Meet your Celebrant

Meet your celebrabt

Featured Image: Courtney Laura Photography Hi! Meet your celebrant! It’s been a while since I’ve shared some details about myself, so thought now was as good a time as any! Whether we have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, or our paths have crossed too briefly, this is for you! 1. I’m a very… Read more.

Published: 23/02/24

Kids + Pets at Weddings

Bride + Groom posing with their three dogs on wedding day

Kids + Pets at Weddings: Adding a Touch of Playfulness and Love “Never work with kids or animals” they say. Why not? I love kids and animals! Weddings are joyous occasions, filled with love and laughter,  and couples are increasingly choosing to include children and pets (most commonly dogs) in their special day, to ensure… Read more.

Published: 06/02/24

Wedding Vaccination Requirements

Wedding Vaccnation Requirements

(Feature image of vaccine passport is a predicted sample only) “Are you fully vaxxed?” It’s not a question you want to be asking family and friends when planning a wedding, but vaccination requirements are upon us and being vaccinated against COVID-19 will be essential for attendance on your big day. Couples planning a larger scale… Read more.

Published: 08/10/21

Signing the Register

Celebrant Photo Gallery Farm Yarra Valley Weddings

The Signing of the Marriage Register usually takes place after a couple have exchanged their vows, have shared their first kiss as a married couple and can finally relax, take a deep breath and say “we did it!” before signing all the legal documents. You can do this as soon as you have shared your… Read more.

Published: 25/08/21

Sarah + Tristan’s Stones of The Yarra Valley Wedding

The Event Sarah and Tristan chose to celebrate their 10 year relationship by saying ‘I do’ during a beautiful Stones of the Yarra Valley Summer wedding. It was a true celebration of young love that had developed into a deeper connection over time and led to a declaration of a lifetime of love and commitment… Read more.

Published: 27/08/20

Hamish + Sunny’s Coombe Yarra Valley Wedding

The Event Hamish + Sunny’s beautiful Yarra Valley Wedding at Coombe Estate took place on a 44ºC Summer’s’ day, but the super chilled + considerate duo were quick to prioritise the comfort of their family + friends by making a last minute ceremony location change to ensure grateful guests were seated in the shade, before they moved… Read more.

Published: 23/06/20

Best Outdoor Wedding Venues + Locations in Melbourne

With the new Spring/Summer wedding season almost upon us, couples are once again searching for the perfect wedding venue, so I have created a list of some of the best outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne, plus a few of my favourites a little further out! There are so many stunning gardens and estates… Read more.

Published: 23/05/20

Patricia + Samuel’s Werribee Mansion Wedding

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Patricia and Sam began their day with a traditional Tea Ceremony at home. This allowed them to honour their families’ Chinese/Malaysian heritage with traditional elements. Their Werribee Mansion Wedding continued on with the same amount of elegance, grace, humour and fun that these two embodied. This wedding had everything. Incredible styling, amazing florals, brilliant sunshine,… Read more.

Published: 29/04/20

Larissa + Paul’s Greenfields Albert Park Wedding

Greenfilds Albert Park Weddings with Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito

Initially planning to marry at an outdoor location, strong weather warnings led Larissa + Paul to make a very wise, last minute decision, to move their ceremony to the indoor sanctuary of their reception venue, and have a Greenfields Albert Park wedding. The staff at Greenfields Albert Park, together with the amazing Tori Allen Events team, were… Read more.

Published: 31/03/20

Kylie + Duncan’s stunning Luminare Wedding

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Kylie + Duncan’s Melbourne city wedding was not only about celebrating the love of a  super fun and incredibly kind couple at one of my favourite venues, Luminare, but was made next level amazing when their adorable fur babies joined them down the aisle too! The Meeting When Kylie and Duncan first met, Kylie knew… Read more.

Published: 20/02/20

Chloe + Mahmoud’s Gardens House Wedding

Gardens House Weddings with Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito

First meeting At Phuket airport. Mahmoud tells me he was instantly mesmerised by Chloe’s beauty. He had just shared a laugh and a hug with one of his friends, before he turned to see Chloe standing there behind him in the customs line, so he promptly broke into a huge smile and asked her if… Read more.

Published: 15/02/19

Ceremony Entrances – Know your options!

Feature photo by Ben Swinnerton Ceremony entrances, most commonly referred to as the processional, are one of the most highly anticipated moments of every wedding, and these days, you have more choices than ever! Whether you’re a traditional couple, or an unconventional one, there’s a ceremony entrance to suit your style, and I have listed… Read more.

