Welcome. This site serves as a place to gather it all together! If you have come to find me - thank you! Where do my roles intersect? As a Real Estate Broker over the last twenty years (and ideally another twenty more) I have been present to help many legally seal their decisions so my additional role, as officiant, feels very familiar. And I was born a writer - happy to now be able to send my words out into the world. I write real estate-related articles and ceremonies and I continue to write fiction usually around my great love - the visual arts.

Wedding Officiant

As a licensed officiant with Humanist Canada, I provide a non-religious option for weddings that meet the needs of contemporary couples. As a writer and as a public speaker trained with the Stratford Festival, I have the skills to create a celebration that is unique to both of you. Your wedding can be simple, elegant and to the point or carefully crafted to include any of the elements you envision - together we can create a celebration that reflects your commitment to each other.
My fee for a full service includes the writing of your ceremony with legal elements, readings of your choice, and a review of vows.  

I can suggest a venue for this service that is much nicer than city hall. 

Are you planning a small wedding? An elopement? Or a legal service in Ontario before a destination wedding? You can be married with up to ten guests, and with champagne, in my beautiful home in Stratford. Legal but still a celebration!  
Please note that all fees are HST payable. 
bettiannehedges@gmail.com for more information 

Best officiant we could ever ask for!

Bettianne was absolutely perfect in every way for our big day. She was immediately responsive when we initially reached out and brought a sense of calmness in every interaction we had. She went out of her way to make the ceremony completely personal and geared to our relationship. She wanted to know all about us, how we met, and what made us fall in love. It was never just a business interaction, but a true guidance to bring us into our marriage. Unlike other officiants I know that friends of ours have dealt with that provide a set list of sentences that they can say during the ceremony, Bettianne provided the skeleton document and then worked with us to build our love story. She was warm and welcoming on the day of, and completely professional. Re-watching our wedding video showed us the beautiful raw emotional journey Bettianne took with us. She was one of the easiest vendors we worked with. It felt like having our own family marry us. We would recommend her in a heartbeat!