What a wonderful experience!! Everyone was so awesome during the entire process. Very responsive to emails with all my questions since we were traveling to BC from Missouri. Thank you for making our day awesome!Bobbie & Rob
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
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
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 had Marilyn as our officiant for our elopment at Sea to Sky Gondola. She was kind, funny, professional, and was really the perfect person to marry my wife and I. I do not have enough words for how special she made the ceremony for us both. Thanks so much, Marilyn and YHM for being a part of what made our special day perfect.Sharayah & Katelynn
Marilyn from YH&M officiated our wedding and we could not be happier with how it went! We wanted our ceremony to be heartfelt, romantic, and laid back, but we also wanted it to be fun. My husband and I are not formal people and we knew we wanted to be able to laugh and maybe crack a few jokes. It was evident from our first meeting with Marilyn that she was the perfect person for the job! Our ceremony was everything we could have asked for and more; Marilyn was able to capture the spirit of our relationship so well. Multiple guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony, how beautiful it was, and that they felt like they were truly a part of the wedding rather than just spectators watching it play out. Thank you Marilyn for braving the rain with us and for all you did to help make our wedding day so magical!Ashley & Trevor
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
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
Thank you so much for being our officiant Erika. We were both extremely happy with the ceremony, vows, everything really. I thought you brought a calming energy as well as a genuine happiness and excitement – it felt like we had known you for years. Thanks for doing such a fantastic job!J.R. & Katherine
Shawn was fantastic in every aspect. I recommend to everyone.Stefan & Courtney
We were married at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary, with Jodi as our officiant and it was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, we got exactly what we asked for.Alaina & Matt
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
We had a vague idea of what we wanted at the beginning of the process but Lise got to know both of us and put together something really special. The ceremony was customized for us – she kept it light, heartfelt and humorous (just how we wanted!). She was professional, has a wonderful speaking voice and her warm presence put us at ease. Exceptional job – thank you so much for marrying us! It was so lovely and so, so memorable.Leesa C
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
Our officiant, Beth, was amazing!! She told our love story so beautifully and with humor and warmth! Everyone after our wedding said how incredible our officiant was that it was the most romantic and best ceremony they had ever attended! Thanks YH&M!Suzanne Miller
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
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
We loved how our wedding came together, it was incredibly easy and straight-forward (maybe a total of 10 emails to arrange the entire thing!). Beth Carlson-Malena was our officiant, we loved how she approached creating our ceremony and that we were able to personalize all of the language to make sure it was right for us. As queer women we really appreciated how inclusive the process was from start to end.Monica & Abbie
We cannot recommend YH&M enough, and in particular our absolutely amazing officiant Erika Enns. From the administration, to the owners, to our officiant, everyone was quick to respond, invested in our vision, and most importantly kind. We were one of the couples affected by the Sea to Sky Gondola, and they went above and beyond to ensure our officiant could make our new location for both our rehearsal and wedding. Our ceremony was personal and special, with all our guests saying it was the best they had seen!Crystal & Dave
Thanks so much! I found your service to be exactly what we were looking for and you guys really helped us make that day perfect. I can’t say enough great stuff about YH&M to all our friends and family. If we hear of anyone getting married we will gladly share our story and recommend your services. Everything about that day was perfect and you guys really helped us put that together. Thanks again so much.Christopher & Tracei
We are so grateful we came across Young Hip & Married as we were planning our wedding. We hired Denise as our officiant and from the first time we met her we knew we had made the right choice! Everything was absolutely perfect. She was warm, perceptive, and thoughtful in everything she prepared – from readings, to our request for a Scottish handfasting, to our vows. We’ve had so many family and friends comment to us that it was one of the most personal and meaningful ceremonies they’ve witnessed – and we feel the same! Thank you SO much Denise for helping us create meaningful memories as we start our marriage together 🙂Aliez & Jeff
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
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
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. Peter was our officiant and we are so thankful for his presence on our special day. He was calm, cheerful, and candid- making us comfortable right away.Dana & Tiana
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
Could not be more happy with this service! We had multiple compliments from our guests about the quality of the officiant. Everyone thought that the officiant set the perfect tone for the rest of the evening.Evan & Anne
We recently had Erika as our celebrant and it was by far the best decision we made. Erika completely understood us and customized our ceremony. So many of our guests told us their favourite part of the wedding was the ceremony. She was equal parts funny and emotional and captured us so perfectly. In addition to the fact she’s an amazing celebrant, it’s so obvious she loves what she does and is an amazing person. I just wish we could do it all over again!Erika & Michael
Perfection! It was such an honor and privilege to have Kadee present our wedding ceremony to our family and guests. Choose the package where they tell your story! Trust me it was so worth it 🙂 Every guest enjoyed the heartfelt story and laughter.Henry & Susan
Young Hip and Married made everything so easy for us and they are so flexible and understanding with the needs that we had for our wedding. They made sure every detail was perfect; they provided us with a list of people for the things that we needed to help us see who we felt more comfortable with, who was sending us the vibe that we wanted for our elopement and of course all them very professional. They made sure that the vision we had for our wedding came true, always keeping up to date with everything. During the pandemic, they made it so much easier by being extremely comprehensive with the situation and managed to give us that beautiful experience with all the precautions, keeping us and everyone involved safe. The team that worked with us was so amazing, had the energy we were looking for, very enthusiastic on the adventure that we planned and very happy to share it with us. We had the experience working with them and so extremely thankful for making our day so special and amazing.Andrea & Aleksey
Great service! We got the awesome elopement package and enjoyed every second of it. The pictures and ceremony were great!Nikita & Tyler
Randy performed our ‘Vancouver’ wedding ceremony in a park near the ocean, in dumping rain, with us in our bathing suits and raincoats; he even joined us and the bridal party for a post-ceremony ocean dip. Because we did the marriage questionnaire and coaching session with him prior to the wedding, he was able to personalize the ceremony in such a way that we still get compliments on the wedding 6 years later!! I highly recommend Randy for both the pre-marriage coaching and performance of the ceremony.Jo-Ann D.
Marilyn did such a wonderful job with our ceremony! She understood exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend this company to anyone on the fence. It is worth it to give your ceremony that special and personal touch.Samantha & Damian
Young Hip and Married were fantastic to work with. From the personalized video introduction of the company, to helping us with recommendations, and finally the meaningful and heartfelt officiating (by Shawn) and capturing-the-moment photography (by Erica). They really helped to make our elopement unforgettable.Zoe & Lucas
- We just wanted to share that we were very happy with the experience we had with Jodi Hartung. Organizing our elopement from Manitoba wasn’t always easy and she gave us some good ideas. Only meeting with Jodi a few minutes prior to the elopement ceremony, she made us feel very relaxed and comfortable 🙂 I certainly would recommend both Jodi and Yousif (our photographer)…they helped make our day memorable and were both very professional 🙂Ysabel & Ian
We wanted to ensure a very intimate ceremony for our elopement, the plans for which came together very last minute. We were extremely impressed with the responsiveness, flexibility, and guidance we received every step of the process. We would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you for everything you did to make our special day so special.Kelly & Calyn
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
They have an amazing team. Made our intimate wedding very special and stress free. Great price too 🙂Sarah & Zachary
Our wedding was small and simple. We loved how fast we arranged everything with Young Hip & Married. Jonathan, our officiant, was super cool and whole ceremony was amazing. Thank you so much.Lorita & Martin
Easy to reach, easy to coordinate with, transparent with every transaction. Everything about our wedding was personalized and done how we wanted it. No drama. No nonsense. Vow making seminar is so easy to follow and such an awesome feature. Beth is an amazing officiant, took the time to know us and we felt she is never too busy to accommodate our questions or requests. Britt is an amazing photographer, took the time to scout our venue to find best shots possible.Angeli & Renz
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
Wedding made simple! Requests accommodated, professional and personable!Dan & Andrea
Erika was awesome 😊 easy going and made everything very comfortable 👌🏼Nikki & Dennis
Jane, Clint, and Rebecca were the most helpful and accommodating during the planning of our COVID wedding. One of our family members had some last minute health issues and the three of them were so kind and eager to make things work for us – even if it meant rescheduling twice! To top it off, we got married on the windiest day ever, but Jane and Clint were such troopers through it all. Our families both commented on how much they loved Jane’s attitude and words during the ceremony. We were absolutely blown away (pun intended) by the photos we received from Clint! My hair was so wind blown and we were both cold, so we didn’t have high hopes that the photos would turn out – but we were so wrong! Clint used the surroundings to provide us with a range of photos that felt fresh and intimate. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and was eager to take photos wherever we wanted. All in all – we definitely recommend Young Hip & Married!Maddy & Jonathan
I couldn’t have asked for a better day! The Young Hip and Married team took care of everything for our small heli-elopement. It was the no stress wedding we were dreaming of. Shawn did a great job officiating and made us both feel comfortable and we were touched by his words. Erica’s photos turned out so beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything more !Megan & Kyle
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 wife and I were lucky enough to have Beth as our officiant for our ceremony. She did such an amazing job matching our style, and telling our story for all of our guests to hear. Beth helped to make our special day even more memorable. Throughout the night I had countless people tell me that it was the best, most personal and memorable ceremony they had ever seen. We can’t thank Beth enough for such a wonderful experience, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs an officiant.
Thank you so much for such an amazing job. Both Kristina and myself couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony went. You played such an important part, and by adding personal touches regarding our story, you helped all of our guests get to know us in a way that helped to truly showcase what Kristina and I are about. I had so many people (including both my parents) tell me that this was the best ceremony they’ve ever seen. In their own words, each person ended up saying that usually most ceremonies they’ve seen tend to be a boring portion of a wedding that tends to drags on, but that ours was the complete opposite. Everyone loved how you managed to encapsulate our story, while at the same time reflecting a tone and style that matches how Kristina and I are. You helped make everyone laugh, cry, and have an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything, and most of all, thank you for helping make the day perfect for Kristina.James & Kristina
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
Absolutely amazing – Our ceremony was perfect! It was the best part of the entire day. It was so us! Jodi made us both feel comfortable and shared in our laughter. She was incredible to work with, tailored our ceremony to us exactly, and helped us write our vows.Sarah & Steven
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
- 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
My wife and I got married about 3 weeks ago by Young Hip and Married! We were very happy with the experience we had with this company! Their response was always very fast and super friendly! On the day, Beth was our officaint and Erica was our photographer. They were so fun to work with; we can’t recommend them enough.Meredith & Sarah
Peter, our wedding officiant, was the best – literally the best. He took the time to meet us for coffee, get to know us, understand our expectations, dislikes, likes and was able to weave those into a surprise ceremony. Our ceremony was also at a strange time and Peter promised to come out at a specific time and not to worry, he would stay until he had married us. It was super important to us to be able to do it our way and Peter was always understanding of this, super excited to work with us and just a pleasure to get to know. The only thing we wish was that he stayed around for the after party ; ) We highly recommend. Thank you!Angela & Dylan
Young Hip and Married was a great choice for our wedding! Our officiant Randy was amazing. We had originally thought we wanted to speed through the ceremony; however, after talking with Randy we realized what a special moment it is not only for us but for our guests. We couldn’t have been happier with how our ceremony turned out and we owe it all to Randy!Shelby & Greg
We had a wonderful experience with Shawn. He tailored our ceremony to be specific and unique to us which was so meaningful. We had many guests ask how long we had known Shawn as it seemed like he was an old friend. They were shocked to find out that we had just met through the wedding planning process. Would thoroughly recommend using him as your officiant.Jacqueline & Derek
For our intimate, Covid19 wedding, Shawn made the experience feel comfortable and special. We really appreciated his words and manner. From booking, to wedding it was an easy process, and we were very happy with the outcome.Kaity & Andrew
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!
