Shari is an outgoing, positive person, who is caring and thoughtful of others. She is comfortable working with couples from a variety of backgrounds to make their wedding day all it can be. As your Officiant, Shari is committed to helping you make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours and for it to be memorable for years to come. Couples say: I just wanted to say that Shari was amazing! She did a wonderful job, we would recommend her to anyone!
Brian and I were soo happy with the way the Ceremony went and Shari Rowan was AMAZING. We can't thank you guys enough for everything.
Mandey & Brian
Shari Rowan was fantastic! Our young son interrupted our ceremony and she worked with it and everything went well... she also gave very useful suggestions to us to help us tailor the ceremony to our family and style :-)
Tanya & Aaron
We found Shari (Rowan) on this website, read some reviews and her bio, and knew that she was the person we wanted to help us celebrate our special day. Once we confirmed that we had booked Shari, we were excited to start telling her our ideas for the ceremony; quite possibly the least traditional one ever! No rings, no traditional vows, no wedding party, no bouquets, the ceremony to take place at our home surrounded by our family and friends - who would have no idea what was happening until it started! She was so open and receptive, and excited to help us celebrate our day. She made it so easy and effortless, we are so happy, and grateful to her for letting us have the ceremony we wanted!!! We had such an amazing day, our ceremony went so well!! We are forever thankful to Shari for making it a truly unforgettable day.
Patricia and Eric
Our wedding was held on Halloween night, the actual service was a surprise to all our guests in attendance. All our guests were dressed in costume, as well, the bride and groom, Shari Rowan was willing to perform our ceremony in costume as well. It was fantastic, very relaxing and so very much rewarding to have one's relation performing our ceremony. This made our special occasion all the more special. Thank you Shari.
Donna & Thomas
Hi Sherri(Rowan). David and I would like to thank you for making our day memorable. We knew the ceremony would be wonderful as you made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting to the endless e-mails to find the right reading for the ceremony, Everything was beautiful and we had many great comments from our guests about the ceremony and about you!
Angela & David
We were very pleased with Shari Rowan. We had a lovely ceremony and it made our special day memorable
Lisa & Stephen
Dear All Seasons Weddings, We would sincerely like to thank you for providing Shari Rowan as the officiant for our wedding. She is extremely professional, caring and just a lovely person all around. Shari made us very comfortable and performed the ceremony beautifully. I would highly recommend her for anyone that requires an officiant for their wedding ceremony.
Sandy & Doug
We loved being able to customize our ceremony a little to make it feel like us. It was an incredibly emotional experience, but Shari Rowan kept us grounded and focused on each other. We also received nothing but lovely comments from our guests, who were very touched by Shari's words and emotion. One thing that especially resonated with everyone (including my husband and I) was the fact that for our vows, Shari just whispered the words to us, so that all our guests heard was our voices. I think that small touch was perfect, not only for our guests to hear the vows as if they came from us alone, but also because of the way it felt for us saying them only to eachother. I've been to weddings where the couple are almost saying the vows to the officiant because they're nervous, and they want to follow the words and respond to them. We loved how personal it felt, yet we didn't have to worry about memorizing!
Jen & Cary
Shari Rowan was wonderful. She even took the time to run around the neighbourhood to ask people to hold off on mowing their lawns for 20 minutes until the ceremony was over. She of course is a very good looking lady and makes the photos even better. Loved her as much for our wedding as I did for my daughters. Thanks so much Shari!
Diane & Garry
Shari Rowan exceeded our expectations. She did an absolutely wonderful job, very professional. She was always able to offer advice and suggestions, and she was very easy to contact when we had questions. As soon as we began contact with her, we felt very comfortable and confident that our ceremony would be perfect, which it was! We would highly recommend Shari!!
Alanna & Adam
Shari Rowan was such a delight! Her guidance and suggestions for our ceremony was extremely helpful. She made us feel at ease throughout the entire process, and her delivery of our ceremony was perfect! We are very happy with her service.
Holly & Mark
Shari Rowan was great.She was very organized and professional and caring. She definitely made us feel like our wedding was important to her. She even wore a coordinating scarf with her suit to tie-in with the wedding party. What a nice touch! Shari was so easy to work with which was a relief when you are planning such an important day. She was very helpful in giving us advice about our ceremony (which we had greatly changed from the template). I would definitely recommend her. She made sure we had everything we needed and was sincere and made a wonderful guide through what could have been a stressful time.
Christine & Brian
Shari Rowan was very helpful and put on a very good service. Every one of our guests really liked how good of a job she did. Would definitely recommend her to everyone... She made our day perfect!
