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Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant

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About

Tamara Jones is an Alberta Appointed Marriage Commissioner serving the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. She has performed over 5000+ marriage ceremonies over the past 15 years and is truly passionate about what she does.

ACHIEVEMENTS

• Top 3 Marriage Commissioners in Calgary 2018/2019/2020/2021 (voted by public)

• Alberta Government Appointed Marriage Commissioner - Officiated over 4800 Marriage Ceremonies in Alberta

(duration of 14 years)

* 2021 Canadian Business Review Board Recipient

• Preferred (Marriage Commissioner) for numerous restaurants, hotels, and community centres in the cities of Calgary,

Canmore, Kananaskis, Banff and Lake Louise

• Published (online/print) Wedding Bells Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Confetti, Rocky Mountain

Brides, Style Me Pretty, Blush Magazine, Fairmont Hotels, Calgary Bride, Calgary Bridal Guide, JuneBug Weddings, Avenue Calgary

• Recipient / Calgary Women of Inspiration / White Hat Recipient / Formally commended by Alberta Premier 2016

• Key-Note Speaker Calgary YWCA Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes Campaign 2016

• Wedbiz Outstanding Service Award 2016-2019

• Nominee for People’s Choice Awards in Calgary celebrating small businesses in Calgary 2016

• Wedding Industry Experts award winner top 2 Marriage Commissioners in Calgary, top 3 in Alberta, top 20 in

Canada, top 20 worldwide 2016-2018

• Past Nominee Calgary Top 40 under 40 2012

Services offered

Tamara is happy to provide customized vows for your civil union or ceremony, whether religious or not. She will also attend any rehearsals as requested. Tamara also performs vow renewal ceremonies. She offers services for symbolic ceremonies like blended family vow ceremony, breaking the glass, unity glass ceremony, hand ceremony, hand fasting ceremony, tree planting ceremony, love letter/wine ceremony, rose ceremony, a moment of recognition, champagne ceremony and ring warming ceremony. She will also officiate elopement and destination ceremonies.

How she works

Tamara offers romantic and caring Marriage Ceremonies that are meaningful to her couples. Customized marriage ceremonies are created to ensure the ceremony captures the love and emotion each feels for one another. Whether the marriage ceremony takes place in the rocky mountains, downtown Calgary, a restaurant, a park, in the backyard or your living room, consistent customer service is provided.

Tamara has earned a reputation in the wedding industry as a Wedding Specialist combining professionalism and light-heartedness. It’s all about balance and feels it is important that her clients enjoy their marriage ceremony by providing customized marriage ceremonies and exceptional customer service. Always.

Tamara has advocated passionately for marriage equality in the LGBTQ2S+ community (love is love). She has mentored youth and adults by boosting their self-confidence, self-worth, enhance positivity and focus, pursue their goals, dream big and go for it.

Highlights

Wedding Types

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

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jainism, jewish, shinto, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$275

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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?

$200
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    Jonathan F. Married on 24/02/2022
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    No need to look further than Tamara!

    Wow! Tamara is the absolute BEST! She has wonderful energy and is incredibly calming (which comes in handy on a very stressful day!). We had great conversation in preparing for the wedding and she assisted with recommending readings for the ceremony. She was extremely thorough, kind and is the leader you want when your head is in the clouds on your big day. She has been officiating for a long time and is ready for anything, while being very professional and personable. Our guests all complemented us on our selection with Tamara. She has also officiated for a few of our friends as well. No need to look further than Tamara!
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    Jessica P. Married on 24/02/2022
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    Unforgettable!

    Tamara was a JOY to collaborate with for our recent winter wedding at Azuridge Estate Hotel in the Calgary, Alberta area! Her calm, positive and uplifting demeanor was apparent immediately, and you could sense her years and years of experience, professionalism and passion as a marriage officiant! Tamara was flawless during our ceremony, creatively incorporating my husband and I's desired readings, alongside the reading of our own vows. We had such a smooth and memorable ceremony as a result, and our guests thoroughly enjoyed her officiating as well - thanks so much Tamara! xo
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    Ellysa S. Married on 19/08/2021
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    Tamara is amazing!

    Tamara was absolutely amazing! She was one of our best vendors we hired for our wedding. We cannot get over how comfortable she made us both feel from the day we met her. We knew the second we met her she was the right fit for us and that we were hiring her to officiate our wedding. All our guests raved about how great of a job she did after our ceremony! Tamara thank you so much for officiating our special day we cannot thank you enough! You did such a wonderful job personalizing our ceremony and made it perfect! Tamara will not disappoint you we would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!

    Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant's reply:

    Such a perfect wedding day in the mountains Ellysa! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely words - you have filled my heart today. The honour, and pleasure was all mine to officiate for you both! Wishing you a lifetime of love, laugher and happiness, Tamara 💜
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    Kait Married on 04/07/2021
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    Beautiful ceremony by an expert commissioner!

