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We would like to thank you both for our elopement wedding ceremony. We felt as though it was perfect for us and we really appreciated your positive energy and professionalism.
Also, we enjoyed having a chat with you in your lovely home and getting to know you a bit.
You made us feel comfortable, relaxed and confident!
Deb & Andrea
Keith, we would like to express our gratitude for the meaningful, sincere, and very personal wedding ceremony you managed for us.
Don & Martin
Lynne, we want to thank you for all of your effort. You helped make the day special and memorable. We have received many compliments from our friends.
We thank you for your input and the good advice in planning our ceremony.
Jeff & Vince
Keith, we're sorry we didn't say this on the day itself but THANK YOU so much for a great ceremony. Tons of guests commented to us on how much they loved the ceremony and you specifically. They loved the format, the humour, and your overall speaking style.
We both really really loved our ceremony and thought it went off perfectly. thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jess & Ameera
Keith, thank you for making our wedding ceremony a really fun, cool, hip and also very moving experience for everyone!!!
Valerie & Karen
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony last Sunday afternoon with finesse and professionalism! Thank you also for providing us with a great template and tons of materials and ideas to draw from for our script -- everyone said that the ceremony flowed nicely, the length was perfect and the choice of words was moving and inspiring, not to mention truly reflective of who we are!
Lynne, some of our families and friends even said that it was the best wedding they had attended so far! And one of our friends went a step further and said that it served as a good reminder as to why she got married and what being married represented for her... Brief, all enjoyed the personal / funny touches and appreciated the significance behind the more deep / serious parts. Et on a entendu que des commentaires positifs à ton sujet -- tous t'ont beaucoup apprécié, nous y inclut :)Amélie & Chris
Keith, we wanted to say a huge thank you for such a beautiful and fun wedding ceremony. We appreciate all the effort that has gone into preparing our script and your help personalizing the ceremony just for us. We heard so many great comments from our guests saying it was the most personal, moving and fun wedding ceremony they have ever been to. We even heard a few comments that others are worried about getting married now because they will not be able to live up to our ceremony!
Thank you so much. We will definitely be recommending your services to our friends.
Michelle & Kate
All people deserve to feel and experience love and being loved. Same sex marriage ceremonies for gay & lesbian couples have been legally permitted in Ontario since 2003. Since then, having designed and delivered over 200 same sex ceremonies, we have likely attended more gay & lesbian weddings than anyone else in the Ottawa area. Presently, about 7-10% of the ceremonies we perform each year in the Ottawa area are for same-sex couples. And we are ready to put this experience to work for you.
In breaking new ground, each ceremony that we perform is another opportunity to establish new traditions that borrow from the old yet find new forms of expression. Whether it's two brides or two grooms, with each new same sex ceremony that we officiate, we have built up an appreciation of the unique issues that should be addressed in order to ensure the complete satisfaction for all. As with conventional ceremonies, no two are alike and we strive to help you find the balance that is appropriate for the two of you and your guests.
As more same sex couples come forward to formalize their relationships, we expect to add to the growing resource base we now offer. We have a far more comprehensive selection of gay and gender neutral ceremony scripts to review than you will find from any other officiant in Ontario. We will be delighted to assist you.
If your wedding is scheduled to occur any time within the May to October period, you are advised to contact us (Lynne or Keith) about your specific requirements as early as possible, given the significantly increased demand for their services. Contact us either by by phone at (613) 831-7555 or inquire by e-mail at Keith@ExceptionalCeremonies.com to secure a reservation for your preferred ceremony date & time.
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