I moved to Woodstock over 50 years ago and am retired from a career as Justice of the Peace. The most enjoyable and satisfying part of my position was performing wedding ceremonies in Woodstock and around South Western Ontario. It became and still is my passion. I enjoyed everything from meeting the participants to the wedding ceremony. I am comfortable with religious and non-denominational ceremonies regardless of gender and look forward to assisting everyone in having a wonderful day. Since retiring my husband and I curled, learned to mostly kick dirt at the golf course, and travel. I am now learning shuffleboard and how to bowl.
Beverly is an award winning Officiant (Wedding Industry Experts) living in Ancaster. She's a down to earth, likable, outgoing person who looks at all aspects of life with a mixture of compassion, love, humour and definitely optimism. These attributes have served her well all her life as a wife, mother and grandmother, Chaplain and Minister. She is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony meaningful, loving and unique. Bev enjoys a good round of golf, as well as knitting and reading when she has time. She looks forward to working with you to make your special day a memorable one.
I have an undergraduate degree in family relations and a masters M.Sc., in marriage and family psycho therapy from the university of Guelph. I believe a Wedding Ceremony is a celebration and expression of love. I reside in Kitchener and I am available to add elements of a traditional, spiritual or non-denominational ceremony of your choice. My intention will be to explore and help you give meaning to your personalized wedding ceremony. Together we will create the ceremony to reflect who you are as individuals and the relationship and expression of love you will share with family and friends. My passion for unique, special, fun, and memorable wedding ceremonies started several decades ago for my own ceremony with my partner and children. I will provide the support essential to reflect all your wishes and provide you with a lasting memory.
I am always honoured to be asked to perform a wedding ceremony for any couple! No matter the type of ceremony you have chosen – traditional, spiritual or same gender, it’s at that moment you are truly enlightened by the love and joy that surrounds you. Originally from Newfoundland, I settled in Kitchener and my spouse Barb and my ever expanding family have been my greatest blessings. I have a degree in Pastoral Ministry through Loyola University, New Orleans. Along with my Pastoral work, my time is spent with family and friends, enjoying sports, gardening and playing with our dog. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey.
Ruth is a resident of Hamilton and one of our most requested officiants. She is passionate about supporting people’s choices in life and love and will be comfortable conducting your wedding ceremony. (including Jewish). She is happily married in an interfaith, interracial union and has three children and a black lab. She was voted woman of the year by the Status of Woman in 2005 and Mohawk teacher of the year in 2012 and 13. With her free time you can find her walking, at the gym, doing yoga, attending festivals and watching her son and his rock band, or watching sports events, including her children’s. She believes “true life lies in laughter, love and hard work.”
Janice, who lives in Delhi, wants you to feel comfortable. This is your wedding day and she will help to fulfill your vision. If you want traditional or something unconventional and distinctive, she will respect your vision and help produce a result that is a unique celebration of your love. She is comfortable with religious and non–denominational ceremonies. She believes that love should be celebrated regardless of gender, culture or religion. Janice has lived in Norfolk most of her life. She will bring to your day interpersonal skills that are warm and friendly. Janice has a great sense of humour. Janice will embrace your wedding vision and bring an ease that is contagious and joyful for your wedding day.
I serve and care for my community of Ancaster, and beyond. I would be honored to assist in the joining of you both in marriage. Your choice of wedding ceremony is entirely up to you, and I will strive to bring understanding, warmth, sincerity and my passion to make your ceremony a personal fun experience and a memorable one. I am at ease working in public and I absolutely enjoy ceremonies. I look forward to meeting you, your family and friends to consult and help with the day of your dreams.
Nicholas lives on the Hamilton mountain and is no stranger to ceremonies, community work, or speaking engagements. A past career as a Community Development Manager, and a Chef leading cooking shows on TV has given this minister his upbeat and outgoing personality. He hopes to assist you with your spiritual or traditional wedding ceremony, and the start of your life with your special partner. His passion for life and values have served him well as a husband and a father of three great men. Nicholas enjoys traveling, cooking and is fortunate to combine his two loves when he has the opportunity.
Diane was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Chatham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Now located in Waterloo, ON, Diane is a mature and caring person who has a dream: to help you experience a unique wedding ceremony that truly captures your love story. Diane spent a successful career in education working with families and individuals aiming to bring out the best in each person. She would like to apply her knowledge, skills and creativity helping you to achieve the most memorable day of your life!
As an Appointed Designated Life Celebrations Minister Ed came to recognize his passion to help couples while presiding over not one, but two of his siblings' wedding ceremonies. A resident of Kitchener, Ed is a talented public speaker, trained in the toastmaster system. His natural charisma ensures his comfort with groups of any size. A champion for children through World Vision, Ed believes in the awesome power that love brings to the world. He considers being included in your special day a great privilege and dedicates his creativity and humour to your wedding ceremony. Together you will enjoy a truly customized celebration of your commitment and the perfect start to your lifetime together.
There are few days in a person's life as important as their wedding day and Hilde strives to help you make it exactly what you want it to be. Her years of leadership, mentoring and public speaking experience gives couples confidence when selecting an officiant for their wedding. She strives to make your guests feel welcome and included and is well-versed in handling those sensitive family situations that invariably come up during the wedding process. Every couple is unique and every wedding is special and different. Hilde is committed to helping you create a personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony. No reruns or cookie cutters, it is all about you and your special day! Hilde can celebrate your ceremony in English, German or Croation!
Marianne resides in Brantford, but emigrated from the Netherlands as a child. A bonus byproduct is she is fluent in both English and Dutch! She is well respected in her community as Designated Minister and Wedding Officiant. Marianne is outgoing and always sees the positive in life with a mixture of love, humour and compassion. She is the mother of three adult sons and one of her fondest memories is officiating her eldest son’s wedding. Marianne also enjoys knitting, cycling and reading. She is confident that she can deliver your vision and make your wedding ceremony a joyful and memorable experience.
Gail was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Woodstock’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Gail is an outgoing, positive person who enjoys all people. She has recently retired from working with social services for over thirty years, working with and for people from all walks of life and in many different circumstances. With a sincere openness to people and their personal beliefs and values, Gail sincerely hopes to facilitate a wedding that will meet all of your hopes and expectations. A great believer in family and friendship as essentials on life's sacred path, Gail will endevour to respond to cultural, personal, and physical needs. With humour, reverence and participation, Gail will strive to make your day a wonderful lasting memory. As a resident of Woodstock she also serves London, St. Thomas, Brantford, Dorchester, Ingersoll, St Marys etc.
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