- To make this easier for us to write out I’ve listed the ways you were awesome.1) You were so accommodating when we were waiting for a few people who were running late that we really wanted to be there before we got started.2) You helped to calm me down when I was feeling very anxious before the ceremony started.3) You delivered an extremely personal and touching ceremony that had our family and friends laughing, crying, and completely immersed in the ceremony.4) You weren’t thrown off by the 100 (not actually 100) fire trucks that decided to crash our pre ceremony.5) You were very kind and friendly to our friends and family before, during, and after the ceremony.6) You were HILARIOUS. Excellent delivery of our strange friend’s jokes.7) You helped us ensure things were set up for an easy transition to signing the documents when we were too overwhelmed to pay attention to our surroundings.8) You accommodated, very willingly, our unusual wedding requests even though we didn’t follow “the template”.9) You were very organized during the ceremony planning and made the process very easy on our side, as well as fun.10) You were the BEST officiant we have ever come across and could not be happier that it was for our wedding 🙂Amber
Our wedding officiant was Kristen and she was outstanding! Kristen took on the challenge of adding some Spanish to our wedding ceremony and it was way beyond what we asked for. She really did an amazing job and our Spanish-speaking guests were delighted. Kristen took care of us since we decided to work with Young Hip and Married and made everything go so smoothly and stress-free. We were able to personalise a lot of things for our ceremony and it made it extra special. We feel lucky for having Kristen and Young Hip and Married as part of our wedding day. You guys are awesome!Vanadis & Jeff - Spanish/English Wedding
WOW – thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful ceremony. It was amazing, perfect, and we feel so fortunate to have had you as our officiant. Your guidance helped Kyle and I create the ceremony of our dreams.Alana & Kyle
Had no idea what to look for and how this would work but we knew we wanted something unique. After doing a search, I stumbled upon their page and it kind of stood out with a couple of buzzwords/phrases that spoke to what we were looking for. Something uniquely us and fully customized. We sent off the request and were quickly moved into a conversation with the business who were very helpful right away. It was the 1st time so neither me, nor my now wife, had any idea what we were to do with this part of the wedding.
It didnt matter; they jumped right in and let us know we are far from the 1st that showed up doe eyed on the subject. We were put in touch with Jason pretty quick. We ended up talking over the phone at 1st and it was one of the 1st moments of “breath out” we experienced during the planning. He was ready to go, he had a plan for us and just wanted to hear what we had to say pertaining to what we like. He took that 1st interview and started to get to work.
We were a little late on the follow up as I am sure many of us are but he maintained contact and reminded us periodically that we still had this to complete. We were only about 5 weeks out when Jason had suggested we meet via Skype to build off the 1st call. It was great; he had an idea based on the initial call and started bouncing ideas off us. It fueled the thought processes for us as well and we worked to put together a fully customized, short and sweet but very meaningful ceremony that day. Jason took the ideas, wrote up a draft and sent it that week. We were able to review, make a couple small changes and send it back for finalization.
This was an area of worry from the jump and this company took that all away and allowed us to concentrate on all the other planning. It was incredible how easy it felt. While I would love to say I would use them again I do think this will be the only time 😉 I highly recommend to anyone that needs this service however. They were terrific.Ron Klatt
- My wife and I were completely blown away by Andy’s eloquence during our wedding ceremony this past March. The words which were carefully crafted for us by Andy will allow us and our guests to remember the most important day of our lives for years to come. He filled the service with laughter and lightheartedness, all while not allowing our guests or ourselves to forget why we were gathered together.His professionalism and excellent customer service will always be remembered, as some of the best we’ve ever encountered. Thank you so much again, Andy!Ben + Justine Bradley
We had a small wedding ceremony in Calgary, and it was a great experience. Rich was our officiant and he was really helpful throughout the whole process. We had a phone conversation early on and he made sure I had all the information needed. The ceremony was quick and easy, and tailored to us. Young, Hip & Married was simple, affordable, and our officiant was easy-going, but still professional.Joanna LePrieur
We couldn’t have been happier with YH&M! Their customer service is amazing, they are very accommodating, and Shawn truly helped to put us at ease and create exactly the right ceremony for me and my now husband. Although we had a large wedding, our ceremony felt personal and intimate. I would recommend them to anyone!
Shawn, we can’t thank you enough for helping us create the perfect wedding. I must admit I was pretty nervous for the ceremony, but it ended up being both mine and Derek’s favourite part of the wedding (even better than the cake)! It was just beautiful and meant so much to us.Rebecca & Derek
Young Hip and Married provided my husband and I exactly the wedding ceremony we hoped for. We were looking for a unique and personal experience that wouldn’t compromise our personal or spiritual values. Shawn was attentive, creative, and confident helping us arrange just such a ceremony. He kindly helped us through the entire process, from writing our own vows to navigating the paperwork involved in getting hitched. On the big day Shawn really connected with our family and friends and held the perfect space for my husband and I to be wed. After the ceremony many of my guests (some cynical anti wedding types) approached me to say they had never been to such an authentic and personally meaningful wedding until this one. I came to Young Hip and Married with a lot of ideas about the wedding I didn’t want and Shawn was able to help me find my perfect wedding.Jennifer Himmel
Shawn Miller was fabulous as our marriage commissioner! He met with us in person before we made our decision and he was our first and obvious choice. Shawn worked with us to make our ceremony as personal and as special as possible and put us both at ease on our big day. We had so many compliments on the part he played with our ceremony and his interaction with our guests before, during and after. He and his wife run a very professional business and make sure all your needs are met and your questions are answered in a very timely fashion. My new husband and I would highly recommend Shawn and his colleagues for a very memorable day!Ivan & Lisa
- Everything was perfect and simple. The ceremony was exactly the way we wanted it. Eloping with Jane as our officiant was easy. Thank you!!Jen + Brenden
Young Hip & Married was just perfect for us. I wanted something beautiful classy fun and so so stress free and blam found it here. We booked our elopement through them. Our officiant was Beth and she’s so cute and fun. She made our vows hilarious (we are a humour filled family) and Emily took fantastic photos. I’m super happy with our special day and I don’t think you’ll regret being stressless on your wedding day.Roger & Huanyu
Kristen, we wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so meaningful. You made the entire process enjoyable and we have received so many compliments on our fabulous officiant!Brittany & Nate
Can’t thank our friends enough for recommending YH&M. Kristen was our officiant and she was super responsive to all our requests and helped put together the perfect ceremony for our small, intimate wedding. Her style and delivery were perfect for engaging everyone and making them feel a part of the ceremony and she managed to cope with all the little ad libs and laughter from me and my bride. Would definitely recommend both the company and Kristen; in fact I already did to one of our wedding party getting married next year.Martin & Yoyo Saunders
YH&M made the whole process of eloping so easy! They were quick to respond and worked with us to make our wedding exactly how we wanted it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun, relaxed elopement.Kim & Kevin
Thank you again Kristen, for doing such an amazing job with our ceremony. Everyone told us that it was so clearly a reflection of us and that makes us so happy! We’ve just returned from our honeymoon and have been looking at the footage that our videographer shot of the ceremony—it brings tears of happiness to our eyes!Eliza and Ryan
Beth was so awesome to work with! We weren’t sure of exactly what we wanted, but Beth offered us several helpful starting points that made our preparations very easy. She really listened to us and prepared a beautiful ceremony that really captured who we are and she made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. We could not have hoped for a better officiant. Thank you, Beth, for making this such a great experience!
Thank you for making our day extremely easy and special! We have been reflecting on the experience, and we keep commenting that you were the perfect person for the job, making us feel at ease and letting us be ourselves throughout the ceremony.Soo & Matt
ABSOLUTE MUST! Jef was absolutely amazing!! My husband and I clicked with him right away! He had some great, creative ideas for us and made our ceremony script very personal and made our guests laugh (which is exactly what Tobi and I wanted). He was professional and the quality of service was outstanding! They were extremely accommodating as we had to reschedule our rehearsal dinner and Jef moved around his schedule to meet our needs. HIGHLY RECOMMEND them!! <3Rhiannon & Tobi
It was truly the most incredible and best experience ever having YH&M help us create our elopement ceremony in Toronto! Truly a brilliant company, exceptional service, and special thanks to our rockstar officiant, Jonathan Manafo!!! The best on every level! THANK YOU!!!!Christopher Emerson
Our officiant Cory was exactly the person we wanted for our wedding ceremony. He’s friendly, personable, high energy and comforting to be around. He made us feel right at home when we first chatted with him. He was wonderful to work with and we loved how our ceremony turned out!Cindy Liu
Thank you to Anthony for being part of one of the most important days of our lives. He helped make our wedding day beautiful and memorable with his genuine, personable, and peaceful presence.Roberta & Jason
My partner and I were married in a North Vancouver forest by Shawn and Erica was our photographer. We were looking for a very personal, private and intimate ceremony and that is exactly what we got. Shawn lead us through a beautiful ceremony and gave us some guidance before the ceremony that really helped my husband and I lock into each other and reason we were there together. Shawn has a way of guiding the ceremony, while stepping back enough for us to feel like we were there alone. This made it easy to be our authentic selves in that moment, there was no show. This naturally led to a flood of emotion for both of us, as we felt the weight of our love, the significance of our bond, and the deep appreciation and gratitude that we have for each other.
Erica did a wonderful job of capturing the moment with beautiful and candid photographs of the ceremony and the hour following. The pictures are great!
In addition to the wedding day, they were both very helpful prior to the wedding, helping when we asked for guidance (e.g., alternative ceremony locations for rainy day and where/how to get our marriage license). They always answered the phone when I called with a question. We really feel that they were there for us before and during the wedding.
If you are considering a wedding officiant and/photographer we highly recommend Shawn and Erica. I cannot imagine a better couple to have there supporting a bride and groom on your wedding day. We are so grateful that Shawn and Erica were a part of this significant and special day.
We had Shawn Miller as our wedding officiant and it was the best decision we could of made for our wedding!! Shawn won us over with his refreshing positive outlook on marriage and after meeting with him, he had us even more excited for our wedding day (which we didn’t think was possible). From beginning to end, Shawn had us covered and left us feeling relaxed and eager for our day. He was extremely accommodating and created the perfect ceremony catered to us. Throughout the evening we had so many compliments about our ceremony.Weeks after the wedding, we are still receiving so many compliments on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how amazing Shawn was. Thank you to Young Hip and Married for making our day even more perfect. Thank you Shawn for everything!!!Chelsea Brittany
We spent quite a bit of time researching wedding officiants in Vancouver and we are so glad that we met with Shawn Miller.
Together, we worked to customize an entire ceremony that was completely and genuinely us. His infinite patience and creativity had all our guests talking about how sincere and refreshing it was to attend a wedding where the officiant spoke like he actually got the chance to get to know the couple and engaged with those gathered to witness the marriage. Shawn’s advice and guidance was invaluable when planning the big day and we are one of the lucky few that can say our ceremony started right on time!Roxanne Ramzi
We could not have asked for a better experience working with Young Hip & Married. Shawn was there every step of the way to guide us through planning the ceremony. We felt going into our day that he had helped to create a ceremony that really felt like us. On the day, we were even more blown away! We would not have changed one thing, it was perfect. If you are getting married you will not be disappointed booking with Young Hip & Married!!Laura Willms
We had Cory and he was such a delight. As a couple coming from two seperate countries we didn’t have a lot of time to organize our wedding and Cory was just brilliant! He helped us out with vows and the order of the ceremony, told us where to pick up our marriage license and all the nitty gritty (honestly my husband and i had absolutely no clue haha) He was amazing on the day, so friendly, he came to check on us both to make sure we felt prepared and never once did the smile fade from his face. He was perfect, really delivered a ceremony catered completely to us. Everyone commented after how wonderful he had been and i know when they take the plunge they’ll all be asking how to get in contact with Cory. Thanks Young, Hip & Married for a beautiful day!!!!Kylie
Throughout the process of arranging our elopement style wedding Lani was incredibly helpful, responsive and accommodating. We didn’t meet her in person until the wedding day, but it was like we had known her for a long time. She was incredibly approachable, friendly and easygoing—exactly what we needed. We had our wedding in a public place where we had to navigate some crowds, aim for good weather, and walk some trails to get to the ceremony location. I was really worried about having an officiant that would be difficult to work with in this type of setting. Lani was the exact opposite. She was excited with how we were doing our ceremony and was helping organize the crowds and setting. In the ceremony itself, she nailed it! I have, and will continue to, recommend Lani to any of my friends.Mark & Elle
We cannot thank Shawn enough for his personal touch to our elopement ceremony. It genuinely felt like he was feeling all the emotions of our special moment right along with us, and we had never met before our ceremony outside of a few excited email exchanges. Our witnesses could not believe the care and emotion emitted from someone who had never met us. We really appreciate the beautiful words, it is a moment we will remember forever because he cares so much. Anyone who has the opportunity to have Shawn participate in any kind of celebration is truly lucky!Amanda Banks
Bobbi was our officiant at our wedding and she was amazing – we couldn’t have asked for anything else. Her words were so touching and moving that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I would highly recommend Bobbi, and Young, Hip & Married to everyone.Andrea
We had a small ceremony in Vancouver, and had so many people comment on how great Shawn was as our officiant! Highly recommended.Philip Ware
My wife and I used Erika as our officiant, and she couldn’t have been better. I rate 5/5 easily, and would recommend her services to anyone. She was professional, friendly, and really made our ceremony special. Thank you!Irek Piekarski
Cory was awesome! He delivered our story in a way that made our guests feel like they were there throughout our journey together. He was able to incorporate cultural traditions like the cord and the veil ceremony but made it more modern. We loved everything about our ceremony!Marie and Mahmoud
Kristen we wanted to say thanks again for being part of our ceremony. You made both Brandon and I feel so comfortable, and you really were the perfect person to marry us. We could not have asked for anyone better.Hailey & Brandon
Young Hip & Married is so awesome. Rich was adorable, kind, accepting, flexible, accommodating, charming. We were trying to plan a wedding from another province and communicated with him mostly through email and Skype. We gave him a jumbled up, poorly articulated description of what we thought we wanted, and he somehow transformed that into a ceremony that was so us. Our families come from very different faiths and cultural backgrounds, and Rich somehow found a way to make a seamless ceremony that left everyone satisfied and impressed.Kerrie & Raza
Bobbi was our officiant for our elopement and she showed up early, she was professional and flexible. She made our day very special and was so personable. The website for Young, Hip and Married was a useful resource and help us with our vows.Denise
Best decision we’ve ever made!! My husband and I had Shawn officiate and from the moment we met him, we knew he was our guy! The whole process was smooth and stress free but what amazed me the most was how he was able to capture us so perfectly as a couple. He set the tone for our perfect day and made it better than we could’ve ever imagined!!!Dan & Beca
Our experience exceeded every expectation we had. Hands down, this is the best wedding officiant service out there. Randy Hamm was our officiant and he made our ceremony so personalized to us that it had everyone engaged the whole time. After the ceremony, family members came up and asked if we’d known our officiant all our lives. Yup, that’s how good it was!Ana Campbell
- Thank you so much for your lovely message and kind words during the ceremony. We absolutely loved our wedding and a huge part of that is how awesome and cool you are. We’ve greatly enjoyed getting to know you and can’t thank you enough for helping us create a beautiful memory that we can reflect back on often 🙂Hopefully we’ll be seeing you soon (a lot of our newly engaged friends have been asking about you)!!Mackenzie & Anthony
Young, Hip and Married made it so easy for us to plan our day. Chet was out officiant and he was the perfect piece of the puzzle to set our nerves at ease. We couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out on our special day. Thank you so much
We heard about Young Hip & Married through our photographer. Since we had family traveling very far to come see us get married, we wanted the ceremony to be a bit longer and more intimate. Shawn Miller was our officiant and was perfect. We were able to collaborate with him and tailor our ceremony to fit our personalities. His words were beautiful, and we couldn’t have asked for a better guy to of the job.Jaimie Krzynski
Thank you soooo much for officiating our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and we loved your fun and memorable touches. You truly capture who Paul an I truly are which made the event even more personal/intimate.Ada & Paul
We are a same-sex couple and it was really important for us to have a supportive and open-minded officiant and we were not disappointed. The service was beautiful and the photographer and officiant were so helpful with the whole process, which made everything easy for us, allowing us to focus on getting married and having a wonderful time! We had an elopement style, destination wedding and orchestrating it from a different country wasn’t a problem at all! We are so happy we had them for our wedding ceremony and we highly recommend them! – Megan & SashaMegan & Sasha
Our parents thought we were crazy when we said we wanted to fly Shawn up to Powell River to officiate our wedding. Within moments of Shawn running through the rehearsal, they understood why and were happy we did! Shawn was DEFINITELY the highlight of our day! The ceremony was more than we could have imagined or even come close to constructing ourselves. Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding, Shawn. You are doing amazing work and our only hope is that you’re still around in 10 years to renew our vows (hopefully next time in Hawaii).Jess & Chris
Mark Groleau was our officiant for our wedding at Steamwistle in Toronto in September, and simply put he was incredible.
Our meetings with him were direct, comfortable, and honest. We had a non-religious ceremony and after our initial discussions he was able to identify the exact correct tone for us.
We were so happy with the way it turned out: it felt honest, personal, as if we had been friends with him for years. We couldn’t have imagined it being better, and that’s a huge testament to him and the work he did.
Now this was our wedding day so we were obviously biased as to its overall success, but we weren’t the only ones who felt that way: in almost every single recounting of the wedding by friends and family Mark was mentioned as standing out, something that made the day as great as it was and above and beyond a ‘normal’ wedding.
We highly recommend Mark. He is awesome!!!Steve & Ashley
Our officiant Jef was great! Most of our guests said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. At one point, I dropped the ring (!!!) and Jef made an impromptu “no kicking motion” hockey joke that the crowd loved. Our only hesitation at first was the cost, but compared to other civil ceremonies we’ve been to, we think it was worth it.Michelle
Shawn was amazing! He showed up on time and knew exactly what to do. I hadn’t spoken to him on the phone or in person but he said our vows like he knew us for years. I couldn’t stop saying to my guests how thankful we were that he was our officiant. Our guests loved him too. Shawn helped make our day amazing! Thank you, Young Hip & Married.Kirsten Kostyniuk
Young, Hip and Married was a great company to work with – from the initial inquiry to the final follow up, they really care about making the process easy and fun! I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone getting married!!
Cory Dueck was the best officiant we could have asked for!!
We received so many compliments on our style of ceremony and specifically our choice of officiant – one of my girlfriends has already sworn she will hire him when she gets married!
Cory took the time to get to know us and really made our ceremony reflect who we are as a couple. It was an absolute pleasure working with him! My wedding planner even said he was the best officiant she had ever worked with, and that she would be recommending him to future brides! Cory, you ROCK!!!Jessica Wrinskelle
Awesome group of people! Super inviting, the officiant, Cory, supported and understood how to make our wedding and our marriage super special.Tasha Baynes
Every single person who attended our wedding took the time to personally tell us what a wonderful job our officiant did. Our guests (and us) were blown away with how eloquently and effortlessly Lani captured our personalities, our story and our love. From the first day we met Lani she was exceptionally professional, friendly and completely accommodating to any requests we had along the way. We are so grateful to Lani for helping give us a wedding ceremony that we will forever cherish!Jasmine & Sandy
Shawn, you set the tone for our wedding. You honestly made our guests feel the love and romance in the air. I had no idea how important your role was until I witnessed it; you took over and let everyone feel our story and you somehow managed to include everyone into the story. We simply ADORE you and what you managed to do for us on our magical day. I’m still receiving calls about you and how you made what is typically boring the best damn part of our wedding. THANK YOU!!! We will cherish the words you spoke forever.
We could not be happier with Young Hip & Married. Our officiant was Mark and he was absolutely fantastic! We researched quite a few officiants and had a few telephone interviews before we found Mark. He instantly made us feel comfortable and at ease and we felt that he just “got” us. He was extremely professional and took the time to outline his services and how he would be telling Our Story.
Closer to the date of the wedding, he met us for coffee and we left feeling SO amazing about our day because of him. Mark is funny, warm, welcoming and well spoken. He really got to know us as a couple and even sent out a questionnaire to some of our friends to make our ceremony a truly intimate and amazing moment. He was available for our rehearsal and stayed longer than he had to without complaint due to many late family members.
I can truly say the ceremony was the most beautiful part of our wedding and we truly have Mark to thank for that. We received so many compliments after the ceremony. If we get married again (hah!) we would choose Mark over and over. Just kidding – would HIGHLY recommend him though! Thanks so much for making our day magical and so so very intimate.Marla Pecchia
Thank you YH&M for sending us Jane.
