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BC Wedding Celebrants

Creating Heartfelt Meaningful Wedding Ceremonies for you.

Your Wedding Day is one of the most personal and cherished days of your life.  Every aspect of it, from readings to music to symbolism, should be a reflection of you and the bond that you share.  To make this day truly your own, rejoice in everything that makes your union unique. Express yourself among family and friends through a personalized ceremony. All our Wedding Celebrants are trained and certified by the renown Celebrant Foundation & Institute and as such are held to high standards of professionalism.  All are ordained interfaith ministers authorized to perform ceremonies by the BC Department of Vital Statistics. We will take the time to understand your beliefs, your values, and what makes your bond special.  In a Celebrant ceremony your are empowered.  Nothing is imposed on you.  Instead, in a collaborative process we will guide you in choosing rituals, readings, symbols and music to fulfill your ideas and vision for your wedding.

Meet Our Celebrants

Located on the Mainland and Vancouver Island
Katie Brennan

Katie Brennan

Katie Brennan Ceremonies

Located in the Comox Valley

250-650-6221

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You’ve already imagined the perfect flowers.
You’ve fallen in love with your perfect outfit.
And you’ve dreamt about the perfect venue too.

And now, to tie it all together in a nice, big bow, you just need…Your Perfect Ceremony!

As your Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant ©, I bring specialized knowledge and familiarity of time-honoured traditions and rituals that we can use to co-create a ceremony that deepens and strengthens your bonds and connections in your life, your love, and to your people. And as a formally trained artist and curator, I bring years of experience of bringing out the ART in everything, including you.
Sue Cairnie

Sue Cairnie

Sue Cairnie Ceremonies + Elope BC

Located in Kelowna 

250-309-9362

My job is to celebrate love! I’ve officiated over 200 weddings across BC and love doing ceremonies in nature. With my Elopement business, Elope BC, I offer pop-up elopement packages, as well as personal and helicopter elopement options. I also officiate funerals and Celebrations of Life for those looking to honor a loved one. I specialize in fun, personalized and relaxed ceremonies that get everyone feeling the love. LGBTQ+ friendly. I offer modern ceremonies with fun rituals like the Handfasting for adventurous souls!

 

Kim Evans

Kim Evans

Life Celebrant BC

Located in Richmond

Call: 604-603-5540

I am a qualified Life-Cycle Celebrant® in both Weddings and Funerals. I’ve been writing ceremonies since 2008 and have years of experience as a trainer, coach and sales manager. I brings a sense of humor, intuition and creative writing skills to your ceremony to celebrate with you, and co-creates a lasting memory. Do you want something poignant and touching, something fun and exciting, outside in a park or inside in a chapel, banquet hall or home? It’s all about what you want and I would be honoured to be your Celebrant.

Abegael Fisher-Lang

Abegael Fisher-Lang

life threads ceremonies

 Located in Vancouver

604-715-5168

I am a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Wedding Officiant and Contemporary Spiritual Minister. I love ceremonies! I love the opportunity to tell my clients’ stories. The Love Story (Weddings, Renewal of Vows), the Baby story (Baby naming and Baby blessings), the Life Story (Celebration of Life/ Memorials), or any of the many milestones on the path of life. It is my heartfelt wish, to provide genuine, loving, creative and memorable ceremonies just for you.

Jane Good

Jane Good

Circle Ceremonies

Located in Qualicum Beach

250-951-1151

Helping couples create and embrace the sacred moment of union in marriage is a thrill and an honour for me. I will approach each ceremony with a fresh and boundless well of energy, ideas and respect. My strength is my natural calm and intuition. I will craft a wedding ceremony for you that will truly be remembered. I am a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant authorized by British Columbia Vital Statistics to legally officiate weddings in BC. My background includes a Masters Degree in Adult Education from Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and I’ve been a Vancouver Island resident for most of my life.

Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley Ceremonies

Located in Vancouver

778-228-9105

Marriage is sacred to me but so is community building and ceremonies for all parts of your life. As a Wedding Celebrant, my heart opens when I can offer you my skill, wisdom and training, and I am well versed in interfaith and intercultural traditions. I also love designing ceremonies for blended families, and I adore creating joyful baby blessings. I deeply believe that for your special ceremony, we can design a profound rite of passage to meet these modern times and your chosen family.

Janis Horne

Janis Horne

Coquitlam Celebrants

Located in Vancouver

604-314-2946

Janis Horne first got the idea (brainwave, really!) of becoming a Celebrant at her own son’s wedding.  It struck her as an opportunity to bring together everything that she valued most about her career in post-secondary education – meeting new people, forming relationships, public speaking, and writing –  in a way that is deeply personal and that serves an unmet need in the lives of people today.  To Janis, being a Celebrant is truly “heart work”, and she treasures this way of connecting with people.  After completing her Wedding Celebrant training with the Celebrant Institute in New Jersey in   She has also completed The Gay Wedding Institute Certification Course; and is an active member of Toastmasters International.  

Shafia Jamodien

Shafia Jamodien

A Lifetime to Celebrate

Located in Courtenay

250 -650-9890

My vision as a Celebrant – I see myself serving communities with the goal of reaching people inclusive of their differences of opinion, gender, spirituality or culture. I see myself in the broader realm, touching the lives of people by representing the authenticity of each person in their celebration through a direct and honest down-to-earth attitude in achieving their dream.

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Life-Cycle Ceremonies

Located in the Comox Valley

250-702-4040

My training and background as a poet, professional actor, public speaker, certified yoga teacher, mother, gardener and Life Cycle Celebrant all contribute to my gift for creating compassionate and passionate ceremonies.

I love the process of getting to know you well enough, as individuals and as a couple, to create a ceremony that is both meaningful and memorable for you both and for those you have chosen to share this moment with you. Your love story is so beautiful and unique and your ceremony can be creatively personalized to reflect and celebrate that richness.

In BC there are so many wonderful choices for people to officiate your ceremony. You can find someone who suits you and your vision for your wedding perfectly, in a way that honours and celebrates your deep commitment and love.

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” Jean Anouilh

Catherine McColl

Catherine McColl

Chrysalis Ceremonies

Located in Vancouver

604-813-5122

I am a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Wedding Officiant and Contemporary Spiritual Minister. I love ceremonies! I love the opportunity to tell my clients’ stories. The Love Story (Weddings, Renewal of Vows), the Baby story (Baby naming and Baby blessings), the Life Story (Celebration of Life/ Memorials), or any of the many milestones on the path of life. It is my heartfelt wish, to provide genuine, loving, creative and memorable ceremonies just for you.

 

Alison Moore

Alison Moore

Celebrate Life's Dance

Located in the Okanagan Valley 

250-826-4496

Weddings are a joy to celebrate. Partnering with you to choreograph an authentic and memorable wedding ceremony that is yours alone is my passion. As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, professional Wedding Officiant, and natural storyteller, I am committed to partnering with you to create a beautiful ceremony that captures your vision for this special day in your lives. As you share your love story, I weave your words and feeling into the ceremony to share with your gathered guests. The wedding ceremony we create together will set the stage for your life journey together. Open and affirming of all lifestyles and beliefs, I craft interfaith, multi-cultural, same-sex, secular, atheist, and/or pagan, ceremonies for all loving couples. 

Alexandra Mushahwar

Alexandra Mushahwar

Your Ceremony by alex

Located in the Okanagan Valley 

250-575-7890

There are always reasons to celebrate!
Especially, when it comes to that unique moment that means the world to you: a milestone, an achievement, a passage of life.

Together, we are going to celebrate you and yours by creating a ceremony that reflects your love, your life and that will be experienced in a way that speaks through and for you.

As your Life-Cycle Celebrant® specializing in weddings (as well as other celebrations around the life cycle), it is my goal to serve the vision of your BIG DAY as your professionally trained ceremony specialist, writer, and storyteller.

In English OR German language.

