Marilyn has been a celebrant for 30 years (appointed in 1987) and is extremely professional and experienced. She has won numerous wedding industry awards voted by her clients for excellence.

Marilyn now lives at Bolwarra Heights, near Maitland and able to perform ceremonies in the Pokolbin vineyards, Newcastle, Maitland district and surrounding areas as requested.

Having performed more than 1900 weddings, Marilyn can offer a wealth of experience and advice to couples planning their special day from suggesting locations, to wording of ceremonies for those couples wishing to compose original wedding vows and different ideas to make their wedding ceremony memorable.

The ceremony can be tailor-made to suit every couple’s thoughts and wishes as long as legal components are included.

Over the years, Marilyn has developed a strong following and word-of-mouth referral is the key factor to her ongoing role as a celebrant.

My couple’s become friends as I am invited by referral to marry other family members and their friends,” said Marilyn. “I married a couple 20 years ago, performed a reaffirmation of vows for them and a year later married their daughter and named their grandchild – three generations – it is amazing to have such a special connection with the most important day in their lives.

Being a romantic at heart I believe in marriage having been married 44 years myself and feel every ceremony is special whether it is performed in front of two witnesses, an intimate family group or one hundred or so guests. No matter the size each one is equally as important.