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Montville Maleny Marriage Celebrant

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Merlin Coughlan

Phone: 0418 980500                                                Email:

Have you sat through a wedding ceremony looking at your watch, wondering “How much longer?”  The ceremony is boring, boring, boring – you can’t wait for it to be over and drinks to be served!
How about a wedding ceremony prepared especially for the bride and groom?  The words reflect their personalities, you laugh at their ‘in-jokes’, you rejoice in their special bond, you feel the emotion of their commitment. This ceremony is all about the couple. You are engaged and completely in the moment – How time flies!
If this is the wedding ceremony for you, I would love to chat with you about the possibilities

I promise: Personality, Professionalism, Presentation, Performance Sunshine Coast weddings

Personality:  A marriage celebrant with whom the two of you feel a good connection is so very important to the success of your wedding ceremony.   I am passionate about what can I offer for your wedding day, I am a good listener, friendly, supportive, relaxed and fun.  I know that a really fabulous wedding ceremony is a great way to begin your celebrations, I understand you don’t want your guests to be bored. Maleny marriage celebrant   

Professionalism:  I will respond to your questions and queries quickly and accurately thereby showing my enthusiasm to bring you the very best wedding ceremony possible.  You will receive a draft of your wedding ceremony many many weeks before the wedding day to enable you time to consider the revisions that you would like made.   I practise my craft regularly and regularly reflect on my performance.   I undertake regular training to ensure I remain up to date with all the legal matters pertaining to marriage, so you can be confident that everything will be done correctly.

Presentation:  Inevitably I will be in many of your wedding ceremony photos.  I ensure I am always well groomed and dressed to suit the occasion.  I dress to fit in, not stand out and so the majority of my celebrant outfits are professional looking, elegant, neutral coloured suits  that do not overshadow you or your important guests.  Having said this, if you want me to dress in costume, I am ‘in like Flynn because I love dress-ups.”  Voice coaching and years of training ‘verse speaking choirs’ ensures that my voice is well modulated, clear and the spoken words are well enunciated whilst remaining relaxed and warm.  I use a quality PA system to ensure your guests hear every word.

Performance:  I strive to give you the ceremony that best reflects your wishes for one of the most important days in your life.  I listen to your ideas, offer you suggestions and translate all of that into a truly beautiful ceremony.  I will present your ceremony with warmth, sincerity, panache and an appropriate mix of humour and gravitas.

I understand that most of my couples live over an hour away from their Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding location and that meetings with various service suppliers often need to be coordinated into a single day or weekend.  I will bend over backwards to fit you in to a time that suits you – being available week days as well as weekends, evenings as well as during the day – I am not at my best early in the morning but if that suits you, I will make sure I am top of my game at 6am if need be.

All you need to do is drop me an email or make a quick phone call (0418 980500) set up a meeting.

  • I am the Montville, Maleny, Flaxton marriage celebrant of choice for the wonderful wedding venues in the  Sunshine Coast Hinterland  and the beautiful countryside surrounding these lovely Sunshine Coast Hinterland villages.
  • I limit the number of weddings I do to ensure I always have time to provide personalised attention to you.
  • The couples with whom I work come from all over the world, so working with you from a distance is no problem.
Dearest Merlin
I wanted to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you and deepest appreciation for what you did for us on our wedding day.   I am sure there are many wedding celebrants out there who do great work, but you, Merlin are something different.  We felt like we had known you for years the moment we first met you, that you understood us and our love and commitment toward each other.  We were 100% confident that we had made the right choice well before the big day.
The day of our wedding was the happiest day of our lives and our ceremony was everything we had hoped and more.  It was romantic, genuine, with just the right amount of humour.  It was completely us in every way and we can’t thank you enough for that.  Your gentle yet firm nature, your calmness and poise helped us both feel at ease.
We don’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone we know getting married and hope to see you again in the future.
Kind Regards
John & Angie   Maleny marriage celebrant

I love being a marriage celebrant – and it shows in my attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile to meet your needs.  A wedding in Montville, Flaxton and Maleny is always a special event, be it a grand and elaborate celebration, an intimate honouring of your love and commitment in a romantic elopement – always memorable, always wonderful.  This is why I have been regular ABIA finalist – 2011:


Marriage Celebrant finalist in Australian Bridal Academy awards

Why not contact   Montville, Maleny, Flaxton wedding celebrant, today to see how I may help you have a Sunshine Coast  Hinterland wedding to remember.  Information supplied by Montville Maleny Marriage celebrant, Merlin Coughlan, Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding celebrant

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Looking for a mid week intimate wedding or elopement? Intimate Weddings and Elopements may be just what your are after.  I am collaborating with a number of professional wedding services, including some amazing venues, to bring you a complete ceremony package.

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