Celebrants

Bernadette Smith

CMC, Member of Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants

Celebrating Love and Life
Magnetic Island is an amazingly beautiful island situated 8kms off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland. Every location on the island is stunning with backdrops of the azure water and white beaches that never cease to amaze the couples that come here to make their lifelong commitment to each other.

Each couple is different but with the same dream of an island wedding in the tropics. By its very nature, a tropical wedding is more relaxed than one in a big city and it is in this atmosphere that I marry the adventurous couples that travel to Magnetic Island. My ceremonies are very flexible and range from barefoot elopements in the sand up to large weddings catering for friends and family from around Australia and the world.

My ceremonies and weddings are all inclusive, allowing for every couple to celebrate love and life. This includes commitment ceremonies for gay couples and renewal of vows for those who are already married.
Working exclusively on Magnetic Island I work with couples to help fulfil their desires and dreams to create just the right atmosphere and words that best suit your needs.

Stephen Tasselli

JP QUAL. Member of Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants

I sincerely hope that whenever your Big Day is planned that it is everything turns out to be your very own unique event.

Based in Townsville, I am able to share with you original and innovative ideas that will enhance your Wedding Day to ensure that it will be a unique and memorable occasion, delivered in a warm and relaxed manner and in a style that you would expect from a Professional Marriage Celebrant.

Successful marriages are not made easily. They need patience, understanding, a lot of love and above all, a sense of humour! You are promised no fairy tale that is characterized by happy endings. But what you are promised is the opportunity to work together in developing your own future, creating a story that is uniquely yours.

My style is one of creating a relaxed atmosphere, so that you will gain the most fun and enjoyment possible on your Wedding Day. Your marriage ceremony is something that you will remember for a lifetime, so my goal is to capture the essence and meaning of your day and of what is important to you.

I would be thrilled to be part of your wedding day and so together with your ideas and guidance; I will be able to create a distinctive and wonderful ceremony that is uniquely yours.

Elizabeth Corcoran

I am a long term resident on Magnetic Island and became a wedding celebrant in September 2008 after working in the wedding industry on the Island for several years. I absolutely fell in love with my role as a celebrant right from my very first wedding on the beach at Horseshoe Bay and consider myself to be very privileged to be authorized to marry people; it is a role that I hold as sacred.

My focus is on creating weddings from the heart that reflect the beliefs and qualities of the couples I am marrying and I actively encourage participation in the ceremony creation process as much as is possible and comfortable for my brides and grooms. I am also available for Affirmation of Vow ceremonies, Commitment ceremonies and Naming ceremonies.