Rick brings a measure of experience in public speaking and performing weddings. Add a dash of organizational skills with a touch of fun he’ll make your special wedding ceremony exactly what you want. All types of relationships, ethnicities and settings, will be delightfully welcomed as he helps prepare you for the most memorable day in your life together. Rick was raised in the U. S. and has a Master’s degree in Liberal/Cultural Studies from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Rick has enjoyed a few careers, including a decade as a pastor and a stint as a popular radio host since moving to Canada in 2002. Now, he and Elisabeth, three pussycats and backyard full of birdfeeders live in Almonte.
Mike and his family live in Stittsville, but spend their summers at their cottage in Portland near Smiths Falls. Mike was an Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and spent another 15 years with the Federal Government. He 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Francine is one of award winning officiants. Francine now lives in Ottawa, is perfectly bilingual and has over 20 years’ experience in public speaking. As a professional group facilitator Francine is comfortable in both a small group setting and large venues . As your wedding officiant, Francine will bring sincere warmth, professionalism, patience, flexibility and a clear understanding that this day is all about creating life long memories for you and your loved ones. Francine’s warm and inviting personality makes everyone feel comfortable immediately and she is dedicated to working with couples to create their very special day.
Donna is a retired elementary school principal and a graduate of Ottawa University with her B.A. and M.Ed. She has welcomed many new families to Canada and has gleaned valuable insights into their cultures. She enjoys piano lessons and her cycling and running pursuits. A resident of Manotick, she immensely enjoys her voluntary work with Candlelighters, and assists Babouchka's Farm in Val des Monts with the sales and distribution of goat soap to benefit childhood cancer support programs. It will be a pleasure for Donna to bring you ease of mind and ensure lasting memories are created from your spiritual, interfaith, or same-sex wedding ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert, a native of Ottawa and a graduate of Carleton University, has been with the City of Ottawa for over 20 years. A proud hockey dad of two children, Robert enjoys spending time with his family at their cottage near Portland. Robert brings enthusiasm, diplomacy and a great sense of humour to all he does. He will work with you to ensure your special day is the perfect wedding day of your dreams. Robert is licenced in Ontario and Quebec.
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.
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.
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