Wedding Ceremony Testimonials

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As a secular humanist wedding officiant, I’m privileged to provide couples an opportunity to enter into one of the most important social contracts of their lives.

I invite you to read some of the couples’ testimonials to get a sense of who I am and how your wedding ceremony might flow.

Martin was a wonderful officiant. He was calm but also excited, loving, and very engaged during the ceremony. He made us and our guests at ease and really helped us create the perfect evening. We met with him a variety of times prior to our wedding day, where he spent quality time getting to know us both individually and our relationship so that he could incorporate this knowledge into the ceremony. We loved how he gave us the structure but also the freedom to create the type of ceremony we desired. We would definitely recommend Martin!

— Meg & Jade

Martin was absolutely amazing, and paid a very key role in the design of our wedding ceremony. We had a mixed cultural, secular ceremony (Indian and Canadian), and he worked very hard with us to personalize it. I had many guests come up after and say it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever been to, and everyone was impressed with Martin. I would 100% recommend Martin to anyone looking to have a personalized ceremony.

— Chhavi & Francis

Martin was recommended to us by our venue and since we knew we were going to have a nontraditional wedding, we were fine with using someone we hadn’t found ourselves. We couldn’t have been more thrilled with Martin. He has a warm, friendly, and open demeanor that translated into the ceremony. Our wedding was casual but meaningful. It involved some audience participation and a lot of spontaneity on behalf of myself, my groom, and the small wedding party. Martin was instrumental in creating a ceremony that was open, fun, relaxing, and full of love. I wish I could go back and do it all over again!

— Amanda & Warren

Dear Martin, thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding. In the last week I have had people continuously say that it was the best ceremony they had ever seen – as well a reception. Thank you again for everything, and sorry we didn’t really get to see you after the ceremony. The day went by too fast! All the best,

— John & Andrea

Dear Martin, thank you for all your help with our marriage ceremony. More than a few guests asked about you after the ceremony. They assumed that we were friends long before we asked you to officiate. That sums up exactly how you’ve been with us – professional, friendly, caring, and like a friend. Nothing more could be asked. And it was all very much appreciated…we’ll definitely add some pictures to your Facebook page. Thank you again for everything.

— Ross & Wayne

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony for us. It was a truly beautiful day we will remember for ever! We are so glad we found you; your service couldn’t have been more perfect. Everyone kept commenting how it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. Thank you for all your attention to detail and professionalism! We wish you so much success and we recommend you to everyone.

— Jennifer & Daniel

Martin was our officiant at our at-home wedding. Simply put he was wonderful! He helped guide us through the somewhat daunting task of writing our vows and putting together our ceremony. He met with us several times and really got to know us and what we wanted for our wedding. He then set the tone at the ceremony perfectly to match our desires and reacted with us, our speakers and our guests so that everyone felt included and a part of our ceremony. We had so many wonderful comments from our guests about him. We would highly recommend Martin. Thank you for making our day so very special!

— Barbara & Peter

I would highly recommend Martin Frith as a wedding officiant. He is a warm, caring, professional man with a wealth of knowledge in many areas involving marriage, He is very flexible and is involved in every aspect of your ceremony putting in as much imput as you want. He is experienced, will guide you and let you create a ceremony that is your own and is exactly what you want. The quality of service is first class all the way. He will respond to all your emails and calls promptly. Value? You can’t put a nos. on marriage but Matin will give you 100% in every aspect and area of this most special and meaningful time in your life.

— Catherine & David

When we first met with Martin, months before the ceremony, we felt very comfortable with him, as though we had known him for a long time. With his suggestions for wording of the vows and ceremony, we were able to choose options that suited us perfectly. The way he had each segment of the ceremony broken down with different options for each was very user-friendly. His walk-through a week before the ceremony really helped us to visualize what was going to happen, and put our minds at ease. He was the perfect officiant during the ceremony, and we are so glad that we had him there on our big day.

