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

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  • Vanesa

    Vanesa Vidakovic , Married on 06/10/2018

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    Incredible officiant

    We had the pleasure of having Laura as our officiant last month for our wedding. She was absolutely incredible and made our whole experience such a positive one! Everything she did for us she put so much thought and effort into, and we are so thankful for all her advice and suggestions. She is very considerate and made sure that we were happy with absolutely  everything. We are so glad we chose her to be there on our special day, our wedding definitely wouldn't be the same without her. Thank you Laura for making our wedding so memorable!

    Sent on 11/11/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Vanesa for your kind words. I absolutely loved creating your ceremony and including not only your special story and the wonderful things you love about one another – but also some thematic imagery connected to something you both love that has deep meaning for you. Nothing gave me as much pleasure as seeing you together, and feeling how much you love one another. I loved your bohemian themed wedding and the lovely ways that you included your parents and your dear friends in the ceremony. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your special ceremony. I wish you a beautiful life together.

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Boyce , Married on 12/08/2018

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    We loved having Laura as part of our experience and were truly honoured.

    My husband and I are so happy that Laura was our officiant for our wedding. We loved having her as part of our experience and were truly honoured.

    There’s definitely a large group of officiants in the area but we chose Laura because she has such passion for what she does - it really shows. From the moment we first emailed to the first meeting, and then our wedding, she has shown us how kind, caring, and professional she is. We saw her attention to detail and was extremely pleased on how well her wedding service was executed. We are so grateful to know her and to have her perform our ceremony for us. She is a kind soul that really connects to the person she is helping. We had a few minor family and dog issues during the ceremony and she kept everything going very nicely. We didn’t feel the stress at all. We did sense one thing with Laura during that ceremony and that was how sincere and happy she was for us. When we did our vows and the ring exchange she looked so happy and moved by our words to one another that it made me feel like we were in front of a friend. Laura has a real connection to her clients, their families, and those unique moments. I highly recommend Laura and hope she continues to touch lives around her.

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    Sent on 06/09/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Jennifer, your words mean so much to me. I’m so very touched. Thank you. To be able to get to know and to help wonderful people like you and Chris in this way is what brings me so much joy as a Celebrant. Your vows were beautiful and moving – there is so much love. Connecting with you and your families was a pleasure and honour. Wishing you all the best now and always.

  • Monika

    Monika Widjaja , Married on 15/07/2018

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    Very Personal Ceremony

    We are so happy that we went with Laura as out officiant. We didn't want a cookie-cutter ceremony and that's one of the main reasons we chose Laura. So many friends and family told us that they have never experienced such a personal ceremony, and that they loved our unity ceremony.

    Laura was great to work with! She gave us everything that we needed including advice we didn't know that we needed. Her responses are very fast and if we needed anything she was more than willing to help us. It's so reassuring to know that your vendor has your back.

    I would definitely recommend Laura to someone who wants a highly personal ceremony.

    Sent on 08/08/2018

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much Monika for your kind words and feedback. I'm so glad your friends and family enjoyed the ceremony so much and was happy to support you in any way I could! I really enjoyed getting to know you both, creating the ceremony with you and learning new things about your pastimes to understand and express the symbolism of your unity ritual. Thank you so much for choosing to work with me. It meant a lot to me. Wishing you all the best.

  • Kalyna , Married on 14/07/2018

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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 16/07/2018

    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 23/06/2018

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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 27/06/2018

    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 20/05/2018

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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 10/06/2018

    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 28/05/2018

    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 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 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 10/05/2018

    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.

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    Sent on 16/11/2017

    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 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 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 21/11/2017

    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.

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