Tidal Ceremonies is based on Gabriola Island, British Columbia serving primarily the central Vancouver Island region, but willing to travel further.
Rev. Dr. Karen Arends is a Certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant who earned her certification at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, and is ordained by the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.
Karen has more than 25 years of experience creating personally meaningful ceremonies and passages that reflect the desires of her clients. Her wedding ceremonies range from short-and-sweet to personalized and even fully-themed ceremonies. In her ministry practice, Karen is inclusive, professional, and eclectic.
Tidal Ceremonies offers licensed services and support for couples writing their own vows. Karen lends her expertise to couples celebrating metaphysical, pagan, and earth-based spiritual weddings. Creating a ceremony from your answers to a questionnaire, the final script is completely approved by you.
Your experience will include personal ceremony creation, research into traditions and rituals, script consultations and edits, rehearsal, officiating, and a final keepsake document of the ceremony. Karen also provides officiating services for vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, and more.
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Our wedding ceremony was magical, unique, and so enjoyable. Your questions and communication was thorough, even when you were dealing with personal family matters. Our ceremony was the highlight of the day, all of our guests were so impressed and loved every aspect of it, and most importantly my husband and myself had an amazing time. You incorporated every single aspect we requested, and went above and beyond with matching your words to the exact feeling we wanted to portray.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such a huge part of our wedding day. We will remember you always.
Beautifully Personal Ceremony
You do, however, need to be willing to put in the work to tell that story. If you're looking for an officiant that will marry you without any effort on your part, she might not be the one for you.
Lovely and unique ceremony
Customizable perfect ceramony!
Karen is Awesome!
Friendly, warm and professional
Photo credit: Emilie Smith Photography
We would not hesitate to recommend Karen
Compassionate and accommodating celebrant
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