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Keith was recommended to us by our wedding planner, Shannon Kennedy from Kennedy Events. His fee was a bit higher than her other suggestions but she said “Go with him, you will not regret it”. I have to say that it actually was the best and most important selection we made that day. I do not like the spotlight on me and was extremely nervous about the ceremony. I thought to myself “just get through the ceremony and then you can relax”. I have to say that my most memorable and favourite part was the ceremony! Keith was incredible and I just have no words to describe it. He was relaxed, charming, funny, and put everyone at ease. He had this cool and casual vibe about him that made the whole thing very relaxing. One thing I didn’t want is someone who’s all about the jokes, and then no one takes it seriously. He delivered our humour perfectly and It was very entertaining yet it still felt like a wedding ceremony and the flow was smooth and natural. When he read the poem he recommends for couples, everyone cried…even the guys! After the wedding, like he promised, I had so many people come up to me and say that was the best ceremony they’ve been to and it felt like it was 5 minutes long because people were enjoying themselves so much. Everyone was on a high because of how relaxing and fun it was and the cocktail hour started with so much energy. People asked me how we found him and the couple getting married after us now wants to book him for their wedding. My husband and I don’t live in Ontario and if we were getting married in BC where we live, I would honestly fly Keith out…that’s how good he was. If you are looking for an officiant and debating your options, just stop looking and book Keith. You definitely will not regret it!
Anna & Ben
3 months after our wedding and we are still getting rave reviews about the quality of our ceremony. Keith was pleasant, well organized and helpful in every way possible. Our guests really like how personal the ceremony was appreciated all of the ways that we were able to personalize it. People laughed, cried and most importantly loved sharing this moment with us. Amazing job!
Eva & Joe
We wanted to thank you for a fantastic ceremony. You made it wonderfully easy for us and everyone had great things to say about the ceremony. It felt tailored to us which we greatly appreciated, and ran smooth all the way through. We see why you have had such great reviews and we intend to recommend you to others. You've certainly got this style of wedding down. Thanks again,
Gordon and Elyssa
Lynne & Keith, you were extremely responsive and professional - always very quick to communicate with us. You were KEY in helping us throw together a wedding in record time (aprox 60 days).
On top of the incredible quality of your services, you were also PIVOTAL in helping us connect with other amazing vendors! We LOVED our ceremony. All of our guests loved the ceremony. (So much so that I understand we'll be seeing one of you again soon at another wedding!!).
The level of personalization you provided was amazing. We enjoyed the whole process and knew our ceremony would be EXACTLY what we wanted. I've never in my life heard laughter during a wedding ceremony (people genuinely enjoyed themselves during ceremony - this was important to us). It all came together so perfectly and honestly felt like such a true reflection of us and was absolutely everything we wanted and hoped for on our wedding day.
You were very thorough and left us feeling completely at ease knowing that you had everything under control. Everything was executed perfectly and then you even providedus with all the information we could need for the 'after' wedding things (name change, how-to's for documents etc.) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Lindsay & Steve
Keith is great. He is very organized, reliable, flexible, nice and easy to talk to. He caters each ceremony to the bride and groom's needs and preferences. We knew we could count on him in order to have a personalized and entertaining ceremony. We received rave reviews, even from the more conservative and discerning guests; everyone loved our ceremony! We strongly recommend getting Keith to officiate your wedding ceremony!
Lynne, I couldn't let this happy day go by without thanking the two of you for such an "Exceptional" evening, last night. I remember when I first contacted you from Florida and you said "I'll make this happen"! You took a lot of pressure off us that day and that service continued all throughout the preparations.
Last night was magical and special for all involved and we couldn't have managed it on our own. Lynne, despite all the interruptions by our surprised guests, you carried out your job with style, class and a slight twinkle in your eyes! You looked as if you were having fun. Everyone complimented your service and your professionalism. We can't thank you enough.
We would certainly recommend you to anyone for wedding planning and hope you get to more surprise weddings!
Ed & Dori
My life's partner and I (who had been in a common-law relationship for 24 years) decided in January 2016 that we would like to be married to make our relationship status official. As a private same-sex couple, we chose elopement and it was our hope that we could be married in February of 2016.
We discovered Keith and Lynne Langille (Exceptional Ceremonies) online and were very impressed with their informative website and the reasonable price, so we decided on a few possible elopement dates and then made contact with Keith and Lynne via email.
