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Transcendent Ceremonies

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About

Transcendent Ceremonies is owned by Michelle Scrimgeour-Brown, a licenced wedding and event officiant based in Ajax. She believes that while choosing an officiant for your ceremony, it is important that they suit and adapt to your style and personality. She has no culture barriers; she can perform as well as in a Buddhist wedding just as she does in a Catholic one. She loves learning about new traditions and rituals and customizes her services if the couple desire that.

Services offered

Michelle Scrimgeour-Brown offers services for the following kinds of weddings:

  • Civil union
  • Single religion
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Vow renewals
  • Ceremony rehearsal

Other services

Transcendent Ceremonies also offers its services for other non-wedding related events, such as:

  • Funerals
  • Baptisms
  • Naming ceremonies

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Allow couple' own vows

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

$500

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?

$150

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    Laura Married on 28/05/2022
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    Most perfect ceremony ever!

    Michelle is absolutely amazing. She has such a calming energy and was a pleasure to work with. When we met her, we talked to her together as a couple, and then we both answered questions separately. It was such a personal and unique ceremony that she put together for us. So many of our guests told us it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to and they really got to know us better as a couple. We absolutely loved working with her and highly recommend!!

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh, Laura! It was truly my pleasure to be there for you and Brandon. You are a lovely couple, and I wish you both the absolute best in your Happily Ever After! ✨🥂
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    Erin R. Married on 19/04/2019
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    Amazing Wedding Ceremony

    From the first meeting to the follow up after the ceremony Michelle was amazing. Our guests loved the custom ceremony and Michelle had great ideas to make it even better.
  • Melanie
    Melanie W. Married on 19/05/2018
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    Best Officiant..Ever

    I have no words to describe how beautiful Michelle made our ceremony. I have seen several ceremonies that while they were beautiful, they were also impersonal. This was something I didn't want for our wedding. The way she was able to personalize our ceremony was amazing. She was able to capture so much of our story it was as if she had known us for our entire relationship. Our ceremony was by far my favourite part of our day and something I will very closely cherish forever. In the weeks prior to our wedding my husband and I were both sent 'secret questions'. These were used to help make the ceremony script. However, they were also a way for us both to learn something about each other that we didn't know before, and we got to find them out the day of our wedding! It was nothing less than perfect. I would highly recommend Michelle's services to anyone and everyone.
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    Dana B. Married on 28/04/2018
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    Wedding Officiant Michelle

    There are no words to express how incredible Michelle was at making our ceremony so special. She really personalizes the whole process and just got us. All of our guests made a point to tell us how much they loved the ceremony. Would recommend to absolutely anyone!!

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much, Dana! It was such a pleasure to be there for you and Kyle. Wishing you both all the best in your Happily Ever After!
  • Charlie
    Charlie B. Married on 31/12/2017
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    Michelle was wonderful every step of the way. When we first met her over a cup of coffee to see if she was a good fit and to discuss preliminary details, my husband and I knew right away that we wanted to book. Michelle was always professional, yet energetic and bubbly. She guided us through the process, making recommendations along the way based on the meticulous notes she took during our meetings and conversations. The different ceremony options and suggestions that Michelle provided to us really helped us figure out what we wanted. Neither myself or my husband are religious or spiritual, so having so many choices of alternative ceremonies presented to us was fantastic. The end result was an extremely personalized ceremony that was perfectly suited to my husband and I. I cannot recommend her enough.
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    Kendra S. Married on 29/09/2017
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    Michelle is a consomate professional.
    From the first meeting to the additional questions in order to build our vows to her presence and power during our ceremony.

    My wife and I felt very connected to her and she truly eased our nerves on the day. I could go into greater detail but words can barely describe how fantastic she is.

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words, Kendra! It was a joy to be there are you and Kyle took your next steps forward in your lives, together.
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    Renee B. Married on 05/08/2017
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    Michelle was absolutely wonderful. What I loved most about her, was how she created a ceremony script that was unique to us. She perfectly captured our story and made a very moving speech about my husband and me. She is very friendly, amiable and speaks very clearly. I had received many compliments from our guests about the wedding ceremony as well. She also made all kinds of suggestions for different rituals and gave us lots of examples for vows we could use to help capture the vision we had for our wedding service. If you want a wedding ceremony that is truly magical I highly recommend hiring Michelle as your officiant.
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    Paige M. Getting married on 06/08/2022
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    Absolutely Amazing

    From start to finish, my dealings with Michelle were absolutely incredible. She took the time to get to know us which during COVID is incredibly difficult and especially with a video call, it can be impersonal, but she took as much as much time as was needed and when we ended our call I knew she was the one to get us married. She simply just got us and what we were going for with our intimate casual ceremony. She maintained communication leading up to the ceremony, assisted us with the selection of our vows and offered advice and needed support. She was punctual on our day, even when several of our guests were not and we had to wait for them to arrive to start the ceremony. The ceremony was everything we could have asked for. Heartfelt, profound, romantic and absolutely tear jerking. My dad who never cries said he couldn’t hold back listening to her speak. I especially appreciated her awareness of the ceremony as both my
    Groom and I were entranced with each other. She was able to discreetly center us with our arbour for our photographer and provided clear directive for moving over to the signing of our documents and the next steps. Everyone raved about her and still speaks about her when they talk about our wedding. Everything was seamless. I highly recommend Michelle!!! There is a reason she gets such amazing reviews. One of the best officiants by far!

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh, Paige! Tell your Dad that your words made ME cry!! Thank you so much. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and Pat. Your family is wonderful, and I am wishing you the absolute best in your happily ever after.
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    Stina Married on 20/02/2021
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    Meant to be!

    Reverend Michelle was meant to be our officiant! From the time we first met her at the Royal Ashburn open house, we knew. She was so genuine and inquisitive. It was clear she wanted to understand our love and make the ceremony meaningful for us. Her words on that day rang so true to us that we were able to embrace the moment and take it all in. Our guests, both virtual and in-person, commented how personal the ceremony was and how they learned more about us through her words.

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh Stina! Thank you for your kind words. I loved getting to know you and Daniel! You're a lovely couple and it was my absolute pleasure to be there as you made it all official. Wishing you both the very best in your Happily Ever After!
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    Leanne R. Married on 02/10/2020
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    A Magical Ceremony

    Michelle we are so happy we asked you to perform our Oathing Stone/Handfasting ceremony for our Wedding at Hockley Valley Resort. We would like to thank you for everything you did to help make our special day everything we wanted. Our ceremony was exactly what we had envisioned and we will never forget it. We had numerous comments from our guests on the uniqueness of our ceremony and how you delivered it. You were very professional but also had such a personal approach, you were amazing. We were all were very impressed. You were so awesome to work with we cannot Thank You enough.

    Transcendent Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh, Leanne! Thank you so much for your lovely words. It was wonderful to work with you and Steve on bringing your vision to life! You had a wonderful vision for what you wanted, and it was my true pleasure to make it happen. I'm wishing you the very best in your Happily Ever After!

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

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