Published: 23/08/18

Do I need a Wedding Video?

In the beginning Discussing wedding suppliers with my couples is always an exciting time for me. I get to find out who I’ll be working with in the coming months, and can assist couples by recommending all the fabulous industry legends I have come to know and highly respect. And I base my recommendations on… Read more.

Published: 19/07/18

Rainy Day Weddings – Do you have a plan B?

Melbourne Celebrants

Feature Image by Ben Swinnerton  Is it going to rain on my wedding day? Nothing sets off the fear in many a brides heart more than the thought of rain on their wedding day. Weather is the one element you have no control over, but as long as you have a perfect “Plan B”, you… Read more.

Published: 26/06/18

Ellen + Lachy’s The Farm Yarra Valley Wedding

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First Meeting First meeting at ‘Electric Lady Land’ on Chapel Street, Lachy thought Ellen looked hot and seemed fun to talk to. Ellen found Lachy to be kind of quiet, but she liked the way he ran his fingers through is hair, so after discovering a mutual appreciation of good food & wine, they bonded… Read more.

Published: 16/04/18

My Top 10 Most Asked Questions!

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“I’ve never done this before, so I have no idea where to start” Every new couple I meet with, even those who have been married previously, have questions regarding the marriage ceremony and what they need to factor into their planning. Just about every couple I have “worked” with, will know that I take at least 15-20… Read more.

Published: 12/07/17

Kate + Lars’ Chateau Doré Wedding

The Event Kate + Lars decided on a peaceful french provincial inspired Chateau Doré Wedding to celebrate their love and their family. As family & friends gathered from as far as Germany, Kate & Lars’s ADORABLE baby boy Sebastian arrived dressed in the cutest traditional ‘Lederhosen’ to the absolute delight of person present! Grateful for… Read more.

Published: 29/05/17

Sharmaine & David’s Luminare Wedding

What does marriage mean to you? When I asked David and Sharmaine what marriage meant to them, they recited a quote that struck a real chord with them. It read, “love is a friendship set on fire – a combination of everyday life and magic bundled into one. Love has the unique ability to transform… Read more.

Published: 23/01/16

Sarah & Tysons’s Private Estate Rustic Wedding

Amy Deluca & her team at Blakes Feast catering, together with the styling brilliance of Georgie Campbell & The Marquee People created the most amazing space on Tyson’s family property for the celebration of their amazing private estate rustic wedding. The Meeting Sarah & Tyson met whilst they were working as extras on a Bollywood… Read more.

Published: 25/08/15

Tran and Damon’s Grand Hyatt Melbourne Wedding

The Event Tran + Damon decided that a Grand Hyatt Melbourne wedding would be the perfect way to celebrate their love. They initially connected online, quite randomly one lazy Sunday afternoon, and within two days, they were having their first meeting over dinner. Tran loved Damon’s patient & calm manner, and Damon loved Tran’s energy… Read more.

Published: 25/06/15

Jacqui & Corey’s Sorrento Beach Wedding

The Event Jacqui + Corey decided on a beautiful Sorrento Beach Wedding to declare there eternal love to one another. Initailly introduced during a night out with mutual friends, Jacqui + Corey shared some fun banter, before Corey thought he’d impress Jacqui with his awesome dance moves. Jacqui was immediately drawn to Corey’s sense of… Read more.

Published: 01/06/15

Seryn & Stuart’s Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

After a hilarious proposal with a Cheezle ring during a camping trip, Seryn and Stuart chose to become husband + wife at at the beautiful Emu Bottom Homestead. When Seryn’s busy life saw her give internet dating a try a few years ago, she was hoping to find someone who was down to earth and… Read more.

Published: 22/03/15

Amy & Jacob’s Tatra Garden Wedding

The Event Amy + Jacob decided on a Tatra wedding in picturesque Mount Dandenong to celebrate their special day. Jacob was first introduced to Amy during a St Patrick’s Day celebration, and he thought she was the most adorable thing he’d ever seen, though maybe way too stylish for him and his beer shirts. But… Read more.

Published: 22/01/15

Stef & Todd’s NGV Wedding

Stef & Todd married within the incredibly stylish Grollo Equiset gardens at the National Gallery of Victoria on a perfect Spring day. We were off to a terrific start when, before Stef had even arrived, her mother handed out traditional Panama hats for all the guests to wear during the ceremony – a gift from… Read more.

