Reimagine Celebrations is a wedding officiant business based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Founder Lise Leroux is excited to help you and your partner celebrate your love, and travels throughout the Okanagan, BC, nationally and internationally. As an experienced writer, event planner, and public speaker, she specializes in creating one-of-a-kind personalized ceremonies that tell the story of your genuine romantic journey. She writes and delivers ceremonies that talk about you and why you're together. Meaningful, heartfelt, yet with touches of humour and fun, she helps celebrate your transition into married life.
Lise is passionate about incorporating thoughtful, unique, and meaningful elements into her services. As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and a non-denominational minister, she strives to serve a diverse group of couples by honouring their lives’ milestone moments. With an initial consultation, she can get to know you and your vision for your joyous occasion. Whether it’s an intimate elopement arriving by helicopter or yacht, or a traditional celebration, Lise is proud to contribute to your once-in-a-lifetime event. Having herself parachuted into her own wedding, she is no stranger to marking transitional moments with movement!
This dedicated professional has experience in a variety of wedding styles such as civil unions, single religion ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, and non-religious ceremonies. Reimagine Celebration accommodates a wide range of religions and belief systems, including:
8 Reviews for Reimagine Celebrations
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Jess C. · Married on 17/05/2021
Nothing Short of Spectacular
Not only did Lise accommodate a fairly last minute booking for us due to covid restrictions cancelling a previously-planned wedding, she went above and beyond to cater our ceremony to something better than I could have imagined - and flew up a mountain to marry my husband and I!
I wanted something that included my husbands kids (4 and 6) and was more personalized and Lise utilized the information she had about us from the questionnaire and a brief chat and delivered an outstanding ceremony. The fine details she mentioned and the inclusion of my step-children were what made my wedding day truly special. She is an exceptional writer and speaker and her passion truly shows in her work. I had a good feeling after our initial meeting but I did not know what to expect on the day of and she knocked it out of the park.
Thank you so much for the unforgettable experience!
Sent on 06/06/2021
Reimagine Celebrations's reply:Thank you so much, Jess! Your kind words absolutely made my day. You and your husband are so incredibly well matched, and so lucky to have found each other. I felt privileged to be able to include your children in the ceremony and delighted to be part of your helicopter journey up to the top of that mountain, as well as conducting the ceremony overlooking Kelowna. It was truly a reminder about what's most important in life. Thank you for allowing me to be part of it! xox
Cherie P. · Married on 25/07/2020
Thank you to Lise Leroux for such a beautiful wedding ceremony. This was the 2nd time around for us and Lise captured the essence of our love and devotion to one another. It was important to us to include our daughters in the ceremony and the hand fasting ritual was memorable and the highlight for us. Much thanks, would highly recommend Lise.Sent on 04/08/2020
Reimagine Celebrations's reply:Thank you so much, Cherie and Larry. It was an absolute honor for me to marry you both in that field overlooking Larry's family farm. It was such a delight to have your four daughters stand up for you, and each have a hand in helping you "tie the knot." Many happy years to you both!
Leesa · Married on 12/07/2020
We had a vague idea of what we wanted at the beginning of the process but Lise got to know both of us and put together something really special. The ceremony was customized for us - she kept it light, heartfelt and humorous (just how we wanted!) She was professional, has a wonderful speaking voice and her warm presence put us at ease. Exceptional job - thank you so much for marrying us! It was so lovely and so, so memorable.Sent on 20/07/2020
Reimagine Celebrations's reply:Thank you so much, Leesa! You and Mike are so amazingly well suited (plus Oliver too!), and were just a pleasure to marry. It was an honor to do your ceremony, and I wish you both the absolute best.
Fadrina · Married on 10/10/2020
Most personalized ceremony!
Lise was simply amazing! The more time you take filling out her starting questionnaire the better the ceremony content will be. She really made the whole ceremony tailored to who we are with storied we shared with her and with the tone that we had in mind. Lise interwove parts of what we wrote her in the questionnaire perfectly nd seamlessly and also helped bring together the vows. All of our guests said that the ceremony was "us", fully suited and showed who we were. Lise is an excellent communicator and really listens to what you want :) I would most definitely recommend her and think she was well worth the money!Sent on 14/10/2020
Reimagine Celebrations's reply:Thank you so much Fadrina! You and Dean provided so much amazing detail and examples, that you made my job easy. I so loved your connection and what you mean to each other. I was also so impressed that Brooke (Dog of Honour and Best Dog) brought the rings with no hiccup. She was amazing, as are you both! Thanks.
Jackie A. · Married on 20/09/2020
Lise surpassed our expectations ! She wrote such a personalized ceremony, that she had our guests in happy tears. She was in contact with us throughout the entire process. She helped guide us to figure out exactly the type of ceremony we wanted..and she nailed it ! All of our family members can't stop talking about how much they enjoyed her and how they will remember the ceremony for years to come. Lise did an amazing job and we will always recommend her !!Sent on 23/09/2020
Reimagine Celebrations's reply:What kind words, Jackie! Thank you so much. From our first meeting online, I have just totally adored you both, as well as Koda. It made writing and delivering your ceremony such a pleasure. I felt so honored that you wanted me to marry you, and I so enjoyed spending the day with you both and your family. Thank you for including me! xox
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Lise Leroux Leroux
Life Cycle Celebrant
Originally from Montreal, Lise has been living a third of her life each in the US, UK, and Canada. She worked in learning and development within areas such as aviation security, language, transportation, publishing, finance, government, hospitality, and law. She designs and teaches courses in many areas, from customer service to people of 50 nationalities on cruise ships around the world, to leadership skills and advanced communication training to senior leaders in the Cabinet Office in London, UK.
Having always been afraid of heights (and not liking fear to win), Lise jumped out of one perfectly good aircraft in an effort to solve this, and found flying irresistible. She completed 600 jumps and parachuted into her own wedding to a fellow skydiver. She continued doing stunt work for corporate events for several years, arriving to locations by helicopter, parachute, boat, sailboat, or steam train.
Because of her lifelong interest in people and storytelling, it was an inevitable jump to becoming a writer and playwright. Her fiction has been published in multiple countries (Viking Penguin UK and Uitgeverij Arbeiderspers Netherlands) and several pieces performed on stage. Two of her books are required reading in university English literature courses, and her first novel was nominated for an international literary award (Orange Prize for Fiction).
“Involved, exuberant ... written with self-confidence and imaginative force." (The Times)
After far too many years in corporate life, Lise found that becoming a Life Cycle Celebrant was what she had always been missing. It finally gave her the opportunity to write and deliver ceremonies for real people possessing real emotions and genuine life stories. Being able to translate people’s stories into unique and memorable celebrations is an opportunity for which she is eternally grateful.