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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  • Kathy Mackie, Married on 14/04/2018

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    Kathy and Garry

    We want to thank Laura for helping to make our wedding so special and personal. My son and his family were only going to be here for a short visit and because we wanted all our children and grandchildren at our wedding we only had a limited time to plan it. Laura made the whole ... View more process easy and stress free. She was very professional, supportive and guided us through everything always answering our questions patiently and in a very knowledgeable way. Laura personalized our ceremony to exactly the way we wanted making suggestions and any changes we requested. She came an hour early to help make sure everyone knew what to do.The whole experience from when we first met Laura to the ceremony was one of the most wonderful experiences we have had. Thank you Laura you were absolutely the best

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    Jennifer Macaskill, Married on 11/11/2017

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    Laura is absolutely worth her weight in gold and our guests were actually telling us afterwards that ours was the best wedding ceremony they have ever been too. Laura worked incredibly hard to get to know Matt and myself well and tailored our ceremony so that it was a customized ... View more reflection of us which it was. She was super responsive, quick to offer advice and supremely well organized which was also appreciated.

  • Quentin, Married on 28/10/2017

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    Laura crafted and conducted a ceremony that suited us perfectly. It was everything we wanted our wedding to be: light hearted but serious when it needed to be, intimate yet inclusive, and above all - fun. She was thorough, organised and responsive, making sure nothing was ... View more overlooked, that contingency plans were in place and that everything was very easy for us. We both enthusiastically recommend Laura

  • Matthew Mcewan, Married on 21/10/2017

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    Laura was even more than we could have hoped for in an officiant. We wanted someone who would guide us through creating a simple, yet thoughtful ceremony, and she did just that. The way she laid out the different options to construct the script just how we wanted was extremely ... View more helpful. And Laura's writing is excellent, making it easy to choose passages you like. We loved Laura's opening remarks and have received several comments from our guests about how unique and perfect they were. Laura's attention to detail is incredible. During the planning process, she was so helpful in keeping us organized. I'm not sure what we would have done without her. In the days ahead of the wedding, she even contacted all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. We had a big crowd at our rehearsal dinner, but Laura took control and made sure everyone knew exactly what they needed to do. As for the ceremony, it couldn't have gone better. She spoke flawlessly, and everything went off without a hitch thanks to all of her preparation and hard work. We strongly recommend Laura. You won't find better value.

  • 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!

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