Dallas McMaugh, South Coast Marriage Celebrant,

M: 0400 189 875, E: dallas@idoidoweddings.com.au


All areas, all venues, all ceremonies, all couples, always professional, friendly and focused on creating the unique marriage ceremony your hearts desire.


Dallas, thank you so much for being a wonderful presence and part of our special day! You are friendly, kind, warm, subtle, welcoming and nothing was a bother. Humor in all the right places! We were both at ease. I liked the information you sent out which made planning the moment a dream. You provided us exactly what we were after and understood our small elopement so well.100% recommended as a celebrant. Perfect choice.  Thank you so much, Jane and Trevor

A massive thank you to you Dallas for making our day a special one . Your beautiful nature together with your kind words made our vows that bit more special . It was a pleasure to have you as our celebrant, Julie and Gary.

I was Julie and Gary's celebrant for their online ceremony on the Today Show earlier this year. You can get a glimpse of this ceremony here:  



Dallas McMaugh

Civil Marriage Celebrant

I love my work as a marriage celebrant, the happiness of being part of a wedding ceremony is utterly contagious and I always leave in a little bubble of bliss that can last for days afterwards. I get lots of lovely, affirming feedback from my couples but the one thing I hear most is that I make them feel both relaxed and confident on their big day.  Please scroll through my website to see some of the fantastically affirming feedback my couples have left for me.Winery Vineyard wedding 

Mollymook beach wedding


My philosophy "Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. There is no other way. Amen" Michael Leunig

About me: 

I am so excited to have just recieved the paperwork for my very first legally same sex marriage which will be at 11am on January 9. So happy!

I am also nearing my 500th wedding ceremony- a very exciting milestone to look forward to! 

My main focus as a celebrant is ensuring your wedding is a meaningful and memorable occasion by working with you to create the perfect ceremony for you, one that is uniquely yours and reflects your personalities and relationship.

I  bring a varied background to my work as a celebrant, having worked in Public Relations/Events at the Australia Council for the Arts and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens and with many years of experience as a professional writer. I have written and performed in plays, had poetry and short stories published ,contributed to magazines as diverse as Harper's Bazaar and On the Street and even had my own column in Dolly for many years.

I love being a south coast celebrant there are so may wonderful locations to explore, unspoiled beaches, rock cathedrals, rustic barns and homesteads, stylish function centers and every type of greenery from vineyard to landscaped garden to the unique Australian bush. You really are spoiled for choice. Whether you are planning a gypsy, bohemian vibe or are going for utter glamour you will find the perfect venue on the beautiful south coast. 

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Ahh the glamorous life of a celebrant! Here I am after a wedding at Hyams Beach and photographer Dean Dampney of Cloudface photography (who also took the photo of the blossom shower above, and perfectly captured the relaxed elopement below) has caught me juggling wedding register, signing table, tablecloth, ceremony and my shoes!

Beach wedding celebrant 

Adam and I just wanted to say thank you so much for being our celebrant. Everyone loved the ceremony and even though I was so nervous walking down the aisle, you made me feel relaxed once I made it to the altar! The whole evening was perfect and started off so well with an amazing ceremony. Thank you for being so open to all that we wanted to do and for being so relaxed. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone getting married! So thank you again, we could not have asked for anything more. Kelly and Adam

So elegant and subtle that I missed you after the ceremony was over!  Through our correspondence you were a great guide and good heart, shaping our few ideas into a ceremony that made us truly happy.You understood our humour and made it happen, for which we thank you. All the best with snaps to follow! Lorien & Ric x 

Kangaroo Valley celebrant 

Dear Dallas, This is just a quick email to say many thanks for all your help being our wedding celebrant. You did a fantastic job and made us feel very happy and relaxed. Lots of people said you were the best celebrant they'd seen and that you spoke really well - so top work there! Thanks again for making our day such as success. Claire and Cameron


Jervis Bay celebrant
Hi Dallas, Thank you so much for Saturday! You did such an amazing job and we are so happy that you were a part of our day! It really was the best day, everyone loved the ceremony and had a ball at the reception.Thanks again, Sarah and Luke.

 Dear Dallas, Thank you very much for being a fabulous celebrant at our wedding. We had such a wonderful time. We really appreciated your help in crafting such a lovely wedding ceremony. Alison and Richard. 

Dallas is an excellent celebrant. She is professional and considerate and worked closely with us to develop our perfect ceremony. Dallas was responsive to emails and also met up with us on a few occasions to discuss our ideas. We are so glad we found her - Highly recommended! Kimberlee and Cody

Hi Dallas, Just wanted to say a huge heartfelt thank you for performing such a wonderful ceremony last Friday, you were so lovely and gracious and such a natural .... you made us feel so comfortable and we had an absolute ball! So many people commented on how great the vows were ... I'm glad I added a bit of comedy as I didn't want it to be too serious.Again, thank you so much, Warmest regards, Gerrie & Stephen  

Dallas is such a professional person with a kind and loving nature. She makes your wedding exactly the way you dreamt it would be. Keeps you calm and makes you laugh. Couldn't recommend this beautiful lady anymore. She made our day a beautiful one to remember! Thank you! Jody & Aaron

 Kangaroo Valley wedding
Silos Vineyard wedding
Jervis Bay Wedding


 Culburra beach wedding

Thanks so much for helping to make our wedding so wonderful. Helen and Andy.

Even  more about me: I have two gorgeous sons (pictures below to prove I'm not exaggerating their handsomeness!) and when I'm not performing wedding ceremonies I'm usually chauffeuring them to various activities. If I have free time you will usually find me gardening or reading (Elena Ferrante is my current favourite!) or exploring - I've lived on the South Coast after the big move from Sydney 10 years ago but still finding amazingly beautiful new spots and of course, being a celebrant often takes me well off the main road!

The McMaugh-Anderson family, Tom, Ramir, Dallas &  Jonas


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Some great advice from the great Bill Murray: If you have someone that you think is 'the one', don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, 'OK, let's pick a date. Let's plan this and make a party and get married. Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport." 

The New Yorker: 

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