Island Ceremonies

Victoria V8V 3Z3 Victoria (British Columbia) View map

About Island Ceremonies

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 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

  • Religious Affiliations

    Agnostic, buddhist, baptist, no denomination, earth-based, pagan, taoist

  • Wedding Services Starting Price

    C$ 375.00

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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? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? C$ 100

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
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  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.8

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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 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!

    Sent on 14/09/2016

    Island Ceremonies's reply:

    Brandi and Alex, It was such a joy performing your ceremony perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean at Point-No-Point. You and your friends/family were so wonderful and your handfasting and pebble toss were fun to perform. I wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss and thank you for choosing me to be a part of your special day.

  • Mariah Gentry, Married on 21/07/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 07/08/2018

    Island Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much for choosing me for your special day. It was lovely to get to know you and your families. Your love was apparent to me from the moment we met and I know that together, there is nothing you can’t do.

  • Chelsea Bryson, Married on 16/06/2018

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    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.

    Sent on 26/06/2018

    Island Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much for your lovely words. I enjoyed working with you and loved performing your ceremony at the edge of the waterfront on Dallas Road. You are a wonderful couple and I am always inspired by love stories like yours.

  • Vanessa Van De Mortel, Married on 17/02/2018

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    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.

    Sent on 07/03/2018

    Island Ceremonies's reply:

    Vanessa and Andrew, it was my pleasure to be a part of your special day, and one I won’t forget. Your kind of love is what poetry and songs are inspired by and I wish you a lifetime of success and happiness. ✨

  • Karly Spiske, Married on 09/12/2017

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    Linda was absolutely wonderful to work with. We wanted a "less traditional" ceremony including a handfasting and a penguin pebble exchange, both of which she was more than willing to accommodate. She delivered a very touching and personal ceremony and it was everything we wanted. Thank you Linda, for being a part of our day!

    Sent on 15/01/2018

    Island Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Karly. I loved working with you and Mike and enjoyed incorporating your penguin theme into your ceremony. I learn so much from every ceremony I write and really enjoy the diverse needs of my clients. I wish you a long and happy life together.

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