A ceremony for couples who want a simple intimate service for just the two of you.
It is ideal for those couples who want a “home destination” wedding in a private home, backyard or simple public without the fuss of a traditional wedding.
- a choice from several pre-written ceremonies
- is about 10- 15 minutes in length
- phone/email/skype consultation
You provide: venue, music, license, rings and witnesses
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 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
Common Questions and Answers
Pictures and videos are welcome, however the use of flashes is strongly discouraged, as it can alter the quality of pictures taken by professional photographers and can be distracting to you. I will make myself available for a short while after the service should you want to include me in any pictures.
To be married in Ontario you must be 18 years of age. You require a marriage license and must have two witnesses over the age of 18 witness your marriage.
A marriage license can be purchased at the clerks office in city hall, and is good for 90 days. There is no waiting period in Ontario to be married. i.e. you can be married the same day as you purchase your license.
As soon as you book your venue you should then book your Officiant. Summer months are busier than others, one year in advance is not too early to book. Off season weddings November-April do not require booking so far in advance. A good rule of thumb is: As soon as you know the date of your wedding book your Officiant.
Yes. I find the wedding customs and traditions of other cultures and religions fascinating, and would be happy to learn about, and incorporate appropriate elements into your wedding ceremony. Please feel free to discuss this with me.