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Elena Forato - Civil Marriage Celebrant

5.0  ( 61 reviews ) · Canberra & surrounding regions / South Coast / Southern Highlands · Show Phone
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Elena Forato is a warm and engaging civil celebrant who delivers beautiful, personalised wedding ceremonies across Canberra and its surrounding areas. Elena is a fully registered and accredited civil marriage celebrant who strives to go above and beyond for every couple she has the privilege of marrying.


If you’re looking for a passionate, open-minded, and highly professional celebrant for your Canberra wedding, Elena Forato is an incredible find. Elena understands the importance of sharing in each couple’s unique love story and designs personalised wedding ceremonies that are intimate and authentic. Elena is an excellent communicator and will answer any questions you may have along the way, making your ceremony planning as stress-free as possible.

Previous clients describe Elena Forato as being authentic, passionate, highly organised, creative, and thoughtful. It comes as little surprise that Elena has only received glowing five-star reviews here on Easy Weddings for her celebrancy services. Elena’s warm personality and unparalleled professionalism make her a fantastic celebrant choice for weddings in Canberra and the surrounding region (Yass, South Coast, Southern Highlands).

Elena’s fees include an initial meeting to discuss your ceremony, a personalised ceremony script, all legal work, a ceremony rehearsal, and as many meetings as you require in the lead up to your wedding. If you’re not sure where to begin and are in need of some inspiration for your ceremony, Elena also has an extensive portfolio of readings, poems, and songs that she will share with you.


“Elena was the most exceptional celebrant we could have asked for! She was very thorough in getting our story to create the perfect setting for our ceremony. She went above and beyond all of our expectations and the little things, like the poem cards, were just such a delightful and cute addition to her service. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a bubbly, organised and welcoming celebrant!” - Jess O.


What you’ll love about Elena Forato Celebrant for your Canberra wedding:

  • Her personalised approach. Elena will work closely with you and your partner as she designs a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that perfectly reflects your unique relationship. Whether you’re after a relaxed, formal, funny, or romantic ceremony, Elena will deliver a personalised experience that matches the tone of your wedding.
  • Her warm and engaging personality. Couples recognise Elena for being a friendly, bubbly, and engaging professional who willingly goes above and beyond to meet their needs. From your very first meeting right up until your wedding, you’ll feel completely at ease while working with Elena to craft a truly memorable ceremony.
    Her professionalism. Elena is an accredited marriage celebrant and a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. She will take the time to give you thorough advice on your marriage’s legal requirements and handle all of the legal paperwork associated with your ceremony


Here’s what’s included when you book Elena Forato Celebrant for your wedding:

  • Initial meeting to discuss your wedding plans
  • An affordable ceremony package priced to suit your needs
  • Personalised written wedding ceremony script
  • Access to Elena’s extensive portfolio of readings, poems and music
  • Advice on the legal requirements for your marriage in Australia
  • Management of all legal documents
  • Ongoing engagement and communication via email, phone or in person
  • Advance visit to your ceremony venue and liaison with key people
  • Ceremony rehearsal (if needed)


Do we need to meet with Elena in person before the wedding?

Elena is more than happy to work around your schedule, and she can liaise with you via email or over the phone if you’d prefer. Before the wedding day, you can meet with Elena as many times as you’d like to ask questions and discuss your wedding plans.


Is Elena available to travel to weddings outside of Canberra?

Yes. Elena is based in Canberra, but she is more than happy to travel to destination weddings across Australia.


“We couldn't have imagined a better celebrant than Elena. She took care of our wedding with enthusiasm, responsibility and personal involvement at all stages. She put our story into words in a wonderful speech, respected all our wishes and preferences, proposed ideas and solutions and created a ceremony tailored to us. We thank her so much and we consider her as a vital part of our wedding day!” - Eleni D.


I am an accredited marriage celebrant with an open sensitive communication style and bring extensive interpersonal skills to my celebrant’s role. My couples and other clients recognise me for being a warm and engaging professional who willingly strives to meet their needs. I believe that occasions marking significant moments in our lives should be celebrated in ways that are tailored to our own personal circumstances, wishes and values.

Elena Forato

Business Owner


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January 2023

Elena was beyond exceptional as our marriage celebrant and added so much more joy and love to our celebration. There were many things we hadn't considered but thankfully Elena had everything well in hand and made it a super special and seamless event. The ceremony was personalised perfectly so that is was truly meaningful to our love story but also delivered in a fantastically fun way that made everyone laugh. We thoroughly enjoyed the preparation for the ceremony which had us reflecting on so many key moments of our relationship. As an added bonus, she has to be the most stylish celebrant in the world and could not have matched her outfit to our themes more perfectly! We can't recommend Elena enough.

Rebekah S.

April 2022

Elena was an absolute highlight of our ceremony on 2 April 2022 - a sentiment shared by many of our guests. She is personable, professional and energetic. From the first meeting we had with Elena she was invested in getting to know us and our story before incorporating those details into our ceremony. She was able to take our cues for a less formal and more humorous event, which allowed for many laughs throughout our service. I would 100% recommend Elena to anyone getting married, but especially to those looking to do things a little un-traditionally!

Michelle P.

July 2021

Elena is wonderful, we are so grateful to have been married by her! Right from the start, she listened to our thoughts and preferences and was very helpful in the creation of our ceremony, giving us excellent suggestions and guidance. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, making the process so smooth and meaningful. Elena is an excellent communicator, is very organised, thoughtful and prompt in her responses to our emails. Elena is incredibly giving with her time, she truly went above and beyond! It was very apparent Elena genuinely cared. Elena has a kind, enthusiastic and warm personality which shone through during all our interactions and in our ceremony. She delivered our ceremony with such love and authenticity - it couldn’t have been better, we are so grateful and thrilled she was a part of it!

Tara L.

November 2023

We had our wedding at the National Gallery of Australia, sculpture garden, the Knot on the end of October, Elena really helped us a lot going through all the process and everything. She is so professional and patient to explain things and we can tell that she really enjoy doing so, we learned a lot from her and the wedding went perfect with her contribution. She prepared everything in a very detailed level, the run sheet she provided to us was a perfect document to communicate with other vendors, and the speech she gave on our ceremony was so touching and well-organized. She also hosted our reception dinner, she did it so well that everything went smoothly, she spent a lot of time with us just making things could happen on the right time in a perfect way, we really appreciate her help.


September 2023

Elena was an absolute pleasure to work with to make our special day come to life! Her attention to detail is second to none and she captured our stories perfectly. Elena went above and beyond our expectation and my wife and I could not recommend her enough as a celebrant. All of our guests still rave on about how brilliantly she conducted our ceremony and proceedings. Thank you hugely Elena! I give her 5/5 stars and I would give 10 if I could!

Istiak A.

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