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Jason Jung · Married on 17/07/2017
Patrick was very attentive and responsive with all of our questions, especially since we are from the States and unfamiliar with the local legal procedures. I will definitely recommend him to anyone that will be getting married in Alberta.Sent on 29/07/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Hi Jason and Dona,
Lauren · Married on 17/06/2017
From the start, Patrick Smiley was so helpful and great at communicating with us throughout our planning process. He had great suggestions for location ideas, and was very accommodating with having our dogs along with us.
The ceremony he performed made us both so happy! It was short and sweet, but so beautifully written -- he even said a favourite quote of ours during our ceremony that we didn't even ask him to include! Patrick is very friendly, very professional, and awesome at what he does! We're so grateful he was apart of our wedding day.Sent on 10/07/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Lauren and Jeff, Thank you for choosing me to officiate your ceremony and for wonderful review!
Joanne Mckenzie · Married on 28/02/2017
Patrick was an excellent Dj who came highly recommended by the venue coordinator were I was getting married. Patrick played every song (not traditional wedding music) that I requested and I had a lot of people come up to me throughout the night saying how great the music was thanks to Patrick.Sent on 16/12/2017
Thank you again Patrick for lighting up our night and making it that much more special for us on our wedding day. I would recommend you to anyone who enjoys music as mush as we do.
Patrick was very professional and friendly and he got me through my vowels when I was crying. He impressed our guests and he has a great attitude and he made the ceremony feel very special. He is great!Sent on 12/03/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Thank you for your kind words and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. It was an honour to perform you marriage ceremony.
Patrick was an absolute pleasure to have as our marriage commissioner. We had a small ceremony (6 people total with lots more joining by skype). Although we were in a beautiful venue (the Banff Springs Hotel) and we were dressed in our fancy wedding attire, we wanted the ceremony to be somewhat fun, light-hearted and not too up-tight. We let Patrick know the type of feel we were looking for an he delivered - spot on! He made us laugh and smile and neither of us were nervous at any point in the ceremony. He is a very friendly and warm person and I would absolutely recommend him as a marriage commissioner.
Thank you, Patrick, for being a part of our special day!Sent on 09/01/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Hope and Alex, it was so cool to have family from Quebec and Ontario joining us on Skype during the ceremony and even the champagne toast at the end! Thank you for having me as your officiant and best wishes!
Ashlee Jodry · Married on 17/12/2016
We had a great experience with Patrick. He was great to deal with and made sure you had everything you needed. He even followed up after the wedding to clarify understanding with our marriage certificate and name change. Thank you so much!!Sent on 09/01/2017
Elijah Jouk · Married on 10/12/2016
We were very happy to have found someone like Patrick to be our marriage commissioner. We had the best marriage ceremony and we loved his humor and how he referenced our personal vows in his speech on the spot. I would recommend Patrick to anyone without a doubtSent on 08/01/2017
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Elijah and Megan, thank you for your kind words. Buffalo Mountain Lodge is such a great venue and it was a pleasure to officiate your ceremony. All the best!
Jessica Hillestad · Married on 28/11/2016
Patrick was a pleasure to work with for our November 2016 wedding.Sent on 06/12/2016
My husband and I were planning a helicopter elopement out of Kananaskis so finding a marriage commissioner was a bit of a tricky task. Patrick responded to our request quickly and assured us that heli-weddings were right up his alley and he had no reservations with them. Patrick continued this trend of quick responses throughout the months leading up to our wedding date.
Patrick sent us a list of questions to answer prior to our meeting (to go over final details) with him in October 2016. It was clear that Patrick knew what to ask to make each ceremony unique to the couple.
Our in-person (Patrick did offer to talk over the phone or on Skype - whichever was most convenient for us) meeting reaffirmed that we chose the right person to marry us. He was friendly and professional and took the time to get to know us as a couple. We left his home feeling ready for the day to come.
Due to an unseasonably warm November, we ended up having a change of plans for our heli-wedding. We had to get married on the ground instead of where we had planned to fly to as there was no snow for our portraits at this original destination. Patrick was very accommodating with this last minute change even if it meant he was shorted a helicopter ride! He simply told us to tell him where he needed to be and he would be there and assured us he would get us hitched no matter how plans changed. Patrick even provided his wife as our second witness.
I could not have asked for a better ceremony on our wedding day. Patrick made us laugh but at the same time made us truly appreciate what a beautiful thing marriage was with his words. It was the perfect length and we walked away with a keepsake booklet of the ceremony to cherish.
I would highly recommend Patrick if you are looking for a marriage officiant that is accommodating, flexible, extremely responsive, professional and downright fun!
Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:Hi Jessica, Thank you for your review! It turned out to be a very nice spot in Kananaskis and I hope you enjoyed your heli-photos at Marvel Pass. All the best to you both!
Chantelle Bondar · Married on 05/02/2016
We were married on February,05,2016 at the buffalo mountain lodge in Banff Alberta. After many phone calls and inquiries we were referred to Patrick through our venue. What a wonderful treat it was to find him. His last name very suiting as our guests including ourselves had noting but smiles and tears of joy. We chose to have our ceremony personalized and he did a phenomenal job of fitting our love story into our vows. He was very friendly and easy to work with, answered all our questions promptly and professionally. Made us feel like he really took the time to get to know us and made our ceremony absolutely stunning. 5 smiles out of 5 thank you so much Patrick for making our day so special and memorable!Sent on 09/02/2016
Shawn Bursey · Married on 24/12/2015
We had our wedding xmas eve and there was no problem with Patrick coming. We had written our own vows and also wanted a saying the blessing of the hands said as well. Patrick added all of these to our outdoor ceremony without any question. Patrick was so friendly and professional and just made our day that much better. I would recommend him to anyone.Sent on 11/01/2016