Including: Nepean, Ottawa West
Dawn Brown, a resident of Ottawa, with a Masters in Education (Counselling) is a published author and international speaker. She has over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and coach specializing in relationship and life transitions. She is the recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Learning for Life category. Dawn’s goal is to help you create a personalized wedding ceremony that celebrates your love and commitment to each other. Whether conducting a non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremony, her warm and caring approach invites all to embrace the joy of marriage. Her gift to you is the peace of mind you need to relax and enjoy your day.
It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to perform your traditional, spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremony. How can one not want to share and be part of the energy that surrounds the love of two people. My family and our dog Dixie live a simple life in Kanata. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their adventures, and so I volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Sports Club. My hobbies include a good mystery novel or movie and trying to find out “who done it” before the ending. Although I don’t have a green thumb, I enjoy puttering in my garden and sampling the tastes of the fruits of my labour.
Christine is from Ottawa, married and has two independent adult sons. She embraces all the seasons through outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, kayaking, cycling and hiking. She has a diverse background as a criminologist, horticulturalist and funeral minister. Through her ministry and as a volunteer Christine has served the community in various capacities relying on her creativity and strong interpersonal skills. Her world view embraces the full variety of faiths and traditions. She brings to the table a blend of professionalism, enthusiasm, grace and respect for all unions including same-sex. On your wedding day Christine will, with a calm compassionate presence, guide you through your genuinely meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony.
Jody and his family have lived in the Ottawa area for many generations and the city holds a special place in his heart. A connoisseur of geek and pop culture, Jody is also an experienced actor, host and improviser. He’s quick with his wit and able to accommodate your wishes for a personalized spiritual, interfaith or same-sex wedding ceremony. He excels at creating and planning events and ensures everyone is having a good time. At the end of the day, he loves winding down in his Barrhaven home with his wife, mother-in-law and young daughter, with a cup of tea and one of their two cats on his lap.
Natalie Joy is an experienced public speaker, educator, dog-lover and chocolate addict. Having spent her childhood in Saint-Isidore and her adult life in Ottawa, Natalie Joy is fluent in both official languages and is licensed to perform spiritual, non-denominational and same-sex wedding ceremonies in both Ontario and Quebec. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Fine Arts, Natalie Joy is compassionate, versatile and passionate about making your special occasion a memorable experience. In her spare time Natalie Joy can be found watching reruns of Star Trek or enjoying board games with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Residing with her teenage children and husband in the Barrhaven area in Ottawa, Jody enjoys the opportunity to celebrate new beginnings through the eyes of the couples she serves. She understands it’s an honour and a privilege to be chosen to conduct and participate in your personalized, spiritual, non-denominational, or interfaith wedding ceremonies. Jody is fluently bilingual in English and French, flexible, easygoing and organized making her an ideal candidate to conduct seamless worry-free ceremonies for her couples. She’s an avid animal lover and enjoys a house filled with, family, friends, light, love and laughter. Jody looks forward to the possibility of working with YOU!
My name is Lucie Chayko, and I’m so happy to be an officiant! It is truly a passion of mine to work with each unique couple to achieve their vision for their wedding day. No matter what you are looking for, I am dedicated to working with you and guiding you in preparing your unique ceremony by truly listening to you. Your thoughts, feelings and wishes are important to me. I am fluently bilingual: a Francophone married since 1991 to a unilingual Anglophone. I am from the Outaouais and reside in Hull with my husband and our son. Enthusiastic about life, I share my son’s motto: “MIH” – Make It Happen! With my 10 + years of experience as a senior bilingual professional trainer/facilitator, I have proven my leadership skills and my sense of humour. I have been known to add just the right touch of humour to make the ceremony memorable for everyone to leave with a smile in their hearts. I am currently continuing my studies part-time, while working full time as a proud federal public servant. I also enjoy helping others achieve their best as a life coach. Chocolate is my go to as is driving with loud music on the highway of life!!! I hope to be your chosen officiant to perform a wedding ceremony that reflects you both!
