Wedding Officiants in Hamilton, Ontario

Including: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Stoney Creek

Rebecca Hawkes Hamilton, BA (Brock)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rebecca Hawkes HamiltonLocated in Hamilton, Rebecca is a deeply spiritual minister and has always been captivated by ritual, relationships and couples in love. Love is the most powerful and healing of emotions, and your wedding ceremony is all about celebrating the love that You and Your partner share. Her ministerial training has helped her become a consumate public speaker, able to convey your unique love story to your guests. She's also a good person to ask about the wine selection for your reception, as she was once a professional Sommelier and Wine Educator. In her leasure time, she is a music enthusiast and plays the piano and guitar; loves sailing on Lake Ontario and volunteering with the Lions Foundation Dog Guides.

Wendy Caron, BSW (McMaster)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Wendy CaronWendy is one of our more popular Officiants in Burlington. She knows all marriage ceremonies are special, whether they are second marriages, same gender marriages, or first time weddings. Your ceremony should reflect your personalities and your values. As such, you will find Wendy to be approachable, friendly and competent. Someone who responds to your ideas for your day. She grew up in the Thornbury area, and still calls it home on weekends. Wendy is comfortable performing ceremonies that are spiritual or not, casual or more formal in nature.

Rita HarrisonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rita Harrison"Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale" - Unknown. Rita serves her Burlington community with ethusiasm, professionalism and experience. She has the capacity to listen and asks questions in such a matter that may be helpful to making your day exactly as you would like it to be. She attended McMaster University and Mohawk College and has facilitated small and large ceremonies throughout her successful ministerial career. Rita is detail oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to help make your wedding ceremony the fairy tale you want it to be. She embraces all individual choices and beliefs and would consider it a great honour and privilege to be a part of your memorable day.

Carly Popenko, BA Comm (McMaster)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Carly PopenkoYour 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 Hamilton 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’s conservation trails or snuggling up to binge-watch the latest Netflix series with my husband and corgi. I can’t wait to join your celebration!

Janet BrayawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Janet BrayI feel fortunate and privileged to work with couples in the Oakville area and to be a part of your wedding day. I would enjoy nothing more than to perform your personalized ceremony, that was written with care and represents a true reflection of you as a couple. Together we will make your ceremony the heart of your special day and the beginning of your life together. I am respectful and honour all backgrounds. I consider myself an 'ambassador of happiness' and want to share in making your wedding day memorable and special.

Linda Kasprzak, BA, MBAawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Linda KasprzakBorn and raised in rural England, I now call Stoney Creek my home. With an education in world religions, and as a Designated Minister and professional Wedding Officiant, I have a deep respect and understanding for all religious and spiritual beliefs. I am an inclusive, enthusiastic person with a great sense of humor, yet very professional with a keen eye for the detail that makes your wedding perfectly memorable. I am licensed to conduct weddings by the Province of Ontario.

Nicholas ScimeawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Nicholas ScimeNicholas lives on the Hamilton mountain and is no stranger to ceremonies, community work, or speaking engagements. A past career as a Community Development Manager, and a Chef leading cooking shows on TV has given this minister his upbeat and outgoing personality. He hopes to assist you with your spiritual or traditional wedding ceremony, and the start of your life with your special partner. His passion for life and values have served him well as a husband and a father of three great men. Nicholas enjoys traveling, cooking and is fortunate to combine his two loves when he has the opportunity.

Ruth Greenspan, B.A.(hons), MSWawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Ruth GreenspanRuth is a resident of Hamilton and one of our most requested officiants. She is passionate about supporting people’s choices in life and love and will be comfortable conducting your wedding ceremony. (including Jewish). She is happily married in an interfaith, interracial union and has three children and a black lab. She was voted woman of the year by the Status of Woman in 2005 and Mohawk teacher of the year in 2012 and 13. With her free time you can find her walking, at the gym, doing yoga, attending festivals and watching her son and his rock band, or watching sports events, including her children’s. She believes “true life lies in laughter, love and hard work.”

Michel DaultawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Michel DaultMichel was born and raised in northern Ontario. He is compassionate, outgoing and approachable, with a gentle sense of humour and a love for life. He celebrates diversity and respects the personal freedom to choose one’s own path. He will work with you to help you personalize your spiritual traditional, interfaith or same-sex wedding ceremony, and make it a very special one. Michel can conduct English and bilingual ceremonies. If you are looking for a wedding officiant who is caring, open and flexible, look no more - he is the one for you.

Robin WoollardawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Robin WoollardRobin lives in Freelton, ON., and is a great people person and experienced wedding officiant. His philosophy is that it is your day and that it should be a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved. Robin is an outgoing, genial minister with a keen sense of both fun and humour! He enjoys meeting people and has a caring nature. His voice and presence bring a flavour of both meaning and solemnity to the occasion. Talk with him and see if he is the one who will meet or exceed your expectations!

Rev Jack Birtch, BA, MDivawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Jack BirtchJack Birtch lives in Grimsby and is a minister with experience. In the wedding industry Jack is known as "a class act," admired by many. His experience as a wedding officiant has taught him to honour and respect the beliefs and circumstances of all couples. A warm caring professional who knows how to make your ceremony very special, with his great delivery. You will not be disappointed!

Beverly KingawardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Beverly KingBeverly is an award winning Officiant (Wedding Industry Experts) living in Ancaster. She's a down to earth, likable, outgoing person who looks at all aspects of life with a mixture of compassion, love, humour and definitely optimism. These attributes have served her well all her life as a wife, mother and grandmother, Chaplain and Minister. She is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony meaningful, loving and unique. Bev enjoys a good round of golf, as well as knitting and reading when she has time. She looks forward to working with you to make your special day a memorable one.

