Including: Edwards , Greely, North Gower, Navan, Osgoode, Russell, and Manotick
Gisèle graduated from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and obtained a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology. She worked as a chaplain in a French High School for a few years. Married, with four children, Gisele is a very caring and down-to-earth person. The following quotation sums up how this wedding officiant thinks: "After years of study, I needed to go back to the basics of life for balance, these being LOVE AND BEAUTY. It would be my privilege to officiate at your wedding day of LOVE in BEAUTY".
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.
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.
Thank you for considering me to make your special event memorable and worry free. I would be honoured to bless your union with a spiritual, traditional or same sex wedding ceremony. I’m a retired teacher of thirty four years, an avid hiker, and have always enjoyed meeting and making people feel comfortable and welcomed. I live in Westboro, grew up in Ottawa and am married with three fabulous children. I earned my BA in Psychology from Carleton University, and went on to obtain my Bachelor and Masters of Education. I believe in celebrating milestones in life, and I look forward to meeting you and being a part of such an important day.
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!
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.
Mike and his family live in Stittsville, but spend their summers at their cottage in Portland near Smiths Falls. Mike was an Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and spent another 15 years with the Federal Government. He 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.
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!
Melissa is married with a toddler and three black cats in Gatineau. She is experienced in performing wedding ceremonies as well as other life celebrations in both Ontario and Quebec. She holds a Masters in Divinity – Spirituality and is a trained Chaplain. Melissa has a knack to make your day truly meaningful and will ensure your wedding ceremony represents you as the unique couple you are. Her approach is always professional, fresh and inspired! She keeps fit by running and volunteers with a cat rescue agency. Let her ease your mind and help make your day wonderful.
Siobhan (pronounced She-von) is a fluently bilingual professional living in Ottawa, who can provide you with either a French Wedding or English Wedding ceremony. She is a warm, kind, friendly individual who is a self-proclaimed “romantic”. Siobhan would be excited to help you make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. She believes very strongly in the importance of a couples desire to celebrate, publicly or privately, their love for one another. Siobhan is a graduate of Environmental Studies from Carleton University and has gained experience in public speaking through her many years as an organizer and presenter of music festivals. She has extensive experience listening to other people’s ideas and needs and helping to interpret them into professional and beautiful presentations. Siobhan hopes to be able to provide a ceremony that represents your hopes, dreams and traditions.
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 families at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. Nicola lives in Russell, ON and travels all over Ottawa to perform wedding ceremonies. Married for over 20 years with three children, Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
A passionate and bubbly soul born and raised in Ottawa (Ogilvy area), Kerry has been a part of the wedding community for many years making brides and bridal parties feel beautiful on their special day. Being a member of toastmasters gives her the ability to communicate effectively and with assurance. She is more than capable to ensure your traditional, spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremony is all that it can be and that your vision is captured.
Having lived most of her life on Canada's East Coast, Pat moved with her husband in 2010 to the beautiful City of Ottawa to be closer to family. She is devoted to helping people and has a strong creative side that loves to bring beauty, kindness and warmth to people's lives. Conducting your personalized wedding ceremony with your chosen life partner is just one more way she brings her talents to life. By the way, she is a scuba diver, has climbed a mountain, is a world traveller, loves movies, making music, hiking, anything to do with beaches, has salt water in her blood, owns the power tools in the family, and is an experienced public speaker!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sue who live in the South Keys section of Ottawa was recently voted by her peers as the 'Most Popular Wedding Officiant/Celebrant in Ottawa’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Sue joined our team in 2007, she has turned out to an awesome wedding officiant with fantastic people skills. She receives more testimonials than any of our officiants. Your wedding day is a day you will never forget and Sue will guide your ceremony along exactly as you want it and make it beautiful and meaningful. Sue respects and honours all spiritual paths and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable in any non–denominational, religious or same-sex ceremony. You will be encouraged to create your unique wedding ceremony and she will listen to your every wish and try her hardest to make it a reality. She is also licenced in Quebec Province.
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.
'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.
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.
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