Wedding Officiants in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rev Marilyn Coolen, Dipl.awardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Marilyn CoolenRev Marilyn is the Atlantic regional full time administrator of Clergy Support Memorial Church. She also makes herself available to conduct wedding ceremonies. 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 hopes for peace and harmony in our world.

Courtenay Fraitzl, Dipl.awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Courtenay FraitzlYour customized wedding ceremony will be approached with great care and warmth. Courtenay studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she holds a diploma in Leadership (with Distinction), and was the class valedictorian. Courtenay is proud of her public speaking skills and holds a competent Leadership Certificate from Toastmasters International. Courtenay’s bucket list dreams include speaking at TED Talks and driving a vintage ice-cream truck one summer! 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. 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.

Rev. Deb Stevens, BTh; MDiv

Rev. Deb StevensMy 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 couple 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.

Rev Carol Grimmitt, BScawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Carol GrimmittCarol is an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. She has her Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. Carol 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.

Rev Margot Aldrich, M - musicawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Margot AldrichAs an Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, Margot is an experienced public speaker and is able to celebrate your unique wedding ceremony in French or English. 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. She continues to use her life-long skills as professional classical musician to give back to youth in her community as a Board member for the NS Youth Orchestra. Add to that fact that she is 28-year marital veteran herself, mum of three and former realtor; Margot’s definitely someone you want on your team.

Bruce WhittierawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Bruce WhittierIf 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.’

Rev Elinor WhittyawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Elinor WhittyElinor 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. Elinor's professional and caring ways would be an asset in assisting you on your special day.

Rev Gwen ArmshawawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Gwen ArmshawGwen is an Ordained minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church. She is mandated to serve as a pastoral care chaplain in corrections with the Atlantic Regional Chaplaincy. She is comfortable in spiritual wedding ceremonies. Whether you like your ceremony to include handfasting vows or something traditional , in other words you pick the parts of a ceremony you want included. Gwen has experience with them all. Serving Halifax and the surrounding area, she takes 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.