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Modern Celebrant, An award-winning Vancouver & Whistler Wedding Officiant team

Vancouver & Whistler , BC
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604-992-4217

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When your wedding ceremony is alive with your personalities, stories, and values it will be an experience that standardized ceremonies can never even come close to. This is your... Read more
When your wedding ceremony is alive with your personalities, stories, and values it will be an experience that standardized ceremonies can never even come close to. This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to share who you are with family and friends, and shine out why your love is important. It's also the first time many guests will have met. Think about how amazing it will be to bring them together in such an warm-hearted shared experience! Many engaged couples get so caught up in planning, that the true heart of the day can get lost. Our ceremonies are custom crafted with a whole lot of love and attentiveness. And like our remarkable clients, no two ceremonies are ever the same!

Our couples matter to us! We are connection driven. Interfaith, intercultural, and welcoming of ALL couples!

All our consultations are Complimentary. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins.

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Caroline
Wedding:
7/30/2016
4.9/5.0
We found Janice for my brother's July 30 2016 wedding. She was amazing because of her genuine, original, light hearted, romantic and funny nature that she incorporated into the ceremony. Made the wedding incredible. Thank you Janice
We found Janice for my brother's July 30 2016 wedding. She was amazing because of her genuine, original, light hearted, Read more...
We found Janice for my brother's July 30 2016 wedding. She was amazing because of her genuine, original, light hearted, romantic and funny nature that she incorporated into the ceremony. Made the wedding incredible. Thank you Janice Read less
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Nicki
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Janis of Modern Celebrant is a rockstar among officiants. She is professional and friendly; elegant and down-to-earth.

As well, she has just the right touch when it comes to word-crafting. She met with us twice, and communicated many more times by email, guiding us in our self-reflections and then creating for us our own unique ceremony that had our guests nodding and laughing.

Our vows and readings felt joyful to my husband and I, and that feeling resonated throughout the room.

Our wedding was a small gathering of 40 close family and friends, and we loved that Janis suggested ways to incorporate our children as well as all of our guests into the ceremony.

She truly made our wedding special, and I highly recommend her.
Janis of Modern Celebrant is a rockstar among officiants. She is professional and friendly; elegant and down-to-earth. Read more...
Janis of Modern Celebrant is a rockstar among officiants. She is professional and friendly; elegant and down-to-earth.

As well, she has just the right touch when it comes to word-crafting. She met with us twice, and communicated many more times by email, guiding us in our self-reflections and then creating for us our own unique ceremony that had our guests nodding and laughing.

Our vows and readings felt joyful to my husband and I, and that feeling resonated throughout the room.

Our wedding was a small gathering of 40 close family and friends, and we loved that Janis suggested ways to incorporate our children as well as all of our guests into the ceremony.

She truly made our wedding special, and I highly recommend her. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Both my husband and I will admit that finding a celebrant/officiant for our wedding was something we dreaded. That is, until we met Michele. From our first meeting, we both felt completely at ease with her and her ability to craft the ceremony we wanted. Michele really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. It was important to us to have a ceremony that told our story and captured our emotions and feelings toward each other. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

Beautiful, unique, personal, touching, and loving were all words used by our guests to describe our ceremony. We lost track of how many people came up to us afterwards to tell us what a wonderful job Michele did. “You must have known her for years” is a comment we continue to hear. Whereas we only met her a few months before our wedding, this speaks volumes to her ability to get to know, understand and create one of the most memorable parts of our day! Thank you so very much, Michele!
-Jimmy & Dave
Both my husband and I will admit that finding a celebrant/officiant for our wedding was something we dreaded. That is, Read more...
Both my husband and I will admit that finding a celebrant/officiant for our wedding was something we dreaded. That is, until we met Michele. From our first meeting, we both felt completely at ease with her and her ability to craft the ceremony we wanted. Michele really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. It was important to us to have a ceremony that told our story and captured our emotions and feelings toward each other. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