'Sandy' has the ability to accommodate a wide variety of requests, whether in English, French, or Bilingual. With his sincerity and his family-friendly brand of humour, he is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony memorable and enjoyable. He is very comfortable speaking in any size of crowd. He’s an Ottawa-based teacher, performer and dog-lover who enjoys cooking, swimming and improv comedy. He is a Queens grad, plus an MA in Child Study and Education at U of T. Sandy's downtime is spent outdoors, traveling or volunteering at Camp Oochigeas near Rosseau, ON.
Luc's one of our most experienced wedding officiants. Luc is a true 'people person', flexible and open-minded, with a love for life and all that is true. Whether what you have planned is a classical wedding, or a relaxed and laid back one; whether you wish to have your ceremony in French, English or Spanish, it will be a true pleasure for Luc to perform your wedding. Please note. Always check his availability as Luc has had to reduce his availability for weddings. He now spends much of his free time doing charitable work in developing countries. Luc is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec.
Steve is a dynamic public speaker, engaging, funny, and inspiring. He has spoken at numerous conferences, church events, retreats, camps, and social functions. With a background in the Toronto film industry, Steve came to Ottawa bringing his great passion for acting/speaking. He respects and acknowledges the inherent beauty in diverse philosophies and traditions. He is equally at home with religious, spiritual and interfaith wedding ceremonies. Steve resides in Kanata with his wife and two children. His spare time usually involves kickboxing, musical composition, French roast coffee, reading, and a Tanqueray TEN martini (in no particular order). Steve is steadfastly committed to ensuring your wedding day is second to none!
Michele is a trained and professionally experienced actor and director with many successful theatre productions to her credit. She has exuberance, an ability to connect with people, and an eye for detail. If you’re looking for someone who understands a great wedding ceremony to help you bring out those moments of intimacy, joy, solemnity and celebration for you and your loved one on your special day, she can guide and support with a calm and confident hand. Unconventional settings, rainbow relationships and custom ceremonies are all welcome – let’s create a wedding ceremony together that’s as unique as you are! Michele is licenced in both Ontario and Quebec.
Kes loves weddings, and would love to help make your special day everything you have been dreaming of. Very outgoing and personable, Kes has an honours degree in Theatre from Queens University and is also a professional artist, so she knows how to add just the right touch of dramatic flair to your special day. Her husband is Jewish so she is very familiar with Jewish weddings. Kes is also extremely comfortable with non-standard or unusual ceremonies – if you’re thinking of a romantic costumed wedding ceremony, a special and unique theme or something more traditional, she’d love to help make your ideas a reality. Innovative, flexible and unflappable, with a great sense of humour, Kes will work to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you, your family and guests, and a one-of-a-kind ceremony you will never forget!
Roger Dore who is fluently bilingual resides in Ottawa where he has worked as an educational professional for the past forty years. Growing up among the scenic landscape of the Ottawa Valley, his goal is to deliver a ceremony which represents beauty and love. He works diligently in assuring a relaxing and memorable occasion for both partners on their wedding day. His family and friends describe him as an outgoing person who is both responsible and reliable. Roger looks forward to becoming a part of your planning team.
Thank you for considering me to make your special event memorable and worry free. I would be honoured to bless your union with a spiritual, traditional or same sex wedding ceremony. I’m a retired teacher of thirty four years, an avid hiker, and have always enjoyed meeting and making people feel comfortable and welcomed. I live in Westboro, grew up in Ottawa and am married with three fabulous children. I earned my BA in Psychology from Carleton University, and went on to obtain my Bachelor and Masters of Education. I believe in celebrating milestones in life, and I look forward to meeting you and being a part of such an important day.
