Rita Doherty - marriage celebrant in Melbourne
Getting married is a very special time in your life. As your Marriage Civil Celebrant, I’ll assist in creating a unique ceremony, symbolic of your values, personalities and the love you have for each other.

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!

Love is unique. This special occasion shouldn’t be treated as an ‘experience’, it should be a celebration! Therefore I offer a few different services to suit couples individual needs and desires.
My Services Include
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Same Sex Marriage Ceremonies
Commitment Ceremonies/ Non-Legal
Renewal of Vows
 Elopements / Legals Only Ceremony
Couples Relaxation Classes
 Happy to travel to locations outside of  Melbourne

Rita our wedding celebrant was absolutely amazing. She made us feel relaxed & comfortable with her beautiful nature & calm personality. We loved when rita shared our love story to our family & friends on how we meet & fell in love. Giovanni & Maria Afferi 7th December 2019 Williamstown Botanical Gardens

- Maria A, the BrideWedding Date: 7 Dec, 2019

From the very first phone call with Rita she was warm, calming and I knew she was the celebrant for us. Rita really took the time to get to know us as a couple over the months leading up to our wedding day, resulting in such a special and personalised ceremony. She also took care of all the paperwork leaving is one less task to organise! The whole process was made a breeze thanks to wonderful Rita and we must give a special mention to her husband and right hand man Mike, who is equally as kind and lovely! They are a beautiful team to have present on your wedding day.

- Keira P, the BrideWedding Date: 23 Nov, 2019

We were so lucky to have Rita as our celebrant. She made us feel super relaxed and she prepared us well for the big day! Both our families loved the ceremony and loved her! We would highly recommend her to any lucky couple getting married.

- Stephanie B, the BrideWedding Date: 23 Nov, 2019

Rita was our wedding celebrant and from the get go Rita was absolutely amazing. She made the entire process fun and easy from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend Rita enough.

- Rob A, the GroomWedding Date: 16 Mar, 2019

Rita from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU for leading our ceremony and officiating our marriage. You were utterly incredible from our first meeting to being delayed by the rain at our ceremony. Thank you for your patience, calm nature and ability to deliver a fun, meaningful ceremony that captured our story. We are extremely grateful to have come across you on the socials and cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so special! And a big your thank you to your roadie Michael for capturing our ceremony - you two are a true team. Love Lauren and Kevin SHEA xx

- Lauren W, the BrideWedding Date: 15 Nov, 2019

So very happy we found Rita! From the moment we met, I knew she was the right choice for us 🙂 With all the chaos in planning a wedding Rita was a calming and grounded presence in our journey. Couldn't have asked for more really, aside from the usual qualities you'd look for in a celebrant like being well organised, getting to know us to tailor the ceremony to our needs and personalities, Rita was really a great choice because of how warm and welcoming she was. Think we almost immediately felt like we'd known her for years or like she was part of the family. If anyone out there wants the personalised touch from someone who genuinely cares about you and always has a choccy biscuit on the table, definitely give Rita a call.

- Brittany H, the BrideWedding Date: 9 Nov, 2019

We loved Rita from the start, her bright and calming personality shone through. She is very organised, had wonderful communication skills and was very stress free to work with. She explained everything and gave us many ideas on what and how things could go. Everyone came up to us and agreed with us that the ceremony was beautiful. We would recommend Rita in a heart beat!

- Justine B, the BrideWedding Date: 8 Nov, 2019

Thank you so much Rita for being apart of our wedding day. All through the lead up you made us feel so comfortable and got to know us as individuals and as a couple. It was great to have you as our celebrant, aiding us in bringing together our prefect day. You were able to bring a modern, classy and elegant touch to our day which we loved, it was truely just what we were after. Your calmness was so well received by Andrew the morning of our ceremony, and your words were so touching throughout. Thank you for making our wedding day memorable and one that we will forever hold close to our hearts.

- Tamara N, the BrideWedding Date: 12 Oct, 2019

Rita was so lovely and genuine she made Carlos and I feel comfortable and even put in extra effort for our daughter Zahra. She allowed us to be ourselves which meant that our ceremony was the perfect reflection of us which made it even more special.

- Amanda W, the BrideWedding Date: 12 Oct, 2019

Rita made this a fun and simple process for us. She was well organised, made sure we were prepared for the day and took us through a trial ceremony the week leading up, which helped us appreciate the expectations and timing of the ceremony. On the day, in true Rita spirit, she arrived early and was accommodating for some typical bridal delays (yes that was me!!), keeping the groom in check, easing his nerves. The ceremony was beautiful with some light humour and as some guests commented "she brought some good spirit and created a modern, light-hearted fun atmosphere". Glad Rita was our celebrant - we had much trust and comfort in her. thank you soooooo much!

- Sophie & Vaios, the Newly WedsWedding Date: 28 Sep, 2019

Rita was the best marriage celebrant you could ever ask for! Honestly, she made us feel so relaxed throughout the whole wedding planning and of course on the big day as well.

- Gabby H, the BrideWedding Date: 21 Sep, 2019

Rita, we cannot express enough our sincerest thank you for being our celebrant on our special day! You made us feel relaxed and warmed in the way you conducted not only our wedding but also in the lead up to the 'Big Day'! We will, without hesitation recommend you to all our family and friends- Thanks Rita!

- Steve B, the GroomWedding Date : 20 Apr, 2019

Fantastic celebrant! Rita has always been so passionate, kind and vibrant, taking us along the pre-wedding journey in a very lovely and caring way. Rita is not a ordinary celebrant. If you are looking to add more presence, meaning and emotion to your wedding you should consider Rita Doherty. Thanks for everything Rita!

- Carlos G, the GroomWedding Date: 14 Apr, 2019

Rita was amazing, we saw her at a friend's wedding and immediately fell in love with the way she carried out the ceremony, so we contacted Rita to marry us!! The dealings with Rita leading up to the ceremony were reassuring and helpful. Rita made our special day extremely more so by adding her unique style. We would recommend Rita to any of our friends or family at a heartbeat!! You are a star Rita!!!

- Cesar Z, the GroomWedding Date : 13 Apr, 2019

Rita is amazing and a great listener as she said exactly what we wanted our family and friends to hear. She used appropriate wording and kept it short and sweet. Highly recommended.

- Dien L, the GroomWedding Date : 4 Apr, 2019

Get Started With 4 Easy Steps

1. Call Rita

Contact me and we’ll chat over the phone. Follow your intuition, if it’s all feeling right and you like what you hear, let’s take the next step! We’ll schedule in a time and place to meet face to face. We can chat a lot more then!

2. Meet-up

Once we meet up, you’ll get to know me more and have a better idea of my character, which I’m sure you’ll love! This is the time for you to ask as many questions as you like; about me, my services, the ceremony you have in mind and the whole process.

3. Booking Me!

Once you set a date, things get real! I’ll take care of all the legal paper work. We’ll get together for a 2nd meeting and a rehearsal. I’ll write a ceremony that you’ll get to look over and approve. You’ll have my details so you can call me any time!

4. Get Married!

The day has arrived!! I’ll deliver a beautiful ceremony as promised, unique to you and filled with all those Magic Moments! The both of you can now go and live happily ever after! Leave the last bit of paper work to me.
The End!

Create, Nurture and Love These New Magic Moments

Now that you’ve learnt a bit about me and my services, you may feel a connection and want to take the next step!

I am happy to travel to locations outside of Melbourne. For a unique and professional ceremony, filled with those magic moments, please feel free to contact me via the email form or call me direct on 0401 515 199.
Love, light and happiness,
Rita Doherty