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Ceremonies with Jaya

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About

Ceremonies with Jaya is a professional wedding officiant service located in Etobicoke, Ontario. Jaya Karsemeyer Bone, the founder of the company, is deeply passionate about the coordination of wedding ceremonies and will strive to ensure each couple’s genuine satisfaction. She will focus on the finer details, prioritizing the creation of a tailored experience that will leave a lasting impression upon clients and their wedding guests. Jaya will put her clients at ease from the very first consultation, securing their trust and making them feel as comfortable as possible.

Services Offered

Jaya will get to know each soon-to-be-newlywed on a personal level, developing an understanding of their individual style and tastes. She services a wide spectrum of wedding events including ceremony rehearsals, vow renewals, civil unions, and interfaith ceremonies. Jaya also allows couples to perform their own vows during their celebration, ensuring that their genuine personalities are represented as they pronounce their love for another. Jaya serves an array of religious affiliations such as Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Agnostic clients.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, catholic, quaker, earth-based, islam, jewish, pagan

Wedding Services Starting Price

$225

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?

$125

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

$60
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    Ravi J. Married on 12/09/2020
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    Jaya is caring, supportive, and genuine

    We were so incredibly grateful for Jaya's officiating— she made us feel comfortable and worked with us to create a marriage ceremony that worked for us. She adapted to multiple traditions and beliefs and helped create a climate of inclusion, respect, and love. Thank you Jaya!
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    Caitlin K. Married on 29/08/2020
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    Perfect Social Distance Ceremony

    Jaya was INCREDIBLE to work with. She was very flexible and accommodated everything that came with planning a wedding during Covid-19. From our first virtual meeting, I knew she was the perfect fit for us. Not only was the ceremony beautifully written, she delivered them with warmth and style on the day. She ensured everything was in order for social distancing and came prepared with an adorable mask for the signing. I couldn’t recommend working with Jaya more!
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    Tasha Married on 16/11/2019
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    Pleasure to work with

    Jaya Is a glowing soul. Calming, joyous and a true professional. We loved all encounters we had with her. The ceremony was simple, to the point and memorable. A pleasure to work with!
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    Chayan S. Married on 16/11/2019
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    Such a warm and passionate officiant!

    Jaya was an absolute joy to talk to and work with. She had such a friendly and clear voice and spoke with the passion that you would hope someone marrying you would. She was sweet, eloquent, and warm, and truly matched the vibe of the wedding.
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    Salima R. Married on 24/08/2019
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    Amazing Officiant!

    Jaya's professionalism, care and dedication shines through her work has an officiant. I felt grounded and taken care of... I had an August downtown Toronto wedding. Jaya led the rehearsal which was on a Thursday at 4pm. I had a large bridal party of over 14 of us. She organized the groomsmen, bridesmaids and flower girl and young ring bearers. I was able to get all my nerves out during rehearsal which meant I was in the moment for our Saturday wedding. Jaya stayed and mingled after rehearsal as well. It was really special that she made the time to marry us. She even asked one of the groomsmen to be in charge of the marriage license so it was one less thing for the girls to do and for bride and groom to remember. Jaya made herself available months in advance of the wedding. Her preperation of the order of ceremony even helped my wedding planner and my parents know what's going on. I am very grateful for everything Jaya did as I am certain she went above and beyond.
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    Sally
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    Ryan L. Married on 17/10/2021
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    A joy to work with on our special day

    Jaya was fabulous to work with. Our whole wedding was put together in less than 4 weeks and she was our first choice. From walking through the process with us, to making time to read through the whole ceremony with us allowing changes to be made as we saw fit, to making sure everything was ready on the day of. She worked directly with the venue so we could focus on pictures and family. With many compliments from guests about the ceremony I would strongly recommend for your wedding!
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    Miho T. Married on 02/12/2019
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    Full of warmth and positive vibes

    Thank you for your service Jaya. Everyone agreed that you were so warm and full of positive energy.

    You were perfect for their wedding.
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    Sandy Married on 02/11/2019
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    Very professional and very detailed throughout the process.

    Lets keep it short and sweet. Jaya was amazing, very detailed and professional throughout the ceremony.
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    Li C Married on 13/07/2019
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    Jaya is a must for your wedding!

    Jaya was an exceptional officiant who was very professional in her work and was always available to answer any of the questions my husband and I had. She was always organized and an overall delight to work with. I highly recommend Jaya for anyone looking for an officiant!

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Meet the Team

Jaya Karsemeyer Bone
Jaya Karsemeyer Bone
Officiant

Hello! It is a such a privilege to get to work with couples in preparation for their wedding, and on their special day. My skill and background prepare me uniquely to ensure that your ceremony goes off without a hitch--that said, that doesn't mean "exactly as planned"! For all the planning and details, a wedding is an event with a lot of moving parts. My background in film and theatre acting equip me with the skills to be flexible and respond to whatever may arise. I am a classroom teacher of dance and drama, and a mom of two (Johanna is 6, Clayton is 4!), so having a lot of things on the go is familiar to me. When we meet I will assure you that calm, centered celebration is possible--and that your day can rise to the height of the love you feel in your heart.

Prior to officiating weddings I studied English Literature at Queen's University in Kingston, ON and Herstmonceux, UK. I have my Master's in Education from York University with a focus on Urban Aboriginal Education. My B.Ed. is also from Queen's, as part of their Artist in Community Education program. I have published as a journalist and poet, and performed as a dancer and actor since childhood. Trivia tidbit: I was one of Drake's Stand-Ins on Degrassi: The Next Generation. I love being in nature and walking the ravines of Toronto. I went to school in Toronto: Gabriel Roy, Rawlinson, Horizon Alternative, Etobicoke School for the Arts, Northern SS and City School Alternative. I also lived in Truro, NS for my grade six year, in 1990.

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