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On WeddingWire since 2022

Last update: February 2024

I am a Halifax-based Justice of the Peace available to be your wedding officiant for ceremonies in Nova Scotia.. I am a very experienced, reliable professional with an extensive career in administrative support, voice work/broadcasting, and event planning. Known for having a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. I am a very open-minded people person who makes everyone feel comfortable from the moment they meet me. I am very compassionate and truly feel privileged to perform marriage ceremonies - I believe I am meant to do this. Your ceremony is the continuation of your love story. How it started is part of your story and I officiate the next chapter - marriage.

I want your ceremony to capture who you are as a couple but also as individuals so it is intimate for your family and friends.

I have always loved romance. I married my high school sweetheart John. We had 32 years together until he died unexpectedly at 47. I was left a widow with two daughters. I needed something to help heal my heart. To be a Justice of the Peace is a honour I wear proudly. I have married hundreds of couples and each couple has left a print on my heart. Those prints stay there forever. Words are hard to come by when I am feeling the energy and love of couples as they commit their solemn vows to one another. It is palpable. It is beautiful and special.

I am very lucky and promise you that your ceremony will reflect your personality and encompass your love story.

Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$200

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$50
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Kellie M. Sent on 22/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding ceremony

Krista preformed our ceremony and it was so lovely. We wanted a simple but meaningful wedding and she helped us to achieve just that! We’d been together over 20 years with two children and wanted this to match where we were in our lives and be a celebration of our perfectly and our little family and she matched that spirit perfectly! We definitely recommend Krista for you special day 💜
Yvonne
Yvonne R. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

VERY PLEASED to have Krista as our officiant

Krista is the sweetest and we are beyond happy to have her officiate our elopement. Krista is very helpful and responds quickly. She arranged witnesses for us since we are from Ontario. I am beyond grateful and pleased to work with her. I would recommend
Samantha
Samantha A. Sent on 21/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience

Krista officiated our wedding on June 24, 2023 at Oak Island Resort and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
We connected with Krista well before our wedding date and she was attentive and excited to discuss the details. When we told her that we were hoping to do private vows but wanted our ceremony to still have a personal touch, Krista took this and ran with it! We sent her some facts about ourselves and our relationship and she was able to create a beautiful love story for all our guests to enjoy. She was a joy to have officiate our wedding and we had many comments about how personal and fun she made the ceremony.
Thank you so much Krista for joining us on our special day!
Alain
Alain S. Sent on 21/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An Excellent Officiant for our special day.

Krista was an absolute wonder to work with. We first reached out to her about 6 months before the event and she quickly put us at ease letting us know we still had plenty of time to plan. About 6 weeks prior to the ceremony, we met in person at the venue, where we discussed the ceremony itself, filled out any paperwork we needed and answered any questions we had. We provided some personal details of how we met as a couple, and Krista included that story as part of her ceremony's script.

The day of the event was a whirlwind as you'd expect, but again, Krista helped put us all at ease. Her friendly, calm and charming demeanor helped enhance the ceremony itself. The guests enjoyed her presentation and story, and she easily made the whole ceremony quick and painless. I would highly recommend Krista again in the future.
Nicole
Nicole W. Sent on 21/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Krista is absolutely amazing

Krista was so nice and I love the way she does her wedding write ups. She makes sure to include your love story which was huge for us. We have been together for 17 years since high school and have 3 kids so we have a huge background to our love story. It was so nice to have it included. And when I was so nervous (trying not to cry) and messed up on some of my vows she just laughed it off with me and we started over that part. I highly recommend her
Avery
Avery Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Krista is amazing

From the moment we saw Krista’s bio information in wedding wire, we knew we needed to have her as our wedding officiant. My husband and I are from Manitoba and travelled to Nova Scotia for our elopement. When I spoke with Krista on the phone to make plans for our wedding she was very welcoming and personable and made any concerns about the distance wedding planning disappear. Krista was able to take our wedding ceremony vision and blend it perfectly with some personal touches. Communication and organization for the day of our ceremony was very direct and easy going. We cannot get over how wonderful our wedding ceremony was and how happy we were to have Krista officiate our wedding. We had to change our wedding location and time last minute due to weather complications and Krista was more than willing to work with us with our last minute change. Our little elopement will be a day to remember and cherish forever and Krista was a big part of that. If you are looking for an officiant who makes you feel comfortable and at home, is truly passionate about what she does, Krista is your officiant!
Celeste
Celeste J. Sent on 15/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Such a wonderful wedding officiant!

Krista was professional, caring and energetic. She kept in touch with us throughout the planning stages right up until the end of the night. She was fabulous, is all I can say! She made us feel comfortable and at ease during the ceremony. She truly loves what she does and it shines in her. I would highly recommend her as your wedding officiant! Thank you Krista! The best! Celeste & Jonny Johnson
Gabrielle
Gabrielle M. Sent on 30/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So glad we found Krista!

Krista married us in August of 2022. She was very warm and friendly to meet with and accommodating. She tailored our ceremony specifically to us, and made it feel so beyond special. The blessing of the hands was a wonderful addition that she suggested which ended off the ceremony in such a beautiful way. She travelled a little ways to us as well which we were beyond grateful for. Thank you Krista for making our day the best it could be!
Denise
Denise K. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The King wedding

Blair and I cannot say enough about how much we valued and appreciated Krista Cooks officiating of our wedding!
Friends and family who attended our wedding still talk about the personal touch that Krista offered to our ceremony almost one year ago.
Krista was interested and engaged with “our story” from day one of contacting her as an officiant. She brought warmth and sincerity to our service while professionally giving us the personalized service that we had requested.
Krista is definitely a cherished memory of our wedding.

Very sincerely,
Denise and Blair King
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Chanel D. Sent on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100% Recommend!

Krista was AMAZING! She is such a thoughtful person who will ensure that your ceremony is unique to you. She made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. 100% recommend her.
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