Civil Marriage Celebrant - Mackay & The Whitsundays

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Colleen Farry - Civil Marriage Celebrant

Servicing Mackay, Whitsundays or your choice of location.


I love celebrations of any kind!  It gives me much pleasure seeing the happy couple on their special day, the happy tears, the reaction of the groom as he turns around and sees the love of his life walking down towards him as they then take the next step in their relationship to; 

“love and protect each other for the rest of their lives”.   


Working with me

My passion for what I do means I will always go the “extra mile” to make sure my couple are happy and have a ceremony they will remember. You will find me very approachable and friendly and I will listen to your special needs and requests.  I will only officiate one ceremony a day (unless another ceremony is at the same location).


This is your day, your special moment so we will work together to create the type of ceremony you would like and one you will remember.  You will receive a ceremony booklet that gives you suggestions for readings, vows etc or together we can create your unique ceremony.  If you wish to involve other people in your ceremony (to do readings) that is extra special as these people are normally family members or close friends.

 I always dress professionally and if your wedding is themed I am happy to dress accordingly.


The Steps

Our first step will be to get to know a little about each other. We'll talk about how you might like to include friends and family in your ceremony as well as other service elements such as a sand ceremony, or traditions which reflect your cultural heritage.


After that we will co-create your unique ceremony for a memory you will cherish forever. I will also arrange the legal requirements for your marriage to take place and will look after your official paperwork.

As a memento of your day you will receive a copy of your ceremony.


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Some Memorable Celebrations

  • Underwater Water, officiated under the ocean at Butterfly Bay
  • Live TV Wedding (Chanel 7) from Hayman Island
  • Renewal of Vows that was presented on TV
  • Triple wedding of three sisters (covered by Womens Weekly)
  • HOG Wedding (where I was collected on Harley) and the couple were married in front of approximately 600 people. 
  • Weddings that have been sent live from Daydream Island to friends at home that were unable to attend.


Special Frienships

I have married a particular couple (Caroline and Grant) and have named their five children.  This has certainly made me a part of their beautiful family and I feel very special that they chose me for these important moments in their lives.


 Qualifications & Experience

  • I am a JP (Qual)
  • I have Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • I abide by a Code of Conduct for Celebrants.
  • Have officiated at more than 2000 weddings.
  • I am a Member of ACQ which is the largest Queensland Association for Celebrants and on our Committee we have the Vice Chair of CoCa who is able to report to the Committee of any changes happening in the Celebrant World.

Ceremonies I Conduct

  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremony
  • Naming Ceremony


Same Sex Marriage

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In Novemer 2017 the people voted “yes” for same sex marriage. As of 9 December 2017 same sex marriages will be legal. If this is your choice, I will be happy to help plan and perform your ceremony. LOVE IS LOVE.
If you are wanting to marry please contact me, once you have completed the legal paper work then you can have your celebration and be legally married.


Contact me to explore how I can help you realise your dreams on your special day.

Celebrating YOUR special day YOUR special way!

+61 412 571 306


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Colleen Farry
Civil Marriage Celebrant
Mackay & The Whitsundays
Ph +61 412 571 306

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