About Susan Elizabeth Girard - Officiant
Let a special touch be added to your wedding day with Celebrant Sue Girard at Sacred Rainforest Weddings. She is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. Sue has performed and officiated weddings in this area for 15 years and she offers many styles of wedding ceremonies and is congruent with all lifestyles and partnerings including the LGBTQ community. Sue Girard also covers all kinds of venues, be it an indoor or outdoor setting.
Sacred Rainforest can offer some very unique and astounding Ceremonies. As a Metaphysician, Officiant and Celebrant, Sue Girard is well-trained and versed in several traditional and non-traditional Ceremonies from a Christian Ceremony to a Pagan Celtic Handfasting Ceremony. She is affiliated with a Buddhist temple and resident Monk and with the Coast Salish First Nations Community and Elders, drummers, ceremony Shamans on the Coast. She is herself licensed and available for any pre-wedding counseling services. Sacred Rainforest provides customized vows. From the initial first meeting (to ensure we are a good match,) to choosing the perfect Ceremony, unlimited back and forth communications, including email, text, phone, Facetime, Skype calls, Sue is available always during the planning process including a night before rehearsal. She usually attends the evening gathering to offer support and guidance in the setup and walk through. Rev. Sue offers 3 very unique packages, Charming, Ethereal, and Enchanting that are suitable for any gathering and budget. She also writes personalized and customized vows which include:
Rev. Sue G. is a Celebrant and performs all Life Passage Ceremonies from baby namings, blessings, and welcomings to a traditional Christian Baptism. She does house blessings, house smudges/sages & clearings, GravesideTributes and Burials, Celebration of Life Ceremonies and Memorials. All Ceremonies are available at all Venues including several natural settings such as Garden, Beach, Forest settings, Docks, and even little country churches.
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angela Bandurka hoskins · Married on 02/10/2018
Patient and Kind
Sue was professional and patient as we decided on vows for our special day. Her loving, patient energy helped make it the perfect wedding! We were coming in to the Sunshine Coast from the U.S. and she guided us through the process with ease. Thanks Sue :)Sent on 30/10/2018
Tina Marie · Married on 07/08/2018
Wealth of Experience and Positive Energy!
When we were choosing an officiant, it was important to us to find someone that allowed us freedom in creating vows and a ceremony which fit who we were as a couple. Sue was the perfect fit: open to our ideas as well as helpful and informative about various traditional and less common ceremony options. When meeting for the first time, she walked us through a variety of options and offered plenty of examples. Sue was very helpful in incorporating our wishes into the ceremony script, and was reliable and supportive in consistent and timely email updates and reminders. During the rehearsal and the ceremony itself, Sue was patient, upbeat, and friendly; although she works with plenty of couples, she connects to each on an individual level in celebrating their union. Overall, Sue was an extremely knowledgeable, friendly, supportive, and creative officiant in helping us create the perfect ceremony.Sent on 07/01/2019
Susan Elizabeth Girard - Officiant's reply:It was my great pleasure to work with you both Tina Marie and Tyler. These are very kind words and I appreciate that you took the time to encapsulate your experience. A Celebrant works hard to deliver the best possible Wedding Ceremony from first meeting to the wedding day Vows... it was a magical day! I love the wedding photos which captured that magic!! My Best to you both in your future life together... Sue G.
Julia · Married on 20/07/2018
The best officiant ever!
Sue was an absolute pleasure to work with. She designed the most amazing ceremony that was exactly what we had envisioned for our special day. If a vow renewal is ever in our future, Sue will be our first choice.
Thank you so much for making our day so great!Sent on 29/10/2018
Adrienne Cottingham · Married on 16/09/2017
Sue was such a great officiant to work with! She was very communicative and humorous with her approach to everything. It is clear she has a lot of experience; she is very warm and professional and was a pleasure to work with.Sent on 26/09/2017
Susan Elizabeth Girard - Officiant's reply:so kind of you Adrienne... so glad you went through Wedding Wire and that your wedding was such a success!! It was an amazing day for sure! many blessings to you and Sean ... Sue G.
Sushanti Augustine · Married on 08/08/2015
Sue was an amazing officiant, we did a Celtic hand-fasting ceremony, and she was incredibly helpful, and enthusiastic about the idea. She helped with everything, and was available at any time if I had any questions, or wanted to confirm anything with her. She also took care of everything. Any time I asked her about one detail or another, she'd already taken care of it -- a quality that I'm sure any stressed out bride would appreciate. She made this part of my wedding not only stress-free, but a lot of fun. She's warm, personable, and easy to talk to, exactly the kind of person you want at your wedding. Cannot recommend her services enough.Sent on 03/07/2016
Susan Elizabeth Girard - Officiant's reply:This was a classic Celtic Handfasting Ceremony and I feel blessed to have been a part of your special day. It was truly mystical and magical...a powerful, timeless Ceremony.
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