Hello, its me Theresa, and I am an International Destination Wedding Celebrant residing in the amazing and exciting city of Dubai. The world is my wedding oyster. Whether your wedding ceremony is in Dubai at a luxury hotel, on a beach, on a yacht, in the desert, or some other exotic location, I can be there. Whatever you want your ceremony to be, I can create that for you, because its all about YOU!
I can even go to a Greek Island, Turkey, Tuscany, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Cote d’Azure, South Africa, Tiblisi, Georgia, or any other beautiful spot in the world to conduct your wedding ceremony. Whether you have hundreds of guests, or just a few, my heart still overflows with passion for the ceremony.
Its all about you: Everything on your wedding day is all about you, and what fun to create a ceremony that reflects your love for each other. I stand amazed at how love happens, and one thing I know for sure: love happens anytime, anywhere, anyhow and any age. Love jumps across cultures, and continents, and every love story is different and utterly unique. Ain’t love just grand!
Love has no age barriers: By the way, just a reminder: love is not only for the young ones, oh no. Love offers second, third and even more chances, so never forget that.
I am a love expert: How well I know the feeling of my heart filled to the brim and overflowing with love, utter contentment, joy, happiness, and awe. Love is just wonderful. In fact, with this kind of love, you can climb any mountain, catch every curved ball life might cast your way, understand every season and dance the dance of life and love. My desire is to impart to all my couples getting married words of love, life and wisdom, to enable them to build strong love-filled marriages, that will cause them to daily fall in love with each other all over again.
Soon to be engaged, newly engaged, or planning your wedding day: I have a little golden nugget of advice I like to pass on to all my bridal couples: enjoy the journey of planning your wedding, have lots of fun along the way, life isn’t perfect so don’t stress if something does not go according to plan.
Innovation is the mother of all wedding inventions, and you want to create memorable stories and memories along the way.
Celebrate every milestone in the journey leading up to your wedding day, as these are stories you will share with your children one day! Staying loved up on this pre-wedding journey is more important than all the stuff you have to organize.
On your wedding day, the most important thing is to be relaxed and to savor every moment. As you walk down the isle to your prince, take snapshots of every step along the way as you fix your gaze on your darling waiting for you.
This is Your Moment. Your Wedding Day has finally arrived!
Reviews from their clients:
Hershey and Yuosuf -
Finding the most suitable celebrant for our wedding was so important because I felt this person would have to set the tone and mood for our wedding as well as represent our bond to our family and friends.I think it’s important the bride and groom really connect with the right person for this role.
I found Theresa online and when I read her words about why she was a celebrant I knew she was the one for us. Theresa really focuses on love, and her love for love and marriage. This is evident when you meet her. She celebrates life and so do we.
Our wedding was non religious; it was a spiritual union between two individuals brought up in two very different ways. I am a British Eurasian, Catholic-raised and more Buddhist than anything else. My husband is an Emirati-Muslim. Our union, in front of our loved ones, was unconventional to say the least but it was one of the most memorable and beautiful days of our lives, and we thank Theresa for a huge part of that.
She put us at ease every step of the way. Her words of wisdom, experience, kindest, positive nature and honest heartfelt approach made our wedding even more special and memorable – not just for us, but also for our guests too. We can’t thank Theresa enough for being part of our journey. Thank you.
Claire & Alex -
I was planning my wedding for December; I was looking for a celebrant and came across Theresa who stood out from all the others. I arranged to meet Theresa and from the 1st moment I saw her I knew straight away that she would be the person to marry us. The passion, the fun, the love she had for what she did made her the right person for the job.
Theresa went out of her way asking questions from the outset, involving our children during the meetings we had. Theresa’s bubbly personality and the love for what she did made our wedding planning and day even more enjoyable.
We had such a lovely relationship and we kept in contact all the way up to our big day. Theresa was always offering her knowledge to assist in making our day even better and was more than happy to oblige any requests we had along the way. Theresa suggested that our oldest Son read a poem out at the wedding. Our Son picked the poem and executed it perfectly on the day which made it even more special.