When we met in person with Erika at YH&M, we knew right away that she was who we wanted there on the big day. We were pleased with her communication, support, and most importantly her execution on the day. So many of our guests were commenting on how beautiful our ceremony was – Erika kept it short, sweet, and personal. She was a calming presence while standing up there and saying “I do”. Forever grateful.Jasmine & Dylan
- 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
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
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
From the prompt, personal response after our first inquiry about an elopement package to the ceremony itself, Young Hip & Married knocked it out of the park with the Elopement Plus package. We had the absolute pleasure of having Beth officiate our ceremony. She listened to our story and turned it into beautiful, touching verses. It was everything we could have asked for and fit us perfectly.Emily & Corey
We can’t begin to explain how truly amazing every aspect of our helicopter elopement was. Young Hip & Married were incredibly helpful, accommodating and responded promptly. We were ecstatic to have Shawn as our officiant and Erica as our photographer. They were both very personable. Thank you Shawn and Erica for making our day so special and for being such sweethearts! We couldn’t have been happier with our decision! Truly top notch, highly recommend!Tara & Isaiah
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
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
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
Thank you Lauren for officiating our wedding. You exceeded our expectations. The ceremony and your words are full of love and sincerity. We are so blessed to have met you.Cherry & Ruth
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
Erika met with us to find out our story. She helped us personalize our ceremony to our comfort levels. It was sweet, personalized and she really made the experience exceptional! I would recommend YH&M to anyone.Jessie & Daryl
We had a last minute surprise wedding on Christmas Eve and Young Hip and Married was able to connect us with Beth Carlson-Malena. They were able to accommodate us and were very responsive and helpful. I had a call with Beth and we had a discussion about what we were looking for in our small wedding and she sent us the script of what she would read – she did a great job in summarizing our relationship and our vows. Given that the wedding was a surprise, she was flexible on timing which we did not expect especially since it was Christmas Eve. We were so happy that she was part of our day and she made the surprise to our families great! It was an amazing day.Shirley & Keith
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
Exceeded expectations. It genuinely felt like we were the most important couple that were working with, and the care, and the extra touches and input they added made our day that much more special. Our officiant Lise put so much time and effort into our ceremony, spending the time to get to know us, and what was important to us, she really tailored everything to us so well. Will happily recommend.Jordan & Peter
- Our elopement in Vancouver with Erika was perfect! Rebecca helped us to organise it and the whole process was stress free. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you to all involved!Lucy & Phil
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.
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
Our officiant Erika was on time, professional and very pleasant to talk to. She understood what we wanted really quickly and completed one of the most important pieces of the whole wedding perfectly. Would definitely recommend her.Bruce & Amy
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
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
- Beth was an amazing officiant and helped us safely pull off our weird dream wedding amidst the pandemic. She helped guide our decisions but really gave us full say on everything. Great experience start to finish. Thanks, Beth!Kyle & Chadwick
Using Jason from Young Hip and Married for our officiant was hands down the BEST decision we could have ever made! He was so accommodating, creative, and encouraging when it came to writing what we wanted for our ceremony. He really let us make it exactly what we wanted and executed it perfectly! He kept in contact with us regarding the ceremony and even just to check up on us – he even Facetimed with us while we were in Germany! He truly took the time to get to know us and on the big day, it was so relaxed because we already knew him so well. One of our groomsmen actually asked during our rehearsal if he was a friend of the family! Thank you Jason and YH&M for making our day the BEST DAY EVER!!Hayley & Brendan
- 2017 Fairmont Hotel Wedding
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
Jane Halton was our wedding officiant from Young Hip and Married. She was extremely professional, warm, and she delivered the exact ceremony we wanted. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone searching for a top notch wedding officiant. Thank you Jane for making our wedding day highly memorable!Jill & Mark
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
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
Erika and the team at Young Hip & Married were excellent. Highly recommended.Jeremy Clark
Erika, thank you so so much!! You are absolutely amazing! It really was the perfect day and all of our friends and family love what you had said and all the special moment you included (the hell yeah!, Rock Paper Scissors and the high five!). I have to say I will be recommending you to all of my friends because you made our day even more special!Solana & Justin
Using Jason Frizzell from Young Hip and Married for our officiant was hands down the BEST decision we could have ever made! He was so accommodating, creative, and encouraging when it came to writing what we wanted for our ceremony. He really let us make it exactly what we wanted and executed it perfectly. He kept in contact with us regarding the ceremony and even just to check up on us – he even Facetimed with us while we were in Germany! He truly took the time to get to know us and on the big day, it was so relaxed because we already knew him so well. One of our groomsmen actually asked during our rehearsal if he was a friend of the family! Thank you Jason and YHM for making out day the BEST DAY EVER!!Hayley & Brendan
Lani made our ceremony absolutely spectacular! When we first met Lani, we were instantly drawn to her charm, wit and humor. She is one of the friendliest and funniest people we have ever met. She took the time to meet with us and create our quirky dream ceremony, and when the day came, she sure did deliver! We had so much fun with our ceremony, and it really felt true to us. Many of our guests have said that it was the best ceremony they have ever attended. Choosing Lani as our officiant was the best decision ever. Thank you SO much, Lani, for making our day perfect. We are so grateful to have crossed paths with you.Jen & Derek
We are so happy we hired our officiant from Young Hip & Married! Excellent service since the day we inquired and right up to our big day and even after. We are so lucky to have Marilyn and she is everything!! She is such an amazing person and so great with what she does and I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. She’s perfect!! She made sure that our ceremony will run smoothly and tailored it to what we want it to look like and made it truly unforgettable. It was so special and it’s something we will always remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Young Hip and Married team who are always been so helpful!Kishia & Paolo
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
Having been at a friend’s wedding in the fall where it was very evident that the officiant hadn’t met the couple previously, my then fiancé and I decided that we should invest some money in our wedding ceremony- after all, it was a very important element of our wedding day for us. After some research, we reached out to Young Hip & Married and within a day we had a meeting scheduled with Shawn. From the moment we met him, we knew that we wanted him to officiate at our wedding. It was obvious that he wanted to create a ceremony that was completely “us” and he wanted all our guests to leave the ceremony thinking the same! He answered all our questions and put us at ease. He took us through all stages of the planning so painlessly and it was so much fun working with him. When my fiancé and I read the ceremony script for the first time, we cried- Shawn had captured our story perfectly and we couldn’t wait for the big day!! When it came to the rehearsal, Shawn was just so excited to see us and to prepare us for our big day; all the nerves went away! Then to our big day- the day was so emotional and he actually worked with our guests and us to calm us all down and perform the most perfect ceremony for us!! All our guests were raving about how amazing he was and we couldn’t agree more! Young Hip and Married genuinely care for their couples and we couldn’t recommend them more to all the engaged couples out there!Brian & Ryan
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 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
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
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
Like everyone else this year, we had to cancel the big wedding and wanted to elope in a special way with just the two us. We couldn’t have picked a better company to help us through with that! Our helicopter elopement was everything we could have ever hoped for and it was a perfect (and SUPER romantic!) way to tie the knot. Daniel and I want to send our warmest thank you to Shawn & Erica. We couldn’t recommend you more! <3Gia & Daniel
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
My husband and I eloped with Young Hip & Married and it was everything we wanted and more! It was a no fuss, simple ceremony with just Shawn and Erica from Young Hip & Married… and us! Even short and sweet, the ceremony touched us very deeply. It truly felt like Shawn, our wedding officiant, “got” who we were as a couple without having met us once before the ceremony. Shawn’s wife Erica, who was our photographer that day, was professional but incredibly friendly, kind, encouraging, and above all, patient with us two camera-shy love birds. The photos were jaw-dropping, and the experience itself was all the more enjoyable because Shawn and Erica were there to add their love for each other and weddings to our special day. Thank you for creating such special memories for us!
The best decision I have ever made was to get married. The second best decision ever was using Young Hip and Married. Erica, Shawn, and staff were all very helpful, efficient, and super friendly. Needs felt like they were matched above and beyond. Communication was usually within 2 days if not prompt. Highly suggested service, with A+ photography. Well worth it for couples of any age getting married. Thank you for everything guys; the wife and I are really happy.Thadius & Sarah
Our marriage commissioner, Marilyn, took the time to get to know us and our story, was organized and charismatic and very fun. Since our wedding many of our guests have commented on how excellent she was and how it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever attended.Dustin & Kaley
Beth was incredible. We hit it off right from our first meeting, and felt comfortable and safe with her ideas for handling our intimate ceremony. The draft of the ceremony she first sent us showed how thoughtful and creative she is with designing the perfect ceremony for each of her couples. We are both teachers, and the end of term is a very hectic time for us, but Beth was beyond patient with delayed responses and last minute questions and changes. She made everything so easy and stress free; it was an absolute blessing.
At the wedding itself, her calm, generous presence really set the tone for our relaxed ceremony—exactly what we wanted. She exceeded our wildest expectations for a personally tailored ceremony illustrating our story and what is important to us. It felt like she was part of the family, she was so at ease and made everyone else feel that way too.
We are so grateful for the time, care and attention that Beth brought to every part of the process, and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
It’s been months since our wedding and people from our wedding are still bringing up how amazing Beth was and how special she made that crucial part of our big day.Marie & Tash
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
For us, the most important part of the wedding was the ceremony and it was paramount to us to find the right officiant. We wanted a lighthearted ceremony since we knew, our emotions will be running high on that day. It was important to us to tell our story with a touch of humour but elegance. So when we came across YH&M, we really liked what we read (very effective website) and filled out their online form. Next day, we received an email with time options to meet the officiant. We had the pleasure to meet with Shawn Miller and had a great meeting. We felt immediately that with Shawn, we are in good hands. We didn’t even think twice but to hire YH&M. We were so excited, we both felt that it’ll be a great ceremony. What we gathered from our initial meeting was that Shawn is very experienced in his field, he is professional, knowledgable, has a great sense of humor and most importantly is very understanding. We made a few requests that were very important for us to be mentioned during the ceremony. On top of that, Shawn had to be mindful of my medical condition so that everything went smoothly. Yes, my parents were by my side but there were many things that were depending on the officiant and Shawn did an amazing job ensuring that I felt good throughout the entire ceremony, even if he had to do a few uncomfortable things like moving the guests around, rearranging seats, changing timing a bit etc. But he did it with such professionalism that no one felt awkward or uncomfortable. It was a smooth operation. Thank you for that Shawn! I have been to a few weddings and the ceremony has been always dry and impersonal, even though some couples chose their mutual friend to be the officiant so that this doesn’t happen. Our guests thought Shawn is our old friend, and knows us many years. This is the level of experience that he provides. After our initial meeting we filled out an extensive form detailing our wish ceremony style. Sometimes, when you fill out a form, people requesting those don’t read half of it. One thing that stood out for us with Shawn was his attention to detail. I’m very detail oriented and it was so important for me that nothing gets missed, especially during the ceremony. Shawn, paid attention to every detail and we could see that in the ceremony. Not only that, he has given us some valuable advise about certain things that we thought should be otherwise. Thank God we followed his advise. Our ceremony was better than we had envisioned or hoped for. We loved every single bit of it. It was lighthearted, elegant, beautiful, we laughed, we cried, it was 100% us and we felt amazing. Our guests are still talking about it and asked us how we found Shawn. For my husband and I the ceremony was the most magical experience and we are always thankful to Shawn for that. Well, needless to say, we highly recommend Shawn and YH&M to new couples.Liana & Tom
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
Our officiant Peter La Grand was professional, kind, and enthusiastic about our super tiny ceremony in West Van! He gave us suggestions for where to do our ceremony and was willing to scale some rocks for the perfect spot! Great experience overall.Sydney & Carlos
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
We had a great experience with Young, Hip & Married. Our officiant was great at keeping in communication. Our ceremony was exactly what we needed and wanted- simply, quick and easy. The whole team at YH&M were great!Shannon & Jack
- 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
- 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
I used YOUNG HIP AND MARRIED, to help assign an officiant for my elopement wedding. It was short notice and they were able to assign a wonderful officiant named Erika to come to our wedding. I really liked how efficient the company is; their main contact who organised everything with me always was available for any questions or problems that arose via text. Also being not super religious, I found the marriage vows the officiant wrote for us were perfect and did not focus on any religious aspects. Everything went smoothly, the price we paid for this company was very suitable. I would highly recommend it to young couples who want to take the hassle out of arranging an officiant and a photographer because the YH&M team will arrange it for you as part of their package (Depending on which package you select).Tina & Stephen
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
We are so happy with our officiant, Marilyn! She made our intimate wedding very personal and engaging for us and our guests. Her wisdom and experience definitely was appreciated during the lead up to our wedding day. She made everything crystal clear for us and got to know us very well, so by the time of the wedding we felt like she was a dear friend! Thank you for making our ceremony extra amazing!Minnie & Matthew
- Stephen & Carrie
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
Absolutely recommend this amazing company. They were incredibly flexible, helpful, responsive during a stressful time to make wedding plans. We had to change dates due to COVID19 and they accommodated with understanding and professionalism. Our officiant Shawn was perfect, and his ceremony style is very comfortable and authentic. He adjusted his speech on the fly, as we had a few hiccups the day of our wedding. His words were so heartfelt. Shawn and his wife Erica (who provided photography for our wedding day) were the perfect dynamic duo to celebrate our day with us. Our photos are incredible and we couldn’t be happier to have them to look back on for the rest of our lives! The Young Hip & Married team was great from the initial planning phase all the way through to finally signing the papers. We couldn’t be more thankful for finding this company to be with us for our day!Delaney & Samara
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 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.
