Testimonials from Some
Of my gorgeous couples
Martess was such an amazing Celebrant. She is down to earth and easy going which is exactly what we wanted. Nothing was a trouble for her and she seemed to get us right from the start. She even helped us with some playful vowels. Thank you so much for being our celebrant. I highly recommend you to future bride and grooms
Katey & Adam
Thank you so much for such a beautiful start to our special day! You made the occasion so amazing for us and just kept the guests so happy. We could not have asked for a better celebrant!! ♡♡♡
Martess was beyond incredible for us. We could not have asked for someone better to marry us. She kept us so calm in the whole lead up process, allowed us to feel confident she would have things under control and gave us peace knowing we were making the right decision. She is absolutely amazing with guests, and keeps them entertained in such a great way, with personalised joked and keeps the tone of the day romantic while doing so.
She has made everything so wonderful for us and we could not recommend her highly enough.
Cameron & Grace
Martess went above and beyond to make our day truly everything we hoped it would be and more.
She conducts herself in such a professional manner in making sure everything is organised and ready for the day, she makes sure everything is exactly how it should be on the day to take the stress off the bride and groom but at the same time she gets to know you as a couple and really personalises your ceremony to suit your needs.
Martess made us feel so calm and relaxed, made sure we knew exactly what was happening and filled our ceremony with laughter and love.
We couldn't have found anyone more sensational than Martess to conduct our ceremony and we are truly blessed to have created a life long friendship.
Thank you so much for making our day everything we could have hoped for and more, for making our ceremony so fun and yet still so beautiful xxx
You are truly amazing at what you do. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else there to be our celebrant. Xxx Thank you for making our special day so perfect and keeping us so relaxed. It means the world to us xxx
Kimmi & Brad
(Thank you so much for everything you done for us!
You truly are a surely amazing woman! Thank you so much Martess! You did such a fabulous job! I 100% wouldn’t have changed a thing! You have been there throughout our entire process and just having someone there to vent to was the biggest weight off my shoulders! I 100% will be recommending you to everyone! Thank you so so much for making yesterday possible xxxx)
Tamika & Aaron
Thank you so much, before you arrived our engagement party / surprise wedding was a bit of a shambles (our guests arrived EARLY and the rest is a blur) but you were seamless and organised!
We definitely had a great time and are glad with how it turned out.
Please pass on our thanks to Alan, they certainly were great photos and a standout from all the phone images we have received so far (let alone the polaroids that the kids actually waste on images of grass, each other and random stuff).
As to how you conducted everything; your help in the lead up was patient but prompting, which was what we needed, and it all felt very relaxed but professional. I saw you laughing a lot in our ceremony and felt that you were really part of what was going on.
Thank you again, so very much, hopefully we won't require your services any time soon
Lisa and Barry
Thank You so much Martess it was a pleasure having you marry us on our special day! You made it so easy and carefree! Thank you so much for the photos too we can't wait to see!! Thank you so much again!
Cassie & Anthony
Thank you for all of your hard work and making our day so amazing!!! You were the perfect celebrant for us and we could not have asked for more. We will definitely be recommending you xx
Laken & Sean xxx
Martess Dowling is a wonderful and caring lady, just the kind of person you want for your special day
Thank you so much for everything you done for us! You truely are surely an amazing woman! Thank you so much Martess! You did such a fabulous job! I 100% would not have changed a thing!
You have been there throughout our entire process and just having someone there to vent to was the biggest weight off my shoulders!
I 100% will be recommending you to everyone!
Thank you so so much for making yesterday possible xxxx
Tamika & Aaron
Martess was so amazing from the moment we met her we knew we had found the right person, we both felt so comfortable and at ease, plus she was so super organised the whole way through (a huge tick for me) - she answered all our questions and helped with anything we didn't understand.
On the big day she ensured that everything ran perfectly with our ceremony, even with a very emotional groom we made it through, and she helped to keep it light hearted and fun when it seemed like the tears were right around the corner!
Thank you so much Martess for marrying us - you made our special day everything we had hoped for.
Rebecca & Wade
The photos look absolutely incredible that Alan took.
Thank you both so, so much for a lovely ceremony
Words can't describe yesterday xxxxxx
Merry Christmas to you both xx
Chelsea & Brooke
You and your hubby did a brillant job.
I have already passed your details on to someone who wants to get hitched soon
Malinda & Paul
Not had a chance to look through the photos yet but just wanted to thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony yesterday and for accommodating the last minute changes from the other side of the planet.
Thanks so much
Kirsty & Gordon
Thank you so much. As low key as it was, we all are very happy and thankful.
Thanks heaps for making it so easy and supporting us.
