I moved to Woodstock over 50 years ago and am retired from a career as Justice of the Peace. The most enjoyable and satisfying part of my position was performing wedding ceremonies in Woodstock and around South Western Ontario. It became and still is my passion. I enjoyed everything from meeting the participants to the wedding ceremony. I am comfortable with religious and non-denominational ceremonies regardless of gender and look forward to assisting everyone in having a wonderful day. Since retiring my husband and I curled, learned to mostly kick dirt at the golf course, and travel. I am now learning shuffleboard and how to bowl.
Debra is another of our award winning wedding officiants. She lives in London and as well as being a wedding officiant and accomplished public speaker, she is deeply into holistic health care. Debra is an active volunteer for charities and non-profits. She loves to golf and travel. Her energy, warm and inviting personality makes everyone comfortable immediately. She is flexible and open minded and has a great sense of humour. Debra celebrates all wedding ceremonies and would be honoured to not only participate in your wedding but to help you create a wedding ceremony that is unique and truly reflects who you are as a couple.
Gail was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Woodstock’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Gail is an outgoing, positive person who enjoys all people. She has recently retired from working with social services for over thirty years, working with and for people from all walks of life and in many different circumstances. With a sincere openness to people and their personal beliefs and values, Gail sincerely hopes to facilitate a wedding that will meet all of your hopes and expectations. A great believer in family and friendship as essentials on life's sacred path, Gail will endevour to respond to cultural, personal, and physical needs. With humour, reverence and participation, Gail will strive to make your day a wonderful lasting memory. As a resident of Woodstock she also serves London, St. Thomas, Brantford, Dorchester, Ingersoll, St Marys etc.
Marianne resides in Brantford, but emigrated from the Netherlands as a child. A bonus byproduct is she is fluent in both English and Dutch! She is well respected in her community as Designated Minister and Wedding Officiant. Marianne is outgoing and always sees the positive in life with a mixture of love, humour and compassion. She is the mother of three adult sons and one of her fondest memories is officiating her eldest son’s wedding. Marianne also enjoys knitting, cycling and reading. She is confident that she can deliver your vision and make your wedding ceremony a joyful and memorable experience.
Laura lives in London. She is a very experienced wedding officiant. Laura is always ready to help couples with their wedding plans. As the mom of three growing children, she has developed a great sense of humour and sense of purpose. Family is the main joy in her life. She is an up beat and positive person who loves everything about weddings.
“If you love life, life will love you back”. Residing in the small town of Tillsonburg, Julie has many skills, but her ability to connect with people quickly will make her a welcome addition to your special day. Quick decision making is one of her strengths which will be most beneficial and will ensure a smooth and memorable ceremony. Julie respects all faiths and is honoured to share in the joy of couples wishing to unite as one. Wedding ceremonies should be as unique as the two individuals committing their love and friendship to one another. No matter what you want in a wedding ceremony Julie will bring her joy and enthusiasm to ensure you have a perfect day.
Libby is always finding ways to give back to her Woodstock community. Her background in public speaking and nursing (over 40 years!) means she knows how to care for people in all situations and walks of life. Her wish is to conduct your “Dream Ceremony” and is committed to working closely with you to provide a genuine and unforgettable wedding ceremony of your choosing. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking and camping. Be sure to ask her about her photography. She trusts we are all meant to love and be loved, and is always excited when she meets couples for the first time.
Greg lives in Ingersoll, Ontario and is an experienced ceremony celebrant. He has a background in acting and loves the theatre. Greg is a graduate of McMaster University and Fanshawe College. He enjoys rowing, hiking, reading and is an avid gardener. Greg pays attention to detail and that skill will be applied to your very special day. Talk with him and you will know he is the wedding officiant for you.
Ned resides in Dorchester and it’s his goal to bring love and respect into all of the ceremonies he is privileged to be part of. He is comfortable performing spiritual, non-denominational or same gender wedding ceremonies. Ned respect old and new view points of religion and spirituality, as he has dedicated his life to studying many different facets of faith.Being a Designated Minister and an artist for many years has given him a tremendous amount of peace which he lends into all of his endeavors. He’s a well-seasoned public speaker who knows how to captivate his audience! When Ned is not giving pastoral care or creating art for his those he serves he can be found traveling, or teaching meditation and wellness workshops. Ned is emphatic and intuitive, which helps to better serve your needs even before they arise.
Janice, who lives in Delhi, wants you to feel comfortable. This is your wedding day and she will help to fulfill your vision. If you want traditional or something unconventional and distinctive, she will respect your vision and help produce a result that is a unique celebration of your love. She is comfortable with religious and non–denominational ceremonies. She believes that love should be celebrated regardless of gender, culture or religion. Janice has lived in Norfolk most of her life. She will bring to your day interpersonal skills that are warm and friendly. Janice has a great sense of humour. Janice will embrace your wedding vision and bring an ease that is contagious and joyful for your wedding day.
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