I am so so thrilled that Karen was recommended to us, as she was the best officiant I've ever seen at a wedding. Of course we reviewed the ceremony together ahead of time, but she also had some personal touches on the day, that meant so much to us (one of our groomsmen teared up!).
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and moving, and Karen played a huge role in that. Thank you...
Karen made our ceremony personal, funny and wonderfully meaningful for us. Although we only had one in-person meeting plus the rehearsal, Karen had personal touches that made our family and guests feel like she knew us for years. She is super thoughtful and incredibly thorough! I would recommend Karen for anyone getting married. She's absolutely wonderful.
When it comes to a BC Marriage Commissioner you are always paying the same price; trust me, they are not all the same. First of all, Karen will respond to you ASAP (if that is not important to you, you are crazy,) she genuinely cares about the small details (how you met, what you're like, the type of relationship you have,) and she shows up on time and looking like a professional.
I've communicated with several BCMC's and they were never as prompt, professional, or as in-depth as Karen. She MADE our ceremony, and we barely put a finger on it. She knew exactly the kind of passage that would apply to us, and she went through our rehearsal with us in depth and with patience. I highly recommend Karen to those considering hiring a BCMC, but book soon....she books quickly.
I cannot say enough about Karen Ell, she was professional,graceful, sweet and caring, and really made our ceremony the best that it could be. She met us for rehearsal and walked through everything and on the day of she made are all our guests were comfortable and made us extremely comfortable before walking down the aisle. She really cares about the people she marries even though she only knows them for a short while. I cannot say enough great things about karen. If you have the chance to use her, then do it! she will make your day wonderful!
Karen was amazing. She was very meticulous about her work. She was loud and clear, so everyone could hear her easily. We decided to combine Persian and civil ceremony together. Karen was very cooperative,and did a fantastic job. Highly recommended . Thank you Karen.
We did not know Karen, but she came highly recommended by a friend. I contacted her by e-mail, and she responded quickly, but had to decline as she had a personal conflict. When I asked if she could recommend one of her peers, she asked me to give her a couple of days and then let me know she had juggled her personal commitments to accommodate us. I was thrilled.
She is a lovely woman- sincere, kind, and genuine. She is incredibly acommodating and had some lovely ceremonies for us to choose from. She had a survey for us to fillout so she could get to know us, and added several delightful personal touched to the ceremony as well. She provided a copy of the ceremony after the service as a keepsake, and refused any gratuity.
Karen was just the perfect officiant.