Wedding Officiants in Scarborough, Ontario

Katharine TapscottawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Katharine TapscottKatharine Tapscott lives in downtown Toronto and she is delighted to be a wedding officiant. She appreciates both the joy and the importance of your promise to one another and she will work with you to ensure your ceremony is everything you hope it will be. Katharine is married with one daughter. Their family Bernedoodle, George, is a happy boy who loves to play and watch the Raptors with the family. Katharine holds degrees in Psychology from McMaster University and Law from the University of Toronto and is a lawyer with the Ontario government.

Anita Alabi, BA (Western)

Anita AlabiI have a passion for helping people celebrate love in my Whitby community. I will help make your unique and beautifully personalized ceremony totally yours, reflecting your values and traditions as a couple. As I write this, I have over six years of experience working with youth and families; providing counselling, empowerment and tutoring programs. Thinking back, I was groomed for this role at an early life, coming from a big family where we had a lot of life celebrations; births, marriages and end of life events. I’m supportive, compassionate and a good listener. I would love to be a part of your special day and make it as memorable and exciting as you imagined. I'm credentialed as an Appointed Designated Minister through Clergy Support Memorial Church.

Cecilia LeungawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Cecilia LeungCecilia, who lives in Newmarket, has been performing weddings since 2004. She's experienced, popular and fluent in English and Cantonese. It would be her honour to conduct your unique spiritual, cultural or traditional wedding ceremony. Cecilia graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BMath degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. We know you will find Cecilia easy to work with, attentive and sincere.

Terrie BrookinsawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Terrie BrookinsTerrie who lives in Huntsville is a very talented person. Part storyteller, part performer, part writer, part problem solver and all fairy godparent. Let‘s make your wishes come true! We’ll work together to make your ceremony is magical and meaningful, whether it's modern or traditional, relaxed or formal. I know you and your partner will find the right words to convey your devotions. The result will be a complete and perfect ceremony. Looking back on your photos, you’ll remember laughter, love and the magic of your special day!

Janice Meighan, BA (York); MA (UofT)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Janice MeighanJanice Lives in North York just off the Don Valley and Eglington but serves a wide area of Toronto including downtown. She has been officiating weddings since 2007. Janice is a published author and a long-time grief counsellor. Whether you desire to blend traditions in a new way or create a new one, your wedding ceremony requires someone to listen supportively and guide with sensitivity and experience, to help make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist you at this important and special time in your journey together.

Ingrid DesrochesawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Ingrid DesrochesIngrid, who lives in Scarborough, thoroughly enjoys helping couples have a wedding ceremony that is both meaningful and memorable to them. She is a caring person, sensitive to individual needs, and can be trusted to conduct ceremonies in a manner that is both professional and friendly. Ingrid is comfortable with couples of all backgrounds, including mixed-culture and same-sex. She celebrates diversity and respects the personal freedom to choose one’s own path to happiness. Sensitive, compassionate, flexible, knowledgeable... Ingrid will work with you to make your wedding ceremony a very special one.

Stoney Baker, B.A.(hons), MSW, JDawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishFrenchBilingual

Stoney BakerStoney lives in downtown Toronto and is a practicing lawyer as well as a Designated Minister. She earned three academic degrees from U of T. After struggling to find someone willing to provide the type of ceremony she (and her partner) envisioned, Stoney became an officiant to ensure others would not have the same difficulty. She is particularly excited about working with couples who want their traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony to be personal, meaningful and original. She can also include some Danish in your ceremony. She looks forward to working with you to celebrate the reasons you have chosen to marry your beloved.

Danielle Ingster, B.A, B.Ed (York)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Danielle IngsterDanielle lives in North York with her husband and two children. She is fluent in French and English and holds an Honours B.A. in French and a B.Ed. from York University. She is comfortable conducting all kinds of weddings. You will find her warmth, compassion, and her attentive listening skills valuable assets to help you plan your wedding day. Danielle is a dedicated professional; focused on assisting, facilitating, and working collaboratively with couples in making their wedding an unforgettable occasion. She is a very experienced and creative wedding officiant credentialled as an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church.

Tina CookeawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishFrench

Tina CookeTina lives in Ajax with her husband and is a proud mother of two grown children. She comes to you equipped with experience, flexibility and the willingness to help you create the day and wedding ceremony exactly how you pictured it. She embraces your need and choice of a ceremony that respects your beliefs and gender. Tina is an author, speaker, facilitator and holistic practitioner. In her free time she enjoys nothing better than a hike through the woods or sitting by the lake and listening to the waves. You won't have any regrets if you choose Tina.

