Karine is open-minded, generous and has the utmost respect for couple's commitment. She is excellent at helping people finding simple gestures, words and songs that will add meaning to your unique wedding ceremony. She is fluently bilingual in French and English and lives in Ottawa. She graduated with a BA in Women’s Studies from York University, she worked for four years in Asia as a teacher, and now her focus is on raising awareness about mental health and wellness. Karine’s always up for a road trip, and enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and discover new places. We know you will enjoy working with her.
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.
Carol, who lives in Orleans, is a kind and caring person. She likes to golf, garden, read and is an active bowler. She is a fantastic person who will take her role in your wedding ceremony very seriously. Carol is the kind of professional who loves to spend time with couples to see that their ceremony is all they want it to be. She will conduct your personalized wedding ceremony the way you want it celebrated and create a warm and welcoming ambiance for all concerned.
Penny Lee is based in Limoges and enjoys connecting people. When it is a connection of love, she believes she can help people nurture their relationships for a long-term commitment. Wedding ceremonies and vows should reflect the uniqueness of that relationship. She encourages and supports original ideas believing that celebrating your love in your own special way should capture the essence of your love. Whether you want an English or French ceremony, traditional or contemporary, Penny Lee can help make your day a truly wonderful experience. Your wedding will be unique to your lifestyle, personalized and to your complete satisfaction.
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.
Marie lives in Orleans and is completely fluent in French and English. She is an artist, a gifted trainer, very insightful and can bring clarity where there is doubt and hesitation. Marie has been married for over 30 years and has been blessed with two amazing children. She would love nothing more than to perform the wedding ceremony of your choice. She is comfortable and experienced conducting traditional to contemporary, intimate to formal, opposite or same-sex wedding ceremonies. Marie celebrates each individual's uniqueness and she will help you create a ceremony that is as special as you are.
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.
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.
Ken is an Appointed minister serving Orleans and beyond, bringing a wealth of experience in public speaking, teaching, and dealing with countless cultures and religious activities as well as exposure to many languages. Ken is very comfortable meeting special requests and delivering ceremonies that incorporate cultural and religious content. His enthusiasm and excitement will make your wedding truly memorable. A strong advocate for mental health education and fundraising, particularly for Alzheimer’s, Ken is also an avid lover of hockey, food, and above all, dogs! A constant smile, an endless supply of jokes and creativity, and a personal emotional touch are at your disposal when you look to bring Ken into your special day. He also looks fantastic in a kilt!
Éric-Daniel is an energetic, welcoming and engaging fully bilingual officiant living in the community of Orleans. Along with being a Designated Minister, he is a licensed paralegal. He enjoys and values spending time outdoors with his spouse and dogs. In recent years, Éric-Daniel returned to school and completed his studies at the French college La Cité. He speaks impeccable French and English and has extensive experience in public speaking. He and his partner hope to welcome a new addition to their family in the near future. Éric-Daniel is passionate about creating memorable moments for his couples and is eager to meet with you to see how he can make your special day unique. He is happy to assist couples of all walks of life, creed, orientation, and nationality – his worldview is an all-inclusive one!
Ming is fluent in French, English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular New Wedding Officiant in Gatineau’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Ming has also been awarded “Star of the City” in appreciation of her customer service excellence by Ottawa Tourism. As a Chinese-born Canadian now living in Gatineau, QC, Ming is an open-minded person who has a deep respect for all people, cultures and beliefs. She has a Bachelor degree in Literature and Education from Beijing University, and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec in l’Outaouais. Having started her very active career as a Master of Ceremonies, then as a professional Pipa Virtuoso musician, followed by years of experience in event planning. Ming is committed to help you realize your special wedding day just as you have imagined – unique, beautiful and unforgettable. Ming looks forward to making your day dazzle!
Your love is a story waiting to be told. Your wedding celebration is the first page of this beautiful romantic story. As a communications specialist and former Radio-Canada producer, I have organized banquets, hosted fundraisers, in French or English or both. I am comfortable conducting your traditional or contemporary, intimate or formal wedding ceremonies in small or large settings. Let me make your life easier and help with the personal touches to your ceremony, including readings, music, even a role for your dog. Let love be your muse! Originally from Northern Ontario, I live in Orléans with my husband of 30 years. We have three children and a dog name Bozzo. I am a paper artist and avid scrapbooker.
Christine is an award-winning wedding officiant. If we had an A list, she would be at the top, plus she is perfectly bilingual. She has many years of experience in public speaking. Christine's warm and inviting personality makes everyone feel comfortable immediately and she is dedicated to working with couples to create their very special day. Christine is licensed in Ontario and Quebec.
Born in Montreal, Muguette moved to Ottawa in the 1980's and now resides in Rockland Ontario. She has been licenced in Ontario and Quebec for many years. She is retired from the City of Ottawa where she was appointed by the city clerk to perform English, French and bilingual wedding ceremonies. The institution of marriage is sacred to her. Her energy, warmth and inviting personality makes everyone comfortable immediately. She is open-minded, loves working with couples to ensure their ceremony is perfect for them, and is always happy to go out of her way to please. She has a deep respect of other cultures and faiths. She has also performed many same sex ceremonies and feels privileged when a couple chooses her to unite them in marriage. Muguette's goal is making your special day one that you will cherish all your life.
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.
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.
You will appreciate having Diane perform your wedding ceremony. She is a sympathetic and joyful people person. Diane has lived in eastern Ontario for over 40 years, has devoted her life to her marriage, her two grown children and her teaching career. She is fluently bilingual. Her background in Social Work and as a guidance counsellor have prepared her well to offer a ceremony according to the couple's wishes. She is at ease with various situations and will assure you a memorable day. Diane is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. It is the start of an exciting chapter in a couple's life. I offer my services to Orleans and the surrounding communities, and as a Flight Attendant for 18 years I am confident that I will bring a high level of professionalism, warmth and fun to your special day. More than that, I will be sensitive and receptive to your ideas. Together, we will create a wedding ceremony that is meaningful, memorable, moving and personal. It is my priority to ensure that your wedding ceremony reflects your dreams and desires. Let me be your storyteller.
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