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Life Threads Ceremonies

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About

Abegael Fisher-Lang creates extraordinary wedding ceremonies on the wild West Coast: from Grouse Mountain to Campbell River; from Whistler to Calgary; in wilderness parks, ballrooms, and destination resorts. She is committed to the 'art of possibility' in ceremony, and loves working closely with each couple to find the language, symbols and rituals to make their wedding truly personalized. She says, "Each couple has their own unique love story, so their ceremony should reflect them in every way." All Life Threads weddings are bespoke and truly one of a kind. In 12 years, no two exactly alike. For your special day, choose a celebrant with the artistry, the skills and the commitment to create an exraordinary ceremony. Afterwards, your guests will say, "Oh your wedding was so you-two !"

Experience

Abegael Fisher-Lang is a certified Life Cycle Celebrant, longtime master storyteller, and specialist in Cultural & Spiritual Ritual. For the past 12 years, she has created a full range of ceremonies for couples, families, and communities to mark big life changes in a meaningful way. She is on the teaching faculty of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, the gold standard training for celebrancy in North America, and has received WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards since 2014.

Services offered

Abegael offers couples the following wedding services:

  • BC Wedding Licence
  • Unlimited consultation and coaching
  • How to Write Your Best Wedding Vows Booklet
  • Meeting the Beloved Pre Wedding Process
  • 50+ World Wedding Poetry and Readings Booklet
  • Red Rose, Silver Rose and Golden Rose Wedding Services
  • Added offerings such as a Persian wedding carpet, a World Collection of Bells, and handmade candles
  • Collaboration with a Coast Salish elder for traditional ceremonial openings and blessings

Other services

Life Threads Ceremonies also offers other services which include:

  • Sacred Passage Doula, Funerals & Memorials
  • Family Encircling ceremonies, including Baby Blessings and Elder Honouring
  • Housewarmings and Houseleavings
  • Healing ritual ceremonies

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, catholic, no denomination, orthodox christian, quaker, earth-based, hindu, jewish, pagan, taoist, unitarian

Wedding Services Starting Price

$500

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

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

$60
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    Susannah R. Married on 15/10/2022
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    Beautiful and memorable custom ceremony

    The top compliment we heard was that our ceremony was so meaningful and unique! Creating this ceremony with Abegael's help truly brought us closer in the process and on the day! Abegael had so many of ideas for our ceremony and welcomed our vision. We wanted everyone to hear our love story so they understood what brought us up to that day! Most people in the room knew pieces of it but she crafted a beautiful and thorough recollection that shared both our sides of the story. We added several meaningful rituals like candles, ring warming, handfasting and the gift of flowers to our mothers. Everyone was given an antique bell to ring as we walked out which everyone really enjoyed! We even managed to include my younger sister who passed away 4 years ago in a way that made me laugh and cry at the same time! I truly felt her presence with us on this day. Thank you Abegael for bringing our ceremony together and making it truly memorable!
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    Maria S. Married on 25/09/2022
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    Fabulous and Priceless

    Our Amazing magical journey with Abegael started on a beautiful sunny day in June of 2022. She was so warm and very receptive to what we had as the budding vision for our wedding ceremony and we were equally excited for her thoughts as well. I remember both of walking away feeling so grateful and truly felt like we had found a perfect person to honor our wedding in a sacred way.
    After touching base and going through a number of drafts we all co-created a ceremony rich with ritual and reverence which aligned with our many spiritual beliefs.
    Everything about our wedding ceremony was beautiful and grounding in the love that we affirmed and celebrated that stunning morning at the Teahouse in Stanley Park. It was so perfect in every way.
    All of our guests loved the ceremony so much. An many remarked how it was so singular and unique, even our waitstaff at the Teahouse shared that they had never witnessed a ceremony so different.
    My wife and I give so much thanks to Great Spirit for aligning us with the most perfect soul to hold our sacred container for our Union.
    Abegael it was such a pleasure & honor to have you be our officiant. Thank you for listening to us on a soul level. It was truly magical for us.
    Both my wife, myself and all those in attendance give Abegael a big star review! She is a delight and has so much richness to offer. -
    - Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Studer
    Married 9/25/22

