Moments In Time Officiant Services is a wedding minister based in Barrie, Ontario, also serving the Greater Toronto Area and central Ontario. Owner Marianne de Bretan is a certified officiant and a member of the Ontario Association of Professional Wedding Officiants. Marianne believes in creating memorable and meaningful ceremonies that celebrate the individuality of the couple getting married.
Moments In Time Officiant Services specializes in crafting bespoke nuptials tailored to soon-to-be newlyweds’ values, traditions, and style. Marianne is happy to work with couples celebrating religious or non-religious, interfaith or non-denominational weddings. She is also available to officiate at any venue in the area for weddings both large and intimate. She works with each couple to get to know them and incorporate their unique personalities into the ceremony. Before the big day, the soon-to-be spouses can also avail of a ceremony rehearsal with Marianne to alleviate any pre-wedding stress.
From formal to casual, SCAdian (I still consider myself an Ealdormerian!) to costume, I will dress the part so your photos look great!
5 Reviews for Moments In Time Officiant Services
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Amanda C. · Getting married on 22/07/2022
Best choice i ever made
I am so happy I came across Marianne - We had decided last minute that we were going to do a civil ceremony and we needed someone urgently. I had e-mailed a lot of officiants, but NO ONE compared to Marianne, even just speaking to her on the phone. She makes everything so personal and writes out HER OWN SCRIPT based on what she gets to know about you as a couple, she asks questions and wants to understand you, the ceremony was beyond beautiful thanks to her. We had compliments wondering if she was a friend of the family, although I had only met her 2 weeks prior to the wedding. I would recommend her to you if you are having a wedding, I can guarantee you she will make everything come together.Sent on 17/02/2021
Moments In Time Officiant Services's reply:It was such a lovely day, Amanda! I so enjoyed hearing everyone's speeches. I don't get to do that too often. What loving families you have that are now forever linked! I can't wait to meet everyone at your vow renewal next summer. By then, all this COVID stuff will seem like a bad nightmare ( I hope) and you will be able to kick up your feet and dance your hearts out!
Sasha S. · Married on 10/10/2020
Mariann was such a fantastic officiant and an amazingly kind person. We met her over the phone less than a week before the wedding, when she stepped in to save the day after our original officiant fell ill. Not only did she take it on a weeks notice, but she also drove from Barrie to Kingston for us. From our first conversation with her on the phone we liked Mariann. She was very friendly, easy to talk to and more importantly she was interested in hearing our story and getting to know us. She tailored the ceremony to match our vision and personalized things with what she knew about us from our few conversations with her. She was available to answer all our question and prepared a walk-through over the phone, since Covid did not allow a rehearsal. We can’t say enough good things about her and would highly recommend her to anyone considering using her services. She handled everything with professionalism and grace. If you could picture anything going wrong for a wedding, it happened for us, she eased our nerves and adjusted! (Our outdoor wedding, turned tent wedding, until the tent blew away and turned into a garage wedding.. she adjusted and added a couple light hearted comments to the ceremony and kept on going!) Thanks again for saving the day and making our wedding so special Mariann!Sent on 08/12/2020
Moments In Time Officiant Services's reply:Sasha and Paul, I can't tell you what an honour it was to officiate your wedding ceremony! With all the challenges you faced, you maintained your cool and were the epitome of grace under pressure. Having your ceremony in your beautifully decorated garage was so poignant and it was the perfect place to celebrate your wedding. I tell everyone about you!
Marilena · Married on 27/02/2021
If I had to do it again, I'd hire Marianne again
I highly recommend hiring Marianne. She is amazing, gives you complete control with how the ceremony will take place. Marianne was very flexible with us which was amazing. As you can imagine, planning a wedding is difficult but planning a wedding during a pandemic is very difficult. Marianne was amazing throughout the process answering any questions super quickly. And happy to adjust to any changes. I would hire her again in a heartbeat :)Sent on 02/03/2021
Jenna · Married on 23/01/2021
She is such a amazing person !
We had a very small home wedding , and since day 1 that we met, she has been amazing. She makes sure everything is planned , and doesn’t make you feel stressed over everything . We are so thankful for her to marry us . Most definitely recommend.Sent on 29/01/2021
Moments In Time Officiant Services's reply:Jenna-Lynn and Pritpal, thank you for your kind words. It was such a lovely wedding. Your daughters were so well-behaved and did a great job. I was honoured to perform your ceremony.
Erica-Crocker@Hotmail.com · Married on 04/06/2020
Our experience with Marianne was nothing shy of absolutely perfect! She is professional, warm, caring, passionate and tailored the experience to our vision. You can immediately tell that she loves love and this is her calling!Sent on 31/12/2020
My husband and I highly recommend Marianne to be your wedding officiant - we were so lucky to have her!
Moments In Time Officiant Services's reply:Thanks very much, Erica. What an absolute honour to marry you and your husband! Like all my couples, you will always have a VERY special place in my heart! May you have many years of joy and happiness.
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If your 2021 wedding plans have to change due to COVID restrictions, I will officiate an intimate wedding on your original date booked for no more than the allowed number of people AND I will do a vow renewal for your larger celebration when restrictions are loosened, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! (COVID restrictions allowing)
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Marianne de Bretan
My 33 years as a Registered Nurse has prepared me for my next career. I was a sought after speaker for conventions and educational events so speaking in front of crowds has become second nature to me. I am also a hopeless - or should I say- hopeful, romantic and I love weddings! I get energized by meeting new people, especially those that are in love!
1. To create and deliver an intimate and personal ceremony
Today, more than at any other time in wedding planning history, there are many choices and options for your ceremony. In keeping with this reality, my web site offers countless ceremony choices. It is important that you, the couple, make these choices. This allows you the greatest level of control in the actual content spoken at your ceremony, and therefore the greatest level of comfort. This allows for each ceremony to be personal and intimate.
2. To create and deliver a ceremony with great passion:
Great ceremonies are great because of passion. Passion is reflected in communication skills, in a desire for excellence, and in a belief in the importance and value of great relationships. I love giving the best of myself to couples who are passionate about my role in their ceremony, and who are also committed to having a great connection.
3. To create and deliver a ceremony with the utmost professionalism:
I believe in professionalism at every level. From dress (you get to choose what I wear) and deportment to communication, to presentation, to resources offered, to collaboration with other wedding service providers.
I believe this is one of the most important days of your life and so it is paramount to me that everything, especially the ceremony and the vows you will make, be a reflection of the couple you are.
If you have family members, i.e. children, that you want to be a part of your ceremony, we can work them in for a special part.
And if yours is a love that has lasted the test of time, I am available to help you renew your vows.
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