Martess Dowling, Marriage Celebrant
From This Day Forth Weddings
Photos courtesy Alan Dowling
Welcome to my website...
"My Ceremonies are all about Love and Laugher"
Whether you are having a traditional wedding, something informal and fun, at a backyard, beach or winery or a themed wedding at a magical Venue,
I can create a ceremony that is both MEMORABLE and suitable to your taste and BUDGET.
For my part, I believe your ceremony and the whole marriage process leading up to your special day should be as STRESS-FREE as possible so I make sure it is dignified, SEAMLESS and PROFESSIONAL but a lot of fun too... (just look at the photos in the columns!!)
You and your guests are my priority on the day
so that all you have to do
is enjoy your ceremony
shared with your good friends and family...
...because I make your dreams
of becoming Husband and Wife
or Partners For Life
Please look through my website for further information and if you have any questions about the ceremony or getting married then please CONTACT me and I will be happy to help you in any way I can...
The Testimonials below are from actual client evaluations and can be produced if required.
...oOo... Testimonials ...oOo...
Tuesday was just so perfect
and everything we had hoped for,
even the rain worked out ok.
Simon and I just wanted to thank you again, both yourself and Alan were wonderful.
Of course it's always a little risky
not meeting before the day
but really we were most happy with our choice.
You were just delightful.
Kelly & Simon
Thanks very much for everything you have done for us Martess. It was a very special day and we could not fault anything.
We appreciate every fine piece of work you put in to make our ceremony as wonderful as it was.
We are so very happy with the pictures Alan took as well.
From the bottom of our hearts we could not thank you both more xx
Kayleigh & Anthony
Could not thank you enough for yesterday, you were absolutely amazing!
Antonia & Nathan
A massive thank you Martess for being our celebrant and making our day special xx we really appreciated everything you did for us and for helping to include the boys within the ceremony xx
Jodi & Fraser
Martess was wonderful. She had great suggests for our ceremony, was more than happy to do something a little different and was even a lovely source of support for when I was stressing out. (Just a little) I couldn't have asked for a better person to marry me and my husband.
Melissa & Matthew
Thank you for helping us make our special day relaxed and as fun as possible. We love the way you brought our story to life and encaptured our personalities and love for each other.
Liz & Brad
We couldn't have picked a better celebrant Martess, we felt at complete eze with you and Alan, and was just a joy to have yous share this moment.
Alannah & Shaun
Thank you so much for helping us
make sure the day ran smoothly,
you were well spoken and we even had guests who came up to us at the reception and mentioned how well you presented our ceremony (especially with the uncontrollable hiccup of the poor butterfly) we will recommend you to family and friends...
We had Martess too she was really nice and relaxed had a good laugh with us and our crazy wedding party
Tahnee & Nik
Hope you have recovered from our wedding
and are keeping well.
Thank you so much for our wedding ceremony
it was beautiful.
Your attention to detail and the Ceremony
was everything we hoped for.
Everyone was deeply touched by your service
and thought it was the best service
they had attended.
We cant thank you enough for being
such a big part of our day
and we will remember this
for the rest of our lives.
Keep in touch and thank Alan for the beautiful photos.
All our love Fleur Allan and Sofie
I want to thankyou for everything you did
at our ceremony.
It turned out beautiful and couldn't have asked for a better outcome...
thank you so much, it was the best day ever!
Kristin & Michael
Wanted to thankyou SO much for being our celebrant we were so stoked and it was everything that we wanted, you did a great job! Thank you :)
Martess and her husband Alan were perfect, Martess was on time, helpful, funny and meaningful and the best celebrant we could have dreamed for. Alan was incredible with his photographs and honestly we are so blown away by how good they look! thankyou!
Alicia & Jon
Great work, Martess - it was a beautiful ceremony :) We should've let you know that we changed the ring bearer and I shouldn't have giggled all the way through the ceremony!
Adrienne & Stephen
You are an amazing Celebrant and wonderful friend Martess Dowling. You did a fantastic job. It made the day so special!
Gail (Mother of the Groom)
Thank you once again for being part of such a special day, it was an honour and a privilege to have you marry us xxxx Everything was perfect!!
Matthew & Kelly
Both Scott, myself and our guests thought
you were fabulous Martess.
You were professional but added a lot of your own personality into the ceremony, which made for a very enjoyable time
with loads of laughs instead of being drawn out and boring
as some weddings can be.
I loved the way, to us, you felt like part of our family
as too did Sara the Photographer
and as I've said before to you,
when I first met you I just knew you were the right person
to marry Scott and myself.
You have a lovely soul and we wish you the very best
for your life and future weddings.
Xxx Kim & Scott
Thank you so much for all your hard work, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Katrina & Tim
I just wanted to say thank you so much
for being such an amazing celebrant,
you truly made the day special
and personal to us.
