Christine is from Ottawa, married and has two independent adult sons. She embraces all the seasons through outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, kayaking, cycling and hiking. She has a diverse background as a criminologist, horticulturalist and funeral minister. Through her ministry and as a volunteer Christine has served the community in various capacities relying on her creativity and strong interpersonal skills. Her world view embraces the full variety of faiths and traditions. She brings to the table a blend of professionalism, enthusiasm, grace and respect for all unions including same-sex. On your wedding day Christine will, with a calm compassionate presence, guide you through your genuinely meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
Elaine is an Appointed Designated Minister, a resident of Ottawa, and proud of her First Nations heritage. Elaine is a mother of one, a step-mother, a singer, and believes in love, life and ceremony. She has been conducting personalized wedding ceremonies since 2015. She is a person of great warmth. Elaine would be honored to assist you on your very special day by preforming your personalized wedding ceremony just the way you want it performed.
Peter is an award winning wedding officiant. He says:'It would be his absolute pleasure to be your wedding officicant for one of the most important milestones you will experience in your life. He is open to any and all types and theme weddings. My 35 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 33 years and have lived in Kanata for over 10 years. We are retiring in Ottawa to remain close to our family. 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, our golden retriever. I am a caring and compassionate individual who will work closely with you to ensure a positive experience on your special day. Warning! Peter is much in demand.
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. Whatever type of wedding ceremony you want, Nancy will be there to help you create wonderful memories!
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.
Alan is an Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. He is known around the city as 'The Wedding Chaplain' and he is probably the best known wedding officiant in the Ottawa area. Recently a couple sent these remarks: 'We are over the moon happy with your performance at our wedding. Some of the comments we received from our parents and our guests is that you were personal, funny, a great public speaker, genuine and “ran the ceremony like a pro". Luc and I are so happy we were able to have you head our ceremony. Please know that you do a fantastic job and anyone that hires you for their special day can sit back and relax because you have all the details and intimacy handled. Thank you +++Natalie and Luc. Just one word of caution. He books up well in advance! Another couple said: If there was an "above and beyond' option, we would select that one. Alan is an amazing person. Everyone is still talking about how much they adored him! See more on his Video.
Nicola who is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, lives in Gloucester and believes your wedding day should be celebrated the way you want it celebrated. She can help you with your choice of a bilingual (English/French) customized ceremony. Having worked as a birth and postpartum doula she has first-hand practice in supporting families at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. She is an experienced wedding officiant with a great voice and a nice sense of humour. Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
Love for many is embodied in the commitment made in a wedding. Shelley is a Appointed minister. There are few things more meaningful than the wedding ceremony reflecting the love you share. I would be honoured to officiate your wedding no matter the vision for your ceremony. We will create into the ceremony any customs that are meaningful to you because a wedding should be about you and your partner. I can read Hebrew and am familiar with some of the Jewish customs celebrated in a wedding. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller.
It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to perform your wedding ceremony. How can one not want to share and be part of the energy that surrounds the love of two people. My family and our dog Dixie live a simple life in Kanata. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their adventures, and so I volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Sports Club. My hobbies include a good mystery novel or movie and trying to find out “who done it” before the ending. Although I don’t have a green thumb, I enjoy puttering in my garden and sampling the tastes of the fruits of my labour.
Mike and his family live at their cottage in Portland near Smiths Falls from May to October and in Stittsville, the rest of the year. Mike was an officer with the Canadian Armed Forces and also a Federal civil servant. He is an experienced facilitator and public speaker comfortable in any setting. Not only will he work hard to perform your traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony to meet your needs, but Mike’s casual sense of humour will ensure your guests are relaxed while easing your mind so that you can truly savour the moment. During the summer Mike and his wife Terry can be found riding their motorcycles or enjoying quiet evenings boating, while winter will find them ballroom dancing to the sounds of big band music.
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.
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