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 read about 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
Ryan & Ashley
“Brenda is an outstanding officiant she made sure that our day ran completely smooth as she was extremely well organized and covered every bases.
We got married on the day of my deceased father's 50th birthday and I wanted a way to honor him and Brenda had come up with a genius idea that didn't take away from the beautiful day that was ours but also honored him it meant more than the world to me
She was extremely professional, helpful, caring and actually cared about our love and our day
I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married”
Ashley & Ryan – Renaissance Event Venue – September 29, 2018
Angela & Konrad
“Brenda is a wealth of knowledge as a wedding officiant. Not only is she very professional, but she is very highly organized and we knew we were in the best hands.
Her demeanour also relaxed a very nervous bride on her wedding day.
We have no hesitations recommending Brenda.”
Married January 5, 2019 – Delta Hotel Kingston Waterfront
Brian & Amy
You were incredible and made everything leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding so memorable.
We sincerely thank you for all you did.
Married November 3, 2018 – Colonnade Golf & Country Club
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
Kyle & Sofia
"Brenda is a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable officiant.
She was always quick to respond."
Married, May 19, 2019 - Renaissance Event Venue
Shawn and Jill
“Upon meeting Brenda for the first time, we both knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She is warm, knowledgeable and incredibly well organized. This along with her relaxed demeanor and sense of humour made the planning process fun and stress free.
She worked with us to build personal elements into our ceremony while maintaining those traditions that were important to us. We felt comfortable reaching out with any questions along the way, and she made sure the day of flowed smoothly.
Our ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for and we can't thank Brenda enough! “
Jill & Shawn June 29, 2019
Jill and Shawn were married at the Donald Gordon Centre
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
Kyle & Stephanie
Brenda was wonderful working with us to create the simple and loving ceremony we were aiming for. She offered guidance for keeping it smooth and options for various aspects we wanted to include, such as readings.
It was a pleasure to have her officiate our wedding and we would highly recommend her to anyone.
Thank you Brenda
Kyle and Stephanie – Married May 19 – Delta Hotel
Photo Credit - Jaime Feola www.movingmemoriesphotography.net
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.
Jay & Kerissa
Brenda is amazing!
Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted!
She was super helpful with the paperwork and everything that we needed to do both before and after the wedding !
She also did a pretty good job keeping my husband calm before hand !
Thank you for everything!
Kerissa and Jamie
Married August 18, 2018 - Rideau Acres
Brandon & Brittany
Brenda was absolutely amazing.
She was very helpful with all of the paperwork and keeping us on schedule.
As a military couple, who are about to move we had to have our certificate expedited. Brenda was very helpful and informative with each of steps leading up to the ceremony and an after.
She was amazing and I would recommend her to everyone.
Brandon and Brittany Married at the Italo Canadian Club, July 7, 2018
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.
Damien & Meggan
Brenda was positively amazing to work with from the very beginning.
She listened to our opinion and helped us make our ceremony exactly what we wanted down to the very last and tiny details.
She was always available to offer advise and help get us through all the crazy.
She helped us to include Isabella and we got endless compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was.
Damien and Meggan
Married September 8, 2018
Shawn & Kelly
Brenda was the perfect fit for our casual/intimate wedding this past September.
She made the process of planning our ceremony so easy and stress-free. She provided options and samples for us along the way to customize our ceremony so it was uniquely our own.
On our wedding day she was calm and went with the flow - even when our toddler ran up to steal the show, she handled it all with ease and laughter.
We highly recommend Brenda's services, you won't be disappointed.”
Kelly and Shawn,
Married Sept. 8, 2019 – Daisy Hill B&B
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!
Mitchell & Danielle
Just wanted to send our thanks your way and give a big shout out to you for making our day so special.
Your exceptional work ethic, organization, timely manner and efficiency make the entire process run extraordinarily well. Your knowledge and experience make any questions or concerns a thing of the past. Your pleasant and down to earth character help to make even the toughest of partners enjoy and feel welcome in the planning of the special day. Thank you so much and from the bottom of our hearts for being our officiant and helping us make our day one to remember!
