Wedding Officiants in Guelph, Ontario

Mahdis Samimi-Berch, BA (Wilfrid Laurier)awardAdditional LanguagesFrench

Mahdis Samimi-Berch

My name is Mahdis (Mah-dees) and I live in Breslau, ON with my two dogs who are the light of my life. I would be delighted to conduct your wedding ceremony. I’m credentialled minister and also a Certified Wedding Planner, with a BA in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier, and two post-secondary certificates in Event Management and Human Resources Management from Conestoga College. I’m fluent in Farsi and am the owner of a wedding venue called The Simple Knot. Family is important to me, and my family are still my biggest motivator and support system. I have deep passion for mental health advocacy and hope to continue with my work by partnering with local organizations. I look forward to talking with you and how I can best help you with your needs and dreams. 

Sue Senior, BA, BPHE, BEd (Queen's)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Sue Senior

It is an honour and a joy for me to provide my expertise to prepare and lead a ceremony that reflects the unique characteristics of your journey in love. My goal is to help you to be fully present, aware and focused on each other during the wedding ceremony.

With a 30-year career as a high school teacher, multi-sport coach, and outdoor educator, I bring considerable skills in public speaking, managing logistics, humour and the ability to ‘think on my feet’. I look forward to collaborating with you to build a ceremony that embraces your vision, as well as welcoming all who are present that day with an inclusive, warm and friendly presence. 

Please note that Sue is not available for indoor ceremonies in 2022.

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Karen MacPherson Clark

Karen MacPherson Clark has become one of our most requested wedding officiants. She loves being known affectionately as “The Lady of Weddings” in her area. As an Appointed Minister, Karen welcomes the creativity of couples in developing their “personal memory moments” for their wedding day as a symbol of their loving commitment to their relationship. You will find that she looks forward to sharing this very special and cherished time with you as you express your love for each other. An award-winning Toastmaster, Karen is also a student of the healing arts, including acupressure, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Tong Ren, and BioGenesis. This can come in handy for any wedding day nervousness! She and her husband, Larry, love to go walking and sing in the choir. They are enchanted by their grandchildren and also get much joy and entertainment from their two cats, Moouse and Maggie. “The Lady of Weddings” will be delighted to be your officiant!

Susan PattersonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Susan PattersonSusan who lives in Waterloo, came to us from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and she is one of our most experienced wedding officiants: "It would be my privilege to perform one of the most important events of your life. The ceremony is a special time of joyous celebration for the union being created between two people. I will do my utmost to make your ceremony reflect your individuality and uniqueness. I will conduct your ceremony as you want it to be. It's your day and I want to help make it all you want it to be."

Nancy DoukasawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Nancy DoukasNancy lives in Erin but she also serves, among others, Mono, Caledon, Fergus and Orangeville. She realizes the importance of the wedding ceremony and the statement it makes. Nancy comes from a career environment of multiculturalism and diversity and openly embraces the differences that make us all unique. Working with people from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds, she is known for her sense of humour and her ability to put people at ease. Nancy is legendary for her organizational skills and will do all that is necessary to make your day the way you want it to be so that you, as the honoured couple, may enjoy it. Nancy agrees with Friedrich Halm when he wrote, “Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.”

Ed Walzak, H.B.B.A. (Laurier).awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Ed Walzak

As an Appointed Designated Life Celebrations Minister Ed lives in Kitchener. He came to recognize his passion to help couples while presiding over not one, but two of his siblings' wedding ceremonies. 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.

Diane Greenhalgh-VosdingawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Diane Greenhalgh-VosdingDiane who lives in Waterloo is an award winning wedding officiant. 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. Before becoming a Minister , 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!

Robert ChaffeyawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Robert Chaffey

Robert believes you can affect positive change simply by being kind. With a background in Community Outreach and Development, he enjoys helping people find happiness and achieving their true potential. Robert is grateful for being able to work with couples to ensure that their wedding day reflects who they are, so that the memory will be a beautiful one that lasts forever. Robert is available to conduct the ceremony of your choice. “Seeing two individuals join their lives to become one is something I am happy to be witness to”. A singer-songwriter who loves his guitar, Robert is a nature-lover and huge hockey fan. He and his lovely wife have four beautiful children and two dogs.

Mari SargentawardWedding Industy Experts 2013awardAdditional LanguagesEnglishFrenchBilingual

Mari SargentMari is an Appointed minister with Clergy Support Church. She was recently voted the "Best Wedding Officiant in Kitchener-Waterloo". She is warm-hearted, enthusiastic, empathetic, intuitive, and ever-dancing with unique and creative ideas. One of her great pleasures in life is gathering loved ones together to celebrate this very important milestone. She is the consummate wedding officiant, much in demand in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, and will bring a distinctive touch to your wedding ceremony, making it a truly enchanting, exquisitely beautiful & magical event. Call on Mari - she is the expert!

Rev Mark Hartburg, M.Div (Concordia)

Rev Mark HartburgAs an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I would be honoured to help you realize your vision for a wedding ceremony that conveys all the joy and thrill of your love for one another. I live in Kitchener with my husband Bruce, I am the father of two daughters (and a grandson), and we share our home with the companionship of a dog and two cats. My previous experience as a parish pastor for almost 30 years has provided me with the opportunity to celebrate weddings with many couples. I am an active member of Spectrum Community Space and I enjoy dedicating time supporting LGBTQ+ members of our communities. I look forward to the opportunity to work together with you to create a celebration as personal, creative and as fun as you wish it to be.

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Hilde Atkinson

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! 

David DeForest, B.A. (Western).awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

David DeForestDavid is a compassionate, generous and friendly guy! He is an experienced wedding officiant and no matter what you desire, David can help you to create the perfect wedding ceremony to celebrate your love. He is an accomplished public speaker and facilitator, is highly organized, and has an understanding and appreciation of many traditional and cultural beliefs and wedding ceremonies. David has a degree in Philosophy from Western and extensive experience in international and cross-cultural work and is a active Mason. When not working in the garden of his home in Erin or hiking with his dog Chester, David is active in his community. He is an appointed Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. Be assured of a day to remember and cherish, when you choose David to bring your dreams to life.

Amanda Gulka-ArmstrongawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Amanda Gulka-Armstrong

Amanda lives in Milton and is one of our top requested officiants. Deep down I am a true romantic who believes in happily ever after.It would be an honour to be a part of your day. I am outgoing, caring, and always have a smile on my face. Through various different experiences I have become comfortable speaking in front of groups of any size and always strive to combine professionalism with warmth. I believe that love takes many different forms and am excited to perform your ceremony.

Bill JudgeawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Bill Judge

Mary, the love of my life, and I recently moved to Elmira, Ontario (after a few years in Kitchener, and many years in Milton). We are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and in-laws to the lovely Breigh as we celebrated their wedding in June 2019. I cherish family time and love to travel. With a diploma from Ryerson’s Hospitality Program (1980), a career in hospitality and then industrial customer service, I have had a lifelong passion of working with and serving people. I am an outgoing people person with a sense of humour, yet I have a serious side too. I would like to help couples reflect their personality & values in this – one of life’s most important days. Now as an appointed minister and experienced public speaker, I look forward to making your wedding ceremony a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved. I believe its your day, your way at your location and that matters!.