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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.

Services Offered

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.

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, and more.

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

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

Wedding Services Starting Price

$600

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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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    Jenny G. Married on 29/08/2021
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    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.

    Life Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh my! Jenny, I so appreciate the detail to which you went in sharing your experience of working with me and standing with your beloved receiving your ceremony.
    Truly you were so sweet both of you and just as light as a feather as you exchanged the love you have for each other and the rightness of your commitment. Thank you, thank you.
    Your family was so fun and a delight to speak to before and after the ceremony. I trust you're doing very well in your married life, take care of yourselves. Many blessings to you both.
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    R Salari Married on 10/07/2021
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    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.

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    Dear Rachel and Dusty, my goodness thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with me and others. It was indeed a memorable event you could see the love in every detail let alone you're beautiful words to each other. You know I wish you many many happy years ahead take care of yourselves and keep shining your love brightly!
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    Marylene R. Married on 31/08/2020
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    Beautiful Ceremony.

    Nadene listened to our wishes and requests and adjusted accordingly. She was captivating in her speech and very efficient and organized.

    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!
    It was a joy to stand with you both to witness the beautiful love you share and have committed to, as you journey life together. Thank you for having trusted me, I keep those moments close.
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    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!

    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
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    Rebecca V. Married on 18/08/2019
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    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 :)

    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
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    Anne M. Married on 12/09/2020
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    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.

    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.
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    Carol B. Married on 15/08/2020
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    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.

    Much Love
    Blair and Carol
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    Robert G. Married on 29/12/2019
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    This was a very difficult wedding to arrange and Nadene was awesome. I could not have asked for more. Great job.

    Awesome job Nadene, thank you!!

    Life Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Rob and Terrianne for your trust and your constant communication. We made this happen together that I know for sure. All the best in your new married life!
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    Kayla P. Married on 01/09/2021
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    Excellent!

    Nadene was an absolutely wonderful addition to our wedding day. She curated a very intimate and personalized ceremony for us. We would highly recommend to all of our friends and family. Thank you, Nadene!

    Life Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Kayla, You are very kind. What a day...the clouds, sun, storm and pelting rain...the full spectrum of nature giving you her all, mirroring what you did to bring this celebration of your love into being. It was a joy to work with you and support you in your vision. Take good care of yourselves, knowing an amazing future ahead.
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    Amber B. Married on 06/09/2020
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    The Ceremony Everyone is talking about

    Rev. Nadene is a true gem and gift to our world. I knew the moment I met her that she would be a huge impact on my life.

    Our guests all expressed how beautiful and uniquely personalized our ceremony Rev. Nadene created for us. She beautifully represented our relationship perfectly. We loved how she included our friends and family.

    We are so grateful for the gift she gave us.

    Life Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much Amber! It was a joy to get to know you both over this time, including COVID. It brought us all closer to the preciousness of life, and the moments in it. I am so happy that I got to celebrate just a few of those with you both.
    There are many blessings yet to come. Take good care of each other.

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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 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!

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