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Last update: June 2024

  • Wedding Officiant / Wedding Celebrant - based in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and serving Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Oyama and Vernon
  • Certified Life Cycle Celebrant & Life Tribute Artist!
  • Govt BC certified w BC Vital Statistics to perform and register marriages in the province of British Columbia
  • Professional Speaker & Performance Experience
  • Facilitates YOUR Beliefs

Valerie's reviewers comment on her being original, professional, good-natured, flexible and entertaining for the audience. She encourages personal vows, she welcomes any traditional or original rituals from blending of wines to handfasting and even your dogs are welcome to be a part of your ceremony! Other available features include:

  • Weddings and Vow renewals, Signings for Elopements
  • Valerie Maltese of Love Story Ceremonies facilitates your beliefs, your way! She brings a lifetime of wedding industry experience, combined with a performance background. She has worked as an event coordinator, a wedding decorator, helped in menu and cocktail planning and soothed many wedding ceremony nerves. She is a member of UBCP/ACTRA the BC Association of Radio and Television Artists. Because Valerie understands performance, she can help your ceremony be an authentic expresiion of who you both are! Bring your dogs, add a tree planting ritual in the woods, hike to your ceremony spot, hop on a sailboat - she will be happy to be a part of your epic day! She adores weddings in natural beauty and BC couldnt be a better place for it!

As a specialized wedding officiant, Valerie enjoys the freedom to be more personal and expressive than a marriage commissioner can be with a government script. Valerie is accepting as well as open to all of your personal beliefs or non beliefs and wants just what you want for your wedding ceremony. Valerie facilitates you in whatever way you choose. She believes in love most of all and she gives you the opportunity to do it your way. From a lovely little elopement for $350 and have final say on the custom written Love Story Ceremony package for $1050 or the Short and Sweet ceremony package for $550 (where you still get to have the option of adding and customizing it yourself!)

She will meet you there! From event venues to back yard intimate events, Valerie always arrives early and ready to knock it outta the water! If you have a theme, she will dress for it, just ask her! Her one-of-a-kind love story ceremony scripts capture your audience's attention. Her promise to you is to keep the guests on the edge of their seat, interested and listening, from your walk down the aisle, all the way to your big kiss! It is a wonderful way to launch the celebrations to follow.

Valere has plenty of 5 star Google reviews, (along with her Wedding Wire rave reviews here). Valerie’s extensive wedding experience, performance bckground, adaptable, friendly nature and flexible services at a great value, help to make her a sought-after wedding officiant.


Valerie Maltese is a performer who brings your ceremony to life! After all, she performed her first tv commercial at 5 years old for Kelloggs' Frosted Flakes. She had a crush on that Tony the Tiger and he told her she was Grrreat! Her clients tend to agree! Valerie is also a certified Life Cycle Celebrant, trained in the art of ceremony across the life cycle. She offers a creative engaging ceremony and helps you to express your own personal beliefs and ideas keeping you authentic and true to yourselves. This means Valerie delivers your ceremony with flair!

Her years in the film and tv and wedding industry provide a perfect combination of professional wedding experience and heartfelt entertainment. Valerie received training from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation as well as the Insight Institute, ensuring her proficiency in the art of ceremony writing, creation and design. Valerie believes in the virtues that bridge all religions and non religions alike. All love is welcome, everyone is included. She is available for Celbrations of Life as well. Valerie is genuine and helpful in every way and she guarantees your audience stays interested and listening!

Services Offered

Available for private elopements, wedding ceremonies and rehearsal services.

Option 1. The little Elopement $350 - up to 10 guests, A short introduction, vows and ring exchange 💓 no rehearsal required.

Option 2 - most popular - a beautifully crafted $550 Short & Sweet Ceremony Package gets you married with lots of flexibility and is very budget friendly. Valerie provides her beautifully crafted wedding ceremony template, and you can add your own love story to the ceremony script if you like or use it as it is. You can do it yourself and add the telling of your own love story or simply add in your personal vows, a custom family ritual, or something completely original! You can also choose to leave it as it is already written. Whether you want a traditional mood or a casual feel you can have it all your way! (A rehearsal is an additional $150.00.

Option 3. $1050 Love Story Ceremony Full Package ! You get a custom written Love Story Ceremony & a rehearsal day! This is the original love story based wedding ceremony written by Valerie and based on your own true love story! The edits are unlimited and you have final say on the ceremony script. The difference between this package and the above package is that in this package, Valerie does all of the writing for you. This package requires the couple to each answer a list of questions that is needed to create the love story portion of the script.

All packages can be reserved by first checking the date w with Valerie and having a call then next sending a $50 deposit and filling out the Love Story Ceremonies ceremony agreement.