Within hours, we had the date, time, witnesses (provided by them) and vows established through two email exchanges with Keith. We were thrilled with this kind of efficiency because it was our desire to keep things very simple and private and to share our joyful news with family and friends after we were married. A couple of weeks later, we needed to move the original date up by a day, and this was no problem at all. Again, we were impressed with the professionalism and flexibility of Exceptional Ceremonies.
When we met Keith and Lynne on our elopement/wedding day, they welcomed us warmly into their beautiful home (our choice of wedding venue) and made us feel very comfortable with their friendliness, knowledge of required paper work, efficiency, sense of humour and expertise. We relaxed immediately in their company and enjoyed every moment of our special vows and day.
We would recommend Exceptional Ceremonies to anyone choosing to get married in Ottawa and surrounding area. Thanks again to Keith and Lynne for making our day perfect and special!
A & D
Chère Lynne & Keith, quelle joie d'avoir fait votre connaissance. Lynne nous vous remercions sincèrement pour votre participation. Pendant un moment on vous aurait cru que vous étiez tout simplement un membre de notre famille. Vous êtes tellement charmante. Je comprends mieux le succès de votre entreprise maintenant. Vous êtes tous les deux dédiés à votre travail.
Well, what can I say. Things went off just as you predicted / promised - everyone absolutely loved the ceremony, and we had so many compliments about it (as we thought might happen!!). People couldn't believe what a personal, dynamic and well-crafted ceremony you were able to deliver. (In fact, many asked us how many days we met with you, and if you were a family friend - couldn't believe how personal it was!!)
We couldn't have asked for a better start to the evening, and it did turn into quite an epic party!! (and the photographers mentioned to us what amazing shots they were able to get during the ceremony because the wedding party looked straight, and didn't watch you!! great advice - we gave you all the credit!!)
Just wanted to thank you again for being such a big part of it, and let you know how much we appreciated your efforts.
Pam & Brendan
We wanted to send a very warm and special thank you to you for our wedding. It was absolutely the most special night of our lives and for sure, the ceremony was half of that. Your style is just incredible. Sharing our 'story' and then our 'intents' in front of all our family and friends was so fun and so personal. We had an overwhelming number of comments that it was the most unique and special ceremony any of them had seen. They thought you had known us for many years.
You are exceptional at what you do…….Thank you for making our wedding so special.
Lisa & Mike
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
Keith, We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did officiating our wedding ceremony. Everyone loved it! They thought it was different and refreshing from the traditional ceremonies to which they've been. Thank you...Thank you! We will definitely recommend you to family and friends.
Lynne, Thank you so very much for the wonderful ceremony you officiated at our wedding. We were blessed to have you there with us! We have also received so many compliments on the ceremony itself, especially in the way you presented it. Thank you for being part of our special day as well as thank you for your time during our practice.
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
The best part of our day was the ceremony. How absolutely magical and special. Our guests raved about the entire ceremony start to finish all night long. They couldn't believe how intimate, personal and relaxed the whole thing was. Most people thought you were a friend of ours - everyone said that you seemed to somehow know us personally - and that your delivery was impeccable.
Thank-you for coming and walking us through the rehearsal so efficiently and professionally. I felt like we really knew what we were doing.
Jaime & David
We couldn't have been happier with the ceremony conducted by Keith for our wedding. Many people commented how it was one of the best ceremonies they had witnessed! It was so personalized with our story, introduction and vows. Yet, it also remained light hearted. It was exactly the intimate, romantic atmosphere we had hoped to obtain for our ceremony. It was perfect.
Sarika & Denis
We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special and personal. Your guidance, and the detail you put into our celebration was awesome and both of us, with our guests were extremely impressed with the ceremony. Our family and friends also commented on how they thought you knew us personally, which is also the feeling that we both had. We were very impressed with your services and appreciate your professionalism towards making our wedding day such a successful, beautiful, and memorable event.
Anne & David
We just wanted to thank you on the phenomenal job you did for us on Saturday. We really couldn't have asked for a better officiant! You were warm, funny, and so professional, that made all the guests feel relaxed and comfortable. I can't tell you how many times we heard that it was the BEST wedding people went to. Wow! You just made the planning process so easy and stress-free. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Keith, I just had to write and thank you for the wonderful ceremony last Monday for Wendi & Rob. We oldies are often appalled by the cringeworthiness of the vows that the younger generation seem to prefer these days, so we were delighted to find your address absolutely perfect in pitch and tone.
I particularly liked the 'Blessing of the Hands', which I found very moving, and judging by the sudden teariness in several other witnesses, I was not alone! Thank you again. You made our day.