Our first meeting with Shawn from Young Hip & Married confirmed that we were working with a caring and professional officiant. We went with the Rocking Wedding package and were so happy with the level of detail and the way that our personal story was told throughout the ceremony. Shawn was easy to get a hold of and always responded quickly to our questions. Our wedding hit a major hiccup when our venue was vandalized and we had to find a new location for our ceremony and reception. Shawn did everything to make sure that his part in our wedding caused no additional stress. He was flexible with the location and timeline for the day, assured us that he would adjust his intro to suit our new location, and took in stride that our wedding took place outside in a downpour of rain. Our ceremony went smoothly, beautifully, and was so meaningful to us both! We couldn’t recommend Shawn more!Nicole & Alexander
We had Shawn from Young Hip & Married at our wedding – he was everything we could have wanted and more! Really set the vibe we were looking for and everyone loved him! Highly recommend them 🙂Kelsey & Sean
We got married at a small park and just loved the experience. Eric was polite and professional and our ceremony was exactly what we wanted.Jessica & Tyson
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
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
Kadee was everything a couple wants in an officiant. She was organized, warm, receptive, flexible, punctual and professional at every turn. Our wedding ceremony went smoothly and exactly as we wished. We would highly recommend Kadee to other couples looking for a wedding officiant.Stephen & Elizabeth
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
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
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
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
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
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
Most of my life can be summed up by the saying, “better late than never”. So, in classic ‘me’ fashion, here’s my review for Young Hip & Married and Marilyn Knipp. We could not have been happier with the amazing ceremony that was presided over by Marilyn. The instant we met her for our initial meeting, we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding day. Her kindness, warmth, and genuine happiness shone through her and she made us feel like we were her family. She listened to our ideas and helped us to create a truly intimate and personal ceremony. We have never been ones to do things “in the box”, and we were so blessed to have someone like Marilyn to help us plan and execute our ceremony, as well as help us wrangling our families on the day. Every step of the way was an amazing process, and every YH&M rep we spoke with was absolutely amazing. So endless thank you’s to the YH&M team and the amazing Marilyn. We couldn’t have done it without you.Samantha & Josef
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
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
We recently had the pleasure of being married by Shawn of Young Hip & Married. The entire process was amazing. Shawn helped us see that being involved in writing our vows would lead to a ceremony that was incredibly meaningful and unique. The goal of the ceremony was to create a very special feeling and to allow the attendees to really get to know us and our relationship.During the ceremony Shawn made us feel incredibly at ease. I was surprised by how many guests came up to us after that fact, commenting on how amazing our officiant was. For anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding , definitely go with Shawn from Young Hip and Married. They are truly the best!Sandra & Robert
- 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
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
We used Young Hip and Married to plan our small wedding ceremony. They were easy to talk to and very helpful. We had to postpone our wedding once due to covid and they were very accommodating, our photographer has to cancel the day before due to person reasons and they were able to find us a new one right away. Thanks so much, will definitely be recommending this company.Sierra & Michael
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
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
Simply put, we had an amazing experience with Young Hip & Married. Communication between the team was fantastic and our officiant Lauren was there to answer any and all questions we had. Even when we wanted to make changes, she was super willing, with no hassle, as we went and we couldn’t have been any happier with the love and service we received. During these strange times of COVID some people tend to put a little less effort into making connections but not YH&M. Would absolutely recommend if you’re looking for people who have your best interest at heart. If we could get married again, I’d choose them no questions.Kaytlyn & Courtney
What a wedding!!
I’ve had SO many people that night and even still now telling me HOW AMAZING our officiant was!
You did such a great job that I can’t express the words! You made the best ceremony for us. It’s still a dream to be that has came to reality 🙏🏼💛Jordanna & Justin
Kadee was super professional and made it easy with the planning of the vows and reading for the ceremony. During the ceremony she knew exactly what to do and when and wrangled our guests like a pro. It was the perfect day and perfect ceremony- like clockwork. She’s obviously done this a few times before!Philippa & Pontus
I highly recommend the Young Hip and Married team. We chose to do the elopement package with the hour of photography. Shawn was our officiant and Erica was our photographer. Both were very professional and did an excellent job!Brianna & Antony
- 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
- 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 were extremely happy and fortunate to have you marry us. It was unfortunate with all the rain, however it was still a beautiful day and everything turned out fantastic – best day ever!Henry & Mel
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
We had an excellent experience with Young Hip & Married, who facilitated our intimate ceremony even whilst everything was disrupted by COVID. The communication was great throughout, and our officiant Erika really took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony special. Would definitely recommend!Giles & Alecia
My husband and I did a Sky helicopter elopement with Peter as our officiant. It was such an amazing experience, making our marriage intimate but memorable. Peter was diligent, organized and did everything he could to make our ceremony personal. We can’t recommend him enough!Laura & Jamie
We booked a helicopter elopement package with Young Hip & Married and were very happy with their services. We especially loved our officiant, Beth. Beth was very responsive and helpful before the wedding when the ceremony wording was being prepared. On the wedding day, she was early and well prepared. We didn’t do our own vows and I thought that what she wrote captured us perfectly. She made us feel very at ease during the ceremony. The office staff was also great and always responded to my questions very quickly.Stephanie
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
YH&M were fantastic from start to finish! As a couple wanting a non religious marriage ceremony, we were finding it restrictive seeking a commissioner who would give us much control of our day and let us have it as casual as we wanted it. I was lucky enough to witness Shawn conduct a wedding ceremony at Cleveland Dam when I happened to be there one day. I was so impressed I cancelled the commissioner I had previously booked (who wasn’t even interested in meeting us before the day), spoke with YH&M (who were very relaxed & friendly from the get go) and booked Shawn with just a little over a week to go before our big day. Shawn catered the ceremony to us and what we wanted. I cannot quite explain the relief this gave us to know that we could finally have the day we had dreamed of! I highly recommend YH&M for anyone whether they are young, old, religious, non religious, traditional or want an original wedding day. They made our day extremely special! Thank you 🙂Emma & Elliott
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
Kristen was our officiant and she was completely amazing! Her ceremony was beautiful and we had tons of compliments from our family and friends on how great she was. She was an absolute pleasure to get to know and to work with. Customer service and all of our administrative interactions at YHM with any of their staff were professional, warm, and friendly. Highly recommend their service! We had absolute peace of mind that we were looked after for our big day.Megan & Jonathan
Absolutely Incredible! Rebecca (our organizer) was always so personable and very quick to respond! Emily Nicole our photographer, was indispensably helpful and so kind. And our Officiant Beth Carlson-Malena was so helpful before the wedding, worked with us on everything, made everything very easy going and intimate. We had the most wonderful wedding and we are so grateful to Young Hip & Married! Cannot recommend enough!
