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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
Jamie Lange · Married on 02/02/2019
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 10/11/2018
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 10/11/2018
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 07/07/2018
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!