John lives in the vibrant community of Arnprior, just beyond the fringe of the Nation’s Capital. He travels the Greater Ottawa Area, Mississippi Mills, Lanark/Lanark Highlands and the Lower Ottawa valley conducting Weddings. With a sense of humour and a respect for propriety he joins with couples in creating lifetime memories often including family members. Each ceremony is a unique experience reflecting elements to personalize and set it apart from others. John is a warm and caring individual who loves to spend time with couples. Please take a moment and read the testimonials provided below.
Sandra, who lives in Braeside, believes that when it comes to your wedding day, it truly is “all about you”. You deserve to have the wedding ceremony of your dreams, and I would be honored to have the opportunity of working with you to make your vision a reality. I enjoy expressing myself through poetry and art. Other hobbies are reading, gardening and fishing. I have always been eager to help people so I trained and worked as a Nursing Assistant at the Grace Hospital in Ottawa. My wish to continue learning, combined with wanting to be creative, led me to train in Event Planning at Algonquin College. With that knowledge I have successfully organized a fundraiser for cancer, given consultation to brides and helped with a local bridal fair. Whatever your need may be, I would be thrilled to help you with the happiest, most magical and memorable wedding ceremony of your life.
Larry was recently voted by his peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Renfrew’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Larry and his wife live in Renfrew, ON. You will find him a caring, people oriented person who is honest and dedicated to helping couples with their non-denominational wedding ceremony; be it an interfaith, same sex or spiritual wedding ceremony. Larry is a father and grandfather, and he himself has been married 32 years. Educated at Canadore College, North Bay, ON, he went on to spend a long and distinguished career helping others. Larry’s hobbies include a good round of golf, curling, cooking and fishing. Larry is licenced in Ontario and Quebec and brings to the table a lot of life experiences to help couples celebrate your special day, your way!
Rick brings a measure of experience in public speaking and performing weddings. Add a dash of organizational skills with a touch of fun he’ll make your special wedding ceremony exactly what you want. All types of relationships, ethnicities and settings, will be delightfully welcomed as he helps prepare you for the most memorable day in your life together. Rick was raised in the U. S. and has a Master’s degree in Liberal/Cultural Studies from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Rick has enjoyed a few careers, including a decade as a pastor and a stint as a popular radio host since moving to Canada in 2002. Now, he and Elisabeth, three pussycats and backyard full of birdfeeders live in Almonte.
Residing with her teenage children and husband in the Barrhaven area in Ottawa, Jody enjoys the opportunity to celebrate new beginnings through the eyes of the couples she serves. She understands it’s an honour and a privilege to be chosen to conduct and participate in your personalized, spiritual, non-denominational, or interfaith wedding ceremonies. Jody is fluently bilingual in English and French, flexible, easygoing and organized making her an ideal candidate to conduct seamless worry-free ceremonies for her couples. She’s an avid animal lover and enjoys a house filled with, family, friends, light, love and laughter. Jody looks forward to the possibility of working with YOU!
Brigitte is a fluently bilingual professional living in Orleans, and has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise. Brigitte is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. She holds a degree in Recreation & Leisure, Event Planning & Design, Food & Beverage Management as well as a Sports Business Management degree. Brigitte is also certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English or bilingual non–denominational, religious or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to perform your traditional, spiritual or interfaith 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.
I would be thrilled to be your Officiant and participate in your journey to unite love, lives and families. My husband Ric and our two children moved to the beautiful community of Constance Bay in 1990. After several successful years in high tech customer service, I am now a proud small business owner in the community. One of my passions is to play a part in the happiest moments of peoples’ lives and to conduct your personalized spiritual, non-denominational, or same gender wedding ceremony. I would love to hear all about your plans and work with you to make it the most special day of your life.
Belinda is from Renfrew, ON and has been assisting people reach their goals her whole adult life. Whether it has been in education for the disabled, as an intervener and advocate for the deaf blind, her goal has always been to empower people. Her job as she sees it is to create a space of relaxed and joyful union, and she bases this belief on her broad experience working with people. As a wedding planner and florist, planning spiritual, non-denominational, cultural and themed weddings with couples has given Belinda an appreciation of their diversity, and she looks forward to serving the needs of every couple in her capacity as their Wedding Officiant. Belinda is also available for Handfasting ceremonies, Baptisms and Baby Naming ceremonies.
I would love to have the honour and opportunity to collaborate with you to deliver a personalized wedding ceremony that reflects your style on your special day. I reside in Carleton Place, and I am married with six children, giving me the understanding of family. I have been actively involved over the years in a number of charitable community initiatives, such as the Lions Club and the Cancer Society. Your spiritual or non-denominational ceremony should focus on and express your love for each other and your future together. I am calm, supportive and have a warm presence allows me to perform your ceremony with confidence and ease, ensuring it reflects who you are as a couple, as well as having the right balance of professionalism, creativity and fun for you and your guests.
Marianne sees the need for wedding officiants who are willing to meet the needs of the couple in a caring and loving environment. Marianne lives and teaches in Carleton Place, and volunteers her time acting, directing, and writing for community theatre. If you are looking for someone who is highly approachable and flexible to your needs, she is the right choice for you. She welcomes and embraces all faiths and spiritual traditions. She firmly believes that the wedding ceremony is the public confirmation of your love and should be a true reflection of yourselves and your beliefs. Marianne wants to wish all of you the best for your special day.
I look forward to officiating whatever type of wedding ceremony you would like for your special day. I am a husband, father, grandfather of three children and am fortunate to have friends throughout Canada, USA and Europe. The RCMP was my career for 35 years and after retirement, I had the most rewarding experience to travel to Africa and consult in the rebuilding of the Sierra Leone Police force. More recently, I enjoyed a four year term as Councillor for the Township of Greater Madawaska. Today, my wife Donna and I and our Portuguese Waterdog Mitzy, enjoy the great outdoors at home in Calabogie, and where I indulge in one of my passions; gardening.
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