The big day finally arrived not only did Theresa look amazing her beautiful smile made everyone feel at ease. The service was amazing and there wasn’t a dry eye in sight. The service was personal and loving in every detail. We could honestly say that Theresa went above and beyond and made our day so special it will last forever with us.
After the service everyone couldn’t stop talking about how perfect and amazing it was and they had never been to a wedding like it. I could never thank Theresa enough for my perfect day. Theresa has such a big heart and we will never forget how she made our day so special.
There is no one like Theresa!!
Christie and Jamie Hunter -
The minute we met Therese we knew we wanted her as our celebrant.She took the time to get to know our relationship. She clearly loves her job and has a passion for marriage. Our first meeting was over a year before the wedding and from then Theresa was there to offer support till the day itself. She was a key part of our day and we are pleased to have booked her. The Hunters x
THANK YOU CHRISTIE & JAMIE!
Les and Leah Moskaliuk -
Planning a wedding is stressful enough, and we all want that perfect someone to marry us away and make us feel comfortable sharing those ever so important vows. Theresa is that amazing someone! For our 20th wedding anniversary I decided to surprise marry my amazing wife for the third time (we renewed our vows at our 10th), and this time I wanted it to be even more special and perfect. From the moment I heard Theresa’s voice, I could feel the love and joy in it, and I instantly knew I wanted her to be part of our day. She loves love, and she was so excited to share and be part of our special day. Knowing it was a surprise for my wife, she kept phone calls to specific times, and she was very sneaky with emails. I often think she was more excited at times about this than I was. As we were coming from Kuwait to Dubai for the weekend, she went out of her way to scout out the resort area to find the perfect place I had in mind. I am not sure how she did it, but from the moment we got to the resort/hotel, we were looked at by every member of the staff these amazingly huge smiles (everyone knew what was happening, but my dear wife). From that point on, it was terrific! All the questions and research she asked before that day allowed her to present us with the most incredible story of our life and journey together. It was like she knew us for the past 20 years.
Theresa is indeed an incredible woman and her love for marriage is something so special, that you want her to part of your day. Thank you Theresa for making our surprise 20th so memorable. Les and Leah
Jay and Adam -
Anyone close to us would tell you that my husband and I are a pair of weirdos. When we decided to get married, we wanted our wedding to represent who we are as a couple. We were very particular about everything, from the flowers to the music, to the celebrant. It all needed to be just right. Theresa was recommended to me through Facebook. While scrolling through her page, I had this gut feeling that we had found our girl. After meeting with her for the first time, I was 100% sure of it. It was as if she had known us for years. She delivered a beautiful ceremony that was tailor-made for us. I didn’t want it to be sappy and overly-emotional; while tears were inevitable from our auntie Janice, Theresa made it cheerful, funny, and inspiring. Her all-round aura is just vibrant and warm and you can tell that she just loves marriage, love, and celebrating 2 silly kids who are madly in love. If you’re looking for a celebrant who will pay extra attention to even the smallest of details about your day and translate that into the blessing ceremony she conducts, I can’t recommend anyone other than Theresa.
Adam and I can’t thank you enough for making our day absolutely perfect. You were such a joy to have on the day and we will never forget it.
Haren & Natalie Samivel -
There is love in marriages and there is love for marriages and that is exactly what our wonderful celebrant Theresa Du Toit is about! Her love for and love in marriages is brighter than the sunshine itself! She brings two souls together in humble and happy ways and that makes for the best start to a marriage.
Theresa met us a few times before the wedding and she listened to our story. She understood exactly why we loved each other and supported us in getting ready for married life. She went beyond just the celebratory event on the day, her connections in the Dubai weddings arena gave us options on planners, florists, musicians and much more. She was an integral part of our weddings and it would not have been the same without Theresa.
As for her role as the celebrant, she is bubbly, she is a ray of sunshine, she is passionate, she is joyful and happy. She made the entire ceremony smile, laugh and be happy. Theresa brought out, not just our love for each other but every couple, parent, child and friends love for life and love in each other. She portrayed love as it should be and certainly brought everyone together.There were many wonderful moments at our wedding and one highlight was the way Theresa conducted the ceremony.
