Gisèle graduated from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and obtained a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology. She worked as a chaplain in a French High School for a few years. Married, with four children, Gisele is a very caring and down-to-earth person. The following quotation sums up how this wedding officiant thinks: "After years of study, I needed to go back to the basics of life for balance, these being LOVE AND BEAUTY. It would be my privilege to officiate at your wedding day of LOVE in BEAUTY".
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.
Born in Montreal, Muguette moved to Ottawa in the 1980s and now resides in Rockland Ontario. She is licensed in Ontario and Quebec for many years. Retired from the City of Ottawa, she was appointed by the city clerk to perform English French and bilingual wedding ceremonies for several years. The institution of marriage is sacred to her. Her energy, warmth and inviting personality makes everyone comfortable immediately. She is open-minded, loves working with couples to ensure there ceremony is perfect for them, and is always happy to go out of her way to please . She has a deep respect of other cultures and faiths. She has also performed many same sex ceremonies and feels privileged when a couple chooses her to unit them in marriage. Muguette's goal is making your special day one that you will cherish all your lives.
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 families at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. Nicola lives in Russell, ON and travels all over Ottawa to perform wedding ceremonies. Married for over 20 years with three children, Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
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.
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.
Christine was recently voted the ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Orleans’ at the prestigious Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Christine, one of our most experienced officiants, is in great demand as a perfectly bilingual wedding officiant. She has many years experience in public speaking. Christine's warm and inviting personality makes everyone feel comfortable immediately and she is dedicated to working with couples to create their very special day. She is very comfortable with non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremonies. Christine is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
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.
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!
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.
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!
'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.
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.
Réjean was recently voted by his peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Quebec’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Réjean conducts wedding ceremonies in French only. He is licensed in Ontario and Quebec. Please click on the FR button above to read his profile in French
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.
My name is Lucie Chayko, and I’m so happy to be an officiant! It is truly a passion of mine to work with each unique couple to achieve their vision for their wedding day. No matter what you are looking for, I am dedicated to working with you and guiding you in preparing your unique ceremony by truly listening to you. Your thoughts, feelings and wishes are important to me. I am fluently bilingual: a Francophone married since 1991 to a unilingual Anglophone. I am from the Outaouais and reside in Hull with my husband and our son. Enthusiastic about life, I share my son’s motto: “MIH” – Make It Happen! With my 10 + years of experience as a senior bilingual professional trainer/facilitator, I have proven my leadership skills and my sense of humour. I have been known to add just the right touch of humour to make the ceremony memorable for everyone to leave with a smile in their hearts. I am currently continuing my studies part-time, while working full time as a proud federal public servant. I also enjoy helping others achieve their best as a life coach. Chocolate is my go to as is driving with loud music on the highway of life!!! I hope to be your chosen officiant to perform a wedding ceremony that reflects you both!
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.
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.
Eva is a long term resident of Saint Isidore, located east of Ottawa. Originally from Europe, she is fluent in French, English and Russian. Eva is also proficient in Romanian and Georgian languages. So if you want your wedding ceremony to be held in one of these languages, she will be happy to help. She holds a B.Sc., and is a professional member of Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario. She loves studying different cultures and meeting with various people. Eva is comfortable conducting interfaith wedding ceremonies and same-sex wedding ceremonies. Eva will find a way to make you smile and feel comfortable and calm, no matter how you envision your wedding ceremony to unfold, ensuring you never forget your special day. She believes that Marriages happen in Heaven and that Family is the most important thing in the world.
You will appreciate having Diane perform your wedding ceremony. She is a sympathetic and joyful people person. Diane has lived in eastern Ontario for over 30 years, has devoted her life to her marriage, her two grown children and her teaching career. She is fluently bilingual and will perform spiritual or non–denominational and same-sex weddings. Her background in Social Work and as a guidance counsellor have prepared her well to offer a ceremony according to the couple's wishes. She is at ease with various situations and will assure you a memorable day. Diane is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
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.
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.
Joel-Jean is a young, dedicated and personable individual and professional who is currently living in Limoges. He is a strong communicator in both official languages. Most of all he is very creative, has excellent interpersonal skills, and laughs easily. He is also a professional actor, host, facilitator, and stage person, and he draws upon his creative talents and passion in that artistic realm as he goes about his daily life. He has university degrees in communications, theater arts (incl. arts management) and organizational development and analysis. Finally, Joel-Jean is also a part-time professor at a community college. He would be more than pleased to help make your special day a memorable one!
André is one of the finest wedding officiants you will find anywhere. He is a resident of Ottawa and believes that your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day and it should be engaging and enjoyable. He would enjoy helping you create a wedding ceremony that reflects your values and love. André would be honoured to perform the wedding of your style, whether traditional, handfasting, interfaith or same gender, in English or French. He is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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