Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies is a registered wedding officiant in Kelowna, British Columbia. Valerie is the owner and operator of Kelowna Ceremonies. 15 years of wedding experience and rave reviews help to make her a sought after Celebrant. She was trained at the Celebrant Institute and authorized by BC Vital Statistics to conduct marriages throughout British Columbia. Based in the Kelowna area she has performed ceremonies at several wineries, golf clubs and private homes.
Valerie Maltese is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and is best suited for non religious. wedding ceremonies. Her spirituality is felt in the loving exchanges between people and animals and nature.. She is an ACTRA Member (Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists). She brings a calm, professional demeanour, along with performance and public-speaking skills. Her years in the film and tv industry as well as the wedding industry provides you with a wealth of experience. In addition, Valerie received training from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation ensuring her proficiency in the art of ceremony design. . .
Packages for elopements and full celebrations including a custom-written ceremony, sound systems, and a rehearsal day are available. Valerie considers herself a “loveographer”, a writer of personal love stories. By drawing on feelings and memories about couples’ love stories, she captures the essence of their love and this storytelling becomes the main focus of the wedding ceremony. As an interfaith minister with she takes pride in being open to your personal beliefs, never enforcing her own.. She facilitates you in whatever way you choose. She provides short and sweet ceremonies as well as custom written ceremonies that include the telling of your love story. Her reviewers comment on her being original, professional, good-natured and flexible. Other available features include:
8 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!
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,
Pavla H. · Married on 13/06/2020
Perfect wedding officiant!
Valerie did excellent job at our wedding. She was a pleasure to work with, very professional and accomodating. She wrote our personal love story that added very touching feeling to the ceremony. She went above and beyond. We couldn't have chosen better. We recommend her very much.Sent on 15/06/2020
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:I so loved working with you and Mike! Wow what a review . So kind and I can’t take all the credit. You two are a dynamic duo who weathered the uncertainty of these times and took all the changes in stride so Bravo to you both too! You get the couple of the year award! Your resilience and flexibility in the face of challenges will serve your marriage well! You really had a fabulous team too! Instant DJ John Bird made us all sound good and I’ll bet your photographs will be amazing too. I can’t wait to see them! PS If you ever have a child I’d love to do a welcoming ceremony - no charge! Xoxo xoxo sending so much love to you both ❤️💕
Chrissy H. · Married on 28/09/2020
Valerie was such a ray of sunshine and we so enjoyed having her with us for our big day! She was very flexible with times and places as we were planning our wedding all within a month! She gifted us a bottle of champagne and some beautiful glasses and came prepared with glasses and drinks for the kids as well which we so appreciated! Definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a wedding officiant.Sent on 26/10/2020
Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:I am so grateful you picked me as your wedding officiant and I truly appreciate the effort to send a review for me. I love this work and I loved working with you. Your ceremony was like a play day to me! A great hike, amazing people and kids and what a view! It was a magical day and I’ll always remember it!
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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!