Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful couples and have helped them create their own special ceremony.
Jason & Louise
“Could not have asked for a better officiant for our July 2019 wedding.Brenda is not only professional, organized, efficient and personable but she is most importantly open to the ideas and opinions of her couples. The creation of a wedding ceremony is something new, exciting and daunting all at once, but Brenda was amazing at providing ideas and guiding us to help create the vows and ceremony that we both loved and couldn't have been happier with. For all you brides out there that are a bit type A like myself and like to have things organized and reliable- Brenda is your lady! She was very prompt at answering any emails/questions and when she said she was going to email you with reminders on specific days, you can guarantee she will send you that email.Thank you, Brenda for making the most important part of our wedding day easy and enjoyable!”
Louise & Jason Married July 20, 2019 - CFB Officers’ Mess
Ryan & Ashley
“Brenda is an outstanding officiant she made sure that our day ran completely smooth as she was extremely well organized and covered every bases.We got married on the day of my deceased father's 50th birthday and I wanted a way to honor him and Brenda had come up with a genius idea that didn't take away from the beautiful day that was ours but also honored him it meant more than the world to me. She was extremely professional, helpful, caring and actually cared about our love and our day. I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married”
Ashley & Ryan – Renaissance Event Venue – September 29, 2018
Angela & Konrad
“Brenda is a wealth of knowledge as a wedding officiant. Not only is she very professional, but she is very highly organized and we knew we were in the best hands. Her demeanour also relaxed a very nervous bride on her wedding day.We have no hesitations recommending Brenda.”
Married January 5, 2019 – Delta Hotel Kingston Waterfront
Darryl & Erin
“Hi Brenda,We wanted to extend a sincere thank you for being such an amazing addition to our wedding day!You were so organized, professional, and personable.You were absolutely wonderful and we can’t thank you enough.Wishing you all the best!Erin and Darryl”
Married at the Renaissance Event Venue – August 24, 2019
Ash & Emma
"Can't recommend Brenda highly enough! She is so easy to work with, kept us calm and on-task, and was lovely and funny on the day of."
Ash & Emma Married August 31, 2019 - Fernleigh Lodge
Kyle & Sofia
"Brenda is a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable officiant.
She was always quick to respond."
Married, May 19, 2019 - Renaissance Event Venue
Shawn and Jill
“Upon meeting Brenda for the first time, we both knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She is warm, knowledgeable and incredibly well organized. This along with her relaxed demeanor and sense of humour made the planning process fun and stress free. She worked with us to build personal elements into our ceremony while maintaining those traditions that were important to us. We felt comfortable reaching out with any questions along the way, and she made sure the day of flowed smoothly. Our ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for and we can't thank Brenda enough! “
Jill & Shawn June 29, 2019 Married at the Donald Gordon Centre
Erin & Manalto
Brenda officiated our wedding on October 1st, at a farmhouse inside Sandbanks Provincial Park. She generally doesn't travel to Prince Edward County but she made a special exception because I happen to be more than just her biggest fan, I am also her daughter! You could say that I am biased, but I truly believe (I'm sure with some small exceptions), that she treated my husband and I the same way she treats any of the couples she works with. She offered us suggestions for our ceremony and provided samples of readings and poems. She followed-up throughout the entire planning process to make sure we were on track with our vows and had our license, etc. I can say this because I am also a wedding officiant! I know how much effort my mother makes to ensure that every couple feels special and every ceremony is unique. Any couple would be lucky to have her officiate their wedding, but not as lucky as I am to have her as my mom.
Erin & Manalto Married October 1, 2017 Sandbanks Provincial Park
Arya & Kate
“My husband, Arya and I were very impressed with Brenda!
She was very professional, kept both of us organized and answered all of the questions we had!
She's a very nice lady with a great sense of humour which worked perfectly for our ceremony!
We would both highly recommend her :-)”
Kate & Arya Married October 26, 2019
Erol & Caitlyn
“Brenda was wonderful to work with when planning the kind of ceremony we envisioned.
She answered all our questions and concerns for our ceremony and was extremely organized.
She gave us all the information we needed leading up to the wedding, gave us email reminders making this process very easy!
We highly recommend Brenda for anyone who is looking for someone who makes the process so easy and informative! We can't thank you enough for being apart of our special day.”
Caitlyn & Erol married October 26, 2019
Corey & Christine
We wanted to thank you so much for help making our special day pretty much perfect. You were fabulous as our officiant and I'm sorry that we didn't get to thank you in person.
The ceremony was short and sweet and I appreciated the tips on flipping my gown. 🙂
We loved that we didn't have to be entirely serious...except for the parts where we did. I thought the group toast went well and everyone felt included in the ceremony.
We'd definitely hire you for our next wedding! ...we're done!
Frances & Eric
Our wedding ceremony could not have been any better; thanks to the outstanding job you did in preparing us before and presiding over the proceedings on our big day.
