Professional Wedding Officiants

Creating your perfect personalized ceremony                  that beautifully celebrates your unique love story

 

We offer a very unique approach to your wedding ceremony; you get to customize it to suit you!  We work together through the process, creating a personalized, meaningful ceremony that perfectly reflects your personalities and love.

Our expert team of officiants is dedicated to creating a wonderful wedding ceremony experience for you. Your personalized, romantic, fun ceremony will be the perfect celebration of your love, giving you beautiful memories for a lifetime.

easy as 1,2,3

The Next Steps

1. Fill in the contact form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

2. We will arrange a complimentary consultation to hear your vision for your ceremony, and share with you how we can bring that vision to life.

3. If you agree that we are a good match, you will make a deposit which books your Officiant for your wedding, and then we will all plan for the big day! 

Your Officiant is never more than an email, text, or phone call away as you work together to create your perfect ceremony.

 

Wedding info

Contact Form

Marriage Relationship Coaching

15 + 9 =

Hello

Meet our Team

of Licensed Officiants!

Jennifer Pankratz

Jennifer Pankratz

Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Okanagan

Jennifer loves celebrating love! She believes your ceremony should be authentically you and she is passionate about creating unique, personalized ceremonies that speak to your heart and have a great balance between romance and humour.

Her warm, friendly, fun, professional style will put you at ease, knowing your ceremony is in great hands.  She’ll work with you to ensure your ceremony is a true reflection of who you are.

Jen performs ceremonies from Hope to Vancouver, and also loves travelling to the Okanagan with her husband Doug to perform weddings there.

Jacelyn Abrahams

Jacelyn Abrahams

Fraser Valley, Vancouver

Jacelyn is excited to be a part of the Fraser Valley Officiants team! She loves weddings and loves to get the details just right, so she enjoys creating wedding ceremonies that highlight the unique aspects of you and your fiancé.

Jacelyn is a great mix of sweetness, friendliness, warmth, and professionalism and will include just the right mixture of romance and fun to ensure your ceremony is perfect for you!

Jacelyn has been married to her best friend, James, for 11 years and they have 3 young kids, but she manages to find time for creativity in the busyness of life.

Douglas Pankratz

Douglas Pankratz

Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Okanagan

Douglas​ ​has​ ​a​ ​warmth​ ​and​ ​genuine passion​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​that​ ​wonderful​ ​moment​ ​that celebrates​ ​your​ ​unique​ ​story​ ​of​ ​love.​ ​He​ ​will work​ ​with​ ​you​ ​to​ ​create a​ ​ceremony​ ​that​ ​is authentically you, and that will​ ​live​ ​on​ ​as​ ​a​ ​joyful​ ​memory​ ​of​ ​your​ ​special​ ​day!

His perfect balance of fun, warmth, and professionalism will allow your ceremony to be one-of-a-kind; memorable for both you and your guests. 

Doug performs ceremonies from Hope to Vancouver, and also travels to the Okanagan with his wife Jennifer to perform weddings there. (If you’re planning a wedding in the Okanagan, contact Doug to check his schedule.)

Crystal Hicks

Crystal Hicks

Fraser Valley, Vancouver

Crystal is a friendly, sweet, and warm officiant with an energetic personality. She strikes the perfect balance between down-to-earth and professional.

Married to her best friend, Kirk, Crystal is also an accomplished singer and brings fun and energy to every ceremony she officiates.

For couples seeking a romantic, fun, and memorable wedding, Crystal will work closely with you to create a ceremony tailored to your unique love story.

Based in the Fraser Valley, Crystal is ready to help you design a wedding ceremony that captures the essence of your relationship.

Bob Cottrill

Bob Cottrill

Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Whistler

Bob is dedicated to helping couples create memorable wedding ceremonies reflecting their unique love stories.

With 30 years of pastoral experience, he brings expertise to crafting personalized ceremonies celebrating love and commitment. Bob’s approach is warm, friendly, and professional, ensuring a perfect blend of romance, inspiration, and humour.