We had the pleasure to have Kadee marry us in beautiful Stanley Park. She was an absolute delight, such a lovely personality. She is very professional and provided us with many samples of the ceremony script and made sure we were comfortable with everything. She always got back to us almost instantly. She performed the ceremony so elegantly and just something about her personality is so lovely that made the ceremony so very beautiful and so very special to us. I highly recommend YH&M, especially Kadee; they made us so very happy.Anita & Steven
I’m so glad that we chose Young Hip and Married to officiate our wedding! Erika was awesome in every way; a great combination of fun, sincerity and professionalism. She took the time to really get to know us and helped make the ceremony exactly as we hoped it would be. We can’t thank you enough, Erika! The day was magical and we truly appreciate all that you did to make it that way!Cathy & Doug
- We would absolutely recommend using YHM to officiate your wedding. They are organized, helpful and work with you to create a special ceremony thats fits your ideal day. Peter was fabulous – he worked with us to adapt a ceremony that was tailored to us; we had many comments from guests that he was genuine, a great speaker, and that he fit with the day perfectly. Thank you!Alana & Albert
We received a quick response from Young Hip & Married when we inquired about their elopement photography package. Everything was communicated through e-mail but you could still feel how genuine and kind everyone was. The whole process was easy and it even came with a wedding vow course which actually helped a lot! Thank you Erica, Shawn and the rest of the team for making our day so special.Angel & Brandon
We are very glad that we chose Young Hip & Married for our wedding. Erica & Kadee were both equally professional and relaxed. They were very flexible and responsive to our requests. The ceremony went smoothly and the views were spectacular. The ride in the helicopter was very smooth, and the pilot friendly and professional. We were pleased with our photos. On the whole, we HIGHLY recommend Young Hip & Married!Stephen & Elizabeth
Jon at Young Hip & Married was so awesome. An officiant can really make or break a wedding. We wanted the ceremony to be easy going, light hearted, short and sweet. Not stuffy. He did exactly that. He gave the audience a couple of good laughs and practically held our hands when we didn’t know what to say or do. The only thing we knew we wanted was to write our own vows. The reason we chose Young Hip & Married is because you can basically choose exactly what you want to do with them. The problem is, we didn’t have a clue where to start. With Jon, we didn’t have to. He sent us a script and we could edit it any way we wanted. Adding things in, taking things out, etc. We made a few changes back and forth and bam, just like that, it was done. All we had to do was show up! We did the rehearsal and he got all of us uncoordinated, country bumpkins, walking down the aisle like we owned the thing! Thank you Jon for getting our nerves out and making us feel at ease. You rock!Jamie & Kirandeep
Shawn was the best officiant we could have hoped for! Our ceremony was perfect and went very smoothly. Shawn kept in contact with us and made sure we were calm and comfortable. He said some great words to begin our ceremony too. Thanks for being so awesome!!Jessica Sigurdson
It didn’t take very long for my wife and I to realize we made the right decision choosing YH&M. We were paired up with Kristen and she was nothing short of amazing! She came across as a very genuine and lovely person and was extremely attentive to any questions or concerns and in turn she was very informative. In the weeks leading up to our big day, she made sure that everything was dialled in and we were feeling comfortable. The ceremony was an awesome experience; She was able to set the tone for the day and tell our stories in a beautiful and very fun way. We cannot say enough good things about this company and this lovely lady. Thank you!Madison & Jan Michael
We were very happy with Kadee from Young, Hip & Married. She contacted us early for a skype call, and gave us a clear picture of how she approached the ceremony, and made it clear early on that she was flexible and accommodating of what we wanted. The forms from Young, Hip & Married were helpful in getting us to review what we wanted for our ceremony speech, and vows. Kadee put together a very nice ceremony for us to review a few weeks before our wedding, and was responsive to our feedback and suggestions. She was friendly and was happy to deal with a last minute change we made 2 days before for our ceremony. It was a pleasure working with Kadee and we would definitely recommend Kadee and the Young, Hip & Married team.Aaron & Carolyn
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
Shawn was our officiant for our wedding just this past September and he knocked our socks off. Our ceremony was just perfect all thanks to him; it was very heartfelt and full of humour – so totally us. He was very quick to respond to any of our questions or concerns & was very professional. Our guests felt he was so great and personable and we still get comments today on how amazing our ceremony was. He made us feel comfortable and had the best tips for our special day with all those wedding day jitters. If you’re looking for someone to ‘just get’ you and your partner and tailor your entire ceremony to fit you then you came to the right place. We 100% recommend the YH&M team! Thanks again Shawn, you definitely made our ceremony one to remember!Alissa & Corey
- I’m a Vancouver wedding photographer who has photographed over 250 weddings… which means I’ve witnessed over 250 officiants! I can honestly say that the team at Young, Hip and Married are some of the best. I’ve worked with many of them over the years and they always bring creativity, fun and professionalism to every wedding ceremony. An officiant changes SO MUCH about your ceremony–don’t take your chances with just anybody, hire someone from YH&M!Jamie Delaine Watson
Jane was our officiant and she did a fantastic job! Our ceremony was fun and sweet and all our family and friends LOVED it! People said it was very unique and refreshing to have such a thoughtful ceremony… my husband and I would recommend paying a little extra to have someone who is invested in YOUR ceremony and gets to know you; it makes it so so special. Thank you Jane and YH&M.Jen & Sean
We got married by Jane Halton this Saturday. She made our ceremony simple and beautiful. Highly recommend!Diana Meneses
Shawn was a great officiant, able to adjust to a last minute change with no problem. The vows were perfect for us as a couple and he put us at ease immediately with his professionalism and kind attitude. The services offered by “Young hip & married” were thorough, stress free and provided just the amount of assistance we wanted.Greg & Amy
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’ve had such a positive experience with YH&M. Our officiant was Kristen and we couldn’t have been more lucky than to be matched up with her. She personalized our ceremony in a way that was unique to us and incorporated all the aspects that we found important. She was calm and reassuring, a great resource for information, and was extremely organized and direct with her instructions (which made us feel more comfortable with something that could have been way more nerve wracking!). Such a pleasure to work with!Ashley & Patrick
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
My husband and I had friends who where married a few years ago and the thing I most remembered about their wedding was the ceremony. Since usually the ceremony tends to be the most unmemorable thing about a wedding, and not what I wanted mine to be, I asked them who they used. Young Hip and Married was the answer. I’m so glad they shared with us where they found their officiant. When I first contacted Young Hip and Married myself, I received a quick response (which was amazing since inquiries to 6 other officiants/marriage commissioners went unanswered). Young Hip and Married suggested that we meet with one of their officiants, Jane Halton. Jane was the perfect fit for my husband and I. She was able to craft the most beautiful ceremony for us; something that was elegant, with a touch of humour, and not too mushy. It was perfect. How she managed to take a bunch of our ramblings during our interview and subsequent survey she sent us, and turn it into an elegant ceremony that fitted us perfectly was amazing. I’m so glad that we had Jane officiate our day. We would highly recommend her and Young Hip and Married to anyone.Samantha & Michael
We had Jonathan as our officiant. He was always willing to help, respond quickly and make any edits to the ceremony that we wanted. It was a great ceremony.
We loved everything about this experience!Brittney & Jarrett
Having a personalized ceremony was extremely important to us. Have you ever been to a wedding that left you with confusion, that was emotionless or maybe one that simply didn’t reflect who the couple really was? We have been to plenty of those, and we can tell you that Young Hip & Married is the complete opposite! We had the pleasure of working with Jane, who drafted up the most personal ceremony we could have ever imagined. From quick email responses, unrelenting enthusiasm and authentic happiness for our upcoming wedding we could not have made a better decision having Jane as our officiant. It’s no wonder than Jane won “Best Wedding Officiant” at the BC Wedding Awards this past year! We also took advantage of their Marriage Coaching add-on that allowed us to ultimately address some topics that could have the potential to cause a rift at some point down the road (for any couple who has never had a heated discussion about something to do with money, you’re lying to yourself). Like most couples, we only plan on getting married once, so we owed it to ourselves to invest into our marriage before it even begun. Jane was there for us every step of the way, and we could not be more thankful that we had her to set the tone for our special day. If you are in need of an officiant for your upcoming wedding or perhaps you’re doing research for someone else, stop your search here because you need Jane to be part of your day. Jane is the real deal and you will not be disappointed with how much time, energy and love she puts into her work.Jennifer & Michael
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
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
Young Hip and Married is an excellent marriage service. They took care of us from the beginning and they were super nice and very attentive. We are a gay couple who wanted a simple wedding but in a very special way and Young Hip and Married went the extra mile.Antonio & Peisen
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with our officiant Shawn. A lovely and dedicated person who made our day so much easier and enjoyable for everyone!Harry & Toby
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
Shawn officiated our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. Shawn was very professional throughout the process and took the time to get to know us so that he could tailor our ceremony to suit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect and it felt “very us.” We had numerous people come to us after the wedding and ask if Shawn was a friend of ours because the ceremony felt that personal. I would highly recommend using this company for your wedding.Stacy Shields
After 21 years of being together, Lani Brun and Erica Miller helped us make it happen, with their friendliness, professionalism, and Love for Love. Our elopement was relaxing, fun and everything we wanted in a ceremony and a great photographer. Thank you Young Hip & Married for making it so easy and FUN!Juwll & Nicol
Positive and warm people who will tailor your wedding day to however you want. Shawn and Erica were so great in making us feel comfortable, excited and special on our wedding day.Lucy & Morgan
We had such a wonderful experience with Young Hip & Married. They were easy to deal with and super accommodating. Our officiant was Layne Kilbreath from Calgary, and he was awesome. He hiked with us to our special spot in the Kananaskis mountains and performed an intimate ceremony that was just perfect for us. He was a calming presence, and you can tell that he loves seeing people get married. I am so glad we chose to do our elopement this way, it couldn’t have been better. Thanks YH&M for making it happen!Sherry & Frederick
Lauren was so wonderful officiating our wedding. Her words during our ceremony were fantastic, we were so lucky to have had her part of our wedding!Eli & Anna-Maria
Thank you, Erika. You made our special day even more special with your kindness and professionalism.
Everything was excellent and Erika is a wonderful person. She made our special day more remarkable and memorable. Punctuality and professionalism but kindness and a lovely person celebrating. Thank you.Beverley & Vittorio
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
My wedding day was still as amazing even though my now husband and I decided to elope. At first I wasn’t excited about the idea of eloping and none of our friends or family would be there to witness our special day. But when my husband found Young Hip & Married and I looked into the helicopter elopement package, I fell in love instantly. The whole experience from picking our special day to getting married on a private mountain top was a fairy tale. The ladies I was communicating with were very well mannered and respectful of our wishes. The officiant Kadee and the photographer Vickie made the ride and the special moment really come alive for us both. The many pictures that were taken to capture every moment of our wedding day made me really happy. The officiant Kadee made our quick but still special moment on the mountain top so special for my husband and I. Sky Helicopter was the company who flew us to the private mountain top. The pilot was very polite and was happy to be at his job. Everyone, you made mine and Jeremy’s special wedding day a day to remember forever. Thank you to all of you and I hope you make many more couples’ special wedding moments as special and intimate as ours was. Thanks again. Cheers 🙂Joanna & Jeremy
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
Young Hip & Married was so prompt on all their responses and helped us with EXACTLY what we needed.We were looking for a signing ceremony as we already had an overseas wedding. I was able to make some customizations to our ceremony and Erika was so sweet and funny. She made everything light and really understood our sense of humour and was so supportive of our tiny wedding. WE LOVED IT <3 Thanks for being part of our signing ceremony.Cassandra & Trevor
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
Very helpful with any questions we had up to the day. They were so nice and very patient with us, we would strongly recommend them! Thank you Young Hip and Married!Alli & Walter
Our experience with Young Hip & Married was absolutely amazing. We met with Jon over a coffee to get to know each other and we bonded quickly! It felt like we knew Jon for a long time and he showed great interest in our personal lives and love story. He was thorough in his preparation and we had full confidence in him for our big day. My husband and I highly suggest booking this company for your ceremony. They make your experience stress free and personalized. Our officiant Jon did not disappoint. He had a natural way to to hold the room/read the crowd. He made our ceremony fun, relaxed, yet very touching. We would highly recommend him or any other Young Hip & Married officiant for your wedding day 🙂Erika & Steven
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!
- 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
Absolutely amazing! We booked Shawn for out August 2018 wedding- and are so pleased that we did! Shawn was easy to work with, gave great advice and was a complete pro the day of. We wanted a lighthearted ceremony and we wanted people to enjoy themselves. I work in the wedding industry and have seen many a boring ceremony that seemed like the officiant was using a generic template. Shawn made a personalized wedding just for us, and gave great tips for writing our own vows. Great communication over the TWO YEARS that we waited from booking until our wedding (haha!). Both the day of, and in the following weeks, we have had so many guests raving about what an awesome ceremony it was and how great the officiant was (and what rad shoes he wore!). I strongly believe the ceremony can set the tone for the entire wedding day, and Shawn did exactly this for us- we had an amazing wedding that was so much fun (the best in my mind- but I may be a bit biased!).Gabrielle & Joel
- Tina and I wanted to thank all of you for making our wedding happen. It was everything we imagined and the three of you are to thank for that. The process of setting it up was smooth and easy, thank you Tara for dealing with us and getting everything sorted. The ceremony was beautiful, not too long or short, it was perfect and Beth, your words and the way you said them made it so heartfelt. The photos after were a lot of fun to do and Emily you made us relaxed and less awkward than we usually are for photos. (That and the ones we’ve seen are incredible, freaking stunning.)We can’t thank you guys enough for everything; it was the perfect weekend.Young Hip and Married was the best choice we made when planning our elopement. They were easy to work with and the whole team there is full of caring, lively individuals who want to see their clients happily married. I would recommend them to anyone getting married as they offer many different packages and tailor to what you want. We dealt with Tara, Beth (Officiator) and Emily (Photographer) and they went above and beyond.Kirby & Tina
We used Young Hip and Married for our wedding and could not say enough about how amazing they were. We had a very unique request with a surprise ceremony and Peter La Grand was able to deliver on our vision (with very little input form us).Roger & Samantha
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
Shawn Miller was our marriage officiant this past weekend. He was communicative, personable, and professional. For our wedding ceremony, he created a unique and authentic ceremony that truly represented us. We received compliments from our family and friends! If you’re looking for a marriage officiant, I recommend Shawn at Young Hip & Married for your wedding.Batya Wan
From the very first day we met Shawn, we knew our ceremony was going to be prefect! He listened and understood what we wanted and made it so personal. He was patient with us on editing the draft and was super helpful at explaining why he did certain things, but changed it if we wanted to. Yes, they are more expensive than a government marriage commissioner, but it is well worth it. All my guests said they LOVED the ceremony (and so did we)!!!!Jennifer & Joshua
We chose the elopement package for our wedding; it was perfect and fun. Thank you so much Shawn and Erica!Katie Zaloga
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
We both disliked the idea of a big wedding. YH&M provided us with all that we could ever need in a ceremony. Officiant Erika and photographer Tanja were both very professional. We had to hike less than 20mins to our destination (note: for a tiny extra travel fee) however overall worth it compared to paying thousands had we gone the “traditional route.”Jen & Eric
Kadee was exactly what we needed for our unique ceremony. She seamlessly incorporated all of the elements that we wanted, and was open and caring. I would absolutely recommend her in particular but also the Young Hip & Married team in general!Andrea & Dodd
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
- 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
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
Perfect wedding! We worked with Beth and the entire process was flawless. She was very easy to work with and made the entire process as easy and seamless as possible. She was very accommodating to our needs. We definitely recommend her!Cindy & Jason
We had a very small and intimate ceremony with Peter LaGrand as our officiant. He was just what we had hoped. He made things simple and we felt calm and relaxed on our special day. We would definitely recommend YHM!Klemen & Sara
We had Erika Enns and she was AMAZING!!! She made our ceremony perfect, her words were so beautiful, loved everything about it. Not only does she write the ceremony script but also makes sure all the small details are taken care of when going through the rehearsal. YHM may be more expensive than other officiants or marriage commissioners but it’s worth every penny in my opinion.
