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

Reviews from Portrait Ceremonies

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  • Kalyna , Married on 07/14/2018

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    Our incredible ceremony with Laura

    Our ceremony was the highlight of our weekend thanks to all the hard work Laura put into it. We did a completely custom ceremony. Laura sent us very thorough questionnaires for us to fill out about each other and our relationship. Some of the parts were kept secret from the other until the ceremony, so we were just as surprised (in a very good way) as our guests by how moving and lovely the ceremony was!! It was the perfect balance of touching, romantic, and funny. I loved every second of it.

    I had multiple guests come up to us afterwards and tell us that it was the most unique and beautiful ceremony they had ever seen, and I 100% agree. It was evident how much work went into the ceremony, and we were absolutely thrilled with the result. Laura always replied to emails in a timely manner, and made the whole day, including rehearsal, run like a dream.

    Thank you so much!!

    Sent on 07/16/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for describing your experience working with me in such a beautiful way. I'm so very glad that you had such a wonderful experience. All the care you and Adrian put into your questionnaires and conversations with me was invaluable in crafting your ceremony--you truly have a special relationship and that came through so clearly in ceremony. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day and to share in such a unique, connected experience from our first conversation through to your wedding day! It was absolutely my pleasure. :)

  • Fiona , Married on 06/23/2018

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    The perfect personalized ceremony that we will remember for the rest of our lives!

    Laura was a vital part in making our wedding as beautiful as it was. She took the time to figure out exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, and how we wanted it. Laura is extremely organized, caring, patient and professional. We can tell she really loves her job and she’s super good at it too! She took time to learn about us and our love - in turn, wrote a beautiful ceremony script that incorporated everything we wanted and more. We loved all the personalization that we had to the ceremony - her words definitely brought tears to many of our eyes! We can’t thank her enough!

    Sent on 06/27/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Fiona. It was a pleasure to work with you both and I absolutely loved writing your ceremony -- what you each shared with me about your relationship was beautiful and inspiring. Your vows were heartfelt and touching. And the centrepiece of the ceremony space was such a beautiful metaphor for how you have found home in one another. I love that you had that special place to stand. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it all!

  • Natasha Pirone , Married on 05/20/2018

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    Amazing Ceremony

    Laura was amazing! She created a beautiful ceremony that showed our love for one another. She incorporated the things that we love to do together and the things that we most love about each other. Laura really takes the time to know you. She is a beautiful writer and a very genuine person. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for something non traditional and more personable!

    Sent on 06/10/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Natasha for your kind words. I had so much fun talking with you both and writing your ceremony and your unique unity ritual! It was so great to connect further at the rehearsal as well. Enjoyed that rehearsal so much! Best of all was seeing just how much you love one another - it was beaming from your faces during the ceremony! I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. Thank you!

  • Stacie Carey , Married on 05/05/2018

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    Our ceremony was the highlight of our wedding!

    We give Laura the highest possible recommendation. She was professional, incredibly organized, and her writing is spectacular. Everyone has told us since how special and unique our ceremony was. It truly was the highlight of our day, and we are grateful to Laura for making it happen!

    Sent on 05/28/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Stacie! I absolutely loved working with you both and was so touched by the love you so clearly have for one another. You are a very special couple! It's been an honour.

  • Kathy Mackie , Married on 04/14/2018

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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 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

    Sent on 05/10/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Kathy! I was so happy to be able to help with your wedding day and thrilled to be a part of such an intimate, beautiful, authentic time with you and Garry and with your children and grandchildren. I was so very happy for you all, that you could have that special time together while your son and his family were here. It has been my pleasure from start to finish and I wish you and Garry every happiness.

  • Jennifer

    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 reflection of us which it was. She was super responsive, quick to offer advice and supremely well organized which was also appreciated.

    The wedding of Jennifer Macaskill and Portrait Ceremonies 1
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    Sent on 11/16/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Jennifer! I love that your guests felt that way about your ceremony. I truly enjoyed getting to know you both, learning your stories and what makes your relationship so special and then being able to share that through your ceremony. Learning more about Scottish wedding customs and including them was great fun as was learning a little Gaelic for a marriage blessing. You have been a joy to work with and I wish you and Matt every happiness!

  • Quentin , Married on 10/28/2017

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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 overlooked, that contingency plans were in place and that everything was very easy for us.
    We both enthusiastically recommend Laura

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    Sent on 11/21/2017

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Quentin! I absolutely loved creating your ceremony--it was truly a joy--and I loved that it had those elements of fun and humour. And how wonderful that it took place in a venue that evoked the atmosphere of your first date... Perfect! I wish you both lots of wonderful travels, wining and dining together and every happiness that marriage can bring.

  • Matthew Mcewan , Married on 10/21/2017

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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 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.

    Sent on 01/03/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Creating and officiating your ceremony was one of the highlights of my summer. You shared so much with me about one another and about your story as a couple that it made writing your ceremony such a pleasure--and I loved seeing your guests enjoy it so much. I'm so glad that you were happy with the ceremony and that it suited you so well. It gave me a lot of joy to be a part of it. Thanks so much. Hugs to you both!

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

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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 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 09/07/2017

    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 08/26/2017

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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 :)

    Sent on 09/01/2017

    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! :)

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