Marianne Helgers (Hurd), BA (Waterloo)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Marianne Helgers (Hurd)Marianne resides in Brantford, but emigrated from the Netherlands as a child. A bonus byproduct is she is fluent in both English and Dutch! She is well respected in her community as Designated Minister and Wedding Officiant. Marianne is outgoing and always sees the positive in life with a mixture of love, humour and compassion. She is the mother of three adult sons and one of her fondest memories is officiating her eldest son’s wedding. Marianne also enjoys knitting, cycling and reading. She is confident that she can deliver your vision and make your wedding ceremony a joyful and memorable experience.

Rev Chris Grabiec, BA; STB/ MDiv; MA.awardWedding Industy Experts 2015awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Chris GrabiecChris was recently voted by his peers in the wedding Industry as the most popular wedding officiant in the Hamilton area in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards. He is our most requested officiant in the city. With his vast experience Chris says: 'Weddings are far more about the 'couple' than they are about the 'officiant'. To that end, Chris will do everything that he can to bring perfection to your ceremony. He will help you make your day one of incredible happiness, meaning and respect. Chris is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo, Western Ontario and Notre Dame, Indiana and has taught at the University of Toronto. Chris has presided over more weddings than any of our officiants across Canada.

Joanne JohnstonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Joanne JohnstonBorn and raised in the Niagara Region, my family and I now reside in the picturesque Town of Grimsby. The pastoral work I do through volunteering in my community makes my heart feel good. Weddings are special and your wedding day should reflect you as a couple. I will give you your ‘Moment In Time’. My personality will make you feel as if we have known each other all of your lives. I will deliver a personal, touching ceremony starting with your vows that you take today before your family and friends. Whatever type of ceremony you want to share with each other, your day should be everything you dreamed of ... and more. Please give me the pleasure of uniting ‘Two Best Friends’, committing to one another on ‘This your Wedding Day’.

Lois GalganiawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Lois GalganiLois lives in Hamilton and is comfortable with all different types of wedding ceremonies, no matter the location. She dedicates herself to helping others, and each ceremony she conducts is another way for her to inject a little magic into the lives of others. Her goal is to support you through your journey, making your wedding day uniquely yours. Lois, graduated from Mohawk College and is currently at McMaster studying Psychology in her spare time. She enjoys collecting orchids and African violets and she and her husband share their home with their many pets, dogs, cats, birds and tropical fish.

Caroline DaviesawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Caroline DaviesCaroline believes in celebrating your love. Born and raised in Oakville/Toronto area, she is familiar with the surrounding community and comfortable performing your wedding ceremony anywhere, any type and denomination you wish. Now residing in Oakville, in her spare time you’ll find her enjoying paddle boarding, playing hockey and taking care of her beloved “nephew”, an English Bulldog named Rupert. Caroline is focused on being attentive and inclusive in the service she provides. She looks forward to your special day with an upbeat attitude, and conducting your personalized ceremony you and your loved ones will be sure to remember.

Heather BaerawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Heather BaerHeather is a resident of Hamilton. Making your special wedding ceremony unforgettable is Heather’s utmost desire. She is an experienced Wedding Officiant and her love of and involvement in community enables her to feel very comfortable in front of small or large audiences. Having lived in 3 countries as well as travelling extensively, she has a great love of and appreciation for people of different cultures, races, and religions. She is known to be trustworthy, dependable and fun-loving and would count it a privilege to be part of your special day.

Marilyn GibbinsawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Marilyn GibbinsMarilyn has lived most of her life in Grimsby, on the edge of wine country in the Niagara region and worked the majority of her career in Hamilton. She is passionate about wedding ceremonies and is a confident speaker before large and smaller groups. Her keen attention to detail is accompanied by a respectful sense of humour. No matter the type of wedding ceremony or the location you want, Marilyn will listen to your needs and conduct the ceremony that reflects your values and love. Marilyn has two children (five grandchildren) and volunteers her time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Helping Hamilton Homeless. She is learning to play the Ukulele and enjoying her search into her (Irish) heritage.

Lesli SavelliawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Lesli SavelliLesli is an Ancaster minister who believes that Marriage is a celebration of your love and vow of commitment to each other. Lesli would be honoured to partner with you to create a wedding day that is both joyful and memorable. She honours all spiritual paths and is comfortable officiating non-denominational, religious or spiritual wedding ceremonies. She brings a great deal of experience in dealing with people, and has a very diplomatic and inclusive approach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, gardening and quilting. She will ensure that your wedding day will go exactly as you want it.

Elizabeth NewellawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Elizabeth NewellI serve and care for my community of Ancaster, and beyond. I would be honored to assist in the joining of you both in marriage. Your choice of wedding ceremony is entirely up to you, and I will strive to bring understanding, warmth, sincerity and my passion to make your ceremony a personal fun experience and a memorable one. I am at ease working in public and I absolutely enjoy ceremonies. I look forward to meeting you, your family and friends to consult and help with the day of your dreams.

Bill JudgeawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Bill JudgeMary, the love of my life, and I reside in Kitchener (after years in Milton). We are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and soon to be in-laws to the lovely Breigh as we await their June 2019 wedding. Family time, curling and travel are my passions. With a Diploma from Ryerson’s Hospitality Program (1980), a career in Hospitality and then Industrial Customer Service, I have had a lifelong passion of working with and serving people. As an experienced public speaker, I look forward to making your wedding ceremony a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved.