Why do couples choose Sharon?

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"Sharon was really great to work with the whole way through! Guests of our wedding let us know how amazing they found the ceremony and that it was so unique and unlike any wedding they had attended! Sharon worked along with us to curate the perfect day for the ceremony and orchestrated the rehearsal dinner so that everyone felt at ease! She sends lots of documents and suggestions to get our creative juices flowing to help design our ceremony! Sharon was warm and welcoming and did an amazing job making our day truly reflect us! Thank you so much Sharon it was a day we will never forget!" 

- Chantelle M

Memorable wedding ceremonies don’t just happen…

Your Officiant should not be simply a commodity to be retained for the lowest price.  This is your wedding!  It is a very significant and meaningful event in your life.  The Marriage Officiant makes a huge difference in the overall success of your big day.  Please consider the value-added benefits and services I bring to you, your family, and guests.

  • WOW ceremonies:  I am a full-time marriage commissioner that delivers unforgettable and impressive ceremonies authentic to your ceremony that involves family and friends instead of where they are only spectators. My friendly, professional, and outgoing personality performs stress-free, light-hearted, and fun ceremonies yet serious where it needs to be.

  • Nervous and unsure where to start?  I provide a relaxed and enjoyable process where you are confident that I craft your unique ceremony. Holding your hand from the beginning to the end, my confidant nature calms your “wedding day butterflies.” I mix with guests prior to the ceremony making everyone welcome. 

  • Your Wedding Specialist at your fingertips:  For any wedding questions or concerns you have, I am your “GO TO” gal. I am a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) with three decades of extensive wedding experience as a wedding planner, florist, decorator, event producer, actor and keynote speaker plus food and beverage sales.  I teach Wedding Planning and Event Management at Mount Royal University.

  • Culturally Sensitive: Inclusive of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and traditions, I explain all your ceremony options that could match your family and culture expectations. I enjoy greeting your guests in your language plus welcome Live Feeds ceremonies that include families and friends that are not physically present.

  • Ceremony Workshop:  Once I am booked, you will receive many informative documents to support your wedding voyage. We meet for an hour workshop where we walk through all ceremony elements for you to make the final decision on your wedding ceremony vision. It’s fun and a guaranteed stress reducer.  I craft the final document and you will know exactly what will be said and what to do on your wedding day.

  • Vendor Collaboration: I team with your vendors and choreograph your ceremony to ensure you get excellent wedding coverage with your DJ, photographer, and videographer.

  • Free Wedding Studio Backdrop and Bouquet at my home.

  • Unlimited Correspondence and Consultation: All answers to any questions are provided within 24-48 hours. 

  • Government Paperwork: I submit your licence to Vital Statistics and you apply for your Marriage Certificate at any Registry office 2-3 weeks after the ceremony. 

  • Rush Marriage Certificate Registration:  If needed, this service must be pre-booked with the officiant and done after the ceremony at a pre-determined Registry office.

NOTE:  Wedding dates and times are not guaranteed until the non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is received by e-transfer to info@sharonbarwickweddings.com with the couple's names, wedding date and time.  I look forward to creating an amazing ceremony for you!

My boyfriend and I didn't want to wait any longer to get married! We had everything ready, except for the marriage commissioner. When I contacted Sharon, she had this amazing Elopement package where it still felt like a mini wedding which is why we first decided to book with her. After that, all the communication we had with Sharon further reinforced our good decision of picking her. She was amazing all throughout!!!! Sharon sweetly did the introduction in Spanish for our family watching through Zoom from Mexico and she made sure to include our families throughout the ceremony. It was just the best last-minute wedding ever! We will never forget her thoughtfulness and kindness.

- Renata P