Helen Sweet didn’t just start The Brides’ Project – she’s a licensed officiant with 10 years of experience!

Helen Sweet



(photography courtesy of Black Umbrella Photography )

Not only did she start The Brides’ Project, but Helen has also been officiating weddings for the last 10 years and has conducted over 600!  She was voted by her peers in the wedding industry as the most popular wedding officiant in Toronto in the coveted annual Wedding Expert Awards 2015.  In an exclusive interview, this is what she had to say…

“Okay, so you’ve got the venue, you’ve picked your flowers, you’ve got the dress and accessories…

… you’ve gone for tastings of hors d’oeuvres, cakes and everything in-between to the point of wondering if the dress will fit…

… you’ve got a limo that looks like a bus on wheels complete with a disco ball, flashing neon signs and champagne on tap…

… you’ve detailed every possible combination of family members in terms of ‘must-have’ pics for your photographer, drank too much wine while doing so and have requested strange poses that are physically impossible… (reminding you of TWISTER)

OH, and you’ve got the man/woman to marry as well!  Mustn’t forget that …

But something is missing.  Egads… got the list, checked it twice… checked again…

THE OFFICIANT!  Someone to legally marry you on the big day!”

Helen Sweet is a licensed officiant who has performed oodles of marriage ceremonies of every kind – including same sex, inter-faith, secular, Bhuddist, etc.  She’d be happy to talk to you about your ceremony, and how to make it unique, fun and memorable.   She’s done ceremonies that vary from 30 second “cover the legal requirements” to audience interactive comedies, and is happiest when helping to make your day different and unique.

Having the right person can set your day off to the right start since ultimately, the ceremony is often the first part that your guests are exposed to.  Remember… these guests are coming for a reason… the marriage … not just the food and the open bar!

Helen will help you set the tone of your celebration since your ceremony does not have to be boring, formal, preachy, long or remind you of Charlie Brown’s teacher droning on and on… quite the opposite.  Your ceremony should be a great reflection of you two as a couple, and the values you share.  It can be light, celebratory and should be engaging for your guests.

Her approach is highly consultative, and she will guide you with the content and procedure.  Most importantly… she makes you feel comfortable during your ceremony, and helps you avoid all the awkward and intimidating moments.

Testimonials… from some of the amazing folks she’s had the privilege to work with!  Click here

Helen does weddings primarily in the downtown core (e.g. Distillery, Berkeley, Casa Loma, Fantasy Farm, 1 King W, Gladstone, etc) and other easily accessible spots via TTC (Auberge du Pommier, Sunnybrook etc).  However, if she’s not available, she’s happy to refer you to colleagues who can help.  Drop Helen a line to inquire about her availability for your special day.

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(Small print… officiant may be a tasteful red-head without notice).

Video evidence… of very traditional vows for a lovely couple!  https://vimeo.com/175624325

For photos of me in action, including some less traditional events (including a pirate wedding) just drop me a line.  I’m happy to provide those items for your viewing pleasure.

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