Chameleon Ceremonies

Rita Merlino

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Countries Covered
Areas Covered

I travel Internationally

Specialisms

Hand fasting, Unity Ceremonies, Alternative themed weddings Gothic, Steam punk, Rockabilly, Viking

Affiliations

UK Society of Celebrants / Australian Marriage Celebrants Association

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Rita

Hi I’m Rita
Your alternative wedding and family celebrant for all who seek something a little different,
for weddings, renewal of vows, naming ceremonies and for all of life’s great moments you may want to celebrate.
I am based in London UK and Sydney Australia with interests in alternative music, dance, art, film, theatre and travel which allows me to use my artistic licence to design a ceremony for any occasion.
Ceremonies that are alternative, themed, creative, unconventional yet meaningful and stamped with your own personality .
As each relationship is unique, my aim is to bring something extra special for you with a personalised ceremony limited only by your imagination.

What's my ceremony style?

Alternative ceremonies on the unconventional side.
Specialising in Handfasting, Unity Ceremonies with many more symbolic rituals, elements and customs.
To make your ceremony personal, memorable and interesting, you may opt for a different theme, such as rock a billy, steam punk, gothic, dark romance, Hollywood glamour, art theme, rock n roll and circus are a few of the many themes you can have.
I always pay attention to detail and am adaptable to most situations…. like a Chameleon.
If you live in the UK and would like to have a legal marriage in Sydney, as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant for Australia I can make this happen.

Prices From

Weddings , Renewal of Vows, Handfasting from £800..00 / Naming Ceremonies and Blessings from £300.00

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Why choose Rita?

Why choose me?
I love a celebration and enjoy meeting new people .
As a former hairstylist, I have always styled hair for brides, bridesmaids and their families for weddings.
Becoming a celebrant was a natural progression to being involved in weddings and many other celebrations writing original material on an artistic creative level.
Your ceremony will match your theme, be about you, your journey together and I will be there to guide you through to help create those memorable moments, bringing all the elements and ideas together.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

My ideal couple wants a wedding ceremony that is on the unconventional side of ceremonies or even a traditional wedding with a twist.
Indoors or outdoors, big or small your ceremony should be personal, all about you, your relationship, reflect your story and fun.
Only one ceremony is performed on the day to give you the best experience possible.
What happens next?
After our initial consultation a booking fee of £250.00 is required to keep the date just for you.
We will work together to create the ceremony you desire.
Lets have a ceremony to remember.

Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Handfasting
Packages start From £800.00
Details available upon request

Prices From

£800.00

Why choose Rita for your wedding?

You will have a say all the way on of all aspects of your ceremony.
I will guide you through the different types of ceremonies and ideas , work with you to design your ceremony and your wedding vows from first consultation through to the day of your ceremony.
I perform only one ceremony per day to give you the best experience possible.
With attention to detail, patient and adaptable to most situations.

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Naming Ceremonies

Celebrant – Chameleon Ceremonies
Ceremonies for families
A formal naming or blessing of a new life or for any new member of the family.
Naming ceremony can also be a celebration for a new transition of life or name at any age and time of life open to all.

Packages include interview, consultation
Original scripted ceremony
Naming ceremony keep sake

Prices From

£300.00

Why choose Rita for your naming ceremony?

To create a memorable ceremony

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Renewal of Vows

For all couples who want to reaffirm your wedding vows or want to create new ones.
Reaffirming your commitment to each other and the key milestones to reflect on your time together , to commemorate a love between a couple that has deepened through time.
You can choose to exchange the same vows or make new vows and promises relevant for the next phase of your lives.
Can take place any time after your wedding, to mark your anniversary, in any location .
If you have married abroad and would like to celebrate with family and friends at home this ceremony is for you.
A renewal of vows with a hand fasting is a very beautiful and meaningful ceremony to have.

Packages from £800.00
Includes
Consultation , interview, original scripted ceremony,
Renewal of vows ceremony keepsake
Your ceremony will be the only ceremony on the day

Prices From

£800.00

Why choose Rita for your renewal of vows?

I will work with you to design a ceremony personal to you .
you will have a say in all aspects of your ceremony .
It will be a ceremony with personality , imagination and elements together for a memorable ceremony.

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Unfortunately Chameleon Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Chameleon Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 2

Average Rating: 5

reviews (2)

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5 Stars for Rita

5 Stars
Kathryn & Nigel Slack

Renewal Of Vows | 09/30/2022 | The Drumming Snipe, Mayford, Woking, Surrey

We had a Brilliant Day, enjoyed by all who attended. Rita listened to our story of 42 years of marriage. From start to finish she listened to what we wanted & gently guided us so we had a ceremony that we were very comfortable with. Rita liaised with our chosen venue beforehand & on the day so all we had to do was sit back & enjoy it. Thank you Rita.

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Fabulous and helpful celebrant

5 Stars
Lauren

Wedding | 11/23/2019 | Camperdown, Sydney NSW

We hired Rita to conduct our wedding ceremony in November 2019. Rita was fantastic to work with and gave us a lot of great ideas of ways to personalise our ceremony, including which rituals to include and explained in detail the significance of each ritual.
She was also very helpful when it came to the rehearsal ceremony, she helped time the music etc. to make sure everything looked perfect and ran smoothly.
Overall we were extremely happy with her services and am glad to have had a guiding hand, who really knows their stuff to make our wedding day amazing!

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