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Dearly Beloved Ceremonies

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About

Dearly Beloved Ceremonies is a wedding officiant company based in Toronto, Ontario. Owner and celebrant Jo-Ann DaPonte has years of experience as a chaplain, educator, speechwriter, and poet. With her creative spirit and love for love, she customizes each couple's ceremony to match their unique romantic connection.

Services Offered

Dearly Beloved Ceremonies offers multiple wedding packages, depending on how simple or detailed you want your ceremony to be. Jo-Ann is open to travel to venues throughout the Greater Toronto area and South-Central Ontario. She is happy to officiate weddings of various sizes, from intimate elopements to large celebrations. She works with couples from all walks of life and is happy to perform religious, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies. A custom script, one-on-one meetings, and registration assistance are some of the many services they offer for a relaxed wedding planning experience.

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, pagan, unitarian

Wedding Services Starting Price

$225

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50
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    Emily M. Married on 25/06/2022
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    Incredible!

    I can not recommend Jo-Ann enough as an officiant. We received so many compliments on her - she brought so much personality and charm to our ceremony, and is so warm and funloving. When speaking with her, she feels like the type of person you’ve known your whole life, which is exactly what you want out of an officiant. Thank you, Jo-Ann, for making my ceremony so perfect and something I will never forget!
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    Short & Sweet

    Had a great experience with Jo-Ann. It was short, sweet and still romantic. Jo-Ann was patient and flexible when some on my guest arrived late, she was more than happy to start a little later which we appreciated. Very professional and always willing to guide you through the process.
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    Sarah F. Married on 30/05/2022
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    Wonderful experience

    Jo-Ann was a wonderful officiant. She was quick to respond and super easy to talk to. She made us feel special! She’s reliable and on time! We were so happy that Jo-Ann could be a part of our special day! Thank you ❤️
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    N M Married on 21/08/2021
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    Professional, accommodating, warm, and funny!

    If you want an officiant with a warm and magnetic personality Jo-Anne is for you. She married my wife and I in august and did an exceptional job. She met with us several times, walking us through the entire process. Highly recommend!

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    Thanks so kindly Nicholas! You and your wife are so kind and lovely! Your wedding was perfection thanks to your love and spirit!
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    A A Married on 05/06/2022
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    Jo-Ann is a wonderful officiant who we highly recommend.

    Jo-Ann is a wonderful officiant who we highly recommend.

    Due to extenuating circumstances, we reached out to Jo-Ann less than a week before our ceremony and she really came through for us.

    Over a Zoom call, and then a rehearsal the day before the wedding, she made us feel at ease as she walked us through the flow of the ceremony.

    Her rich experience officiating weddings and her ability to control a room made us feel really confident about having her officiate on our special day.

    We could not have asked for more. Thank you.
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    Highly recommend!

    We were beyond happy with the ceremony that Jo-Ann prepared. From day one, Jo-Ann showed genuine interest in getting to know us and came up with a wonderful personalized ceremony that checked all our boxes. She went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable with the ceremony. Her passion was evident every step of the way. Highly recommend!

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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 15% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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Summer Wedding Special!

I have a few select days that I am trying to fill for July and August. Weddings must be booked by August 15, for dates up to August 30. 15% Wedding Wire discount does not apply on this offer, as it's exclusive to this site.

Choose either my LET'S I DO AND GO or LET'S I DO AND DANCE package for one great price. Save up to $150 on regular pricing!

Weekday Weddings just $175 and Weekend Weddings just $210. Travel costs may apply.

Dearly Beloved Ceremonies 3
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Special Prices on 2023 Weddings reserved by September 30, 2022. and confirmed with small deposit. Additional 15% discount for WeddingWire couples!

Option #1 Let’s I DO and GO Ceremony!

Elopement-style service for short, sweet, and small weddings or those who are planning a destination or traditional wedding in the future. Package includes introductory phone call or zoom consultation, emailed copy of script, 15–20-minute wedding ceremony and registration paperwork/filing.

$225 for 2022 weddings and 2023 weddings booked before September 30, 2022.

Just $192 for WeddingWire couples!

Option #2 Let’s I DO and DANCE Ceremony!

A more personalized service with modifications from one of our scripts with vow options or your personal vows. Package includes introductory consultation (in person or via zoom), draft script via email, and recap meeting/zoom rehearsal with final script, 20–30-minute wedding ceremony, and registration paperwork and filing.

$310 for 2022 weddings and 2023 weddings booked before September 30, 2022.

Just $264 for WeddingWire couples!

Option #3 Let’s DO this OUR WAY Ceremony!

A custom-scripted ceremony, personalized for the couple’s unique love story! Introductory consultation (in person or via zoom), draft script via email, 1-2 follow-up zoom meetings to finalize script and ceremony details, zoom rehearsal meeting, 20–50-minute wedding ceremony and all registration paperwork and filing.

$475 for 2022 weddings and 2023 weddings booked before September 30, 2022.

Just $404 for WeddingWire couples!

Small travel fee may apply.

Meet the Team

Joann Daponte
Joann Daponte
Your Officiant!

Jo-Ann DaPonte, is a passionate, creative wedding officiant, with a dedication to making your day YOURS!

A chaplain, educator, speech writer and poet, Jo-Ann can truly capture what makes your love unique and special. She brings 30-plus years of engaging students, community members, educators and special event audiences, and her love for LOVE, to your wedding.

Whether yours will be a large event or a small gathering, Jo-Ann will patiently guide you through the process of creating the service that truly reflects your vision of your day.

Jo-Ann is available for weddings throughout the GTA and South-Central Ontario and offers a site for micro weddings in west Toronto.

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