We appreciated the time you spent with us in going over the details during the meetings we had with you prior to our wedding and were thrilled with how you participated in our Great Gatsby theme by dressing up in costume on the day of the event. Many of our guests commented positively about how both the ceremony and your attire added to the special ambiance. It was indeed a perfect evening as our boat cruised through the Thousand Islands area with beautiful weather, our friends and family surrounding us and an officiant who was truly committed to ensuring the ceremony was conducted as we had envisioned.
We will definitely recommend your services to anyone we know who plans on holding a wedding in Kingston and the surrounding area."
Jay & Kerissa
Brenda is amazing! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted!She was super helpful with the paperwork and everything that we needed to do both before and after the wedding ! She also did a pretty good job keeping my husband calm before hand !Thank you for everything!
Kerissa and Jamie Married August 18, 2018 - Rideau Acres
Will & Holly
“Brenda was super organized and helped us create such a great ceremony.Our ceremony included us sabering a bottle of champagne, which was really fun.I am a wedding planner who works with lots of officiants, and she is by far the most helpful and organized officiant I have ever met! I am super happy with how the pictures turned out too.”
Will & Holly - Married August 23, 2019 at Rideau Acres
Photo by Sarah Rouleau www.Sarahrouleau.com
Jake & Jessica
Brenda came highly recommended to us and since working with her we can absolutely see why! Her organized and personal approach to our ceremony was greatly appreciated and we have heard from countless guests how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Brenda goes above and beyond the wedding ceremony and can offer a wealth of advice in all aspects of wedding planning. It was such a pleasure working with Brenda and we highly recommend her to anyone!"
Jennifer & Jeff
Brenda was a huge help to us in planning our ceremony. She was very organized and was able to answer any questions we had. She has many great connections in the Kingston area which also made our planning easier. Brenda was so kind and professional and the ceremony was perfect from start to finish. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone!! Brenda came highly recommended to us and since working with her we can absolutely see why! Her organized and personal approach to our ceremony was greatly appreciated and we have heard from countless guests how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Brenda goes above and beyond the wedding ceremony and can offer a wealth of advice in all aspects of wedding planning. It was such a pleasure working with Brenda and we highly recommend her to anyone!"
Jenn & Jeremy
Brenda performed our wedding ceremony on April 30 2016. During our wedding planning we had to move out of Kingston and she was so amazing at planning our ceremony from a distance. She was open minded, and gave us lots of advice and tips when we needed them. We wanted something simple and quick and that is exactly what we got! It was the most perfect ceremony we could have ever imagined! She was very professional and respectful of our wishes. I would recommend her services a thousand times over!!!Thank you Brenda for everything that you did for us!!!!
Damien & Meggan
Brenda was positively amazing to work with from the very beginning. She listened to our opinion and helped us make our ceremony exactly what we wanted down to the very last and tiny details. She was always available to offer advise and help get us through all the crazy. She helped us to include Isabella and we got endless compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was.
Damien and Meggan Married September 8, 2018
Shawn & Kelly
Brenda was the perfect fit for our casual/intimate wedding this past September. She made the process of planning our ceremony so easy and stress-free. She provided options and samples for us along the way to customize our ceremony so it was uniquely our own. On our wedding day she was calm and went with the flow - even when our toddler ran up to steal the show, she handled it all with ease and laughter. We highly recommend Brenda's services, you won't be disappointed.”
Kelly and Shawn Married Sept. 8, 2019 – Daisy Hill B&B
Lynne & Cory
When we began looking for an Officiant for our wedding, we knew we wanted a ceremony that was serious when it needed to be, but was also lighthearted and relaxed. When we met with Brenda, we knew that she would be the best person to make that vision for our ceremony a reality. She is friendly, professional, organized, a great listener and really knows the ins and outs of helping to create an unforgettable ceremony. She listened to all of our ideas, and made a lot of fantastic suggestions that we were able to incorporate into our ceremony. On our wedding day, her calming and kind personality made for the perfect atmosphere and helped us feel at ease. We absolutely loved our ceremony, and so much of that was because of Brenda! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful Officiant for their big day! Thank you so much Brenda, for helping to create an unforgettable wedding day for us!
Mitchell & Danielle
Hi Brenda,Just wanted to send our thanks your way and give a big shout out to you for making our day so special. Your exceptional work ethic, organization, timely manner and efficiency make the entire process run extraordinarily well. Your knowledge and experience make any questions or concerns a thing of the past. Your pleasant and down to earth character help to make even the toughest of partners enjoy and feel welcome in the planning of the special day. Thank you so much and from the bottom of our hearts for being our officiant and helping us make our day one to remember! Thank you again
Danielle and Mitchell Married at Colonnade Golf & Country Club – October 20, 2018
Casey & Lacey
“Brenda was so friendly and professional right from our first contact with her. Brenda was full of information and had answers to ALL of our questions. If we ever had a question we would send off an email and get a VERY timely, informational response.Brenda coordinated her outfit with our colour scheme the day of the wedding as well to ensure everything looked just as beautiful as we hoped. Brenda also offered suggestions and ideas to make sure our ceremony was everything we had imagined. I would hands down recommend Dolce Vita to anyone looking for a non religious wedding officiant - You won’t be disappointed!
