I did my first wedding for two friends in 2002, followed by a myriad of cousins’ weddings and a few weddings for friends from my swim team. When I first joined Young Hip and Married in 2013, I wasn’t sure if I would like doing weddings for ‘strangers.’ But it didn’t take long (one wedding!) for me to realize I love it. Not to mention, by the time we are done planning a wedding ceremony together, we won’t feel like strangers.
I’ve done large fancy weddings in hotels, casual backyard ceremonies, sandy beachfront elopements and I’ve even canoed into a ceremony! The best thing about each of them is that they represented what the couple wanted. I’d love to work with you to help create a ceremony you love. Have no idea what you want? No problem! Know exactly what you’d like? Speak right up. I’m listening.
I will be professional and calm (because most people are a bit nervous in front of everyone). Whether you want a light-hearted and fun ceremony or something more romantic and serious, I’m happy to create what you desire. I’d say my natural style is professional with a side of humor. You’ll be confident I know what I’m doing but I won’t steal the show.
Choosing a wedding officiant is a big deal! We’ve all been to the long boring ceremony where the officiant reads the same script and clearly doesn’t know the couple. But I want to hear your story, what makes you tick and what your hopes are for your wedding ceremony.
I’d love to get together for a chat and make sure you get all your questions answered. Mainly, I want you to feel totally comfortable walking down the aisle toward me!
I wear lots of hats here at Young Hip & Married. Not only am I an officiant, I hire and train all of the officiants and head up our pre-marriage/relationship coaching program. No two days are the same, just like no two couples are the same.
When I’m not marrying people, I love spending time with my husband and two boys. We enjoy going to the beach, making pizza and hanging out in our East Van neighbourhood.
Feel free to read some of my reviews below and ask as many questions as you’d like.
- 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
Thank you for making the day exactly how we wanted! Your team of planners, officiants, and photographers are amazing.Chelanne & Chris
Jane was an amazing and flexible officiant. She was gracious in dealing with our last minute changes and prioritized our needs the whole way through. Thank you for such a smooth experience! We would definitely recommend 🙂Annie & Paul
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 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
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
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
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
The entire experience was fantastic. Jane was amazing and made our day incredible!Amanda & Drew
- 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
- 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
We had a great experience using Young Hip and Married for our wedding! We had Jane as our officiant – she was super friendly and was very easy to communicate with throughout our whole wedding process. We had to change our venue 3 times, and she was able to accommodate every change we made. She wasn’t able to make it to our rehearsal, but she made us a personal video outlining every important detail for us to know. She was very responsive to our emails and questions; we couldn’t be happier with the service she provided. Would recommend using her and YH&M for your ceremony!Peter & Jenn
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
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
Young Hip & Married were SO easy to work with. We’re in Australia and submitted an enquiry about eloping before travelling to Canada. They got straight back to us with a personalised video and all the details we needed. It was made super simple – all we had to do was pick a time and location; they did the rest! We wanted a simple, very casual ceremony with just us. We met the celebrant (Jane ) and photographer (Emily) at the park we chose and the ceremony and photos were all done within an hour. It was perfect!Gabrielle & Lincoln
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
We are so glad we decided to use Young Hip and Married for our special day. The process was very easy to complete and they were very responsive which is very important. Our officiant was Jane and she was so sweet and amazing. She checked in a couple times before the wedding day which was really nice. On the wedding day, Jane did an amazing job with crafting the vows to suit us perfectly. Wedding day was a huge success. Thanks Jane!Kelly & Eva
Jane made the process very easy, fun and really reduced the stress that weddings can be. She was very understanding and even helped us correct errors we made. I’d highly recommend her services and can see why others have recommended her as well. All the best, Winhol and My LinhWinhol & My Linh
- 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
