Elena Forato - Civil Marriage Celebrant

Rating
(16 reviews)
 
Service Area
Canberra and surrounding regions with flexibility to deliver destination weddings across Australia
Business Hours
By Appointment 7 Days
Phone
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Professional and flexible marriage celebrant offering a personalised, warm and respectful ceremony service tailored to your needs.

I am an accredited marriage celebrant with an open sensitive communication style and bring extensive interpersonal skills to my celebrant’s role.

Couples recognise me for being a warm and engaging professional who willingly strives to meet their needs. You can expect an individually tailored approach from me. I will work with you to create and deliver a ceremony that is appropriately designed to suit your wishes, values and needs. The result will be an engaging, warm, joyful and memorable ceremony in every way.

I can reliably provide a suitably personalised and respectful ceremony service in a wide range of diverse settings and circumstances. I proudly represent and embrace the special characteristics of our multicultural Australia.

What do I offer for your Marriage Ceremony:

  • A friendly and attentive initial meeting to discuss matters relevant to your marriage, and during which I will happily share my advice, ideas, and tips. 
  • Access to my portfolio of readings, poems and music for some inspiration on the planning for your ceremony. 
  • Composition of a personalised written ceremony tailored to your needs with flexibility for revision right up until the day of your ceremony. 
  • Advice on the legal requirements for your marriage in Australia and management of all the legal paperwork. 
  • Ongoing engagement and communication – meetings, email, telephone – to suit your preferences. 
  • Advance visit to your marriage ceremony venue, liaison with key people, and a rehearsal if you would like.


Get in touch with Elena today.


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29 Feb 2020

Elena is amazing... no words can describe the energy and effort she put in to making our day so special! Elena spent additional time finding out about how we met, our history, who to include specifically in our day and was sure to be aware of any sensitivities with family! As well as writing a beautiful ceremony that made our guests laugh and cry, Elena also researched something very special for our step son to read so he and his baby brother could also be included in our day. Not only did she make sure he had plenty of time to practice but had organised a special card with the reading inside. (A beautiful keepsake). The day before Elena made sure that everyone knew their parts!I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Elena to marry you and ensure your day goes magically!

30 Nov 2019

We had the privilege of having Elena as our wonderful marriage celebrant - she did an amazing job and we received many compliments about her from our wedding guests. Throughout the entire process she was professional, warm and lovely to work with. She put so much thought and effort into ensuring we had a beautiful wedding ceremony. Elena genuinely cares about her role in such a sentimental and important day of peoples lives. We could not recommend or thank her enough!

12 Oct 2019

Excellent celebrant!! The amount of time and level of detail spent could not be faulted. Excellent questionnaire to make the process very easy. Communication with the couple brilliant, spending time getting to know us and our relationship story made the ceremony extremely personalised and intimate on the day. Amazing on the day ceremony and delivery, incorporating all the relevant details, specifics and preferences of us as the couple! Highly recommended Elena. Felt privileged to have had her as our celebrant. 10/10 service.

30 Mar 2020

Elena performed a Beautiful ceremony, very professional and caring in regards to everything for my wedding! Great communication leading up to the wedding day. Highly recommend

28 Mar 2020

Antish and I are grateful for having Elena as our celebrant. She has a beautiful personality and a friendly vibe which makes you feel comfortable in planning your day. Her patience, passion, time and effort that she invests in her work is beyond words. Elena makes sure the ceremony turns out the way you would like it to be and made sure you feel special. We enjoyed the whole process from day one till the ceremony. She worked with us to ensure its personalized and shared our story in such a loving way with our friends. The ceremony program she wrote for us was nothing short of perfect, very thoughtful and perfectly reflected our relationship. Elena puts all her love and enthusiasm into delivering your best day. If you are struggling to make decisions, Elena will help and guide you with plenty of suggestions and ideas. We feel blessed!

20 Feb 2020

We had a simple wedding but we consider it as elegant having Elena as our wonderful marriage celebrant - she did an excellent job in every details before and on our big day. Throughout the entire process she was professional, accommodating and she listen on our thoughts about our wedding ceremony she even listen our love thoughts, our love stories and vows. She put so much thought and effort ensuring that we had a beautiful wedding ceremony. Elena is a highly recommended!