Video by Karl Kimmel of Forever After StudiosFatemah & Victor
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
YH&M was on my wish list for almost a decade. I had witnessed an elopement in 2009 with Shawn Miller as the officiant and was blown away. Fast forward to 2018 and it’s finally my turn. Even after a decade of growth YH&M stood with the same morals and beliefs on marriage and weddings. We had the pleasure of having Beth be our officiant and she couldn’t have been more perfect. She understood who we were and where we came from after just one conversation. Beth was incredible to be around and was like one of the guests. The ceremony was perfect. Thank you YH&M for connecting us with Beth.Karly Cox
Our officiant, Lise, braved backroads and mosquitoes to accommodate our non-traditional outdoors wedding. She took extra time to tailor a ceremony that was fun and encompassed our personalities and lifestyles. We all enjoyed the ceremony immensely! I would highly recommend Lise to anyone wishing to have a great wedding!Barbara & Patrick
We could not imagine a better person to marry us than Beth. She is welcoming, warm and professional; but more importantly than that, we felt utterly comfortable with her.
It is a funny thing to have a stranger play a central part in what is a very personal, often private, happy and vulnerable moment of your life. Beth felt like a friend from the start. She is a person that we would consider a true privilege to know.
Thank you Beth, for your thoughtful, kind and engaging self.Sarah & Tammy
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
Gerry Hiebert did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was extremely helpful with his suggestions on how the ceremony could flow. He listened to the things that we had requested be put in the ceremony and you could tell he had much wisdom in the area of weddings.
Nicole and I were blessed to have someone so experienced as Gerry marry us. He’s kind-hearted and funny and (most importantly, haha) he stepped off to the side for our first kiss so the photographer didn’t get him in the shot. You can easily tell his heart’s desire is for the couple and the families celebrating to have a good time together.Jesse-Cole and Nicole
We are so happy with Young Hip and Married. Our officiant, Jon Wiebe, was awesome and made the magical day really easy and thoughtful. Could not be more happy with the experience and highly recommend both Young Hip and Married and Jon!Zack & Samantha
Right for us! Marilyn was our officiant. She was energetic, warm, and spoke well. We loved how she engaged the guests and included them in our wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was at times joyful and at times solemn – just right. Marilyn arrived early, and the ceremony started and ended as scheduled. We are grateful!Hana & Peter
Great to work worth! They came through on such short notcie and made our day so special! Highly recommended 🙂Angela
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
This post is long over due, but here it is! I want to give a huge shout out to Erika, our officiant who went above and beyond to make my wedding happen. We were originally meant to get married on March 21, 2020 but that was the week everything was shutting down due to Covid-19. We had to cancel our big events that very week and we were unsure as to whether we could even continue with our smaller events. It was definitely stressful. So we called Erika to ask her if she was available earlier and she said she was. On March 16 (5 days earlier), Erika came to our house and made our ceremony happen. There were only 5 of us (me, my husband, Erika, her mom and friend as two witnesses) in our living room. Now it’s 5 months later and I am so happy that we made the decision that we did. I want to thank Erika for being so professional and so amazing. I would recommend Young Hip & Married and especially Erika!! Thank you again for making one of the most important days so special.Sabina & Joe
Beth was an incredibly kind, approachable, professional and easy-going officiant. Beth really got to know us as a couple and personalized our wedding ceremony and experience. She got in touch with all our friends and family many months before the wedding to compile unique anecdotes and stories shared with our loved ones. When first meeting Beth, I just knew she was the best fit for us and I sensed right away she was going to make the experience preparing our ceremony smooth and enjoyable. Beth was so flexible and opened our eyes to the many possibilities we could have for our ceremony. My guests said that it was the most memorable and touching ceremony they had been to and certainly a highlight of the night! We will remember our ceremony forever and reflect on this experience throughout our new lives together. Thank you so much!!Sara & Alex
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
My wife and I got married in February, having a small, intimate COVID safe ceremony at our recording studio. As a queer couple, we wanted to find an officiant for the wedding who understood our experience in the world and who could grasp our views and feelings surrounding marriage, and how we wanted our day to look. We found YH&M online, and heard back within a day – right away they recommended one of their officiants, Lauren, to us – who we then had an opportunity to meet with over Zoom. We chatted for a solid hour and had a wonderful time getting to know Lauren, and felt right away that she understood who we are and what’s important to us. We connected right away! We had a “chosen officiant” to host the wedding, so Lauren was simply attending as the legal commissioner/witness to sign off on our paperwork – but her incredible presence added so much to our big day. She is so kind, thoughtful and wonderful to be around. I would recommend Lauren, and Young Hip & Married’s services to any other couples out there looking for officiant/commissioners right now. They are wonderful to work with, and lovely compassionate folks. Thanks for making our day so wonderful!Nicolle & Megan
The entire experience was fantastic. Jane was amazing and made our day incredible!Amanda & Drew
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
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
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
We had Lani as our officiant and couldn’t have been happier. She walked us through the process over coffee, taking lots of our input along the way and asking lots of questions about our story. Having her at our rehearsal was a huge help; I don’t think we would have gotten half as organized without her. On the day itself, she was professional, funny, and engaging – our guests loved her as much as we did. Thank you Lani and YHM!David & Sally
One of the best decisions we made for our wedding (Sept 15th, 2018) was hiring YHM…Erika was professional, thoughtful, kind, patient, generous with her expertise and spirit and powerfully eloquent. Not only was she able to guide us throughout the process but she also found a beautiful way to incorporate our two different cultures and families into the ceremony. She knew exactly how to take our vision and manifest it into action and in such a calm and grounding way. She gave us the peace we needed to just take in our day. Everything was perfect, due in large part to her hard work. We cannot recommend YHM enough.Ryna & Sean
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
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
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
I had been following Young Hip & Married for a few years, always impressed with their annual “Love In the Square” elopement event held on Valentine’s Day. When my partner & I decided to get married, there was no hesitation in choosing to work with YH&M! We wanted a quiet, simple, no-frills moment to celebrate our union, and YH&M delivered that. Shawn, our officiant, and Erica, our photographer are the ultimate power couple! Both super sweet, they took excellent care of us. They suggested the perfect quiet spot in the forest, and gave us a beautiful ceremony. The wedding vows course was an added bonus! So helpful. Considering we didn’t exchange rings or anything like that, our vows were the focal point of our day. The course helped us make sure they would be perfect. YH&M was such an easy choice for our special day.Julie & Wes
Kadee was our wedding officiant, and in hindsight, I can’t see us making any changes at all. Before the ceremony, she always kept in touch and asked various questions to get to know us better. During the ceremony, she was prompt and professional. Additionally, her speech was heart felt, personal, and funny. This is exactly what we wished for. After the ceremony, Kadee from Young Hip & Married followed up with us. I am so happy we went this route rather than paying less for the standard city officiant. She made our day memorable and we are so pleased.Kelsey & Jonathon
We had the most fantastic experience with Young Hip & Married and can not recommend them enough. The communication prior to the wedding was brilliant and completely stress free. Shawn and Erica were both amazing and we are absolutely in love with our wedding photos.Charlene & Simon
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 were planning an elopement wedding in Vancouver from another province; the Office Goddess at Young Hip and Married was so responsive and picked the best possible officiant for us! From the moment we met Kadee it felt like we were meeting an old friend. She was so personable and ensured the ceremony was everything we could have imagined and more! She was also so responsive and answered every question we asked. Thank you everyone at Young Hip & Married that made our big day the best day ever!Heather & Dylan
Our experience with Young Hip & Married was nothing short of perfect! We wanted to keep our special day simple and carefree and YH&M ensured just that. Everything from location suggestions to an absolutely amazing officiant was exactly what we envisioned. I would highly recommend YH&M to couples who want to keep their elopement simple and stress-free! Thanks for everything YH&M team! You made our special day unforgettable!Tiffany & Adam
Beth was incredibly amazing for our ceremony! She listened to everything we said and truly took it to heart when writing our script. Everyone at our wedding thought she had known us for years and said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! We cannot recommend YH&M enough, especially Beth!Bethany & Ryan
Young Hip & Married is by far the best company to work with when it comes to officiating your wedding. Shawn was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Extremely knowledgeable, professional and beautifully spoken. Our friends and family are still raving about our ceremony and how creative and loving Shawn was on our wedding day. Love love love the team at YH&M!Sarah & Damon
We were married in September 2019, and the experience we had with Beth from start to finish was one of the best parts of our wedding. We had selected a full package, allowing Beth to write and direct the ceremony that best fit our style, but which also allowed her to be comfortable in her style as well. It was fabulous to be in such good hands, to be understood so well, and to have someone convey our story so eloquently. The ceremony was a major highlight, and we’ll cherish the vows and story she wrote forever. Thanks Beth!Tivohn & Katie
Our wedding ceremony went perfectly and we could not have been happier with it! So many people commented on how much they loved the ceremony, and how Marilyn made them feel included in it, rather than like they were just a spectator. And I was surprised at some of the people who were so touched by the custom ceremony and our vows… it was not just the family like we expected, it was our friends too! And a lot of our guy friends, who I didn’t realize were so sentimental! I am so happy I listened to my friend at work who suggested we use Young Hip and Married, and I would love to be able to recommend you guys to anyone else who is unsure.Ashley & Trevor
- 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
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
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 an absolutely perfect day in Vancouver and our officiant, Rob, was lovely. Young Hip and Married were very easy to work with and we appreciate the resources available as well. Thank you.Amy Molema
We wanted our ceremony to be a memorable part of the wedding for both us and our guests. Lani from YH&M was spectacular! She understood our personalities and through the ceremony was able to set the tone for the rest of our wedding. Our day was joyous and fun, and Lani played a huge role in creating this mood. We cannot thank her enough. 10/10 would recommend her.Krista & Andrew
I’m so glad I reached out to Young Hip & Married. They made the whole process very simple and hassle free. Our wedding officiant was Erika and she was so nice to work with. Highly recommended!Alvin & Akemi
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
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
From initial contact with Rebecca and onto our officiant, Shawn, and photographer, Erica, we felt welcomed and relaxed with the whole process! We really wanted it to feel like an intimate, elopement-style wedding but it ended up being so much more. Our location at the Nitobe Gardens felt really special, and the arrival of the team calmed down our nerves and helped us really focus on the moment between just the two of us. We had so many compliments from our guests on how wonderful and impressive Shawn was! As we didn’t know the script beyond our own vows, it ended up being very beautiful and customized based on us! After the ceremony, Erica did a great job helping us round everyone up for group photos. She also was very personable and does her job with ease! Hands down we will recommend you guys to our friends!Sharleen & Bobby
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
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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
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)
I knew when we were planning our wedding that I did not want a cookie cutter wedding ceremony where you regurgitate words that you ‘have to say.’ I contacted YH&M and in walked SHAWN. Honestly, it was one of the best decisions we made!!! He was AMAZING!! We worked together to create a ceremony that was personal and heartfelt and that is exactly what our guests felt. We received so much positive feedback about our ceremony saying how ‘US’ it was and how great SHAWN was. Shawn was open to all the suggestions I made (even if that meant letting the best man read some lines in French 🙂 I cannot recommend YH&M and SHAWN enough!!! Seriously, it is soooo WORTH IT!!!Chelsea & Julien
I can’t think of a single way that YH&M could have improved the service we received. They were reliable, professional, kind, flexible, and genuinely interested in helping us have exactly the wedding we were looking for. Thank you so much!
