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.
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. There are many pre-written scripts to choose from or they can opt for a special one-of-a-kind custom-written ceremony. 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.
Single Religion, interfaith Ceremony, non-religious, vow Renewal, ceremony Rehearsal
Allow Couple' Own Vows, licensed
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Yari Potocki, Married on 13/05/2017
Thank you Laura for making our day so especial. , with your amazing personality and your support you made both my self and my husband so comfortable you are the sweetest woman and your professionalism goes beyond 100. Thank you from Mike and I. Much love xoxox
Alyssa Archer, Married on 04/11/2016
Laura is simply amazing she did a wonderful job with writing our wedding ceremony script. She personalized it to our wants and needs ,when ever I had questions she was always there to answer and help. I dont know know what I would've done without laura she guided myself and my ... View more husband threw the ceremony and made it effortless.She is one of the most friendly and kindest people I have ever met . Thank you so much Laura for being apart of Alex's and my wedding . I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Jennifer Macey, Married on 04/11/2016
We approached Laura with a unique ask - an intimate vow renewal for our 10-year wedding anniversary, including our young kids. It was a private ceremony for just the four of us, led by Laura. It was everything I imagined and then some. My husband and I were both thrilled with the ... View more the attention Laura gave us and our kids and the beautiful memory she created for the four of us. Our day was so special and will be remembered fondly thanks to Laura.
Michael Wrenshall, Married on 08/10/2016
Our ceremony was held on Oct 8 of this year. Laura, from Portrait Ceremonies, was absolutely amazing. We got in touch with her about 5 months before the wedding, and she responded promptly. She was very kind, talking to us about what we wanted, and put together a personalized ... View more ceremony for us. Her ceremony was beautiful, and she even helped us work our dog Stella into the ceremony. She was great during the rehearsal and the ceremony. She got everyone into position and made sure everyone knew what they were doing and saying. She really helped reassure us before and during the ceremony. We felt we were in great hands with her. She cares so much for her clients, and you can see how rewarding the experience is for her. We highly reccomend her to anyone planning their wedding. Thank you SO much Laura!
Sari Lawson, Married on 24/09/2016
Everybody loved the ceremony. Love the sand part how it included the children. We are still talking about it. I'm so glad that you were a part of our beautiful day. I couldn't ask for a better ceremony. Thank you
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