Tammy & Dean
Martess made our whole experience the most amazing experience possible, from the very first time we spoke she made the choice of choosing a celebrant very simple! She was very professional, funny and most importantly supportive, I've never felt such confidence in a person like I did her! Our ceremony would not have been so enjoyable without her! She connected with every single person there, she called both our nerves, laughed and cried with us, she has the most beautiful nature and soul! She will forever be the best celebrant in our eyes ❤
Melissa & Jarrad
(Again from Melissa & Jarrad)
Thank you so much for making our day perfect! We definitely could not have done this without you and thank you to your lovely husband for capturing these photos and doing such a great job with our music xxx
Jarrad & Melissa
Shout out on Facebook
Martess Dowling marriage celebrant - Martess is such an inspiring person, upon first meeting her it felt like we'd known her forever! With being quite a nervous couple she made our day so easy and calm! I couldn't have asked for a more suited person to take us into our forever! She has a personality to suite everyone! All our guests who met her young and old loved her!
Feedback is that you were awesome!
Not a step out of place even the times where we struggled with words. It was just amazing.
We already recommended you even before we had our wedding!
Just added you on Facebook.
Rachel & James
Thank you for being part of our day. You made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. I saw your email but I will reply tomorrow when my brain isn’t so stressed haha DIY wedding was a bad choice. The photos are still coming through but the ones I have seen are absolutely beautiful so thank you for that Alan xx
Megan & Cameron
Our wedding was the most beautifully perfect day, Martess was the best celebrant and made our day magical xxxx
From Sharon & Allan
Martess is not only a beautiful person she is an amazing Celebrant. I highly recommend her.
Karen Mann Former Celebrant
For those contemplating a destination wedding.. do it!
My husband and I got married in Thailand in April and not only did it make our wedding that more special, we got to travel overseas with all our closest friends and family!
Everyone booked the same flights and accommodation and it made for a once in a lifetime holiday!
Here are some of the incredible images captured by Impressions Photography who I could not recommend enough! We got married on the hottest day of the year in Thailand at 37 degrees and 89% humidity and you can’t even tell!
Another huge shout out to Martess Dowlingfor being our celebrant! You truly are an angel!
And Cinematic Events for filming the day!
Suits and dresses were made in Thailand, flower girl dress from JJs house and page boy outfit from Big W with sandals from Seed!
For anyone contemplating a Thailand wedding, contact Nanya from The Wedding Bliss! X
David & Adam
Thank you Martess for making Kyle & Bec’s ceremony very special.
It was a beautiful ceremony!
(Mother Of The Bride)
I am very glad we choose you.
You and your husband did a wonderful job.
They whole day/ evening went according to plan.
Everyone had a great time.
Thank you very much.
Shaz and Mike x x x
Thank you so much for Friday the ceremony was exactly how we wanted it, easy, breezy and short and sweet.
We loved every second of it and are so glad that we chose you to be our celebrant!
Thank Alan for the photos we look forward to seeing them.
Lauren and Daniel
Good Afternoon Martess,
Thank you for all of your help throughout this whole crazy time, we both appreciate it a lot.
AND Thank you for all the pictures Alan took, were very grateful.
Don't stress about the paperwork its fine.
James and I couldn't fault a thing, we were both thoroughly impressed and happy on how the whole event went.
Thank you again for everything :)
I will be recommending you to other people that's for sure!
James and Casey
Thank you so much for being apart of our special day.
You were amazing and you made us feel so relaxed.
You helped make us feel very comfortable with your happy and vibrant personality and I would definitely recommend you to anyone.
Also thanks to your lovely husband for capturing our beautiful day. Xxx
Carley & Tyson
Thank you for being a 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 SOOO much Martess.
You were an amazing celebrant.
You made our night completely perfect.
We couldn’t thank you enough Xxxx
Melissa & Robert
Thank you for making it that much more special and keeping us laughing the whole time! Its so obvious in the photos how much fun we had and its thanks to your amazing personality that made our ceremony perfect! Thank you again Martess we are forever grateful 😘 xxx
Jess & Sean
Martess was professional, organised and fun all at the same time!
Thank you so much for making our day easy and relaxed.. we wish we could spend more time with you.
We can highly recommended Martess!
Samantha & Adam
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
Thank you 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!
Thank you for such an amazing job
Sean and Jessica xx
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
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 thank you 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
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 recommending you :)
Thank you so much again Xx
Alex and James
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.
Alan & Vandra
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 😊
Laura & Justin
Thank you so much for everything yesterday! So many people came up to me later and said how they really enjoyed the ceremony and how they really liked you and you did such a great job!
I literally wouldn’t change a thing! You made me feel very cool, calm and collected once I finally made it down the isle which helped so much especially coming from me who gets bad social anxiety.
So Thank you both so very much!
Adele & Jack
Thank you so much for doing our wedding ceremony, we had such a great day & everything went so smoothly, also the photos Alan took are great.
Matt & I were happy how you conducted the ceremony, we both felt very relaxed & it suited us.
Thank you for your professionalism & making getting married stress free on the day.
Carly & Matt
Thanks again for all of your assistance with our ceremony as our celebrant.
You made the whole process so easy and informative. We loved that you explained everything to us throughout the whole process so we knew exactly what we needed to do.
Our whole family absolutely loved the feeling of the ceremony as they all said it felt so intimate and comfortable.
Thanks again for everything, you were such a huge help on our beautiful day!
