Including: Etobicoke, Brampton, Oakville
I’m a Queens Graduate (92) with my own law practice and I teach part time in the Para Legal program at Humber College. I am also an appointed Designated Minister so I am open to many paths. I live in Etobicoke but serve a large part of the GTA including downtown. I love meeting and interacting with new people as well as advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. In my younger days I also completed several half-marathons, duathlons and triathlons. I hold out hope that I will one day finish a full marathon and maybe an Ironman Triathlon! Besides travelling, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian cooking, and organizing and participating in activities with family and friends, including my 9 godchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.
Shirley lives in Mississauga but covers a wide area. She is an experienced public speaker having received the ‘Distinguished Toastmaster’ designation from Toastmasters International. Shirley spends the majority of her leisure time as an artist, and also enjoys reading, creative writing, cooking, and travel. She has a warm, welcoming personality, and easily makes people feel comfortable. She will take the time to assure your wedding ceremony is a memorable, happy experience.
Heather Black resides in Georgetown with her husband and two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, gardening, swimming and planning events for her family and friends. Her goal is to ensure that your wedding is the perfect representation of you and your partner's vision for your special day by helping you to create a wedding ceremony that reflects your own beliefs, values and dreams. Heather's outgoing nature and experience interacting with others, will make you feel comfortable sharing your special day with her from the moment you meet her. She is credentialed as an appointed minister.
Joe is a Brampton native but serves a wide area, bringing a wealth of life experience to his role as a wedding celebrant. He currently provides consulting and management services to hospitals and health-related institutions across Canada. As a long-term practitioner of transcendental meditation, Joe recognizes the thread that links all living beings. He would be honoured to be your officiant at your special wedding ceremony and welcomes the union of all couples. For a professional, caring, talented, popular wedding officiant, he is your man!
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.
Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.
Mimi lives in Markham, coming from Hong Kong to Canada in 1987. Mimi is fluent in Cantonese and English, and communicates well in Mandarin. She is open to all types of wedding ceremonies. Mimi is a single mom and she looks forward to witness the formation and union of new families. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as two designations in the financial industry. With a background as a financial adviser, Mimi has worked with lots of young couples from a variety of different backgrounds. She also has lots of contacts who can help you to plan your wedding. It will be an honour to serve you on your big day.
Ted Morris is a creative writer, a retired journalist and broadcaster, and an outdoorsman. Much of his pleasures comes from canoeing, sailing, swimming and flying. He has visited cathedrals and chapels of Europe, shrines of India, Nepal, and Japan, and sees a piece of The Almighty in every individual. Ted studied humanities at McMaster, Scottish Country dancing and Celtic culture at the Haliburton School of the Arts, and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2002. Your wedding is his pleasure and he'd be pleased to use his creative skills to help you craft a ceremony for your special day. Please note that he is unavailable in the Haliburton area between mid-November and the Easter long weekend.
A wedding is just the beginning of a journey two people make with one another. Gregg, who lives downtown, will be as passionate as you are about your wedding ceremony. His only desire is that your special day means more than just saying “I do” to your best friend and soulmate. Gregg is originally from Buffalo and has his Masters in Physiotherapy, and is dedicated to helping others without prejudice or judgement. He loves the outdoors and hiking is his favourite thing to do any time of the year. It’s your path to choose what you want, and he looks forward to officiating at your ceremony and making it a day you both will remember.
Robb has been our most in-demand wedding officiant across Metro Toronto for several years. He is fluent in French and English. Spend a few moments talking with him and see for yourself how engaging he is. He has an amazing personality and sense of humour that allows people - including your guests - to feel very welcome and comfortable. You will be assured of a day to remember, highlighting the unique ceremony that will be yours to treasure. Robb's compassionate and non-judgmental approach along with his unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful wedding ceremony for you and your loved ones to remember. A word of caution: Robb books up very early because he really is the best!
Charles is an award-winning and much in-demand wedding officiant. Charles lives in the Toronto Riverdale community with his wife Melinda and cat, Chimo. A long-time facilitator and public speaker supporting his community, Charles can bring a spark and sense of fun and connection to your wedding ceremony. His favourite hobby is cycling on the roads and trails of Toronto, or baking and trying out new recipes. Charles has helped families with patient advocacy for ALS Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He also volunteers his time as chair of the board for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, an international post-secondary professional school in Cabbagetown, and for Ina Grafton Gage Home, a small nursing facility in Scarborough. Charles would be delighted to help make your big day your best ever.
I live in Richmond Hill, married to my soul mate Jeff, and together have two wonderful daughters and a dog Zoe. Your wedding is one of the most beautiful moments in your lifetime and I would love to help you in creating those important meaningful details. I will perform your custom wedding ceremony, based on your desired needs. I have worked with hundreds of people from diverse cultures and religions and am open minded in all aspects of life. As hobbies, I enjoy bootcamp, scrapbooking and being in nature.