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
We had a simple wedding that became very special, thanks to Young Hip & Married. They were exactly what we were looking for; they made everything easy and we couldn’t have been happier with the day. Jane was perfect; our friends and family were very impressed with the ceremony and her personal touch. Very much looking forward to seeing our pictures!!Tiffany & Tim
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
YH&M is an amazing company! We had Jane officiate our ceremony and she put many hours of detail into creating a blended Persian & Canadian ceremony unique to us. The price is on the higher end, but it is definitely worth the investment! Our ceremony was personalized, professional, and we had a lot of input into the final version. Well done YH&M!Vanessa & Ehsan
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
My husband and I cannot thank Jane Halton enough for choosing to be our officiant for our special day! Jane was so sweet, calm and relaxed which eased both of our nerves combined. We felt well taken care of and even though our ceremony was short and sweet, Jane made us feel as though we were the only two on the planet for those 10 minutes💞 Thank you Jane for making our special day so memorable!!Niki & Steve
A day filled with lots of love, memories, amazement, stress and a foreverness. I am so grateful I came across Young Hip & Married. From the minute we put in our request, until the follow-up after… we couldn’t be more elated with our choice to have Jane and her team be part of our wedding day. Jane thank you for everything. You were professional, kind and very organized. Your guidance and time with us made us feel less stressed and comfortable. You blended in so amazingly into our wedding day and made it so beautifully memorable for us. We can’t say thank enough!! So glad we were able to have you with us and be a part of our special day. Thank you Young Hip and Married. Couples do yourself a favour… book them! Accountable, reliable, in-budget, generous, adaptable, professional… I could go on!Rhea & Dominic
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
We went through this company for our elopement and they were great! Everyone was really quick to respond to emails, and answer any questions we had. Jane the officiant was amazing; we changed our vows last minute and she was super nice about it and made the switch almost immediately. Clint, the photographer, was great! He suggested poses and saw details in things we never would have thought of. We can’t wait to see the pictures! The only thing I would have changed would be longer on the mountain (we did the helicopter elopement), but in saying that we did know the time limitations before hand, it just went by super super quickly in reality! Thanks again for everything.Taylor & Jordan
The YH&M team is AMAZING!! They were super friendly and organized! We had to change our schedule slightly, and they did not hesitate to accommodate us! Our officiant Jane was AWESOME!! She had a beautiful script prepared for us and was also happy to tweak it to make it sound more like us! Everything was perfect! I am sure that we owe a lot of that to this team – they made everything easy!Annabelle & Cameron
YH&M were great! We had a unique ceremony where a close friend acted led the ceremony and the reading of the vows. YH&M were present at the ceremony for the official signing of the marriage license only (as per our wishes). They were very flexible and accommodating about their role in the ceremony. They did a fantastic job, and I would highly recommend them.David & Swetha
We saw Young Hip & Married in action when our best friends got married in 2018. They could not have recommended YH&M highly enough. Now that we’re married, we would confidently recommend them as well. My wife and I were very particular about what we were looking for out of our wedding officiant. Jane ticked all the boxes including some we didn’t realize we needed! She understood exactly what we had envisioned for our ceremony; and was full of good ideas and helpful advice during the planning process. Looking back now, we can’t imagine anyone else presiding over our wedding.Ray & Karmen
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
We knew we wanted a ceremony that was playful and true to our personalities. Jane with Young Hip and Married was not only friendly and professional, but delivered 110% on this requirement. All of our guests commented on how genuine, heartfelt and fun our entire ceremony was. We couldn’t be happier!Sarah & Dan
Jane Halton was great! On time, energetic and very personable. I highly recommend her!!! Thank you Young Hip and Married!Dan Reynolds
Everything from the planning to the wedding day went so smoothly. Our wedding day was perfect!! Jane was fabulous and so easy to work with!! Would highly recommend!!Kylie & Andrew
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 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.
