a little bit about me
Tanya McDonald

Hi, I am Tanya McDonald, owner of Building Forevers, creative, fun, personalised, and memorable ceremonies. My passion for weddings was ignited in 2014 when I established my business. I consider myself so lucky to have the best full-time job helping couples to the altar.

I live in the Historical Village of Millthorpe NSW so you’ll often find me conducting ceremonies around this area. I also travel to other parts of NSW and the ACT, I do love a destination wedding!

I am inspired by my family and friends, love to travel, enjoy good food and wine, live music, and a good book. I am also a huge fan of live musicals so try to see one as often as I can.

I got married in 2005 to Bruce a wonderful man, (he is my rock!), and we are parents to our fun-loving (sometimes) 16-year-old son, Thomas! We love spending time together cooking up a storm, traveling, or just hanging out watching a movie.

Jonathan and Simon wedding day photo
5 Star Reviews
Wedding Ceremonies Conducted
What I believe as a celebrant

I believe strongly that being a celebrant is more than just conducting the ceremony. The celebrant needs to be there every step of the way for inspiration, support, and guidance.

From the moment you select me as your celebrant I will be there every step of the way, to make your journey to the alter as memorable as possible. For all the right reasons.

Professional Experience
I completed my Certificate IV in Celebrancy in 2014 through Australian Celebrations Training and became a registered marriage celebrant in August of that same year. 
Every year as a government requirement for marriage celebrants, I complete five hours of ongoing professional development training.
I also regularly attended additional training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date and relevant.
  • Australia Bridal Industry Awards Finalist 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ABIA Creditation since 2019
  • Orange Business Awards Finalist 2019 & 2020 for experienced leader and elegance in my business field

If you would like to arrange a time to meet to discuss how I can help you with your ceremony please contact me.