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Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner

Sylvan Lake, Alberta View map

About

Barb Fenske is an Alberta-licensed marriage commissioner, who offers her services for Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area since July, 1997. She has had the privilege of joining more than 1,500 couples in matrimony. Barb's services always give importance to the uniqueness of a couple's relationship and provide special, personal attention to reflect their tastes and style. Along with the booklet provided by the Province of Alberta, Barb offers a package that can assist you in making your day everything you dreamed it would be.

Services offered

Barb offers her services at any venue of your choice, be it a park, hotel, or your home. You can write your own vows and exchange rings and bring children to be part of the ceremony. She provides her services for non-religious weddings and the type of ceremonies are:

  • Sand
  • Hand
  • Rose
  • Unity candle
  • Butterfly
  • Rock
  • Hand fasting
  • Tasting of the elements
  • Memory box

How he works

Barb always begins by meeting with couples so that they feel comfortable choosing her as their officiant. Barb encourages couples to include in their ceremony the things that are important to them. At the ceremony’s conclusion, Barb will present to you a copy of the actual ceremony itinerary to add to your keepsakes. The venue is your choice, although Barb is happy to provide suggestions and recommendations.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Non-religious

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    Roberta S. Married on 11/10/2021
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    Professional and Friendly

    Barb is just lovely!! She made us feel very calm and at ease. I would highly recommend her for any wedding big or small!!
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    Sawyer S. Married on 11/08/2021
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    Barb is amazing!

    Barb is absolutely amazing! She helped make sure that our ceremony and the events leading up to it ran smoothly and she made us feel confident during a time that could easily be seen as stressful. She put my worries at ease and made me feel confident in her ability to provide a beautiful ceremony. Barb is so kind and professional and she even checked in with us afterwards to ensure we were doing well. I would highly recommend Barb and am so grateful that she was part of our day!

    Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Brandon and Sawyer, I can't thank you enough for your kind words. It was such an honor to be a part of your beautiful day. In truth, the two of you are such an amazing couple, you made it an enjoyable experience for me as well. I wish you all the best that the future holds for you
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    Savannah M. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Barb is amazing!

    We had the most amazing experience with Barb! She was so helpful with answering any questions we had and she ensured everything for our ceremony went perfect. I would definitely recommend everyone to use Barb for their wedding!

    Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I was so honored to be a part of your amazing day and wish you all the best that life has in store for you
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    Jenn R. Married on 15/09/2019
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    On top of everything

    Barb was fantastic and responsive to the wedding she was prompt and quick with our ceremony and was perfect!! Would highly reccomend her
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    Jacquie O. Married on 01/09/2019
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    Confident and caring

    Barb took such great care of us. She explained what we needed to do and took charge on our rehearsal and wedding day leaveing everyone confident and excited about what we were doing! We had such a great ceremony and her experience as a commissioner showed!
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    Kaytlyn E. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Excellent! Barb is amazing.

    Barb was amazing at giving guidance to help the ceremony go smoothly. She has a great sense of humor and was available with any question not only about the cermony but has great insight into details couples most commonly forget about. She truly wants to make your ceremony what you want it to be.
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    Kendra W. Married on 27/04/2019
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    Lovely, Easy

    Barb was wonderful, professional, friendly, supportive, efficient, flexible, and more! Love Barb!
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    Vanessa Married on 01/07/2017
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    Barb was absolutely amazing! She did everything she could to make sure that our day went off without a hitch. I would recommend her 100 times over! She worked with us, through out the rehearsal to make sure we knew what was going to be happening the next day so we weren't lost. All while making us laugh! 😄

    Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    how do I begin to thank you for your kind words. It was both an honor and pleasure to be part of your amazing day, you made it so very easy for me, I wish you both all the best that life can offer, thank you for the opportunity to be part of your beautiful day
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    Naomi L. Married on 01/07/2020
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    a great 2020 Canada day small ceremony

    Barb officiated our small rural wedding on Canada day 2020. She was amazing. It poured rain the day before and our entire group was a stressed and hectic mess. She swooped in (after some confusion with directions, the farm is confusing to get to) and brought order to chaos. She ran the rehearsal (despite not being able to do it at the ceremony site due to the downpour) and made suggestions on how to move and adapt the ceremony if the weather did not improve for the big day.

    Fortunately the weather turned and she ran a wonderful ceremony which included everything I sent her in our script (and things I did not, but where required, since I forgot... oops!). Many of those in my wedding party and my few guests (thank Covid) as well as those watching the live stream commented on how fantastic she was.

    Would certainly recommend her to any couple!

    Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Naomi, was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your beautiful day
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    A Mills Married on 24/08/2019
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    Zach and shui wedding

    I cannot say enough as to how great Barb was in making the day so wonderfully perfect. She really knows how to add details into the ceremonie that really makes it personal and so very special. In following her direction and advice everything flowed smooth and seamless. Really special. Thank you Barb.

    Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. The honor was all mine, they are such a special couple and their love for each other is beyond words, I wish them both all the best

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