Questions, want to chat? Call or Text Valerie direct: 250-899-0775

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Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows
Premarital counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
No denomination
Orthodox christian

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?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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

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Reviews for LoveStory Ceremonies

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Toni M. Sent on 05/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Big White elopement wedding.

We wished for a winter elopement wedding in Canada. Valerie is amazing, without her help and advice we didn't think it was possible as we live in Brisbane, Australia. Valerie's cheerful happy nature soon had us at ease. The whole process was perfect with emails and updates on our progress. We had our dream wedding day. Everything was perfect as all the planning fell into place. A true professional Valerie will not let you down. Every detail covered, we just had to enjoy our special day. Happy memories we will treasure forever 💖
Gillian L. Sent on 30/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Valerie was great!

Valerie did a great job of letting us do our own thing with the vows while also providing helpful suggestions. On the day of the ceremony she did a wonderful job of adding just the right amount of levity to make our ceremony even more fun and memorable! Highly recommend :)
David S. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding experience with Valerie

Valerie was so easy to work with and made us feel relaxed and assured in the weeks leading up to the wedding. She was very accommodating to our small service and worked with us to tell our story . I am so glad we chose to go with Valerie for the ceremony.
Sheryl Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Officiant

Valerie was courteous, professional, pleasant, calm and collected when she officiated our wedding ceremony at the end of June. She also reminded us to smile for photos etc. She was also very open to us writing some of our own script to reflect our unique relationship. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant. Thank you for marrying us Valerie. Keith and Sheryl
Zoë G. Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing and so kind!

Valerie was so amazing and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful!! She went above and beyond our expectations and I love how she personalizes with our very own love story. She is so friendly and communicates up until the day of the wedding, and does everything in her power to make your day the very best it can be. We could not have chose a better celebrant! Absolutely recommend!!
David Sent on 22/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Service.

It was an outstanding day with Valerie. She was so on the ball with what asked for being light and funny. Everyone at the wedding sang praises of her wonderful job.
Parneet C. Sent on 23/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best

We happened to come across Valerie during a friend's elopement. She brought an unmatchable energy that touched our hearts. It took no time for us to decide that we want Valerie to officiate our wedding and best decision ever! We could not have asked for a more beautiful ceremony. Valerie's beautiful energy and amazing service were the highlight of our night. She was soo accommodating and knew exactly how to engulf our guests into our love story. Highly recommend! Thanks soo much for making our day so memorable Valerie :)
Kelsie G. Sent on 08/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Laidback and Professional

Valerie was the first wedding officiant we met while searching for one. We knew when we met her that she was a great fit for us as we are pretty laid back and wanted a low stress wedding. She was always quick to respond to emails and wrote us an amazing loveography for our ceremony. However, due to unfortunate circumstances she was unable to perform our ceremony for us but was quick to find a replacement in a short amount of time before our wedding day.
Donna W. Sent on 23/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing ceremony

I’d like to thank Valerie for the awesome job she did to make it easier (less stress) for me & husband. The few people we were allowed to have loved the ceremony!
Jessica H. Sent on 23/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Personalized Ceremony in the nick of time

My Fiancé (now Husband) and I decided to get married in 3 weeks this October! We immediately began organizing for our officiant. We decided to reach out to Valerie due to her positive reviews and personable website. We were not disappointed. Not only was she a pleasure to deal with, but she was very helpful with leading us through the ceremony planning process. We opted to do the Loveography and we were delighted by the results...sharing a laugh and cry with friends and family at our many cherished moments leading up to our big day. We couldn't of asked for a more personalized ceremony! From start to finished we were blown away, thank you Valerie!
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Valerie Maltese
Valerie Maltese

Hello, my name is Valerie Maltese and I call myself a Loveographer.

I am licensed through BC Vital Statistics to solemnize weddings in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

I am also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® and an actor. I am an ACTRA Member (Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists). I bring a calm easy going demeanour, along with performance and public speaking skills . I have professional wedding celebrant training from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation and over a decade of experience in the wedding industry.

I write your love story and use this in your ceremony or I can coach you on how to write it yourself. This is a beautiful process and it provides something to keep forever. You can read it again on an important anniversary, your children and grandchildren may even read it one day and you can add to it as the years go by. It truly becomes in time like a priceless family heirloom.

I allow you to have the final say in the wording of your ceremony scripts and I engage the audience. I am the right match for you if you want your audience to stay listening and on the edge of their seats from your walk down the aisle to your big beautiful kiss!


#48-720 Valley Rd V1V0E1 Kelowna (British Columbia)

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