All about Celebrant Maree – My passion is meeting people, writing and listening to people’s unique stories – a perfect mix for a wedding celebrant like myself!
My wedding celebration experience is broad ranging. I love working with couples from different cultures, heritages, backgrounds and circumstances. Every couple is different, and there is no “normal” wedding or family situation.
The common denominator? Is Love!
My role as your wedding celebrant is to ensure your wedding ceremony sets the tone for the rest of your day. It’s all about getting the right balance of fun and serious stuff when it matters.I’d love to help you craft a wedding ceremony that reflects you and your partner’s special love.
Jeremy and Hazel 2017
Hazel and I would like to thank you for your amazing help to make the ceremony most memorable. Everything was great and both our families thought you were the perfect celebrant, kept our audience engaged, and the perfect timing of Hazel’s father’s ‘I do’ which he has said many times that thanks to your help he was able to understand when to say it.
I’ve successfully completed the highest qualification you can attain as a marriage celebrant in Australia.
In 2004, I graduated with high distinctions with a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Civil Ceremonies) from Monash University.
It was during this time that I immersed myself in all things ceremony, ritual and history.
As part of creating your fabulous wedding ceremony I like to find out some things about you, so it’s only fair that you know a little about me!
I’m a Melbourne based wedding celebrant. I love meeting people and discussing their lives, beliefs and ideas about getting married.
I’d also be thrilled if you’d like to fly me to Italy to celebrate your wedding ceremony!
I’m passionate about the creative collaborative process we embark on to create a unique and personal ceremony just for you. Do you have in mind an “outside the box” idea for your wedding ceremony? I’ll encourage you and offer suggestions about content and logistics. I believe all wedding ceremonies can be meaningful, sincere, warm and inclusive.
More about Celebrant Maree…
I’ve been married for seventeen years to Sean. Two more boys are the centre of my world, my children, Harry and Archie. I live in Ringwood North, in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley is my backyard https://visityarravalley.com.au/
These are a few of my favourite things…my boys, good, strong lattes, fab cafes that serve good, strong lattes, catching up with my girlfriends, unique shoes, morning walks, espresso martinis, wood-fired pizza, Melbourne T2 Tea, Moro Bars, D’Affinois cheese, affogato, vanilla, cinnamon, candles, watching TV series on Netflix with Sean until very late, and exploring new places.
I’m a member of:
- the Civil Ceremonies Graduate Association (CCGA),
- The Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants (AFCC),
- The Australian Civil Celebrants Network (ACCN) and
- The Melbourne Marriage Celebrants.
I’ve written feature articles for Polka Dot Bride, presented to my peers at The CCGA Conference, and have had my weddings featured in Cosmo Bride.
The first question I’ll ask you is…
“What’s important to you in your wedding ceremony?”
CELEBRATING LOVE SINCE 2004
“Celebrant Maree creates vibrant and stylish personal weddings and commitment ceremonies across Melbourne. With 13 years’ experience, Maree can help you celebrate a memorable event that truly reflects you and the love you share” Love is Love.