Your wedding day is one of the most important and exciting moments in your life. There are so many decisions to make and so much planning that goes into creating this special day.
Brenda would be honoured to help you create the meaningful wedding ceremony you have always envisioned.
City of Kingston staff do not offer civil ceremonies. Any Officiant licensed in the Province of Ontario can perform a ceremony at Kingston City Hall. It is a beautiful building to be married in and the rent is quite reasonable.
A basic or elopement ceremony (similar to a civil ceremony) is a short marriage ceremony with just the mandatory wording as required in the Marriage Act, to make the ceremony legal. It is similar to what a Justice of the Peace or municipal staff would provide.
Basic ceremonies are designed to provide a service that is not available at local municipalities or through a Justice of the Peace.
Basic ceremonies are ideal for those couples wishing to have a destination wedding in a non-English speaking country. This eliminates the need for bloodwork and/or other requirements in various countries. Also, you can be confident that the marriage ceremony is legal. The basic ceremony can be held either before your leave or when you return from your destination.
A basic ceremony is recommended for those couples who wish to have just witnesses present or just a few guests. I can go to a residence, coffee shop, City Hall, a restaurant or a local park to perform this type of ceremony.
I have experience performing ceremonies together with interpreters for French, Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese couples. I will provide the legal paperwork required for the Province when interpreters are utilized.
I have chosen to reduce my fee, slightly, for a basic ceremony since it is not necessary to meet with the couple prior to the ceremony as all the information can be obtained via e-mail. (i.e. pertinent information required for legal documents and I ask for a scanned copy of the marriage licence)
If you prefer a more in-depth ceremony, I also offer traditional marriage ceremonies
I am proud to support the LGBTQ2+
Brenda is a proud supporter of the LGBT Community. Same-sex marriages have been legally recognized in Ontario since June 10, 2003.