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The Love Story

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About

Located in Toronto, Ontario and serving couples across the GTA, The Love Story is a wedding officiant service. Owner Philip Smith is a professional wedding officiant who aims to put a smile on your face during your special day. His mission is to create a memorable wedding ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple and the love story you share.

Services Offered

The Love Story is available to serve you whether you are hosting a religious, non-religious, or interfaith ceremony. Philip offers very personal services, and he will work with you to make sure that your ceremony is not just special, but matches your vision. Whether you want a short and sweet celebration or a fully personalized experience, Philip is happy to customize your nuptials. His most comprehensive service includes start to finish ceremony planning to create a day that's all about your story. From the initial meeting to the rehearsal, the selection of your vows to the creation of your ceremony, Philip will work closely with you to celebrate your love.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, evangelical, jewish

Wedding Services Starting Price

$300

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?

$150

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

$150

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  • Kristin
    Kristin H. Getting married on 27/04/2029
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    Great service and person!

    Phil married my husband and I in April of this year!
    He is very nice, easy going and funny. He is very flexible when it comes to your ceremony and wants everyone to be happy!
    I would highly recommend Phil to officiate your ceremony!

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks so much Kristin! You were a pleasure to work with and I wish you an amazing journey as you build your lives together!
    Phil
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    Erika G. Married on 30/10/2021
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    Amazing Officiant!

    We are so happy that we went with Phil to be the officiant for our wedding! We got married on October 30, 2021. From the start, Phil was responsive at answering our questions and easy to work with. He is great at customizing the ceremony to meet your needs. He helped us seamlessly incorporate our first dance into the end of our ceremony. We actually did not meet him in person until our wedding day, but he was very accommodating and connected with us over Skype twice to make sure everyone in our wedding party was on the same page. Phil was amazing at keeping things light-hearted and keeping our ceremony on track. I would highly recommend Phil as an officiant to anyone getting married!

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks so very much for these kind comments Erika & Brad, it was a pleasure to work alongside you both for a great ceremony and the joy of bringing you together in marriage!! Congrats again from The Love Story!!

    Phil
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    Eli S. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Highly recommended! :)

    Philip is amazing. He is very professional and responsive. We were so stressed and obviously wanted our ceremony to be perfect. Phil's calm and assuring personality made all the stress go away.
    Our ceremony turned out to be an occasion we will always remember with a BIG SMILE. :)

    Thank you, Phil.
    Eli & Amir

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks so very much for these wonderful thoughts! I was pleased to see all your goals come together in a great day! Congrats again from The Love Story!!

    Phil
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    Amanda M. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Amazing Officiant

    Amber truly was a blessing. Trying to plan a wedding in the midst of a pandemic was the hardest and most stressful thing we’ve had to do. Amber was so accommodating, especially as each decision came along with an unknown. Our meetings took place through zoom calls, and we didn’t meet face to face until the rehearsal the day before our wedding, but even so Amber helped us through the planning stages, figuring out how the ceremony would work, and worked with our bridal party, flower girl, and ring bearer to ensure that everyone knew what we had to do, all with a smile and such a friendly and open personality. I do not have the words to say how incredible everything turned out, because of Amber’s knowledge and dedication. I don’t even know how many people came to tell us how great they through our officiant was. We highly recommend Amber and The Love Story, their whole team is incredible.

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks for these kind words!
    Very happy to hear The Love Story exceeded your expectations for your wedding day. Congratulations again on your recent marriage! It was such a pleasure to be a small part of your big day.

    All the best Amber
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    Stephanie M. Married on 23/05/2021
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    Experienced officiant who provided humour and entertainment

    Phil was a great officiant for our style of wedding. My partner and I are both not big public speakers and neither of us knew what we wanted for our ceremony. Phil guided us through the process and helped us organize everything from the beginning of the ceremony to the end. He went through everything the day of the rehearsal and then reminded us what we practiced the day of our wedding. He provided our guests with a laid back and causal environment, which was perfect for us. If you are looking for some humour and entertainment I would definitely recommend Phil. I found through this process I really valued responsiveness as restrictions during covid were changing weekly and phil was great in this area. He always provided us with prompt responses and offered to meet us if needed! Thank you Phil for being apart of our love story!

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks so very much for this kind review!! It was a pleasure to join you both in Marriage, and help make it a great day for you both!!!
    Congrats again from The Love Story!!

