Portrait Ceremonies

Millard Avenue L3Y 2A4 Newmarket (Ontario) View map

Information about Portrait Ceremonies

Based in Newmarket, Ontario, Portrait Ceremonies is operated by Laura Higgins. She is a licensed officiant and life-cycle celebrant who is passionate about doing her part in helping the vision of a prospective newlywed's important celebration be brought into reality. Drawn to this work due to her care for others, she is able to use this to help create a remarkable and meaningful day for the newly married.

Services offered

Laura provides her services for single religion, interfaith, non-religious ceremonies as well as rehearsals. For how the ceremony will go, couples have many options to choose from. Laura specializes in one-of-a-kind custom-written ceremonies that reflect each couple's unique relationship. Each script and plan will be completely and fully approved by the soon-to-be newlyweds before it happens.

How she works

The customization option involves her learning about the future newlyweds such as their beliefs, values and what is important to them as well as what the day means to them. Additionally, family and friends present or absent can be incorporated in creative ways. Culture, multi-lingual aspects and religion can be included to the level of the to-be-married's desire.

  • Wedding Types

    Single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

  • Officiant Services

    Licensed, allow couple' own vows

  • Religious Affiliations

    No denomination

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More information about Portrait Ceremonies

  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? 30-60 mins.
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No

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  • Liana D'andrea, Married on 02/09/2017

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    Laura was absolutely spectacular. She was so thorough and thoughtful with her work, and very responsive to our wants and questions. Our ceremony was so personal and countless guests said "that was the best ceremony I've ever seen! " It was truly the highlight of our day and set ... View more the stage for an awesome celebration with the guests that witnessed our marriage. I am so grateful that Laura shared our love story. She is worth every penny and more!

  • Cassie Goodwin, Married on 26/08/2017

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    Laura was absolutely amazing! We would reccomend her to anyone. From start to finish laura was professional and so easy to work with. She listened to our needs and wants to create an unforgettable ceremony. She even looked at our vows and compared them to each other to make sure we were in the same page. She went above and beyond her duties. We would reccomend her to anyone :)

  • Michelle W, Married on 19/08/2017

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    Laura was a pleasure to work with! She was professional, responsive, warm & conducted a wonderful ceremony that suited us perfectly. All of our guests commented on what a lovely, personalized ceremony it was. I highly recommend working with Laura for your wedding!

  • Riel Stone Aarons, Married on 08/07/2017

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    My wife and I consider it one of the great blessings of our wedding to have had Laura Higgins as our celebrant/officiant. With her guidance, we were able to design and carry out a ceremony more beautiful than either of us ever imagined. From our very first meeting with her till ... View more the time of our wedding, Laura conducted herself with assured professionalism, confidence, class and a wonderfully open mind. She also showed a genuine appreciation for the tender intricacies of the heart, for the element of romance. We wanted a ceremony that would give some context to who we are individually and who we are as a couple, one that would convey the depths of our love for one another. We wanted, above all, a ceremony rich with feeling, and thanks to Laura, we had that to our hearts’ content. At the same time, we felt a great peace of mind, knowing that she was always on top of the essential legalities of the marriage process, making sure we were equipped with all the necessary paperwork and no shortage of helpful materials. She is remarkably thorough. Laura was also very accommodating with her time, consistently available by phone or email. She has a warm, compassionate and fun-loving manner, and it was always a pleasure to interact with her. Following our ceremony, there was no shortage of direct praise for Laura from our guests, so many of whom were moved to tears. My uncle told me, as he shook my hand, how impressed he was with Laura and that he wanted to have her as his own officiant when he and my aunt renew their vows. My wife and I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. She has our everlasting appreciation and thanks.

  • Tiziana

    Tiziana Knox, Married on 20/05/2017

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    Thank you so much Laura for personalizing our ceremony and making our wedding day extraordinarily special! And, although everyone looks back on their wedding day as the beginning of their marriage, we will always carry your words and warmth with us throughout our marriage. We were truly blessed to have you as officiant of our wedding. With gratitude, Tiz and Chris

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