Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful couples and have helped them create their own special ceremony. Tap the images to take a look at some of their happy experiences.
Kim & Chris
A huge thank you, Brenda, for all your support and assistance in planning our wedding last month.
You mapped every step out so well -we couldn’t go wrong.
Your reminders and follow up were also much appreciated as the process can become so overwhelming.
I was thrilled with your referral to Cocoabistro for the party favours. They were a big hit!
You were a pleasure to deal with and very helpful in keeping our ceremony short and sweet, just how we wanted it.
Many thanks, Chris and Kim
Married September 30, 2017
Woodview Inn - Gananoque
Kathleen & David
Thank you so much for performing our wedding! You were totally professional yet down-to-earth. We were high school sweethearts, went our separate ways and then met back up 20 years later. Because of our history, our wedding 25 years after the first time we dated, was an extra special day for us. Each step of the way, we were extremely happy that we hired you to share this special day with us. It would not have been the same without you!
Michelle & Daniel
Brenda was a pleasure to work with and clearly outlined everything we needed to complete leading up to our wedding.
She ensured that our ceremony went smoothly and we would recommend Brenda as an Officiant for anyone looking.
Michelle & Daniel
Married August 19, 2017
Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
Amanda & Blair
When searching for an Officiant we had hoped for a confident woman who would be proud to marry us and share in our special day. Your grace, elegance and foremost professionalism is what attracted us to you- you made us feel calm, welcomed and confident we were in good hands. We were worry free!
You catered to ensure our magical day was outstanding, inviting and that it was more than just about the two of us. It included the most special boy in our lives- my son!
During the ceremony we were relaxed, and the moment was joyous, our families and friends felt a part of the service.
As the sun shined through the windows and the sky was blue, Our day was "magical and whimsical" and we thank you for playing a major part!
We are forever grateful for all you've done and guided us through this past year for a seamless ceremony!
Amanda & Blair (Theo too!)
Married May 2, 2015
Renaissance Event Venue
Andrew & Liz
Now that life is settling down, we wanted to take this opportunity to give you a big thank you!
It was a really cool ceremony. Attached are a few photos from the day. We had a blast. Everyone loved the mojitos.
It was wonderful having you as our officiant. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We wish you continued success! You are awesome!
All good wishes
Andrew & Liz
Mark & Diana
We were thrilled to have had Brenda perform our son James' naming ceremony. The ceremony was highly personalized and Brenda took great care to ensure that both the history and meanings of his names were included. We appreciated the strong level of family inclusion as well as the community welcome for our boy.
We would recommend Brenda to our family or friends for this particular ceremony.
Courtney & Chris
We are so glad we chose Brenda as our Officiant for our ceremony on May 12, 2017!
She made the process of gathering the pieces to create a fun and sweet ceremony very easy and fun! She provided us with options and let us think about them so we could make it our own.
She was respectful of all of our input and was organized to keep everything realistic and on track. Everything went so smoothly, and she gave is a beautiful ceremony!
Courtney & Chris
Married May 12, 2017
Erin & Manalto
Brenda officiated our wedding on October 1st, at a farmhouse inside Sandbanks Provincial Park. She generally doesn't travel to Prince Edward County but she made a special exception because I happen to be more than just her biggest fan, I am also her daughter! You could say that I am biased, but I truly believe (I'm sure with some small exceptions), that she treated my husband and I the same way she treats any of the couples she works with.
She offered us suggestions for our ceremony and provided samples of readings and poems. She followed-up throughout the entire planning process to make sure we were on track with our vows and had our license, etc. I can say this because I am also a wedding officiant! I know how much effort my mother makes to ensure that every couple feels special and every ceremony is unique. Any couple would be lucky to have her officiate their wedding, but not as lucky as I am to have her as my mom.
Erin & Manalto
Married October 1, 2017
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Róisín & Kirk
Brenda was able to help us design a ceremony that suited our style and found ways to include our children in the ceremony. In our initial video chat consultation, she suggested a hand-fasting ceremony, so that our kids could participate by literally helping us "tie the knot!"
We were impressed with Brenda through every step of the process.
She was extremely diligent in helping us stay organized and provided advice on how to customize our ceremony so that it was uniquely ours."