She was a perfect match for the vibe of our wedding. We had no idea what we were doing and Jane made the process seamless and easy. Our guests are still talking about how special and personal the ceremony was and they thought Jane was a perfect match for the day. We will highly recommend Jane and YH&M to anyone and everyone.Karen & Paul
We got married August 13, 2016 and chose Cory Dueck from Young Hip and Married to be our wedding officiant. We can say without hesitation that this is one of the best decisions we made. The ceremony was the most important part of the day to us. Cory took the time to meet us and was genuinely excited to get to know us and hear about our love story. He created a personal, emotional and heartfelt ceremony for us. When we think about our day, the emotions during the ceremony stand out to us the most. We’ve had people tell us it was the most emotional ceremony they’ve ever been to. Cory was truly invested in making our day special and memorable. (My bridesmaids and I would especially like to thank Cory for his foresight, suggesting that we stand on the opposite side during the wedding ceremony so we weren’t blinded by the sun). Cory-from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You have united us as man and wife and we are forever thankful for this. We hope to stay in touch. Josh and Jennifer WilkinsonJosh & Jennifer
My husband and I would highly recommend Mrs. Gwen Smith as a wedding officiant. She is a warm, caring, professional woman with a wealth of knowledge in many areas involving marriage. She is very flexible and helps involve you in every single aspect of your ceremony, asking your input, and letting you add your tidbits in there as well. She is experienced and will guide you letting you create a ceremony that is your own and is exactly what you always imagined. The quality of service is first class,
The quality of service is first class, without a doubt. She responds to all your emails/calls/texts promptly. Gwen helped us make our special day even more special than we could have ever imagined! I couldn’t picture our ceremony being done any better than she had organized! Thank you Gwen, times a million! Our day was perfect, all thanks to you!Kelsy & Alan
I cannot say enough good things about this business! They are wonderfully warm, fantastically flexible, quick with the responses, and the quality of the service is to die for! They truly helped make our day an unforgettable one by doing their best to make us happy, and they succeeded fully! They are a definite go-to for anyone getting married. They will not let you down, and they will bend over backwards to bring a smile to your face and help lighten the load on your shoulders.Corrina
WOW! Professional, personalized, individualized, and exactly what you want during your ceremony.
Our wesding officiant, Erika, started with meeting with us. Then she emailed us with a questionnaire to make a personalized script for the ceremony. Not only was it amazing, but she even reached out to the wedding party to gather some words for the ceremony too.
On the day of, Erika was spot on with presentation and keeping to schedule. She was even flexible with my request for a certain song to be played as the ceremony was coming to a close. Flexible, check!
And if you are asking for price? Absolutely it was affordable. It is based on what you are looking for and how much time you will take. I would recommend Young Hip & Married over the government officiants anyday.
Thank you, Erika. You made it a ceremony that guests were raving about and a ceremony that they listened to every word of.James Van
Our officiant Terry was lovely! Our wedding ceremony was in French and English, so we had to have a bilingual officiant, and Terry was just perfect for the job. He took the time to get to know us and personalised our ceremony in a beautiful way. Great experience 🙂Anonymous
Despite being the middle of the winter season, YH&M coordinated a flawless 15 minute elopement for me and my wife. This is honestly the only wedding officiant organization to hire if you’re in Vancouver.Keven Wang
To say our wedding was magical, would be an understatement. From the location, to the vows, to the atmosphere – everything was carefully considered and curated to our liking. We will forever be grateful to YH&M for organizing and creating a day to remember, or as we say, the best day of our lives!Shannon & Jarvis
When planning our wedding we knew early on that we wanted to put a focus on the ceremony, and really have the opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Finding an officiant that did not just read out one of five set ceremonies was a huge deal, thankfully we found Young Hip & Married. We were able to customize the ceremony to engage our guests, instead of generic thoughts of love and marriage, we were able to share and laugh about how we met, talk about how we fell in love and really connect. Our officiant Shawn was so easy to work with, he was fun and engaging with us getting us ready for the big day. As well despite the fact he was always jumping from wedding to wedding when he was there helping us with our rehearsal and patiently waiting for late guests to arrive before we walked down the aisle he was always present and invested. The actual ceremony was wonderful, it could not have gone any better, it felt genuine and truly helped show our guests who we were as a couple. I have been told many times in the 4 weeks since our wedding by guests that they had never actually enjoyed a wedding ceremony that much, it is defiantly my favourite memory from the day! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!! Thank you Shawn and Young Hip & Married.Alex & Kyle
After 14 years and 2 kids, my partner Jason and I decided to get married. We were delighted with Lani Brunn and how sweet and confident she was. We were able to get married with a very small group of friends on Third Beach in Stanley Park on Valentine’s Day. Having no family attending, save the one I created with Jason, Lani felt like a big sister, and helped to keep me calm as we ran late waiting for the only woman I would wait for—my mother-in-law, Della. I would highly recommend Young Hip & Married if you’ve been looking to get married, not just throw a wedding.Anna M.
- Thank you for such a wonderful service. We couldn’t have been happier. We received lots of compliments on your ceremony – you are very good at your job! Denis and I both think that the ceremony was the best part of the wedding (as it should be!). I have attached one of my favourite photos from the day – you can see the relaxed, happiness just shining through!Vanessa & Denis
We chose Young Hip & Married based on the positive feedback from other couples and they did not disappoint. Shawn was our officiant and he was extremely supportive, encouraging and helpful. From our first meeting to our wedding day, Shawn was always there to see everything through. We loved how the ceremony was tailored for us and reflected us as a couple. We got many compliments from our family and friends and were asked more than a dozen times who Shawn works for! Thank you Young Hip & Married for a wonderful day. Thank you Shawn for making the journey to our big day an easy one. We really couldn’t have done it without you. You’ve left quite an impression with our wedding guests filling them with laughter and tears of joy!Samantha Aeron
We booked a really tight schedule with YH&M and they managed to do it on time. We were outstandingly attended by Shawn who delivered an awesome and caring ceremony for us with beautiful, kind and loving words. Perfect!Thiago Tunes
We will look back on our wedding ceremony with gigantic smiles, largely thanks to our wedding officiant and cool guy, Terry Shea. We had a short, relaxed and playful ceremony, which Terry easily balanced with kind words, wise phrases and a bit of tradition – it was absolutely beautiful. Terry is very thoughtful and takes the time to get to know you as a couple but also as a family. He is also patient, organized, and genuine. We love Terry and you will too!!!
Young, Hip and Married is also a great company. They checked-in on us regularly (but not too often) to make sure things were running smoothly and are a super nice and friendly bunch!
High Fives all around!Anonymous
We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding officiant than Jane. She is laid back enough to make it fun and non-stressful to work with her, but not so laid back that she is casual or trivial—she takes seriously the significance and honour of the ceremony. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and this allowed her to be very personal in her homily, and to speak words of encouragement and challenge that will remain with us for a lifetime.B & D
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Young Hip & Married! After finding out Randy was available for our big day, we decided to meet with him for coffee. Randy’s funny and easy going personality, along with his professionalism, made us feel he was the perfect fit to officiate our wedding! He took the time to get to know us as a couple and our story, which we really liked. He attended our rehearsal where he walked us through everything and provided us with helpful ideas, while making it fun. We can’t express enough how thankful we were to have Randy as our officiant. He was there throughout our wedding planning to answer any questions, provide us with support and reassurance that we were on the right track, and he even helped us with writing our vows! When the day came, our ceremony was honestly perfect and more than what we could have hoped for. Randy made our ceremony memorable and special by making it specific to us as a couple and our journey together. He even incorporated a beautiful love quote from “The Office” because he knew it was sentimental to us, which we loved! We got so many compliments from our family and friends and were told it was the best ceremony they’ve been to! This was because they said it was “us” and they were emotionally involved throughout the ceremony. Even a few of our friends, who are getting married, asked for Randy’s contact information. Thank you so much Young Hip & Married, especially Randy, we can’t thank you enough for all your support and help in making our day extra special!!Krystal
When I was looking for an officiant for our intimate Deep Cove ceremony, I came across Shawn Miller and the group at Young, Hip and Married. I booked over a year in advance and any time I called or had questions they were responsive, and in the week before the wedding Shawn was available to us via text or email or phone – even when I had a freak out about our marriage license the night before the wedding at 10pm!! Our attendees (5 parents) all said that it was perfect, that it was the best ceremony they had attended in a long time, and that it led them to reflect on the love in their own lives. We would do it again in a heartbeat.Matt & Amalia
I could not recommend a company more if you need a wedding officiant. We were introduced to Young Hip and Married through Shawn Miller who introduced us to Jane. We didn’t know what to expect but Jane blew us away. She was professional and sincere; she took time to get to know us and exactly what we wanted. She then set the tone for our wedding in an excellent way and exactly the way we wanted. Many people have told us how impressed they were with her and we absolutely agree. Jane is a fantastic officiant; you will not be disappointed.Derek Fletcher
We planned our elopement in less than 2 weeks, and your team was so accommodating! You matched us with the best person ever! KADEE was absolutely amazing. She did things above and beyond for us! It was all so magical up on Grouse Mountain! THANK YOU Kadee and Young Hip & Married!! You made our journey to I Do’s enjoyable and not stressful! Thanks!
We feel very blessed to be married by such a genuine and loving person as yourself – thank you for working so hard to make it all perfect for us. It was the most wonderful day of my life so far and I still feel like I am in a dream. Thank you for your blessings in our marriage.Amanda & Scott
Jane was our officiant, and she was just perfect. She made us feel comfortable, was very communicative, provided ceremony script options and allowed us to write our own, and was smiling and laughing the whole way.
Erica was our photographer, and it was obvious that she is very experienced. She was so much fun to work with! We got way more than was expected, and felt we were in good hands.
All in all, Young Hip & Married was just ideal for our small wedding of 20 guests. I sincerely recommend them for their ease, experience, great attitudes, and very reasonable prices. Thank you!Matt Little
We had Shawn officiate our wedding and it was amazing. We had so many compliments on the ceremony and people asking where we got him from. Some people complain about the costs for this company on the wedding groups I am in but they are worth every penny. The ceremony was personal and felt like he really knew us. He got our drafts to us in a timely manner, showed up for the rehearsal dinner (even though we forgot to confirm and we booked the rehearsal almost a year in advance, it gave me comfort for the wedding day knowing they had their schedule organized). Shawn was running about 30 minutes late on the day of the wedding but that was due to the people before us running behind so it was out of his control but he did call and let us know so we just made an announcement to our guests so they knew what was happening and could grab a drink while they were waiting. I would highly recommend Young Hip and Married.Lindsey Noble
Cory and Erika were amazing; could not be better! We felt like we were with our close friends. We are from a hispanic country, but really it was so beautiful. Thank you – the best people!Basinger Dominguez
Jane, thank you very much for being there for us. We were very satisfied with our little ceremony. Everything was just what we imagined. Thanks again for your efforts!Lucy & Roy
Our experience with Young Hip & Married and specifically with Shawn was outstanding. Not only were we truly impressed with the wedding ceremony, we enjoyed the entire process of creating it with him. He wrote our love story in a very beautiful, funny and creative way for all of our guests to enjoy. He isn’t just a writer; he is a story teller and brought our story to life! Thank you Shawn for doing such an amazing job. We will never forgot it!
We encourage any and all couples to utilize Young Hip & Married’s services. Shawn always got back to us quickly and answered any questions we had promptly and thoroughly.Adam Blender
When Brian and I got engaged, one of the first things we did was hire an officiant from YH&M. We watched all the video bios and chose Jane as our officiant for the big day!
We wanted out ceremony to be light and fun, while also being sincere and heartfelt. Basically, we wanted it all! And boy, did Jane deliver! There were giggles & tears, with a side of nerdiness. It was perfect.
Everyone that attended our ceremony was able to tell how much work Jane had put into actually getting to KNOW us. We’re proud and happy to say that our ceremony was not generic. It was unique, just like us! Star Wars references and all!
We would recommend Young Hip and Married in a heartbeat! Words are not enough to express the magic that these people create! 🙂Mellie + Brian
My husband and I had been engaged for a couple of years and life kept getting in the way, so finally we decided enough already and just eloped with Young Hip and Married. I can’t say enough about how easy they made the process, from booking to sorting out details to putting together a ceremony that felt genuinely representative of us. Jane Halton was a fantastic officiant who incorporated our reading beautifully, kept everything on track and organized and on time, but allowed for our personalized touches and an informal feel at the same time. She was great at keeping in touch leading up to the day of, making sure we had all our details in place. Thanks again YH&M for making our day special and making everything so stress-free! Would definitely, highly, recommend.Heather Scott
My husband and I tied the knot on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 and Shawn Miller was our wedding officiant. We both knew Shawn prior to getting engaged. Once we got engaged we knew immediately who we wanted to marry us. Shawn made our wedding all about us– plain and simple. He took the time and effort to really get to know us (aside from what he already knew), who we are as individuals, who we are as a couple, our values, our view on marriage, what kind of wedding we want – everything! He compiled all of this into a draft, which we got to read and edit. We tossed the draft around a few times over the months until it was just what we wanted. He assisted us with the writing of our vows, he tossed around new ideas (wine box ceremony – which we ended up having at our ceremony!), and he incorporated the story of my husband and I and how we met into our ceremony. Our guests kept coming up to us at the reception inquiring about Shawn and commenting on how incredible, beautiful, personal, and unique our ceremony was. They mentioned they had never been to a ceremony like ours before and that it was just outstanding. We highly recommend Shawn of Young, Hip, and Married as your wedding officiant!Brad & Anita
Thank you so much Kristen! It was certainly a magical and beautiful day! Couldn’t have pictured it any other way now. We are so happy and excited for what is next. Thank you so much for helping us commit to each other!Brittany & Nick
All of our interactions with Young Hip & Married were very pleasant! Firstly, they were able to help us arrange our small marriage with just a few weeks notice, and secondly made everything we needed to do very clear in advance despite not actually meeting with our officiant (Shawn) until the day of our marriage due to the expedited arrangements we had made. We were provided with a sample of how the ceremony would go as well as opportunities to tailor things here and there to our wishes. Not being sure of what exactly was involved in terms of formalities and administrative things surrounding getting married, it was so very helpful to have all of the guidance that was provided. Shawn’s wife Erica was our photographer, and they both arrived precisely when they said they would! Right away they were very friendly and comforting to have with us. While our ceremony was small, it went exactly as we had hoped it would go. Despite having only spoken over the phone and by email, Shawn had prepared some words for the day that seemed to suit us perfectly. Erica’s photography was great! We love the photos that she took of us and our guests. She did a great job at mixing the scenery into the shots. Perfect for our forested garden location! All of our guests have complemented the ceremony itself and appreciated the friendliness they presented. Thank you both, and thanks also to Tara for helping to set things up for us!Sam
Our wedding ceremony was the absolute highlight of the day for both of us and a lot of our guests. We had so many compliments about it, and about our officiant, Bobbi! My cousin thought Bobbi must have been an old friend of ours seeing as how natural the fit was and how well she represented us. It was so awesome! We also had a lot of people say how they usually want to fall asleep during the ceremony, but not in this case. Honestly we talk about how hiring Bobbi was one of the best things we decided on for our wedding.Emma & Dave
Cory from YH&M did our ceremony on December 28th 2017. We booked about a year in advance and during that time Cory and YH&M were there for me right away to answer any questions we had. They were completely suited for our style/personalities and really listened to what we wanted. Guests told us they loved the ceremony and that Cory did an amazing job! I would strongly recommend YH&M for anyone looking for an officiant.Kandyce Yamamoto
Me and my now husband come from different countries, cultures and religions. Our parents don’t speak English and we had no translators. Now imagine how difficult it was be to be our officiant.
We met a couple of other officiants, but when we met Kristen, we knew she was the one. She took the time to listen to our story and prepare a very a personalized ceremony and helped us with the vows. She came early and was dressed professionally. It was a great experience.Orgilsaikhan Byambajav
Cory Dueck was amazing! We could not have asked for a more personable guy who took the time to get to know us. Everyone who attended the ceremony said that Cory was the best officiant they had ever witnessed! Thank you so much!Paul & Sam
We have nothing but kind words about our experience with Young Hip & Married. From the moment we met with Shawn, the process was seamless. Shawn was so helpful guiding us through the ceremony process, from the number of edits to assisting with the vows and how the ceremony should run. We don’t know how we would have done it without him. He customized the ceremony and it really felt like he had known us for forever. We had so many comments on how great and unique our ceremony was!! Going into a wedding, the ceremony is the most memorable part for the bride and groom and Shawn did everything to make us feel comfortable and at ease standing in front of 150 people. I would recommend Shawn and Young Hip & Married to anyone who is looking for an officiant. A million thanks!Sarah & Marc
Jonathan was the perfect officiant for us. He is easy going and cared deeply about his role in our wedding ceremony. Jonathan was so organized that we didn’t need to be concerned over every detail; he took care of everything. His message for us was personal and heartwarming and everyone had such good things to say about our ceremony. We highly recommend Jonathan and the Young Hip and Married team to anyone who is looking to get married in Toronto!Tanya Wiebe
Words can’t expressed how pleased and amazed we were with our choice in using Young Hip and Married as our officiants for our September 2nd, 2017 wedding! We had the pleasure to work with JANE HALTON! She was extremely professional, organized, so easy to talk to and get to know, and so talented at creating the best ceremony script! Our guests were blown away at how personalized, fun, yet romantic the ceremony was. We literally had guests tell us it was “the best they have ever been to.” I would highly recommend investing in Young Hip and Married/Jane Halton for your upcoming wedding!!! Thanks again Jane!!! You are the best!Kylie
We chose the elopement package for out wedding and it was perfect!
Short and efficient but very intimate and sencere. Shawn did an amazing job, making our day special.
Thank you❤️Martina & Andrew
- Thank you so much for the lovely ceremony! We feel so fortunate to have had you there to walk us through it and you made it very special for us. It was exactly what we had hoped for, it felt very “us”. It was wonderful to meet you and a pleasure to have you join us in celebration! We will never forget it!Carla & Cam
Jane was a gem. She was easy going and relate-able without being too present. The ceremony was quick but still managed to hold a lifetime of emotion. I couldn’t have imagined things going more smoothly. The YH&M service itself was easy, convenient, attentive, and affordable.
- 2017 Fairmont Hotel Wedding
We couldn’t be happier with booking Young Hip & Married. Shawn was the officiant for us and he was amazing. He really was able to capture us and have our ceremony reflect who we are. We had so many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed listening to him. He was able to really capture our guests and make the ceremony fun. Thank you so much for all the hard would you put in to making it a special time for us.Tamara Turner
Jane was fantastic and flexible. She made our day seamless and wrote a beautiful ceremony perfect for us. Jane was lovey to deal with and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend her and this company to anyone looking for an easy stress free ceremony!Megan
We used YH&M for our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made for our ceremony. Randy was super friendly and personable and was willing to meet at times and places that were convenient for us. He worked to make our ceremony unique and incorporated our personalities and our story into it. Many of our guests made comments on how much they liked Randy. We would definitely recommend YH&M to anyone who wants to make sure their wedding ceremony is perfect!Braden & Elisha
We had a small wedding ceremony in Stanley Park set up by Pop Up Weddings and we loved our officiant, Erika. Shawn set us up for success with tips and pointers and an outline prior to the big day so we could write up our vows. I’ve also seen them in action at a friend’s wedding and highly recommend.Brenna le Nobel
Randy Hamm was absolutely perfect!!!!! I was completely skeptical in this process and also the amount of money it costs compared to a regular commissioner but I would choose Young Hip and Married (and Randy) over and over again!!!! Every single person and the wedding raved about how perfect he was! He was the right amount of funny with the right amount of religious and made the process so fun and so incredibly easy!!! We had people telling us that they wanted a divorce just so that Randy could remarry them all over again!!! We didn’t really want to write vows and Randy had the perfect suggestions and readings for us…it was so memorable and so perfect for us!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH RANDY YOU MADE OUR DAY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!!!Monika Romanowski
Thank you so much. It was an amazing day and Kristen made us look so good and organized.
She made the ceremony so spectacular, touching and unique to us. Then was able to add in some humor at our request to keep it light.
We absolutely loved how easy Kristen made the process for us, in fact all of you did – so thank you again.Laurie + Jeff
We were lucky enough to have Brian marry us for our BC summer wedding, Aug 2015. We were coming from Australia and wanted to have the right person for the job, but didn’t have the time or means of meeting officiates from across the waters. So when asking friends and family the recommendation of Brian couldn’t come high enough.
A few days prior to the wedding we met Brian, we were a bit nervous hoping he would fit our personality and be able to give a ceremony that was a reflection of us and nothing too stuffy, immediately we were relieved, knowing the fit was going to be perfect. We had a comfortable chat with Brian, during which he asked questions about ourselves, backgrounds and talked about himself and his family, he was able to make us laugh and feel at ease and then explained how the layout of a ceremony worked. It felt like he got to know us and by the end of the conversation, he shared with us three pieces of advice to bring forward into our marriage. Today we still reflect and apply the advice he shared with us towards our marriage, as well as pass on these gems to friends and family that are about to tie the knot.
On the wedding day, Brian arrived early, was ready for us and set the mood for the ceremony. He started with a bit of a joke about us that had as laughing (calming our nerves) and the guests laughing (connecting into the ceremony), which in turn brought us all in together. From that moment he drew us all into the words he was sharing and made the moment unforgettable and very special not just for bride and groom but for our guests too.
