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Brisbane in South East Queensland & Beautiful Byron Bay & Northern NSW
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The Love Of Two People Will Echo Throughout The Universe

Marry Me MarilynWhy I Chose to Become a Rainbow Pride Celebrant
The reason I started Rainbow Pride Celebrant 10 years and 700 ceremonies ago is that I believed in equal rights for same sex couples and I believe in Gay & Lesbian Marriage. When I started Rainbow Pride Celebrant no one in Queensland or to my knowledge elsewhere in Australia had created a dedicated celebrant site for GLBT couples and their families. It was time to take GLBT Ceremonies out of the back of the civil celebrant site where they were relegated back with the minor ceremonies. Some have now followed in my footsteps which is a giant leap forward. I look forward to the day when I can legally marry a gay or lesbian couple and then register their marriage.

Hayely and Tanja show their love and commitment in a fun, relaxed simple yet traditional commitment Ceremony on Bilinga Beach in the southern Gold Coast. The Surfers Paradise skyline and the deep blue pacific ocean and white sand frame their love for one another

Rainbow Pride CelebrantLove Letter Tanja & Hayley Tugun Beach on the Southern Gold Coast
"Marilyn thank you so much for helping to arrange and conduct our ceremony on Tugan beach. You made the whole process from start to finish very stress-free. From the first email up until our pre-ceremony meeting we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed with you. Your passion for your job comes through in the professional and engaging way you conduct yourself. We are so pleased we used Marilyn's services for our special day and would recommenced her to anyone thinking of making that special occasion just perfect. She is engaging, approachable, flexible and most of all has a real desire to help your day be just right for you" Kind Regards Tanja and Hayley

David & Justin declare their love to the world! Justin holds David's hands for the Blessing of the Hands at their Commitment Ceremony on the beach at Main Beach on the Glorious Gold Coast.

Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron BayTestimonial Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Well it’s hard to believe we are almost 3 weeks of married bliss.... we are both back at work now and it’s been tuff trying to get back into it. We just wanted to thank you so very much for making our day so wonderful and special. Everything was just as we pictured it and so many of our guests are still talking about what a wonderful ceremony it was. The Love Story was a huge hit as so many people did not really know where we began and they thought it was such a lovely touch. Our day was emotional, loving, fun and very beautiful and that is all thanks to you Marilyn.  As I said to you from when we first met the ceremony for us had to be just right and to us was the most important part of our day.  Thank you so much for everything you did, and I have passed on your name to many of our friends both gay and straight who want to make that life commitment to soul mates.  Take care and we will talk soon. Kind regards Maria & Sally Fox

Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron BayEmail from Maria & Sally
My dear Marilyn, We have just watched the video and it is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It captured things that we had not seen during the day and we have really relived the day. We are both in tears now of joy and are truly grateful to you both for making our day the most amazing, loving and caring day ever. And now we have this wonderful video to look back on. I cannot find words big enough to express our thanks to you both. So from the very bottom of our hearts thank you so much for everything. We look forward to catching up with you again one day and let’s hope that day is to legalise our union. Take care and thank you again!
Kindest regards, Maria and Sally Fox xoxoxo

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure conducted Jude & Barb's Commitment on Bribie Island's legendary Pumicstone Passage Beach

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Jude & Barb held their Commitment on Bribie Island's legendary Pumicestone Passage Beach
Marilyn’s lovely, friendly approach made our commitment ceremony a very ’natural’ process for us; we were wanting something ‘elemental’ and she steered us to a place where we could articulate and make real, what we wanted to share with everyone joining us. We both felt ‘present’ on the day and that our day was unique, all due to Marilyn’s respectful and professional style as our Celebrant. Thank you Marilyn!!! The Girls xoxo

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Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure Jude & Barb held their Handfasting Commitment on Bribie Island's Legendary Pumicestone Passage Beach celebrating the elements.