Chris & Paul
Metcalfe, Greely, Vernon, Kenmore, Edwards, Vars, Kars, Manotick, Riverside South, Osgoode, North Gower, Rideau Forest, Marvelville, Marionville, Russell, Embrun, Casselman, Rideau Ward, Kanata, Cumberland, Navan, Rockland, Stittsville, Morewood, Richmond, Monster, Orleans, Carlsbad Springs, Nepean, Ottawa West, Ottawa South, Ottawa East, Gloucester, Barrhaven, Winchester, Winchester Springs, Leitrum, Williamsburg, Morrisburg, Spencerville, North Grenville, Cardinal, Kemptville, North Dundas, South Dundas, Mountain, South Mountain, Chesterville, Inkerman
Julie who lives in Inkerman is fluent in both English and French is a writer and performer who applies her talents uniquely, to create beautiful moments for her clients. Amongst her friends and clients, she is known as a rock of stability and a haven of calm, qualities she imparts at the ceremonies she officiates. Julie is comfortable with all types of ceremonies, and particularly enjoys helping you add your own personal touches to the ceremony. An Ottawa native, with a degree in communications, Julie has over ten years of experience commanding audiences with her public speaking and putting clients first as part of her job with the Public Service. She loves people, and will not be satisfied unless your wedding day becomes one of the most significant and memorable days of your life.
Julie Desrosiers was absolutely amazing, calm, caring and went above and beyond to ensure everyone was comfortable. The ceremony format was exactly what we were looking for and she was incredible flexible in allowing us to make modifications to suit our situation. THANK YOU!!!!!
Chantelle & Paul
Julie Desrosiers was wonderful! She was professional, warm and just made our day so special. We received many compliments about her from our guests. Thank you Julie for being part of our day!
Lisa & Robert
Julie Desrosiers was fantastic. She understood what kind of couple we were and did everything she could to make our ceremony special. I was extremely surprised with how quickly the office got back to me. Even more importantly because our wedding had a short prep time.
Christine & Bernard
The moment we met Julie Desrosiers, we knew that we made the right choice. Julie was professional, warm and so friendly! Having her officiate our ceremony made it that much better! It was lovely meeting her!
Mya & Jason
Julie Desrosiers went the extra mile to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She co-officiated with my sister-in-law and together they did an amazing job. Julie was very helpful with answering all of our questions and many of our guests said that our cermony was beautiful and unique. That is was, and I would no doubt recommend Julie Desrosiers to anyone!
Kristina & Marc
Julie Desrosiers made sure that our ceremony was perfect in every way! She made our day one to remember. Thank you to Julie for her great heart and spirit! Definitely would refer to anyone!
Louise and Samuel
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for everything this past weekend! The ceremony was so beautiful, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Tons of the guests mentioned how lovely the ceremony was, and they all adored that there was so much emotion and love in both the words and the delivery of the ceremony. You did an amazing job! I feel so blessed to have met you. You are such a wonderful and loving person and I am so glad it was you up there with us on our special day. You brought calm and peace to my mind when I didn’t think it was possible. The ceremony truly was a dream come true and was definitely my favourite part of the wedding. Thank you for being you. We will be in touch soon. Best wishes,
Lindsay and Mitchell
Julie (Desrosiers), Thank you so very much for performing a beautiful ceremony. One of the things our guests truly loved was your officiating, the ease of the ceremony and the lovely words. It was wonderful. Thank you again and all the best to you!!
Aly & Sebastien
Thanks Julie for the absolute best ceremony anyone could have come up with and performed. I can’t wait to see the video to hear your Hawaiian chant! Mahalo, Kelly and Guy
Kelly & Guy
Thank you Julie so very much for agreeing to perform our ceremony. You were amazing! Better than I ever could have asked for. I will recommend you over and over! Thank you a million times!
Teresa & Jared
Julie Desrosiers was perfect. Even with 150 guests, she made our ceremony intimate and so special. Her grace and elegance set the stage for an incredible day. We would recommend Julie in a heartbeat!
Hannah & Michael
Julie Desrosiers really worked hard to make sure our wedding ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. She had a perfect mix of funny and touching in her script. She was an excellent speaker and helped to assure us both before and during the ceremony that it would go exactly how we wanted it to. I couldn't be happier with our choice in Julie as an officiant. Even our guests commented on how well she ran the ceremony. The Office staff made it very easy to keep track of all of the booking and payments we had to make, which is a life-saver when you have 100 other things to worry about. I give Julie Desrosiers my highest recommendation.
