We did a general Google search for celebrants in Brighton. We picked around 6 and emailed them. Mario was the only one to get back to us, plus he was very prompt in replying and we appreciated that. We also like the business name and website. His photos showed him to be a friendly and professional person. We weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. We honestly didn’t realize the preparation of a ceremony was so involved. Mario made our ceremony very personal. He gave us examples and tips in choosing our vows and was easily happy to add whatever we wanted. Very easy going. Mario came to our place to meet us and made the effort to come and see the ceremony venue. We would recommend Mario to anyone and everyone we know! For weddings and naming days.
Bella & Troy 5/10/2013
Hi Mario, we had a fantastic day. And a great honeymoon afterwards. We weren't aware off all that a celebrant would do too help in preparing and bringing the ceremony together with order and in a way which flowed along nice. We chose you after looking at your Internet site and reading the feedback on there. I think that probably the fact that you were flexible and prepared to include whatever we wanted in a way which would flow and so we would recommend you to a wide range of people specially those wanting a more traditional wedding like ourselves
James & Amanda 24/08/2013
Thank you so much for being our celebrant, you were amazing I didnt realise a celebrant could customise certain aspects of the ceremony to make it more personal. You were happy to let me choose what words I wanted and how I wanted to say them. The way you presented yourself in a professional manner and pronunciation of words was very clear to understand - we had quite a lot of meetings with different celebrants and most were very strict on how the ceremony must go, Ferdi and I didn't like that. You were very patient and caring with us also. Within the last month, 6 people I am close to are now engaged. I have recommended you to 4 couples who plan to get married in 2-3 years time, the other 2 couples need a priest. People I have recommended you to are late 20's early 30's and mixed nationalities. Thank you once again, We had an amazing ceremony! Kind Regards
Aleks & Ferdi 27/7/2013
Hi Mario, James and I just wanted to say thank u so much for Sunday. Everything was perfect and Oscar loves his special pen and signing sheet. We loved everything and appreciate everything so much and love how Oscar was included. Thanks again for making our day so special
Marcia & James 7/7/2013
Our timeline was pretty tight and we were pretty clueless about the whole ceremony thing but having met Mario, he made us feel extremely comfortable that he knew what he was doing and that he was a nice person who was going to make the ceremony about us and not the celebrant (which to be honest, is exactly what we were after).
Mario has patience, expertise and a sense of calmness and control and, to be honest, I would recommend his services to anyone who asked. We were extremely happy with his service on the day and could not have asked for more.
David & Adelle 8/6/13
I was very confident in Mario and his professional manner. Everything was flexible and very well planned. He totally understoodd what I really needed and wanted.
I was sure that Mario could perform the ceremony smoothly and well because he was very professional and would really recommend him to young couples because he is very modern.
Tek Snn (Michelle) & Chin 25/5/2013
We honestly didn't know what to expect, we didn't think we would have been been offered so many options for the wedding. We couldn't believe our ears when Mario told us that we could have the ceremony at any place we wanted, that we could add prayers, songs (that we liked), the possibilities were never-ending which made planning very easy going.
I did have the choice between a recommended female celebrant and Mario, but I always go for my first instinct and I'm really glad I did.
Mario you gave us prompt service, very efficient, always helpful and organised. Definitely a service I would recommend to couples who love methodological people and anybody would love how organised you are and sometimes I just can't believe how much you've helped us even if you didn't have to. I would definitely recommend you to close friends or family members. I care for people who are closest to me and I would love them to have you out of all people as their celebrant as I know it'll be made a special moment for them to remember.
Thanks again for everything you have done for us.
Cheryl & Gilbert Palmire 20/04/2013
I wasn’t completely sure of all the details that were covered and organised by a celebrant, such as the types of vows and readings. Mario has a very calming presence and disposition which was what we wanted in a celebrant, his professionalism and organisation was great, particularly as he only does one wedding a day was great too. The cost fitted within our budget also.
