"Mel did the most amazing job conducting and writing our beautiful ceremony! She was absolutely wonderful! She did so well to keep everything going despite it being so windy that my veil was ripped out of my hair, it was so hot that a guest literally fainted in the crowd and she had a very difficult last name to work with! Not to mention the bride was a blubbering mess! Mel did such an amazing job creating our own little ‘bubble’, recognising my nerves and anxiousness and she immediately made us both feel at ease.
She was so organised and helped me through every step of the process. Not to mention this very busy bride was terrible at getting back to her in a timely fashion but she was always so professional, so patient and SO LOVELY! Her attention to detail and passion for what she does is so evident. (She even colour coordinated her dress to our flowers!)
Thank you Mel for making my job so easy because you are so good at yours!"
Mr & Mrs Childs
"Wow, where do I start. Mel was amazing from the first phone call I had with her. For a last minute engagement party turned in to surprise wedding, where I had to rush everything, Mel made the process so simple. She pays so much attention to detail and delivers a very personal ceremony which suited us perfectly. She accommodated changes and requests and helped with all the paperwork. Very reachable for any questions and more than happy to help. She is fun, well spoken and engages the guests. Everyone complimented on how unique our ceremony was and raved about how great Mel was. We couldn’t have asked for more, thank you so much for being the one to marry us!"
Mr & Mrs Gibson
"When I spoke to Mel for the first time I practically grilled her. I asked how she would describe her style and I know from a later Facebook post she made that she found this a difficult question to answer. So Mel, now that I have had the privilege of having worked with you to put together our wedding I will attempt to tell you how I see it...
Mel is flexible. I missed self imposed deadlines, changed my mind, told her I wanted a particular style and then picked everything but that.. and Mel was cool the whole time.
Mel is committed. She would continue to probe things (in a totally non annoying way) to make sure we had fully considered all options. She could have easily just done what we asked for and considered her job done but she went the extra mile. She even got on my my now-husbands back about him not writing enough in his questionnaire (in a lovely way of course)!
Mel is articulate! We had read the script in advance and knew it was great.. but the way she delivered it on the day was just awesome. She genuinely has a great tone, pace and speaking voice... Enough that I noticed amongst all the other overwhelming feelings during the ceremony!
Thanks Mel, for delivering what we didn't even know we wanted... That is the mark of a true professional."
Mr & Mrs Kirk
"My partner and I struggled to find a celebrant. We wanted someone who would listen to us and tell our story. This was important to us because we both believe your celebrant sets the tone for the whole day.
We are both fun, out going people, who love a laugh and we wanted to find someone like that, that would engage everyone in the ceremony.
Mel delivered everything we wanted and more. We were so comfortable from the first time we met her, that when it came time to answer her intimate questions, it was easy, there was nothing to hide.
We actually didn’t pre check our ceremony and love story. It was all a surprise on the day and that made it even more special. I have actually gone back and re read it almost everyday since the wedding.
Thank you Mel for helping create such great memories xx"
Mr and Mrs Thompson
"Melanie was amazing from start to finish, she made the whole process easy and was so supportive! She made sure the script was completely “us”!
On the actual day it was such a genuine, love and laughter filled ceremony. I would definitely recommend selecting the love story element to include in your ceremony, it was funny, touching and great to relive our journey, and it made the whole ceremony that much more special and personalised. Couldn’t recommend Mel highly enough."
Mr & Mrs Pearce
"Mel was everything we wanted in a celebrant. Relaxed, modern & upbeat. She told our story so well & created a beautiful ceremony. Once we met Mel we knew she was exactly what we wanted. Do yourself a favour & get in touch with Mel!
Thanks for everything! The memory of that day will stay with us always."
Mr & Mrs Standen
"I can not recommend Mel enough. From our initial meeting Jake and I loved her genuine, honest, experienced and fun personality. We knew she was the right person to marry us and suited our wedding expectations.
Mel is a perfectionist and it showed through the months leading up to the big day with her communication and multiple drafts to make sure it's exactly what we wanted. She also made sure we were comfortable so the wedding would go off without a hitch with multiple options at the rehearsal.
Good was not enough it had to be perfect and it was. The day was amazing (minus the heat lol) and many commented on our beautiful ceremony. Mel also took care of the marriage certificate so when we returned from our honeymoon it was in the mail. Thank you so much for marrying us!
