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Sharon Barwick Weddings Inc. is a full-time Calgary wedding officiant who regularly serves the Banff and Canmore areas. Her extensive wedding experience guarantees a Stress-Free, Fun and Memorable experieince. A calm, professional and outgoing personality makes everyone feel at home! Sharon is inclusive of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. She walks you through all your ceremony choices and collaborates with vendors that ensures the perfect ceremony coverage. Zoom or in-person consultations are welcome whether you are hosting a full ceremony or a smaller intimate wedding. All family pets are welcome!

Why Hire Sharon?

1. Wedding Specialist. Sharon is a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) with three decades of extensive wedding and event management experience:

  • wedding planner
  • event producer (private and public)
  • florist
  • decorator
  • food and beverage sales
  • booking venues and parks
  • MRU Instructor in wedding planning and event management

2. Stress Free and Fun

Nervous and unsure where to start? Sharon ensures a relaxed and fun process where you are confidant she speaks to your love story on your wedding day. She crafts your unique ceremony that is heart based with memorable and lighthearted laughs. Her outgoing and professional demeanor is perfect for wedding day guest engagement. Still nervous - ask about the course Engaged - What you MUST know between Yes and I Do. This course guides you in making educated, financial decisions based on your wedding vision before you start signing contracts!

3. Culturally informed and Sensitive

Inclusive of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and traditions, Sharon explains all your ceremony options that match your family and culture wedding ideas. She delights in greeting your guests in your language and welcomes live feeds (Zoom, etc.) so that your overseas families and friends not able to be physically present are included in your magic moment.

4. Guaranteed WOW Ceremony

Whether you have an elopement, pop up, surprise wedding to a destination wedding, Sharon is committed to creating a wonderful experience for you and your guests. She is your "go to" person for any questions or concerns and holds your hand and supports the wedding party from beginning to end of the ceremony!

5. Informative Workshop

Unlimited correspondence and consultation to answer any questions is available. Your ceremony is finalized in a one hour workshop done in person or by Zoom. Google docs provide full access to your wedding script. You will know exactly what to do and what will be said on your wedding day!

6. Rehearsals

Rehearsals are the "stress releaser" and usually are completed a few days before the wedding day. They can take up to an hour and they are designed to practise what to expect in the ceremony including practising holding a bouquet and microphone in all ceremony transitions. This also ensures that the alter line up and cadence of walking is perfect for capturing great photography and videography the wedding day. The rehearsal time and place must be pre-booked with the officiant.

7. Government Registration

Sharon submits your Marriage Licence to the Alberta government and you apply for your Marriage Certificate at any Registry 2-3 weeks after the cermeony date. She also provides Rush Registration service right after the ceremony. If you live outside of Alberta, she provides information on how to apply for your certificate.

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

Civil union
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

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Chelsea A. Married on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing work!

Its really worth the shot working with Sharon! Very very nice person since the first time we met her up until our wedding day. She helped us being creative for our day. Very happy and satisfied working with her!
Aadrika K. Married on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sharon is amazing!

I had the immense pleasure of having Sharon as our wedding officiant, and I cannot express just how grateful I am for her presence on our special day. She truly brought a sense of calm and warmth that made our ceremony unforgettable. I would recommend Sharon to any of my friends within the blink of an eye. From the very first meeting, she exuded a genuine sense of care and understanding. She listened attentively to our love story and took the time to get to know us as a couple. This personal touch made us feel instantly comfortable and confident in her ability to officiate our wedding.
As the big day approached, my nerves started to get the better of me. That's when Sharon’s true magic shone through. She was not just an officiant but also a source of unwavering support and reassurance. Her calm and motherly presence was a soothing balm for my anxious heart. She guided us through the entire ceremony planning process with grace and patience, making sure every detail was perfect.
During the ceremony itself, Sharon delivered a heartfelt and beautifully crafted ceremony that brought tears of joy to our eyes. Her words were a testament to the love we shared, and her delivery was both sincere and comforting. She had a unique ability to make us feel like we were the only two people in the world at that moment, even with all our loved ones surrounding us.
Sharon not only performed her role as an officiant flawlessly but also acted as a pillar of strength and love during the entire wedding experience. She was there to offer a kind word, a reassuring smile, or a comforting touch whenever we needed it.
Our wedding day was made all the more special and memorable because of Sharon. She not only united us in marriage but also helped us to be present in the moment, cherish the love we had for each other, and enjoy every second of our day without worrying about a thing.
I cannot recommend Sharon enough. If you're searching for an officiant who not only performs a beautiful ceremony but also brings a genuine, motherly warmth to your special day, look no further. Sharon is an absolute gem who will make your wedding day unforgettable for all the right reasons.
She has all my gratitude for being the calming presence we needed on our wedding day and for making our journey to becoming husband and wife all the more beautiful. We are forever grateful.
Tk Q Married on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate and professional officiant

