Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.
John is a compassionate and outgoing person. He loves reading, cycling, and working to protect the environment. With his flexible outlook on life, John can help you with a custom wedding ceremony whether you're looking for something traditional or contemporary, formal or relaxed. John will assist you in creating a ceremony that confirms the uniqueness of you both. He looks forward to discussing your dreams, helping you make them come true on your special day and in your lives ahead. John has been a minister since 2008.
Karen, who lives in North York, is a kind, caring person who spends her life helping others. One of the ways she does this is to help couples create their perfect romantic day. Karen is pleased to work with same-sex couples. She has found that every wedding experience has been unique and joyful. Karen takes the time to discuss your dreams and desires for your special day and looks forward to making them come true.
Kathryn, who lives in Newmarket, believes that your celebration of marriage should be as special as the two of you! She is dedicated to providing the kind of wedding ceremony that you, your family, and, your friends will always remember. As an Appointed Designated Minister, she has been solemnizing marriage since 2016. Kathryn enjoys music and plays the Alto Saxophone and Fife. An avid history buff and ‘time-traveler', Kathryn re-enacts the American Revolution as a loyalist refugee and volunteers with the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation.
Megan feels hugely privileged to be able to share in your love story as your wedding officiant. She believes above all else in the magic of forever love, for any two people lucky enough to find it. Megan happily performs ceremonies for all people and is an LGTBQ+ ally. Her utmost priority is to do her part to ensure that you have exactly the special day you are hoping for, and she looks forward to witnessing your love story. She is a minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.
Ted Morris is a creative writer, a retired journalist and broadcaster, and an outdoorsman. Much of his pleasures comes from canoeing, sailing, swimming and flying. He has visited cathedrals and chapels of Europe, shrines of India, Nepal, and Japan, and sees a piece of The Almighty in every individual. Ted studied humanities at McMaster, Scottish Country dancing and Celtic culture at the Haliburton School of the Arts, and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2002. Your wedding is his pleasure and he'd be pleased to use his creative skills to help you craft a ceremony for your special day. Please note that he is unavailable in the Haliburton area between mid-November and the Easter long weekend.
I feel fortunate and privileged to work with couples in the Oakville area and to be a part of their your wedding days since 2010. I trained in public speaking with Dale Carnegie. I would enjoy nothing more than to perform your personalized ceremony, that was written with care and represents a true reflection of you as a couple. Together we will make your ceremony the heart of your special day and the beginning of your life together. I am respectful and honour all backgrounds. I consider myself an 'ambassador of happiness' and want to share in making your wedding day memorable and special.
Charles is an award-winning and much in-demand wedding officiant. Charles lives in the Toronto Riverdale community with his wife Melinda and cat, Chimo. A long-time facilitator and public speaker supporting his community, Charles can bring a spark and sense of fun and connection to your wedding ceremony. His favourite hobby is cycling on the roads and trails of Toronto, or baking and trying out new recipes. Charles has helped families with patient advocacy for ALS Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He also volunteers his time as chair of the board for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, an international post-secondary professional school in Cabbagetown, and for Ina Grafton Gage Home, a small nursing facility in Scarborough. Charles would be delighted to help make your big day your best ever.
Kathleen lives in Toronto West and became a wedding officiant over a decade ago. She has extensive experience with many different types of weddings, cultures, and wedding venues. She is comfortable with weddings in all settings, including country clubs, restaurants, city halls, hotel meeting rooms, provincial parks, convention centres, living rooms & backyards, from 2 to 300 guests. Kathleen will be flexible in helping you personalize a ceremony that fits your image of the wedding of your dreams. She loves to travel (bungee-jumping in New Zealand, Caribbean cruises, hot air ballooning in Australia) and meeting new people. She would love to meet YOU to help you plan your special wedding day.
Joe is a Brampton native but serves a wide area, bringing a wealth of life experience to his role as a wedding celebrant. He currently provides consulting and management services to hospitals and health-related institutions across Canada. As a long-term practitioner of transcendental meditation, Joe recognizes the thread that links all living beings. He would be honoured to be your officiant at your special wedding ceremony and welcomes the union of all couples. For a professional, caring, talented, popular wedding officiant, he is your man!
Janice Lives in North York just off the Don Valley and Eglington but serves a wide area of Toronto including downtown. She has been officiating weddings since 2007. Janice is a published author and a long-time grief counsellor. Whether you desire to blend traditions in a new way or create a new one, your wedding ceremony requires someone to listen supportively and guide with sensitivity and experience, to help make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist you at this important and special time in your journey together.
Robb has been our most in-demand wedding officiant across Metro Toronto for several years. He is fluent in French and English. Spend a few moments talking with him and see for yourself how engaging he is. He has an amazing personality and sense of humour that allows people - including your guests - to feel very welcome and comfortable. You will be assured of a day to remember, highlighting the unique ceremony that will be yours to treasure. Robb's compassionate and non-judgmental approach along with his unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful wedding ceremony for you and your loved ones to remember. A word of caution: Robb books up very early because he really is the best!
One of Michelle's greatest strength is engaging and connecting with people from all walks of life, circumstances, cultures and religion. She has an amazing smile that is warm, inviting and sets the tone for the beginning of a positive working relationship. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and has worked and volunteered in the social services field for many years meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable. Thus she is understanding, patient and respects your individuality.Michelle has a spirited personality. She is a seasoned and resourceful event planner who comes equipped with extensive knowledge, ideas, and experiences that will ensure your special day is a unique, pleasurable and memorable day for you, and your guests.
Shirley lives in Mississauga but covers a wide area. She is an experienced public speaker having received the ‘Distinguished Toastmaster’ designation from Toastmasters International. Shirley spends the majority of her leisure time as an artist, and also enjoys reading, creative writing, cooking, and travel. She has a warm, welcoming personality, and easily makes people feel comfortable. She will take the time to assure your wedding ceremony is a memorable, happy experience.
Chris has lived in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood for 15 years and he will be happy to help celebrate your bilingual (English/French) wedding ceremony in any of Toronto’s vibrant communities. Chris has both a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont. He has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and universities throughout North America. Chris volunteers with the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s Friends for Life Bike Rally, loves cooking and entertaining, and exploring the city’s parks with his rescue dog, Jolene. Chris would consider it a privilege to be a part of your celebration – and looks forward to working with you.
I’m a Queens Graduate (92) with my own law practice and I teach part time in the Para Legal program at Humber College. I am also an appointed Designated Minister so I am open to many paths. I live in Etobicoke but serve a large part of the GTA including downtown. I love meeting and interacting with new people as well as advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. In my younger days I also completed several half-marathons, duathlons and triathlons. I hold out hope that I will one day finish a full marathon and maybe an Ironman Triathlon! Besides travelling, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian cooking, and organizing and participating in activities with family and friends, including my 9 godchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.
Heather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French, or bilingual. Heather lives in North Toronto but serves the entire GTA. The day you have dreamed about is just around the corner, and you are bubbling over with love and anticipation. You want to find the right officiant who will listen to your ideas, your likes and dislikes and help you put together a wedding that is perfect and uniquely yours. If you are not quite certain what you would like, Heather will provide the suggestions that you need. She has a warm and vibrant personality, yet also radiates a sense of calm. She has spent considerable time in Italy, lived in Paris, and was thrilled to take a second visit to India. She has a small counseling practice and is also part of a team that welcomes and settles newcomers to our country.
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