List of Services

Looking to get legally married in Ontario or Québec?

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Just the Paperwork

Legal Ceremonies with Merry Fairy, Your Trusted Wedding Officiant in Ottawa

Planning a destination wedding or opting for a private, efficient legal ceremony? Look no further! I am a legal wedding officiant based in Ottawa, Ontario, and I'm here to make the paperwork process smooth and stress-free. I can legally perform ceremonies in Ontario and Quebec.

'Just the Paperwork' Package:

Whether you're planning a destination wedding or simply seeking a private setting to sign legal documents, I offer a convenient solution. As a certified legal wedding officiant, I welcome you to my home in Ottawa, or we can meet at a location of your choice, including your own home. All you need are a marriage license, a chosen date, and two witnesses. If needed, I can even arrange witnesses for you.

What's Included:

  • Quick and efficient signing of legal documents
  • A simple verbal ceremony, meeting the legal requirements of the Marriage Act of Ontario
  • Flexibility to choose the location: my home, your preferred venue, or your own residence
  • Option for witness arrangement at an additional fee

Understanding the Legal Ceremony:

Under the Marriage Act, a simple verbal ceremony in front of two witnesses is a requirement for a legal marriage. This includes stating, in the presence of a certified officiant, that you accept each other as legal spouses. Once the verbal ceremony concludes, we promptly sign the necessary legal documents.

Opting for Privacy:

Should you prefer an intimate setting with just the couple, I am more than happy to arrange witnesses for you at an additional fee of $50 per witness.

Getting married on your terms has never been simpler or more personalized!

Ready to take the next step? Contact me to schedule your 'Just the Paperwork' appointment and ensure your legal ceremony is a seamless and memorable experience.


$350 + HST

Photo Credit: Jessica Toye Photography
Photo Credit: Jessica Toye Photography


Elope in Style: Your Intimate Ceremony with Merry Fairy, Your Ottawa/Gatineau Wedding Officiant

Elopements are more than just secret ceremonies; they're about creating a beautiful, private moment that celebrates your love on your terms. While the dictionary might suggest it's a marriage conducted without the knowledge of family and friends, in reality, it's a choice for those seeking a more personal and intimate wedding experience.

Why Choose an Elopement?

Not everyone dreams of a grand wedding. If you're someone who prefers an understated celebration, is hesitant to be the center of attention, or simply desires a romantic and private ceremony with your love, an elopement might just be your perfect solution.

What I Offer:

As your dedicated wedding officiant, I specialize in crafting simple and private elopement ceremonies in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding regions.

  • An intimate ceremony at the location of your choice
  • Inclusion of two witnesses in the ceremony (additional arrangements available for a couple-only celebration)
  • Comprehensive assistance with all legal paperwork
  • Guidance throughout the marriage license acquisition process

Celebrate Your Love Your Way:

Ottawa and Gatineau offer a plethora of wonderful spots for elopements, and I'm here to provide you with recommendations based on your preferences.

Witness Arrangements:

Should you wish to keep the celebration exclusive to just the two of you, I can arrange witnesses for an additional fee.

Let's Make It Memorable:

Your elopement is a unique and intimate chapter of your love story. Let me be your officiant, ensuring that every detail is taken care of, leaving you free to savor the moment.

Ready to embark on this intimate journey? Contact me, and let's start planning your elopement in a way that perfectly captures the essence of your love.

$450 + HST

Photo Credit: Lauren McCormick Photography

Wedding Ceremonies

Celebrate Love in Style: Your Unforgettable Ceremony with Merry Fairy, Your Expert Officiant

Get ready for a wedding experience that's as unique as your love story! I'm Merry Fairy, your officiant.

For those who dream big (and those who just love a good party!), my goal turn your ceremony into a magical and unforgettable celebration. Whether you're inviting a cast of thousands or keeping it intimate, this is your chance to make your love story shine. I promise to make your guest feel warm and fuzzy inside.

It's also an opportunity to include special ceremony rites, such as handfasting, ring warming, sand ceremonies, and more—I have plenty of creative ideas to make your ceremony truly memorable.

What's Included:

  • Consultation to discuss script personalization and ceremony customization
  • Guidance on vows and options for ceremonial rites if requested
  • A comprehensive and personalized ceremony for your special day
  • Assistance with all legal paperwork
  • Expert guidance throughout the marriage license acquisition process

Enjoy Your Day, Stress-Free:

Your wedding day should be about joy, love, and creating lasting memories. As your officiant, I take care of all the necessary paperwork, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—celebrating your love surrounded by those who matter most.

