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Candace Hawkshaw is a legal Officiant based in Ontario, who offers her services for weddings, elopements and renewal of vows. She caters to wedding couples of various religious denominations and is ready to provide her services at any venue or location, be it a park or a beach or your backyard. Candace offers diverse ceremonies and also loves to work with the couple for creating a more customized wedding ceremony.

Services offered

Candace provides her services for different types of weddings, including:

  • Vow renewal
  • Ceremony rehearsal

She offers various packages that you can select to create a unique ceremony matching your vision and they are the following:

  • Hand fasting
  • Jumping the broom
  • Romantic sand ceremony
  • Blessings of the four directions
  • Same sex ceremonies
  • Friend conducting ceremony
  • Candle lighting ceremony

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Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
No denomination
Orthodox christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?


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Charlotte D. Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Warm, endearing and thoughtful.

We had the absolute pleasure of having Candace officiate our wedding in Nov/23. She is so professional while still being one of the most kindhearted people I have ever met. From the planning of the ceremony, to the rehearsal dinner, to saving the day finding our missing vows( 10 mins before ceremony!)- we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! Her beautifully worded ceremony is more than we could have ever imagined! She was a joy to be around and provided such helpful insight with planning. We would recommend Candace to any newly engaged folks looking for an outstanding officiant!

Love always Noah & Charlotte
Brittany P. Sent on 15/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Candace was so wonderful to deal with. Her carefree spirit made you feel relaxed and enjoy every moment of your special day.
From our first meeting - she asked lots of questions to get a feel about us as a couple as well as make sure everything went smoothly on our day. Friendly, out going, great sense of humor and truly a joy to work with. We cannot recommend her enough!

Thank you Candace for everything you did for us. You helped us start this next chapter in our lives and we are forever grateful for your kindness!

Love, Michael and Brittany
Jessica S. Sent on 07/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thoughtful and Organized Officient

Candace was amazing from day one. She was interested in getting to know our story and she was very quick to respond to any questions that we had. With the multiple quick check ins she conducted, we knew she was organized and never had to worry about keeping her informed. Organizing all of your vendors can be hectic but we never had to worry with Candace. Please consider her for your wedding! She is so kind and open minded.
Angela M. Sent on 15/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Officiant!

Candace was kind, thoughtful, and made our day extremely special! She was organized, reassuring, easy-going (and calm!) and we were able to customize our ceremony to meet our needs - we had all the "customary basics" and were able to add a broom jumping tradition that made our ceremony completely unique for us. She was the perfect choice, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for an extra-special officiant for their big day - She truly made it one of a kind!
Kyley C. Sent on 23/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Easy Breezy

Candace was very flexible with our schedules and she made our day simple and easy, just as requested.
Nicki P. Sent on 27/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

SO flexible!

Candace was incredibly easy to work with and open minded. We had it in our heads that we wanted a walking ceremony on a 1km trail and she was more than willing to accommodate us. She was super easy to get a hold of and made our day that much more special.
Heather W. Sent on 14/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Funky and Heartfelt!

Candace was so fun and heartfelt throughout our process of connecting with her before, during and after our ceremony. She personalized our ceremony to match our values and selves. She even dressed up with us in her steampunk outfit! We were thrilled and all of our friends and family just loved her presence.
Amanda N. Sent on 06/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience

Working with Candace was nothing short of excellent. From the first email to the end of the ceremony, she made sure it was exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t have picked someone better to perform the ceremony. Candance was just wonderful. Couldn’t recommend her enough. Thank you again! ❤️
Ashley H. Sent on 02/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Spiritual Experience

Candace was such a fantastic part of our wedding, we were so lucky to have found her online.
Her energy and earthiness was exactly the vibe we were going for and her hands off, laid back but professional approach during the planning phases really helped us iron out what it is we were looking for.
Thank you Candace!
Love Ashley & Graeme
Olga Sent on 18/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderfully Personalized Ceremony

Candace helped us create the most wonderful and personalized ceremony! From the first email to every last detail, Candace went above and beyond to ensure that we'd be able to have the experience that we had our hearts set on. We decided on a canvas ceremony and were delighted to see the beautiful easel she brought for us to use. She is patient and overall a very nice person. The ceremony was more then we had hoped for and we are so thankful to her for the memories that we will forever hold dear.
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