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Married By Cole is a Alberta appointed wedding officiant based in Calgary. Cole Hofstra is the outgoing and energetic personality behind Married By Cole, and he makes it his mission to craft beautiful and bespoke occasions of commitment and love. This celebrant enjoys cultivating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere so that happy couples can cherish an unforgettable ceremony.

Services Offered

Cole likes to help to-be-weds craft their own personalized vows, and he works closely with them to perfect the words and the delivery. By doing this, he is able to create a meaningful experience that truly honours the fact that two people have decided to come together in unity. As such, each couple can authentically express their emotions in a relaxed way. Cole enjoys creating a ceremony that everyone can enjoy, and this means that the “I do” moment is treated with the gravitas and respect it truly deserves. Typically, Married By Cole can preside over events that last from less than half an hour up to a whole hour. This means that Cole can be versatile and flexible with the way he structures the layout and flow of the moment. Ultimately, his goal is to provide clients with a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that reflects the distinction of the day.

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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

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

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?


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100% Recommended by couples

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Brooklyn B. Getting married on 22/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Elopement!

To have such a personalized ceremony, and to have Cole hike to our favourite spot was amazing. He was amazing through out the entire process! He answered all our questions and guided us through what to do since we were coming from out of province. Highly recommend him!
Ashley L. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hiking Elopement Ceremony

We are so glad we chose Cole to officiate our hiking elopement! We did a sunrise hike for our ceremony and he met us at the top. He is very flexible and willing to take on any adventure for your wedding ceremony, and so friendly and laid-back, which helped to take away any nerves. Cole customized our ceremony based on our pre-wedding questionnaire and it represented our relationship so perfectly. It was intimate, the perfect level of silly, and just so us. It was so special. Thank you Cole, for an incredibly memorable morning in the Rockies!
Megan E. Married on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience with Cole

Cole married my husband and I a few weeks ago. We drove up from Minnesota so we had to communicate mostly through email, but Cole was still able to understand what we wanted and was able to deliver a personalized ceremony. Cole was funny, kind, and helpful - we couldn't have picked a better officiant!
Caylee Married on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mountain Elopement

If you are looking for an officiant that will climb a mountain with you and make you laugh - Cole is your guy! We were so lucky to have Cole join us on our mountain elopement. He personalized the ceremony to us and our personalities effortlessly. He took the time to get to know us and made the ceremony fun! We were so nervous but once Cole started talking that all went away. I highly recommend Cole as your officiant, he made our ceremony so unique and we had such a blast! 10/10 recommend
Danika O. Married on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

In need of an amazing officiant? Look no further!

Cole came to us highly recommended as an officiant from Willow and Wolf. We looked at his website and Instagram page and felt that he was a very good fit for our style - and we were right! Cole was very easy to work with. He guided us through each step of the marriage license and ceremony. He got to know us through various video calls and sent us a very detailed and thought provoking questionnaire that he used to create a unique and personalized ceremony. His ceremony speech encompassed our relationship perfectly - it was thoughtful, memorable, funny, and emotional. Cole exceeded our expectations and made our ceremony so special.

Thank you so much Cole!
Caley A. Married on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fun Officiant

If you’re looking for light, fun wedding vibes he’s your officiant! He’s so easy to work with, a laugh and a master at his craft!
Leah A. Married on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Crafted the perfect ceremony for us!

For weeks after our wedding we kept getting compliments on how wonderful our wedding was and Cole was a big factor in that! He really captured us in our ceremony, and brought our love story to life. There were surprises for even us during the ceremony, which was awesome :) highly recommend!
Lindsay T. Married on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best marriage officiant

Cole was the best officiant. My family, my husbands family have all been to so many weddings but nothing like ours. Our ceremony was energetic, personal, intimate and really about us as a couple. Cole took the time to get to know us, our relationship and what our ceremony and marriage means to us. My sister in law and her fiancé are planning to get him for their ceremony !!! We had the absolute best day but a huge part of that was the ceremony Cole provided for us. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you for the best ceremony we could’ve imagined !!
Tahnee S. Married on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Officiant EVER!!!

Run. Don't Walk. BOOK COLE NOW!
We didn't even want much of a ceremony and Cole made it so easy, stress-free and fun. We ended up being so excited for the ceremony because of how personable and relatable he was. He was prompt and professional while still being goofy and funny. He ensured our ceremony was personalized to us and felt authentic. We laughed and cried at his words and because of him, our wedding was perfect.
Jesse E. Married on 13/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kananaskis Elopement for the Win!

Cole was the officiant for our Kananskis elopement. He came highly recommended and he still totally exceeded our expectations! He met us on the side of a mountain at 6:30 in the morning dressed for the occasion with hiking poles in hand. He also gave us a great recommendation for the ceremony location that we would never have known about otherwise. He took the time to get to know us and tailored the ceremony to us. It was funny, personal, and heartfelt. We can't say enough amazing things about him and would absolutely recommend booking him for your wedding!
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Meet the team

Cole Hofstra
Cole Hofstra
Owner and Officiant

Hi my name is Cole Hofstra and I am extreamly excited about potentailly working with you on your wedding ceremony.

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