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.
Roger Dore who is fluently bilingual resides in Ottawa where he has worked as an educational professional for the past forty years. Growing up among the scenic landscape of the Ottawa Valley, his goal is to deliver a ceremony which represents beauty and love. He works diligently in assuring a relaxing and memorable occasion for both partners on their wedding day. His family and friends describe him as an outgoing person who is both responsible and reliable. Roger looks forward to becoming a part of your planning team.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Richmond, Ontario, I am available to perform wedding ceremonies throughout the Ottawa Valley. I am an experienced Wedding Officiant, and I will be happy to discuss any type of non-denominational wedding ceremony you choose. Before becoming an Officiant, I was a teacher, and after I took time to raise my family, I returned to the work force as a Sales Rep for a major food Distributor. I have always had a strong sense of community and remain actively involved in several volunteer capacities. As a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, I am confident that I can bring humour, understanding and patience to your wedding ceremony. I look forward to meeting with you to help create the perfect wedding experience.
Once upon a Time….two people fell in Love, decided to get married... and so, YOUR story begins! Hello my name is Trudy and I would be honoured to assist you, as you both embark on the next chapter of your life………… your journey to become husband and wife. I am a retired high school principal, born and raised in rural Ottawa west and I call Richmond, Ontario home. I am well respected in the community and have an excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds. I possess superb communication skills and I am very comfortable speaking in all settings. I have a gentle, caring nature and am passionate about family, friends, my work, my interests and all aspects of life. I am an organizer with attention to detail. I am respectful of each individual and supportive to all. I have two wonderful sons and a loving partner, parents and siblings who I share a journey of fun, adventure and contentment. I am confident that together, we can make every moment of your wedding ceremony full of magical moments……where all your dreams come true …………living happily ever-after! - Trudy was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Richmond’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.
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.
Allison is an active business owner in Carleton Place, where she resides. Allison holds a Bachelors in Psychology (Carleton), a Bachelors in Social Work (Laurentian) and a Masters in Social Work (Carleton). She is the proud parent of three children and enjoys riding horses; kayaking; gardening; likes to ice skate; hike and has performed in musical theatre. She is a cat, dog and horse lover and when not helping couples get married, she’s active in charities that support animal welfare. She is excited to join in your commitment to each other.
I have recently moved to Ottawa and I am passionate about using the arts as a tool for education, leadership development, discussing social issues, and building community. With a Master of Education, and numerous years of volunteer experience in Jamaica and India, I am someone who appreciates and celebrates diversity. I am extremely personable, open-minded, and knowledgeable, which gives me the ability to perform spiritual, interfaith and same-sex wedding ceremonies as an ally, with respect and confidence.
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