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!
Steve (Zink) was amazing. So accommodating and easy to work with. He took so much stress away on the day; professional, prepared and dependable. He is great at what he does; answers any questions you have, make things so easy to understand. He’s got a great personality my husband and I felt so comfortable and our guest really enjoyed him! Would highly recommend Steve!
My husband and I were very fortunate that Steve was available to officiate our wedding. After a series of conversations with our original officiant, it became clear to us that we did not see eye to eye and we needed to find someone better suited for our needs. Steve met us at our convenience, close to home & we connected with him instantly. He understood the importance of a rehearsal (something we were having to convince our original officiant of), and was completely accommodating in terms of what we envisioned for our ceremony. His presence made everyone comfortable and calm, but he also brought a great sense of humor where appropriate. Steve is the perfect balance between very easy going and professional! It was a pleasure to have him share such a perfect day with us.
Natalie & Tyler
We are more than happy that we chose All Wedding Ceremonies. It was as simple as we wanted. We really enjoyed our officiant Steve Zink. He was funny, easy going, and made our day enjoyable. Thank you again Steve, you're awesome!
Laurie & Bryan
Steve's calm and pleasant demeanor made working with him very easy. He is knowledgeable, listens well, and communicates clearly and directly. We appreciated his wry sense of humour, both during the planning and on our big day. At the ceremony, Steve (Zink) was reassuring and relaxed, which put us at ease on a very exciting day. Would highly recommend - thanks Steve! Kelly & Austin
Kelly & Austin
We decided to have an officiant perform our 15-year wedding anniversary and vow renewal ceremony and we are just over the moon happy with Steve. He is just so kind and considerate. He worked with us to ensure we got exactly what we envisioned and he was absolutely bang on in his delivery. He was enthusiastic and so encouraging. He engaged with everyone in the room before and after the event. What a great guy! He obviously has a passion for his profession and he exhibits this from the moment you contact him. We highly recommend Steve. You will not be disappointed. Ann and Doug
Ann and Doug
Almonte, Barrhaven, Carleton Place, Kanata, Kemptville, Kenmore, Manotick, Metcalfe, Mississippi Mills, Munster, Nepean, North Gower, Orleans, Ottawa, Richmond, Stittsville
Michele is a trained and professionally experienced actor and director with many successful theatre productions to her credit. She has exuberance, an ability to connect with people, and an eye for detail. If you’re looking for someone who understands a great wedding ceremony to help you bring out those moments of intimacy, joy, solemnity and celebration for you and your loved one on your special day, she can guide and support with a calm and confident hand. Unconventional settings, rainbow relationships and custom ceremonies are all welcome – let’s create a wedding ceremony together that’s as unique as you are! Michele is licenced in both Ontario and Quebec.
Our ceremony was perfect. A friend commented: "If I had imagined your wedding, it would be just like this." Michele Fansett worked with us to create a ceremony that really fit who we are, and it was lovely! Michele put us at easy and gave us helpful advice. She is a great speaker and very professional.
Rosemary & William
Michele Fansett was so great and we would highly recommend her to anyone. She made us feel at ease prior to and during the ceremony. She was engaging and we had number of guests comment on how wonderful she was.
Bar & Nick
Michele Fansett went above and beyond. She was amazing at making herself available to discuss any questions or changes we had with our ceremony. Our whole family and even the photographer said that Michele was the best officiant they had ever seen. She made every moment personal and special. You can tell that she loves what she does and puts her heart into her work. She was part of the family on our big day :)
Kelly & Simon
We thought Michelle Fansett was wonderful. She considered our wishes, accepted feedback and then provided suggestions of her own. Many of our friends asked us where we had found such a great speaker and warm communicator.
Lee & Mike
Thank you again for performing such a beautiful ceremony for us, it was perfect! You did such a good job of lightening the mood at points and everything ran smoothly.
Breanne & Derek
Michele (Fansett), You made our ceremony everything that we wanted. It had meaning, emotion and was truly heart felt and unique! Thank you again for officiating and making it easy.
Stephen & Debbie
Michele Fansett was very pleasant, flexible regarding our needs, and went beyond what was expected. For example, she stayed behind to take some photos for us. I would definitely recommend her – and your service – to others.
Anne & John
Hi Michele, Thank you so very much for marrying us on Saturday! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony. You made us feel calm and relaxed (not an easy feat). We also had so many of the guests comment on what a wonderful job you did. If you ever require references we would be thrilled to do that for you! We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you again!
Erin and Eric
Michele Fansett exceeded our expectations! She has such a calming presence and really made us feel at ease. We had so many guests comment on how wonderful she was! She took the time to answer all of our questions and the ceremony went off flawlessly! Thank you Michele!!!!
Erin & Eric
Michele Fansett did a fantastic job, the meeting a few weeks before our wedding she gave us tips on how to stand at the alter, how to walk down the aisle, and just did an excellent job making us feel more comfortable.
Meagan & Timothy
Everything was amazing. I will definitely recommend All Seasons and Michele Fansett to other friends. Thanks so much for making our day so wonderful.
Nicholas & Teodora
Michele Fansett met and surpassed our expectations. She was very helpful in our initial meeting and had great tips for us for the big day.
Sebastien & Amanda
Michele Fansett was outstanding! Her warm personality was the perfect fit for the vibe of the ceremony an her professionalism and additude really eased us through the entire event! Thank you again for fantastic service!
