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Sharon Barwick Weddings

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Sharon Barwick Weddings is a full-time wedding officiant who creates Stress Free and Fun wedding ceremonies. Her extensive wedding experience guarantees a memorable wedding for you and your guests. She is professional and her 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 to ensure you get the perfect ceremony coverage. Ultimately, Sharon wants to make a difference for couples and create a ceremony that is memorable for everyone. Zoom or in-person consultations are welcome whether you are hosting a full ceremony; a smaller or an intimate style of wedding. All family pets are welcome plus unique locations.

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.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$275

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?

$200
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    Ryan K. Getting married on 08/10/2022
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    Great experience

    Sharon went above and beyond officiating our wedding. Very happy with how it went!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    You and Savannah were a pleasure to serve and I know you will have a awesome marriage! Thanks again for your kind words Ryan. Sharon
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    Georgia M. Married on 08/08/2022
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    Perfect! 10/10

    Everything about Sharon and her service was perfect. She really took the time to get to know us beforehand, she wrote an amazing love story based on our answers to questions she asked. She was very personal and helped us so much leading up to the big day as well as the day itself.

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much Georgia! The weather was a perfect and your dream wedding in the Canadian Rockies came true! Although I believe that your sweet baby Bobby stole the show as we all took turns holding him:) All the best! Sharon
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    Holly H. Married on 06/08/2022
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    A Perfect Day

    We absolutely recommend Sharon for her wedding services. She made the day amazing with her special touches to our ceremony. She is fantastic!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    I really enjoyed performing this service in my garden with your family and sweet "Bunny". In particular - photographing the Abby Road shot was so much fun! Hugs to the whole family! Sharon
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    Erin M. Married on 23/07/2022
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    INCREDIBLE Marriage Commissioner

    I have nothing but positive things to say about working with Sharon! We booked her for a rehearsal and our wedding ceremony. Working with Sharon, you can tell she absolutely loves what she does. If you have any questions about anything to do with weddings, she has the answers. She works efficiently, and knows exactly what you need for an incredible ceremony. Her work during our rehearsal was exceptional, coaching us through each portion of the ceremony and ensuring everyone looks their best for the photos. Thank you so much Sharon!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much!!!! You were ALL so fun to work with and a rehearsal makes a difference:) Even the flower girls and the ring bearers were so pickin' cute. You had the perfect day at the Waterfront location with a gorgeous water back drop! Sending you both heaps of good wishes for a fabulous marriage - and I know it will be! Sharon
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    Mike Married on 06/03/2022
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    Wedding in Sharon's studio

    We had a fantastic wedding in Sharon's studio. Thanks, Sharon for making our day so special and memorable!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Thank you for the opportunity to be of service! It was wonderful to have your friends join us in this very special occasion AND that your parents were with you via Zoom! I am sure they loved your personal parental acknowledgements as this usually brings tears to everyone's eyes! Sending many blessings your way! Sharon
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    Priscilla F. Married on 19/02/2022
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    Cheery Comissioner

    Sharon was great in helping us plan our ceremony. On the day I did fell a little rushed and wish we could have taken a couple breif moments before the ceremony began, it was all kinda a disaster leading up to the actually ceremony. As we had exactly planned how to get from A to B (before asile walk), withoutnthe guests seeing us.

    In the end it all worked out ans Sharon bubbly personality was exactly what we needed.

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Priscilla and Matthew - you had a beautiful outdoor/indoor wedding and installing all your own decorations the day before was a huge commitment of energy for a bride. Your guests enjoyed a fabulous wedding and will have many great memories due to all your hard work! All the best to many years of love! Sharon
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    Tracy Married on 17/02/2022
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    Prefect and simple civil ceremony with so much cares and effort!

    I chose Sharon after reading all the good reviews on here and she did not disappoint me. We had a small wedding ceremony for visa purposes and Sharon made it just as simple and perfect as how we liked it. She is full of energy and would stay until 12am with us to plan our wedding and making sure we are happy with everything. Also appreciate her kindness for letting me use her bedroom to change into my dress. She turned on the heat as soon as I mentioned that it was cold to wear my dress from home. We also decided to cut out some part on the script just couple minutes before the ceremony and she is so flexible and easy. (The wedding backdrop and bouquet is also a bonus). Thank you again for making it so precious!! ❤️

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    I was so happy you brought your wedding dress for photos in front of the wedding backdrop for wonderful memories of your very special day! Wishing you both endless love and happiness!
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    Sarah R. Married on 12/02/2022
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    Sean and Sarah's Wedding

    Thank you Sharon for helping us with our special day! You were a total pro to work with and we had a lot of fun working with you.

    She mentioned she would be in our corner at every step and she delivered. She helped us through the entire wedding process and helped us feel confident and secure that our day would go smoothly. When it came to our rehearsal dinner she was a rockstar at keeping everyone in line and working on their duties, but still managed to keep the atmosphere really fun. On the day of our wedding she made sure everything went smoothly and presented a beautiful ceremony on our behalf. We had many of our guests come up to us during the reception to share how well they thought that Sharon presented the ceremony.

    We appreciate the little details that Sharon helped us with too. She has lots of knowledge on our floral components which helped us out a lot as we did most of our floral centrepieces ourselves. She also was fantastic with our photographers and knew where to stand during the ceremony so that they would get the best shots possible. She also made small recommendations that we would have never thought of, such as having our parents sit on the opposite side of the aisle from their child so that they could actually look at their face during the ceremony instead of the back of their heads, and having a secret parents address during the ceremony.

    We would highly recommend Sharon to anyone who is looking to make their wedding day a huge success!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Sarah and Sean - you were an awesome couple to work with and open to suggestions that made the difference on your wedding day. Your rehearsal was SO MUCH FUN and I will never forget your parents faces when I read them your heart-felt messages of love and appreciation for them. Your wedding "overflows my cup" and I thank you for entrusting me as your officiant. Your vendors were all top notch to work with. All the best! Sharon
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    Lesley W. Married on 15/01/2022
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    A Fun Wedding

    My hubby and I are not very traditional when it comes to ceremonies and we really wanted a fun way to celebrate our love with our family and friends. Sharon made the whole ceremony fun, and serious where and when needed, busy mostly fun. She included our guests, she made us laugh, have fun, she was super organized and knew exactly what she wanted and how she wanted it to work so it was perfect for pictures, flow, guests and ultimately us. We could not have been more pleased with Sharon and if you can, I would definitely reach out and see if she can be a part of your day. Thanks so much!

    Sharon Barwick Weddings's reply:

    Lesley and Byron - Your delightful sense of humour steered the ship with me only being your spokesperson. The ceremony and rehearsal was so much fun for everyone and as you shared - the serious moments are always mindful for vows and I do's. Your décor and florals were fabulously tasteful and added to the day's magic! Sending heaps of happiness to you both. Sharon

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Now that you are engaged - where do you start in creating your wedding vision? Most couples find it stressful in the beginning!

I offer a free consultation in designing your dream ceremony and writing the perfect vow.

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.

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