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.
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
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.
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!
Brigitte was recently crowned the ‘Officiant of the Year 2017’ in Canada – Wedding Planning Institute of Canada. Brigitte is a fluently bilingual certified wedding planner and proud owner of Peak Planning Events. She has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise and has been nominated for Best Wedding Planner in Ottawa 4 years in a row! This Ottawa native brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and her zest for life to everyone she meets. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. Licenced both in Ontario and Quebec, Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual, cultural and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English or bilingual non–denominational, religious or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
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. He now spends much of his free time doing charitable work in developing countries. Luc is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec. Important. Always check his availability as Luc has had to reduce his availability for weddings.
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!
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa is married with a toddler and three black cats in Gatineau. She is experienced in performing wedding ceremonies as well as other life celebrations in both Ontario and Quebec. She holds a Masters in Divinity – Spirituality and is a trained Chaplain. Melissa has a knack to make your day truly meaningful and will ensure your wedding ceremony represents you as the unique couple you are. Her approach is always professional, fresh and inspired! She keeps fit by running and volunteers with a cat rescue agency. Let her ease your mind and help make your day wonderful.
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.
Natalie lives happily in Luskville, QC in her eco-friendly shipping container home with her husband; by the hills she loves to climb and the river she loves to paddle. She is a Theatre performance graduate from Concordia University and did her minor in English literature at Ottawa U. Her ambition has always been to be creative, spread love and help others. Natalie is open to all kinds of unions and settings in both Ontario and Quebec. Create your own wedding ceremony and together she will help to make your ceremony memorable.
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