Celebrant Maree Testimonials


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Celebrant Maree, where do I start?? Wonderful, bubbly, VERY organised and professional. Maree helped to make our wedding ceremony perfect. She provided a wonderful selection of material to inspire us when creating our own ceremony and writing our vows. A beautiful spirit, Maree brought a great balance of fun and professionalism, which gave us confidence throughout our special moment.
Kade Miller

From the first moment we met Maree we knew we had found the perfect wedding celebrant. Her warm and friendly approach immediately put us at ease (as we were a little nervous at first) and her wealth of experience shined through as she navigated through the necessary formalities, and guided us on how to create a personalised and meaningful ceremony. The months leading up to our wedding day were pretty turbulent for us as a close family member (on the other side of the world) was terminally ill, and ultimately lost their fight 4 weeks before our big day. During this time we were both frantic with worry and anxiety and on multiple occasions had to drop everything and head overseas to be with our loved ones. Maree dealt with this situation beautifully, her communication with us was exemplary, showing us compassion and empathy and providing much needed reassurance at a difficult time. Given everything that has happened over the previous couple of months our minds were not focussed on our ceremony and we were very late providing Maree with the information needed to finalise our ceremony. Despite this Maree (in two weeks) turned around a spectacular ceremony, it was beautiful, heartfelt, with just the right mix of emotion and levity. It was my favourite part of our wedding day without a doubt and many of our guests commented on how good the ceremony was, specifically mentioning how Maree’s energy and authenticity made the ceremony extra special. We are both so grateful that Maree partnered with us to help us create (and deliver) a wonderful wedding ceremony. We highly recommend getting in touch with Maree to see what magic she can create for you. Thanks again Maree – L&D xx
Liam Makinson

Celebrant Maree is loving, full of energy, understanding and more than ready to help you with your magical day. We are so happy that she was a part of our amazing day. She is definitely someone to choose as your celebrant for your special day. Thank you Celebrant Maree for everything you did for us leading up to the day, on the day and afterwards xx Love Mel & Ronnie
Mel & Ronnie Oliech

Marie was just fabulous as our celebrant! She has such a beautiful energy and she made the ceremony such a fun and joyous occasion. Marie was also made all the arrangements so easy with leading up to the big day, made everything so simple.
Kelly & Ron

The moment we met Maree we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us! Maree took the time to get to know us and our story which meant our ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for. Her patience, calming manner and ability to know exactly what was needed on the day helped us to enjoy every moment.
James Burston

As soon as I heard Maree’s friendly voice and energetic laugh, I knew she was the one for us! Among all the crazy that is weddings, Maree kept us grounded and on track. Her deep understanding of all things wedding really put us at ease. The lead up was well planned, she answered all our crazy questions and let me go off on silly tangents telling her all sorts of stories – none of it was too hard for Maree. And on the day, she was simply amazing. Fun, funny, quirky and individual – our wedding to a tee! And to top it off, so many guests raved about Maree, saying how wonderful she was and how much fun she made the ceremony. Thanks so much Maree, you truly are a gem and made our day so special.
Kimberley and Dan

Hi Maree, We wanted to say a huge heartfelt thank you for being our celebrant for our wedding.  You were even better than I imagined, you made the ceremony hilarious and full of love.  Our guest are still telling us it was the most relaxed, inclusive, fun and loving wedding they had been too, even the guys were crying with emotion and all our guest raved about you!!  I connected with you from the first phone call and just knew that you were our celebrant.  You made the process so easy and the ceremony so personal, sharing our story with our guests in a lighthearted warm beautiful way.  You vibrancy and professionalism was awesome.  There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are that you were a huge part of making our day perfect!
Kirsten and Shane

Thanks for a fantastic day (already coming up on six months ago!); everyone loved our ceremony and thought you were so warm and engaging. A lot of the overseas family and friends hadn’t been to a ceremony like this before (rather more formal affairs in churches/city halls), so it not only captured our relationship well, but it added a warm Australian character to it too 🙂
Marina and James

Phillip and I just wanted to personally thank you for all of your assistance with the planning of our wedding ceremony in October last year. We had an such amazing day and want to thank you so much for your contribution to making our special day unforgettable for everyone who attended.Your professionalism and friendly personality made what can be an incredibly stressful time, planning a wedding, so much easier. Nothing was ever too much trouble for you and for this I cannot thank you enough. We have received many compliments from our guests, saying you were engaging, light hearted and invested in the moment. You were a great source of calm for me on the day, not just before the ceremony but also during and I believe it was due to our combined effort that we managed to keep my nerves under control while saying my vows! 
Nicole and Phillip Sankey