— Tasha & Jack

We hired Martin to be our officiant for our Wedding. We were referred to him from my maid of honor’s officiant, as he was already booked up for that day. My husband is usually very picky and I was afraid we would have to be searching for a long while like many other items for the wedding. So we made an appointment to see Martin. My husband (the hard sell) tells me okay let’s do it? I was confused because I didn’t have to persuade him at all, he loved Martin and I was so relieved! From that day, Martin had made everything very easy for us and we brainstorm together on our options. He gave us the easy way out, but we decided to do things the hard way, and we had all these ideas to make our special day unique. We were not very obedient clients as Martin would periodically remind us that we need to get certain things figured out as the wedding would be just around the corner. We’re procrastinators, and didn’t listen, and then 2 weeks before our wedding we finally gave up on being super creative to try to figure everything out ourselves. We went to see Martin and he just figured everything out for us and still made his service very unique to us. We couldn’t be more happier with Martin’s service, professionalism and fun he brought that day while we were giggling at the alter to each other. It was our perfect day! Thank you again Martin!

— Cindy & Philip

Words are not enough to describe how great Martin is! From the beginning he was quick to respond to emails, always answered my questions, met with us (via Skype), and helped us plan the ceremony. His professionalism carried through the entire process. When we finally met him (we were planning our wedding from abroad) we could instantly see what a caring man he is, and how much self-respect he has in his work. 20 minutes before the wedding, Martin came to sit with me while I was “in hiding” waiting for guests to take their seats and the ceremony to start, and I felt like I was sitting and chatting to one of my oldest friends in the world – he totally calmed me down!!! Martin helped make our ceremony something special, something we (and our guests) will always remember. Thank YOU Martin!!

— Rachel & Afrasiab

Martin was recommended to us by an event planner friend and he did not disappoint. Clearly an experienced pro, he guided us through the process and listened to what we had in mind. Lighthearted and personable, Martin clearly cares about the important role he plays on a couple’s big day. The very thorough “script” document Martin provided made crafting our ceremony a breeze. We had been somewhat daunted by this task so having this tool in hand was a huge relief! Each element of the ceremony (both “traditional” and “required by law”) was spelled out with many suggested options for each, with infinite room to add/remove/personalize as needed. We would not hesitate to recommend Martin.

— Jennifer & Craig

Martin was the best choice for us! He gave us a truly memorable service that everyone went on and on about. Several guests have said it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever attended. We were really impressed with his work, i felt like he took an interest in us as a couple and wanted to incorporate it in our ceremony! Four thumbs up from this happy couple!!!

— Lili & Stephen

Choosing an officiant for our wedding was not a task taken lightly and after our first meeting with Martin Frith of Ceremonies With Choice we knew that we needn’t look any further. Martin was flexible, personable and brought with him the perfect balance of good humour and seriousness that our ceremony needed. We will recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.

— Jennifer & Daniel

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Your guidance and kindness, as your ability to understand what we were all about, has been amazing. Your words are beautiful, and your willingness to help us make our day as we imagined it, is more than we could have asked for. You’ve helped to make this day truly perfect for us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts…

— Krista & Jeff

Thanks for keeping us calm prior to the wedding ceremony and for making sure everything went so smoothly. It was great working with you and all our guests enjoyed the ceremony we put together- thanks to you!Can’t believe we’re finally married!!!

— Tammy & Drew

A family friend recommended Martin after their wedding, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Martin was funny, thoughtful, and so full of life. It is so very important to choose an Officiant who represents what you and your partner want, and honours the love you both have. Martin made sure that our ceremony was flawless, helped to ease our nerves, and made everyone feel respected and appreciated. We had many comments afterward that our ceremony was the most beautiful they had ever witnessed. Martin, thank you for being there are making our day so special.

— Lisa & Jeff

Although we have been married for just over 6 years, Martin truly made our wedding day special and memorable. I remember it like it was yesterday. He made us feel very comfortable and relaxed right from the beginning. During our ceremony, I had no one to give my bouquet to as my Maid of Honour was at the bottom of the steps and too far to reach. We never even considered this detail at the rehearsal. With a smile on his face, Martin graciously took them out of my hands, walked down the steps to pass them to my Maid of Honour. We laughed and it didn’t feel awkward at all. Every time I think of our wedding day, I am reminded of that detail and it always puts a smile on my face. Thank you, Martin! All the best and who knows, if we ever think about renewing our vows, we’ll be calling on you!

