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Casey P · Getting married on 02/07/2020
Lovely, Considerate, and Highly Recommend!
Ceres officiated me and my partner in September when we were arriving in town from Hong Kong. We didn't give her much time to prepare since I got in contact with her in early August, but she was very accommodating, organised, detailed, and kept in contact with me efficiently through email and phone. We really appreciated her touching words and it meant a lot that she made us very comfortable during our intimate private ceremony. We had it conducted in English, but she is also fluent in Cantonese which is very helpful. Thank you Ceres! Highly Recommend!Sent on 17/10/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Hi Casey thank you so much for your lovely review. I felt so blessed that everything turned out great despite the heavy rain that day (it is Vancouver after all). The last minute decision to change location was brilliant. I enjoyed the ceremony and I'm glad that you did too. Thanks again :)
Anthony Leung · Married on 06/10/2019
Ceres was very professional and easy to work with! She kept us updated on what we needed for our big day, and made our reception go very smoothly. She was also very mindful of what was important to us (i.e. traditions), and kept the audience engaged. I would definitely recommend Ceres as a wedding officiant!Sent on 10/11/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Thank you Anthony for your kind review. I remember we were forced to change venue just weeks before the ceremony but you and Angela did an impeccable job putting everything together. I'm so proud of you and grateful to be a part of your special day. Thanks again :)
Rachel · Married on 29/09/2019
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.Sent on 01/10/2019
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 :)
Nancy Lin · Married on 24/08/2019
Our wedding ceremony went extremely smoothly with Ceres' help. She is very proficient in all 3 languages (English, Cantonese and Mandarin). She did an excellent job at summarizing and translating our story!Sent on 26/08/2019
Great communication and super organized. She will follow up regularly to make sure all details are accounted for.
She is also extremely flexible as we were traveling aboard and finalizing the wedding details.
Other thoughtful touches were that she printed decorative vow cards and performed the knot-tying ceremony for us. Our parents and guests were really impressed with her overall!
Ceres Lee's reply:Thank you Nancy for taking the time to leave this awesome review. Really appreciated. I felt so grateful to be able to share your touching story in different languages with your family and friends. It was wonderful that you love the keepsake and the handfasting ritual. Thanks again and all the best!
Rossana Dai · Married on 24/08/2019
Excellent Professional Service!
Ceres is fantastic at what she does! She was the officiant for my maid of honour's wedding in July 2018 and we were so impressed with her that we hired her to marry us on August 24, 2019. We had our ceremony in English and Cantonese, and Ceres transitioned between the two languages very smoothly and incorporated our story perfectly. She is very professional, friendly, polite and soft spoken. Her rate is very reasonable as well.
Our guests provided a lot of positive feedback and we have already begun recommending her to our friends.
Thank you Ceres for making our wedding day so special!Sent on 24/09/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Thanks very much for your kind words and lovely photos, Rossana. I felt so grateful to be a part of your beautiful wedding. What a delightful coincidence that my shirt matched perfectly with the purple decor :D Thanks again and wish you and Chris a wonderful journey ahead as Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Chao · Married on 29/07/2019
Ceres is great!
Ceres was recommended by our friends and we are so grateful to have her as our officiant. She provided lots of materials to guide us customizing our wedding ceremony i.e. what we can do and how to write our vows. During our rehearsal, she was so patient and walked us through all the steps multiple times until everyone knows what they will be doing on the ceremony. On the wedding day, she was so professional and well prepared on doing all the set ups. She was also good at transiting in between Cantonese and English to compensate some of our relatives who did not understand English. We would highly recommend her as an officiant! Thank you Ceres for creating such a memorable wedding ceremony!Sent on 15/10/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Hi Dennis, thank you very much for your kind words. I still remember how joyful (and patient) everyone was throughout the whole ceremony in the glaring sun that day. It means a lot to me that you and your loved ones enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for including me on your special day.
Mandy Nip · Married on 15/06/2019
Ceres was absolutely wonderful!
My husband and I discovered Ceres entirely by chance. Thankfully, chance treated us extremely well because Ceres officiated our ceremony perfectly.Sent on 01/07/2019
Shortly after we decided to go with Ceres she met up with us to get to know us a little better and to see what kind of ceremony we were looking for, and throughout the entire planning process she touched base with us for updates.
As it got closer to the big day, I was personally extremely nervous about the whole ordeal but during the rehearsal Ceres walked through the steps for us and made everything as stress-free as she possibly could.
Overall she was very friendly and kind, and her experience with working at our venue in the past helped a lot too! She was also able to translate just enough of the ceremony for our Cantonese speaking guests to understand without making it too long. At the end of the event she also gave us super cute copies of our vows and also a nice marriage certificate she made as a keepsake of our big day.
Thank you Ceres for helping us with our wedding day!
Ceres Lee's reply:Thanks so much Mandy for your lovely review and for including me on your special day. Really appreciated. You did an amazing job preparing for the ceremony and I was so glad that everything turned out wonderfully. Wish you guys a wonderful journey ahead as Mr and Mrs :D
Angela Shieh · Married on 09/06/2019
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!!Sent on 20/06/2019
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!!
AplusL · Married on 02/06/2019
Ceres, you are the best!
Ceres created an amazing ceremony for us. From the initial contact to the big day, she was very personable and professional. She was contacted very easily and answered our questions fully and promptly, especially the last minute, panicky ones. Ceres conducted our ceremony in fluent english and cantonese, which made it meaningful and emotional for all in attendance. The ribboned, his and her vows were a nice personal touch, as well as a perfect keepsake. The ceremonial license (covered in a page protector) and followup emails, shows Ceres' attention to detail. She truly wanted to provide us an unforgettable experience on that special day. That you have, Ceres! Thank you ever so much.Sent on 19/06/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Many thanks A for taking the time to write a review for me. It means a lot to me that you found the ceremony a meaningful and unforgettable one. I created the keepsake certificate and vow cards as memento for your big day and I'm so happy that you like them. Thanks for including me on your special day and helping me at "the pen hunt" after the ceremony. All the best :)
Charlie C · Married on 25/05/2019
Organized, professional, flexible, great voice, bilingual
Ceres was an amazing officiant. She advised us on all the little things we could do for the ceremony and provided us with guidance. She is very personable and we knew it was going to be her at our wedding when I first met her. She spoke both Mandarin and English at our wedding and her voice was soothing and very pleasant. She worked very well with our wedding planner and everything went way smoother than I imagined. Thank you so much Ceres, you're great!Sent on 02/06/2019
Ceres Lee's reply:Thanks so much Charlie for your kind words. It was truly a splendid wedding with rustic, romantic details and a beautiful ocean view. Thanks to the help of the bridal party and our planner Nicola, everything went perfectly. Thanks again and wish you a wonderful journey ahead :)