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Married By Cole

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About

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.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, buddhist, baptist, catholic, no denomination, earth-based, taoist

Wedding Services Starting Price

$375

More information

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)?

$15

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    Cassie C. Getting married on 17/03/2023
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    Cole was the best!

    We had such an amazing ceremony done by Cole! You can tell that he really has a passion for love and creating a unique experience for every couple. He really took the time to use what we told him to create a completely personalized experience. We had many people laughing and commenting on the awesome little tidbits that he added about each of us that made it truly special.
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    Rebecca S. Married on 19/05/2022
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    Amazing experience!

    Cole was amazing to work with, he nailed the ceremony, made us laugh and cry, gave us all the cues we needed and would recommend to everyone! One of my bridesmaids actually hired him too! He helped with vows as well which turned out great.
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    Chinara A. Married on 29/01/2022
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    Incredibly Genuine and Down-to-Earth

    Cole is an incredibly genuine and down to earth human who deeply cares about his craft. We could not have wished for a better ceremony, and much of that was thanks to Cole's personalized approach and loving attention to detail. We felt that he really understood us and helped to ground everybody in the most important facets of our love.

    Married By Cole's reply:

    Thank you so much for these words!!! It means so very much to me! I wish you both so much happiness in life!! You truly deserve it.
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    Lindsey V. Married on 21/01/2022
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    Incredible Officiant

    Cole was an incredible officiant! He tailored our ceremony perfectly to us as a couple, and was incredibly easy to work with. He was friendly, approachable and clearly knew what he was doing. Our family members commented multiple times about how impressed they were with him. Would definitely recommend!
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    Chelsea B. Married on 18/11/2021
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    Cole goes above and beyond

    Cole is amazing! If you are looking for someone who loves love, makes a ceremony tailored just to you, your personalities, and your circumstances, and is an all around fun person you should definitely get in contact with Cole. He made our elopement with just my husband and I feel extremely special in all the right ways. You won't be disappointed if you hire Cole as your officiant!!!
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    Manpreet P. Married on 12/11/2021
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    Intimate Civil Ceremony

    Cole is absolutely AMAZING! The marriage commissioner we had originally chosen was unable to perform our ceremony and informed us the night before our wedding! I reached out to Cole and he got back to me right away. Luckily, he was able to accommodate us for our wedding for the next afternoon. We had a very intimate civil ceremony in Canmore and Cole made it so special. We can't thank him enough, he saved the day for us and was exceptional!
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    Karin A. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Intimate, personal ceremony

    Cole was absolutely amazing! We were both so impressed with him. There were things he brought into the ceremony that we mentioned offhandedly to him in a pre wedding meeting. He tailored the ceremony to us, and it made the day so special. He was friendly and courteous and a pleasure to work with. It was the most fun I've had at a wedding ceremony.
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    Walterine L. Married on 01/10/2021
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    The perfect touch!

    For our 10 year wedding anniversary, we decided to do a vow renewal. After our first meeting with Cole, I remember saying to hubby that I thought he was perfect for our ceremony. Cole did absolutely amazing. The attention to detail and taking the time to perfectly customize our ceremony to fit to us and our story was perfection. We are not an overly serious couple and Cole had the perfect touch of humour mixed in there with the love and seriousness of a ceremony. Cole, you helped make that day very memorable and we loved every minute of it.

    If you are looking for someone to do your ceremony for you and it have the best personal touches, 100% Cole is your guy!
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    Jocelyn P. Married on 22/08/2021
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    Cole made our celebration official. He was memorable for everyone there!

    Cole helped us celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary with a SURPRISE vow renewal for my husband with of our closest family and friends. After only 2 emails he took ALL of my jumbled stories, memories, hopes, dreams and turned them into a work of art in words that came from him. He made us laugh and celebrate love in such a special way. Though there was nothing legal about the ceremony Cole made it feel official and special for everyone there. We suggest him whole heartedly for any celebration. Thank you Cole ❤
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    Taylor B. Married on 01/08/2021
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    Wedding ceremony

    Cole made our wedding very personal, fun and full of energy! We requested our ceremony to be light, fun and romantic and he delivered! We got many compliments on our ceremony from our guests and everyone loved Cole’s delivery!

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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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