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Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging

Ottawa , ON
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53 Stitt St.
Ottawa, ON K2S 1C5 CA (map)

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613-831-7555

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ABOUT US

We are two of the most experienced and innovative marriage officiants in the greater Ottawa area. We offer all types of wedding ceremonies and our trademark is our refreshing blend of... Read more
We are two of the most experienced and innovative marriage officiants in the greater Ottawa area. We offer all types of wedding ceremonies and our trademark is our refreshing blend of tradition with contemporary approaches that embody love, joy, humour and respect. All of our wedding ceremonies are highly personalized and customized so as to be tailored made for each couple. Our ceremonies are engaging for the guests and allow our couples to be completely relaxed during their ceremony.

We give you full control over your script and provide you with a comprehensive collection of tools and resources to help you get your script and, especially your vows, exactly the way you want them, and beyond most guests'expectations.

The most common comment heard after one of our ceremonies is that the wedding couple, their families and guests regard that ceremony as having been the best that they've ever experienced in their lives. Not suprisingly, we are the officiants of choice for most leading Ottawa wedding professionals, especially wedding planners, venue coordinators, photographers and DJs.

With over 1,000 ceremonies experience, we have seen and can handle any type of unusual requirement. We impart that experience in every ceremony that we perform. We fully understand the pressures and tensions that can be associated with weddings and we strive to ensure peace of mind for our couples, their wedding party as well as all of their parents.

Unique in Ottawa, we offer all couples a face-to-face no obligation consultation meeting with us prior to needing to decide to book us or leave a deposit. We are also amongst the very few officiants in Ottawa that offer the option of a live rehearsal. We have likely led more rehearsals in Ottawa than most other civil officiants combined.

We perform ceremonies mainly in the greater Ottawa National Capital District and surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. For high end custom ceremonies, we travel to more distant locations such as Mt. Tremblant, Montebello, Kingston, etc. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely yes. In fact, about 95% of our ceremonies are civil and held in a wide range of venues from the traditional to the very unique.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
We wear high quality, professional looking, dark business suits, however for theme or casual weddings we adapt our attire to the style preferred by the bride and groom.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Definitely yes. All of our ceremony scripts are custom and personalized to reflect the vision of the bridal couple. Our couples have complete control of the content of their ceremonies and can import content from any source.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
We actually encourage couples to do so and provide them with lots of different samples and tools to help them do so easily while having fun putting them together.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. We encourage variety and have used readings from Winnie the Pooh, The Velveteen Rabbit, Dr. Seuss, The Little Prince, Sex and the City, and Friends, etc., amongst others. We have hundreds of readings from which couples can use or alternatively provide us with readings of their choice.
How long are your ceremonies?
Most ceremonies we perform range from 15-30 minutes depending upon the specific content the couple have chosen for their ceremony. Our couples have complete control of the content of their ceremonies and thus, by their choices, control the actual length.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

REVIEWS

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Warren
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Keith came and was the one who decided to perform for our wedding ceremony. We spent many hours sending back wedding scripts between myself and the wife and Keith trying to come up with the best possible script. He met with us a few times before the wedding to go over common themes and ideas of what we needed to know, providing suggestions and input as to what had worked for previous ceremonies. His commentary and ideas were always presented in a relaxed and non-forceful manner with the sole goal of trying to make our service better.

When it came to the wedding rehearsal, he travelled to a location convenient for us and spent as much time needed to go over the positioning, and suggesting things that had worked in ceremonies previous to ours.

His demeanour was that of a true professional, relaxed and encouraging, working with what we wanted to accomplish a truly wonderful ceremony. And when it came to performing the service, his presentation was loud and clear, and his relaxed and nonchalant demeanour carried across the joy, professionalism, and the humour that we had wanted.

After the ceremony had completed, many if not all of our guests had commented that they had never experienced a wedding like ours, so full of humour and our personalities This included my father, who at his most outgoing is still a reserved individual, and he commented that "he had never seen a service like ours before, and that it was fun and full of who we were as people."

Keith was definitely an amazing choice for an officiant and while I have no plans of ever getting married again, if I happened to cross that bridge, he would be the person I would ask to perform that next service.

Five stars, would do again, and have already recommended to friends getting married in the near future.
Keith came and was the one who decided to perform for our wedding ceremony. We spent many hours sending back wedding Read more...
Keith came and was the one who decided to perform for our wedding ceremony. We spent many hours sending back wedding scripts between myself and the wife and Keith trying to come up with the best possible script. He met with us a few times before the wedding to go over common themes and ideas of what we needed to know, providing suggestions and input as to what had worked for previous ceremonies. His commentary and ideas were always presented in a relaxed and non-forceful manner with the sole goal of trying to make our service better.