Virginia & Lynn
Julie Desrosiers was Amazing!!! She went above and beyond to make our ceremony special and beautiful. She really understood what was important to us and took the time to come to the wedding site to meet with us and get to know a little about eachother ! She was great at corresponding with all my email and questions and I couldn't be happier with her patience and dedication to making our day perfect and the process a calm one. Everyone was great at responding and all the information was very clear always. The service you provide is outstanding and the ability to make your ceremony the way you like it is the absolute best part. Julie was outstanding ! Truly loves doing this and we loved our experience with her!
Patricia & Boris
Ottawa, Manotick, Barrhaven, Kanata, North Gower, Kemptville, Merickville, Oxford Station, Oxford Mills, Osgoode, Metcalfe, Greely, Reids Mills, Mountain, Halville, Winchester, Chesterville, Avonmore, Iroquois, Morrisburg, Williamsburg, Glen Becker, Johnstown, Prescott, Bishop's Mills, Vernon, Morewood, Embrun, Finch, Monkland
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.
We had the great privilege of having Mr. Bill Buckland as the Officiant for our Christmas Eve wedding. What a wonderful gentleman; he is warm, caring, a great listener, and very knowledgeable. He was an absolute joy to work with, provided helpful guidance, and conducted the ceremony with style and grace. Thank you Bill, our family is grateful to you.
Jenny and Eric
Bill Buckland was amazing and made us feel so comfortable!
Stefanie & Marco
Mr. Bill Buckland ... friendly, helpful, nice, what else can we say He was amazing. Thank you Bill, thank you.
Jozef & Jaroslawa
Bill Buckland did a great job. We were very happy with the service. Thanks so much so making this process so easy and memorable.
Scott & Crystal
Hi Bill! Chad and I would like to thank you for doing such an amazing job officiating our wedding on July 9th at Lago. The day was perfect and it couldn't have been done without you! Warmest thanks, Emily and Chad
Emily and Chad
In ON: Casselman, Chesterville, Crysler, Finch, Kenmore, Limoges, Metcalfe, Ottawa, Ottawa East, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Russell, St. Albert In QC: Ayer's Cliff, Bishopton, Cookshire, East Angus, Lachute, Lennoxville, Magog, Milby, North Hatley, Sawyerville, Sherbrooke, Waterville
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.
Sue Kellison was fantastic! Sue was professional, and thorough, I would definitely recommend her.
Karen and Brian
Hi Sue (kellison),Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. You did a marvelous job, and we received so many compliments on your behalf.We are sorry we did not have a chance to see you after the ceremony. We were whisked off in the other direction.Thank you for the information on obtaining the official marriage certificate. Once again, thank you SO much.
Jon and Kathryn
Hello Sue Kellison, A very close friend of mine complimented on the wonderful job you did for us. Much of her compliments were of our wording, how expressive you were and how genuine the whole ceremony was. Lorie and I wrote our vows to each other. It was truly something to hear and say our vows. I remember during our meeting with you, you mentioned for us to look at each other and not you. Our emotions took over quite unexpectedly. Those tears of happiness and such deep emotion were extremely powerful. ...Thank you so very much for guiding us.We truly are grateful. It was the best day of our life.Thank You for Sharing Our Day.
Lorie and Rozanna
Sue (Kellison) officiated at our wedding on Saturday, 2 July 2016 at The Courtyard Restaurant. Sue was professional, warm, welcoming and reassuring to both Michael and myself. She communicated clearly before the wedding and it felt like we had known her for years. She clearly explained the procedures and format of the ceremony and during the ceremony, when we both became emotional, Sue reassured us and allowed us time to compose ourselves, she even provided tissue. The most amazing thing about Sue is the way she read the ceremony that we had written. She read it as if it was her own ceremony, with passion, emotion, and beauty. We had a Lord of the Rings Themed ceremony and Sue had to read names of different realms of Middle Earth as well as declare, "Bring forth the rings." She did this with great enthusiasm and created an environment of intimacy, making Mike and I feel as if we were the only ones in the room, but still making our guests feel a part of the ceremony. Many guests complemented us on choosing Sue and asked if she was a friend of ours. We explained that we had met her only once before the ceremony and they were shocked because of the way she made it seem as if our wedding was the most important wedding in the world. Thank you, Sue, for being a part of our wedding and for making it such a beautiful and comfortable ceremony!
Brian and Michael
Sue Kellison was so professional and relaxed, and instantly put our minds at ease. She was incredibly organized, and was very compassionate and gracious. We were very lucky to have her as our officiant as she made our special day even more special.
Laurie & Taylor
Susan Kellison surpassed any of our possible expectations. My brother had had a city hall wedding, and his ceremony was fairly abrupt and unceremonious. Too much legalese. Susan’s ceremony was unexpectedly touching. We called with a last minute request, and Natasha was able to find us an Officiant with only a day’s notice. If any of our friends need such a service, I will obviously pass on heaps of praise for you guys. Thanks.
