Hello, I’m Rita!

My passion for being a marriage celebrant is a result of my love and of many years experience in the health industry. Guiding and inspiring people to be balanced and happy with their life and as their Wellness teacher.

Preparations for your special day can be super stressful. It’s easy to forget to enjoy the journey during this special experience!

I would LOVE to be a part of your amazing day, creating a personalised, modern & fun ceremony. Keeping you both stress-free, relaxed and ready for the best day of your lives!


Kind Words

Rita was so calming and kept us so grounded in the lead up. Matt and I could not have asked for a more genuine, natural ceremony. We just wanted to show the love we had for each other and for our families and it was front and center. You can tell Rita cares about not only her bride and groom, but everything to make sure the ceremony is a memorable one!
If only we could get married again to experience it all over again!

- Natasha R, the BrideWedding Date: Feb, 2021

All we wanted was a relaxed wedding without all the fuss and a ceremony that was simple but super special. Rita was amazing and really helped us achieve this outcome. She made our guests laugh and shed a tear at the same time. Having Rita as our celebrant made the day for us. Thanks Rita, you are a superstar.

- Garth S, the GroomWedding Date: Dec, 2020

Recently married and had Rita as our celebrant - she done an amazing job at keeping our ceremony relaxed and completely us. She is such a calming soul, and does everything to make your day special and ensure that you are not freaking out !! 10/10 would recommend

- Kanesh, the GroomWedding Date: Feb, 2021

From the initial contact via phone to the moment we first met Rita, we knew we had found the right person to guide and support us along the journey to our wedding day. Within 10 minutes of first meeting Rita, she had my now beautiful wife and myself, laughing and in tears (happy tears that is!) as we sat there sharing stories on how my wife and I first met, what we loved about each other and what brought us to getting married. The relaxed atmosphere, Rita’s attention to detail and offers of support and guidance, alleviated all of our pre wedding jitters. What can we say about the big day? Just amazing! Rita had everything organised and there was nothing left for us to do apart from, be nervous, read our vows, (Rita was wonderful with helping us out there as well) and then say, I do!

- Peter T, the GroomWedding Date: 22 Feb, 2020

Rita was so amazing and so caring in all of this! She helped my husband and I actually get married through all this pandemic and understood the reason why we did it and made the ceremony so intimate to accommodate for our needs and wants. We can never thank her enough for making our special day so special!

- Shenay S, the BrideWedding Date: March, 2020

Rita was a pleasure to work with; her calm and caring nature made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the process. She was always available for questions via email or phone and we had a number of face to face meetings. She listened to what we wanted and tailored a ceremony to suit our requests. Highly recommend.

- Danielle C, the BrideWedding Date: March, 2020

We have had the privilege of witnessing a ceremony done by Rita and now been privileged to be part of a ceremony by Rita and we wouldn't have changed a single thing! You made me feel relaxed and calm and the ceremony was smooth, quick and seemed effortless which was everything we wanted! I cant recommend your services any higher especially when you add in your amazing roadie husband who also helped on the day and who is just as great as you are!

- Brodie K, the BrideWedding Date: 26 Jan, 2020

Rita was absolutely amazing from the moment we first spoke on the phone right until the end of the ceremony. Her calm nature kept us relaxed on the day. She made our dream day everything we had hoped for. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant!

- Natasha C, the BrideWedding Date: 1 Feb, 2020

Rita was an extremely kind, helpful and caring celebrant to work with in the lead up to our wedding in early 2020. I had a vision to create a ceremony that was a little different to others- different members of the bridal party would present most of the ceremony. Rita embraced this idea with an open mind and heart, allowing us to work together, bouncing ideas back and forth right up until the day. Her partner Mike was also extremely helpful- he played pre ceremony music over their great speakers and throughout the whole day, Rita and Mike felt like family!

- Jade G, the BrideWedding Date: 8 Feb, 2020

My Services

• Initial consultation and general chit-chat!
• A unique, personalised wedding ceremony
• Assistance prior to the ceremony via phone or email
• Completion and lodgement of all legally required documents
• High quality PA system supplied for ceremony
• Professionally printed wedding certificate to sign on the day
• Happy to travel outside of Melbourne

Celebrate this special occasion! I offer a few different services to suit couples individual needs and desires:
• Civil Marriage Ceremonies
• Commitment Ceremonies/ Non-Legal
• Renewal of Vows
• Elopements / Legals Only Ceremony
Couples Relaxation Classes

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Time to make Magic!

Contact me via the email form below or email me directly at
rita@mindandbodyfocus.com.au or call me on 0401 515 199.
Love, light and happiness,

Rita Doherty