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Rita O'Reilly Civil Marriage Celebrant

Rita O'Reilly Civil Marriage Celebrant


Every wedding ceremony is a love story just waiting to be told and I would love to be the person to tell your love story.  It is my passion to unveil the heart, the soul and the love you have for each other during your wedding ceremony in a way that is fun and truly reflects you and your personalities.  

Every couple is different so every wedding ceremony I create is different, personal, unique and tailored to your specific wishes and needs.

I want to give you a wonderful experience and show you just how beautiful your wedding day should be with your ceremony being the absolute highlight showcasing the magic and the love that brought you together.  By the time your wedding day arrives, our connection will be obvious, and you will be just as excited about your ceremony as you will be about the celebrations afterwards.

Feel free to contact me today for a chat and/or to organise an obligation free meeting.


Dear Rita, Ben and I like to say a big thank you for all your support with the whole process leading up the ceremony and throughout our ceremony, you made our wedding ceremony so perfect and you showed our guests how much we love each other in the most beautiful way by sharing our love story. I like to say a massive thank you for making us feel so comfortable and you showed a greater understanding to meet our needs with my speech impairment and Ben's hearing impairment. I was so comfortable saying my vows out loud to all my guests because you made me feel so comfortable and you made it so much easier for me to say my vows, your patience and time with us is greatly appreciated. Also thank you so much Terry for your support throughout the wedding ceremony. Love from Petta and Ben
Ben & Petta 05-Dec-2015 Campbelltown
Dear Rita Gavin and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the ongoing support, guidance and tailored service you provided us for the biggest day of our lives! From the warm and inviting meeting we had with you, to the friendly phone conversations to our wedding rehearsal, we knew that we had handpicked the crème de la crème of celebrants. Rita, your enthusiasm and passion is truly evident and this radiated in the extremely special delivery of our ceremony. We felt comfortable and confident with you and Terry from the very beginning. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and everything we could have ever dreamed of, I will re-live this moment in my head for the rest of my life! We also wanted to mention what an amazing team Rita and Terry are! Hilarious and so in love, it is so refreshing and motivating to see two friends love and laugh with one another, we hope to be just as happy in the years to come! Thank you once again Rita for all the best for you and your family. We hope to keep in touch, Holly & Gavin Bensley.
Gavin & Holly Camden Town Farm
Planning a wedding from across the world is a challenge, but planning our ceremony was both fun and stress-free thanks to Rita. Rita delivered us a beautiful ceremony; professional, but still with moments of fun and laughter. It will be a day we remember forever for all the right reasons. Rita worked with us to make sure the ceremony flowed the way we wanted, and was able to provide some great ideas to help craft the event with us. She is warm, friendly, always accessible and never difficult. Thank you Rita for helping make our wedding day to be the best day of our lives! Amanda & Steve Mason Calgary, Canada
Steven & Amanda 15-Nov-2015 Aust Botanic Garden Mt Annan
Rita and Terry O'Reilly are a beautiful couple. From the moment we met them, we knew that we weren't going to have a transactional experience. Both Rita and Terry are exceptionally warm individuals and genuinely committed to a couples' unique story. We truly felt as though they saw being part of our special day as a privilege. Rita's calm demeanour and highly organised nature meant that we had a clear check list and outline of what we needed to do in the lead up to our ceremony. This was thoughtfully drip fed across the months so we didn't feel overwhelmed. We were also given an abundance of examples when it came to vows and readings to guide us along the way. Yes, there are legal requirements but this was always kept in the background. Our relationship and our preferences always took centre stage. We were particularly grateful for Rita's openness to let us acknowledge country and express our desire for marriage equality. Terry, the wordsmith, did a fantastic job of weaving our questionnaire responses (part of the process) into a beautiful story about our relationship. We understand this is not an easy task and takes a lot of time to put together. Teryy did this wonderfully and created a story we can fondly look back upon for years to come. We also benefited from a rehearsal of the ceremony at the venue. Rita and Terry were calming influences and offered well considered and effective advice which was personalised to what they thought would best represent us as a couple. We felt well prepared for the day ahead and comfortable that all contingencies were prepared for. Rita and Terry's feedback on our vows was particularly touching and built our confidence in the lead up. The ceremony itself was perfect. Many of our guests commented on how wonderfully Rita guided all of us through the ceremony and how she spoke with such effortless warmth and sincerity. Her poise and heartfelt reactions to our declarations of love were felt by all and helped forge the authentic experience we had hoped for from the get go. Terry needs a special mention here, he handled all the sound. The mics were well set up, the music played on cue and the sound was crisp. We always felt as though we were in capable hands. There's undoubtedly a special bond that was formed between us over the course of these months. We are so grateful to have come across a Celebrant that is so authentically committed to forging a connection with the couples she joins in marriage. We wholeheartedly recommend Rita (and Terry) as a Celebrant to any couple that is seeking to have a professional yet intimate celebration of their love. Shanil & Sophie
