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Tess has all the qualities one wants in a Wedding Officiant. She’s a life coach, a engaging public speaker, dynamic, and a genuine person. After retirement from teaching at Algonquin College, she’s redirected her passion and enthusiasm to providing couples with the personalized wedding ceremony of their choice. Located in Nepean (West Ottawa), she has given back to her community by volunteering for many philanthropic organizations such as Immigrant Women Services Ottawa. Her number one priority is to conduct a ceremony that is not only memorable, but one that truly honours the spirit of love shared between each couple.
Joan is a winner of the prestigious wedding Industry Experts Award as the finest wedding officiant in Ottawa. Joan is proud of her aboriginal heritage. She respects and values other cultures, faiths, traditions and lifestyles. Joan born and raised in Ottawa is a long time resident of the Metcalfe community south of Ottawa.Her passion is the theatre. Joan brings a respectful and thoughtful presence to ensuring your special wedding ceremony uniquely reflects your wishes. Joan enjoys time spent working on her stained glass art, singing and acting in amateur musical theatre but especially being with family and her dogs at her second home, the log cabin her parents lovingly built, in her beloved Gatineau Hills at Low, Quebec. Joan is licensed in both Ontario and Quebec to conduct weddings. With a warm considerate and nurturing approach, Joan welcomes the opportunity to assist you in creating a cherished and memorable occasion. Caution: she books up quickly.
Rick and I live in Brockville, have six children, plus we have been blessed with three granddaughters. I have always been the go to person in the family for gatherings and special occasions. I look forward to working with you to make your personalized ceremony a memory that will last a lifetime. My background was in the Retail Financial sector so putting clients at ease is now second nature to me. I’m a warm, friendly and outgoing person and I would ensure to my utmost ability that your wedding day would be all that you have imagined it would be.
Ann is a resident of Osgoode. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and as a Bonacci, she also has a sprinkle of Italian. When Ann is not conducting wedding ceremonies or spending time with her family, she gives back to her community as treasurer for a non-profit group which supports aid to grandmothers in Africa. Ann’s warm energy will put you at ease, and her goal is to make your ceremony memorable. She has a deep respect for other cultures and faiths. Ann is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, and she would be honoured to work with you both to conduct a memorable wedding ceremony of your choosing.
Shari is an outgoing, positive person, who is caring and thoughtful of others. She is comfortable working with couples from a variety of backgrounds to make their wedding day all it can be. As your Officiant, Shari is committed to helping you make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours and for it to be memorable for years to come.
Daniel (Dan) lives in the country near Cardinal, a graduate of Carleton University with both a BA and MA in Political Science. He is now a small business owner and active member of the community. Dan enjoys supporting his two teenage daughters in their extracurricular activities, and volunteering with the South Grenville Food Bank, the Beth Donovan Hospice and his Masonic Lodge. An avid public speaker, music lover and vocal performer, Dan is comfortable performing any type of wedding ceremony, to give each couple the right touch to their very special day.
While this bio may be about Nancy, she knows your wedding ceremony is all about you and wants - as you do - to have it reflect your love and the unique people you both are. Nancy is located in west end Ottawa, and is a business psychology specialist and corporate trainer who has spent over 30 years in front of audiences, large and small. Having previously worked as a European tour manager handling multiple demands and eager passengers, she knows how to bring a calm, positive energy to busy situations. Whether your wedding ceremony is traditional, spiritual, interfaith, same-sex, or even a renewal of vows, Nancy will be there to help you create wonderful memories!
Gayle Poapst (pronounced Popst) lives in Johnstown, smack dab between Prescott and Cardinal. She will bring warmth, compassion, and a calm confidence to your special day, creating a safe and supportive environment for you and your loved ones. She can offer traditional weddings or include Buddhist inspired parts as well as a traditional fire puja chanted in Sanskrit. A retired nurse, Gayle now teaches yoga internationally while running a yoga studio ‘Bodhi Tree Yoga’ in Kemptville, Ontario. She is currently working on building a school and birthing centre in rural India. “My dharma is to love and serve and what better way to do this than to share in the ceremony of uniting two people in their wedding ceremony.”
Having lived most of her life on Canada's East Coast, Pat moved with her husband in 2010 to the beautiful City of Ottawa to be closer to family. She is devoted to helping people and has a strong creative side that loves to bring beauty, kindness and warmth to people's lives. Conducting your personalized wedding ceremony with your chosen life partner is just one more way she brings her talents to life. By the way, she is a scuba diver, has climbed a mountain, is a world traveller, loves movies, making music, hiking, anything to do with beaches, has salt water in her blood, owns the power tools in the family, and is an experienced public speaker!
Donna is a resident of Manotick and a graduate of Ottawa University with her B.A. and M.Ed. She enjoys piano lessons and her cycling and running pursuits. Donna really enjoys her voluntary work with Candlelighters, and assists Babouchka's Farm in Val des Monts with the sales and distribution of goat soap to benefit childhood cancer support programs. It will be a pleasure for Donna to bring you ease of mind and ensure lasting memories are created from your customized ceremony.
Julie who lives in Inkerman is fluent in both English and French is a writer and performer who applies her talents uniquely, to create beautiful moments for her clients. Amongst her friends and clients, she is known as a rock of stability and a haven of calm, qualities she imparts at the ceremonies she officiates. Julie is comfortable with all types of ceremonies, and particularly enjoys helping you add your own personal touches to the ceremony. An Ottawa native, with a degree in communications, Julie has over ten years of experience commanding audiences with her public speaking and putting clients first as part of her job with the Public Service. She loves people, and will not be satisfied unless your wedding day becomes one of the most significant and memorable days of your life.
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