Dawn has been an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church since 2009. She is a resident of Ottawa, with a Masters in Education (Counselling); as well she is a published author and international speaker. She has over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and coach specializing in relationship and life transitions. She was honoured to receive the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Learning for Life category. Dawn’s goal is to help you create a personalized wedding ceremony that celebrates your love and commitment to each other. Her warm and caring approach invites all to embrace the joy of marriage. Her gift to you is the peace of mind you need to relax and enjoy your day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A passionate and bubbly soul born and raised in Ottawa (Ogilvy area), Kerry has been a part of the wedding community for many years making brides and bridal parties feel beautiful on their special day. Being a member of Toastmasters gives her the ability to communicate effectively and with assurance. She is more than capable to ensure your wedding ceremony is all that it can be and that your vision is captured.
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.
I have an abundance of experience in public speaking, organizing, managing people and events, and I would be delighted to make your wedding ceremony as wonderful and as memorable as it can be! I feel privileged to serve my Ottawa area community as an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. Since 1994, my pastoral services have been centered around the welfare of people, offering support and counselling to people of all faiths, races, and cultures. My husband and I are well traveled, and I have lived in various communities in Ont., N.B. and the N.W.T. as well as in France and Germany. We are patrons of the Arts and have been regular donors to charities for health and well-being. I have a warm and caring nature, keen sense of humour, a strong wit, and love to laugh. I look forward to ensuring you “Have a happy wedding day, and don’t worry what to do or say”.
Tina is a happy-go-lucky person, with a passion for life, possessing a very positive disposition, is organized and loves helping others fulfill their dreams. She will work closely with you to ensure your special day is exactly the way you envisioned. Tina is licenced in both Quebec and Ontario and is fluently bilingual. You will find that she is a non-judgemental person and listens attentively, which enables a strong connection to you both. This allows you to express your needs and opinions openly and honestly, and makes the planning enjoyable, effortless and tons of fun.
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.
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!
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.
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.
'Sandy' has the ability to accommodate a wide variety of requests, whether in English, French, or Bilingual. With his sincerity and his family-friendly brand of humour, he is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony memorable and enjoyable. He is very comfortable speaking in any size of crowd. He’s an Ottawa-based teacher, performer and dog-lover who enjoys cooking, swimming and improv comedy. Sandy is an active Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial and when he has a chance for some downtime, it is spent outdoors, traveling or volunteering at Camp Oochigeas near Rosseau, ON.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Siobhan (pronounced She-von) is a fluently bilingual professional living in Ottawa, who can provide you with either a French Wedding or English Wedding ceremony. She is a warm, kind, friendly individual who is a self-proclaimed “romantic”. Siobhan would be excited to help you make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. She believes very strongly in the importance of a couples desire to celebrate, publicly or privately, their love for one another. Siobhan is a graduate of Environmental Studies from Carleton University and has gained experience in public speaking through her many years as an organizer and presenter of music festivals. She has extensive experience listening to other people’s ideas and needs and helping to interpret them into professional and beautiful presentations. Siobhan hopes to be able to provide a ceremony that represents your hopes, dreams and traditions.
Melissa originates from southwestern Ontario, but now calls Aylmer, QC home where she lives with her spouse, toddler and three rescued black cats. She is an experienced Designated Minister, performing wedding ceremonies as well as other life celebrations in both Ontario and Quebec. Melissa has a knack to make your day truly meaningful and will ensure your wedding ceremony represents you as the unique couple you are. Her approach is always professional, fresh and inspired! She keeps fit by swimming and loves animals. Let her ease your mind and help make your day wonderful.
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.
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.
Michele is a trained and professionally experienced actor and director with many successful theatre productions to her credit. She has exuberance, an ability to connect with people, and an eye for detail. If you’re looking for someone who understands a great wedding ceremony to help you bring out those moments of intimacy, joy, solemnity and celebration for you and your loved one on your special day, she can guide and support with a calm and confident hand. Unconventional settings, rainbow relationships and custom ceremonies are all welcome – let’s create a wedding ceremony together that’s as unique as you are! Michele is licenced in both Ontario and Quebec.
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!
Yvon is a facilitator and always give 100% of himself. He was the master of ceremonies at an event at the age of 6. Since then he has never stopped working in public. Yvon loves people, loves life and people love him. His motto is ‘life is good’. Yvon is ready to help you prepare your wedding ceremony the way you want it done. Yvon will listen to you. Yvon has many talents such as advisor, facilitator, motivator, master of ceremony, trainer, musician, singer sense of humour etc etc. Yvon believes that EVERYBODY has many, many, many talents and he wants to use his to the maximum for you. If you ever decide to ask for him, you will never regret it. Take the time to choose the right person for your ceremony because it is a UNIQUE moment in your life. The person you choose will be the right one.
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.
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.
André is one of the finest wedding officiants you will find anywhere. He is a resident of Ottawa and believes that your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day and it should be engaging and enjoyable. He would enjoy helping you create a wedding ceremony that reflects your values and love. André would be honoured to perform the wedding of your style, whether it's traditional or modern, intimate or formal, same gender, in English or French. He is licenced in Ontario and Quebec. Please note that André is not currently available for weddings from June 2020 on.
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.
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!
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. It is the start of an exciting chapter in a couples life. I offer my services to Orleans and the surrounding communities, and as a Flight Attendant for 17 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.
As a literature graduate, Nabil has worked as an English teacher and an interpreter for several years before discovering his passion for hospitality and event planning. He has extensive knowledge of the wedding industry to share with couples. Nabil lived on a few different continents before making Canada his home. He offers a personalized experience to couples enhanced by his sense of professionalism, flexibility, and acceptance of all faiths, denominations, and cultures. Nabil is fluent in both English and Arabic. If you are looking for a young officiant who will make your day unforgettable, don’t hesitate to request him.
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