Rainbow Pride CelebrantKaren reads her special vows to Yvonne at their Commitment Ceremony in the Formal Garden at IndigiScapes Capalaba Redlands Brisbane.

Rainbow Pride Celebrant performed a Commitment Ceremony with Sand Ceremony for Yvonne & Karen IndigiScapes Centre Capalaba Redlands Brisbane

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure Yvonne and Karen watch as their friends Huri & Anna sing for them at their Commitment Ceremony in the Formal Garden at the IndigiScapes Centre in Capalaba Redlands Brisbane
Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Yvonne & Karen IndigiScapes Centre Capalaba Redlands Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, We'd like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for helping us to create, and for being a part of, the best day of our lives.The ceremony was beautiful and you were perfect. Your constant guidance made the lead up to our wedding day completely stress free. We are so grateful! Your guidance also helped us create a ceremony that was unique and very special to the both of us and we have received many comments about the beautiful words that were spoken on the day. So many of our guests were blown away with how beautiful the ceremony was and they felt that you could not possibly have done any better. You looked so lovely as well. You have a natural ability to put people at ease, and assure them everything will run smoothly on the day. Nothing at all was too much trouble and you solved any problem we threw your way. We truly could not have had a better celebrant. Pat who read the poem at our Commitment was a Celebrant also and she said you were fantastic and that she could not have done better! We would recommend you to anyone in need of a celebrant. We just wanted to say a huge thank you! IT WAS PERFECT.This is a day we will never forget and you were huge part of it. Lots of love Yvonne and Karen xx

Rainbow Pride CelebrantHayley and Tanja show their love and commitment in a fun, relaxed simple yet traditional commitment Ceremony on Bilinga Beach in the southern Gold Coast. The Surfers Paradise skyline and the deep blue pacific ocean and white sand frame their love for one another.

Tanja's brother Tomas Gave her Away to Hayley at her Commitment Ceremony on Bilinga Beach on the southern Gold Coast.Hayley and Tanja googled lesbian Celebrant Gold Coast and found Rainbow pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure for their ceremony.

Rainbow Pride CelebrantTanja's brother Tomas Gave her Away to Hayley at her Commitment Ceremony on Bilinga Beach on the southern Gold Coast. Hayley and Tanja googled Lesbian Celebrant Gold Coast and found Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure for their ceremony.

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Penny & Angela Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club Broadbeach Gold Coast
Marilyn, Thank you so much for making our commitment ceremony so memorable and filled with love, not only for us but for our 100 + guests. Your passion and belief for our future together was projected through every word. Your delivery and sound quality was perfect and hard to achieve on the beach, so well done! You were very warm and composed that we relaxed the instant you started speaking. Your continuous support and ideas throughout the planning process was priceless. You made us feel very comfortable and helped us combine traditional vows and practices with the Celtic tradition of hand fasting. You also incorporated our fathers with a ring blessing rather than the traditional giving away. Everyone who attended said they had never been to a ceremony like it and enjoyed every minute of it. We are two very happy brides and will recommend you to anyone we know who wants to get married. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the start of our lives together unforgettable. Love Penny & Angela xoxo

Gemma & Cath Kiss at their Commitment near the Brisbane River at Eve's On The River in Brisbane.

Marry Me Marilyn Rainbow Pride CelebrantGemma & Cath Kiss at their Commitment near the Brisbane River at Eve's On The River in Brisbane. We would like to thank you for the service you provided for our ceremony, everyone commented on how beautiful it all was from start to finish and we were both extremely happy with how it all went. Thank you again for all your help Gemma & Cath.

Marilyn presents the two Beautiful Brides with their Commitment Certificate.

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureYour commitment to your life partner will be as creative, unique and special as you are. Your commitment ceremony with Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant can be relaxed, informal, contemporary or modern. Alternatively you may choose to do a traditional style with all the trappings or a spiritual ceremony such as a handfasting, buddhist ceremony or an original or themed ceremony that captures your personalities and interests.

