Alternative Celebrant In Adelaide

About Deb the Celebrant

My name is Deborah Lilley and I am a qualified Civil Marriage Celebrant. I qualified in 2014 after deciding I needed a creative outlet for my flair for organisation and attention to detail. I am originally from Essex in the East of England, but moved to South Australia with my family in 2006.

I am professionally trained and legally authorised by Australian Commonwealth Law to solemnise marriages anywhere in Australia and its Territories. I am also able to conduct any type of ‘non-legal’ ceremony you wish for. I am fiercely inclusive, and strongly believe that marriage is for all.

I abide strictly to the Code of Practice for Celebrants and am a member of many professional bodies including AMC – Australian Marriage Celebrants ( and AFCC – The Australian Federation Of Civil Celebrants (

I am a confident public speaker and have a clear voice with or without a microphone.

I am a vibrant, fun-loving, 40-something Gemini, who is growing old disgracefully with crazy coloured hair and an amazing dress and shoe collection! As you can tell I am a young at heart person but I have a soft spot in my heart for anything vintage, from the 20’s flapper days to 50’s rock-and-roll.

I’ll happily wear anything from my extensive retro dress collection for any occasion, but especially when it fits into the look of a Wedding! Do you want a Celebrant who is comfortable to dress up for your theme wedding? Then I’m your girl!

More about Deb

When I’m not marrying loved up couples, I am down the beach paddle-boarding or swimming, or finding new trails in beautiful scenic places with my partner Bert, usually with a various collection of our collective kids and my two dogs Morris and Theo.

I am also a film fanatic and a secret geek. I grew up on a screen diet of Star Wars, Dr. Who, and all things Si-Fi (Thanks Dad) and I love the opportunity to let out my inner geek in wedding ceremonies.

Amazing Adelaide Celebrant, Deborah Lilley C.M.C.


Community Celebrant In Adelaide

In the community

Community spirit is really important to me.  I am a fully Gilwell woggled and Wood Beaded Scout Leader in the Scouting Association of Australia. It is my dream to marry a couple in full Scout uniform (one day I am sure!).

I am also a qualified JP and love volunteering in my local community, as an MC at a fundraiser or an extra pair of hands helping out or sponsoring local events.

If you’d like to chat about how we might work together then please contact me.

Get to know me!

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