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Making Your Big

Day Count

From weddings and house blessings to naming ceremonies and memorial services, I can officiate any life-changing event.

What to Expect

A Service To Remember is dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind, personalized ceremonies that honour and celebrate milestones in life. From weddings and house blessings to naming ceremonies and memorial services, I can officiate any life-changing event to be held in Okanagan Valley. For more information, please contact me in Vernon, British Columbia.

Wedding Services:

Every couple will be presented with a keepsake copy of their final wedding service as it was performed, whether it’s a small or grand wedding.

Cultural Ceremony

A service that incorporates and celebrates diversity with different nationalities and customs. This can be done in a combination of cultures.

Scottish Wedding Ceremony

Pinning of the Tartan and announcement of the Laird and Lady.

Metaphysical Ceremony

A more spiritually based service.

Civil Wedding Ceremony

A ceremony that does not include any religious references.

Themed Wedding Ceremony

Do you want something other than the typical wedding ceremony? Costume ideas are fantastic at making your wedding totally different. Whatever theme you have in mind, I can make it happen.

Wine Sharing or Rose Ceremony

Very romantic, generally done with a candlelight service.

Handfasting Ceremony

This is the original ‘tying of the knot.’ Old Irish, Scottish, or British wedding ritual that incorporates a braid created just for the bride and groom involving blessing for a long and happy marriage during the making of the braid. This concludes with a ‘Blessing of the Hands.’ The braid is a fantastic keepsake marking the occasion.

Native Indian Ceremony

Native poems, prayers, and blessings. Smudging and drumming are also a part of this service, as well as the invocation of the four directions. Elders and family, as well as guests, are welcome to participate in the ceremony.

Warming of the Rings

Blessing of the rings to be done by family or mothers prior to the service. The mothers, instead of the best man, will present the rings to the bride and groom.

Ring Exchanges (Including Children) 

Three ring services can be conducted or a special necklace for the children. This can include a commitment vow said to the children as part of a new family circle.

Sand Unity Ceremony

This is a perfect service when you want to include children. This is done when there is a general joining of two families who both have children. A wonderful keepsake of the occasion is included as well, which can be done with the bride and groom.

‘Jump the Broom’ Ceremony 

This is the traditional ancient African wedding ceremony long before clergy entered the picture. Once the couple jumps the broom while holding hands, the marriage is complete. A wonderful addition to a wedding ceremony.

Elopement Ceremony

A very quick service with little fanfare. This can be done to legalize a destination wedding. Simply do a symbolic wedding at your destination. Very short and sweet with no legal complications!

Same-Sex Marriages

Love comes in many forms, and I am proud to offer this service.

Candle Unity Lighting Service 

The lighting of candles symbolizing the joining together of two families. This can also be done as a memorial to a loved one no longer with you.

Pegan Wedding Ritual 

This service is based on very old unity rites.

*If there is a service you wish but don't see it listed here please call and ask me about it.

I also offer other types of ceremonies:

Celebrations of Life | Memorial Services | Baby Blessing | Naming Ceremonies | House Blessings

Clergy Services

More than 80% of the population are no longer affiliated with organized religion. As a professionally ordained Metaphysical Minister, I embrace all religions as well as being able to provide services that are non-religious based. All the services that I provide are rites of passage and are performed with love and dedication to the families.

Celebration of Life or Memorial Service

I am a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and I am here to serve the family. As a Metaphysical Minister, I embrace all religions as well as providing services with no religious affiliation. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

What does a Celebrant do?

A Celebrant is focused on the family to create a service that celebrates the life of their loved one. I spend time learning and creating a service from information received from friends and family. The family wants to let everyone know what an amazing person their loved one was. I have a background of working with end of life illness and can truly appreciate the feeling of grief and loss. Spiritual counselling can be provided.

Naming Ceremonies / Christenings / Baby Blessings

Baby naming ceremonies and christenings can be performed at the site of your choice. The birth of a baby or any addition to your family is a miraculous gift and should be celebrated with family and friends. A wonderful ceremony can be specifically created for your baby, child or children. This can be a religious ceremony or a more spiritual/metaphysical ceremony.

House Blessing or Clearing

Wish to have your home blessed after you have moved in. This is a very simple ceremony designed for you specifically. Call me if you are having problems in your home, if you moved in or has someone been ill, or if have you had company and think it is time to clear all negative energy? Call me regarding a house clearing or a blessing.


Marriage Licence

You will need a marriage licence and this is to be provided by the Bride and Groom.

NOTE: A marriage licence is only valid for 90 days. Also, prices vary from one city to another.

For more information, please contact:

Licensing Services

1st Floor, West Wing, City Hall

50 Centre Street South

Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z7

Phone: 905-436-3311 | Fax: 905-436-5655 | Email:

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