Dallas McMaugh, South Coast Marriage Celebrant,

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


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


 Dallas McMaugh JP Civil Marriage Celebrant

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

Winery Vineyard wedding



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Beach wedding celebrant

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
Hyams Beach elopement

 Culburra beach wedding

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

 More about me: I am a professional marriage celebrant and recently performed my 400th wedding - a very exciting milestone! ! The Shoalhaven and South Coast of NSW offer so many great locations for a destination wedding or anyone wanting  to combine ceremony and honeymoon I cover a lot of the waterfront, from Kiama to Mollymook, all the bits in between and quite often a bit beyond! My main focus as a celebrant is helping you make your wedding a meaningful and memorable occasion and working with you to create the perfect ceremony for you. Ritual and ceremony aren't often a part of everyday life and  finding the right words for such a major commitment can be a little daunting. The feedback I get most from couples is that I make them feel relaxed - not a bad thing considering even the smallest wedding seems to entail a bit of stress. I  bring a varied background to my work as a celebrant. I have worked with the Australia Council for the Arts, in Public Relations and Events (including weddings) at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and as co-ordinator of Writers in the Park at the legendary Harold Park HotelI have a Communications degree and more than 25 years experience as a professional writer. I have had poetry and short stories published in major literary journals, written and performed in plays and contributed articles to magazines as diverse as Harper's Bazaar and On the Street. I've written speeches for CEO's and politicians, advertising copy, monthly columns for Dolly and Girlfriend and music and theatre reviews for Drum Media - so if you think you may be at a loss when it comes to putting your feelings into words for your wedding ceremony I'll be there to assist.

Phone: 0400 189 875 

Email: dmcmaugh@gmail.com or dallas@idoidoweddings.com.au


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

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 A few different takes on marriage:

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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and Robert Fulghum: You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks - all those sentences that began with "When we're married" and continued with "I will" and "you will" and "we will" - those late night talks that included "someday" and "somehow" and "maybe" - and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, "You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed - well, I meant it all, every word. Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another  - acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.


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