Róisín and Kirk
Married August 5, 2016
Gananoque Inn & Spa
Emma & Max
Brenda was an absolute joy to work with! She made our day so special.
Brenda listened to our requests in our pre-wedding meeting and made sure the ceremony was a reflection of us.
On the day, Brenda was so calm and organized, making sure the ceremony ran smoothly.
Since the wedding, Brenda has been there to take us through the entire marriage license process, as well as the name change process.
We are so grateful Brenda was our wedding officiant!
Emma & Max
Married October 15, 2016
Kingston City Hall
Corey & Christine
We wanted to thank you so much for help making our special day pretty much perfect. You were fabulous as our officiant and I'm sorry that we didn't get to thank you in person.
The ceremony was short and sweet and I appreciated the tips on flipping my gown. 🙂
We loved that we didn't have to be entirely serious...except for the parts where we did. I thought the group toast went well and everyone felt included in the ceremony.
We'd definitely hire you for our next wedding! Jk...we're done!
Frances & Eric
Our wedding ceremony could not have been any better; thanks to the outstanding job you did in preparing us before and presiding over the proceedings on our big day.
We appreciated the time you spent with us in going over the details during the meetings we had with you prior to our wedding and were thrilled with how you participated in our Great Gatsby theme by dressing up in costume on the day of the event. Many of our guests commented positively about how both the ceremony and your attire added to the special ambiance. It was indeed a perfect evening as our boat cruised through the Thousand Islands area with beautiful weather, our friends and family surrounding us and an officiant who was truly committed to ensuring the ceremony was conducted as we had envisioned.
We will definitely recommend your services to anyone we know who plans on holding a wedding in Kingston and the surrounding area.
I can't thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you performed for my parents renewal of vows on their 60th wedding anniversary. From our first meeting I felt comfortable and confident that I had found the perfect officiant. You were always so warm, friendly and kind. I greatly appreciated your promptness in answering e-mails, not to mention performing the ceremony on such short notice. Your suggestions and added details made their ceremony so special and very touching. It was a day that my parents and my family won't forget. Thank you so very much Brenda, for making my parents day perfect.
Trevor & Heather
Thank you so much for all of your support and for the loving, kind service you provided us! You worked hard to satisfy our unique vision and it couldn't have gone better! I wish you lots of success with your business in the future, I have already recommended you to others and will continue to do so. Thank you again!
Jake & Jessica
Brenda came highly recommended to us and since working with her we can absolutely see why! Her organized and personal approach to our ceremony was greatly appreciated and we have heard from countless guests how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Brenda goes above and beyond the wedding ceremony and can offer a wealth of advice in all aspects of wedding planning. It was such a pleasure working with Brenda and we highly recommend her to anyone!"
Jennifer & Jeff
Brenda was a huge help to us in planning our ceremony. She was very organized and was able to answer any questions we had. She has many great connections in the Kingston area which also made our planning easier. Brenda was so kind and professional and the ceremony was perfect from start to finish. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone!! Brenda came highly recommended to us and since working with her we can absolutely see why! Her organized and personal approach to our ceremony was greatly appreciated and we have heard from countless guests how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Brenda goes above and beyond the wedding ceremony and can offer a wealth of advice in all aspects of wedding planning. It was such a pleasure working with Brenda and we highly recommend her to anyone!"
Jenn & Jeremy
Brenda performed our wedding ceremony on April 30 2016. During our wedding planning we had to move out of Kingston and she was so amazing at planning our ceremony from a distance. She was open minded, and gave us lots of advice and tips when we needed them. We wanted something simple and quick and that is exactly what we got! It was the most perfect ceremony we could have ever imagined! She was very professional and respectful of our wishes. I would recommend her services a thousand times over!!!
Thank you Brenda for everything that you did for us!!!!
Jenn & Andy
Brenda was the only officiant we met with about our wedding. As soon as we met her, we knew she had to be the one to marry us. She has a special connection with our family which made it even more meaningful. Brenda is organized, professional, punctual and so knowledgeable about what she does. She is passionate about celebrating peoples milestones, and is just a truly wonderful person. In our initial get-togethers to go over our ceremony, and many, many emails before the big day, she always had suggestions, excellent advice and a calming demeanor which certainly helped a stressed out bride! She saw our vision for a simple, country ceremony and executed it perfectly. We will be recommending Brenda to anyone who could use her services Brenda, thank you so much for being a part of our day. You will always have a special place in our hearts.
