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Vancouver Island Celebrants

Ceremonies created by professional Life-Cycle Celebrants 

Weddings. Vow Renewals. Elopements. Memorials. 

What is a Life-Cycle Celebrant®

WHAT IS A LIFE-CYCLE CELEBRANT?  Life-Cycle Celebrants® are masterfully trained in the art of ritual and ceremony. They are skilled ceremony officiants who perform and co-create customized ceremonies for weddings, funerals and other life events that reflect the needs, beliefs and values of the people they are honouring. 

As professionals, Life-Cycle Celebrants® abide by a code of ethics, a nondiscrimination policy, and many become Celebrant Alumni Association Members committed to continually improving their knowledge and skill.

Weddings

Certified Lifecycle Celebrants® are here for everyone. A Certified Lifecycle Wedding Celebrant takes the time to get to know you. Every Celebrant trained and certified by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute embraces a statement of ethics and a commitment to ensure that all couples have a positive, supportive experience from the moment you contact us to the day you say “I do”.

We’ll work with you to build a custom wedding ceremony that’s completely tailored to fit you and your love. We welcome your story and will honour and celebrate it wholly.

Funerals

The Celebrant spends hours creating the ceremony and learning about your loved one in unhurried meetings with designated family and friends. In collaboration with you, your Celebrant will carefully craft a eulogy and create a ceremony with music, quotes, readings, unique symbols and rituals. No ceremony is delivered unless every detail of the eulogy is checked and approved by the family.

With compassion, sincerity and great care, the Celebrant officiates at the ceremony at the funeral home, crematorium, cemetery or memorial location of your choice. 

 

 

Milestones

Celebrants perform many kinds of ceremonies for families and children, including baby namings and welcomings, ceremonies for adoptive families, coming of age celebrations for adolescents and ceremonies marking birthdays, graduations, family reunions and more.

Welcoming ceremonies for new family members, whether by birth, adoption or marriage, have existed in virtually every culture and country. Publicly marking the entry of new members into our families is perhaps one of the most joyous celebrations we can share, and acknowledging our responsibilities to our children one of the most serious commitments we can undertake.

Vancouver Island Celebrants

 

Penny Allport, Moving Ceremonies

Penny Allport, Moving Ceremonies

Resides in Victoria, BC. Certified in Weddings and Funerals


I have a deep interest in the magic of words, symbols, actions and awareness to convey and embody meaning in the mystery of life’s inevitable changes.  
I love to weave tradition and the great turning inside each human heart, to re-imagine ceremony in these tumultuous and tender times.
 
Whether a wedding, funeral, celebration of life, welcoming a new member of your family, or other rite of passage, your unique and personal care for life and love are the matrix for our collaboration. Together we invite what is known to meet the mystery of what wants to come into being, to create a meaningful and moving ceremony. I welcome your call.

Morgan Brooks, Wildheart Ceremonies

Morgan Brooks, Wildheart Ceremonies

Resides in Victoria, BC. Certified in Weddings and Funerals

Offbeat ceremonies for out of the box folks – that’s my specialty. If you are looking for a ceremony that will celebrate you or your loved one’s unique, wonderful weirdness, you have found your person. My job as your celebrant is to make sure that your story takes centre stage and that you and your guests feel held and supported from start to finish. 

I am double certified in weddings and funerals but love to craft ceremony for all of the moments that matter, from birth to end of life. And no matter if you’re looking for light and joyful, solemn and tender or fun and campy, I will work with you to get the flavour just right. I’m based on Lekwungen Territory in Victoria and offer services on Southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. 

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am on a mission to marry all the queers, but I’m all about equal opportunity love, so if you think I might be your officiant soulmate, let’s talk!

Jane Good, Circle Ceremonies

Jane Good, Circle Ceremonies

Resides in Horne Lake/Qualicum Beach, BC. Certified in Weddings

Gratitude guides me and the opportunity to meet you, your love and hear your story is  both a thrill and an honour for me. I have a creative mind, a professional voice and a calm presence. Together we will create a ceremony that brings light, love and joy to everyone gathered for the wedding. I bring a deep well of education, travel and life experience to ceremony and am thrilled to travel to all corners of British Columbia for your extra special day. (And I have my very own live musician (guitar and voice) to bring along too). To stand in the presence of two people committing their lives to love is truly a profound and joyful place for me.

Jennifer Lee,  Lifecycle Ceremony

Jennifer Lee, Lifecycle Ceremony

Resides in Comox, BC. Certified in Weddings and Funerals

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I am an experienced actor, public speaker, certified yoga teacher, poet, mother and gardener. Each of these careers has contributed to my gifts for creating compassionate and passionate ceremonies. I love getting to know you, and working collaboratively to create a ceremony that is meaningful and memorable for you in every way. It is my goal to listen deeply and imaginatively to who you are and what you need, and to work with you to create something personal, special and unique to mark your unforgettable life event.

I enjoy meeting new people and I’m always happy to travel for your ceremony!

Maggie Leithead, Love Storyteller

Maggie Leithead, Love Storyteller

Resides in Victoria, BC. Certified in Weddings and funerals

 

It’s your love story and I’ll help you tell it in a way that makes your wedding day amazing!