Expert Guidance Throughout:

From the initial consultation to the grand ceremony, I am available throughout the entire process to provide guidance on obtaining your marriage license, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Book your ceremony and Let's Begin:

Ready to turn your wedding dreams into reality? Contact me to book and let's begin crafting the perfect ceremony for your grand celebration.

Your love story deserves to be celebrated in a way that leaves an everlasting impression. Trust me to be your officiant, and let's make it a moment to remember forever.

$750 + HST

Photo Credit: Émilie Laviolette photography
Photo Credit: Émilie Laviolette photography

Ceremony coaching

Your Friend-Officiated Wedding Script Service

In today's world, more couples are opting for a unique celebration by having friends and family members lead their wedding ceremony. It's a beautiful tribute to the love and support that surrounds you. If you're considering this heartfelt approach in Ontario or Québec, you're in the right place!

The Challenge of Friend-Officiating in Ontario and Québec:

While the idea of having a friend officiate your wedding is touching, there are legalities to navigate, especially in Ontario and Québec. Officiating a wedding in these provinces requires an officiant license, which isn't easily obtained without proper training and certification. But don't worry – there's a solution that gives you the best of both worlds.

My Solution: Script Writing Service for Friend-Officiated Weddings

I offer a unique service to ensure your friend-led ceremony is executed like a pro, Here's what I provide:

  • Customized Wedding Ceremony Script: Tailored to reflect your unique love story and personal style.
  • Guidance on Legal Requirements: We help you navigate the legal aspects, ensuring a seamless and stress-free process.
  • I will work directly with your friend or family member to prepare a perfect script.

Why Choose Merry Fairy:

  • Expertise in Crafting Meaningful Scripts: I have so much experience writing scripts that capture the essence of your love story.
  • Legal Know-How: I stay updated on the legal requirements in Ontario and Québec, ensuring your ceremony is both personal and legitimate. We'll get together and sign the paperwork before the big day at the location of your choice.
  • Flexibility and Collaboration: I work closely with you and your friend to create a ceremony that feels authentic and special.

Ready to Make Your Ceremony Unforgettable?

Contact me to book our Script Writing Service for Friend-Officiated Weddings.

Your love deserves to be celebrated uniquely, and I'm here to make sure it happens, with your friend at the center of the celebration.

$650 + HST

Renewal of Vows

Renew Your Love Story: Vow Renewal Services by Merry Fairy, Your Dedicated Wedding Officiant

Your love story is unique, and so is the journey you've traveled together. No two couples are the same, and there are countless reasons why you might be considering renewing your vows. Whether you're commemorating a milestone, celebrating shared adventures, or simply wanting to make a fresh start, a Renewal of Vows Ceremony is a beautiful way to reaffirm your commitment to each other.

Why Choose a Vow Renewal?

  • Celebrate Milestones: Every journey is marked by milestones. A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate the adventures you've shared.
  • Fresh Start: Sometimes, life takes unexpected turns. Renewing your vows is a powerful way to make a fresh start, reaffirming your commitment and love.
  • Budget-Friendly Bliss: If your original wedding day was on a tight budget, a vow renewal allows you to celebrate in a way that reflects your current journey and prosperity.

What I Offer:

As your dedicated wedding officiant, I specialize in creating heartfelt and personalized Renewal of Vows Ceremonies. Here's what you can expect:

  • Customized Ceremony Script: Tailored to your unique love story and the reasons behind your vow renewal.
  • Professional Guidance: I'll be with you every step of the way, providing expert advice on the ceremony.
  • Flexibility and Creativity: Your ceremony, your way. Let's work together to ensure it's a reflection of your love and journey.

How to Begin:

  • Reach Out: Contact me to discuss your vision and preferences for your Renewal of Vows Ceremony.
  • Collaborate: We'll work closely to create a ceremony script that captures the essence of your love and the reasons behind your vow renewal.
  • Celebrate: On the day of your ceremony, relax and enjoy as you reaffirm your commitment to each other in a meaningful and personalized way.

Your love deserves to be celebrated, not just once, but as many times as your hearts desire. Let's create a Renewal of Vows Ceremony that reflects the beauty of your unique journey.

450 + HST

Photo Credit: Jessica Toye Photography
Photo Credit: Jessica Toye Photography
Photo Credit: Tracy Grace photography
Photo Credit: Tracy Grace photography

Ceremony Rehearsal

One of the first questions that couples ask is whether they need to have a wedding rehearsal. The truth is, you really don't need to but you may feel more at ease practicing before the real thing.

​In addition to being a fun and joyous occasion to get together, a rehearsal will help familiarize you and your wedding party of what to do, so that everyone will feel more comfortable about their roles on your actual wedding day. Your legal wedding officiant is the best person to guide you through your wedding rehearsal.

$175 + HST