Keith… You delivered the whole thing perfectly but it was your timing on the humorous bits that totally brought it over the top (big time!). There are not a lot of people who could do that. Many people at the wedding thought you were a close personal friend of ours…I think that’s the biggest compliment ever.
Before we came to see you, I truly thought we were going to have a 10 minute ceremony. We would NEVER have thought to add all of those fun (and very special) moments ….the cheeky intentions, our story and the little one-liners tossed in. I so appreciate that you gave us a vision for a different kind of celebration, a fantastic template as a starting point and then everyone else’s examples….it all helped us really nail the things that are special to us. That we were able to add that whole bit about Denis’ sister and the gummy bears at that last minute....loved it!
As you can imagine, many, many people came up to us and said it was the best ceremony they’d been too (yes, you warned us that would happen). A number of them were Denis’ 20-something nieces & nephews….nothing makes me feel better than being their new – and now very COOL -- aunt .
I should stop gushing and end this note. It was a glorious wedding and a large part of it was because of how you shaped and executed our ceremony. You are forever a part of the beauty of our day. We can’t thank you enough.
Ruth & Denis
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything. The whole process went a smoothly as possible, the location was great, and Lynne's ceremony was absolutely fantastic. I'm glad that we got to meet her, as she's a very lovely lady, and I'm excited that we were all a part of something as special as that. We loved what she wrote and I would recommend you guys to anybody. Thanks again for putting everything together for us.
Tony and Kelly
Keith...We want to thank you once more for marrying us, we were so happy you were the one to do that very special job :)
Dana & Rob
We don't really know how to adequately express how thankful we are. You were brilliant! The ceremony was amazing! You would not believe (although I know you know!) how many people commented on how much they loved the ceremony. Everyone commented on how "us" the ceremony was. They loved the story part and the personal intents. You guided us so well in creating the ceremony - we can't believe how beautiful it all turned out.
Our parents' friends were "blown away" with the ceremony. Many of them had never been to a ceremony outside of a church, let alone outside - and they were amazed at how it was all pulled together. We have you to thank for this. As you know, this is was really important to us. Thank you again Keith,
Brad and Sara
Thank you so much for agreeing to be our officiants. Everything was absolutely fantastic, from the script to the ceremony. We had such wonderful comments from many of our guests who absolutely loved the personal ceremony! Lynne, everyone thought that you did a fabulous job. We will certainly pass your information onto our next friends to get married. Thanks again!
Marie & Zach
We would like to extend our deepest thanks for being the best wedding officiant ever! I am sure you get this all the time, but we had countless friends and family members tell us that was the BEST wedding ceremony they had ever been to. They loved that we made it so personal and fun and that we included references to some of our family members and friends. We were sure to throw all the credit your way. And we really meant it. We knew what kind of ceremony we wanted, but since this was our first one (hah!), we didn't know where to start or how to get there. Thanks to all your guidance, advice, support and all the scripts you sent us, we were able to achieve exactly what we were looking for. The ceremony was special, fun, personal, and memorable in every respect!
It was also an immense pleasure to get to know you both during this process. You are both so lovely, warm and gracious...and fun! We couldn't have chosen two better people to share such a special time in our life with us.
Kristina & Jean-Léon
We wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU for officiating at our wedding. It was perfect. As you know, we wanted things to be light-hearted and casual and you did that beautifully while still maintaining the sacredness of the event. It was as if you read our minds. Every one of our guests commented on how perfectly the ceremony suited us.
We don't know where to begin in thanking you for all the hard work you put in to make our day so special. You were right! Many people have expressed how different & enjoyable our ceremony was. You made us feel so comfortable with our ceremony that we were able to relax and take it all in. THANK YOU!
Jessica & Brandon
We have settled into our honeymoon in Australia and wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for all of your hard work surrounding our wedding. We had a fabulous time (that part was likely obvious by all the laughing) and received many compliments on unique and wonderful ceremony. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special.
We cannot thank you enough for your amazing (exceptional!) contribution to our wedding on August 11th! We were so pleased with your services! From our first meeting with you to saying goodbye to you after the ceremony, we appreciated your professionalism and positive energy. You always made us feel taken care of and at ease.
We were so happy to be able to have a ceremony that reflected us and our unique love & story. It was so important to us not to get lost in the ‘typical wedding’ and to have a day that was ‘us’ - our ceremony was definitely that. Everyone LOVED the ceremony, we have had such positive feedback regarding the ceremony - everyone was commenting on how much they liked it. Jessica’s mom cannot stop raving about it (and she doesn’t rave about things often, so that is saying a lot!). We would very highly recommend your services, and truly cannot thank you enough for being part of our day.
