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It was an amazing experience
My husband and I were very impressed from the first call to the savoir-fair of Keith and his wife. They are so experienced and patient, we got our marriage certificate in a record time and we really needed it. Thanks a million! Jessica PiresSent on 14/11/2018
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Thank you, Jessica & Louis. Having previously helped many other couples with wedding ceremonies with an Immigration related element, it was a pleasure to have assisted you in obtaining your official marriage certificate in just one week following your marriage ceremony. Best wishes.
Brittany Crowder · Married on 27/07/2019
Nothing Short of Perfect!
Our elopement was performed by Keith this past weekend. It was fun and simple and perfectly us! Keith helped make our day incredibly special and we are very grateful that he was the one to perform our elopement. I will definitely recommend Lynne and Keith to anyone looking for a small ceremony in the Ottawa area. Thanks again!!Sent on 29/07/2019
Sara Otter · Married on 12/07/2019
Highly prepared & stress free!
Keith put together an absolutely beautiful ceremony for us! Our families both raved about how unique and amazing our ceremony was! When it came to planning with them they helped make things easy and stress free which helped immensely when it came to the lead up of our big day. If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding, look no further.Sent on 02/08/2019
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Hi Sara & Scott, It was my pleasure to help you create the exact ceremony that you wanted and then to deliver it as professionally as I can. Thank you for the positive feedback on how your guests received it as well as how I helped you experience peace of mind for your special day. Best wishes, K
Kevin & Colette Swtzer (Parents Of The Bride) · Married on 30/05/2019
I was worried, but Keith made our daughters' dreams come true!
When our daughter & her fiancee decided to get married, we were thrilled for them. We started to look around & quickly realized, this was going to be a costly endeavor, on a disability pension. We wanted to pay for the wedding, it is a gift we gave as her parents. After ALOT of research & more reviews than I care to remember, I chose Keith & Lynne's Exceptional Ceremonies, because no matter where I looked, I was always pointed back to their services. I eventually contacted Keith & gave him an idea of what we needed & how to go about doing that on a very tight budget. He was so understanding & made every attempt to find ways of minimizing the cost (day time ceremony, simple elopement ceremony & no frills) I was worried about what a quick, no frills ceremony would be like. Keith gave us all a beautiful, memorable ceremony, with love & laughter. My now, son-in-law was amazed at how personalized it was. I gave him no info but names & address...he just did it on the fly & nailed it to the max!!! He was certain it had been made just for them. Keith threw in some geeky stuff (they loved it), he was funny & we were all super pleased. We were worried that it wouldn't be enough, but he turned our inexpensive little ceremony into something we will never forget. A couple of days later, I sent him this e-mail:Sent on 06/06/2019
We wanted to thank you for creating such a relaxed atmosphere at our daughter, Stephanie & Simon's wedding, at our home.
Thank you for making this affordable for us, so we could do this for them.
You brought laughter & joy to this already joyous occasion.
You did a wonderful job & can expect a terrific review from us, in the very near future.
Again, thank you for making permanent, the smiles we all had, felt & continued to enjoy the rest of our day with...in part, because of you!
Have a great summer making other families just as happy as you made ours.
P.S. You have a wonderfully easy, sense of humor.
Colette & Kevin Switzer :)
(my Mom would want me to thank you, from her as well.)
If you have any doubts or concerns, you've come to the right place. I never dealt with Lynne, though I imagine she is wonderful, as well. Keith was fast in returning e-mails (I have no cell phone, so no easy texts) He answered a few e-mails from some vacation spot in Barbados or something (1st vacation in 4 years & he stills answers his messages...so communication is really great. Kindness & understanding seem to be second nature. These are the people you want to have perform your ceremony if you want something memorable, unique & real...from traditional to totally geeky...they do it all. Easy, caring & totally hassle-free! You'll be soooooooooo happy you chose them.
Thank you Keith & Exceptional Ceremonies...you totally rock!!!
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Thank you Colette & Kevin for all of your kind words as well as allowing me to have been such an important part of Stephanie and Simon's wedding memories. Having been raised in a family of eight children with a disabled father, I have never forgotten the importance of stretching every penny to the fullest. I was touched by the considerable efforts you had made to be able to provide your daughter with more than bare bones wedding. My wife and I always strive to deliver far more than just a basic ceremony and I'm delighted that I was able to successfully anticipate where some personalized light-hearted lines would be appropriate and appreciated. Your gracious comments validate that we hit it out of the park that day. Best wishes, K
Bobby Fedder · Married on 18/05/2019
If we could give them 6 stars we would. Keith officiated our wedding, and was the best choice we could have ever made!Sent on 07/06/2019
Keith helped us achieve the perfect blend of seriousness and humour to make our ceremony ours. Since the wedding, so many of our guests have commented on how our wedding ceremony was the best wedding ceremony they've ever seen.
