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Last update: October 2022

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. Our 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. The Love Story offers very personal services and 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, The Love Story is happy to customize your nuptials. Our 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, The Love Story will work closely with you to celebrate your love.

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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

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination
Orthodox christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


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100% Recommended by couples

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Jazmine S. Married on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

Amber is not only a professional person, but also a wonderful person who makes your wedding experience the best! We had her co officiate with one of our friends and she worked with us and our friend to ensure it was exactly what we wanted.
She is so personable and kind! Highly recommend !
Kristin H. Getting married on 27/04/2029
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sarah W. Married on 15/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Philip with the Love Story - Amazing experience!

Philip was amazing from start to finish! From initial contact to the big day, he was responsive, helpful and downright hilarious. He made us feel so comfortable and guided us through everything to give us the simple ceremony we had hoped for. He listened to what we wanted and gave input where needed. Everyone at my ceremony loved him! Everything was so "go with the flow" and even my husband felt comfortable (and he hates being the centre of attention). A+! I recommend him to anyone that wants to get married with a supportive and knowledgeable officiant!
Sean O. Married on 14/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic officiant

Phil officiated our wedding Oct. 14, 2022, and did an outstanding job. He was in control without being overbearing and his sense of humour was a hit during the ceremony and rehearsal. Phil was accommodating to all our requests, and made sure to incorporate our ceremony's special touches without a hitch. We can't thank Phil enough for being apart of our special day.
Jessica F. Married on 30/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great, experience - would definitely recommend!

My finance and I got engaged September 2019 when life was normal. We contacted Phil and het met with us right away to go over all the details of our special day. He is very knowledgeable, professional, tells us exactly what we need to do, and provides prompt responses to all email/phone call inquiries.
We ended up having to postpone our September 2020 wedding, and Phil moved with us to our new date no problem and no price increase. Our next date was unfortunately right in the middle of the worst part of covid - May 7, 2021. As we were very stressed with having to move the wedding to our backyard, cutting guests and everything else that was going on, Phil always made sure to make us feel comfortable. He would follow up weeks and days leading up to the date to tell us how excited he still was to marry us despite everything that was going on. It was really nice having him be so positive!
On the day, he showed up a half hour before and got set up. He made sure the day went smoothly and beautiful just like we had hoped it would be! He is such a personable guy who made the wedding day special complete with professionalism, but also laughs. I would definitely recommend Phil for anyone looking for a great officiant to marry them!
Jessica & Matt
Christina G. Married on 04/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Officiant Ever!!

Phil was an INCREDIBLE officiant! His charisma, humour and professionalism were second to none. He was so easy to work with - from bouncing around ceremony ideas, to running our rehearsal, to officiating the most perfect ceremony.
Throughout the night, our guests couldn鈥檛 stop complimenting the ceremony and how much they enjoyed Phil鈥檚 way of officiating. We would recommended him to everyone!!!
Kaitlyn G. Married on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better officiant

Amber married my husband and I July 2022 and she was everything we didn鈥檛 know we needed. We reached out in a panic planning a wedding with three months before the big day and had no idea what we wanted in an officiant. The countless options for ceremony wording was incredible and her patience with us was exactly what we needed! Couldn鈥檛 recommend her enough馃挄馃挄
Leisa D. Married on 04/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Celebrant and Service!

Phil is a great celebrant and took the time to really understand our story! As such he delivered on a wonderful service that was talked about by all who attended. You are in good hands with Phil and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anybody.
Erika G. Married on 30/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Tracey Married on 11/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding

Gary and I met Phil of The Love Story in November 2019. We knew immediately that we had met our officiant. Unfortunately, we had to postpone several times due to the pandemic. Phil was flexible with our many date changes and eventually came to our home to marry us. We were provided with many options for our service and Phil encouraged us to cater it to reflect our relationship. The day of our wedding Phil did not disappoint. He was comical, charming and endearing. Six weeks later our friends and family are still talking about Phil. You will not regret using the services of The Love Story and Phil Smith!!!
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Meet the team

Philip  Smith
Philip Smith

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!

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鈥檓 a good fit for your wedding day. I enjoy working with couples who want to customize their ceremony and make their day unique.

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