If you want a civil ceremony, we recommend Bruce who is a licenced administrative JP in the Province. He is limited to conducting civil ceremonies. Bruce is originally from the Annapolis Valley and moved to Halifax in 1996. Bruce says: "I am honoured to have raised 14 children as a foster parent and owned and operated a Dairy farm. I’m well known in my community through my passion for genealogy, antiques and collectables, and being an avid treasure hunter. My passion also extends to conducting wedding ceremonies. Making dreams come true and having your day the most amazing is my goal. I always arrive early and will roll up my sleeves to help out where needed. I look forward to working with you and your family to make your special day the most memorable."
Gwen is an Ordained minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. She is presently serving as a Corrections Chaplain with the Atlantic Regional Chaplaincy. Her specialty is in the area of Life Celebrations and Pastoral Care. She came to us after serving for six years as a chaplain with the Unitarian Church. Whether you like your wedding ceremony to include the elements of hand-fasting at the vows or something traditional she can help. Serving Halifax and the surrounding area, Gwen will take pride in incorporating your wishes into a meaningful wedding experience for you and your guests. Gwen's delivery of your personalized wedding ceremony will touch the hearts of listeners, creating memories for you that last long after the event itself. Clients have referred her services to others time and time again, as a testament to the happiness they experienced on their most joyous day.
Rev Marilyn is the Atlantic regional full time administrator of Clergy Support Memorial Church. She also makes herself available to conduct wedding ceremonies in a Clergy Support setting or for those beyond the care of traditional churches. She was educated in the USA and at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. Last year Marilyn was voted by her peers as the most popular wedding officiant in Nova Scotia in the annual Wedding Expert Awards. In addition she also won the Gold Award called 'the best officiant' in The Coast's Best of Weddings 2017 awards event. Marilyn is a strong proponent of social justice and equality, and firmly believes that we share a small planet where every human being deserves security and respect. She lives in Halifax, overlooking Bedford Basin, and would love to help make your wedding ceremony the very special occasion you want it to be. Marilyn is an experienced professional who knows to listen to your needs. Within minutes you and your guests will know that you have chosen the right person to conduct your ceremony. She is a "people person" and a real animal lover. She is a mother, an advocate, a believer in the innate goodness of people and one who works for peace and harmony in our world.
Elinor is a clergy with Clergy Support Memorial Church. On top of that she is an award-winning wedding ceremony officiant . She is our most experience wedding ceremony person in Nova Scotia. She did her academic studies at St Mary's in Halifax and Wilfred Laurier in Ontario. In addition, Elinor holds a Certificate in Ministry from the Canadian Evangelical Christian Churches . With her deep life experience , she understands the need for a couple to have the perfect day, most especially the ceremony joining them for their life journey together. One couple wrote:Rev Whitty was just lovely to work with. She met with us twice before the wedding to make sure that we would have the kind of ceremony that we wanted. She put on a wonderful ceremony and we were so happy with the way that everything went. Highly recommend her, such a wonderful lady!!
Heather Star Williams is an award winning wedding officiant. She, unfortunately is fully booked for 2018. Heather lives in Halifax, is an ethical, enthusiastic and energetic woman who would be delighted to help you plan and then conduct your personalized wedding ceremony service. She respects and honours all religious and spiritual backgrounds, and not only is she is comfortable in any wedding setting, her leadership will bring that same comfort to those attending your wedding. Whether what you have planned is a classical wedding, a relaxed and laid-back one or perhaps one with a style that is uniquely yours. Be assured she is committed to making your special day be the very best that it can be.
Carol is an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. She is a caring and respectful individual, honouring all faiths and beliefs. She serves mostly in the Upper Tantallon area. She would be more than happy to include any ancestral traditions into your wedding ceremony to make your day truly the way that you imagine it to be. However elaborate or simple you wish to make it, Carol would be honoured and humbled to be there for you on your special day.
As an Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church She holds the equivalent of a Masters Degree from Le Conservatoire De Musique et D'Art Dramatique du Quebec. She is located in Halifax, and brings a healthy combination of humour, emotional depth, respect and guidance to any setting. As a classical trained musician herself she is also a board member for the NS Youth Orchestra. Margot is an experienced public speaker and is able to celebrate your unique wedding ceremony in French or English.
My name is Deb and I live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with my husband and our dog, our fur baby. I have five grown children and eight grand-babies. I have a Bachelor of Theology and a Masters of Divinity from Acadia University and have been a licensed officiant since 2010. I thoroughly enjoy working with couples as they plan for their special day. I have a diverse background in congregational pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, pre-marital and marital counseling as well as experience in funeral ministry. I offer my enthusiasm, professionalism and grace to every couple I work with striving to give you the best of memories for your special day.
As an Administrative Justice of the Peace, I perform Civil Wedding ceremonies and offer guidance and suggestions to help create heartfelt, and meaningful memories for your special day. I will meet with you, customize a ceremony that will warm your hearts and meet your expectations. I welcome all non-religious, traditional, same gender, and multicultural wedding ceremonies with an open heart. I am a meditation practitioner who also enjoys yoga, hiking and always strives to achieve a balanced lifestyle. I cherish time spent with family and friends and volunteer my services and assistance to seniors. I have a special interest in health and wellness and spend time experimenting with recipes creating a variety of healthy choices.
I have been a Justice of the Peace in excess of 20 years and have been performing civil marriages since I was first permitted at the Justice of the Peace level in Nova Scotia. I am an experienced international traveller and a life-long philatelist (stamp collector). I am also a duplicate bridge player. I have a simple “rule” when it comes to a wedding ceremony – Whatever the couple wants, the couple gets!
Courtenay studied at the B.C. Institute of Technology where she holds a diploma in Leadership (with Distinction). Courtenay is proud of her public speaking skills and holds a competent Leadership Certificate from Toastmasters International. Skills she uses as a Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. In her free time Courtenay can be found growing food, laughing at the family chickens’ antics, cooking for her large family or hanging out at the beach in front of their home on Boutiliers Point. Your customized wedding ceremony will be approached with great care and warmth. "I have a strong desire to help people achieve their best life through fulfilling their dreams. I believe deeply in the commitment of marriage and would be greatly honoured to be part of that process of others."
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