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!
Penny Lee is based in Limoges and enjoys connecting people. When it is a connection of love, she believes she can help people nurture their relationships for a long-term commitment. Wedding ceremonies and vows should reflect the uniqueness of that relationship. She encourages and supports original ideas believing that celebrating your love in your own special way should capture the essence of your love. Whether you want an English or French ceremony, traditional or contemporary, spiritual or same-sex, Penny Lee can help make your day a truly wonderful experience. Your wedding will be unique to your lifestyle, personalized and to your complete satisfaction.
Roger Dore who is fluently bilingual resides in Ottawa where he has worked as an educational professional for the past forty years. Growing up among the scenic landscape of the Ottawa Valley, his goal is to deliver a ceremony which represents beauty and love. He works diligently in assuring a relaxing and memorable occasion for both partners on their wedding day. His family and friends describe him as an outgoing person who is both responsible and reliable. Roger looks forward to becoming a part of your planning team.
Elaine is a resident of Ottawa, and is a proud Swampy Cree woman originally from Northern Saskatchewan. She is a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Wolf Clan who is the natural life teacher. Elaine is a mother of one, a step-mother, a singer, a women’s traditional dancer, and believes in love, life and ceremony. She would be honored to assist you on your special day by preforming your personalized wedding ceremony and invites you to consider either a traditional first nation, spiritual, interfaith or same gender ceremony. Don’t forget to ask her about hand held ceremonies and incorporating a healing circle ceremony with the 4 direction colors.
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.
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.
'Sandy' has the ability to accommodate a wide variety of requests, whether in English, French, or Bilingual. With his sincerity and his family-friendly brand of humour, he is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony memorable and enjoyable. He is very comfortable speaking in any size of crowd. He’s an Ottawa-based teacher, performer and dog-lover who enjoys cooking, swimming and improv comedy. He is a Queens grad, plus an MA in Child Study and Education at U of T. Sandy's downtime is spent outdoors, traveling or volunteering at Camp Oochigeas near Rosseau, ON.
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.
A passionate and bubbly soul born and raised in Ottawa (Ogilvy area), Kerry has been a part of the wedding community for many years making brides and bridal parties feel beautiful on their special day. Being a member of toastmasters gives her the ability to communicate effectively and with assurance. She is more than capable to ensure your traditional, spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremony is all that it can be and that your vision is captured.
Stephanie lives in Rockland with her spouse and their new daughter. She is comfortable with large or small wedding ceremonies. Stephanie is completely fluent in French and English and is available to conduct traditional, non-denominational, spiritual or same-sex ceremonies in French, English or a blend of both languages. She likes to be involved in her community and is a member of the Valoris Foundation of Prescott-Russell and the Club Richelieu Orléans. A keen sports enthusiast, she also loves hosting dinner parties! She would like nothing more than to help make your wedding ceremony a special event and memory by working with you.
Carol, who lives in Orleans, is a kind and caring person. She likes to golf, garden, read and is an active bowler. She is a fantastic person who will take her role in your wedding ceremony very seriously. Carol is the kind of professional who loves to spend time with couples to see that their ceremony is all they want it to be. She will conduct your personalized wedding ceremony the way you want it celebrated and create a warm and welcoming ambiance for all concerned. Carol was recently voted by her peers as the 'Most Popular Wedding Officiant/Celebrant in Orleans.
Thank you for considering me to make your special event memorable and worry free. I would be honoured to bless your union with a spiritual, traditional or same sex wedding ceremony. I’m a retired teacher of thirty four years, an avid hiker, and have always enjoyed meeting and making people feel comfortable and welcomed. I live in Westboro, grew up in Ottawa and am married with three fabulous children. I earned my BA in Psychology from Carleton University, and went on to obtain my Bachelor and Masters of Education. I believe in celebrating milestones in life, and I look forward to meeting you and being a part of such an important day.
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.
Luc's one of our most experienced wedding officiants. Luc is a true 'people person', flexible and open-minded, with a love for life and all that is true. Whether what you have planned is a classical wedding, or a relaxed and laid back one; whether you wish to have your ceremony in French, English or Spanish, it will be a true pleasure for Luc to perform your wedding. Please note. Always check his availability as Luc has had to reduce his availability for weddings. He now spends much of his free time doing charitable work in developing countries. Luc is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec.
Your love is a story waiting to be told. Your wedding celebration is the first page of this beautiful romantic story. As a communications specialist and former Radio-Canada producer I have organized banquets, hosted fundraisers, in French or English or both. I am comfortable conducting non-denominational, spiritual, and same-sex wedding ceremonies. Let me make your life easier and help with the personal touches to your ceremony, including readings, music, even a role for your dog. Let love be your muse! Originally from Northern Ontario, I live in Orléans with my husband of 30 years. We have three children and a dog name Bozzo. I am a paper artist and avid scrapbooker.