Committed to making your special day unforgettable, Bob is based in Abbotsford and works with couples throughout the Fraser Valley to design their dream wedding ceremonies.

Team photos credit: Jordyn Keller

The deets

 Our Packages

ALL packages include:
– unlimited emails with your officiant (we’re always available for any questions along the way)
– a phone call 1 – 2 weeks prior to your wedding to talk through the entire ceremony
– arriving early on your special day to check in with you and your vendors
– ensuring the marriage license is properly filled out and signed
– sending your marriage license to Vital Statistics for you
                                                                                                                                                               *The Amazing Day and Dream Come True packages also include access to
our exclusive resources page to customize your ceremony.

simplify the process!

Done For You Packages

All you need is your license, rings, and attire because these packages include everything else!

– personalized ceremony
– professional photographer
– bouquet and boutonniere (your choice of colours)
– champagne toast (non-alcoholic available on request)
– unlimited emails with your officiant and photographer, we’re always available for any questions
– a phone call prior to your wedding to talk through the ceremony
– ensuring the marriage license is properly filled out and signed
– sending your marriage license to Vital Statistics for you
These packages are flexible and customizable to fit you perfectly!!
Starting at:

Are you planning a Vow Renewal ceremony?  Ask about our “I Still Do” package for $239

 Would you like to renew the vows that you made to each other on your wedding day, recommitting your love for each other? A Vow Renewal ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate a love that has endured and deepened over the years.  Affirm to your spouse that if you had it to do over again, you’d still choose them!

Jenna & Brennan

My husband and I talk about this all the time – we got so lucky with Jennifer as our officiant! From the first meeting to the wedding day, she was just incredible. She walked us through everything so thoroughly, we felt so confident going into the ceremony. Jennifer formed our ceremony to our personalities so perfectly, it was just truly and authentically us. She had our family laughing, and tearing up the next second, and she made us feel so relaxed and comfortable while we were standing before so many people.

Thankyou, Jennifer, for your kindness, your comfort, and for making our ceremony so beautiful, genuine, and memorable.

10/10!

 

Dashae & Tristan

“”From the first zoom call with Doug, his warmth and sincerity instantly made us want him as our offiiciant for our small and intimate elopement. His personalized ceremony captured the essence of our love so perfectly, and his words truly touched our hearts. Doug went above and beyond to make sure every detail was just right, and his calming presence made our day unforgettable. We’re forever grateful for his role in our special day and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an officiant who genuinely cares about making your wedding day magical. Thankyou for making our elopement so incredibly beautiful!

Thankyou so much Doug for helping us with one of the best days of our lives and making it so, so special, we are so grateful!”

Wade & Haley

“We can honestly not say enough amazing things about our officiant Jenny from our August Wedding! We wanted a casual, short and meaningful ceremony and that is exactly what she delivered. She was very warm and welcoming to the guests and we genuinely felt that the words she spoke were from her heart. From the beginning when she was available for questions and ideas, to the rehearsal and ceremony where she presented herself and our ceremony beautifully. She was AMAZING and we highly recommend her, she will not disappoint!”

T&M

 “We had Jenny Pankratz as the officiant for our wedding ceremony in July. She was amazing to work with right from the beginning, when we first met her up to and including our ceremony. She really wanted to ensure that our ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be, and worked with us to do that. Their website has great tools and examples of all the parts that are included in a ceremony and we were able to customize every part of it. We would highly recommend Jenny to other couples looking for a down to earth, enthusiastic and humorous officiant.”

Keri & Carvey

We loved working with Crystal! She explained everything clearly and made us very comfortable with the process. On the day, she was calm and organized. We received so many compliments from our guests on her presence and clear voice. Would highly recommend!

Matt and Jamie

“Our officiant Jenny was fabulous – easy to work with and made the ceremony perfect! Highly highly recommend! So many of our guests thought the ceremony was done beautifully as did we.”

