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Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant

Waterford, Ontario View map

About

As a certified, licensed wedding officiant in the Province of Ontario, Shirley Kennedy specializes in creating unique and personalized wedding ceremonies for couples in the Niagara and Norfolk county area. Shirley will create a ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple and the love you share together. Contact Shirley today to discuss your ceremony vision!

Services offered

Shirley offers the option of classic or elopement style ceremonies for all couples legally entitled to marry in Ontario, including same sex couples. Ceremonies can be non-religious or traditional, serious or light-hearted, lengthy or short and sweet, it’s entirely the couple’s choice. Each step along the way, Shirley includes you and your preferences in the process, allowing couples to select the content of their ceremony, allowing for friends and family to deliver portions of the ceremony and supporting couples that choose to craft their own vows. If you require a rehearsal, Shirley can assist you with that as well.

Other services

Shirley Kennedy also provides clients with other life celebrating services. These include new life celebrations and naming ceremonies, celebration of life's end and vow renewals.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$325

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$125

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

$200

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    Danna M. Married on 05/12/2021
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    Absolute Perfection!

    Shirley was so wonderful to work with. She made our wedding perfectly represent us as a couple and she made the whole ceremony run so seamlessly. We couldn’t be happier with her organization, professionalism and kindness. You can tell that Shirley really loves what she does, she really brought the magic to our big day.

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you for this lovely review! I truly do love what I do and love when couples love it too! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
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    Shanna I. Married on 07/10/2021
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    Exceptional service

    Shirley is a pro, very organized, answered all our questions, even the ones that didn't pertain to her service. She made the whole process seamless. We were in excellent hands with her.

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thanks Shanna! It was a pleasure to be part of your day! Wishing you a long and happy life together!
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    Janessa G. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Best in the Area!

    Shirley truly added to our special day and gifted us with the most precious memories. She helped with every question along the way, created a beautiful and unique to us ceremony, allowing a close friend to be a special part too! Her flexibility and willingness to work with you is like none-other! She is kind individual who truly loves what she does! There was a not a dry eye because of the ceremony she assisted in coming to life. Thank you so much, Shirley!

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Janessa, thank you for this positive review♥️It was my pleasure to work with you and Josh to create your ceremony and a pleasure to include Nick in the process. Your unique approach to the vow exchange is something that I will share with future couples! Thank you!
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    Erin M. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Amazing Officiant!

    Shirley created and delivered a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We especially appreciated the personal touches and messages she added in to make it extra special for us.
    She was great at keeping everyone organized during a time when there is A LOT to plan and think about and we are so glad we chose her to be our officiant!

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Erin, thank you so much for these sweet words. It was so very lovely to work with you and Steve to create a ceremony that was just right for the two of you! Wishing you lots of love and laughter in the years to come!
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    Erin D. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing!!

    We are SO glad that were were referred to Shirley to officiate our wedding ceremony!
    We had a zoom meeting before the wedding day, and she walked us through the ceremony so we knew what to expect, Shirley was always there for us if we had any questions, or needed something changed!
    On our wedding day, she was on time, organized, personable and made sure everything went smoothly-which it did!
    Shirley was an amazing officiant, and we couldn't be happier with the way our ceremony went, she made it so special and beautiful, and something we will remember forever!
    I HIGHLY recommend Shirley!

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Erin, thank you for that lovely review. You were wonderful to work with and I'm thrilled that we created a ceremony that was perfect for the two of you! Wishing you much love and happiness in all the years ahead!
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    Vanessa W. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Best officiant in the area!!

    Shirley truly made our day special and provided us with memories that will last in our hearts forever. We were so touched by how customized our ceremony was to our own love story. Despite the challenges of getting married during a pandemic, Shirley was very flexible and always did her absolute best to ensure that we could achieve the wedding of our dreams, and that is just what happened! We would highly recommend her for any future events and ceremonies for our family and friends!

    Thank you so much Shirley, all the best!

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you Vanessa. It was lovely to work with the two of you and I hope that you have many many years ahead together.
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    Ashley W. Married on 29/05/2021
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    Thank You!

    Shirley was absolutely amazing for our ceremony. Covid changed our plans so many times and we ended up with a small intimate ceremony with just our parents and children but Shirley made sure it was light and fun and completely captured our relationship. We are so glad we chose her to help make our day happen!

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    Ashley, thank you! Your girls were so sweet and Jake's presentation to Addison was so touching! So glad I was able to be a part of it!
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    Heidi Married on 10/10/2020
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    Friendly, organized and helpful!

    Shirley is amazing, I am SO thankful we found her! We wanted our wedding to be fun, intimate and sweet, and Shirley help to make it all of those things and more! Her guide to writing vows & choosing our readings took so much of the pressure off of us, and helped us create a ceremony that reflected our feelings towards eachother and our guests, without the added stress. I would recommend her to anyone!

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Heidi, thank you so much for that lovely review. It was wonderful to work with you and Ian to create such a special ceremony. You two have such a great connection. I’m sure that you have many many happy years ahead! 💕
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    Miranda C. Married on 15/08/2020
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    Amazing Officiant

    Shirley was an amazing wedding officiant. We couldn't be happier with the ceremony! She was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout our ever changing wedding planning process, and she made our ceremony feel very personal and thoughtful. Many of our friends and family told us they were very impressed with Shirley and the ceremony. We definitely would recommend Shirley to anyone planning their wedding :)

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Miranda, thank you so much for the lovely review. You two were so great to work with! Wishing you nothing but the best in your marriage!
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    Alicia T. Married on 23/05/2020
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    The Most Beautiful Ceremony!

    We could not say enough wonderful things about Shirley. Our ceremony was perfect. Without knowing us for very long, Shirley made our ceremony so personal and it was such a perfect reflection of our relationship. Shirley was very supportive during the difficult process of planning a wedding during this crazy time and I truly appreciated her kindness. We received SO many compliments in regards to our ceremony and we owe it all to Shirley.

    Shirley Kennedy - Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Alicia, thank you for this wonderful review! It was so easy to work with the two of you! Despite the “crazy times” it all came together, thanks to your positivity! Wishing you many years together, filled with love and laughter!

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