Bridget & Donna's Bridal party recessional out of the chapel at the Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise on the Central Gold Coast.

Rachel & Kris Commitment at Victoria Point Redlands with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Rachel & Kris Victoria Point Redlands
We would like to thank Marilyn for making our day as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. We had several chats over the phone and exchanged emails to communicate our wishes for our day. We found Marilyn's website an absolute treasure trove of ideas and information. We were able to plan our entire ceremony around Marilyn's site and we were able to incorporate a Sand Ceremony with our children which signified our commitment as a family. Marilyn was easy to talk to and has a wonderful relaxed manor with people that puts you at ease straight away. She was very caring and supportive on the day of the ceremony and we could not have asked for a more wonderful Celebrant to oversee our Commitment Ceremony. We would highly recommend Marilyn to anyone. Thanks for everything you did for us.
Rachel & Kris

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure at the New Farm Bowls Club

Rainbow Pride CelebrantAll fabulous Photos of Maria & Sally, Jude & Barb's Commitment Courtesy of John Bortolin Photography

Maria & Sally from Mackay had their Commitment Ceremony at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartment's Wedding Garden in West Brisbane with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Nat & Bec Broadway Chapel Woolloongabba Southside Inner City Brisbane
Dear Marilyn, Our day could not have been more perfect! The ceremony was just as we had hoped and we thank you very much for everything.   We wanted a very simple and short ceremony; Marilyn did not try to persuade us towards any particular type of ceremony however Marilyn did offer us examples of other ceremonies, readings, and poems and gave us ideas of things we could include. Marilyn also gave us advice regarding many variables we may need to consider on the day, which helped us plan for any event.  Marilyn became a really important part of our day, offering support and guidance. We are really happy with the service Marilyn provided and have had numerous comments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was. The ceremony was the perfect start to the rest of our lives together and we will never forget the help we received from Marilyn.
We highly recommend Marilyn to perform any ceremony and know Marilyn will help make your day very special! Kindest regards Bec & Nat xoxox

Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Call Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant on
0413 344 134 for information and to see if I have availability on your special day. I offer a free obligation-free meeting at my home or by Skype or Phone to discuss your vision for your perfect day. You can also email me or use the Contact Me page.

Let me introduce myself, I am Marilyn Verschuure a dedicated, professionally trained Civil Marriage Celebrant with a caring and highly professional service to offer. I perform ceremonies with enthusiasm, energy, humour, warmth and love!

As a Full Time Marriage Celebrant for LGBTQI Weddings I dedicate myself to you and your ceremony and commit to making it everything you ever dreamt about and desired! If you don't know what you want I can guide you and lead you through the development of the ceremony step by step and offer you endless ideas and resources to choose from.

Same Sex Weddings - My aim as a celebrant for gay and lesbian couples is to assist you to create a unique, personal and magical ceremony to express your love and commitment to each other.

As your celebrant, I consult with you to create a ceremony that mirrors your beliefs, values, ideals, personalities and interests. I capture you as individuals and as a couple. I listen to your vision for your perfect day. I create a ceremony that feels natural and meaningful for you both and reflects the life you choose to live together forever.

Countries Around the World Recognising Same-Sex Marriage

Countries Around the World Recognising Same-Sex Marriage

The mayor of Amsterdam married five American-Dutch gay couples on Saturday in an implicit criticism of the lack of same-sex marriage in many U.S. states.

Legions of people applauded as Mayor Job Cohen performed the ceremony on a cruise around the Amsterdam's canals to celebrate the high point of the city's gay pride festival. 8 years ago Job performed the first legal Dutch gay marriage.

Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant Call Marilyn Rainbow Pride Celebrant on
0413 344 134 for information and to see if I have availability on your special day. I offer free an obligation-free meeting at my home or by Skype or Phone to discuss your vision for your perfect day. You can also email me or use the Contact Me page.

