About Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant
**COVID-19 UPDATE - with restrictions on the size of gatherings still in place in BC, please be aware that ceremonies must be smaller, (less than 50) must take place outside, and safe social distancing must be observed, even now that we are in Phase 3 of re-opening the Province! I am accepting bookings in August and beyond at present. And there are still good dates available in 2021 of course! (See my special deal on Weekday Weddings in 2021!)
Rev. Catherine McColl is an ordained contemporary spiritual minister as well as a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® and the wedding officiant at Chrysalis Ceremonies, located in Coquitlam, BC. What are Life Cycle Celebrants®? They are professionally trained Ceremony Specialists who believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to celebrate life’s milestone events.
Rev. Catherine specializes in creating and officiating genuine, loving, creative and memorable wedding ceremonies across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Her belief is that your ceremony is the centerpiece of your wedding day! It's the part of your day that truly celebrates your transition to married life, and should be a reflection of you, and the true meaning of your relationship, and how you feel about one another. Catherine collaborates with her couples to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect the beliefs, philosophies of life, and personality of each couple.
Start off with a no-obligation consultation interview to talk about what your vision is for your ceremony. As an ordained minister, Rev. Catherine believes that your ceremony must be meaningful and memorable, as well as romantic - something that gives you an opportunity to truly express your love for one another and your hopes for the future. Your Love Story is the heart of your ceremony.
She offers officiant services for any one of the following:
And for those wanting to celebrate their Enduring Love Story, how about a Renewal of Vows? Rev. Catherine is also committed to assisting families in celebrating the life story of a loved one who has passed and offers personalized Memorials & Celebrations of Life or Ceremonies of Remembrance.
Although she is located in Coquitlam, BC she serves the Lower Mainland communities of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, North and West Vancouver, Langley, Aldergrove, or Surrey.
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Lilian Bandeira · Married on 03/09/2017
Couldn't be Happier
If you are looking for a kind, understanding and dedicated professional, look no more! Catherine is the perfect person to conduct your wedding! My husband and I couldn't be happier to have her conducting our wedding. Catherine had an unusual mission, as we had guests who only speak English and guests who only speak Portuguese. Since our first meeting, she was very flexible in accommodating a friend of mine to translate every sentence that she said in English to Portuguese.. She is so sweet and so dedicated to her work.. I just LOVE the idea of telling our guests our love story.. this was a magical moment that we will forever bring in our hearts. We couldn't be more thankful for meeting Catherine and for all the support and kindness that she provided and continues to provide us.. :) She is wonderful and there are not enough words to completely express our happiness.Sent on 25/01/2018
Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant's reply:Dear Lilian and Daniel - oh my goodness, your review really warms my heart! It was such a joy to be a part of your celebration, and it was so much fun to "co-present" your bi-lingual ceremony with your sweet friend Mariana! Blessings to you both!
Daniella Neves · Married on 26/08/2018
Rev. Catherine is an angel! Patient, sweet, funny, with that trustworthy vibe. I spoke with a couple of people before meeting here but as soon as I shook her hand I knew she was the one I wanted to make our special day official. She took the time to learn more about us instead of listing all her accomplishments and credentials like other officiants. I am looking forward to working with her!Sent on 10/03/2018
Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant's reply:Hello Daniella - thank you so much for your kind words! I am very happy to be working with you and Wade to create your custom wedding ceremony!
Sarah Maass · Married on 13/08/2016
My husband and I had Catherine McColl from Chrysalis Ceremonies officiate our wedding this August. From start to finish, we couldn't have been happier with Catherine! We live in Calgary but got married in Burnaby BC. She met with us personally while we were in town before starting the process of creating our ceremony. After that, we mainly corresponded via email; Catherine was always very quick to respond, often only a few hours later. She had us both fill out questionnaires to put together our love story. Even just going of the questions together was such a fun experience as a couple! She provided us several draft versions of our ceremony and was very open to any feedback or changes that we wanted to make. Catherine also helped us organize the events of the ceremony and gave us ideas that we hadn't even thought about. Catherine was present for our rehearsal and worked very well with our coordinator and our musician to make sure that everyone was on the same page and organized properly. The actual ceremony was beautiful! It wasn't too long (which was good, because it was a HOT day!) It was exactly what we wanted: light-hearted and fun and she managed to mix in just the right amount of humour at the right moments. We are both so happy with how everything turned out, and would absolutely recommend Catherine to anyone getting married in Vancouver or the surrounding areas!Sent on 22/08/2016
Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant's reply:Ahhh...my dear Sarah and Jay - thank you so very much for your lovely review. It was indeed my pleasure to work with you both to create the ceremony you wanted. Best Wishes always!
Juanita Lomax · Married on 30/07/2016
Catherine conducted such an amazing service capturing the spirit of who we are and what we mean to each other. The ceremony was a perfect balance of love, warmth, humour and formality. Her creative telling of our story made our family and friends feel very included and they commented on how personable she was.Sent on 06/10/2016
Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant's reply:Hello again Juanita! Thank you so much for providing this review. I thoroughly enjoyed creating your ceremony for you and Delmar - you are a special couple and it was truly my pleasure!
Toni&russ Akers · Married on 25/06/2016
If you are looking for an officiant, look no further. We were absolutely thrilled by how amazing Catherine was. She created a completely custom ceremony for us based on questionnaires we completed. Amazing!Sent on 31/07/2016
Chrysalis Ceremonies - Rev. Catherine McColl, Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Toni and Russ - it was truly an honour to work with you to create your personalized ceremony. Best wishes always!
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