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Brides Choice Officiant

Oshawa , ON
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LOCATION

165 Springdale Cres., Oshawa ON
Oshawa, ON CA L1H 7B9 (map)

PHONE

905-404-9920

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Ray’s buoyant personality, wise counsel from years of experience, calming stage presence and extensive resources provide wedding officiating couples love.
Ray’s buoyant personality, wise counsel from years of experience, calming stage presence and extensive resources provide wedding officiating couples love. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Flexible to couples desires, but usually a suit and tie.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
The Bride's Candy on Ray's website provides more than 350 pages of ceremony building resources couples love.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Couples are free to write their vows and use more than 50 ceremonies and exceptional resources to design their ceremony.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Couples may find their own or choose from readings, add on ceremonies music resources provided.
How long are your ceremonies?
Usually about 20 minutes, more or less depending on what couples choose to include.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes--I really enjoy rehearsals and all they add to the quality of a wedding.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Ray, who makes our day more memorable!
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Erika
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
rev ray cross was a pleasure to work with. Very genuine,sincere,funny man and we are blessed that he was apart of our day!! We couldn't have picked a better person to do the job! We thank you.

Erika and jake
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Caroline
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Mr. Ray Cross:
Gary & I sincerely thank you to you for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful. We received so many heart felt compliments from friends and family on how beautiful, personalized, fun and genuine the ceremony was. You are responsible for that delivery and for captivating everyone the way you did. Thanks for the smiles and much laughter! Thank you for adding to our many wonderful memories of our wedding day! We could not have picked a more exceptional Officiant, then you! Cheers Gary & Caroline Wilson!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Really encouraged creativity of our ceremony to make it as much our own as we wanted. Took charge as needed during rehearsal. Was very enthusiastic and lively during presentation of ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev Raymond Cross was absolutely amazing - Thank you
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Angela
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray Cross, of Bride's Choice Officiant, is an absolute pleasure to work with. I initially chose to work with Ray because he had performed my sister's wedding a few years ago, and I was impressed with his professionalism and ability to make everybody feel at ease. Ray has a unique ability to keep the ceremony feeling special and solemn without being too stuffy by injecting humor and compassion into his style of delivery. Ray was also incredibly helpful in the preparations for our ceremony, which included children, and there are a ton of resources on his website for people like me who have no idea where to begin! Ray was an integral part of making my wedding the special and joyous occasion that it was, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Ray was the perfect officiant for our perfect day. He helped us create and personalize a ceremony that represented us and our relationship and was there with advice every step of the way. His professionalism with our families and guests and his conducting of our ceremony and rehearsal made everything run smoothly and go so perfectly! He is just the nicest man on earth!
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
It`s one thing to provide the services needed, its another thing to do what you do. From the moment we met you we knew we were in the best hands. You were so helpful guiding us through the process and your online candystore for brides is amazing! Beyond all that, when it came to rehearsals and the wedding day you went above and beyond to make sure that our day went perfectly, and coming up with ideas none of us had even thought of. You had the crowd laughing and crying throughout the whole ceremony. I will be recommending you to everyone I know and we cant thank you enough.


Sincerely Kristina and Jake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience. Couldn't have gone any better.
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Dawna
Wedding:
2/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray and his wife were extremely helpful kind, and accommodating to us. His choice of words were perfect for us, and we couldn't have been any luckier to find such a wonderful officiant in such limited time. Thank you :) The Pacinis
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Laura
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Ray was amazing! He was professional and fun! He made the day run smoothly and he was great accomidating anything that we asked!
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Lorraine
Wedding:
1/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The wonderful Rev Ray Cross officiated our wedding ceremony in his home on very short notice and took care of all the details. His sense of humour was also a very memorable attribute!
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emma
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing job! Would recommend Ray to everyone.
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Victoria
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Ray made our ceremony truly delightful. Not only was he meticulous to our requests and details; his charming and humorous character surely made us comfortable to simply relax and enjoy our special day. Would not hesitate to refer him to anyone.
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Donna
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray took us through the entire process and provided valuable feedback.
It was like we had knowing Ray for every like a close friend. All our friends and family said he was excellent and a good fit for our special. Thanks Ray Cross
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Charlotte
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. We had some bumps along the way and he was quick to respond and tailored our ceremony to accomodate our needs. Communication was excellent and his sense of humour was much appreciated. Ray was very calming and made us feel abolutely confident and comfortable that our day would be our perfect vision. I would definately recommend him to any of my friends or family. Thanks Ray :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure to have Ray as our officiant. He was so helpful throughout the whole process. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
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Beverley
Wedding:
8/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray was most caring, professional, sincere and reliable. Exceeded expectations.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray Cross was amazing , I couldn't have asked for anyone better to marry my husband and I ! He was very accommodating even after we change what we wanted in the last few days ! he was professional but yet also kept our family and friends laughing and smiling along with us as we said our vows ! And his wife , I also recommend getting her services as-well our ceremony wouldnt have gone as smooth as they did with out her ! Thank you both so much , Love Jennifer and Kelly Pfister !<3
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Aaron
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Ray Cross was a great service to our special day! Really laid back, great insight and true passion for his craft!