I hope you are well I just wanted to pass this photo on to you and say a big, big thank you from myself and Lincoln, we could  not have asked for anything more the ceremony you put together for us was absolutely perfect and we had the most amazing day! From the moment we met you, we knew we wanted you to be our celebrant your easy going and chatty personality instantly put us at ease and your calming nature kept my nerves in line.  We had so many beautiful comments about your ceremony and we will be recommending you to everyone!! Thank you so much for everything Maree  I hope I see you at another wedding again soon.
Leanne and Lincoln

Hi Maree,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you again for everything you did for our wedding! It was absolutely amazing and exactly how Aaron and I had imagined it to be. We have had such amazing feedback on you and your vibrancy! You told our story to perfection and we cannot thank you enough!

Hope you are well and thank you again! xx

Barbara and Aaron

Andrew and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did at our wedding back in April. From the very beginning you were extremely easy to deal with – and that’s just what a Bride needs. I still can’t believe how fabulous you were – from the moment we met you we felt relaxed as if speaking to a friend or family member! The day was truly amazing and the ceremony you helped us create was so beautiful, personal, intimate and fun. We had many compliments about you and the ceremony and I will recommend you to everyone… actually I think you are doing my bridesmaids (Chrissy’s) wedding…and guess who will be one of her bridesmaids – reunion!! Thank you for helping my dream wedding day come true!
Monique and Andrew

What a celebration! Bayon and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. It   was the most perfect ceremony, a beautiful balance of emotion and tears and laughter, and one that reflected exactly who we are. As soon as we met Maree for a coffee and chat, we both knew instantly she was the one we wanted to marry us. She is so warm, happy, easy going and fun, and we felt really comfortable and relaxed around her – that was really important to us. She also made the entire process easy and effortless. We would absolutely recommend Maree to any couple searching for a wonderful, relaxed, bubbly, helpful, beautiful celebrant! Thank you for making our day so special.
Bayon and Justine

Hi Maree, Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful ceremony for us! It was just perfect for us and our family 🙂 So many of our guests have commented to us how brilliant our celebrant was – and my little sister, Liv, hasn’t stopped talking about you! We will be recommending you to all our friends!!!


Emily and James

Darren and I would just like to say a very big “thank you” for making our wedding day on Sunday so amazing and beautiful.  You have a very special way of making people feel comfortable and relaxed, with your warm personality and of course your wonderful sense of humour too. We could not have been happier on the day and everything went so beautifully.  You made me feel instantly at ease and surprisingly not too nervous, standing up there in front of everyone.  I know Darren feels the same.  The ceremony itself was so lovely and from the heart, which is how we wanted it to be. We had so many positive and generous comments from our friends and family who were so touched and impressed with you and your service.

Darren and Kaye

Maree was the most wonderful celebrant we could have hoped for! She guided us through the process in the lead up to the wedding, making it so easy and effortless for us. She drafted an amazing ceremony which reflected all the elements we requested – the right amount of seriousness, love, light and humour. On the day, Maree had everything under control so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. She also lights up the room with her bubbly personality which is an added bonus! We had multiple people ask us for her details following our wedding so that they could book Maree for their own. I highly recommend Maree as a wedding celebrant, we couldn’t have asked for more!

Olivia Molino

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Maree marry us on our special day. From the first meeting with Maree right up until our wedding day Maree was a calming force in our wedding planning and a helpful guide throughout the process. Maree put together a beautiful ceremony for us that told our story and kept the vibe casual and relaxed. We received so many compliments from our guests about our ceremony and how beautifully it all came together. Maree captured our essence as a couple perfectly and we could not recommend her highly enough. Thank you Maree!!

Erin Brown

We met Maree at the Valley Loves festival when we had started planning our wedding. She was very helpful and gave us lots of great suggestions. When it came to booking vendors for the wedding, it was an easy decision to decide to go with Maree. It was great working with Maree over zoom during lockdowns and everything was well organized. On the day we got lots of great compliments for our ceremony as Maree was fun and engaging. Thankyou so much for making us feel at ease and being part of our day!

Jess Charlesworth

10 Stars! I cannot recommend Maree more highly! Maree is a beautiful soul and really gets to know you as a couple and is always there for you, each step of the way. I highly recommend Maree as a Celebrant, she writes such an incredible ceremony, that is completely tailored to you as a couple. Maree is so bubbly and friendly and makes you feel completely at ease! If you want a memorable, beautiful ceremony have Maree as your Celebrant xx

Rebecca Cunningham

Maree was very kind and accommodating! She was so sweet – she cried with us when we cried; she laughed and giggled with us. She made sure we were okay and she tried to calm our nerves. She made the day fun! Thank you so much Maree! We were lucky to have you officiate our wedding!