Sophie & Shanil 09-Apr-2016 Growwild, Alpine NSW
Rita was our celebrant at our wedding and it was like being married by a family member and not a celebrant. Rita is absolutely amazing and we would recommend her to anyone and Terry is her faithful companion, together they are a wonderful team. PS: thank you for taking my headache away for me on my wedding day! Love Tara & Raymond xx
Raymond & Tara 17-Oct-2015 Balmoral Rotanda
Our wedding was perfect and we highly recommend Rita! Rita, Damien and I would like to thank Terry and yourself for such an absolutely beautiful ceremony. You are both very lovely, friendly, easy going and made us feel so welcome from the first time we met. You made us feel so calm, relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole process. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and most of all for marrying us. Damien & Sar xx
Damien & Sar 04-Oct-2015 Gledswood Homestead & Winery
Dear Rita, Rita was amazing! From our first meeting we knew she was the perfect person to marry us. She welcomed us into her home and provided us with so much information! She connected us with other AMAZING vendors and without her we would have never found them! Our ceremony went off without a hitch and all our guests commented how beautifully written our personalised ceremony was. Rita made our wedding day easy and incredibly memorable! Thank you so, so, so, much Rita!!! xxx  Sian & Judd
Sian & Judd 26-Sep-2015 Gledswood Homestead & Winery
Rita and Terry are such an amazing and talented team. They were friendly, accommodating and definitely understood our quirky nature and encouraged it! We definitely feel they brought our nerdy personalities into our ceremony and the day ran so smoothly and to schedule, their organisation and punctuality meant that we didn’t need to worry about a thing. They create a ceremony that is unique to you and your partner, no two are the same, and that alone shows that Rita and Terry go above and beyond to provide you with a service that is special to your relationship. The memories they helped us create on our wedding day are now showcased in a beautiful folder which they provided, so no detail is forgotten. We are so grateful for everything Rita and Terry did to make our wedding day as perfect as it was, they are truly wonderful people and we can’t recommend them enough! Thanks again, Sean and Fallon x
Sean & Fallon 19-Sep-2016 Menangle NSW
Josh & Courtney - Growwild, Alpine NSW Over 12 months ago Courtney and I searched upon Google and met the beautiful Rita O'Reilly. She gracefully guided Courtney and I on our incredible journey of happiness and love which lead to us stand hand in hand under our arbor, listening to Rita read our life story in front of friends and family at Growwild. When I was nervous I would call you and just hearing your calm voice reassured me that I was in safe hands. We cannot thank you enough Rita, I am still on a high from this unforgettable day and its thanks to you. Like I said to you when I called you hours from the ceremony "you are a Angel" and to Terry O'Reilly, you are a absolute legend and I thank you for the help and confidence you gave not only myself but my groomsmen and now Mrs Taylor. I'll never forget the kind hearted, loving and down to earth celebrant and her funny, quick witted and spunky husband. Plus thank you Terry for telling myself and the groomsmen to get into the huddle to bring some humour and laughter to the ceremony. As Courtney and I drove home we both agreed that we are genuinely going to miss you both. From the bottom of our hearts thank you Rita and Terry O'Reilly.
Josh & Courtney 27-Mar-2016 Growwild Alpine NSW
Dear Rita, Josh and I cannot thank you enough for the exceptional services you have provided. From the warm welcoming the first time we met, then the step by step informative procedures to follow ensuring all legal requirements are met, leading to a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony for ourselves and all guests attended with yet to mention your highly remarkable level of professional services. Providing a tailored ceremony with personalised poems, responsive emails to our queries, attention to the fine details as little as making sure no one steps on our red carpet before we do. This is you Rita, your dedication is the reason for our confidence, knowing we are in best hands possible. We would definitely recommend you to all our friends and families. Watching Terry to give you all the support, we envy and hope for a forever loving marriage just like yours. Best wishes to you and family. Thank you Rita! Warm regards, Josh and Michelle
Josh & Michelle 13-Sep-2015 Breakfast Point, Sydney

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