Jane was the officiant for our wedding and she did such an amazing job. She was very detailed, attentive, answered all our questions, was flexible and knowledgable in editing our scripts, and provided lots of resources for helping us write our vows. Her professionalism definitely showed at our ceremony rehearsal! She knew where certain people should stand, how/when the music should be played, etc. Her speech was perfect – touching, personal, and funny. She was completely respectful of our needs and wants for our ceremony and made everything 100% about us. We will happily recommend Young Hip & Married to all our friends!Bee & Simon
Such an amazing experience! We had switched our wedding plans several times due to the pandemic and decided in the end to elope. The team at Young Hip and Married were so great to work with and special shout out to Jane for being making our wedding still feel special. Would highly recommend!Nicole & Connor
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
An essential for any elopement! They helped us set a date, time, booked an officiant, and photographer, and even helped us find our perfect location. We would recommend them to anyone!Lauren & Ethan
Jane Halton was our officiant for our wedding and she was fantastic! She was very much on-top of working with us to create the timeline. We were quite slow to respond to emails at times and she was very patient. Our ceremony went off perfectly as she had laid it out! The entire process was so smooth with Young Hip and Married and we can’t thank Jane enough!!Gerard & Letty
We just want to thank you for making it so easy for us to get married! Jane, thank you for the tips and and the short but meaningful ceremony! Without you, we won’t be married legally (literally)! Erica, thank you for being patient with us. I know it’s an elopement but thank you for putting up with our antics. The location you suggested was so beautiful and serene! Now we can always go back there and remember.
You both were very lovely and welcoming. Everyone felt comfortable and happy. My husband who is very shy was raving about how great you guys were and he doesn’t even do that with me! Thank you Young Hip and Married for making my elopement possible! Despite the busy season, communicating was easy and all my questions were answered fast. Again, thank you!Christian & Kenta
Jane was great and followed through even with the challenges of covid. We appreciated her working with us to find a solution that allowed us to keep our special day. Highly recommend this team.Jen & Craig
Where do I even start?! Jane was awesome, sweet and amazing. Our booking was easy, we started on time and had a blast. If you’re looking for stress free elopement like us, use Jane. 10/10 and thank you from Geoff & Holly Wishlaw xoxHolly & Geoff
Jane did an amazing job at our wedding! Even our friends who interacted with her found her very friendly.Althea & Seth
The whole experience from start to finish was amazing! My wife and I booked in our zoom pre call with Jane and instantly knew she would be our officiant. After our pre zoom call, Jane was very professional and prompt with helping script the ceremony! On the day of the wedding, Jane was nothing less than amazing! A lot of our wedding guests even stated that Jane was the best officiant they’ve seen! If you’re on the fence with picking officiants, Young Hip & Married is the way to go!!Jeff & Morgan
Thank you so much to Jane at Young Hip & Married, the experience from start to finish was great. Jane shared ideas, resources and her script with us. I felt like we were able to co-create the tone, atmosphere and language that mattered to us as we made our promises. Most of our communication happened via email and Google docs which worked really well for us. Jane was really flexible and responsive to questions and changes. Most important to us was that Jane has a really lovely presence and led us and our family & friends through the ceremony in a warm, thoughtful, and beautiful way. The ceremony was exactly what we hoped it would be. Thank you so much Jane!Christie & Matt
Our officiant was Jane! To keep it short & sweet, I think it was a little daunting to have to explain our relationship to someone, anyone. We didn’t have a theme, we don’t realllyy have any extreme activities we do together. We’re the Netflix and chill, get coffee, be with our family & friends couple and Jane didn’t bat an eye. She got it, she wrote it, we made little to zero corrections and she killed it at the ceremony. Most importantly she kept the attention of our guests, and made sure they knew how much we loved them too. Also, she’s great at keeping secrets (we had a surprise wedding). And I realized it must have been interesting to write something where we didn’t want her to talk about marriage itself (lots of divorces there that night) and just us. So thank you Jane, it was everything we could have Asked for. Also, they made a welcome video when you inquire and it’s the loveliest touch.Kerstyn & Kody
We were looking for an officiant for our elopement, and came across Young Hip & Married, where we were introduced to our officiant Jane Halton. Jane is a wonderful officiant; she also responds promptly to questions, and checks in if you book your wedding in advance. Jane also made our low key elopement a memorable experience with her uplifting, positive and joyful nature. Thank you YH&M for appointing her to us 🙂Michelle
