Including: Acton Corners,Bishops Mills,Burrits Rapids,Hallville, Oxford Mills, Oxford Station, Mountain, South Mountain
Steve is a dynamic public speaker, engaging, funny, and inspiring. He has spoken at numerous conferences, church events, retreats, camps, and social functions. With a background in the Toronto film industry, Steve came to Ottawa bringing his great passion for acting/speaking. He respects and acknowledges the inherent beauty in diverse philosophies and traditions. He is equally at home with religious, spiritual and interfaith wedding ceremonies. Steve resides in Kanata with his wife and two children. His spare time usually involves kickboxing, musical composition, French roast coffee, reading, and a Tanqueray TEN martini (in no particular order). Steve is steadfastly committed to ensuring your wedding day is second to none!
Donna is a retired elementary school principal and a graduate of Ottawa University with her B.A. and M.Ed. She has welcomed many new families to Canada and has gleaned valuable insights into their cultures. She enjoys piano lessons and her cycling and running pursuits. A resident of Manotick, she immensely enjoys her voluntary work with Candlelighters, and assists Babouchka's Farm in Val des Monts with the sales and distribution of goat soap to benefit childhood cancer support programs. It will be a pleasure for Donna to bring you ease of mind and ensure lasting memories are created from your spiritual, interfaith, or same-sex wedding ceremony.
Ann is a resident of Osgoode. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and as a Bonacci, she also has a sprinkle of Italian. When Ann is not conducting wedding ceremonies or spending time with her family, she gives back to her community as treasurer for a non-profit group which supports aid to grandmothers in Africa. Ann’s warm energy will put you at ease, and her goal is to make your ceremony memorable. She has a deep respect for other cultures and faiths. Ann is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, and she would be honoured to work with you both to conduct a memorable inter-faith wedding ceremony or a spiritual wedding ceremony of your choosing.
Joan 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.
Rev. Rob Campbell is an experienced wedding officiant. His dry sense of humour lights up any room of people. Couples tell us how much they loved Rob's skills as a people person. When not conducting you will find Rob working for social justice. If you want a mature, experienced wedding officiant, Rob is your man. He is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
Having enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a Canadian Trade Commissioner and as an Ambassador for Canada to Greece and to the United Arab Emirates, David has had the privilege of officiating at numerous special events. He is frequently called upon as a speaker and presenter, and has worked with a broad cross section of cultures and people. As a trained facilitator, David brings the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your special day will be all you imagined. Since retiring, David has re-established deep roots back in his own community in Kemptville, spending time with his family, as well as, developing the gardens and farmland of his family’s historic property. This new vocation is one that nicely supports his wife, Victoria’s private wedding chapel, Willow Stone Weddings near Actons Corners, Ontario.
Having lived most of her life on Canada's East Coast, Pat moved with her husband in 2010 to the beautiful City of Ottawa to be closer to family. She is devoted to helping people and has a strong creative side that loves to bring beauty, kindness and warmth to people's lives. Conducting your personalized wedding ceremony with your chosen life partner is just one more way she brings her talents to life. By the way, she is a scuba diver, has climbed a mountain, is a world traveller, loves movies, making music, hiking, anything to do with beaches, has salt water in her blood, owns the power tools in the family, and is an experienced public speaker!
Richard a resident of Spencerville, is a retired elementary school teacher who has worked with adults and children throughout his career. He is a very sensitive, experienced wedding officiant. Richard is very active in the community and has a good understanding of the concerns of each individual and couple. The wedding planning, the wedding day and the wedding ceremony should be an experience that will be remembered for years. It is a very special occasion and he would be pleased to help with the planning of a non–denominational or spiritual service. It would be a privilege to help you plan for your special day.
Colleen is an experienced wedding officiant who lives in Smiths Falls. She is patient and kind and loves a great laugh. Colleen feels finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is such an amazing gift and celebrating your love and commitment is one of the greatest moments in life, so she considers it a privilege and an honour when a couple entrusts her to join them together in one of the most important days of their lives. Talk with her you will not be sorry.
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!
Tess has all the qualities one wants in a Wedding Officiant. She’s an engaging public speaker, dynamic, and a genuine person. After retirement from teaching at Algonquin College, she’s redirected her passion and enthusiasm to providing couples with the personalized wedding ceremony of their choice. Located in Nepean (West Ottawa), she has given back to her community by volunteering for many philanthropic organizations such as Immigrant Women Services Ottawa. Her number one priority is to conduct a ceremony that is not only memorable, but one that truly honours the spirit of love shared between each couple.
Shari is an outgoing, positive person, who is caring and thoughtful of others. She is comfortable working with couples from a variety of backgrounds to make their wedding day all it can be. As your Officiant, Shari is committed to helping you make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours and for it to be memorable for years to come.
Julie who lives in Inkerman is fluent in both English and French is a writer and performer who applies her talents uniquely, to create beautiful moments for her clients. Amongst her friends and clients, she is known as a rock of stability and a haven of calm, qualities she imparts at the ceremonies she officiates. Julie is comfortable with all types of ceremonies, and particularly enjoys helping you add your own personal touches to the ceremony. An Ottawa native, with a degree in communications, Julie has over ten years of experience commanding audiences with her public speaking and putting clients first as part of her job with the Public Service. She loves people, and will not be satisfied unless your wedding day becomes one of the most significant and memorable days of your life.
I look forward to working with you to make your personalized non–denominational, spiritual or same gender wedding ceremony a memory that will last a lifetime. Rick and I have six children, plus we have been blessed with three granddaughters. I have always been the go to person in the family for gatherings and special occasions. I work in the Retail Financial sector so putting clients at ease is now second nature to me. I’m a warm, friendly and outgoing person and I would ensure to my utmost ability that your wedding day would be all that you have imagined it would be.
Daniel (Dan) lives in the country near Cardinal, a graduate of Carleton University with both a BA and MA in Political Science. He is now a small business owner and active member of the community. Dan enjoys supporting his two teenaged daughters in their extracurricular activities, and volunteering with the South Grenville Food Bank, the Beth Donovan Hospice and his Masonic Lodge. An avid public speaker, music lover and vocal performer, Dan is comfortable performing any type of wedding ceremony, from non-denominational to the spiritual, to give each couple the right touch to their very special day.
Gayle Poapst (pronounced Popst) offers warmth, compassion, and a calm confidence to your special day, creating a safe and supportive environment for you and your loved ones. She can offer traditional or Buddhist inspired ceremonies as well as a traditional fire puja chanted in Sanskrit. A retired nurse, Gayle now teaches yoga internationally while running a yoga studio ‘Bodhi Tree Yoga’ in Kemptville, Ontario. She is currently working on building a school and birthing centre in rural India. “My dharma is to love and serve and what better way to do this than to share in the ceremony of uniting two people in a spiritual or non–denominational wedding ceremony.”
Bill is an established and well known resident of Metcalfe, ON and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career before retirement. Bill has had the privilege of giving back to his community, most notably as President of the Metcalfe Agricultural Society, Chair of the Metcalfe Recreational Committee, Master of the Russell Masonic Lodge #479, and five years as President of the Metcalfe Jets Jr. B Hockey Team. He is frequently called upon as a speaker and presenter, and has worked with a broad cross section of cultures and people. Bill recognizes how important the wedding ceremony is to you as a couple, and his goal is to try to make it exceed all your expectations and needs.
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