Kathleen BairdawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishBilingualGerman

Kathleen BairdKathleen lives in Toronto West and became a wedding officiant over a decade ago. She has extensive experience with many different types of weddings, cultures, and wedding venues. She is comfortable with weddings in all settings, including country clubs, restaurants, city halls, hotel meeting rooms, provincial parks, convention centres, living rooms & backyards, from 2 to 300 guests. Kathleen will be flexible in helping you personalize a ceremony that fits your image of the wedding of your dreams. She loves to travel (bungee-jumping in New Zealand, Caribbean cruises, hot air ballooning in Australia) and meeting new people. She would love to meet YOU to help you plan your special wedding day.

Brandy-Rose McIlmoyleawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Brandy-Rose McIlmoyleBrandy Rose, who lives in Ajax, has been serving people in the GTA and the Durham Region since 2006. Newly married herself, she understands all the joys of putting together a ceremony that reflects your individual taste and style. Brandy has many contacts in the wedding industry and will happily share them at your request. Brandy can help you whether you are planning an intimate wedding of 5 or 500. Confident, fun-loving, and open, she will help you tailor your ceremony to meet your specific needs. Please contact her with any questions you may have, it would be her privilege to officiate for you!

Carolyn MacLean, BAH, LLMawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Carolyn MacLeanI’m a Queens Graduate (92) with my own law practice and I teach part time in the Para Legal program at Humber College. I am also an appointed Designated Minister so I am open to many paths. I live in Etobicoke but serve a large part of the GTA including downtown. I love meeting and interacting with new people as well as advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. In my younger days I also completed several half-marathons, duathlons and triathlons. I hold out hope that I will one day finish a full marathon and maybe an Ironman Triathlon! Besides travelling, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian cooking, and organizing and participating in activities with family and friends, including my 9 godchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.

Cecilia CraigawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Cecilia CraigCecilia Craig presently of Oshawa, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.She loves being able to work with people at the happiest time of their lives and to be able to help make their ceremony unique and special to fit who they are and what they want.

Colleen BoneawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Colleen BoneIf you are looking for a professional wedding officiant in the Scarborough area who listens with interest, passion, and professionalism – combined with a graceful sense of humor, you’ve come to the right place! No matter the type of wedding you are planning, I will perform a ceremony that unites your relationship with love and charms your guests. When my husband and I, along with our 11-year-old bulldog, are not visiting our children and grandchildren, I’m volunteering my time with the Canadian Diabetes Association, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, and the Bereavement Ontario Network.

Megan Quinn, M.Ed (OISE)

Megan QuinnMegan feels hugely privileged to be able to share in your love story as your wedding officiant. She believes above all else in the magic of forever love, for any two people lucky enough to find it. Megan happily performs ceremonies for all people and is an LGTBQ+ ally. Her utmost priority is to do her part to ensure that you have exactly the special day you are hoping for, and she looks forward to witnessing your love story. She is a minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.

Sandra RuchawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Sandra RuchSandra, who lives in the Beaches area, brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. She is a mother and grandmother, who loves to sing and was an educator prior to her wedding ministry. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.

Mehmet YilmazawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Mehmet YilmazMehmet is fluent in English and Turkish. He has been happily married for more than 25 years and believes strongly in the institution of marriage. He is calm and well-mannered, with a gentle sense of humour. He deems that, no matter how you define sacred; the joining of two lives together is one of the most valuable things to be shared in lifespan. He wants couples to engage spiritually as well as intellectually. It is extremely important to him that you both feel happy and to ensure your celebration is unique and unforgettable. He looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your dreams and wishes for your day and help you make them come true. By choosing Mehmet as your wedding officiant, you will be assured an extraordinary day to remember. He is the only marriage officiant who performs ceremonies in Turkish. Ihtiyaciniz halinde herzaman ulasabileceginiz bir dostunuz.

Kim AdeneyawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Kim AdeneyCongratulations on your happy news! Kim who lives in Markham is an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church. From backyards to banquet halls, surrounded by a small group of loved ones to hundreds of family and friends, she draws on the experience of over four hundred weddings to help you put together your perfect ceremony, from beginning to end. With her warm personality, winning smile, compassionate spirit and professional nature, she will happily honour your needs, traditions and vision to create the ceremony you have always dreamed of. As well as her Ministry she is a career event planner, she can also help you with your ceremony logistics, from the time your guests arrive to the time she pronounces you to be a married couple! Skilled with traditional, modern, formal and relaxed ceremonies, she also conducts baptisms. - Kim was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Markham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.

