I am always honoured to be asked to perform a wedding ceremony for any couple! No matter the type of ceremony you have chosen – traditional, spiritual or same gender, it’s at that moment you are truly enlightened by the love and joy that surrounds you. Originally from Newfoundland, I settled in Kitchener and my spouse Barb and my ever expanding family have been my greatest blessings. I have a degree in Pastoral Ministry through Loyola University, New Orleans. Along with my Pastoral work, my time is spent with family and friends, enjoying sports, gardening and playing with our dog. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey.
There are few days in a person's life as important as their wedding day and Hilde strives to help you make it exactly what you want it to be. Her years of leadership, mentoring and public speaking experience gives couples confidence when selecting an officiant for their wedding. She strives to make your guests feel welcome and included and is well-versed in handling those sensitive family situations that invariably come up during the wedding process. Every couple is unique and every wedding is special and different. Hilde is committed to helping you create a personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony. No reruns or cookie cutters, it is all about you and your special day!
Mari was recently voted the "Best Wedding Officiant in Kitchener-Waterloo" at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts Awards. She is warm-hearted, enthusiastic, empathic, intuitive, and ever-dancing with unique and creative ideas. One of her great pleasures in life is gathering loved ones together to celebrate the very important milestones of their life's journeys. She is the consummate Kitchener wedding officiant. Your life is special and it's important that your celebrations reflect your individual values and beliefs. As a free-spirited wedding officiant, Mari would like to help bring your distinctive touch to your wedding ceremony. Together, we will manifest the wedding of your hearts' desires. For a ceremony that is truly enchanting, exquisitely beautiful, magical, moving, and filled with meaning, call on Mari. She is the expert!
Barbara, who lives in Guelph and is a University of Windsor graduate, will be a wonderful choice as a wedding officiant. She is always flexible and enjoys working with you to facilitate your vision. A holistic health practitioner, she's also interested in environmental and social justice and loves to swim, especially in Muskoka. Barb has a loving nature and a calm presence as well as a sparkle that wedding couples will enjoy. Barbara, as her recently published children's book demonstrates, has a beautifully creative way with words and a great sense of humour. No matter what you want in a ceremony, Barb will work with you to help you celebrate your next big step on this exciting journey called life.
Gail was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Woodstock’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Gail is an outgoing, positive person who enjoys all people. She has recently retired from working with social services for over thirty years, working with and for people from all walks of life and in many different circumstances. With a sincere openness to people and their personal beliefs and values, Gail sincerely hopes to facilitate a wedding that will meet all of your hopes and expectations. A great believer in family and friendship as essentials on life's sacred path, Gail will endevour to respond to cultural, personal, and physical needs. With humour, reverence and participation, Gail will strive to make your day a wonderful lasting memory. As a resident of Woodstock she also serves London, St. Thomas, Brantford, Dorchester, Ingersoll, St Marys etc.
Based in Cambridge, Ontario, John MacLeod brings a sensitive and flexible approach to wedding services, and will adapt to the needs and wishes of bridal couples. He brings a sense of humour to things, yet always preserves the essential solemnity at the heart of a marriage commitment. His adaptable approach has led to him being chosen for Scottish attire weddings, re-enactors weddings and weddings held in a broad variety of unusual environments, including the tops of ski hills, the decks of yachts and the runways of glider clubs. He also has experience with more traditional weddings in formal and informal settings. He enjoys the planning and the celebration of each individual wedding and looks forward to being of service.
I moved to Woodstock over 50 years ago and am retired from a career as Justice of the Peace. The most enjoyable and satisfying part of my position was performing wedding ceremonies in Woodstock and around South Western Ontario. It became and still is my passion. I enjoyed everything from meeting the participants to the wedding ceremony. I am comfortable with religious and non-denominational ceremonies regardless of gender and look forward to assisting everyone in having a wonderful day. Since retiring my husband and I curled, learned to mostly kick dirt at the golf course, and travel. I am now learning shuffleboard and how to bowl.
