Including: Acton Corners,Bishops Mills,Burrits Rapids,Hallville, Oxford Mills, Oxford Station, Mountain, South Mountain
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. 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.”
Sarah's passion is people and she would love to perform your wedding ceremony anywhere in Cornwall and the surrounding area. Before becoming a Designated Minister, she spent over 25 years as a Social Service Worker in Cornwall and as a volunteer for Victim Services and Vibrant Communities in the area. Calm under pressure and a terrific problem solver, Sarah has two beautiful daughters, loves animals, travel and enjoys writing and gardening in her spare time. Sarah understands the wonder and importance of the wedding ceremony, is an experienced public speaker, and has the ability to put people at ease. Open-minded and flexible, Sarah believes in helping to make your special day as unique and wonderful as possible!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Julie, a resident of Inkerman, is fluent in both English and French and 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.
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.
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