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 is dynamic, caring and a genuine person. She directs her passion and enthusiasm to providing couples with the personalized wedding ceremony of their choice. Located in Ottawa, she has given back to her community by volunteering for many philanthropic organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House. Her number one priority is to conduct a ceremony that is not only memorable, but one that truly honors the spirit of love shared between each couple.
Originally from the Congo, Fidèle spent 17 years living in Germany and Austria and since 2016 has been living in Manor Park in Ottawa. Fidèle is a former Catholic priest who, since having married, understands the richness married life can bring when you find the right person. Fidèle is fluent in English, French and German and his love and ability to learn languages led to a ministry career in teaching. Presently, he's a relaxed professional language teacher for the public. Known for his energetic and optimistic approach to life, Fidèle enjoys writing, music-making, and provides community support for new immigrants. He also is passionate about soccer and cycling, sharing life with his wife Julie Ann and friends of all ages. Fidèle would be delighted to meet you and help you celebrate your love story!
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.
'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.
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.
Andrea has lived in Greely, near Metcalfe, for over 25 years. While working full-time and raising a family, she completed a degree in Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Now she enjoys conducting life celebrations in her role as an appointed designated minister. Andrea has always done volunteer work in some capacity and always will. She is a long time supporter of the United Way and for the past ten years she has focused her activities around children and sports. Go Metcalfe Jets!! Andrea is a positive, cheerful and helpful officiant who will work with you to get you started on the path to a perfect 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.
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.
Love for many is embodied in the commitment made in a wedding. 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. Shelley is an Appointed Minister.
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.
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.
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. It is the start of an exciting chapter in a couple's life. As a Flight Attendant since 2002, 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. I am a proud supporter of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. It is my priority to ensure that your wedding ceremony reflects your dreams and desires. Let me be your storyteller.
Danielle was voted by her peers as the most popular wedding officiant in North Bay in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards. She can conduct wedding ceremonies in both official languages. "When we are gathered in the name of Love, a powerful and memorable unfolding takes place." This is Danielle's belief about your special day and she will help set the tone for it to unfold in the way that you have envisioned it. As a former teacher/principal, she has much experience and leadership skills in many fields. Her friendly easygoing ways, her great listening skills and her warm smile will surely facilitate the planning and delivery of the services she can provide as you begin a new life together. Call her and you will know you have made the right choice.
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.
Marie lives in Orleans and is completely fluent in French and English. She is an artist, a gifted healer, 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.
Ed lives in the Ottawa area with his wife (and best friend) and their dog (admittedly, a very spoiled dog). He's perfectly bilingual in English and Spanish, and he could also perform your wedding ceremony in basic French. Ed is an ordained priest with the United Free Catholic Church and holds his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees. His time is shared as Church Administrator, a hospital chaplain, and other community priestly duties. While he may sound a little “too churchy” for some folks, Fr. Ed understands that, on your wedding day, YOU are a blessing to the world and your day should be a most memorable one. Your married life journey begins with your wedding day, and he is only too happy to assist you to make that day your very own. Fr. Ed is comfortable officiating your wedding in summer comfort, in a suit with or without a tie on, or with a collar and priestly vestments if that’s your thing. Ed loves reading, doing research, and writing. He is also blessed with a musical family, playing musical instruments and singing. Fr. Ed and his wife loves golf, though you will probably never see him on the PGA Tour!
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.
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!
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.
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. Elaine's availability will be reduced in 2023.
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.
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!
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.
Natalie Joy is an experienced public speaker, educator, dog-lover and chocolate addict. Having spent her childhood in Saint-Isidore and her adult life in Ottawa, Natalie Joy is fluent in both official languages and is licensed to perform ceremonies in both Ontario and Quebec. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Fine Arts, Natalie Joy is compassionate, versatile and passionate about making your special occasion a memorable experience. In her spare time Natalie Joy can be found watching reruns of Star Trek or enjoying board games with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Please note that Natalie Joy isn't available for any new booking until September 2022.
Natalie is a unique healer and teacher, speaker, and writer who draws from many traditions and has a lifelong approach to learning. The founder of Moment-M, and currently launching Unedited Woman, she is celebrated for her innovation, expedience, and effectiveness. She is a theatre performance graduate from Concordia University and did her minor in English literature at Ottawa U. She continues to pursue teachings in Indigenous culture, New Age religions, self-awareness, and human dynamics. In those fields, she has found the same lessons of healing that she had learned in her study of theatre. Her ambition has always been to be creative, spread love, and help others. Natalie is open to all kinds of unions and settings in both Ontario and Quebec. With her guidance, she will help you to create a memorable ceremony.
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.
Christine has a diverse background as a criminologist, horticulturalist, community volunteer, wife and mother. She embraces all seasons through outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing and photography. Her world view is respectful of diversity, of different faiths and traditions and of same sex unions. For Christine, being entrusted as the officiant for your celebration of love and commitment is regarded as an honour and a joy. During the collaboration process to craft your personalized ceremony, she brings her expertise, creativity, enthusiasm and an open mind to ensure that this milestone occasion is unique to you as individuals and as a couple. Christine strikes that perfect balance between tradition and lightheartedness ensuring that you and your guests feel engaged and relaxed. Her popularity and reviews speak volumes to the commitment she makes to realize the ceremony that couples envision...and more. On your "big day" Christine will, with a calm and compassionate presence, guide you through your genuinely meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony up to her pronouncement uniting you in marriage!
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.
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.
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.
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