You will laugh, you will cry and you will feel a deep sense of connection with your beloved, your family and your treasured friends. Your profound wedding experience will be remembered forever. Lisa Hartley of Simply Ceremony is a professional Life-cycle Celebrant providing Ceremonies for all the transformational moments in your life.
Lisa Hartley has been a wedding celebrant for over 5 years. She is certified by the Celebrant Institute and Foundation and is recognized as an interfaith, Religious Officiant in the Province of British Columbia. You can hear her on Roundhouse Radio talking regularly about ceremonies and issues regarding the end of life.
Whether you are celebrating a blended or interfaith marriage, same-sex, first or second marriage, Lisa will meet your ceremonial dreams. She believes marriage is sacred and the threads of your life story, using your family history and your dreams of your future together will all be woven into a genuine, heartfelt wedding ceremony.
Lisa offers different packages based on your needs. The packages offered include the following services:
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Vida J. · Married on 10/08/2018
Celebrant with Soul & Style
Lisa was extraordinary! She guided and prepared us well for the celebration of our special day. She was extremely engaged, and created a custom, perfect ceremony for us. She was inclusive of our family and guests, and made them all feel welcome and a part of our story. The whole process was designed to really see each other and ourselves in each others eyes and to culminate in a fun, glorious ceremony that we will cherish forever. Lisa is an angel.Sent on 17/08/2018
Simply Ceremony's reply:Dearest Vida,
Kristi · Married on 24/05/2018
Kristi & Madison Edwards ceremony
My husband and I decided to do a surprise ceremony at our "rehearsal dinner" for our 30 closest family and friends at the end of May. Lisa happily helped us coordinate our happy prank, as well as helped us refine our hand-written vows. She was very flexible about the passages we wanted read and very accommodating to our mixed spiritual backgrounds. Thank you, Lisa!Sent on 05/09/2018
Simply Ceremony's reply:It was a fun day Kristi, I wish you both all the best in your marriage!
Mary K. · Married on 28/05/2016
Lisa was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first meeting, to receiving our marriage certificate in the mail just this week. Our ceremony was the most important aspect of our wedding given that this was my first, and my husband's second marriage. He has 2 boys that very much wanted to be integrated into the ceremony and celebration. We had already written our ceremony and vows, then only a month before the wedding we started our search for an officiant when we came across Lisa Hartley, family celebrant (I'd never heard that term). We found her website and listened to a radio interview she'd done. I immediately liked her voice (this is important!) as it was strong and calm, as well as her philosophy.Sent on 17/06/2016
Flexible and accommodating are 2 of the first words that come to mind. How she structures her offerings reflect this -as you can have as much or as little guidance from her as you wish. Because we had most of our ideas in place, Lisa worked with us to structure it, strengthen it, and make sure it flowed on the day. She managed our rehearsal like a pro- which we needed given that our wedding party consisted of us, plus 5 kids aged 9-12 yrs. And while we had the words we wanted- she physically "staged" us so that the boys were seamlessly integrated and we moved as a family unit throughout the ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful- and we would never have thought of the level of detail she brought to our planning.
On our actual wedding day- despite that the skies opened up into a torrential monsoon skewing all of our grandiose outdoor plans- she was able to quickly move to our "Plan B", setting the tone for the day by thoughtfully sending us an email first thing in the a/m, about the beauty of rain on one's wedding day signifying "fertility, cleansing, unity, renewal, tears...happy tears".
She helped everyone focus on the silver lining in the dark clouds and the significance of our day, and in the end it was more beautiful and memorable than we ever could have imagined. Consistent with the weather, the room was full of happy tears and Lisa was an instrumental part of making our day one that we will never forget. Thank you, Lisa!
p.s. Lisa brings her own inconspicuous wireless head set and speaker which is a godsend in many settings. Her mic is bionic and easily picked up our voices, precluding us from having a big handheld mic in our faces and wedding photos throughout the ceremony.
Simply Ceremony's reply:Mary, you have me in tears.
Melina L. · Married on 29/10/2020
Thoughtful and professional
Lisa is a natural when it comes to creating a ceremony. She asks specific questions and uses her years of expertise to tell a story and bring your vision to life. We are full of gratitude after our beautiful and meaningful vow renewal. Her services are worth every penny. Highly recommend!Sent on 03/11/2020
Simply Ceremony's reply:Dear Melina,
Shauna U. · Married on 20/07/2019
Sunshine Coast Wedding With Lisa Hartley
Lisa officiated at our wedding on the Sunshine Coast, BC in July of 2019. We planned for a casual-ish event at the home of the groom's parents. We were really keen to weave in stories and traditions from our families and cultures. Lisa did a great job of explaining some of the Jewish traditions we included (chuppah, breaking glass) and took the time to appreciate the location and our family stories.
We were so happy with how the ceremony unfolded and appreciated all she did in advance, behind the scenes, and in the moment. We particularly loved the collaborative feel of working with her and how open and encouraging she was of our ideas.
Many of our guests commented on the intimate feel of the occasion and for that, we thank her.
Sent on 13/08/2019
Simply Ceremony's reply:Dear Shauna,
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