Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0438 144 269

Phone 0438144269


Same sex marriage


In Australia, while the majority of people support same sex marriage, the government is yet to catch up and legislate to allow this. Therefore, your ceremony is termed a commitment ceremony, where you promise to love each other as life partners and exchange vows and rings. Many couples hold commitment ceremonies now and will renew their vows with a legal marriage once this is passed into legislation in Australia.


Registering a relationship in Queensland


In Queensland, you can register a civil partnership, if you are:



Same sex ceremonies


I offer different ceremony packages to celebrate your relationship. Each ceremony is written individually to reflect your relationship and each of you as individuals.

Although not a legal marriage in Australia yet, your same sex wedding usually includes all the items you include in any wedding. I prepare certificates for you to sign. You can also register your civil union in Queensland if you meet the conditions for a registered relationship.

same sex commitment ceremony

Your same sex wedding ceremony includes your vows to each other, an exchange of rings or gifts, signing certificates and being presented to your guests as a couple.

Here’s an article I wrote recently about same sex weddings on the Marry Me Gay website.


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Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job with our ceremony and sharing our special day with us. You made it all so comfortable and easy for us.

Cath and Jean


We would definitely recommend Marlee to others. Stay the way you are, Marlee - you’re great!

Jade and Amanda


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!

Rochelle and Melinda