Including: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Stoney Creek
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.
Nicholas lives on the Hamilton mountain and is no stranger to events, or speaking engagements. A past career as a Community Development Manager, and a Chef leading cooking shows on TV has given him his upbeat and outgoing personality. He hopes to assist you with your spiritual or traditional wedding ceremony, and the start of your life with your special partner. His passion for life and values have served him well as a husband and a father of three great men. Nicholas enjoys traveling, cooking and is fortunate to combine his two loves when visiting Europe and other parts of the world.
Lesli is an Ancaster resident who believes that Marriage is a celebration of your love and vow of commitment to each other. Lesli would be honoured to partner with you to create a wedding day that is both joyful and memorable. She honours all spiritual paths and is comfortable officiating non-denominational, religious or spiritual wedding ceremonies. Having worked as a Human Resources professional for many years, she brings a great deal of experience in dealing with people, and has a very diplomatic and inclusive approach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, gardening and quilting. She will ensure that your wedding day will go exactly as you want it.
Mary, the love of my life, and I reside in Kitchener (after years in Milton). We are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and soon to be in-laws to the lovely Breigh as we await their June 2019 wedding. Family time, curling and travel are my passions. With a Diploma from Ryerson’s Hospitality Program (1980), a career in Hospitality and then Industrial Customer Service, I have had a lifelong passion of working with and serving people. As an experienced public speaker, I look forward to making your wedding ceremony a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved.
Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. I live in Hamilton, and my personal style is informal, relaxed and collaborative. I've had the privilege of working with a wide range of responsibilities, with incredibly diverse people. I've taught in high schools and universities. I've been a Chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces where I've been responsible for helping Christians, Jews, Muslims and those of no particular faith. When I’m on my downtime, you’ll most likely find me fishing, camping, hiking, and photographing. That’s where I go to plug-in and re-charge. I am looking forward to spending time with you, and I believe I will bring to your wedding the skills and experience to create with you the wedding that most fits your dream.
I feel fortunate and privileged to be a part of your wedding day. Together we will create a ceremony that is a true reflection of you as a couple making this the special day that represents the beginning of your life together. I am respectful and honour all backgrounds. I consider myself an ambassador of happiness and want to share in making your wedding day memorable and special.
Who lives in Ancaster would be honored to assist in the joining of you both in marriage. Your choice of wedding ceremony can be non-denominational, spiritual, religious or a hand fasting ceremony. I have been a realtor over 30 years so I am at ease working in public. I enjoy ceremonies. I look forward to meeting you, your family and friends to consult and help with the day of your dreams.
Born and raised in the Niagara Region, my family and I now reside in the picturesque Town of Grimsby. Your wedding day should reflect you as a couple. I will give you your ‘Moment In Time’. My personality will make you feel as if we have known each other all of your lives. Working and volunteering in my community, I will deliver a personal, touching ceremony starting with your vows that you take today before your family and friends. Whether you are looking for a spiritual or non–denominational ceremony, your day should be everything you dreamed of ... and more . Please give me the pleasure of uniting ‘Two Best Friends’, committing to one another on ‘This your Wedding Day’.
Caroline believes in celebrating your love. Born and raised in Oakville/Toronto area, she is familiar with the surrounding community and comfortable performing your wedding ceremony anywhere, any type and denomination you wish. Now residing in Oakville, in her spare time you’ll find her enjoying paddle boarding, playing hockey and taking care of her beloved “nephew”, an English Bulldog named Rupert. Caroline is focused on being attentive and inclusive in the service she provides. She looks forward to your special day with an upbeat attitude, and conducting your personalized ceremony you and your loved ones will be sure to remember.
Your wedding ceremony is more than just a legal union, and it deserves to be treated with the same warmth, honesty, and trust that brought you together in the first place. I live in Hamilton and have a passion for the written word and performing arts. I am unbiased, respect all forms of faith, and firmly believe that love is love. As your officiant, I will get to the heart of your love story and ensure that whether it be intimate or upscale, your wedding ceremony is a reflection of you. In my spare time you will find me exploring the City’s conservation trails or snuggling up to binge-watch the latest Netflix series with my husband and corgi. I can’t wait to join your celebration!
Rebecca has always been captivated by relationships and couples in love. Love is the most powerful and healing of emotions, and your wedding day is all about celebrating the love that You and Your partner share. Having enjoyed a career as a Sommelier and Wine Educator, Rebecca is a professional public speaker, able to convey your unique love story to your guests. Rebecca holds a degree in Psychology and was a Social Worker, helping families in need. She is a music enthusiast and plays the piano and guitar; loves sailing on Lake Ontario and volunteering with the Lions Foundation Dog Guides. As a deeply spiritual person, Rebecca accepts all beliefs and would be honoured to conduct your wedding ceremony.
