Located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Kelowna Ceremonies is run by Life Cycle wedding officiant Valerie Maltese. Her years of wedding experience and rave reviews help to make her a sought-after wedding officiant in the Okanagan Valley. She will travel within BC. She is currently booking only 2022 unless you would like the ceremony script writing service only. Based in the Kelowna area Valerie has performed ceremonies at several wineries, golf clubs and private homes. Her one-of-a-kind love story ceremony scripts can also be purchased ala carte for your own officiant or friend to deliver. This could be read in conjunction with a marriage commissioner's signing ceremony. In this way, while also making it legal, you can also perfectly capture your audience's attention, keeping them on the edge of their seat all the way to your big kiss, even when they are watching you get married online.
Valerie Maltese is a Loveographer and Entertainer. She offers a creative engaging ceremony and helps you to express your own personal beliefs and ideas so you stay authentic and true to yourselves. She delivers the ceremony with flair. Her years in the film and tv industry well as in several other aspects of the wedding industry provides you with a perfect combination of professional wedding experience and heartfelt entertainment. She has a wealth of experience to offer you. Valerie received training from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation as well as the Insight Institute, ensuring her proficiency in the art of ceremony writing, creation and design. She is also a member of The Union of British Columbia Performers/Association of Canadian Radio and Television Artists UBCP/ACTRA and ensures the audience is listening.
Packages for elopements and custom-written ceremonies, sound systems, and a rehearsal day are also available. Valerie is a writer of your personal love stories. As your Loveographer, she draws on feelings and memories about your love story and integrates this into your wedding ceremony to be delightfully entertaining. As a specialized wedding officiant, she enjoys the freedom to be more personal and expressive than a marriage commissioner with a government script. She is open to your personal beliefs, never enforcing her own. Valerie facilitates you in whatever way you choose and gives you the final say on the ceremony script which includes unlimited edits. Her reviewers comment on her being original, professional, good-natured and flexible. She helps with personal vows and can include a variety of rituals from blending of wines to handfasting and blending of sands or help to create your own. Other available features include:
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10 Reviews for Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies
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Jessica H. · Married on 17/10/2020
Personalized Ceremony in the nick of time
My Fiancé (now Husband) and I decided to get married in 3 weeks this October! We immediately began organizing for our officiant. We decided to reach out to Valerie due to her positive reviews and personable website. We were not disappointed. Not only was she a pleasure to deal with, but she was very helpful with leading us through the ceremony planning process. We opted to do the Loveography and we were delighted by the results...sharing a laugh and cry with friends and family at our many cherished moments leading up to our big day. We couldn't of asked for a more personalized ceremony! From start to finished we were blown away, thank you Valerie!Sent on 23/10/2020
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:I was blown away by your obvious connection and beautiful love 💕 May your Love Story contain many more exciting and beautiful chapters. It was a total pleasure to work with you both! Sending best wishes your way!
Jennifer V. · Married on 22/08/2020
Have love will travel
Valerie was great to work with. She was professional and flexible. We were able to have her at our rehearsal via Facetime, and the ceremony was beautiful. She was willing to travel to any location we chose, and was wiling to change our ceremony however we needed to - and in this time of Covid - that's important. She was always just a call or text away and super friendly.Sent on 30/09/2020
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:Jennifer, thank you so much for this kind review. You and Kevin were so gracious and creative. The venue changes kept it exciting and wow what a beautiful day and venue. It could not have been better than having it there at your own Waterside Winery. That incredible custom made altar you made wins hands down as Altar of the Year!! Your bespoke ceremony was so much fun to help write and I wish you both a lifetime of adventure and joy! Oh and yes lotsa Chai Lattes and Green Teas!
Dennis B. · Married on 03/07/2021
Truly a personalized experience
Valerie found a way to make our wedding day that much more personal and entertaining. We worked very closely for about a month leading up to our wedding creating a ceremony that was a story about everything we had been through together. We didn't know that what we were looking for when searching for an officiant until we found Valerie. It made what is normally not a super memorable part of the wedding something that kept our guest attention while still giving us a romantic setting and let everyone know how much we were in love. If you are looking for someone to share your story with all your guests we hands down recommend Valerie. And if you haven't thought about it like we had it is worth exploring as it only added to our perfect day.Sent on 13/07/2021
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Dennis!
Donna W. · Married on 22/05/2021
I’d like to thank Valerie for the awesome job she did to make it easier (less stress) for me & husband. The few people we were allowed to have loved the ceremony!Sent on 23/05/2021
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:I loved performing this ceremony for you and Horace and I adored how the kids were right next to you making it more like a family ceremony and making them feel so included and a most important part of it all! Thank you for your kind review. You were a pleasure to work with! Xxxoo
Justin C. · Married on 05/09/2020
Great Person, Would Recommend
Valerie was awesome. She is fun and a great speaker. We didn't want a long ceremony and Valerie was more than willing to work with us. She was easily accessible, quick to respond, showed up early, and was exactly what we needed. We would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 30/09/2020
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Justin,
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Hello, my name is Valerie Maltese and I call myself a Loveographer.
I am licensed through BC Vital Statistics to solemnize weddings in the beautiful province of British Columbia.
I am also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® and an actor. I am an ACTRA Member (Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists). I bring a calm easy going demeanour, along with performance and public speaking skills . I have professional wedding celebrant training from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation and over a decade of experience in the wedding industry.
I write your love story and use this in your ceremony. This is also something to keep forever which becomes in time like a priceless family heirloom.
I marry you and I engage the audience. I am the right match for you if you want your audience to stay listening and on the edge of their seats from your walk down the aisle to your big beautiful kiss!