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.
Christine was recently voted the ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Orleans’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Christine, one of our most experienced officiants, is in great demand as a perfectly bilingual wedding officiant. She has many years experience in public speaking. Christine'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 or spiritual wedding ceremonies. Christine is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
Réjean was recently voted by his peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Quebec’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Réjean conducts wedding ceremonies in French only. He is licensed in Ontario and Quebec. Please click on the FR button above to read his profile in French
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.
'Mike' O'Callaghan B.A., M.A.Th., M.Ed., is a retired educator and a very experienced wedding officiant in both official languages. Michael is licenced by both the Ontario and Quebec Governments to officiate weddings. He has worked in Africa and is involved with social development projects in the Dominican Republic. He has coached and held various administrative positions in soccer, in Ontario and Quebec for many years. Caring, thoughtful and a dedicated professional, he finds it an honour to be part of your wedding ceremony and is willing to make your union uniquely yours. Based on his past and present living experience, he is also much at ease preparing and officiating multi-cultural, English and bilingual (English / French) ceremonies.
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.
Yvon is a facilitator and always give 100% of himself. He was the master of ceremonies at an event at the age of 6. Since then he has never stopped working in public. Yvon loves people, loves life and people love him. His motto is ‘life is good’. Yvon is ready to help you prepare your wedding ceremony the way you want it done. Yvon will listen to you. Yvon has many talents such as advisor, facilitator, motivator, master of ceremony, trainer, musician, singer sense of humour etc etc. Yvon believes that EVERYBODY has many, many, many talents and he wants to use his to the maximum for you. If you ever decide to ask for him, you will never regret it. Take the time to choose the right person for your ceremony because it is a UNIQUE moment in your life. The person you choose will be the right one.
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.
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.
Kathleen is a previous winner of ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts awards. She has many years of experience conducting weddings. It is her goal to help you relax and enjoy one of the most special days of your life. She will do her very best to help you make your special day all you want it to be. Kathleen is comfortable in any wedding setting. Prior to becoming a wedding Officiant she was a professional social worker having graduated from the four year program at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Kathleen is a real professional in every sense of the word. Her goal is to make you as relaxed as you can be for your special day so you can enjoy every moment! Just read her testimonials!
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.
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. It is the start of an exciting chapter in a couples life. I offer my services to Orleans and the surrounding communities, and as a Flight Attendant for over 14 years I am confident that I will bring a high level of professionalism, warmth and fun to your special day. More than that, I will be sensitive and receptive to your ideas. Together, we will create a wedding ceremony that is meaningful, memorable, moving and personal. It is my priority to ensure that your wedding ceremony, whether non-denominational or spiritual, reflects your dreams and desires. Let me be your storyteller.
Joel-Jean is a young, dedicated and personable individual and professional who is currently living in Limoges. He is energized when given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. He is a strong communicator in both official languages, has strong visioning and planning skills, is solution-focused, client-centric, is very well organized, and pays attention to detail. Most of all he is very creative, has excellent interpersonal skills, laughs easily, is appropriately spontaneous, and appreciates the nuances of life. Joel-Jean is culturally sensitive, and lives the quality of inclusiveness from the inside out. He has worked as a communications, human resources management, and results-based management professional. He is also a professional actor, host, facilitator, and stage person, and he draws upon his creative talents and passion in that artistic realm as he goes about his daily life. He has university degrees in communications, theater arts (incl. arts management) and organizational development and analysis. Finally, Joel-Jean is also a part-time professor at a community college. He would be more than pleased to help make your special day a memorable one!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Attentive, energetic yet calm Sylvie is devoted to ensuring a memorable and inspiring wedding ceremony of your choice. She offers multi-cultural weddings in French or English, or a blend of both for traditional, spiritual or same-sex couples. Sylvie lives in the Carlingwood area of Ottawa with the man she loves to love. A teacher and consultant in her own right, she has extensive experience connecting with people from all walks of life. Sylvie is a mother, lover of nature and cyclist who chooses to approach life with curiosity and a belief in possibilities.
'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.
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.
Ming is fluent in French,English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Ming was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular New Wedding Officiant in Gatineau’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards.Ming has also been awarded “Star of the City” in appreciation of her customer service excellence by Ottawa Tourism. As a Chinese-born Canadian now living in Gatineau, QC, Ming is an open-minded person who has a deep respect for all people, cultures and beliefs. She has a Bachelor degree in Literature and Education from Beijing University, and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec in l’Outaouais. Having started her very active career as a Master of Ceremonies, then as a professional Pipa Virtuoso musician, followed by years of experience in event planning. Ming is committed to help you realize your special wedding day just as you have imagined –unique, beautiful and unforgettable. She is comfortable conducting non-denominational, spiritual, or multi-cultural wedding ceremonies. Ming forward to making your day dazzle!
Nicola believes your wedding day should be celebrated the way you want. She is licenced in Ontario and Quebec and can help you with your choice of a bilingual (English/French) spiritual, non-denominational or same-sex wedding ceremony. She understands it's an expression of your love and your commitment to each other. Having worked as a birth and postpartum doula she has first-hand practice in supporting parents at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. Nicola lives in Russell, ON and has been married for over 20 years with three children. Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
Tina is a happy-go-lucky person, with a passion for life, possessing a very positive disposition, is organized and loves helping others fulfill their dreams. She will work closely with you to ensure your special day is exactly the way you envisioned. Tina is licenced in both Quebec and Ontario and is fluently bilingual. You will find that she is a non-judgemental person and listens attentively, which enables a strong connection to you both. This allows you to express your needs and opinions openly and honestly, and makes the planning enjoyable, effortless and tons of fun.
Elaine is a resident of Ottawa, and is a proud Swampy Cree woman originally from Northern Saskatchewan. She is a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Wolf Clan who is the natural life teacher. Elaine is a mother of one, a step-mother, a singer, a women’s traditional dancer, and believes in love, life and ceremony. She would be honored to assist you on your special day by preforming your personalized wedding ceremony and invites you to consider either a traditional first nation, spiritual, interfaith or same gender ceremony. Don’t forget to ask her about hand held ceremonies and incorporating a healing circle ceremony with the 4 direction colors.
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