We had a great experience with Jane. She gave us lots of resources so we could figure out what we wanted for our ceremony. We were able to choose our vows from the great list that she gave us and she walked us through each detail and listened to all of our wants and revisions to the general template that she had. It was important that our ceremony was simple, short, and intimate – which meant it was more informal than your regular ceremony. Many of our guests said it was perfect – that it wasn’t so long and full of pomp as other weddings – but felt special and reflected who we were as individuals and a couple. Neither of us are religious, and my wife feels that some traditions go against her feminist beliefs. Jane ensured our voices were heard and the result was a ceremony that had us laughing, had us crying, and made us remember that this moment doesn’t last long – so we have to enjoy and savor everyone minute.Pam & Len
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
We got married by Jane Halton this Saturday. She made our ceremony simple and beautiful. Highly recommend!Diana Meneses
Absolutely superb people and superb service! We had a very inspiring welcome to Young Hip and Married via Rebecca, who connected us with the best officiant ever, Jane Halton, and our awesome photographer, Emily, who brought a wonderful balance of warmth, professionalism and genuine happiness to our photo shoots. We also felt that the cost of these excellent people helping us out was very reasonable and on the whole, we would say that you need look no further for your wedding officiant and photographer needs. We’d give them 8/5 stars if we could!Tristan & Carol
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
Great Experience! Young Hip and Married was a great wedding experience for us. We were given a detailed break down at a very affordable price. Anytime we had any questions leading up to the wedding we were immediately got back to with the answers. Our officiant Jane was prompt, friendly and very professional. Overall this company helped make our day special.Lloyd & Majd
I cannot speak highly enough of Young Hip and Married. Professional and accommodating while being super affordable, they managed to roll with the restrictions on indoor dining being announced the day before our wedding and still helped make it the best day of our lives.Chris & Carissa
This company made our wedding really great! Jane was excellent, friendly and organized and she made our ceremony unique for us! We really appreciate it and for sure we recommend Jane Halton to make your wedding as nice as you want!Brandon & Steph
Jane was an amazing officiant. Emotions were high on my wedding and the way my husband and I cope is with comedy. Jane was able to adapt to our chemistry and made us feel very comfortable. There was great communication prior to the ceremony as well.Jenny & Nathan
We commend them for the exceptional services we received in the midst of the Covid Pandemic 2020!!Lynn & Peter
So happy I found Young Hip & Married. Jane (our officiant) was awesome! The ceremony was quick and sweet.Sarah M
Our officiant, Jane, was amazing. We began our journey with her with a plan to hold our ceremony in West Vancouver, and when I suddenly broke my leg and had to rework the entire plan, and switch our location to Richmond, she was nothing but understanding and supportive. The way she ran our ceremony was wonderful. Quick, casual, but beautiful and warm – exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend her. She really made the ceremony part of our wedding day feel effortless.Vivi & Aaron
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
Jane Halton was our wedding officiant and we have nothing but amazing things to say! On our first Skype call, we immediately knew she was the right person for the job. Her detailed script and prompt replies to my many emails were so helpful! Our wedding ceremony went so perfectly; we have had many guests ask who and where we hired our officiant from! We could not recommend Jane enough. Thank you for making our ceremony so special.Morgan & Jeffrey
Me and my fiancé had a very small wedding together in Canada which was a massive change to our original plan of being married in Mexico due to the covid restrictions. YHM were amazing, they updated us with regular information and responded to our questions in a timely manner. They adjusted the package so the bride could have a bridal walk down the aisle as her family couldn’t be there (bride from England and husband from Mexico) they helped to make the day extremely special. Jane our officiant was wonderful, she made the ceremony very welcoming, it didn’t feel rushed and she helped us to feel calm. Every word Jane said she related to our situation and made us feel that the day was truly all about us. It was the most perfect day considering the circumstances & we were happy to have YHM a part of our special day !! We would highly recommend !!Stephanie & Brandon
We love you Jane!!! What an amazing experience we had with Young Hip & Married, Jane was our officiant as well as our pre-wedding coach (highly recommended) and she absolutely rocked it. Our ceremony was more than we could have hoped for and we are so overwhelmed with gratitude. I will 100% be recommending YH&M to all of my friends.Bella & Alec
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
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.
