I don't really remember much about my own wedding ceremony except that I cried and My Beloved laughed! We had a serious highly UN-memorable ceremony, delivered without interest or personal touches. That helped me decide that crafting a unique, memorable ceremony in collaboration with couples would be my #1 strategy. As a professional licensed wedding officiant through All Seasons Weddings, I put my "all" into each original ceremony.
Love comes in all ages, shapes, colours, sizes, financial categories, genders, cultures, and belief systems: I welcome all couples. Inclusivity is one of my core values. When I was thinking about a retirement "job", I could think of nothing more delightful than assisting couples celebrate their Big Day with laughter, tears and a sense of having been well taken care of.
The wedding services offered include a complete licensed ceremony, which allows a couple's own vows to be incorporated. Unity Ceremonies such as Anniversary Boxes, Wine Ceremony, Handfasting, and Sand Ceremony are available. Jewish, Filipine and other traditions of faith are also options. I also love it when family members or friends participate in the ceremomy.
All Seasons Weddings offers three levels of ceremonies: Make it Legal, Simply Sweet, and Perfectly Planned, which is the premium ceremony package. Rates are set by All Seasons Weddings.
I'm located in Victoria, British Columbia, an appealing destination for many couples. I serve the Southern Vancouver Island as far as Duncan/Maple Bay and include Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, Cobble Hill, Colwood, East Sooke, Esquimalt, Highlands, Jordan River, Langford, Malahat, Metchosin, Mill Bay, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Point No Point, Port Renfrew, Saanich, Shawnigan Lake, Shirley, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria and View Royal.
Gulf Island weddings will be considered, but not Mainland BC.
10 Reviews for Cecilia Penner
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Allie M. · Married on 09/08/2020
Best wedding ceremony!
Cecilia Penner is an amazing officiant. We had to reschedule and plan our whole wedding during COVID and even change the venue from Saskatchewan to Victoria, BC. We contacted Cecilia 2 weeks before we wanted to get married and she met with us immediately. We spent 2 hours chatting and getting to know each other, and she told us a lot about wedding ceremonies. She then wrote up a script for the ceremony for us to review before the ceremony, and incorporated all the elements we wanted (such as the parents' toast during the ceremony). After our ceremony, each of our guests commented about Cecilia's professionalism, warmth, and expertise that set our day apart!Sent on 30/08/2020
Cecilia Penner's reply:Oh my, I’m blushing! Thank you, Allie! It was so lovely to meet you and Jordan, and be a part of your Big Day.
Molly M. · Married on 21/09/2019
An incredible officiant who went above and beyond.
Cecilia went above and beyond for our ceremony. She did not "meet" our expectations; she well surpassed them! She met with us multiple times, sent many options for the base of our ceremony, and personalized the ceremony to match our personalities and our relationship. She was grounding in our planning, always happy to help, and patient but persistent with my husband when he didn't send his vows in until mere days before the ceremony. She worked with us to create a ceremony that was deeply personal, wildly sentimental, and not boring or dragging at all (you know those ceremonies that drag on and you start to fall asleep to- I promise, this was not one of them!). Many guests mentioned that they loved the ceremony and that she was one of the best officiants they had witnessed. Every single moment of the ceremony and all of the planning that went into it went off without a hitch, and that is all thanks to Cecilia. My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to have had Cecilia guide us through the start of this new chapter of our lives. Cecilia, Thank you for making this such an incredible experience. May many more couples be blessed by your charm, grace, and skill as an officiant.Sent on 21/11/2019
Cecilia Penner's reply:Thanks so much, Molly! Your wedding is such a cherished memory. I especially loved the participation of the many brothers! Here’s to years and years of happiness🥂
Kate S. · Married on 07/09/2019
Cecilia was so wonderful to work with, super friendly and kind and was interested in getting to know us. I could tell she really enjoys what she does and really made our day special. I would definitely recommend her as an officiant. It couldn’t have been a more perfect ceremony. Thank you Cecilia:)Sent on 17/09/2019
Cecilia Penner's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Kate! It was wonderful to be there to witness the connection that you and Paul have, and to experience the love that your families and friends have for you. It's a warm, joyous memory for me, too. Wishing you all the best!
Natalie M. · Married on 22/09/2018
Warmth and Eloquence
Cecilia Penner resided over our wedding and made an exceptional impression on both of us, as well as our guests. From the outset she exuded a warmth and welcome that made it easy to share with her our desires for the day. She took the time to get to know us on a personal level, which ultimately allowed her to include intimate details about our life and relationship within the script for our ceremony. At no point did it feel like Cecilia was simply doing her job, instead it was clear that she aimed to play a memorable part in our celebrations. By far, what sets her apart is her eloquence and ability to design and deliver memorable remarks throughout the ceremony. I cannot imagine our wedding without her, and am confident that others will have a similar experience.Sent on 19/03/2019
Cecilia Penner's reply:Thank you so much, Natalie! Your wedding day is a cherished memory. It was a magnificent venue and you both were beyond happy to share your great love with everyone.
Annie M. · Married on 22/05/2021
We would highly recommend Cecilia as an officiant! From our very first phone call, we had a great feeling! Cecilia is warm, friendly and compassionate. You can tell that she loves what she does. We got married in December 2020 when COVID restrictions were rapidly changing. Cecilia checked in regularly to support us along the way and make the necessary accommodations. Cecilia walked us through the whole process and sent us a copy of the reception well before the wedding to review. She made lots of thoughtful touches and printed out our vows on lovely cardstock paper. The wedding day was pouring rain but she braved the weather with a smile. Thank you Cecilia!Sent on 29/01/2021
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