Including: The Beaches, Yorkville, Rosedale, The Annex, Forest Hill, Lawrence Park, Deer Park, Casa Loma, St. Lawrence, East York, North York, Scarborough, Parkdale, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Leslie
I live in Newmarket and I believe that marriage is an amazing journey. Whether you have decided to marry your long time partner or someone that you have only known a short time, I would love to help you personalize your wedding ceremony. Big or small, formal or casual, I am comfortable in any setting. I am open to ceremonies anywhere in the GTA. Having grown up in a large family in Toronto I have learned to be flexible. I have been involved in many volunteer roles throughout my life as I truly love to help others. I have been married for 29 years to the love of my life a Toronto Fire Fighter. We have raised two great kids who are currently away pursuing their studies. If you are looking for a marriage officiant who is caring, open and flexible look no more I'm the one for you. - Mary was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Aurora’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.
Katharine Tapscott lives in downtown Toronto and she is delighted to be a Wedding Officiant. Getting married is one of the most special times in two people’s lives and Katharine welcomes the opportunity to be a part of your journey. 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. Katharine holds degrees in Psychology from McMaster University and Law from the University of Toronto.
Drew, a strong believer in simplicity and flexibility, was voted by his peers in the wedding industry as the most popular new wedding officiant in Toronto in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards 2015. Drew looks forward to help plan and perform your wedding ceremony the way you want it. As a York University graduate and a public servant for over 20 years, he will work hard to make sure that your day is special and memorable. An enthusiastic, humorous and detailed person, Drew brings a sense of calm and fun to your day. He is comfortable performing all types of wedding ceremonies in front of large and small settings. Drew is available throughout the Greater Toronto area and cannot wait to meet you.
If 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, well, you’ve come to the right place! No matter the type of ceremony you are planning, I will perform a wedding ceremony that unites your relationship with love and has your guests charmed. 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.
For a Wedding ceremony you will cherish forever, ask for Reggie. Fluent in English and Dutch, he is a sensitive and caring person with a passion for golf and classic movies. Reggie has been a volunteer with Big Brothers of Canada and The Weekend to End Breast Cancer. His personable nature and outgoing personality contribute on a whole to making all of your guests feel welcome and part of your special day.
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. Heather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French or bilingual. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and a French degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, she delights in learning about other peoples’ cultures. 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. Request Heather if she sounds like someone who has what you might be looking for.
Chris 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.
A wedding is just the beginning of a journey two people make with one another. Gregg, who lives downtown, will be as passionate as you are about your wedding ceremony. His only desire is that your special day means more than just saying “I do” to your best friend and soulmate. Gregg is originally from Buffalo and has his Masters in Physiotherapy, and is dedicated to helping others without prejudice or judgement. He loves the outdoors and hiking is his favourite thing to do any time of the year. It’s your path to choose what you want, and he looks forward to officiating at your ceremony and making it a day you both will remember.
El-Farouk is our pastoral ambassador to the Rainbow Muslim Community in Toronto creating dialogue and deepening relations between the two faiths. He lives in the city with his husband and 3 cats. He has been a Designated Minister with Clergy Support since Oct 2016. El-Farouk has been celebrating and supporting same-sex and mixed-sex Life Celebrations for many years. In addition to this ministry, he is also a refugee lawyer who represents refugees, primarily those fleeing persecution due to their gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and/or HIV status. His ministry also includes being a human rights and spirituality activist which is expressed in his work as the co-founder of the Toronto Unity flagship El-Tawhid Juma Circle network of LGBTIQA affirming, gender equality in mosques. He is eager to work with any and all couples in creating a celebration of your love that affirms who you are.
Kathleen 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. Whether modern or traditional, formal or more relaxed, Kathleen is comfortable with weddings in all settings. These include country clubs, restaurants, city halls, hotel meeting rooms, provincial parks, convention centres, living rooms & backyards, from 2 to 300 guests. Kathleen will be very flexible at helping you personalize the kind of 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.
Mimi 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.
Robert is one of those rare people who was actually born in Toronto and continues to live there. He enjoys living downtown where, as a lover of the arts, he is in close proximity to the vibrancy and cultural activity of the city. He's fluent in Italian and able to hold a French conversation. Having dedicated his entire career to providing counselling and support, he is comfortable and confident with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities. Robert looks forward to conducting a meaningful and personalized wedding ceremony that reflects the unique character and qualities of the two of you as a couple. As a music aficionado, if desired he will assist you with your music selections making your ceremony even that more memorable and distinct.
Aestus (Ace for short) was born and raised in Newfoundland and has lived more than 20 years in downtown Toronto. Aestus has a positive outlook on life with a slightly offbeat sense of humor to balance it out. He has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years after training at George Brown College, and worked for a decade at Casey House in HIV/AIDS care, and more recently moved into the fast paced environment of an operating room. Aestus experience makes him comfortable with very emotional people and groups, and very competent handling stressful situations. He has performed hundreds of ceremonies over the past few years and is an expert in making you and your family comfortable, relaxed, and happy. He is comfortable working in all situations and looks forward to helping tailor a ceremony that reflects your unique needs. He believes in and supports inclusivity and diversity, and some of his favorite wedding memories are from non-traditional families and venues. Aestus has discovered that performing wedding ceremonies leaves him with a sense of joy and excitement that he is thrilled to share with you in order to add that energy to the start of your married life together.
