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.
Cheryl and Katy Takaoka
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
Kendra and Casey Devos
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.
Rob and Kristin Casey
Thank you so much for your incredible service at our wedding, you went above and beyond what I expected and the way you personalized everything about the ceremony was absolutely amazing. Everyone has been ranting and raving about how amazing our wedding was and we have you as well as many others to thank for that!! Thanks so much for everything you have helped us with!
We will defiantly be referring you to our friends and family.
Brenden and Heather Symon
We have just arrived back to Ottawa and are now catching our breath.
The wedding was the best day of our lives - so far! Thank you for the huge role you played to make that happen. We can tell you that everyone we spoke to that day told us it was best ceremony they had ever attended. You made it personal and fun and easy!
We can't thank you enough for guiding us. The words you put together through only our online meetings exactly captured the essence of the day we wanted. I don't know how you did it! Directing Andrew and I can be a bit like herding cats, and we are so thankful you are a pro!!
We can't thank you enough for being a part of our day.
Amber and Andrew Van Der Hoeven
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding day! You understood our vision and truly made our day perfect!!!
Dean and Tricia Rizzo
Thank you very much for officiating our wedding and taking the time to get to know us as a couple. It was such a pleasure to have you involved in the wedding day and all the preparation leading up. Your organization and attention to detail were greatly appreciated. We are so fortunate to have had you to facilitate our special day! Best, Sarah
Jamie and Sarah
We wanted to extend a heart felt thank you to Maureen. Neither of us are very religious people, so Maureen helped us craft a perfect ceremony, just for us. Even the inclusion of the traditional hand fasting ceremony was something that Maureen easily included into our custom ceremony.
On a day, that can be full of worry and stress, she brought a professional sense of calm, that we appreciated to no end.
Things ran smoothly and we owe a lot of that to Maureen. We were glad to have you be a part of our special day, and would recommend your services to anyone looking for a great officiant! We had spoken to a couple of others, and no one made us feel as comfortable as you did!
When we look back at the day, we are filled with happiness, and we were so glad that you could be a big part of the day!
Thank you so much!
Ian and Jennifer Cleghorn
Thank you for the outstanding service that you provided to us. We spoke with several officiants during the planning of the wedding and no one made a personal connection like you did. Right from the very first time we met with you, it felt like we were working with an extension of our family.
You made us feel so comfortable and lead us through the intimidating task of planning the ceremony! It turned out to be a breeze thanks to the great outlines and personal options that you provided.
Our ceremony was beautiful and so fitting. Our guests have commented on how naturally and fluidly the ceremony progressed. Many asked us how long we had known you, as it felt as though you have been a part of our lives for years!
We cannot express how thankful we are to have worked with you, and will certainly recommend Pond Side Ministries to our friends and family. Or anyone for that matter!
Lots of Love and Thanks,
Scott and Nicole
Maureen recently officiated my wedding ceremony and it turned out above all expectations. She was extremely personable and made us feel very comfortable sharing our story and day with her. Maureen came up with some creative ways to bring a unique twist to incorporating our family into the ceremony and it was very well received by all that attended and took part in the wedding. I was referred to Maureen from a friend who has used her several times and I would recommend her to anyone in need of her services. Thanks again Maureen!
Josh and Tammy
Josh and I were so, so, so, SO happy with your service and more so with the support you gave us in creating a ceremony that was unique and truly reflective of us. We loved your open-minded attitude towards Josh and I's wishes to not have a religious ceremony. We loved how you helped us include Callum our son with the sand ceremony.
Josh and Jenn
Maureen did an amazing job of helping keep us calm, and cool. She helped the ceremony run smoothly. Her positive, easy going personality was exactly what we needed on our wedding day.
Thank you Maureen!
Josh & Melony Murray
Christine and I would like to extend a special thank you for your beautiful service. Your professional, friendly and experienced approach made the entire event stress free, enjoyable and memorable.
Although we had a glitch with our rope ceremony, your quick reaction and management of the situation made it seem like we planned it that way. All our guests thought the ceremony was beautiful and we are at the top of that list.
Thanks again and All the best!
Rob and Christine Larade
Many girls have that dream about their perfect wedding; what their dress will look like, who will be their Maid of Honour, what colours will the attendants be in, what songs will be played, and more... but how many of us have put any thought into who would marry us? For some people, they've always known they would be married in their place of worship, but for others like me, I hadn't given it much thought. When I started planning my wedding for real, it became a very important decision for my future husband and I to consider.
We wanted someone who would help us reflect our beliefs and values in addition to allowing us to create the ceremony that best represented our personalities. Thankfully, I had been introduced to Maureen several years before, and as soon as her name was mentioned, I knew it was a perfect match for us!
Maureen made the process easy and flexible, and guided us through the whole process - the decisions were ours to make, but she was always present to guide us through the process so we weren't left wondering if we were on the right track.
I would highly recommend Pond Side Ministries for any ceremony you are planning. You will receive the greatest of care!
Lindsay and Todd
We were so happy to have Maureen officiant our wedding. She made the process of our wedding day easy to understand and we were given exactly what we wanted which made our day very special. The day of our ceremony she made us feel comfortable and couldn't of asked for a great day. It was a day full of memories that Mike and myself and both our families will not forget. We would like to thank Maureen and best wishes in making others special day more then they could ask for.
Mike and Ashley
I do not even have the words to describe how absolutely incredible Maureen was on my wedding day! From the moment we met her when searching for our Officiant, her calm demeanor made it so extremely easy to know she was the one whom we wanted to marry us! From the choosing of our vows to moments before our ceremony when she so wonderfully interceded in a rather uncomfortable moment with my about-to-be Mother-in-law (can't thank you enough!), Maureen was calm, cool, collected, organized and professional. The most important day of our lives was made that much better with Maureen officiating. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!! Sorry but I won't be needing this service from you again but others should absolutely end their search with you!!!!!
Leanne & Ryan
“Maureen was the officiant at the marriage between myself and my wife Kristin and I have to say I'm usually very nervous at these events but Maureen certainly made us both feel very much at ease and made it a very enjoyable experience. Maureen not only offers a very professional but excellent service and makes a lasting impression that made not only our wedding day a very memorable occasion but also she was the officiant at my step daughters baptism. Maureen is a very easy person to talk to and is excellent at speaking in front of large groups of people. I would definitely recommend Maureen for any occasion that requires an officiant or a public speaker. She certainly made a huge difference between what I would consider a normal wedding day which turned out to be a great wedding day and Maureen certainly played a big part in making that happen.”
Robert and Kristin
Our wedding day was beautiful and you were a wonderful part of it! You made the process simple and easy for us, taking what we wanted in a ceremony and putting it altogether! Many people have told us what a great ceremony it was and how you were able to have our personalities shine through. Thanks again for being a big part of our wedding.
Jason and Tracy Delong
Maureen put together a perfect service. We talked over the phone then met in person. From my rather vague request Maureen was able to pick up on the tone and feel I was looking for. At our meeting, Maureen presented several ideas and options. She was receptive to my opinion and entirely flexible. The renewal of vows ceremony came off without a hitch! The service was just the right combination of looking back and looking to the future - some lighthearted moments and plenty of sentiment. So many guests comments on how lovely the service was. Thank you Maureen for doing a terrific job!
We were so nervous! This is something we had planned for quite a while in our minds, but there were so many details and aspects that we had never considered. From the very beginning Maureen made us feel relaxed and helped us put the pieces together, Maureen made us feel so comfortable and we had the best day of our lives. Thank you!