Helen Sweet

Not only did she start The Brides’ Project, but Helen has also been officiating weddings for the last 10 years and has conducted over 500!  And 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’oevres, 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 in the event that you’re not having a church/synagogue/mosque wedding.

Don’t forget about us!  We 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!

We’ll help you set the tone of your celebration since your ceremony does not have to be boring, formal, 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.”

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 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.

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 understands it can be a very stressful and emotional part of your wedding day.


(photography courtesy of Azure Blue)

Helen does weddings primarily in the downtown core (e.g. Distillery, Berkeley, Casa Loma, Fantasy Farm, etc) and other accessible spots via TTC (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!

For photos of less traditional events (including a pirate wedding) and a file of testimonials, just drop me a line.  I’m happy to provide those items for your reading pleasure.

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