Vanessa | Victoria/Vancouver Island Officiant
Vanessa has always loved words and connecting with people, so a natural outlet became giving the best. speeches. ever. at family and friends’ weddings. Now as an officiant, Vanessa loves meeting the fascinating people getting married these days, and then crafting a creative, meaningful and genuine ceremony for them. (Grandmas always love her!) In a former lifetime, Vanessa was a foot model, but she is conscientious about not upstaging any other toes on their big day. She is now a writer, the hot lunch lady (hot as in pizza) at her son’s school, and a spiritual director in Victoria, meeting with people one-on-one and in groups, and leading several workshops and retreats each year. She met her husband Steve at an audition for a play and they got the lead roles, so they’ve been married for 14 years, and they have 5 year old cutie pie named Leo.
We were lucky enough to book Vanessa to officiate our wedding and we were speechless at how lovely she was. From her calming demeanour to her positive attitude, everything about our experience with her went above and beyond our expectations.
Vanessa made us feel so comfortable and really understood what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony. She travelled to our rehearsal dinner and was so confident and organized. Our guests were amazed by her and the words she chose for us (seriously, the compliments were endless) she was charming and such a pleasure to have in our ceremony.
We couldn’t have imagined anything better
Thank you so much!