Colleen Olafson is a wedding officiant based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She specializes in performing wedding ceremonies that truly reflect the love felt by the couple before her. She is thoughtful, patient, organized, and a great listener. These qualities make her an exceptional leader for your upcoming ceremony, with an openness for personalizing it. The most important thing for Colleen is that you have a ceremony that is perfect for you Colleen was appointed as a Province of Manitoba Marriage Commissioner in 1993, and she has officiated at more than 1700 wedding, committal, and vow renewal ceremonies. She is an experienced and professional officiant.
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56 Reviews for Colleen Olafson - Marriage Commissioner
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Anne M. · Married on 20/02/2021
Colleen is amazing at what she does! She helped us along the way to create the perfect wedding ceremony. She is so great to work with and she replies to emails quickly, she is very accomodating and she was very patient as we planned our wedding in the middle of the pandemic. She was very through in her emails, she sent us plenty of information and resources, and she took the time to answer all our questions, and she met with us virtually twice - once was before the wedding just to make sure we had it all right! Everyone complimented Colleen's work. Our ceremony was livestreamed, and even people from different countries complimented how amazing was our ceremony! Highly recommend!Sent on 01/04/2021
Colleen Olafson - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Anne & Scott -- officiating at your wedding and then seeing you five week later when you were guests at a wedding -- it doesn't get much better than that! Colleen 💞
Amy C. · Married on 23/01/2021
Just the best!
We could not have asked for a better marriage commissioner! It has been such a delight to work with Colleen and have her be a part of our special day. She's the right kind of prompt, and the right kind of patient, all at the same time. She set the bar high, and kept our stress levels low as she guided us through the entire process. Thanks Colleen!Sent on 09/04/2021
Tia N. · Married on 26/08/2018
Colleen is the best you will find!
You cannot beat Colleen's services! From the time I first messaged her, her warm and kind personality immediately came through!Sent on 02/09/2018
She has been such a wonderful person to speak with, and made our wedding ceremony run smoothly. She keeps in great communication and created the most beautiful ceremony for us. She is so helpful with all the very important processes to insure everything goes perfect for your big day!
Colleen Olafson - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Tia and Jared -- thank you for having me as your marriage commissioner! I loved writing your story and being part of your ceremony planning. Hugs!
Tami · Married on 26/03/2021
Best commissioner in Winnipeg!
Colleen is so sweet, responsive, flexible, and kind! Every step of the ceremony planning with her was easy and fun. We were able to make the ceremony our own without having to pay more for personalization and it was beautiful. She has tons of experience and has the super power to figure out what you want before you even have to say it! The day of went off without a hitch and we just loved her work ❤Sent on 02/04/2021
Colleen Olafson - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Tami and Lenny -- thank you for having me as your marriage commissioner. I loved every minute! Colleen 💞
Kathrina · Married on 04/12/2020
One of the Best
Colleen helped us every step of the way and always kept us informed of what’s happening ( COVID rules) and what regulations that will be coming our way. She is always positive, friendly and very approachable. Myself and my husband would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an extremely knowledgeable wedding officiant. We couldn’t have done this without her help. If you want the best look no further than Colleen.Sent on 04/12/2020
Colleen Olafson - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Kath and Tyler -- I thought yesterday was perfect! Going into pandemic code red meant you had to make more changes to your ceremony plans. The December weather was comfortable to have an outdoor wedding. I'm so glad I got to be part of your ceremony planning. Hugs, Colleen
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Celebrant for Life's Moments
I am proud to have been raised in Riverton, located in Manitoba’s Interlake region. After 18 enjoyable years in Brandon - most of those years working at the Court House — I now live in Osborne Village with my husband, Vern.
In July 1993 I was appointed to be a Province of Manitoba Marriage Commissioner. Since that time I have officiated at more than 1700 weddings. Becoming a marriage commissioner was a perfect fit for me.
In January 2014 I participated in the In-Sight Institute funeral celebrant training in the United States. Since that time I have officiated at many funeral services / celebrations of life — another perfect fit for me.
I have also officiated at baby welcoming / baby blessing ceremonies — a perfect opportunity for families who are not connected to a religious denomination to celebrate their new child.
I retired from my government career with Manitoba Health in Winnipeg in January 2015. This has given me more time to focus on my true calling — performing wedding ceremonies, officiating at funerals / celebrations of life and celebrating the birth of a baby / small children.
I am caring, friendly, open and a great listener. My friends and colleagues have praised my warm sense of humour, calm demeanour, thoughtfulness, and patience. And I really love what I do!
I hope to share with you my experience, compassion and professionalism as we work together.
I have been recognized by "Three Best Rated" for 2018 and 2019!