About The Marrying Lady
Named Toronto's Best Wedding Officiant in 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.
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!
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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 over 12 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.
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Gwyneth Hodgins Married on 02/11/2019
Our guests said it was the most personal and beautiful ceremony they'd ever seen!
Searching for an officiant, we knew immediately when we found Tade that she was the one. We wanted to make our ceremony special and personal, and she gave us every confidence that she could do that with us. She arranged a skype call to get to know each other, during which she was just as we had expected - warm, genuine, and knowledgeable. She sent us a template to start editing, giving us total license to write what felt right to us, or choose some of her own wording. She directed us to her website, where she shares so much information and inspiration for different unity ceremonies, how to write your own vows, the administrative process of getting married in Ontario, and so much more. And she makes this all available for free, even if you aren't hiring her, which shows her true motivation for doing what she does - she genuinely wants to help couples to have the best wedding ceremonies they can dream of. She was incredibly responsive as we sent multiple emails in the leadup to the day as we made edits to our ceremony together with her. She knows weddings, and she had a lot of good suggestions from her experience, such as which order to put our readings in, how many bits and pieces we could fit, and really unique ideas for readings and photo ops. On the day, she was the perfect mix of warm and assertive - telling our wedding party and guests where to be and what to do without seeming bossy. She just has this air of knowing exactly what she is doing, so everyone just does what she says. It was so calming to have her there, she reminded us and our party about what we had practiced, but also let us know that if we forgot everything, she would handle it and make sure we did what we were supposed to. During the ceremony she spoke with such warmth and genuineness, it felt really personal. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, many saying it was the best, most personal and beautiful ceremony they'd ever seen. Ours was non-religious though we both come from religious families, so we were surprised to hear such genuine positive feedback even from our most traditional Catholic family members. None of this would have been possible without Tade. We would 100% recommend her, hands down.Sent on 12/05/2019
Katie · Married on 29 of September of 2019
Perfect Officiant for Us
We would highly recommend Tade, she was everything we could of hoped for and more. Our ceremony was short and heart felt and went perfectly with us writing our own vows.
Even some of our more religious guests loved her non denomination ceremony.
We would recommend her and the walk through a few days prior because it really put our mind at ease!Sent on 01/10/2019
Cassandra Cassibo · Married on 09 of September of 2019
Best Choice We Made
My husband and I have an unconventional relationship, with him being transgender and from Florida. Tade was professional, didn't bat an eye, and gave us helpful advice. In the days leading up to the ceremony many of our friends and family questioned why we were meeting her in Toronto over finding someone closer to home in the Niagara region. Now that we've had the ceremony I can easily say we made the best choice for us as a couple by choosing Tade. She made us feel comfortable, didn't bat an eye at the entourage we brought, and was the most wonderful person to talk to.Sent on 12/09/2019
Thank you Tade, we will never forget how you made our day extra special!
Cassie & Jack
Vicktoria · Married on 12 of August of 2019
Amazing ceremony experience
Tade helped us create the perfect ceremony for us, that was personal, sweet and joyful. She was a dream to work with, always on top of everything. Many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how much they loved the ceremony. It was perfect.Sent on 15/08/2019
Pola Gummer · Married on 29 of July of 2019
The Marrying Lady - Thank you for the PERFECT wedding!
The process of booking and working on the ceremony was convenient and pleasant. Although we only had a tiny event, Tade helped us and guided us through everything we needed.Sent on 04/08/2019
Tade has fantastic energy; fun and calming, she is very professional and has a lot of experience - we felt that at every step of the way. We feel lucky and grateful that Tade performed our ceremony!
We still don't have our photos, but we'll post them when we get them. Thank you, Tade!
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