Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful couples and have helped them create their own special ceremony.
“One of the first things my Mother-In-Law said when my husband and I told her we were going to get married was “Oh! I have a friend that does weddings. I’d love it if you guys used her!”
We had put very little thought into the hows and wheres of it all so we were happy to accommodate the request. It was one less thing to figure out after all.
Am I ever thrilled that we did! The more I learned about Brenda Hamilton the more impressed I was.
When I mentioned to our videographer that Brenda was going to be our officiant she replied “That woman is like a brand name in this town. I can’t count the number of weddings I’ve shot with her.”
You don’t get that popular for nothing. Brenda is wonderful. She is incredibly knowledgeable about when and where couples can get wedding licences and she can also help explain how to get your name changed (if you so desire).
She sent us our wedding script well in advance. It was perfect. I only asked for one alteration and it was just that I say my vows before my hubby so that I wasn’t already a blubbering mess at the outset.
On the big day I barely ended up seeing her. In a good way though! I jokingly refer to her as my efficient, officiant, ninja! She let me know she was on site and then disappeared. I’m told she was making sure everything was just so at the ceremony spot. The photos of us signing our licence turned out better than they otherwise would have based on her suggestion that we change the placement of the desk we were signing it at.
She was mindful of all the new stipulations regarding social distancing that Covid has forced us to adhere to and yet we were barely aware that our wedding was taking place during a pandemic.
She was everything we could have hoped for and I could not recommend her more highly! In fact my sister-in-law to be already has her penciled in for next year! “
Jamie and Katie married Sept. 6, 2020 - Odessa
““My husband and I are so happy we decided to have Brenda as our wedding officiant.
From the first time we met her we were impressed. She is very organized, thorough, professional, easy-going, and an overall lovely person to work with.
We felt comfortable with her immediately, which was important to us.
She was incredibly understanding and flexible with the changes we had due to COVID-19, and always had prompt responses to our many questions and changes.
Our wedding ceremony that Brenda helped us plan was truly perfect.
We received may compliments from our guests.
Thank you so much Brenda!!”
Seb and Hannah Married at the Rockport Barn – Sept. 19, 2020
“Brenda is a joy to work with!
Of all of our wedding vendors, she was the first that we met with and she offered a ton of guidance insofar as possible venues, photographers, and florists.
She also provided a great breakdown to help us in applying for our marriage licence (prior to the ceremony) and our marriage certificate (following the ceremony).
Given COVID-19 restrictions, Brenda kept us updated as to the province's guidelines and she was understanding and accommodating when we had to change our venue and witnesses at short notice.
Brenda gave us tons of options in designing the wording to be used in our ceremony and kept our guests laughing throughout.
Thank you, Brenda, for your contributions to our special day!”
Gillian and Matt Married at the Rosemount Inn, Sept. 20, 2020
Brenda was amazing from the very beginning of our wedding planning.
Our first meeting, she made us very comfortable and helped us to navigate the complicated world of wedding details.
She customized our ceremony to fit exactly what we wanted. We were absolutely in love with our final ceremony.
On the day of our wedding, she executed our plans perfectly and was a calming presence when we reached her at the end of the aisle.
We would recommend Brenda to anyone looking for an officiant that goes above and beyond to make their day special.
Emma and Sarah Married Sept. 26, 2020 at the Babcock Mill, Odessa
Brenda has been a part of two important dates in my family’s life. My wedding day as well as my sister’s.
If anyone is looking for a wedding officiant for their big day, you need to give her a shout. Not only is she resourceful, but she is amazing at making sure your service is personal and one of a kind. She helped my vision for my ceremony come to life and I felt more at ease knowing everything was going to be perfect."
Andrew & Alex - Married at Finkle Shore Park, Bath
"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 & Sabrina - Married May 25, 2019 - Newland's Pavilion
“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!”
Jason and Louise Married July 20, 2019 - CFB Officers’ Mess
“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”
Ryan and Ashley - Married September 29, 2018 - Renaissance Event Venue
“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.”
Konrad and Angela - Married January 5, 2019 - Delta Hotel Kingston Waterfront
“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 August 24, 2019 - Renaissance Event Venue