Portrait Ceremonies
Millard Avenue L3Y 2A4 Newmarket (Ontario) View map

Reviews from Portrait Ceremonies

15 reviews

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

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 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!

    Sent on 07/09/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Liana for your wonderful and kind feedback. I loved creating your ceremony with you and sharing your story. Including your parents' blessings during the handfasting made it all the more special. I absolutely loved that you included family in your processional and had your three grandmothers be flower girls! My pleasure was making your vision of the ceremony come to life and seeing just how much in love you both are. You and Jonah are a very special couple and it was my joy and privilege to work with you!

  • Cassie Goodwin, Married on 26/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 :)

    Sent on 01/09/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Cassie! It was a pleasure to work with you and Kyle. Your shared story and your strengths as a couple are very inspiring. I loved being a part of your wedding! Congratulations and best wishes on the grand adventure ahead! :)

  • Michelle W, Married on 19/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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!

    Sent on 31/08/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Michelle! It was a pleasure to work with you and Cory and I loved that your Maid of Honour had written some beautiful words to incorporate into the ceremony--and I loved that your sense of humour and Cory's came through in the moment. Congratulations and best wishes!

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

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 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.

    Sent on 12/08/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Riel for this thoughtful, eloquent and very kind testimonial. Working with you and Karen was an absolute pleasure and I am honoured you both shared your beautiful story with me and allowed me to share it with your guests. I was very touched by the love you have for one another--being a witness to that kind of love is one of the many blessings of my work as a Celebrant. Thank you so much for your trust in me and for writing about your experience in this review. It means a great deal to me. Many blessings to you and Karen.

  • Tiziana

    Tiziana Knox, Married on 20/05/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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

    Sent on 29/06/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Tiz. I absolutely loved working with you and Chris. I loved incorporating your favourite quotes into the ceremony and that your kids were involved and read three beautiful poems about love. You have inspired my husband and I to consider a trip to Stratford to celebrate our 20th anniversary! Thanks again and my congratulations!

  • Yari

    Yari Potocki, Married on 13/05/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
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    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

    Sent on 15/05/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Yari for your kind words. It was my pleasure to be your officiant and to help in any way and it was wonderful to see you and Mike so happy! And you son was so precious and sweet as the ring bearer! I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of your day. Wishing you much joy. Felicidades! Congratulations!

  • Alyssa

    Alyssa Archer, Married on 04/11/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 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.

    Sent on 05/11/2016

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much for your recommendation Alyssa. I was happy to be there for you and so glad I could help. I was very moved by the emotion and love between you and Alex--so beautiful. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with you and wish you and your family all good things for a healthy and happy future.

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Macey, Married on 04/11/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 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.

    Sent on 08/11/2016

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Jennifer for your kind words. I absolutely loved co-creating your vow renewal ceremony with you and Dave and was inspired by your reflections and insights as you prepared to renew your vows. Having the children be a part of it made it extra special and coming up with creative ways they could participate was fun. You are an inspiring couple and I'm grateful to have gotten to know you.

  • Michael Wrenshall, Married on 08/10/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 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!

    Sent on 24/10/2016

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Michael for posting this wonderful review. I’m so glad that I could be a part of your wedding. Thanks for putting your faith in me and I’m so glad that I could create a ceremony with you that you loved. I loved having Stella participate and loved how you included your families' special blessings. That I was able to provide some reassurance means a lot to me. Officiating your wedding was a beautiful experience for me and I am so very grateful.

  • Sari

    Sari Lawson, Married on 24/09/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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

    Sent on 09/11/2016

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Sari! I loved creating the family unity ritual with you and Dave and your kids. I was very touched by how much you love one another. I was so honoured to be a part of of your wedding day!

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