Have Fun & Enjoy The Best Day Of Your Life With A Relaxed, Elegant, Intimate, Unique, Romantic Legendary Commitment Ceremony

David & Justin declare their love to the world!David & Justin from Parks in NSW read their vows to each other on the beach at Main Beach on the Glorious Gold Coast.
Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter David & Justin Main Beach on the Northern Gold Coast
Dear Marilyn, David and I (Justin) would just like to say thank you again for the superb job you did for our Commitment Ceremony.
Your total professionalism from the very first contact was evident, you put your visions into reality. All of our guests were very impressed with the way you conducted the day and we both can only speak highly of your service. Looking forward to our Renewal of Vows with you next year!. Thanks again David & Justin

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Donna & Bridget Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel Surfer's Paradise Gold Coast
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for our special day it really was awesome. We enjoyed your thoughts and service so much! We went online and found Marilyn on her Rainbow Pride Celebrant Website by Google searching. She made such a good first impression at our initial meeting. Donna and I wanted someone who had experience with Commitment Ceremonies, someone who was as just as passionate about love and family for all, as we are. We found Marilyn just this. Marilyn is thoughtful, extremely helpful, warm, supportive and above all passionate. Marilyn offered us oodles of resources to help plan our Commitment Ceremony. There was more than enough just in her Commitment Resource Pack and then there were all the online resources. We have three very small children, and over our busy year Marilyn has been so understanding about the minimal contact and at times the running, jumping and screaming of three small boys that often took place during our meetings, phone calls and rehearsal. Marilyn puts such effort and thought into every little detail. She also gave great advice and suggestions for our special day. We loved our ceremony that included our 3 boys, not a thing went wrong and it was the most perfect day for us! We have also recommended a number of people to use Marilyn as their celebrant for their Commitment or Wedding Ceremony plans over the next couple of years. Thank you so much Marilyn again for everything you're absolute GOLD! Lots of warm well wishes and we wish you the Happiest Christmas and a very joyful New Year : ), Bridget, Donna and the boys.

Donna & Bridget exchange rings at their Commitment Ceremony in the chapel at the Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureDonna & Bridget exchange rings at their Commitment Ceremony in the chapel at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Donna & Bridget exchange rings at their Commitment Ceremony in the chapel at the Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure Donna & Bridget hold hands at their Commitment Ceremony in the chapel at the Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise on the Central Gold Coast.

Rainbow Pride Celebrant  Louise & Debbie Commitment at Sunset Park Bribie Island South East Queensland

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Gold Coast Brisbane Byron BayLove Letter from Louise & Debbie Commitment at Sunset Park Bribie Island South East Queensland
Dear Marilyn, Our ceremony was as perfect as we hoped it would be and we would like to thank you for everything.  As I'm sure you remember we wanted a very simple and short ceremony (too short we came to realise after our first meeting with you) You did not try to persuade us to change our minds however Marilyn you did offer us examples of other ceremonies, readings, and poems and gave us ideas of things we could include. Marilyn became a really important part of our day, offering support and guidance. The service Marilyn provided was outstanding and made our ceremony a really stress free event. The ceremony was the perfect start to the rest of our lives together. Thank you Marilyn!!!!!! Warm Regards
Louise and Debbie

Penny & Angela Exchange Rings at their Commitment Ceremony at Broadbeach on the sand at the Gold Coast

Let me introduce myself, I'm Marilyn Verschuure a dedicated, professionally trained Civil Marriage Celebrant with a caring and highly professional full time celebrant service to offer. I perform ceremonies with enthusiasm, energy, creativity, humour, warmth & love!

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As a Full Time Marriage Celebrantfor Gay & Lesbian Couples I dedicate myself to you and your ceremony and commit to making it everything you ever dreamt about and desired! If you don't know what you want I can guide you and lead you through the development of the ceremony step by step and offer you endless creative, unique and traditional ideas and resources to choose from.

