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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.

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Reviews for Barb Fenske, Marriage Commissioner

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
19 reviews
99% recommend it
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Nicole P. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant, Professional, and Wonderful!

Barb was absolutely phenomenal! She was helpful and professional leading up to our day, cool as a cucumber in the hour before even though things didn’t line up right away. She was an amazing part of our day and we are so glad that we chose her to be our officiant! I can’t say thank you enough times to her!
Roberta S. Sent on 18/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
Savannah M. Sent on 20/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sawyer S. Sent on 19/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jacquie O. Sent on 04/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Kaytlyn E. Sent on 04/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Michael Parker
Kendra W. Sent on 04/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely, Easy

Barb was wonderful, professional, friendly, supportive, efficient, flexible, and more! Love Barb!
Becca S. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and very well organized

Barb did an amazing job she was very helpful and very well organized
Kira S. Sent on 28/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Commissioner!

I would highly recommend Barb for anyone looking for a marriage commissioner. From day one Barb was very accommodating and flexible to work with. During our initial consultation we knew we had chosen the right person to marry us. Barb was VERY organized throughout the rehearsal and made sure that the entire wedding party knew what to do/where to be. She made everything stress-free, which is worth a lot! On the day of our wedding Barb did a phenomenal job with our ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
Naomi L. Sent on 10/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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5228-47A Avenue T4S 1G5 Sylvan Lake (Alberta)

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