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Ceres Lee

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About

Ceres Lee is a licensed marriage officiant and an ordained minister who welcomes all couples regardless of gender, sexual orientation, faiths and traditions. Her wish is to provide you with a unique wedding ceremony that is truly inspired by who you are as a couple. Based in Vancouver, she speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese and serves within the Province of British Columbia.

Services offered

Arrange a meeting to share ideas about ceremony scripts, rituals, wedding vows, writing the story of your love and officiating the service. As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant in Canada, you can count on her to perform different types of ceremonies such as weddings, renewal of vows, elopements, inter-faith and multicultural ceremonie, and same-sex ceremonies too.

Areas covered

She is able to work with couples from the Greater Vancouver area including:

  • Vancouver
  • North Shore
  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • New Westminster
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Langley
  • White Rock

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Wedding Services Starting Price

$350

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.
60+ mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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    Candice Married on 22/05/2022
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    Excellent bilingual wedding officiant!

    We were looking for a bilingual officiant for our May wedding, and we are so lucky to have found Ceres! She was an amazing guide throughout the process of preparing for the big day, and provided us with clear instructions and a timeline to follow. We were too busy to have an in-person dress rehearsal, but Ceres took the time to hold a Zoom meeting with us to run through the steps. Our ceremony went very smoothly and we would highly recommend Ceres to anyone else looking for an officiant!
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    Uc Married on 07/01/2022
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    Excellent Bilingual Wedding Officiant

    Ceres Lee helped us create a truly unforgettable ceremony, we can't thank her enough for everything she'd done for us to make our big day so special. She did an amazing job in leading us from the preparation beforehand all the way to our wedding day. Not only is she excellent in both English and Mandarin, she's also professional, responsible, detail-oriented and really nice to work with. Ceres is kind enough to provide us with a beautiful unofficial marriage certificate and personalized vow cards that we got to bring home as keepsake. She even brought a set of microphone to the venue as backup with no extra charge, which was super helpful and we ended up using it for our ceremony. We are so blessed to have Ceres be our wedding officiant, she exceeded EVERY expectation I could possibly have. I would 100% recommend Ceres to my friends!!
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    Kimberly C. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Ceres was lovely - I'd 100% recommend her!

    When searching for an officiant, we really wanted to someone who could speak both English and mandarin to accommodate our families & friends at the wedding. We talked to 2-3 other bilingual/trilingual officiants and by far, Ceres stood out. Not only was her English and mandarin spot on (and catered to the accent of my Taiwanese family), but we could tell she really cared about the couple she worked with and would be a good investment. In our initial meeting, she spent time to walk us through what to expect for the entire ceremony & offered many options to personalize the ceremony (personal story reading, unity ceremony, ring ceremony).

    On the actual wedding day, the ceremony did feel personalized to us. We loved having our story read, the additional blessings with the unity ceremony and the ring ceremony. It felt very complete. Ceres was calm & flexible even when we had to start the ceremony late due to some hiccups with other vendors. She kept the ceremony a good balance of warm, light-hearted, professional, yet tasteful. She made us feel very comfortable throughout the ceremony, especially hearing the laughs and seeing the smiles from our guests.

    The vow books and unofficial marriage license that she prepared for us was a nice touch to keep as a souvenir! The vow books were adorable and took off another logistical piece off our plate.

    I never realized how important having a good officiant was until having Ceres at our wedding. It really determines the mood/vibe of the entire ceremony. Ceres was lovely and I would highly recommend her!
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    Solomon Married on 05/09/2021
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Sifting through countless biographies and looking for the perfect vendor was extremely difficult. After contacting a few, my partner and I decided to go with Ceres as our bilingual officiant. It was not only her communication and flexibility that had sold us, but also the experience, approachability, and little attention to details (ie., personalized vow cards, certificate, and genuine authenticity...) that really shines. Ceres offered everything we could've imagined and it was such an honour to have her officiate our wedding. Thank you so much!
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    Ben Married on 08/08/2020
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    Very helpful wedding officiant

    Very accommodating and helpful wedding officiant. Spent a lot of time with us to make sure all our wedding needs were met!