Mr & Mrs Melmeth
"From the moment we contacted Mel, we knew she was the one we wanted to marry us. That first Skype call was so casual and relaxed and it felt as though we were having a chat to an old friend. Mel made everything feel so easy and we knew that the Love Story package was the right thing for us. Mel's open and regular line of communication, honesty, friendliness and her desire to make sure everything was perfect for our big day put our mind's at ease and we couldn't imagine our wedding being without her! Before setting off on our honeymoon, we decided last minute to have Mel sort the marriage certificate out and without hesitation, Mel had our backs and saved us the worry of needing to do it ourselves. Thanks Mel for being a part of our wedding!"
Mr & Mrs Fisher
"Mel made our day. From when we first met her right through till after the ceremony, she was professional and it was like we had known her for years as a mate. She made us feel very comfortable, loved, respected and cherished. There is nothing but positive things to be said about her and her work. Thanks Mel..... u rock! X"
Mrs & Mrs Barouh
"Mel we wanted to thank you so much for your amazing job you did on the day of our wedding. You made our ceremony so memorable by making it so personal, intimate and timely. It had information about us as a couple that we are so glad you brought into our ceremony. Our day was truly made special by having you there as our celebrant! We can not speak more highly of you. Thanks so much Mel! We absolutely love your work and will always treasure what you wrote for us that day."
Mr & Mrs Hawkins
"I can not recommend Mel at Hitched in the Hunter enough! She fitted in our small surprise wedding about 5 weeks out from the day. She made our ceremony personal and made it even better than we thought possible! We wanted a really laid back wedding as it was a surprise to our family before we then attended our engagement party and she did it so well! Mel was so amazing to work with and totally got us on another level which was evident in the ceremony she designed for us. Our day could not have been more perfect! Thanks for making us all kinds of happy and married!"
Mr & Mrs McGrath
“We were so lucky to have Mel as our celebrant, Mel made us feel so relaxed and comfortable which made us just concentrate on enjoying the moment. I was so full of nerves leading up to the big day but Mel was full of encouragement, support and between her and my husband I completely forgot that I was standing in front of a group of people. Do yourself the biggest favour and just meet with Mel you will realise straight away how perfect she will be standing next to you on your wedding day!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Mr & Mrs Clarke
"Cannot say enough good things about Mel, from start to finish she made the process an enjoyable and easy one. She really did contribute to making the day a special one and everyone in attendance commented on how professional and fun she was. Would very strongly recommend Mel to anyone looking to get "hitched in the hunter."
Mr & Mrs Orrick
"If your after a celebrant whose compassionate, funny, full of joy & determined to bring out the love in everyone than look no further than Mel!
We had the pleasure of working with Mel (Hitched in the Hunter) to create an amazing ceremony. Mel was busy going back & forth with drafts till we got it just right, she's ever so patient!
Mel calmed our nerves & had all our guests laughing & cheering.
Thank you Mel for choosing us to be your first same sex couple marriage, a moment I think we will all keep forever..
LOVE IS LOVE xx"
Mrs & Mrs Boyd
"Mel went above and beyond her role of wedding celebrant, becoming our unofficial wedding co-ordinator also.
From organising everything in just 4 weeks, making sure all was in order in the lead up to and including the big day and recommending a wonderful photographer.
It was quite emotional, seeing how Mel wrote our story into words, almost as if she had been traveling our journey alongside us. And from the first, frantic call I made, we knew we had found the celebrant for us.
Thank you so much Mel, for making our day so relaxed and memorable."
Mr & Mrs Cruz
"We would like to say a huge thank you for all you did for us.
Our wedding wouldn't have been amazing if it wasn't for you. Your professionalism, personality and passion really captured our heart and we wouldn't have asked for anyone better. We have had so many compliments about you and how amazing you are."
Mr & Mrs Cromie
"Mel is absolutely amazing at what she does. Will go above and beyond for the perfect vows and making sure you are 110% happy.”
Mr & Mrs King
"Thank you for being a part of this ride with us. Mel, you were so so attentive, and kept us grounded and on track with everything in the lead up. Thank you for your punctuality and reliability, and for totally respecting and being 100% focused and present to help execute our wishes for the day. You interacted with us with calm and reason, and for this we're truly grateful as the lead up was quite frantic, so thank you for your patience and steering overall."
Mr & Mrs Khin