Kristienne & Craig
Michelle Fansett was so very friendly and welcoming. She invited us and our friends into her home with open arms and treated us like family. The ceremony was just the way we envisioned it, simple and heart felt. We thank her for her mind words and making our day one to remember.
Adam & Jeff
We wish to thank All Seasons Wedding for giving us Michele Fansett as our officiant. She is a natural. A real pro. Her delivery was natural. She looked elegant and so happy to be the one to marry us. Thank you again!
Alfredo & Lindsey
Kanata, Dunrobin, Carp, Stittsville, Almonte, Carleton Place, Richmond, Manotick, Orleans, Barrhaven
Dawn Brown, a resident of Ottawa, with a Masters in Education (Counselling) is a published author and international speaker. She has over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and coach specializing in relationship and life transitions. She is the recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Learning for Life category. Dawn’s goal is to help you create a personalized wedding ceremony that celebrates your love and commitment to each other. Whether conducting a non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremony, her warm and caring approach invites all to embrace the joy of marriage. Her gift to you is the peace of mind you need to relax and enjoy your day.
Dear Dawn, I want to thank you for a heart warming wedding. You helped us and guided us and we will never forget the the words you spoke. You said them with so much passion that I can't say enough about you. We will never forget about you. Thank you so much for the part you played in our wedding day, Ed and Janice
Janice and Ed
Dawn Brown exceeded our expectations - she was friendly, professional and SO helpful. She was also very flexible and understanding of the short and sweet style of ceremony that we were going for, which I know not everyone agrees with. We loved Dawn and so did our guests - we had numerous people comment on how much they liked her. The confirmation and follow-up emails that All Seasons sent me were great and helped me stay organized leading up to the day. I'd absolutely recommend your company - especially Dawn - to anyone I know looking for an officiant. Overall really pleased with how things turned out - thank you!
Emma & Daniel
Dawn Brown exceeded our expectations in every way! She was warm, professional and engaging. We were thrilled to have such a special person pronounce us husband and wife.
Erin & Douglas
Dawn Brown was an instrumental part of our *Special Day*. Dawn was able to guide us through the ceremony with her absolute professionalism, while keeping a light-hearted calm, making sure to flow with the Fun and Laughter that was enjoyed by all. It truly was the Best Day of Our Life, and it is with heartfelt thanks to Dawn, for performing such an endearing ceremony. Thank you !
Christine and Glendon
Dear Dawn, we can't thank you enough for the absolutely perfect and lovely ceremony. You were amazing and everyone was asking where we had found you! Thank you for working with us and helping us tweak the ceremony to make it uniquely ours. It really was a magical day, full of love, happiness and amazing family and friends. The ceremony you performed was the perfect start to our new life together. Thank you Dawn Brown.
Nicole and Rob
Dawn Brown surpassed our expectations! She was always so professional, but also warm and very reassuring. When we met her for our first meeting, we immediately felt at ease and knew that whatever the day might bring, she would help us relax and really treasure the moment, which we did. I would highly recommend her. Dawn delivered a beautiful and heartfelt service - she has such a lovely manner and eloquent voice. Everyone commented on the service and we couldn't be happier.
Catherine & Ross
We were absolutely thrilled with our ceremony! From the weather and the gorgeous rainbow that showed up for a while, to your beautiful words and all the emotion in the ceremony - we couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect day! Thank you again Dawn(Brown), for your personal care, your kindness and your great sense of humour! It made our wedding exactly what we wanted!
Jessica and Fred
Dawn Brown was absolutely wonderful - she had an amazing calming presence and her delivery of our ceremony was just beautiful. Dawn was attentive throughout the entire process and made sure that we were completely ready for the big day. She was so accepting and supportive of all of our ideas, and really made our ceremony come to life. Some of our guests at the wedding were commenting on how wonderful Dawn's delivery of our ceremony was, and I completely agree! My husband and I are so thankful that Dawn was able to perform our ceremony for us - it was a truly beautiful day.
Kyla & Nik
We feel so incredibly fortunate to have had Dawn Brown as our officiant. We had so much fun and are so happy to have enjoyed the ceremony so much! Your grounded, positive and enthusiastic presence was such a wonderful contribution to our special day. Our families and friends raved about how magnificent you were, long into the wedding celebration. Many of our guests told us that they wanted to thank you in person and to convey to you how moved they were by the ceremony. Words simply can't capture what a special role you played.
Lia and Steve
Dawn Brown was a breath of fresh air for my wife and I. From our first phone call to our meeting to finalize everything she kept us in check. Which is need when we had so much on our minds. I would recommend her to everyone that is thinking about getting married. Everyone was asking where we found her. Please let Dawn know how much she was appreciated and she most certainly will have some more weddings to come in our family tree!
Amanda & Emily
Dawn Brown was amazing! She was a blessing to have at our wedding and we could not imagine having anyone else. By the end of the ceremony, everyone of our guests were so impressed and touched by her positive vibes, amazing words of wisdom and charm that they wanted to know more about her and those unmarried said if they get married, they will not have anyone but Dawn.
Zahra & Jeffrey
Dawn Brown is so friendly, and she had an amazingly calming influence on us and our guests. She speaks very eloquently and sincerely, which added a lot to the ceremony. We were really impressed by her professionalism, and we would definitely recommend Dawn to other couples!