 We’ll work together to create a ceremony that reflects the story of your unique relationship and the promises that you want to make to each other. We’ll also have a ton of fun making it happen. My goal is always to make sure you’ll be able to say “Best. Day. Ever!” 

I’m based in Victoria, but conduct ceremonies across Southern Vancouver Island. While I specialize in LGBTQ weddings, I’m a big fan of equal love, so adore celebrating straight couples as well. Give me a shout to see if we’re a fit.

Linda Nelson, Island Ceremonies

Linda Nelson, Island Ceremonies

Resides in Victoria, BC. Certified in Weddings

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I create wedding ceremonies/elopements/vow renewals from a spiritual mindset, and yours can be lighthearted while still honoring the gravitas of the day, short and sweet or complex, honoring of your cultural traditions and/or any combination of whatever your hearts desire.

I am open to all people and truly believe that love is love. I will joyfully guide you through the process, and one of my “celebrant super powers” is my ability to provide a calming bubble around you during your ceremony. My catchment area is Victoria and lower Vancouver Island and I’m open to travelling further afield. 

Ceri Peacey, Oceanside Celebrant Services

Ceri Peacey, Oceanside Celebrant Services

Resides in Hilliers/Qualicum Beach, BC. Certified in Weddings and Funerals

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Serving:  Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Courtney/Comox, Nanaimo.

When it comes to your wedding ceremony I believe in laughter, being human, and honouring the deeper meaning of committing your life to another person. We work together to co-create a ceremony that honours who you are as individuals and as a couple, tells your story, and causes your guest to feel a part of things rather than just spectators.

Ceremonies of Remembrance, Memorials, Funerals, Celebrations of Life – whatever you choose to call it –  I work with the family to make sure it reflects the beliefs and values of the deceased, the legacy they leave behind, and the things that will be missed.  Every ceremony is different as every death is different.  Here is a link of what brought me to Celebrancy:

My Sister’s Parting Gift

Cheryl Pedley, A Westcoast Celebrant

Cheryl Pedley, A Westcoast Celebrant

Resides in Nanaimo, Certified in Weddings and Funerals

 

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Cheryl is a senior wedding and memorial celebrant based in Nanaimo. Joy based-she believes in the Deed not the Creed. Her ceremonies reflect her love for life and laughter. As your officiant Cheryl will guide you through all the necessary legalities, write a ceremony that reflects your vision for your wedding, and take care of the legal registering.

If it’s a memorial celebration you need, she will help show your loved one as a person who lived the depth and breadth of life.

Shannon Rosnau

Shannon Rosnau

Resides in Qualicum Beach, Certified in Weddings, with Funerals to follow

 

Creating ceremonies and rituals is one of my favorite things to do.

I have joyfully completed the Weddings Certification and Funeral studies through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute and am an ordained minister through CIMM. I am registered with Vital Statistics and able to legally perform weddings in British Columbia.

I’m sensitive, spiritual, curious and love to listen. I believe in the power of story and the healing power of “being seen and heard”.

Tracy Julie Anne Stoessiger, Heart of Seasons

Tracy Julie Anne Stoessiger, Heart of Seasons

Resides in Victoria, BC. Certified in Weddings

Tracy sees the seasons reflected in all beings and the natural cycle of rebirth, life, and death in all that surrounds us and all that is within us. To hold space for milestones in through meaningful ceremony is a responsibility she takes to her heart and soul. She is up for anything when it comes to wedding ceremonies – themed weddings, climbing to the top of a mountain, a quaint little ceremony in your living room, or a hand-fasting – the choice is yours. Tracy honours all beliefs.

Initiated as a Wildwood Priestess through The Alchemist PathTM, Tracy facilitates first blood, reclaiming, and croning ceremonies along with pre-marriage circles. She has a love for nature and following the Wheel of the Year – so if you’re after a seasonal celebration, Tracy can create this too.

When not writing and creating, you can find Tracy on her bike spinning her legs, hiking local hills, volunteering at hospice, teaching and practising yoga, or sitting on her duff getting lost in motion picture.

As an ordained Metaphysical & Contemporary Spiritual Minister, Tracy is licensed to perform weddings in BC.

Certifications: Life-Cycle Celebrant ®, Weddings.   Initiated Wildwood Priestess of the Wildwood Priestess GuildTM,

Wendy Wawrysh,  Warm Heart Ceremonies

Wendy Wawrysh, Warm Heart Ceremonies

Resides in Duncan, BC. Certified in Weddings

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My goal is a singular one:  to help you make your wedding ceremony – the very heart of your wedding day – so uniquely and meaningfully yours that it will forever warm your memory treasure chest with joyful contentment.  Through an enjoyable process, I will help you and your partner discern your true voice for a ceremony that reflects your personalities, your hearts’ desire and creates a sacred space for your commitment to each other.  Your guests will be enchanted and will remember your wedding day in a special way.   Along with my Life-Cycle Celebrant certification and experience, I draw from a long career in building warm relationships with people to help them achieve amazing and satisfying outcomes.  I would be honoured to work with you.