Jessica & Charles
Nearly 12 months has elapsed and we are still freshly reminiscent of that day in which you were such a fixture! Without your pre-planning with us and calm manner throughout, we would have been lost! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - you helped make magic happen. All the best!
Charmaine & John
Thank you for making our wedding ceremony a really fun, cool, hip and also very moving experience for everyone!!!
Valerie & Karen
We would just like to take a minute to thank you for your service and allowing us to have a truly "exceptional ceremony"! We had a ton of complements about the ceremony being original and interesting and fun. Most importantly, we thought it was perfect.
Annie & Ryan
We just wanted to thank you as we were really happy with the ceremony. It went off smoothly and was the kind of ceremony we had envisioned: some heartfelt sentiment, a serving of humour and a touch of tradition. People mentioned afterwards that the personalized approach made it much more special. WeI couldn’t agree more. So thanks for your ideas and guidance. It made a special day that much more memorable.
Emily & Derek
We wanted to say thanks again for officiating our wedding. The ceremony was fantastic and we have heard nothing but compliments from our guests. Thanks for being a part of our big day,
Thank you so much for contributing to our wedding ceremony. Your kind words and lovely personality were felt by all of our guests. You made the planning process flawless and helped us make the ceremony our own. Thank you again.
Sarah & Ross
I can't tell you how much I appreciated the incredible ceremony we had. We both enjoyed our day far more than either of us imagined! When we first met, we were intrigued by the idea of customizing our wedding ceremony but the actual experience created an intimate and beautiful experience - for us and everyone who attended.
Our wedding was everything we imagined - we were able to make our commitment, in front of our community (family and friends), which was very important to both of us. However, the way that you enabled us to share of ourselves and to include everyone in our ceremony was very special. The symbolism of our family and friends participating in our ceremony represents the reality that our marriage ceremony is a milestone in our lives but also in the lives of our family and close friends.
Everyone who was a part of our day loved our ceremony - my mother-in-law was thrilled - she could not believe how much we shared of ourselves - expressing our own individual personalities as well as demonstrating how we are growing together and learning to combine our lives. My own mother is still talking about it and I'm not sure that she has stopped smiling, yet!
There were many special moments over the course of the day, but the actual ceremony moved many people and we've had many requests for your contact information for others who are considering getting married or who know someone who is getting married.
Thank you so much for being a part of our day and for the remarkable experience you brought into our lives.
Tanya & Richard
You promised that ours would be a ceremony to remember and, man, were you right. Not only did our guests love it, not only are people still talking about it months later, but many of our favourite wedding memories came from it as well. Sincerest thanks!
Andrea & James
Thank you again for your work on our wedding! Many people commented to us that they thought the ceremony was original and touching, and that you did a wonderful job officiating. Thanks for helping us to make our day unique and personal.
Farrah & Laurence
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
I'm reviewing these vows one more time, and I'm so pleased with how they came together. We're so happy that you're marrying us. It was wonderful to plan this ceremony with someone who was invested in getting to know us as a couple.
Meagan & Dan
I know we chatted a bit about this on Saturday, but I just wanted to write you a “real” note to say thank you for all you did leading up to the wedding and on the day of. Your ceremony was AMAZING and the way you presented their story had me so excited to hear the rest, I can only imagine how guests felt. And I knew the story, and was still excited! You and Lynne are the best! Your warmth, professionalism and presentation is second to none. I am so glad we had you for this wedding and look forward to next time! Thanks a million, Keith!!!
Lynn Lee, Weddings Unveiled
We just wanted to thank you very much for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful and perfect. All of our guests were raving about how intimate and personal the service was. The service really set the tone for the rest of the evening. Take care and thank you again, Keith
Erin and Graham
We couldn’t be happier with having booked Lynne Langille for our recent wedding. She did an amazing job, all of our wedding guests truly enjoyed the ceremony from beginning to end. Lynne was fantastic! She was so patient with the bridal party, and took her time to make sure we all knew what we were supposed to do. On the day of the wedding, she directed everyone and thank goodness someone knew what they were doing, as I (the bride) completely forgot everything as soon as I walked down the aisle! She has a very calming presence which immediately made us feel relaxed. She had a way to make us (bride & groom) feel like we were the only two people in the room, and that the moment belonged to us. I would recommend Lynne to all my friends & family, and we are elated with how it all turned out. Thanks again Lynne!Katie & Dan
Thank you so much for the best, most amazing ceremony!. Everyone had an awesome time and thought that you had known us for years! It couldn't have been any better. Thanking you for making it so special.
