Some essential (and not-so-essential) information about wedding ceremonies and what you can expect from having me conduct yours.
|Posted by anonymous on December 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM|
Congratulations! You’re Engaged!
You’ve chosen to be married. Whether you are planning a big celebration of your love, or a more intimate and casual wedding, there are some first steps you should consider….
One of you asked, the other said, “Yes!” There is no rule that says that you have to tell everyone right away…you may take a few days to be excited together bef...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on August 14, 2017 at 2:55 PM|
Oh, my heart! The next chapter in Marin and John's love story was celebrated at the St. Norbert Arts Centre. Every detail of this whimsical wedding was authored by Marin, and attests to her DIY creativity. The grounds of the St. Norbert Arts Centre are quaint; the stately home is set in an overgrown English garden and boasts boardwa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2016 at 8:15 PM|
I am pleased to share this blog post from The Wedding Guru, aka, Tammy Ouelette of Divine Weddings. I had the please of working with Chandra and Chris to create their ceremony and to officiate at their gorgeous wedding at Bridges Golf Course.
|Posted by anonymous on August 6, 2015 at 12:05 AM|
I had the absolute pleasure of officiating at a very special ceremony this summer.
My aunt and uncle renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary. It was such an honour to officiate for them and to celebrate this milestone with the people I love best. Past, present, and future play a different role in a celebration of long love. The vows they renewed have already been lived many times, and so there was a depth to the words that resonated on a different leve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on July 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM|
I was pleased to be asked to lead off the new "Ask the Expert" column for It's Love Magazine by being their choice for "Expert" Marriage Commissioner! Here is the text of the article I wrote.
Your Wedding Ceremony
You’ve shopped for the perfect dress, found a florist whose designs you love, and searched Pinterest for favours and décor that will help you to create the wedding of your dreams. The look of your wedding will be preserved in wedding phot...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM|
Although there are many wonderful wedding venues in Winnipeg, for pure opulence, there is none better than the Fort Garry Hotel. Emily and Jeff chose the seventh floor spaces of the hotel for their gorgeous celebration. The ceremony was held in the Concert Hall Ballroom and I truly believe this to be the most stately venue in all of Winnipeg. The fact that we were on a stage for the celebration of the marriage only served to gladden my drama teacher's heart.Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on September 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM|
A few thoughts about outdoor weddings
I love the idea of an outdoor wedding. Who wouldn’t, really? Winnipeg weather in the wedding season is always perfect: bright blue sky (but just enough cloud for photos, because photos are better if the sun isn’t too bright), warm rays of the sun (but not too warm because no one likes sitting in the sun when it’s 36 degrees in the shade), a gentle breeze blowing (but not too hard, because you’v...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on August 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM|
I have been fielding a number of emails lately regarding Marriage Certificates and Change of Name. As previously mentioned in my “Getting Married in Manitoba” blog entry, once the ceremony has been completed and I have mailed in the signed marriage license, you may apply for a Marriage Certificate and take the steps necessary to change your name. As a Marriage Commissioner, it is my responsibility to ensure that I file all of the paperwork in a timely fashion. In ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on August 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM|
What I have learned in the past 2 years is that there is no such thing as a "typical" wedding. I have seen both ends of the spectrum: from lavish and extravagent weddings at a posh hotels to the "just us and a few witnesses on the deck" ceremonies. In all cases, the end result is the same: Married! I absolutely loved the country details in the August 18th wedding of Miranda and Huw and thought I would write about how a simply beautiful wedding on a modest budget can be achiev...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on June 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM|
Vital Statistic Manitoba provides a wealth of information for couples who wish to be married in Manitoba. Here is a summary of what you need to know ,taken from the Vital Stats website. I have made a few notes within the text for clarification purposes.
"Marriages are performed by registered clergy or registered marriage commissioners. You may choose a religious ceremony or a personal ceremony with a marriage commissioner.
If you are getting ...Read Full Post »