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Candace and Maria, thank you! Truly, it was my honour and great joy to prepare and create this wedding with you. ....truly magical in every way that ceremony can be........imagining it, welcoming the mystery, festively gathering, finding rich language and strong ritual....all meaningful and honouring and crazy happy! Your guests cheered you, married you, toasted the sacred in a delicious and meaningful cacao ceremony, danced you from ceremony into married life. We rocked it, and knocked it out of the park...Stanley Park. I will always be grateful that I had the joyful experience of being your chosen celebrant.....May longtime wild and happy newlywed joys be yours!
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    Daniel M. Married on 07/08/2022
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    Truly magical

    What an experience, my husband and I used LifeThreads for our wedding August 7th 2022 and truly felt the love energy an attention of someone who valued our union. Highly recommend
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    Anjela G. Married on 06/08/2022
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    Magical Ceremony

    Friends and family said this was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they had ever been to

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Anjela, it was such a wonderful gathering. I loved that we were able to weave so many different rituals together: women marking an earth mandala with rose petals to create the ceremonial ground to the Objibwe family drum song, our Squamish elder opening the directions, you each adding a leaf and petal to the Ringwarming bag before it moved through your guests for their blessing...... and of course, I loved surprising you and K with the little bags of Lay's and Hardbite chips in your gift basket! How else to commemorate your proposal in the snack aisle of Supervalu!..... Thank you for inviting me to co create this extraordinary wedding with you on the banks of Jericho Beach, enhanced by all the elements. ......a very special gathering of love and joy.
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    Amy Married on 10/10/2021
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    Unique and special ceremony

    Abegael delivered an exceptional experience from start to ceremony. She was responsive, easy to communicate with and helped us so much in a short amount of time. Our guests were blown away by all the different elements and the feedback has been that it is the best ceremony they've been to. We're so thankful for Abegael's presence on our big day.

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Such an unforgettable wedding day with you and Ryan at Sunwolf, Amy! There's nothing like being outdoors in a woodsy clearing, with the powerful magic of nature around us all. Your gorgeous guests on hand-hewn benches ,as well as enormous first growth trees, witnessing your vows.... Powerful magic. And a first for me: all male attendants jaunty in bowties and suspenders. Handsome! Memorable! All the best to you both in your new phase of love.....
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    Ryan M. Married on 26/08/2021
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    A Unique and Delightful Ceremony

    The ceremony prepared by Abegael was enjoyable and innovative. She has assembled a collection of various eclectic wedding traditions and works with the couple to find out which works best for them. Our favourite part was the story of our relationship which she shared with our guests as part of the ceremony. She had my Wife and I separately fill out a questionnaire about our relationship. She then wove these into a story so that our guests could have a better idea of who we were as a couple and how we came to be. It was delightful to have that part of us celebrated as part of the ceremony.

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Ryan. What a joy to weave the strands of your life stories together into a narrative of love and play, and more love and more play.....#teamchicken, iron ring, socially distanced proposal, and all of it. Yours is not a love story easily forgotten, right!? And I was so happy to be there celebrating it all with you and your gorgeous bride ...with the most magnificent. enormous bouquets ever rocked in a wedding....and the west coast blessing of endless rain. We did it. Congratulations.
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    Dalit H. Married on 08/05/2021
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    Perfect, heart-centred ceremony

    Abegael is a master of creating and holding space. She is able to meet any spiritual or cultural ceremonial request you may have, and she does so with joy and ease. This truly is the work she was born to do, so it would be impossible to have a negative experience with her as your officiant. Thank you, Abegael, for a sacred yet buoyant day... just a few of us in our forested back yard during this great wake-up of CoVid time. It was magic and you blessed it with your presence.

