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.
More testimonials can be found on my Testimonial Page HERE
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Martess was a wonderful celebrant for our wedding on the 24th of November.
Martess was incredibly friendly, kind and professional. We found her easy to get along with from beginning to end!
Her organisation of the ceremony was outstanding. She provided drafts on the ceremony script, advice on our vows and readings, and accepted last minute additions. She was flexible with the rehearsal, and responded to all communication promptly.
On our day she presented very well and provided a warm and welcoming ceremony.
Her husband, Alan, provided us some photos after the wedding, which we received before we got home on our wedding night! The photos are simply gorgeous and some of my favourites we have seen so far.
Thank you for all your work, Martess.
Alex & Lara
Martess was incredibly organised (like there are no words to describe how prepared she was haha), professional and so much fun. She is such a lovely person who clearly has a true passion for love and what she does.
The stress of that part of our wedding was completely taken away thanks to her, even appointments before hand she was flexible and accommodating.
So many people commented on how sweet and funny she was, and spoke very well so everyone could hear and understand, even through hail.
We would also like to greatly thank Alan (Martess’s husband) for the many and beautiful photos he took at our ceremony. It was wonderful to have so many photos the day after our wedding, while waiting on professional photos to enjoy. 110% recommend 😊
By Laura Rocca
We really want to thank you for setting the scene for a relaxed and fun day. From the moment we met and discussed our wedding, Dave and I knew that you understood the type of wedding we were wanting...relaxed, fun and personal. I have to say the support that you gave us along the way, as well as the opportunity for us to go through the motions at the dress rehearsal with you, meant that I had no concerns at all about the ceremony. I had confidence that no matter what, you would be able to make sure that it flowed beautifully and that everybody felt a part of the day. This is a huge thing for any bride, so a big thank you for that. And honestly it was everything and more than we expected. We have had many guests comment on how lovely you were throughout the morning and how many beautiful moments there were, from when Zac walked me down the aisle, to our personal vows and the moment when you brought our family together as part of the ceremony.
Barb & Dave
Thank you for being part of our wedding and your wonderful service and conducting a beautiful ceremony. We honestly had the best time and are both so happy with how it all went, you handled the very funny interruption from those birds so well hahaha
The ceremony was fun and full of love, which really describes us to a tee.
I wish we could all go back and be in that exact moment again, it was great.
Thank you so much,
Rachel and James
Thank you so much for being our celebrant. Jamie and I had the best time at our ceremony. We could not ask for a more perfect day.
And a huge thank you to Alan for the photos. We loved them!!
In relation to the ceremony itself. I loved how calm and organised you were on the day. I really appreciated that as I was a bit nervous! You took all the worry out of the process, which is just what I needed. The humour you used was perfectly on point and engaged our friends and family.
Some of my favourite photos of the day are of Jamie and I laughing out loud at your jokes. It was great!
I also really appreciated the process you used to help us pick our vows etc. your folder was clearly set out and had so many options. It was a lovely and fun process picking them out with you and Jamie. I liked how you offered lots of suggestions and emailed through extra ideas. The whole process was fabulous!
You really were amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant for our special day. Thank you again
Kate & Jamie
Thankyou for your beautiful email, we are so happy with our choice to have you as our celebrant, you were perfect!
The entire process was made very easy for us so we have no issues at all.
You are truly perfect for this industry as you have a great sense of humour and kept us laughing the whole time!
Sean adores you too :-)
Absolutely no complaints, we loved every minute with you!
Thankyou for such an amazing job
Jess and Sean xx
Thank you for making our ceremony so beautiful! We had the most perfect day and everyone commented on how there was something particularly special about our ceremony and you helped us achieve that so thankyou 😊💋
Taylor & Lachlan
Thank you both so much, thank you for being our celebrant on what was such a beautiful day - it was absolutely lovely.
You were absolutely great on the day and during the entire process from our very first meeting to the wedding. You connected with us so well; who would have known we only met a few months ago.
Everything just ran so smoothly, I had no worries at all and having Alan work along side you and able to take photographs is an added bonus.
We can't thank you enough or be more appreciative.
We will definitely recommend you when we have the opportunity.
It was a pleasure to meet you and we thank you very much,
Natasha and Mark
We firstly want to extend our sincere thanks for all that you did to make our wedding day so incredible.
We are very grateful for the time and effort that you put in and we don't feel that we could have had a better day if we tried.
I want to thank you for all the time, effort and support you offered!
We had some great feedback on how beautiful and well-run and balanced the ceremony was.
I want to thank you for being so accommodating to Father Forder’s additions to the ceremony.
We think you did a fantastic job, I was very thankful that you came to see me beforehand, I was not nervous most of the day but the tension seemed to rise a bit immediately beforehand so I was grateful to have a few people to help me feel a bit calmer!
We are appreciative of how well you worked with Father Forder to produce such a beautiful ceremony! We were overall very happy with the way everything ran and how everything went off without a hitch thanks to your experience and hard work.
Natasha and Patrick
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
Martess was friendly and professional through out the period we engaged with her. Her happy and bubbly nature made us feel constantly at ease with her on the day.
We re very happy she was part of our intimate elopement and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her celebrant services to others.
Kelly & Simon
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
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
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
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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0403 128 741
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