Who am I?

Hey there, beautiful people! My name is Alysha McDonald and I am a Marriage Celebrant, here to make all your ceremony dreams come true!

I will be your story teller, document organiser, people arranger, emotional support person, your dress puffer, bride (or groom) calmer; whoever you want and need me to be!

I am fairly new to this gig (full disclosure!) but I come with a wealth of knowledge and skills to make your ceremony simply beautiful. In my former life, I was a Primary School teacher. I’ve spoken on stage in front of thousands of people, written hundreds of reports and scripts, uplifted and empowered our world’s little people, and have navigated calmly through countless challenges.

Some key words to describe me: Calm, patient, warm, approachable, organised. I am your go-to gal for all your ceremony needs.

I got into this gig because I love, love! My husband and I have been together since we were 16 (that’s half of my life!) but this has not been without our fair share of bumps along the way. We got married in 2016, in Rome. Nope, we have no Italian heritage, and speak no Italian. We started planning a wedding here in Perth, bright eyed and excited to plan our big day. However, our wedding planning quickly got to the point where our plans became too big, too stressful, and too costly. So, in true Aly and Jay fashion, we booked our tickets and eloped in Rome.

So, what I’m saying is, I get it! The stresses and the worries. This day is about YOU and sharing your love. I’m here to help you do it YOUR way. Either in Perth, or Rome. ;)


Love notes from my couples.