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Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant

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About

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Leonard Nolasco is a professional wedding officiant and life celebrant who specializes in creating inspirational wedding ceremonies for special couples. Leonard is a Certified Licenced Wedding Officiant and Celebrant in the province of Ontario who looks forward to working with soon-to-be-married couples to create the personalized ceremony that have always wanted. His pleasant, friendly and calming demeanor will make your ceremony personal, intimate and memorable for all in attendance.

Services offered

Leonard prefers to meet each couple face-to-face in order to under their wedding ceremony vision firsthand, but will also include a second consultation which will be a "talk-through rehearsal" of the ceremony details. He will perform your customized ceremony at the location of your choice which can include a couple's own vows. He will file your Marriage Registry and send it the the Office of the Registrar General.

Leonard Nolasco offers various services and can accommodate the following types of weddings and events:

  • Civil union
  • Single religion
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Vow renewals
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • LGBTQ+

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jainism, jewish, pagan, shinto, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$450

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$75

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

$125

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    Rach Married on 06/11/2021
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    He went above and beyond!

    Our experience with Leonard was amazing! We planned an engagement party turned surprise wedding in 5 months and I couldn't have done it without his help. Our ceremony was perfect. He guided us from beginning to end, to helping us find readings that fit our style to applying for our marriage certificate. So grateful to have Leonard be apart of our special day. Thank you million!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks for much for taking the time to write a review, Rach. I had an absolute blast being part of your surprise wedding. Your guests had such great energy. Congrats again to you and J!
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    Samantha W. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Best Wedding Officiant We Could Have Asked For

    A common question people asked me was: did you personally know the officiant? I said no but I asked why. They said he just worked with us so naturally, feels like he just knew us very well and they really enjoyed the energy with our officiant. They were all surprised when I said no but I wasn't surprised that they asked. Leonard took the time to know us, guided us through our vows and the whole process. He answered all the questions I had, even if I felt like I maybe was asking too much he did not make me feel like that at all. I was afraid that since the venue had done the partnering with the officiant that we wouldn't connect with him at all, I am glad all my fears were put to bed the moment we met him on our video call. Thank you Leonard, it was an absolute blessing to us that you became our officiant and when we decided one day to do a vow renewal we wouldn't hesitate to reach out to you again. Thank you!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind review, Samantha and Omar. You've both been so great to work with and I'm honoured to have been a part of your special day. I hope you enjoyed Patois (definitely one of my favourite spots in the city).
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    Gabrielle T. Married on 07/08/2021
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    More than we could have hoped for!

    Leonard was amazing from start to finish -- especially when planning a pandemic wedding. He helped to guide us through the steps of the ceremony, and was flexible when we had to change dates due to venue restrictions.

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review for me, Gabrielle. Hope married life is treating you and Arman well :)
  • Holly
    Holly W. Married on 06/01/2021
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    He made our day special!

    We are so glad we found Leonard! He was easy to work with, very responsive, and made our day extra special by incorporating something personal about us in his speech. We highly recommend Leonard for anyone looking for an officiant!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Congrats again Holly and Randal. You were both so easy to work with and I'm glad I was able to officiate your ceremony. All the best to you both and congrats again on your anniversary :)
  • Michelle
    Michelle Married on 24/10/2020
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    Great great great!

    Leonard was amazing throughout the entire process of our wedding. We had to plan, re-plan, and re-replan everything due to pandemic restrictions, and he took everything in stride. What a nice guy and we felt like we were in great hands the entire time. Thank you so much, Leonard!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Michelle and Anthony: you made working together so much easier for me. You were both so attentive and you went with the flow as much I did. Congrats to you both and thanks again for the awesome donuts :)
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    Jeff S. Married on 17/10/2020
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    Leonard is Amazing!

    Planning a pandemic wedding was no easy task but Leonard lifted a huge weight off our shoulders and immediately made us feel like we could do it!

    We had our officiant booked and checked off the list more than a year in advance and this person backed out a month before the big day. We had no idea how we were going to get back on track in that short time. We found Leonard that same night and his reviews were incredible!

    We decided to take a chance with the stranger from the internet and it ended up being the best decision we made. We are so thankful that our original officiant backed out because we couldn’t imagine our wedding with out Leonard being a part of it.

