"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 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 and my pricing is realistic. The package I have created gives you many inclusions and, because not everybody is the same and everyone has a different idea of their perfect wedding I am flexible and are happy to accomodate any ideas you have... 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
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
Member of the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of South Australia (Inc).
I help out where ever I can at your ceremony to make it perfect.
Photo Courtesy Claudine Burgess
The couple wanted to include their beautiful baby as the ring bearer.
Photo courtesy Alan Dowling
Making sure your dress is perfect for when you walk down the aisle.
Photo courtesy Alan Dowling
Being able to laugh makes you relaxed and able to enjoy your ceremony.
Photo Courtesy Alan Dowling
He Forgot The Rings!!