15 Jan 2020

We loved Elena so much! She guided us through the whole process so seamlessly it was an easy lovely event. We couldn’t recommend her enough. Elena became our friend and we we thrilled she attended our reception as a guest of honour! Thank you so much <3<3

16 Nov 2019

We could not recommend Elena highly enough!! From the first phone call we knew we wanted Elena to be our celebrant. The effort, time and passion Elena put into our ceremony was well above expectations. She explained every detail of the process and ensured we were involved in the preparation of our day. Elena genuinely cared and was interested in learning about us and our story. Our day could not have been any better! We are so thankful to Elena for performing our ceremony we really felt as though she was a friend not just a celebrant.

26 Oct 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Elena for our wedding ceremony. She made everything so personal to us and we had great feedback from our guests about the way the ceremony was written. A highlight for us was the couples questionnaire she sent us to be completed separately. We had a lot of fun writing this and it really helped to make our ceremony special and unique to us in every way. Elena was a breeze to work with, listened to what we wanted and really went above and beyond to make our ceremony as special as it was. Thank you Elena!

22 Oct 2019

Elena was lovely and met with us a few times to get to know us and to help us get through the legal paperwork. Elena worked with us to ensure our ceremony was what we were wanting and met with us at the wedding venue to do a walk through a couple of days before. Elena provided a personal and memorable ceremony, weaving our history into a beautiful story, allowing us to share this with our family and friends. It is not often that guests get to hear about the engaged couples story and Elena brought this to life and many guests commented on how lovely and different the ceremony was. She made us feel so special that we would highly recommend asking Elena to perform the ceremony for your own day.

5 Oct 2019

Elena was very professional in what she did for us. She made us feel very welcome and made our wedding day an absolute great day to remember! Elena was very friendly and so easy to talk to. The process was flawless and the ceremony was wonderful. Everything ran so smoothly before and through the ceremony and the day was just perfect! Thanks for everything Elena! Rob and Jessica.

7 Jul 2019

Elena is a thorough, creative and conscientious marriage celebrant. In our ceremony, she ensured that everything went smoothly and on point. Our friends and family commented on how fantastic the ceremony was, including terms such as: entertaining, fun, emotional, unique and very special. This, however, took a lot of preparation. Elena took us through the journey of the marriage celebration, explaining the law and items and sections of the ceremony in detail. She provided creative suggestions (such as music, readings, rituals), while ensuring to accommodate our personal requests and vision of the event. She was patient and flexible in working through difficult interstate schedules and a condensed wedding timeline. At all times Elena was very professional and amicable, making us feel comfortable. She took time to meet with us for a rehearsal and was well equipped to ensure the ceremony was audible and visible to everyone. We really felt we could leave her aspects of the ceremony in her hands, confident that she would take care of it with attention to detail. You know when you recap your wedding day in your head and think 'oh maybe I could have done something here or there...' Our memories of our ceremony are the most special and heart-warming part of our wedding day and without hesitation this warm feeling we have for our wedding ceremony has much to do with the trust we put in Elena. And we wouldn't change any part of it! We highly recommend Elena not only for her demonstrated abilities as a celebrant but for her upbeat energy, which is embodied through all stages of the ceremony and its preparation. Thank you very much, Elena! :)

17 May 2019

WOW.... where do I start? the moment we contacted Elena we knew she was the one to marry us. The time, effort and passion she puts into her ceremony is above what is usually expected. she went above and beyond our expectations and really made our wedding day complete. The detail that went into our ceremony was so touching and really felt like we were the only people in the world. She told our EPIC love story and it was just perfect. We are so happy with how Elena made us feel and the impact she had on our wedding day.

10 Mar 2019

Elena was an absolute delight to deal with from the very beginning. She is not only very loving, friendly and warm but very professional to deal with and she made the whole process super easy. We really want to thank her for making our day very special by sharing my (Jassi) and my husband's (Kamal) feelings for each other in the wonderful ceremony she wrote. She made us feel so comfortable and welcomed our whole family which made everyone feel special. We are so glad that we chose her to be our celebrant and we would recommend using Elena to make your marriage day perfect. Thank you so much again Elena for making our day perfect! Jassi

15 Sep 2018

We highly recommend Elena. We were very impressed with Elena’s ideas and creativity. She was approachable, readily available and she easily understood what we wanted. Elena orchestrated a very engaging wedding ceremony – it struck all the right notes of being personal, warm and fun. Elena was absolutely fabulous.


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