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Rev. Rob is a busy active minister, professor and an LGBTQ2S+ member residing in the Leslieville community of Toronto. He is dedicated to making your celebration of love as perfect as it can be. Rob strives to make the most of every opportunity to help couples in this special moment of their journey. Rev. Rob has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and a Theatre diploma from Sheridan College. He’s worked at the Stratford Festival and Walt Disney Animation. Rob is a proud dad of two amazing daughters and one lopsided dog. An active knitter, his scarves have appeared in Paris Vogue and around the necks and shoulders of many dear friends.
I would enjoy nothing more than to conduct your custom wedding ceremony in English or Arabic. I live in the Richmond Hill area but serve Aurora, Newmarket, Thornhill and North York. I was born and raised in Egypt and I graduated from the University of Alexandria as an Agricultural Engineer, working for many years for local and international organizations, and ending up my career as a chef. Now retired, I provide Friday speeches (Khotbah) in an attempt to spread peace and share the information I have.
Being a wedding officiant is Rachel’s way to honour her late parents who also worked in the wedding industry during their 46 year marriage. Rachel is an experienced speaker, a firm believer in marriage equality, and she would be thrilled to conduct your ceremony. Always expanding her interests, she's obtained her licence as a private investigator and enjoys making handfasting cords and other ceremonial products which help her learn and explore aspects of wedding rituals from around the world. She and her husband live in the Roncesvalles Village area of Toronto.
El-Farouk is our pastoral ambassador to the Rainbow Muslim Community in Toronto creating dialogue and deepening relations between the two faiths. He lives in the city with his husband and 3 cats. He has been a Designated Minister with Clergy Support since Oct 2016. El-Farouk has been celebrating and supporting same-sex and mixed-sex Life Celebrations for many years. In addition to this ministry, he is also a refugee lawyer who represents refugees, primarily those fleeing persecution due to their gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and/or HIV status. His ministry also includes being a human rights and spirituality activist which is expressed in his work as the co-founder of the Toronto Unity flagship El-Tawhid Juma Circle network of LGBTIQA affirming, gender equality in mosques. He is eager to work with any and all couples in creating a celebration of your love that affirms who you are.
Elaine who lives in Thornhill is one of those officiants who is very much in demand. Elaine is much in demand as a speaker on certain historical aspects of the Holocaust. Her background is in law and recently she was the recipient of the Wm J Simpson distinguished Paralegal award presented to her by the Law Society of Upper Canada. She's a member of the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a consummate seeker of joy in all that she does. She believes that your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of what you as a couple are passionate about. She creates a safe environment for you to craft a sacred ceremony that is uniquely yours. Whether your wedding ceremony is under the stars, under a chuppah, in a kayak or something more traditional, Elaine is open-minded and flexible. Her easy going nature, sense of humour and appreciation of ritual will help ensure that your special day honours what is important to you. Your family and friends will know you made the right decision by choosing Elaine.
Your wedding ceremony is more than just a legal union, and it deserves to be treated with the same warmth, honesty, and trust that brought you together in the first place. I live in the heart of Toronto and have a passion for the written word and performing arts. I am unbiased, respect all forms of faith, and firmly believe that love is love. As your minister, I will get to the heart of your love story and ensure that whether it be intimate or upscale, your wedding ceremony is a reflection of you. In my spare time, you will find me exploring the city or snuggling up to binge-watch the latest Netflix series with my corgi. I can’t wait to join your celebration!
Aestus (Ace for short) was born and raised in Newfoundland and has lived more than 20 years in downtown Toronto. Aestus has a positive outlook on life with a slightly offbeat sense of humor to balance it out. He has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years after training at George Brown College, and worked for a decade at Casey House in HIV/AIDS care, and more recently moved into the fast-paced environment of an operating room. Aestus' experience makes him comfortable with very emotional people and groups, and very competent in handling stressful situations. He has performed hundreds of ceremonies over the past few years and is an expert in making you and your family comfortable, relaxed, and happy. He is comfortable working in all situations and looks forward to helping tailor a ceremony that reflects your unique needs. He believes in and supports inclusivity and diversity, and some of his favorite wedding memories are from non-traditional families and venues. Aestus has discovered that performing wedding ceremonies leaves him with a sense of joy and excitement that he is thrilled to share with you in order to add that energy to the start of your married life together.
Charles is an award-winning and much in-demand wedding officiant. Charles lives in the Toronto Riverdale community with his wife Melinda and cat, Chimo. A long-time facilitator and public speaker supporting his community, Charles can bring a spark and sense of fun and connection to your wedding ceremony. His favourite hobby is cycling on the roads and trails of Toronto, or baking and trying out new recipes. Charles has helped families with patient advocacy for ALS Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He also volunteers his time as chair of the board for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, an international post-secondary professional school in Cabbagetown, and for Ina Grafton Gage Home, a small nursing facility in Scarborough. Charles would be delighted to help make your big day your best ever.
