Client Testimonials

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“One of my greatest joys as an officiant is getting to know each couple and their unique love story.”

– CARLY POPENKO, THE WEDDING FAERIE

FROM THE HAPPY COUPLES

Carly, thank you so much for facilitating our ceremony. We had multiple guests come up to us and ask us how long we’ve known you and comment on how amazing you were. We definitely agree. We clicked with you right from the get go and we were so lucky to find you. Our ceremony was warm, intimate and most importantly very “us” and that’s all because of you. Thank you again. 

CHERYL & EVAN | MARRIED AT THE SPICE FACTORY (HAMILTON)

I am so thrilled with the quality and care that Carly took in ensuring our ceremony went perfectly. Starting from our very first communication together, we could tell that she was organized and detailed. During the process of creating the ceremony together she got to know us as a couple in order to match the ceremony to who we are, and always gave us creative freedom if there was anything that we didn’t like (but we liked it all!). Since my husband is immigrating to Canada soon, it was important to know that our officiant was able to help us with all of the documentation, and Carly did a fabulous job making sure everything was sent promptly and guided us through the whole process. We highly recommend Carly and know that she will put as much heart and effort into your wedding as she did with ours.

KIERAN & BEN | MARRIED AT A GARDEN WEDDING (OAKVILLE)

Thank you so much for being part of our special day! The incredible ceremony you created truly captured exactly what we wanted. We thought it was absolutely perfect! I had many, many guests come up to me afterwards and talk about how interesting and special the ceremony was, and that they had never seen anything like it nor had they ever felt so much love come from the audience to the couple. That was all thanks to you! This is a moment that we will never forget, and truly could never have created without you.

BRANDY & PATRICK | MARRIED AT CARMEN'S BANQUET CENTRE (HAMILTON)

Carly Popenko recently officiated our wedding and we could not be happier with the personalized ceremony she created for us. Carly is incredibly receptive, organized, fun, detailed-oriented and creative. Our ceremony perfectly reflected us as a couple, and we received many compliments from guests on how meaningful and sweet the ceremony was. We are very grateful to have found such an amazing officiant. Thank you again Carly!

KAIT & ROB | MARRIED AT THE OAKVILLE HARBOUR BANQUET CENTRE (OAKVILLE)

Carly, we LOVED your Halloween ceremony. We are thrilled that you dressed up in costume, and the ceremony referenced zombies, witches, warlocks, etc….everything spooky! Aaron and I received numerous comments from our guests letting us know that you, and the ceremony was amazing. It definitely appealed to Aaron and I that the ceremony was short, and not too serious. A perfect fit to our annual Halloween Spooktacular!! Thank you once again for everything you did for us. Your fun, and laid back personality kept us at ease, and definitely helped to make our day special!

CHARLENE & AARON | MARRIED AT A HALLOWEEN PARTY (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you so much for sticking it out in the heat with us. Our ceremony was everything we could have ever dreamed of and more. Thanks for being so laid back, you were such a breeze to work with. Our photographer asked us if we knew you and we said we honestly just found you off your website, met you, and really enjoyed you. She said we picked one the best officiants. Many other guests complimented you too and were asking about you. You did an amazing job! Thanks again so so so much, we greatly appreciate all of your hard work. 

CRAIG & CHRISTINA | MARRIED AT GLEN DRUMMOND [DYMENTS] FARM (DUNDAS)

Carly, thank you with every ounce of our hearts, you made our wedding ceremony perfection! Every detail you added and how you were able to personalize it for us was incredible. I can truly tell you that every person at the wedding commented to us at the reception how incredible the ceremony was and that it was the BEST ceremony they had ever been to and we felt the exact same way! I still break out into tears just thinking about the ceremony, it will be a memory that lasts me my entire life. We can’t thank you enough.

ELIZABETH & NATHAN | MARRIED AT THE BARRACKS INN (ANCASTER)

We could not have been happier with our ceremony thanks to Carly! She made the whole process so simple and easy. She took a few ideas we had and turned our ceremony into something unique, personal, and memorable. All of our guests commented on how personal and beautiful her words were. She was definitely a calming presence in a time filled with anxiety and so many decisions to make. So happy we chose her to help us officiate our wedding. Highly recommend!

