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Pastor Marcus

Kelowna, British Columbia View map

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Pastor Marcus is local pastor out of Kelowna who loves officiating weddings in the beautiful Okanagan. Marcus enjoys helping guide couples in shaping one of the biggest days and most memorable days of their lives. Through composure, direction, and communication, he leads couples from vision to big-day reality. Ultimately, Marcus wants to put you at the centre of the occasion so you can experience a beautiful beginning to your happily-ever-after! For a recent glimpse into what a wedding with him can be like, please enjoy a trailer from Beautiful Life Studios:

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Services Offered

Typically occasions presided over by Pastor Marcus last anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes which allows you ample time to enjoy the event you have long dreamed about. He strives to collaborate with you to build the experience you had hoped for. A consultation is the first key part of the process as it opens up a two-way conversation between him and you. As you enjoy personalizing the ceremony in the lead-up, the dialogue continues as support is constantly available via text and email.

A rehearsal offers the wedding party the chance to become familiar with the layout and timeline. Marcus ensures that everyone knows exactly what they are doing and feels comfortable on the wedding day.

On that special day, Pastor Marcus leads the way as you are officially joined in union as newlyweds. He arrives early to make sure everyone is prepared, and leaves only when everything is in order. Pastor Marcus also takes the marriage license and takes a picture of him mailing it to Vital Statistics and texts it to you so you don't have to worry about getting your marriage certificate as you head to your honeymoon!

Premarital counseling is also available for those who would like to spend some quality time preparing for their lives together. PREPARE/ENRICH is the program used and it covers such relational topics as finances, sexuality, spirituality, parenting, etc. More than 3 million couples have taken this program and it is highly recommended for couples wanting to not just have a great wedding, but even more, a great marriage!

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Anglican, baptist, lutheran, methodist, no denomination, orthodox christian, quaker, evangelical, pagan

Wedding Services Starting Price

$700

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$100
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    Sarah E. Married on 30/07/2021
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    Pastor Marcus was so caring and supportive! He truly captured everything we could have ever wanted during the ceremony!

    Pastor Marcus exceeded all of our expectations!
    He was so helpful from the very first call to helping us navigate through the entire process right up until our ceremony. He brings such a light and happiness to any conversation and really took the time to get to know us! This reflected in the words and how he spoke at the ceremony, it was absolutely perfect. We felt important, cared for and truly guided with Marcus.
    We can't say enough about how fabulous his service was, and feel so blessed we had him to officiate our wedding day.

    Pastor Marcus's reply:

    Thanks so much, Sarah. It was such a joy and honour to help make your sacred day happen as it did. It was perfect. Bless you both on your new adventure together! M
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    Levi P. Married on 12/09/2020
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    Marcus Schmaling

    Marcus was a great officiant and we enjoyed every step of the way with him. He coached us through our marriage counseling pre wedding and helped so much with making everything flow naturally during the rehearsal and the ceremony. Marcus was also flexible with us accommodating our requests and adding new and interesting ideas that made our big day that much more memorable. My wife and I would both highly recommend Marcus as a wedding officiant or marriage counselor any day of the week.
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    Jakayla K. Married on 10/09/2020
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    Our experience was beyond perfect!!!

    Marcus is so naturally inviting, funny, and definitely made our day memorable. I could not have been anymore happy with our officiant. We have recommended him to our friends who are getting married as well! We had a ceremony everyone will remember, he is amazing!

    Pastor Marcus's reply:

    Jakayla! It’s been a while but I wanted to thank you for your kind review. I absolutely loved your wedding, especially the venue. You both seem so perfect for one another. I wish you all the best! M.
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    Rufaro F. Married on 09/09/2020
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    Superb Pastor Macus made this whole experience beautiful

    We live in Winnipeg and had our elopement wedding in Kelowna. We got married on September 9th and Pastor Macus was very professional Communication before the ceremony was awesome. He walked us through the ceremony step by step via FaceTime as we did not have a rehearsal. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and thanks to Pastor Macus for everything my husband and I could not be any happier. Thank you so much for everything

    Pastor Marcus's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a real pleasure working together. You are a beautiful couple and your wedding was just stunning. I felt everything came together so well. All the best to you both!
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    Savanna Married on 14/08/2020
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    Superb! Fantastic wedding officiant!!!

    Marcus was very organized and helpful, despite our long distance planning. I would highly recommend him!

    Pastor Marcus's reply:

    Savanna, thank you for taking the time to review my services. It was a real treat to work with you guys. All the details came together, which is a testament to you and your amazing team. I wish you and your husband all the best together in the new adventure of married life. Blessings!
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    Mariah P. Married on 25/07/2020
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    Pastor Marcus Schmaling

    We are so thankful we chose Marcus to marry us! He helped so much with calming our nerves, and being professional regarding pre-marital counseling and the ceremony. His personality is compatible with anyone because he is authentic and genuine, and he wants the absolute best for you. We have absolutely no regrets!

    Pastor Marcus's reply:

    Mariah, thank you for your kind comments. I remember your wedding fondly. I don't always get to do one in a forest! And you and Levi are just the best. I wish you well in your road together. You are a special couple. Blessings.
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    Betty L. Married on 23/07/2020
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    Our wedding day was perfect

    Lake Okanagan was calm, the sun was bright, the warm breeze seemed to make everyone smile as we all gathered under the gazebo. Pastor Marcus was kind, authentic, warm and endearing. His presence gave us and our 20 guests a peaceful and wise ambiance. Pastor Marcus knew how to help us with his soft guidance and onsite full reflections. Thank you Marcus for making our day perfect. God bless you
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    Danielle L. Married on 03/05/2020
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    We will be forever grateful to Pastor Marcus

    Pastor Marcus we applaud you! 🙌🏼👌🏼

    We originally had our wedding planned for July 4, 2020. Due to COVID-19 we had to reschedule our wedding to next summer. 😢

    My fiancé, now Husband (being the most incredible man that he is) saw how upsetting this was to me and surprised me with the most romantic and beautiful backyard wedding.

    He found us the most incredible minister to marry us! We were so grateful to Pastor Marcus for taking time out of his busy schedule to give us one of the most beautiful and special days of our lives. ❤️ He worked so closely with us on such a short timeframe and gave us THE most romantic and beautiful ceremony. We will be forever grateful to Pastor Marcus for sharing this incredible momentous occasion with us and our families.

    Thank you Pastor Marcus for all that you did for us and your patience, your love and your kindness towards us throughout these challenging times.

    With much love and gratitude,

    David and Danielle Laidlaw
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    Lance F. Married on 25/04/2020
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    A Wedding Day

    Marcus was professional, organized, and helped make the day go perfectly with his easy personality and wit.
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    Aaron G. Married on 07/07/2018
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    Very warm and easy going!

    Very warm and easy going! Marcus handled every step of our wedding with ease, he gave terrific guidance and support leading up to our big day. We loved having him as our officiate!

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Marcus is a pastor working out of Kelowna who loves to help make amazing weddings happen as well as conduct pre-marital counselling in the beautiful Okanagan!

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