Keith was helpful in providing us a mock script and different options for each aspect of the ceremony, so we could tailor it to our personalities. He made helpful recommendations to us, to our wedding party and parents during the rehearsal, and our photographer which allowed him to get some beautiful and unique shots.
I would not hesitate to recommend Keith and Lynne as wedding officiants to make your day unique and special.
Katherine Macdonald · Married on 20/04/2019
The reviews don’t lie...
Keith performed our wedding ceremony this weekend. He made it personal, sweet and romantic, light hearted and intimate. He engaged our guests just the right amount, and kept my husband (gosh that’s a fun word to use :) ) and I on track so that we didn’t get nervous. Keith is extremely personable, easy to talk to, and he sticks to his goal of giving you the wedding of your dreams, that your guests will all love. He even put up with the 18 bagpipers we had walking us down the aisle ;)Sent on 21/04/2019
We are thrilled to be married now, and thrilled that we got Keith to be our officiant :)
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Thank you, Katherine & Ross. It was a delight and honour to have been part of your wedding ceremony with such a massed group of pipers. I enjoyed helping you create a ceremony that fit you like tailor made clothing and one which reflected your unique personalities and interests.
Christine · Married on 09/11/2018
Great experience from start to finish.
We were looking to elope so started our search online. We chose Lynne and Keith at Exceptional Ceremonies for our Ceremony as they were local to my home town of Ottawa. We live in Kingston so most of my contact with Keith was by email and a few phone calls. Keith was always very quick to respond to my communication. They are very flexible about your choice of location in the Ottawa region, and accepted our change of venue last minute, due to weather) with no issue. Keith has a great sense of humour and is extremely easy going, but completely professional. We felt the cost of their service was fair and well worth it. I would recommend them to anyone.Sent on 19/11/2018
Mariah Duquet · Married on 12/10/2018
We had the pleasure of working with Keith for our ceremony. From start to finish the entire experience was phenomenal! Going into this as a first wedding for both my husband and I we were lost, a bit timid, and loaded with questions! When we sat down with Keith he made us feel very comfortable and everything went to smoothly! After a hot cup of tea and a few laughs we were completely distracted with how scary planning a wedding can be! At the ceremony it went better than I could have possibly imagined! I wasn't nervous..I was excited!! Our guests were interested and sharing some good laughs! We had so many people coming up to us saying this was by far the best ceremony they have ever been to! Not being bias beacuase it was my wedding..but I totally agree! So thank you Keith so much for all the hard work, making us feel comfortable, and giving us a ceremony that absolutely no one will forget!Sent on 18/10/2018
- Mariah and Michael Duquet
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Hi Mariah & Michael. Thank you for your kind words. I had a wonderful time working with both of you and helping take your ceremony vision to a whole new level for the enjoyment of your families and guests. The effort that you put into personalizing your ceremony was evident to all attending and was so greatly appreciated. I will forever have memories of your story about Michael enjoyably riding a garbage can when you first met at work! I'm certain that many guests felt that their ceremony experience at your wedding was every bit the equal of and complement to Stonefields' magnificent property and their awesome service. I look forward to seeing you again sometime, perhaps at one of your friends ceremonies. Best wishes, Lynne & Keith
Robert Courteau · Married on 20/09/2018
After reading a lot of positive reviews, we reached out to Keith and Lynne to help us with our ceremony. It was Keith who became our officiant, and he did an amazing job! If you want your run of the mill (boring) ceremony, then you might want to look elsewhere. The ceremony Keith and Lynne have developed over the years is incredible and very unique. Enter the discussions with an open mind, with the expectation that the ceremony isn't just for the bride and groom, but also for the wedding party and the guests! We had all the stops in our ceremony, and it lasted 50 minutes! However, all my guests told me that they were shocked when they saw the time, everything thought it had been only 15-20 minutes long. It was a fantastic ceremony where the guests, wedding party, and definitely the bride and groom just had an amazing and memorable time. We would definitely, 100%, recommend Exceptional Ceremonies for anyone who wants to have a memorable and fun ceremony.Sent on 28/09/2018
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging's reply:Thank you Rob and Bailey for these kinds words. I had a great time working with both of you on your love-fest. While not every couple chooses to include all of the many innovative options that you did, we still ensure that their families and guests will remember their ceremony as the very best that they've ever attended. I can't wait to see some of the awesome photos that Linda Borrego of Black Lamb was able to take during your unplugged ceremony.
Patricia Galloway · Married on 31/08/2018
We really enjoyed our visits with Keith and all his input regarding our special day. He was easy to work with and answered any questions that we had. He made our day so very special. We are still getting comments on how much everyone enjoyed our ceremony😊Sent on 12/10/2018
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