Some recent testimonials:

Christie and Adriel 

 

"We’re so glad we found Maria to officiate our wedding. She was really lovely to deal with – warm, very approachable and very responsive to any questions we had.

 

Maria made what could be a daunting process very easy for us and helped us develop the ceremony we wanted. We particularly appreciated having a practise run before the day and all her suggestions and advice.

 

Maria was super organised and made sure the ceremony ran smoothly so we could just relax and enjoy the experience. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maria to anyone for their wedding. Thank you so much Maria!"

 

Isabelle and Jake 

"Maria was such an amazing celebrant! 

She was patient and kind, and knew exactly how to sum up our relationship when we didn’t know how to!

 

She put such a warm touch into our ceremony - everyone was laughing and smiling! We had so many guests compliment us on such a beautiful service: she made our day so special!

 

Thank you Maria"

Anna & Andrew

"Thank you for doing such an excellent job as our wedding celebrant. You were so professional and genuinely interested in our story and invested in making sure the ceremony was perfect.

We so appreciated that you made yourself available to meet for a ceremony practice and all of your advice throughout the entire process.

Thanks for guiding us through each of the steps and for going out of your way to meet with us several times before the big day. We enjoyed getting to know you and had comments from guests about what a great celebrant you are and how did we go about finding you? You certainly made sure the ceremony went ahead as smoothly as possible. You were interested in the detail and we thought it was amazing that you offered to download and play the music. We knew we could trust you 100 per cent with all of this because you are so professional. Thanks again." 

Some recent testimonials:

Melissa & Ashley

 

"Maria..... 
Where do we even begin to thank you. You gave us the most beautiful wedding ceremony, it was beyond perfect and something we will both cherish for the rest of our life.
You were also the perfect MC and throughout the entire process made it stress free and magical.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 


You are so gifted and I hope many more couples get to have the privilege of having the world's best celebrant marry them." 

Liz & Paul

 

"Maria was an amazing Celebrant. She captured exactly what we wanted in the ceremony - warm and professional, with the right amount of humour.

Our guests were also very impressed with her style and would gladly recommend her, as we certainly would, to any couple."

Maria Padbury Marriage Celebrant

Michelle & David

"We instantly warmed to Maria when we first met. Her cheerful demeanour was complemented by her attention to detail and clear enthusiasm for her role as a celebrant. She was able to guide us through every step of the process, which was much appreciated and helped us to focus on what we wanted in our ceremony that was personal to our relationship and story. 


We loved Maria's delivery of our ceremony, she brought a beautiful energy to our special day and we will be forever grateful to have such a wonderful memory of our marriage."

Michelle & Tim

"We couldn’t have chosen anyone more perfect than Maria to officiate our wedding. From the moment we made contact with her she was organised, professional but also made the experience very personal. Her knowledge and expertise ensured that everything ran smoothly and it was a perfect ceremony. We really appreciated the personal touch that Maria added to our day. She ensured that it was about us and the ceremony reflected us as a couple.

With Maria in charge we felt calm, organised and very excited throughout the entire process. From catch ups before hand to the rehearsal to the special day, everything was well organised making our job as the bride and groom very easy. We would highly recommend Maria's services to anyone looking for someone they can trust and rely on to officiate their wedding."

Amanda & Cameron

 

"It was an absolute pleasure to have Maria as our celebrant. Maria made us feel very comfortable with the process. She helped us design a very relaxed and beautiful ceremony that everyone commented on.  We would highly recommend Maria for your special day." 

Elizabeth & Drew

"Maria officiated our wedding last week and gave us the most beautiful wedding ceremony, one we will certainly remember forever. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease, and even though we already knew her she is so bubbly and warm that I know she would make anyone feel like an old friend. The ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted, relaxed, fun and touching without being overly sentimental. I cannot recommend Maria highly enough!

 

Thank you Maria xox"

Megan & Marcus

"We absolutely loved everything about the ceremony and the reading planned & organised by Maria.
Maria captured exactly what we wanted to say and was such an amazing help with our personal vows too.
Would highly recommend her services for anyone wanting a personal and extremely helpful celebrant.
We loved everything about her services.

Thanks Maria"

Kate & Jarrad

"Dear Maria,

Thank you for the most beautiful ceremony we could have wished for. 
Jarrad put it best when he said, you are like an old friend rather than a celebrant. Your positive attitude and confidence in your work put myself and Jarrad at ease.
You took time to personalise our ceremony and we are very thankful to have met you.