Your words, your wishes, and your values are going to be lovingly nestled into personalized elements from start to finish for your distinctively crafted wedding ceremony.

Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson

Island Ceremonies

Located in Victoria

250-514-8280

“I love meeting couples “in love”; basking in the glow of their joyful energy, as we co-create their perfect wedding ceremony. I create ceremonies from a spiritual mindset, and your ceremony can be lighthearted, warm, short and sweet or complex and filled with ritual, honouring of your cultural heritages and/or any combination of whatever your hearts desire. I have created themed ceremonies, same sex ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals and I am open to all people, all cultures and all faiths.

My wedding wire reviews speak for themselves and if you resonate with what you read about me, I look forward to hearing from you.”

 

Ceri Peacey

Ceri Peacey

Oceanside Celebrant Services

Located in Qualicum Beach

250-927-5658

Weddings present a wonderful opportunity to draw guests in, especially by sharing your love-story with them.  I would love to work with you to create a ceremony that reflects your shared values and is unique to your relationship. 

I have an upbeat and warm personality and am very detail oriented especially on your big day.  Drop me a note and we can schedule a no-obligation conversation to make sure we are a good fit.

I’m located in Hilliers on Vancouver Island and will happily perform weddings in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni.

 

Cheryl Pedley

Cheryl Pedley

A West Coast Celebrant

Located in Nanaimo

250-729-1133

I am a Lifecycle celebrant on Canada’s west coast. Working out of Nanaimo, I dedicate my energies to creating meaningful weddings and funerals all over Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast. With humour and respect I will work with you to craft your love story or the Hero’s journey of a loved one. From the simple to the complex, from the lighthearted to the most serious occasion I’m happy to guide you and help put your story into words. Serving Vancouver Island.

 

Paula Marie Skalnek

Paula Marie Skalnek

contemporary ceremonies

Located in Vancouver

778-997-1318

The question I often get asked is: What do you believe?

I believe that every person should have the option to marry someone they love using language, symbols and rituals that reflect their personalities. I believe there are contemporary approaches to honour family, spiritual or religious values. I believe that together we can create a ceremony that expresses the essence and the glory of the commitment of one human being to another.

If you believe that your special day deserves more than décor to create a lasting memory, let’s sit down and discuss the possibilities.  Whether, you are thinking of a short and sweet ceremony or a more detailed wedding it is all about your truth, your style.

 

TRACY JULIE ANNE STOESSIGER

TRACY JULIE ANNE STOESSIGER

HEART OF SEASONS

Located in Victoria

236-463-5683

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I see the seasons reflected in all beings and the natural cycle of birth, life, and death in all that surrounds us and all that is within us. Creating personalized ceremonies to reflect and embody the couples I work with is an honour. PS – I love to work with nature lovers!

I am willing to travel to most areas on Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands) and am always up for an adventure ceremony into the forest or out on the water. I am licensed to solemnize marriage anywhere in BC.

When not writing and creating, you can find me on my bike spinning my legs, paddle boarding, hiking local hills, volunteering at hospice, teaching and practising yoga, or sitting on my duff getting lost in a motion picture with my hubby.

Certifications: Life-Cycle Celebrant ®, Weddings. Initiated Wildwood Priestess of the Wildwood Priestess Guild™. Registered Birth Doula.

Wendy Wawrysh

Wendy Wawrysh

Warm heart ceremonies

Located in the Cowichan Valley

250-418-5722

My goal is a singular one:  to help you make your wedding ceremony – the very heart of your wedding day – so uniquely and meaningfully yours that it will forever warm your memory treasure chest with joyful contentment.  Through an enjoyable process, I will help you and your partner discern your true voice for a ceremony that reflects your personalities, your hearts’ desire and creates a sacred space for your commitment to each other.  Your guests will be enchanted and will remember your wedding day in a special way.   Along with my Life-Cycle Celebrant certification and experience, I draw from a long career in building warm relationships with people to help them achieve amazing and satisfying outcomes.  I would be honoured to work with you.