Erik & Emma
Sue Kellison did a wonderful job on our wedding day and we would definitely recommend her to all our friends and family. She was very well organized and extremely helpful in preparing us for our wedding day. She has a wonderful personality and is very kind and caring. Everyone at our wedding thought our ceremony was very memorable and special and we could not have done it without Sue. She really helped guide us throughout our ceremony and did an amazing job.
Tony and Anabela
Sue Kellison is a very warmhearted person, and she lent a wonderful aspect to our special day. Thank you all for your help to make what could have been a very harrying day, with us both being from out of town, turn into something lovely. Sincerely,
Darrel & Marnie
Sue Kellison was wonderful! So kind, caring and sincere. All of our guests commented on her beautiful words and were very very impressed, as were we.
Gail & Harald
Sue Kellison far exceeded our expectations, she was the perfect match for us. Our ceremony was simply beautiful! Our friends and family loved it as much as we did. We will be sharing some photos with Sue and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am very grateful Sue was able to be with us for this very special day, Thank you to Sue and All Seasons for bringing us together!
Dean & Robin
Sue Kellison was exceptional right from the beginning to end, we are beyond pleased with and grateful she was able to do our ceremony. We are still hearing back from guests on how wonderful our ceremony was. she executed everything perfectly!
Tanya & Jason
We had a wonderful experience with Sue Kellison. She really put us at ease during our first meeting and was very willing to work with us with regards to what we wanted said during our ceremony. We got many compliments about the ceremony! We also really appreciate her advice about what to do regarding obtaining a marriage license.
Adrienne & Matthew
Ottawa, Almonte, Ashton, Barrhaven, Carleton Place, Carp, Chesterville, Cumberland, Dunrobin, Edwards, Gloucester, Greely, Kanata, Kars, Kempville, Kinburn, Manotick, Merrickville, Metcalfe, Mississippi Mills, Munster, Navan, Nepean, North Gower, Osgoode, Orleans, Richmond, Russell, Vernon
Doug is a great family guy. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 38 years and together they have been blessed with a family of two girls and 7 grand kids. He is active in the community, and volunteers for different organizations. As an Officiant, Doug is very open to conducting either a non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremony. Doug has the ability to eliminate the stress with his organization skills, and is committed 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 humor and attention to detail will help everything go smoothly. It's your wedding and Doug will ensure the day is perfect.
Doug was absolutely amazing. He was fun when necessary, serious when necessary and all around genuine. He really knows his audience and even had the entire wedding laughing at one point. We had so many compliments on what a great job he did. Doug was a huge part in making our day run smoothly and I would recommend him to everyone I know who is getting married. What a pleasure. Thanks very much! Stephanie and Marc
Stephanie and Marc
Doug Woods made our wedding ceremony fun. He was very personable and his little jokes were funny yet still classy. He was very approachable, and always had a smile on his face! I will definetly pass on his name and your companie's name. Thank you for a wonderful day that we will never ever forget.
Lucie & Jodi
Doug Woods went beyond our expectations. His sense of humour was perfect for the ceremony and he was extremely patient when the wedding was delayed.
Alanna & Kevin
You were amazing!!!!! Thank you for making the ceremony amazing!! Everyone loved you and they said you made the ceremony great and it was certainly not boring!! You far reached our expectations and more.
Megan and Robert
Doug Woods was above and beyond what we had hoped for. Anyone who knows us as a couple knows we are not very good at being serious, Doug picked up on that right away and the ceremony was full of humor as is our relationship. We are very happy with our choice and will recommend All Seasons Weddings and Doug whenever we can.
Mallory & Rob
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for marrying us on Saturday. Your sense of humour and ease are what got a very nervous bride through! You are fantastic at what you do. Thanks again.
Joanne and Steven
Hi Doug, We had such a wonderful day! So many happy memories! Loved the ceremony, suited us to a tee! We love to laugh and you certainly made our ceremony funny and loving all at the same time. We received so many compliments after the ceremony, they loved your approach and everyone had such a great time! Thank you so much for being part of our ceremony and we will cherish those memories always.
Julie and Dervin
I want to say a bit THANK YOU for stepping in on such short notice.. You made our ceremony very special, and everyone enjoyed you and the humour you injected into the whole thing. You were absolutely wonderful, and we really appreciated it! Sarah and Brendan
Sarah and Brendan
Hi Doug, Thank you so much for all that you did to make our day such a special day. We are so thankful that we had someone who loves us marry us, it was so personal and a day that we will never forget. Everyone keeps telling us that it was the wedding of the year, so much love filled the room and you were a huge part of that! Shannon and Ryan
Shannon and Ryan
Doug Woods was wonderful with a great sense of humour. He knew how to work the crowd. Very professional yet accommodating and can work off the cuff. He was prompt and efficient, considerate and thorough.