Laura & Hamish
Dawn Brown was amazing, she was very organized and incredibly knowledgable! She was very friendly, she helped us through the whole process and made planning the ceremony easy. I would definitely refer Dawn to others! I just wanted to thank Dawn for everything, we couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Vladlena & Ryan
Hi Dawn, we just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful ceremony. Everyone was saying how great it was! We couldn't have imagined a more perfect day. Thank you again so much. Take care and we wish you all the best, always.
Michelle & Evan
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. We loved the positive presence you brought to our ceremony. It was a pleasure to have met and worked with you. Thank you Sarah and Kristian
Sarah and Kristian
Dawn Brown was amazing and made our special day even more special. We love her! She was so sweet and such a lovely, lovely woman; her words were lovely and so well spoken. We can't say enough about her. She was professional, made the day relaxed and she took care of all the details. She was a God Send.
Nancy & Gary
Dawn Brown was a fantastic officiant. She is extremely organized and helpful with all of the "other things" like when to get the marriage license, what to do with paperwork afterwards, and how to start a name change if you want to do it. We went with a pretty standard ceremony but she helped us to customize it for our tastes. When we first met Dawn we realized within a few minutes that she was the right woman to marry us. She speaks so highly of love and commitment and the importance of the vows that you make reflecting what you will live for the rest of your life. At the end of the first session I just wanted to give her a big hug! The day of she was completely on-point too. You can tell she really loves doing what she does and puts her whole heart into the ceremony. All of our guests were commenting on how well she officiated and made it a meaningful and fun ceremony for everyone involved. We will be highly recommending Dawn and All Seasons to friends who are getting married in the future. Your service from start to finish was fantastic!
Michelle & Marc
Dawn Brown was amazing! She put us at ease at our meeting and walked us through every step so we were ready for our day. During the ceremony she toughed through some cold winds for our outdoor wedding(in February) and helped make for such a memorable day. She was extremely professional, open to changes to the ceremony, and an absolute delight to work with. We received many compliments from our guests about how wonderful she was and will definitely recommend her to anyone getting married down the line. All the best to Dawn and thank you so much in making our wedding a success!
Alex and Terry
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did officiating our wedding ceremony. Many of our friends and family commented on how clearly you spoke and how warm and engaging you were. It was definitely a perfect day that we will never forget and we appreciate the special role you had in it. Hope our paths cross again in the future!
Nicola & Kyle
Wanted to let you know that people are still talking about our wedding and your amazing service. We can't thank you enough for your enthusiasm and personal touch on words that made our wedding a forever wonderful memory. We are so thankful to have found you Dawn!
Gord & Anthony
We really loved having Dawn Brown perform our ceremony. We couldn't imagine a better choice. Her delivery is sincere, she is well-spoken and you can feel that this is as important to her as it is to you. She was a pleasure to interact with, she is thorough, very responsive in a timely manner and arrived on time. Overall an excellent experience, I would definitely recommend her to anyone for your special day. A heartfelt thanks from both of us. Every interaction we've had with All Seasons was excellent, very responsive in a timely manner, always respectful and very helpful. I have already made 2 recommendations:)
Manon & Cassandra
Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Ottawa west , Ottawa , Ottawa central, Orleans, Gloucester, Metcalfe, Embrun, Richmond, Kars, Blackburn Hamlet, Munster, Greely, Manotick, Kemptville, North Gower, Dunrobin, Constance Bay
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!
Jody Taylor went beyond our expectations! She was kind, thoughtful, and well-spoken. She was an engaging officiant and was able to make each one at our wedding feel welcomed and comfortable. She listened to us and what we wanted and she helped us make our dreams come true - thank you so much! I would definitely refer others to you - especially to Jody! We were thrilled with our officiant and cannot articulate enough how meaningful and special she made our day.
Michaela & Eric
Almonte, Barrhaven, Kanata, Kars, Kemptville, Kenmore, Manotick, Metcalfe, Munster, Nepean, North Gower, Orleans, Ottawa, Ottawa Central, Ottawa East, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Richmond, Stittsville, Winchester
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.
Dear Joan (Bruce-Nibogie), From the moment we met you, we knew you would bring a special spirit to our wedding! Thank you for coming to meet with us in advance and all you attention to detail in planning the ceremony on Bate Island. Thank You!! Our family members (including us) all felt you brought warmth and thoughtfulness to the day. We appreciated every moment and everything you did for us. Thanks and good luck!! Heather and Sean
Heather and Sean
I can't really put into words how much Joan Bruce-Nibogie means to us - she made our special day and ceremony one that we will always cherish. From the first moment we met Joan, we knew she was the right fit. We felt like we had known her for years even though we had just met her. She made every effort to get to know us as a couple so that she could put together a beautiful ceremony that was unique to our love story. We are so lucky to have found Joan through All Seasons. Thanks both to Joan and All Seasons for exceeding our expectations in every way.