Paige & Mike (& Fletcher)
Thank you for making Shannon and Danny's wedding ceremony so lovely! During the cocktail reception, many people were talking about how wonderful it was. Keith, you were a calming influence to the day and are very good at what you do. Thank you.
Just wanted to send you a huge THANK YOU for everything!! You were absolutely great!! Our ceremony was exactly what I wanted it to be, the words were hand picked, touching, and reflective of us as a couple. I felt like our guests were in touch with us, not just observers, and that everything said was very special to us.
I like how you took your time to deliver things and remembered the little things too like taking my flowers from me so we could do our 'palms facing up' thing. I also really appreciate you having done all this so last minute, and that despite the short notice, we were still able to meet with you and go over everything in detail to work out the kinks. Thanks again, you were great!!
Karolina & Yousef
Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special. The time and effort that you and Lynne put into each individual ceremony is extremely appreciated. We thank you for incorporating some French as well. We were especially thankful for being able to tell our story and enabling our family pastor to say a few words. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for your hard work.
Melissa & Christian
We wish to thank you for the very special and unique ceremony. You created wonderful memories for us and for our family and friends on that day. We wish you continued success for years to come.
Lindsay & Martin
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so special. You were a source of calm and comfort many times leading up to and including the day of the wedding. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family.
Robin & Brandon
Thank you so much for the great ceremony. Everyone absolutely loved it! So many people said it was the best ceremony they've seen.
Lauren & James
Thank you for making our wedding ceremony truly special. People are still talking about it fourteen months later. You were wonderful: your tone; your words; your humour. Wishing you both the best in the years ahead.
Jen & Joel
Thank you both so very much for everything! We could not have asked for a better couple to help us prepare for our wedding, and then to marry us.
We received SO many compliments on the ceremony and on you as well. We wanted to pass along our sincere thanks, it was truly a dream wedding!
Jenn & Greg
Both Lynne and Keith were an integral part of our day. Right from the start, we knew we were a great match. The level of professionalism and personalization of our wedding ceremony made it so that all of our guests were extremely touched, moved and say this was one of the best wedding ceremonies they had ever attended. Lynne & Keith thank you both sooo very much. Without you, it would have been a much lesser event. With love,
Suzanne & Gerald
You were so great!!!! I'm sorry things were so hectic for us that we didn't thank you enough - you made our ceremony absolutely perfect and all of our friends and family could not have said enough wonderful things about it!
Thanks again so very much! : )
Leah & Darryl
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
I want to extend a huge thank you for our wonderful ceremony. It was exactly what we were hoping for, and we received so many compliments. Not only was the ceremony itself great, but working with you throughout the entire process was such a pleasure. We looked forward to our meetings with you, and both the rehearsal and day of the wedding were stress-free and fun. I will never forget the big smile on your face when you came to greet us at the limo when we arrived at St. Brigid's - it was such a nice welcome! I felt very calm knowing the ceremony was in your hands. We are so glad that Cristie recommended you, we will certainly be singing your praises to any future bride and groom we encounter!
Thank you so much for everything you did both leading up to and on our wedding. Your calm & warm presence was exactly what we needed. We had so much positive feedback about the way you conducted the ceremony and the content ( which you helped us shape). Thank you for being such an intregal part of the happiest day of out lives.
Katie & Rob
Je voulais juste t'envoyer un p'tit mot (et des photos) pour te remercier pour ton excellent travail lors de notre mariage. On a bien apprécié le temps et les efforts que tu y a mis lors de nos rencontres et de notre mariage.
Beaucoup de gens nous ont dit comment ils avaient aimé la cérémonie et la façon que tu as procédé! Plusieurs pensaient que nous nous connaissions depuis longtemps. Ils ont bien aimé quand tu as raconté notre histoire et les parties comiques dans la cérémonie. Il y en a plusieurs qui ont été bien touchés et qui ont versé quelques larmes aussi. Pierre et moi avons vraiment aimé toutes les parties de la cérémonie. Tu as sû nous mettre à l'aise tout de suite et tout s'est déroulé parfaitement. Merci d'avoir aidé à rendre notre mariage très spécial. J'espère qu'on aura la chance de se revoir un jour, peut-être pour le mariage d'un de nos enfants....
Lisette et Pierre
Sarah & Steve
We had SO many people comment on what a wonderful job you did, and thought you were just awesome!
I will definitly recommend you to anyone that wants a spectacular and unique ceremony. You are great!!
Heather & Matt
Just a note to thank you for a great job you did at our wedding , Everyone was commenting on what a different and great ceremony it was. Both of us thank you for making our day even greater. We would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again!