Beautiful, unique, personal, touching, and loving were all words used by our guests to describe our ceremony. We lost track of how many people came up to us afterwards to tell us what a wonderful job Michele did. “You must have known her for years” is a comment we continue to hear. Whereas we only met her a few months before our wedding, this speaks volumes to her ability to get to know, understand and create one of the most memorable parts of our day! Thank you so very much, Michele!
-Jimmy & Dave Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Kerry and I stumbled across Modern Celebrant through an internet search for a gay wedding officiant in the Vancouver area, and from our initial contacts with this company through to the actual wedding celebration several months later, we couldn’t be happier. After our initial inquiry, Michele put us in touch with Janis, who is the company specialist in gay weddings. And, she loves to perform same-sex weddings because, as she describes it, there is such a sense of joy in them because gay couples have been denied the opportunity to marry until the last ten years or so (in Canada). Janis proved to be amazing and we were exceptionally fortunate to have found her to create and officiate at our ceremony. She’s a gem! Her infectious smile, the radiant warmth of her personality, and her calm and soothing voice were a perfect blend to lead us through our nuptial vows in a state of quiet peacefulness and reflection; we were definitely ‘in the moment’ and enjoying every second of it. From our questionnaire comments and two personal interviews, Janis had the ability to craft, distill, and blend our thoughts and feelings together into a ceremony of celebration that truly reflected our individual natures and expressed what our love for each other means to each of us. No one present, and least of all us, will ever forget the personal declaration of our love for one another that Janis presented during the ceremony and our message that ‘love is love’ no matter what. The feedback from our guests about Janis’ presentation has been nothing short of incredible. She is the best and we would recommend her without reservation to any gay couple wanting a truly unique and exceptional wedding ceremony. You will have memories to last a lifetime.
Kerry and I stumbled across Modern Celebrant through an internet search for a gay wedding officiant in the Vancouver area, Read more...
Kerry and I stumbled across Modern Celebrant through an internet search for a gay wedding officiant in the Vancouver area, and from our initial contacts with this company through to the actual wedding celebration several months later, we couldn’t be happier. After our initial inquiry, Michele put us in touch with Janis, who is the company specialist in gay weddings. And, she loves to perform same-sex weddings because, as she describes it, there is such a sense of joy in them because gay couples have been denied the opportunity to marry until the last ten years or so (in Canada). Janis proved to be amazing and we were exceptionally fortunate to have found her to create and officiate at our ceremony. She’s a gem! Her infectious smile, the radiant warmth of her personality, and her calm and soothing voice were a perfect blend to lead us through our nuptial vows in a state of quiet peacefulness and reflection; we were definitely ‘in the moment’ and enjoying every second of it. From our questionnaire comments and two personal interviews, Janis had the ability to craft, distill, and blend our thoughts and feelings together into a ceremony of celebration that truly reflected our individual natures and expressed what our love for each other means to each of us. No one present, and least of all us, will ever forget the personal declaration of our love for one another that Janis presented during the ceremony and our message that ‘love is love’ no matter what. The feedback from our guests about Janis’ presentation has been nothing short of incredible. She is the best and we would recommend her without reservation to any gay couple wanting a truly unique and exceptional wedding ceremony. You will have memories to last a lifetime. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The ceremony often gets overlooked in the planning of everything else that usually goes into the wedding. But it's the ceremony and the actual joining together of two people that is the whole reason the day is happening in the first place. Our wedding was just last weekend and since that time, we have received numerous comments on how beautiful and unique our ceremony was. This is all completely thanks to Michele of Modern Celebrant. She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and crafted this beautiful ceremony that we will always treasure. I'm so glad we had Michele there with us that day.
The ceremony often gets overlooked in the planning of everything else that usually goes into the wedding. But it's the Read more...