When it came to the wedding rehearsal, he travelled to a location convenient for us and spent as much time needed to go over the positioning, and suggesting things that had worked in ceremonies previous to ours.

His demeanour was that of a true professional, relaxed and encouraging, working with what we wanted to accomplish a truly wonderful ceremony. And when it came to performing the service, his presentation was loud and clear, and his relaxed and nonchalant demeanour carried across the joy, professionalism, and the humour that we had wanted.

After the ceremony had completed, many if not all of our guests had commented that they had never experienced a wedding like ours, so full of humour and our personalities This included my father, who at his most outgoing is still a reserved individual, and he commented that "he had never seen a service like ours before, and that it was fun and full of who we were as people."

Keith was definitely an amazing choice for an officiant and while I have no plans of ever getting married again, if I happened to cross that bridge, he would be the person I would ask to perform that next service.

Five stars, would do again, and have already recommended to friends getting married in the near future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lynn & Keith are absolutely amazing and treat you like family from the moment you first meet. so helpful throughout the entire process, our ceremony was incredible and our guests kept coming up to us to tell us how we had the most amazing ceremony ever. HIGHLY recommended!!!
Lynn & Keith are absolutely amazing and treat you like family from the moment you first meet. so helpful throughout the Read more...
Lynn & Keith are absolutely amazing and treat you like family from the moment you first meet. so helpful throughout the entire process, our ceremony was incredible and our guests kept coming up to us to tell us how we had the most amazing ceremony ever. HIGHLY recommended!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.9/5.0
It was such a pleasure deailing with Keith. He helped us invision exactly what we were looking for. He had us in stitches and serious when we needed to be. I would recommend Keith to everyone.
It was such a pleasure deailing with Keith. He helped us invision exactly what we were looking for. He had us in stitches Read more...
It was such a pleasure deailing with Keith. He helped us invision exactly what we were looking for. He had us in stitches and serious when we needed to be. I would recommend Keith to everyone. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Keith and Lynne helped us create a very personal ceremony, with the right balance of love and humour. They gave us a draft ceremony outline and many options that we could use to make it our own. Keith helped organize the processional, which was informal and included all 20 female guests, so it was no easy task! It turned out perfectly, and I have received many compliments from our guests on how personal and inclusive it was. Thank you, Keith, for coordinating everyone and for the special ceremony!
Keith and Lynne helped us create a very personal ceremony, with the right balance of love and humour. They gave us a draft Read more...
Keith and Lynne helped us create a very personal ceremony, with the right balance of love and humour. They gave us a draft ceremony outline and many options that we could use to make it our own. Keith helped organize the processional, which was informal and included all 20 female guests, so it was no easy task! It turned out perfectly, and I have received many compliments from our guests on how personal and inclusive it was. Thank you, Keith, for coordinating everyone and for the special ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Many people said ours was the best ceremony they've ever been to. Enough said!
Many people said ours was the best ceremony they've ever been to. Enough said!
Many people said ours was the best ceremony they've ever been to. Enough said! Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much to Keith for making our wedding ceremony truly awesome! You were easy to deal with, and made our ceremony very special. We loved that we were able to work closely with you on our script to personalize the ceremony...and we received some great compliments from our guests about it. From our first meeting with you and Lynne, we knew we had made the right choice! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to any of our friends getting married in the future. Thanks again for everything!
Thank you so much to Keith for making our wedding ceremony truly awesome! You were easy to deal with, and made our Read more...
Thank you so much to Keith for making our wedding ceremony truly awesome! You were easy to deal with, and made our ceremony very special. We loved that we were able to work closely with you on our script to personalize the ceremony...and we received some great compliments from our guests about it. From our first meeting with you and Lynne, we knew we had made the right choice! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to any of our friends getting married in the future. Thanks again for everything! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish we could rate them higher than 5 stars. Exceptional Ceremonies were beyond exceptional! I can't say enough positive things about both Keith & Lynne.
They were extremely responsive and professional - always very quick to communicate with us. They were KEY in helping us throw together a wedding in record time (aprox 60 days).
On top of the incredible quality of their services, they were also PIVOTAL in helping us connect with other amazing vendors!
We LOVED our ceremony. All of our guests loved the ceremony. (So much so that I understand we'll be seeing one of them again in August at another wedding!!).
The level of personalization provided by Exception Ceremonies was amazing. My husband and I enjoyed the whole process and knew our ceremony would be EXACTLY what we wanted.
I've never in my life heard laughter during a wedding ceremony (people genuinely enjoyed themselves during ceremony - this was important to us). It all came together so perfectly and honestly felt like such a true reflection of us and was absolutely everything we wanted and hoped for on our wedding day.
Keith and Lynne were very thorough and left us feeling at ease knowing that they had everything under control. Everything was executed perfectly and we were even provided with all the information we could need for the 'after' wedding things (name change, how-to's for documents etc.)
Book with Exceptional Ceremonies to ensure the most 'Exceptional' (perfect, fantastic, fun, personalized... I could go on forever) wedding ceremony!
I wish we could rate them higher than 5 stars. Exceptional Ceremonies were beyond exceptional! I can't say enough positive Read more...
I wish we could rate them higher than 5 stars. Exceptional Ceremonies were beyond exceptional! I can't say enough positive things about both Keith & Lynne.
They were extremely responsive and professional - always very quick to communicate with us. They were KEY in helping us throw together a wedding in record time (aprox 60 days).
On top of the incredible quality of their services, they were also PIVOTAL in helping us connect with other amazing vendors!
We LOVED our ceremony. All of our guests loved the ceremony. (So much so that I understand we'll be seeing one of them again in August at another wedding!!).
The level of personalization provided by Exception Ceremonies was amazing. My husband and I enjoyed the whole process and knew our ceremony would be EXACTLY what we wanted.
I've never in my life heard laughter during a wedding ceremony (people genuinely enjoyed themselves during ceremony - this was important to us). It all came together so perfectly and honestly felt like such a true reflection of us and was absolutely everything we wanted and hoped for on our wedding day.
Keith and Lynne were very thorough and left us feeling at ease knowing that they had everything under control. Everything was executed perfectly and we were even provided with all the information we could need for the 'after' wedding things (name change, how-to's for documents etc.)
Book with Exceptional Ceremonies to ensure the most 'Exceptional' (perfect, fantastic, fun, personalized... I could go on forever) wedding ceremony! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married by Keith in June 2014. It was absolutely the most special night of our lives and for sure, the ceremony was half of that. His style is just incredible. Sharing our 'story' and then our 'intents' in front of all our family and friends was so fun and so personal. We laughed and cried both. We were able to bring our 5 kids into our ceremony and really share the union of our two families including children. We had an overwhelming number of comments that it was the most unique and special ceremony any of them had seen. They thought Keith had known us for many years, even though it was only months. Keith is exceptional at what he does. He makes the wedding ceremony such a memorable experience. Highest recommendation possible....

