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On WeddingWire since 2018

Last update: December 2023

Greetings Friend, Congratulations on your Engagement, and, welcome to Life Ceremonies!

I am a Kelowna wedding officiant extending my services throughout the Okanagan. I have been the lead celebrant behind Life Ceremonies for the past 28yrs. I great take pride in producing a special, custom created wedding experience, tailoring the content and flow to authentically represent each couple, their guests, and their chosen themes.

Services Offered To achieve a sense of solid insight with which to create a deeply personal ceremony, I must get to know you. I offer 3 packages to choose from, and this makes it easier to select the one that best suits your vision and budget. (www.LifeCeremonies.ca)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 I am always guided by your vision and open to implement your ideas. You are free to write your own Vows and layer in other elements or people to further personalize your experience.

Types of Ceremony: I create and officiate over Civil, Spiritual, Religious, Interfaith and Affirming marriages, celebrating all those who choose Love's commitment, and honoring their special and unique paths.

Other Services 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, conscious divorce, baby namings, house blessings...and more.

NOW AVAILABLE...EXQUISITE LOCATION FOR ELOPEMENTS...
PRIVATE BEACH FRONT PROPERTY ON THE OKANAGAN LAKE! Experience deep connection while Sharing your Vows in peaceful surroundings of sheer beauty. Enjoy a champagne toast, dig your toes in the sand and take photos at your leisure. Great for an intimate exchange that focuses on your commitment at a very special price! (for parties of 8 or under)

Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows
Premarital counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baha'i faith
Buddhist
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Lutheran
Methodist
No denomination
Orthodox christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Earth-based
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Pagan
Shinto
Taoist
Unitarian
Sikhism

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$450

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)?

$150
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Reviews for Life Ceremonies

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Lecia
Lecia C. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding officiant far exceeded our expectations

Nadene officiated our wedding in July 2023. My partner and I felt she was very engaged in us as a couple and really took the time to get to know us prior to the ceremony. As a result, our wedding was the perfect reflection of us and our life together. We will be forever grateful
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

amazing officiant!

we loved nadene so much! she was such a special part of our day, and really made us feel loved. her ceremony was so beautiful - so many of our guests said so too. she’s really a beautiful person inside and out!!
Maria
Maria D. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

We were so pleased with our ceremony. Dr. Rogers delivered an outstanding address to our guests and heartfelt to us. We had significant input to the format and script. Our guests expressed their appreciation of how she kept them engaged in thought and heart during the ceremony.
Many thanks!
Michael & Maria Wuthrich
Rachel
Rachel P. Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Set a wonderful loving vibe for our wedding!

We just wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you for the beautiful ceremony you put together for our wedding. We had so many compliments on how well put together it was and the loving vibe. It really set a wonderful tone for the rest of the evening.
Taylor
Taylor P. Sent on 13/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nadene was Amazing

From the minute we first chatted with Nadene we knew we liked her. She was unabashedly herself and open about her views on love, religion, and spirituality. More than that, she was genuinely interested in getting to know us and who we were as a couple. The questionnaire's she sent us pre-wedding were very well written with the goal of having the most important part of our day truly reflect who we were. Pre wedding, the example vows she sent were extremely helpful as well. Having never written vows before these gave us a great breadth of what vows could be like/serve as inspiration.

It was clear she wanted the most important part of our day to be us, and only us, whatever that looked like.

The last meeting pre wedding, was more in depth. Having responded to the questionnaire's independently we were now moving into the cohesion part. What we did and didn't want, how we felt about certain things she was thinking of including, she was completely open about her thoughts and open to ours and ideas as well.

Our ceremony was truly magical thanks to Nadene. Her love for bringing people together is infectious. Many, many, guests inquired after if we were related to her or if she was a really good friend because the ceremony was so intimate, personal, and magical.

Nadene is amazing. We are truly grateful she was part of our day.
Michalle
Michalle S. Sent on 30/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

Rev. Nadene Rogers made our ceremony so unique, intimate and special. We are still sharing our love of her with our family and friends.

As a wedding planner I have witnessed by fair share of wedding commissioners and she is by far the absolute best I have ever know!!!

Jared
Jared C. Sent on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly Personal

Nadene wrote and absolutely and incredibly personal and heart warming ceremony for my new wife Jaci and I. She was extremely attentive to detail and so easy to work with. THANK YOU Nadene!!!
Jenny
Jenny G. Sent on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Captivating speaking!!

Me and My husband got married at the end of August at The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna. We chose Nadene Rogers as our officiant after coming across her work on Wedding Wire. She was actually the first officiant we spoke to and after our first zoom meeting we both really liked her and knew we wanted her to marry us. We love how every part of the ceremony she tailors to the couple. She asked us the same questions but wanted us to reply individually to her and not share our answers with each other. I loved this because I could tell she genuinely is looking to get to know us and wants to speak in a way that is unique to us. Everything was very customizable and unique she really goes above and beyond to make the ceremony and officiating all about you. When the day came I was honestly so happy with the way she spoke. We had so many people come up to us after the wedding ceremony to tell us they loved how she spoke some said they even could of sat there longer listening to her speak because it was so beautiful. She really gave everyone a deeper look and glimpse at the love we share. I would highly recommend Nadene to anyone getting married in the Okanagan. She is very versatile and does anything from traditional to non traditional.
R Salari
R Salari Sent on 29/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate and personal ceremony

Working with Nadene was a pleasant experience from the beginning to the end. She took the time to really get to know us and she built an incredibly personal ceremony personalized just for us. We couldn't be happier with how it went and we got alot of great feedback from our spectators. Thank you so much Nadene, for truly making it an experience we wouldn't trade for the world.
Marylene
Marylene R. Sent on 12/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Ceremony.

Nadene listened to our wishes and requests and adjusted accordingly. She was captivating in her speech and very efficient and organized.
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Nadene Rogers
Nadene Rogers
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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 18yrs, 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!

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