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Linda Nelson loves meeting couples in love; basking in the glow of their joyful energy, as she co-creates their personal 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 a Metaphysical Minister who honours and respects all Faiths and is 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
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Frequently asked questions

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

Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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Reviews for Island Ceremonies

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Sophie Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So happy we got to be married by Linda!

I am so happy we went with Linda to marry us!
she is such a joy to be around. very professional at her job, she sent us many rough drafts before we finalized what would be said at our ceremony.
Her voice is delightful to listen too! We could not be happier with Linda!
Jays Sent on 21/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A very kind and reliable officiant

We are so grateful to have had Linda officiate our wedding! We immediately felt comfortable with her, she was friendly and supportive yet professional. Linda helped us create a beautiful ceremony that was perfect for us, and many guests commented on how she was such an excellent officiant! It was clear to see that Linda wanted what was best for us, she was very open minded and accepting to any ideas we had, and she did a fantastic job on the da of! We are so glad we put our trust in Linda.
Tracy S. Sent on 29/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A shining and joyful light!

Having Linda as our Celebrant/Officiant was THE best decision my husband and I could have made. She is grounded, professional, compassionate, joyful, and playful.

Linda was able to roll with us as we sloshed through the mud, navigated to a pretty loose and carefree schedule, took pee breaks in the woods, and paused every few steps for photos.

Linda was not "just our officiant" - she was an integral part of our ceremony. She felt like family. A loved one. A friend. She embodied the words she spoke that were a true reflection of my husband and I.

We are so grateful for the magic she brought to our elopement. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a heartfelt, loving and luminous light to guide them across the marriage threshold.

Thank you, Linda!

Tracy & Eugene
Anne-Marie Sent on 11/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day 馃挄

Linda Nelson was the most amazing Celebrant we could ever dream of having. Our wedding ceremony was so touching, so beautiful and so incredibly perfect because of Linda. She guided us through the whole process and in the end crafted such a beautiful ceremony that was so personal and touching. Our guests loved the ceremony also! They told me it was perfect, beautiful, funny and totally reflective of my husband and I as a couple. We just love Linda and would highly recommend her to any couple!
Anne-Marie Pitre & John Hart
Zoey W. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Linda is the best!

I would highly recommend Linda Nelson. She is very professional, friendly, and detail oriented. She really personalized our ceremony which we loved! She wrote our love story and it was perfect.
Dayna B. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Heartfelt Ceremony

We are so happy we chose Linda to be our celebrant. She created the most heartfelt, short, but sweet ceremony for my husband and I. She made planning the ceremony easy as she really took the time to get to know us. We did not know what we wanted in a ceremony, but she put all our ideas together to beautifully tell our story. Just reading the draft of the ceremony brought us to tears. She was flexible when planning and was open to incorporating our ideas. Her warm and inviting energy created such a calming environment for our ceremony and set the mood for the rest of the day. We can鈥檛 thank you enough for creating the ceremony of our dreams!
Dayna & Andrew
Emily B. Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Helped Create Magic

Linda was instrumental in providing our perfect day from beginning to end. She's flexible, caring, and showed a genuine interest in our choices and needs for getting everything set up exactly the way we wanted. She also was able to incorporate every personal touch we asked for!

We had been looking for someone who could blend elements of a traditional ceremony with the non-conventional/pagan elements we were wanting to add and Linda was wonderfully accommodating. The ceremony she wrote for us brought tears of joy to our eyes and our family was commenting for days how beautiful it was.

We would highly recommend Island Ceremonies to anyone.
Mariah G. Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Very happy with ceremony!

e were overjoyed to have Linda be our officiant for our July 2018 wedding at Hatley Castle. From the very beginning she was fantastic! She put together a beautiful ceremony that wove our love story together. She worked with the venue to schedule a proper rehearsal so that we would all have great timing, and she was speedy in all forms of communication. Linda is genuine and so kind with a heart of gold. Thank you for being a part of our day!
Chelsea B. Sent on 26/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

An awesome choice!

We decided early on that we wanted our ceremony to be super special and personal, and we're so happy we went with Linda! She provided a beautiful ceremony that we were able to make unlimited changes to (we didn't have to do too many, she had a great first draft) and so many of our guests said it was such a genuine and heartfelt ceremony. It really made an amazing start to our day.
Vanessa V. Sent on 07/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

We were so lucky to have Linda marry us. She made the entire process so simple and stress free. I couldn't imagine having anyone else preform the ceremony. Linda brought some really unique ideas for the ceremony and really helped us create a really lovely occasion.
Linda is so easy to chat with, warm and genuine and helped make our day perfect.
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