The rehearsal was great and really put me at ease. Coming to see us at our own home was great and he was always really quick to respond via email. He was very organised.
We really enjoyed the ceremony and the appreciated the way Mario helped us put it all together. He was very professional and a calming presence during the ceremony. He was relaxed which helped us to focus, relax and enjoy the moment. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring the services of a celebrant.
Thank you very much.
Kirsty and Stephen Lindsay 23/03/2013
We are quite happy with Mario’s marriage service and the candle ceremony he did for us. Thanks very much again for that Mario. We will recommend Mario to my family, friends or colleagues who needs a celebrant for the big day.
We were not sure what a celebrant could do for us, until Mario told us the procedure. We were recommended to Mario by my friend and Mario gave us professional service and told us what to do step by step.
Cindy (Chao) Meng 20/01/2013
We were already thoroughly guided by Mario about how the wedding is going to take place and what part each of us had to play, and what we had to say. Mario had a very wonderful website and mostly all the needed information was available on the site, and when we called, it was like talking to a friend or a family member.
We would recommend Mario's services to anyone who wants to get married, he was more like a friend or family so it was good having him around and taking care of our wedding, like a family member would do.
Baljinder Singh & Dawinder Kaur 08/12/2012
Mario explained it all very well he was the first celebrant we met with and seemed more than capable of achieving the ceremony we desired. He was very organised. Took care of all the paperwork and details so it was one less thing for me to worry about. He were extremely helpful in setting out a time line and providing suggestions that you thought Josh and I would like. We would gladly recommend you to any of our friends.
Thank you very much again for all your hard work and for ensuring our ceremony was perfect. Josh and I greatly appreciate your hard work.
Kat & Josh 1/12/2012
We were unsure about what a celebrant could do for us as this was a totally new experience for myself and husband. We knew when we first met Mario, that we would like his services as he explained everything very clearly, were very approachable and easy to communicate with. We liked his easy-going and friendly personality.
Mario has great enthusiasim in participating with our unique wedding ceremony. (Rock, paper, scissor's game)!! His kindness was a huge plus.
We would recommend Mario to anybody! We believe he has the personality to get along with anybody, he is a real 'people person' and that's why he is made for this job.
Karen & Otsile 17/11/2012
Just wanted to thank you so much for the ceremony. Everyone commented on how great the ceremony was, that it was lovely & personal and the right length! You did an amazing job & I appreciate it so much! Thanks
Mel & Shane 3/11/2012
We really appreciated Mario's enthusiasm and knowledge in helping us plan for our wedding. He worked with us and explained everything in detail so that we knew exactly what was going to happen. It was important to us that our celebrant would be able to get into the theme of our special day and treasured ceremonies was gladly able to accommodate our request. Thank you Mario and Treasured Ceremonies for your assistance. Your cheerfulness and your professional level of service helped to make for a fantastic ceremony that we will treasure for years to come.
Damien & Rose Stanyer 28/07/2012
I was unsure about what a celebrant could do until i met Mario, and he explained it really well and simple, which made us feel relaxed and stress free.
Mario was the first one to call back on my list of celebrants (FIVE) who i left a message and he came to my place that same evening, sunday at 4pm.
Knowing what to do and when to do it was really helpful. Knowing the importance of the whole ceremony and making it really easy was a real benefit.
We would recommend Mario to anyone wanting a celebrant, he would definitely be my FIRST PRIORITY!!!
WELL DONE MARIO AND TKS ONCE AGAIN AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Lyndon and Natalie 08/09/2012
Thank you for everything Mario! The ceremony was very special and you did such a great job, we do thank you.
Sam & Trav 1/9/2012
Thank you so much for today. We really enjoyed it and everyone commented on how nice the ceremony was. Thank you for your tireless efforts to make our day special.
