Fraser Valley Officiants

Professional Wedding Officiants

It starts with a dream

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your whole life! It is the fulfillment of a life-long dream, that special day that you’ve thought of and dreamt of for years. 

That dream requires a few elements to be perfect:  a beautiful setting, your closest friends and family, you and your fiancé, and…  us – the wedding officiant!

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Now you may ask, “What’s so important about the Officiant?” It’s a fair question. Let’s respond with a question, “Do you want to leave your perfect moment in the hands of just anyone?” We offer a very unique approach to your wedding ceremony.  We let you customize it to suit you!  We guide you through the process, and when the time comes, we perform your ceremony exactly the way you imagined it. The moment, the location, the atmosphere, your family and friends, and your soul mate – all together in a perfect ceremony designed by you, and crafted by your Officiant with intention and care.

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Meet the Team!

Jennifer Pankratz

Jennifer Pankratz

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area, Okanagan

Jennifer loves celebrating love!  Her passion is creating unique, personalized ceremonies that speak to your heart, have a great balance between romantic moments and humour, and will be lovingly remembered by you and your guests for many years to come.

Her warm, friendly, 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 as a couple.

Jennifer performs ceremonies from Hope to Vancouver, and also loves travelling to the Okanagan with her husband Doug, and performing weddings there.  If you’re planning a wedding in the Okanagan, contact Jennifer to see if she has plans to be there for your day. 

 

 

 

Greg Janz

Greg Janz

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area

Greg has many years of experience in performing weddings, and he’s great at it!  He offers invaluable insights and knowledge that will help you with planning your special day. He enjoys creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere, and his desire is that your wedding day is a memorable one which is the beginning of a loving, growing life together.

Douglas Pankratz

Douglas Pankratz

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area, 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 and professionalism will allow your ceremony to be a one-of-a-kind, memorable for both you and your guests. 

Doug performs ceremonies from Hope to Vancouver, and also loves travelling to the Okanagan with his wife Jennifer, and performing weddings there.  If you’re planning a wedding in the Okanagan, contact Doug to see if he has plans to be there for your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Hicks

Crystal Hicks

Licensed Officiant | Fraser Valley, Vancouver area

Crystal is a friendly, sweet, warm, energetic lady wrapped in sunshine! She is the perfect mix of down-to-earth and professional. She loves being married to her best friend, Kirk, and is also an amazing singer. Crystal will add a large dose of fun and energy to your ceremony!

If you’re looking for a romantic, fun, memorable ceremony Crystal will work with you to create a ceremony that’s absolutely perfect for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok! What’s the next step?

Right below this is a contact form.  Just fill that in and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  We will arrange a free no-obligation consultation with your chosen officiant to talk through your ceremony either in person or by phone depending on the package you choose (packages are listed below).

   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 they work together with you to create a ceremony as unique and special as you and your fiancé are!

 Now… let’s make that magic happen!

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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.

All Inclusive Packages

All Inclusive packages include:
All you need is your license, rings, and attire because these packages include everything else!
– personalized ceremony
– professional photographer
– bouquet and boutonniere (choose from a selection 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

                        Are you planning a Vow Renewal ceremony?  Ask about our “I Still Do” package for $329

 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!

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!”

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.”

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.”

S & R

“Jenny, thank you so much! We thought you did an excellent job! We really loved having you as an officiant and there was absolutely nothing I would have changed about the ceremony!”

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.”

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 I Do My Way 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!”

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.”​ ​

We’re sure you have a few questions.  You’ll likely find the answers below.  If not, feel free to contact us directly and we will do our best to assist you.

How do we pay you? Do you take tips?
We ask that you pay a $150 deposit after speaking/meeting with your officiant, when they have verified they are available for your wedding date. The deposit will book them for your day and is non-refundable (exception: payment in full for the Swept Off My Feet package will book your Officiant). 
                 
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.
Are your ceremonies legal?

Yes! 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.

Keeping the WOW of your wedding day for a lifetime

Marriage Relationship Coaching

What It Is

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!

Packages and Pricing

All Packages include a Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) online assessment you both complete prior to your first session  ($35 value, FREE for you) . Your session(s) will then be 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

$129  One 90 minute session

I Love You More

$329  Three 90 minute sessions

includes 2 workbooks $32 value

Forever My Love

$529  Five 90 minute sessions

includes textbook, 2 workbooks $62 value

Additional personalized sessions can be added to Forever My Love at $99/session

 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/

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 we recommend:

 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, arbours, lights, speakers                                      Call Austin at (604) 302 9447 

Dresses
Caterers
Flowers
Candles

Longest burning candles made with non-toxic ingredients https://www.partylite.ca/jennypankratz