Civil Celebrant



Let me help MAKE your day special




Your wedding is a special experience you share with friends and family; an occasion you cherish and talk about for years to come.

A special occasion requires a relaxed approach and personalized planning, whether the ceremony is small and intimate or casual and contemporary. You can look forward to your special day with the calm and absolute confidence and the knowledge that all will go as planned.

For consecutive years 2013–2017, i have been a top finalist for 'celebrant of the year' and I am considered one of Melbourne's most trustworthy and dependable celebrants

"The emotional range Wendy brought to our wedding was beyond words; she did a sensational job in bringing our ceremony to life, she had people close to tears then in stitches laughing."


"One of Victoria's finest wedding vendors, Wendy McRae AMC was honoured at the 2017 Victorian annual bridal industry awards.

– PRESS RELEASE, 18th Victorian Annual Bridal Industry Awards

WEDDINGS don't have to BE EXPENSIVE ...

"How much does a celebrant cost?"

We all want value for money and I advise couples not to choose a celebrant solely on costs. Have you thought about a Weekday Wedding? Many venues are less expensive and offer deals. With 'Save the Date' invites, you can inform your guests well in advance to keep 'Wednesday' free to share your special day – I offer discounts for a midweek package. So feel free to get in touch and we can explore your celebrant budget.

I'm sure I can help.



As a registered Civil Celebrant, I can guide you through a personalised and heartfelt day. Drawing on my experience and skills as a teacher and performer, together with your ideas and my professional experience, we can craft an occasion that is both meaningful and memorable. 




I am a sincere, warm and friendly person with two daughters and a husband who continually inspire me. With a passion for the theatre both as a performer and off stage, you may see me doing my best to keep up with the ‘lycra clad’ cyclists on a Sunday!

SURPRISE weddings

More and more couples are turning engagements into weddings. I've been happily involved in crafting the surprise element of a beautiful ceremony at a bbq, a dinner, a birthday, a gathering and even stood hiding in an ensuite for 30 mins waiting for the 'signal'.

Our wedding was a surprise to everyone and Wendy played the perfect part. She was punctual, efficient, organised and happy to be part of our family for an hour. Her professional yet personal touch made our small ceremony a day to remember
— Susie and Bernie
Wendy was so warm and loving from day one of meeting her. We instantly knew she was the one to have on board our big day. We threw a surprise wedding and she was such a help with some fantastic ideas. I would highly recommend.
— Ginette and mark
WENDY SAVED OUR WEDDING DAY! As my boys and I arrived at Fitzroy Gardens, my groomsmen split his pants from crotch to ankle. With only 45 mins until my wife arrived I must say panic had crept in, whilst my mate roamed around the gardens greeting guests in his boxers. However to the rescue came our amazing celebrant Wendy who actually had a needle & thread in her bag and within no time she had fixed these pants as good as new and my wife was none the wiser not to mention the pants lasted the entire day and night. Simply Wendy is amazing from day 1 she made the entire process easy. Our service was so personal, intimate, funny & professional and we couldn’t be more thankful and pleased with her service!!!!!
— Andrew
We got so many comments from our friends and family about the wonderful ceremony that Wendy conducted. It was warm and sincere with the perfect amount of light-hearted humour so as to entertain and engage our guests while remaining respectful to gravitas of the occasion. We highly recommend Wendy.
— joanne & scott
Wendy was amazing. We had seen her at two weddings prior and knew we had to have her when we got married! Her service has some lovely touches that will make your wedding stand out from others. Wendy was very helpful in organising our ceremony in the lead up and in our rehearsal and we would recommend her to everyone!
— Lisa & Richard
Wendy was absolutely magnificent from the moment we met her. She went above and beyond with everything and made every step of the way easy for us. On our special day, she delivered the most personalised and memorable ceremony. Wendy, thank you for making our wedding day so magical and memorable!
— eileen
My now husband and I weren’t the typical Wedding planner type, and weren’t quite sure what to expect from the entire process, but after our first meeting with Wendy, we knew we were in great hands. You made our ceremony so personal, and the memories will stay with us forever.
— INgrid & Ric