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Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant

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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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    Bianca Married on 15/09/2022
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    Leonard is awesome!

    We had booked a ceremony package through The Bellamy Loft, and luckily they connected us with Leonard, who is their partner officiant.

    Leonard made our wedding so memorable. The ceremony was personalized and really expressed how my husband and I are. Everything he mentioned was so relatable. It was like Leonard has known us for a very long time lol.

    Leonard is professional, easy to work with and made everything go as planned/smoothly. To be honest, i don't think my husband ans I were truly prepared for the wedding. We didn't have any rehearsals as my husband and I planned it all ourselves. I think I was all over the place during the ceremony lol. I couldn't stand still, keep eye contact with my husband, or say my vows without crying but Leonard was so nice and tried to calm me down. I definitely didn't calm down as much cause its me lol, but it still helped.

    Thank you Leonard for everything. Wishing you all the best!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Hi Bianca,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate you taking the time to share this. I'm glad I was able to make your wedding memorable. You and Arvin are a great couple and I wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness together.
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    Sasha Married on 28/08/2022
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    Exactly what we wished for!

    We came across Leonard on Instagram and decided to reach out to him. Since we live abroad, our meeting was over a video call and I was a bit nervous but Leonard was friendly, supportive, interested, and guided us through moments and decisions that needed to be figured out. I am so glad we found Leonard and chose him as our Officiant. He incorporated elements to pay homage to our families and loved ones as well as keeping the ceremony solemn yet also honest and fun! He was also willing to wait 10 minutes while our late guests arrived, which was very kind. We had many guests say how intimate, honest, and special the ceremony was and it was everything we wished for. Thank you very much Leonard for your guidance, support and marrying us.
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    Becky F. Married on 16/07/2022
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    Incredibly memorable and personalize experience!

    I can’t recommend Leonard enough! He had a very professional and calming/organized approach to the ceremony which was greatly appreciated during wedding prep! I felt like he really spend time to get to know my husband and I and weave these personal touches into the ceremony. He is very reliable, organized and experienced which is crucial for running the ceremony and signing/mailing the paperwork! He is incredibly thoughtful, charming and funny and had our guests laughing and crying (sometimes at the same time!) we received so many compliments on Leonard’s officiating from our guests and he truly made our ceremony the most meaningful part of our day! Leonard is truly gifted officiant who made our ceremony feel so very special and meaningful!
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    Tomas Married on 25/06/2022
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    Perfect Officiant!

    Leonard was the perfect officiant for us! He provided us with a unique and personal ceremony using input from us. What he created was truly memorable and we will appreciate that forever. Highly recommend!
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    Ellen D. Married on 18/06/2022
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    our happily ever after

    In short, Leonard was perfect. Our ceremony was exactly what we had in mind and couldn’t have gone any better. Our family were very happy that there was a traditional filipino tone to it. You did such a great job and we got a lot of compliments on it.
    Thank you times a million.
    You’re forever part of our journey.

    Krimshan and Ellen
    6-18-22

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much Ellen. It was awesome working with you both. Those harsh winds couldn't stop your wedding even if they tried! Congrats again to you both.
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    Katrina Married on 17/06/2022
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    Delivered a Very Special Moment

    After a few brief conversations, Leonard totally crafted and delivered a beautiful wedding ceremony that encapsulated our relationship and goals as a married couple moving forward. Our guests were engaged (we received a lot of great feedback) and Leonard was very pleasant to work with. We are so grateful for him being a huge part of our big day and highly recommend him to anyone thinking of booking him for theirs!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Katrina. It was a pleasure working with you and Edward. Thank you for all the intel in working with the venue. It's still surreal having officiated your wedding at the same venue my fiancée and I are getting married in. All the best to you both!
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    Joelle D. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Perfect for our blended family vow renewal

    Leonard came highly recommended by our venue manager at the Lodge On Queen (Toronto), and he truly lived up to his reputation. As a pandemic wedding couple, we had to split up our wedding into church ceremony one year and wedding reception another year, so we chose Leonard to renew our vows for our one year anniversary/wedding reception. From our first meeting with him, we immediately connected with his warm and friendly nature, and he was super helpful in helping us flesh out the ceremony from start to finish. Leonard was really reassuring in the whirlwind that was wedding planning for me, which helped me stay level-headed and he really held down the fort especially on the day of, when it felt like the whirlwind was at its strongest. Our vow renewal ceremony was beautiful, and he was fantastic at helping us incorporate our daughter into the ceremony with a unity sand ceremony and our blended family vows. We got plenty of compliments on how touching it was that we included her the way we did. We are so happy we were able to have Leonard for our vow renewal!
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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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    Pauline L. Married on 08/08/2021
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    Thank you Leonard!

    Leonard was a real joy to work with as we were planning our wedding. He provided several options for us to customize our ceremony to accurately reflect our unique tastes and personalities. He helped guide us along the process through several online meetings and allowed us to visualize exactly how our ceremony would go. On the day itself, Leonard's delivery was professional, elegant and calming; all traits that a bride and groom would want within a very stressful environment. We'd absolutely recommend him!!

    Leonard Nolasco - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks for the awesome review, Pauline. You and Wai were an awesome couple to work with. Wishing you both the very best.

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Meet the team

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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