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear newlyweds D and M...... I thank you! What an honour to stand under the great trees with both of you and your daughters, as you gifted one another with loving and ensouled language and gifts of silver and gold....and your parents greeting you after taking their witness vows.. "Wiil you offer the benefit of your experience and opinion... when invited?... Yes!" And the many rituals you chose, and we reshaped, to suit this unique ceremony of love..... from Honouring the Elements, Ringwarming, Handfasting, Breaking the Glass, Community Vows...and more. It was rich, and full, and resonant....the kind of love ceremony we have all longed for this year.... richer in soul for being in ceremony with you and your Anam Cara.
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    Theodor J. Married on 06/02/2021
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    Olivia and Theos wedding


    Working with Abegael was a wonderful experience. Her process made the experience quite enjoyable and low stress. She was flexible with timing and wrote a beautiful wedding story for us, the actual ceremony was performed with a warm and full heart, evryone who attended was touched and moved by the ceremony. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    .Thanks Theo and Olivia......you know how smitten I am with your story! Great that we included so many beautiful rituals to reflect your love journey, including your Irish and Greek heritages, the love spark in your India ashram, and bringing it all home to start your family in Vancouver. Even though you surely would have had an awesome, huge wedding with family and friends from near and far it was special & intimate in your mother's house with just your family, 10 of us in all, following the protocols, yet really rocking the ceremony! So much love in that room, and streaming in from your Zoom circles. The vows you wrote beside the Ganges, our crimson handfasting ribbon, candles, ringwarming., family blessings from Ireland..... the true heart of a wedding. Im chuffed by all the gratitude Ive received- but I now thank you both for finding your 'anam cara' and for choosing to celebratie your love in such a way and at such a time that inspires all of us......so sorely needed in these times. Slainte va, my lovebird newlyweds!
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    Shahid M. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Unique, heart-warming and the perfect addition to our wedding!

    When we were on the hunt for a wedding officiant, a few people had told us to potentially look into Celebrants - those who perform professional wedding ceremonies with a unique touch (e.g. story-telling). As we began to research, we stumbled upon Abegael, and we are so glad we did!

    We met Abegael at a coffee shop and got to know her, tell her our story, and shared our vision. Right away we knew she was the perfect person to marry us! She allowed us to share our stories individually and soon after crafted our amazing love story and ceremony script. Everyone at the wedding had never been to a ceremony (including us) where someone welcomed our families (in different languages), acknowledged our different backgrounds and cultures, shared such a beautifully written love story on how we met, to our proposal story, to a few short poems, etc. She also worked with us to guide us in writing our vows.

    We've received so many compliments from our guests on such a unique, touching, and heart-warming ceremony. She helped us set the tone for what was the most amazing day of our lives. Thank you so much for being part of our special day and being such an amazing soul! xoxo Kana & Shahid
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    Janice M. Married on 05/10/2018
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    Unique, Heart Shaped & Wonderful

    On October 5th, 2018 "we said I do"... ~ Our officiant Abegael was wonderful in helping to make our wedding day both unique and personal. It was the kind of ceremony that allowed all of our friends and family to share in, by way of some very special moments -- far exceeding our expectations. Abegael ensured that our values were at the forefront from culture and belief to the threads of our family roots. Abegael helped us create a most memorable page within next chapter of our hearts and lives filled with laughter, tears and a whole lot of love. We could not have been blessed with a better person to ceremoniously assist with the tying of our Celtic knot of eternity. Forever grateful for a day... that our friends and family will surely continue to talk about for years to come. Thank you Abegael for everything.

    Life Threads Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you, dear Janice and Darryl, for such a rich ceremonial experience! We co-created an extraordinary, magical & mystical wedding, didn't we? So fitting for your amazing love story. And I was deeply moved to be included in both the rehearsal dinner, and the fabulous wedding reception. I loved being with your families, and the Celtic connection was heartwarming. Your sister speaking the Gaelic, your grandmother's special spirit gift in the ringwarming sachet.... (It warmed me Nova Scotian heart entirely so!)
    Your marriage is blessed from the Maritime to the Pacific coasts, through generations, across long miles.... Slainte va, darlings.

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