Including: Acton Corners,Bishops Mills,Burrits Rapids,Hallville, Oxford Mills, Oxford Station, Mountain, South Mountain
Joan is a winner of the prestigious wedding Industry Experts Award as the finest wedding officiant in Ottawa.. Joan is proud of her aboriginal heritage. She respects and values other cultures, faiths, traditions and lifestyles. Joan born and raised in Ottawa is a long time resident of the Metcalfe community south of Ottawa.Her passion is the theatre. Joan brings a respectful and thoughtful presence to ensuring your special wedding ceremony uniquely reflects your wishes. Joan enjoys time spent working on her stained glass art, singing and acting in amateur musical theatre but especially being with family and her dogs at her second home, the log cabin her parents lovingly built, in her beloved Gatineau Hills at Low Quebec. Joan is licensed in both Ontario and Quebec to conduct weddings. With a warm considerate and nurturing approach, Joan welcomes the opportunity to assist you in creating a cherished and memorable occasion.Caution she books up quickly.
Shari is an outgoing, positive person, who is caring and thoughtful of others. She is comfortable working with couples from a variety of backgrounds to make their wedding day all it can be. As your Officiant, Shari is committed to helping you make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours and for it to be memorable for years to come. Couples say: I just wanted to say that Shari was amazing! She did a wonderful job, we would recommend her to anyone!
Having enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a Canadian Trade Commissioner and as an Ambassador for Canada to Greece and to the United Arab Emirates, David has had the privilege of officiating at numerous special events. He is frequently called upon as a speaker and presenter, and has worked with a broad cross section of cultures and people. As a trained facilitator, David brings the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your special day will be all you imagined. Since retiring, David has re-established deep roots back in his own community in Kemptville, spending time with his family, as well as, developing the gardens and farmland of his family’s historic property. This new vocation is one that nicely supports his wife, Victoria’s private wedding chapel, Willow Stone Weddings near Actons Corners, Ontario.
Julie who lives in Inkerman is fluent in both English and French is a writer and performer who applies her talents uniquely, to create beautiful moments for her clients. Amongst her friends and clients, she is known as a rock of stability and a haven of calm, qualities she imparts at the ceremonies she officiates. Julie is comfortable with all types of ceremonies, and particularly enjoys helping you add your own personal touches to the ceremony. An Ottawa native, with a degree in communications, Julie has over ten years of experience commanding audiences with her public speaking and putting clients first as part of her job with the Public Service. She loves people, and will not be satisfied unless your wedding day becomes one of the most significant and memorable days of your life.
Richard a resident of Spencerville, is a retired elementary school teacher who has worked with adults and children throughout his career. He is a very sensitive, experienced wedding officiant. Richard is very active in the community and has a good understanding of the concerns of each individual and couple. The wedding planning, the wedding day and the wedding ceremony should be an experience that will be remembered for years. It is a very special occasion and he would be pleased to help with the planning of a non–denominational or spiritual service. It would be a privilege to help you plan for your special day.
Rev. Rob Campbell is an experienced wedding officiant. His dry sense of humour lights up any room of people. Couples tell us how much they loved Rob's skills as a people person. When not conducting you will find Rob working for social justice. If you want a mature, experienced wedding officiant, Rob is your man. He is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
Bill is an established and well known resident of Metcalfe, ON and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career before retirement. Bill has had the privilege of giving back to his community, most notably as President of the Metcalfe Agricultural Society, Chair of the Metcalfe Recreational Committee, Master of the Russell Masonic Lodge #479, and five years as President of the Metcalfe Jets Jr. B Hockey Team. He is frequently called upon as a speaker and presenter, and has worked with a broad cross section of cultures and people. Bill recognizes how important the wedding ceremony is to you as a couple, and his goal is to try to make it exceed all your expectations and needs.
Daniel (Dan) lives in the country near Cardinal, a graduate of Carleton University with both a BA and MA in Political Science. He is now a small business owner and active member of the community. Dan enjoys supporting his two teenaged daughters in their extracurricular activities, and volunteering with the South Grenville Food Bank, the Beth Donovan Hospice and his Masonic Lodge. An avid public speaker, music lover and vocal performer, Dan is comfortable performing any type of wedding ceremony, from non-denominational to the spiritual, to give each couple the right touch to their very special day.
I look forward to working with you to make your personalized non–denominational, spiritual or same gender wedding ceremony a memory that will last a lifetime. Rick and I have six children, plus we have been blessed with three granddaughters. I have always been the go to person in the family for gatherings and special occasions. I work in the Retail Financial sector so putting clients at ease is now second nature to me. I’m a warm, friendly and outgoing person and I would ensure to my utmost ability that your wedding day would be all that you have imagined it would be.
Colleen is an experience wedding officiant who lives in Smiths Falls. She is patient and kind and loves a great laugh. Colleen feels finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is such an amazing gift and celebrating your love and commitment is one of the greatest moments in life, so she considers it a privilege and an honour when a couple entrusts her to join them together in one of the most important days of their lives. Talk with her you will not be be sorry.
Ann is a resident of Osgoode. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and as a Bonacci, she also has a sprinkle of Italian. When Ann is not conducting wedding ceremonies or spending time with her family, she gives back to her community as treasurer for a non-profit group which supports aid to grandmothers in Africa. Ann’s warm energy will put you at ease, and her goal is to make your ceremony memorable. She has a deep respect for other cultures and faiths. Ann is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, and she would be honoured to work with you both to conduct a memorable inter-faith wedding ceremony or a spiritual wedding ceremony of your choosing.
Francine was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Nipissing’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. 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 with over 300 participants. 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. She is very comfortable with non–denominational and spiritual wedding ceremonies.
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!
Donna is a retired elementary school principal and a graduate of Ottawa University with her B.A. and M.Ed. She has welcomed many new families to Canada and has gleaned valuable insights into their cultures. She enjoys piano lessons and her cycling and running pursuits. A resident of Manotick, she immensely enjoys her voluntary work with Candlelighters, and assists Babouchka's Farm in Val des Monts with the sales and distribution of goat soap to benefit childhood cancer support programs. It will be a pleasure for Donna to bring you ease of mind and ensure lasting memories are created from your spiritual, interfaith, or same-sex wedding ceremony.
Doug is a great family guy. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 38 years and together they have been blessed with a family of two girls and 7 grand kids. He is active in the community, and volunteers for different organizations. As an Officiant, Doug is very open to conducting either a non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremony. Doug has the ability to eliminate the stress with his organization skills, and is committed 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 humor and attention to detail will help everything go smoothly. It's your wedding and Doug will ensure the day is perfect.
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.
Gayle Poapst (pronounced Popst) offers warmth, compassion, and a calm confidence to your special day, creating a safe and supportive environment for you and your loved ones. She can offer traditional or Buddhist inspired ceremonies as well as a traditional fire puja chanted in Sanskrit. A retired nurse, Gayle now teaches yoga internationally while running a yoga studio ‘Bodhi Tree Yoga’ in Kemptville, Ontario. She is currently working on building a school and birthing centre in rural India. “My dharma is to love and serve and what better way to do this than to share in the ceremony of uniting two people in a spiritual or non–denominational wedding ceremony.”
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!
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