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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

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Reviews for Circles and Ceremonies

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Kayla L. Sent on 16/07/2024
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A Ceremony to Remember

Working with Joanne was super wonderful. She was always quick to respond to our emails, she kept us in the loop through the entire process, and she wrote an amazing ceremony script.
Joanne wrote us an individualized ceremony script, and she changed/adjusted whatever we requested. She was super accommodating and understand.
After our ceremony I had so many of our guests talk about how good and unique the ceremony was. Majority of our guest (we had 188guests) complimented us on it being the best ceremony they've ever heard/attended.
That in itself was worth the extra price we paid for her!
Thank you Joanne for making it one to remember and a ceremony that is going to be talked about for a long time to come!.
Raelee Sent on 23/07/2023
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So special

Joanne customizes your ceremony so it is written specially for you. There’s a lot of cookie cutter weddings out there and she definitely makes you feel like you stand out. Absolutely professional and unlimited edits makes sure your ceremony flows perfectly. Very accommodating with changes and so patient when you’re indecisive. So so happy.
Stephanie P. Sent on 10/04/2023
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Wedding Ceremony Officiant

Joanne was wonderful to work with! Although the "get to know you" questionnaire is quite lengthy, it is to ensure you get an incredibly personalized ceremony script, which is what we were looking for. Our families and guests all commented afterward on how great Joanne was as our officiant. Joanne kept us on track with deadlines to ensure everything was edited and completed to our liking. She communicated with all of our vendors to ensure everyone was on the same page for timing and to ensure our photographers and videographers knew what to expect. Joanne was also extremely helpful throughout our rehearsal to ensure our families and bridal parties felt comfortable and knew what to do. Joanne was great to work with! I do believe in investing more ($) into great vendors to ensure the day/planning goes smoothly and as stress free as possible. I would definitely recommend Joanne.
Bianca B. Sent on 08/12/2022
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Wonderful Source of Ideas & Guidance

Right from the very first email Joanne was extremely professional, excited for us, and supportive. She knows, that planning a wedding is a stressful process and did a wonderful job of getting to know us, and what we valued in our ceremony. There were so many parts we were unsure about, and Joanne had fantastic suggestions that we were able to weave together to produce a breathtaking ceremony. She also assisted us with writing our own vows. Her experience really shone through during the rehearsal, listening and leading through many voices and ideas, to get the job done.
Comments from our guests: "Wow, that was the most powerful ceremony I have ever been to. "
"That was so deeply personal, I feel like I know you better." "Best wedding I have ever been to."
Kathleen H. Sent on 11/10/2022
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Very professional and well organized

We had to reschedule our wedding twice and working with Joanne was easy and she really made our experience personal! She followed up and sent us all the info and prep that we needed. Great contribution to our big day!
Kaycee H. Sent on 03/10/2022
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Made our day Special

Loved our personal ceremony she created for us.
Dianne Sent on 24/09/2022
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We were fortunate to have Joanne write and officiate our wedding ceremony in late August of 2022. We could not be more thrilled to have worked with her as she created the most perfect experience for us. We continue to have endless comments from our guests that our ceremony was one of the most unique and special ceremonies that they have ever witnessed. She really took the time to personalize our script and make it that much more meaningful for us. We are forever grateful to Joanne and would absolutely recommend her services.
Stephanie S. Sent on 18/08/2022
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Personalized to a 'T.'

During and following our intimate wedding of 50 (approx.) people, I had a handful of people inquire who our Officiant was and how to connect with her. Mentioning that our ceremony was so personal. Without Joanne's guidance and professionalism, our wedding would not have been as touching as it was. We also were not aware of the legal process and how to navigate the ceremony. These were all questions she was well equipped to answer. Joanne worked with us and our hectic schedules. For 3 months. I plan to hire her again in the future and you should too. It'll be the best decision you make for a vendor.
Keith G. Sent on 04/08/2022
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Wonderful and Personalized

Thank you again Joanne Van Beek for a very special Wedding Ceremony. Many of our guests loved how personal you made the ceremony. Everyone was very impressed. Katrina and I couldn't have been more happier with how it went. Thank you very much.
Kimberly A. Sent on 19/07/2022
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Personalized & Meaningful

Not only did Joanne create a meaningful ceremony and beautiful vows tailored to us, but she made sure to speak with everyone involved to ensure our ceremony went off without a stitch. Thank you Joanne for making our special day so wonderful and something we will never forget and cherish!
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Meet the team

Joanne Van Beek
Joanne Van Beek

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.


24020 Hwy 623 T4X 0Z6 Leduc (Alberta)

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