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Ben, thank you for taking the time to write a review for me. It was such an intimate and sweet ceremony; we were blessed with perfect weather and beautiful lighting. Thanks again for including me on your special day :)
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    Charlotte H. Married on 11/07/2020
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    Personalized and flexible

    Ceres not only was incredibly flexible and adaptable with us changing from wedding to an elopement (due to covid) and moving locations, but made us feel really comfortable as well. She was very well organized and kept us on track for getting the marriage license on time. She asked questions to get to know us and personalized the ceremony to fit. Her extra little touch are some cute keepsakes of the vows with a personalized floral design for the couple to have as a memory of their special day. Thank you for being a part of our special day, Ceres!

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Charlotte, I really appreciate your kind comment. Thanks for including me in your beautiful ceremony by the water with the lovely floral arrangements made by your friends. Wishing you and M a wonderful journey as you build your new life together :)
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    Rachel Married on 29/09/2019
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    Ceres is incredible!

    We had originally found a commissioner through the BC website, but after a series of miscommunications, we decided that it was best we found someone else. It was two weeks before our wedding and we needed someone who could do a bilingual ceremony (English and Mandarin), so we were scrambling. We found Ceres through WeddingWire and we are so glad we did. She responded quickly and efficiently, and totally understood our situation. We only had just over a week to get all the info together, but Ceres had it all under control. On the day, Ceres delivered a wonderful ceremony. She was eloquent and spoke clearly. Her speech was moving and funny (got a few laughs here and there). She even provided these gorgeous printed vows and certificate of marriage, which we will treasure forever. My parents (who are Taiwanese and hard to please) were extremely happy with the ceremony. They came up to me afterwards and insisted that I tell Ceres that she did an amazing job. I highly recommend her to any couples looking for an officiant.

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Hi Rachel I can't thank you enough for your excellent review. It means a lot to me that you and Curtis, as well as your family and friends, enjoyed the ceremony. I hope you created happy wedding memories to cherish in the years to come. Thanks for including me on your special day. All the best :)
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    Angela S. Married on 09/06/2019
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    Friendly and flexible bilingual officiant

    Ceres was amazing from start to finish. We found her online because we wanted an officiant who can do the ceremony in both English and Mandarin. (She also speaks Cantonese too). We met with her in person and she helped work with my budget. She was friendly and easy to talk to and you can tell she genuinely enjoys what she does. During the rehearsal she was organized and walked us through all the steps. She was completely flexible with how the ceremony went. I shared with her the ‘love story’ and she essentially shared the whole story during the ceremony (shortened version) which made it super personal. She added humour in it, and shared a few bible verses that were relatable for all religions. Even though she is a reverend, the ceremony was not overly religious - she tailors it to how you would like it. She let us be creative with our ritual as well.
    Prior to meeting with Ceres, we met with another bilingual officiant who seemed strict on the ceremony format and only had a select few ritual to choose from, and we would have to pay extra to make the ceremony more personal. It just felt like a business and there was no care or love for the couple. When we met Ceres we knew we had to go with her.
    We also love that she prints out our vows in a beautiful card as well as provide us a marriage certificate with floral and ribbon designs we can choose. It was just the icing on the cake!
    100% recommend her!!

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Hi Angela I really appreciate your kind words. It was such admirable experience to work with you and Kevin on your wedding. I'm so happy that you loved the personal touches to your ceremony and the keepsake certificate and vow cards. Thanks for including me on your special day. It was truly a beautiful wedding!!
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    Albert L. Married on 19/05/2018
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    Professional, thoughtful and creative wedding officiant

    We are thankful to have Ceres as our wedding officiant. She is very professional, thoughtful and creative. She is bilingual conducted our ceremony in English and Cantonese. We really like the creative handfasting rituals, her cute wedding vow cards and the creative way she tell our story before the ceremony.

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Thank you Albert for your kind comment. It was a lovely ceremony and I felt grateful to be a part of it. Best wishes to you and Rita on your wonderful journey ahead.
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    Calvin C. Married on 28/04/2018
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    We were extremely lucky and grateful to have Ceres!

    Ceres was our officiant April 28 2018. We are very lucky to have chosen her, she is passionate and extremely thoughtful. She recommended creative ways to run our ceremony, such as a handfasting ritual. Ceres was always responsive and open to suggestions. She also went above and beyond in helping us print out vow cards, sow decorative items to ensure that our ceremony was intimate and beautiful. Thank you again Ceres, you have been most wonderful.

    Ceres Lee's reply:

    Thanks so much, Calvin. I'm so happy that you and Katie love the ceremony as well. I was proud to be a small part of your big day. My best wishes to you as you begin your new life together as Mr. and Mrs.

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