Susan, thank you once again for the beautiful service. You are one of the most amazing people I have ever met in life. The entire service was a complete beautiful balance of us both and our families beliefs. My grandparents whom I adore deeply even had nothing but beautiful words to say! We are so truly grateful for you!!!

- Barb & Dan

Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies & Vow Renewals

How do you want to feel at your ceremony?

Relaxed, Joyful, Loving, Connected, Sacred

All this is possible & more. This is not your grandma’s wedding ceremony, but I guarantee you she will love it! As a Life-Cycle Celebrant & Interfaith Minister I work with couples to share their love story in a way that is unique and interesting, while still making your relatives feel included and important. Let’s meet over zoom to start dreaming up your big day!

In a nutshell, I cater to those seeking alternatives to standard ceremonies. I believe the heart of your wedding is your love story, and I carefully get to know both of you to capture the story of your journey together. 

I find out what is important to you, and craft a ceremony that captures your preferences and personality. You get final say over the script, with as many edits as needed to make it feel 100% you. Whether you want elaborate rituals or short and simple, my aim is to create a ceremony that is perfect for you.

Let's get you married!

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We had such an amazing day with you and were truly honoured by the work that you did to make the day perfect. You made us both feel so comfortable with the event, from the planning to the unfolding of everything during the day. You were a great guide through this amazing process of binding our lives together and we are grateful to have had you there to lean on. 

Both of our families came to us throughout the day and the week to tell us that it was, by far, the best ceremony that they had ever attended. Sure they feel they need to be supportive, but when my grandfather shares his emotions with tears in his eyes and doesn't make inappropriate comments, I know he has been touched. Both of our families may have been a little nervous about us getting married so quickly, but once they witnessed the event, it put so many reservations at ease. My mom cried from start to finish which wasn't really a surprise. My brother gave an incredible speech which is out of character for him. Everyone had a really fantastic time.

- Travis & Danielle

Short & Sweet and Elopements

I have a lot of fun with Short & Sweet and Elopement ceremonies, too! (available weekdays)

 Let's adventure to somewhere gorgeous! You pick the view: waterfall, mountain, lake or forest. You invite a few friends, and we all hike in together for an intimate, affordable and super fun ceremony! 

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We just read your First Draft…there’s some fine details to change, but we both cried! I have only seen my fiancé cry one other time in the six years I’ve been with him! You are amazing! So happy we have you!

- Z & C

blended families

I love working with kids and blended families! When kids are involved, your family is growing, and there are lots of ways to make kids feel special, loved, and included. I use family-friendly language to acknowledge that when kids are involved, there is even more love to celebrate! 

“Today is extra special because it marks not only the joining of Brad and Louise, but it is a chance for us to celebrate the official joining of them as a family with Sara, Shandra and Tim!” 

Fun rituals are a great way to engage & involve your kids in your ceremony! Ex. Family Paint Ritual, Sand Pouring, Family Vows, Family Unity Certificate, Gift Giving, Handfasting

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Very highly recommend Sue! She is a wonderful woman who was fantastic with our children during our wedding ceremony. She performed a lovely ceremony, including sand pouring to represent us blending our family!

- Kelly & Brent

destination weddings

So your ceremony is being held in Vancouver, or Calgary, or Rio de Janeiro, and you know what you want: a deeply meaningful, personalized experience that wraps you and your guests up in feelings of love, connection and joy. 

The only problem is, you can’t find anyone local who you trust to provide that, and for you, the ceremony is one of the most important parts of your whole wedding. You know you will remember the person who marries you for the rest of your life, and you want those memories to be amazing!

I’m happy to say that I love exploring new places, and I am passionate about bringing personalized, meaningful and magical ceremonies to everyone who seeks it.

I do my best to accommodate as many travel requests as I can each year. Depending where you are, I have different options available, get in touch for more info.

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Photo Credits: (1) Joshua Jerrid, (3) Ginersnap Photography, (4) Joshua Jerrid
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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