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.
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 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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Kanishka N. · Married on 14/03/2021
Best wedding officiant ever !!
Thanks a lot Teddy for making 14th March 2021 a special and memorable day for us . You are wonderful .
Prateek & KanishkaSent on 05/04/2021
The Marrying Lady's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a review! I'm so glad the day was special for you!
Celeste H. · Married on 14/02/2021
A day of handfasting and flower throwing.
This year gave us the excuse to have the intimate ceremony my husband and I always wanted. I believe a lot of people have had to think really hard about their plans, arrangements, expectations and vendors. However the easiest decision we had was hiring Tade as our officiant. Not only did she study marriage traditions on location in Scotland, which is part of my husbands heritage, but she was also exactly what we had hoped for in our non denominational beliefs. Her energy is magnetic and can make even the biggest wedding cynic shed a tear. She had several calls with us before to learn what we were looking for and what we had hoped our day to be. She assisted us with the script and let us have free reign over the non legal details. Not only did she accept any of our requests with open arms, but performed the verses and poems we chose with such grace, elegance and emotion. We had our ceremony in Grange Park behind the AGO and as we started park goers gathered from all around to watch us, Tade was exceptional in the delivery and her voice carried over the wind rustling trees and barking dogs in the park. If your reading this and wondering who you should hire, look no further, you will be blown away to have Tade tell your story in front of those you love on such a momentous day of your life.
P.S. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HANDFASTING EXPERT, THIS IS IT.Sent on 28/03/2021
Li Ye · Married on 12/12/2020
very happy with service
We had a COVID wedding and held the ceremony at home. Tade was of great service and help, we really appreciate having her as our marriage officiant. We would highly recommend her professional service.Sent on 17/12/2020
Alanna · Married on 10/10/2020
Fun Professional Calming
I actually discovered Tade and her amazing work on Wedding Wire- and I'm glad I did! Tade was a pleasure to work with. We always felt we could reach out to her with questions and concerns, and she would answer promptly. Tade is accommodating with requests within your ceremony and very understanding. She is helpful in making the ceremony organized and it assisted us in confidence. At the actual ceremony, it was lovely to see Tade there, smiling. She is very clever and witty, she puts everyone at ease - especially the bride and groom! Her voice is extremely soothing which also breaks the tension of the ceremony. Tade is conscious of photography and the ceremony. She takes the time and effort to observe where she stands and how that impacts photos and the atmosphere between the bride and groom. Her smile is very reassuring and sets everyone at ease. Tade is also accepting and embraces differences, which is one of many things that we liked about her work. She is experienced and very knowledgable of weddings. We were so happy Tade was there to officiate our ceremony.She makes the ceremony memorable and special. Well spoken and eloquent. I highly recommend Tade if you want a smooth, pleasant, upbeat wedding ceremony. You will not regret it!Sent on 19/10/2020
The Marrying Lady's reply:What a wonderful review Alanna, thank you! Not everyone recognizes the 'little things' that add the excitement during the day, but also capture it in the best possible ways, but YOU did. Thank you for this wonderful review. I read it and thought, she sees how much I love my job ;) This is awesome!
Angie G. · Married on 09/10/2020
Our day was special and unique!
We didn't expect to have such an intimate and sweet ceremony. Thank you Tade for this and we will always cherish that day.Sent on 13/10/2020
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