Blackburn, VIC 3130

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Ph: (03) 9877 2746
Mob:0408 772 746
Email:Contact Me

Margaret Barwell, CMC


Margaret Barwell – Blackburn Marriage Celebrant – on Celebrants Online

A civil marriage ceremony allows you the freedom to include your own personal Vows, beliefs, cultural requirements and personality.
My many years of involvement with various prominent Celebrant Associations has enabled me to understand the importance of ceremony, ritual and rites of passage and the need to honour and celebrate important milestones in life.
My longstanding reputation and recent recognition by the City of Whitehorse Business Group as Winner of the Sole Trader Award, reflects my craft in designing individual ceremonies to suit clients from all cultures, faiths and backgrounds.
I provide all necessary legal documentation including Letters for Prospective Marriage Visa applications and keep up-to-date with all Commonwealth Government legalities and current trends and ideas.
Having lived overseas for several years, particularly in Asia, I am familiar and comfortable with people from all cultural backgrounds. Some of my clients may choose to have a Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim ceremony before the Australian Government Civil ceremony which I then perform.
Your wedding day is your day and together we can plan and design your own unique ceremony from ‘no-fuss’ to a fully personalized ceremony.
To present a professional wedding service I believe the marriage ceremony must be heard by all your guests. I provide a PA sound system with both stand and hand held microphones for your Personal Vows and Exchange of Rings. My music stand is available for readings and I always arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your marriage ceremony or at a mutually agreed time.
For people living interstate or overseas, we can communicate via email or telephone. For your convenience, I have all documentation and resources on email.
My fees represent the professional and quality service you expect for the most important da in your lives and you have my assurance and guarantee that you will receive a professional, sincere, stress free service of the highest standard incorporating all the legal requirements.

I welcome all enquiries and if you wish I provide an obligation free relaxed discussion in my home to discuss your thoughts, ideas, beliefs and values.

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Contact Margaret: Contact Form   /   Ph. (03) 9877 2746   /   Mob. 0408 772 746   /   Personal website


Margaret you were BRILLIANT. We can’t believe how you so calmly and professionally helped us to organise our ceremony via email when we were in the U.K. All our guests couldn’t believe that we had only flown in 4 days before and yet our ceremony seemed like it had taken hours to organise. You are a true professional and thanks a million.
Judy and Paul.

“From our first meeting to the finish of our ceremony your warmth, empathy, help and calm guidance was wonderful.
We really appreciated your understanding of our cultural requirements which enabled us to please our families and we were overwhelmed with your innovative ideas which helped us to enjoy the planning phases of our wedding
Thank you for the time you devoted to us and for preparing such a meaningful, intimate and personal ceremony which was uniquely ours. We will be recommending you to all our friends.” Tao & Lucy

“Thank you Margaret for making our ceremony a real celebration. Your calm, caring nature and innovative ideas helped us to enjoy the planning phases of our wedding and your excellent presentation skills and professionalism on the day was commented upon by many of our guests”. Christine & John.

Thank you Margaret for the wonderful job you did as our Wedding Celebrant. Everybody has commented on what a lovely service it was and how well dressed and spoken you were. We can’t believe how from a few conversations and a bit of information you were able to create such an appropriate service that drew together all the bits and pieces of our complex family history and summed them up in such beautiful words.
Thank you for helping make our special day such a memorable occasion. Julie and Nick.