Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner
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Reviews for Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner

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  • Alice

    Alice , Married on 09/02/2019

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    Professional and very personable!

    Patrick was so helpful throughout the wh0le process, setting expectations and making sure we knew what was going to happen on the day of our wedding. We had a beautiful, meaningful ceremony and we really appreciate having a copy of the ceremony reading so that we can always remember it. Thanks Patrick!

    Sent on 15/02/2019

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you for your review Alice. Stewart Creek is such a beautiful location for a wedding and I am sure your guests enjoyed all of the natural light streaming in the windows at the front of the room. The ceremony seems to go by so quickly and I hope you enjoy reading your ceremony booklet for many years to come! ~ Patrick

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    Jamie Lange , Married on 02/02/2019

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    Helped give us our perfect day

    Patrick Smiley was so helpful and organized. He helped guide us through the ceremony and kept us informed so there were no (unpleasant) surprises. His style was professional and warm during the ceremony. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an officiant.

    Thank you so much for all your work and effort!

    Jamie and Tom

    Sent on 09/02/2019

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Jamie and Tom, It was a pleasure to be a part of your day and I wish you many years of happiness! Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a great venue and I am sure your guests enjoyed the comfort of an indoor ceremony.

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    Joanne , Married on 10/11/2018

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    Professional, engaging and helpful

    Patrick was a fantastic officiant. Our guests commented how much they liked the ceremony and his delivery. He worked well with us remotely prior to the event, but nothing was missing and he was a pleasure to work with. Very professional throughout, and made everything easier for us. I would recommend Patrick to anyone getting married in Canmore or Banff.

    Sent on 20/11/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you for your review Joanne. You chose unique readings from book quotes to song lyrics which made it a one of a kind ceremony for you and your guests. Congratulations on your marriage!

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    Brittany Demone , Married on 10/11/2018

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    Perfect Experience

    We could not have asked for a better wedding officiant! We had attended two other weddings earlier in the year and had some mixed feelings about their chosen officiants. Patrick was incredibly organized right from our first meeting, informed us on our next steps, even reminding us as we went along. The rehearsal was very efficient allowed us to run through some of our ideas. The ceremony was perfectly executed and well spoken.

    Sent on 21/11/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for your review Brittany. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day. A rehearsal can help a large wedding party move through the ceremony space confidently and your wedding party nailed it on the first walk through. The bridesmaids lanterns were great and having the groomsmen walk the bridesmaids to their positions looked very classy.

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    Jj Frandsen , Married on 07/07/2018

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    The wait is over

    Thank you Patrick. You were fantastic. Advice was right on. Now we know why you were recommended. All that was left out were bears grazing in the adjacent meadow Deep gratitude from Candi and Jeff.

    Sent on 08/07/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Jeff, It was a pleasure to be part of your special day at Lake Louise. It was wonderful to hear how you fell in love with the area so may years ago and chose to come back for your marriage ceremony to Candi. Come back again in 5 years to renew your vows!

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    Kelly , Married on 03/07/2018

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    Quarry Lake July Wedding

    Patrick Smiley made our wedding ceremony very special and I could not thank him enough! My husband and I got married in Canmore as a destination wedding (we are from New York). Patrick always had excellent communication and has a lovely script for the ceremony. He was extremely accommodating as it was supposed to rain during our ceremony and he didn't blink an eye about still having it outside (it didn't rain thankfully!). He also incorporated the unity ceremony we wanted and made everything so perfect - I could not have asked for more from an officiant!

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    Sent on 14/07/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you for your review Kelly! I am happy that the weather turned out far better than the forecast had predicted. Your unique wine blending ceremony was wonderful way to celebrate your union. Best wishes to you and Darius!

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    Jodi Michaud , Married on 02/06/2018

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    Highly Recommend!

    Patrick was great to work with! Very professional and easy going. We opted for a rehearsal the evening before- which was great. He was so organized and explained things very well. The whole wedding party commented on how helpful the found it. He was also very accommodating with having our dog a part of our ceremony which meant a lot to us. Highly recommend Patrick!

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    Sent on 05/07/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you for your review Jodi, it was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day. The venue is as intimate and private as you can hope to find in Banff and worked perfectly for you. Are was very well behaved and I was happy to include him in the ceremony! Best wishes to both of you!

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    Whitney Ogilvie , Married on 20/05/2018

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    Amazing and would Recommend

    Patrick was amazing to work with. He listened to what we wanted for our ceremony and made it happen. We wanted short and sweet. We got short and sweet.

    He sent us so many resources and useful tips on how to run our own rehearsal as well as tips on how to write our own vows.

    It was perfect. Highly recommend

    Sent on 31/05/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Whitney and Tyler, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day! Every ceremony can be personalized to suit the Bride and Groom.

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    Tracy Chin , Married on 08/12/2017

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    Nothing but smiles with Patrick Smiley

    Patrick Smiley was our marriage commissioner last year.

    My husband and I were both nervous for our wedding day. But Patrick just make sure we were comfortable. He made sure that all the details of our ceremony was taken care of prior to the big day. During the big day he made our guests laugh, cry, and most of all made us ( the bride and groom) feel comfortable in front of the ones we loved.

    Would recommend Patrick to anyone who needs a commissioner in the Canmore and surrounding area and looking for an easy going guy who makes everyone laugh.

    Sent on 23/12/2018

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Hi Tracy,
    Thank you for your review and congratulations on your first anniversary. It can be a bit nerve wracking to be standing in front of family and friends during such an intimate moment in your lives and I am happy that you felt comfortable and that your guests experienced a range of emotions during the ceremony. Best wishes for many more anniversaries and fond memories.

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    Jan R , Married on 30/09/2017

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    Finding a commissioner for prime wedding season was daunting! Patrick was wonderful to work with: responding promptly to all e-mail questions, making time to FaceTime with us as we live out of town and doing a lot of prep work for a verbal 'run through' of the ceremony which took a lot of pressure off of the big day. As we did not have a rehearsal and therefore hadn't actually met Patrick in person before the wedding, we had our fingers crossed that everything would run smoothly - and it did! Patrick had put a lot of prep time to make sure we knew what would happen, he was there early to ensure the sound system worked well and he followed up with providing all the paperwork we needed to apply for our marriage certificate. Our wedding felt personalized and the feeling that Patrick had known us came through in his work and presentation. I would recommend him for a wedding in the Banff/Canmore area and if you live out of town, feel confident that he will deliver a beautiful ceremony on your day!

    Sent on 10/11/2017

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Congratulations to both of you once again and thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the photos of the ceremony.

    As face to face meetings are not always possible, I am glad the FaceTime option worked for you to get to know each other a little bit before the ceremony.

    The wine box ceremony is a great way to take you back to your wedding day on your anniversary. Surrounded by great wineries, I have no doubt that each anniversary will be a fun opportunity to select the wine for the next year.

    Wishing you both all the best!

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