Kevin & Wendy
I wanted to personally thank you for the most wonderful ceremony to celebrate the marriage of our son, John, and our new daughter- in-law, Erin. True to form as stated on your website, this was the best wedding ceremony we have ever attended (including our own 28 years ago). Thank you for making this such a memorable day for all of us and our extended families.
Brenda & Wayne
We wish to thank you very much for all your help, your generousity and coming to celebrate our special day with us. It will be a moment that everyone will never forget. Everything was exactly the way I've always pictured it in my mind. That day was outstanding! It is too bad that it went by so very fast, but onto a new beginning! The ceremony was amazing. We, as well as everyone else, LOVED IT! so we wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Vickie & George
Thank you so much for helping us make our day a huge success! The ceremony was simply beautiful! Everyone whom attended was impressed with the originality, personality, & yet formality that it portrayed. We deeply appreciate everything that you did to make our guests feel welcome and to help us keep it well organized. We loved it and will remember it forever. Thank you so much,
Leigh & Nadir
We are back from our lovely little honeymoon in Niagara Falls and wanted to tell you how much we appreciated everything you have done for us and to make our ceremony special. We had a lot of compliments on how original and unique the ceremony was, from how we were set up, to the personal nature of it all. Many thought that the words and readings were very beautiful. Our parents appreciated the reading and Ciaran's parents and aunt really liked the Irish blessing you added. So from the bottom of our hearts thank you so much for making our day special!
We wanted to take a moment and thank you for your exceptional work at our wedding on the weekend. We certainly had many compliments on the service/ceremony and wanted to pass that along. Thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding the way we envisioned it and creating so much happiness in us as well as our guests! We were surprised to have so many people comment on the personalized touches which made it all the more significant to others who attended.
What a fantastic ceremony - it was truly a dream come true. The many compliments we received on the great job you did was especially rewarding. You made a huge difference on our special day.
Frances & Michael
I would like to thank you for your wonderful guidance and true service. We have received many compliments that our wedding ceremony was the most original, unique, and entertaining that people have ever attended. We could not have done it without you.
Liz & Cory
Thank you so much for being our officiant. We could not be more pleased with the fabulous job that you did. Our parents were truly delighted with your presentation and delivery. Our guests also commented on how much they loved the ceremony too. You really made our ceremony intimate and unique. Thanks again for everything.
Melissa & Jeff
Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on our wedding ceremony. It was just what we wanted and we received so many nice compliments.
Stephanie & Eric
I just wanted to thank you for the marvelous job you achieved at our wedding. The most common comment we have heard from guests was that the wedding was “elegant and fun”, which is exactly what we were looking for. In particular, everyone absolutely loved the ceremony.
Thank you again for all your help – it was a beautiful ceremony, and we were absolutely thrilled with the way everything went.
Lindsay & Guy
As easy as it may seem to say nothing but good things about your wedding day after it has taken place, in the case of Lynne and Keith, no praise is high enough. Not only were they professional, helpful, communicative and always available but, above all, they helped us create the ceremony that we wanted.
We found Exceptional Ceremonies online from Australia and organised the preliminaries there with ease. Once we moved to Ottawa, we met Lynne and Keith and found them to be personable, warm and welcoming. At our first meeting they asked exactly what we wanted from our ceremony and then made suggestions as to how to make that happen. They helped us write our own ceremony script so that it was personal from beginning to end. And they did it all with great humour and understanding of the mayhem that a wedding can bring.
On our wedding day at Rockcliffe Park, Keith presided over the preparations and ceremony with a calm and professional yet warm and welcoming manner that our guests enjoyed – and noted – just as much as we did. He also managed to perfectly balance humour and sincerity just as we had hoped for.
The wonderful memories we have of our wedding day owe much to Lynne and Keith’s services. Most of our friends and family told us that it was the most fabulous ceremony they’d ever attended, and we think it was too.
Sarah & David
We wanted to thank you again for performing Sue and Adrian’s wedding ceremony. It was truly an “exceptional” and beautiful ceremony. I must tell you that you completely won over all the young men in the family who were astounded to discover that an official marriage could take place in which there was a place for the words video games, zombie movies and closet space! But what a wonderful juxtaposition those words enjoyed with love, devotion, honour and respect. To say that the ceremony was poignant, funny, true to Sue and Adrian’s personalities and heartfelt is a gross understatement. It was the talk of the evening. I know that it was everything Suzy and Adrian had hoped for and that also applies to both sets of parents. Thank you for making our children’s day so special.
