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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.

Services Offered

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, 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.

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:

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

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

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

Wedding Services Starting Price

$500

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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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    Cherie P. Married on 25/07/2020
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    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.

    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!
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    Leesa Married on 12/07/2020
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    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.

    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.
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    Whitney G. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Wedding officiant

    I don't even know where to start on our experience with Lise! She was one of the best things that happened to us for our wedding. From day 1 she listened to what my fiance and I wanted for our ceremony, gave some of her ideas, and helped create our special day. From helping us work my step kids and even our guests into our vows was amazing. We also had a blast with her in our pre wedding date. Her showing and guiding my fiance through painting. I can't thank her enough for everything she did. She is great and you will not be disappointed if you go with her!

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    Thank you so much, Whitney! You and Kevin were such a delight to work with. It was so much fun to bring to life your ideas about having a unique wedding that none of you would forget! That painting activity for sure won't be forgotten by your neighbours! Even the bear running across the golf course before the wedding ceremony didn't derail the great time. You looked beautiful and Kevin looked so happy when you walked down that aisle towards him!
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    Dana A. Married on 21/08/2021
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    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!

    Reimagine Celebrations's reply:

    Thank you so much Dana! You and Scott are a wonderful couple and it was so much fun to include Scott's daughter into your ceremony and be on that beautiful beach. Scott had tears in his eyes when he saw you walking towards him and I could feel how proud and happy you both felt. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your day.
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    Lindsay G. Married on 21/08/2021
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    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
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    Fadrina Married on 10/10/2020
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    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!

    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.
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    Jackie A. Married on 20/09/2020
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    Simply Amazing

    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 !!

    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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    Elin D. Married on 01/08/2020
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    The best experience

    Lise married us 6 weeks ago and she was absolutely perfect! From our initial talk, Lise was flawless. She was great to work with from day 1! She executed our wedding perfectly and we got so many compliments on her. The ceremony itself was so personalized, as she took what we wrote in the questionnaire. You could tell that she spent countless hours creating the ceremony. She's a beautiful lady with a kind heart. I have recommended her to so many brides since our wedding and will continue to do so. Thank you so much Lise, you truly made our wedding extra special!

    Reimagine Celebrations's reply:

    Thank you so much Elin! Such kind words. Every moment of your ceremony felt so special as I could absolutely feel the genuine love you have for each other, as well as that flowing towards and around you from your friends and family. You are a couple I truly believe should be together and I was so happy to be part of that. Much love, Lise
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    Tiphanie Married on 06/06/2019
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    Perfect day!!!

    We were more than happy with the ceremony that Lise performed. It was better than we had ever imagined. She calmed our nerves and made the entire ceremony so joyous and fun and creative . I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Lise!

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    Wedding - 17 June 2022.
    Thank you so much Tiphanie! You, Kyle and your three children were such a delight. I was so happy to create a ceremony that included all of you with your family vows, and the weather opened up in a day of rain, to an hour of brilliant sunshine on the beach for you and your guests. Have a wonderful life together as I know you both will!

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Meet the Team

Lise Leroux Leroux
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.

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