Overall we couldn’t have asked for a better officiate; a kind hearted, polite, professional individual, that is a true natural when it comes to celebrating and connecting loved ones.Courtney & Beau Jansens
- When we were looking for someone to officiate our wedding, we didn’t exactly know what (and who) we were looking for. But when we met Jane for our initial consult, she was warm and reassuring. We were charmed!In the hours and days after the wedding, our family and friends told us how wonderful the ceremony was. Jane gave us everything we needed to personalize the wedding. She carefully considered our input, working around the readings we chose. And when the time came, she set the mood for our guests on the special day with some beautiful words and a narrative that touched everyone.We couldn’t have made a better decision for our most important day.Jason & Rebecca
How do I even begin? From the start of contacting YH&M they were All Stars. Absolutely amazing customer service. We wanted a sweet & simple (not boring) elopement and that’s when they hooked us up with our officiant Jane. We stayed in contact via email and every step along the way was easy. On our wedding day, Jane & her adorable personality showed up on time and exactly where we needed her to be. It was the perfect little ceremony we hoped for, a quick photo op & Jane was on her way doing all the dirty work for us. We even received follow up emails from both Jane and the owner of the company. Love love love Young Hip & Married. If you’re considering hiring them, stop considering & book them already!! Thank you!!Celina Seib
Shawn was incredible. He fully customized our ceremony and presented it amazingly! He helped use each with our vows and was very helpful in calming my nerves about public speaking. I’ve had many guests tell me that it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever been through and what I enjoy mostly from that is that it was 100% personalized to my husband and I. We had the guests laughing and crying the whole ceremony!! Honestly, if you don’t go with Shawn … you are crazy!
Just one word to describe how Shawn Miller officiated our wedding – AWESOME!!! We recommend Young Hip & Married to everybody who wants to have their wedding ceremony in good hands.Gordon & Tysa Thomson
We were SO pleased with YHM! Shawn was our officiant and was great to work with. He collaborated with us to customize our ceremony. He also did a fantastic job facilitating and taking charge of our rehearsal. On our wedding day day, Shawn was fantastic. His kind energy put everyone at ease and he was very charismatic and engaging. Our guests were blown away by our ceremony and I would recommend Shawn to any couple needing an officiant!Nicky
Young Hip & Married came highly recommended after our friends had used them for their September wedding last year. We contacted them and had nothing but a great experience from day 1. Marilyn was extremely helpful in planning our ceremony and the day couldn’t have gone better! Highly recommend her or anyone else from Young Hip & Married – thanks for making our wedding memorable!Kristina Pinton
It was so easy to coordinate our elopement ceremony with YH&M. We reached out via email about a month beforehand, told them our date, and we were good to go. They also sourced a photographer for us. We were able to communicate easily with our office contact at YH&M, our officiant (Jane, who was awesome!), and our photographer (Emily, who was also awesome!). All were helpful and professional. It was very affordable as well. Also, since we were eloping, it gave us peace of mind to know we could rely on them to understand any legal components of getting married in a country outside our residence. Thanks, YH&M!Mason & Hana
Our officiant was Jane and she was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I were doing the small elopement package and she was able to walk us through what was going to happen before we started which really calmed down my nerves. We also had great service from Tara; she helped us set up the time with Jane and was supper helpful throughout the entire process. We planned the wedding in a week so everything was at the last minute and this company was kind and willing to find us an officiant so we could make our special day possible. Thank you so much!! Great people and great company!!Lucy Reid
We are so glad we chose Young Hip & Married for our elopement. We felt comfortable and at ease from the moment we met Shawn and Erica. The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The photos are incredible too!Rebekah Nelson
I would just like to say how amazing Mark was on Friday at the wedding for S&T. He was absolutely hilarious in such a tasteful way. All the guests thoroughly enjoying his service. S&T had only great things to say about him.Christina, Lead Planner, Stealing Cinderella Planning & Events
- There is not a single aspect that I could have imagined being better, I wouldn’t change a thing. Jodi is absolutely delightful, everything I hoped for in an officiant. I knew from the second I saw your domain name that your company was the one for Graham and I. Thank you for being so accommodating of our adventure filled lifestyle; I seriously doubt that anyone could be so great helping us plan our wedding from Halifax. Four time zones away? Jodi didn’t even flinch.Thank you for creating such a fantastic community of people dedicated to keeping the magic of marriage young, hip, and beautiful! You guys blew my mind!With much love and light,Madeleine & Graham (Young, hip, and stoked to be married!)Madeleine & Graham
- We live in the UK and decided that we wanted a small, intimate, fun and relaxed ceremony (with just our immediate family) that doubled as an amazing holiday for everyone.Our officiant Cory delivered at every single stage of our wedding as he helped us plan in the months prior and gave a wonderful ceremony on the day. He went above and beyond, making time for us on Skype and via email and meeting us when we arrived in Vancouver, to learn more about us and put us at ease. He crafted a wonderful ceremony which our family absolutely loved and engaged us all. Our day couldn’t have been any better, and that’s in no small part thanks to Cory.A huge thank you to both Cory and YH&M for making our wedding so enjoyable and stress free. Hand on heart, it was the perfect day and we couldn’t have hoped for better.If you want a unique, fun and stress free wedding experience where you and your guests enjoy every moment then these are the people to make it happen – couldn’t recommend highly enough!Matt & Hayley
Young, Hip and Married exceeded our expectations in every area! Shawn and Erica are both so personable that even though we had never met face to face until moments before we were getting married, we felt as though we were spending time with old friends. Quality time! Shawn hit the mark so dead on in the words he spoke during our ceremony that one would wonder if he had been following us around for years in preparation. Erica took the photos for us and made our family feel completely at ease. We enjoyed the most laid back wedding day that suited our personalities completely, we wouldn’t change one thing and are so grateful for the experience! If we could tell the world how awesome this was we would, I have even been suggesting people marry strangers just to get in on it:) Thanks!Darcy Arnold
Using Young Hip & Married was one of the best choices we made in our wedding planning process. Our officiant, Jane, was easy to work with and made us feel excited and comfortable. The ceremony was totally “us” and we received many comments and compliments about how engaging our ceremony was and how she made everyone feel at ease. If you are debating about using them for your wedding, don’t! Their services are totally worth it! Thanks Jane!Chelsea & Ryan
Jane Halton officiated our wedding this past weekend and we could not have asked for a better experience! Our guests had nothing but compliments after the ceremony and loved the unique personality and casual nature of the event. Having the chance to meet with her in advance of the ceremony helped us feel comfortable that she would create a customized ceremony that fit our personalities and style. She also took care of our rehearsal, ensuring our entire wedding party was up to speed on the process and gave us a chance to review everything before the day. We’d highly recommend Jane and Young, Hip & Married to anyone looking for an excellent, highly personal wedding experience.Nick Sartore
Amazing experience from start to finish. Lani was our officiant and did an outstanding job! I cannot stress how amazing she is – incredibly professional and the ceremony was beyond what we could’ve hoped or imagined! Each and every one of our guests commented on what an amazing ceremony it was; how it was both serious and very personal and fun. A lot of them said it was the best ceremony they have ever attended.Devon Vanmook
- Brian did an absolutely amazing job before and after with sitting us down and talking and made the ceremony relaxing and very easy going!!!Lauren & Mathew Woodley
I believe we had a pretty unique case. My husband and I wanted to have our ceremony on top of Mt. Seymour. There are no gondolas, and there was still plenty of snow on that hike in the beginning of May, so we knew that it would be a challenge to find an officiant who would hike up there with us. Thankfully, Randy from YH&M was up for that challenge! 🙂 He was also there on time and was very attentive; he engaged in meaningful conversations with our guests which meant a lot to me personally. The hike wasn’t easy, so he was also a great moral support to others :). There was an extra cost for his time, but absolutely reasonable and worth it.
I am very grateful that companies like YH&M exist and help bring our dreams to life <3 🙂Irina Gushchina
Erika and the team at Young Hip & Married were excellent. Highly recommended.Jeremy Clark
Shawn was very helpful and helped to make our ceremony very personal. Our guests commented as to how personal and interesting our ceremony was and that was what I really wanted. It’s great to have a fun party after but let’s be real, its really all about the ceremony, right? Shawn is well worth the costs and he really is available for any help you may need.Jennifer Curpen
- Young Hip and Married is a very professional service. We contacted them and were connected with Jane Halton. Jane is an amazing officiant. She was very attentive, organized and hosted/wrote/performed a beautiful ceremony for us. We are so happy with having Jane make our wedding day all the more special. Thank you, Jane. Young Hip and Married is an excellent service if you want a reliable, helpful and professional company to help make your wedding day one to remember.Erica Torresan
Kristen was amazing! We are so grateful to have had her as our officiant. From the beginning with Tara, to our first meeting with Kristen, YH&M was prompt, professional and they really love what they do! Thank you so much for an amazing ceremony and thank you Kristen for all the work and time that you had put into the script and getting to really know us!Natasha R
We used Young Hip and Married for our wedding ceremony and had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Shawn. The highest compliment I can pay Shawn is that after the ceremony, we had many friends come up to us and ask how long we had known him. We met with him once and worked online with him for the ceremony. What Shawn produced was an amazing and personal ceremony that me and my wife will never forget. Throughout the ceremony, there were tears and laughter. What Shawn had written for us was intimate, profound and perfectly us. It was my favourite part of the day and we have Shawn to thank for that. I would not hesitate to recommend Shawn and Young Hip and Married to anyone that will listen. They are extremely professional and will work with you to have a ceremony that people won’t forget.
My husband and I are seat-of-my-pants planners and our wedding was no different. We woke up Sunday morning and decided to elope the following weekend. YH&M came through! They were responsive, easy to work with and definitely made having the actual ceremony easy. We just had to contact them, pick a time and we were set for the next week. Picking a restaurant to eat at after was harder to plan than our ceremony.Kathy G
Amazing experience from beginning to end. We wanted an elopment package that would fit our budget and also be super special. My partner came across Young, Hip & Married and what they offered was perfect. We live in London and travelled to Vancouver to elope. Tara and Kadee were very helpful with answering our questions as ‘out of towners’ and made everything very easy, which was very much appreciated. We opted for the helicopter elopement and it was simply perfect. The weather was a bit rainy and windy that day but we managed to get to the riverbed location at the bottom of the mountain. I would not have changed a thing. Erica was so helpful on the day, coordinating between us and the pilot, and making the photos a fun and awesome experience Kadee was the perfect officiant, couldn’t have asked for better. It was the perfect ceremony, beautiful words and Kadee worked in a small change to the traditional vows for us to make it super personal.
Thank you so much Kadee, Erica and Tara for all your help and expertise, it really did result in the best day ever. Kadee and Erica were absolutely the best and made the day so special. Tara, the Office Goddess who helped us orchestrate the whole thing, was also fantastic. Amazing company, amazing ideas and super friendly and supportive. Cannot rate them high enough and would thoroughly recommend. Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable day!
I would highly recommend this company, the friendliest and most amazing people to work with.Katrina & Peter
- Thank you Kristen for being part of our wedding! We loved your humor and the overall flow of the ceremony. We had many people come up to us saying how well the ceremony was!We could not have done this without you! Thank you for all your support. Was so great to meet you and to have you there for our day.Keeley & Ian
When we first met with Jane we were a bit overwhelmed at the idea of planning our ceremony. Through her interview process and subsequent conversations with us she was able to design us a custom ceremony built around our relationship, personalities and beliefs. She kept us on track throughout the whole process and her attention to detail and experience were extremely valuable as it allowed us to focus on other aspects of the wedding. People were blown away by her modern approach and the way she managed to keep people engaged throughout the ceremony. The personalized reading she wrote for us, based on input she gathered from our friends and family, is something we will always remember.Nathan & Sarah
We wanted to thank Kristen for helping to create a truly memorable ceremony for us. We had an awesome day filled with love, laughter, and wonderful memories. Kristen set the tone for what turned out to be a day filled with many blessings. We hope that the success of her 30-year marriage will rub off on us.Mike & Joanne
Our wedding was amazing, made only more amazing by Cory Dueck! He was so helpful in the days leading up to the big day, which calmed both of our nerves greatly. Cory delivered perfectly during the ceremony! He really encompassed both of our personalities and our sense of humour. I would recommend anyone to use YH&M. 10/10Hartman
Shawn made everything go smoothly on our day. He calmed our nerves, helped us with our ceremony and vows. It was worth every penny to have him! We couldn’t be happier with the communication we had from day one. I highly recommend Shawn and this company.Ema-lee Beth
Shawn Miller crafted an amazing ceremony for my wife and I and he was incredible to work with throughout the entire process!Travis Harrison
At first we weren’t sure about the costs involved but as soon as we had a chance to talk to Cory we knew it was well worth it. Cory made all efforts to make himself available to us through Skype since we lived out of town. He helped us with planning all the details of the big day and took a lot of the stress off our shoulders. He managed to suit the ceremony to our personalities and we couldn’t have been happier!Oscar
Shawn was our officiant for our wedding (March 2017). Not only was he a joy to work with, he really helped us make our ceremony unique. Since the wedding, I’ve had tons of people comment on how amazing and captivating he truly was. Would definitely recommend him!Kengie Law
Bobbi was absolutely incredible, making a real effort (and succeeding) in connecting with us. She made our special day the best it could be.Graham
Our wedding was truly an amazing and very romantic experience for us. Just as we had imagined and even more. We appreciated and enjoyed every minute of it and it will always be in our hearts!
We thank you so much for guiding and supporting us all the way from the beginning with our thoughts and ideas for the ceremony. You were very present and we felt very secure in you leading the ceremony.
We are glad that we met you before the ceremony and got to know you. We are also glad you mingled with Simon and our friends before the ceremony. That meant a lot to us
Thank you so much Kristen! We will always remember you being a part of our very beautiful, important and romantic day. We hope our paths will cross again some day ….Tina & Simon
We had a fabulous day. Jane, our officiant, put together a great ceremony, listened to who we are and really captured the way we are. She was super helpful in making suggestions and seeking the right feedback from us and delivered in an exceptional way on the day of. We couldn’t ask for any better and would highly recommend her and/or Young Hip & Married any day, everyday.Justin Reiher
Working with Young, Hip & Married was easy and they provided us a lot of great resources to help with getting organized for the ceremony.
Anthony was our Officiant and he was awesome! He showed up well in advance and considering we had never met before or even walk the ceremony space together he was exactly what we had hoped for. His calm cool demeanor, professionalism and overall enthusiasm for our special moment was fitting for our camp wedding weekend! He was able to read our style and he fit right in with our group creating an even more unique and memorable experience!Luke & Julie
We had an amazing experience with YH&M who were the officiants for our ceremony. When we were at the very early stages of planning our wedding we had come across the YH&M team and immediately knew that we wanted them to be a part of our special day. We were so happy when the planners that found (Pop Up Weddings) used them as the officiants for the ceremonies that they organize. Shawn was so helpful from the very beginning and every step of the way even helping the groom with his boutonnière just before the ceremony! All of the correspondence we had with him was fun and made us even more excited! All of our guests raved to us about how great and perfect he was for our ceremony. We felt so at ease knowing we were in great hands. He was so supportive, professional, and welcoming. We will be recommending Shawn and his Young Hip and Married team to everyone! (Also, Shawn’s wife Erica is a fantastic photographer who we were so lucky to have capture the special moments of our day). Thank you for an unforgettable experience!The Carigrens
Everything about Young Hip and Married was fabulous. We were so well looked after from the first point of contact to the ceremony itself. We had the pleasure of being married by Jodi and she did an amazing job. Thank you, YH&M!Mascha & Nicholas
Lani was our officiant and she was lovely to work with. She totally understood who we are as a couple, offered some really lovely suggestions for us to include our family in our ceremony, and was an all around delight to be around!Anja Micevic
Shawn, we wanted to thank you for being our officiant; you were absolutely amazing. We could not have asked for a better ceremony. Even though we had just met, you made it so personal and it was fantastic! We were so happy with how our day went; we wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you for being a part of our special day.Katrina & Scott
We couldn’t have been happier with Young hip and Married as our officiants! Shawn Miller made our day extra special, our ceremony was light, beautiful and filled with love. Our families were especially impressed with Shawn and how he made everyone feel like this day was as special to him as it was to us.
Thank you for EVERYTHING Shawn. We have already been recommending you to our friends for their future ceremonies. 🙂Angela + Martin
Bobbi Salkeld, our officiant, was amazing and very accommodating! I asked if we could skip the ring exchange and do our vows in French. She said it wasn’t a problem. We eloped and did an intimate knot-tying ceremony in Stanley Park. When we met her that same day, she has this serene energy that made everyone feel comfortable right away. The ceremony was simple but sweet. Honestly, we really couldn’t have asked for a better day! As our rather conservative friend and witness said, “I’ve been to a shitload of weddings and that one has got be one of the nicest ones I’ve been to!” So yes, you should book with them now!
I discovered Young Hip and Married when I was searching for places and ways to elope! Ironically, the day we decided to get married in Vancouver (the day before we were leaving on an Alaskan cruise), Tara had emailed me to see if I had any questions! It was fate! Our fairytale started right then!! Erika was an amazing officiant, walking us through the whole process!! She did an awesome job, finding a great spot in Stanley Park to marry us!! Victoria was our photographer and she, too, made us feel so comfortable and special!!! Thanks for your professionalism and detail!! We could not have been happier with our “Young, Hip, and Crazy” elopement (7 hours after flying in from Chicago)!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!Barb & Ross
Choosing Young Hip & Married was the best decision we made for our big day. Jane, our officiant, was not only professional, communicative and flexible, she was also fun and made us feel so at ease and happy on our day. We flew in to Vancouver from Australia, and we eloped in beautiful Stanley Park. The day before we were married my husband and I explored the park and found the perfect spot. I emailed Jane a snapshot of the spot on google maps and that was that! If you’re looking for a fun, sweet and relaxed day or maybe something a little different I highly recommend Young Hip & Married! Thanks for everything guys!Jack & Amy
Absolutely wonderful service. Cory married us an I couldn’t have asked for a better guy. He was funny and laid back just like we wanted. I would recommend Young,Hip and Married to everyone I know. Thank you again fr a great weddingKris
My husband and I had a beautiful wedding day. Our officiant, Terry, was absolutely perfect, everyone loved him. The words he chose for us were very special. I would recommend young, hip, and married to anyone looking to have a small wedding. Thanks!J Pore
Had an amazing experience with young, hip and married. Could not recommend them enough! Lani was our officiant and she made our ceremony so personalized to us as a couple. We absolutely loved her.Ashley Hall
We got married on August 25th, 2017 and both me and my now husband are not huge attention/ crowd people and the ceremony was the biggest area of anxiety for us. I came across Young Hip & Married and read Cory’s page and we both knew we needed to meet him!
When we met, right away I had a great feeling and Cory was so welcoming and calming and put so many of our questions and concerns at ease.
He was amazing helping us put our vows together and prepping us for the most important day of our lives.
The day of our wedding Cory was AMAZING. He spent time with Kyle and myself making sure we were ready and that we knew everything that was going to happen so we felt comfortable.
The ceremony felt like someone who knew us for years was speaking to us and walking us through it, everything felt so natural and meant to be and that was due to the relationship we had formed with Cory over the months leading up to our wedding.
Everyone says to me now, “Your wedding was beautiful and your officiant was incredible – one of the best ceremonies I have ever witnessed.”
Thank you, Cory!
I can’t wait for our 10 year vow renewal so we can have Cory come and do that as well!!!!Jenifer & Kyle Bramhoff
Our wedding was incredibly atypical, and had a lot of factors to it most hired pros don’t appreciate having to arrange: early rising, considerable amounts of travel, an overall lack of traditional applications and at least 20% more emus than your usual venue. Shawn and Erica Miller committed to all of our needs with zero hesitation. While others said we were expecting too much or getting too eclectic, Y, H and M reassured us that this was our day and we should be able to design it however we wish. They did something very crucial few do for young couples planning their wedding: they listened. The officiating script was thoughtful and romantic, our photographer was excellent at directing us and incorporating our personal touches, and together they were a delightful, dedicated team who truly brought out every detail we wished to see shine on our biggest day. If your wedding plans stray from the more orthodox ways (or even if they don’t!), we highly recommend Young, Hip and Married. Your special day will be as beautiful and creative as you imagined with them on your side.Tess & Paul
Shawn was able to captivate the attention of 300+ people with ease. My entire wedding went perfectly and it wouldn’t have been possible without Shawn’s help to start things off that way. Thank you so much, Shawn! You are the only person I will recommend to my friends and family!Jon
- The biggest thing that I found frustrating during the initial wedding planning process was the lack of responses from 80% of the “vendors/companies” that I had emailed. That being said you guys were really on top of it all and answered all my many many questions quickly.