Sharon was excellent with marrying us. From how responsive she was to our inquiries to settling us down during our meeting. Everything was done with professionalism and care. We were expecting her to just sign our documents, and be done, but she went above and beyond to give us a nice mini ceremony. It made for a very memorable experience.
Cheri B. Married on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kind, courteous professional

Nothing but great things to say about Sharon, kind, courteous and put in an extra effort to make our day lovely. She invited us to our house for signing and mini ceremony, warm and inviting, went above and beyond our expectations of what we thought would happen. Thank you Sharon! Cheri & Nicolas
Curtis M. Married on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

We are so grateful that we chose Sharon to officiate our wedding. Her support and guidance from the beginning to end was invaluable. She was able to help us create a perfect ceremony. Sharon is very focused, considerate, fun and friendly person, and will work patiently and thoughtfully with you to create a ceremony that is special to you and your partner. She has truly made a lasting impression on our lives and we will be forever grateful. We highly recommend Sharon.
Charmagne Z. Married on 23/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sharon Barwick is brilliant.

We will definitely recommend Sharon Barwick to friends, family and colleagues. Sharon is a genuine person, very accommodating and very helpful throughout our wedding journey. Our wedding ceremony was perfect and memorable because of her.
Jin K. Married on 08/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Loved the ceremony with Sharon

Sharon is wonderful marriage officiant. Everyone in our wedding loved the ceremony. We were so grateful to have her!
Mackenzi H. Married on 27/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable experience!

Sharon was wonderful from the beggining, she was accomadating, and so very patient. Reaching out and choosing her as out officiant was the easiest decison, her personality over the phone is exactly how she is in person, she is a very charistmatic person and made us all feel so warm and comforted. She makes the overall experience one to remember, it was nice being in a room filled with so much love and laughter, we are so grateful we got to have sharon make that day possible for us! It was the best small initmate ceremony we couldve had. We would love to have Sharon again when we do our big wedding celebration. Thank you for everything Sharon! - MacKenzi & Micheal
Renee F. Married on 14/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You!!!

Dear Sharon, Thank you so very much for all your help with our wedding. You were so wonderful to deal with as you walked us through the process step by step. You made it look so easy and that's exactly what we needed with all the other arrangements and details we were looking after. You truly are a class act and we can't thank you enough!

God bless and continue to bless others with your service!

Ken & Renee ❤️
Gelma K. Married on 07/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and unforgettable experience

I highly recommend Sharon; she was awesome! She made everything easy and helped us all the way. Also made us feel it wasn't just a ceremony but an unforgettable and heartfelt moment. I am glad she was the one we met and who officiated our wedding. It was indeed a memorable experience for us. Thank you, Sharon!
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Meet the team

Sharon  Barwick, CSEP
Sharon Barwick, CSEP
Marriage Commissioner

Making a difference in people’s lives has been my life’s work and personal joy.

I am a people person, proud mother of a son and enjoy my hobbies. When not marrying couples, you will either find me hiking, riding my horse down country roads or sewing colourful quilts for family and friends. Supporting my community, I have volunteered with 4H and the Calgary Hospice for numerous years.

As a trained actress, I am an ideas enthusiast! My wedding career was launched in 1995 with Sharon Barwick Designs as a Vancouver florist and award winning event decorator. I have produced weddings and events in Calgary since 2004 as Director of Special Events with the Simply Elegant Corporation. I am an International Examiner for the Certified International Event Professional (CSEP) designation and former National Education Chair for the International Live Events Association (ILEA). I am dedicated in mentoring young people and am a Mount Royal University instructor for the Wedding Planning and the Event Management programs.


58 Bermuda Road NW T3K 1G6 Calgary (Alberta)

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