Kellie & Mark
Hi Joan, Just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for your part in making our wedding day such a wonderful time. You made us both feel very at ease and we had a great time. Thank you one again you really are a Star!! Neil and Kam xx Sept 10th, 2015
Neil and Kam
Joan Bruce-Nibogie was amazing. She is a lovely person, was very flexible with our plans, and made us both feel very comfortable throughout. All our family and friends who were present thought she did a great job as well. I had to make several changes back and forth with regards to start time and venue and at no time was I made to feel like it was an inconvenience. Patient, understanding and friendly. Lots of people at the ceremony kept asking how I found Joan because she was soo great, so I explained your service to many already. Your service and help was great! Joan was wonderful! Overall we were very happy with how it all turned out!
Jennifer & Nicholas
Joan Bruce-Nibogie was absolutely phenomenal. She made us feel very comfortable, as if we'd known her for years. Even our guests were asking if she was a friend or family member. Joan's character, charisma and cadence came through with every word she spoke and we will cherish the ceremony she created for us for the rest of our lives. Thank you for providing such a great service! xo
Lauren & Seth
Joan Bruce-Nibogie was excellent. Above what I expected. Excellent service from the staff to the officiant. I expected high level of service and was pleasant that the service and officiant surpassed my expectations. Thank you for the great service and surpassing my expectations. It was a great day and the guest enjoyed themselves.
Alex & Brittany
Joan Bruce-Nibogie exceeded our expectations. She managed to customize the ceremony to reflect us perfectly. The office staff were very responsive. We cannot thank Joan enough. She made our day even more than we could have hoped. We will never forget it.
Shannon & Jason
We were very blessed to find Joan Bruce-Nibogie. From our first conversation on the telephone, to our few face-to-face meetings, she was fantastic. She went beyond our expectations in preparation of our wedding day as well as on the day of. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your friendly and professional service, as well as Joan's. There are no words to express our experience with Joan. Our Angels were definitely looking our for us when sending her our way!
Christine & James
Joan Bruce-Nibogie was amazing! So friendly and seems to really love being an officiant. Her personality was a perfect fit for us. We couldn't have selected a better officiant. Having Joan as our officiant felt like an old friend was marrying us. We would recommend in a heartbeat. Once we spoke with joan we knew that our choice of officiant was one decision that would not cause us any stress. We were all around impressed with All Seasons Weddings.
Mark & Stephanie
When we started looking for an officiant for our 1940’s Hollywood themed wedding, someone suggested that we contact Joan Bruce - Nibogie Long before the wedding she was able to provide us with a wealth of information. She was always excited but was able to keep me calm on the podium.She asked that Maissa and I send her our vows beforehand so she could print them out for us in case we needed some assistance or forgotten some words. She also printed them out on parchment paper for us to keep as souvenirs of the ceremony.Joan arrived at the venue and made herself part of the family.Joan left no doubt in our minds that she was the perfect person to marry us.
Maissa & JC
From the instant we began working with Joan Bruce-Nibogie, she took the time to get to know Tony and I. Everything from the ceremony to our readings was carefully chosen in order to reflect the two of us. Joan did an excellent job at creating the perfect ceremony for the two of us! Also anytime I had any questions, your staff was always there to answer our questions. Thank you!
Shelley & Tony
Joan Bruce-Nibogie was amazing and my husband and I highly recommend her! We decided on a non-traditional wedding (for sure!) with funny vows and antics that would get all our friends and family laughing! Along with some "lighthearted" vows, about putting up with my back-seat driving, etc, Joan's acting background surely played a part in the FANTASTIC job she did, but it was more her enthusiasm and excitement that really made it great fun for us! We had a fabulous time, we were thrilled with her, and truly believe no one else could have done better! Thanks again Joan!
Trick and Andie
We chose Joan Bruce-Nibogie because of the kind and pleasant smile in her photograph, she did not disapoint. With every interaction with Joan she left us feeling relaxed, confident in our decision to choose her and closer in the relationship we were developing with her. When she arrived the day of the ceremony we greeted her as we did all our family and friends with a big hug and a warm welcome. The ceremony was done professionally and personally. We could not have been happier in our decision to have Joan as our wedding officiant and I would highly recommend her. Thank you Joan.
Keith & Kimberly
Joan Bruce-Nibogie made our wedding that much more special. She took the time to get to know us and she helped create a ceremony that was poignant, kind, funny, and simply beautiful. She is a gifted communicator. Marty and I feel privileged to have had her be part of our wedding. I wish there were words to describe how she reached out and touched the hearts of our friends and family. They are still talking about her and how impressed, how grateful and how happy were are that she delivered our ceremony. From the moment I made contact with All Seasons Weddings I was impressed. The fact that your company treated me with such kindness from the first connection took one worry completely away. I will for sure tell friends and family about the exceptional service I received. Again, thank you!
Sharlene & Marty
We feel so lucky that we found Joan Bruce-Nibogie to lead our ceremony! Her warmth, kindness, and intimacy was deeply appreciated: I can't count the number of people who commented on how moving the ceremony was. Many of our guests seemed to think that Joan had known us for ages, which is, in itself, a testament to the real joy Joan takes in her work. Having her at the front of the room with us put us both at ease and it really felt that she shared our excitement and happiness. Prior to the wedding, Joan was easy to contact and prompt at returning messages. Her ceremony script was relaxed and beautiful and she was happy to accommodate any changes we made to personalize the ceremony. We're so glad we had the chance to work with her and would recommend her without hesitation!
