Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0438 144 269

Phone 0438144269


It was great having the ceremony we wanted and having a celebrant who understood our needs. The ceremony and celebrant were perfect. Keep doing what you are doing and being the person you are! You’re fantastic! Thank you so very much.

Amber and Matt


We would both like to thank you for a perfect ceremony that we’ll always remember for the rest of our lives. We couldn’t have found a better celebrant than you to make our special day more memorable. We really appreciate all your effort and your personable and touching words in our ceremony. Everyone at our ceremony had never come across a better celebrant.

Sheldon and Courtney


The ceremony as whole seemed to flow very easily and harmoniously. Marlee, you’ve done a great job on the day and in the lead-up. Thank you. Your enthusiasm, warmth and attention to detail have been wonderful. You made a significant contribution to the wonder of our day.

Michael and Melisa



The ceremony was extremely moving. What a terrific job you did, Marlee – thank you!!

Kathy and Andrew



We would definitely recommend Marlee to other couples. She did a great job. She was very professional and gave us lots of ideas so we could personalise our ceremony. Marlee was very flexible with our needs.

Sarah and Yuii



Rob and I thoroughly enjoyed the rose ceremony. We felt it was special, honest and something we will continue to reflect on. Marlee we had wonderful feedback from our guests about the relaxed yet very romantic ceremony you performed. Thank you for making it such a wonderful day.

Rob and Leia



We loved the way that Marlee facilitated the whole ceremony in a way that was relaxed and also how Marlee calmly ensured that our ceremony flowed how we had anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our experience with you. Marlee, thank you for meeting our needs, for genuinely respecting our individuality, confidence in your ability to facilitate our union and your relaxed and welcoming manner.

Melissa and Ken



We enjoyed every moment and particularly liked greeting our guests directly and making the ceremony more personal. You were a calm and poised presence during the ceremony. You really accommodated our requests to make the ceremony everything we wanted and the highlight of our wedding day. Thank you Marlee.

Kirsty and Geoff



The beautiful City River outdoor setting, the relaxed but beautiful professional ceremony and the sand pouring ritual were highlights. Everything was perfect. Marlee you created and conducted a wonderful ceremony for us! Well done. Things couldn’t have gone better and we were so thrilled that everything worked out so well. We received many comments afterwards on how wonderful the whole ceremony was. The weather was perfect, the setting was perfect, the celebrant was brilliant! Thanks also for the lovely “Our Wedding Ceremony” booklet which you did up so beautifully.

Tony Jensen and Ann Martin



Our ceremony was everything we had hoped for – lovely location, special friends, relaxed and simple, lots of fun and the shared ceremony most importantly with Lance and Marlee. We felt very comfortable with you Marlee, right from our first email contact. We loved that you allowed us full control in creating our simple but perfect ceremony. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Louise and Adrian



Due to your preparatory work, emails and regular contact, everything went smoothly. We were more than happy with the way you performed the ceremony. Everything was handled perfectly. My daughter commented that you put everyone at ease during the rehearsal.

Lillias and David (from NZ)



The relaxed personal and intimate ceremony was the highlight of our day. Marlee you were great and everything we were looking for in a celebrant. You are very articulate and gracious. You were very gentle and relaxed and this made it a very relaxed memorable occasion.

Brenda and Jon




Feeling happy and excited and seeing a smiling celebrant really made a difference. Keep doing what you are doing – we wouldn’t change a thing. What an excellent service you provided. We felt so at ease around you – a brilliant job. Thank you.

Steven and Jennifer



We couldn’t have imagined a better day. My mother was so impressed, she told me that Marlee was the best celebrant she had seen. You should keep doing what you are doing – it works! I loved how you colour coded your dress to suit our wedding party colours.

Amanda and Jason




You did a great job Marlee it was perfect! We felt so comfortable with you from the very start. You were so welcoming and friendly. You helped us so much with the information pack and with extra help with the vows. Thank you so much for helping to make the ceremony the best time of our lives!

Peta and Micah



Everything was so perfect – there would be nothing we would have done differently. Thank you so very much for the great day. We really enjoyed it and the ceremony was so nice. Please keep up the good work.

Tsuyoshi and Nobuko



We loved you including Juan’s daughter in the ceremony, the ting-sha bell and handfasting. You were fantastic! Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable. You really made our wedding so easy. Thank you!

Katchia and Juan



Our ceremony was perfect. The information pack was excellent in helping us choose our vows and have the ceremony we wanted. Marlee is extremely professional as well as helpful the whole way through, even with information after the ceremony with changing names.

