Wedding Officiants in Russell, Ontario

Nicola Wolters, B.A. ( McGill )awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Nicola WoltersNicola 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.

Brigitte SamsonawardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Brigitte SamsonBrigitte 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.

Luc DespatisawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishBilingualFrench

Luc DespatisLuc 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.

Gisèle Savard-Lalonde, MTh (St. Pauls)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Gisèle Savard-LalondeGisèle graduated from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and obtained a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology. Fluently bilingual in English and French, she worked as a chaplain in a French High School for a few years. Married, with four children, Gisèle is a very caring and down-to-earth person. The following quotation sums up how this wedding officiant thinks: "After years of study, I needed to go back to the basics of life for balance, these being LOVE AND BEAUTY. It would be my privilege to officiate at your wedding day of LOVE in BEAUTY".

Mireille GroleauawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Mireille GroleauYour 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.

Ken Commerford-Everett, BA (Carleton), BEd (Ottawa)

Ken Commerford-EverettKen 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!

Kathleen EverettawardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Kathleen EverettKathleen is a previous winner of ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts awards. She has many years of experience conducting weddings. It is her goal to help you relax and enjoy one of the most special days of your life. She will do her very best to help you make your special day all you want it to be. Kathleen is comfortable in any wedding setting. Prior to becoming a wedding Officiant she was a professional social worker having graduated from the four year program at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Kathleen is a real professional in every sense of the word. Her goal is to make you as relaxed as you can be for your special day so you can enjoy every moment! Just read her testimonials!

Doug WoodsawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishFrenchBilingual

Doug WoodsI’m responsible, have years of experience in conducting ceremonies and love to work with people. I believe a wedding ceremony should be as stress free as possible for all the people involved. I strive to do a professional service but like to add a little fun into the mix, take the edge off any tension and get the guests, family and friends involved. My goal is to meet your expectations, work with you to meet your needs, and give 100% attention to detail. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so perfection is my goal. As an Appointed Designated Minister serving Winchester and the surrounding area, my priorities are to listen, pay attention to your requirements and fully respect your wishes.

Joan Bruce-NibogieawardWedding Industy Experts 2014awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Joan Bruce-NibogieJoan 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.

Jean Duval, BAawardAdditional LanguagesFrench

Jean DuvalJean 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.

Muguette PrevostawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Muguette PrevostBorn 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.