Ria Gutierrez

My husband and I are so thankful that we secured Maree as our wedding celebrant. Maree is a vibrant ray of sunshine. So friendly and helpful and made our ceremony so much fun and full of happiness and laughter. Even our guests commented how great she was. I would choose Maree a million times over.

Katrina Cullearn

Maree is an absolute gem! The perfect celebrant. From the first day we met her we knew she was the one. She was so helpful, friendly and is genuinely a lovely person. She has everything covered and is well organised which makes the day stress free and enjoyable. Our guest also were happy with her service. She literally completed our wedding and we were so grateful to have her there. Highly recommended. 10/10

Elena Perera

We are so lucky we got to have Maree as our marriage celebrant at our wedding! She so down to earth, so funny and made my partner and i feel so at ease with the steps we had to take at our wedding. And she is so much fun! Our guests were just as impressed with her as we were. We had nothing but great feedback from them. Thankyou Maree for being there with us on the biggest day of our lives.

Rebecca Rinaldi

Maree is such a lovely lady and a fantastic Celebrant filled with great advice to make everything so easy. The ceremony was exactly as we had hoped for and more. So glad we found you! Thanks again Maree.

Louisa Massaro

Maree was super helpful throughout the whole process and made everything feel so simple and stress free. We would definitely recommend Maree as a celebrant, she listens to what you want and gets to know you personally to create a ceremony unique to you and your partner.

Georgia Burfield

Maree was our celebrant. She came recommended to us and, after meeting her, we decided we didn’t need to meet or interview anyone else. Maree is very professional but also very warm and friendly, which made us feel calm. She was always available to answer our questions and on the day was a friendly face and, again, calming presence. We wanted our ceremony to be fun and not too serious, and Maree was fantastic. A true professional but also got a lot of laughs from the crowd. I had a handful of guests approach me that day to say that they also enjoyed the way she ran things and asked me to thank her from them for the great ceremony. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maree. Amazing!

Sonja Jovanovic

We can highly recommend Maree for your special day. She’s a consummate professional and well-experienced. Her warm, friendly and approachable manner put us immediately at ease, and she arrived at our first meeting incredibly well-prepared with documents, ideas and templates to happily guide us (two wedding novices) through the seemingly daunting details. On the big day, Maree’s ability to “ready the room” and tailor the service accordingly was on full display, helping to calm our nerves and enjoy the moment.

Bianka Cakarevic

Thank you Maree for making our wedding a truly memorable one. Maree was patient and accommodating with our requests and questions. She made us feel at ease throughout the whole planning process and on the actual day itself. Our ceremony was intimate, beautiful, full of joy and laughter and it’s all credit to Maree. Our guests and ourselves really loved and enjoyed the ceremony!

Chi Loong Tan

Maree is just an absolutely amazing GEM. She genuinely cares about her role on your big day and will not disappoint. We had a little trouble with our marriage certificate due to COVID etc and Maree just didn’t rest 3 months after our big day until it got delivered to us. If you are looking for someone who will genuinely care about you and their role then look no further!!

Anestacia Tayali

Maree was fantastic! We knew the moment after our first meeting she would be the perfect celebrant for us. Maree was very friendly and warm and immediately put us at ease with her professionalism. It was always easy communicating with her via email and everything ran so smoothly on the actual day. She even had spare tissues! Our ceremony was beautiful, relaxed and personal. Thank you for making our ceremony perfect.

Karen Randall

Maree is a kind, bubbly and enthusiastic celebrant! She brought our day together wonderfully, with a big smile on her face. She was amazing help in organizing the delivery of our marriage certificate, so it was all a breeze with her as our celebrant. Thanks Maree!

Jess Rossidis

Maree was so supportive right from the start and was there for us every step of the way! Very friendly and outgoing, felt like we had known her for years. We had many compliments from guests at our wedding about Maree’s manor and delivery of the service. The ceremony was tailored to our personalities perfectly. Highly recommend Maree!

Stefanie Hunter

Maree was a dream. She made everything feel so smooth and easy. I didn’t feel like any of my requests were unwarranted and she was able to accomodate everything we were after in a ceremony. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else up there with us. She was so lovely and welcoming to all guests and to us!!!! 100% recommend.

