Chaplain Maureen Dwyer
Wishing you a Happily Ever After
Pond Side Ministries is a Wedding Officiant company. I utilize almost 30 years of experience to assist you in creating unique celebration services. These ceremonies can be planned together combining both my resources and yours, and held at a venue of your choosing. (Pond Side Ministries does not have a venue, catering, or access to musicians but does recommend some local vendors that provide wonderful service, please see resources section) Consultation can include the planning of order of services, readings, scripture, poetry, ritual and music that in the end will reflect you and your needs. Such services include: baptisms, naming rituals, weddings, unity ceremonies, gay weddings and renewal of marriage vows. I am an ordained Chaplain with Abba Ministries of Canada and have Certificates in Thanatology and Palliative Care as well as Youth Ministry Studies. I believe that people are spiritual in nature, and although many do not adhere to organized religion, it does not mean they do not want services that reflect themselves. The services I provide are non-denominational and are carefully planned and conducted with you in mind.
Our goal is to assist you in your wedding day as your officiant to create the wedding ceremony that is personal and uniquely yours.
Very personalized and unique ceremonies that reflect both you as a couple and your needs.
Pond Side Ministries has an emphasis on making your wedding day one of the most joy filled days of your life… the one you have been planning in your mind for years.
We will professionally conduct your celebration at the location of your choice.
Pam and I just wanted to thank you SO much for everything you did to make our wedding day so spectacular! We never could have done it without you. You have made this entire process a phenomenal one and so much fun! We can’t thank you enough for being flexible and again meeting us on November 24, 2022, it really took all the stress out of this entire process and that is really what made it such a joy to do! I never once worried about forgetting anything or missing a beat as I knew that you were taking care of it. Your incredible professionalism and organizational skills let us truly trust you and therefore leave everything in your extremely capable hands. Just thank you, Maureen
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding! We couldn't have imagined a more perfect or personal day, and the ceremony was absolutely perfect - more so than we hoped for. Maureen was amazing to work with, she gave great suggestions, guidance and advice. She made planning easy, and not stressful and was 100% available for us when we needed her. Mike and I couldn't imagine working with someone better. 100% recommend her to anyone looking! Thank you Maureen! -Roslyn and Mike
Thank you so very much for guiding Katy and I through our special day. Your calm steadiness while developing and then conducting the ceremony made our day.
Thank you so much Maureen for giving us such a meaningful and personal wedding ceremony. We were so happy with the ceremony and you made the entire planning process so easy and stress free! Maureen made us feel comfortable and at ease from the moment we met her. She is professional, approachable and offered some great ideas for special moments in the ceremony. It was the heart and soul to our wedding. Maureen offered us many options for ceremony structure, which was a perfect balance of structure and flexibility. She incorporated personal information and stories we shared with her, which made the ceremony extra special and so "us". I especially love the wine box idea; We are so excited to open the box on our 5th anniversary! The evening before rehearsal did wonders to calm my nerves and also make it all feel so real! Maureen is a calming presence on a high emotions day. She helped our ceremony run very smoothly and for that I cannot thank her enough. I strongly recommend meeting Maureen for anyone looking for a lovely friendly minister
We met Maureen at one of the bridal events in London and knew right away that she was perfect for officiating our ceremony. She is witty and intelligent and made us feel so comfortable about exchanging our vows. We wanted something different in our ceremony and Maureen helped us to create a wonderful joining ceremony using different coloured sand which brought our two families together. We felt so at ease with Maureen and trusted her advice. When it came to baptizing my daughter we could not think of anyone else but Maureen who we would trust.