Thanks Erica and Jane! They were super friendly, professional and accommodating. Our wedding was simple and quick. Erica was our photographer and she took some amazing photos that an amateur photographer would not be able to replicate. I highly recommend their services.Brandon & Eryl
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
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
We worked with Jane of Young Hip & Married, and she was just tremendous! We set up an initial consultation with her in which she went over the services she offered. Our entire meeting went really smoothly, and Jane was so professional and easy to talk to. We knew she was exactly the type of person we wanted to take charge of our ceremony. After our initial meeting, we filled out some questionnaires about our relationship. This questionnaire was to help Jane draft up her script for the ceremony portion. We had unlimited access to altering the script, and Jane always had great suggestions with regards to vows, blessings, etc. We really appreciated this, as we had no idea what we were doing. Jane was always professional, very responsive, and easy to communicate with. She also came to our dress rehearsal and went over the entire ceremony portion in detail with everyone in attendance, which was greatly appreciated. On our wedding day, Jane’s speech was so beautiful and felt so genuine. The ceremony flowed so effortlessly, and Jane spoke of us as if we were old friends. We are forever grateful for all the time and effort she put into writing everything up. We would highly recommend going with Young Hip & Married if you want a stress free experience! Jane even mailed off our marriage licence.
P.S. Please consider asking all your guests to put their phones away for their ceremony! This was one of Jane’s suggestions, and we are SO glad we listened. Looking out at the sea of familiar faces (not phones!) at our ceremony was one of my favourite parts of our ceremony.Joyce & Joe
We cannot thank Jane Halton enough for helping make our ceremony so beautiful! Never in a million years could we have imagined being so comfortable standing up there in front of 160 people but Jane made all of our fears disappear. She created a beautiful ceremony that fit our personalities perfectly and allowed us to enjoy the moment. We absolutely loved every aspect of the process working with Jane. I would highly recommend her!Olivia & Anthony
We had this team booked for us through a ceremony package and the whole experience was great! We received a full overview of how the day was going to go and a step by step about writing vows etc Overall it was all super easy which I think everyone wants on their wedding day!Dariya & Justin
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
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
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
Jane married us in a very intimate setting and I can’t say enough good things about her. She created an atmosphere where we were able to focus just on one another, and really kept it all about us. Thank you all at YHM for making our day perfect!Shawna & Noah
They have an amazing team. Made our intimate wedding very special and stress free. Great price too 🙂Sarah & Zachary
Best option for elopement! We decided to elope before I can start working again so we decided to hire Young Hip and Married and get their wedding plus photography package. One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Despite the busy popular summer wedding months, they were able to respond to my questions in a timely manner. All my questions and concerns where answered. Our officiant Jane was lovely with great tips on how to make your own vows and our photographer Erica Miller was so sweet and patient with us. If you want a hassle-free elopement with photographs to remember your wedding, I highly recommend getting the services of Young Hip and Married. They provide officiants and great photographers.Kenta & Christian
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 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
My partner and I loved our elopement-style wedding! We had a destination wedding the following week, but wanted something short and sweet for the legal ceremony in Vancouver. Every aspect of working with Young Hip & Married was a breeze! Their website was clear, easy to navigate, and had helpful tips. After we filled out the questionnaire, we received a response within the day, were able to secure a time and location within the following day, and heard from our officiant immediately. Planning our wedding has involved many vendors that have been unreliable, so I can tell you that when our officiant arrived early on the day of the ceremony and things went exactly as we expected, we couldn’t have been happier! All of our friends and family also remarked at how pleasant and seamless the ceremony was.Shaneen & Patrick
Jane was a wonderful officiant! She was thoughtful in her delivery and so helpful as we organized our elopement ceremony! I couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony that fit us perfectly! Overall it was a seamless process working with Jane and the YHM team. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a great wedding ceremony experience!Bryanna
