Skip to main content
Weddings

The Marrying Lady

Vaughan, Ontario View map

About

Named Toronto's Best Wedding Officiant in 2021,2020,2019, 2018 & 2017 by Three Best Rated,​ she conducts personalized wedding ceremonies in any setting, big or small. She offers a range of affordable services for all budgets, and has conducted almost every type of wedding ceremony imaginable in venues all around Ontario.

Experience

With over 12 years of experience, The Marrying Lady has been featured on several TV programs and officiated the largest number of weddings at one time in North America. She has studied ceremonial rites when living around the world and makes each ceremony special by personalizing the words and sections to suit you!

Services offered

The services she offers include:

  • Traditional & completely Non-traditional
  • Simple & Sweet - beautiful ceremonies for couples who want the best without the stress
  • Spiritual
  • Friend Conducting Ceremony
  • Mixed Faiths / Interfaith Ceremonies
  • Multicultural: Including but not limited to Persian, Jewish, Filipino, First Nations, Asian, South Asian, Celtic elements
  • Tea Ceremonies
  • Handfastings
  • Same-sex marriage ceremonies
  • Vow Renewals
  • Legal Insight - Expeditng processes, out-of-country divorce issues, etc.

How she works

Big or small, she brings smiles, warmth, and celebration to every occassion and is often mistaken for being a family friend. Her videos and reviews speak to her professionalism, tone, creativity, and adaptablility to meet the customized needs of people from all backgrounds.

Beyond your ceremony and signing legalities, The Marrying Lady has years of working with other vendors in Toronto and the GTA and shares tips and tricks to help you get the best ceremony photos, how to advise your wedding party and families on their roles, insight into what questions to ask to help you avoid common mistakes, and actively addresses all ceremony logistics.

With a background in creative writing, cultural communications, and event planning, she is non-judgmental and believes in honouring your needs, intentions, and personal expressions to create the ceremony that is the truest expression of you.

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jainism, jewish, pagan, shinto, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$200

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?

$123

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

$15
illustration question

Any other questions?

Request pricing

416 reviews

Write a review
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating

105 User photos

  • Aashna
    Aashna S. Getting married on 02/09/2023
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    The most wonderful!!!

    We had our small, intimate ceremony with Tade and she was AMAZING! From the moment I reached her location, it felt like I knew her for ages and she eased my fiancee and I and our families in in a way that felt like she was part of our family. She guided us through the process of getting married and made us laugh and gave us so much joy. Couldn't have been happier. Thank you so much, Tade!!! You made our day! I would recommend you time and time again for anyone getting married ❤️
  • Madeline
    Madeline S. Married on 08/01/2023
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Wonderful to work with!

    Tade was wonderful to work with! We eloped overseas and just needed to do the paperwork here in Toronto. She explained everything, walked us through it, and still managed to make signing paperwork fun!
  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline Married on 02/12/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Ceremony highlight - 10/10 from bride, groom, and guests!

    Look no further for a wedding officiant! The Marrying Lady (Tade) was an absolute standout highlight for us (the bridge and groom) and our guests! The number of people who asked us about Tade after the ceremony and commented on how amazing she was, really speaks to how skilled Tade is in her craft. If you want an incredibly thoughtful, personal, fun, intimate, and smooth ceremony for your wedding, Tade is your officiant! We could not recommend her more strongly!! 10/10.

    Detailed Review: 10/10. Tade was an absolutely OUTSTANDING officiant! My (now) husband and I were completely floored by how wonderful Tade was and how memorable she made our wedding ceremony. Having had to plan our entire wedding from out of the country and only being able to Zoom/have phone calls, working with Tade was incredibly easy from top to bottom. From her initial introductory phone call to her detailed document that carefully laid out how the ceremony would go (with lots of space for changing wording as we wanted, adding in our own pieces, etc.), we knew exactly what to expect when the big day came, which was perfect! (Although despite us knowing what was coming, Tade still somehow managed to shock us with how magical the ceremony was, due to a combination of her warm demeanour, speech delivery, and overall positive energy!) She was truly a highlight and really set the tone of the whole wedding - MAGICAL!

    About a week before the ceremony, Tade provided us with numerous suggestions during our “walk-through” Zoom call to help us prepare; some of the suggestions were things we NEVER would have thought of, but we are SO glad Tade told us about them! Reviewing the text Tade would read during the ceremony months before our wedding brought tears to my eyes because of how thoughtful and moving it was, and it again brought tears to my eyes hearing her read it on the day of. She is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable in this space, and it absolutely shows in her work. Not only were my husband and I beyond pleased with our ceremony and working with Tade, but our guests were also raving about how amazing Tade’s work was and how incredible she was!

    This review does not fully capture how amazing Tade is and how thankful we are, having had her be part of our wedding. We cannot recommend Tade more strongly. She was an integral part of our wedding, both for ourselves and for all of the guests in attendance. Thank you, Tade, for being part of the most important day of our lives! You transformed our ceremony into something more perfect than we could have ever dreamed of, and we will always remember what you did for us and all of our families in attendance!

