"Hi", my name is Martess Dowling and welcome to my website.
I am a bubbly and fun Celebrant with a natural sense of humour and a positive attitude so nothing is ever any trouble and my aim is to make your wedding ceremony as stress free as possible.
Having been associated with weddings in various forms for over 30 years makes me well suited for all facets of ceremony and wedding traditions.
I first began my association with weddings when I was a Champion Cake maker and decorator where I won the Champion Exhibit in three States Shows (South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria) and then went on to win the prestigious National Title in Cake Decorating as well as having the picture of my winning exhibit featured in the Australian Women's Weekly.
The move to Adelaide from New South Wales saw me taking up dressmaking and sewing wedding clothes until in 2012 I became a Civil Celebrant and my journey took me to meet some of the most beautiful couples whom I went on to marry.
I genuinely love working with couples while preparing their ceremony and then being part of their special day because for me, it is an honour to be able to marry you and I take my responsibilities as Celebrant very seriously despite having a sense of humour.
I am a registered Civil & Marriage Celebrant, a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants and the South Australian Celebrant's Association Inc.
My business, "From This Day Forth..." is geared to suit every type of style and budget with several price packages to choose from with many inclusions at a realistic price, because not everybody is the same and everyone has a different idea of their perfect wedding... but what ever your desires for the ceremony I will make it a stress free journey for you.
On your special day you need a Celebrant whom you can trust that will deliver a memorable and joyful ceremony you will look back on with fondness. It's your ceremony so enjoy it and let me do the rest...
The Types of Ceremonies I perform:
Legal Marriage Ceremonies
Commitment Ceremonies for all couples including same sex couples.
Renewal of Vows
Divorce Ceremonies (yes, they do exist and are a lot of fun)
So please take your time to look around our website for more information about getting married and the types of ceremonies I offer and if you have any comments or questions, or would like a quote then please feel free to contact me on the email addresses below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you again for visiting my website and wish you every success in your coming event.
Contact me for an appointment:
Phone: 0403 128 741
(For Same Sex Couples)
I am an active supporter of the LGBT community and especially because for me Marriage Equality is about two consenting adults wanting to marry and not just a union between a man and a woman.
Member of the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of South Australia (Inc).