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
We did not know at the time of planning our wedding how important the choice of the officiant was. Our ceremony was unique and customized for us and truly the highlight of the big day! We recently got married in Nov 2020 during the height of the second wave lockdown here in BC. It was an extremely stressful time to say the least as our venue closed its doors 7 days out from the wedding and we went from a 50 person wedding to having just our families there. It was challenging but our amazing Officiant JANE was supportive and worked with us to make changes on the fly. We ended up pushing the wedding out one week to a new venue and she was able to accommodate us. In terms of the ceremony, we wanted to have something that highlighted both of our different cultures and again Jane did a great job of working with us on those pieces. We also wanted the ceremony to feel spiritual and special and Jane hit the spot so right. She was easy to work with, responsive, fun, and professional! We were so happy and would certainly recommend Jane and Young Hip & Married to anyone looking for an officiant.N & D
Excellent company to work with. Jane conducted our ceremony and she was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend her.Katherine McKey
- 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
Young Hip and Married made our elopement super special! Rebecca sent us this amazing video message when we inquired about arranging our elopement that immediately connected us. Jane provided amazing resources which helped us prepare our vows and felt like she had known us for years. Clint was the photographer they helped to arrange and he was amazing. The photos he captured were perfect for us to commemorate the day and share with family. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the warmth, support, and follow-up by Young Hip & Married made our day truly special. We are so happy that we found them and would highly recommend it for anyone looking to elope or have a wedding ceremony. Thank you!Damon & Andrew
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
My husband (hihi still new to this) and I had to plan our wedding in two weeks (gatherings were forbidden in Quebec because of Covid and we really wanted to get married on our anniversary date!). On top of being referred to us by a photographer, Young Hip & Married was at the top of the results when we searched for an officiant in Vancouver! That’s because they’re so great to deal with! Jane asked us for all the necessary information beforehand so that the ceremony itself would be a breeze and she provided us with a google doc that explained how the ceremony would go so that there are no surprises! Jane was very nice and professional! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!Laury & Miguel
We have had such an amazing experience with YH&M! We were able to link with Jane who was the very best helping us out along the way and having such great communication with us. She lead our ceremony so beautifully we were tearing from the very beginning with her words. We were able to have help with the videos provided for making our custom vows too! The weekly reminders to complete the vow course was a nice touch. Thank you guys so much for everything we appreciate you! We will definitely be spreading the word on YH&MIan & Kirstin
We had Jane as our officiant and she was lovely to work with! She was very helpful, providing lots of resources to write our own vows but in the end, I decided it would be better for us to just do the standard vows she provided us with and it turned out very well! Short and sweet – thank you Jane and the YHM team for helping us on our special day, we definitely won’t forget it!Jade & Murray
It was such a huge blessing to have you as our guide throughout our wedding and we couldn’t have imagined it without you! Everything was perfect. We are forever grateful for that day and all your help through the process and so very thankful for all you’ve done.Steven & Aleesha
- We just loved our wedding day!!!! I never thought that it would be so emotional and fun at the same time!!! Thank you very much again for everything that you have done and I will definitely not hesitate to recommend you to anybody I know who wishes to get married!!France & Torsten
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 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
We used Young Hip and Married for an elopement package to officially seal the deal (we had a wedding in a location where it wasn’t possible to get a celebrant in). Jane and the team at YH&M were professional, polite and friendly and were clear about their recommendations and their service. Very happy with ours!Emmy & Mark
I had the fantastic experience of having hired Young Hip and Married for my small wedding ceremony. Amazing customer service and our officiant Jane was lovely! Best day of our lives.Lais & William
Could not say enough good things about YH&M! When we were planning our wedding we knew we wanted an intimate ceremony with an officiant who was heartfelt, genuine and who made the ceremony fun yet special. Jane was perfect. We would 100% recommend YH&M for big and small ceremonies. You completely get what you pay for and for us that was so important.