Sonia & Michael

“From our first meeting, Jenny was absolutely lovely to deal with. With her help, we were able to create the exact wedding ceremony we wanted – something that was intimate, meaningful, and reflective of us and our life together. On our wedding day, she performed the service beautifully, and so many of our guests told us how special they thought it was. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenny as an officiant to any couple who wants a very personal and thoughtful approach to their wedding ceremony.”

Ross & Mia

“Doug,​ ​back​ ​when​ ​we​ ​first​ ​met​ ​with​ ​you,​ ​my​ ​foremost​ ​concern​ ​was​ ​that many​ ​wedding​ ​ceremonies​ ​are​ ​not​ ​very​  memorable,​ ​or​ ​at​ ​least​ ​not​ ​as memorable​ ​as the​ ​party​ ​that​ ​follows.​ ​Given​ ​a​ ​few​ ​days​ ​to​ ​reflect,​ ​we both​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​the​ ​ceremony​ ​was​ ​incredibly​ ​thoughtful, passionate, informative,​ ​and​ ​spiritually​ ​fulfilling.​ ​​ ​It​ ​was​ ​absolutely​ ​amazing
and​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​highlights​ ​of​ ​our​ ​lives.​ ​To​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​share something​ ​so​ ​special​ ​and​ ​intimate​ ​with​ ​our​ ​families​ ​completely exceeded​ ​our​ ​expectations.​ ​​ ​Truly,​ ​thank​ ​you​ ​very​ ​much.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​so​ ​glad to​ ​have​ ​found​ ​you.”​ ​

Dasha and Aaron

“Jenny is a thoughtful, caring, organized, and fun person to work with. We were lucky to have her as our officiant and definitely recommend Jenny to any couple!”

Jennifer and David

“Jenny was beyond amazing as the officiant for our event. Jenny went out of her way to talk to us before our event, both on the phone and in-person, to walk us through what we needed and make sure everything we wanted was in the ceremony. The website was easy to use and a great way to organise a wedding – we were seriously so pleased that we could pick and choose everything we wanted in the ceremony – so cool!  On the day of the wedding, Jenny was cool as a cucumber, even when I was stressed out, and really played to the crowd. Her words were reassuring and genuine, and she made all of our guests cry (which is a really good thing at a wedding!). I cannot recommend Jenny highly enough, I have never been to a wedding with an officiant so warm, welcoming, and genuine, and she really made the day perfect for us. Thanks Jenny!”

Angel & Richie 1/2

Doug made our special day even more unforgettable. His professionalism, warmth, and genuine passion for his work made him the perfect choice for our ceremony. Doug was incredibly accommodating and took the time to really understand what we wanted, listening to our specific requests, and incorporated them seamlessly into his beautiful words of wisdom, which left us and our guests both laughing and crying throughout the ceremony. His words about love and marriage were truly heartfelt and genuine. He even incorporated a special blessing from our friends and family.

(continued on next slide)

Angel & Richie 2/2

(continued) Doug’s hard work and dedication to making our special day perfect was evident in every moment, and we feel incredibly lucky to have had him as our officiant. Doug went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He was easy to work with, punctual, and incredibly professional. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our special day.

We would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking for a wedding officiant who will create a ceremony that is both meaningful and memorable. Doug truly exceeded our expectations, and we are so grateful to have had him as a part of our special day. He deserves all the stars and more!

FAQ’s

Have questions? Click on the + button beside each topic.

Deposit - Tips - Travel
We ask that you pay a $250 deposit after speaking with your officiant. The deposit will book them for your day and is non-refundable (exceptions: payment in full required for the Swept Off My Feet package, $1000 deposit for Simply Romantic package, $1700 deposit for helicopter packages). 
 …                
As for tipping, it’s never expected but always appreciated.  As a rule of thumb, if you are tipping any of your vendors, consider tipping your Officiant as well, they have spent many hours creating your perfect ceremony. Or, better yet,  give a review if you appreciated your officiant!
There will be a travel fee if your ceremony is more than 25 km from your Officiant’s house at the 2024 CRA recommended amount of .70/km. With the price of gas these days we’re certain you understand!
Are your ceremonies legal?