Alan is known as 'The Wedding Chaplain' and he is the best known wedding officiant in the Ottawa area. Recently a couple sent these remarks: 'We are over the moon happy with your performance at our wedding. Some of the comments we received from our parents and our guests is that you were personal, funny, a great public speaker, genuine and “ran the ceremony like a pro” lol. Luc and I are so happy we were able to have you head our ceremony. Please know that you do a fantastic job and anyone that hires you for their special day can sit back and relax because you have all the details and intimacy handled. Thank you +++Natalie and Luc. He conducts bilingual, multi-faith and multi-cultural ceremonies. Just one word of caution. He books up well in advance! Another couple said: If there was an "above and beyond' option, we would select that one. Alan is an amazing person. Everyone is still talking about how much they adored him! See more on his Video.
A wedding is a celebration of love between two people. It is the start of an exciting chapter in a couples life. I offer my services to Orleans and the surrounding communities, and as a Flight Attendant for over 16 years I am confident that I will bring a high level of professionalism, warmth and fun to your special day. More than that, I will be sensitive and receptive to your ideas. Together, we will create a wedding ceremony that is meaningful, memorable, moving and personal. It is my priority to ensure that your wedding ceremony, whether non-denominational or spiritual, reflects your dreams and desires. Let me be your storyteller.
Christine is from Ottawa, married and has two independent adult sons. She embraces all the seasons through outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, kayaking, cycling and hiking. She has a diverse background as a criminologist, horticulturalist and funeral minister. Through her ministry and as a volunteer Christine has served the community in various capacities relying on her creativity and strong interpersonal skills. Her world view embraces the full variety of faiths and traditions. She brings to the table a blend of professionalism, enthusiasm, grace and respect for all unions including same-sex. On your wedding day Christine will, with a calm compassionate presence, guide you through your genuinely meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony.
Residing with his family in Stittsville, Mike was an Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and spent another 15 years with the Federal Government. Mike is an experienced facilitator and public speaker comfortable in any setting. Not only will he work hard to perform your traditional or spiritual wedding ceremony to meet your needs, but Mike’s casual sense of humour will ensure your guests are relaxed while easing your mind so that you can truly savor the moment. During the summer Mike and his wife Terry can be found riding their motorcycles or enjoying quiet evenings boating, while winter will find them ballroom dancing to the sounds of big band music.
Nicola believes your wedding day should be celebrated the way you want. She is licenced in Ontario and Quebec and can help you with your choice of a bilingual (English/French) spiritual, non-denominational or same-sex wedding ceremony. She understands it's an expression of your love and your commitment to each other. Having worked as a birth and postpartum doula she has first-hand practice in supporting parents at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. Nicola lives in Russell, ON and has been married for over 20 years with three children. Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
Danielle was voted by her peers as the most popular wedding officiant in Ottawa in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards .She lives in Ottawa and can conduct wedding ceremonies in both official languages ."When we are gathered in the name of Love, a powerful and memorable unfolding takes place." This is Danielle's belief about your special day and she will help set the tone for it to unfold in the way that you have envisioned it. As a former teacher/principal, she has much experience and leadership skills in many fields. Her friendly easygoing ways, her great listening skills and her warm smile will surely facilitate the planning and delivery of the services she can provide as you begin a new life together. Call her and you will know you have made the right choice.
Yvon is a facilitator and always give 100% of himself. He was the master of ceremonies at an event at the age of 6. Since then he has never stopped working in public. Yvon loves people, loves life and people love him. His motto is ‘life is good’. Yvon is ready to help you prepare your wedding ceremony the way you want it done. Yvon will listen to you. Yvon has many talents such as advisor, facilitator, motivator, master of ceremony, trainer, musician, singer sense of humour etc etc. Yvon believes that EVERYBODY has many, many, many talents and he wants to use his to the maximum for you. If you ever decide to ask for him, you will never regret it. Take the time to choose the right person for your ceremony because it is a UNIQUE moment in your life. The person you choose will be the right one.
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!
Marie lives in Orleans and is completely fluent in French and English. She is an artist, a gifted trainer, very insightful and can bring clarity where there is doubt and hesitation. Marie has been married for over 30 years and has been blessed with two amazing children. She would love nothing more than to perform the wedding ceremony of your choice. She is comfortable conducting traditional, non-denominational, spiritual or same-sex wedding ceremonies. Marie celebrates each individual's uniqueness and she will help you create a ceremony that is as special as you are.
Ming is fluent in French, English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Ming was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular New Wedding Officiant in Gatineau’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Ming has also been awarded “Star of the City” in appreciation of her customer service excellence by Ottawa Tourism. As a Chinese-born Canadian now living in Gatineau, QC, Ming is an open-minded person who has a deep respect for all people, cultures and beliefs. She has a Bachelor degree in Literature and Education from Beijing University, and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec in l’Outaouais. Having started her very active career as a Master of Ceremonies, then as a professional Pipa Virtuoso musician, followed by years of experience in event planning. Ming is committed to help you realize your special wedding day just as you have imagined – unique, beautiful and unforgettable. She is comfortable conducting non-denominational, spiritual, or multi-cultural wedding ceremonies. Ming looks forward to making your day dazzle!
