About Me

Photo Credit: Mary Carlotes Photography

Welcome, I'm so glad you are here. 

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! My name is Catherine and I am an ordained wedding officiant here in Ottawa. Never would I have ever thought that I would be this wildly in love with weddings and wedding ceremonies. In some ways, becoming a wedding officiant and obtaining my wedding officiant licence has been on my life path all along. I've always been a huge fan of love stories and I just really can't help feed off positive and good energy. Before launching Merry Fairy, I had so many questions. What does it take to be a wedding officiant? Who can perform a wedding ceremony? Or even what is the essence of marriage? Needless to say, over the past few years conducting wedding ceremonies as an officiant, I have learned so much about the world around me and about myself. Getting to know a couple's story and what leads them to their wedding day has been such a rewarding experience. To me, a wedding ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the the journey that has led you to your big day. As a wedding officiant, I want to tell your story. One that resonates with who you are as a couple, but also with the lucky ones who are present to witness your big moment.

As you embark on the beautiful adventure of planning your wedding, let me guide you through the seamless creation of a personalized and unforgettable ceremony. I'll naturally take care of all of the legalities.

Why Choose Catherine?

1. Personalized Ceremonies: Your love story is unique, and your ceremony should reflect that. As a wedding officiant, I specialize in crafting personalized ceremonies that capture the essence of your relationship, ensuring a truly memorable experience.

2. Bilingual Expertise: Fluent in both English and French, I bring a bilingual touch to your wedding ceremony, ensuring every moment is understood and cherished by all your guests.

3. Professional Guidance: From the initial consultation to the final "I do," I provide professional guidance and support, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable journey to your wedding day. I can also give you some guidance on obtaining your marriage licence quickly.

Services Offered:

  • Just the Paperwork: A simple, no fuss standard legal ceremony performed by an ordained wedding officiant.
  • Custom Ceremonies: Engaging, unique and tailored to your preferences, beliefs, and traditions.
  • Elopement Packages: Intimate ceremonies for couples seeking a private celebration. There are so many amazing places to elope in Ottawa. I would be happy to share my secrets!
  • Vow Renewals: Celebrate your enduring love with a heartfelt vow renewal ceremony.

Experience the Magic:

You might still be thinking, what does a wedding officiant say at a wedding? I would be happy to share with you past videos or scripts that I've written for happy couples. My google review page is also a wonderful way to get a sense of my ceremony style.

Get in Touch:

Ready to begin the journey to your perfect ceremony? Reach out for a consultation, and let's start planning the wedding of your dreams. Explore my gallery of ceremonies, read testimonials from happy couples, and envision the possibilities for your special day.

Your love story is unique, and so should be your ceremony. Let's make it unforgettable.


Photo Credit:  Katrina Ramsvik Photography