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Our Own Celebration

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About

Our Own Celebration is a wedding officiant located in Burnaby, British Columbia that specializes in hand-written fully customized wedding ceremonies that are personalized, and about you. Owner Jayne believes you deserve more than just a cookie-cutter wedding: it should be a reflection of you and the bond that you share. Jayne is the ideal celebrant if you want someone to listen carefully to your needs and create a unique wedding ceremony that truly reflects you, in a most meaningful way. In addition, she is pleased to serve all areas of the Lower Mainland.

Services Offered

Rev. Dr. Jayne Gibson is the wedding officiant leading this company. She is an ordained minister and spiritualist, and her attention to detail changes your ceremony from good to sparkling, delighting you and your loved ones. Jayne is patient, friendly, caring, and ready to take your wedding ceremony to the next level! The services she offers include:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Renewal of vows
  • Same-sex and LGBTQ unions
  • Elopements
  • Spiritual based ceremonies
  • Inter-spiritual and multi-cultural unions
  • Writing hand-crafted vows
  • Inclusion of children and guests, including pets
  • Sand, handfasting, jumping the broom, wine box, and other symbolic ceremonies

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, anglican, lutheran, earth-based, evangelical, pagan, unitarian

Wedding Services Starting Price

$400

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$75

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    Jade Married on 25/09/2021
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    Jayne is great for a beautiful, organized and unique wedding

    Jayne has been with my now Husband and me on our wedding celebration for about 2 years due to the many changes in date due to covid-19. She has been incredibly hard-working and flexible the whole time. Jayne has probably spent hours with us on the phone/ via zoom to ensure we got the ceremony we wanted. She also was very organized and full of valuable advise which is an asset to a bit of a disorganized bride like me. There have been a few times where I forgot a meet-up and she turned her car around just to be supportive. She ensured to provide a helpful timeline and email reminders. Jayne also made sure that our ceremony was both timeless and unique at the same time. I had a few people both as invited guests and on- lookers come up to us and say that it was one of the most beautiful ceremony they've every seen. She also ensured that our rehearsal was efficient and that the wedding party was well informed of the ceremony timeline. The day of the wedding she had a balance of humor and beautiful sentiments during the ceremony to make us feel at ease. She also navigated a mixed culture ceremony well. I cannot recommend Jayne enough for a beautiful and memorable wedding!!

    Our Own Celebration's reply:

    Oh Jade…it was so exciting to finally pronounce you Husband and Wife after having to wait through all the changes due to Covid. Your love is just infectious. Thank you for your kind words. Being out in a public park does bring on-lookers and how nice that they shared their congratulations and compliments with you along with your guests. Your Wine Box ceremony was lovely – only enhanced by your husband’s hand-made box. I love it. After two years, I feel like you two are long lost friends of mine. Please keep in touch – I miss you already and I wish you both a rich and full life.
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    Mark F. Married on 29/08/2021
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    Thanks to Jayne for a Fantastic

    Jayne was a huge help to us and we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding officiant. We were planning our own small sized wedding and had no idea what to look for in an officiant, and with Jayne we got everything we wanted and more! She helped us with planning the ceremony, sorting out all the details, and adding in extra elements we wouldn't have thought of on our own (in our specific case this included having a candle ceremony and having poetry readings from friends). Jayne has a great eye for detail and her suggestions for how to set up the ceremony and how to do music added a lot to the event. Whatever you're looking for in a wedding, I'm confident, Jayne will know how to pull it off. Thanks Jayne for helping us to have a ceremony we'll remember fondly forever!

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    Mark, I loved your wedding!! You two did an amazing job of planning and executing it in record time. The 1930's Lodge was so beautiful and your candles sparkled even brighter with the lighting in there. Your Vows were perfect, the Shakespeare readings were magical and I think the highlight was having Grandpa walk your beautiful bride down the aisle. Thank you for inviting me to be part of your special and very memorable day.
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    Geonsik Married on 20/12/2020
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    She was warm hearted

    Jayne was really warm hearted person for us.
    We had to postpone several times for our wedding, but she understood and accepted on our situation.
    We were really happy that she was our commissioner.

    Our Own Celebration's reply:

    Your wedding was so sweet and nice. I often think that small, intimate weddings are an excellent alternative. I loved your guests. I loved the rustic venue that you chose and, of course, it was awesome to have your little dog with us. It was a pleasure being with you. Thank you for inviting me to Celebrate your Wedding Day with you.
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    Emily M. Married on 17/10/2020
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    We Love Jayne!