Rohan and Birgitte Curtiss 31/3/2012
Mario Anders was the celebrant at our Wedding. We were so impressed with his professionalism and assistance throughout the planning stage and during the ceremony and we therefore volunteered to provide this testimonial as a thank you to Mario. Neither of us has ever provided a testimonial before. Throughout the Wedding ceremony planning phase, Mario was very informative and responsive to our ideas. He was also very proactive by suggesting segments of the ceremony that we may or may not have wanted to incorporate into our ceremony. Whenever we had a query, he was very quick to respond. During our ceremony, he was very welcoming and friendly and he conducted himself with the highest level of professionalism. We had a candle lighting segment at our ceremony but due to the outside wind, the candles wouldn't light and Mario offered to wait around for 45 minutes until the reception was about to start so that we could incorporate that segment inside. We are really glad that we chose Mario as our Wedding celebrant and we would have no hesitation in referring our family or friends to Mario.
Ben and Michelle Dascal 09/01/2012
I just wanted to let you know how great & perfect our day was. We so enjoyed ourselves & the perfect day started with the nicest, friendliest & happiest wedding celebrant. Everyone -the parents/grandparents especially- were so impressed with you & commented on how nice your voice was & all agreed that you do look like 'the favourite Uncle' -my words to describe you to the family before they got to meet you.
Kelly & Craig 29/10/2011
Thank you so much for all your help and support with the wedding. The ceremony presentation was great and we are so glad that all our guests enjoyed it. With your help, we can actually remember every moment of the ceremony ( some of my friends told me they did not remember anything about their ceremony because they are too nervous). Your schedule and presentation were perfect and we could not ask for more.
Kara and Adrian 11/11/2011
Thank you for making our day special. We came home and saw the momento of the ceremony that you had done for us, and were very appreciative. It is a wonderful addition to the official certificate. We will be recommending you to whom ever we know that needs a celebrant.
Tracy and Robert. 22/10/2011
Mario, Thank you very much for the ceremony on our wedding day, it was exactly what we wanted.
Jo & Josh Meere
On meeting with Mario he instantly made us feel at ease. He is so thorough and personable and helped us to achieve the wonderful relaxed ceremony that we dreamed of.
Brooke and Lawrence
As every soon to be married couple knows, the lead up to your wedding can be a stressful and nerve racking time where you start to worry about all the details you have been planning in the lead up to your wedding and whether they will all go smoothly. Thankfully for us Mario's professionalism and high level of organisation meant that we never had a concern when it came to our ceremony. Mario guided us through the entire process ensuring that every detail was taken care of in the lead up to the ceremony, the rehearsal and on the day. Mario worked closely with us in the planning and details, helping us to tailor the ceremony to our individual style and personality as a couple. On the day he was the first person to arrive at the venue which allowed him to set up, meet the venue staff and ensure that they were on schedule also. The ceremony itself was carried out with an air of distinction and warmth, fitting both our choice in venue and our personalities. Through his careful planning and warm and friendly nature Mario allowed us to relax and took care of us at one of the most important times in our lives. I can't imagine anyone who would have performed such a significant role to a higher standard.
Andrew & Kellie Conte 04/03/2011
Mario, thank you for your role in making our wedding day so wonderful. We particularly appreciated your guidance and advice leading up to the day itself, and for the thousand and one small but pivotal things you did to ensure it ran smoothly. The ceremony was everything we hoped for and more, and truly 'us'. Several of our guests called it the most heartfelt wedding they'd ever been to. Thank you!
Hi Mario. Thank you so much for all your time and effort you put in to making our Silver Wedding Anniversary, at The Kingston Links Golf Club of Sunday 14th August, go so well. Your hard work and advice leading up to the event and then your involvement on the day was fantastic and we could not have had such a memorable occasion without your involvement. Thank you again.
We truly appreciate all your efforts into making our ceremony such a beautiful and special one for us. The ceremony was lovely and we could not have asked for more. Once again, Thank you very much!
Micah & Michael 22/07/2011