    Phil
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    Michelle N. Married on 15/05/2021
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    A day we will cherish forever!!

    We found The Love Story on Wedding Wire in 2020 and instantly loved their style after meeting on zoom! We booked Phil right away for our May 2021 wedding but due to Covid we rescheduled to September 25, 2021! Phil was already booked, but we after meeting with his partner, Amber, we were thrilled that she was available to be our officiant for the new date!!

    Amber is one of the kindest people we've met! She is sincere, detailed and thoughtful! We worked together and assembled the most perfect ceremony that spoke to who we are as a couple! It felt like it was written for us!! Amber was always very quick to reply to any questions we had and offer advice and suggestions which we truly appreciate!! She was so on top of all details, sending us reminders for timelines and making sure we remembered our marriage application for the rehearsal dinner! She lead the rehearsal the night before so well - everyone knew what they were supposed to do, where they were supposed to be and we all had a blast.

    The big day came and she was not only on time, but early! She worked with our day of coordinator and DJ to coordinate the timelines and music. She really look all of the worry and stress away for our big day and let us be able to enjoy ourselves!!

    The ceremony was perfect! She has such a lovely tone of voice, is clear and very easy to listen to! When speaking, you felt her sincerity and joy come through the words. It really was such a lovely ceremony and many of our guests commented afterwards how fantastic she was!!

    I cannot recommend Amber and The Love Story enough!! They made our day unique and full of moments we will never forget!

    Thank you!!

    Michelle + Mike

    The Love Story's reply:

    “Thank you for this lovely review! Congrats again on your marriage! You two are a lot of fun and you put together a beautiful ceremony. Thank you for allowing The Love Story to be a part of this memorable day.”

    Amber
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    Amanda A. Married on 17/10/2020
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    Phil is great!

    As with most 2020 weddings, we had to make numerous changes to our wedding plans. Phil rolled with all the changes made and was a calming influence every time we chatted. The ceremony he created in the end was beautiful and we were so grateful to have him officiate our wedding!

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    Thanks so very much for these kind words and giving me the chance to bring you guys together on your amazing day!!

    Congrats again,
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    Taylor S. Married on 03/10/2020
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    Amazing guy! Amazing Officiant!

    Philip was the speaker during the funeral of my husband's step-father and the officiant for our special day! He proved that he can truly do it all and holds a special place in our hearts. He was funny and uplifting during our rehearsal and great on the day of the event! He was able to make my nervous maid of honour laugh at herself and feel comfortable, reminded us subtly about steps we forgot during the rehearsal and ceremony. Overall, he makes you feel like a friend is performing the ceremony and that the day is about the love you and your husband share. He is not too serious, not overly a stand-up comedian, but just the right fit! Thank you for making our wedding a day we will never forget!

    The Love Story's reply:

    Thanks so very much for these super kind words. It was a pleasure to be a part of your amazing day and to share another step in your lives with you.

    All the best

    Phil
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    Corette S. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Phil made ours a magical ceremony

    I can't say enough great things about Phil. Even through COVID, and not being able to meet in person as we would have liked, my husband and I felt like we knew him. He catered to all our requests, even at the last minute. He has a wonderful commanding voice, that is warm but easy to hear. Our ceremony was brief as it was cold outside, but it was still warm, personal with lots of laughter. It was a magical day and we can't thank Phil enough.

    The Love Story's reply:

    Hello Corette & Wolfgang,

    It was wonderful to be able to bring your lives together, in spite of the circumstances, I loved the random crowd that stopped their walks and cheered your first kiss!

    All the best as you journey together!

    Phil

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Meet the Team

Philip  Smith
Philip Smith
Owner

I have been creating fantastic wedding experiences for couples since my first wedding back in the mid-'90s. I've been committed to working alongside engaged couples to make their day as unique as the love they have discovered in each other. Whether it's a ceremony with just four people or 4000, The Love Story offers a team of professional communicators that will make your ceremony one to remember for all the right reasons!

www.thelovestory.app

Amber  Smith
Amber Smith
Licensed Wedding Officiant

My first wedding season with The Love Story started in 2021. If you are a couple who wants an officiant with a confident presentation style, a sense of humour, and can be flexible to adjust to unexpected changes or situations, you may find I’m a good fit for your wedding day. I enjoy working with couples who want to customize their ceremony and make their day unique.

www.thelovestory.app

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