Lisa Moore and Mike Best
We were married by Keith in June 2014. It was absolutely the most special night of our lives and for sure, the ceremony Read more...
We were married by Keith in June 2014. It was absolutely the most special night of our lives and for sure, the ceremony was half of that. His style is just incredible. Sharing our 'story' and then our 'intents' in front of all our family and friends was so fun and so personal. We laughed and cried both. We were able to bring our 5 kids into our ceremony and really share the union of our two families including children. We had an overwhelming number of comments that it was the most unique and special ceremony any of them had seen. They thought Keith had known us for many years, even though it was only months. Keith is exceptional at what he does. He makes the wedding ceremony such a memorable experience. Highest recommendation possible....

Lisa Moore and Mike Best Read less
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Doris
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Lynne and Keith guided us through a wedding that was a surprise for all our family and guests. It was an informal event, but conducted with class and professionalism. We just couldn't have conducted this without their guidance and it was beyond our expectations. They truly do provide "exceptional ceremonies". I would recommend them highly for any type of wedding you are planning.
Lynne and Keith guided us through a wedding that was a surprise for all our family and guests. It was an informal event, Read more...
Lynne and Keith guided us through a wedding that was a surprise for all our family and guests. It was an informal event, but conducted with class and professionalism. We just couldn't have conducted this without their guidance and it was beyond our expectations. They truly do provide "exceptional ceremonies". I would recommend them highly for any type of wedding you are planning. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
The ceremony turned out great! We were able to fully customize what we wanted, every one said what a great ceremony it was. Keith and Lynne are a bit expensive compared to other officiants but the overall result was worth it.
The ceremony turned out great! We were able to fully customize what we wanted, every one said what a great ceremony it Read more...
The ceremony turned out great! We were able to fully customize what we wanted, every one said what a great ceremony it was. Keith and Lynne are a bit expensive compared to other officiants but the overall result was worth it. Read less
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