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.
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.
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.
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 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, same sex or spiritual, reflects your dreams and desires. Let me be your storyteller.
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
'Mike' O'Callaghan B.A., M.A.Th., M.Ed., is a retired educator and a very experienced wedding officiant in both official languages. Michael is licenced by both the Ontario and Quebec Governments to officiate weddings. He has worked in Africa and is involved with social development projects in the Dominican Republic. He has coached and held various administrative positions in soccer, in Ontario and Quebec for many years. Caring, thoughtful and a dedicated professional, he finds it an honour to be part of your wedding ceremony and is willing to make your union uniquely yours. Based on his past and present living experience, he is also much at ease preparing and officiating multi-cultural, English and bilingual (English / French) ceremonies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sheila Winter Wallace, who lives in Chelsea, is licenced in Ontario and Quebec. Her warmth and elegant presence can fill a room with love and insure a relaxed atmosphere. She is one of those people who believes life can be a joy filled adventure and that weddings are the perfect opportunity to allow the joy to shine. Sheila is comfortable with non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremonies. With her extensive knowledge and experience she is the perfect person to make your wedding day all you want it to be! She brings a fun, meaningful and easy approach to every wedding day. Her dedication and commitment touches the hearts of brides and grooms as well as their guests.
'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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Having lived most of her life on Canada's East Coast, Pat moved with her husband in 2010 to the beautiful City of Ottawa to be closer to family. She is devoted to helping people and has a strong creative side that loves to bring beauty, kindness and warmth to people's lives. Conducting your personalized wedding ceremony with your chosen life partner is just one more way she brings her talents to life. By the way, she is a scuba diver, has climbed a mountain, is a world traveller, loves movies, making music, hiking, anything to do with beaches, has salt water in her blood, owns the power tools in the family, and is an experienced public speaker!
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.
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.
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