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Valerie Russell - Humanist Officiant

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Cobourg, Ontario View map

About

Valerie Russell is a registered Officiant with the Humanist Association of Canada and she is available for a variety of events, weddings, elopements, destination wedding and vow renewals. Valerie caters to secular couples of all backgrounds and she is the perfect person for all kinds of events, a small elegant ceremony or a grand wedding. Valerie serves the Durham County, Northumberland County, Peterborough County and beyond.

Services offered

Valerie allows the couple, to write their own vows to make the ceremony more personal and unique. She can create a highly customised wedding ceremony according to the beliefs and expectations of the couple. If you are searching for a great wedding venue, her small farm and garden in Gore's Landing is also available. The services of Valerie are offered for civil unions, non-religious weddings, vow renewals, and ceremony rehearsals.

Other services

Along with weddings, the services of Valerie are available for other events, such us:

  • Naming ceremonies
  • Funerals
  • Elopements

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, no denomination, earth-based

Wedding Services Starting Price

$350

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?

$50

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$15

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    Jennifer Married on 18/09/2021
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    Highly recommend!

    From the moment we "met" Valerie on the phone, we had a great feeling about her. She is warm, personable, and feels like speaking with an old friend. She arrived on time, despite having two prior officiating engagements before ours! She was accommodating of our ceremony requests, and executed everything perfectly. Highly recommend Valerie as your officiant for your special day!

    Valerie Russell - Humanist Officiant's reply:

    Really appreciate this great review Jennifer. Thank you very much. Looking forward to your photos. Val
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    Emilee Married on 21/08/2021
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    Valerie was amazing!

    Valerie officiated our wedding ceremony in Stirling and she was absolutely incredible leading up to the big day and delivered a beautiful ceremony! We would absolutely recommend Valerie to anyone looking for an officiant due to her professionalism, flexibility and willingness to accommodate. We wanted a personal and non traditional ceremony and Valerie was so amazing to make it happen!

    Valerie Russell - Humanist Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much Emilee. Looking forward to seeing your photos. Your wedding was just beautiful and you looked absolutely stunning.
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    Jonathan Married on 27/07/2019
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    Book her now

    Valerie officiated our ceremony in Roseneath ON on July 27, 2019 and Valerie was a complete gem to work with. While we lived in Toronto, Valerie was more than accommodating to find dates and locations to meet with us. She was very responsive and put us at ease on how our day would go. She came very prepared with a whole encyclopedia of example scripts and on the day of, she spoke very well and our guests specifically mentioned how beautiful our ceremony was, in part due to Valerie’s officiating.
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    Rena A. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Absolutely Lovely!

    Valerie is so very lovely and was awesome to work with. She was kind, patient, and genuinely loves what she does. Definitely would recommend to any couple looking for a beautiful non religious but meaningful ceremony!
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    Jennifer D. Married on 25/05/2019
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    Beautiful ceremony

    This review is for Humanist Officiant, Valerie Russell. Val was beyond accommodating and helpful. She gave us a beautiful ceremony that we won't forget. Val is kind, punctual, reliable and wonderful to work with. She goes out of her way to make sure you have a special day. You won't be disappointed!
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    Vanessa Married on 23/09/2018
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    Not One Complaint

    Valerie was amazing! I would definitely recommend her to anyone! She was more than helpful with ideas, very accommodating of our location and went over and above what I was expecting. Wanting only our kids at the ceremony, we would have been short a witness if her husband didn't come along and sign for us as well. They were both wonderful people and they helped make our day perfect! Thanks again Valerie!
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    Brianna P. Married on 04/08/2018
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    Amazing Officiant!

    We had the pleasure of working with Val to design our dream ceremony. Val was supportive, kind and knowledgable, offering many suggestions and ideas from her experiences to help us. She was available to meet and discuss ideas or ask questions throughout the process. We received numerous compliments for how personal our ceremony was on focusing on our love. We are honoured to have worked with Val and highly recommend her as an officiant.

    Valerie Russell - Humanist Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review Brianna. It was indeed a pleasure to be a part of your day. Val Russell
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    Jasmine G. Married on 16/10/2021
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    October wedding

    Valerie was very kind and sweet. She was punctual and did as I requested. She allowed me to go through her ceremonies and piece together a ceremony that suited us which I appreciated.
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    Karen C. Married on 01/05/2021
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    Wonderful Officiant!

    Valerie was wonderful- she was prompt, kind, helpful, and professional! She worked with us to create a ceremony that suited us. On the day of she was fabulous and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We didn’t do a rehearsal dinner because of covid, but she effortlessly guided us through every aspect of the ceremony. I really couldn’t be more pleased with her and our experience. I would absolutely recommend hiring her for your wedding!
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    Kimberly Married on 01/06/2019
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    Wonderful officiant!

    Val was exactly what we were looking for and I would highly recommend her! She was kind and thoughtful and helped us design the exact ceremony we were looking for. Thank you for helping to make our day so special :)

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