— Jean-Louis, Mary & Zoe (born 2012)

Jeff and I want to thank you for sharing in our special day. We knew the moment we met with you that you were the perfect Officiant! You helped us throughout to personalize our ceremony that it all felt like us. Thank you again, it is and will be forever a wonderful day for us.

— Luc & Jeff

Dear Martin, we wanted to officially thank you for everything you did for us to make our ceremony so special. You made the task of writing our vows fund and always made me feel calm – I felt like I could open up to you so easily. Thank you so much for everything. We are so glad we got to work with you. You were/are simply the best,

— Sincerely Rodney & Yin

Martin was the perfect fit for Olly and I. We have never met someone so warm, open, and obviously passionate about his job. He calmed our nerves and made us laugh. Our day wouldn’t have been the same without him.

— Shantelle & Olly

From the moment we first met Martin at his office, we knew he would be the perfect choice of person to marry us. He is warm, sincere, genuine and kind. As well, we found Martin had a lovely way with people, a way of making others feel comfortable, respected, and important! Our wedding was fantastic, and just seeing Martin up at the front was so very comforting! Martin is a gem among gems, and looks great in photos) Martin, thank you so much for everything.

— Angelina & Enzo

Dear Martin, thank you so much for officiating our wedding! You were such a pleasure to meet and work with. We really appreciated your gentle guidance throughout the process and we were so happy with the way the whole ceremony turned out. We had the most perfect day and are grateful to you for bringing it together so nicely. We look forward to catching up soon!

— Deny & Dimitri

Dear Martin, you were wonderful – funny, thoughtful, sensitive – just everything we had hoped for – and so reassuring. And everyone enjoyed meeting you very much. Thank you for sharing the day and making it special.

— Mona & Jack

I had been to 3 weddings that Martin had presided over, so from the minute we got engaged we knew exactly who we wanted to marry us, no question! From the moment we met Martin, he made the whole process easy and relaxed. Martin’s sense of humour and friendly personality had a great calming effect on us. Thanks so much for making our wedding the perfect day for us!

— Lisa & Craig

Our experience with Martin was excellent from the planning to the actual ceremony. He was organized and kept us calm which was exactly what we needed. We don’t plan on doing this again, but for anyone else who needs an officiant, I would absolutely encourage you to work with Martin.

— Alex & Michael

We had a wonderful ceremony and we loved the way Martin guided us through our process of creating our special day exactly the way we wanted it. He has a way of exuding calm and warmth and we felt completely relaxed during our wedding, with some very special moments we will remember all our lives. Thanks so much Martin for everything!

— Jenn & Mark

Thank you for the wedding information that you have provided. I was absolutely amazed at how traditional our wedding ceremony can remain. I can’t begin to tell you what that means to me.

— Christine

Martin, you were wonderful! Your calm demeanour and cheerful visage serve to ground us and make us less nervous. So many people told us it was the best wedding ever and your role was instrumental. Thank you…

— Laura and Richard

I wanted to tell you how truly wonderful our wedding day and ceremony was. It was and probably will be the happiest day of my life. Sam and I felt that our ceremony was so special and we were truly appreciative of everything you did for us. I particularly loved listening to how you delivered our ceremony…. and it was the most relaxed I was all day. It was wonderful to listen to your words, and have so many special moments in our ceremony. We’ve had so many people comment on how special our ceremony was and how wonderful you were.

— Kerri and Sam

Working with Martin to create our wedding ceremony was an amazing experience.  His extensive knowledge coupled with an openness to try new things made our wedding a truly personal and intimate evening that holds deep meaning for all who were present.

— Karen and Mark

We would like to thank you again for presiding over our wedding ceremony and helping to make our special day one we will never forget.  Your guidance allowed us to develop a ceremony that was truly meaningful to us.  Your template for building our ceremony and vows was extremely helpful and enabled us to express both who we are and how we truly felt about the concept of marriage.  We found the entire process very simple and natural and yet the end result exceeded our expectations with respect to the depth of emotion that the ceremony evoked.  When we look back at our wedding day it was really the intimacy, warmth and personalized touch that you brought to the ceremony that really made our wedding day so special.

— Kristen and Michael