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“Thank you so much for all of your work on our ceremony! It was such an amazing day!
We had many positive comments about our ceremony and I absolutely loved how it was original and unique to us. The mood of the whole ceremony was so romantic and everything I hoped for! Thanks again Suzanne, it was a pleasure working with you!” – L & C
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You’re getting married.
Why choose a Life-Cycle Celebrant ™?

 

If you want something extraordinary you have come to the right place.
Custom ceremony design, writing, storytelling and ceremonial speaking are my specialties. This is my profession and I put my heart and soul into it. I adhere to a strict Code of Ethics laid out by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.

Your ceremony will be unlike any other and people will be talking about it for a long time to come. My weddings are written and designed exclusively for you. I never use a template and design the ceremony in its entirety. You will choose exactly what you want, including the length of our ceremonial time together. Sometimes it is a touch longer than most, but no one will be thinking about time, they will be focused on you.

You will definitely get your money’s worth, and you and your guests will remember your ceremony long after the day is over.

Everyone is still raving about the epic surprise we pulled off, and everyone was as impressed with your services as we were.


– J & T

We both thank you very much and couldn’t possibly be happier with how the wedding went! Start to finish it was a blast! We’ve been blessed to have found someone as excellent as yourself to have provided such amazing service to us. We thank you very much!

– R & C

“We can’t thank you enough, you are a beautiful person and you are doing what you should. You are perfect at it, as you made our day PERFECT to us. Thank you so much!”  

– L & A

How does it work?

After your initial contact we will set up a time to chat on the phone. I ask questions and so do you. It is a time for us to talk about your vision for your ceremony, and for your day, and I make some recommendations or offer some ideas.

As soon as we get off the phone I send you a document with the ceremony packages I offer, with prices. That way I don’t put you on the spot on the phone. The two of you can sit down and discuss it in private.

You might decide to book right away and you let me know (we work out the details – quotation, contract, initial payment which is all done online), and then I officially book your date.  Or, you may feel you want to meet in person before making a choice, and that is fine too. Meetings are no-obligation. We get together and get to know each other a bit. Then you decide what to do, either there with me, or after you have a chance to speak privately. Once you’ve made your decision we can go through the set-up process.

Then we plan a full meeting to talk about the delicious details of your wedding ceremony! If you don’t live in the area this might take place on-screen, or we find a halfway point to get together.

Then I get each of you busy with your “homework” and you get to gush. 

When it’s time to write your ceremony, I let you know that we are full speed ahead. I collect all the details and handcraft your ceremony from scratch and after sending you the drafts you get to tell me your revisions. This relaxed, friendly, creative back-and-forth process, mostly by email, will go on until you are 100% pleased with what I have co-created with you. It is fun. You will like it!

When your wedding gets closer and we’re all set with the ceremony script, I get in touch with other service providers with some details. Maybe you are having a rehearsal, or maybe not. It’s all about what you want.

The next thing you know we are standing together and you’re getting married! I look after all the legal parts, so no worries. Everything will fall into place.

Then, off you go into your happily ever after!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your credentials?
I am a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant™ with a primary certification in weddings. In addition to comprehensive studies in ceremony design, I am an ordained minister with the spiritually-based Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. It is my pleasure to design, write and legally officiate marriage ceremonies.

My training allows me to bring deep meaning and significance to the art of ceremony. I use my expertise in ceremony design to create a heartfelt expression of my clients’ dreams, values, traditions and beliefs.

I am also a recipient of back-to-back Couple’s Choice awards from WeddingWire.
This award has since been discontinued.

To learn more go to www.celebrantinstitute.org

Who should choose a Life-Cycle Celebrant™ as an officiant?
Anyone who wishes their story to be told as if we were the best of friends! Whether you are spiritual, religious, an interfaith couple, a same sex couple, multicultural or non-denominational, a Life-Cycle Celebrant™ is right for you.