As for Cory, I have to say he is really amazing and the first time we met with him we knew we wanted him to do our wedding. Meeting anyone can be a bit nerve wracking to begin with but the energy that he carries and puts out makes you feel completely calm and relaxed.With the wedding day come and gone, I can say if I had to do it all again I would 100% still make the choice to use YH&M.Kandyce & Matthew
Cory Dueck from YHM, married us on Sunday May 28, 2017. We had an overall great experience, and have heard countless compliments about the flow and feeling of our ceremony from guests.Tara Borgstrom
Working with Young Hip & Married, specifically our officiant Shawn Miller, was a dream come true! Everything went off exactly as we had hoped and many of our wedding guests commented on how much they loved our unique, thoughtful, personalized wedding ceremony!Briana
There’s something to be said about the fact that we had picked out the officiant we wanted before my husband and I had even gotten engaged – and we were 110% right! Realtalk: Shawn & Erika were amazing and phenomenal. They have an amazing energy, are attentive to details to ensure your day goes according to your vision, are prompt in their communication, are caring individuals, super chill, hilarious, flexible and professional. They took all the stress out of a day that could’ve been highly stressful and helped us enjoy the moment and the start of a new journey. Tara (aka Office Goddess) was prompt in communication and super helpful about guiding us through the logistics and process. It just doesn’t get any better than this super team! We highly recommend! In fact, down the road, my husband and I might just have to go through a divorce and then a re-marriage à la Elizabeth Taylor just so that we have an excuse to work with these two again… 🙂Tee
- We wanted to thank you so much for making our day perfect. You were so helpful, easy to deal with and cool. Our families also commented on how great you were. We are so happy you married us on our special day. Working with you was such a pleasure.
Thanks again, we are so happy!
Riley and BillRiley & Bill
Shawn was amazing! We loved our wedding ceremony. The entire process was so professional yet personal. Shawn made our ceremony so unique and memorable. We laughed, we cried, and we felt so much love. Thank you Young Hip & Married for making our special day something we will never forget!Anderson De Santis
The Young Hip & Married team were absolutely amazing. We chose Jodi as our officiant, and we couldn’t be happier with everything. We first met with Jodi several months in advance where she got to know us. As we got closer, we got a draft of how the ceremony would look so we could edit anything that we wanted. When it came to the rehearsal, Jodi made sure we all knew exactly how the ceremony was going to go. As a result, the day went perfectly and we received compliments all night on how great Jodi was. Highly recommend her and the entire Young Hip & Married team.Nicholas & Samantha
In a pinch to find an officiant in Vancouver (we thought wrongly we could do city hall), YH&M came through at the last minute and in the midst of the Christmas holiday. Kadee was fantastic–responsive, friendly and adaptable to our quirks.Sara D
We just got married in April 2017 by Marilyn Knipp and we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!! We met Marilyn a few months before the wedding to get to know each other, but it was more like a session to understand yourself better. I learned so much about myself and what I wanted out of my relationship/marriage, as did my husband. Marilyn made us feel totally relaxed and brought us together during a really stressful time in our lives. I felt like she was my long lost mother that I could talk to and feel at ease with 🙂 Marilyn tailored our wedding based on our personalities – we wanted something laid back and fun yet still have the romantic aspect of the ceremony. She also made all our guests feel included and brought good vibes. I’m so happy we chose Marilyn to be our officiant. Thank you for making us laugh and lifting our spirits and overall helping us have the wedding of our dreams!!!Aditi & Keith
We cannot say enough about the team at Young Hip & Married! Our officiant Jane was fabulous and made our ceremony one to remember! They made us feel at ease and so comfortable. It was a slightly rainy day in Stanley Park when we said our I do’s but we didn’t care. Both Jane and our lovely photographer Erica were both so happy to be there sharing in our moment which made our day even more special. I would recommend them over and over to anyone wanting a simple elopement or something more. Thank you Jane and Erica and thank you Young Hip & Married for making our day so special!Tania & Michael Cox
My husband and I got married on August 6th, 2016. We chose Mark Groleau to be our officiant from Young Hip & Married. We were extremely happy with this decision! Choosing an officiant is a very important step when planning a wedding. As my husband and I are not religious, we really wanted an officiant who was personal, understood us, and made our ceremony very special. Mark was very easy to get along with, professional and courteous. We met a few times before the wedding to get organized and for Mark to learn our story. He made the actual ceremony very touching and personal by actually writing about us vs. reading anything general that could be applied to anyone. We recommend Mark to anyone. We honestly couldn’t picture anyone else marrying us!Bianca
This is long over due as we were married March 5th. What can I say, these guys are FANTASTIC. Let’s add a little back story. The Mrs and I have been trying to plan our wedding for the last few years, well, last week of February we finally decided to do it. Well within a week Young Hip & Married was able to step up to the plate. They provided us an officiant and a photographer, both were fantastic. We were married half way up the Sea-to-Sky gondola. Yes you heard correctly, half way up, we wanted something different.
Keep up the great work Young and Hip. You, literally, made our day amazing and unforgettable.Leonard
Shawn Miller is the best of the best. He had wonderful energy and came through for us only a few days before my wedding. After calling Young Hip & Married twice, I thought they didn’t return my phone calls. But after posting to Shawn online about it, he got involved and got down to it and solved all my problems. My mother forgot to replay the message to me 🙁 but despite the mix up, he delivered. I can’t thank him enough. And would recommend him to everyone and anyone getting married.Jessica Morrisson
Shawn from Young, Hip, and Married was the officiant for our wedding in October 2016. Communication leading up to the wedding was prompt, the script he produced was fantastic and wonderfully tailored to us, and he made sure that everything went incredibly smoothly. YHM are paragons of professionalism, right down to the wedding rehearsal (which I highly recommend you take advantage of). I have literally no complaints about them and, were I to do it all over again, I’d still go with YHM. They’re not the cheapest, but you absolutely get what you pay for.Geoff Fisher
- Thank you so much for everything, Kristen!! You were awesome and made us both feel so comfortable on our big day, even though we were shaking with nerves. The ceremony was easier than I thought it would be. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!Morgan & Daren
- We’re glad we came across Young, Hip and Married and worked with Jane as our wedding officiant. We came to Jane with a very specific idea about a Jewish/secular wedding ceremony, and she jumped right on board. At the start of the planning process she had us fill out a short answer form with questions about us as a couple, how we envisioned the ceremony and what was important to us. This was a valuable aid for us to think about the event. When we wrote the draft of our ceremony, Jane was helpful at making sure the different parts of our ceremony fit together into a whole that was understandable for our guests, flowed well, and was a good mix of explanation and action. She provided an experienced editorial voice that helped us clear up details like who would read which blessing, or whether one part of the ceremony was taking up too much time. The final product turned out beautifully. We had guests comment that they’d never attended a more heartfelt ceremony.Jane was also a neutral centre of authority, which was very much welcome, as both our parents are divorced. During both the rehearsal and the big day itself, she was organized, calm and projected the right mix of solemnity and cheerfulness. Thanks for sharing our wedding day with us!Sara & Art
“Sarah is personable and easy to work with. She is articulate, intelligent, and quick-witted. She sat down with us a few months before our wedding to learn more about us so that she could capture “us” in the ceremony, which she did perfectly. She wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony that fit us and our wishes (and all in 30 minutes!) We have gotten so many compliments from family and friends about how beautiful and moving our ceremony was, and this was all thanks to Sarah’s careful planning and execution. Sarah made the ceremony about us, but maintained a commanding and professional presence and we highly recommend her.”Natalie Higgins
We had Shawn Miller officiate our wedding and he was absolutely amazing from start to finish! We were looking for an officiant who was NOT BORING! Meeting with Shawn for the first time, he made us both really excited for the ceremony and seemed like the perfect. He said you sometimes go to weddings where the ceremony is the most boring part but yet it is the most important and meaningful part of the day. We both completely agreed and wanted to ensure our ceremony was the most meaning part of our day so hiring him to be our officiant was an easy choice! Leading up to our wedding, Shawn put together a beautiful outline of what we would expect during the ceremony. It was extremely personalized and engaging which was exactly what we were hoping for. He came up with ideas and details we both never would have thought of and loved everything he suggested! Immediately following our ceremony along with following the days after our wedding, we continued to receive many amazing comments from our guests saying how they never have been apart of a more beautiful ceremony before ours. Looking back on our amazing day, our ceremony was definitely our favorite part of our day and we will never forget it! Thank you so much Shawn – we are so grateful to have found you!Karly & Wade
Bobbi was so much fun to work with! Warm and outgoing, she helped us work through some of the “awkward stuff” during our first meeting, and once we were comfortable it was a breeze finalizing the details. She personalized our wedding ceremony and gave us tips for our vows, checking in during the weeks leading up to make sure everything was perfect. We got feedback from our guests that her speaking style really suited the feel we were going for: the ceremony was full of laughs and was a great start to the celebrations. Dealing with Young, Hip & Married in general (mostly Tara, who handled some admin work!) was also a pleasure
Best ceremony ever. Highly recommend Mark. He made the ceremony very interesting and personal. We received a lot of compliments from the guests as well. – SaharSahar
We didn’t know where to start when planning our small, backyard wedding. I Googled different options and was happy to see the range of packages offered by Young Hip & Married. We booked the elopement package with 90 minutes of photography and it was just enough. Our officiant was Jane and she was really collaborative and responsive when developing our ceremony. She was lovely to work with! And Erica Miller was our photographer. We are just thrilled with our pictures!! She was even able to get my camera-shy husband to look natural. All in all, it was a really great package that made all of the wedding planning way easier!Alicia Richards
Just attended the wedding of my daughter and her fiancé this past Saturday. Shawn was the officiant and I can’t say enough about how amazing the whole ceremony was!! It was personal, and beautiful, and unique. There were light touches of humour and so much pure emotion felt by everyone!! Shawn obviously put a lot of thought into helping them plan their perfect ceremony and it was exactly that!! The best part of the day and a ceremony that won’t be forgotten!! Thank you so much!Linda - Mother of the Bride
- Kristen was an incredible officiant to work with right from the get go!Arranging our first meeting was super easy as she was very flexible with when and where we could meet. When we first sat down with her in person, it was like she was a long lost friend! Both my (now) husband and I couldn’t believe how comfortable we felt inviting Kristen into our relationship.Over the next few months Kristen was immensely helpful in walking us through how a ceremony comes together. She answered all of our questions and really listened to what we wanted, plus, she ran our rehearsal like a super friendly, super sweet drill sergeant which was EXACTLY what we needed!The ceremony was completely perfect. We wouldn’t have changed a word. It made both of us laugh and both of us cry and it was just so “us.” We’re still hearing compliments from our guests weeks after the wedding!We couldn’t have been happier with our experience and will be recommending Kristen to anyone we know getting married in the future!Nicole & Jan
Bobbi was professional but you felt like you were also talking to a friend. She was lovely!!Beth
Just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank very much for Friday. It was the best day of our lives and we thank you for being a huge part of it. So many people complimented the ceremony. It was brilliant. – CiaranCiaran
Working with Young Hip & Married for our tiny park elopement was delightful. From our first email exchange with Tara (super responsive) to our amazing officiant Jane (perfect ceremony in a google doc!), to our wonderful photographer Emily (who met with us beforehand and was totally on the same page with us the whole time), they were all great, professional, easy to work with, etc etc. Loved the experience!Andrea
Awesome group of people! Super inviting, the officiant, Cory, supported and understood how to make our wedding and the beginning of our marriage super special.Natasha
Young Hip and Married were amazing! We had Mark officiant our wedding and all the guests couldn’t stop raving about his ceremony! He was so personable and made our day so perfect. Highly recommend!Will & Katrina
Mr. & Mrs. want to say thanks to the Young Hip & Married team! A big hug to our amazing officiant Kristen as well!Yeran Cheng
We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Young, Hip & Married. Shawn is extremely thorough and professional. He is easy to communicate with and perfectly captured the tone we wanted to set for our ceremony. Highly, highly recommended!Jillian Oliver
When we decided to elope, our expectations (when it came to finding an officiant and photographer) did not include anything close to the level of expertise we experienced with Shawn and Erica. It’s impossible to describe, except to say that they put such beautiful human touches on so many moments. We are extremely grateful to have been joined by Shawn and Erica on this day!Grover & Helen
- I wanted to write a little note to thank Young, Hip and Married (and especially our officiant Mark) for providing us with the most perfect officiant experience possible. Mark exceeded our expectations! He was funny, approachable, professional, and overall just a pleasure to work with. We loved hearing our story and so did our family and friends. Almost everyone asked us who he was and how we chose him – including our photographers.
We got married at Cave Spring Vineyard (through Inn on the Twenty), and I think every wedding ever performed here has had a particular local officiant (who I’m sure is also very good). In the weeks leading up to our wedding, the venue, our photographer, the florist, and pretty much anyone else who is familiar with this venue expressed shock at the fact that we weren’t going with the status quo. Afterwards though, all of these people approached us for information on Young, Hip and Married. Our photographers said ours was the best wedding ceremony they have ever seen.
Thank you again YH&M and especially Mark for making our day unique and unforgettable! We will be recommending you to anyone and everyone we know!!Brianna
Jodi met with us several months before the wedding. Over a couple cups of coffee at Starbucks, we shared my fiancé and my story. She listened to our stories of how we met and what we enjoy most about being together. A few weeks later, she had vows written that expressed exactly how we felt about each other. Jodi included a mix of humour, tradition and uniqueness to our vows. In the end, she provided the best intro to the wedding festivities we could ask for. We highly recommend using Jodi and Young Hip & Married to any couple looking for an upbeat and memorable experience.Jake and Mardi
We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to pick Shawn Miller from YH&M as our wedding officiant! If we had a penny for every time a wedding guest came up to us at the reception and said that that was the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been to, we’d be rich! Shawn was so professional and fun right from our first meeting. He crafted a beautiful, personal ceremony that was the perfect mix of sweet, funny and sentimental. He even helped us write our own vows! Shawn brought such lovely energy and enthusiasm to the whole ceremony (and even the rehearsal), our guests (and of course ourselves!) were delighted and excited. We cannot recommend him enough!Margaret & Nathan
We cannot say enough about Jef at Young Hip and Married. He was the PERFECT officiant, invested in our relationship, gave a strong sense of ceremony and FUN! Flying in from Los Angeles, California we were nervous because we wanted our officiant to KNOW us and we feel like in the process he truly got to know us. We love him and couldn’t imagine a more perfect friend/officiant to marry us. Thank you!Amanda
Our day was amazing and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision to have Shawn Miller from YH&M as our wedding Officiant. While home in Australia we found YH&M on the internet and put our trust in YH&M and especially Shawn for our special day while on holiday in Vancouver. The whole process was faultless and Shawn was so professional and fun right from our first meeting. He provided a wonderful suggestion for where to have our elopement ceremony and his delivery throughout the service was perfect! We could not be more grateful of Shawn for providing an enjoyable atmosphere and a day we will not forget, Thank you ShawnAnonymous
Randy Hamm at helped us to create the most special part of our wedding! We have heard over and over from friends and family that it was the best ceremony they have ever attended. And we may be biased, but we could not agree more. It absolutely exceeded our VERY high expectations and has been permanently etched in our hearts. We knew we weren’t the type of couple who wanted to get the ceremony over and done with and onto the party; we really wanted to create a ceremony that would capture who we are and allow us to express our love and commitment in front of our witnesses. We had a Skype meeting with three officiants and right after talking to Randy, we knew he was “the one”. He was an amazing listener and communicator, on top of being an awesome person! We expressed to him our vision for the ceremony – that we wanted it to be loving and meaningful, a little funny, but not a joke, and most importantly, very “us”. Randy respected and delivered this from start to finish. Our second meeting was in person at a pub. We got along brilliantly with Randy. He asked us thoughtful questions and enabled us to open up right away. He talked us through sample ceremonies, answered all of our many questions and reinforced we had made the right decision. He knew how much we loved beer, so even suggested a beer toast instead of champagne, which we ended up doing, and it was perfect! After our meetings, he shared sample readings and questions to help us write our vows. And when it came down to that difficult task, he was right there with us, making sure one of us didn’t upstage the other and making suggestions. For the ceremony, he completely set the tone, got the balance of seriousness and light-heartedness and left no dry eyes in the audience! He was an absolutely amazing speaker and added the sweetest personal touches. We also did a quick assessment and counselling session in advance of our marriage. We highly, highly recommend this for all couples!!Ashley & Reiner
Thank you so much — you did a wonderful job as our officiant. We had family members telling us this was the best wedding they had ever attended, and everyone loved how you conducted the ceremony (us included!).Kevin & Yu-Ru
We had the pleasure of being married by Shawn Miller. He created a unique ceremony for our family as we were blending ours and were including our five children in our ceremony! He took the time to get to know each of us personally and realized that we had a very unique situation and went out of his way to make our day extremely special, and for that we are forever grateful. 🙂 The special flower ceremony that he created for us to include made each of the children feel special and unique and helped unite us as a family. We loved our day …. it was perfect. xo
Doug and I would like to thank you guys SO much for making our day so special. Big shout out to Cory for helping us out and nailing the speech. Our guests were so impressed with how personal you made the ceremony. It really did make our day that much more personal and fun! If we could have rated you 10 stars we would haha We will also be recommending you guys to our friends who are looking to get hitched in the coming years.Meghan & Doug
Planning our elopement in Vancouver with the help of Jane and the rest of the YH&M Team was flawless, stress-free and so simple. If you are considering booking your elopement with them, stop considering and book NOW. Our wedding day would not have been the same without them.
Jane was prompt in responding to emails, gave incredible advice for locations and was professional and lovely during our ceremony. It felt as though we had known her personally for a long time.
The YH&M Team has streamlined elopement ceremonies and we would recommend this a million times over! This is a decision you just can’t regret. Thank you for making our day the most amazing day of our lives!Cindi & Nate
Shawn was absolutely amazing! He was so flexible while writing our ceremony script and was really able to capture us! Everyone at our wedding couldn’t stop talking about how personal and powerfully Shawn spoke. Shawn was the perfect mix of funny, serious and outrageously well spoken. It felt like he had known us for years instead of just a few months.Emily
I am SO glad we had Cory from Young Hip & Married officiate our wedding. He made our wedding ceremony so personal, memorable and special. Right from the beginning when we first met him it was like sitting with a friend, and he made us both so excited for the big day. He felt like one of the family and truly set the tone of the big day by creating an incredible atmosphere of love at our ceremony. I would recommend him to all brides and grooms.Carly
You did an amazing job. Everyone commented on how personal and wonderful it was. They thought you knew [Laine & Tyler] for a long time. Thank you for making the day so special.Donna, Mother-of-the-bride
I was one of the many couples at Robson’s Square on Valentine’s. I just wanted to say again how thankful I am for what you guys did there. I am sure that all those involved are still exhausted and horse from that days events, but I sincerely hope that your views of that day were not changed! I must confess when I woke up that morning I had no idea I was going to get married, but even if I had known I couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful ceremony, or have found more perfect vows! Thank you so much Shawn Miller for marrying us! Though we had not met before, you spoke to us as old friends, easing our nerves, and even making us laugh. We were by know means the first couple you married that day, but you performed our ceremony as though we were. When you spoke the crowd around us melted away and there was only us three. It was absolute perfection! My only wish now is that I had a copy of those beautiful vows you helped us recite. In the moment I knew what I was saying was right with all my heart! Now that the moment has passed however, I can’t seem to remember them as eloquently as I should. I know it may seem silly seeing as you probably said the same words to every couple there that day but to me those words were meant for us and they are the words I would like to tell my grandchildren I said to their grandpa however many Valentine’s Days ago. My deepest and sincerest thanks to Shawn and everyone involved at Young Hip and Married. I really do hope you can continue this tradition though I do understand the event surely has taken off. In any case I will be sure to recommend Young Hip and Married to anyone getting married! You guys have started our lives together on the best note possible!Kimberley
We so appreciate being able to have our little elopement on such short notice even though it was pouring rain on the day, we braved the weather and so appreciate that our officiant (Kristen) and camera woman (Naomi) did as well for us!Brittany & Nick
Jane Halton was great! On time, energetic and very personable. I highly recommend her!!! Thank you Young Hip and Married!Dan Reynolds
YH&M was patient with me during the year (or two) it took to finally nail down actual elopement plans. After almost booking pretty well every option they offer, and going back and forth with about a million location ideas (and actually booking the helicopter elopement, before remembering I’m afraid of flying…), they worked with me and supported me through the entire process. I greatly appreciated the ease and flexibility in the planning and personalization of our ceremony, which was extremely important to us. Randy was an easy going “go with the flow” kind of guy – which rounded out our experience perfectly. No regrets with choosing YH&M to be a part of our special day!Tania
- Jef, you were absolutely amazing yesterday; we are so blown away. Perfect! Everyone told us that was the best ceremony they have ever been to. Also the off-the-cuff “no kicking motion” comment is being considered the greatest officiant comment of all time. Everyone loved it!Mish & Tim
Thanks, Kristen! We are really thankful to you for playing such a pivotal role in the whole affair and for dealing with our last minute planning with great forbearance! You’ll be forever part of our memory of this experience. Thanks again.Samuel & Christine
Working with Shawn and Erica of Young Hip & Married was so awesome! There was so much excitement and high energy right before the ceremony and it was Shawn’s impromptu introduction that really brought us into the moment, setting the soulful intention and deep connected feeling for our ceremony. Even though he had never met us, it was like Shawn really knew us and got what we were all about. The ceremony was so personal and it was really reflective of our values and wants as a couple. We could not be more thrilled. Working with Erica for the photography was equally as awesome. She put us totally at ease and was up for all the silly photo ideas we had. She even walked over to the Olympic stage to take photos of us having our “first dance” at a public concert. Seriously, we can’t say enough good things about Shawn, Erica, and the YH&M Team. We are so happy that they were a part of our joy and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique and personal wedding experience.Kate
Thank you so much for the beautiful day Kristen. Brendan and I both could not have been happier with the way everything went. My mom literally won’t stop talking about how nice you were and how you were like a part of the family… Can not thank you enough!Brendan & Nadine
Cory of Young Hip and Married was wonderful!! He made our wedding so personal and special. Our guests commented all evening how lovely and unique the ceremony was! Thank you YH&M!!Lauren Buksevics
Erika, you were amazing! Thank you for making our ceremony classy, trendy, hip, fun, engaging, and as per our expectations. You were engaged throughout the entire process and we truly appreciated that. We received a lot of comments that it was the best ceremony guests had ever been to because it was personal, fun, and I quote, “not ridiculously long or boring.”Nancy & James
We are from out of town and Lani made everything so easy for us and graciously answered all of our questions. When we met Lani, we instantly felt comfortable and knew we were in good hands. Everything went smoothly (and with some fun laughs!) and we were impressed with the connection she made with us, even though we did a smaller elopement ceremony. A big thank you to Lani and Young Hip & Married for making our day so beautiful.
