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Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann

Winnipeg, Manitoba View map

About

Jo-Ann Lee is a certified Marriage Commissioner with a passion for creating Magical Moments. She believes that every couples love story is unique and that their ceremony should reflect that. Furthermore, Jo-Ann has an organized and professional manner, yet she loves to show her sense of humour. You will notice she has a "sparkle" about her from the minute you meet her. Jo-Ann has married couples since 2011, and is in demand by those who have attended her Ceremonies. Don't hesitate to contact her.

Services offered

Many different types of services are available from the traditional to the very unique. These include civil unions, chinese tea weddings, same sex marriages and vow renewals. She incorporates many cultural traditions into the Ceremony when asked, and unique additions for couples that are looking for something "out of the usual".

How they work

Jo-Ann provides each engaged couple with a personalized folder full of samples and information at their first Consultation. She works with each couple to create a unique "one of a kind "Ceremony. Rehearsals are full of humor and relaxing for everyone. Jo-Ann is a warm individual who often developes a close relationship with her couples and they remain friends well after the event.

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

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$150

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?

$75

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

$15

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    Sydney Y. Married on 25/09/2021
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    The Perfect Ceremony!

    What can I say about Jo-Ann, except that she was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding! She created a thoughtful ceremony that felt so personalized, it’s like she had known us for years. We decided not to write our own vows, but our ceremony still felt perfectly customized to us as a couple. Jo-Ann’s communication was top notch - any questions I had were answered within a matter of hours. She also went above and beyond to ensure that we felt comfortable with every aspect of the ceremony during our rehearsal to prepare us for the big day. She even provided us with a booklet of next steps to follow now that we’ve tied the knot! To summarize, if you’re looking for a caring and detail-oriented officiant who will treat you like family and make your ceremony feel tailored to you as a couple, look no further than Wedding Wishes!

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    Sydney and Marc, it was such an honor for me to Officiate your Marriage. You are truly a special couple that have what it takes to be married a lifetime. Thank you for this wonderful review. My heart is so warm just reading your thoughts. All the Best!!
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    Brittany S. Married on 02/09/2017
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    Jo-Ann was an absolute delight from the very first time we communicated, all the way until our wedding day. She is extremely personable, yet very professional at the same time. For our initial meeting she chose a location that was close to us which I thought was extremely generous. Jo-Ann really took the time to get to know us, and exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. She had great suggestions, but always kept our wishes top of mind. She kept in touch from that point until the rehearsal date to ensure that we had everything in order, she ran the rehearsal beautifully, and left no one with questions or concerns about the big day. We got so many compliments from guests on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was, and I know we owe a huge part of that to Jo-Ann. I would absolutely recommend her to everyone I know!

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    Brittany, your words have truly touched my heart. You were fabulous to work with and it is by working together that the Ceremony becomes "your vision" come true. Thank you for your wonderful review!
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    Selina M. Married on 10/06/2017
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    I am so happy that we hired Jo-Ann as our officiant! She was very organized, and she would offer us suggestions and opinions. She was very interested in getting to know us as people and customizing our ceremony to our own unique needs. She knew exactly what needed to be done and was good at adapting her plan if there were hiccups, for example, like when our rehearsal dinner ran over. I would definitely recommend Jo-Ann!

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    Selina and Peter,
    It was such a pleasure to meet the both of you and guide you through the process of creating a perfect Ceremony. It's by working together that this happens. Your communication was always prompt and helpful to me. Watching you say your vows was wonderful. Have a long wonderful union!
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    Melanie G. Married on 07/02/2017
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    Jo Ann truly made our wedding day special. We wanted a short a sweet ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful. She helped get everyone get and stay organized which was amazing in making sure it went off without a hitch!

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    Thank you Melanie, it was truly wonderful to be part of your Wedding Day! Your friends and family were so warm and welcoming, I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out. The "shot" at the end was a spectacular finale!
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    Samantha H. Married on 03/09/2016
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    Everything at the ceremony went perfectly. I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you so much, Jo-Ann, for being our commissioner. I would recommend you to any one I come across looking for one!

    The package you gave us at our first meeting helped us plan our vows, readings, etc. We didn't know at all what to include or where to even begin. The examples you include in that package are very helpful and we walked away from that first meeting with you relieved (because you gave us plenty of ideas/examples and made us feel very comfortable with all your experience/knowledge) and excited for what was to come.

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    Thank you Samantha for your very kind words. It was such a pleasure to marry you and Ross at Breezy Bend Golf and Country Club. Hugs to Bailey for doing such a good job as flower girl. All the Best as Mr & Mrs!!
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    Kaitlyn A. Married on 16/08/2016
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    Jo-Ann is such a genuine woman. She cares with all her heart, and always puts the couple first. She has structure & understanding that really made my husband and I feel comfortable with our ceremony.

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    Kaitlyn and Thanos, you are truly wonderfully in love and hearing you say "I Do" was inspirational. Thank you for the lovely words of recommendation. Wishing you both a wonderful future.
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    Tamara Married on 13/08/2016
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    My husband and I had been planning our wedding from Calgary and Jo-Ann made it extremely easy! We had mostly communicated via email and only met the day before the wedding at the rehearsal. I was so grateful for the rehearsal, it gave us a chance not only to meet but to chat and get to know each other a little more. We all got along great right away and she made us feel at ease. The ceremony went smoothly and was perfect. Jo-Ann was wonderful, she has such a great personality and gave the ceremony a great feel which was exactly what we were looking for, a little love and a little humour. I would highly recommend Jo-Ann to anyone who is looking for a professional and caring officiant! Thank you again Jo-Ann!

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    You are so welcome Tamara and thank you for such a lovely review. It was certainly a pleasure to Officiate your Marriage and I'm so happy to hear that the Ceremony was everything you hoped for...."a little love, a little humour".
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    Kristy A. Married on 07/08/2016
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    Jo-Ann was awesome, every time we saw her we felt more at ease about things. She always made sure everyone was comfortable in the roles they had for the big day. She let me know all her tips and tricks for getting great photos during the ceremony which is awesome. Wedding officiant more like cool aunt.

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    I love your comment Kristy! Yes, the two of you feel like family! How wonderful to have such a great connection and I hope we will stay in touch. Congrat's on becoming Mr. & Mrs.
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    Amber D. Married on 06/08/2016
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    Jo-Ann was simply fabulous! She was very informative on the whole process, where to get our documents and how to customize our ceremony specifically to us. She prepped us through the whole thing and made us feel like we were in good hands. We had so many of recently engaged friends come up to us and ask for Jo-Ann contact information, which speaks volumes on it's own.

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    It was such a pleasure to work with the two of you. I love when a Ceremony comes together and it's just perfect - like the couple it's meant for. Thank you Amber & Christopher!
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    Judith T. Married on 05/08/2016
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    Jo-anna was amazing. She was extremely helpfully with the ceremony, she told us what what we have to do (cause we had no clue lol) she gave great pointers for great picture but most of all she had written a beautiful ceremony for me and Dave. I thank you Jo-Anna for the wonderful ceremony. You truly made our day beautiful.

    Wedding Wishes by Jo-Ann's reply:

    Thank you Judith, your Wedding was beautiful and it was such an honor to be a part of it. I am so glad that you were pleased with the Ceremony. It's wording it to fit the couple that makes it so magical. All the Best to you and Dave!

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