Wedding Officiants in Hamilton, Ontario

Including: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Stoney Creek

Janet BrayawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Janet BrayI 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.

Lesli SavelliawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Lesli Savelli

Lesli who lives in Ancaster that believes Marriage is a celebration of your love and vow of commitment to each other. Lesli would be honoured to partner with you to create a wedding day that is both joyful and memorable. She honours all paths, and she brings a great deal of experience in dealing with people and has a very diplomatic and inclusive approach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, gardening and quilting. She will ensure that your wedding day will go exactly as you want it.

John Huculiak, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

John HuculiakJohn 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.

Joanne JohnstonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Joanne Johnston

My family and I live in the picturesque Town of Grimsby. As an Appointed Designated Minister, the pastoral work I do through volunteering in my community makes my heart feel good. I have been a member of the Terry Fox dream team for 20 years & very active in Big Brothers & Sisters. Weddings are special and your wedding day should reflect you as a couple. My personality will make you feel as if we have known each other all of your lives. I will deliver a personal, touching ceremony starting with the vows that you take before your family and friends. Whatever type of ceremony you want to share with each other, your day should be everything you dreamed of ... and more. Please give me the pleasure of uniting two best friends on your wedding day.

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!.

Rebecca Hawkes Hamilton, BA (Brock)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rebecca Hawkes HamiltonLocated in Hamilton, Rebecca is a deeply spiritual minister and has always been captivated by ritual, relationships and couples in love. Love is the most powerful and healing of emotions, and your wedding ceremony is all about celebrating the love that You and Your partner share. Her ministerial training has helped her become a consumate public speaker, able to convey your unique love story to your guests. She's also a good person to ask about the wine selection for your reception, as she was once a professional Sommelier and Wine Educator. In her leasure time, she is a music enthusiast and plays the piano and guitar; loves sailing on Lake Ontario and volunteering with the Lions Foundation Dog Guides.

Ruth Greenspan, B.A.(hons), MSWawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Ruth GreenspanRuth 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. 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.”

Rita HarrisonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rita HarrisonLocated in Burlington, Rita is one of our highly requested officiants and approaches all her ceremonies with enthusiasm, humour, professionalism, and experience. Rita loves working with all couples and embraces all individual choices and beliefs. She is an excellent public speaker and excels in always making your ceremony unique, and a reflection of who you are as a couple. She considers it an honour and a privilege to be a part of your memorable day. When not officiating weddings, you will find Rita gardening, out on the hiking trails with her beloved dog Harleigh, or reading. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides”-David Viscott

Brian Klooster, RP, MDiv, BA (Western)

Brian Klooster

Your wedding day is a celebration of your life story. The ceremony is a sacred moment in your journey as you declare your love for one another. I serve Hamilton and surrounding area, and my holistic and inclusive style provides couples with the opportunity to personalize their intimate ceremony. Having officiated at hundreds of weddings over 25 years, I have a reputation as a dynamic and engaging speaker. I bring a sense of joy, calm, and enthusiasm to every ceremony. As a graduate from Western University with a Master of Divinity, I currently provide support to palliative individuals and families as a spiritually-integrated registered psychotherapist. In my free time, I enjoy all things sports, especially tennis and hockey. I’m a committed lifelong Habs fan!

Marianne Helgers (Hurd), BA (Waterloo)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Marianne Helgers (Hurd)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.

Michel DaultawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Michel Dault

Michel lives in Burlington. Michel can conduct English,French and bilingual ceremonies. He is compassionate, outgoing and approachable, with a gentle sense of humour and a love for life. He celebrates diversity and respects the personal freedom to choose one’s own path. He will work with you to help you personalize your wedding ceremony, and make it a very special one. If you are looking for a wedding officiant who is caring, open and flexible, look no more - he is the one for you.

Drew Maddison, BA (RMCC)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Drew MaddisonDrew originally comes from Nova Scotia and after travelling and working around the world has settled in Hamilton, Ontario. Drew is an experienced public speaker. He has a strong commitment to helping others and actively volunteers in the community and has served on provincial and national volunteer organizations and boards. Drew is comfortable in all settings and has been as appointed designated minister since 2010. "Whatever type of ceremony you would like, I will work with you to make sure your service has a special meaning to you on your day and the rest of your life."

Rev Chris Grabiec, STB; MDiv; MAawardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Chris GrabiecChris was recently voted by his peers in the wedding Industry as the most popular wedding officiant in the Hamilton area in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards. He is our most requested officiant in the city. With his great experience Chris says: 'Weddings are far more about the 'couple' than they are about the 'officiant'. To that end, Chris will do everything that he can to bring perfection to your ceremony. He will help you make your day one of incredible happiness, meaning and respect. Chris is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo, Western Ontario and Notre Dame University , Indiana and has taught at the University of Toronto. Chris has presided over more weddings than any of our officiants across Canada.

Nicholas ScimeawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Nicholas Scime

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 unique 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.

Beverly KingawardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Beverly King

She 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, and Chaplain. 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. She is a very requested wedding officiant that books up far in advance.