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Cecilia Penner

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About

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Cecilia Penner is a professional licensed wedding officiant through All Seasons Wedding Ceremonies. She specializes in creating memorable and inclusive wedding ceremonies for couples from all walks of life. Known for her creativity and wit, she will work to give your special day a memorable touch.

Services offered

Cecilia Penner happily services weddings big and small and travels to venues throughout Southern Vancouver Island. Celia is experienced in both religious, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies, and customizes each service to match each couple's preferences. She offers multiple packages to suit each couple's unique needs and wants. Soon-to-be-weds are welcome to read their own vows and incorporate any traditions or rituals they want. From intimate elopements to extravagant celebrations, Cecilia Penner is dedicated to helping couples achieve their dream day.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, jainism, jewish, pagan, taoist, unitarian

Wedding Services Starting Price

$300

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$40

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$15

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    Allie M. Married on 09/08/2020
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    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!

    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.
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    Molly M. Married on 21/09/2019
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    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.

    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🥂
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    Kate S. Married on 07/09/2019
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    All smiles:)

    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:)

    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!
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    Natalie M. Married on 22/09/2018
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    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.

    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.
  • Deborah
    Deborah G. Married on 30/05/2021
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    Simply The Best Choice

    Cecilia was beyond kind and generous with her time and expertise . We couldn’t have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding

    Cecilia Penner's reply:

    Thank you SO much, Deborah. It was a great joy to marry you and M., and experience the blending of your families in such a special way. I predict there will never be a dull day in your future! ♥️
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    Annie M. Married on 22/05/2021
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    Thank you!

    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!
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    Hailey Married on 18/10/2020
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    We love Cecilia!

    Cecilia was so calm and amazing not only on our wedding day but throughout the entire planning process. She was so encouraging through the uncertain times as we had to make some changes due to covid and she was so flexible and understanding.

    I can’t rave enough about Cecilia and our guests also spoke so highly of her! Thanks so much for being apart of our special day!
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    Laura C. Married on 02/10/2020
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    Cecilia was the key to making our ceremony perfect!

    Tina and I had to re-plan our wedding a few times throughout COVID - after the first one was cancelled. Initially our wedding was to be done at a venue in Vancouver, but that fell through - so we decided to plan a very last minute micro-wedding on Vancouver Island. We stumbled upon Cecilia and right away we knew she was the Officiant for us. She was kind and sweet, and accepting of our love (LGBTQ+) and totally transformed our original ceremony into something that matched our personalities wayyy more. Cecilia had little tips and tricks that made our ceremony flow smoothly and everyone kept speaking after about how perfect she was. I loved emailing back and forth with Cecilia to revise my vows because a) her emails make me laugh! and b) her background as a retired school teacher helped me tailor them to be perfect. Overall.. couldn't imagine the day without her in it!! Felt like I've known her my whole life :)

    Cecilia Penner's reply:

    Thanks, Laura, for the A+ review! It was such a joy to meet you and Tina! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness.🥂🎉♥️
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    Kevin K. Married on 29/06/2019
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    Cecelia was responsive, understanding, helpful and made the who process much easier for us!

    We were so very glad to have Cecelia as our Wedding Officiant. Prior to contacting Cecelia, we had very little idea or comfort with planning the ceremony. Cecelia was helpful, understanding, and gave us many ideas to consider for the procession and ceremony. She assembled a beautiful ceremony speech. With Cecelia, the ceremony proceeded as smoothly as we could have imagined. From the very beginning, she took care of the details for us, and we were able to focus on other aspects of our wedding.

    Cecilia Penner's reply:

    Kevin and Hwisoo, thank YOU for the pleasure of performing your ceremony. You two have definite chemistry!!
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    Linsey Married on 25/01/2020
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    Simply Splendid

    Cecilia Penner went above and beyond our expectations as this year threw us many curve balls in planning a wedding during COVID. She was extremely accommodating, went with our forever changing plans and ensured we were comfortable with the ceremony she was planning to perform. Cecilia made sure the ceremony was perfect in every way! I've known Cecilia since I was in high school so it was special to have a friendly face performing our marriage. We will never forget our wedding and the special words Cecilia said. - Thank you! Jason & Linsey September 2020

    Cecilia Penner's reply:

    Thanks Linsey! It was such a joy to marry you and your sweetheart. ♥️💖💓

    Just for the record, for readers, the wedding was September 18, 2020!

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