Thoughtful Wedding Ceremonies: why they matter
There are moments in our lives that we hold above all others. These moments are marked not by cakes, flowers, or stationary – but by our hearts, in ceremony. At a wedding our hearts sing out for beauty and connection. Modern Celebrant wedding ceremonies celebrate the promise of your two lives, your two hearts. The joining of which is evidence of a great human truth…that to love and be loved is the greatest gift of all.
When your wedding ceremony is alive with meaning and personality, it will be truly a journey of the heart, a collectively felt experience that will be remembered as long as living memory. That is why we use your own words throughout the ceremony because it is what love and marriage mean to you that counts, not the words of others. Both of you will feel seen and heard. In fact that is something that people say is distinctive about the ceremonies Modern Celebrant creates – men feel welcomed and included.
Not only is your ceremony the beginning of your marriage journey, it sets the tone for your entire wedding day. It’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show family and friends why your love is so important. Not to mention that the ceremony is often the first time many guests will have met. What a precious opportunity to bring them together in a heartfelt and shared experience! Yet many engaged couples get so caught up in planning, that the rich inner world on the way to becoming a married couple is often forgotten.
The way you feel about each other is beyond words. We help you give voice to the inexpressible within your hearts so it may be shared with others through your wedding ceremony. Our transformational ceremonies are custom written with reverence. And like our remarkable clients, no two ceremonies are ever the same! Here’s just a glimpse:
‘It takes a great deal of empathy and generosity to tell someone else’s story richly and meaningfully. Each time I’ve worked with Modern Celebrant’s Michele Davidson, she has done this and made her clients very happy in the process. Her demeanor and the sound of her expressive voice add so much significance to each event she is a part of. It’s evident that Michele cares deeply about those she comes in contact with, and sees her work not just as a career but as a calling.’ Erik Andersen, Love Story Media
A Note about Same Sex and GLBT Marriages: Creating wedding ceremonies for GLBT couples is a special experience for us. A formal (and legal) ceremony to mark this ‘right’ of passage was far too long denied to same-sex couples. There are many kinds of relationships and families. Whatever your sexual orientation or gender expression, all that matters is that you share an abiding love and wish to honour and care for one another. We welcome ALL couples and promise a ceremony that celebrates your commitment to each other. And yep, it is legal here in Canada.
Modern Celebrant Wedding Ceremonies
Packages & Pricing for 2014
Making Memories Wedding Journey
The Couple Experience of a Lifetime
You’ve heard of haute couture and haute cuisine… this is the ceremonial equivalent. Meticulous creative preparation… Individually Crafted…Inspired Presentation. These ceremonies are visioned and created exclusively for the remarkable couples who commission them. No two are ever the same. Suited to couples who embrace life with passion, purpose, a sense of community, and a taste for truth and beauty… a little quirkiness too! People who know that ceremony, like all artistic forms, can be a catalyst for deeper connection. Because of the level of expertise and craftsmanship, this style of ceremonial experience is very supportive of couples from different faith or cultural backgrounds. Guaranteed to get you sharing and talking and dreaming about what will come AFTER the wedding. Couples are cared for exclusively by Master Celebrant Michele Davidson. From $1,900. Please inquire for details.
Intentional Wedding Ceremony
Custom Crafted with Heart
A Modern Celebrant style ceremony that also places the focus on your couple narrative. No need to fit into a box — your ceremony will be crafted to fit YOU! A beautiful bridge between Michele’s exclusive Wedding Journey and our Short and Sweet. Lovingly crafted by one of our associate Celebrants, your wedding ceremony will express what is in your hearts and minds, creating intentional first steps into your marriage. $850 – $1,200. Request an Appointment for further details.
Short and Sweet
Making it Legal, Beautifully!
Created for couples wanting a taste of Modern Celebrant’s powerfully experienced ceremonies, but who are limited by timing, budget, or other factors. This package, while custom written, follows a traditional structure and runs 20 minutes in length. We craft a very personal ceremonial experience with your own thoughts and words artfully woven in. Think of it as an edited version of our more reflective ceremonies. Even if all you want to do is make it legal, why not do it beautifully! Guided by one of Michele’s trusted team. $695. Request an Appointment for further details.
RESERVE Your Day as Soon as Possible
Our magnetic north is crafting custom ceremonies to an exceptionally high standard. We accept a limited number of ceremonies each year. Please contact us as soon as you know what day you will be married. Currently we are accepting commissions for 2014, as well as 2015.