Located 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
My wife and I are long-time residents of Mississauga. My public speaking skills along with my years of meditative teachings will be at your disposal. I look forward to meeting you! My spiritual journey in all things wellness began while travelling in Southern California where I started to meditate, practice and later teach Yoga. This led me to study Comparative Religions at York University and California State University . I then completed my Master’s Degree in Hindu Religious History at McMaster University. Tony is a very talented wedding ceremony officiant much in demand.
I live in Milton and have been described as approachable, respectful and very open to listening to the needs of others. I understand the importance of that very personal moment in time - your wedding day; and I will help make it fun and memorable for all involved. I have over 30 years experience in service excellence and a counseling and coaching background. I am very passionate about lasting relationships and believe in happily ever after. I look forward to the opportunity and will strive to deliver your perfect wedding ceremony with warmth. It will be one that truly reflects you both as individuals and as a couple. It would be my honour to be a part of your day. I am willing to travel outside of my area to perform your ceremony.
One of Michelle's greatest strength is engaging and connecting with people from all walks of life, circumstances, cultures and religion. She has an amazing smile that is warm, inviting and sets the tone for the beginning of a positive working relationship. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and has worked and volunteered in the social services field for many years meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable. Thus she is understanding, patient and respects your individuality.Michelle has a spirited personality. She is a seasoned and resourceful event planner who comes equipped with extensive knowledge, ideas, and experiences that will ensure your special day is a unique, pleasurable and memorable day for you, and your guests.
Gary was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland but came to Canada as a youth. He lives with his beloved wife and 3 daughters and is committed to finding the sacred in all beliefs, experiences and life situations. Gary believes in the sanctity of relationships and that two people who make a public commitment to each other can have the world at their feet. A deeply caring person, Gary will bring to your wedding compassion and an easy-going atmosphere. His 18 years in the counselling and mediation industry lends itself towards his approachable manner. Gary says: "Being invited into the lives of others at such a special time is a privilege not to be taken lightly – let's make this a truly wonderful experience."
Kathleen lives in Toronto West and became a wedding officiant over a decade ago. She has extensive experience with many different types of weddings, cultures, and wedding venues. She is comfortable with weddings in all settings, including country clubs, restaurants, city halls, hotel meeting rooms, provincial parks, convention centres, living rooms & backyards, from 2 to 300 guests. Kathleen will be flexible in helping you personalize a ceremony that fits your image of the wedding of your dreams. She loves to travel (bungee-jumping in New Zealand, Caribbean cruises, hot air ballooning in Australia) and meeting new people. She would love to meet YOU to help you plan your special wedding day.
Rodrigo is fluent in English and Portuguese (Brazilian) and has enjoyed working with couples who want a personalized wedding ceremony since June 2017. Located in North York, he is originally from Brazil, where he had his own legal practice. Rodrigo admits one of the best decisions in his life was marrying his wife Maria and starting a family. The other was coming to Canada in 2015 and becoming Canadian. He would love nothing more than to be part of your celebration, in whatever form it takes. O casamento não é o início de um relacionamento, mas uma transição para uma vida de cuidados mútuos e realizações. Marriage is not the beginning of a relationship, but a transition to a life of mutual care and achievements.
Being a wedding officiant is Rachel’s way to honour her late parents who also worked in the wedding industry during their 46 year marriage. Rachel is an experienced speaker, a firm believer in marriage equality, and she would be thrilled to conduct your ceremony. Always expanding her interests, she's obtained her licence as a private investigator and enjoys making handfasting cords and other ceremonial products which help her learn and explore aspects of wedding rituals from around the world. She and her husband live in the Roncesvalles Village area of Toronto.
I live in Mississauga with my spouse Rick and our lovable yellow Labrador. I believe your wedding ceremony should reflect you and your beliefs regardless of your spiritual path. I began my spiritual journey over 30 years ago with the study of Zen Buddhism. I am a graduate of the Institute for Buddhist Studies USA and I am a full fledged Buddhist Minister. In addition I hold the rank of Meditation Facilitator with Toward Stillness Meditations. Along with my compassion and kindness, I look forward to guiding you in creating your ideal wedding ceremony.
Chris (he/him/his) has lived in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood since 2003 and he will be happy to help celebrate your bilingual (English/French) wedding ceremony in any of Toronto’s vibrant communities. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Education from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate of Education from Western University. He has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and universities throughout North America. Chris loves cooking and entertaining and exploring the city’s parks with his rescue dog, Jolene. Chris would consider it a privilege to be a part of your celebration – and looks forward to working with you.
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