Wedding Officiants in Barrie, Ontario

Including: Angus,Bordon,Bradford, Coldwater, Creemore, Cookstown, Elmvale, Horseshoe Valley,Innisville, Midhurst, Orillia, Stroud, Wasaga Beach, Horseshoe Valley Resort,

David AllmanawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

David AllmanMy wife and I live in Wasaga Beach. I'd like to offer my congratulations on dedicating your lives to one another. I believe that the significant events in our lives should be celebrated in ways that reflect our individuality and values, thus allowing us to remember them as both full of joy and personally meaningful. As a retired former broadcaster with CBC Radio, I pride myself on bringing calm, affirming support and acceptance to your wedding day by being easy going, a good listener and very flexible. Weddings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals can be personalized in many ways. Your joyful occasion can be formal or informal, short and simple with loved ones in attendance, or family and friends, that special pet, can be involved in any way you choose. Any place chosen, words spoken, or vows taken should reflect the level of spirituality, and the values, of you as a couple.

Annette Lavigne

Annette LavigneAnnette resides in Wasaga Beach with her husband Randy and their daughter, Stevie Lee. Her love and knowledge of the area allows her to be more open to new and fresh ideas. Is it a Country Flair you are looking for? Then Annette is in! Casual or Formal? She will accommodate all your wishes with themes and proper attire to fit with your wedding ceremony. After serving as an award-winning volunteer within the Toastmasters organization for over 24 years, the one thing she loves most is working with people of all ages, denominations, and cultures. Her solid speaking and organizational skills can be relied upon without any judgment. It is her role as an Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church to fulfill your needs for a perfect day!

Richard VartyawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Richard VartyRichard, who is an Appointed Minister, lives in Barrie and is no stranger to the commitment and passion necessary to help create your perfect same-sex or spiritual wedding ceremony. It’s your special day and you should enjoy it any way you wish. Richard is an avid hobbyist; enjoying theatre, teaching improvisation to the young and young at heart, as well as a board game aficionado at the local café. Every day invites new adventures that Richard greets with a calm, friendly, and skillful manner. Richard is a diligent and amicable person, who will ensure your day is as momentous and exquisite as you wish.

Nancy Knapp, BA, BEd, RNawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Nancy KnappI live in Barrie and your choices for my services include many possible venues and locations for your wedding ceremony. I am committed and focused on making your day unforgettable! Your ceremony should reflect your own values, traditions, and love as you embark on this journey together as a couple. I’m an experienced Appointed Designated Minister and have a rich spiritual background with a specialty in Religious Education. I am confident that together, we can create a celebration for which you have always dreamed, and you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Beth Foster, MEdawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Beth FosterYour day, your way! Beth is an award-winning officiant who brings an open, warm and compassionate nature, combined with years of experience in public performance and events, to your special day. With a passion for and understanding of the ritual, and an established background as a drama teacher and improvisation coach, Beth will work calmly and efficiently to ensure your ceremony is personal, meaningful and magical! Besides weddings and naming ceremonies, Beth indulges in travel, theatre, yoga, cycling, kayaking, gardening and hiking. She is also a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide.

Kathi Kelly, BSc, MSW, CAPPE (London)awardWedding Industy Experts 2014awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Kathi KellyCongratulations to you both as you plan to marry. This is your time to be creative and to honour your unique relationship. There’s something about making your relationship legal and confirmed in front of your people that is very memorable. I am an experienced officiant and was previously awarded second place as Best Celebrant in Barrie by Wedding Industry Experts. I have learned that our life’s events need to reflect honour, gratitude, humour and wonder in ways that are meaningful to you. Should we work together, I vow to be the officiant who helps quell the nerves and create the space for you to enjoy your wedding.

Catherine O'Connor, BA, MDiv, RSWawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Catherine O'ConnorCatherine is a resident of Orillia and brings a wealth of wedding ceremony experience to the services she performs. She is a proud award-winning member of Toastmasters International. Catherine is also a strong advocate for the rights of disabled people in Ontario. She is known for her sense of humour and her ability to go with the flow of anything that may happen during the ceremony. On top of all that she loves dogs especially her Standard Poodle, Ekko! Cathy is credentialed as a minister with Clergy Support Church.

Hallie BlairawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Hallie BlairI have lived in Bradford for the last thirty years. Your wedding day! It’s a wonderful joyful day to be shared with family and friends. I would be delighted to help you with this most important event in your life, to make it memorable and meaningful for you both. Maybe it’s a traditional wedding ceremony or more contemporary, perhaps it’s a casual or more formal ceremony, be it large or small, it should reflect your vision and your dreams. I believe in love and marriage for all. Originally from Timmins (no I don’t know Shania Twain), I have raised three wonderful sons who make me proud every day. I enjoy being active; at the gym, on the golf course or the ski hill. I equally enjoy the quiet pleasures of reading and knitting. Over the years, I have volunteered and responded to the needs in my community with many different groups and am proud to have been presented with a “Good Neighbour Award”.

Janice MarksawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Janice MarksJanice who lives in Orillia, believes in the uniqueness of your love. Your ceremony should reflect that. She will help you create the ceremony of your dreams whether it be small or large, non-traditional, spiritual, same-sex or First Nations celebrations. Janice's outgoing personality combined with her good sense of humour will make her a perfect choice to guide you through the wedding day. She looks forward to working with you to ensure your special day is everything you have dreamed it would be.

Jacques BrunetawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Jacques BrunetJacques lives in Stayner. Being an experienced speaker in French or English, he enjoys leading seminars and workshops for organizations across Canada. Jacques is amazing to work with, he’s able to make people feel comfortable and has a good sense of humour. He will help you create a meaningful wedding ceremony. He likes reading and has written a few books himself, and when time permits he’s outdoors hiking, cycling or playing a game of hockey. Weddings can be stressful and you will be happy to have Jacques on your team helping to make your day special.

Lynn Abbott-Lennox, BA., B.EdawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Lynn Abbott-LennoxLynn delights in creating a personally memorable and meaningful ceremony for each couple. She adds extra attention to the overall details, from the processional through every moment and word in the entire ceremony. She will make suggestions, if couples wish, for adding special touches to personalize the event. Her background has equipped her with skills in writing, public speaking and organization. Lynn looks forward to performing a ceremony for couples of all traditions and orientations who wish to make this commitment of love to each other. Lynn is an experienced Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church.