Love from, Kate and Jarrad xo"

 

 

Kelly & Damian

"My husband and I don't quite know how to put into words the thoughtful, personal and beautiful ceremony that Maria designed for us. Maria is exactly what we wanted in a Celebrant: she personalised our ceremony so that it felt like 'us', she was professional and respectful of our wishes, she was happy and bubbly and welcoming to everyone, and she was funny; creating the perfect relaxed tone that we wanted. Family and friends are still commenting to us months later about just how lovely and approachable Maria was, how well she spoke and how great she was to listen to (no boring wedding ceremony here!) and how she was always smiling. Nothing was too big an ask for Maria (not even travelling over 300kms!) and we couldn't have chosen anyone more special, or perfect for our day.

Thank you Maria, you made our day!!"

 

Georgie & John

 

"Wonderful! Very forth coming with information, very personable, friendly and connected with us instantly. Ceremony was beautiful."

 

Sarah & Vishal

 

"Fantastic! 10 out of 10 stars! Very professional and made me feel at ease. Met her through friends when they got married and thought she would be great for us. Maria went out of her way to get to know us and personalise everything. Highly recommend." 

Mimi & Allister

 

"Maria helped us create the fun, relaxed and meaningful ceremony that we dreamed of. She was very organised and made the process simple and easy to manage. Maria has a warm and genuinely caring nature, spoke clearly, fluently and in a tone that was perfect for a wedding.''

 

Nadine & Nicholas

"Maria did a wonderful job to help ensure our special day was full of love and happiness. She tailored the ceremony to our wishes and was very attentive and supportive. Thanks Maria!"

 

Jessica & Sohail

 

"Maria Padbury is a lovely person. I couldn't have been happier to have her as my marriage celebrant. Maria is a vibrant and positive personality who has a beautiful, calm and soothing speaking voice. Maria is gentle and loving. Maria met with us many times prior to our wedding to ensure we were happy with the ceremony script- nothing was too much trouble for Maria. She also met us at our ceremony location for a rehearsal. Maria is professional, helpful and polite. Maria is well organised and provided us with a informative folder to create the perfect ceremony. She is always immaculately dressed and punctual. Maria was much more than a marriage celebrant, she helped us throughout our entire wedding planning. Maria went above and beyond to ensure all our guests were happy and comfortable. Thank you Maria. Love Jessica. X"

 

Amanda & Andrew

 

"Maria was the only real contender we had for being our celebrant. She was friendly and approachable and easy to communicate with. She was reliable and did a lot for us with helping us get organised and giving us ideas for the vows. She was excellent, very professional, and we couldn't have asked for more. Maria was perfect!"

 

Bronwyn & Brett

 

"Maria was absolutely lovely!! She was so easy to deal with and she was able to accommodate us around our jobs. We were able to make the ceremony as long or as short as we wanted it. She was lovely on the day, her equipment worked well and she was very well presented on the day."

 

Ashleigh & Stan

 

"Maria was excellent. She had everything so organised and the paperwork was taken care of 9 months before the wedding. She worded the ceremony beautifully and it was really great on the day! I would definitely recommend her to anybody."

 

Sarah & Johann

 

"Thank you Maria for making our ceremony a special one and helping us include our 8 year old daughter. You made the day so seamless even if it was a 40 degree day. We knew we were in safe hands, from the first appointment to the ceremony. The communication was easy, you gave me guidance and suggestions when I was stuck. All our guests commented how nice and personal it was. Highly Recommended. Johann, Sarah & Kiara."

 

Emma & Paul

 

"We cannot thank Maria enough for making our day that extra bit special. She went over and above to make our ceremony reflect our personalities and relationship. She thought of everything and even printed our vows on cards for us. I can't recommend her enough for your special day."

 

Serena & Marcos

 

"Thank you so much for all your help, you made it so easy for us. Our special day worked out perfectly."

 

 

Thao & Cong

 

"Working with Maria was a effortless. Everything was so easy and she made everyone feel comfortable. Our wedding had 500 guests and was quite elaborate with traditional Vietnamese touches.

 

She is a professional from start to finish and nothing was too difficult. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone."

 

Maria Padbury Civil Celebrant | Chadstone, Victoria | maria@thepadburygroup.com | 0413 164 727
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