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.
Brian was recently voted runner-up ‘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 been blessed with a family of three. He volunteers with CHEO and the United Way, is an adoption advocate and is involved in many other volunteer activities in the community. He is very open to conducting ceremonies in English, French or Spanish - or bilingual - or even all three!. Brian brings a commitment to ensuring that your wedding ceremony, whether non–denominational or spiritual, will reflect who you are, in a genuine, personal way. His creativity, sense of humour and attention to detail will help everything go smoothly 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!!
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.
Once upon a Time….two people fell in Love, decided to get married... and so, YOUR story begins! Hello my name is Trudy and I would be honoured to assist you, as you both embark on the next chapter of your life………… your journey to become husband and wife. I am a retired high school principal, born and raised in rural Ottawa west and I call Richmond, Ontario home. I am well respected in the community and have an excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds. I possess superb communication skills and I am very comfortable speaking in all settings. I have a gentle, caring nature and am passionate about family, friends, my work, my interests and all aspects of life. I am an organizer with attention to detail. I am respectful of each individual and supportive to all. I have two wonderful sons and a loving partner, parents and siblings who I share a journey of fun, adventure and contentment. I am confident that together, we can make every moment of your wedding ceremony full of magical moments……where all your dreams come true …………living happily ever-after! - Trudy was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Richmond’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
I believe that your wedding ceremony is more than a ritual - it is a statement to the world that you have found the person you want to share your life with and you want everyone to know. Whether your traditional ceremony is in a church or a mosque, or you choose a spiritual ceremony in a natural setting, I would be honoured to hear how you want to bind your Love. I live in Ottawa West,I was a businessman for 20+ years, and am a happily married father of four children. I enjoy writing, and keep active in my community working with people with disabilities, and teach English as a Second Language.
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.
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