Our event was a success, would not change a thing.Kristen & Christopher
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 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
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
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
We went with the elopement package because we were having a small, immediate, family-only wedding. YH&M matched us with Kadee Smedley since we requested someone familiar with Queen Elizabeth Park, and Kadee had done many weddings there. To my horror, as we were about to start the ceremony, Kadee reminds me about the marriage license and I realize we didn’t get one. I’m grateful to Kadee and my husband for talking me through a near-meltdown. She remained so calm and patient with us and reassured us this happens more often than you’d think, and suggested we go through with the ceremony, pick up a marriage license (she even Googled a place for us!), and meet up again to do the paperwork. Kadee had such a positive attitude, and she was so kind and flexible with our big goof-up. I’m so glad she was a part of our big day; she really went above and beyond for these two lovebirds!Elizabeth & Joel
So easy, so good! The Team was great. From first email inquiry to follow ups after the service. With Young Hip and Married’s help, we were able to elope within three days. Jane was amazing and very understanding of what we wanted. Thank you again for all the help and advice.Matt & Ann-Marie
I first contacted Young Hip and Married five years ago with an elopement date that we were dead set on. They followed us ever since and worked really hard to have our vision realized. Even when an unexpected event kept her from being present on our elopement day, she had everything arranged with her partner to ensure that we would not notice anything different! I hope to never need their services again (cuz you know… :P) but please if you just got engaged with no clue where to start, these guys are all you need to make things a whole lot easier and smoother!Kara & Andrew
- Did a helicopter elopement with Young Hip & Married and it was amazing! We loved our officiant Beth and how she worked with us to completely personalize our ceremony! Also loved our photographer Erica who helped us feel less awkward in front of the camera and made us laugh shaking off the nerves! The pilots at Sky Helicopters were aweeeesome and made our ride so fun (and safe!)! It’s beautiful up there guys! Highly recommend Young Hip & Married and their helicopter elopement package! Thanks for the unforgettable day!Randi Roberts
Our officiant was Beth and she was a fantastic. She captured exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Everybody attending the event thought Beth was a friend of ours acting as an officiant. She captured our sense of humour and individual preferences very well. It was funny, heartfelt, and professional. Beth took the time to be sure all names were pronounced correctly and she was on time and ready to go as planned. We have nothing else than kind words and gratitude for Beth for making our wedding an amazing event.Jorgelina & Liza
Getting married abroad seemed a daunting task but Lani pretty much guided us through the entire process ahead of the wedding, held our hands (metaphorically) in making the big decisions, and left us feeling entirely confident for the big day – and all this from the other side of the Atlantic. The day was everything we hoped it would be; a relaxed affair with 20 of our closest friends and family in Downtown. Lani captured the atmosphere perfectly and all of our guests commented on how “us” (not sure whether that was meant as a compliment for us or not!) the ceremony was, which at the end of the day is exactly what every couple wants; something that reflects who we are as a couple. We would definitely recommend YH&M and Lani in particular to anyone, and would certainly use their services again….o no….wait….James & Rosie
We really enjoyed having Peter officiate our wedding. He’s a great guy, and he was very professional and accommodating. He made sure our ceremony went just the way we wanted it and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get married in the future.Bojan & Nympha
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
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
We were so happy with Jon from Young Hip & Married, as soon as we sat down with him we knew he was going to be our officiant.
He made the ceremony so personable; he asked our closest friends and family to give words that best describe us – it was so nice hearing these words from the most important people to us. He was a huge highlight of our day and made our ceremony so magical; we’ll always remember him and these special moments!
Thank YOU Jon, we adore you!!Dee & Bear
Kadee was soooooo amazing!!!! Not only did she do an amazing job telling our story she was great from the beginning getting information from us. We loved that she was able to incorporate some Spanish to make all of our guests feel included in our day. We received so many compliments from our guests. We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony.Claudia & Derek
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, Shawn, was so supportive and inspiring leading up to and during our elopement! He made our ceremony so fun and easy going! Until today all of our guests keep commenting on how much they enjoyed Shawn’s words and the energy he brought into our special day! Thank you so much again!!! My husband and I would highly recommend this organization to anyone getting married! You won’t regret it 🙂Daniella & Mark
We were in a rush and these guys made the process seamless. Smooth and fast which is what we were after. Thank you and your team for the amazing help and service.Michael & Aoda
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
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
Tasso and I just wanted to thank you again for being apart of our wedding ceremony. We picked the perfect officiant. It was nice and relaxing and you spoke perfectly. Thanks again!!Tasso & Raj
I was so excited to have Janie officiate our wedding and she could not have done a better job! Janie took the time to meet with us and learn everything from the balance of how many readings to incorporate to how we met and what our relationship really looked like. She gave me confidence that the ceremony would be perfect because she worked with us to make sure we knew exactly what the key elements of the ceremony would be and she was flexible when we last minute decided to have our friends play a song too! Her sermon was equally sweet, spiritual, personal, with a touch of that classic Janie humor. So thankful she officiated our wedding!Susie
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
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
As seniors, we wanted a simple ceremony. Our Commissioner met with us beforehand to get to know us and what our wishes were. He listened, prepared the wedding vows script per our request and approval, and the wedding was exactly what we wanted, stress-free and casual. We highly recommend their services.Erik & Karen
It was a wonderful experience! They were professional and eager to please! Amazing pictures and memories! Highly recommend!David & AJ
So happy with our decision to choose Young Hip & Married! Jodi was so nice and did such a great job and received many compliments from our family and guests about how much they thought so too! This was just what we needed – personable, good with us and managing our wedding party, and making our vows and ceremony suited just to us. Thank you!Jen & Chris
Kristen was amazing! Kristen was a lit officiant. We are so so very glad that we were connected with her. She is kind, caring, fun, thoughtful, organized, professional and all around amazing.
She truly made our day what we dreamed of. She was a rockstar during the rehearsal and really helped make sure everything ran smoothly. She honoured our wishes and gave suggestions when we needed.
The ceremony was incredible. It was real, genuine, personal, heart warming and beautiful. Kristen set the tone for just what we were hoping for. We are so grateful!!Casey & Flavio
Shawn Miller crafted an amazing ceremony for my wife and I and he was incredible to work with throughout the entire process!Travis Harrison
Young Hip and Married made getting married effortless! They coordinated everything, from booking our helicopter with SKY to confirming our vendors. Erika was available to answer all of our questions and wrote a beautiful ceremony for us to commit our love to each other!Tiia & Lewis
We used Young Hip & Married for our small elopement ceremony. They were caring, quick to respond, and respectful of our wishes. Peter La Grand was our officiant, and he was awesome. Very timely, and was able to accommodate all of our requests. He made our day very special and exactly what we were hoping for. Highly recommended!Natalie & Andrew
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
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
Couldn’t have asked for a smoother process. I got the Elopement & Photography Plus package and everyone from the officiant to our photographer was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend their services.Ashly & Dustin
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
The entire Young Hip and Married team were amazing throughout the entire process! We had an elopement wedding with last minute changes right up until the very last minute which they were very accommodating to. Our Officiant Jane was amazing. She was so kind and professional and her wedding speech was so inspirational for a couple embarking on the life long union of marriage. Although it was a very short elopement wedding, she took her time and we never felt rushed even though both of our vows ran a little longer than anticipated. She was very organized with our paper work and continued to communicate with us after the wedding regarding the timeline of when we would be receiving our marriage certificate. Erica, our photographer, was also amazing from start to finish. She is so talented on capturing every special moment throughout a wedding ceremony. Although we had a short amount of time with her, we also never felt rushed. She was so friendly and it felt like we were able to get all the photos in we wanted as well as her input on some more photos she thought would look beautiful also. She is so creative in her work and I am sure the photos will turn out beautifully! I hope to use her talent again in the future. We would highly recommend this amazing team to any couple getting married, from smaller elopement style weddings to larger party weddings as well! A Big Thank you to the entire team for making our day more special than we could have ever imagined! 🙂Chelsea & Marcus
What an awesome day! Jonathan was not only professional, but also brought a ton of personality and humour to our vows and everyone really enjoyed the ceremony. I would definitely recommend this company to my friends and family.Steve & Valerie
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
Thank you SO much for the most amazing ceremony!! When we got engaged I thought about the (admittedly few) weddings I’d been to and how bored I always was during the ceremony and knew that I wanted mine to be something people would actually enjoy and remember. I’m so happy I found you because that’s exactly what I got and every single person I talked to at the reception raved about how perfect the ceremony was. We can’t thank you enough for making the best day of our lives beyond perfect!Kayla & Aaron
Shawn was genuine, sincere, and more than willing and flexible to help us out on our big day! We hit a big bump in the road with our original plans due to COVID-19 but Shawn pulled through for us at the last minute and made it so magical. He walked us through the entire process and was available to us every step of the way. His wife, Erica, even photographed us during and after the ceremony and they are both truly such an awesome team. Thank you Shawn and Erica!Michael & Crystal
We had such a wonderful experience with Erika and YH&M. They made the process very smooth and were definitely the easiest part of the wedding to coordinate. Once we were connected with Erika, it was such a relief knowing the ceremony was in her capable hands and we had one less thing on the wedding planning list. The personalized ceremony she put together was both touching and heartfelt while incorporating humour. We’ve had so many people say it was their favorite ceremony ever and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend YH&M!Meaghan & Anthony
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
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
We sent in a request for more information and within 24 hours, received a personalized video. They introduced themselves, congratulated us, and answered our questions. By the next day, they had arranged for an officiant on our special day. We were sent the details of what our ceremony would look like. Lauren showed up early even though traffic was a nightmare. She brought formal shoes and sneakers to help her on the trails in Lighthouse Park. She made us feel comfortable and shared a few laughs with us. We found her to be just delightful. We were glad that we choose YHM and would definitely recommend them to all of our friends as they approach their own weddings.Trevor & Joy
After changing our wedding date twice and moving it from our province of origin to Vancouver (where we are living), we were matched up with Shawn from Young Hip and Married through our elopement company. I don’t think our wedding planner could have picked a more PERFECT officiant for our special day. Shawn was so kind and energetic (and dressed so damn well to boot!!). He spoke beautifully at the ceremony and was extremely accommodating to the wants and desires of us as a couple. I cannot thank Shawn enough for helping make out big day as special as possible for us!!Robyn & Graeme
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
- 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 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
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
My wife and I, along with our two witnesses, arrived at the gates of Golden Ears park on a gorgeous Tuesday afternoon in March. We had arranged to meet Kadee and Emily there at 2pm with the intent to drive further in to the park to a few preselected and picturesque spots to conduct our ceremony and take our wedding photos. We arrived to find the gates locked! Kadee and Emily seemed a bit more concerned than we were, but remained consummate professionals. We simply backtracked down the road a bit and said our vows on a rock outcropping in the middle of a river along the side of Golden Ears Way and took some lovely photos (after politely shooing away a few groups of playing children and teenagers). Kadee and Emily were wonderful to have with us on our wedding day; I would highly recommend them to anyone.Ben & Miranda
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 thrilled from start to finish with this group. Every communication we had was prompt, informative and professional. We had a private ceremony at our home in our front yard under our willow tree. Peter was our officiant and he was simply the best! We connected with him from the moment we met him and his style, manner and tone was exactly what we were looking for. We can’t recommend him enough. I would have no hesitation to recommend Peter and YHM to anyone looking to get married!Laura & Jennifer
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
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
We are completely thrilled with our experience with Young Hip & Married. From the first email from Jackie-Deane with a cute personalized video and all the details we needed, to a fun photo shoot in a park near our venue with Amber, to an amazing ceremony written and performed by Beth. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, stress free day. We were very impressed with Beth. She really took time to get to know us. We started by filling out an online form with our ceremony preferences. Beth also took time to have a coffee with us in person to learn more about how we met and our relationship. She provided us with a script for the ceremony in advance. It really captured our journey together, and we both shed tears reading it. On the big day, Beth’s delivery of our ceremony was perfect!! She told the story of us in such a way that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I would absolutely recommend Beth to anyone looking for a simple stress free ceremony. Amber was great! She asked us in advance if we had any specific preferences for our photos and even suggested meeting at a park near our venue before the ceremony for 30 minutes; since we were married in late November, she wanted to make sure we could take advantage of the last of the daylight. At the ceremony, Amber seemed to blend into the decor. We forgot she was there and she got all the shots that we wanted of our ceremony and guests.Clayton & Guil Bart
Shawn and Erica made our day so special, we will never forget our wedding day. Thank you for making our day so memorable and personable. The photos turned out great and Shawn officiated our wedding in the most perfect way that suited us 100%. Will recommend to anyone planning a wedding!Lillian & William
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 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
I don’t even know where to start. Kadee was incredible. She worked with us closely leading up to the day and so we felt like she was a friend which was super important because we wanted a pretty personalized wedding. She also wrote the most beautiful ceremony that really shared our story and on the day of the wedding was professional, funny, and gracious. She made our guests laugh and cry all at the same time which we really wanted. She also didn’t mind that our wedding ceremony stared an hour late. She was amazing!!! I would recommend her 100%.Mia & Connor
- 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
We had a small ceremony in Duncan BC in our uncle’s beautiful backyard. Our officiant Brian was easy to communicate with before and during the wedding. His beautiful words were true personally to us. He was calm and relaxed and made us feel at ease. We highly recommend Young Hip & Married, especially Brian! Thank you so much for your help and support on our special day.Katie & Dustyn
Super flexible and responsive! We had Erika as our officiant and we had an enjoyable experience from start to finish. She was very responsive the entire process and super flexible with any changes we had, would definitely recommend!Alison & Faris
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
With Young Hip & Married you will get a wedding that is both individualized & unique – and far from generic! Professional, organized, flexible, and thorough are just some words I would use to describe this company. A few things that really stood out to me right away were how quickly they were to respond during communication, their great tips and advice for weddings, and how they even provided a course for writing your own vows.
