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Circles and Ceremonies

Leduc, Alberta View map

About

Circles and Ceremonies was founded by Joanne Van Beek, a licensed wedding officiant operating out of Leduc, Alberta. As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Joanne is a ceremonial and ritual specialist with specific training in creating highly personalized wedding ceremonies. Her mission is to capture the essence of the couple’s relationship, their personal beliefs, values and personality in a celebratory ceremony that fits them perfectly.

Services Offered

Utilizing several years’ worth of experience, Joanne has the ability to creatively weave the unique love story of a couple into each ceremony she presides over. Through her no-obligation consultation, she listens closely to couples and gets to know them in order to fully understand the vision they have for their wedding day. Whether you are saying “I do” for the first time, renewing vows, or devoting your life to your partner in a distinctive ceremony, Joanne can oblige. She designs one-of-kind romantic ceremonies, gives guidance to those writing personal vows, carries out rehearsals, and gifts each couple with a beautiful Keepsake Ceremony Script as a memento for their big day.

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, anglican, baptist, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no denomination, presbyterian, evangelical, jewish, unitarian

Wedding Services Starting Price

$350

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

$100

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    Lorraine E. Married on 02/04/2022
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    A beautiful ceremony

    As soon as we met Joanne, we felt comfortable and knew she would be perfect to perform our ceremony. Joanne really asked all the right questions to personalize our ceremony and was very open to any changes we had. She gave us great advice and suggestions for our ring exchange and for our vows and was accommodating in every way. A rehearsal is so necessary and Joanne made it flow so well; we were very thankful for her expertise! Our guests raved about the ceremony and how it was one of the nicest ones they have ever attended. Joanne really was an integral part of making our day so special and we are thankful to her!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Hello Lorraine and Shane,
    Thank you sincerely for your kind review. I loved officiating your wedding, and truly wish you both a wonderful future together!
    Warmly,
    Joanne
  • Austin
    Austin Married on 23/10/2021
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    Made the event a breeze!

    Joanne did an amazing job officiating our special day! She hit on mine and my wife’s interests and history in a beautiful and unique way, couldn’t be happier!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Hello Austin and Victorial
    I loved your wedding - you made personalizing it a breeze! And I so appreciated how you honoured your family - it was wonderful. Your love will change the world!
    Joanne
  • Glen
    Glen Married on 25/09/2021
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    Excellent Officiant

    Joanne did an amazing Job officiating our Wedding. Not only does she have a great sense of humor, but is also extremely professional and puts in the time to make the ceremony exactly how you want it!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Glen and Cody. I really enjoyed getting to know you, as well as the opportunity to weave your love story into a wedding ceremony just for you. I wish you both the very, very best!!
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    Crystal Married on 10/09/2021
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    Beautiful Personalized Ceremony

    Joanne with Circles and Ceremonies was wonderful from the moment we contacted her. She took the time to really get to know us as a couple and wrote the most beautiful personalized ceremony. Guests at our wedding have commented that our wedding was their favorite that they have ever attended. She was professional, warm and funny; everything we asked for. Thank you Joanne, for a truly perfect wedding ceremony.

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Crystal and Erik. You are such a wonderful couple and deserved a perfectly wonderful wedding ceremony. It was a delight to serve you as your officiant.
    All the best to you both, for forever!!
    Joanne
  • Holly
    Holly Married on 12/06/2021
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    Super accommodating!

    I highly recommend Joanne, she was very understanding and accommodating regarding uncertainty with COVID restrictions. Between planning a wedding and buying a house my husband and I were very scatter-brained. Joanne was capable of reeling us back in and gently reminding us to focus on what needed to happen and when, so as to be prepared for our ceremony. The ceremony script Joanne put together was very thoughtful and emotional; there was not a dry eye in the house when we were through. Thanks again Joanne!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Hello Holly and Michael,
    Your wedding was magical and it was such fun to create a special ceremony for you. I wish you both the very, very best!
    Thank you,
    Joanne
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    Aurora P. Married on 19/09/2020
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    Amazing Wedding Officiant!