Stephen and Sherry



Marlee was Amazing. I loved that she had us facing our family and friends, there was not a dry eye! You are perfect just as you are, Marlee – continue shining. Thank you so deeply! You made our ceremony so beautiful, it was the best day of our lives.

Tiarnie and Joel



We loved the “hands of the bride and groom ceremony”. It was all absolutely perfect! You made it feel so much easier. We felt comfortable with you, especially with our ceremony ideas. Thank you so much for helping us and making our ceremony far beyond what we wanted. We are so happy and will always cherish the beautiful memories of our ceremony. We cannot thank you enough in regards to our wedding ceremony. It far exceeded our dreams of what we wanted on our special day. It was an absolute joy and pleasure to have you as our celebrant. Everything you did on the day was perfect and you took our ideas and created a truly exceptional ceremony. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests. Above all we are so happy with how it all went, it could not have been better. We will always cherish and be uplifted by the magic of our wedding day. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Jasmine and Craig



The heartfelt part of our ceremony was our kids’ participation. Marlee you are a beautiful person. I felt extremely comfortable with you. Thank you so much for helping us with our day. We have been told by everyone who attended the ceremony it was the best wedding they had been to. I think that nothing can be boring or same old when what is being said and the actions during the ceremony are real and heartfelt. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Kylie and Justin




Everything went exactly as planned. You really helped us to come to decisions at moments where we didn’t know which direction to take – keep this up! Thank you for making sure that our ceremony ran seamlessly and the certificates for the kids were a wonderful touch, everyone commented on how beautiful it was!  We can’t thank you enough for all your help as we planned our ceremony, as well as on the day itself – we’ve received a lot of compliments about the different elements involved and I’m glad we went the extra distance as it meant a lot for both families to have as many people involved even in the smallest way.

Grace and Fabian  



Everything was just as we hoped it would be. Marlee you are a wonderful celebrant, very warm and welcoming, very helpful and approachable and you have a lovely presence. Thank you so much for being our marriage celebrant and being a part of our special day. You helped to make it the most amazing day of our lives.

Mark and Jenni



David and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing ceremony. We would not have been able to achieve it without you. Thank you for all your help from the beginning. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and we had such a great time planning it all. With your help it was made so easy. Everything we needed was in your planning book and from there it was a breeze. The day itself, well WOW! It was so touching and so emotional. The vows were so special to us and so many people commented on how amazing the words that you spoke were. Most of our friends have been to Church weddings where it is all very formal with readings from the Bible and we had people comment on how refreshing it was to have the ceremony all about us with words that related to us and mean something to us. Many people also said to us later that you were so sweet, so caring and very professional (all of that David and I already knew, so we just said: Yep, she’s the best!). And you really are Marlee. You helped to create the most amazing day for us. We could not ask for anything to be done better or different. It was all better than we could have ever hoped for. Once again Marlee, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever thankful to you for helping to create the most magical day.

With lots and lots of love, Nelly and David.



Thank you for doing such an awesome job as our marriage celebrant. I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. I had so many lovely comments about the ceremony, with family still to this day saying that it was the nicest ceremony they had been to. It was great to be able to include my son with the water ceremony. The day felt very personal and special to all of us. You were a pleasure to work with Marlee, always accommodating, positive and a wealth of ideas. I was really happy to have you as our celebrant and be a part of our special day. I have no hesitation in recommending you to others as I know you will strive to make each occasion special and memorable.

Jamie and Lindsay



We enjoyed all of the ceremony and handfasting. Everyone loved it and thought it was unique as they had not been to another wedding like it. Your resource book was a great help.  

Cain and Kirsty



You really did such a wonderful job. And Yes, we will most certainly cherish our wedding day, especially as you brought it together so magically! It left such a huge impact on everyone. We have had heaps of feedback all saying the same thing. “That was the best wedding I have ever been to”. The Sand ceremony and Stone Circle ceremony were extremely appreciated by everyone. It has left them all with a more holistic experience that they have taken home with them. Quite a number of people have told us how they can’t stop talking about it to their friends.

Wendy and Robert


Adrian loved the poem and your words about father and daughter. I loved how you included my mother. Everything you did and said was perfect. I would highly recommend you to anyone. You were wonderful. Marlee, you are wonderful at what you do. Your kind words and help from the beginning were great. I would like to thank you for all your help in making our children’s naming day special. Everyone at the service commented on how lovely it was. Thank you so much, Marlee.

Darlene and Adrian

Some words of thanks from past clients
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I love hearing from my couples and after nine years as a celebrant, I have many wonderful words to treasure and many happy memories of the weddings I have been a part of.