- Marilyn was awesome, and I appreciate all the hard work she put in to making the ceremony go off without a hitch.Kristina
From creation to delivery, Shawn was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process! We were so thrilled to have had a ceremony so meaningful and beautifully written for the two of us. Even Shawn’s quirky, unique style was a true reflection of the two of us – something a little bit off the beaten path and totally unique! The only unfortunate issue we had was that the microphone cut out near the end of the ceremony… without missing a beat, Shawn handled it like a true pro and carried on. Thank you Shawn for helping to make this extra special day so memorable – it truly was magical!
Great experience! Cory our officiant was absoulety amazing every step of the way.Naomi F
Randy was amazing. Very professional, funny, and made for a heartfelt yet un-cheesy ceremony. YH&M was very easy to work with, prompt with our last minute booking, and very fairly priced. I recommend their services to any.Krista Brittner
We could not have asked for a better experience with Bobbi from Young Hip & Married. As soon as we met her, we immediately felt so comfortable with her & didn’t even meet with any other officiants; we just booked her right away.
Bobbi made the ceremony really easy; we had a microphone glitch & she totally rocked it, making it more relaxed for everyone there. I know that I am probably biased since it was our wedding, but I’ve never been to a wedding ceremony that was so relaxed & with so many laughs, thanks to Bobbi. We had so many compliments afterwards telling us what an amazing job they thought that she did. Thanks Bobbi!! 🙂Alexandra Coburn
YH&M was recommended to us by a friend who used to be a photographer in the wedding business. I could not be more thankful that she pointed us in this direction! We worked directly with Shawn who was totally down to earth, connected with us immediately, and was the most helpful and gracious all the way up in preparing for our day! Our ceremony was AWESOME – Shawn spoke beautifully, he ensured our ceremony captured exactly us and helped our guests feel super engaged with the ceremony. We received LOTS of feedback from guests that they thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony – it set the tone for a wonderful love & fun-filled evening! GO WITH YH&M FOR YOUR WEDDING FOR SURE!!!Candice Coombes
Cory was great! Wish I would have been more specific with the crowning portion of our ceremony but he did such a great job of articulating our journey to our guests and setting a fabulous tone for a magical evening!Josh & Melena
Erika, you were absolutely amazing and exceeded all expectations. You gave us the exact ceremony that we wanted, and we don’t think it could have been any better. From the start of the ceremony to the very end, it was perfect. You wrote the most beautiful ceremony that included our guests, gave thanks to our parents and was all about Jonathan and myself. So many people have come to us and said the ceremony was amazing, that you were amazing, and that it was such a heartfelt, and meaningful ceremony. I am pretty sure you had most, if not all, of our guests in tears.
I think all that is left to say is Thank You, Thank You and Thank You. Thank you to you for everything, I don’t think we will ever be able to say how thankful we are and Thank you to Young, Hip & Married for connecting us with you. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant, or a better ceremony.Kendrianne & Jonathan
My husband and I wanted a small, romantic wedding ceremony and we are so happy we chose Young, Hip and Married. Our wedding was officiated by Shawn Miller on May 7th and it was simply amazing! We had a chance to skype with him before the ceremony to share our story and let him know what we were looking for. It was so much more than what we excepted. Shawn was professional, enthusiastic, welcoming and authentic. The ceremony was meaningful and full of emotions. We feel extremely grateful that he created such a memorable moment for us with his spirit and his words. Thank you so much Shawn!!!Joanna
Young Hip & Married offers you a choice of officiants and you are able to watch videos recorded by each of the officiants to get a feel for them. I loved this because I was really looking for something unique and different and we were SO pleased with our officiant Lani Brunn. I had so many people tell me how wonderful and personal they thought the ceremony was and what an amazing officiant we had. Lani is amazing and such a lovely and genuine person, she is a goddess!!!Bryce & Holly
Jef Young was our Officiant. He was fantastic! We received a lot of compliments about our ceremony which could not have happened without his doing. He added some special touches that meant a lot to us. We are super grateful to him!!He did a great job at customizing a service for us that fit our personalities. Utilizing their website and securing the date were all very easy. Though I am happy to say I will never need their services again, I very much recommend them to anyone else!!! Thank you for making our experience stress-free and memorable!!!Tamara
We chose YH&M after meeting with two other officiants. Cory was our officiant and he was awesome! He took the time to hear what we loved about each other and made sure we didn’t get a boring, run of the mill ceremony. My husband was very nervous about speaking in front of 80 people and Cory made him feel at ease. He helped us to create vows that were “us” and kept our guests laughing and tuned in to the ceremony. We are so happy with our choice and highly recommend YH&M! They made our ceremony something we can look back on with fond memories.Karesse
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to send you the biggest thank you in the world for making our ceremony so special, so loving and so thoughtful. Afterwards, people were asking if you were our friend, how long we’ve known you, where did we find you and on and on the compliments went. Thank you so much. You made it a blissful and perfect experience.
We met up with Bobbi after viewing her video on the Young, Hip & Married website. As soon as we met her, we knew she was the one! She is extremely warm, funny, and was able to capture our personalities perfectly in the wedding vows! Many people came up to us after the ceremony and said she was amazing – so gifted and talented at what she does! We couldn’t agree more. Not only is she a beautiful person, but you can tell that she absolutely LOVES officiating. The BEST!!Andrew & Patricia
We were fortunate enough to have Cory Dueck from YH&M officiate our wedding. He went above and beyond to make sure we all felt comfortable and to make our ceremony personal, meaningful, and funny. Several of our guests asked how we knew Cory/how long we’ve known him – which speaks to how well he highlighted our unique personalities and relationship in the ceremony. With YH&M, you’ll forever have fond memories of that “I do” moment, they are worth every penny.Laura Hayes
I have only good things to say about Shawn. He was professional, organized, timely, thoughtful, caring and supportive throughout the whole process. He created the perfect ceremony that was specific to us as a couple. Everyone who attended our wedding commented on how awesome he was. My husband and I were both so nervous on the big day but when we got to finally see each other, hold hands up at the altar and listen to Shawn, all of that melted away and we were overcome with happiness and excitement. He convinced us to read our own personal vows and we are both very happy we did.
He was very understanding and patient with all of my edits of the ceremony (little add ins here and there) and found a way to encorporate anything and everything we asked for! Shawn had a big part in making our day as special and perfect as it was. Cannot thank him enough! Highly recommend!!Ashley Hayes
- Thank you so much for everything! We truly appreciate you being apart of our special day. It definitely was a night to remember! We couldn’t have asked for anything to go better. You were amazing as both our officiant and MC so thank you! We will be sending our friends your way in the future!Jordanna & Brian
So glad we made the very important decision to go with Young Hip and Married to officiant our ceremony. From the beginning I was impressed with how professional and kind Tara was. We had found out through our planning process that I was newly pregnant and Tara was nothing but patient and kind! Tara recommended Jane for Nick and I and I’m SO glad she did. We met Jane at a cute coffee shop and immediately felt comfortable and excited! Following after our first meet Jane sent us the draft on how our ceremony would commence. I was blown away at the beautiful words that Jane had written crying (happy tears) the whole way through! She was able to capture the mood and overall essence of our relationship, amazing!!The ceremony itself was more than we could have imagined, Nick and I both agreed Jane made it so easy for us. She spoke so eloquently and with true genuine love for our love. We wanted to tell our family at our wedding the sex of our baby and Jane came up with a sweet little entrance to announce our baby girl! All of our guests said she was incredible! Since it was such a small and intimate wedding I’m so thrilled we went with Young Hip and Married to find Jane it helped create the romantic, intimate and moody feel we were looking for. Worth every penny!! Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts Jane will forever be someone special to us!!Jessica & Nick
Shawn was so helpful and encouraging and kind, which helped so much because we were both pretty nervous. He helped us make our ceremony so unique and specific to us as a couple, and many guests complimented us for not going with a traditional or religious ceremony. He kept both of us and all of our guests engaged in the ceremony and the reason we were there. Thank you, Shawn! We’ll remember you forever!Krystal
Excellent company to work with. Jane conducted our ceremony and she was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend her.Katherine McKey
- Thanks for EVERYTHING Jason. So many people told us that this was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to. We couldn’t be happier with it ourselves!Justine & Blake
Bobbi S. was our officiant at our Ferguson Point outdoor wedding. Bobbi was very sweet and she did an awesome job in retelling our story. Our ceremony was overall slightly quirky, concise and to point, as requested. Lovely ceremony that suited our style as a couple! Price was rather high, but the level of personalisation and attention to detail is well worth it.April
Shawn was amazing. He was friendly and helpful. Our ceremony was simple and quick and exactly what we wanted. If you are not sure with what service you want then they are very helpful.Corinne Lee
Shawn and Erica Miller from Young Hip and Married were fabulous to work with. They gave my husband and I all the liberties we wanted to have the wedding we wanted. Our wedding was perfect in every way. From Shawn’s beautiful words, to our own vows, to the gorgeous location and perfect weather. We can’t wait to see the pictures Erica took throughout our day! Thank you Shawn and Erica for giving Ian and I a wedding day we will never forget!Becky & Ian
Beth was the most amazing officiant we could have asked for. She created a beautiful and personal ceremony for us that suited my husband and me perfectly. Before our wedding day, she met with us to get to know my husband and me and what we were hoping to have included in the ceremony. She even contacted our friends to get personalized information for the ceremony. It was the most effort I’ve ever seen an officiant put into a wedding, and we are so grateful for her guidance through the whole wedding planning process. My husband and I have had so many friends and family who attended the wedding tell us that it was the most heartfelt ceremony they had been to. This was largely due to Beth’s warm and friendly presence, and the fact that she created a ceremony that was unique to us. Any couple who have Beth as an officiant are so fortunate as she truly is a special person to have marry you.M & B
Bobbi did such an amazing job with our wedding ceremony. There is not enough words to describe how appreciative my husband and I are that Bobbi took the time and effort to get to know our story and personalize our vows. My husband and I were looking for an alternative to the traditional justice of the peace/church ceremony and Young Hip and Married was the prefect match for us! When I first viewed Bobbi’s profile I knew that she would be the prefect wedding commissioner for us! And I was 100% right. Even though we only had a few meetings with Bobbi, it is easy to tell that she is a beautiful person inside and out. We were super comfortable with her and able to open up and let her see the inner workings of our relationship. She was able to embody exactly who we were in our wedding ceremony. She brought fun and laughter, while capturing our hopeless romanticism. We want to thank her from the bottom of our heartSheila & Alex
Thanks again for everything! Your personal touches were incredible and we received comments from so many of our guests about it. We would highly recommend you to our friends and family.Sarah and Chris
We absolutely loved having Shawn! His approach was brilliant – his delivery perfect – and his green shoes incredible. Shawn made sure that the ceremony was just like we had envisioned.Spencer & Rebecca
Discovering Young Hip and Married was the best thing that could have happened for my husband and I. Upon reading what they were all about we knew we had found our officiant- we hired Shawn Miller, and he made our ceremony so much more than we could have dreamed.
Shawn’s energetic and enthusiastic vibes really set the tone for our wedding, and he embraced our style and desire for a simple and fun ceremony. He tailored it to us and delighted us with the work he did. His communication leading up to the big day was fantastic, and we never felt like anything was ever left on the table. He made sure we felt confident with him.
Shawn Miller made our day better than I had imagined it- and I’m a girl who has been dreaming about her wedding day for YEARS. Thank you so much Shawn for creating such a special ceremony for us, we are truly grateful!
Also to note, we hired Erica Miller as our photographer. She was wicked! She fit right in with us and our bridal party. We were able to laugh and joke all day and I never felt like she missed a moment with her camera. We had positive feedback from all of our guests about both her and Shawn. We couldn’t speak more highly of either of them!Rebecca Jamieson
I have never been so sincere in writing a review for any service I have used, as I am about to be regarding Young Hip & Married. We are so beyond thankful and appreciative of the amazing, amazing, amazing ceremony their officiant Mark Groleau put together for us! It was so perfect and so truly captured the essence of our relationship. Every single one of our guests said that he was the best officiant that they had ever experienced and it was the most intimate and sincere wedding they had ever been to. His patience with the kids, his sense of humour, his focus on our love and sincere words made all the difference. It is something we will never, ever forget!Kate
Randy Hamm was the officiant for our wedding and he was OUTSTANDING!! All of our guests raved about how good he was. He got everyone involved, and kept them entertained. If you are looking for an officiant that is unlike any other, Randy is your guy! The team at Young Hip & Married were very easy to correspond with (which isn’t always the case with wedding vendors, unfortunately).
Randy gave us the ceremony that we were dreaming of. He kept it light hearted and very personalized. We didn’t want anything scripted. He was able to tell a story about US.
Thank you Randy! *round of applause*The Dinhs
Our officiant was Lani Brunn and she was amazing. She made us feel comfortable and at ease. She was very organized and meshed well with our parents and bridal party. She kept everyone in check as well. We really appreciated the uniqueness of YHM’s style of officiating. They were also very professional and made sure we were happy with whomever we were hiring. I would definitely recommend Lani Brunn at YHM.Birinder + Laurel
It was such a pleasure to meet you Randy! Thank you so for such a wonderful elopement! You made our simple legal ceremony a fun and memorable experience! It was so nice to have a second Kits beach ceremony that was super low-key and less stressful than the actual day. We really appreciate you working with our spur of the moment schedule as well!
I would recommend Young Hip & Married for any wedding or elopement for sure!Tanya
Thank you for having made Kevin and Kristy Hatch’s wedding so safe, relaxed, meaningful and fun. Your energy was lovely – very calming, comforting and authentic. I am so glad they chose you. Thank you for your presence and your wonderful way of being. You made a hugely important event to me (and to them) absolutely wonderful in every way. And how you handled the forgetting of the marriage licence was just so kind and flexible and caring. You have certainly found your calling in life, Cory. Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart.Wendy Vaughn (Kevin's mom)
We really liked the concept of this company and definitely wanted to stay away from a long, boring, templated wedding ceremony. We hired Shawn as our officiant and he was excellent! He met with us a couple of times to get to know us and what we were looking for in our ceremony. He also gave us separate forms to fill out to find out about our personal thoughts on our relationship. In the end, he came up with a very nice, unique story of our relationship to share with our wedding guests. Our guests got to learn more about us as a couple. He also directed our rehearsal ceremony in a very fun, but organized and structured way which is difficult when there are so many people involved. We wrote our own vows and Shawn gave us a lot of advice on how to create them. Shawn was very good at communicating with us and provided the perfect ambiance for our young, hip wedding ceremony. We strongly recommend looking into this company for a similar experience. Shawn met all of our expectations.Jillian & TJ
The BEST! I wish there were more than 5 stars because they deserve all the stars! Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect. They did a great job making it casual, personal, and unique. There was no stress, no complications, and tons of good vibes.Caitlin & Christopher
Nothing but THE BEST! Shawn was our officiant, and made our day so smooth, comfortable and intimate. I wouldn’t change a thing. We got our video back last month, and the video really focused and used Shawn’s part as it was so unique and special. I highly recommend this company!Belle & Mike
Our officiant Mark was a dream to work with. My husband and I come from two completely different backgrounds/cultures/faiths, and we wanted to craft our ceremony in such a way that it could encompass both of our traditions and values. Mark went through everything with us and made the process so easy. He was organized, helpful, and most of all very patient. The speech he crafted for us was so beautiful, and his personality was so warm and welcoming that our guests still can’t stop talking about our beautiful ceremony!Sherry and Jeffery
Jodi was an absolute delight!!! The best of the best!!! Don’t hesitate, JUST BOOK!!!Terry Clapp
- Thanks for marrying us! Your words were beautiful and everything was perfect on our wedding day.We’re very happy with everyone that we had on our special day. And we feel lucky to found all of you guys. Officiant, photographer, videographer, coordinator, harpist, groomsmen and bridesmaids. We could have the perfect wedding all because of everybody. Thanks again!Hye Min Kim & Michael Choi
Amazing experience all around. Great customer service. Anthony was wonderful.Kylie Virtue
Jonathan! Thank you so very much for every contribution to our incredible day. It was a dream and everything we wanted. Truly was so perfect. The location, the timing, the ceremony, the whole morning, and day. Loved it.Christopher & Fatine
We had such an amazing experience with Young Hip and Married. We had Shawn as our Officiant, and Erica as our photographer, they both made our elopement so comfortable and easy. We were able to enjoy every moment of our special day and we can’t thank them enough. We highly reccomend Young Hip and married; our day was perfect! Thank you Shawn and Erica!Pam & Rich
I would highly recommend choosing Shawn to officiate your wedding! He was so personable and relaxed, yet super professional at the same time; it’s clear he has done this many times before. I was especially grateful for this at our wedding rehearsal, where I was feeling a bit lost and nervous about our upcoming ceremony. Shawn came in and, in tandem with our week-of wedding coordinator (who he knew because he knows many people in this industry! Definitely a huge benefit.), totally took charge and told us exactly what we needed to do. I also appreciated Shawn’s words of encouragement, shared quietly with us in free moments, during the actual ceremony itself.
Speaking of the ceremony, Shawn delivered a heartfelt and nicely-written speech. He delivered it like a family friend- and several guests thought we’d known him for a long time. While Shawn provided the bulk of the writing, he encouraged us to change, add, or subtract anything we felt necessary. Although it is never a comfortable feeling being critical of a person’s work, my partner and I felt that Shawn truly wanted our honest feedback. And, as a result, people loved our ceremony and felt like it suited us perfectly.
The last thing I’d like to say is, Shawn is passionate about relationships and the people within them. We could tell from the outset that Shawn was a different personality type from either of us; but, just as you make friends who are different from you, it is absolutely possible to have the same thing in your wedding officiant. I didn’t know that until we met Shawn and decided that he would be a good match for us (and vice versa). We are so glad that we made the right choice!Scotti Gibson
Shawn, the officiant, created a beautiful and unique wedding ceremony for us. He was very flexible with our vision of a wedding ceremony. As well, he also gave us some good ideas. It was a good experience and I would recommend Young, Hip & Married for any couple getting married.Jill & George
Our Helicopter Elopement could not have been more perfect!! The sun was shining, it was warm and the snow was deep! Young Hip & Married took all the stress out of our “big day.” They were on their A Game from the beginning and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from them. Erika was absolutely delightful and her calm demeanor calmed me down… not so much my new husband, but oh well!Chelsea Domich
We absolutely loved having Shawn and Erica be part of our special day. Shawn’s words about love, commitment and marriage during our elopement ceremony were so powerful and made our moment so much more meaningful. Erica’s positive energy made us enjoy and take our photos that much better. So lucky to have this beautiful couple marry us and capture our love!Sarita Basran
Gwen was prompt and organized in answering our queries about availability and setting up a time and date to plan. We live in another province so she quickly set up a Skype call with us so that she could get to know us, all about our values, interests, and relationship. She sent us detailed information about the ceremony and supported us in writing our vows.
At the rehearsal, she had excellent ideas about staging and was very efficient about timing. Her calm and friendly manner put everybody at ease, and her sense of humour invited everyone into the process. She was extremely interested in making our ceremony amazing. She calmed any nerves, questions or concerns we might have had.