Heather McPherson, MSW (WLU); RSW (The Sorbonne)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Heather McPhersonHeather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French, or bilingual. Heather lives in North Toronto but serves the entire GTA. The day you have dreamed about is just around the corner, and you are bubbling over with love and anticipation. You want to find the right officiant who will listen to your ideas, your likes and dislikes and help you put together a wedding that is perfect and uniquely yours. If you are not quite certain what you would like, Heather will provide the suggestions that you need. She has a warm and vibrant personality, yet also radiates a sense of calm. She has spent considerable time in Italy, lived in Paris, and was thrilled to take a second visit to India. She has a small counseling practice and is also part of a team that welcomes and settles newcomers to our country.

Judy Howard, BA(Hebrew U) LL.B (Osgoode Hall)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Judy HowardJudy is fluent in Hebrew and English, who lives in Thornhill, is a much-in-demand wedding celebrant. She has also lived in Jerusalem for more than a decade, where she earned her undergraduate degree and a graduate diploma from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Judy brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to your wedding day. Judy is ideally suited to officiate at your wedding ceremony whether modern or traditional, formal to relaxed to interfaith. Judy looks forward to helping you create a wedding ceremony that is joyful, meaningful, and memorable to you, and contains the amount of reverence you desire.

Mimi Lee, B.Sc (Waterloo)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Mimi LeeMimi lives in Markham, coming from Hong Kong to Canada in 1987. Mimi is fluent in Cantonese and English, and communicates well in Mandarin. She is open to all types of wedding ceremonies. Mimi is a single mom and she looks forward to witness the formation and union of new families. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as two designations in the financial industry. With a background as a financial adviser, Mimi has worked with lots of young couples from a variety of different backgrounds. She also has lots of contacts who can help you to plan your wedding. It will be an honour to serve you on your big day.

Charles HainawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Charles HainCharles is an award-winning and much in-demand wedding officiant. Charles lives in the Toronto Riverdale community with his wife Melinda and cat, Chimo. A long-time facilitator and public speaker supporting his community, Charles can bring a spark and sense of fun and connection to your wedding ceremony. His favourite hobby is cycling on the roads and trails of Toronto, or baking and trying out new recipes. Charles has helped families with patient advocacy for ALS Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He also volunteers his time as chair of the board for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, an international post-secondary professional school in Cabbagetown, and for Ina Grafton Gage Home, a small nursing facility in Scarborough. Charles would be delighted to help make your big day your best ever.

Sonja ShepherdawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Sonja ShepherdSonja has been conducting weddings since early 2016. Sonja who lives in Oshawa possesses the ability to listen and understand, and wants to ensure you that your wishes will be reflected in your custom wedding ceremony. She’s also fluent in English and German. Since 2001, Sonja has worked at a cancer support centre in Oshawa, providing emotional peer support to cancer patients and their families. She is experienced and available to help you with the ceremony of your dreams.

Naomi TyrrellawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Naomi TyrrellNaomi, who lives in Scarborough, is an experienced wedding officiant and is comfortable in any ceremony situation. She enjoys an international career as a mime, mask, and clown performer and arts/educator. In her private life, she also loves to sing and is an avid bird watcher! Naomi's warm personality and love of ceremony make people feel comfortable and relaxed as she shares in these beautiful and joyful wedding moments.

Kathryn Haynes, BA; B.Ed; MA (Brock)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Kathryn HaynesKathryn, who lives in Newmarket, believes that your celebration of marriage should be as special as the two of you! She is dedicated to providing the kind of wedding ceremony that you, your family, and, your friends will always remember. As an Appointed Designated Minister, she has been solemnizing marriage since 2016. Kathryn enjoys music and plays the Alto Saxophone and Fife. An avid history buff and ‘time-traveler', Kathryn re-enacts the American Revolution as a loyalist refugee and volunteers with the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation.

Christopher McGrathawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Christopher McGrathChris has lived in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood for 15 years and he will be happy to help celebrate your bilingual (English/French) wedding ceremony in any of Toronto’s vibrant communities. Chris has both a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont. He has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and universities throughout North America. Chris volunteers with the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s Friends for Life Bike Rally, loves cooking and entertaining, and exploring the city’s parks with his rescue dog, Jolene. Chris would consider it a privilege to be a part of your celebration – and looks forward to working with you.