She stays in touch with us constantly and again has gone beyond being the celebrant, she is and will be a great role model in our lives. Her footsteps in life are a great example of love and we would highly recommend Theresa as a friend, a confidant, a role model and the most wonderful wedding celebrant!
Haren & Natalie Samivel
Jissica Ali -
Jessica and Mohammed ( Dan) Ali:
Theresa’s passion for marriage and love is truly inspirational.
From the moment we met her, we knew straight away that we wanted her to be part of our special day.
Uniting together from two different cultures, it was extremely important to us that although our ceremony would not be religious based we wanted to ensure that the importance of us starting our life together as man and wife was met. Theresa tailored made our ceremony to help us incorporate both of our cultures into the blessing.She explained to us that our day would be about two people joining together and celebrating our love for one another in front of all the most important people to us.
She is so kind hearted and easy to talk to whilst bringing the joy of marriage alive, making you feel at ease and excited for this huge step in life.
I am so thankful to have found her and recommend her 100%. Theresa you truly are amazing!!!!!
Irina Mihali -
Theresa is very easy to get along with, professional, extremely helpful and an remarkable person. She explained the process with ease and clarity and on your wedding day she checks in with you before the ceremony starts. The ceremony went smoothly and Theresa ad a personal touch to it. Our guests loved her and we continue to get compliments about the service she conducted.She truly listened to us and observed the couple we are in our meeting and discussions and she reflected that so perfectly in our ceremony. She said “our story” how we meet, how he proposed better than we would. We truly were blessed to have Theresa as our celebrant at our special day.
Cecilia Skjorten Clason -
‘From the minute me met Theresa, we knew she was the right person to marry us. She exuded vibrancy, warmth and love and had a whole load of passion about marriage; which Stephen affectionately coined as PAM! A few weeks later, Teresa came to Sri Lanka and married us in front of friends and family.
She gathered everyone around us in a semi-circle and with the ocean as a back drop, she shared our love story and we exchanged vows, in a most beautiful, intimate setting. She had everyone in tears…….Amazing!! Thank you Theresa for creating and sharing very special memories with us. ‘
Cecilia & Stephen xx
Marsha Speede -
Thank you for your lovely words, ceremony, the gift and your passion for what you do.
You were perfect and are perfect in our memories of a beautiful day.
You are special to us forever and both Leroy and I would like to say a sincere Thank You.
Leroy and Marsha Speede.
Sophie Humphries -
If you want someone who’s full of happiness and bring nothing but love and colour to your wedding this is the person you need! So easy to talk to, Made us both feel at such ease, and made our blessing different from any other wedding I have witnessed, im so happy we picked Theresa you won’t be disappointed if you do the same
Nancy Bragg -
It’s a real pleasure to work with Theresa, such a passionate and caring wedding celebrant. She truly captures the meaning of love and marriage in her ceremonies and takes great care in understanding the uniqueness of each couple she is working with. A professional lady with so much love and care in making the wedding day memorable.
Ruth Al Yasser -
Dear Brides and Grooms to be!
If there is anything your planning for when getting married in Dubai, it should be Theresa. Theresa MADE our entire ceremony. It is so important to be relaxed and comfortable and feel connected to the individual who conducts your symbolic ceremony. Theresa is just this. From the moment we met, and I heard her voice on the phone I felt so at ease and so confident for the day ahead.
To be honest, I was just expecting to meet with another vendor.. to tick my list, another major thing outstanding would now be complete. I came home however and found this beautiful, vibrant lady filled with smiles and giggles waiting to greet me. Theresa makes the world a better place with her smile and instantly puts you at ease. Theresa is a listener and this is so important when it comes to discussing how you want the day to go. Everyone is watching, cameras are filming and you’re nervous enough already… so the wording and the order of events needs to be in capable hands. Let me tell you, I never worried about a thing. Not for a second, if anything Theresa became my confidante and made everything simple and enjoyable.
My husband is shy… and I was really worried that it was all going to be a but much. Actually wait shy is an understatement! He is beyond timid and extremely conscious of people listening to him speak English as it is not his native language. Yet lo and behold, I had him walking down an aisle, saying vows twice the length of mine and loving every second of it!! We could never have achieved this if Theresa wasn’t with us every step of the way. 99% percent of the feedback mentioned how beautiful our ceremony was and how they could all feel our love. This is purely down to the way Theresa conducted our ceremony and made all the guests feel welcome.
