Donna Fornasiero

The Sailing Celebrant

Let’s Plan Your Big Day, Stress Free!

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…

If you own a boat or plan on chartering one while in this beautiful area, I may act as your Captain/Skipper and also your Marriage Celebrant.
Providing 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.

Hi! I’m Donna

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. Your wedding day should be an indication and reflection of your love and dedication to each other, your attitude to life and you and your partner’s sense of style.
I shall endeavor to make sure your wedding day is unforgettable.

Donna Fornasiero

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Marriage Ceremony

Same Sex Marriages

Renewal of Vows

Legal Requirements

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Happy Couples

Megan & Gordon Marriage Ceremony
Megan and Gordon such a sweet beautiful couple, such a honour to be asked to be apart of their special day.
This Film comes courtsey of the very talented team at Playback Studios. 
It Captures the essence of the love and connection this couple shares.
I smile every time I watch this gorgeous marriage.

Ken & Denise! Airlie Beach elopement 2020
We just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for being involved in our little elopement on Thursday, we were so fortunate to have found you and it made our little day so special for us.
Donna we felt so privileged to have you as our celebrant and just loved your genuine and warm approach, so endearing when you shed a few tears before the bride did! Thank you for all your help and guidance. Have a couple of selfies to share with you, I just love looking at these snaps, they make me smile every time! Once again Donna thank you for all your time, patience and guidance….best wishes Mr. Mrs

Jane & Russell – Magnetic Island onboard Vessel Chill Magic
Donna’s personalised service made our handfasting ceremony more special than could be imagined. Unflappable, adaptable and, more than anything, absolutely committed to making sure you have the ultimate memorable day, Donna is utterly focused on you. Without her support, suggestions and superb delivery of special words our day would have been a shadow of the exceptional, distinctive and deeply personal experience that it was. Donna is very special.

Jane & Russell – Magnetic Island onboard Vessel Chill Magic
Donna’s personalised service made our handfasting ceremony more special than could be imagined. Unflappable, adaptable and, more than anything, absolutely committed to making sure you have the ultimate memorable day, Donna is utterly focused on you. Without her support, suggestions and superb delivery of special words our day would have been a shadow of the exceptional, distinctive and deeply personal experience that it was. Donna is very special.

Astrid and Jonathon – Villa Botanica , Woodwark
Hey Donna, thank you so much for being there for our special day. The ceremony was beautiful and you tailored it exactly how we wanted it. We are so grateful that you could marry us and we were really happy with the whole ceremony. You have a special talent and we couldn’t have chosen anyone else who made us feel so relaxed and at ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Sarah and Adrian – Coralsea Resort Marina, Airlie Beach
To dear Donna, where do we start – from the moment we first met you we knew we wanted you to be our celebrant & how lucky we were to have you! Thank you so much for making us feel at ease & enjoying the moment on the day, as well as the lead up! Thanks for all the phone calls, emails & laughs – its so easy to see how much you care. We especially love the personal touches you added – in particular our beautiful water prism for my sister that now hangs in our home. Thank you.

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