I am sure you have had dozens of people offer to help you with your wedding plans and although you might feel you should take care of everything yourself, there are lots of jobs you can hand off (with lots of instructions) to your well meaning friends and family. It can be overwhelming when you… Continue reading How to keep the busy bodies busy
I often get asked what things I need for when I arrive at weddings. I love that my couples think of my comfort when I am visiting to perform their marriage ceremony. I'm pretty self sufficient, carry my own water and snacks, and make my own way to weddings, but if I could send my… Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Your Officiant
Ok...I want to start off by saying...go find all of those timeline lists you collected from the internet, magazines, and wedding planning books, tear them up and throw them in the garbage or fireplace. Go. Do it now. I'll wait.... Ok? Got rid of all of them? Awesome! Wondering why I would tell you to… Continue reading When should you book your Officiant?
More and more we are seeing dogs taking part in weddings! Once upon a time couples met, courted, got married, then got a dog or had a child. These days most of my couples are getting puppies and have dogs (and children!) long before they decide to get married. Just because someone's baby has fur… Continue reading Who let the dogs in?
In this day an age there are no rules about who pays for a wedding. I have seen many couples pay for the whole event themselves and have complete control over their wedding, venue, meal, music, food, flowers...and colours! I sometimes go to weddings where the parents have split the cost equally and have taken… Continue reading The Money Talk – Who Pays For What?
Everyone who gets married does so with someone there in spirit. The sad reality is we all have loved ones we miss and that is amplified at the big occasions in our lives like weddings. Embracing the memory of loved ones at weddings is becoming something I see everywhere I go - and I love… Continue reading Honouring your loved ones in their absence
Every day I receive a flurry of messages and emails asking the usual questions about my services - most often starting with "How much?". I love when couples dig a little deeper and ask questions that are more important than just what the ceremony will cost. Let's see if we can answer some questions you… Continue reading Questions I never get asked – and wish I did!
As a licenced funeral and bereavement professional, I am here to serve your family should you need to say good bye to a loved one. I specialize in creating meaningful and memorable services for funerals, memorials, celebrations of life, burials, or scatterings of cremated remains. I also provide guidance, suggestions, advice, and am happy to… Continue reading Why a funeral is so important
Photo courtesy of Andreas P Photography A professional officiant is one that is ordained by a religious body, and is licenced by the Province of Ontario to represent the laws and the Marriage Act. They will have a strong online presence, will have reviews posted, photos, logos, flyers, and a solid following. Their information is… Continue reading Why you should hire a Professional Officiant to perform your marriage ceremony
As an Officiant and Celebrant I am trained to create and deliver many different types of ceremonies including Baby Namings. As many families today are not religious, but would still like to share a meaningful celebration of their new baby, a Baby Naming Ceremony is the perfect choice to officially welcome your little one to… Continue reading What the heck is a Baby Naming Ceremony?