Now, I know this reads like a testimonial which I suppose in a way it is.. however, I really want to say I am not writing this like a review of a vendor, I am writing about a friend who impacted our lives and made our wedding day. There are people who impact you from the first meeting, there are people who have infectious spirits… this is Theresa. I genuinely love her dearly and cannot recommend her enough.
PS… just a little note to B&G’s out there reading this: When the legal part is done and your bursting to get in your white dress, take the time to remember the importance of the day. The ceremony specifically. Take it slow and absorb every single second. I am sure you will have read this whilst planning for your day… but it really does go so fast. It’s now almost a month since my wedding and what I can remember the most is Theresa at the end of the aisle giving it her all to make this day perfect for us. And it was just that, perfect.
You will make right and wrong decisions when picking wedding vendors here in Dubai… but make the right choice when it comes to your celebrant and choose Theresa. Just look at my photos that Theresa has shared on this page.. look at my face and you will know this is more than just a testimonial.
Lots of Love,
Yasser & Ruth
Married: 30th December 2016 — with Yasser Hussein.
Danny & Nicola Smith -
Nicola Smith recommends Theresa D Wedding Celebrant.
From the very first moment we spoke to Theresa we knew we loved her! Her passion and devotion towards love and marriage is admiring and we couldn't think of anyone better to conduct our wedding ceremony. Theresa, you made our day extra special and we can't thank you enough! Thank you also for our lovely gift, we will cherish it xxx
Ishita Dar -
We met Theresa when a celebrant we had originally engaged bailed out on us last minute. But we couldn’t be more glad that things happened that way. Having Theresa as our celebrant was one of the best blessings! She is genuinely one of the most loving and accepting people I have ever met. Her aura is beautiful and warm and she instantly took us under her wing. Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful but having her in our team kept us calm throughout the journey. We met her a few times before the wedding to plan the flow of events and she was extremely patient and understanding of all our very specific needs. Our wedding was a unique Punjabi+ Kashmiri Sufi wedding with many customs and traditions thrown in but Theresa navigated through all of that with ease and incorporated all our requirements beautifully. She spent time learning about us as individuals and as a couple and did a fabulous job with designing the wedding ceremony.
She constantly reminded us to stay calm and relaxed through everything and how we need to enjoy the ride and not expect perfection. On the day of the wedding, she was extremely patient through everything and again, ensured that we are as relaxed and calm as we can be. She also gave us very valuable wedding advice and some beautiful and thoughtful wedding gifts which we are certain will help us both understand each other better and will inspire us to give our marriage our 100%. Her blessings we truly cherish and if I were to ever get married again, I would definitely choose her to be my celebrant again :D.
On a more serious note, I genuinely cannot recommend her service enough to couples looking to have a stress-free, smooth and beautiful wedding ceremony!
Ishita and Sameer Dar
Daniela and Nasser Nasser -
We want to thank Theresa for all the love and support she gave us on the lead up to our wedding, as well as during the big day. We are so glad that she was our celebrant!
Her beautiful, uplifting spirit brightened our days when the wedding stress became too much and her warm and loving manner had all of our guests in laughter and tears during the ceremony. She has an natural way of sharing your love story, it made us relive each memory.
Theresa is not just a wedding celebrant, she becomes your guide, support and champion of love. To us, she will forever be our friend and hold a special place in our hearts.
Daniela and Nasser.
Daniela Nasser -
We want to thank Theresa for all the love and support she gave us on the lead up to our wedding, as well as during the big day.
We are so glad that she was our celebrant! Her beautiful, uplifting spirit brightened our days when the wedding stress became too much and her warm and loving manner had all of our guests in laughter and tears during the ceremony. She has an natural way of sharing your love story, it made us relive each memory.
Theresa is not just a wedding celebrant, she becomes your guide, support and champion of love. To us, she will forever be our friend and hold a special place in our hearts.
Daniela and Nasser