Dina & Terry
Doug woods was excellent! He was social with all the guests, very reassuring to the wedding party and humorous through out the service! We would highly recommend him to any one!! The staff were also very helpful. They answered all of our questions quite promptly, even on weekends. When we met with any of the staff all were friendly and welcoming. We would like to thank everyone at the Ottawa Wedding Chapel and at All Seasons for their tireless efforts on making our wedding so amazing!! Everything was beautiful and went so smoothly for both the dinner and the wedding! We didn't have any worries all we had to do was enjoy ourselves! Thank you so much!
Thank you very much! Your ceremony went above and beyond what we wanted it was amazing! We had many guests compliment on a great officiant. Melissa and Kile July 19th 2014
Melissa and Kile
Thanks Doug, It was great to have you present in our special day. You did an amazing job and we have received great feedback from our group. The group and us thought you were funny and knew exactly when to step in with some humor! We loved every moment of it.
Laura & Marc
Thank you so much for the amazing ceremony that you put on for Joe and I on Saturday! You went over and beyond what we ever could imagine! Both Joe and I cannot stop talking about how we both felt so at ease during the ceremony and it was definitely because of you. Just when we thought we were going to be overwhelmed with tears, you would lighten it up with a joke, which was exactly what we needed! All of the guests could not stop raving about you and how fantastic you were as well. They were all asking your name and mentioning that they had never been part of a ceremony that was as fun, light and comical as ours! It's for all of this that Joe and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did...you definitely made our ceremony one that we will never ever forget :) THANK YOU!
Ash & Joe
Thank you Doug. We are extremely happy how the ceremony went yesterday. We had lots of compliments of your ceremony and Lisa and I are glad we chose you for our big day. The rest of our night went off without a hitch. Thank you so much for bring part of our big day. Thanks Kyle and Lisa May 2016
Kyle and Lisa
Ottawa, Russell, Chesterville, Winchester, Embrun, Metcalfe, North Gower, Munster, Barrhaven, Manotick, Kenmore, Edwards
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Hi Carol (Cousineau), We just wanted to thank you so very much for leading our special day! You did a fantastic job at making sure our love was united with finesse and we truly appreciated it. The flow was perfect and you were part of the wonderful memories we will cherish forever! We are soooo glad that you accepted to perform our wedding ceremony, especially on such a short notice and you did everything perfectly! We are very pleased to have met you and had everything turn out the way it did, perfectly! We will definitely recommend “All Seasons” to anyone we hear may be looking to get married in the future as the whole team were absolutely great!
Rick and Carole
Nous tenons à vous remercier pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour nous samedi dernier. Merci d'avoir pris le temps de répondre à nos courriels, de nous rencontrer et d'accepter d'utiliser un micro. Notre journée a été parfaite et cela est en partie grâce à votre aide dans l'élaboration de la cérémonie. Passez une belle journée, Élise et Eric
Elise and Eric
Thanks Julie for the absolute best ceremony anyone could have come up with and performed. I can’t wait to see the video to hear your Hawaiian chant! Mahalo, Kelly and Guy
Kelly and Guy
Robert Cullen was wonderful at walking us through what to expect day of and has an extremely calming demeanour which was very much appreciated.
Kimberly and Amrin
Kathleen went above and beyond. We had quite a huge setback when our first officiant cancelled three weeks before our wedding. My fiancee called, understandably crying, and Kathleen answered. She calmed her down and offered to meet us the very next day. We met her and she went over the entire process, which we wouldn't have been provided with our original officiant. She took over our wedding was wonderful and we don't know what we would have done if she hadn't been so accommodating. She calmed our nerves and let us focus on the wedding, not on who would marry us. We also received plenty of nice comments about her after the wedding. She was charming and super helpful throughout the entire process.
Brandon and Taylor
Dear Lynda, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for performing our wedding ceremony! It was just perfect, and you were, and are, amazing. The ceremony was lovely, you helped and guided us with all of our little changes to the template script to make the ceremony script perfect for us. And then You delivered the ceremony script so beautifully with so much Class, Grace, Kindness, Love, and Humour, and for that, I am truly thankful! I have attached some pictures for you! Anyone who has the privilege of you being the Officiant of their wedding are indeed a lucky couple! Thank you for all of your guidance and support! Love Oceana and Garth
Oceana and Garth
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