Katy & Robert
From the first time we sat down with you we felt at ease and comfortable. We came with a basic idea of what we wanted - short and sort of Scottish in theme and you ran with it and made it so much more. We have had so many people tell us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever seen, including our bagpiper and I assume he has been to a few weddings. You took our ideas and made them into something that not only was meaningful for us but meaningful for everyone watching. Many have said they felt less like they were watching and more that they were a part of it. It was a very rainy day and you went above and beyond helping reorganize and problem solve so that we stayed (mostly) dry. We can't thank you enough for all you did, it was amazing and we will recommend you to anyone looking for an officiant.
Lianna & Adam
We cannot say enough about Dolce Vita Officiant Services!!! Brenda worked diligently with us to create a meaningful ceremony that will live on in our memories for years to come. She was accessible to us at all times during the planning stages, and was helpful in providing suggestions for ceremony content. Always super professional and well organized. We would recommend her to anyone seeking an officiant.
Thank you again for a fantastic ceremony!"
Dan & Lindsay
Brenda did an amazing job officiating our marriage. Very professional, punctual and passionate about her job. Very quick to change and adapt the ceremony on last minute requests. She covered all aspects of the ceremony in great detail before the rehearsal.
We would highly recommend her for anyone getting married.
Lynne & Cory
When we began looking for an Officiant for our wedding, we knew we wanted a ceremony that was serious when it needed to be, but was also lighthearted and relaxed. When we met with Brenda, we knew that she would be the best person to make that vision for our ceremony a reality. She is friendly, professional, organized, a great listener and really knows the ins and outs of helping to create an unforgettable ceremony. She listened to all of our ideas, and made a lot of fantastic suggestions that we were able to incorporate into our ceremony. On our wedding day, her calming and kind personality made for the perfect atmosphere and helped us feel at ease. We absolutely loved our ceremony, and so much of that was because of Brenda! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful Officiant for their big day! Thank you so much Brenda, for helping to create an unforgettable wedding day for us!
Pam & Alex
Brenda Hamilton is an exceptional officiant that we would recommend to anyone getting married. She is friendly, easy going and such a pleasure to work with. She helped make our ceremony exactly what we wanted and was very flexible to our suggestions. She even helped make our New Year’s Wedding just a little more fun by suggesting we mix a signature cocktail during the ceremony – such a great idea, so creative! Brenda even helps her brides keep up to date on wedding planning tips and upcoming bridal shows. Her level of professionalism is excellent and we can’t say enough great things about the service we received. Thank you Brenda for helping make our day so special!
Simon & Jessica
We first heard about Brenda through a recommendation from a friend and from our first meeting (over skype) we knew that we needed her to perform our ceremony. She instantly draws you in with her warm and friendly personality. Brenda has been doing this for a while and it showed in that she had everything ready to go for us, printed, highlighted, notes in the margins. All we had to do was show up, repeat after her and sign some papers. She really made us feel at ease with the whole process which was very much appreciated because everything else seemed so overwhelming. It was a beautiful ceremony and many of our guests commented to us that she did a perfect job. She personalized our ceremony to fit our wants and needs and everything went as perfectly as it could have. We would recommend Brenda to everyone, we couldn't have asked for anything more.
Spencer & Emily
Just wanted to send a note to say thank you for your services on our wedding day. Your organization, professionalism, and clear direction from the start was exactly what we were looking for. Your positivity is contagious and we just had that good feeling leading up to our ceremony, sure enough it was just perfect! We will certainly keep your information and pass it on to our friends if they are in search of an Officiant. Thanks again Brenda, very impressed and more than satisfied in working with you!!!
Tali & Hazem
We are very pleased to have chosen Brenda as our officiant.She was very organized, professional and helpful in putting together our ceremony, and extremely accommodating to our needs and values. We could not have imagined our day without her!
Jim & Charlene
Brenda was a pleasure to deal with and extremely professional. Her organizational skills and light, easy personality made her fantastic to deal with.
