowed how we had anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our experience with you. Marlee, thank you for meeting our needs, for genuinely respecting our individuality, confidence in your ability to facilitate our union and your relaxed and welcoming manner.
We can’t thank you enough, you helped make everything perfect!
We just wanted to express our sincere thanks for the amazing job that you did in the preparation and conducting of our Ceremony. It was truly you that made the difference to how meaningful our day was, from your patience, guidance and support throughout preparing our ceremony and advice about what you thought would help our day be so meaningful. Mel and I had the best day of our lives, one we have waited so long for. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
I'm happy to meet via Zoom or at your favourite cafe, at your home or mine to talk all things ceremony. After hours and weekends work best for me and I can work in with your availability too.
You did an amazing job at our wedding. The sincerity and meaning combined with your beautiful calming voice, made our ceremony so special. It was such a fun, happy, relaxed event. Many of our friends and family have commented on the wonderful job you did. My brother and his fiancee loved you so much they are hoping you will be available to marry them. Thank you again Marlee for everything,
Catherine and Trevor
David and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing ceremony. We would not have been able to achieve it without you. Thank you for all your help from the very beginning. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and we had such a great time planning it all. With your help it was made so easy. The day itself , well WOW. It was so touching and so emotional. The vowels were so special to us and so many people commented on how amazing the words you spoke were. Most of our friends have been to Church weddings where it is all very formal with readings from the bible and we had people comment on how refreshing it was to have the ceremony all about us with words that relate to us and mean something to us. Many people also said to us later that you were so sweet, so caring and very professional. All of that David and I already knew, so we just said: yep she's the best :). And you really are Marlee. You helped create the most amazing day for us. We could not have asked for anything to be done better or different. It was all better than we could have ever hoped for. :) Once again Marlee thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever thankful to you for helping us create the most magical day. With lots and lots of Love
Nelly and David
Hi Marlee. Now that all the dust has settled, we'd just like to say thank you so much for everything! We got so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was. Not a dry eye in the house! You did a marvelous job and were so helpful to us. We couldn't have had a better day if we tried. So a million thanks to you. You have given us something we'll remember forever! Thanks always.
Kelly and Peter
Marlee, our extraordinary marriage celebrant, brought a touch of magic to our special day that we will cherish forever. From the moment we met her, it was clear that she was not just a professional, but a true artist in crafting unforgettable wedding ceremonies. Her warm and genuine personality instantly put us at ease, and we knew we had found the perfect person to guide us through this momentous occasion.
Throughout the planning process, Marlee demonstrated a remarkable attention to detail and a deep understanding of what makes a wedding truly meaningful. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, listening to our love story and learning about the values that we hold dear. Her ability to translate our journey into a heartfelt and personalised ceremony was simply awe-inspiring. On the day of our wedding, Marlee radiated a sense of calm and joy that set the tone for the entire celebration. Her presence was not just that of an officiant, but a caring and supportive friend who was genuinely invested in making our day extraordinary. Her eloquent words and heartfelt delivery left not a dry eye in the room, and we were moved beyond words by the beautiful vows she crafted for us. Marlee's professionalism and expertise were evident throughout the ceremony. She managed to strike the perfect balance between the solemnity of the occasion and moments of lightheartedness, ensuring that our wedding was both deeply emotional and delightfully uplifting. Her warm smile and soothing voice reassured us during those tender moments of nerves, making the experience all the more memorable.
Beyond her exceptional skills as a celebrant, Marlee's ability to connect with our guests was truly remarkable. She effortlessly engaged everyone present, making them feel like an essential part of our journey as a couple. Many of our guests even remarked on her extraordinary ability to capture the essence of our love story in such a meaningful and captivating way. We cannot express enough gratitude for the gift Marlee gave us on our wedding day. She turned an already magical event into something truly extraordinary. Her dedication and passion for her craft shine through every aspect of her work, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had her as our marriage celebrant.
