Deborah Vaughan, from Holy Angels Weddings, loves doing weddings. It is such an honour to share in your very important day and ensure that everything runs smoothly and happily. Her motto is your wedding, your way! She is really grateful to be on the officiant lists of the finest inns and hotels in Niagara and the GTA. She gets called by wineries and chapels and other venues looking for an officiant to help their couples. She's been told that she is fun, approachable and lighthearted.
People call her "Rev Deb." That is a title she has carried since her early days as an Anglican Priest. These days, she is the presiding bishop of the Community Catholic Church of Canada, and is a published author, educator, facilitator and speaker. She is also one of The Angel Ladies and a therapeutic touch practitioner. Her speciality is creating ceremonies that reflect the wishes and feelings of each couple.
She offers weddings of all kinds at various venues and also little ones at her home chapel. She can also make arrangements for groups of up to 20 to enjoy a chapel wedding on Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls. She caters to small weddings and elopements, civil ceremonies, non-denominational weddings, traditional ceremonies, same-sex weddings and renewal of vows. She has married 20-somethings all the way up to 90-somethings. Love is to be celebrated. She has participated in interfaith weddings as well.
While Rev Deb travels all around Niagara and the GTA, she also offers a cozy chapel space for elopements and weddings of up to 8 people in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here you can exchange your vows in a lovely garden setting or in the intimate space of Holy Angels' Chapel.
How she works
She has done a lot of different kinds of weddings - from big blow out pull-out-the-stops celebrations at churches or lavish halls, to backyard weddings with just a few folks. She has officiated at pirate weddings, Medieval weddings, folkie weddings, Halloween weddings and had a blast! She has also been at hospital bedsides, witnessing vows of those whose lives are growing short. To her, this is more than just getting a pay cheque. It is about making something beautiful, celebrating love in all of its fullness.
She is not part of a wedding company -- although she does train wedding officiants for her little church. She works with each and every couple - including same-gender and even transgender- to ensure that the wedding is as unique and special as the love you share.
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38 Reviews for Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan
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Dana S. · Married on 06/10/2018
Rev. Deb Rocks
From the very first contact with Rev. Deb I knew she was the one that I wanted to perform our services. Our wedding was unconventional in so many ways. I am wiccan and wanted to include a handfasting ceremony, we are also a blended family so we also included a unity ceremony with our 3 boys. Originally we were having a double wedding but my mom who was I'll had to be hospitalized could not be there. When I asked Rev. Deb about performing her ceremony at the hospital there was no hesitation, she suggested the following day at 6pm. She made both our ceremonies fun and stress free. Rev. Deb goes with the flow when unexpected things come up as they do at weddings. There were no awkward pauses and plenty of laughter. I would recommend Rev. Deb to anyone planning to get married.Sent on 06/11/2018
Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan's reply:It was so nice to be a part of your special day -even though it turned into a two-parter! So glad your mom is on the mend and I am so happy we could do the ceremony right there in the hospital with the guests and nurses present! All the best to your families.
Stephanie P. · Married on 22/08/2021
Say "I Do" with Rev Deb
Rev. Deb is the kind of officiant that will make your ceremony feel perfect for you.Sent on 27/08/2021
She listened to our requests and fitted them in nicely with her outline, and patiently went through the ceremony with us — before and during, those nerves really make you forgetful!
Rev. Deb performed with Love Box ceremony, a suggestion that really showed our guests (in-person and virtual) our kind of commitment to each other: it's not the flashiest, but it's substantial — with lots of support from our loved ones and each other.
Please allow Rev. Deb to bless your wedding, your journey into married life will have such a loving, humourous, and exciting start!
Stephanie & Garreth
Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan's reply:So nice to hear from you Stephanie and Garreth! It was such a delight to witness your vows and meet your beautiful families.
Tom M. · Married on 14/02/2019
an absolute pleasure
Rev Deb was a pleasure to deal with for our elopement wedding. She had a great sense of humor, while adding some very kind words to our little ceremony.Sent on 23/02/2019
Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan's reply:Such a delight to meet you both and spend Valentines Day with you! All the best for a life filled with love!
Kelly A. · Married on 16/12/2016
Rev Deb was great, very friendly, professional and made us feel very comfortable. It was a very short & sweet ceremony, just what we were looking for. She was also very funny...we noticed one of our pictures, and she is actually doing bunny ears with her fingers behind my husbands head, lol!!! We had a great experience and would definitely recommend her to others that are looking for a smaller ceremony / elopement. Thank you Rev Deb xoxoSent on 16/02/2017
Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan's reply:You were awesome and I felt so comfortable with you both -- as you could see in the picture. lol Blessings to you and thanks so much for your kind words.
Nicole S. · Married on 21/10/2016
Rev Deb is such an amazing officiant and woman. Very professional, kind hearted and she made mine and my husbands special day amazing. Thank you Deb for everything!! -Mr and Mrs David and Nicole StaleySent on 16/02/2017
Holy Angels Weddings with Rev Deb Vaughan's reply:I loved helping you become Mr and Mrs. It was a privilege to be a part of your very special day. All happiness for a wonderful life together. :)
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