Emily & Steve
We were incredibly fortunate to have Joan Bruce-Nibogie officiate at our wedding. Joan is lovely, warm, and very well organized. She made us feel relaxed and happily excited about our ceremony from the very first moment we met her. She’s someone you feel like you’ve known and trusted forever. Thank you Joan, for all your attention before and after our wedding, and for making our special day all the more special to us.
Catherine & Dustin
Hi Joan (Bruce-Nibogie), We just wanted to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for your words two Saturdays ago. The ceremony was beautiful and we were able to really take it all in (even the heat!). Our guests were very moved by what you, and we, said and we heard nothing but great comments about your character and sentiment. Some even thought you'd been a long-standing friend or family member; it definitely felt that way (which is amazing for only having met you the night before). We will cherish the package you've made for us, and the day, forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are wonderful!
Lauren & Seth
Joan was our officiant for our wedding on October 2, 2015. We couldn't have been more pleased! In fact we had guests tell me even days afterwards how personal and heartfelt it was and that it did not feel at all like the "ordinary" ceremony - which was exactly what we wanted! When we were planning for our ceremony, Joan provided some suggestions with additions that we could make to our ceremony. One of the suggestions was the passing of the rings for our guests to hold our rings in their hands and bless them with their well wishes for our future. We loved the idea as did our guests! People posted pictures afterwards on social media with our rings in their hands and such and it showed how much a part they really were of our wedding ceremony. We loved that they were more than just guests in attendance but that they really participated in making our day so special. We can't thank Joan enough for the words and messages she said and we honestly felt like a member of our family was marrying us! She is positively lovely! Kristine & Steve Oct 2nd, 2015
Kristine & Steve
Dear Joan (Bruce-Nibogie) Thank you so much for marrying us. It couldn't have gone any better and been so perfectly 'us". I knew you would be the perfect person to perform the ceremony and you were more genuine and it was more beautiful,thanks to you, than we anticipated. I can't believe you cried too! You are so amazing Joan. We can't thank you enough. We could not have picked a better officiant. I am so happy I met you. Thank you from the bottom, top and sides of our hearts! Love Phillipa and Ryan
Phillipa and Ryan
Good evening Joan, Darren and I are passing time waiting for our flight off to our honeymoon and I wanted to take some time to write and thank you for performing such a wonderful ceremony. In the days since the wedding we've had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed our wedding and one common theme that everyone mentions is how wonderful Joan was! One went so far as to say how nice it was that we found someone who knew us so personally to perform our ceremony only to be surprised to hear we had met only a few short weeks ago. Thank you, Joan, for your part in what will be remembered as one of the best days of our lives, for reminding us to breathe, and for a ceremony that brought us so much closer together. It will not be forgotten. We wish you the very best.
Darren & Joseph
Ottawa, Orleans, Kanata, Barrhaven, Metcalfe, Edwards, Greely, Vernon, North Gower, Russell, Embrun, Winchester, Kemptville, Morewood, Morrisburg, Prescott, Gatineau-Hull, Chelsea, Wakefield, Low, Mont Saint-Marie, Gracefield, Kenmore,
Dannielle is a Metis woman, mother, and grandmother whose roots are firmly embedded in Richmond. She lives on a beautiful horse farm where she and her therapeutic horses help families and youth towards spiritual growth and healing. She keenly understands the diversity in all people, and looks forward to conducting wedding ceremony for all who ask. Her passion is to serve you in a beautiful and grace filled way so your day will always be remembered with a soft heart and gentle smile.
Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Ashton, Almonte, Carleton Place, Manotick, North Gower, Kars, Kemptville, Merrickville, Nepean, Osgoode, Ottawa West, Ottawa South, Smiths Falls, Carp, Barrhaven, Kanata
A former finalist ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts awards, Brian is a great family guy who lives in Barrhaven. He has been married to his college sweetheart since 1995 and together they have three amazing children. With a background as a pastor, Brian is privileged to volunteer with CHEO and the United Way, is an adoption advocate and is involved in many other volunteer activities and causes in the community. And when it comes to your wedding, his commitment is to ensure that your ceremony, whether non-denominational or spiritual, will reflect who you are as a couple in a genuine, personal way. He’s happy to conduct your ceremony in English, French or Spanish - or bilingual - or even all three! His creativity, sense of humour and attention to detail will make everything go smoothly on your special day and give you confidence every step of the way. "It's your day – let's make sure YOU enjoy it!” Brian is one of our most well-known officiants in the Ottawa area.
Hi Brian (Ballinger)! We just wanted to thank you so much for the amazing and memorable moment you gave us during our ceremony! We were so happy with everything and everyone keeps telling us how great you were and how you were always smiling! We chose the best officiant! Your kindness and professionalism was wonderful and it was a pleasure to have worked with you. Thank you! Selin and Erik
Selin and Erik
Hi Brian (Ballinger) I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Emily and myself for the wonderful ceremony you held for us on Sunday. It was everything we hoped for. You helped make the whole experience stress-free and truly memorable. It would be my pleasure to recommend you to the next of my clansmen who'll take the plunge. All the best to you!
Sebastian and Emily
Sandra and I both want to thank you for contributing very positively to our wedding day and more importantly to our marriage ceremony. Your enthusiasm and passion are infectious and made us both feel over the top. We also received many positive comments from our guests.