We highly recommend Brenda
Kendra & Sean
We used Brenda to officiate our wedding in August. She was professional, calm and organized right from the beginning.
She provided us with all the information we needed to plan our ceremony right until the end where she provided us with all the steps to apply for our certificate and name change.
My husband and I were very excited during the ceremony and wanted to jump ahead to the rings right away. Brenda was very professional at lightly telling us to slow down.
Mindy & Matthew
Thank you so much Brenda for being the officiant for our wedding! You were so great every step of the way, from the planning, to the reviewing, and especially the wedding day. We were so happy with how calm, thoughtful, caring, and supportive you were with all the requests we were making. We had so many compliments from our guests for how nicely the flow of the ceremony was, and how easy it was to listen to you and follow along. We appreciated the structure of the ceremony that you built and how all the pieces fit together so nicely
We would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone getting married.
Thank you again!
Tara & Joe
Brenda officiated our wedding. She was so professional and well versed in the process, very well spoken and made us feel super comfortable. Thank you Brenda, I’ll definitely be recommending your services!
Kelly & Andy
We were happy to have Brenda join us for our wedding day. She was very professional, courteous, and friendly. We met with Brenda a couple times to discuss our ideas and she helped us create a non-religious ceremony that reflected our wishes and personalities. She was a huge help in planning every aspect of the ceremony including poems, readings and order of events. She was also very flexible in accommodating our changing needs.
We highly recommend her services!
Tyson & Tanya
We just wanted to thank you for a beautiful wedding ceremony. We were very pleased to have had your guidance and quick responses to our questions over the months, as we worked to figure out what we wanted our ceremony to look like based on your materials and our own. In the end, it was perfect! We received several comments, on how wonderful the ceremony was and appreciating how it emphasized the value of both parties in the relationship equally. We both felt our opinions were equitably valued and recognized through the process of figuring out what we wanted our ceremony to look like.
Thanks for helping to make our day so perfect!
Jordan & Amber
“We are so happy to have found Brenda Hamilton as an Officiant!
She was so organized and made our wedding ceremony unique and showed our personalities. She gave us many options for the ceremony and found a unity ceremony that matched us to a tee with a drink ceremony.
Brenda made everything stress free and enjoyable! We would recommend her to everyone that is getting married!
We are so pleased with how smooth our ceremony went and how she was able to work with our ideas and create the perfect wedding ceremony for us!
Thank you Brenda!”
From Amber and Jordan
Married October 28, 2017 - Italo Canadian Club
Dale & Alison
We looked at so many officiants’ profiles and websites before coming across Brenda’s, and we were relieved to find her.
From the moment we made contact with her, we knew she was the perfect fit for us. Brenda conveyed openness, authenticity and professionalism.
We had particular needs and Brenda was quick and respectful in offering suggestions, tips, and ensured we didn’t forget important details, like who was going to walk us into the barn (yes, we almost forgot that!).
Our guests commented on her professionalism, and how genuine she was during our ceremony. We felt connected to Brenda, and that we were being led in a key moment of our relationship by someone who cared, and who was able to articulate so beautifully the emotions and intentions we had for each other. Brenda wove some of our own words in with hers, and it was exactly what we had hoped for.
A number of our guests shared how meaningful they found the ceremony and we couldn’t agree more.
Thank you, Brenda, for helping to make these moments of our wedding day precious.
Dale & Alison
Married August 19, 2017
Taylor & Michael
“Hi Brenda, I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful day yesterday. It was amazing. Thank you."
Civil/elopement ceremony at Lake Ontario Park
June 7, 2018
Hailey & Corey
I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking for a ceremony that truly represents them. Brenda helped my husband and I design a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted; short, sweet and fun!
Brenda was also always there to help us when we had questions or needed help figuring out the logistics for our ceremony.
If you are looking for the perfect officiant, look no further.
Thank you for everything Brenda!
Married - May 26, 2018
CFB Kingston Officers’ Mess
Photos by Rob Whelan Photography
Thank you for your professionalism, organization skills, and making us feel comfortable.
The ceremony was relaxed and went perfectly because of your direction, and abilities.
We can't thank you enough, our vows were perfect, you listened to our vision and made the ceremony fit.
Joe & Josephine"
photos courtesy of Kaley Noel Photography