Weddings

Ceremony Packages

Simple

Simple

The "Simple Ceremony" includes:

- One pre-wedding interview
- A custom crafted ceremony

Ceremony Cost: $500

Additional travel charges of .75/per km if outside Kelowna city limits

Mindful

Mindful

The "Mindful Ceremony" includes:

- One pre-wedding interview
- A custom crafted ceremony
- One follow-up interview and rehearsal

Ceremony Cost: $695

Additional travel charges of .75/per km if outside Kelowna city limits

Thorough

Thorough

The "Thorough Ceremony" includes:

- A pre-wedding interview
- One custom crafted ceremony
- One follow-up interview and rehearsal
- The "Before We Say I Do” Seminar (2hrs)

Ceremony Cost: $995

Additional travel charges of .75/per km if outside 995 city limits

Weddings With a Difference

The love you share together is unique onto itself,
so perhaps you might wish to create a ceremony that
gives voice to your unique expression of life?

Have you thought about taking yourself back in time when Gods and Goddesses guided the mystical path of the people? Perhaps you are close to the earth and would like to incorporate the ritual gifts of native chants and drumming. Or maybe, in your ceremonial commitment, you strongly feel your lineage and wish to create the entire event honoring your ancestral heritage.

If you would rather choose a more traditional style of ceremony, here are some optional rituals designed to include special family members or your guests:

For the Bride and Groom:

  • Commemorative candle honoring those who are not physically in attendance but are spiritually present.
  • Commitment vows are a heartfelt expression between the bride and groom
  • Exchange of the Roses — symbolizes both the spiritual and material aspects of marriage.
  • Hand Fasting — a Celtic tradition that savors the blessing found in the power of three.

For mothers, the bride and groom and the children in second marriage ceremonies:

  • A Unity Candle/Sand Ceremony — the lighting of which symbolizes a new energy, a new love and a new commitment in our world.

For your families and all your guests:

  • A Blessing Stone — a painted stone passed amongst your guests for all to embrace and give of their blessing.

Spiritual vs. Religious

When couples come to me during our pre-wedding interview, one of the questions I ask them is: “do you wish your spiritual or religious beliefs to be reflected in your ceremony?” most often the answer I get, (and one of the main reason I was chosen as their marriage officiate in the first place) “we are not religious, so no!” Then I ask: “what do you mean when you use the word religious?” they respond: “we don’t go to church or practice any kind of religion.”

I then point out that if they sense or believe that there is some greater power or intelligence or “something” going on, but they just don’t have a name or engage in any organization or practice around this belief, they are experiencing their spiritual nature, as we are all born spiritual beings. Meaning that inherent within us is the full compliment of mystery, infinite possibility, the joy, power, love and creative intelligence and capacity of the divine cause back of all creation.

Without naming or defining “it”, as our beliefs are personal and unique to each one of us, I end up reflecting “that something, that mystery, which indeed played a part of them being together and will continue to be a part of the evolution of their curiosity, love and acceptance for self, family, community and their own inner journey.

And what this feels like through the words in the ceremony is a gentle sacredness of love and life, the potential of its unfoldment, holding open a space for eminent change and the ability to adapt to it – and all the while being eternally connected to life’s possibility and magnificence.

Ceremonies are carefully crafted to represent who you are in all ways. It is about you as the love you are, your expression of this love, your commitment to self and another if this is the case, and your journey into openness, connection, and creation of something greater than you have experienced and known before.

Typical Order of Ceremony

Processional
(Optional Hand Fasting)

Welcome
(Optional Commemorative Candle)

Introduction
(Optional Unity Candle/Sand Ceremony)

Words on Love and Marriage

Vows
(Optional reading or song by a family member)

Ring Exchange
(Optional Stone Blessing Ritual)
(Optional reading or song by a family member)

Blessing

Pronouncement of Marriage

Signing of the Registry

Commitment of Family and Friends

Presentation of Couple

Recessional

Testimonials

Love and Appreciation From Our Clients

  • I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you led for us. It was incredibly moving, spiritual and meaningful to EVERYONE – THE YOUNG, OLD, TRADITIONAL, UNCONVENTIONAL, RELIGIOUS AND THE NON-RELIGIOUS. A lot of people said it was the first time they’d actually listened to the words being said at a wedding ceremony I heard from so, so, so many people that it was the most beautiful ceremony they’d ever been a part of. While I’m obviously biased, I have to agree. You are an incredibly passionate, caring and intuitive person and that really came through in your words. You were a calming and trusted presence during a very important moment in our lives. Thank you for paying attention to the important things about us, about love and about marriage. The ceremony was so important to us and you really made it more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. You really made the day a special one for everyone there. THANK YOU! with love.

