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Elizabeth · Married on 20 of April of 2019
Patrick married us this past weekend and it was spectacular. He was incredibly professional, kind, and everything went off without a hitch. He answered all the questions I had quickly and expertly in the months leading up to the day and provided a lot of great information about ideas for the ceremony. On the day of, he was a very calming presence and directed us all smoothly.Sent on 24/04/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:It was a pleasure to be part of your special day. Adding elements like your own personal vows, a reading by your brother and the sand ceremony made it unique to the two of you. I wish you many years of happiness!
Walter · Married on 17 of February of 2019
Patrick did a great job with our Canmore wedding, helped with everything we needed to know and provided some different options for the ceremony. Thanks Patrick, K&WSent on 13/03/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Congratulations once again on your marriage and thank you for choosing me to officiate your ceremony. From the violin duo to the piper for the recessional, nothing sounds better than live music at a wedding and your musicians did a great job. Best wishes to you both!
Alice · Married on 09 of February of 2019
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
Jamie Lange · Married on 02 of February of 2019
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.Sent on 09/02/2019
Thank you so much for all your work and effort!
Jamie and Tom
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.
Joanne · Married on 10 of November of 2018
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!
Brittany Demone · Married on 10 of November of 2018
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.
Jj Frandsen · Married on 07 of July of 2018
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!
Kelly · Married on 03 of July of 2018
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!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!
Jodi Michaud · Married on 02 of June of 2018
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!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!
Whitney Ogilvie · Married on 20 of May of 2018
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.Sent on 31/05/2018
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
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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