Casey & Lacey” Casey and Lacey were married in a special backyard wedding on July 6, 2019
Photo credit: Josh Sauer Photography
Cory & Jenn
We just wanted to say thank you with all our hearts! You truly helped us pull off a very different style wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. You were awesomely open about the referee jersey, and the skating. We couldn’t have had a better officiant, your truly one amazing person. The poem was amazing and everyone loved the wedding.Thx again, we will definitely let people know that you are the perfect officiant ? “
Jenn & Cory Married at Cataraqui Arena on the ice – October 6, 2018
Cody & Hayley
Brenda was our first choice when it came to wedding officiants, and she truly did not disappoint!
Brenda answered all of our questions, had great recommendations for other vendors, and helped us to create a beautiful ceremony that was unique to us.
She calmed our pre-wedding jitters, and the ceremony went so smoothly!
Cody and Hayley, married Oct. 19, 2019 – Vimy Officers’ Mess
Mindy & Matthew
Thank you so much Brenda for being the officiant for our wedding! You were so great every step of the way, from the planning, to the reviewing, and especially the wedding day. We were so happy with how calm, thoughtful, caring, and supportive you were with all the requests we were making. We had so many compliments from our guests for how nicely the flow of the ceremony was, and how easy it was to listen to you and follow along. We appreciated the structure of the ceremony that you built and how all the pieces fit together so nicely We would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone getting married. Thank you again!
Jordan & Amber
“We are so happy to have found Brenda Hamilton as an Officiant!
She was so organized and made our wedding ceremony unique and showed our personalities. She gave us many options for the ceremony and found a unity ceremony that matched us to a tee with a drink ceremony.
Brenda made everything stress free and enjoyable! We would recommend her to everyone that is getting married!
We are so pleased with how smooth our ceremony went and how she was able to work with our ideas and create the perfect wedding ceremony for us! Thank you Brenda!”
From Amber and Jordan
Married October 28, 2017 - Italo Canadian Club
Dale & Alison
We looked at so many officiants’ profiles and websites before coming across Brenda’s, and we were relieved to find her. From the moment we made contact with her, we knew she was the perfect fit for us. Brenda conveyed openness, authenticity and professionalism. We had particular needs and Brenda was quick and respectful in offering suggestions, tips, and ensured we didn’t forget important details, like who was going to walk us into the barn (yes, we almost forgot that!). Our guests commented on her professionalism, and how genuine she was during our ceremony. We felt connected to Brenda, and that we were being led in a key moment of our relationship by someone who cared, and who was able to articulate so beautifully the emotions and intentions we had for each other. Brenda wove some of our own words in with hers, and it was exactly what we had hoped for. A number of our guests shared how meaningful they found the ceremony and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Brenda, for helping to make these moments of our wedding day precious.
Dale & Alison Married August 19, 2017
Taylor & Michael
“Hi Brenda, I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful day yesterday. It was amazing. Thank you."
Civil/elopement ceremony at Lake Ontario Park June 7, 2018
Hailey & Corey
I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking for a ceremony that truly represents them. Brenda helped my husband and I design a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted; short, sweet and fun! Brenda was also always there to help us when we had questions or needed help figuring out the logistics for our ceremony. If you are looking for the perfect officiant, look no further.Thank you for everything Brenda!
Married - May 26, 2018CFB Kingston Officers’ Mess
Photos by Rob Whelan Photography
Joe and Josie
"Brenda Thank you for your professionalism, organization skills, and making us feel comfortable.The ceremony was relaxed and went perfectly because of your direction, and abilities.We can't thank you enough, our vows were perfect, you listened to our vision and made the ceremony fit.
Joe & Josephine"photos courtesy of Kaley Noel Photography
Zack & Trish
Brenda was an incredible officiant who helped us through all the stages of our wedding planning. She is so professional, and knowledgeable, that we felt very confident going in to the ceremony. She provides you with everything you need to craft a ceremony that fits you as a couple, with lots of options for personalization. At the ceremony, she did an amazing job (although truthfully it was all kind of a blur!), and we felt very supported.
Trish and Zack Married June 22, 2019 - Vimy Officers’ Mess
Ian & Sabrina
"Brenda is amazing.My husband and I contacted her when we were starting to plan our wedding.We knew we wanted a Humanist Ceremony that incorporated our Scottish heritage and we wanted someone with whom we felt comfortable. When we met Brenda we knew immediately that she would be able to fulfill all of our needs. Brenda is knowledgeable, efficient, professional, warm, and very kind. We enjoyed working with her as we prepared for our wedding. She is extremely organized and she provides a timeline of tasks with deadlines. Our wedding day was a rainy one and she braved the cold wind and rain for our outdoor ceremony. We highly recommend Brenda and her services. Thank you Brenda for helping to make our day so lovely.”
Ian and Sabrina, married May 25, 2019 at the Newlands’ Pavilion
Ben & Codi
“Brenda is very friendly and professional.She tailored our ceremony to exactly how we wanted it and provided support throughout the entire process! She’s also extremely organized, which allowed for a very smooth Wedding ceremony and highly recommended by my husband and I.”
Codi and Ben- married at Zorba’s Banquet Facility on May 11, 2019
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