Photo by Grace Photography

Types of Wedding Ceremonies Offered

Civil ceremonies are brief services which are legal in Canada. A civil ceremony is like a city hall service – short and basic. Your service will be 15 minutes long. No muss or fuss.

Religious/sacramental ceremonies are recognized by the Anglican Communion as well as the Vatican and other Christian denominations.

Spiritual ceremonies are all about your love for each other. There are many options to choose from or you may write your own.

Non-denominational services are for couples of all faiths who do not want a basic ceremony. You may add personal touches like anecdotes and inspired traditions. Religious references may be included if you choose.

Commitment Ceremonies
A commitment ceremony means different things to different people. It can be complete with a church, a wedding gown and formal attire and lots of guests.  It can be a small intimate exchange between you and your partner - or it can be a big bash celebrating your love and commitment to each other. All of these possibilities are available but without a marriage license.

Renewal Ceremonies

A vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage and commitment to each other. It’s a way to let the world to know you'd do it all over again after 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 or any number of years as spouses.  Maybe you want to reaffirm your love and commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. Children are always a welcome addition to your renewal ceremony so they can share the joy as family.

Items needed when you book your nuptials with Kawartha Weddings.

1. Your full names.
2. The couple’s emails, phone numbers and addresses.
3. The preferred time and date of your ceremony.
4. The type of ceremony you choose.
5. An Ontario Wedding license withing 90 days of your wedding. They are available at most municipal offices.

The cost for all ceremonies is $350.00. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your wedding. Payments can be made in cash or an e-transfer. After receiving your deposit, your choice of ceremony will be emailed to you for your perusal.

***If you have been divorced outside of Canada, a Canadian lawyer must verify your documents and send them to the Registrar General. There are no exceptions. This usually takes six weeks. Kawartha Weddings can recommend local lawyers qualified to do this for you.

The Wedding Singer

Have you thought of music for your ceremony? Grace Jamiseon is a local, professional singer. She also plays the organ and piano. Grace will sing and play at your ceremony in the processional, recessional and while you sign your documents.
She has her Grade 7 piano and Grade 9 singing with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
This talented woman graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music and Religious Studies.

She was a music minister for 20 years for churches in Coboconk, Kirkfield, Victoria Road and Woodville. Grace has also performed in many choirs. You are likely to hear her voice over talents used in many radio ads as well. Grace is a real pro! 
Her fee is $100.00 for your ceremony and $50.00 if you feel you need a rehearsal.
Grace can be reached at  grace.ja[email protected]

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