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

Vancouver & Whistler , BC
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Vancouver & Whistler, BC CA (map)

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604-992-4217
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ABOUT US

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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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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Ashleigh
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Choosing the right person to officiate our wedding was something that was very important to us from the beginning. We met with multiple officiants, and our search ended when we met Janis Horne from Modern Celebrant. From our first meeting, we instanlty knew that she was a perfect fit, she felt like part of our family. The ceremony she created was something unique and personal to us and to our families. She instantly put us at ease and we felt confident with her by our sides, guiding us through our unique wedding ceremony. Having her next to us during our vows, we both felt supported and at ease having someone that was so genuinely invested in our future together. Our family and guests could not stop raving about Janis and her ceremony, and how the ceremony truly represented our personalities. Many of our guests saw our relationship with Janis, and were surprised with the knowledge that she was not in fact a member of our family (although we feel like she is now!). Thank you Janis Horne, we could not recommend you more!

Ashleigh & Evret
Choosing the right person to officiate our wedding was something that was very important to us from the beginning. We met Read more...
Choosing the right person to officiate our wedding was something that was very important to us from the beginning. We met with multiple officiants, and our search ended when we met Janis Horne from Modern Celebrant. From our first meeting, we instanlty knew that she was a perfect fit, she felt like part of our family. The ceremony she created was something unique and personal to us and to our families. She instantly put us at ease and we felt confident with her by our sides, guiding us through our unique wedding ceremony. Having her next to us during our vows, we both felt supported and at ease having someone that was so genuinely invested in our future together. Our family and guests could not stop raving about Janis and her ceremony, and how the ceremony truly represented our personalities. Many of our guests saw our relationship with Janis, and were surprised with the knowledge that she was not in fact a member of our family (although we feel like she is now!). Thank you Janis Horne, we could not recommend you more!

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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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Sandra
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We wanted our ceremony to be THE most important part of our wedding day, and something people would talk about well after the party was over. Marcia made that happen for us. She made our day come to life with her beautiful words. We appreciated her guidance and kindness during the creative process. She took the ideas we had in our heads and made a ceremony that was personal, inclusive, unique, respectful of different faiths, and better than we could have ever imagined. Everyone loved our ceremony and it was the highlight of the day for us. We are still flying high from the weekend. We are so happy! Seriously, spend less on the stuff you will end up selling on craigslist or throwing away and invest in the ceremony. It will be the best money you ever spend.
We wanted our ceremony to be THE most important part of our wedding day, and something people would talk about well after Read more...
We wanted our ceremony to be THE most important part of our wedding day, and something people would talk about well after the party was over. Marcia made that happen for us. She made our day come to life with her beautiful words. We appreciated her guidance and kindness during the creative process. She took the ideas we had in our heads and made a ceremony that was personal, inclusive, unique, respectful of different faiths, and better than we could have ever imagined. Everyone loved our ceremony and it was the highlight of the day for us. We are still flying high from the weekend. We are so happy! Seriously, spend less on the stuff you will end up selling on craigslist or throwing away and invest in the ceremony. It will be the best money you ever spend. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
We can't even begin to say thank you to Marcia for the amazing job she did on our wedding. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and talked specifically about how great the ceremony Marcia wrote was, and about what a wonderful person she is. In our minds it was perfect.
Marcia made every step of the way easier for us and helped us stay ahead of things so we never got to a stressful point. Having her as a part of our big day was a pleasure from start to finish!
We can't even begin to say thank you to Marcia for the amazing job she did on our wedding. Many of our guests said it was Read more...
We can't even begin to say thank you to Marcia for the amazing job she did on our wedding. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and talked specifically about how great the ceremony Marcia wrote was, and about what a wonderful person she is. In our minds it was perfect.
Marcia made every step of the way easier for us and helped us stay ahead of things so we never got to a stressful point. Having her as a part of our big day was a pleasure from start to finish! Read less
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Em
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Janis was wonderful to work with from the start! She made us both feel very comfortable and supported us through the whole process. We wanted our ceremony to be personal and about us, and we were so pleased with the results. We met with Janis twice and communicated with her many times by email. She was great at keeping us on track and making sure that we had everything finalized at least a month before the wedding. I was incredibly nervous about being the center of attention, so having someone as wonderful and supportive as Janis really helped. Our guests all commented on how special and unique our ceremony was. We loved everything about our day, and are so grateful for everything that Janis did! Thank you Janis!
Janis was wonderful to work with from the start! She made us both feel very comfortable and supported us through the whole Read more...
Janis was wonderful to work with from the start! She made us both feel very comfortable and supported us through the whole process. We wanted our ceremony to be personal and about us, and we were so pleased with the results. We met with Janis twice and communicated with her many times by email. She was great at keeping us on track and making sure that we had everything finalized at least a month before the wedding. I was incredibly nervous about being the center of attention, so having someone as wonderful and supportive as Janis really helped. Our guests all commented on how special and unique our ceremony was. We loved everything about our day, and are so grateful for everything that Janis did! Thank you Janis! 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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