JUSTIN & CAITLIN| MARRIED AT THE WATERFRONT BANQUET CENTRE (HAMILTON)

Carly Popenko was a dream to work with. She answered my (many) emails and questions so quickly and made the whole planning process as stress free and easy as possible. She was there for everything: from last minute changes, making sure the entire bridal party was prepared before the ceremony, and even was on top of details I had forgotten. Our ceremony was beautiful and Carly really helped capture us as a couple – we cried, we laughed and we really felt the love all around us. We could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Thank you again for everything. 

STEPHEN & JENNA | MARRIED AT RUTHVEN PARK (CAYUGA)

Carly! Thank you so much. We LOVED the ceremony – you wrote something so special and so “US.” It had the perfect amount of sentiment! You should know that our guests were also raving about your ceremony – they loved how you opened it with the inclusivity statement. They loved your enthusiasm and your warmth. We knew you were our officiant but we’re so glad everyone got it too! 

NATHAN & LEANNA| MARRIED AT THE ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON (HAMILTON)

Carly, we just wanted to thank you (x100,000)! I might be biased, but I think our ceremony was the best one I’ve seen yet! We had so many compliments about our ceremony – most people figured we were all friends because you captured our vibe so well! I’m going to recommend you to everyone I hear is engaged from now on. Thank you so much (again)!

CELINE & LUKAS | MARRIED AT THE DOMINION TELEGRAPH EVENT CENTRE (PARIS)

Carly, we absolutely loved every part of the wedding, it went as smooth as it possibly could have. We knew that choosing funny for our ceremony would get a lot of reactions, but so many people told us it was the best ceremony they have ever been to. We both think you nailed every part of it. We loved it and were so happy with how everything turned out. Thank you for doing such a great job for us!

GRAEME & TINA | MARRIED AT THE DUNDAS VALLEY GOLF & CURLING CLUB (DUNDAS)

Oh Carly – the ceremony was wonderful! Your instruction and pacing were supportive and clear, and you have been so kind, genuine and professional from the get go – so thank you! You were encouraging and receptive to feedback, and we really appreciated that you wanted your words to be exactly fit to our style; that meant a lot. We knew we made the right choice from the beginning, but that was absolutely confirmed after the ceremony was complete! Thanks so so much for everything; it was a pleasure and honor to have you officiate our wedding! 

ADAM & CLAIRE | MARRIED AT THE LAKEVIEW (HAMILTON)

Carly Popenko was a delight to work with and we are so happy we chose to have her officiate our ceremony! What stood out most was how well she listened during our face to face meetings and how closely she paid attention to the little details to make our ceremony such an accurate reflection of who Andrew and I are – silly, sweet and filled with love each other and for baseball. Thank you so much Carly! 

ERIN & ANDREW | MARRIED AT THE PALETTA MANSION (BURLINGTON)

Carly, thank you so much! The wedding was truly magical for Gerry and I. I can’t thank you enough for helping make Saturday the happiest day of our lives. The mixture of genuine feeling and humour was exactly what we wanted. I will definitely recommend your officiant services to everyone I can!

CYNTHIA & GERRY | MARRIED AT THE DUNDAS ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (DUNDAS)

Carly, thank you again for EVERYTHING! Every single person we talked to after the ceremony just raved about how amazing you were and how incredible the ceremony was. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for providing a ceremony that felt like a true reflection of our relationship. It would not have been the same without you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

DEANNE & JORDAN | MARRIED AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (BURLINGTON)

Carly, thank you so much for the amazing day. We had so, so, so many people comment on our ceremony and how it was the most personalized ceremony they’d ever been to. We also had quite a few people come up to us and ask if we knew you beforehand, which I thought was the best compliment we (you and us) could have gotten! It was such a fun day, and your ceremony set the tone perfectly.

DARCY & KYLE| MARRIED AT THE LAKEVIEW (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you so so much for making our wedding ceremony so personal and so special. We had so many wonderful compliments given to us about you, how bright and cheerful you were and that the ceremony was lovely and completely captured us in a nutshell! We couldn’t be happier about how the ceremony went and are so happy to be husband and wife!