Blair is an experienced Wedding Officiant who lives in Kitchener. He knows that your spiritual, non-denominational or interfaith wedding ceremony is the heart and soul of your wedding and Blair will ensure the ceremony you have chosen reflects the uniqueness of your commitment to one another. He has a pastoral background and has served as an individual and family counsellor. He likes reading, football and other sports plus playing with family! Blair is passionate about weddings, promises to listen to your every wish, and to capture the romance in each ceremony. If your ceremony is a top priority, Blair is for you.
Kathryn believes that your celebration of marriage should be as special as the two of you! She is located in Stratford and is dedicated to providing the kind of wedding ceremony that you, your family, and friends will always remember. She attended Brock University and holds three degrees; a BA in Theatre, a BEd and a Masters in Education focusing on Teaching, Learning and Development Kathryn enjoys music and plays the Alto Saxophone and Fife. An avid history buff and ‘time-traveler', Kathryn re-enacts the American Revolution as a loyalist refugee and volunteers with the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation. Kathryn would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Sidna Hopkins is originally from Virginia, USA and after meeting his wife chose to make his home in Guelph, ON with their blended family of three children. He would be happy to perform your choice of traditional, spiritual or same gender wedding ceremonies. Currently retired, Sidna served as law enforcement in the US Navy, including active tours to combat areas. He’s a stay at home dad to support his special needs son and in addition to his son's service dog, he also has 2 cats, 2 budgies, a horse and an especially ugly pug. He would love to be a part of your special day and make it as unique as you are.
Marianne resides in Brantford, but emigrated from the Netherlands as a child. A bonus byproduct is she is fluent in both English and Dutch! She is preparing to retire from her 45-year career in education and is well respected in her field. Marianne is outgoing and always sees the positive in life with a mixture of love, humour and compassion. She is the mother of three adult sons and one of her fondest memories is officiating her eldest son’s wedding. Marianne also enjoys knitting, cycling and reading. She is confident that she can deliver your vision and make your traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony a joyful and memorable experience.
Tim Rieck lives in the Twin City Area (Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge). He is a caring and experienced wedding officiant. Tim is the General Manager of MOORES Formalwear Division but also has a private practice in psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy. Tim likes to help couples plan their perfect day. He has a great voice and he is very adept at putting your guests at ease and creating a welcoming atmosphere at wedding ceremonies. Tim’s credentials include an M.Div.in theology, an M.A. in spirituality and psychotherapy and registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapist of Ontario and a certified member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.
A Wedding Ceremony is a celebration and expression of love. I reside in Kitchener and I am available to perform a traditional, spiritual or non-denominational ceremony of your choice. My intention will be to explore and help you give meaning to your personalized wedding ceremony. Together we will create the ceremony to reflect who you are as individuals and the relationship and expression of love you will share with family and friends. My passion for unique, special, fun, and memorable wedding ceremonies started several decades ago for my own ceremony with my partner and children. I will provide the support essential to reflect all your wishes and provide you with a lasting memory.
Ruth is a social worker, a social advocate, and teaches part time at Mohawk College and McMaster University. She is passionate about supporting people’s choices in life and love and will be comfortable conducting your wedding ceremony. (including Jewish) She is happily married in an interfaith, interracial union and has three children and a black lab. Ruth hails from Niagara Falls, but now resides in Hamilton. With her free time you can find her walking, at the gym, doing yoga, attending festivals and watching her son and his rock band, or watching sports events, including her children’s. She believes “true life lies in laughter, love and hard work.”
It would be my privilege to perform one of the most important events of your life. The ceremony is a special time of joyous celebration for the union being created between two people. I will do my utmost to make your ceremony reflect your individuality and uniqueness. I will conduct your ceremony as you want it to be. Non-denominational or spiritual weddings, no trouble. It's your day and I want to help make it all you want it to be.
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