Island Ceremonies

Victoria V8V 3Z3 Victoria (British Columbia) View map

Information about Island Ceremonies

Linda Nelson loves meeting couples in love; basking in the glow of their joyful energy, as she co-creates their perfect wedding ceremony. She creates ceremonies from a spiritual mindset, and your ceremony can be lighthearted, warm, short and sweet or complex and filled with rituals; honoring your cultural heritages or any combination of whatever your hearts desire. She has created themed ceremonies, same sex ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals and she is open to all people, all cultures and all faiths. With her at Island Ceremonies, you have a safe place to share your stories. She will joyfully and gently guide you through the process; hopefully alleviating some of the stress of planning your big day!

Services offered

Linda is ordained by an interfaith ministry and legally qualified to perform weddings across British Columbia. She can include any aspect you desire such as hand fasting, ring warming, including your guests, unity rituals such as sand pouring, wine sharing, candle lighting, honouring special guests, jumping the broom and is open to anything you can imagine. Her catchment area is Victoria and lower Vancouver Island and she is open to travelling further afield.

Her services include but are not limited to:

  • First time weddings
  • Elopements
  • Vow renewals
  • Commitment ceremonies
  • Same-sex couples
  • Interfaith couples
  • Themed ceremonies
  • Traditional ceremonies
  • Pop up weddings
  • 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, buddhist, no denomination, earth-based, pagan, taoist

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More information about Island Ceremonies

  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? Yes

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4.7 / 5
  • Danée and Chris Lambourne, Married on 20/08/2017

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    Linda was a perfect fit. Her compassion, genuine appreciation for our story and ability to carve out a unique ceremony to fit our special day and make it unique made for a very touching and memorable day. Not only did Linda do her due diligence to get to know our story, but she ... View more was able to calm us both, improve upon our plans and most importantly... guide us without burdening us with worry. Linda is the finesse everyone should add to their ceremony.

  • Farah, Married on 21/07/2017

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    Linda was amazing. My partner, Shawn and I eloped, and Linda made it all possible by providing us with two beautiful and amazing witnesses. The ceremony was simple and wonderful; it was everything that we had asked for. We are extremely grateful for Linda's phenomenal words and the ceremony that she arranged for us.

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    We chose to use a life celebrant instead of one of the government officiants and we are so pleased that we did. The extra cost was worth every penny as our ceremony was completely customized to how we wanted it and it was beautifully written and executed. Linda performed a hand ... View more fasting for us, and also helped us plan a pebble toss at the end of the ceremony. Many of our guests told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had been to. It was spiritual, simple, and heartfelt, and exactly how we wanted it. Linda is very personable and a delight to work with :) It was like having a friend marry us, instead of a stranger!

  • Elena He, Married on 16/04/2016

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    We would absolutely recommend Island Ceremonies! We really wanted a personal ceremony, which spoke about us as a couple and our values as a future family. My fiancee at the time was out of the country due to urgent travel and Linda was MORE than accommodating, meeting with myself ... View more and my mom (standing in for my fiancee) and then meeting with us countless times over Skype to refine our the vision. Our wedding honoured our origins and highlighted who we are today. The ceremony was warm and heartfelt, and will forever be cherished in our hearts.

  • Angie Waldo, Married on 22/09/2015

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    "Absolute best choice we could have made" Linda was the perfect choice of officiant for our wedding. She partnered "with" us to ensure that we received the personal and unique ceremony we had envisioned. She was extremely patient, accommodating and compassionate. We didn't at all ... View more feel that we were being brought together by a stranger but rather that we were being supported by an old friend. Linda is an angel with a twinkle in her eye. We will see you again for our vow renewal.

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