You are about to begin a journey, on board a vessel we call marriage. Excited & intoxicated with anticipation of the extended voyage and its carriage...
Hello my name is Donna Fornasiero; I am an authorized Civil Marriage Celebrant and a Commissioner for Declarations.
I am also one of the few female commercial skippers in the area of the Whitsunday Islands area.
I have resided permanently in Airlie Beach, “The Whitsundays” since 2000. My work as a commercial skipper brought me up here and since that time I have fallen in love with the area with its beautiful scenery, its turquoise blue waters and its magical atmosphere of serenity.
Marriage Celebrants are appointed by the Attorney-General to authorise marriages within Australia.
The reasons behind my deciding to become a celebrant were, when I was out on charter my guests on the boat were always asking if I could marry them, legally unfortunately you cannot unless you become authorized like myself. I also thought at the time what a beautiful idea, how traditional and romantic.
However due to the issues of conflict of interest according to the Marriage Celebrants section I must make it clear I am only allowed to act as a celebrant on the day of a couple's wedding day and in no way act as a skipper, but can give you guidance to help you find the perfect place.
I am happy to officiate from small private weddings to large family gatherings. Every Ceremony I compose and design is written with love and warmth and personilzed to each individual couple. I see myself as a vibrant modern celebrant, with high regards to commitment to detail and providing a service that suits the needs of the couple. It is your wedding and you should get what you dream of.
Please feel free to contact me on 0427040972 or email me on dforno (AT) hotmail (DOT) com
- Authorised Marriage celebrant (AMC)
- Commissioner for Declarations
- Member of the Professional Celebrant Association’
or go to my new Website www.airliebeachweddings.com