Thank you for everything in the lead up
to the wedding,
anyone that I know of, that needs a celebrant I have been recomending you :)
Thank you so much again
Alex and James
Without a doubt we would recommend you
as a Celebrant, I could not have wished for
a better experience
and even a few of our guests commented
"Oh how lovely your words were"
they could feel the tears welling up.
Tamie & Stephen
Thank you so much Martess
for marrying us on Saturday.
You did an amazing job
and one of our guests asked me
'did you know Martess or is she just an awesome celebrant?' (smile emoticon)
thank you again xx
Katie & Peter
You went above and beyond for us Martess! Thank you so much for everything...xxx
Sue & Steve
We were both very happy with the way you conducted the whole of the ceremony,
including the rehearsal Friday.
You were very caring. Thank you.
Jan & Jo
Thank you again Martess
for all you did for us
to make our day so special
despite the searing heat.
Much love from
Adena & Mick
Martess Dowling is a really great Celebrant!
She really helped us a lot so thank you so much for being part of our Marriage,
you are awesome!
Marline & Tony
Martess was just amazing!
You helped us through some tough times
and went above and beyond for us.
We can't thank you enough!
Victoria & Peter
A brilliant Celebrant!
Made the whole process easy & less stressful.
Thank you very much for everything.
A truly special Ceremony for us!
Joanna & Kain
We were extremely happy
with the way proceedings went,
from our first introduction to our big day
on the 29th.
We would like to thank you Martess
for making our day special and worry free. Kindest regards...
Alan & Vandra
Martess, you created
a personalised ceremony for us that, well, people have been talking about it since.
Thank you! You are amazing.
Erin & Mitchell
I just wanted to say a big thank you
for helping Anthony and I
celebrate our love for each other
on the weekend.
You conducted an
absolutely beautiful ceremony.
You made the process of getting married
simple and stress free.
It was without a doubt, one of the most beautiful days ever imagined.
Alicia & Anthony
Thank you Martess very much
for a very personal, intimate
and warm ceremony.
Wonderful attention to detail!
Martess is an amazing Celebrant,
she wrote the most amazing ceremony for us and organised our hand fasting.
She was so wonderful on our big day...
Love her to bits!
Thank you again Martess. Very smooth process.
Excellent preparation and conduct.
Robyn & Kristian
I have a Japanese girl friend, who is going to marry in this November,
I recommended you as a celebrant,
passing your contact details to her and if any of my friends are looking for a celebrant,
I will definitely suggest you again :)
Thank you so much,
your Celebrant Services are excellent.
Kyoko & Hiro
Thank you Martess
for making our surprise wedding so fantastic.
Your care and attention to detail
were much appreciated.
Also thank you to your husband and son who came along to take a video and photos.
I felt by the end of the process
we have found a new friend.
Jane & David
On behalf of both Kelly and I,
we would like to thank both you and Alan
for the incredible ceremony we received.
We got lots of positive feedback
from both family and friends
on your ability to perform
a wonderful ceremony.
We hope your future is bright.
Thank you very much.
Matthew & Kelly
Thank you Martess for your patience
and your lovely words for our ceremony.
You were a pleasure to deal with
through out the whole process
and we will strongly recommend you to others. All the best for the future.
Monique & Anthony
Everything was perfect!
Martess was fantastic
through out the lead up and on the day.
We were very happy we chose her : )
Amanda & James
We would just like to both thank you
and your husband for making our day special - the photo CD adds a special touch
& so did the gift for baby.
Kelly & Patrick
Very happy with the service provided.
We attended so many weddings
& met a few Celebrants,
MARTESS was the best one I've ever met.
She made everything run smoothly
& easy for the Bride & Groom
THANK YOU for making our special day so ... PERFECT!
Alicia & Ken
We really appreciate your support, guidance
and advice through out the whole process.
You had a warmth and friendliness
that we were looking for
and a great sense of humour
- our "Certificate Of Adoption" for Gary our cat will be framed (much to Peter's dismay!!! Thanks xxx =)
Peter & Lenneke
You did a fantastic job
conducting the ceremony.
The interview process was thorough
and all our 'needs and wants'
were put into the ceremony in a way
that was very pleasing.
Very professional. Thank you! : )
Terri & Shaun
We loved the way you involved all our guests in our ceremony. Thank you so much for making our day very special and stress free.
Ann & Antony
Very happy with Martess and her husband too, loved the photos.
Thank you Martess xxx
Melissa & Matthew
Your wording for our Ceremony was awesome. Thank you so much for making our day special.
Mary & Kris
Thank you so much for all your help
and for making our wedding ceremony
so much fun and so special.
Thao & Huy 12/12/12
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