Sandra and Jean
Hi Brian (Ballinger), I wanted to thank you again for officiating our beautiful wedding ceremony on Saturday. We felt so pleased and happy with the ceremony and our family absolutely loved it. You did a fantastic job of setting the perfect tone and pace and the words you chose were so meaningful and practical. We are really happy that Konrad videotaped everything because we will be able to watch the ceremony again to fully absorb all of your words and message. Somehow out of nowhere my ankles started knocking together just before we started! I didn't expect those little nerves or anxiety but I imagine it is quite common. :) But it was comforting and calming to make eye contact with you and Konrad and I knew everything was going to be great. Your small mention in the ceremony in honour of my Dad deeply touched my Mom. It was perfect. Thank you. My Mom commented on how genuine you were and just how nice you were and comfortable you made everybody. Thanks for even helping to hand out water before the ceremony! That was very kind and went above and beyond any expectations!. We could not be happier that you were responsible for the most special and meaningful part of our day. Thank you for everything and we will be singing your praises to everyone. Please feel free to share these words with anyone or on social media because the words are sincere. With thanks and gratitude,
Leslie & Konrad
I got married on the 25th of October. I wanted to extend a huge thank you to Brian Ballinger. He has amazing true talent!! He put together a beautiful ceremony, he was upbeat with a warm smile. He was one of the big highlights of our wedding. He should be at the top the officiants list. We are so pleased we chose him!
Jennifer and David
My wife and I got married in a civil ceremony at Eighteen Restaurant last May 2015 and Brian (Ballinger) was our officiant. I have to say I'm very glad we chose Brian as he was a huge factor of our day feeling so great. It was a very private and informal ceremony with very few traditional details as we were having a symbolic wedding in the Dominican Republic a month later. Brian was great at keeping the mood light with humour but also loving. We were amazed by how personal he was able to make our ceremony feel after meeting with us only twice prior to the wedding. Our day wouldn't have been the same without Brian, so we recommend him highly!
ALison & Thomas
Brian Ballinger was outstanding on our wedding day and certainly put myself, my wife, and all of our friends and family at ease. You set the tone for the rest of the wedding day and to be honest with you, the day could not have gone any better. Alissa and I now have a day, in part thanks to you, that we will be able to cherish for the rest of our lives!
Kris and Alissa
Dearest Brian (Ballinger), We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us leading up to the big day, as well as the day of! You were all smiles throughout the whole ceremony and some of our guests even thought you were part of our family because of the smile on your face and your enthusiasm. Our first appointment with you was less business, and more pleasure. You made us feel SO comfortable with the process and made us feel so at ease. We had such an incredible day, and we both feel so honored that you could spend it with us!! I have attached probably one of my favorite photos of the ceremony for you to see what I mean - when we saw your smile in the background, we felt like we caught a VERY special moment :) Thank you SO SO much for everything. You are an absolute pleasure to deal with, and we wish you all the best! Thank you again times a million :)
Ewa & Nick
Brian Ballinger absolutely met our expectations. He was exceptionally friendly and was fantastic at our event. He really helped us in the process of making the ceremony personal to us. He was available every step of the way, including giving us advice and helping us to create our own vows.
Alison & Matthew
Brian Ballinger made our day run so smoothly! His calm demeanor was a valuable asset, especially on a wedding day! His ability to “run with the punches” and insert a bit of humour into the proceedings was immensely appreciated. He is a great speaker; his tone, his pace and his pauses added a meaning to the words being spoken. We got many compliments and positive feedback from our guests. Even before the ceremony, he made sure we were comfortable with everything and answered all of our questions promptly.
Annick & Richard
Brian Balinger's warm and kind manner truly conveys a deep respect for love, marriage and family. His way of speaking and smiling response to Denis, me and our children gathered us, as well as everyone in attendance, into an experience of delight and joy.
Elizabeth & Denis
Brian Ballinger is amazing. He was so on point and natural! He is a great man with a good heart. I am very pleased to have met him and have someone like him marry us!
Krystle & Maroun
We loved Brian Ballinger. He was a pleasure to work with, he married us with professionalism and some humour, very comfortable. Everyone was very impressed with him and his service, will definitely recommend him!
Kyle & Carley
Brian Ballinger was fantastic! Given that we were from out of town he took it upon himself to schedule skype meetings with us. He was warm and welcoming on the day of and made everything filled with love and laughter. We received many compliments on his behalf. We couldn't be happier. Thank you Brian!
Jill & Ben
Brian Ballinger went above and beyond our expectations! He made everything so smooth, and our ceremony was beautiful. Everything was great, Brian made us feel extremely comfortable and would definately recommend him to anyone.
Theresa & Geoff
Brian Ballinger was fabulous and made us and all present feel very welcome and confortable! He has a great sense of humour as well. Everything from start to finish was great! EXCELLENT SERVICE WELL WORTH THE FEES INVOLVED!
Scott & Adina
Brian Ballinger was an amazing officiant. He was calm, friendly and really made the ceremony into everything we wanted it to be. Brian was extremely helpful and patient with the both of us. On the wedding day, Brian made sure that everything was in order so that we did not need to worry. He also made us feel like if everything was going to be ok and walked us through the ceremony as if it was a piece of cake (because we were both really nervous!) Brian was great!!
Christa & Jason
Brian Ballinger was very friendly, professional, and great to work with. He did an absolutely wonderful job providing a ceremony in both English and Spanish. We had many compliments on the ceremony and how warm Brian made it feel. We would certainly recommend him to our family and friends for their special event. Thank you very much Brian!
