"Right from the initial meeting, Lainie had such a good vibe (yes it came
through on Zoom!) We could tell immediately that she cared about providing us with the most meaningful ceremony for our wedding that was true to us. She infused humour, introspection, warmth, the importance of commitment, respect and love into our ceremony. In what is currently a world turned upside down, she made our day feel intimate and captured the essence of who we were as a couple."
(Mary & Trevor, East York backyard)
"Lainie is truly an extraordinary officiant and we are happy to recommend her to all of our friends and family. Have full trust in her services, as she will guide you through every step and consider every wish you have for your special day. Thank you Lainie for making our day so special in every way.
If I had to describe her in two words it would be a soulful badass and this is exactly what you need for your wedding: someone who will make it soulful but also make things happen during the stressful logistical part of it. She is a true gift to our LGBT community
and will make you feel seen, heard and special in co-creating your magical day."
(Anya & Lili, 2019, Auberge du Pommier)
"We are in still in awe about the way you conducted our ceremony and created an environment for us to be fully present. Thank you for everything. There are very few words to describe how grateful we are to have had you as our marriage officiant. On top of that, you are such a cool person!! I will be reaching out to you to join a dance class someday soon"
(Gazal & Monty, UofT Mississauga)
"Lainie was great from beginning to end. She worked collaboratively with us to craft a unique ceremony, and on the day of she was a wonderful, calming presence. Lainie led the ceremony beautifully. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. (and) we are truly grateful to have met her."
(Ethan & Jess, Kortright Centre)
"Thank you again for marrying us! Despite
all my nerves, I felt great during the ceremony, and I was so happy with how it went. The ceremony was also easily the most-complimented part of our wedding. We were both getting told all night how touching, and meaningful and “us” it felt and that was thanks to you. We were concerned about the ceremony and making sure it resonated with our intentions and values but that we felt a great rapport with you and your process was really simple but yielded a great ceremony."
(Sharmila & Pat, Gladstone Hotel)
"Your beautiful presence and intention made our marriage ceremony a profound union of two. I felt completely in tune with myself and with Martin. Your pace, your voice, and your spirit were speaking directly into our hearts. As we embark on this new journey, we feel blessed for having you as our officiant, and the keeper of our love!"
(Sasha & Martin, Rosedale home)
"We would highly recommend Lainie and we are so grateful that she was able to make our family whole. We wanted a very unconventional wedding with our two small children present in our chaotic living room. Lainie was so kind, loving and in-tune with our needs, didn’t miss a beat when our son started throwing cushions on the floor and had a mini meltdown that he wanted to get married. She laughed along with all of us and made us feel comfortable, calm and happy. When we reflected on that day, it was everything we had dreamed it to be and more and we can’t thank Lainie enough for everything. We highly highly recommend selecting Lainie as your wedding officiant. She’s absolutely amazing!!"
(Laura & Alicia, Annex home)
"Having Lainie officiate our commitment ceremony was such a gift. She is kind, calm, and contributed thoughtfully, and intentionally, to our ceremony. Lainie was happy to provide us with any guidance we asked for, and was very accommodating with the queer and trans, Jewish, Scottish, and de-colonial elements that we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony. She
listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job of capturing the essence
of who we are, presenting that in a beautiful way during our ceremony, and making sure that the ceremony was everything we had imagined. So many of our friends and family commented on loving the wording, feeling, and care that Lainie’s work conveyed in our ceremony. We are so grateful that she
led us through such an important moment in our lives."
(Rae & Janet, The Great Hall)
"Lainie was the officiant at our wedding...and we're so thrilled with how everything went! Leading up to the wedding, she was warm, flexible and super responsive. The ceremony was perfect; we couldn't have asked for more!”
(Suzie & David, District 28)