    He immediately put our very stressed minds at ease and he was so flexible with all the changes that were out of our control including venue and time adjustments.

    We couldn’t have pulled off this wedding with out him and are so grateful for his calming presence and positive attitude.

    Thank you Leonard!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Jeff and Emma - Do you ever wonder if things happen for a reason? It's as if the stars aligned with this one. I'm so glad that you both reached out to me and that your original officiant backed out. I know that's a little selfish of me, but you two are some of the coolest people I've ever had the chance to meet. I had an absolutely blast officiating your wedding. Thank you for trusting me with it. Congrats again to you both!
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    Nicholas L. Married on 02/10/2020
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    Caring and Personal

    My now Wife and I, were lucky to have met Leonard. He added a personal, warm and caring touch to our Ceremony with his kind foreword. Very professional; kept in touch throughout the time leading up to our day, in spite of all adversities, he was able to commit and give us the best send off possible.

    I would highly recommend Leonard, he will help ensure your day is special.

    Nick

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Nick and Sarah, thank you so much for your review. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to marry you both. You were both so easy to work with and it was absolutely my pleasure. All the best!
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    Jessie C. Married on 02/10/2020
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    Just the way we imagined it!!!

    Leonard was super helpful during the entire process! He offered us beyond professional service every step of the way and listened to all of our personalization requests! We had a couple of back and forth with him regarding the structure for the wedding ceremony since we couldn't make up our minds at first. Leonard was attentive to each of our questions and concerns and guided us through the whole process. At the end of the day, we got married just the way we envisioned it!!! We would highly recommend Leonard for any couples seeking unique civil wedding ceremonies!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Congrats again Jessie and George and thank you for the thoughtful review. I'm so glad I got to officiate your special day.
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    Marley T. Married on 14/03/2020
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    Easiest decision!

    We were very indecisive about what we wanted for our ceremony and Leonard helped talk us through our options and gave us suggestion to guide us. He was very professional and easy to work with. The ceremony he delivered was thoughtful, personal with a little humour. We would highly recommend Leonard when looking for an officiant for your wedding, he was awesome!!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Marley and Bert. It was a pleasure and I was thrilled to have been a part of your special day. Wishing you both the very best.
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    Safiyyah Married on 06/11/2021
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    Best decision

    Leonard was amazing to work with! He made my fiancé and I comfortable from the beginning. He made our ceremony personal and it was exactly what we hoped for. We had many compliments from our guests afterward and what a great ceremony we had. 100% would recommend him to anyone I know!

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Leonard Nolasco
Leonard Nolasco
Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

I’m a Certified Life Celebrant in Canada and a licensed Marriage Officiant in the Province of Ontario, serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Ordained as a Minister by the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry (CIMM), I specialize in performing wedding ceremonies using a calm, collected and professional approach. Metaphysics recognizes and respects all religions and spiritual paths. I am free to marry couples of all faiths, cultures, or sexual orientation.

Professionally, I am a fundraiser with SickKids Foundation with a background in Project Management (which has helped with keeping couples organized as we plan their ceremony). I volunteer my time as President of my Condo Board, a Board Director for Childhood Cancer Survivor Canada and a Crisis Responder for Kids Help Phone.

I spent the better part of seven years living and working aboard in Qatar and South Africa. I’ve been to at least 25 countries and I intend on travelling to 40 countries by the time I turn 40 (i.e. 15 countries in five years). I also love to cook. Check out quarantine.cuisineTO on Instagram to see how I’ve kept busy during quarantine.

The reason I got into this business was because my friends asked me to “officiate” their wedding. (Think Joey marrying Chandler and Monica on Friends). At the time, I wasn’t licensed, so we did the ceremony anyway and they had a Legal Officiant do the declaration. Months later, another friend said she was eloping and asked me to officiate her wedding. That’s when I decided to get licensed. Officiating is a great side hustle (I mean, what millennial doesn’t have one?). Not only do I get to meet incredible people from all walks of life but I also get to be a part of their special day. It’s important for me to work with the couple in delivering a ceremony that reflects who they are and what they believe in.

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