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.
Peter is an award-winning wedding officiant. He says: 'It would be my absolute pleasure to be your wedding officiant for one of the most important milestones you will experience in your life. My 37 years of experience in the Canadian Military has given me the opportunity to grow and experience a wide variety of communities. This has given me the ability to relate to many different cultures. My wife Marie and I have been married for 43 years and have lived in Kanata for over 20 years. I am an active volunteer within my community and an advocate for our youth. During my free time I enjoy swimming, cycling and most of all taking long hikes with Maggie and Rambo, our golden retrievers. I am a caring and compassionate individual who will work closely with you to ensure a positive experience on your special day." Peter is open to any and all types of ceremonies and theme weddings. Take note! Peter is much in demand.
I have been celebrating marriage since early 2014 in English, French or Ukrainian. I am passionate about using the arts as a tool for education, leadership development, discussing social issues, and building community. With a Master of Education, and numerous years of volunteer experience in Jamaica and India, I am someone who appreciates and celebrates diversity. I am extremely personable, open-minded, and knowledgeable, which gives me the ability to perform spiritual, interfaith and same-sex wedding ceremonies as an ally, with respect and confidence.
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.
Luc is one of our most experienced wedding officiants. He is a true people person, flexible and open-minded, with a love for life and all that is true. Whether what you have planned is a classical wedding, or a relaxed and laid back one; whether you wish to have your ceremony in French, English or Spanish, it will be a true pleasure for Luc to perform your wedding. Please note. He now spends much of his free time doing charitable work in developing countries so please contact us to check his availability. Luc is licenced in both Ontario and Quebec.
Brigitte was recently crowned the ‘Officiant of the Year 2017 and 2018’ in Canada – Wedding Planning Institute of Canada. Brigitte is a fluently bilingual certified wedding planner and proud owner of Peak Planning Events. She has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise and has been nominated for Best Wedding Planner in Ottawa 4 years in a row! This Ottawa native brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and her zest for life to everyone she meets. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. Licenced both in Ontario and Quebec, Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English, bilingual or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Jean is a true people person. With him, it will feel like your wedding ceremony is performed by a long-time family friend! Fluently bilingual in French and English and a resident of Gatineau, this experienced Designated Minister is at his best speaking before a crowd, big or small. He will work with you to give your own personal touches to your ceremony. Diversity and inclusion are values dear to Jean’s heart; he received two awards for his work on Pride Week and an Inclusion Symposium. Jean enjoys the performing arts; from concerts at the NAC to being invited by his friend to watch and support his child’s dance competition. He is also the proud cat dad of Bokchoy, Pamplemousse and Ravioli.
Sue lives in the Hunt Club area of Ottawa and is an award winning wedding officiant. She joined our team in 2007, and receives so much positive feedback from couples. Your wedding day is a day you will never forget and, with her fantastic people skills, Sue will guide you through the process resulting in a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. You will be encouraged and supported as she works to make your wishes a reality. Sue, who is credentialed with Clergy Support Church, is also licenced to conduct weddings in Quebec.
Kathleen is a previous winner of ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts awards. She has many years of experience conducting weddings. It is her goal to help you relax and enjoy one of the most special days of your life. She will do her very best to help you make your special day all you want it to be. Kathleen is comfortable in any wedding setting. Prior to becoming a wedding Officiant she was a professional social worker having graduated from the four year program at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Kathleen is a real professional in every sense of the word. Her goal is to make you as relaxed as you can be for your special day so you can enjoy every moment! Just read her testimonials!
Jody and his family have lived in the Ottawa area for many generations and the city holds a special place in his heart. A connoisseur of geek and pop culture, Jody is also an experienced actor, host and improviser. He’s quick with his wit and able to accommodate your wishes for a personalized wedding ceremony. He excels at creating and planning events and ensures everyone is having a good time. At the end of the day, he loves winding down in his Barrhaven home with his wife, mother-in-law and young daughter, with a cup of tea and one of their two cats on his lap.
Cat who lives in Orleans is an Aboriginal woman whose friends describe her as warm, sensitive and trustworthy. She is a movie buff who loves hockey and plays ball hockey all year round. Cat is a professor at Algonquin College, and believes that everyone should be free to express and celebrate their love, regardless of gender, orientation, race, or religion. Cat's experience with teaching and acting, her belief in honouring diversity, her people skills and her organizational skills all make her an excellent choice for any couple. She has a great sense of humour, is flexible and willing to do what it takes to make your wedding ceremony special.
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