Lise Rodgers

The Melbourne Marriage Celebrant
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I’m the Melbourne Marriage Celebrant and I just love creating ceremonies that everyone can enjoy. A ceremony written especially for you, in celebration of your love story.

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I love people, ideas and words.

Life excites me and I find something to smile about everywhere I look. I want your  wedding ceremony to be the highlight of a perfect day!

A ceremony that’s warm and engaging, where your personalities set the mood.

Be it short and sweet, simple and laid back, stylish and intimate, a light hearted love party or something formal and traditional – it’s whatever is right for you.

A ceremony that’s never overly-long and definitely never boring. Always delivered with style, wit, poise and professionalism. Well dressed, well rehearsed and well spoken.

So you can relax, knowing I have the experience and dedication to make it happen.

Because most of all, I want you to enjoy it.





Be it a marriage ceremony, a commitment ceremony or a renewal of vows – a Ceremony of Love, is first and foremost, a commitment of the heart.

A moment of deep connection, of giving and receiving. To be made to each other whenever, wherever and however you choose and it’s always such a privilege to be included in that moment.

But a marriage ceremony is also a commitment under law, thereby requiring certain paperwork and ceremony inclusions, which must be overseen by a legally authorised marriage celebrant such as myself.

But no matter which ceremony of love you’re planning, from the simplest, to the most elaborate, I’m here to make it easy. You’ll find I’m a good listener who’s genuinely interested in what you’re planning. Thoughtful, helpful and full of great ideas. With an eye for detail and a realistic fee structure that’s as individual as you are, always reflective of my dedication and commitment to you.

Thank you notes

“we thoroughly enjoyed the process leading up to our wedding”

Max & I want to say a huge thank you for such a perfect wedding ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed the process in lead up to the wedding with you and the day was everything that we had dreamt of. We appreciate you tailoring the service according to the current global situation and we have had so many compliments from our guests on the way you delivered the ceremony. We are so happy to have had such a lovely experience and can’t thank you enough for your professionalism. Lucky us. Thank you so much Lise.

Gabby & Max

“her words were beautiful”


Lise is an incredible celebrant! Our ceremony was perfect and accurately reflected our ‘story’. Her words were beautiful and are still often mentioned by some of our guests now. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from Lise and would highly recommend her services. Thank you so much!

Kirstie & Will

“you guided us through it with your charm, humour and professionalism”


Lise. Thank you again for making Phil and my day so special. We would recommend you 100%. Lise you set the most amazing stage, bringing our story to friends and family. You guided us through it with your charm, humour and professionalism with this we could enjoy every minute of the ceremony. I was wonderful ! We had a lot of fantastic feed back about the ceremony how well it was delivered and personal it was. That’s what we wanted. Thank you

Brenda and Phil McDonald

“a personalised, sincere and heartfelt celebration of our love for each other”

Lise provided us with a personalised, sincere and heartfelt celebration of our love for each other. Despite the day’s wild weather, Lise’s words filled the room with warmth, humour and love. Everyone was impressed with her professionalism, attention to detail and immaculate presentation. We would recommend Lise without hesitation.

Kerri & Wayne

“so easy to deal with”

We were extremely happy with Lise. She was so easy to deal with and wrote the most beautiful and personal ceremony for us. We couldn’t have been happier.

Jacinta & Kris

“Thanks for convincing us not to rush and for making it so memorable”

Jamie and I, as well as our families, thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony and loved listening to our story that you told so well. Thanks for convincing us not to rush and for making it so memorable. Your organisation and lead during the ceremony allowed us to relax and resulted in a seamless wedding, for which we are so grateful.

Tori & Jamie

“...ceremony was engaging, heartfelt, funny and at the same time it was elegant and serious”

We received so many compliments, your ceremony was engaging, heartfelt, funny and at the same time it was elegant and serious. Thank you for making our ceremony such a beautiful and memorable one.

Campbell & Silvia

“our guests just loved listening to your words”

Our sincerest thanks for the wonderful ceremony you put together for us. We were looking for a story and a professional, mature finish and that’s exactly what you gave us. We loved how easy you made the process and your soft but organised nature. We had 100% confidence in you and our guests just loved listening to your words.

 Sophie & Tristan

“you had the perfect mix of humour and sentiment”


Lise you did an absolutely amazing job as celebrant at our wedding! We were blown away by the whole of our wedding weekend, but it was the ceremony that really made it for us both. You had the perfect mix of humour and sentiment and of course, a wonderful delivery (full of life and energy!). You were poised and sophisticated yet extremely professional and in control of the situation. We felt completely relaxed and confident throughout. You were just brilliant!

Tammy & James

“We had a wonderful and very fun time”

HUGE THANK YOU to you!!! We had a wonderful and very fun time.

And an even bigger thank you for making us write paragraphs as I think it surprised even D. with his own emotion at the time. Makes me love him even more. It doesn’t feel like enough to say, but Thank You.

Erika & Derrin

“your guidance, creativity and utter professionalism”


Thank you so very much for your guidance, creativity and utter professionalism in helping us create our dream ceremony. Through the rain and all the trials of the day you were an absolute pillar of positivity and strength.

Louise & Chris

“we loved how it involved our family”


Many thanks Lise, Chris & I absolutely loved how the ceremony came together. It was a wonderful reflection of our relationship and we loved how it involved our family. It was a pleasure to work with you, thank you so much.

Kimberley & Chris

“...people loved that the ceremony was simple, very personalised and also a good laugh.”

We wanted to thank you again for giving us a wedding ceremony that was so lovely and memorable. We were complimented so many times during the night, people loved that the ceremony was simple, very personalised and also a good laugh. It was very special to the both of us and the whole experience of putting it all together was very enjoyable and relatively stress free. We would definitely recommend you to anybody.

Louise and Simon


“it all meant so much more”

Lise, you really changed the way we approached our wedding. You showed us that a ceremony could be something to enjoy and remember, rather than just some legal thing we had to go through before our party could start. It all meant so much more than we ever imagined. Thank you for everything.

Liz and Xavier.

“a beautiful mix of love and laughter”

I just wanted to quickly let you know that we LOVE what you have written…in fact you have nailed it. I felt teary in some parts and laughed at others. The words are a beautiful mix of love and laughter and we want to thank you so much.

Adriana and Mick

“The effort you put into the ceremony and the time you took with us”

Thank you so much for marrying us on a particularly windy afternoon in St. Kilda. We loved every moment of our ceremony – the words you wrote were so perfect for us. The effort you put into the ceremony and the time you took with us in the lead up was so appreciated and all our guests have said how much they enjoyed listening to you tell our story. We are forever grateful.   

Julie & Spence

“we felt listened to and completely at ease”

Thank you so much for all the work you did in the lead up to our wedding. From the very beginning we knew we were in safe hands. We felt listened to and completely at ease and the way you took our words and turned them into such a beautiful story meant so much to both ourselves and our families. We were both nervous and emotional, but you got us through.

We just can’t thank you enough.

Leanne & Morgan

And a big thank you from me to these folk – wedding suppliers whose work I’ve enjoyed along the way, because they take the same dedicated approach that I do.

Flower Jar

These girls do some amazing installations – telling your story with flowers

Naomi Rose Floral Design

A wonderful eye for detail and all the little finishing touches.

Zoe Eley Photography

Imaginative, easy going and talented. That’s one of hers on my home page.

Corey Wright Photographer

A pleasure to work with always. That’s one of his on my contact page.