Tara was born in Baghdad, and has been living in the Niagara region for 20 years. She celebrates and supports any wedding ceremony of your choosing and can perform them in both Arabic or English if desired. She is comfortable in front of large crowds with her Honours degree in Dramatic Arts and a minor in Psychology from Brock University. Tara also has an Events Management Diploma from George Brown College. With her background in the events industry in Niagara and hospitality, she’s one of our most energetic Officiants. You can find her at a theatre, volunteering around the community, at a museum and trying new foods. Tara will bring enthusiasm, care and attention to your big day.
Carole feels it is important to make the couple stand out on their special day whether it’s a traditional, spiritual, same gender formal or themed wedding ceremony. No wedding is alike and your wedding ceremony should be as unique as you are. Carole is located in Welland, ON. She has won awards through Toastmasters for public speaking. Carole is also proud of her recent graduation with her Masters of Divinity from Trinity in Indiana. You’re guaranteed a kind heart and warm smile from her
I love working with people and celebrating their special times with them. I live in St. Catharines, speak English and have a great sense of humour, so I’m told. I am an experienced ordained minister and have a Masters from University of Toronto. I owned my own farm market and bakery. I love creating wonderful food, especially for my three children and whoever they bring home with them. I have been involved in school nutrition projects and food drives trying to ensure the smallest of our neighbours do not go to bed hungry. Planning your wedding ceremony requires sensitivity, and I would be honoured to conduct a non-traditional wedding ceremony or spiritual wedding ceremony that reflects your every need.
Melissa was recently voted the ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Niagara Falls and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts 2013 Awards. She is not only a great wedding officiant but an experienced wedding coordinator that truly understands that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. She loves people and weddings and she brings her joy and enthusiasm to each ceremony. Melissa is open minded, very approachable, and is entirely comfortable performing ceremonies, large or small, formal or intimate, spiritual or non–denominational. No matter what you want in a wedding ceremony Melissa will work with you to achieve your perfect day. Her goal is to ensure that your wedding ceremony reflects your values, style and your own personal uniqueness. Her friendly and loving personality will make you feel at ease the moment you meet her. If you are looking for someone who will do everything necessary to ensure your ceremony is as special and personal as it should be, then Melissa is the officiant for you.
George has a personality that always thinks outside the box. He believes in the old adage that life is not measured by the breath we take, but by the things in life that take our breath away. He was awarded the YMCA Canada Peace Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to his community. Your unique wedding service can be customized to help bring meaningful joy and happiness to your formal, informal, non–denominational, or spiritual ceremony. His sensitive listening skills can include your family and friends by blending them in a significant way into your once in a lifetime celebration. George lives in the Niagara Peninsula.
Matthew will work with you to provide a unique spiritual or same gender wedding ceremony tailored to fit your personality, wedding theme, including highlights which make your love for each other unique. Matthew is an Environmental Consulting Scientist with a Bachelor in Physical Geography from Brock University and an Environmental Management Diploma from Niagara College. He and his wife live in St. Catharines, and when not out walking their two dogs, you will likely find them cruising on their motorcycles through beautiful wine country. Matthew believes in, and respects the power of love between any two people and would be honoured to perform the wedding ceremony of your dreams.
Crystal Pogson is a long- time resident of Dunnville. A people person and an experienced pubic speaker who considers her role as a wedding officiant to be an extension of her life of helping others. She loves to be part of creating those unique special moments. Her educational background includes attending Niagara College for Health Sciences and Advance Care Paramedic, Queens University for Teaching and Brock University for special interest courses. When she isn’t meeting with couples to go over their wedding ceremony plans, Crystal enjoys spending time in her garden, or with her family and friends, including her adorable grand-puppy.
Born and raised in Thorold, nestled in the heart of the Niagara Region, Jaclyn is a lover of travel and dogs, especially her Boston Terrier Oliver. She attended Queen’s University in Kingston where she graduated in 2010 and received her Bachelor of Science (Honours), with a Major in Biology. Through her schooling and travels she has met people from many backgrounds with differing stories of life and love. She believes everyone has the right to love whomever their heart desires, and she’s happy to perform the spiritual, interfaith or traditional wedding ceremony of your choice. She promises to bring her enthusiasm, happiness and much more to your special day!
Catherine Skinner is a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur who lives in St. Davids, ON with her family and three amazing children. With a background in performance and extensive experience as an event producer and coordinator, she is perfectly at ease speaking in public and understands the nuances that each little detail lends to a special day. Catherine passionately believes in every person’s right to love, family, tradition and ritual however unique their approach may be. Large gatherings or small, traditional or non-conventional, spiritual or secular; whichever your choice, Catherine feels deeply honored whenever she can be a part of such cherished milestones.
Jack Birtch lives in Smithville and is an officiant with experience. In the wedding industry Jack is known as "a class act," admired by many. His experience as a wedding officiant has taught him to honour and respect the beliefs and circumstances of all couples. A warm caring professional who knows how to make your ceremony very special, with his great delivery. You will not be disappointed!
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