Kate Mackie

This part of the website used to kick off by saying I am a ‘No Fuss’ Marriage Celebrant.

I have come to discover that really, I do a lot of fuss, but in a ‘highly-detailed-information-gathering’ and ‘attention-to-detail-planning’ kind of way. I’ll liaise with all your vendors to ensure your ceremony runs smoothly. I’ll include special touches throughout your ceremony, and ensure that everything you could think of (and even the things you didn’t) are taken care of; in a way where it feels like there was no fuss for you on the day.

Based in Brisbane/Meanjin, I’m a self-confessed ‘lover of love’ and can’t wait to help create your wedding day! With 20 years experience as a performer and wedding singer,  I have certainly seen a lot of ceremonies!

I perform marriage ceremonies, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies, and I excitedly welcome all couples.
Contact me for a no obligation meet and greet, or find out about my prices.

Contact

Contact Kate Mackie

Contact me for a no obligation meet and greet, or for any other enquiries including prices and availability.  I look forward to hearing from you!


Phone or SMS: 0401 819 734

Email: hello@katemackiecelebrant.com.au

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Cost and packages

Big Hitch Energy – $1295

Available 7 days a week any time – approximately 25-30mins

Consider this the Premium Package, fully stacked with everything included so you can feel like the VIP you are!

This is the most popular of my wedding packages, offering EVERYTHING from the Standard Package – plus all the extras!

* Management and lodgement of all legal paperwork

* Champagne/Non-alcoholic bubbles upgrade at our paperwork meeting!

* I get to know you and your fiancé, so I can write a bespoke ceremony with your personalised love story to get all the lovey emotions happening, and lots of fun and laughter too. I’ll help you to get thinking about things such as any readings/rituals/music, and how to include special people such as friends, children, parents – or even your pets.

* This is the full deal celebration – approximately 25-30 mins, but can be extended to have all the people included that you want.

* Assistance with writing personalised vows.

* Access to my ‘little black book’ of vendors & other professionals to make your day amazing!

Outfit co-ordination – I will discuss your colour scheme to ensure I don’t clash or compete with the Wedding Party!

Copy of your ceremony, plus the decorative certificate to take home, plus a little something from me!

Standard Ceremony – $950

Available Monday to Friday any time; and **Saturday & Sunday mornings or evenings – approximately 15mins

This package covers everything you need to be married!

* A meeting with you and your fiancé to complete the NOIM form (Notification of Intention to Marry), and to go over the other paperwork with coffee and cookies.

* Memorable and romantic, non-personalised ceremony – perfect for those after a celebration to marry each other, but who don’t specifically need all the ‘extra’.

* Tips for writing personal vows.

* Inclusion of use of a high-quality PA and microphone for your ceremony, which can also be used to play music for walking down the aisle, signing papers, and post-ceremony music for approximately 15 minutes.

* I guarantee an early arrival in plenty of time on your wedding day.

* Performance of legal ceremony, and lodgement of paperwork to the Births Deaths & Marriage office in the state you are married.

* Copy of your ceremony to take home with the decorative certificate.

**For Standard Ceremony between midday – 5pm Sat/Sun a $100 surcharge is applied

Pash & Dash – $550

Available 7 days a week – mornings or evenings only – 5 minutes is all it takes!

This is as the name suggests – just the legals.

No set-up, no guests – just you and your two witnesses. Vows and paperwork only.

* Meet at the dining table or at your favourite coffee shop or bar in Brisbane.

* Pre-preparation of NOIM and all other legal paperwork in 1 Zoom/Face Time meeting.

* Does not include PA hire or any other equipment.

* Exception to above mentioned availability of this package and/or meeting arrangements can be made my email request.

Extra charges

Rehearsals

It is not a legal obligation, but if you are the kind of couple that would like to have a ceremony rehearsal, I am happy to do so. I won’t read out the whole ceremony (we want that to be a surprise) but we can run through things like walking in, where the wedding party will stand, paperwork etc.

My 30min rehearsal fee is $100 within a 40km radius of Brisbane, further travel fees may apply for other locations.

Travel charge

I love adventure and travel, and as such, will go anywhere for your wedding.

I offer travel within a 70km radius of Brisbane free of travel charge, however fees do apply for other areas.

Gold Coast / Maleny / Montville – $100
Byron Bay/ Other Northern NSW/ Toowoomba/ Sunshine Coast regions – $150
Other Interstate Travel and/or destination weddings – Fee on request (contact me for more)

About Kate Mackie

My story in becoming a wedding celebrant

Having been a wedding singer for over 20 years, I’ve seen a LOT of ceremonies – the good, the bad, and the downright boring.

I had my own wedding in 2011 to my partner Leonie, and ever since that day I talked about becoming a celebrant – until in January 2017, I finally did. I am thrilled to have switched one microphone for another, to create beautiful ceremonies for couples on what will be one of the most memorable occasions of their lives.

I can’t wait to meet more happy couples, and I excitedly welcome all people in love. I am experienced with gender diverse relationships and inclusive language – if you’re in love, I’m here for it!! All of my ceremonies also include an Acknowledgement of Country.

If you’ve got children or fur babies you want to incorporate – let’s do it! Want to walk down the aisle together – this can definitely happen! Glass of bubbles or shots during the ceremony – I say cheers to that! No ceremony is the same, but it is YOUR ceremony, and that’s what I love about what I do.

Whatever your vision for your wedding is, I would love to talk about how we can make it happen! Contact me for a no obligation meet and greet, or find out about my prices.

Testimonials

Nat & Yas, September 2017

Two female brides on the beach at a same sex wedding in Cairns

Kate Mackie is one of those amazing people who go above and beyond!! My partner and I were married by Kate on 1st September 2017 and couldn’t have been more thrilled with our choice of celebrant.

Kate helped us create a beautiful and relaxed ceremony, which was completely customised to us! She guided us with suggestions and ideas and we were able to ‘mix and match’ modern and traditional aspects to our ceremony. Kate was heaps of fun, relaxed, and professional to work with and took care of all those little stressful bits so we didn’t have to!

Many of our guests (and even our photographer) have gushed over how our ceremony was ‘the best they’d ever seen’. Aside from marrying the love of your life, booking Kate will be the best wedding decision you’ll make!

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Bek & Jarryd, July 2017

Bride and groom walking down the aisle with confetti in Brisbane

Not only does Kate have such a natural and genuine energy, she is super funny and wonderfully positive. It made us relax and her vibe was contagious!

Kates preparation was awesome and paramount to the smooth sailing of our ceremony. Her guidance and suggestions were so helpful when I had soooo many other things to think about. Preparing the ceremony was the easiest bit of our wedding prep!

She’s your girl!!!! Love ya Kate!

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