Robin lives in Freelton, ON., and is a great people person and experienced wedding officiant. His philosophy is that it is your day and that it should be a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved. Robin is an outgoing, genial person with a keen sense of both fun and humour! He enjoys meeting people and has a caring nature. His voice and presence bring a flavour of both meaning and solemnity to the occasion. Talk with him and see if he is the one who will meet or exceed your expectations!
Bev, is an award winning officiant (Wedding Industry Experts). She lives in Ancaster, and is a down to earth, likable, outgoing person who looks at all aspects of life with a mixture of compassion, love, humour and definitely optimism. These attributes have served her well as a wife, mother and grandmother. Whether it is a non-denominational, religious or spiritual wedding ceremony, she is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony meaningful, loving and unique. Bev enjoys a good round of golf, as well as knitting and reading when she has time. She looks forward to working with you to make your special day a memorable one.
All marriages are special, whether they are second marriages, same gender marriages, or first time weddings. Your ceremony should reflect your personalities and your values. As such, you will find Wendy to be easy-going and someone who responds to your ideas for your day. Wendy is a clinical social worker in Burlington, who graduated from McMaster University with degrees in Drama and Social Work. She grew up in the Thornbury area, and still calls it home on weekends. Wendy is comfortable performing ceremonies that are spiritual or not, casual or more formal in nature.
Jack Birtch lives in Grimsby and is an officiant with experience. In the wedding industry Jack is known as "a class act," admired by many. His experience as a wedding officiant has taught him to honour and respect the beliefs and circumstances of all couples. A warm caring professional who knows how to make your ceremony very special, with his great delivery. You will not be disappointed!
Ruth is a resident of Hamilton and one of our most requested officiants. 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. She was voted woman of the year by the Status of Woman in 2005 and Mohawk teacher of the year in 2012 and 13. 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.”
Mélissa is originally from Ottawa but now calls Dundas home. She draws a great deal of enthusiasm and inspiration from celebrating the love and commitment between two people. She speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and is known to be warm, easygoing, insightful and attentive as well as being gifted at creating an intimate atmosphere regardless of the size or formality of the wedding ceremony she orchestrates. It would be an honour for her to help make this very important event joyful and easy. Mélissa is a confident public speaker as a result of her experiences as a practicing lawyer, yoga and meditation instructor.
Lois lives in Hamilton and is comfortable with all different types of wedding ceremonies, no matter the location. Her goal is to support you through your journey, making your wedding day uniquely yours. Lois, graduated from Mohawk College and is currently at McMaster studying Psychology. She enjoys collecting orchids and African violets and she and her husband share their home with their many pets, dogs, cats, birds and tropical fish.
Marilyn has lived most of her life in Niagara region and worked the majority of her career in Hamilton. She is passionate about wedding ceremonies and is a confident speaker before large and smaller groups. Her keen attention to detail is accompanied by a respectful sense of humour. Whether you wish a spiritual, non-denominational or same gender wedding ceremony, within a casual or more formal setting, Marilyn will listen then help you create the ceremony that reflects your values and love. Marilyn has two children (five grandchildren) and volunteers her time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Helping Hamilton Homeless. She is learning to play the Ukulele and enjoying her search into her (Irish) heritage.
Chris was recently voted by his peers in the wedding Industry as as the most popular wedding officiant in the Hamilton area in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards. He is our most requested officiant in the city. With his vast experience Chris says:'Weddings are far more about the 'couple' than they are about the 'officiant'. To that end, Chris will do everything that he can to bring perfection to your ceremony. He will help you make your day one of incredible happiness, meaning and respect. Chris is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo, Western Ontario and Notre Dame, Indiana and has taught at the University of Toronto. Chris has presided over more weddings than any of our officiants across Canada.
"Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale" - Unknown. Rita has been an experienced professional educator in Clinical Behavioural Sciences who received her education from McMaster University and Mohawk College. Rita has presented and facilitated small and large groups throughout her successful career. Rita is detail oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to help make your spiritual or traditional wedding ceremony the fairy tale you want it to be. She and her husband live in Burlington, where she embraces all individual choices and beliefs. She considers it a great honour and privilege to be a part of your memorable day, the way you envision it to be.
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