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!
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:
24 Reviews for Island Ceremonies
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Tracy S. · Married on 22/11/2020
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 & EugeneSent on 29/12/2020
Anne-Marie · Married on 29/06/2019
Our perfect day 💕
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 HartSent on 11/07/2019
Emily B. · Married on 01/06/2019
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!Sent on 13/08/2019
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. · Married on 21/07/2018
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 B. · Married on 16/06/2018
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.
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