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“Whether your wedding vibe is intimate, glamourous, traditional, casual, or themed, my job is to help you create a ceremony that is authentically you.”

– CARLY POPENKO, THE WEDDING FAERIE

WHY, HELLO THERE!

ABOUT ME

Hi! My name is Carly, and I am a licensed wedding officiant serving the Greater Hamilton-Burlington Community. I have a passion for the written word and performing arts, and have been applying these skills with my quirky sense of humour to community theatre since 2012. In my spare time you will find me exploring local conservation trails or snuggling up to binge-watch the latest Netflix series with my corgi. I can’t wait to join your celebration!

MY WEDDING PHILOSOPHY

Your wedding ceremony is more than just a legal union, it’s a representation of who you are as a couple and deserves to be treated with the same warmth, kindness, honesty, and trust that brought you together in the first place. I am unbiased, respect all forms of faith, and firmly believe that love is love. As your officiant, I will get to the heart of your love story and ensure that whether it be intimate or upscale, your wedding ceremony is a reflection of you. I specialize in Non-denominational, Secular, or Spiritual weddings and am happy to incorporate any tradition that you feel is right for your ceremony.

MY CREDENTIALS

I am licensed to officiate weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in the province of Ontario through the Clergy Support Memorial Church, an interfaith fellowship that deeply respects all spiritualities. In partnership with All Seasons Wedding Ceremonies Ltd., an organization that has over 22 years of experience bringing together couples from all traditions and backgrounds, I would be honoured to facilitate your ceremony as you and your loved one officially tie-the-knot.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?

My Mondays – Wednesdays are generally allocated to client Meet & Greets, Planning Meetings, and administrative work. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays I officiate weddings.

WHAT ARE YOUR CEREMONY PRICES?

All Seasons Wedding Ceremonies Ltd. determines the pricing structure for each wedding package, but a Full-Service Officiant Fee that includes all of the bells and whistles is usually priced in the mid-$400 range. For a breakdown of ceremony packages, visit the All Seasons Services List, or, request a personalized quote.

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR WEDDING REHEARSALS?

My wedding rehearsal fee is $100. I always recommend that couples hold a rehearsal so that the ceremony runs as smoothly as possible. That being said, you will receive your personalized wedding script from me in advance, so if you wanted to host a private rehearsal you could have a friend stand in my place and read the script for you. 

DO YOU OFFICIATE WEDDINGS IN MY AREA?

I exclusively work in the Greater Hamilton area which includes: Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Waterdown, Dundas, Ancaster, Flamborough, and Binbrook. If your wedding is located outside of these areas, I encourage you to check out the All Seasons Officiant Finder for a list of licensed officiants that work in your community.  

DO YOU OFFICIATE WEDDINGS AT PRIVATE RESIDENCES?

No. At this time, I do not conduct backyard or home-based weddings and work exclusively at staffed venues.

I AM HAVING A THEMED WEDDING. ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WEARING A COSTUME?

Absolutely! I love when couples get creative with their wedding ceremonies, so if there is something you would like me to wear, please feel free to provide it and I will do my best to accomodate.

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