If you are looking for someone who will infuse your wedding ceremony with love, authenticity, and unparalleled artistry, Marlee is undoubtedly the perfect choice. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and we wholeheartedly recommend her to any couple seeking a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
Carissa and Graeme
We both thank Marlee for making our Wedding day so special and full of wonderful memories. We found Heart2heart Ceremonies after a rather exhausting search for a local celebrants and found that her website was warm and welcoming and had such a wealth of information to making our planning seamless. Marlee's initial response and subsequent correspondence was always friendly and succinct allowing a seamless flow of information in planning the day. Marlee's welcoming and bubbly personality meant that we were at ease during our meetings and her professionalism meant all the formal and legalities of marriage were met and easily explained to us. We have and would again whole heatedly recommend Heart2heart Ceremonies to future clients. Fondest regards.
Michael and Scott
Marlee is just a beautiful soul. She was so comforting and capable and easy to work with. She listened to what we wanted and never pushed for more or tried to change what we wanted. Our situation was very unique being a same-sex couple who had already had three ceremonies. Firstly, it was important to find the right person that we were comfortable with and supported us. Most didn't even return my email or call. Marlee got in touch right away and I could tell she supported us and our journey. We really connected with her. We then told her that while this ceremony, because it was our legal wedding, meant a lot but we wanted it more casual and laid back. She got it right away. We really lucked out with Marlee and her services which is why I want to help others find her as well. She really is a treasure and a great find. I recommend her services wholeheartedly and wish all couples getting married in the future with her all the best and a long and happy marriage. Of course she does other services as well and we are thinking about using her for a naming ceremony with our new niece. Thanks again Marlee and Heart2heart Ceremonies! xoxo
Danielle and Liz
Dear Marlee. Now that the honeymoon is over and all the excitement about the wedding has died down a bit we thought we'd write to you and thank you for conducting our wedding ceremony. We were thrilled with how perfect our ceremony was, and you were instrumental in this, as the words you spoke very nicely captured our relationship, as well as our feelings and philosophies. We had a lot of feedback about your role in the ceremony and it was all positive. Thank you very much for conducting the most important part of our day in a warm, yet professional manner. We will certainly recommend your services to other engaged couples in the future.
Renae and Ryan
The personable touch you put on our ceremony and the touching words you included was a highlight. You took a lot of stress off us with regards to organising our ceremony. You were a perfect celebrant. You understood perfectly what our relationship was about, included Sheldon's daughter and your words were perfect during our ceremony. Everyone at our ceremony had never come across a better celebrant!!
Courtney and Sheldon
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 all 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
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. 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
We would highly recommend Marlee. She was so gentle and kind throughout the whole process. She guided us deeply and always assisted when we needed help. We always knew she had the legalities sorted!! On the day Marlee arrived early to set up, spoke extremely competently and captivated the crowd. She was emotive but also leaned into the humour. We really loved being married by Marlee.
Brynne and Timmy
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for Sunday! You were amazing…We have watched the video back and couldn’t be happier having you as our celebrant! Just another piece to our perfect day.
Lisa and Trent
Marlee is a very professional and personal celebrant. We had Marlee do our wedding in 2008 and my Mum thought she was the best celebrant she had met. I loved how she made a point of matching what she wore with our colour scheme. My son turned one last year and because I was so happy with Marlee we had her do our son's naming ceremony as well. She also did a wonderful job with the naming ceremony, she always puts a special touch to it : )
Marlee, we just want to say a big thank you for being a part of our special day, for supporting us and for being our celebrant. You are awesome!! :). ( I would pick you as my celebrant again if I were going to marry again in the future :). I mean getting married with Ryan again ;). We will never forget every single word you said during the ceremony and they will always be in our hearts. Once again thank you so very much for being our celebrant!! :). Love,
Shoko & Ryan
We both enjoyed the warming of the rings by our friends and family and our personal readings. The options, suggestions and style of ceremonies you offered enabled us to tailor the perfect wedding for us. We are so grateful for your advice and have memories we will treasure always.
Amanda and Max