The ceremony Gwen delivered was absolutely beautiful! Her words were beautifully chosen, and so fitting with our personalities, values, and relationship. We felt showered with love! Gwen made the
celebration of our marriage absolutely perfect! Our guests consistently commented on the beauty of our ceremony, the words chosen, and how much it fit with us! Many marveled that the words of both of our vows matched the words in the ceremony very consistently. That’s how in tune Gwen was with us as a couple. We cannot thank her enough for the respectful, enthusiastic, organized and heartfelt way she worked with us. She helped us plan the perfect ceremony to start our marriage and life together!Ginger & Todd
We are so thankful we went with Young, Hip and Married for our wedding day. Jane was an awesome officiant and made the day very special and Emily the photographer went above and beyond. Thanks again to everyone at Young, Hip and Married for making our day unforgettable.Jenn + Matt
Jonathan M. was an amazing officiant for our ceremony. We wanted short and sweet but personable and it was just that. He was a great fit. I would highly recommend him for officiating services for brides/grooms-to-be.Holly Miller
Our elopement couldn’t have been more perfect! It was just what we wanted with a quiet and beautiful location, and the ceremony was very intimate and special. YH&M were so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. Thank you Shawn and Erica for helping to make this the most memorable day of our lives! It turned out even better than we had hoped.Janna Hsieh
We are so happy we had Young Hip & Married for our wedding! Lani was our officiant and she was beyond amazing! We had a lovely first meeting and she really took the time to get to know us. She helped us with writing our vows and gave us lots of great suggestions for the wedding. The ceremony was unique and really personal, and we wouldn’t have changed a thing! We would definitely recommend YH&M to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding!Mariel
We reached out to Young Hip & Married because they had a wonderful irreverent and casual attitude. They were fantastic throughout – communicative, clear and accommodating. We booked the elopement package, with Jane as our officiant and Emily as our photographer, and both were professional and lovely.Cecily Lo
Lani made our wedding extra special. In fact we would not have been able to get married without her. All we knew was that we were in love and wanted to get married in a park. She helped us have a wedding more amazing than we could have ever imagined.
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Our elopement was perfect! Tara took care of all the details and my requests promptly and efficiently. We chose Beth Carlson-Malena to be our officiant who was a perfect fit for us. She took time to meet and get to know our story and performed a perfect loving, joyous ceremony and reading of the vows on the day. Erica Miller photographed us and though I cannot comment on the photos as of yet; we get them in a week or 2, I can say she was also a perfect compliment of joy and celebrating spirit for our small elopement party. The helicopter company and the pilots who Young Hip and Married use are most excellent. We flew up the mountain. And came down married. It was a beautiful day, the clouds parted, sun came out and blue skies peeked. Thank you Beth, Erica and Tara for making the planning and our Elopement Day flow with ease, joy, and love.Martina Griffiths
We could not have asked for anything more perfect! We worked with Jodi as our relationship coach, and then as our officiant for our beautiful, intimate ceremony at a lookout in Squamish (small hike required!). She was incredibly supportive throughout the process of working together as a couple through unexpected challenges, and replaning and rescheduling our wedding ceremony/celebrations. In the end we could not have asked for a more perfect way to formalize our union, with so very much to be grateful for, on Thanksgiving Monday with a ceremony officiated by Jodi completely bilingually (in Spanish and English), very much personalized to our story and our relationship, sharing such an important moment with our closest friends and family, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and the ocean, decorated with brilliant sunshine and the colours of fall!Jennifer Baxter
My wife and I are wedding photographers, and as such we get the opportunity to work with a LOT of different wedding officiants! Rarely do we get the opportunity to work with someone as engaging and genuine as Shawn Miller from Young Hip & Married. His enthusiasm is plain to see, and he has a way of creating an intimate vibe with the wedding guests. Many officiants are not able to get an audience’s cooperation when requesting an unplugged ceremony, but Shawn had a way of requesting it that made guests feel more involved, and it made for a lively and captivating ceremony wherein the guests did not miss their devices. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Shawn again, or any of the other YH&M officiants, as I’m sure they all exhibit the same standard of care! Thank you Shawn, for creating a beautiful ceremony for us to photograph. And for looking like a bit of a rock star in the pics! – Matt of Pebble & Pine PhotographyMatt Neumann
We chose Young Hip & Married based on reviews and we are so happy that we did! From the beginning, they were so amazing to deal with. Erika was our officiant and she exceeded our expectations in every way possible. She gave us the exact ceremony we wanted which included our guests, giving thanks to our parents and was all about us. Erika was in constant contact with us from the very beginning. She was friendly, prompt with her responses and helped us through the entire process. We have had so many people come to us saying they have never seen a ceremony like ours and that Erika was amazing. Thank you so much Young Hip & Married, and an even bigger thanks to Erika for giving us the best ceremony we could have asked for!!Kendrianne
- My husband and I had the pleasure of Jane Halton marrying us in a small elopement with only 6 guests. She showed up early and was extremely pleasant. Explained everything prior to the ceremony and made a short and sweet note about marriage and the importance of each guest in our lives, before going through our vows. She even mailed our wedding license for us! Jane was a wonderful addition to our day and put us both at ease. Thank you, Jane!Matt and LaurenLauren & Matt
We wanted to reach out and say how great Marilyn was. She actually married Brandon’s sister 8 years ago, did our wedding, and will be doing our best man’s wedding in September this year. From our initial meet-and-greet at Starbucks, to our phone call a week before, and our rehearsal, we were continually impressed by her energy, enthusiasm and ability to walk us through everything. It was reassuring, calming, and we always knew we were in good hands with her. We were very happy with our ceremony and heard great comments from our guests about it.Sarah & Brandon
We decided to have a very small intimate wedding ceremony with just us, our son and our parents. We opted for Young Hip and Married because we wanted a relaxed ceremony that had some life to it and was fun. We got exactly this. Our officiant was Cory and he exceeded our expectations. After watching his intro video we really liked his energy and after meeting him in person we realized he truly has a genuine love for being a part of marrying couples. We are a little quirky and shared with Cory in advance the sarcastic poems that we had written for one another. We were in awe when Cory had taken what he had learned about us and wrote a funny poem about us which he recited at our ceremony. It was perfectly attuned with our sense of humour and a wonderful addition to our night. He was genuinely interested in learning about our family and taking the time to make sure everything was perfect and relaxed just as we had envisioned. We really couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. Thanks Cory!Guy Dorchester
We feel very lucky to have had the one and only Shawn Miller marry us! Oh and did we mention award winner!
We eloped from Australia and we found YH&M on Google, before watching Shawn and Erica’s early vlogs about the business and marriage. There was one helicopter elopement they both did by a stream, the words Shawn said, made the ceremony unique and moving in a way we have never seen before.
Needless to say, we were desperate to book YH&M, both Shawn and his beautiful wife for our elopement. We were so lucky to get them both.
Our elopement was at sunrise on a very cold, windy and rainy Saturday morning in late October. The day was perfect, Shawn’s words were relevant and real to us, even without having ever spoken with him in person. We were both overwhelmed by how he speaks from his heart. Even our one guest and witness, Tim from Landsea Tours & Adventures, commented on how beautiful the ceremony was.
I could write for hours about our time with YH&M, but I would just say, experience it for yourself.
And if you are on the fence about eloping, and want something very personal and intimate, you couldn’t find a better vendor.
We had a wonderful wedding experience with Young Hip & Married! Our wedding was exactly what we wanted; our officiant, Lani, was incredible, and made the day so easy and stress-free. The ceremony was beautiful, and so very much us! It was just like Disney…we loved it!Sarah & Tom
Cory Dueck was absolutely amazing! Nothing was a hassle for this guy; he made us both feel comfortable & at ease from our first meeting. No request was too much for Cory; he embraced our ideas & he gave any direction if required. He even dressed swankily for the occasion! On the day, all of our guests just loved him & endeared him into their hearts 💕 Cory made our day even more memorable & his presence was contagious!Gabby Star
James and I had very specific requests and concerns regarding our wedding ceremony. Anthony more than addressed them all and worked with us to achieve exactly what we had envisioned—if not better! We specifically chose Anthony because we loved the way he spoke so clearly and personably when speaking to a congregation. We wanted a God-centered ceremony that reflected our hearts and our beliefs, but was not preachy or offensive. Of 180 people, nearly everyone commented or wrote letters afterward on how it was one of the most amazing and beautiful weddings they had ever been to.Sarah & James
AMAZING!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this company, from initial contact to end of photography with Erica it was all perfect and couldn’t have asked for any improvements. Shawn and Erica are some of the most genuine individuals that we have ever come across. They truly are in this business for the right reasons and their passion is obvious. Our guests were all impressed with officiant services, very personalized and fun. Thank you so much so happy I found Young Hip and Married website!Kyla and Scott
Randy Hamm was the officiant for our wedding and he was OUTSTANDING!! All of our guests raved about how good he was. He got everyone involved, and kept them entertained. If you are looking for an officiant that is unlike any other, Randy is your guy! The team at Young Hip & Married were very easy to correspond with (which isn’t always the case with wedding vendors, unfortunately). Randy gave us the ceremony that we were dreaming of. He kept it light hearted and very personalized. We didn’t want anything scripted. He was able to tell a story about US. Thank you Randy! *round of applause*Anh
Jon officiated our wedding this past weekend and he was amazing! From our first meeting to the day of, and all the interactions in between, he made us feel so comfortable. Jon thoroughly explained the entire process to take away any of our stress. He catered to our needs and delivered a beautiful ceremony. It was everything we wanted and more. Thank you so much Jon!!!Nicola Hitchcock
Loved that we got to customize our ceremony to fit what we wanted (even though we didn’t really know what we wanted, we got help with that too). All of our guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony and officiant and that they thought it was one of the most personal, touching and fitted to the couple that they had been to. We loved it!Andrea
The biggest thank you goes out to Randy Hamm from Young Hip & Married for helping us prepare for marriage and for making our wedding ceremony a beautiful and personal one. You went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined from an officiant. You made us laugh, cry and entertained our guests. You make our special day such a memorable one!! I would recommend Randy to everyone!
We had a great experience with Young Hip & Married and are so thankful we chose them for our small, intimate elopement ceremony. Communication was timely and efficient and everything felt effortless. Our officiant, Jane, was very professional and helpful along the way. Thank you for making this experience easy and enjoyable and for your wonderful energy!Briana Garelli
I would highly recommend Young, Hip and Married. Having been to a ceremony by this company in Vancouver, I was so happy to see that they had expanded to Ontario. Mark Groleau was wonderful to work with from our first meeting to our wedding day. Our guests all raved about our ceremony; he managed to tell our story such that it was sentimental, lighthearted and entertaining — just what we had hoped for. We will look back on it and smile for years to come, and hope to see him at some of our friends’ weddings in the future (they are definitely all asking who did the ceremony!).Sarah Burns
We absolutely loved our wedding ceremony! Shawn was amazing, he kept it light-hearted yet sincere. We had many people approach us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Shawn made it so easy, right from meeting him for the first time to exchanging vow ideas and finally, our actual ceremony. He was incredibly helpful at our rehearsal, and was there for before and after the ceremony to congratulate us and give us a chance to ask any last minute questions. We will be recommending him to everyone we know!Nick & Miraya
Erika, thanks so much for everything! You guys made the whole experience exactly as relaxed and beautiful as we hoped it would be.Dannie & Lyle
- Amanda and I couldn’t be happier with the way things went on our perfect wedding day. Jane, the officiant, was a pleasure to deal with, from start to nuptials. She guided us through every step and allowed us to focus on what really mattered. Young Hip and Married recommended an amazing photographer (Emily) and videographer (Cole) that captured our moments and enhanced our experience without making things feel stilted or posed. The whole experience was incredible and the major reason that we were able to let ourselves go and live in the moment was because of the guidance and hospitality of YH&M. Thank you!Amanda & Stephen
An exceptional company! We had a last minute elopement and were cared for above and beyond for the week before and the day of. They were quick to respond to any inquiries and provided all of the information we needed leading up to the ceremony. On the day of, we met Shawn, though it felt like we already knew him. Shawn included everything we had asked of him, while still guiding us through the ceremony with ease and comfort. We could not have asked for a better ceremony, and highly recommend Young Hip & Married.Megan Haliburton
We had a small and intimate wedding ceremony on a mountain top. It was even more than what we dreamed of! The helicopter ride was very smooth and the scenery was stunning. YH&M provided us with a very friendly, kind, and patient officiant (Kristen) and a very talented photographer (Emily). The whole package was also very affordable! I would recommend YH&M to anyone looking to have an intimate ceremony.Fai & Daniel
Mark from Young Hip & Married was perfect for our wedding ceremony. Mark performed a non-denominational service, and took time to get to know us and explain the ceremony to us (made sure we were comfortable).
Mark received great compliments from our guests (best ceremony ever was not an exaggeration). Other vendors and guests asked for his contact information. In fact, one guest hired him for an upcoming wedding in 2017!Sean
Young Hip and Married was great to work with! Lani was our marriage officiate and even though we did not meet in person prior to the wedding day, she made our ceremony very personal and special. Lani was very authentic when she spoke about commitment and our union. I would totally recommend Young Hip and Married to anyone who wants a unique and awesome experience on their special day! Thank you!Todd & Angela
We used Y H&M for our small ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted for our big day. Much thanks to Jane.Ray L
What an incredible ceremony! Bobbi truly made our ceremony unique, fun and fabulous. Would not have changed a thing!!Jennifer
- Shawn was absolutely amazing! We eloped and it was amazing to have someone understand exactly what we were looking for. They had tons of options for amazing vows that we were able to pick from as well. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about our wedding day at all.Britt B
We couldn’t be happier to have chosen Young Hip & Married for our wedding. Jef Young was our officiant and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We told Jef we wanted a traditional ceremony with elements of fun/meaningful, elegant/playful and sacred/frisky. We had all of these plus more. Jef also read some of the lovely bible verses we sent him. My family was really touched and we all ended up shedding some tears as the memorable words were read. We had the elopement package since our wedding only had me and my groom along with six family members. Our wedding, especially the ceremony was everything we wanted and was absolutely perfect.Sam
Nathan and I were so happy to have Debbie officiate our wedding. We wanted something more on the simple side and right to the point, as neither of us is overly religious. We wanted it to be about us and our love for each other emphasized on the fact that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Debbie gave us exactly what we were looking for. Working with her beforehand as a couple for the premarital meetings was wonderful, it was super easy going and we were extremely comfortable discussing our relationship with her. Debbie’s advice going into our wedding was perfect. She has such a warm and loving presence, we couldn’t imagine our day without her. Thanks again for everything!Kassandra
- Erika, you were wonderful! You displayed a genuine interest in our love story and helped us craft a beautiful wedding ceremony that was cherished by all. The rehearsal was great because it gave us a sense of what was going to happen the day of, and everything really came together with your amazing help!Your warmth and energy also helped make our special day such a positive one that we will cherish forever. We cannot thank you enough!Will & Vikki Greenlaw
We could not have asked for more for our elopement. Even with very short notice, Lani was able to accommodate us and adjust for a date change 1 week out! Even though it was an elopement, Lani was able to provide a personal touch that made us feel extra special. At the end of the day having Lani as our Officiant felt like it was meant to be.
Cory Dueck was amazing! We are so happy we chose him. Everybody liked him and our ceremony went exactly as I imagined.S Saniee
My husband and I put a lot of effort into finding the right officiant for our wedding. We knew we didn’t want a little old lady who does the same weddings every weekend for the last 20 years. .
I was so intrigued when I discovered Young, Hip & Married! We were put in contact with Cory and we hit it off from the first meeting. Cory was such an amazing officiant and made our wedding much much more than I had hoped for. We had high expectations but they were blown away. My husband and I each sent Cory our love story but from our own perspective and allowed Cory to surprise us at the wedding by melting our stories together. That allowed us to be surprised and deeply touched at the same time our guests were. I feel this made the ceremony more genuine and not too rehearsed. Cory is so kind and we have enjoyed getting to know him. He made our dreams come true and I can’t thank him enough for that. We have received so many compliments that our wedding was so personal and touching. I believe we owe that to Cory!
Don’t think twice, book Young, Hip & Married.Lesley
- Wow what a whirlwind day! Thank you so much for your generosity in being our officiant. You were the perfect person to marry us and we are ever so thankful to have you play such a big part in our union! Thank you so much!!!!!!We really cannot thank you enough!Mark & Anita
Our Officiant Terry Shea was delightful, helpful and warm. We were very happy to have found him through Young Hip & Married. Their site also made booking and paying for the service pretty easy!
Jane was kind, lovely, and gave us a great outline for our vows which we felt very comfortable with. She was also available on short notice which we really appreciated!Anonymous
- Shawn Miller was fabulous as our marriage commissioner! He met with us in person before we made our decision and he was our first and obvious choice. Shawn worked with us to make our ceremony as personal and as special as possible and put us both at ease on our big day. We had so many compliments on the part he played with our ceremony and his interaction with our guests before, during and after. He and his wife run a very professional business and make sure all your needs are met and your questions are answered in a very timely fashion. My new husband and I would highly recommend Shawn and his colleagues for anyone getting married and who wants their day to be as memorable and special as it can beLisa Fennell
Kristen was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was warm and personable – a great fit for our intimate wedding. My husband and I planned our Vancouver wedding remotely from the US, and Kristen was extremely accommodating. She truly guided us through the entire ceremony planning process. Thank you Kristen for making our day extra special!Christine Kim
Young Hip and Married did such a phenomenal job with our intimate wedding! It was completely painless to book and when one of the grandmothers got sick and we asked literally the night before to change locations, both our officiant and photographer were totally accomodating!!! Randy was super pleasant and enjoyable; our photographer, Emily, was incredible. Pictures turned out perfect and exactly what we were looking for. Wouldn’t change a single thing – thank you so very much!!Brittany Legal
My now-husband and I picked three things that mattered most to us: the venue, photographer and officiant. We wanted a personal ceremony that reflected our story and values, and we got exactly that with Young Hip & Married. Shawn was our officiant and was polite and professional, easy to get a hold of, and we haven’t stopped receiving compliments about our ceremony. Our guests loved how personal it was, and we had total control over the entire script – including the vows we said as we exchanged rings, which was such a special thing for us. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you so much to this team!Jessi
Thank you, Jane!!! It was such a special day. Everything was perfect and we wouldn’t have done anything differently! The ceremony was our favorite part of the day and that was the part I was most nervous about, thank you for everything! Everyone was raving about how great you were.Tara & Kevin
From our initial point of contact right through to our wedding day, everything went so smoothly. My partner and I weren’t sure what exactly we wanted our wedding ceremony to be like, but Terry helped us create a ceremony that was a true reflection of who we are as a couple. Terry was super accommodating, personable, helpful and so much fun to work with. We felt like he really got to know us and our wedding ceremony was personal, unique, and completely captured our values and personalities. It was better than we could have even imagined and was definitely the highlight of our day!Natasha and George
Cory was absolutely amazing and really made a connection with our story. He understood us and our religious values while making the ceremony light and fun. He handled everything with professionalism and ensured that Jordan and I knew what to do on the day of our wedding. Wonderful job and I would definitely recommend Young Hip & Married to those who are looking for something professional and fresh.Ashleigh
My fiancee and I were in a predicament – we wanted to elope on a short notice in a foreign country with little-to-no knowledge of the area. I stumbled upon Young Hip and Married and was astounded by their incredible budget friendly options and flexibility. They offered a service that was notably absent in my internet searches – a quaint yet curated elopement package. Our officiant, John M., was incredible – he dealt with our last minute planning and gave us insight into a process we were completely new to. Our ceremony was short, beautiful, and exactly what we wanted. The whole process could not have been more enjoyable and helpful – I highly recommend them!Page Redding
Randy Hamm was our wedding officiant in August of 2015. At the time of this writing, we have just celebrated our two year wedding anniversary and have had the full opportunity to reflect not only on our own thoughts about our wedding but also those shared by our family and friends who were in attendance.
Randy’s wonderfully kind and open nature was apparent right from the first moment we met him while sharing a coffee at Starbucks (which we now refer to as “Weddin’ Starbucks”) to get to know each other. His warmth and genuine personality was immediate and fit exactly with the type of person we were both hoping would be able to marry us. We found we all shared a sense of humour which was not only helpful in combatting many of the external pressures involved with the planning the various aspects of our wedding, but also any anxiety experienced during the ceremony itself.
We wanted somebody who embodied all the qualities of our relationship, and we found all of that and more in Randy. Right from the start, Randy spent much time getting to know us and what was important to us. As we developed our vows he provided valued guidance by asking thought provoking questions to help put into perfect words the love we both felt and continue to feel for one another. He made himself available anytime in case either of us had questions or needed guidance. But he also identified the cases where we were ok to walk the path on our own. He offers counselling for new couples and spent time using his skills in this area to ask thought provoking questions about us and our relationship in order to get the best picture of us as a whole.
Randy spent a lot of time with us discussing the type of ceremony we wanted. When we were unsure or didn’t have any specific ideas about various aspects of our ceremony, he provided a plethora of creative suggestions that he felt would fit our desired ambiance and atmosphere. From those, we chose our favourites and came up with what we felt was a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.