Peter was voted by his peers in the wedding industry as the most popular new wedding officiant in Ottawa in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards 2015. It would be his absolute pleasure to be your wedding officicant for one of the most important milestones you will experience in your life. He is open to any and all types and theme weddings. My 35 years of experience in the Canadian Military has given me the opportunity to grow up in various communities across Canada. This has given me the ability to relate to many different cultures. My wife Marie and I have been married for 33 years and have lived in Kanata for over 10 years. We are retiring in Ottawa to remain close to our family. I am an active volunteer within my community and an advocate for our youth. During my free time I enjoy swimming, cycling and most of all taking long hikes with Maggie, our golden retriever. I am a caring and compassionate individual who will work closely with you to ensure a positive experience on your special day.
While this bio may be about Nancy, she knows your wedding ceremony is all about you and wants - as you do - to have it reflect your love and the unique people you both are. Nancy is located in west end Ottawa, and is a business psychology specialist and corporate trainer who has spent over 30 years in front of audiences, large and small. Having previously worked as a European tour manager handling multiple demands and eager passengers, she knows how to bring a calm, positive energy to busy situations. Whether your wedding ceremony is traditional, spiritual, interfaith, same-sex, or even a renewal of vows, Nancy will be there to help you create wonderful memories!
A passionate and bubbly soul born and raised in Ottawa (Ogilvy area), Kerry has been a part of the wedding community for many years making brides and bridal parties feel beautiful on their special day. Being a member of toastmasters gives her the ability to communicate effectively and with assurance. She is more than capable to ensure your traditional, spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremony is all that it can be and that your vision is captured.
Residing with his family in Stittsville, Mike was an Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and spent another 15 years with the Federal Government. Mike is an experienced facilitator and public speaker comfortable in any setting. Not only will he work hard to perform your traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony to meet your needs, but Mike’s casual sense of humour will ensure your guests are relaxed while easing your mind so that you can truly savor the moment. During the summer Mike and his wife Terry can be found riding their motorcycles or enjoying quiet evenings boating, while winter will find them ballroom dancing to the sounds of big band music.
Brian was recently voted runner-up ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts awards. Brian is a great family guy who lives in Barrhaven. He has been married to his college sweetheart since 1995 and together they have been blessed with a family of three. He volunteers with CHEO and the United Way, is an adoption advocate and is involved in many other volunteer activities in the community. He is very open to conducting ceremonies in English, French or Spanish - or bilingual - or even all three!. Brian brings a commitment to ensuring that your wedding ceremony, whether non–denominational or spiritual, will reflect who you are, in a genuine, personal way. His creativity, sense of humour and attention to detail will help everything go smoothly and give you confidence every step of the way. "It's your day – let's make sure YOU enjoy it!' Brian is one of our most well-known officiants in the Ottawa area!!
Danielle was voted by her peers as the most popular wedding officiant in Ottawa in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards .She lives in Ottawa and can conduct wedding ceremonies in both official languages ."When we are gathered in the name of Love, a powerful and memorable unfolding takes place." This is Danielle's belief about your special day and she will help set the tone for it to unfold in the way that you have envisioned it. As a former teacher/principal, she has much experience and leadership skills in many fields. Her friendly easygoing ways, her great listening skills and her warm smile will surely facilitate the planning and delivery of the services she can provide as you begin a new life together. Call her and you will know you have made the right choice.
Francine is one of award winning officiants. Francine now lives in Ottawa, is perfectly bilingual and has over 20 years’ experience in public speaking. As a professional group facilitator Francine is comfortable in both a small group setting and large venues . As your wedding officiant, Francine will bring sincere warmth, professionalism, patience, flexibility and a clear understanding that this day is all about creating life long memories for you and your loved ones. Francine’s warm and inviting personality makes everyone feel comfortable immediately and she is dedicated to working with couples to create their very special day.
Brigitte is a fluently bilingual professional living in Orleans, and has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise. Brigitte is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. She holds a degree in Recreation & Leisure, Event Planning & Design, Food & Beverage Management as well as a Sports Business Management degree. Brigitte is also certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English or bilingual non–denominational, religious or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
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