Maureen lives in the Annex in downtown Toronto with her daughter and their companion animals. She is a keen walker of urban public spaces and an avid hiker and cyclist. She has had a lifetime of interest in social equality and dignity. She enjoys giving back through her role on the Steering Committee of Walk Toronto and is a co-founder of Friends and Families for Safe Streets. Maureen is an experienced public speaker, flexible and sensitive to the needs of others. It would be her sincere pleasure to be part of one of the great memories of your life and perform any style of wedding ceremony, whichever reflects the cultures or identities you wish to highlight. Wenn Sie gerne möchten, ich kann auch Deutsch sprechen. (If you would like, I can also speak German.)
Heather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French, or bilingual. Heather lives in North Toronto but serves the entire GTA. The day you have dreamed about is just around the corner, and you are bubbling over with love and anticipation. You want to find the right officiant who will listen to your ideas, your likes and dislikes and help you put together a wedding that is perfect and uniquely yours. If you are not quite certain what you would like, Heather will provide the suggestions that you need. She has a warm and vibrant personality, yet also radiates a sense of calm. She has spent considerable time in Italy, lived in Paris, and was thrilled to take a second visit to India. She has a small counseling practice and is also part of a team that welcomes and settles newcomers to our country.
A wedding is just the beginning of a journey two people make with one another. Gregg, who lives downtown, will be as passionate as you are about your wedding ceremony. His only desire is that your special day means more than just saying “I do” to your best friend and soulmate. Gregg is originally from Buffalo and has his Masters in Physiotherapy, and is dedicated to helping others without prejudice or judgement. He loves the outdoors and hiking is his favourite thing to do any time of the year. It’s your path to choose what you want, and he looks forward to officiating at your ceremony and making it a day you both will remember.
I’m a Queens Graduate (92) with my own law practice and I teach part-time in the Para Legal program at Humber College. I am also an appointed Designated Minister so I am open to many paths. I live in Etobicoke but serve a large part of the GTA including downtown. I love meeting and interacting with new people as well as advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. In my younger days I also completed several half-marathons, duathlons and triathlons. I hold out hope that I will one day finish a full marathon and maybe an Ironman Triathlon! Besides travelling, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian cooking, and organizing and participating in activities with family and friends, including my 9 godchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.
For a wedding ceremony you will cherish forever, ask for Reggie. Fluent in English and Dutch, he is a sensitive and caring person with a passion for golf and classic movies. Reggie has been a volunteer with Big Brothers of Canada and The Weekend to End Breast Cancer. His personable nature and outgoing personality contribute on a whole to making all of your guests feel welcome and part of your special day.
Robert is one of those rare people who was actually born in Toronto and continues to live there. He enjoys living downtown where, as a lover of the arts, he is in close proximity to the vibrancy and cultural activity of the city. He's fluent in Italian and able to hold a French conversation. Having dedicated his entire career to providing counselling and support, he is comfortable and confident with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities. Robert looks forward to conducting a meaningful and personalized wedding ceremony that reflects the unique character and qualities of the two of you as a couple. As a music aficionado, if desired he will assist you with your music selections making your ceremony even that more memorable and distinct.
Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.
Kathleen lives in Toronto West and became a wedding officiant over a decade ago. She has extensive experience with many different types of weddings, cultures, and wedding venues. She is comfortable with weddings in all settings, including country clubs, restaurants, city halls, hotel meeting rooms, provincial parks, convention centres, living rooms & backyards, from 2 to 300 guests. Kathleen will be flexible in helping you personalize a ceremony that fits your image of the wedding of your dreams. She loves to travel (bungee-jumping in New Zealand, Caribbean cruises, hot air ballooning in Australia) and meeting new people. She would love to meet YOU to help you plan your special wedding day.
Jeff (they/them/he/him) lives in South Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, with their spouse and three children. Jeff is an easy going, dedicated pastor who has been serving their community for over 10 years, and holds a BA double major in Theology and Philosophy from Tyndale University. Jeff speaks fluent Hebrew and is comfortable conducting interfaith Jewish ceremonies, as well ceremonies for all genders. They pastor an online community of LGBTQ2PIA+ people and allies called Chosen Family Church which meets biweekly over Zoom. When not doing ministry things, Jeff works with adults with autism and spends his free time writing, making music, and digital painting. Jeff has been featured in articles on Religion News Service for their TikTok channel talking about queer theology and deconstruction.
Located in the Beaches area of Toronto, I am excited to offer my skills as a wedding officiant. Being a lover of personal growth, I respect relationship as an ordinary thing that provides an extra-ordinary opportunity for transformation through the hard work and the great pleasure of sharing your life with another. I would be delighted to celebrate your relationship with a wedding ceremony you have tailored to reflect your love. I enjoy deep conversations and laughter, yoga, tennis, biking, skiing, books and babies. I am a happy person with a sense of calm. I'm organized and try very hard to meet the expectations of others, all in the spirit of joy.
Katharine Tapscott lives in downtown Toronto and she is delighted to be a wedding officiant. She appreciates both the joy and the importance of your promise to one another and she will work with you to ensure your ceremony is everything you hope it will be. Katharine is married with one daughter. Their family Bernedoodle, George, is a happy boy who loves to play and watch the Raptors with the family. Katharine holds degrees in Psychology from McMaster University and Law from the University of Toronto and is a lawyer with the Ontario government.