    I don't have a single negative thing to say about our experience with Jayne. She was professional, informative, and incredibly personable. My husband and I got engaged AND planned a wedding in a month. Jayne was on board from the beginning and helped make the entire experience so special and smooth. We decided to write our own vows and Jayne provided us with some guidelines and tips which made writing our vows far less intimidating. My husband is from Wales, and due to COVID, his family and friends weren't able to make it. We did do a live stream for our ceremony, and Jayne did a fabulous job including all our virtual guests. Our ceremony was so beautiful and Jaynes personal touches really made it extra special. Thank you Jayne for being part of our day!!!

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    Oh my. Thank you for your lovely words Emily. Your wedding was so beautiful in every way. Right from the gorgeous backyard setting, to your Stone Ceremony, your brother’s guitar playing and your Mom and sister’s flare for décor. The thought of Kyle’s Mom and Grandma not being able to attend your wedding tugged on the heart strings, so it was a pleasure to wave and say Hello over You Tube, Live Stream. Thank you for your careful Covid safety measures. I wish you both much happiness as you walk this journey together.
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    Brad L. Married on 30/08/2020
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    Beautiful Ceremony

    Jayne was the perfect person to marry us on our day. She really took the time and effort to get to know us on a personal level which made our ceremony feel very intimate, relaxed and personal. We are highly appreciative of her services and would definitely recommend her to others. Thank you Jayne! -Emilie&Brad

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    I loved getting to know you both, and your families were so warm and welcoming. Your enthusiasm and excitement to get married, made my work so much easier. Your Whiskey Box ceremony was lovely, your family's farm was the perfect venue, and the sheer Joy of it all had me choking back tears. You are a match made in heaven and I wish you a rich and abundant life.
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    Christine G. Married on 08/09/2018
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    Sweet and caring

    Jayne was the best officiant to have, she took the time to come to my location around my schedule. She asked questions and made the ceremony wonderful for non-religious people. She told
    Our love story with such fun and laughter but also took the time to do a rehearsal till she felt
    We were ready. For anyone looking to have a ceremony that is completely different and unique that everyone can remember i would highly recommend her.

    Our Own Celebration's reply:

    You are so right. Telling your Love Story was both fun and heartwarming, at the same time. The part I loved most was sharing the lessons you both have learned during your life’s journey. There was a message for all of us in those lessons. Then, of course, I had some fun writing the part about your proposal, from Plan A, through to Plan F. I wish you much happiness and many blessings in your journey as Husband and Wife.
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    James M. Married on 26/08/2018
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    Beautifully Tailored Ceremony

    We found Jayne / Our Own Celebration online and were immediately drawn to her interesting ceremony ideas and positive energy that shone through in her writing.
    We met with her on several occasions on the lead-up to the big day, exchanging stories and just getting to know each other so that she could tailor a ceremony that perfectly suited our relationship.
    We spent several hours, chatting over the phone and met in person on two occasions- even prior to the rehearsal. And by the day of the wedding, we felt like we were being wedded by a friend we'd known for years.
    She's polite, well-spoken, funny (with an infectious positive attitude) and very well organised; Taking many notes and never missing a detail.
    Jayne put together a truly beautiful ceremony for my wife and I and was very accommodating to any unusual requests. She was also always willing to pick up the phone at times when we were stressed and needed some advice or just a calming presence.
    We can't recommend Jayne enough.
    Thanks Jayne!!
    James + Rheannon

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    James and Rheannon, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with you both over these past few months. Because we were able to spend extra time together, I really felt like I was "part" of your ceremony and guest list. Your wedding was beautiful right from the purple kilt theme to that stunning dress your wife wore. That’s what you get for being crazy in love. Thank you for inviting me to be part of your special day.
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    Michelle M. Married on 04/08/2018
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    The Highlight of Our Day

    Jayne was by far the highlight of our day. Neither my husband and I couldn’t have had the most beautiful ceremony without her. I’m glad we went with her as she was able to customize everything to us. I have had nothing but compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was.

    Thanks so much Jayne!

    Our Own Celebration's reply:

    You and your husband were so easy to work with. You gave me the exact information I needed to help customize your ceremony from the Blessings to the colours for your Handfasting Rope. I thank you both so much for that. Everyone was full of love and excitement. It was such a pleasure to perform your ceremony. I hope you keep in touch.
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    Jazmin C. Married on 30/06/2017
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    Jayne was such a lovely person to marry us. As we met her and communicated back and forth she really was able to capture our relationship and make our day beyond magical!
    We highly recommend her to anybody looking for someone special to marry them in the area. She is such a kind, funny, and sensible soul. We are highly appreciative of her services.

    Our Own Celebration's reply:

    Jazmine, your intimate, rose garden wedding was so beautiful. The love you have for one another is infectious! I wish you many years of love and laughter together.

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