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Dr. Rev. Janice Dodds, the founder of Stillness Connections, is a Metaphysical Minister and wedding officiant that operates around Spruce Grove, Alberta. Janice is welcoming, friendly, and above all, professional. She will craft a beautiful ceremony for you, taking into account your love story and unique personalities and tastes.

Services Offered

Along with traditional weddings, Stillness Connections offers to officiate many different types of weddings including LGBTQ weddings and eco-friendly weddings. The officiants can also conduct civil unions, interfaith, as well as non-religious, and single religion ceremonies. The services of Stillness Connections are also available for vow renewals and ceremony rehearsals. Stillness Connections can also officiate other types of events other than weddings. These events include baptisms and memorials. The business can also provide couples with pre-marital counseling.

Frequently asked questions

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

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows
Premarital counseling

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?


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

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Reviews for Stillness Connections

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Derek Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful

My now-wife and I met Janice when we were looking for an officiant, and we felt we had an instant connection! Janice's friendly, down-to-earth nature put us very much at ease and she was SO helpful in explaining things to us for the ceremony. We wrote our own vows but we needed Janice's help with our 'Reading of Love' (basically our love story) and Janice stepped right up to write it with us at our rehearsal! She did a wonderful job with it, as with the rest of the ceremony, including incorporating our water ceremony into it. Her husband Stuart was so helpful too, helping me calm down when we found out the limousine went to the wrong location! Thank you Janice & Stuart - you made our special day so wonderful!
Alex A. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fun officiant!

If you're looking for an officiant who is fun, realistic, practical, knowledgeable, helpful, BUT won't rip you off, Janice is the one! We got lucky she was available on such a short notice. We felt comfortable planning with her. She remained organized and attentive to our needs. Our guests definitely enjoyed the ceremony because she made it light and fun, just like how we wanted it to be.
Marisa M. Sent on 17/10/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Free-Spirited Fun

Dr. Reverend Janice Dodds and Stillness Connections was recommended to us by the owner of our Reception Venue because our wedding had a “celestial” theme and they thought Janice would be a great fit. I’m a bit of a Type-A personality, super organized and I always plan everything down to the smallest detail. Janice is definitely a free spirit! She’s a little more “go with the flow” than I am, which has some benefits and a couple drawbacks.

We had a very limited amount of time in our Ceremony space, which I did communicate a few times to Janice. We chose to do the 30-minute ceremony option vs. the 15-minute option, but were pretty adamant about being on-time, yet by the time our ceremony was actually complete, it ended up being nearly a full hour, which put a bit of a rush on our photos/teardown, etc.
Over the phone, Janice had mentioned every time we spoke that my mom had to stay standing so she could answer Janice’s question regarding who was giving me away. My mom was ready for this, but Janice pivoted last minute to more of an audience participation thing instead, so my mom stood there for a bit not sure what to do before eventually taking a seat!

As well, we had a few technical aspects to our ceremony, particularly at the end. I had laid out and sent the venue and Janice the exact order of events numerous times, but the lighting/music/visual cues were all out of order at the end. I’m pretty positive only the groom and I noticed, but it was a little frustrating.

We had requested Janice to be at our rehearsal the night before because it was a very different space (at the TELUS World of Science Zeidler Dome), a large bridal party, with all these technical pieces, and we would have gladly payed the fee (and more) to have her come so we were all on the same page for the ceremony, but she was pretty determined that she wasn’t needed, although I do feel that if she were at the rehearsal, a few of the hiccups may have been alleviated.

All in all, however, Janice was a crucial part of making our ceremony light, and fun. Her personality and charm made everyone laugh and fit the theme of the wedding perfectly. Despite our differences in how we plan/organize things, Janice was truly a pleasure to work with. She dresses to fit the wedding colours, brings all her own gear (table, podium, speaker/mic) as required, personalizes the ceremony to the couple, and ensures that everyone is comfortable and knows what they’re doing leading up to and throughout the ceremony. Her unique flair made our ceremony all the more memorable and we are happy that we chose her as our officiant.
Shane Sent on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stillness Connections - Cannot Imagine a Better Officiant!

Upon meeting Dr. Rev. Janice Dodds, she immediately made a point to get to know us as a couple. She knew all the right questions to ask and within a few minutes of meeting her, we felt there was an instant connection and we knew we had found a perfect officiant. Within a few minutes of our first conversation, my partner was laughing and said, "We have to hire her; she's amazing!"

In so many ways Janice was a gift. She brought the perfect balance of humour and solemnity, grace and fun, professionalism and love to our wedding day. She helped guide us to build a ceremony that was personal and emphasized so many important details of our love and relationship, that we would never have been able to do without her. Rev. Janice was a blessing for our wedding, bringing new ideas and helping us to include our guests in meaningful ways to celebrate our love story. Anything we did not think of, she not only had it covered but enriched our wedding and the way we shared it with our friends and family. When I started the search, I did not know exactly what I was looking for, but Dr. Rev Janice Dodds was the perfect fit. I cannot recommend her enough.

She herself is a gift to any wedding couple and to their guests!
Mandy S. Sent on 15/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Handfasting. Ever.

Hiring Janice to do our Handfasting was the best decision we could have made. She was incredibly supportive of us, and had many ideas and suggestions for us, for vows etc. but she was so willing and excited to incorporate our own ideas. She was the perfect mix of humourous and professional. My husband (eeek!) was concerned about keeping the ceremony respectful while being lighthearted and Janice handled that beautifully!

AND she has an authentic Scottish brogue! Not going to lie, that was a big influence haha!
Mary Sent on 03/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Janice is a beaut !

I would have to say a few people approached me after the ceremony to mention that Janice was amazing ! She made the ceremony better than I expected ! She added a little humour to keep the guests going ! She’s very sweet ,accommodating, punctual, and very professional! I myself enjoyed the ceremony she made me feel at ease. She incorporated us into the ceremony readings which I thought was very sweet ! Overall , Janice was absolutely lovely and my day wouldn’t have been the same without her .
Shannon Sent on 18/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderfully fun and experienced.

Janice went above and beyond to create a lasting and special memory for this day. I would HIGHLY Recommend having her perform your ceremony. Thank you again
Beverlee U. Sent on 26/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we wanted !!!!

Janice was the perfect choice for us. She asked all the right questions (things we didn't even think off) to really understand what we wanted. A big bonus was how funny she was which added another layer to our casual wedding that everybody enjoyed. I would highly recommend her as she will tailor your wedding and vows to exactly what you are wanting. Thank you Janice
Jennifer G. Sent on 03/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Could not be any better!

Absolutely amazing. Personalized our ceremony, offered different options and was so much help with everything. Friendly and very easy to talk to. Great at thinking on her feet and problem solving. She made the ceremony fun for everyone- nobody got bored through it.
Andrea H. Sent on 26/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply fantastic

Gary and I are so happy we chose Janice as our officiant. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. Our guests had only good things to say as well.
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