Thanks again for everything!!!!!
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Holly
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Cross made our special day PERFECT! He was the cherry on top. He is easy-going, funny, flexible and genuine. He was very helpful and offered support throughout the whole process. We absolutely recommend him for all types of weddings.
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katie
Wedding:
7/1/2012
4.8/5.0
We were so glad to have Ray as a part of our special day. He was definitely a calming and knowledgeable presence throughout the entire planning process. He crafted a ceremony to reflect our relationship, and added many personal touches. Anyone can tell he loves what he does, and truly believes in marriage. I highly recommend him!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
given the urgent nature of our circumstance, Ray has worked with us and in short notice
to officiate our wedding with great professionalism. I will recommend his services to anyone.
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.7/5.0
Would highly recommend our officiant. He really listened to what we wanted and was very flexible to our date which we changed a couple of times and also we didn't have a place of marriage until 2 weeks before the date. But our officiant was very patient with us:)
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Devon
Wedding:
5/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray was an excellent officiant, he was very professional and made us feel very comfortable and special on that special day.

Wed would highly recommend him.
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Mrs. F
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Cross was very helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions. The service he picked for us was beautiful and fit us perfectly.
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Tbabcock8
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful!!! Extremely prompt with replies, our ceremony was more than we could've asked for, and completely personalized to us. After just a short email correspondence, it felt as if we were being married by an old family friend. Very effortless speaker who instantly makes you feel comfortable in his presence. Excellent value for money, I would not change a single thing about our ceremony. It was perfect!! Also, he has a wall made of lava you can say your vows in front of, which came out absolutely gorgeous in photos! Would (and already have) recommend him to anyone looking for someone both extremely professional and warm and inviting to officiate!
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ste
Wedding:
4/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Very professional. Terrific value for services rendered. Highly reccomend Ray!
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Vivian Syposz
Wedding:
3/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have you there, it is such a good memory for everybody.
I definitly recommond to my friend whenever they need a wedding officiant.
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Dawna
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We were provided with the small intimate and very private wedding we wanted. Thank you Ray.
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Andy
Wedding:
2/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Ray did a great job. Very Professional and easy to deal with.
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a joy to have Rev Ray Cross as our officant for our wedding yesterday..I was very nervous about standing infront of all the people,he made me feel comfortable,took the stress away and a good few laughs..I am very happy we choose Ray Cross as our officant..Thank you so much Rev Ray Cross!
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ahlemelin
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a joy to have Rev Ray Cross as our officant for our wedding yesterday..I was very nervous about standing infront of all the people,he made me feel comfortable,took the stress away and a good few laughs..I am very happy we choose Ray Cross as our officant..Thank you so much Rev Ray Cross!
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susan
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
For myself and my husband this service by Rev Ray Cross was absolutely perfect. We are not people who thrive on being the center of attention and yet we had a very memorable and intimate wedding. Many of our friends wish that they too had chosen the route that we did for their special day. It was quiet but did not have the institutional atmosphere that would have been at city hall. We can not thank Rev Ray Cross enough for making our day special and making us comfortable.
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crs
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
it was a great night and im very thankful.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ray did such a fantastic job officiating our garden wedding. He was very helpful and accommodating from our first correspondence all the way through to moments prior to our ceremony starting. He was open to the changes that my husband and I wanted to incorporate into the readings, and was personable and charming with our guests. I would recommend Ray in a heartbeat, to be your officiant on your special day!
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reneemaarse
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I would highly reccommend Ray Cross to anyone looking for an officiant. If there were points for a good heart he would get all 5! He was so flexible and really coached us through putting together an amzing ceremony, people are still commenting on how great it was!
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SarahandShaun
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ray was very personable, professional, and helpful in planning our ceremony. He did a wonderful job at keeping our wedding personal and on time.
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