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The Mindful Choices

Brampton, Ontario View map

About

Thank you for being here and welcome! Marriage Officiants are essential and so weddings are an essential service!

Weddings are considered legal to perform at this time. I officiated 57 weddings in 2020 during a pandemic, and would love to serve you in this capacity as well. I am following government guidelines.

I am flexible to your needs and can change dates and times (based on availability) as needed to accommodate any changes in government policies or the need to change dates and times due to circumstances.

I can most times accommodate last minute ceremonies provided you have a valid Marriage License or will obtain one by the date that you want. Please check with your municipality, or you can go outside of your area to get a license sooner.

The Simple Ceremony is $200.00 plus HST for me to come to you within Brampton and Mississauga. Outside those areas a mileage fee may apply.

I am flexible, great to work with and very organized.

I specialize in Indian weddings requiring the legal component here in Brampton and the wedding to be held at a later date in India. I also can help expedite ceremonies with immigration requirements to get the Marriage Certificate quickly.

Mindful Choices is a Brampton-based company that specializes in creating memorable wedding ceremonies for Ontario brides and grooms. Rev. Barbara Kawa is a professional officiant who will be your go-to person to create your dream wedding ceremony. She will provide the assistance and support needed to design a ceremony that is personalized for each couple. She works well with other wedding coordinators to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Experience

Rev. Barbara is a Metaphysical Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry, Spiritual Advisor, is the founder of Quantum Crystal Energetics® and is an Instructor/Trainer of Hypnotherapy, Instructor/Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner in Time Line Therapy® and is a Master Coach.

Services Offered

Rev. Barbara Kawa offers a variety creative suggestions which will add personal and symbolic touches to your wedding vows. She can assist you with these elements and with writing your vows if you want to write them yourselves.

These include:

  • Jumping the Broom
  • Unity Candle
  • Sand Pouring
  • Love Letters
  • Ring Warming
  • Drinking Wine
  • Handfasting
  • Foot Washing and more

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, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, no denomination, presbyterian, earth-based, hindu, jewish, pagan, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$200

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 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)?

$200

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    Papia D. Married on 11/04/2020
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    Great energy, calm demeanor, flexible, and inclusive.

    We loved Rev. Barbara's energy and spirit as soon as we spoke with her. She is someone who truly values the important things and understands the true institution of marriage. We wanted a simple wedding in our backyard after having to re-plan with little notice. She was able to support our needs, incorporate our cultural practices, and see to it that we were married. We would highly recommend her!
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    Heather P. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Efficient and Accommodating

    Rev. Barbara was accommodating and welcoming from day one. Her professionalism and humouress delivery made our day so special. We were so blessed to have her as part of our ceremony. I would highly recommend her if you want a efficient service and peace of mind that everything is being handled appropriately.
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    Amie E. Married on 15/08/2020
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    exactly what we needed!

    Barbara was AMAZING in accommodating us with exactly what we wanted in a simple ceremony. She responded so quickly, was an absolutely WONDERFUL woman and such a pleasure to work with! If you are looking for a reliable responsive officiant with a fantastic personality and full of light happy energy- i would 100% recommend you give her a call!

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kind words. I loved working with you too, such a delight!
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    Christine C. Married on 12/07/2020
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    2020 Wedding

    Barbara officiated our wedding this past weekend and she was great! I would strongly recommend her, she has a great presence! She made our day very special- I can’t say enough about our experience. We enjoyed every moment of our ceremony!
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    Lisa L. Married on 18/06/2020
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    Wonderful, accommodating, and just what we needed

    Barbara officiated our wedding at our home. She was accommodating when things did not go as planned and was very pleasant. She had great communication with us leading up to the date and everything went as planned. We really appreciated her variety of sample vows and rings exchanges to personalize our ceremony and loved all the suggestions she had. She was great and you will be very happy having her officiate your wedding!!!
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    Frank H. Married on 25/08/2019
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    A great experience at a precious moment in our lives.

    Barbara spent considerable time with us in advance of the event to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the big day. Her attention to detail impressed us. And then during the actual ceremony, her calm and soothing voice helped to bring out the best in us all because she had us relaxed, allowing us to focus on our time of joyful celebration.

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. You both are such a joy to work with and I loved being able to participate in your 10th year vow renewal! Many blessings!
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    Bal P. Married on 22/11/2020
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    Pandemic Wedding

    Barbara was a sweetheart and from day one was attentive to our needs. We wanted a simple signing ceremony which was originally supposed to be in our home with a few friends. That quickly changed last minute with the lockdown to a park as no one was allowed inside. We chose a last minute Kariya Park venue and added the exchange of rings last minute, she was able to accommodate everything! Feedback from my family is she truly made the day with her humour and was the perfect officiant for our day! It was also the first snowfall of the year but nothing stopped us! Thank you Barbara for everything :)

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    You are so welcome! I truly enjoyed officiating your wedding, it was so magical. Who knew that a wedding during a snowfall would be so perfect, and it was.
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    Ritika Married on 25/10/2020
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    Wonderful experience with Barbara

    The Mindful Choices process was easy and worry free from start to finish! We chose Barbara to officiate our COVID wedding. It was simple wedding. I emailed her last minute to change ceremony timing and she accepted it right away. Her presence and professionalism elevated our ceremony. Her confident, yet calming demeanour put everyone at ease; bringing out laughter, big smiles, and fun talking amongst us. It was absolutely wonderful to have Barbara there with us - thank you!

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to work with you, exactly the kind of bride I love. I enjoyed it so much too.
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    Maheswari S. Married on 10/09/2020
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    Thank you so much Barbara!

    Barbara was so accommodating and kind. She made the process so effortless and stress free. We had a hiccup during our actual wedding date and she was very understanding and helped us a lot. She's super respectful of all cultures. The best choice for an officiant!

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    Thank you so much Mahe for the great review! I am grateful to have worked with you too. I love different cultures and was glad I got to witness a complete Hindu ceremony.
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    Sandeep S. Married on 22/08/2020
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    Barbara was absolutely amazing!!

    Barbara was fantastic! She was outgoing and her personality really matched ours which was nice. She was also very open so that our personalities could come through during the ceremony. Barbara was punctual for the ceremony which was great. She was also a very easy person to work with, pre-ceremony. A communication took place via email, she sent the vows and allowed us to pick specifics to cater to us and to make it personal, she was very prompt with her replies and so open to customizing and changes. It was a pleasure to work Barbara, weddings can be stressful and she made it very easy.

    The Mindful Choices's reply:

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the review. You were a pleasure to work with and I loved how the ceremony turned out.

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Meet the Team

Rev. Barbara Kawa
Rev. Barbara Kawa
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Rev. Barbara is a Metaphysical Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. A Metaphysical Minister is someone who accepts all paths. Rev. Barbara can legally perform weddings in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. She loves weddings and everything about them and loves to help couples commemorate their special occasion. Rev. Barbara can help you create the ceremony of your dreams, bringing the love couples have for eachother into a memorable ceremony. She incorporates your love story into the ceremony, tastefully, and with humour. It has been said that she keeps the couple calm on their wedding day. Rev. Barbara offers premarital counseling to get your life started on the right foot.

Rev. Barbara is excited to be part of your love story!

She is also happy to perform immigration ceremonies, pre-arranged marriage cermonies as well.

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139 Royal Orchard Drive L6X 4K9 Brampton (Ontario)

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