Even though we are not religious, we had some family attending our wedding who was very much so and had certain expectations. Not wishing any religious content within our wedding, we were concerned that it would be a delicate balancing act between our own desires for our wedding and the desires of others. When we brought this concern to his attention he immediately offered to have a reassuring chat with any of our family members to help alleviate any worries. In the end, Randy quashed any such concerns with epic skill and calm assurance! He performed a ceremony that absolutely encapsulated all the key focus points of love, commitment, and respect that are held dear by many religions. He managed this by using terminology and vocabulary that is common within the church, but he used it in a context that would appeal to those who are not religious. Even though we had Randy marry us as a wedding officiant, his being an ordained minister calmed any concerns that the more religious people in our family may have had.
The ceremony itself was beautiful and Randy encouraged us both to soak in every moment of the occasion and cherish each one. Many people say that their weddings flash by in a blur and often the majority of it goes unremembered. But now, two years later, the memories we both have are clear and happy ones. A calm celebration of love on the sea as we joined our lives together on a yacht at sunset. Indeed, when we found a party boat in our vicinity through portions of the ceremony, Randy used his excellent humour to lighten the situation and help people to laugh and enjoy the distraction. He has a true love of life which makes itself clear in every situation.
After our ceremony, while we were visiting with our guests and generally basking in the glow of the evening, Randy took a wonderful initiative to take the still running portable audio recorder we had set up to record the ceremony and asked each of our guests to say a few words so that we would have these as everlasting memories. We were so touched that even though his portion of the evening had completed and he was invited to relax and enjoy along with everyone else he went above and beyond his role to do everything he possibly could to help make our wedding evening truly special for us.
So, with all this said, we wish to express our everlasting gratitude to Randy for being absolutely amazing. Of all the people we worked with to plan our wedding (of which there were many!), he was without a doubt the best. Indeed, for many months after our wedding, all our guests commented just how great Randy was. We would absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend Randy to any couple planning a wedding! His skill in determining and creating the exact atmosphere desired is beyond what anyone could hope for. As we continue to move forward in our lives together, we will always have Randy at the forefront of our thoughts symbolizing our commitment and everlasting love for one another. Thank-you Randy!!Gail & Shawn
Cory was fantastic – you know he leaves an impression when multiple people come up to say congrats, but then ask you where you found your officiant! Even my wedding planner said he was the best officiant she had ever worked with and will be recommending you to future clients. We love Cory and were so happy we had him as an integral part of our wedding day.
You guys far exceeded our expectations on how you could make our wedding day even more memorable. Thank you for everything!!!Jessica + Reuben
We were married by Randy Hamm from Young Hip and Married. Randy did an excellent job! He took the time to get to know me and my husband and what we wanted for our wedding, and he crafted a perfect ceremony that was highly personal and emotional. We also found the coaching services offered to be useful and gave us an opportunity to look at all aspects of our relationship before the big day. I would absolutely recommend this business to anyone looking to get married!Robyn
Shawn Miller was fabulous as our marriage commissioner! He met with us in person before we made our decision and he was our first and obvious choice. Shawn worked with us to make our ceremony as personal and as special as possible and put us both at ease on our big day. We had so many compliments on the part he played with our ceremony and his interaction with our guests before, during and after. He and his wife run a very professional business and make sure all your needs are met and your questions are answered in a very timely fashion. My new husband and I would highly recommend Shawn and his colleagues for anyone getting married and who wants their day to be as memorable and special as it can be!Lisa Dunn
We had a very small, intimate wedding. Having Shawn, as our officiant, and Erica, as our photographer, felt like we had two more close friends at our ceremony. Both instantly put us at ease and never made us feel rushed or anxious. Shawn’s words were so touching and heart felt, it seemed like he had known us for ages. Erica knew what our wishes were and stuck to them without making anyone else feel uncomfortable. We spent the first couple of hours as husband and wife, walking along the sea wall with Erica, and I can’t imagine it any other way. Our wedding was perfect and even more special than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much Shawn and Erica! You are amazing!Melody Jean
My partner and I were married in a North Vancouver forest by Shawn and Erica was our photographer. We were looking for a very personal, private and intimate ceremony and that is exactly what we got. Shawn lead us through a beautiful ceremony and gave us some guidance before the ceremony that really helped my husband and I lock into each other and reason we were there together. Shawn has a way of guiding the ceremony, while stepping back enough for us to feel like we were there alone. This made it easy to be our authentic selves in that moment, there was no show. This naturally led to a flood of emotion for both of us, as we felt the weight of our love, the significance of our bond, and the deep appreciation and gratitude that we have for each other.
Erica did a wonderful job of capturing the moment with beautiful and candid photographs of the ceremony and the hour following. The pictures are great!
In addition to the wedding day, they were both very helpful prior to the wedding, helping when we asked for guidance (e.g., alternative ceremony locations for rainy day and where/how to get our marriage license). They always answered the phone when I called with a question. We really feel that they were there for us before and during the wedding.
If you are considering a wedding officiant and/photographer we highly recommend Shawn and Erica. I cannot imagine a better couple to have there supporting a bride and groom on your wedding day. We are so grateful that Shawn and Erica were a part of this significant and special day.Kristin Wilson
Young Hip & Married brought so much ease to my big day! From start to finish they were professional, helpful and responsive. Shawn was an absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding! He managed to swiftly juggle our ceremony with two toddlers pulling at each other, fighting for the attention. Worth every penny! Thanks again Young Hip and Married !! You guys rock!!Tarik & Kendra
Young Hip and Married was so easy to work with as we planned our elopement only a month and a half out from the event! The staff were all friendly and easy to communicate with. Our officiant Erika wrote a BEAUTIFUL ceremony for us that included our sons, and at the last minute when she was unable to make it due to a family emergency, Jane stepped in immediately and saved the day! She read Erika’s ceremony and helped it all feel incredibly sweet and personal (yes we all cried). Thanks to all of you for making our day that much more special!Rhiannon Jones
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us – you truly were AMAZING and it not only was such a memorable experience for us but for all of our guests as well! Everyone have continuously been telling us that they have never been a part of such an amazing, beautiful and personal ceremony. It really was our favorite part of the day and we couldn’t be any happier than choosing you to be our officiant! We will forever recommend you as an officiant to family and friends getting married and will definitely follow your blog to hopefully join in on some of the events and workshops you have!Karly & Wade
We are about to leave for our destination wedding, but had our legal ceremony prior to our trip. It was easy to book and plan our ceremony. It was so much more than just a legal ceremony—the vows were a perfect fit for us, and the hand ceremony was truly heartfelt and very meaningful! Our officiant, Mark was very personable and professional—he made our day perfect!Dana
We were so happy with everything and all the services that Young Hip & Married provided that day. I shouldn’t use the word services, because, both the officiant and the photographer didn’t feel like people that we had hired, they felt like friends we had known for years and they were integral to our wedding day! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars, but this is all that Google provides.David
Rich – what an absolutely awesome officiant to work with – he was funny, bright and wasn’t put off when we sent him to the wrong spot on Scottsman’s hill! Rich is through Young Hip & Married, they were great to work with, have tons of options for officiants! They were in constant contact with us, making sure that the ceremony Rich did was exactly what we wanted.Lauren Cushing
Beth Carlson-Malena was a joy to work with as the officiant for our wedding ceremony. We wanted a small, simple wedding and she helped guide us through the process, giving us great suggestions, which resulted in a ceremony that was perfectly suited to us. She is personable and very easy to talk and relate to. Our wedding celebration was lovely and she helped make our day extra special with her warmth and professionalism. We would highly recommend her.A & P
YH&M were so great to work with. I live over 1000km away from Vancouver but knew we wanted to elope in Vancouver, YH&M were very easy to communicate with via phone and email! It was also fairly last minute planning on my part but YH&M managed to make it all work perfectly! Jane was an amazing officiant, professional, friendly and personable. I would highly recommend them!Allison Shepperd
- We were thrilled with Debbie as the officiant at our daughter’s wedding. Her words were deeply thought out and exactly what the wedding couple was looking for. Plus, she is a joy to work with. We would highly recommend her to any couple looking for an officiant for their wedding.Sandy
- Jane, thanks so much for all the work you did for us. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony and the customized touches you added. More importantly though, you made Kathleen and I feel at ease on what was arguably the biggest day of our lives. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.Wes & Kathleen
Shawn Miller was our officiant for our small ceremony on May 12, 2017. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to be part of the one of the biggest days of our lives! Not only was the experience a memorable one for us, it was special and unique. Shawn spoke with warmth and sincerity. He brought smiles to our faces and our hearts. If anyone is looking for a wonderful, professional, charismatic and all around awesome person to officiant your wedding, I would highly recommend it! In fact, I insist it!Tina Do-An
One of the best choices we made for our wedding was booking with YH&M. We were fortunate enough to work with Shawn and Erica and they were absolutely phenomenal!!! We had a small intimate wedding and Shawn created an incredible ceremony for us and it fit us perfectly. Erica did an amazing job with the pictures and they all turned out great. All of our guests spoke so highly of the ceremony and the pictures! We highly recommend Shawn and Erica
to anyone considering Young Hip & Married for their wedding!Cherrilyn Jimenez
We had Lani perform our ceremony at Estate 248 (with Pop Up Weddings) back on Sept 24th and she was AMAZING!! ! It was honestly one of the best parts of the day. We had so many people comment on how it was the best ceremonies they had ever been part of and it was as if she had known us for years! It was so thoughtful and mindful and fit us so perfectly! Everyone felt connected which was so important to us. Her funny, friendly and upbeat personality made everyone so relaxed and comfortable. My dad kept going on about how great she was haha. It was a perfect mix of fun and formal. She created such a relaxed environment that she made doing our vows (which we were both nervous about) easy! We couldn’t possibly thank her enough!Sam
There simply isn’t enough space to say all the great things I want to say! Shawn was fantastic to work with – the process of creating our ceremony was fun and collaborative and on the wedding day, it showed. We were both thrilled with how it all came together, and our guests are still telling us how much they loved our ceremony and how honest & true it felt to us as a couple. Thank you Shawn for helping make our wedding ceremony a moment to remember.Jeannine
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Shawn when planning our elopement this past summer and owe him a long overdue thank you! Shawn was incredibly personable and accommodating and we absolutely loved his laidback attitude and sense of adventure when telling him about our elopement plans, ‘Helicopter ride to a mountain top to profess your love, no big deal!’ He played a huge role in creating a fun and stress-free experience and we credit him for helping to make our day as memorable and enjoyable as it was. Thank you for everything!Amy
We were married May 13th, 2017 in Stanley Park and it was a wonderful experience. Shawn at Young Hip & Married is a fantastic officiant. The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for: relaxed, easy and fun. The photographer, Erica Miller was AMAZING. The photos turned out better then we expected. I would definitely recommend YH&M.Jodie LaFleur
Jane Halton was very professional and laid back. She was extremely helpful and made our wedding an excellent one. Couldn’t be any happier!! Thank you, Jane.Rhys Smith
We had a trip planned to Canada from Kansas. We decided a couple weeks before our trip that we’d get married while we were visiting. Because of Young Hip & Married, it was easier than I ever though it would be! Everyone was fantastic to work with! Thanks again!!Jessica Zwiesler
Great to work worth! They came through on such short notcie and made our day so special! Highly recommended 🙂Angela
Shawn Miller performed our ceremony and he executed it perfectly – exactly what we wanted for our big day! He customised our ceremony to suit our personalities and it was very fun and engaging but captured the importance of the decision we were making to spend our lives together. Our guests commented over and over again on how much they enjoyed our ceremony! I would recommend Young Hip and married to anyone getting married – especially if you want something a little bit extraordinary! Thank you so much Shawn!Megan Hyams
Our wedding day was such a special, memorable day for us. I don’t think either of us has every been so happy! Thank you so much for making the ceremony what it was. It was perfectly us and exactly what we had hoped for. – Matt & MarinaMatt & Marina
So happy I found Young Hip & Married. Jane (our officiant) was awesome! The ceremony was quick and sweet.Sarah M
My husband and I had Shawn Miller officiate our wedding this October and it was one of the best decisions we made by far! What a nice guy! From the beginning Shawn was friendly, personable, enthusiastic and caring. He made sure to create a ceremony that was authentic and unique to our personalities. He made me feel so comfortable that I wasn’t even nervous by the time I got to the altar! Our guests are still talking about how engaging and perfect our ceremony was and assume Shawn is a long time friend of ours. Highly recommend!Kayzia Mitchell
Since day one Jane was extremely easy to get along with and talk to. Jane always replied right away via email or text message. After the first meeting we knew she would be part of the reason our day would be so special. Jane presents herself in a professional, yet fun manner. We would highly recommend Jane and Young Hip & Married to any of our friends and family.
When my husband and I started to think about what we wanted out of our wedding ceremony we thought about how we wanted our guests to feel like they were involved in the ceremony. We wanted them to feel like for a moment they were a part of our love story and learned a little more about why we came together to join our lives. Shawn at Young Hip and Married was the only choice for us. He spent so much time getting to know us, getting to know why we fell in love, why we were perfect for one another. He truly captured our essence in the ceremony. He created amazing sections that included our family and friends, getting them to pass around our wedding bands putting their love into them and then a amazing group vow with us. It was so special. We had so many guests coming up to us at our reception saying that the ceremony made them cry and laugh, and made them feel like we brought them into our love story, that was exactly what we wanted and Shawn gave us that. Everyone was telling us how he was so cool, funny and how he really captured us. We wanted our ceremony to be one of the most memorable parts of our wedding, and our guests mirrored that back to us. I will be recommending Shawn to everyone we know because he really married us, our way. Thanks so much Shawn!!Sarah
Quality of Service: 5.0, Responsiveness: 5.0, Professionalism: 5.0, Value: 5.0, Flexibility: 5.0
We took part in the Valentine’s Day Weddings at Robson Square on February 14th, 2015. We had the pleasure of Shawn marrying us. He was extremely flexible and made us feel as if we were the only couple there that day getting married. After the wedding, he e-mailed us the vows he used so we could print them off and put them with a picture from that day. We would highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for an officiant.Karmin
Shawn was absolutely amazing! It was raining on our special day..but Shawn made it seem like there wasnt a drop in the sky. His words soothed the crowd..and everyone was in the present moment sharing laughs and tears together. Shawn kept it light, romantic, and fun…just what we asked for. Our day was perfect. Thanks so much Shawn; we appreciate it more than you know.Tanya
We were thrilled with the service from Young Hip and Married for our small, intimate wedding. We contacted them on quite short notice and they were extremely accommodating. They were thoughtful, caring, and easy to communicate with. On the day of our wedding, Shawn was organized, expert, and relaxed. We had an incredibly special and memorable ceremony, without going through great pains to explain ahead of time what we were looking for. Would HIGHLY recommend if you want a clear, professional planning process, and an intimate, meaningful day-of!
We had a great experience with Young, Hip and Married even if we were none of these. Jef was a wonderful marriage officiant. We appreciated his care and goodwill and could feel how much he loves doing this. Communication with the office goddess was smooth and easy.Andy & Stevie
Young Hip and Married provided a very relaxed environment. They were very professional, and helped to provide a very heartfelt ceremony. Highly recommend themKristen & John
I have never been so sincere in writing a review for any service I have used, as I am about to be regarding Young Hip & Married. We are so beyond thankful and appreciative of the amazing, amazing, amazing ceremony their officiant Mark Groleau put together for us! It was SO perfect and so truly captured the essence of our relationship. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests, and literally every single one of them said that he was the best officiant that they had ever experienced and it was the most intimate and sincere wedding they had ever been to.Kate
We eloped, which means planning/stress was already minimal compared to your ‘typical’/average wedding but it was SO nice to have Young Hip & Married involved in planning our day. Our officiant, Jane, was amazing. Professional, friendly and personable. I liked the idea that YH&M has many officiants so if yours is suddenly ill or has an emergency and cant attend they’ve got a roster of others to swoop in and cover for you! We did photography through YH&M as well which was a breeze to have that organized through them as well! I’ve recommended YH&M to many friend who are interested in a small wedding, and I will continue to recommend them!Ally + Phillip
Jane was our officiant from Young Hip & Married, she was incredibly patient with us and very receptive to all of our input and always responded swiftly to any questions or concerns we had. She took a very hands on approach with the ceremony’s proceedings and there was plenty of dialogue back and forth on what was to be included in the ceremony We were going for a very “feelsy” ceremony and Jane achieved that for us very well. She made the ceremony all that we hoped it would be. We would absolutely recommend Jane and Young Hip & Married to anyone looking for an officiant for their big day.Robert & Megan
Anthony’s warm and humorous personality helped Mario and I feel comfortable and at ease on what could have been a stressful day. Every one of our guests commented on how the wedding ceremony was so wonderful and touching. Anthony’s message and style reflected our own hearts to our guests.Mario & Hilda
Shawn from Young, Hip, and Married was the officiant for our wedding last October (2016). Communication leading up to the wedding was prompt, the script he produced was fantastic and wonderfully tailored to us, and he made sure that everything went incredibly smoothly. YHM are paragons of professionalism, right down to the wedding rehearsal (which I highly recommend you take advantage of). I have literally no complaints about them and, were I to do it all over again, I’d still go with YHM. They’re not cheap, but you absolutely get what you pay for.Geoff & Kat Fisher
Thanks again for making our day so special, everything turned out even better than we could have imagined 🙂 I will definitely recommend Jason and Young Hip & Married. They were absolutely awesome to deal with.Les & Joel
We just wanted to personally thank you, Cory, for doing such an amazing job with our ceremony. We loved how personal, light and fun it was. We had so many comments from our guests about how our ceremony was easily one of the best ones they have attended.
Everyone loved how personal it was, also, everyone loved the idea of having community vows – it truly did give the wedding a “camp feel”. We had many people mention that they loved feeling like they were apart of the ceremony, not just a witness to it. Everything about the ceremony was perfect. Thank you for all of your hard work. The dedication and enthusiasm you have for your job is something that helped set the tone for our ceremony, and we can’t thank you enough for that.Lyn & Braedon
The moment I met Shawn I knew I wanted him to officiant my wedding. I was looking at venues and he was handing out business cards. After only speaking to him for 30 seconds, I loved his charisma. My now husband and I met with him shortly afterwards, and my husband liked him too. We decided to go with Young, Hip & Married because we wanted something special, and we wanted our wedding to leave a positive impression in our guests’ memories. We’ve witnessed more than enough wedding ceremonies that were impersonal and boring because the officiant didn’t take the time to get to know the couple like Shawn and his team do. I really liked being able to review, edit, and customize our ceremony as many times as we wanted to before the big day. We even made some last-minute changes only days before, and this wasn’t a problem. Shawn had many great ideas, and some ideas that we didn’t like as much, but he customized our ceremony until we were 100% happy with it. We wrote a few of the details ourselves, including our own vows, and Shawn incorporated everything. He even printed out copies of our vows and brought them to the ceremony for us so we didn’t have to worry about that with everything else going on. After the ceremony, some guests asked how Shawn knows us. Young, Hip & Married does such a great job, your guests will assume the officiant is a long-time friend of yours! I also love that he attended and directed our rehearsal. It took some of the stress away from the big day having someone else tell everyone where they needed to be and what the needed to do that day. I highly recommend Young, Hip & Married to officiant anyone’s wedding! You won’t be disappointed!David & Tamara
Cory from Young Hip and Married made the whole experience so much fun. Most of our pictures are of us laughing. Such a great experience amd would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you!Jessica Alcott
Our experience with young hip and married was fantastic. We were paired with Jane who made sure our ceremony fit us as a couple. We were able to explain to her how we wanted our guests to feel at our wedding and she did exactly that. Everyone said it was heartfelt and romantic. She also went as far to use some readings we liked and reached out to our friends to get to know us better. She was with us through the whole process, beginning to after the ceremony. We can’t recommend this company enough.Emily & Mitch
We had originally booked with Shawn but due to a scheduling conflict, Randy stepped in and took over as our officiant. We feel like we lucked out because HE IS AMAZING!! From our first initial meeting with him, to the very last moments right before our ceremony, Randy was there every step of the way. What we really noticed about Randy was that he loves what he does, and he just happens to be amazing at it too! Bonus! Randy took the time to create the ceremony we wanted. He even reached out to our close friends and family to get inside jokes and stories about us. Our ceremony reflected us and although there were lots of tears, there were equally as many laughs which is exactly how we pictured our ceremony. We really feel like he went over and beyond and we still get compliments from our guests about Randy and how awesome he was. On top of creating and executing the perfect ceremony for us, we did a coaching session with him which we would highly recommend, either before or after marriage. We both went in open-minded and felt really comfortable. So glad we took the time to meet with him and do this. He has a calm nature, and is a great listener and very easy to talk to. He provided great suggestions for making and keeping our marriage strong. We would be happy to have sessions with him in the future as well. We’re over the moon happy that we had him as our officiant!Katrina Carle
We can’t thank Mark Groleau from Young, Hip and Married enough. We met him and within 2 minutes I knew we had found our wedding officiant. He was SO easy and fun to work with, we knew our wedding ceremony was going to be so unique, fun and meaningful, that’s what we wanted and that’s exactly what we got. Our ceremony truly described our relationship and it was so special, it was definitely one of our favourite things about our wedding day. After our ceremony, so many of our guests told us that they had never seen a ceremony like ours, everyone absolutely LOVED it and thought it was the greatest ceremony they had ever seen at a wedding. We will never, ever forget our ceremony and the amazing story that Mark put together for us, we are truly so grateful for everything that he did and we can’t wait to recommend him to all future couples tying the knot! 🙂Dan & Katie
We just wanted to say thank you again! Kristen made our ceremony perfect.Brittany and Thomas
Young Hip and Married is an amazing service. Their ceremonies are completely 100% customizable, Shawn is an amazing officiant. He pinned me and my husband within 10 min, and we couldn’t have been happier with the service. We were even his first beer blending couple! How exciting! (It was a blast). Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect!Emily & Luke
Cory Dueck of Young, Hip, and Married was amazing to work with. My husband and I agree that one of the main vendors you must feel comfortable with is your officiant, because they are the ones who will share your story, your relationship – and that means you have to be able to be vulnerable with them. Cory made us feel incredibly comfortable to share our story with him and we trusted him from the start. He’s warm, funny, and engaged. He listened to what our vision was for our ceremony and he gave us great advice and suggestions on how we can make our vision a reality. On our wedding day, there was not a dry eye in the house. He relayed our story beautifully – with the perfect balance of funny, sweet and endearing. We cannot be happier with having Cory officiate our wedding and be a part of our forever memories. – Shima & JoséShima & José
Our experience with Erika was perfect. She was very warm and personable at our first meeting and her calm, attentive demeanor put us at ease. She addressed all of our wishes, had us consider many important points, and made sure that our personal story would be integrated into the ceremony. She also suggested that we include our son, which we loved and did. It truly made it that much more meaningful for us all.
