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LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies

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Celebrant services offered in Mississauga Oakville Toronto Ontario, and Kelowna BC by certified Life Cycle Celebrants Interfaith Minister Valerie Maltese of “Kelowna Ceremonies” and the expanded Ontario location “Love Story Ceremonies “ Valerie has plenty of 5 star Google reviews. Her years of wedding experience and rave reviews help to make her a sought-after wedding officiant from winery weddings in the Okanagan Valley to back yard intimate events in her home town of Toronto. She will travel! Valerie has performed ceremonies at several wineries, golf clubs and private homes. Her one-of-a-kind love story ceremony scripts capture your audience's attention, keeping them on the edge of their seat all the way to your big kiss!

Experience

Valerie Maltese is a certified Life Cycle Celebrant She offers a creative engaging ceremony and helps you to express your own personal beliefs and ideas keeping you authentic and true to yourselves. She delivers the ceremony with flair. Her years in the film and tv industry well as in several other aspects of the wedding industry provides you with a perfect combination of professional wedding experience and heartfelt entertainment. She has a wealth of experience to offer you. 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. She is also a member of ACTRA the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists and she guarantees your audience stays interested and listening!

Services Offered

Packages for elopements and custom-written ceremonies, sound systems, and a rehearsal day are also available. Valerie is a writer of your personal love stories. As your Loveographer, she draws on feelings and memories about your love story and integrates this into your wedding ceremony to be delightfully entertaining. As a specialized wedding officiant, she enjoys the freedom to be more personal and expressive than a marriage commissioner with a government script. She is open to your personal beliefs, never enforcing her own. Valerie facilitates you in whatever way you choose and gives you the final say on the ceremony script which includes unlimited edits. Her reviewers comment on her being original, professional, good-natured and flexible. She helps with personal vows and can include a variety of rituals from blending of wines to handfasting and blending of sands or help to create your own. Other available features include:

  • Vow renewals
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Baby Welcoming
  • Elopements
  • Minimony

Highlights

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination, earth-based

Wedding Services Starting Price

$575

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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)?

$20
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    Jessica H. Married on 17/10/2020
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    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!

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    I was blown away by your obvious connection and beautiful love 💕 May your Love Story contain many more exciting and beautiful chapters. It was a total pleasure to work with you both! Sending best wishes your way!
    Lotsa love
    Valerie 😘 xo

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    Jennifer V. Married on 22/08/2020
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    Have love will travel

    Valerie was great to work with. She was professional and flexible. We were able to have her at our rehearsal via Facetime, and the ceremony was beautiful. She was willing to travel to any location we chose, and was wiling to change our ceremony however we needed to - and in this time of Covid - that's important. She was always just a call or text away and super friendly.

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Jennifer, thank you so much for this kind review. You and Kevin were so gracious and creative. The venue changes kept it exciting and wow what a beautiful day and venue. It could not have been better than having it there at your own Waterside Winery. That incredible custom made altar you made wins hands down as Altar of the Year!! Your bespoke ceremony was so much fun to help write and I wish you both a lifetime of adventure and joy! Oh and yes lotsa Chai Lattes and Green Teas!
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    Kelsie G. Married on 04/09/2021
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    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.

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review. I am so pleased with how your love story ceremony script turned out. It was a favourite to write and my second script where the couple were big Disney fans. The best part was getting to look after your sweet dog Pongo when you and Trevor went away for a few days. How I miss his lovely brown eyes ! What a dog and what a couple ! Sending love 💕 to last a lifetime to all 3 of you! Love Valerie www.lovestoryceremonies.ca Call me anytime to add a new chapter to your story for perhaps a vow renewal next time or maybe even a baby welcoming ceremony! 250-899-0775 hint hint ! Lol
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    Dennis B. Married on 03/07/2021
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    Truly a personalized experience

    Valerie found a way to make our wedding day that much more personal and entertaining. We worked very closely for about a month leading up to our wedding creating a ceremony that was a story about everything we had been through together. We didn't know that what we were looking for when searching for an officiant until we found Valerie. It made what is normally not a super memorable part of the wedding something that kept our guest attention while still giving us a romantic setting and let everyone know how much we were in love. If you are looking for someone to share your story with all your guests we hands down recommend Valerie. And if you haven't thought about it like we had it is worth exploring as it only added to our perfect day.