Madeline & Pedro
Hi Brian - We just wanted to thank you again for officiating our wedding and assisting at the rehearsal. From the first steps to the day itself, you put us at ease because of your positive and confident demeanour and your organization skills. I always felt like you were on the ball, and your suggestions and input were much appreciated throughout the process. It was nice to have that balanced with an openness to adding in different pieces and traditions. You really are a natural at this, and we were so glad that we came across your profile on the website because it was such an easy choice to pick you. I hope that many couples in the future benefit from having you as an officiant. No doubt you have many satisfied customers, but if you ever needed a referral/recommendation, we would be happy to do so. It was a real pleasure working with you! All the best,
Eva & Kurt
Brian Ballinger was beyond amazing throughout the entire process. He walked us through every step and was a calming voice the day of our ceremony when we needed it most. Brian was fantastic. Prior to the ceremony he was patient, kind and most importantly, helpful! Throughout the ceremony he spoke at a perfect pace and volume. His words were genuine and I would recommend him to everyone.
Corey & Chanelle
Brian (Ballinger) was awesome. He made our day go by smoothly and exactly how we wanted it. He was fun, calming and professional. I would recommend Brian to anyone and everyone!! Thanks Brian, Kyle and Jaymee
Kyle and Jaymee
Brian (Ballinger) is FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for making our day even more amazing :) From the very first meeting we felt like we could have been old friends, and this comfort showed at our ceremony. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends who are planning to tie the knot in the future. Thanks again for making both of us feel so calm and comfortable on the day of the wedding, it was much appreciated. Andrew & Amy 09/25/2016
Andrew & Amy
Brian (Ballinger) was fantastic to work with, and all of our guests commented on how well done the ceremony was. You could really tell that he was happy to be there and that it was not just a job. We have already recommended him to friends of ours who are engaged and would recommend him to anyone getting married in Ottawa. Anthony & Patricia Nov 5th, 2016
Anthony & Patricia
Brian (Ballinger) took the time to meet with Wenderley and I before the ceremony to get a feeling of what we wanted to personalize the day. Wenderley and I are a bilingual couple, and it was important to have our vows in both English and Spanish. Brian did a fabulous job fulfilling our wishes. I highly recommend him. Madisen & Wenderley
We hired Brian Ballinger as our officiant through All Seasons Weddings for our June 24th 2017 wedding. We looked through the officiants, and his profile stood out. We were lucky enough that he was still available, and our phone conversation with him quickly convinced us that he was a good match for us. He was quick in answering our questions, and provided much needed wedding information. He got in touch with us a couple months before the wedding and set up a meeting with us, which lowered preparation stress by a lot, as he made everything seem so simple! He provided a text with several options and let us select which type of wording we preferred, and gave us the opportunity to add or modify the text. Brian is a very friendly, approachable and considerate person. He made sure we were comfortable with the whole ceremony, and offered a bilingual service (French and English). He also added a little Kinyarwanda in there, and made sure he had the correct pronunciation by recording my (now-)husband’s pronunciation. On the day of the wedding, our guests responded to his efforts with pride and joy! The whole process went smoothly and stress-free thanks to his meticulous planning.
Caroline & Eric
Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Ottawa West , Orleans, Gloucester, Metcalfe, Richmond, Kars, Blackburn Hamlet, Munster, Greely, Manotick, North Gower
Located in Richmond, Ontario, I am available to perform wedding ceremonies throughout the Ottawa Valley. I am an experienced Wedding Officiant, and I will be happy to discuss any type of non-denominational wedding ceremony you choose. Before becoming an Officiant, I was a teacher, and after I took time to raise my family, I returned to the work force as a Sales Rep for a major food Distributor. I have always had a strong sense of community and remain actively involved in several volunteer capacities. As a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, I am confident that I can bring humour, understanding and patience to your wedding ceremony. I look forward to meeting with you to help create the perfect wedding experience.
Judy Wagdin was amazing. Everyone of our family and friends loved her.
Robyn & Jake
Judy Wagdin was absolutely wonderful! We could not have asked for a better officiant. She scheduled our first meeting promptly, was available to answer questions and tailored the ceremony content to us. Judy exceeded all of our expectations and I would recommend her to anyone who is getting married!
Jennifer & Ryan
Almonte, Carleton Place, Kanata, Kemptville, Kenmore, Manotick, Nepean, Ottawa West, Ottawa South, Smith Falls, Stittsville, Munster, Richmond, North Gower
Allison is an active business owner in Carleton Place, where she resides. Allison holds a Bachelors in Psychology (Carleton), a Bachelors in Social Work (Laurentian) and a Masters in Social Work (Carleton). She is the proud parent of three children and enjoys riding horses; kayaking; gardening; likes to ice skate; hike and has performed in musical theatre. She is a cat, dog and horse lover and when not helping couples get married, she’s active in charities that support animal welfare. She is excited to join in your commitment to each other.
Allison Adamovits did a fantastic job, highly recommend her.
Janet & Chris
Allison Adamovits was very professional, made us feel super comfortable and she was amazing!
