It is my absolute honour and privilege to have been a part of every fantabulous and unique union; and I give huge thanks to all of you, my gorgeous and amazing couples, for allowing me to be a part of your special day! AND a huge thanks and shout out to you all for taking the time to write such awesome and thoughtful testimonials - it means a great deal to me knowing that I have created unforgettable memories for you all! Love & hugs, Mariana xo
Again thanks Mariana for making our day special. From the very first minute I spoke to you over the phone I felt that you would be my Celebrant, though I spoke to many other Celebrants prior to speaking to you. On our first meeting you demonstrated a good friendly and professional approach to both Eric and I. Obviously you kept updating me about what documents or what information you needed at the time in order to have everything together for the actual day as well as updating me on the COVID-19 restrictions with regard to how many people to attend the wedding while reassuring me that things might change down the track, as I was getting stressed not to be able to invite all my family and friends. Also, Mariana, you never put me under stress as you always put in front the fact that I was carrying a 5-month child in my hand throughout the organisation of my wedding, which I really appreciate, which shows that you put people’s family first. Most importantly, you were so calm and chilled when I arrived late on the day, due to unexpected things that happened to my dress! To be honest, I was scared that you would be very furious at me but you rather came to me and explained to me that this such thing can happen and you made sure that I was calmed and OK to start walking on down the aisle. To conclude, it was such a big pleasure to work with you. You are a legend! As all my guests keep talking about your good and professional service up to now hence without you am not sure it would be as special it was, as a result both Eric and I will STRONGLY recommend you to our Cameroonian community and elsewhere for your excellent, friendly and professional service. MARIANA, YOU MADE OUR DAY SPECIAL. WE WISH YOU THE BEST!
- Eric & Nina, Dec 2020
Mariana did a wonderful job. She managed to cope with all of the challenges faced during Covid-19 and still made our day special. The day went off without any issues, the ceremony conducted was perfect. Mariana made us feel comfortable and shaped the ceremony to suit our personalities. Since the ceremony we have also received feedback from hour guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Would 100% recommend.
- Dylan & Elizabeth, Nov 2020
From the moment I started looking for a celebrant, Mariana was there with insight, a positive approach and kind manner. Sam and I will recommend her over and over to any couple who asks. The extra assistance given when all of our wishes for our dream wedding seemed lost, made us truly trust her. Especially to conduct our Wedding twice! We love Mariana and her amazingly caring nature!
- Elizabeth & Sam, July 2020
I would definitely recommend you Mariana as a celebrant! You were always in contact with us, if you weren’t flying to QLD to meet with us, going back and forth over drafting and touching base with how we were. We found the whole process very easy to understand and helped tell our story in a humorous yet professional manner. The whole ceremony was detailed and ran professionally. All documentation was organised and handed to us promptly; and we received our marriage certificate in under recommended time!
- Tara & Ryan, March 2020
Mariana is warm, friendly and highly professional. She sprinkled fairy dust on our day, adding magic to it. We highly recommend Mariana for an inspired, classy service. She’s easy to talk to, answers all your questions and handles legalities with slick expertise. Mariana is six-star service all the way.
- K & M, Feb 2020
You were fantastic and so considerate, you were flawless Mariana. Your consideration to my health and how helpful you were was amazing. Will recommend you to my family and friends with my eyes closed. You made it a breeze going through everything especially with my health situation, thank you so much.
- Nancy & Zayya, Feb 2020
A BIG THANK YOU! For the heart, the sensitivity and warmth you put into our wedding celebration. We are happy that we got married and we are so glad to have a celebrant like you. Everything exceeded our expectation. Right from our very first meeting to the wedding day everything was perfect! You are truly a special person both personally and professionally.
- Mayank & Samiksha, Dec 2019
Mariana was absolutely amazing, she went above and beyond in every aspect of our ceremony and was very easy to work with leading up to the wedding. We would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have a high quality and friendly celebrant for their wedding.
- Melany & Gavin, Nov 2019
We are happy that we ended up choosing you as our Celebrant. You are very open minded, culturally sensitive and accommodating to other aspects. You make your clients very comfortable to you and you made us feel that you are a friend that will listen and be open to suggestions for our dream wedding. You made our day very memorable and extra special. Thank you Mariana!