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Dennis!
    You and Briana had a great love story to tell and it was an absolute pleasure to write and perform your love story ceremony !
    Congratulations on your most beautiful marriage! Lotsa love 💕 Valerie
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    Donna W. Married on 22/05/2021
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    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!

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    I loved performing this ceremony for you and Horace and I adored how the kids were right next to you making it more like a family ceremony and making them feel so included and a most important part of it all! Thank you for your kind review. You were a pleasure to work with! Xxxoo
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    Justin C. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Great Person, Would Recommend

    Valerie was awesome. She is fun and a great speaker. We didn't want a long ceremony and Valerie was more than willing to work with us. She was easily accessible, quick to respond, showed up early, and was exactly what we needed. We would recommend her to anyone!

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Justin,
    I loved learning about your love story with Taylor. It was such a fun “ Loveography “ to write and the vibes at your wedding were the best. What a beautiful group of family and friends you have to support you on your journey. Thank you for choosing me. I’m glad you had a beautiful ceremony. May your marriage be even more beautiful!

    With love
    Valerie xo
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    Pavla H. Married on 13/06/2020
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    Perfect wedding officiant!

    Valerie did excellent job at our wedding. She was a pleasure to work with, very professional and accomodating. She wrote our personal love story that added very touching feeling to the ceremony. She went above and beyond. We couldn't have chosen better. We recommend her very much.

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    I so loved working with you and Mike! Wow what a review . So kind and I can’t take all the credit. You two are a dynamic duo who weathered the uncertainty of these times and took all the changes in stride so Bravo to you both too! You get the couple of the year award! Your resilience and flexibility in the face of challenges will serve your marriage well! You really had a fabulous team too! Instant DJ John Bird made us all sound good and I’ll bet your photographs will be amazing too. I can’t wait to see them! PS If you ever have a child I’d love to do a welcoming ceremony - no charge! Xoxo xoxo sending so much love to you both ❤️💕
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    Kristi A. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Incredible Ceremony!

    Both Valarie and Deirdre from LoveStory Ceremonies were incredible to work with! It is evident that they both love what they do, and are so personable and passionate about love stories. One of my favorite parts of our wedding was our ceremony, thanks to the beautiful script, professionalism and attention to details. Deirdre really got to know us on a personal level, and catered our ceremony so that it reflected our values and personalities. Thank you, to Valarie and Deirdre!

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Kristi. We were both over the moon to work with such a beautiful love story and with such a dedicated and beautiful couple! We are definitely inspired by the love stories that get shared with us and it is a high honour to be entrusted with the job of the story telling. We are grateful to you and Garrett for sharing it with your audience because everyone loves a love story and we loved telling yours ! 💕💕💕Love Story Ceremonies in Kelowna BC & Toronto Ontario
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    Chrissy H. Married on 28/09/2020
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    Amazing officiant!

    Valerie was such a ray of sunshine and we so enjoyed having her with us for our big day! She was very flexible with times and places as we were planning our wedding all within a month! She gifted us a bottle of champagne and some beautiful glasses and came prepared with glasses and drinks for the kids as well which we so appreciated! Definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    I am so grateful you picked me as your wedding officiant and I truly appreciate the effort to send a review for me. I love this work and I loved working with you. Your ceremony was like a play day to me! A great hike, amazing people and kids and what a view! It was a magical day and I’ll always remember it!
    May you have an even more beautiful marriage!
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    Matthew H. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Amazing! Totally amazing!

    Valerie is super amazing! She is super patient, super friendly, super flexible, and she certainly emphasized the magic of our most special day. We would recommend her to absolutely anyone in a heartbeat!! Honest opinion I doubt anyone will find better then Valerie! THANK YOU!!!!!!! Xoxoxo

    LoveStory Ceremonies-Kelowna Wedding Ceremonies's reply:

    Matthew, I really appreciate your kind review and it was such a pleasure to work with you and Ashley. Your ceremony was certainly a one of a kind experience for me too!
    I had a great time helping you rehearse your very touching vows and loved you bringing your own originality into it. You two certainly are a match made in heaven and I wish you the best life can offer ! Sending so much love right back to you! Xxoo ps Love your cake eating photos, thanks for sharing them here!

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Valerie Maltese
Valerie Maltese
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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. This is also something to keep forever which becomes in time like a priceless family heirloom.

I marry you 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!

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