Erin Waller

We were so thankful to find Maree. We felt immediately comfortable. On our wedding day, Maree worked in really well with the whole team at Potters. We had such a fun day. Maree is so bright and she was great at easing our nerves. Thank you Maree!

Helen & Pete Heard

Maree is wonderful! So easy to be around and fit the relaxed vibe of our micro wedding beautifully. She was also easy to work with in the lead up and very professional, highly recommend.

Ebony Fry

Where do I start? Maree was tasked with getting one of the most laid back and disorganised couples from having no idea to pulling off a most perfect wedding! When we first met with Maree we had no real idea of how we wanted our ceremony to be – we just knew we wanted it to be relaxed and fun. She kept with that vibe the entire time she worked with us in planning the wedding. Being a little too relaxed we no doubt made her job a little harder by being a bit too relaxed on making decisions, but at no stage did she make us feel rushed or pressured, she just worked with us. Come wedding day, we copped the worst March weather in 40 odd years. Maree remained totally composed and professional as we tried to work through how we could pull it off, coming up with practical solutions and remaining ice cool which totally rubbed off on us. Even when we made running changes to the schedule, which we did more than once, it was absolutely no issue. Maree just smiled and made it happen. I could not recommend Celebrant Maree any higher, she made our day absolutely amazing as I’m sure she will yours. Thanks again Maree Paul & Ness xoxo

Paul and Ness

My Wife and I can’t give Maree enough praise for the job she did for our wedding!! Between making the paperwork a breeze, helping us find the perfect wording for our vows, coming to the rehearsal and giving my wife time to take a big deep breath when she got to the end of the isle, her professionalism was second to none. Thank you so much for making the day run perfectly!

Carl Margary

We were married by Maree in April. From our first enquiry email she was responsive and incredibly helpful answering all our questions with a friendly smile. Our Yarra Valley ceremony was something special, it was tailored entirely to our story and we have had so many comments from guests that it was the perfect balance of entertaining and emotional! We both had the most amazing day and couldn’t recommend Maree highly enough!

Katrina McComb

Maree ensured that what could be a stressful experience was not, through providing us with ideas and guidance all the while ensuring that our ceremony was “Us”. She made sure that our day was truly special. Could not recommend enough.

Duncan & Kristin

Maree did an amazing job making our ceremony personal, fun, smooth, and memorable. She is extremely organized, experienced, and a really sweet person overall. If you’re looking for a celebrant I highly recommend Maree!

Seth Kannof

Maree was the perfect partner in preparing and delivery our wedding ceremony. The story telling was just spot on and I could not recommend Maree more highly to help make your wedding ceremony more memorable.

Michelle Fryc

I cannot recommend the ever so elegant and professional Celebrant Maree Livy! Maree thank you so much for making our ceremony so perfect. Our love story was so well said and will always remain a magical memory for Nick and I. We will be recommending you to all of our friends and family!

Mr and Mrs. Distefano

Can not thank Maree enough for our wonderful wedding. After a mess that covid caused surrounding our wedding date Maree was so extremely accomodating in helping us make sure we got our special day. Thanks so much again Maree we were so lucky to have had you ❤️

Mita Cheney

The words that Maree wrote down were only part of the eloquent experience we had of involving her in our wedding. She was a valuable asset to the development and implementation of the special day. Her discussions were always pleasant and meaningful.

Caleb Grams

Maree was lovely, our ceremony was relaxed, personalised and she was great at going with the flow on day. Highly recommend.

Gretel Bartley

Maree was perfect for our wedding, it was everything we thought it would be. Thank you Maree, I hope I see you again one day 🙂

Rachael Paulka

Organising our wedding from London was very stressful. So having a wonderfully approachable and down to earth celebrant gave me one less thing to stress about. Thank you so much for keeping us organized and always giving us a friendly push / reminder when we needed it. I knew before we met that you were the celebrant for us and when we finally did meet I felt like we were old friends. You worked with us to ensure we had the service we dreamed of and we had so many comments on the day that the service really reflected ‘us’. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much!
Alice and Brett

10 Stars! ⭐️ Maree is the most loving, creative, beautiful person and the best Celebrant!

If you want a Celebrant who gets to know you and will support you Maree is the Celebrant for you. During the whole process Maree was there with us, each step and she was so flexible under very unusual circumstances. I can honestly say I couldn’t have gotten married without Maree’s support and the way she was accomodating for our ceremony. Maree is a beautiful soul.

Rebecca and Hamish Sutton-Ryan