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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!
Kelly · Married on 03/07/2018
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 02/06/2018
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 20/05/2018
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.
Tracy Chin · Married on 08/12/2017
Nothing but smiles with Patrick Smiley
Patrick Smiley was our marriage commissioner last year.Sent on 23/12/2018
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.
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Hi Tracy,
Jan R · Married on 30/09/2017
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.
Zairra Gonzales · Married on 07/09/2017
Yes!!! Patrick was easy going and understand what we both wanted out of a ceremony. We only had about 19 guest. I wanted it intimate. I was able to add on a few things and Patrick chose the words to present at the ceremony. I wouldn't have it any other way. It was a sweet and full of love. And Thank you so much for making our daughter be part of the wedding it was one of the highlight of our ceremony and the reason why we had the wedding. The cost was also acceptable. Thank you so much.Sent on 16/09/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Hi Zairra,