Alysha & Tyler
Lanark, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Almonte, Pakenham, Maberly, Merrickville. Ottawa West, West Carleton Township, Goulbourne Township, Stittsville, Richmond, Fitzroy Harbour, Dunrobin, Kanata, Bells Corners, Kinburn
Jody and his family have lived in the Ottawa area for many generations and the city holds a special place in his heart. A connoisseur of geek and pop culture, Jody is also an experienced actor, host and improviser. He’s quick with his wit and able to accommodate your wishes for a personalized spiritual, interfaith or same-sex wedding ceremony. He excels at creating and planning events and ensures everyone is having a good time. At the end of the day, he loves winding down in his Barrhaven home with his wife, mother-in-law and young daughter, with a cup of tea and one of their two cats on his lap.
Hi Jody, In the weeks since we have received many compliments on how well the ceremony flowed and was done. That is definitely a huge credit to you. You helped make our day perfect by performing the marriage exactly how we wanted it to be. [Photo by Elenora Luberto from JEMMAN Photography.]
Wade & Taylor
This past Sunday we had our ceremony at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum with the fantastic Jody Haucke as our officiant . Jody was quite simply a dream to have at our wedding. His professionalism, organization, and his eye for aesthetic and placement of our bridal party and our guests helped maximize the uniqueness of our venue. We are truly grateful to have had his unparalleled knowledge at our disposal. Our ceremony was flawless. Jody's articulation and passion in our ceremony was endearing and entertaining. Every line he spoke was delivered with so much care and feeling that our family and friends are still talking about how breathtaking he was as our officiant. We can never thank him enough for everything he has done, because we know that the magic of our wedding would have been a little less without him.
Marie-Eve and Robert
From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed using All Seasons Weddings. We absolutely loved our officiant Jody (Haucke) who made the planning and ceremony an absolute breeze. We would highly recommend this company and this officiant for anyone who wants to enjoy getting married! Olivia & Marcus 09/08/2016
Olivia & Marcus
Jody Haucke was absolutely fantastic, helped us choose the perfect ceremony, and went above and beyond - writing down names of everyone important the day of, coordinating his outfit to our colour scheme, etc. Everyone I have corresponded with so far have been the most prompt and respectful with replying of all the vendors I dealt with. Super friendly!! This service was so helpful to my partner and I. We felt so comfortable being able to see all the officiants' experience or openness to performing same sex ceremonies. An incredible resource for the LGBT+ community.
Sara & Lucie
Jody Haucke was very helpful and was always there to answer any questions we had about the process. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone else.
Ben & Brianne
I'd like to commend Jody (Haucke) on his spectacular service at our wedding. He brought such a unique character that captured the assembly, and really helped us feel at ease. He was very professional in breaking down the series of events, and so friendly and approachable he really felt like he belonged. Thank you so so so much Jody for being a part of the best day of our lives.
Natasha & Geoff
Jody Haucke was amazing! He let us tailor our ceremony the way we wanted it. He was professional and very easy going. We couldn't think of a better officiant for our ceremony :) I would 100% recommend All Seasons to anyone. The process is one of the easiest parts of wedding planning!
Trina & Christopher
Jody Haucke went above and beyond to meet our needs. Being a special themed wedding he dressed up and was in character. He was absolutely amazing!!!!! I also hope to recommend Jody to those who look to do more unique themes.
Jessica & Nathan
Jody Haucke was amazing! Exactly what we wanted! He made our day perfect!!
Danica & Brian
Jody Haucke was very organized and kind. He was very easy to get in touch with and responded to our emails quickly. We would HIGHLY recommend Jody, he was excellent and funny! We received many compliments from our guests for his service.
Alyson & Daniel
Almonte, Barrhaven, Blackburn Hamlet, Carleton Place, Carp, Cumberland, Dunrobin, Embrun, Kanata, Kars, Kemptville, Kenmore, Manotick, Munster, Orleans, Osgoode, Ottawa, Ottawa, Ottawa Central, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Stittsville
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Carolyn is absolutely delightful. She has a great personality and a positive attitude on life. She is bubbly and outgoing and very personable. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to meet Carolyn and have her perform our ceremony. Thank you again Carolyn for everything.
Stephanie and Michael
I wanted to let you know that both Alen and myself were so pleased with our ceremony this past weekend. You would not believe the amazing comments we received about you as our officiant and what an amazing job you did. I wanted to thank you again for walking us through that crazy day as both Alen and I were extremely nervous. You were the highlight our of wedding day and I couldn't thank you enough. Also thank your wife for her assistance in writing up the ceremony documents, the two of you make a great team.
Rhianne and Alen
Deborah Lesk was an incredible officiant. So organized, approachable, kind and willing to work with us to create the day that we wanted. We are so happy that Deborah was our officiant for our big day!
Jennifer and Zev
Marianne Mullan was very personal, thorough and made sure we did exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. She is very kind and genuine. She helped make our day a perfect day! Thank you Marianne!
Kelsey and Dean
Elaine Kicknosway was amazing! She was very professional, warmhearted and kind. All our questions were answers promptly. It was simple and stress free planning. It is wonderful to see that Indigenous Traditional wedding ceremonies are available through your company. We were very pleased to be able to showcase our culture.
Chelsey and Sunchild
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the professional and accommodating manner in which Mike O'Callaghan conducted the ceremony for the Young-Whittle marriage. We all agreed we could not have made a better choice. Once again our entire small group was completely impressed with Mike's performance.
Erdine and Michael
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