Published: 09/11/14

Belinda & Paul’s Labassa Wedding

Belinda and Paul chose to have a beautiful 19th century, heritage listed mansion Labassa Wedding on a perfect sunny Winter’s day, In the presence of their nearest & dearest, Belinda revealed that Paul was the loveliest, most ridiculously loving person she had ever met, with Paul proclaiming that Belinda was just “amazing in every way”…. Read more.

Published: 09/10/14

Erin & Steve’s Clyde Park Vineyard Wedding

After over 10 years of friendship and two beautiful children already filling their lives with love & light, Erin & Steve finally became husband & wife during a perfect Clyde Park Vineyard wedding near Geelong. After taking everyone back a few years, we shared a laugh over the fact that Erin & Steve’s first kiss was caught… Read more.

Published: 05/10/14

Jade & Josh’s Zonzo Estate Wedding

The Meeting When they were both only 16 years old, Josh would walk Jade to the train station after school every day, where Jade would miss the first train on purpose, just so they would have an extra 15 minutes together before the next one arrived. Nearly 10 years later, in a beautiful Zonzo Estate wedding,… Read more.

Published: 10/09/14

Julia & Craig’s Pioneer Womens Memorial Wedding

Elegant, composed & simply beautiful, Julia waited at the top of the hill as I came to greet her before the start of her Pioneer Women’s Memorial wedding. “Don’t say anything nice to me or I’ll start crying again!” she warned me, but as she made her way down the aisle to Regina Spektor’s “Real Love”, it was… Read more.

Published: 31/07/14

Peta & Shane’s Melbourne Town Hall Wedding

“This is the hottest day EVER” exclaimed Peta as she made her way toward the Portico Room entrance where her Melbourne Town Hall wedding was about to commence. She appeared like a breath of fresh air when she stepped out onto the balcony however, pausing for a moment as guests rose from their seats, and then gracefully… Read more.

Published: 09/07/14

Min & Kristian’s Melbourne Trunk Bar Wedding

These two beautiful and super cool people married during a Melbourne Trunk Bar wedding six years after Kristian first laid eyes on Min and had no doubt whatsoever that they would have a future together. Aside from the fact that Min & Kristian share many of the same values and morals in life, that they are extremely… Read more.

Published: 02/07/14

Ali & Dan’s Tatra Chapel Wedding

The Event Ali & Dan chose a Tatra Chapel Wedding to celebrate their special day. Surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, eager guests arrived early and had soon filled the chapel to the brim before greeting the groom with cheers and applause as he made his way to the front. Ali (one of the most excited and… Read more.

Published: 18/06/14

Hoa & David’s Melbourne Museum Wedding

The Event Hoa & David decided on a Melbourne Museum wedding to celebrate their love and they did it spectacular style! After all the traditional Chinese customs were celebrated in the morning, Hoa made her way down the aisle of the Melbourne Museum North Terrace to Pachelbel’s Canon in a stunning Karen Willis Holmes gown,… Read more.

Published: 10/06/14

Gabrielle & Lloyd’s Great Provider Wedding

 Gabrielle & Lloyd married during an emotion charged Great Provider wedding in St Kilda, in the presence of delighted family members who had literally only met each other three days earlier! Thankful for a perfect & cosy undercover option at the venue, we were treated to a wonderful rendition of “A Wedding Prayer” by one of the… Read more.

Published: 29/05/14

Karen & Travis’s Melbourne Zoo Wedding

The Event Karen + Travis decided on a fantastic Melbourne Zoo wedding to say their I Do’s. “We are all a little weird and life’s weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love” This Dr. Seuss quote… Read more.

Published: 05/05/14

Candice & Jonathan’s Stones of the Yarra Valley Wedding

The Event Candice + Jonathan decided on a romantic Stones of the Yarra Valley wedding to celebrate their love. Beginning their relationship with a teenage holiday romance during a trip to Hamilton Island with their families, Candice + Jonathan’s love developed over time into the decision to spend the rest of their lives together. The… Read more.

Published: 11/04/14

A Marriage Celebrant in Melbourne

Melbourne Celebrant Meriki Comito mid ceremony

Welcome to my blog! I have to admit that I was initially quite adverse to the idea of blogging, mainly because I naively didn’t think anyone actually read them, and wasn’t sure I’d even have the time to post on a regular basis even if they did, but I have since discovered that the world… Read more.

Published: 27/03/14