- F & J, Oct 2019
Dear Mariana, you truly did, in all areas of your service, you were professional, honest, punctual and provided everything required. Mariana, your professionalism, your honesty, your warmth and want of giving the best service you can is truly a credit to you, you’re an all round beautiful professional person. Your package at the end with the beautiful card, everything was just truly professional and wonderful, we feel richer for having met you and feel so lucky to have scrolled through the internet and found you. Thank you Mariana!
- Karen & Paul, Oct 2019
We are so happy and extremely satisfied with the services provided and it exceeded our expectations! We would highly recommend your services to our friends who are looking to get married in Melbourne. Keep up the good work! We were also very pleasantly surprised that we were taken to the venue one day before to check out the place before deciding on it finally. Thanks, Mariana!
- Zhi & Nellie, Oct 2019
We just loved working with Mariana! We clicked immediately when we met her. We could just talk to her for hours and felt very comfortable from the start. Mariana is very professional, very thorough, has high attention to detail and gave us suggestions and advice for every aspect of the ceremony, which we really appreciated and valued. Her delivery was very professional and we felt very comfortable on the day, following her lead. We were very happy and we would definitely recommend Mariana's services.
- Jennifer & Fernando
Both Rosario and I want to say the biggest thank you from the bottom of our hearts for organising our special day and being our AMAZING celebrant! Everything ran smoothly and effortlessly. We want to thank you for giving us above and beyond amazing customer service! Even throughout the constant changing on the day of ceremony inside, out, inside, outside…. You managed to get everything organised and set up beautifully and you are so lovely and calm to deal with. You definitely put our minds at rest and knew you had everything under control. You truly are a beautiful soul and we are so happy that we found you. Thank you one again, you are so wonderful at your job, one of the best customer service we have received. But not only that we really see you as a friend now as you treated our ceremony with so much love as well as open your heart to us as well. Big hugs.
- Aleesha & Rosario xx
Mariana, we would recommend your services! You met our needs and helped us along the way; and gave us confidence and made us feel more relaxed on the day! Friends and family really enjoyed the Handfasting ceremony. They found you very friendly and pleasant as well suitably attired and professional. THANK YOU!
- Coleen & Electra
We wanted short and sweet and that's exactly what we got! Mariana was professional throughout the ceremony and the lead up to it. On the day we enjoyed your company and joining in the celebration as one of the family. We would be pleased to recommend your services to our friends. Thank you again for making our special day memorable.
- Bernie & Rima
Fabulous, thoughtful and exactly what we wanted! Mariana, you are such a warm and caring person, you really helped make our day a lovely and memorable one. Very professional, firstly ascertaining what we wanted for our day and executing in a gentle and very organising way!
- Claudia & Barry
Amazing woman, 100% happy with Mariana's service from my initial enquiry phone call right up until the day of the service...…..and was also the most interested in my family and really appeared passionate about love. It was just meant to be from the very start! We were very lucky to have her travel out of her way to the country for our relaxed family wedding. She kept herself together when my wedding band dropped into Lake Mulwala, and handled the ceremony like a pro! Highly recommend xx
- Meg & Phil
Jess and I would like to thank Mariana for marrying us on the 14/10/2016 and for doing such a wonderful job. You have been so dedicated and attentive from the beginning, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Nothing was ever too much trouble, despite it being a hugely busy time for you at work. You were literally a message and or phone call away, at all times. We were made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable in your company. Jess and I felt as though we had known you a lot longer than the short time we had together. You were full of wonderful tips and advice. I remember walking down the aisle and Dad asking me ‘do you want to walk a bit faster or is this good?’ and my reply was ‘Mariana said I have to walk slow and take it all in.’ I am a stubborn individual and very rarely trust others to do things for me, but had complete confidence in you. It was so lovely to have that feeling with you, especially on a day like our wedding day!
- Emily & Jess
We couldn’t have been happier with how Mariana delivered “our story”. Mariana was very thorough and covered every aspect — it was perfect! The feedback received from our guests was “personable” and how special the ceremony was delivered. The ceremony was so different from other ceremonies that tend to be boring. Mariana’s delivery at just the right moments (of humour) was priceless. She is amazing...can we do it again?
- Lidia & Colin
Mariana performed 2 ceremonies for us. The first being our Legal Ceremony which we held in a lovely private setting with a few witnesses. The second being our spiritual Commitment of Marriage Ceremony which was held in Bali before 40 of our closest friends and family members. Not only did Mariana undertake her duties with professionalism and an amazing attention to detail, her warm relaxed manner and humour also made it an emotional and extremely personal experience that touched the hearts of all who witnessed both ceremonies.
- Kerryn & Yarny
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