Gerry Hiebert was the officiant for our wedding and he did an amazing job from beginning to end!
His expertise along with his warm and calming presence made the entire process smooth and painless, and gave us the confidence and peace of mind we needed. Not only was Gerry incredibly helpful and supportive along the way, but he also created a highly personalized ceremony which was perfectly tailored for us!
On our wedding day we were able to just enjoy it and live in the moment, and we are still receiving comments about how beautiful and romantic the ceremony was. We couldn’t have done it without Gerry, and we are so glad we chose Young Hip & Married!Sylvie & Jon
We had a great experience with Beth! She was very kind and professional. Additionally, her write up of us during our ceremony was fantastic! Thanks again Young, Hip & Married!Tara & John
A HUGE thank you from Eli and I for making our day better than we could ever have imagined. You nailed the ceremony and our love for each other, and were such a joy to work with.
Couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have made our marriage official. Thank you so much.Eli & Anna-Maria
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
Huge shoutout to Peter at Young Hip & Married for officiating our wedding on August 8, 2020! He did an amazing job communicating ahead of time with us, and during our ceremony, was very professional and polite. I actually can’t think of any one specific thing that didn’t go as we expected. Would not hesitate to recommend Young Hip & Married to anybody, and know that your experience will be memorable in the most positive way possible! Thanks Peter, for exceeding our expectations and being awesome at what you do.Jeff & Tammy
We had the pleasure of hiring Jonathan Manafo to be our officiant for our wedding in Uxbridge. He was AMAZING! Very organized, always on time for meetings/calls but more importantly, we felt like he really took an interest in getting to know us and making sure that our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. We got so much positive feedback from family and friends afterwards as well. He made our ceremony so fun and everyone loved him! I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for an officiant for their big day.Ashley & Moses
Jonathan, our officiant, MADE this day – he quelled any and all anxiety we had prior to the wedding (having planned it all on our own) and was our closest ally when religious differences from our family threatened to interfere with what we both wanted. The service offered by YH&M is professional, and true to what they advertise – weddings that are TRUTHFUL, HONEST and that put love FIRST. My husband and I would both recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to city hall or traditional religious ceremony. THANK YOU YH&M!Anissa & Mina
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 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
Shawn did an amazing job with our ceremony! During the rehearsal he was knowledgable about the ceremony space, and left no details to chance. Everyone I talked to at our wedding said the ceremony represented us perfectly! Overall a great experience!!!M S
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
We have nothing but good things to say about Erika and the staff at YH&M! They were able to work with us and advise on the difficult procedures to do with COVID restrictions. When our original officiant with them had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances, we were set up with a new and also great replacement immediately.
Erika and the YH&M team were great and helped us with the replanning of our wedding during the COVID pandemic. She tailored a wonderful ceremony for us, and ensured that we were able to have a safe wedding.Cierra & Matt
We had Peter as our officiant – he was fantastic. From the initial stages to signing our names off, the communication we had from Peter & Rebecca was smooth, timely, and solution oriented. Thank you again!!!Joey & Hannah
Thank you thank you thank you! You guys are real pros. Our day was awesome and completely stress free. You all kept us informed, on track and laughing. We have already been talking non-stop about how awesome your company is.We worked with both Kadee and Erica and would recommend both of them to family and friends or anyone else looking for a relaxed (but organized) and fun day! Everything was exactly as we imagined, if not better.Thanks so much for helping us start the rest of our lives in the most awesome way.Sydney & Luke
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
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
Very pleased with Kadee and Young Hip & Married! The whole process with Young Hip & Married was stress-free and easy. We were matched with Kadee as our officiant and she couldn’t have been better! Kadee met with us and heard our story and then crafted a beautiful ceremony that reflected our love and relationship. During the ceremony, Kadee’s energy and presence was calm and grounding and full of light! We were very happy with the service provided by Young Hip & Married in general and Kadee specifically. We definitely recommend them!Karli & Sid
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
Over and above all my expectations. They were able to answer all of my questions and helped us to make a truly unique and personal wedding experience. We loved the entire experience with YH&M and I have recommended them to many of my friends.Colleen & Dominic
I am thrilled I found Young Hip & Married! There are not enough words to express the gratitude we have for Beth and the ceremony she put together for us. She was able to take all my crazy, jumbled thoughts and put them into a beautiful ceremony that was not only above our expectations, but was nothing short of perfection. I had so many compliments on the ceremony: the language she choose for us, the manner in which she interacted with our guests, and the unique and special way she incorporated our children into the ceremony. Furthermore, she was so flexible. Working with her really was a dream, and she helped make my dreams come true! Thank you so much.Kathleen & Adrian
Jane was absolutely amazing officiating my wedding. She’s so easy going, and personalized our ceremony brilliantly to suit the exact mood and style we wanted. Worth every penny. Thanks again Jane!Emily & Tyler
We eloped on a mountaintop this summer, and hit the jackpot, having Beth as our officiant. We’d gone for a beer with her the week prior, and somehow it was as if we’d known her for years. She just GOT us. She encapsulated our love story, and all of the things that were important to us, so beautifully. The only downside is that every single one of our photos show us either crying or laughing! It’s been a month since that magical day. We already miss hanging out with her.Sarah & David
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
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
Young Hip & Married are amazing! Throughout the entire process they were extremely friendly and professional. We had Lani as our officiant and we cannot say enough positive things about her. Lani has an amazing energy and makes you feel completely comfortable. Lani also has tons of experience and it shows. During the rehearsal, Lani made sure every little detail was discussed… and yes ,you don’t have to have that awkward conversation about asking her to move out of the way for your photographer to capture your first kiss as Husband and Wife because she is on it haha! We loved her personalized story and we’re over the moon with how the ceremony turned out. It was so refreshing to deal with such an upbeat and friendly professional throughout the wedding planning process. Thank you, Young Hip & Married and Lani!Natalie & Tyler
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
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
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
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 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
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 had the best intimate elopement wedding last Jan 8, 2021. My wife and I planned it in less than 2 weeks. We managed to pull it off perfectly with the help of YHMW, especially Shawn and Erica, the best duo. We and our family had the best day! 🙂 thank you again!Karl & Carlen
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
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
We had an excellent experience with Young Hip & Married for our September 2020 wedding! Communication was seamless throughout the planning process, and the team took the time to ensure all of our questions were answered and needs were met. Our officiant, Lani, spent time getting to know us as a couple and wrote us the most beautiful ceremony we could have imagined. It was so perfectly us. She did a fabulous job officiating, and we received so many compliments about the ceremony and her specifically. I would highly recommend Young Hip & Married for anyone who wants a personalized and meaningful ceremony that will truly reflect who you are as a couple!Allison & Angelo
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
- 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
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
When we first started planning a wedding, we had no idea what we were doing. We started looking at venues and photographers, commissioners and cake! It was all so expensive and complicated and making me really stressed. When we found Young Hip & Married through Google – looking at their services and packages… We knew that eloping was more our style and once we talked to them, all of our stresses were relieved. We told them what our overall wishes were and they helped us to find a beautiful spot in the city – we got married at Rotary Park. Layne was our officiant, and he was so kind and funny and helped us feel at ease the day of when we were nervous! Deanna was our photographer and she did such an amazing job; the pictures turned out beautiful. Overall I suggest YH&M 100% and would suggest that anyone who wants a special and unique wedding day to speak to them and find out more. Thanks again so much to the team, we loved every minute of it.Olivia & Justin
We got married at the end of September with Shawn as our officiant. The entire process was stress-free and Shawn really delivered the wedding ceremony that fit us best. Thank you for making our ceremony heartfelt, light-hearted and most importantly: fun! Thanks again to the entire Young Hip & Married team!Cassady & David
Beth at YH&M was absolutely outstanding. She read our personalities perfectly and picked up on exactly what we were looking for in a wedding experience. The ceremony was the perfect balance of fun, humour, and warmth. She went above and beyond, researching our interests, and incorporating them into the ceremony. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how great she was, and how perfectly her ceremony was suited to our personalities. In short, we could not have asked for a better experience.Erik & Jessie
Fantastic ceremony with Kadee Smedley! Right from the start, Young Hip and Married was easy to work with, along with our Marriage Officiant Kadee who was outstanding. Kadee was warm, personable, and her personalized write up for the ceremony was outstanding with humour, which we wanted. She is quick on her feet too, which helped when the cruise ship horn interrupted our ceremony but Kadee quickly worked it into our ceremony and made it memorable!!! All the guests loved it!! Thank you Kadee!Julia & Shafik
Working with Kadee was so pleasant and professional. We went with the rocking wedding package and were beyond happy with the level of personalization and detail. Kadee worked with us and our loved ones to tell our story and was very accommodating in incorporating some traditional elements into our ceremony. Our ceremony captured our personalities perfectly and went smoothly, beautifully, and was so meaningful to us both! We recommend Kadee and Young Hip and Married to anyone looking for an exceptional experience.Joyce & Johnny
Great personal touch and service. Shawn went above and beyond in planning and working with us to create a unique and authentic ceremony.Guy & Jen
Young Hip & Married are an incredible team that provide the very best service. We wanted a quiet, personal and intimate experience and thanks to this wonderful team, we got just what we wanted. I highly recommend you try Young Hip & Married if you ever thought of having that special day with that special someone. They will be with you every step of the way, helping you through what can be an overwhelming experience and making it an easy journey to fulfill. Thank you to everyone at Young Hip & Married and thank you to Erika Enns, our officiant, for leading our elopement and for being a delightful human!Raphael & Maïté
We worked with Erika from YH&M for our wedding at Camp Fircom on the Sept long weekend. It was great right from the first meeting (we had 2). Her energy was great, we really clicked, and she was open to doing the ceremony different ways if we wanted, which was really comforting and refreshing for us. Before our second meeting she sent us what she had been working on, it was amazing, truly brought tears to our eyes as it touched us so. For the actual event, Erika was awesome. At the beginning of the ceremony, her presence commanded attention but not in an overbearing way at all. As soon as we were there she made us the focal point without us feeling nervous at all. The words she spoke were just as good as when we read them for the first time before that second meeting. She was engaging, she had warmth, and she spoke with meaningfulness. I would recommend YH&M and Erika to anyone, you’ll get a ceremony you’ll remember for all the right reasons!Ashley & Rebecca