ERICA & LUKE| MARRIED AT THE ABERDEEN TAVERN (HAMILTON)

Thank so so much for everything you did for us at the wedding! The ceremony was perfect and we have been getting tons of great reviews on it. People (and we) loved the amount of the personalization. They said it definitely reflected who we are as a couple. Thanks again!

HEATHER & KEVIN | MARRIED AT THE WATERFRONT CENTRE (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you SO much for making our day absolutely perfect! We had so many people make comments on how amazing your ceremony was. We have been recommending you to everyone we know who is getting married! Thanks for everything!

COURTNEY & BRYCE | MARRIED AT S.H.E.D. BREWERY (DUNDAS)

Carly, thank you so much for the lovely ceremony that you wrote for our family. It was great! We loved how everything went on the day of the wedding. Thank you so much for everything! I will definitely pass your name on to anyone I know who needs an officiant for their wedding. Thank you!!

NAOMI & GREG | MARRIED AT THE WATERFRONT HOTEL (BURLINGTON)

Carly, thank you for answering our countless emails but most importantly, making our ceremony about us and our continuing journey. You were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate all the time, effort, and work you put into our ceremony! 

JULIAN & CAROLINA | MARRIED AT THE WEST AVENUE CIDER HOUSE (FREELTON)

Carly Popenko was great! She made us feel comfortable and walked us through the whole process so we knew exactly what to expect. Our ceremony was perfect; it was short and sweet, just how we wanted it. We loved the personal touches that Carly put into it and received many compliments on how lovely it was. 

JENN & RYAN | MARRIED AT THE LAKEVIEW (HAMILTON)

Carly, we couldn’t have been happier with the way the ceremony went. It was everything we could have hoped for. Many of our guests commented on what a beautiful job you did. We are so happy we chose you to officiate our wedding. Thank you for everything!

KATE & ANDREW | MARRIED AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (BURLINGTON)

Thank you so much, Carly! Everyone we talked to commented on how unique and meaningful the ceremony was, and how perfectly it reflected us as a couple. Thank you for making our day so special.

CHRIS & MARIA | MARRIED AT THE HAMILTON CLUB (HAMILTON)

Thank you so much Carly! We couldn’t imagine having any one else marry us. You were absolutely fantastic and made it so personal (even with the very little amount of help we gave you). Thank you again!

MELISE & CHRIS | MARRIED AT A GARDEN WEDDING (BURLINGTON)

Carly, you were amazing on Saturday! Scott and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful words you chose to describe us and our love for one another. Thank you so so much for everything!

KELLY & SCOTT | MARRIED AT THE SPICE FACTORY (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you so much for everything! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We are so happy that you were able to officiate our wedding. Thank you for making our special day so perfect!

KATHERINE & JOSEPH | MARRIED AT THE KNOLLWOOD GOLF CLUB (ANCASTER)

Carly, you were awesome! Our guests had nothing but lovely things to say about you as do Trevor and I. Thank-you so much. We are so thankful you agreed to do our wedding.

BIRKLEY & TREVOR | MARRIED AT CARMEN'S BANQUET CENTRE (HAMILTON)

Carly, you were such an absolute joy to work with and made the ceremony so much more special then we ever could have imagined. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!

ARLINA & JOSH | MARRIED AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (BURLINGTON)

Carly Popenko was absolutely incredible! She guided us through all the pieces we were unsure about and made the most amazing personalized ceremony. We could not have asked for anyone better!

TOMY & KELSEY | MARRIED AT LIUNA GARDENS (STONEY CREEK)

Carly, thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of our hearts. You were amazing from our first meeting to the big day. We hope our hearts cross paths again!

DANA & ISAIAH| MARRIED AT S.H.E.D. BREWERY (DUNDAS)

Thank you so much Carly for officiating our wedding. We could not have found someone better for the job who matched our personality and made our unique ceremony all about us. It really made us feel special.

CASSANDRA & DAVID| MARRIED AT THE LAKEVIEW (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you so much for your services. Everyone loved the ceremony (including ourselves). Thanks for making our day so special!

JEFFERY & JESSICA | MARRIED AT CARMEN'S BANQUET CENTRE (HAMILTON)

Carly, thank you so much for officiating our big day! You were so lovely to work with and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony.

MARISSA & STEPHEN | MARRIED AT THE STONEHOUSE RESTAURANT (BURLINGTON)

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