Meet Our Officiants
He’s been hitched for 13 years, so he believes in marriage…..Combine that with a sense of humour, a love of people, and a background in Sports Broadcasting and Event MC’ng, and you quickly realize why Jay has become the most sought-after wedding officiant in the Lower Mainland. Jay’s been marrying people for 5 years and calls it his “passion project”. He loves to help couples really uncover the ceremony ‘flavour and feel’ they desire and then partners with them to create it! Reach out to Jay, and you won’t be disappointed. Oh, and if you need parenting advice, he’s your man as well.
‘Laner’ is a Financial Planner by day, and a Wedding Planner by weekend…..well, not quite, but he sure is a good Wedding Officiant! Lane has been helping couples plan their financial future for years and helping them get hitched as well! He’s fun, funny and is the best dressed guy in the room. He and his wife Emily have 2 little girls/angels and are one of those families you say “Awe, they are a cute and cool looking’ little fam” when you see them. Lane’s your best friend. If you don’t believe me, just meet him.
“I think I’ve seen you before…?” When you’re a #1 charting pop/inspirational recording artist and songwriter, a film and tv actor on shows for Bravo, Netflix and Hallmark, and a graduated laughter zone 101 stand up comic”, there’s a chance people have seen you before! Marika loves LOVE! She has been married to her sweetheart for 16 years, and lives in Vancouver with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her puppy Keona. Marika is a proficient speaker and has a passion to inspire people in whatever work she does. She is able to work alongside couples to officiate and assist in creating programs for multicultural and creative ceremonies as well as more standard beautiful and simple weddings.
Ryan loves putting on his camo, getting into nature, and maybe carrying a hunting ticket while he’s out there… or going for some Asian-fusion cuisine with friends. It’s really a toss up. He describes his role as an officiant as giving couples “a stress-free experience in crafting their ceremony, so they can soak up the day and embrace the unique moments of their wedding.” Ryan has been married to Kat for 3 years (they were married by Jay, so you know he believes in the Vancouver Officiant experience!), and loves to see couples grow in their relationships as they make this commitment. Him and his wife Kat, who is a Registered Clinical Counselor can also offer pre-marital counselling if couples desire. Ryan also has great hair, just in case that matters to you.
He’s not a hipster, he’s just plain hip. Tim is married to Chanel, and has a ridiculously cute and energetic daughter Ellie Elizabeth! He’s passionate about seeing people join their lives together to impact their world and believes in the power of Love and Marriage! He loves golf, good coffee, and all things Apple. An experienced speaker and presenter, Tim has been marrying couples for 6 years!
If he’s not out running or resistance training, you’ll find him lending a helping hand to kids in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside… Jonathan is a wonderful human being, that has a heart to help people. He’s a seasoned wedding officiant that loves to help couples cultivate their unique interests and memories together into a fun and memorable ceremony, that truly reflects who they are, not fitting into a “traditional box.” Jon and his wife Carla have been married for 16 years and are conquering the challenges of raising Jed, Jael and Zoe, with ease, grace, and healthy treats.
Joel is a tall guy, so you’d probably think: “He looks like a basketball player.” Well, you’re right. Not only can he play, he’s very passionate about the sport. Especially his Boston Celtics. He’s also passionate about being a great husband to his wife Avin, and their 2 young girls Mya and Abby. On the topic of families: He’s also passionate about providing couples with a special and unique ceremony that is everything they’ve dreamed of! Once you’ve met with Joel, trust us, you will feel like you’ve known him for years! That’s a special quality. Oh, and one more fun fact: The guy can shred it on the guitar and drums, and drops pretty darn good vocal as well!