    Joanne was amazing to work with and exceeded our expectations on officiating our wedding. Joanne took the time to get to know us and worked with us to create the perfect personalized wedding ceremony. She guided us through the process to ensure that everything was planned out and on the day of the wedding everything was taken care of - down to all the small details. Joanne's communication and direction was very professional while still being personable. We would recommend her to anyone that is looking to have a memorable and personalized wedding ceremony.

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Aurora and Eric. It was an absolute delight to work with you, your wedding party and your family, and I'm super glad you enjoyed your ceremony.
    All the best to both of you, for forever!!
    Joanne
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    Bree Married on 25/07/2020
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Joanne was so amazing! we had an original plan to get married with someone else but it didn't have that personal touch that we were wanting, when we met Joanne she saw what we were Wanting and made it happen! she was super flexible and nice and we couldn't have asked for anything better!!! thank you so much Joanne!!!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    You are so welcome Bree and Gabriel!! It was an absolute delight to officiate your wedding and I'm very happy it provided the personal touch you were looking for.
    All the best to you both, for forever.
    Joanne
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    Karissa Married on 26/06/2020
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    Joanne is amazing!

    The wedding ceremony Joanne created for us was perfect. Due to Covid-19 we had to cancel our original wedding plans and decided to elope to the mountains instead of postponing. Joanne was more than willing to travel the 3 hours to perform our ceremony. She was very organized and helped us create the perfect elopement. She took the time before our ceremony to get to know us and to reach out to our families in order to create a ceremony that was totally personal and unique to us. We would absolutely recommend Joanne to any of our friends and family!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Luke and Karissa. I very much enjoyed your mountain elopement - it was so beautiful and such a privilege to be a part of. Congratulations again, and all the best for forever!
    Joanne
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    Stephanie P. Married on 19/06/2020
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    Elopement of a Lifetime

    I discovered Joanne in June 10, looking to know if she was available for our elopement on June 19. She phoned me that same day, and we had our personalized, heartfelt and beautiful ceremony completed and (literally) in our hands thanks to her. We have a keepsake copy of our ceremony, plus an amazing memory. She was so easy to work with, and catered our every wish perfectly, which could not have been easy with a groom who has trouble expressing his inner side. We’ve been asked how long we’ve known her, since she was able to present our love story so well. She also put us at ease on our wedding day, making sure we had all we needed and even stuck around to watch the photos afterward. I cannot say enough about how perfect she was. Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony absolutely the best!!

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Stephanie and Morgan. I truly enjoyed creating your wedding ceremony, and am so pleased that you were both so pleased. It was an honour and a pleasure. All the very best for a wonderful and forever love!
    Joanne
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    Alyssa C. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Wonderful experience

    Joanne made our wedding day ceremony so so beautiful. She really takes her time to get to know you as a couple and it shows in her ceremony script. She is responsive and would get back to you in a short amount of time to answer your questions! The keepsake ceremony script she makes for you is so lovely and we really had a great time with her on the day of our wedding.

    Thank you Joanne

    Circles and Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Alyssa and Barrett. You are a wonderful couple and so right for each other. I wish you both much, much happiness!

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Meet the Team

Joanne Van Beek
Joanne Van Beek
Owner

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant with specialization in officiating at Wedding Ceremonies, I help couples to create a wedding ceremony which tells their love story and reflects their personal values, beliefs and personality.

My Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant training comes from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute (CF&I), which offers the gold standard in Celebrancy education.

I am also an ordained Metaphysical Minister with Canadian International Metaphysical Ministries, and as Licensed Ceremony Officiant I am able to legally perform weddings in the province of Alberta.

I bring to my work as a Celebrant and Officiant many decades of experience listening to people’s stories, planning and organizing special events, designing ceremonies and rituals, teaching and public speaking in a variety of settings, leading women’s support groups and healing retreats, and experience working with diverse groups of people.

If you are looking for a Wedding Ceremony officiant, please give me a call. I work with all couples wanting a personal, memorable and meaningful ceremony to mark their special day – one that is as unique as your love relationship.

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24020 Hwy 623 T4X 0Z6 Leduc (Alberta)

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