Life Ceremonies is a wedding officiant service based out of West Kelowna, British Columbia. Nadene Rogers is the lead celebrant behind this business, and she always takes pride in producing a bespoke experience. Crafting a special event, Nadene tailors the structure and flow to authentically represent the happy couple, their guests, and the most appropriate themes.
To achieve her insight and to create meaningful events, she gets to know her clients. A multitude of packages are available for to-be-weds to choose from, and this makes it easier to select the one that best suits them. The Simple option includes a single interview prior to the big day as well as a personalized ceremony. The Mindful offering includes everything from the previous bundle, plus a rehearsal and an additional interview. The Thorough collection is the most comprehensive service provided by Life Ceremonies as it also comprises a two-hour seminar that takes place before the couple ties the knot. A range of traditional ceremony styles can be suggested for those in need of inspiration, but Nadene is always open to her clients’ ideas. You are free to share your vows, while a multitude of optional inclusions can be adhered to if you would like.
For those who would like to complement their ceremony with additional features, Life Ceremonies can oblige. Premarital coaching and counseling are available for those who want to explore these topics. Nadene is also open to presiding over a range of other ceremonies such as vow renewals, memorials, and more.
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Marylene R. · Married on 31/08/2020
Nadene listened to our wishes and requests and adjusted accordingly. She was captivating in her speech and very efficient and organized.Sent on 12/11/2020
Life Ceremonies's reply:Marylene, I appreciate you having shared your experience of our collaboration to bring about a ceremony you envisioned. I definitely cannot work alone!
· Married on 20/06/2020
AMAZING! 10/10 would recommend! She made our dream ceremony happen, even through the rockiness of COVID!
Nadene made our wedding everything we could have imagined and more. She was heartfelt and real and truly made our ceremony exactly what we could have wished for! COVID made things very interesting but Nadene was right along our sides the whole way supporting us and embracing the changes. HIGHLY recommend choosing Nadene!Sent on 26/06/2020
Life Ceremonies's reply:Ah, so nice you two. Thank you again for your trust. I had SO much joy being with you! You are such a beautiful and loving couple. Take good care of each other. Blessings
Rebecca V. · Married on 18/08/2019
AMAZING Personalized Officiant
We hired Nadene Rogers as our wedding officiant for our Kelowna wedding August 2019. I cannot say enough positive words about Nadene and her personalized service. No signs of cookie cutter ceremony here! We had multiple points of contact with her, and through a questionnaire, she tailored our ceremony to me and my husband entirely. At the time when we completed the questionnaires, we had no idea how they were going to impact or influence the ceremony. To this day, we still have family and friends reaching out to us, saying our ceremony and officiant was the best they have ever witnessed. Nadene was flexible, positive, passionate, energetic and eager to make the ceremony exactly what my husband and I wanted. Look no further and book your consultation with Nadene - you and your guests will be blown away by her magic! Thank you again Nadene :)Sent on 09/12/2019
Life Ceremonies's reply:Oh Rebecca, your words are very generous and your sentiments, even more kind. What an honour it was to work with you both and stand with you at such a precious and treasured moment in your lives. I hope you know I wish you every good thing in life. Take good care of yourselves
Anne M. · Married on 12/09/2020
Most amazing ceremony
Nadene was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day. She took our words and wove them into a most intimate, reflective and special ceremony I have ever witnessed (ok maybe I’m a bit biased but it was amazing!!). She blended our ideas into hers and the result was an absolutely perfect ceremony. We’re not overly religious, so the wording and expressions and passages she chose to include were exactly what we wanted. On top of that, all the support and options we received regarding covid made our day that much less stressful. Would highly recommend and can’t say enough kind and wonderful things.Sent on 09/10/2020
Life Ceremonies's reply:Hi Anne Marie, wow this is so wonderful thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience about my participation in your wedding day. I trust all is still over the moon and your enjoying your life together and an even deeper level. You know I send you my best and hopefully, our paths will cross again someday! Take good care of each other, many blessings.
Carol B. · Married on 15/08/2020
A perfect day even more perfect
We decided to plan a wedding during covid and on short notice. We had 3 weeks to pull it off and this website certainly did help. Our first choice for Officiates was Nadene Rogers. We told her our date and that we wanted something very intimate and special. She made it work!! During a Zoom meeting, she walked us through the process and gave us just a few short questions.
Nadene is such a gifted orator, that she used our words and created the most memorable ceremony that read like a beautiful love story and captured the true spirit of our love, our journey and our hopes for the future. She has a calm energy about her that made us feel at ease and as though we were the only two people in our space.
We enjoyed the experience so much that i would recommend her to everyone including my own family. She helped to make a perfect day even more perfect.
Blair and CarolSent on 20/08/2020
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Officiating weddings is such a joy for me. To stand witness to the depth of hope, faith, excitment and vision within two individuals coming together in a commitment to love, is simply, an honor.
Building a relationship with my couples, beginning with the planning of their vision ceremony, brings a sense of intimate connection, that is not soon forgotten. As with many of my couples we stay in touch, sometimes with further ceremonial involvements, such as memorials, baby blessings etc.
Some people are interested in my marital status and path of relationship, so I thought I would share a bit about my journey.
I didn't get married until I was 50! I never saw myself married or raising a family, as I knew I was to be married to Life itself with chosen family members and young folks along the way. I also didn't wish to choose between the genders. As a bi-sexual woman, who loves the soul of another, the commitment of marriage to one, didn't seem possible for me.
When I did choose to get married, there were many extenuating circumstances - I was a brand new spiritual leader of a Centre I founded in Calgary and the care provider for my mother, and felt that marriage just seemed right for me then somehow.
I have been married now for 15yrs, to Maureen. We have walked through many changes in ourselves and with each other in that time, including a 2 year separation due to her health issues and our common need at a later age in life, to realize what our own needs were, and then to meet them through self responsiveness, rather than unrealistic expectation upon each other.
We have never been so happy together. Our relationship is unique, just like everyone else's - to each their own.
I found that my need to 'keep my options opening' was another way of saying - I don't want to be bound by a commitment to 'one.' I now know, that in commiting to myself first, I am unbound in loving and being loved.
As your officiant, I know the same for you. No matter the form of your present choice in relationship, or of past relational experiences, you are growing into the Love that you are. You are learning how to share this love, with less conditioning and compromise, with an ever opening heart and perpective on what is possible by mean of you as an individual and through your vision as a couple.
I for one am happy for the two of you, in having found one another as a means to love and be loved.
After all, Love is all there is, how grand is that!