Yes! All of our Officiants are licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in the province of BC.  We’re the reason your marriage is official and not just a big, fun party!

How do we get our license and certificate?

You must purchase your marriage license in person in the province in which you are getting married.  Be sure to bring your license to the wedding ceremony or better yet, the rehearsal if your officiant will be doing one for you.

Your officiant will ensure the license is properly filled out and signed, and send it to Vital Statistics for you. You’ll receive your marriage certificate in the mail in 3-6 weeks.

Click below for information on purchasing your license:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/marriage/marriage-licences

Keeping the WOW of your wedding day for a lifetime

Marriage Relationship Coaching

You invest a lot of time and effort to ensure your wedding day is amazing, and putting the same type of effort into your marriage relationship is even more important.  Our relationship coaching, using proven strategies, will give you every possible advantage for your lifetime of love.

Your sessions will be customized specifically to you, every session is fun and highly personalized!

Hi! We’re Doug and Jen, still crazy about each other after 30+ married years! Our favourite thing is hanging out together! We also love pizza, movie nights, roller coasters, the beach, our family, and helping couples get and stay happily married!

We’ve coached hundreds of engaged and newlywed couples and we do it together to provide his and her perspectives.

Packages and Pricing

All Packages include a Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) online assessment you both complete prior to your first session ($47 value, FREE for you). Your sessions will then be highly customized based on the results of your assessment.

You’ll discover your unique strengths as a couple and how your two personalities mesh.  It will give you every possible advantage for your lifetime of love, taking your relationship to a deeper level of intimacy.

And did we mention it’s fun??!

I Give You My Heart

$359  Three 90 minute session

includes 2 workbooks $36 value

I Love You More

$549  Five 90 minute sessions

includes 2 workbooks $36 value

Forever My Love

$739  Seven 90 minute sessions

includes 2 workbooks $36 value

 Recommended Vendors

(will be added to on a regular basis)

Photographers

Jordana Rae Photography | a really sweet human being with a really amazing talent for photography      https://www.jordanaraephotography.com/

Jordyn Keller Photography | Jordyn is fun and energetic, and an incredible photogropher     https://jordynkeller.ca/

Oleg Donner | a highly experienced, award winning photographer passionate about his craft      https://olegdonner.com/

Paramount Weddings | A husband and wife team that offer amazing photography and videography to document your special day | https://www.paramountweddings.com

 

Venues:

Clayburn Chapel and Schoolhouse, Abbotsford | Tons of character in these 2 beautiful historic buildings that have been used for many movies! Call Jillian (who just happens to be Jennifer’s sweet sister) at 604-618-7213 |http://www.clayburnvillage.com

Bakerview Farm, Abbotsford | definitely a hidden gem, and so many extras are included: huge tent, covered patio, tables and chairs, day-of coordinator, washrooms, petting zoo| a beautifully landscaped, relaxed farm setting with a gorgeous view of Mt. Baker, numerous amenities, parking, ample space, and some fun add-on options like pony rides and the ice-cream parlour! Contact: Rylea at 604-557-1486 / rsullivan@nutrivagroup.com | http://bakerviewfarm.com/the-venue-rental

Willow Lake Farm & Stables, Langley | this peaceful farm setting has  pastures, willow trees, a picturesque pond, grazing horses, and farm animals. Perfect for your outdoor, rustic, fairytale wedding | Contact: Tracy at https://willowlakefarmandstable.com/

 

Tents and other Rentals

High Quality Rentals https://www.highqualityrentals.ca                 

Tents of various sizes, lights, speakers                                     

Call Austin at (604) 302 9447 

Caterers