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YOU ARE UNIQUE. Shouldn't your wedding reflect that?

Reimagine Celebrations is a wedding officiancy and creative celebration service based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Rev. Lise Leroux at Reimagine Celebrations is excited to help you and your partner celebrate your love within the Okanagan, BC, nationally or 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. She also makes the ceremonies absolutely unforgettable by including your family, friends, and loved ones actually in the ceremony.

Services Offered

Lise is passionate about incorporating thoughtful, unique, and meaningful elements into her services. As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and ordained minister, she serves a diverse group of couples by honouring their lives’ milestone moments. At an initial consultation, she gets to know you and your vision. Whether it’s an intimate elopement arriving by helicopter or yacht, in a hospital, at a lakeside, on ebikes, 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. She can design unique ceremonies to reflect your interests, such as a ceremony for two video gaming enthusiasts, based on a video game. Or a ceremony which included a beginning Latin dance class - for a couple who met at a dance class.

She can also provide pre and post wedding activities for the couple or the wedding guests, as well as couples coaching on how to keep conflct constructive (with each other and/or others), and how to keep your marriage fresh and exciting on a continual basis!

This dedicated professional has experience in a variety of wedding styles such as single or dual religion ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, or a creative collaboration. Reimagine Celebration accommodates a wide range of religions and belief systems, including:

  • Spiritual
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Earth-based
  • Presbyterian
  • Non-denominational

Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows
Premarital counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baha'i faith
Buddhist
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No denomination
Orthodox christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Earth-based
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Pagan
Shinto
Taoist
Unitarian
Sikhism

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$50
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100% Recommended by couples
Jessica
Jessica H. Sent on 04/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sept 24 2022 Wedding

We hired Lise for our recent wedding and she was amazing! She did a great job listening to what we wanted in our ceremony and as result, it reflected who we are as a couple perfectly! She even included interactive elements to keep our guests engaged, like having them pronounce us husband and wife. We received many, many compliments about our wonderful our ceremony was! Lise helped me feel at ease both during the vow writing process and while speaking in front of our 80 guests! I would highly recommend hiring Lise for your wedding, you won’t be disappointed!
Sara
Sara B. Sent on 26/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I would hire Lise again 10 times over!! She is THE BEST officiant ❤️

Lise was such a pleasure to work with. From the time I hired her as an officiant, she was professional, punctual, and went above and beyond. Lise had us respond to a questionnaire and used our answers to craft a custom ceremony for us. My guests said it was one of the most memorable, beautiful, and touching ceremonies they have ever observed. Lise gave us some unique ideas to incorporate into the ceremony, and my guests really enjoyed them. Thanks for being so fabulous Lise. I couldn’t have married my “penguin” withOut you!
Ingrid
Ingrid M. Sent on 16/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Love the Activities!!

We have done 2 couples experience activities through Lise! First we did the body painting activity. Even being married for so many years and wearing our swim wear, We felt this was out of our comfort zone and even tho excited very apprehensive doing it, the feeling didn’t last long as Lise made it so fun. By the end we were drenching the paint on one another! We both were so happy we did that and still have the canvas paintings hanging upon the wall to reflect upon.
The second activity was the Blind dining experience. This was so fun and also a very interesting one. It is amazing how your tasting senses depend on… well I won’t ruin it for others.just saying it is a must do activity!!! It was real neat and out of the box activity to do! I find she has a lot of out of the box activities that can be done right in our own home! I am going to let my family and friends know as we found these activities can be done not only with couples but changed up a bit for families, friends, groups etc.
We highly recommend Lise to coordinate a night of activities for you. We will be calling her again to do more ! Thanks Lise
Kendra
Kendra Sent on 30/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A dedicated, engaging, & couple centered officiant

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Lise officiate our wedding this July. We met Lise at the end of 2019 when we started looking for an officiant. My husband and I were looking for somebody who could combine some traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony with originality that focuses on our love and who we are as individuals and as a couple. Right from our first Zoom meeting, we knew that Lise was the perfect match for us. She truly took the time to get to know us. Over the next couple months, my husband and I completed her couple’s questionnaire individually. It was evident that she took the time to review all that information. We could feel just how important our ceremony was to her.

Upon our check-in right before the wedding, it amazed me at how much Lise knew about me, my partner, and our relationship. Lise truly listened to all of the things that we wanted for our ceremony. She added to our thoughts and ideas but we never felt pressure to take those ideas and put them into our ceremony. She is very relaxed and easy to talk to. On the day of our wedding we met Lise for the first time in person (thanks COVID!). She was just as lovely in person as she was online! Lise made our ceremony very memorable for not only us, but for our guests as well. We had a high level of audience participation. She allowed the ceremony to have its moments of seriousness and romantic allure, but then would lighten it up with humour about our pets or silly stories that she had learned through our questionnaires. Again, this illustrates Lise’s desire to get to know each couple and ensure the ceremony reflects them. We had dozens of guests comment on how creative, romantic and touching our ceremony was. There were a lot of tears and laughter!

Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Lise for your ceremony. If you are looking to add in original ideas to your wedding, such as having a ring security team, or if you're looking for somebody who is truly going to take the time to get to know you and your partner, Lise is the one that I would definitely recommend! Thank you Lise for creating such an unbelievable ceremony!
Sheena
Sheena R. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Lise went above and beyond for us

My husband and I couldn't have found a better officiant. Lise was amazing. We were engaged for 2 and half years and Lise took the times to get to know us and came up with the most unique ceremony. My husband is a gamer and she made the ceremony look like a video game where we had to pass levels to get standing in the middle also she had our guests participate as well by answering questions about our relationship. It will be a day we'll never forget. Thank you so much Lise for everything. Highly recommend hiring Lise to officiant :)
Dana
Dana A. Sent on 08/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding

Lise was so wonderful to work with! She personalized our ceremony and made it exactly what we wanted. We were looking for something not traditional and no religious readings, and she delivered perfectly. She is easy going, has great ideas and so easy to talk to. Thank you so much Lise for making our wedding day exactly what we wanted!
Lindsay
Lindsay G. Sent on 15/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

She really got to know us!

We worked with Lise in planning our August 2021 (originally 2020) Kelowna wedding. She went above and beyond to reassure us through the ups and downs, planning and re-planning of our big (smaller) day! She made the effort to really try to get to know us through regular questionnaires and zoom meetings. Our custom ceremony really represented our relationship: sweet and sincere with a touch of sarcasm. Thanks again!

Photo credit: @alishakhanphotography
Jess
Jess C. Sent on 06/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Cherie
Cherie P. Sent on 04/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

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.
Leesa
Leesa Sent on 20/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful!

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.
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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.

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