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Jef Young

I love meeting new people and getting to hear about their life experiences and stories. Being able to discover what is important to people and spending the time to craft a wedding ceremony that is a perfect fit and a reflection of a couple is one of my favourite things.

My background is pastoring an interdenominational church and my current day job is full-time fire fighting. The ceremonies that I put together put the full emphasis on your preferences. I definitely offer traditional content, but I also love the opportunity for a more unique and creative ceremony.

When it comes to your ceremony, it should be fun and meaningful, elegant and playful, and sacred and frisky. Where we set these levels depends on you. It’s also a priority for me to make sure that the bride and groom are as present as possible to experience all their ceremony has to offer and create some beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Let’s create a beautiful ceremony together!



  • What an amazing experience! The staff are so kind and talented, they go above and beyond to make sure your ceremony is exactly what you want. It felt amazing knowing our ceremony was hand written and designed to our story. All of our guests loved it, and said it was one of their favourite parts of our wedding.

    Chantelle & Marcus
  • 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!

  • Jef was fantastic! We couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony turned out. Jef and YH&M were professional, organized, and took the time to personalize our ceremony.

    Andrew & Rainhard
  • 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.

  • 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!!!

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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!! <3

    Rhiannon & Tobi
  • Chad and I recently got married and couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our special day. Jef was easy to work with, answered our questions and calmed our nerves, keeping everything fun, but also very professional. We 100% recommend Young Hip and Married to any couple looking to tie the knot!

    Jill & Chad
  • 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
  • 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