    We hired Tamara for our ceremony in Banff in July '21 and she absolutely nailed it. We ran into some inclement weather right before our ceremony and were rushing to get set up and ready to roll - Tamara arrived and was ready to help with anything, all the way down to getting our arbor flowers attached!

    She helped calm us down since our anxieties were high, not only because it was our wedding day, but also with the weather and because we were running a little behind. The whole time she was extremely organized and pleasant to deal with!

    Our ceremony was beautiful - Tamara has quite a selection of readings to choose from and she did an amazing job adding her own personal touch on the ceremony itself. She definitely made us feel comfortable during our wedding. We have watched our ceremony video a few times and are still blown away with how amazing everything was.

    We highly recommend Tamara - she is a wonderful commissioner and extremely genuine with everything she does.

    Thank you Tamara for being a wonderful friend on our wedding day!

    Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant's reply:

    Oh my goodness thank you so much for your kind words Kait! The honour was all mine to officiate for you both and so glad I did a good job on the arbour (PHEUGH!) One never knows what Alberta weather will bring and so proud of you (all) for coming together to make this wedding day happen in Banff! Such a beautiful day. Please keep in touch. Hugs to you all, Tamara
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    Alanna E. Married on 01/05/2021
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    Flexible and Kind

    Tamara was so flexible and kind to us during the planning stages of our wedding! The pandemic led to us changing venues and plans multiple times and Tamara worked with us along the way to make sure we still got the wedding of our dreams.

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    Alanna, thank you for leaving such a lovely review. The pleasure was all mine to be a part of your wedding day journey and wishing you both love, well wishes and happiness. Hugs, Tamara
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    Vanessa Married on 14/07/2020
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    Truly Beautiful.

    During the tough times of COVID she was amazing and helped our special day go so well.

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    Vanessa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The honour and pleasure was all mine to officiate for you both and once again congratulations! Hugs to all, Tamara
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    Valerie Married on 06/06/2020
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    Amazing and professional

    We are so happy we went with Tamara as our marriage officiant. Due to covid our wedding was postponed 2 different times. Tamara never had an issue with this and was so accommodating through out this time. She was always available if I had any questions. The day before my wedding she was very calming and reassuring that everything would be fine as I was super nervous. She makes the ceremony beautiful with her words and her presence. She’s super professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Tamara! Thank you so much for everything.
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    Kristina M. Married on 29/02/2020
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    Heartfelt and genuine

    Tamara was absolute perfection. She was there with every step and really allowed our personalities to come out in our wedding ceremony. She provided some amazing options for vows and readings, this really allowed our ceremony to be "us" She was personable and genuine. Highly recommend. I received many compliments on how beautiful and heartfelt our ceremony was. Thank you so much Tamara!

    Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant's reply:

    Kristina, Oh my goodness thank you so much for sharing review! Such a big heart you have.... thank you for including me in your wedding day again :) I am wishing you and your family well wishes and great health during this strange time we are all going thru right now. Warmest wishes, Tamara
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    Danielle S. Married on 01/02/2020
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    Tamara is Incredible!

    Tamara was superb at our February 1st wedding. We included her at the rehearsal and she really helped us. She was incredible with her words of encouragement and really made our ceremony special. She is AMAZING!

    Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant's reply:

    Hi Danielle, Once again congratulations to you and Spencer! I am so proud of you both for choosing to share your personal vows during your marriage ceremony and you looked GORGEOUS! It was such an honour to officiate for you both. Hugs, Tamara
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    Amber S. Married on 24/01/2020
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    Perfect Ceremony!

    Tamara officiated our civil ceremony prior to us travelling to Mexico for a symbolic destination wedding. She was amazing to deal with and the ceremony was perfect. My fiancé and I are so pleased, we highly recommend her!

    Weddings By Tamara-Marriage Officiant's reply:

    Amber! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I very much hope you have a wonderful time in Mexico and a perfect wedding day in the sun. Thank you again for making me feel so welcome in your beautiful home. Hugs to you both, Tamara

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Tamara Jones is an Alberta Appointed Marriage Commissioner serving the City of Calgary. She is 48 years old and is the youngest person to receive this prestigious appointment ever! She has performed over 4500+ marriage ceremonies over the past 13 years and is truly passionate at what she does.

Tamara has earned a reputation in the wedding industry as a Wedding Specialist combining professionalism and light-heartedness. It’s all about balance and feels it is important that couples ENJOY their marriage ceremony by providing customized marriage ceremonies and exceptional customer service. ALWAYS.

Tamara has advocated passionately for marriage equality in the LGBTQ community (LOVE IS LOVE). She has mentored youth and adults by boosting self-confidence, self-worth, enhance positivity and focus, pursue their goals, dream BIG and go for it.

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