Kate Mackie

No fuss Brisbane marriage celebrant

I’m a registered civil celebrant and member of the Alliance of Celebrants Queensland.

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 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, wedding vow renewals, same sex marriages, commitment ceremonies, civil union declaration ceremonies… whatever your vision 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.

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

The Royal Treatment

This is my Premium Package – everything included so you can feel like the King & Queen you are!

For $850 you receive everything in my Standard Package (below) plus:

* You will be my VIP couple! As my only wedding on the day, I will be fully contactable should you need me at any time prior to the ceremony commencing

* Champagne upgrade at our paperwork meeting!

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

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

* Assistance with writing personalised vows – and preparation of cards, so you don’t need to bring anything on the day

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

* Commemorative folder with copy of script, and a special thank you gift from me!

I Think I Wanna Marry You

This is my Standard Package – everything you need to be married!

For $700 I will provide:

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

*Discussion of your ceremony and advice on how to plan it – I can help with ideas and starting points, and get you thinking about things such as any readings/rituals/music, and how to include special people such as friends, children, parents – or even your pets

* My tips for writing personal vows

* Short & Sweet Ceremony – approximately 15-20 minutes

* 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 approx 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 & vow cards to take home with your Certificate

Pash & Dash

Just the legals $550

* At the dining table or at your favourite coffee shop or bar

* Pre-preparation of NOIM and other legal paperwork

* No fancy ceremony – vows & paperwork only

* Does not include PA hire or any other equipment

* Available Mon – Thurs all day, Friday-Sunday pre 11am, exception made by email request

Extra charges

Rehearsals –

It is strongly advisable to do a rehearsal approximately 1 week before the wedding, with as many members of the bridal party as possible, at the venue where your ceremony will be held. If you do not wish to have a rehearsal, we will still need to meet in the final week leading up to the wedding to complete your No Legal Impediment To Marry Form and talk through your ceremony. Rehearsal fees are $100 plus travel if required over 40km

Travel charge –

I love adventure and travel, and as such, will go anywhere for your wedding. Being based in Brisbane, I cover a 40km radius free of travel charge, however fees do apply for other areas.

  • travel 40-60km out of Brisbane = $50 additional fee
  • travel 60-90km out of Brisbane = $100 additional fee
  • travel over 90km out of Brisbane 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’m thrilled to create this new opportunity in my life, to help couples on what will be one of the most memorable occasions of their lives.

I had my own wedding in 2011 to my partner Leonie, and ever since that day I have talked about becoming a celebrant.

I can’t wait to meet more happy couples! The soon to be Mr & Mrs, the couples doing a ‘re-do we-do’ (renewal), the Double-Brides or Double-Grooms, if you’ve got children or fur babies you want to incorporate – no ceremony is the same 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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