  • illustration stars

    Are you interested?

    Request pricing
  • Kay
    Kay G. Married on 12/11/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Truly a "WOW" Vendor

    Don’t bother hiring anybody else. Just book Tade. They call her The Marrying Lady for a reason… and it’s because she is the best at what she does. Professional, communicative and just a wonderful person who understands a marriage ceremony inside and out. If you’re considering doing the walkthrough, it was absolutely worth it to know exactly what to expect every step of the way on the day of, before the ceremony, during the ceremony and after the ceremony. It was also an opportunity to check if anything was amiss while there was still time.

    The ceremony she officiated for us (non-denominational, fairly traditional structure) was an incredible combination of serious, lighthearted, exciting, profound and sweet. She knew how to bring the crowd into our union, how to subtly steady the two of us standing in front of all of these loved ones, how to make us all laugh, how to have us all be in the moment. We got so many compliments on our ceremony from friends and family. Thrilled with our experience with Tade the whole way through!

    The Marrying Lady's reply:

    Wow! My goodness Kay - you are a fabulous writer. This review is everything an Officiant dreams of hearing and so sweet - which is so fitting coming from you. The two of you were a dream to work with and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!
  • Diana
    Diana T. Married on 31/07/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Amazing ceremony experience - highly recommend!

    Tade is a phenomenal officiant! She goes above and beyond making sure the couple understands the entire ceremony process, she provides amazing tips & brings the best energy. She does everything possible to put your mind at ease and delivers an engaging ceremony that will make your day special and wow your guests. We had so many guests raving about her and even told us that she should make audio books because she has the best voice & is super engaging! We highly recommend her! Stop searching and just hire her, you won’t be disappointed. She is terrific! Thank you for making our ceremony so memorable!
    (Attached photos taken by Thomas Weddings)
  • Nabila
    Nabila T. Married on 09/07/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    There really isn't another Tade!

    We were so lucky to have had Tade officiate our civil ceremony! Truly.
    She is a testament to how simplicity is indeed elegance and will do everything she can to ensure that her couples are not losing the joy of the moment trying to navigate the legalities. She makes it so easy with her comprehensive emails and ample yet thoughtful options.
    When Tade heard that our friend would be officiating on the big day, she went above and beyond to give us a plethora of tips including recording a dreamy vow for us, teaching our Maid of Honor and my father how to navigate the train, and even helped us the master the wedding kiss!
    When you meet her, you'll immediately know how much Tade loves what she does and wow, is she truly masterful at it!
  • Shilpa
    Shilpa D. Married on 25/06/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Seamless Wedding Experience with Tade

    Tade is AMAZING! 👍 We were looking to get a very simple civic wedding, with just two of our close friends as witnesses and she was able to accommodate and provide just that. We contacted her online and she responded very quickly with all details (explained so well) on the process and where to meet etc. The location is also so lovely and we couldn't have asked for better on a gorgeous summer day in June (perfect for Toronto!). Although we opted just for paperwork and expected it to be just that, Tade made it enjoyable with simple questions & her beautiful, joyous spirit! I would highly recommend Tade to anyone who is looking for an officiant as she truly is the ideal marrying lady 🌟
  • Seungeon
    Seungeon L. Married on 05/06/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    More than perfect

    Tade was So awesome. We were nervous about our wedding but as soon as we met Tade, it was like meeting our old friend! It was like our dream wedding. So comfortable and full of joy.

    She made every steps of the wedding process easy and smooth. She was professional, friendly, and passionate.

    We got so much positive energy from her and I am more than glad that we choose her to be our officiant! I would definitely recommend to every couples who are looking for wedding officiant.
  • Laurie
    Laurie B. Married on 28/05/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Awesomely joyful Celebrations due to Tade's warmth and wit!

    Tade is the absolute Best Officiant and brought joy, humour, inclusiveness and warmth to our ceremony, including our guests and even our ring bearing puppy in an absolutely wonderfully personalized wedding that reflected the two of us!!! Five Star all the Way and am still hearing from guests about our wonderful Officiant and Best Ever wedding!!!

    The Marrying Lady's reply:

    Thank you so much! Weddings with doggie ring bearers are the best. It was an absolute delight to be a part of a celebration where everyone was simply excited to be there for the two of you. And thank you again for the shout out on the radio!
  • Uzo
    Uzo O. Married on 23/04/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    A big day made simple

    Tade is everything we wanted in an officiant, flexible and understanding. Leading up to our special day, Tade was receptive to every little detail and she was accommodating to our unique asks. The event went smoothly with her direction and all our guests had nothing but great things to say with the experience.
    Thank you Tade for making our day that much worry and stress free!

Awards

416
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

Map

456 College St., 611 M6G 4A3 Toronto (Ontario)

Location of(The Marrying Lady)

Other vendors in Toronto for your wedding

Wedding Vendors