The ceremony often gets overlooked in the planning of everything else that usually goes into the wedding. But it's the ceremony and the actual joining together of two people that is the whole reason the day is happening in the first place. Our wedding was just last weekend and since that time, we have received numerous comments on how beautiful and unique our ceremony was. This is all completely thanks to Michele of Modern Celebrant. She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and crafted this beautiful ceremony that we will always treasure. I'm so glad we had Michele there with us that day. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Since we wanted our wedding ceremony to be short, sweet and inexpensive, we decided to use a marriage commissioner. However, when our marriage commissioner fell through 5 months before our wedding, it truly was a blessing in disguise. We met with modern celebrant, Janis, and she was so warm, approachable, attentive and well-spoken; we knew she was the right fit for us. Through thoughtful questioning, she was able to create a ceremony that was highly personal and unique to us Janis is a master of words and was able to convey our personalities and love story in a ceremony that brought our guests to tears. Guests continually came up to us throughout the day to tell us how wonderful Janis was, and that they have never been to a more heartfelt ceremony. That truly is the best compliment to hear. The wedding ceremony was my favourite part of the day, and it is all because of Janis. It was beautiful and stress free, and we were able to express how much we loved one another in front of our family and friends. It was everything that we could have ever imagined and more. I would highly recommend Janis to anyone who wants to take their wedding ceremony from ordinary to extraordinary! Thank you, Janis, for being a part of our day and helping us to create a ceremony that we and our friends and family will never forget!
Since we wanted our wedding ceremony to be short, sweet and inexpensive, we decided to use a marriage commissioner. Read more...
Since we wanted our wedding ceremony to be short, sweet and inexpensive, we decided to use a marriage commissioner. However, when our marriage commissioner fell through 5 months before our wedding, it truly was a blessing in disguise. We met with modern celebrant, Janis, and she was so warm, approachable, attentive and well-spoken; we knew she was the right fit for us. Through thoughtful questioning, she was able to create a ceremony that was highly personal and unique to us Janis is a master of words and was able to convey our personalities and love story in a ceremony that brought our guests to tears. Guests continually came up to us throughout the day to tell us how wonderful Janis was, and that they have never been to a more heartfelt ceremony. That truly is the best compliment to hear. The wedding ceremony was my favourite part of the day, and it is all because of Janis. It was beautiful and stress free, and we were able to express how much we loved one another in front of our family and friends. It was everything that we could have ever imagined and more. I would highly recommend Janis to anyone who wants to take their wedding ceremony from ordinary to extraordinary! Thank you, Janis, for being a part of our day and helping us to create a ceremony that we and our friends and family will never forget! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Michele to create the perfect ceremony for us was one of the highlights of our wedding planning experience. The ceremony was easily one of our favourite parts of the day, as it was so meaningful and personal for us. Michele is an incredibly open and warm person, who has a talent for helping you look at your relationship from another perspective. Michele created a safe space for us to share our deepest feelings about one another. She really took the time to get to know us, scheduling meetings when we could as we were planning the wedding from another province. Doing our "homework" and having our meetings with her were a very grounding experience, helping us remember that the most important part of the wedding was the celebration of our relationship. Not only was the process great, but the ceremony itself was incredible. We had so many compliments from guests about how it was the best ceremony they had witnessed and how emotional they had felt during it. We are so happy we chose Michele to be our celebrant.
Working with Michele to create the perfect ceremony for us was one of the highlights of our wedding planning experience. Read more...
Working with Michele to create the perfect ceremony for us was one of the highlights of our wedding planning experience. The ceremony was easily one of our favourite parts of the day, as it was so meaningful and personal for us. Michele is an incredibly open and warm person, who has a talent for helping you look at your relationship from another perspective. Michele created a safe space for us to share our deepest feelings about one another. She really took the time to get to know us, scheduling meetings when we could as we were planning the wedding from another province. Doing our "homework" and having our meetings with her were a very grounding experience, helping us remember that the most important part of the wedding was the celebration of our relationship. Not only was the process great, but the ceremony itself was incredible. We had so many compliments from guests about how it was the best ceremony they had witnessed and how emotional they had felt during it. We are so happy we chose Michele to be our celebrant. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were pleasantly suprised with how well our ceremony went. Our wedding day was on one of the stormiest days of the decade. We were very blessed to have power at the venue, everyone made it on time and Michele did a great job at preparing our audience for our ceremony.