You have a very special gift and we hope that in the near future we will be calling upon you to perform another type of ceremony…a “Naming Ceremony”! We hope you have a good summer and know that any weddings you perform during that time will also be “exceptional”.
Joy and Bob (Parents of the Bride)
From the first time we met both you and your wife, we were positive that we wanted you to be the one to officially marry us. You were full of original and non-traditional ideas that we absolutely loved. We weren't interested in following conventional wedding traditions. We loved your ideas to stand in a way that everyone could see us, to perform the ceremony in a way that was interesting and entertaining to everyone in the crowd, and to write our own vows using both sincerity and humor.
We really appreciate all of your open-mindedness and sincerity in wanting to help us make our wedding day a true success. Everyone at our wedding loved every minute of the ceremony, especially us. From total honesty to hilarious entertainment for all, we will always remember the ceremony as a truly memorable day. Thank you so much for everything.
Mikael and I just wanted to send you a special thank you!
From your insight on the set up of the room (the smaller signing table and the plug/wires) to your tips on the the very smallest details (how to stand - with toes touching), you go above and beyond to have the ceremony truly be a success. Our ceremony was flawless thanks to such a successful rehearsal and the many tips we went away with.
I can't tell you how many times people said (are still saying) how beautiful the ceremony was and how wonderful you were (are). Your presence, the loving way in which you speak and the way in which you use humour to lighten and bring enjoyment to the moment made for an absolutely beautiful ceremony.
Mikael and I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting some outstanding people during the process of planning our wedding, you being one of them, and we are so lucky to have met you. Thank you so much for being a very special part of our very special day!
Sarah & Mikael
I wanted to send you a message to thank you again for being our officiant. Both Jacques and I were truly blown away by what an amazing job you did marrying us. Our ceremony would not have been the same without you.
Many of my guests mentioned how impressed they were with your professionalism, warmth, and ability to connect not only with Jacques and I, but with them as our "observers" - many told me it was the most personal and intimate wedding they've ever attended. This is in a huge way directly attributed to both you and Lynne, and your willingness to help us create a ceremony that really reflected the way we feel about each other.
I was also very impressed with your attention to detail - from our planning stages in writing the ceremony, to the rehearsal and in finessing the way we should stand, speak and all the other logistics, to the wedding day itself. It was nothing short of perfect, and everything we could have imagined and more.
Much love, Lindsay & Jacques
After four months of marriage, friends and family who witnessed our wedding are still talking about how unique, personalized and exceptional our wedding ceremony was! I can’t tell you how many people have asked Dennis if he’s followed through with his “wedding vows involving the cat”! …incidentally are broken wedding vows (involving the cat) actionable at law?.... ;o)
The whole experience of planning and organizing our wedding to include each of our children, my family’s Scottish heritage and to reflect the personalities of both Dennis & I could not possibly have been achieved without your guidance and experience. It was such a pleasure to work with you over the 6 months leading up to our wedding. As very busy people and with Dennis living in another city during the planning months, the least amount of stress was not something we envisioned in the planning and yet it was a reality. We have you to thank for that.
Keith, your warmth and delivery of our wedding script was exceptional. The truth of your web-site was definitely seen through the wedding ceremony you performed for us. Thanks so much for encouraging our humour and our love to be used throughout every aspect of the ceremony. Generally wedding ceremonies are a blur the minute they’re concluded, but that’s not the case with our ceremony. Dennis & I, our friends and family still talk about little incidents that occurred throughout the ceremony and how memorable the entire day was. It truly was a distinctive, personal and EXCEPTIONAL ceremony.
We cherish the memories of our special day and we thank you from the depths of our hearts for helping us to realize our dream day!
Sincerely, Heather & Dennis
We truly enjoyed the ceremony you put together for us. It was more than we had expected and we both felt that it was unique, and extremely well received by our guests. Though I must admit we were a little nervous about the unorthodox idea of facing the audience, looking back we wouldn't have done it any other way.
We are back from our honeymoon (but still on vacation:)
A more formal thank you is to follow but I just wanted to let you know how amazing you are, you honestly instilled this sense of calm in everyone, including myself and made our wedding something authentic and unique - something that truly encompassed us as individuals. What you and Keith do is truly an art form and we cannot thank you enough. I always envisioned myself not being able to focus on what was being said during the ceremony but I hung on your every word. We both felt extremely comfortable with you the second we met you and I know that my family felt the same way.