Sandra 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 wedding ceremonies and hopes to facilitate a wedding 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.
Your love and your ceremony matter to this world. Trevor is an ordained minister and has officiated and celebrated dozens of wedding ceremonies in which he prepared and enriched couples to celebrate their wedding. Married to the love of his life, Marisol, for nearly two decades, Trevor is a spiritual leader and activist who has spent his life inspiring others to lean into love. Trevor lives in High Park, where he is dad to three amazing kids, co-founder of Progressive Faith Collective and active in his community. Trevor will excel in helping your day become everything you hope it to be. Talk with him and you will see what we mean!
David lives in North York but sevices the GTA. He is fluent in English and Portuguese. A chaplain and spiritual care provider for over 15 years, David would be honoured to conduct your English wedding ceremony or Portuguese ceremony. In his professional work he is constantly meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds and age groups. David has an easy going and friendly personality and disposition, and is motivated by his compassion for people. He has a bachelor's degree from Lakehead and a master's degree from U of T ( Theology). David enjoys cycling and is an avid book collector. Married with two children and his central creed is that we all have a human spirit. His desire has always been that he serves the desires and needs of people in his care. O seu credo principal é que nos todos temos um espírito humano. O seu desejo sempre foi que ele servo os desejos e necessidades espírituais de pessoas em seu cuidado.
I’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.
Elaine who lives in Thornhill is one of those officiants who is very much in demand. She believes that your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of what you as a couple are passionate about. She creates a safe environment for you to craft a sacred ceremony that is uniquely yours. Whether your wedding ceremony is under the stars, under a chuppah, in a kayak or something more traditional, Elaine is open-minded and flexible. Her easy going nature, sense of humour and appreciation of ritual will help ensure that your special day honours what is important to you. As a business owner, Elaine's background is in law and recently she was the recipient of the Wm J Simpson distinguished Paralegal award presented to her by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Elaine is much in demand as a speaker on certain historical aspects of the Holocaust. She's a member of the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a consummate seeker of joy in all that she does. Your family and friends will know you made the right decision by choosing Elaine.
Located in the Beaches area of Toronto, I am excited to offer my skills as a wedding officiant. Being a lover of personal growth, I respect relationship as an ordinary thing that provides an extra-ordinary opportunity for transformation through the hard work and the great pleasure of sharing your life with another. I would be delighted to celebrate your relationship with a wedding ceremony you have tailored to reflect your love. I enjoy deep conversations and laughter, yoga, tennis, biking, skiing, books and babies. I am a happy person with a sense of calm. I'm organized and try very hard to meet the expectations of others, all in the spirit of joy.
Being a Wedding Officiant is Rachel’s way to honour her late parents who also worked in the wedding industry during their 46 year marriage. Rachel is an experienced speaker, a firm believer in marriage equality, and would be thrilled to conduct your wedding ceremony. Ever expanding her interests, she's obtained her licence as a Private Investigator, and enjoys making handfasting cords and other ceremonial products which help her learn and explore aspects of wedding rituals from around the world. She and her husband live in the Roncesvalles Village area of Toronto.
Robb has been our most in-demand wedding officiant across Metro Toronto for several years. He is fluent in French and English. Spend a few moments talking with him and see for yourself how engaging he is. He has an amazing personality and sense of humour that allows people - including your guests - to feel very welcome and comfortable. You will be assured of a day to remember, highlighting the unique ceremony that will be yours to treasure. Robb's compassionate and non-judgmental approach along with his unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful wedding ceremony for you and your loved ones to remember. A word of caution: Robb books up very early because he is really is the best!
Charles is an award winning and much in demand wedding officiant (International Wedding Industry Experts). 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. If you want a wedding day where everyone will feel a special part then talk to Charles. 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.
Dr Susan is with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry (CIMM) and has extended training as a Certified Life Celebrant. Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love that you and your partner have found in each other. Susan is a professional and engaging public speaker. She is well equipped to help you share your unique love story with your guests. Susan holds degrees in Biology and Naturopathic medicine, She is refreshed by nature and hikes, bikes, snowshoes and skis when she and her sweetheart, John, have time between wedding celebrations and work. Susan would be honoured to provide and perform a beautiful ceremony to bless you on your wedding day. Love is love, celebrate it!
She feels hugely privileged to be able to share in your love story as your wedding officiant and 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, including LGBTQ+. Megan's utmost priority is to do her part to ensure that you have exactly the special day you are hoping for, and looks forward to witnessing your love story. She is an Ordained minister with The Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry,
Janice 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 published author and 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 sportively and guide with sensitivity and experience to help you make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist couples at this important and special time in your journey together.
The honesty, vulnerability, affirmation and spirituality of wedding ceremonies bring me humbleness, and this unique outlook, coupled with romanticism is what I think separates me from other officiants. I look forward to working with you on your traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony. Summers are active, spending my free time with my partner and our adopted dogs, Silas a Boston Terrier and Baci, a lab mix – everyone loves long walks on the beach. Come the winter, we all prefer hibernating and reading a good book or watching a documentary on the couch.
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