is your happiness,
...it must be love"
About "It Must Be Love"
We are Maria and Richard Rowland and we are super excited to be the first husband and wife team in Adelaide, conducting wedding ceremonies together!
We create seamless ceremonies with all the boxes ticked, so whilst one of us is queueing your music and bantering with the groom, the other is greeting the bride, fluffing her dress and settling any last minute nerves....all at the same time!
We each bring to your ceremony our own flair and style, but more importantly, the ability to ensure that every step of the ceremony has our full attention, because we really can be in two places at once! Oh, and in case you're wondering....we only charge a single celebrant fee.
We have chosen to work together because we kinda like each other a lot and we wanted to be unique and provide a service that hasn't been done before.
We are about as authentic as you can get and we both share a whole lot of enthusiasm for life, love and laughter. With our combined wealth of life experience and passion for people, we will take you by the hand and guide you along your wedding journey to create your dream ceremony.
We are both creative writers and will listen to your story and, with just the right amount of feels, we will re-tell it so that you and your guests will laugh, cry and walk away saying "that was so them"!
With Richard's DJ services, we are able to offer the complete package where your party starts at the ceremony and doesn't end until you can dance no more!
We are proud supporters of marriage equality and believe that love is love.
Let us be perfect for you!
I have been fortunate to have worked with Richard in the wedding industry for over a decade and am delighted to have stepped away from what has been a supporting role, to become a Marriage Celebrant. I love the concept that everything is about love and kindness and to have the opportunity to share in your ultimate celebration of love, is such a privilege.
I am warm and friendly, attentive and love to laugh and I give my promise that I will deliver a fun and engaging, bespoke ceremony to reflect your vision and values.
I won’t ever take for granted just how fortunate I am to be entrusted with such a significant and very rewarding role and for being invited to share in such a personal moment of our clients lives.
I have had the pleasure of working in the wedding industry for over twenty years as both a DJ and an MC. During this time I have aspired to be the best at what I do. As a result I have won the Australian Bridal Industry Awards for both “Best Wedding DJ” and “Best Wedding MC” of the year.
With this determination and same ethos as a professional Marriage Celebrant, I will to listen to your dreams and work with you to create a fun ceremony that is not only personal, but interactive with your guests on the day.
I will take enormous pride in knowing that I have helped you create your dream wedding ceremony, one that your guests will talk about for many years to come.
We really strive to deliver warm, personalised, caring interactions with our clients from the very first enquiry, because we want you to be comfortable around us. We also understand that people are busy, so our focus is to make ourselves readily available for meetings and phone calls and replying promptly to enquiries, is an important part of the service we provide. We are constantly working hard to expand the range of material and ceremonial content we offer and we are able to adapt to your requirements and clearly communicate with you early and often, because you are a priority to us!
All initial meetings are obligation free, to give you the opportunity to get to know us, so that we can share comfortably in the process of creating your personalised ceremony
Full Service Marriage Ceremony
For that extra special, ‘what you’ve always dreamed of’, bespoke wedding ceremony, styled especially for you
Micro Wedding Ceremony (not available on Saturdays)
Maybe it’s a brief, no-fuss wedding you’ve dreamed of, an intimate affair with family and close friends gathering to witness your promise to each other
Baby Naming Ceremony
What a wonderful gift to your child, to officiate their name with family and friends
Special Occasion Ceremony
Perhaps you’re looking to celebrate a milestone anniversary or you’re keen to have a "re-run" of your wedding ceremony in a different location or style, with new friends and family
We are committed to assisting you through all of the legalities and necessary processes and working with your requests, to ensure that your wedding day is special.
Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our power to ensure that your ceremony runs smoothly so that you can enjoy every moment, without needing to think of anything, apart from each other.
Our policy is to provide you with exceptional service. We understand that in some cases, budget may be of concern and we are happy to negotiate a service tailored to your budget.
You can be confident that we will provide the best possible service to you by:
Creating a personalised wedding ceremony and telling your story and providing access to our resources (poems, sample vows, music suggestions)
Respecting your privacy and confidentiality
Offering private and comfortable facilities to meet to discuss your needs
Ensuring the secure storage of personal/private records
Maintaining open communication with you from the first meeting to the wedding day either via email, telephone or in person
By conducting a ceremony rehearsal if required
Ensuring that our personal presentation is of an exceptional standard for the marriage ceremony and that we complement the wedding party and reflect your dress code
What are our beautiful couples saying?
Maria and Richard became like a part of our family in the lead up to the ceremony. They are so beautiful. We felt so relaxed and everyone complimented us on how amazing our ceremony was, how real it was. I seriously couldn't picture our day without them in it, they made our day special.
Sara and Damon
My husband and I are so grateful to have had Maria and Richard to marry us! They are both such kind-hearted, genuine people with an obvious passion for what they do. The way they bounce off each other, Richard's humour and Maria's expertise and warm smile, are second to none. Two beautiful people who are incredibly talented at what they do!
Kara and Declan
Richard and Maria were outstanding from the very first point of contact. Richard was hilarious, compassionate and heartwarming and Maria was loving, kind, warm and vibrant. The whole process was a a breeze, the ceremony was absolutely perfect. Richard and Maria went above every expectation to bring us a day that we will always remember.