Including: Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Elymra
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.
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.
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!
I spend my time as a freelance artist in my studio in Kitchener, Ontario. My wonderful wife and I have three grown children and four grandchildren, who I spoil rotten every chance I get. I have a good sense of humour and tend to see the light side in most things. The hobbies I enjoy the most are building model dioramas for my every increasing in size train set, collecting militaria and old British toys. My wife is a very patient woman (I don't ask about incoming shoe boxes and she doesn't question eBay deliveries). I would love the opportunity to be a part of your spiritual wedding ceremony and to help you and your life partner become one. Here's to you and your Big Day!
I believe that couples who plan their own wedding ceremony will be better prepared to be fully present and focused on each other during this most important part of the wedding day. It’s an honour for me to provide my expertise to lead a ceremony that reflects the unique characteristics of each couple’s journey in love. With a 30-year career as a high school teacher, multi-sport coach, and outdoor educator, I bring considerable skills in public speaking, managing logistics, humour and the ability to ‘think on my feet’. My spouse and I live in Waterloo, and we enjoy travelling, often learning from a diversity of cultures and peoples.
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.
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.
Ed came to recognize his passion to help couples realize their dream wedding while presiding over not one, but two of his siblings' wedding ceremonies. A resident of Kitchener, Ed is a talented public speaker and his natural charisma ensures his comfort with groups of any size. A champion for children through World Vision, Ed believes in the awesome power that love brings to the world. He considers being included in your special day a great privilege and dedicates his creativity and humour to your wedding ceremony. Together you will enjoy a truly customized celebration of your commitment and the perfect start to your lifetime together.
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.
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.
Len who lives in Guelph is a creative and compassionate person with strong public speaking and presentation skills. He is honoured to assist those seeking a unique, alternative or individualized way to solemnize their wedding vows. Len's goal is to be a caring and responsive facilitator, helping to make each couple's wedding day not only memorable, but spiritual and in their own 'voice'. Len's Jewish upbringing, marriage into a Catholic family, travels and education give him a wide perspective on different cultures and lifestyles. He is delighted to perform non–denominational, spiritual and interfaith marriages.
Diane was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Chatham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Now located in Waterloo, ON. Diane is a mature and caring person who has a dream: to help you design and experience a wedding day that will truly capture your love story. It will be that unique experience that you have dreamed it will be. With creativity and sensitivity, she will guide you through a process in which together you will craft a memory. That memory will warm your hearts as you move through your lives together. Whether your plans for your wedding are traditional or non-traditional, formal or informal, religious or non-religious, elaborate or intimate or interfaith, she can help you make it, “Your wedding – Your way!” Diane spent a successful career in education working with families and individuals aiming to bring out the best in each person. She would like to apply her knowledge, skills and creativity helping you to achieve the most memorable day of your life!
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.
Jeffrey lives in Milverton. He believes that each and every wedding is firmly about the celebration of life between two people that truly love each other. Jeffrey believes that your ceremony should be inspired by what makes you a couple, what makes you individuals on a journey to join as one. As a life-long learner and seeker Jeffrey has worked in community education, theater and spirituality. He is a graduate of Algonquin College (Diploma) and the University of Guelph (Bachelors and Masters). Jeffrey's core belief is that all people belong in an inclusive, understanding, and compassionate world.
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