+27 82 822 2252 marilyn@insight.co.za

Services Offered

For 35 years and More


And more


It is a delight each time I meet a couple that are in love and wanting to publicly declare their love for each other.

Weddings in all sorts of exotic locations have become my weekend experiences and I enjoy each and every one of them.

I meet with the couple and compose a service that suits their backgrounds, relationship and spiritual beliefs.


Blessings and Funerals

Many of the couples that I have married have had children and asked me to do the Blessings for them. It is a privilege to see the fruits of their union.

Every couple is unique and different services would be conducted depending on their requirements.

I always address the other children present and speak on behalf of the Baby being Blessed.


One of the biggest honours one can have in this life time is to pay homage to one that has just departed.

A celebration if it has been a life well lived and a commiseration for the family members left behind.After consultation with the bereaving family I compose a service for them.

Some thoughts:

. . . . from Mark Twain
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

. . . . from Henry van Dyk
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live


Marilyn has looked after my financial advisory needs for the last 25 years at least. The portfolio ranged from standard type policies like life cover, medical aid disability cover to keyman policy, income protection and investments. Her knowledge in the industry is unsurpassed. Her honesty and integrity comes to the fore in her advising - Marilyn's biggest differentiator is her unrelenting caring about her clients and people in general. On more than one occasion I have referred close friends to Marilyn to help resolve their claims in the industry - where their own financial advisors failed Marilyn came up trumps and successfully resolved complicated issues, and both were complicated claims in Dreaded Disease. Marilyn didn't take no for an answer but pursued the matter which she knew needed to be paid out. I can not recommend Marilyn highly enough in this regard.

Veronique Hoog

Marilyn officiated our wedding, and we loved her so much that it made perfect sense to ask her to do the same for our son's Christening. As we expected, it was a perfect day. Marilyn created a ceremony that blended the religious elements of a Christening like I wanted, with the more nurturing and family-orientated naming ceremony that my husband wanted. She has a beautiful way of making everyone at an event feel like they are a part of the whole process, and that their presence enhances the special occasion. She also takes the time to really understand your own vision of the event, and to make sure it comes true. When baby number two arrives, we will definitely be asking her to join us again.

Marc and Nadine

Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for officiating our wedding.Your energy and passion set the tone for the rest of the day.We had such a fun and happy time. Everyone we spoke to mentioned how wonderful and different your ceremony was and it was great to meet you and hopefully we will see you at some of our friends wedding in the future. Thank you

Leigh and Kate

Dear Marilyn, hope that you are well! Rob and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful ceremony that you did for our wedding. You truly encompassed everything that our day was about -love, family and most importantly laughter! The way that you included the girls into the ceremony was so special and it meant so much to them to be part of it. Every single guest was blown away by your talent and most said they had never been to a wedding like ours. Thank you once again and I hope to see you soon. . . . let me know where you are preaching and I will send Rob, now that he is married he can have his soul redeemed!! Love Jen xxx

Jenny Reichhardt

Kerri and her fiance were working in China, he is British, and there are all sorts of crazy criterion to be met before a wedding can be performed. Marilyn kindly arranged it all, Interviews with the home affairs etc. This was done in Johannesburg while the couple were still in China, they came back to Port Alfred and Marilyn performed a wonderful ceremony on the Banks of the Kowie River. Her joyous personality so soothing for any nerves, mine and the couples. The words just right for Kerri and Stevie. I first met Marilyn at my nieces wedding in Johannesburg a few years earlier and was so touched by her wonderful analogy of two people, like trees separate but with their roots entwined, living and fulfilling their day to day lives in harmony. I never forgot her and knew I wanted her for Kerri's wedding.

Heather Rader

Dear Marilyn We trust you are well and doing lots of weddings!! We have just returned from the most amazing honeymoon! Seeing California , spending time in Virginia and ending off in New York was just fantastic!! Now of course it is back to reality!! We both just wanted to say a very big thank you for the most beautiful ceremony on our wedding day! You made it so special for us and what a fantastic way to start the day!! The wedding was a huge success and all our guests totally agreed with us that it was spectacular!! Thank you once again for the special words which we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We wish you further success and the happiest of years ahead! All the very best! Lots of love

Otto and Joy

Marilyn is the most energetic, entertaining and motivating person - she has an extremely positive outlook to life in general. All these qualities she carries straight to the podium with her and her motivational talks are pertinent and relevant. I strongly recommend using her as a motivational speaker

Veronique Hoog

I first met Marilyn at my nieces wedding in Johannesburg a few years earlier and was so touched by her wonderful analogy of two people, like trees separate but with their roots entwined, living and fulfilling their day to day lives in harmony. I have not yet met anyone to touch her for her sensitivity and ability to know the right thing to say for each individual. I lost my father in October 2014 and called Marilyn, she was able to come to my home and do a wonderful touching funeral service in tribute to my father. Once again her words were exactly what we needed in a time of sadness when loosing my dear 90 year old Dad. We sadly had a tragedy in my family in February 2015 when my Son lost his year old baby daughter. We were completely devastated. Marilyn came to Davids's home and performed a lovely tribute to Abi. Our family is of mixed religious beliefs, her sensitive approach to the ceremony allowed us all to feel her comfort and love. It was the most beautiful ceremony and farewell to my precious grand daughter.

Heather Rader