So you’ve decided to take the plunge – congratulations! I’d be honoured to help you create, and celebrate, your perfect moment.
There’s nothing more wonderful than finding your soul mate. When you take each other’s hands, lock eyes and say “I do,” you want everything about that moment to be perfect. That is where I can help...
I have been a wedding officiant since 2010, guiding new (and not-so-new) couples through their heartfelt vows. It is a very fulfilling vocation – and a privilege to be a part of so many happy days!
I have spent more years than I’ll admit to pursuing a variety of occupations and interests: teaching elementary school, raising two children in Walkerton, volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society, recording talking books for the CNIB in Toronto, singing in the Paisley Concert Choir, travelling the world, and playing slo-pitch and golf. Why do I tell you about these experiences? They have allowed me to meet people from all walks of life, and have fostered my continued desire to connect with others for a common and joyful purpose.
Those who know me will tell you that I have a confident manner, relaxed style and a great sense of humour. They will also tell you that I have a special ability to connect with new acquaintances and quickly put them at ease. Those traits, combined with an unwavering commitment, help me to deliver a ceremony and a message truly reflective of your unique relationship.
In preparing for your wedding, I want to hear about what is important to you as a couple, to understand your style and to support you so that you have the most meaningful and memorable celebration possible. Your marriage is a significant occasion – and a heck of a lot of fun too! I look forward to speaking with you and hearing your love story.
Mike loves what she does – and it shows! She has performed wedding ceremonies in Southwestern Ontario for many couples who are very pleased with her participation in their special day. Hover over the names below to find out what these couples have to say about their experience with Mike; click or tap on the photos if you’d like more details.
Mike was a very knowledgeable and patient officiate. Our wedding was soon approaching and we had completely forgotten about an officiate until only 2 months prior to getting married. Mike was available on such short notice and a great help with letting us know the steps involved in acquiring her services and how to get a marriage license, etc.
We got married this summer in July and chose Mike to be our officiant. She was extremely organized and efficient. Mike took the time to sit down and get to know us before our date and was happy to join us for our rehearsal to ensure things ran smoothly.
We met Mike for the first time at her home, where she warmly welcomed us like friends. She walked us through the planning of the ceremony and helped us get organized with what we needed to do prior to our big day. Although she lived an hour away from our venue, she happily met with our families and wedding party, and walked us through the rehearsal the evening before the wedding. Mike conducted our ceremony beautifully, and added her own heartfelt story and words of advice for us as she officiated our marriage, which I will fondly remember for a long time!
Mike has officiated at weddings in a variety of settings including a retreat centre, a landscaping company’s show ground, the middle of a forest, the groom’s family farm, a park, an old mill, a driving shed and on a stage. She is open to your ideas as long as she doesn’t have to ride a horse, sky-dive or snorkel!
Don’t be shy. Mike will be happy to speak with you about your wedding ceremony, whether you have plans or would like help making them.
Need to find an awesome photographer, caterer, DJ or other fulfilment specialist to enhance your special day? Mike’s officiated at weddings where specialists like these have made the couple’s day complete. Check Mike’s Likes for her recommendations.
Mike works through the Municipality of Brockton. To plan and celebrate your wedding day with Mike as your officiant, you must take the following steps:
$300.00 for marriages performed at the Brockton Municipal Office on Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Arrangements may be requested for Monday to Friday during the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., provided the Council Chambers are available.
$350.00 for marriages on weekends and/or off-site*.
$50.00 for a rehearsal if one is requested or required (travel expenses may apply). This fee is to be paid directly to the officiant.
$25.00 per witness provided by the Municipality, if required. This fee is to be paid directly to each witness.
*Note: Travel expenses are included for off-site ceremonies within 100 kms of Walkerton, Ontario. Travel expenses for ceremonies farther than 100 kms from Walkerton are additional and will be discussed as required.
Making your special day perfect comes down to the details. Mike has worked with, or has experienced the talents of the fulfilment specialists below, and is confident that they will do their very best to make your day what you would like it to be. Be sure to book early!
Mike would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact her at any of the points below...
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I have been a wedding officiant since 2010, guiding couples through their heartfelt vows. It is a privilege to be a part of so many happy days!
Over the course of my life, I have pursued a variety of occupations and interests that has allowed me to meet people from all walks of life, and has fostered my continued desire to connect with others for a common and joyful purpose.
Your marriage is a significant occasion in your lives– and should be a heck of a lot of fun too! I look forward to speaking with you and hearing your love story.
$300.00 for marriages performed at the Brockton Municipal Office on Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$350.00 for marriages off-site* and on weekends.
$50.00 for a rehearsal if one is requested or required (travel expenses may apply).
$25.00 per witness provided by the Municipality, if required.
*Note: travel expenses are included for off‑site ceremonies within 100 kms of Walkerton, Ontario. Travel expenses for ceremonies farther than 100 kms from Walkerton are additional and will be discussed as required.
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