Dr Susan is with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry (CIMM) and has extended training as a Certified Life Celebrant. Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love that you and your partner have found in each other. Susan is a professional and engaging public speaker. She is well equipped to help you share your unique love story with your guests. Susan holds degrees in Biology and Naturopathic medicine, She is refreshed by nature and hikes, bikes, snowshoes and skis when she and her sweetheart, John, have time between wedding celebrations and work. Susan would be honoured to provide and perform a beautiful ceremony to bless you on your wedding day. Love is love, celebrate it!
Judi brings a lot to the table as a Wedding Officiant. She has her Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation and before pursuing this path, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the area of Pediatrics. Judi has lived in the UK, Middle East and New York with her family, which has helped her foster an appreciation for the unique experiences of others. She has most recently settled in Cabbagetown with her daughters, Olivia and Emma and their kitten Freya. She continues to love to travel, has a passion for design and enjoys using her creativity to plan and host celebrations. Whether you are looking for a traditional or non-traditional wedding ceremony, Judi will work to help you customize your day so it reflects your uniqueness as a couple. Judi is credentialed with Clergy Support Memorial.
Congratulations on your engagement! I believe that marriage is an amazing journey that everyone should get to enjoy. I have been married for 40 years to the love of my life, a retired Toronto Fire Fighter. I’ve always been an active volunteer in my community and had a long career in the banking industry. I would love to help you personalize your wedding ceremony. Big or small, formal or casual, I am comfortable in any setting. I love animals, so your fur baby is welcome to be a part of your big day. If you are looking for an experienced wedding officiant who is friendly, caring, open and flexible, look no more, I'm the one to help you start your journey. -- Mary was voted ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Aurora’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards in 2016.
Jay is a very experienced wedding officiant. People enjoy his calm, kind-hearted, and inclusive approach. He brings a wide variety of experiences and resources to assist you with expressing your love for one another in ways that are dignified, respectful, and fun. Jay is comfortable, relaxed, and cool with large-scale events as well as more intimate gatherings. He leads traditional ceremonies, collaborates with you on simple, modern celebrations, and can envision with you, the most complicated, multi-family, multi-cultural event. If you have a preference for an officiant that is unflappable, fun-loving, and experienced, Jay would love to speak to you about one of the most important events in your life.
Robb has been our most in-demand wedding officiant across Metro Toronto for several years. He is fluent in French and English. Spend a few moments talking with him and see for yourself how engaging he is. He has an amazing personality and sense of humour that allows people - including your guests - to feel very welcome and comfortable.
You will be assured of a day to remember, highlighting the unique ceremony that will be yours to treasure.
Robb's compassionate and non-judgmental approach along with his unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful wedding ceremony for you and your loved ones to remember.
A word of caution: Robb books up very early because he really is the best!
David has presided at almost 100 weddings, funerals, and countless baptisms in the GTA area; offering experienced pastoral guidance to families gathering for life’s important moments. Regardless of your background, sexual orientation, or gender identity, David will work with you to preside over the ceremony you seek. David holds both a bachelor’s degree in theology and a Master of Divinity from Huron University College. For most of David’s adult life, he served as a street-involved pastor in urban churches in Toronto and London. His major focus of ministry has been related to social outreach, restorative justice, and learning to wrestle with life and faith in the rapidly evolving social media age. David is an active minister of Clergy Support Memorial and still enjoys a game of football with his son and the neighborhood kids.
David lives in North York but services the GTA. A chaplain and spiritual care provider for over 15 years, David would be honoured to conduct your English or Portuguese ceremony. In his professional work, he is constantly meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds and age groups. David has an easy-going and friendly personality and is motivated by his compassion for people. He enjoys cycling and is an avid book collector. He is a much-in-demand wedding officiant! His desire has always been to serves the wishes and needs of people in his care. O seu credo principal é que nos todos temos um espírito humano. O seu desejo sempre foi que ele servo os desejos e necessidades espírituais de pessoas em seu cuidado.
Megan feels hugely privileged to be able to share in your love story as your wedding officiant. She believes above all else in the magic of forever love, for any two people lucky enough to find it. Megan happily performs ceremonies for all people and is an LGTBQ+ ally. Her utmost priority is to do her part to ensure that you have exactly the special day you are hoping for, and she looks forward to witnessing your love story. She is a minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.
Janice Lives in North York just off the Don Valley and Eglington but serves a wide area of Toronto including downtown. She has been officiating weddings since 2007. Janice is a published author and a long-time grief counsellor. Whether you desire to blend traditions in a new way or create a new one, your wedding ceremony requires someone to listen supportively and guide with sensitivity and experience, to help make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist you at this important and special time in your journey together.
Mimi lives in Markham, coming from Hong Kong to Canada in 1987. Mimi is fluent in Cantonese and English, and communicates well in Mandarin. She is open to all types of wedding ceremonies. Mimi is a single mom and she looks forward to witness the formation and union of new families. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as two designations in the financial industry. With a background as a financial adviser, Mimi has worked with lots of young couples from a variety of different backgrounds. She also has lots of contacts who can help you to plan your wedding. It will be an honour to serve you on your big day.
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