About

“Step out of the circle of time, and into the circle of love.”

- Rumi

About Celebrants

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant ® I am a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, specifically trained to craft and perform personalized, custom ceremonies for all kinds of people. Celebrants are trained in an extensive, college-level course in the art of creating meaningful ceremonies, and in public speaking.

Celebrants cater to all people who seek personalized ceremonies, including spiritual, interfaith and samesex couples. We are storytellers, trained in the art of ritual and creative writing, with a rich array of resources we draw upon to divine a ceremony that captures your unique journey.

As a Metaphsyical Minister through the Canadian Metaphysical Ministry , I am proud to work with couples of all beliefs and faiths, and to bring the sacred into every ceremony I do. It is my honor to celebrate love, and to share the lessons and wisdom I have gained along the journey, with all who seek it. I am passionate about facilitating experiences that help people connect to their own experience of Spirit and their own inner wisdom. 

 

So what does a Celebrant ceremony actually look like?

Our ceremonies are as diverse as our clients. From traditional to themed, elegant to alternative, simple to detailed and everything in between! You get final say over everything we write and we commit to editing the script until you are 100% satisfied. As Celebrants, we welcome and celebrate all forms of love and partnership!

About Me

I have always been fascinated by the power of ceremony and ritual to connect people to themselves, each other, and a sense of something greater.  

In my 20’s, I took a DIY approach to creating women’s circles and other ceremonies with my friends, loving the magic that came when we took time out of daily life to join in ceremony.  

It all came together for me when my sister asked me to officiate her wedding ceremony four years ago, and I realized I had found my calling. I got my training as a Red-corded Priestess through the Red Moon Mystery School, and as a Wedding and Funeral Celebrant and Metaphysical Minister through the Canadian Metaphysical Ministry.

I’m experienced in acting and public speaking and love to perform.  I am over the moon that I get to spend my days doing what I love! I have worked as a doula, organic farmer, special needs worker and community herbalist, and I love spending time gardening, dancing, reading and pulling tarot cards. My personal spirituality is earth-based, and I find comfort in the parallels between the changing of the seasons and the changes of our lives.

I am based in Chase BC,  and travel to Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Sunpeaks, Silverstar, Penticton, Nelson, Calgary and surrounding areas. I am also available for select weddings on Vancouver Island, and Destination Weddings.    

Client Love

FAQ

Can we say our own vows?
Yes, always! This is YOUR wedding you can do whatever you want!
How far will you travel?
I’ve traveled all over BC in the name of love and am happy to travel to you!
Can I bring my dog?
I do a ton of nature elopements with pets, and as long as your location is dog-friendly, your fur babies are welcome!
Are you going to photobomb my kiss?
NEVER. This does not happen on my watch.
  • We cannot express in words our extreme gratitude to Sue for the beautiful ceremony she created for us on our wedding day! She was extremely open to hearing our ideas and captured our personalities perfectly, taking into consideration all aspects of the ceremony. She took all our stresses away and made us feel so special... we were blown away with her delivery of our story and highly recommend her to anyone wanting a wedding ceremony based on love. I look forward to working together with Sue again in the future to plan a blessing way ceremony for my first child.

    - Janina & Sean

  • Sue can help you plan and execute the ceremony that you never knew existed, but may be exactly what you need at a certain time in your life. I've been to several blessingway ceremonies to mark a women's transition into motherhood (a great, and meaningful alternative to having a baby shower). I've also been to a wedding ceremony by Sue. It was fun and whimsical and personalized and organic-feeling... (not what I usually think of weddings). These kind of "get-togethers" strengthen communities and help create deep bonds, and Sue has a magical power of dissipating any awkwardness. She has found her calling as a Celebrant, so utilize her skills!

    - Kelsey Snelgrove

  • You were perfect for us. Short, sweet, funny and heartfelt. Thank you for being so calm and such a professional through the chaos. We appreciate you and have had so many compliments on the ceremony.

    - The Browns

  • I would recommend Sue to everyone! She takes the time to gather each of our love stories and create a beautiful story to share with everyone during the ceremony. We had many compliments on it! Perfect

    - Cheryl-Lynn Woods

  • Sue was wonderful to work with! We spoke once on Skype and then communicated via e-mail the rest of the time. On the day of the wedding, we felt at ease knowing that she was going to briefly walk us through the process beforehand and then be there to facilitate the flow and feel of our ceremony. We wanted a light-hearted, short, yet meaningful ceremony and she created exactly that. She set the tone for our evening wedding and we could not be happier with how it went!

    - Rachel Harrhy

  • Sue was such a delight to work with!! I messaged her and heard back within an hour. I told her my fiancée and I wanted to get married asap and her response was “how about tonight?” Haha! We ended up doing the ceremony a couple of days later, and everything she prepared was perfect! We wrote our own vows, did the ceremony, filled out a few forms, and it was done! I highly recommend Sue to anybody and everybody!

    - Paul Lander

  • Sue is an incredible celebrant. She made our big day perfect. Our ceremony went off with out a hitch and we loved how it was completely personalized. I could not have asked for a better ceremony. She is a true pleasure to work with. I would without a doubt recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.

    - Angela Burden

  • Initially my partner and I did not know how to personalize our wedding so having Sue helped make our day special and accurate to our personalities. Having a celebrant was the perfect way to ensure that our wedding day was more than a legal piece of paper- it transformed our experience I'm to an intimate, fun, and unique experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    - Alexandra Nowek

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Sue Cairnie Ceremonies is based in the Okanagan, BC Canada, on the unceded territories of the Syilx Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations.
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