    Lori
  • We could never thank you enough for what you did to make our wedding the most wonderful, sacred and timeless ritual. You poured your whole heart, soul and wisdom into it. You made that moment about us, as if there was no one else in the room – but also as though everyone there, and everyone who has ever touched our lives was present as well. It is a moment that will forever stand still in time, and in our hearts. This is the most beautiful gift a couple could hope for. Thank you. All our love.

    Morgan and Dan
  • We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done for us. You truly are an amazing person. Your ceremony was so beautiful, we know you invested a lot of time and thought into our wedding, understanding us both completely. All of our guests were in awe with you, they said that they had never experiences such a beautiful ceremony with such meaning and that you are such an amazing person. You will be with us in our memories for the rest of our lives, you truly have given us a gift. Thank you Nadene for everything, you truly have a gift that we are so grateful to have received. All our love to you.

    Helen and Paul
  • Both Meg and I have been sitting on this for a little while, trying to come up with the right words to express how….grateful we are for the ceremony your performed for us. I can think of none but a simple yet heartfelt “thank you” from both of us. The ceremony was everything you promised it would be, and more. I have good positive comments from everyone who went. One couple even described it as “an ethereal moment, like a storybook. I could close my eyes and just feel the love present.” Thank for making our day memorable, thank you for starting off or married life on such a strong and positive footing.

    Meg and Russ
  • Thank you for being such an integral part of our very special day! Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the entire evening unfolded…it was perfect for us! We have heard so many positive comments from our guests about how thoughtfully, accurate your words were about the relationship Jarem and I have together, and will strive to have in our near and distant futures. We appreciate everything you did to make our wedding so incredibly memorable. Thank you, thank you again for turning our thoughts and dreams into a wonderful reality! Love Jarem and AdamWe are happy that you united our love in marriage. The ceremony was so special, it not only moved Danny and I to another level of love and commitment, but all of our guests were also touched very deeply. So thank you for being a light for us and our families and friends. Your words and blessings will be with us for eternity. Love and Light.

    Rebecca and Danny
  • Your ceremony really touched both of us, it was so personal and everything you said to us really spoke to our hearts. We weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the ceremony either – almost every single person we spoke with throughout the reception commented on how special and beautiful our ceremony was. My parents were so happy about the ceremony that they told my brothers to use you when they get married. And we had one couple who are friends of ours say that if they ever renew their vows, they will be calling you! Many people told us they cried during the ceremony, even our dads because what you said really hit home to them. Our ceremony was exactly what we were looking for, we can’t thank you enough.

    Derek and Colette
  • We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having you as our marriage officiate. The ceremony was so powerful and profound for the both of us and our guests too. It truly was magical and it definitely spoke the truth. We can’t put into words how great it was! Such an awesome way to embark into a new phase in our lives together. Thank you so much!

    Laurina and Chris
  • We want to thank you for such an amazing personal and unique ceremony…we could never have imagined the beautiful words spoken and emotions evoked. It was a truly surreal and magical time, those few moments. We have received so many compliments on the ceremony and we have to truly divert all these flattering comments to you. Thank you for making August 25th so very extraordinary.

    Jennifer and Lauren
  • We want to thank you for making our day so wonderful. Thank yo for bringing your wisdom and spirituality to our ceremony and making it tailored to us. It’s exactly how we wanted to start our journey together.

    Emily and Dan
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony, it was perfect. You took the time to get to know us and brought such a special touch to the ceremony. Craig and I were both so pleased and as you could tell, very emotional. You brought so many wonderful words and thoughts to our ceremony, everything so meaningful. The stone, we keep beside our bed and often pick it up and hold it thinking about our day and everyone who was there to bless us through it. We will never forget you and will remember the meaning you brought to our day.

    Craig and Michelle