Michaela Von Der Borch
Hi I'm Michaela!
I am an Adelaide-based celebrant registered by the Federal Attorney-General’s Office and weddings are my passion! Way back in 2010, I married my husband Peter (aka Roadie-Pete) on what was the BEST day of our lives and it’s my mission to make sure every couple I marry has the same amazing experience we did!
We have two wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, a gorgeous granddaughter….and a very spoilt golden retriever named Murphy – and it’s definitely Murphy’s rules in our house! Be prepared for him to make an appearance at any meeting at my home office, but I assure you he’s a gentle giant – and quite happy to be ring-dog at your ceremony if you need!
I believe it is important to trust and feel comfortable with the people around you on your special day, so let me tell you a bit more about me.
I have worked in various positions in pharmacy and retail. These roles have enabled me to work with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures and have enhanced my communication skills and creativity while indulging my passion for helping people.
In my free time I am actively involved in Ballroom and West Coast Swing dancing, both as a student and an instructor, which has resulted in meeting many wonderful people and even helping some couples with their bridal dance.
Murphy and I also volunteer in a Therapy Dog program, which involves us visiting people in hospitals and nursing homes to give them some much-needed comfort, love and companionship.
So what made me decide to become a celebrant? Quite simply, I was a guest at a friend’s wedding and her celebrant was her 22-year-old cousin, which blew my mind! I had always pictured celebrants as older, retired women looking for a hobby. But the more I looked into it, the more I loved the idea of being a part of such special moments in people’s lives. I was registered in 2013 and the rest, as they say, is history!
Being involved with the preparation for someone’s special day in any capacity is a wonderful honour, and I love knowing that I am helping to create memories that will be treasured forever. With that in mind, I take great pride in working with you to ensure that your ceremony is exactly what you envisage, and a true reflection of your relationship and personalities.
I truly love what I do and I feel privileged to be a part of people's lives during their most important milestones. I would love to hear from you and arrange an obligation free appointment to discuss your ceremony!
Sarah & Jack
19th November 2021 - Howard Vineyard
Photo: Story Studio
Michaela, thank you so much for preparing and delivering such an incredible ceremony for us, you absolutely nailed it! It was the perfect mix of fun, laughs, heartfelt moments, and personal touches. In a few short (but brilliant) meetings you managed to capture “us” and we couldn’t be more grateful. You made our day even more special than we could ever have imagined and we can’t thank you enough. We have loved getting to know you and we both know we couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant (and person) to be with us on our big day.
Kathy & Peter
20th November 2021 - Marion Hotel
Within 10 minutes of meeting Michaela, Pete and I knew that she was the celebrant for us. She is very professional and helped us throughout the whole marriage process. The ceremony was moving, fun, emotional and included our unique love story. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Michaela’s attention to detail even included asking what I was wearing so she could dress to complement our ceremony. She made our special day stress-free and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend her to make your special day amazing.
Ivana & Alex
21st November 2021
Photo: Anke Photography
Thank you for being part of our day, we are so happy we chose you to be our celebrant! You did such a fantastic job. It was honestly perfect, everything ran so smoothly.
Even our guests made comments of your bubbly nature and sense of humour, and some friends have asked for your details – can’t wait to see you at their wedding so
we can see you again! Keep doing what you are doing!
Jacquelyn & Daniel
8th June 2022 - Sandy Hill Forest
Photo: Glenn Alderson Photography
We are so very grateful that Sandy Hill Forest connected us with you for our ceremony! It was a million times better than we could have ever dreamed! Our parents are still talking about the funny vows and how personal the whole ceremony was!
Maddie & Jack
25th March 2022 - Stevens Estate Garden
Photo: Stacey Lehmann Photography
Thank you so much Michaela. We could not have been any happier for you to have been our celebrant. You made the whole process so easy and comfortable for us. We were so very happy with the day and how smooth everything ran! It was everything that we dreamed of and a huge part of it was thanks to you. I had so many people say to me at the reception how wonderful you were and how you interacted with the guests so perfectly – there will definitely be future business for you from lots of my friends!
Jamey & Maria
24th March 2019 - Richmond Hotel
Photo: Teahouse Studios
Michaela helped us with our surprise engagement/wedding and made it really easy!
She was incredibly professional, approachable and helpful throughout the whole process, and was able to make our ceremony light-hearted and fun, with the perfect
amount of emotion.
Thank you so much Michaela for making our ceremony so warm and about us!
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