We couldn't have done it without you!!!!! Thanks a million! Happily married,
Samantha & Phil
You did an excellent job. I would recommend you to anyone I know. I have nothing but beautiful memories of my wedding ceremony, and most of the credit must go to you. During our planning meeting you were well prepared, had many good suggestions and made my husband and I feel very welcomed and comfortable. You are a very sociable individual. I only got good vibes from you during our session and felt reassured when I left that we were in good hands.
You were able to incorporate my vision into the ceremony and everyone commented on the special touches which were added to the ceremony. You are the "Bomb". Our wedding guests still talk about the ceremony and have expressed their delight to us. Is it too far in advance to schedule you for our renewal vows in 2015?
Ann & Kelvin
First off, great job on Saturday. Not just in terms of the execution, but also in terms of guiding us in advance with respect to hints on how to make the event all the more special and personal to us. We really think we achieved this, especially based on the feedback we've received thus far.
Again, thanks Keith. A great job and we would not hesitate recommending your services to any of our friends down the road.
Cheers, Nick & Stefanie
Jon and I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the beautiful ceremony. It was so nice to be able to choose what was said at our wedding. It was much more meaningful saying the words that we both felt. You did a wonderful job, keeping us both relaxed. Thank you for officiating the perfect ceremony on our perfect day.
Theresa & Jon
Juste un petit mot pour te dire que nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'accueil chaleureux ainsi que tes précieux conseils pour notre mariage. Nous étions un peu nerveux avant la rencontre, mais tu nous as tout de suite mis en confiance!
Félicitations aussi à ton mari pour le beau site Web!
Linda et Daniel
We were so pleased with the ceremony and wanted to thank you for helping us getting it all together. You really made us feel very comfortable. It was so nice of you to suggest the alternative way to approach a wedding ceremony. Everyone really enjoyed it and were able to see our faces and hear your words. We wouldn't have known how to do something like that before.
Also, thanks for your suggestions on wording which really helped us get it all together. We will never forget it and couldn't have had a nicer experience. Here are some pictures for you. Hopefully they provide a good feel of the ceremony, and what you do so well.
Thanks for everything,
Holly and Tim
We were very happy with how the ceremony turned out and appreciate your role in that. Many guests told us how much they liked the ceremony, your presentation and delivery. Your suggestions for wording and phrases were very helpful for us when we were preparing for our big day.
Rebecca & Roland
Thank you so much for conducting our ceremony! What a day!! Having you in control made everything so much less stressful for us so thanks a million!
Take care, and again THANK YOU!!!
Dana & Dean
Just a quick note to thank you so much for the lovely wedding service last Friday at Strathmere. I could not have asked or hoped for anything better. Your suggestions were great and it was the smoothest item of the whole evening, which is good because it was also the most important.
Cathy, Mike & family
First of all, I'd like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony help you provided before the wedding; the preparation of the ceremony was fantastic!
Your experience shows & it certainly helped me with getting everything I wanted in the amount of time I wanted. The ceremony went off without a hitch and a LOT of the guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how "real" it was compared to the by the book weddings. A few friend couples of ours recently got engaged and I'll be referring your services.
Thank you for taking a lot of stress off of a very stressful day. it was smooth sailing from the ceremony on. Oh, and the other thing the guests LOVED was the fact that we were facing them and that we were the focus of the attention (with you down among the guests).
Francine & James
Rich and I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony that you officiated about a week ago. We were incredibly impressed and many of our guests complimented us on the ceremony itself. Your preparedness really showed and we will forever remember our special ceremony. Thanks so much!
We were so glad to have you as our officiant. It was a beautiful ceremony and was expertly planned by using your outline and also by choosing what we wanted to incorporate.
Colleen & Richard
Thank you for officiating at our wedding. It was absolutely perfect, considering we didn't go thru a rehearsal at all (groomsmen came up from Toronto night before @ 11pm).
It being a stressful day, there were two people that we could count on to brighten it up... Our photographer was one of them and the other was you. It was comforting to see you, all relaxed and calm. You really did make our day.
Everybody commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was. We will HIGHLY recommend you for all weddings to come.
Thank you once again,
Mia & Jon
Thank you for the wonderful memories of our special day. All the best to you and your family.
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Jason and I would just like to express our heartfelt thanks for performing our ceremony on Saturday! It was fabulous. We were so excited that everything came together the way it did, and the laughter and tears from our friends and family are a testament to what you helped us achieve. It was truely a unique ceremony unlike any other, we have been told. You are a gifted speaker, and we loved the small ad libs, as well as the writting on the certificate. Thanks to you, Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 will always be a day that we will remember and not because of the snow we had to dig ourselves out of!!!!!!!