Hayely and Tanja's brothers gave them away. Nathan Hayleys brother made the surfboard for the couple as a Commitment present

Rainbow Pride CelebrantHayley and Tanja's brothers gave them away. Nathan Hayley's brother made the surfboard for the couple as a Commitment present.

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure at New Farm in Brisbane

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Liz & Danielle held their Commitment
at the New Farm Bowls Club New Farm Brisbane
Hi Marilyn, Thanks so much for conducting our beautiful ceremony. Your experience and advice made planning stress-free, and we felt our ceremony was very personal and reflected our commitment to each other. You put us at ease from our first phone call and meeting, and your passion and enthusiasm made the planning fun. I liked meeting you first and talking about what we wanted. Your ideas for our vows and ring-warming were really great, and we enjoyed writing our personal Love Story. We always tell people our love story (because we think ours is the greatest), and with our ceremony we got to tell everyone at once. It was great how friendly, calm and supportive you were throughout everything. We have framed our certificate and put it in the living room. A lot of people said to us that our ceremony was the nicest and most meaningful they had ever been to, and we have already recommended you to a lot of our friends. Thank you for your support. We can't wait to have you back for the baby naming. Again, thank you so much! Liz & Danielle XOXO

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Helen & Cara had a commitment with a Flower Exchange that combined with their Love Story made their friends cry with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Civil Partnerships Civil Unions Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn VerschuureLove Letter Cara & Helen Commitment Vic Lucas Park Bulimba Brisbane
"When I first met Marilyn, I knew she would be perfect for our ceremony. We only had a short space of time to prepare the wedding (6 weeks!!) and Marilyn was so professional and organised without being stressful - just what we needed!! Marilyn's wealth of knowledge and on-line resources allowed us to tailor a unique, memorable and meaningful ceremony for both Helen and I and our two children. People did not stop talking about how beautiful the sand ceremony was! Throughout the ceremony Marilyn was relaxed but professional, she interpreted our love story perfectly: she just "got" us and it showed. The guests laughed and cried throughout the ceremony (at all the right places).  To sum it up; two of our friends said that they had never cried before at any wedding they had been to...until ours. Practically all our guests said that they had never been to a more beautiful ceremony. Thank you Marilyn :-))) x" love Helen & Cara

People did not stop talking about how beautiful the sand ceremony was at Helen & Cara's Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

“Marilyn had wonderful ideas to make our ceremony special, but also really listened to what we wanted to make our day unique. She perceptively picked up the mood and style that we wanted and help make it the day truly ours. I especially liked the balanced way that we could rely on her professional advice when we needed it without taking away from any of our own input or desires. Thank you so much Marilyn for helping to create the special ceremony and atmosphere just the way we wanted!” We will be in touch again when it is made legal! Love & Peace Helen x

Donna & Bridget Crowne Plaza Chapel Surfer's Paradise Gold Coast

Marry Me MarilynDonna & Bridget 's Commitment Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel in Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Same Sex Weddings - My aim as a celebrant for gay and lesbian couples is to assist you to create a unique, personal and magical ceremony to express your love and commitment to each other.

As your celebrant, I consult with you to create a ceremony that mirrors your beliefs, values, ideals, personalities and interests. I capture you as individuals and as a couple. I listen to your vision for your perfect day. I create a ceremony that feels natural and meaningful for you both and reflects the life you choose to live together forever.

Hayley and Tanja says her vows to Tanja at their Commitment Ceremony on a glorious sunny day at Bilinga Beach on the Gold Coast with family and friends supporting them and celebrating with them.

Rainbow Pride CelebrantHayley says her vows to Tanja at their Commitment Ceremony on a glorious sunny day at Bilinga Beach on the Gold Coast with family and friends supporting them and celebrating with them.

Rainbow Pride CelebrantJustin & David had a beautiful Commitment on Main Beach on the Northern Gold Coast. they have already planned to have their Renewal of Vows next year with Marilyn