Vow Renewals & Commitment Ceremonies
***PLEASE NOTE: As of October 23rd 2021, I will no longer be solemnizing marriages. I will continue to offer all ofther ceremonies including Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies and ceremonies that mark beginnings, endings, healing and transition.***
Vow Renewals, Anniversaries & Commitment Ceremonies
Some of us are fortunate to have a true love that stands the test of time, filling our lives for many years, sometimes many decades. In that time you’ve grown together and perhaps at times, grown apart. You have laughed and cried, celebrated and grieved, shared in and have overcome many difficult challenges. Renewing your vows or re-establishing your commitment can rejuvenate your relationship and remind you of what brought you together in the first place. You may have come to a crossroad and realize just how important your relationship is to who you have become and now wish to honour that more deeply.
Vow renewals and anniversary ceremonies are another way to recognize the joy and love in your life while allowing others, perhaps children and grandchildren, to be a part of that celebration. Whatever and however you wish to celebrate, it is possible. Let’s get started…
Sarah & Steve (Summer 2014)
“We wanted to do something special for our 10 year wedding anniversary to celebrate the decade that we had shared together, so we decided to renew our vows. We knew we wanted it to be more personal than our first ceremony and something that our two daughters could be a part of. What Julie offers is exactly what we had in mind. She understood what we were looking for and went way above and beyond to come up with beautiful vows that celebrated the life and family we had built together. The ceremony was perfect and the way Julie included our two little girls in it made them feel so special and important. It was an afternoon we’ll never forget. We can’t thank you enough Julie for all of the kind and wonderful things you said and did to make our day so amazing!”
Stan & Donna (Winter 2013)
“We hadn’t considered renewing our vows but once we learned about it, we thought it would be an appropriate way to celebrate 45 years of marriage. Sharing how we met and touching on the triumphs and tribulations of our marriage, made us very proud to be standing together in the presence of our four children, their spouses and our seven grandchildren. Julie incorporated a unique candle lighting ritual that was a visual symbol of all we had accomplished and of our everlasting love. The vow renewal ceremony was a powerful reaffirmation of the vows we had taken 45 years earlier.”
Your vow renewal or commitment ceremony (like a marriage ceremony without the legalities) can be whatever you dream it to be! The possibilities are limitless. Share your joy as your guests witness a ceremony that mirrors all that is special about your love. As a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am professionally trained in all aspects of ceremony creation and execution. I apply the fundamental skills of ceremony creation to the ceremonies I write and perform and strive to get away from “cookie-cutter” ceremonies that we have all grown accustomed to.
With attention to detail, a natural ability to relate to people and excellent interview skills, I will collaborate with you to construct a memorable and personal ceremony that reflects you as a couple. My gift of the written word and ability to connect with people from all walks of life helps me to make each and every ceremony unique. Of course, you always have final approval of your ceremony.