As a literature graduate, Nabil has worked as an English teacher and an interpreter for several years before discovering his passion for hospitality and event planning. He is a member of the All Seasons reservation team and has extensive knowledge of the wedding industry to share with couples. Nabil lived on a few different continents before making Canada his home. He offers a personalized experience to couples enhanced by his sense of professionalism, flexibility, and acceptance of all faiths, denominations, and cultures. Nabil is fluent in both English and Arabic. If you are looking for a young officiant who will make your day unforgettable, don’t hesitate to request him.
Richard has lived in the Ottawa area for most of his life, and is fluently bilingual in English and French. With over 40 years’ experience working with people from various cultures and backgrounds, he is looking forward to providing anything you need to ensure you have a memorable wedding ceremony. He has a wonderful daughter and had the pleasure to officiate his own son’s wedding. If just one attribute could be chosen to describe Richard’s character, it would be his unwavering ability to treat people as people first. He’s always sensitive and mindful of other people’s feelings. You may see Richard cycling around town or kayaking in our beautiful waterways in the region.
Karine is open-minded, generous and has the utmost respect for couple's commitment. She is excellent at helping people finding simple gestures, words and songs that will add meaning to your unique religious, interfaith or spiritual wedding ceremony. She is fluently bilingual in French and English and lives in Orleans. She graduated with a BA in Women’s Studies from York University, she worked for four years in Asia as a teacher, and now her focus is on raising awareness about mental health and wellness. Karine’s always up for a road trip, and enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and discover new places. We know you will enjoy working with her.
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.
Tina is a happy-go-lucky person, with a passion for life, possessing a very positive disposition, is organized and loves helping others fulfill their dreams. She will work closely with you to ensure your special day is exactly the way you envisioned. Tina is licenced in both Quebec and Ontario and is fluently bilingual. You will find that she is a non-judgemental person and listens attentively, which enables a strong connection to you both. This allows you to express your needs and opinions openly and honestly, and makes the planning enjoyable, effortless and tons of fun.
Peter was voted by his peers in the wedding industry as the most popular new wedding officiant in Ottawa in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards 2015. It would be his absolute pleasure to be your wedding officicant for one of the most important milestones you will experience in your life. He is open to any and all types and theme weddings. My 35 years of experience in the Canadian Military has given me the opportunity to grow up in various communities across Canada. This has given me the ability to relate to many different cultures. My wife Marie and I have been married for 33 years and have lived in Kanata for over 10 years. We are retiring in Ottawa to remain close to our family. I am an active volunteer within my community and an advocate for our youth. During my free time I enjoy swimming, cycling and most of all taking long hikes with Maggie, our golden retriever. I am a caring and compassionate individual who will work closely with you to ensure a positive experience on your special day.
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.
Sue who live in the South Keys section of Ottawa was recently voted by her peers as the 'Most Popular Wedding Officiant/Celebrant in Ottawa’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Sue joined our team in 2007, she has turned out to an awesome wedding officiant with fantastic people skills. She receives more testimonials than any of our officiants. Your wedding day is a day you will never forget and Sue will guide your ceremony along exactly as you want it and make it beautiful and meaningful. Sue respects and honours all spiritual paths and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable in any non–denominational, religious or same-sex ceremony. You will be encouraged to create your unique wedding ceremony and she will listen to your every wish and try her hardest to make it a reality. She is also licenced in Quebec Province.
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.
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.
While this bio may be about Nancy, she knows your wedding ceremony is all about you and wants - as you do - to have it reflect your love and the unique people you both are. Nancy is located in west end Ottawa, and is a business psychology specialist and corporate trainer who has spent over 30 years in front of audiences, large and small. Having previously worked as a European tour manager handling multiple demands and eager passengers, she knows how to bring a calm, positive energy to busy situations. Whether your wedding ceremony is traditional, spiritual, interfaith, same-sex, or even a renewal of vows, Nancy will be there to help you create wonderful memories!
Natalie Joy is an experienced public speaker, educator, dog-lover and chocolate addict. Having spent her childhood in Saint-Isidore and her adult life in Ottawa, Natalie Joy is fluent in both official languages and is licensed to perform spiritual, non-denominational and same-sex wedding ceremonies in both Ontario and Quebec. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Fine Arts, Natalie Joy is compassionate, versatile and passionate about making your special occasion a memorable experience. In her spare time Natalie Joy can be found watching reruns of Star Trek or enjoying board games with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
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!!
Siobhan (pronounced She-von) is a fluently bilingual professional living in Ottawa, who can provide you with either a French Wedding or English Wedding ceremony. She is a warm, kind, friendly individual who is a self-proclaimed “romantic”. Siobhan would be excited to help you make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. She believes very strongly in the importance of a couples desire to celebrate, publicly or privately, their love for one another. Siobhan is a graduate of Environmental Studies from Carleton University and has gained experience in public speaking through her many years as an organizer and presenter of music festivals. She has extensive experience listening to other people’s ideas and needs and helping to interpret them into professional and beautiful presentations. Siobhan hopes to be able to provide a ceremony that represents your hopes, dreams and traditions.
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