Your ceremony is the reason for the day, for the celebration, for the culmination of a lifetime of dreams. You will want to choose a Celebrant who is a good match to your dream. If we are a good fit for one another I will guide you and co-create with you to ensure that your ceremony mirrors your spirit and your heart’s desire.

What makes a Life-Cycle Celebrant™ wedding unique?
In short, you get to put your signature on every aspect that you choose! Custom ceremony design, writing, storytelling and ceremonial speaking are my specialties. This is my profession and I put my heart and soul into it. I adhere to a strict Code of Ethics laid out by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.

But more than just your signature, you get to share your story with those whom you invite, and they get to leave changed by the celebration of love that they witness.

What can we include in our wedding?
Anything! But if you’re having difficulty deciding I am well versed in many cultures and traditions to lend some ideas. There are no rules here. We create the ceremony that you want!
Are you legally able to marry us?
Yes! I am licensed by the Government of Ontario to officiate weddings and guide you in filling out the paperwork.
In Ontario it is easy to get your marriage licence. You must use it within three months of issue.

This website will answer your questions:
Getting Married in Ontario

How long is a ceremony?
You will choose exactly what you want, including the duration. Sometimes it is a touch longer than most, but no one will be thinking about time, they will be focused on you.

You will definitely get your money’s worth, and you and your guests will remember your ceremony long after the day is over.

Where do you perform ceremonies?
I service most of Grey and Bruce Counties.

Specifically my service area includes Owen Sound and throughout the region including Annan, Collingwood, Durham, Flesherton, Hanover, Hepworth, Kincardine, Meaford, Markdale, Port Elgin, Sauble Beach, Saugeen Shores, Southampton, The Blue Mountains, Thornbury, Tobermory, Walkerton, Walters Falls and Wiarton.

I have wed happy couples on beaches, by lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls, in forests, on farms, in backyards, on top of Blue Mountain, on tour boats, by fireplaces, in kitchens, at cottages, at golf clubs, resorts, restaurants and ski clubs and more. If there is a place that is special to you then it is special to me too, and we will work together to create the ceremony you dream of in that spot.

How do you make it unique to us?
I will give you “homework”. By then I will have a good idea of you, your personalities, and the dreams that you both have. Then I get to work creating a well-woven, bespoke ceremony. This relaxed, friendly, creative back-and-forth process, mostly by email, will go on until you are 100% pleased with what I have co-created with you.
Do you travel?
Absolutely. Contact me for travel rates and locations!
How much do you charge?
Do you believe your ceremony should be the heart of your wedding?

Custom Wedding Ceremonies cost more than template ceremonies. You can buy a dress off the rack and it can look good, but, if you hire a designer to make a dress for you it will suit you to a T. It will be exactly, precisely right in cut, colour, texture and fit. A custom ceremony compares to that – made for you. What could be better?

Let’s talk about my packages. Custom ceremonies start in the $600s. Small packages for quick and easy nuptials are less. Contact me.

A client said that the custom ceremony is worth every penny, and I believe she is right. It IS your marriage ceremony!

If you are an early bird and you book well ahead of time we will set up a payment plan that begins when we sign the contract. Otherwise a 50% non-refundable payment is required to hold your date.

 

How far ahead should I book?
All aspects of your wedding seem to float to the top of your TO-DO list, but your Celebrant should be of utmost importance as you prepare for your I-DO.

Will your wedding be on a Saturday afternoon or evening between May 15th and October 15th? Those dates fill quickly, so please book early. It is best to contact me as soon as you have chosen a date so that we can mark our calendars.

Do you attend the rehersal dinner or reception?
I  always appreciate invitations to your celebrations, but I do not attend these functions. These are special times for you to spend with your friends and family.
What about winter weddings?
Winter Special – Little Legal Weddings on special from November 1 to March 30 (in Owen Sound only)

Winter in our area is harsh. You can never tell if your plans will happen.  So, no outdoor or out-of-town weddings please! It is just too risky.

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