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COVID SOCIAL DISTANCING AT MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

In this time of required social distancing, given the public health emergency declared by the government, the couple and two witnesses must all be in the presence of the marriage commissioner when the ceremony is being performed. Please ensure that no one has traveled in the past 14 days, no one is ill plus we must maintain 2 meters from each other during the ceremony and signing of the licence.

SERVICE BOOKING FEES

To secure your wedding date and time, a $150 deposit is required.  The remaining balance is due 30 days  before the wedding day by e-transfer or cash.​ Gratuity is not required but always appreciated.

1) FULL WEDDING CEREMONY

Ceremonies include an initial no-obligation consultation, ceremony design with couples, unlimited phone/email correspondence in crafting your unique love story and the wedding day officiating.  You will receive a Marriage Statement after the ceremony along with a copy of your ceremony.  The legal registration of the signed Marriage Licence is submitted to Alberta Vital Statistics.  And my promise that you will love your ceremony.

2) SMALL SIMPLE WEDDINGS & VOW RENEWALS 

Small, intimate ceremonies for 20 guests and less where you can customize your vows, but otherwise uses a pre-written service. Does not require an in-person consultation with Sharon in advance.  Includes your wedding day officiating, a copy of the ceremony and the the Marriage Statement. The documents are then submitted to Alberta Vital Statistics. 

3) PAPER WORK ONLY, ELOPEMENT CEREMONY, DESTINATION WEDDINGS, ADVANCE MARRIAGE LICENCES

This is not a ceremony but the legal signing of documents to "lets just make it legal" that takes around five minutes to complete.  There are no vows, no ring ceremony and no guests except two witnesses. This service does not require an in-person consultation with Sharon in advance.  Includes your wedding day officiating and your Marriage Statement. The documents are then submitted to Alberta Vital Statistics. 


RITUALS AND PETS

I welcome family pets in ceremonies from dogs and horses to small elephants.

The inclusion of rituals that are meaningful and symbolic to you adds a personal element to the ceremony.

Examples of Rituals: Sand Ceremony, Potion Ceremony, Unity Candle, Mothers Rose Presentation, Couples Rose Exchange, Hand Blessing, Jumping The Broom, Hawaiian Lei Exchange, Hand Fasting Ceremony, Wine Ceremony, Earth Blending Ceremony, Tea Ceremony, Family Sand Ceremony, Breaking of the Glass Ceremony, Ring Warming Ceremony, Salt Ceremony, Hour Glass Ceremony, Water Ceremony, Tasting of the Four Elements, Chocolate Ceremony, Tree Planting Ceremony,Wedding Bells, Tying the Knot Ceremony, 1,000 Origami Cranes or a prayer/poem reading.

REHEARSALS

A pre-booked rehearsal, typically takes place between two weeks to one day before the wedding, is optional, though encouraged to ensure everyone involved understands the choreography of the wedding ceremony. A rehearsal fee of $150 is charged in addition to the ceremony fee.

WITNESSES

Two witness can be provided if required for an additional fee of $30 and the ceremony services is held at Sharon's home only.

OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL FEES

Travel fees for ceremonies outside Calgary city limits are charged on a per kilometre basis to cover officiants time, mileage, and vehicle wear.

403-880-1900

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