On the day of the ceremony she saw us through it like a pro, even though she is terrified of birds! The only reason that we mention it is that we had an outdoor ceremony and right in the middle of it a big bird swooped down right at us! Again, Erica handled it like a pro and didn’t miss a beat. She had our guests entertained and crying with joy and laughter all at the same time. Again, she was perfect.
Overall, our experience was fantastic and our big day was something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Erika to any prospective couple. She is professional, calm and executed the ceremony flawlessly.Rosina & Chris
In the short time prior to our wedding when we first contacted Young, Hip & Married, they were quick to get back to us and put everything together. Shaun showed up on time and was able to breathe a little air into the situation and calm both me and my wife. The ceremony was great and most people’s favorite memory of the evening. Even though we had been married in Mexico a month prior, we wanted to do something special at our Vancouver reception and Shaun came through in spades!! Thanks again!Justin & Lolita
Randy was outstanding!! Could not have asked for a better officiant! He was very helpful with writing our vows, kept the ceremony light and thoughtful. Highly recommended!!Steven
Cory Dueck in Vancouver was the officiant for our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone wanting more from the typical officiant experience. He puts the time in to get to you know you, provides a calming positive energy before hand and is super entertaining and great on the day of (great for same day edits/videos). 5 stars!Trevor Nakanishi
On their experience with Jane: Wonderful service. From the first time we contacted them, they were friendly and helpful, and quick with their responses. I was worried that I’d given too short notice for our wedding date, but they were very accommodating, even though I wasn’t sure about the exact time when I contacted them (even asked them for advice!). Booking with them was easy, and stress-free. Would definitely recommend!Abby
My wife and I had our ceremony January 20th 2018; it was nice and small. Jane officiated for us and was just an absolute pleasure! She made us feel very relaxed and happy, absolutely no pressure, exactly how we wanted our ceremony to go! Great services and highly recommended for anyone looking to get married on a smaller scale!! Thank you so much Jane and thank you Young Hip and Married!Colton McLaughlin
Thank you so much YH&M! Our wedding was in Toronto and we had Anthony as our officiant. He was so wonderful during the entire planning process and completely wowed us on our wedding day. His charm and wit made every feel very relaxed, especially my husband and I. Thank you Anthony and thank you YH&M!Christina Marsala
I’m so glad to have had you guys on my big day! Our wedding was just simple and with our officiant, Kadee, she made the wedding so sweet and warm. I will recommend Young Hip & Married to all my friends!Zoe Wang
- Many thanks Jonathan, for your thoughtful note and part in the ceremony! Together we created a magical memory we’ll cherish forever. Peace and love, Cat & JoeCat & Joe
We had the pleasure of having Shawn as our officiant for our ceremony. From the start, our experience with YH&M has been top notch. After our initial conversation over the phone, Shawn sent us a personalized greeting video to introduce himself and give us more information on the process. This gesture blew us away. After that, Shawn worked with us on the draft for our ceremony up until the week of the wedding. On the wedding day, Shawn showed up early and helped us quickly go through the steps for the ceremony (we did not have him at our rehearsal). The ceremony went amazing. Shawn helped guests (and the bridal party) ease into the ceremony with a fun ice breaker which really set the tone (another WOW factor). The ceremony went flawlessly: not too long, not too short, guests were engaged, people laughed, people cried. After the ceremony, we had countless guests tell us how great Shawn was. We would definitely recommend YH&M to any couple who are looking for an officiant for their ceremony. YH&M is a bit pricier than what you would normally expect to pay but they are well worth the money. The ceremony couldn’t have gone any better! Thanks YH&M and Shawn!!Thomas & Holly
YH&M was the perfect choice for us. They were professional and very easy to deal with. Answered any questions we had immediately and made the whole process simple. Jonathan, who married us was amazing! We met him over FaceTime and the decision was clear. He was professional, kind, personable and cool. We felt like we’d known him forever; he made us feel so comfortable. Our families also commented on how great he was. We couldn’t be happier with our choice.Riley Flynn
While searching for an officiant I came across Young, Hip and Married, I loved the way their website explained what they do and how you can pick who you think you want to work with so within minutes of entering my info in online I had a voicemail waiting from them. We wanted something fun and enjoyable so it asked for a suggestion and next thing you know we had a meeting with Bobbi! She sat down with us got to know our story, asking us questions taking the time to get to know who we were. Once we decided on Bobbi and we got the ceremony outline I couldn’t get over how personal it was. It captured us perfectly she was so fun to work with! We have had so many compliments on Bobbi and the ceremony! Would always recommend this vendor!
We were very happy with the job Lani did at our ceremony and we highly recommend her. We wanted a mix of traditional and non-traditional, but we didn’t really know what else we wanted and Lani had lots of suggestions and helped us make it happen. Because we live out of town, we didn’t meet Lani in person until our rehearsal but right away it was obvious she knew what she was doing. She was the right mix of fun and professional. And after talking with our family and friends, all our guest seemed to agree.Caley + Brien
We had the pleasure and honour of having Cory Dueck marry us on our big day. He was and is an amazing kind hearted soul that had every single one of our guests laughing and crying all at once. We had so many people ask us after the ceremony, how long we had known Cory for (which is exactly what we wanted people to think when we hired him). He gave it 110% and truly put a personal touch on things. This made us feel like our ceremony was more “us” and far from long and boring. Cory said from the get go that he wanted to help encourage our guests to feel a part of our ceremony and to remind them that the party and the fun start with the them at the ceremony (and it worked). From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you Cory. He was amazingly supportive and helpful and we couldn’t have gotten to that moment standing before him without all his wonderful help along the way. We highly recommend Cory to ANYONE that wants a kickass memorable ceremony. We truly felt like he became a part of our family along the way and because of that we plan on keeping in touch with him He is THAT amazing.Jacquie & Mark
Bobbi was amazing. She really took the time to get to know us and write a ceremony that was truly us. She was easy to get in contact with and was prompt delivering the ceremony for us to review as we liked. On the day, she was easy-going, charming, and absolutely perfect for the day. I highly recommend Bobbi if you’re getting married, and the services of Young, Hip and Married are tailored to making getting married easySarah
We are so thankful we went with Young, Hip and Married for our wedding day. Jane was an awesome officiant and made the day very special and Emily the photographer went above and beyond.
Thanks again to everyone at Young Hip and Married for making our day unforgettable.
My fiancé and I were planning to elope and we were in search of an officiant and photographer in Vancouver. I stumbled across YH&M on the internet and they seemed the perfect fit. We wanted a simple, sweet ceremony sans religious overtones. We hoped to find someone that would reflect our sensibilities -creative/contemporary/cool. Shawn and his wife Erica were perfect!! Since we are from California & unfamiliar with Vancouver, they were extremely helpful in finding where we could procure our marriage license close to the hotel. They were also flexible about our location and allowed us to confirm within 24 hours of the scheduled ceremony. We wanted to visit the site we had chosen via pictures to be certain it was exactly what we wanted. They were on site prior to our scheduled time and ready to go as soon as we were. It was so nice to finally meet them in person after communicating with them via emails. We couldn’t have felt more comfortable! Our ceremony went off without a hitch- we managed to get a couple bicyclists to be witnesses 🙂 Erica stayed with us after the ceremony and we took loads of pictures. She couldn’t be nicer and really put us at ease. We got some great pictures out of the experience that we are free to use as desired. We both felt the value for the service was incredible. We were extremely happy with the entire experience with them, and would highly recommend their services to anyone!!Kathie & Scott
Kristen, thank you so much for officiating our marriage ceremony! You were fantastic and we really appreciated your patience and support through the day! We could not have asked for a better officiantJordon & Cassandra
Truly had an expectational experience. Our officiant, Jane, was very patient and kind. Me and my fiancée were pretty nervous but Jane helped us calm down and enjoy the whole experience. Our photographer, Emily, is not only an experienced and talented person but also very friendly. I would strongly recommend YH&M to everyone. They made our big day very special and enjoyable.Manjot Kaur
Thank you! We had the best day ever! I just want to let you know that we were more than please with Jane as our officiant. She was so easy to talk to and plan with before the wedding and on the day was very friendly, professional and easy to work with. We were very very happy!Britney & Mathew
I cannot say enough good things about YH&M. Cory officiated our marriage licence ceremony and he was absolutely WONDERFUL. He took all of the personal aspects of our story and incorporated it into the ceremony in a way that we would never have been able to do. We felt like we were hearing our own story for the first time! Our guests also commented on how beautifully personal it was. Some even teared up. So I can’t thank YH&M enough for what they did; they made our night that much more special. And big shout out to Cory for rocking a Hawaiian shirt! It was totally appropriate given we were signing the papers in a Tiki bar.
Love you guys!Meghan & Doug
Jane is an excellent wedding officiant. We were so happy with the service that she provided. She personalized our ceremony, made us feel at ease, and spoke from the heart. Throughout it all, she was professional, yet warm and personable. She was incredibly open to aspects of our ceremony that were non-traditional. Overall, she inspired a lot of confidence in us, and we are glad she was a part of our ceremony.S & J
We had the best experience with Young Hip and Married. Our officiant, Lani, was a perfect fit for us! She met with us early on to get to know us and to understand our vision for the ceremony. She was incredibly enthusiastic and accommodating to our adjustments and plan. She went through everything at the rehearsal (expect our surprise vows to each other, of course!) and trouble-shooted all potential problems so that on the day of our ceremony everything was absolutely perfect. She made us both feel at ease and was just a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend her!!!Jon & Dianna
Both my new husband and I would highly recommend the services at Young Hip & Married. We had a lot to do in a short amount of time, and their services were fast (like we were hoping for) however I was pleasantly surprised to find out how very much they cared about making our special day perfect for us. Our officiant Jodi was amazing, and didn’t mind my last minute bride calls and questions. The wedding was short and simple just as we had requested, however it was one of those moments in time that we’ll never forget, and for that I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Tara, Jodi, and the entire Young Hip & Married team for helping us make our special day come true.Nicole
There was so much excitement and high energy right before the ceremony and it was Shawn’s impromptu introduction that really brought us into the moment, setting the soulful intention and deep connected feeling for our ceremony.Seriously, we can’t say enough good things about Shawn, Erica, and the YH&M team. We are so happy that they were a part of our joy and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique and personal wedding experience.Kate
My new husband and I were SO grateful to have Cory as our officiant on our big day. On top of being incredibly professional, he has a warm/welcoming demeanor and had endless amazing ideas of how to make our ceremony personal and unique (all of which our guests loved). Many of our guests told us that the ceremony was the highlight of the day, and much of this we have to credit to Cory. We can’t thank Cory enough!Stephanie Wong
Shawn accommodated us in every way possible, from not having a real location set when we booked, to changing the time and then trekking down a hiking path on a dreary Saturday in January. He made me feel so at ease and added personal details to our ceremony which made it even more amazing. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else there that day.Christina
The staff at Young Hip & Married were a pleasure to deal with. They were very responsive and helpful in every way they could be. We coordinated with both Shawn Miller & Tara Volney.
Our officiant, Anthony, took the time to meet with us and have a casual conversation to learn who we were and walk us through what to expect with our upcoming ceremony.
Overall, I would recommend the entire team!!Jeffery
YH&M is exactly what we were looking for, filling the gap between a religious ceremony and a Marriage Commissioner. Jane Halton officiated for us, and her style and charm really won over our guests. Thanks!Matthew Bergmann
We were married by Rich for our Canmore wedding and we really enjoyed getting to know him. He helped us write a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted, was personable, professional and timely. We’re so glad we went with Young Hip & Married.Brittany & Mark
We had Randy as our officiant at Young Hip and Married, and he was absolutely amazing! We had quite a fusion wedding and ceremony, (western and Indian) and Randy was so amazing and helping us bring our cultures together in our ceremony. He has so many amazing ideas, and really helped us plan out our ceremony. Everyone at our wedding gave us compliments on our ceremony saying it was heartfelt and romantic, as well as light and fun, which is what we wanted! He is completely capable to create any ceremony you want! Randy was such a great person to work with, and I would recommend him, and Young Hip and Married to anyone getting married! Thank you again, Randy!Nathan & Andrea
Young hip and married, owned by a wonderful couple will listen to what you want and bend over backwards to make it happen! They want this experience to be truly what you dreamt of. Personally, I went with them specifically because they would meet me anywhere in Vancouver I desired. I picked Stanley park which made the ceremony and photos even more memorable. If all you want is to run away and elope, they are the crew for you. These people made my dreams come true!Jayd & Cody
Jane carefully crafted a ceremony that reflected us and encouraged us to fine tune things so they were just what we wanted. She was able to keep us calm and got us through our vows even though we were a bit choked up! We received so many compliments from our guests on the what a outstanding job Jane did and how beautiful and touching they found the ceremony.Jenny
One of the best choices we made for our wedding was booking Shawn! He was absolutely phenomenal!!! He created an incredible ceremony for us – it was unique and fit us perfectly. Not only were we blown away by him but all of our guests spoke so highly of the ceremony! We highly recommend Shawn to anyone considering Young Hip & Married for their wedding!Kaetlyn Ratzlaff
“Bobbi was truly the person who was meant to marry us. Once we met her, it felt like we had known her for years. She is such a kind and wonderful person who really brought such a great energy to our ceremony, and helped us tell the story of how we fell in love and had arrived at the day of our wedding. It was us, in every sense. She helped us with our vows and was so in tune with everything that was going on – we really couldn`t have done this without her. Thank you Bobbi!”Emma
Arranging an officiant with the Young Hip and Married team was easy and quick! We had Johnathan as our officiant and we can’t say enough positive things; he was kind, and easy to talk to. He was so friendly and open to ideas. He also gave us some really great advice. The ceremony went off without a hitch! Johnathan was funny, interesting, sweet and engaging; our guests loved him, we loved him. It was so so great. I would recommend going with YH&M to ANYONE who plans on getting hitched! Very positive and amazing experience.Erica
My husband and I were recommended to check out Young, Hip & Married for our officiant services and we had a great experience. From the moment we met Shawn, we knew that we could trust him to be nothing but perfect for our day and he absolutely was. We have been married now for three weeks and our guests are still talking about how fabulous the ceremony was and how much a part of it they felt they were. We highly recommend Young Hip & Married to all future couples; you won’t be disappointed!Ashley Douglas
Great service! Officiant Rich was very attentive, understanding and professional. Highly recommended!Windsor Lam
Our officiant was Lani and she was absolutely amazing!! My husband and I were both nervous about the ceremony but she kept it light and not too serious. She added some humorous moments that seemed to break up the seriousness. I also appreciated when she came up with some ideas (like having people introduce themselves to other they didn’t know prior to the ceremony) that were different. She spent a lot of time getting to know us and writing a totally personalized ceremony. I would definitely recommend!Jessica Feskun
Our officiant, Erika, took the time to get to know us as a couple and to truly understand exactly what we wanted out of our wedding ceremony. We were able to have complete control over the script and Erika provided us with a lot of suggestions along the way. We wrote our own vows, combining some provided by Erika and our own words. We thought that the ceremony was the perfect length and tone. I liked that we could communicate by text, phone and email. We would highly recommend Erika and Young Hip & Married to prospective couples.Julie & John
WOW. Shawn made getting hitched SUCH an easy and wonderful experience. Reminding us to be present in the moment and taking a few seconds during the ceremony often for us to stop and absorb the emotions! It was such an awesome experience. Shawn was such a wonderful energy to have with us when it was such a small and intimate thing (only 4 people) and we are so glad he was one of them. Thank you to YH&M and Shawn.Miranda
We chose the elopement package for our wedding; it was perfect and fun. Thank you so much Shawn and Erica!Katie Zaloga
We eloped as we wanted a small and intimate wedding with no stress. The best decision we made was to have Young Hip & Married involved in planning our day. Our officiant was Jane and she was fantastic. Professional, friendly and personable – making our day even more special. Although we did not meet Jane prior to the wedding, she was available via email, text and phone. She helped us with our ceremony sequence and wedding vows. The ceremony was exactly what we imagined. We also went with photography through YH&M and had Erica. We loved Erica. Great energy and very personable. We can’t wait to see the photos! If you are considering a small wedding then don’t look anywhere else – go with YH&M!Nelia
Jane was an absolute joy to work with. On the day of the wedding, she made us feel reassured throughout the day by being capable, clear and made us laugh at the right times to ease our nerves. The service was everything we defined at the beginning–short, fun and meaningful. We also did pre-marriage counseling with her, which I recommend doing. Our sessions brought a couple things to light that were helpful to talk through before our big day. Jane is a smart, funny, all around wonderful person whose intuitive nature makes her the perfect person to officiate your wedding.Matt & Meghan
- Thank you for everything! Our wedding was incredible and we can’t thank you and our vendors enough! Especially when those dark clouds rolled in and the tornado warning came on the TV! But regardless of the quick downpour, we had the most amazing day and it was everything we could have dreamt of and more. We have received a lot of lovely feedback about your officiating and we couldn’t agree with everyone more about how great you were 🙂Caitlin & Jordan
Shawn was absolutely fantastic! We had requested a simple legalization/elopement, and everything turned out exactly as we had imagined it. He showed up at our chosen vacation excited for us and ready to go. He was friendly and engaging with us and our two friends who were there to witness. The whole experience turned out to be a very happy and memorable one! I will definitely be recommending these guys to anyone I know getting married in the future.Brittany Manson
Cory Dueck, out of Young Hip and Married BC was absolutely amazing! He was so friendly and helpful through our entire process. Every one of our guests mentioned how good he was during the ceremony.David & Jeelena
We got married August 13, 2016 and chose Cory Dueck from Young Hip and Married to be our wedding officiant. We can say without hesitation that this is one of the best decisions we made.
The ceremony was the most important part of the day to us. Cory took the time to meet us and was genuinely excited to get to know us and hear about our love story. He created a personal, emotional and heartfelt ceremony for us. When we think about our day, the emotions during the ceremony stand out to us the most. We’ve had people tell us it was the most emotional ceremony they’ve ever been to. Cory was truly invested in making our day special and memorable.
(My bridesmaids and I would especially like to thank Cory for his foresight, suggesting that we stand on the opposite side during the wedding ceremony so we weren’t blinded by the sun).
Cory-from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You have united us as man and wife and we are forever thankful for this. We hope to stay in touch.Josh and Jennifer Wilkinson
We had met with other officiants before meeting Jane from YH &M. We found the previous ones to be quite sterile and serious, but Jane was a breath of fresh air.
We wanted to keep our afternoon restaurant wedding light hearted but very genuine. Jane never pushed anything on us that felt unnatural or corny. She was laid back but still professional which made her easy to talk to. She wrote an amazing ceremony that our guests really loved and was so personal to us.
We mentioned our favorite movies and she went and researched readings and quotes to include in the ceremony without us even asking for them, and our ceremony was so much better than we thought it could be! We allocated more of our budget to the officiant than to other details and it was definitely worth it! our ceremony was great and set the tone for the whole wedding.Kevin & Tara
Our officiant, Erika Enns, and Tara were extremely helpful, kind and dedicated. Can’t recommend them enough!Katrina Xavier