You CAN have exactly the wedding ceremony you want.
Let’s work together to bring your one-of-a-kind vision for your wedding to life.
Unique weddings that create connections and evoke emotions through meaningful personal ceremony.
As your wedding officiant, I promise to serve you with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism, to respect your unique beliefs, values, and cultural background, and to provide you with a personalized ceremony over which you have complete choice and final approval. Together, we’ll create a unique wedding ceremony that perfectly reflects your relationship and hopes for the future.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Do you want the freedom to create a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony that reflects your beliefs and vision?
When you imagine your wedding, is your ceremony—the words spoken, the vows exchanged, and the emotions evoked—the most important part of your day?
Are you looking for a caring expert to help guide you through the process of crafting and performing your ceremony?
I’m Linda Stuart, a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant™ and licensed marriage officiant in the Province of Ontario and servicing the Toronto area. I’m here to tell you that you CAN have exactly the wedding ceremony you envision – one that connects you, your partner, and your family and friends in memorable and magical ways.
WHY CHOOSE A CELEBRANT WEDDING?
As a Life-Cycle Celebrant and Officiant, I work with couples who want to dig deep to get to the heart of what matters on their special day. Couples who want to place their love story at the center of their celebration. Couples who are more concerned with the vows they exchange than the flavour of their cake.
I don’t use any templates, I don’t fill in the blanks, and I certainly don’t just show up on your special day and read. What would be the fun in that? Instead, every ceremony I write and perform is uniquely created for the couple in front of me. Each component – vows, poetry, stories, music, readings, and rituals – is conceived only after an in-depth interview with you. I also listen to what you don’t want, and ensure that you have final approval over every aspect of your ceremony. You’re in control.
I bring to my work as a officiant years of experience as well as expert training in ceremony writing, ceremony performance, and public speaking. You can feel secure entrusting your stories to me on your special day.
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll begin with an initial no-obligation phone call so that you can get to know me and see if I am the right fit for your family. It all starts with a relaxed, no-obligation consultation in person or by phone. During this time, we will discuss your vision and you’ll see glimpses of your ceremony coming to life.
Once you are comfortable and have made the decision to proceed, we will meet to brainstorm and delve deeper. I promise you this process is painless and often incredibly enlightening and beneficial for those who participate. I am easy to talk to and known for my natural ability to draw out the stories and emotions necessary to craft a memorable celebration.
Once I fully understand your needs, I will spend hours writing, researching and weaving your moments into a fresh and modern one-of-a-kind ceremony. With my specialized education and years of experience, I’m able to suggest readings, poetry, rituals and music, but ultimately you have full and final approval of your ceremony.
Nothing is ever imposed on you, giving you complete control from beginning to end.
Finally, in cases where a rehearsal is desired, I am happy to oblige. I will do everything possible to ensure that you are comfortable with the content, flow, and delivery of your ceremony.
Together, we will create a magical moment to be forever remembered by all in attendance.
STORIES FROM MY CLIENTS
Courtney and Matt wanted a unique unity ritual—something beyond the usual candle lighting—so we created something to honour the bride’s passion for horses and the groom’s skill in building and construction. To symbolize their commitment to work together and as a sweet wish for their future, the couple nailed two horseshoes representing good luck into a frame lovingly handcrafted by Matt and now displayed proudly in their home.
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Tina and JP wanted to include a ritual that reflected the bride’s spiritual background as a yoga and meditation teacher. Together, we created a beautiful handfasting with multi-coloured ribbons that glistened in the sun, as well as a unity ceremony blending purple, black, and white sands symbolizing clarity, grounding, love, compassion, peace, harmony, and health.
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Bob and Janis came to me having both been married before and, in Janis’s words, feeling a bit “awkward” about the ceremony. Through our conversations, we landed on a simple but heartfelt theme of friendship that captured the essence of their relationship in a caring, loving, and spiritual way.
“Linda never suggested or told us what to do. Instead, she led us to finding and making our own answers and decisions. Bob and I were not only relieved, but completely confident in turning the reins over to Linda. She is driven by a genuine interest in each couple and their individual love story and the desire to reflect what they truly want on their special day.”