Thank you again,
Danielle and Mitchell
Married at Colonnade Golf & Country Club – October 20, 2018
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.
Casey & Lacey
“Brenda was so friendly and professional right from our first contact with her.
Brenda was full of information and had answers to ALL of our questions. If we ever had a question we would send off an email and get a VERY timely, informational response.
Brenda coordinated her outfit with our colour scheme the day of the wedding as well to ensure everything looked just as beautiful as we hoped.
Brenda also offered suggestions and ideas to make sure our ceremony was everything we had imagined.
I would hands down recommend Dolce Vita to anyone looking for a non religious wedding officiant - You won’t be disappointed!
Casey & Lacey”
Casey and Lacey were married in a special backyard wedding on July 6, 2019
Photo credit: Josh Sauer Photography
Cory & Jenn
We just wanted to say thank you with all our hearts!
You truly helped us pull off a very different style wedding, and it was absolutely perfect.
You were awesomely open about the referee jersey, and the skating. We couldn’t have had a better officiant, your truly one amazing person 🙂. The poem was amazing and everyone loved the wedding.
Thx again, we will definitely let people know that you are the perfect officiant 🙂 “
Jenn & Cory
Married at Cataraqui Arena on the ice – October 6, 2018
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!
Dan & Joanne
Dan and I would like to thank Brenda for the guidance in the beginning of this whole process, her calm and easy approach during the prep phase and the perfect wedding day!
She is very professional and took care to ensure we had everything covered for our special day!
Many thanks again and would highly recommend her for your day!!
Dan and Joanne
Married at Lake Ontario Park, September 1, 2018
Robert & Debra
Brenda helped us have the perfect little wedding!
It was short and sweet just how we wanted it!
She gave us clear instructions/advice for the whole process which help since we planned it only a few weeks ahead.
She is so pleasant and professional.
We are thankful she helped make our day so special!
Debra & Robert
Married at the River Mill Restaurant, August 25, 2018
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
Joe and Josie
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
Tim and Holly
Brenda is awesome!
Had the ceremony of our dreams! She had great suggestions and trouble shooting for some peculiar situations- all went off seamlessly! We did a love letter and hand ceremonies too! I highly suggest that! Brenda worked with me so easily through email communication and even met with me on 5 different occasions at my request.
She is a wonderful person and I’m so happy she spent such an important part of our day, right beside us!
Holly and Tim
Married August 4, 2018 - Fort Henry
Zack and Trish
Brenda was an incredible officiant who helped us through all the stages of our wedding planning.
She is so professional, and knowledgeable, that we felt very confident going in to the ceremony. She provides you with everything you need to craft a ceremony that fits you as a couple, with lots of options for personalization.
At the ceremony, she did an amazing job (although truthfully it was all kind of a blur!), and we felt very supported.
Trish and Zack
Married June 22, 2019 - Vimy Officers’ Mess
Ian & Sabrina
"Brenda is amazing.
My husband and I contacted her when we were starting to plan our wedding.
We knew we wanted a Humanist Ceremony that incorporated our Scottish heritage and we wanted someone with whom we felt comfortable. When we met Brenda we knew immediately that she would be able to fulfill all of our needs.
Brenda is knowledgeable, efficient, professional, warm, and very kind. We enjoyed working with her as we prepared for our wedding. She is extremely organized and she provides a timeline of tasks with deadlines.
Our wedding day was a rainy one and she braved the cold wind and rain for our outdoor ceremony. We highly recommend Brenda and her services.
Thank you Brenda for helping to make our day so lovely.”
Ian and Sabrina, married May 25, 2019 at the Newlands’ Pavilion
BEN & CODI
“Brenda is very friendly and professional.
She tailored our ceremony to exactly how we wanted it and provided support throughout the entire process! She’s also extremely organized, which allowed for a very smooth Wedding ceremony and highly recommended by my husband and I.”
Codi and Ben
Codi and Ben were married at Zorba’s Banquet Facility on May 11, 2019