To be honest, with our busy schedules, we had the mentality that finding an officiant was just something on our task list to do. When Michele met with us prior to the wedding, we were impressed by the thoughtful questions she asked us and how she got to know us as a couple. Gearing up to the wedding, she touched base with us on a number of occasions and was very clear with her communication. At the wedding rehearsal, she offered some wonderful suggestions to make our ceremony memorable.

On our wedding day, despite the storm, we were so happy to be celebrating with our family and friends. Michele did a fantastic job with sharing our story when marrying us. We received many complements and positive comments from our close family and friends who enjoyed it. If we are to describe Michele in three words, it would be professional, experienced, and genuine. We were very fortunate to have her as part of our wedding day. Thank you Michele!
My husband and I were pleasantly suprised with how well our ceremony went. Our wedding day was on one of the stormiest Read more...
My husband and I were pleasantly suprised with how well our ceremony went. Our wedding day was on one of the stormiest days of the decade. We were very blessed to have power at the venue, everyone made it on time and Michele did a great job at preparing our audience for our ceremony.

To be honest, with our busy schedules, we had the mentality that finding an officiant was just something on our task list to do. When Michele met with us prior to the wedding, we were impressed by the thoughtful questions she asked us and how she got to know us as a couple. Gearing up to the wedding, she touched base with us on a number of occasions and was very clear with her communication. At the wedding rehearsal, she offered some wonderful suggestions to make our ceremony memorable.

On our wedding day, despite the storm, we were so happy to be celebrating with our family and friends. Michele did a fantastic job with sharing our story when marrying us. We received many complements and positive comments from our close family and friends who enjoyed it. If we are to describe Michele in three words, it would be professional, experienced, and genuine. We were very fortunate to have her as part of our wedding day. Thank you Michele! Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
8/23/2015
5.0/5.0
It is easy to get caught up in the dress, the flowers and all the other wonderful details of planning a wedding. For us, the ceremony was very important. We wanted it to be short but highly personal and to reflect us as individuals and as a couple. We couldn’t have found a more perfect officiant than Janis. Right from the beginning of the process, she understood who we were… At times, I felt like I was talking to a long-time friend. She focused on what was important to the both of us, she spent a tremendous amount of time and attention to create a ceremony that reflected our personalities, and our love story. The ceremony was deeply meaningful, with the right mix of humour and sincerity. Even our guests were moved by the ceremony. I was never one of those women who dreamed about their perfect wedding but it truly was the perfect wedding and the ceremony was moving and yes, perfect. We are so grateful to have met Janis, we could not have asked more a more beautiful ceremony.
It is easy to get caught up in the dress, the flowers and all the other wonderful details of planning a wedding. For us, Read more...
It is easy to get caught up in the dress, the flowers and all the other wonderful details of planning a wedding. For us, the ceremony was very important. We wanted it to be short but highly personal and to reflect us as individuals and as a couple. We couldn’t have found a more perfect officiant than Janis. Right from the beginning of the process, she understood who we were… At times, I felt like I was talking to a long-time friend. She focused on what was important to the both of us, she spent a tremendous amount of time and attention to create a ceremony that reflected our personalities, and our love story. The ceremony was deeply meaningful, with the right mix of humour and sincerity. Even our guests were moved by the ceremony. I was never one of those women who dreamed about their perfect wedding but it truly was the perfect wedding and the ceremony was moving and yes, perfect. We are so grateful to have met Janis, we could not have asked more a more beautiful ceremony. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Janis from Modern Celebrant was fantastic and will always be remembered as a significant part to our day. I met with Janis and we immediately hit it off. We reviewed and revised our vows multiple times and her feedback was much appreciated. On our wedding day, she arrived early and made my groom feel very at ease. Our guests really enjoyed how she included them in a part of our vows. We got multiple compliments from everyone about her. I would highly recommend Janis at Modern Celebrant for your big day!
Janis from Modern Celebrant was fantastic and will always be remembered as a significant part to our day. I met with Janis Read more...
Janis from Modern Celebrant was fantastic and will always be remembered as a significant part to our day. I met with Janis and we immediately hit it off. We reviewed and revised our vows multiple times and her feedback was much appreciated. On our wedding day, she arrived early and made my groom feel very at ease. Our guests really enjoyed how she included them in a part of our vows. We got multiple compliments from everyone about her. I would highly recommend Janis at Modern Celebrant for your big day! Read less
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