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Erin Penno · Married on 05/08/2019
Patrick did a fantastic job officiating our wedding in Canmore, Alberta. He was easy to communicate with, worked with us to plan a personalized program and delivered a clear, meaningful ceremony. Our guests have given us many compliments on Patrick's professionalism and the way he told our love story (he's a great storyteller too!). Thank-you Patrick, you made our wedding run very smoothly, and were also warm and caring to help calm our nerves!Sent on 08/08/2019
Nicole Prouty · Married on 26/05/2019
Patrick did an amazing job on our wedding.
He performed the perfect personalized ceremony for our special day.
He was professional, friendly, accommodating and responded in a timely manner.
He answered all our questions & embraced some of our own additions.
We were able to include our parents in the ceremony which they really appreciated.
We couldn't have picked a better officiant ! We are so happy we decided to have Patrick perform our marriage.Sent on 05/06/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Congratulations again and it was an honour to be part of your special day. From the Candle Lighting In Memory to your choice of readings and the hand-fasting ceremony, I am sure that your wedding day will be something you and your guests will fondly remember for years to come.
Adele Sirois · Married on 20/05/2019
Very easy experience
Patrick was very helpful as our Officiant and made it so easy on us. All of my family has been married in the Church before so this was my first experience with an Officiant rather than a Priest. He was so accommodating and lovely to talk to. He offered for us to include our family and friends so that we could have religious readings if we wanted and was very open to modifying the ceremony to what suited us. We did not get to have Patrick with us for our rehearsal but he provided us with a very handy Rehearsal Guide. You would never have known he wasn’t at the rehearsal as the wedding day went so so smoothly. Thank you Patrick!Sent on 22/05/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Thank you for your review Adele. It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day.
Danielle Maine · Married on 15/05/2019
Great personalized experience
We hired Patrick as our commissioner for our wedding. He was very friendly and did an amazing job! I felt completely at ease working with him and was able to help customize our ceremony. He made us up a personalized booklet of our ceremony complete with our vows. I am very happy that we chose him as our commissioner and would definitely recommend him.Sent on 14/06/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Thank you for letting me a part of your wedding day and I am happy that you like like the keepsake booklet of your ceremony. You put a lot of thought into what you wanted your ceremony to be and it was an honour to perform it. Congratulations once again and I wish you both all the best!
Emily Oliver · Married on 07/05/2019
The BEST Commissioner
We are so happy we picked Patrick as our commissioner for our elopement at Lake Louise! He made our ceremony all the more special with both his professionalism and humor. Following our ceremony, he obliged our request to do his "impressive clergyman" from The Princess Bride and it did not disappoint! We highly recommend Patrick!Sent on 07/07/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Princess Bride is a fairy tale, but Lake Louise is a fairy-tale location you can go to in real life. It is fun to mix the two! It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.
Laura Readman · Married on 04/05/2019
Wonderful marriage commissioner
We hired Patrick as our marriage commissioner and were so happy we did! He was always very responsive to our emails and very helpful in choosing readings and writing our own personal vows. We ended up holding an outdoor ceremony in the snow and he was very flexible, adding touches of humour to the ceremony that helped lighten the mood. We can't recommend Patrick enough!Sent on 11/05/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:From your personal vows to the tree planting ceremony, the guests had a good reasons to sit through the snow pellets and share your ceremony with you. I am sure everyone warmed up quickly with all the hugs once they got back inside!
Gina · Married on 25/04/2019
A commissioner, in my opinion, is one of the most important aspects of a wedding. They are with you for the most pivotal moment of your wedding. Patrick, you were amazing! You were so kind, and really funny! You instantly put me at ease with your personality, and were so great to work with! You were so funny and I absolutely enjoyed having you around. Thank you so much for everything! I loved that you made a certificate for our daughters to sign as well. Everyone commented on it being such a wonderful aspect. I wish you the absolute best Patrick!Sent on 30/04/2019
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Gina and Tom, Congratulations once again on your marriage and thank you for your kind words. In a blended family, I believe that it is important to acknowledge the children and give them a role in the ceremony and it was evident that they were all very happy to stand there with you and the tears were ones of joy. I wish all of you all the best now and in the future!
Elizabeth · Married on 20/04/2019
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 17/02/2019
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 09/02/2019
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