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Last update: February 2024

Christopher Blake is a wedding officiant based in Stratford, Ontario, serving the area of London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Goderich, Hamilton and Niagara. With his warm presence and clear voice, rooted in his career as a performer and public speaker he works to make every couple's ceremony unique and memorable.

Services Offered

Chris customizes each ceremony to best suit each soon-to-be-wed's needs and wants. His creative and personal scripts range from short and informal, to featuring various traditions and rituals. During your planning process, Chris will work with you to be sure each part of your ceremony matches your unique vision and style. He can also be present during the rehearsal, to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
No denomination
Orthodox christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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Reviews for Chris Blake

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Natalie W. Sent on 08/04/2024
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The Best Feedback from both Guests and Us

If you have to pick anyone, and you have the opportunity to book with Christopher, he would be our #1 choice for all couples. The questionnaire he provided to us for the ceremony gathered so many compliments from our guests. He made us laugh, cry, feel at ease and helped so many people feel involved in the ceremony. He put us at ease and never made us feel like a bother. He took the time to learn how to pronounce some Polish words and got us so excited. Christopher was such an asset and I'm so happy we picked him. I don't think our wedding could have felt the same without him
Monica S. Sent on 09/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you, Christopher!!!

We truly could not recommend Christopher more! He was a dream to work with and everything you would want for an officiant. The ceremony he made for us was incredibly beautiful, and we will remember it fondly for the rest of our lives. He personalized the wedding to truly summarize yet highlight all of the best parts of my relationship with my now husband. Our families even raved about the ceremony days after our wedding, and they were in tears by the end of it. Christopher was quick to respond to our requests, uplifting, positive, a great speaker, and above all, he was incredibly calm and professional. I would give Christopher more than 5 stars if I could! Trust me, it would be a big blessing to have him do your ceremony!
Graeme Sent on 29/09/2023
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A wonderful officiant!

Christopher officiated our wedding ceremony in September 2023, and it was truly amazing. He was calm and delivered the script flawlessly, with amazing projection (you definitely won't need to set up a microphone). The script itself was light-hearted, yet also contained a handful of items that were more traditional, which was exactly what we had hoped for. Our guests raved about how nice the ceremony was. We also felt that it was the perfect length at around 30 minutes. Christopher was a joy to work with in the months/weeks leading up to the ceremony. We connected easily over skype, then worked on the script with several emails back and forth. We found Christopher to be very approachable and accommodating with our edits. On the day of the ceremony, he checked in with us in the morning, arrived on time, and made sure to connect with everyone involved beforehand. He printed copies of our vows and readings to make it easy for everyone to read them. He also processed our paperwork quickly and communicated well with us. He was a calming presence throughout our wedding process. We highly recommend hiring Christopher as your officiant.
Sarah S. Sent on 18/09/2023
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Christopher was amazing to work with from day one, he helped us so much in everything from picking readings to writing our vows. The ceremony was so incredibly personalized and was made all about us and telling the story of our relationship. It was perfect and we got so many compliments on how engaging and personal our ceremony was.
Megan Z. Sent on 21/10/2023
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The Ceremony of Our Dreams

Chris gave us the ceremony of our dreams. We can't thank Chris enough for making our ceremony the most special part of our wedding day. We wanted our ceremony to tell our love story authentically and Chris delivered. It was exactly what we envisioned and more. It truly felt like a family friend was leading the ceremony with so much laughter, tears and joy. Chris made the entire process incredibly seamless from start to finish and we knew from our very first meeting he was the right officiant for us. Our family and friends have shared that the ceremony was their favourite part of our wedding day and truly memorable. Thank you Chris, we are so grateful you could be a part of our wedding day.
Luke A. Sent on 06/08/2023
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Great Service

Christopher was the best officiant we could have asked for! He organized the ceremony to be so personal to us which really meant a lot. A lot of our guests said to us that the ceremony was one of the best ceremonies  they've ever been to, and they felt it was really interesting to hear all the stories of our relationship that Christopher included. It was special to have our dog at our ceremony, and Christopher helped to include him by mentioning him a lot, and giving him a signal word for him to bark at the right time near the end! Christopher was very professional, flexible with our choices, and really knew how to make the ceremony personalized to us! We definitely recommend choosing Christopher because he is the best!!
Lorraine D. Sent on 31/07/2023
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Exceptional Service from Christopher

My husband and I had the pleasure of using Christopher to officiate our wedding at a house on the shores of Lake Huron recently. From the moment we met him, we knew that he was definitely the right choice for us. He guided us through all aspects of what had to be done to prepare for our big day as well as what to expect from him on that day. He is extremely organized, very professional has a great sense of humour and personalized our service in such a way that it seemed he had known us for years. We highly recommend the use of his services, he truly made our wedding day very memorable.
Olexandra K. Sent on 05/05/2023
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Would recommend Chris wholeheartedly!

Chris has been an excellent officiant! My husband and I liked him right away from the introductory call we had. Chris asked questions about us and how we met and made us feel very comfortable during the very first interaction. Chris created an incredibly personalized ceremony for us that left no dry eye in the room. I absolutely loved Chris's approach to the preparation for the ceremony, that was very detailed and tailored to our preferences. He even printed out the vows for us so that we didn't have to worry about it on our very special but stressful day. Overall Chris radiates very warm and friendly energy and both my husband and I would recommend him wholeheartedly. All of our friends and family loved him as well.
Ben C. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal, meaningful and memorable

We just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful ceremony. We truly appreciate the care you put into making it special and unique and we wanted to pass along some of the comments we’ve received.

We had a lot of people come up to us to tell us that they loved the ceremony - the story telling and the audience interaction at the end, and more generally your demeanor/charisma, and we couldn’t agree more. You made it personal, meaningful and memorable and it was exactly what we were hoping for.

In particular, one of the texts I received today:

“I thought your wedding ceremony was probably the best I've ever attended. That guy was great. He was highly entertaining and obviously did his homework.”

Thank you for being a part of our day. The rest of the wedding went off without a hitch and your ceremony really got the day off on the right foot.
Vivian E. Sent on 01/06/2023
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Choose Chris!

Chris Blake was amazing as our wedding officiant and I would 1000% recommend him.
He was so wonderful to work with, and it is clear he enjoys doing this work. He was a calming presence, especially on the day of and even during the ceremony which I am so grateful for.

To start, Chris had a call with us and really wanted to understand what we wanted the ceremony to be and feel like and include and he carefully made sure to deliver on everything. He sent us questionnaires to fill out to learn more about us as a couple and our story. They were so fun to fill in and such a smart thing he does to craft the ceremony script. He sent us so many resources for readings or examples of things people do in ceremonies and went above and beyond to create the ceremony we wanted. He printed everyone's readings and offered to also print our vows in large print to have ready with him so that no one had to stress over any little things to remember for the day of.

Chris truly crafted a unique personalized marriage commitment ceremony for us that told our story in a beautiful way with humour and sweetness sprinkled in all the right places. He made our ceremony feel like a celebration of the entire journey we took to get to this point, not just a predictable event. After the ceremony, people were asking us how we knew Chris because the ceremony he created for us was so personal and well written that people assumed we must have known him for years. My parents asked me, who wrote the ceremony and the things Chris said during it about how we met and our relationship developed and when we told them it was Chris who wrote it they were shocked and so impressed. Even 3 weeks after the wedding people were still commenting on how well done our ceremony was by Chris, how he wrote the story of us to share and how charismatic, enjoyable and great all around he was.

I want to have ceremonies for more things just to work with Chris again! He made a really important moment in our lives feel as wonderful and special as you hope for.
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