Kasey and Tim
Thank you for your beautiful words, we have been on such high since the wedding. It was the most amazing day (even the weather was just perfect) and Dave and I didn't want it to end. We all had such a fun time, full of lots of emotion and laughter. In fact many of our guests said that they have never cried so many happy tears as they did on Saturday. You should have heard the kids do their speeches in the afternoon.....gosh there were even more tears flowing. They spoke so beautifully about our relationship and family. They really did us both so proud the whole day.
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.
We also would like to thank Alan for the beautiful photos. Gosh we had a fun time having them done and that really showed in all the photos. Taking photos with six teenagers could have been a disaster but we all felt so comfortable and relaxed that it was so easy and natural. Catching the kids having fun on the equipment is one of my favourite photos as it really showed how much they were enjoying the day. There are also photos that caught raw emotion of the ceremony such as my dad and Zac shaking hands and both full of emotion, I will be forever grateful for Alan catching that moment as it is a moment that will stay close to my heart always. My favourite is us all sitting together on the equipment with that beautiful heritage bridge in the background...that will definitely be one that will be displayed proudly on a wall in our home. Thanks to Alan for being so flexible with taking the photos, he happily went along with any ideas that we had which was just fantastic.
Look forward to catching up with you soon,
Barb & Dave
Thank you for being our celebrant. Tell your husband thank you so much for the photos, it is wonderful to have some back so soon before any others and we love them.
You were absolutely wonderful. So organised which really helped us. A very good speaker, could still clearly understand you when had to speed things up because of the weather. Very sweet, funny and just the right amount of bossy haha.
We wish we had paid you to stay around afterwards, could have done with your help during family photos. Getting people to come when needed and everything was hell so ran very late, you should make that a service haha.
We were extremely let down by our families and very upset about the wedding, but our suppliers where one thing we don’t regret, you where all wonderful.
Justin and Laura xx
Thank you Martess, Shayne and I were so happy to have you as our celebrant on our special day.
You were amazing, so organised, professional, caring and it was such a fun ceremony!
Yvette & Shayne
Thank you Martess for being so wonderful.
You were helpful & uplifting and guided us well.
On the day our toddler was an enormous & loud distraction and yet you remained composed & humorous, making the day still enjoyable for the rest of us who shed a normal amount of tears.
Many thanks from
Mr & Mrs Robinson xxxxx
My testimonial to you …
You are an amazing wedding celebrant that gives every Photographer the space to do, what he/she is best at. Taking the photos of the groom and bride and their families and friends on their very special day.
Thank you Martess giving me that experience, before Christmas 2017, out of the blue.
Define and Shine
Marketing Campaign Photography
0401 649 227
Matt and I would like to thank you again for being an amazing celebrant at our wedding on the weekend!
We loved how well you worked with the both of us to create the fun and laid back ceremony we were after.
You made the whole process so easy from the start; from the personal way you helped create our vows to have a more personal touch, through to keeping us both calm on the day.
I really appreciate adding the special touch of speaking the ‘welcome’ in Maltese for my family.
Matt said that my Nanna had a massive smile at this.
A massive thank you also, to Alan for the beautiful photos he took!
We absolutely love them!
I would also like to add how much of a lifesaver you were for us!!
I was in panic mode when we found, out the day before, our photographer needed to pull out due to sickness! Having you help us out so much by organising a photographer friend of yours to capture our ceremony, after and start of our reception took so much stress off our shoulders.
I will be recommending you highly to anyone I know who gets married in the future!
Thank you again,
Renee and Matt xx
Thank you so much for yesterday! We had such an amazing time and couldn’t fault the entire day
We are both extremely happy with how you conducted the ceremony and how easy the process was leading up to the wedding. We particularly liked how you directed the whole bridal party, providing detailed instructions of how to conduct ourselves throughout the ceremony
As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, your organisational skills made me feel very much at ease. Thank you for being part of our day!
Amy and Chris
Its official I’m married
Shout out to our amazing celebrant Martess Dowling
Florist Glass House Flowers
A beautiful friend of my bridesmaid im happy to call my friend for make up
Street Food for our amazing food everyone enjoyed
Jen Newell Photography for being so supportive and creative with my weird ideas for a quirky shoot
Oh and myself for hair styling on the day
Best day of my life and couldn’t thank these guys enough.. hit em up they r the best.
Thank you so much for yesterday. We truly appreciate everything and had a perfect day. We couldn’t have asked for anything else.
You made us feel very calm and relaxed and everything went so smoothly!
James & Jade
We didn’t get a chance to say goodbye or thank you yesterday, so just thought we would drop you a quick email!
Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts
Sam and Paul xx
Dear Martess & Alan,
Wow! You truly made our special day so much more special.
You are an incredible Celebrant Martess and you were the perfect person to marry us!
We can’t tell you how grateful we are for all the hard work put into the day.
The photos you took Alan were amazing! We both had the biggest smiles on our faces seeing those.
Thank you for everything
Mr & Mrs Coleman.
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
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!
(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
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, 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 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 U
Very happy with the service provided.
We attended so many weddings & met a few Celebrants, MARTESS was the best one we met.
She made everything run smoothly & easy for the Bride & Groom
THANK YOU for making our special day so ... PERFECT!
Alicia & Ken
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
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
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
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