We had a great wedding experience with Peter and the YHM team. Communication was great and everyone was on-board and eager to help with our delays and ever-changing plans (covid!). Peter was the perfect fit for our outdoorsy, hike-in wedding. Would definitely recommend these guys to everyone.Stephanie & David
- Marilyn was awesome, and I appreciate all the hard work she put in to making the ceremony go off without a hitch.Kristina
- Huge thank you for marrying us!!!!!! I was hopeful for a personal, casual and totally us experience and you delivered that and more so thank you very much. We appreciated your patience/kindness with the slight delay, no pressure, and it was so great that you celebrated with us and had a glass of champagne after. You never felt rushed. We laughed through out the vows; I loved that we were able to help with them in advance yet you added thoughtful messages during the ceremony. It was perfect, all of it, thank you!Joey & Jason
Jane our officiant was wonderful! She was quick with replying and so patient with us as we were not the easiest in communicating back with her. Our guests were very impressed on how personal the ceremony was and it did not feel long like the traditional ceremonies we have been to. The whole experience with YH&M was beyond expectation and we would 100% recommend working with them.Helen & Brian
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
I would highly reccomend Shawn and YH&M for your ceremony. It was deeply personal and our story was the focal point of the ceremony. We have received countless compliments about our ceremony and many wondered how many years Shawn had known us. Beautifully done and we would choose them every time.Eric
Working with Jane from Young Hip & Married for our wedding ceremony was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. YH&M and Jane were highly recommended to us and we can see why. Jane was so warm and welcoming to us right off the bat at our first meeting. She took the time to get to know us both as a couple and individuals. She created a personalized ceremony for us that was authentic, romantic, light-hearted, and a bit humorous – exactly as we had envisioned it. After the ceremony, we received many comments from guests about how much they loved our ceremony and how much they enjoyed it. Jane and the Young Hip & Married team made our wedding ceremony one we will never forget. We highly recommend their services to everyone.Richelle & Adam
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
Chris-Ann designed us the most intimate and personal wedding ceremony filled with love, laughter and everything in between. There wasn’t a dry eye at our wedding, mixed with smiles and cheers. Everyone has been talking about how intimate and personal and beautiful our ceremony was and that was the response we were hoping for. Thank you for guiding us through the process of writing our own personal vows and for marrying us. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant.Mel & Ashley
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
When planning our wedding, we really wanted the day to have a relaxed feel to it. We wanted it to be about love. Our Officiant, Kadee, made that happen for us and really set the tone for the rest our wedding. Leading up to the ceremony, she made the whole process very stress-free. She was organized, knowledgeable and always got back to us quickly when we had questions along the way. She was easy to talk to and genuine. We were both so happy with Kadee, but we were further validated when our guests went out of their way to tell us what a fantastic job she did!Gabriela & Jose
Couldn’t have chosen a cooler, more professional, and awesome company than this. Was lucky enough to hire Shawn for our wedding , and he did nothing short of an amazing job. I would reccomend Young Hip & Married to absolutely anyone getting married.Justin & Kayla
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
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
After Covid-19 canceled our wedding plans, we decided to get married anyway, and planned an elopement in just a couple of months. Young Hip and Married was easy to work with on a tight timeline. Our officiant, Chris-Ann Lake, had no problem traveling to our fairly remote location. She was warm and friendly and felt like someone we would like to hang out with- not just a random stranger from an internet search. While I’m hoping to never need a wedding officiant again, I’d definitely recommend their services to anyone else.Emily & Chris
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
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
Wow! We could not have asked for a better experience for our special day. In a (very) short amount of time Young Hip & Married was able to match us with a great location, photographer, and officiant. We loved working with Erika Enns! Her words were so powerful and we were so happy to have our wedding just the way we wanted it. The day was more than magical. Thank you Erika and Young Hip & Married for the awesome experience!Kyle & Laura
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
My wife and I were so happy with Young Hip & Married. We unfortunately had to cancel our first venue and move the wedding. YHM were so accommodating and provided us with Randy Hamm to fit the change. We met with Randy and he really made the effort to get to know us and contacted our family and friends. He was able to put together a unique ceremony specific to my wife and I, filled with references from our favourite movies and lifestyle. Thanks so much YHM for the the best day ever!Katie & Ryan
So easy and accommodating. The perfect people to help us with our elopement and have little to no stress doing so. I highly recommend their services.Clint & Ashley
My husband was the groomsman at a friend’s wedding where Lani from Young Hip & Married was the officiant. He enjoyed the ceremony so much that he insisted we go with them for our wedding ceremony. When we met with Lani, I can see why he enjoyed it so much – Lani got to know us well, and tried to incorporate our personalities, hobbies/interests into our ceremony. During our actual ceremony, she had the audience engaged, and laced together words and quotes that described us into the ceremony proceedings – to audience members, it seemed like she knew us well like good friends. It was relaxed, non-traditional, but yet still touching – I was crying before we even got to the vows! Many of our friends and family said it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to – so if you’re looking for a personalized, not boring, and non-traditional ceremony, you’ve found the right people! They also offer premarital coaching to hone communication skills to set you up in the right steps.Luo Lora & Clinton
Strongly recommend! Great experience, very in depth asking lots of questing and really getting to know the couple. Fantastic job!Shelby & Chris
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
Awesome group of people! Super inviting, the officiant, Cory, supported and understood how to make our wedding and our marriage super special.Tasha Baynes
We had easy communication and a great wedding. Our officiant was excellent and our photographer took some beautiful photos. Excellent all around.Charlotte & Matthew
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
We got connected with Rich through YH&M and we could not have asked for a more fun and awesome person to officiate our wedding. He had some amazing ideas for our ceremony, as we wanted to keep it really casual, but also wanted something a bit different, and he delivered exactly that, coming up with some amazing and out of the box ideas for our short ceremony. Even our wedding coordinator made a point of calling me the day after the wedding and commenting on how amazing of a job she felt Rich did, as it was her first time working with him. He also was extremely flexible and rolled with the punches when my husband and I FORGOT OUR MARRIAGE LICENCE AT THE HOTEL. Luckily, he stuck around after the ceremony while someone ran to grab it for us. Rich helped make our wedding day so amazingly special, and we would not hesitate to ask him to officiate again if we could do it all over.Jennifer & Alex
- We had a wonderful experience. Shawn happily endured some wild weather for our dramatic outdoor ceremony. I feel that he did a good job of quickly reading our personalities and providing a service that was just right for us.Erin & John
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
We wanted to say thank you very much again for being part of our wedding. What you said was just perfect and despite the very difficult time you and your family have to go through right now, you were there, in a positive and warm spirit, which we more than just appreciated.Angela & Roman
Absolutely amazing! Young Hip and Married helped make our wedding perfect. If you are lucky enough to get Shawn as your officiant, you will not be let down! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!Jeff & Jenn
We were married on November 9th this year at the Fraser Rover Fishing Lodge. We used the wonderful services of YH&M for our ceremony and rehearsal and everything went off without a hitch! They made us feel super comfortable and accommodated every request we had for the ceremony! We will certainly be recommending them to the rest of our ‘yet to be married’ friends for when the time comes to find an officiant!! Thank you so much Kristen for making our day extra special and walking us through the most important day of our lives so far!
Loved our ceremony!! It was very well performed and I felt like leading up to it communication was great, making changes was easy and it was totally customized!!Leighton & Nicole
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
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.
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
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
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
Nothing but love for Young Hip and Married. We thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony and appreciate them for making our day so special!!Samantha & Zack
Wonderful experience. At first we were hesitant about it – this is quite a non-traditional experience. YH&M was always responsive to us though and provided all the details we needed. My wife and I are actually from Atlanta, GA and had a destination wedding in Vancouver, so YH&M worked perfectly for us. Jane (our officiant) had prepared a lovely intro speech before we said our vows. It was surprising and very heart-warming! The photographer (Amber) was also very friendly and took photos for us in various locations in the city following the ceremony. All in all, this was a worthwhile experience and worth our money. Highly recommended.Ken & Taylor
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
From the minute we reached out to Young Hip & Married, we were treated like gold. We felt like they really cared about our vision and providing us with everything we wanted for our special day. Kadee was our officiant and we cannot say enough kind words about her! The instant we met her, we felt happy that it was her that was going to be a part of our special day. Kadee worked with us in ensuring we knew exactly what to expect and she delivered perfectly! We cannot recommend Kadee and the Young Hip & Married team enough! Thank you!Brandy & Jordan
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
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
- We used Young Hip and Married for our wedding and they provided us with Peter La Grand as our officiant. Not only was he super personable and made everything easy, he also provided a lot of insight before the wedding. He sent me a package of examples of wordings to be used for the wedding and asked for our input of what type of ceremony we wanted. I didn’t even know there were so many options so, it was a great help! Overall, great experience and would recommend Peter for any wedding!Kelly & Kramer
We had an great experience dealing with Young Hip & Married for our wedding. We had Erika as our officiant and she was amazing.Alma & Colin
- 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
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 can’t thank you enough! The fact that we asked your company for an officiant to wake up in the middle of the night and drive to Mount Seymour then hike an hour to the Dog Mountain lookout to marry us is crazy enough. But to have two officiants from Young Hip & Married agree still has us shocked! Thank you for being crazy with us! It was such a pleasure first dealing with Peter and then with yourself when we had to change the date of our wedding.Thank you so much for hiking and marrying us in the only way we could imagine doing it. Chris and I have looked back at the day and pictures several times and are still in disbelief that we pulled it off, and of course, it wouldn’t have been a reality without you. So thank you from our whole hearts (not just the bottom)!Caitlin & Chris
- Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!! You have such a nurturing, warm, and kind energy. The ceremony was wonderful! We are so happy to be married!! Thank you for your lovely presence on our day!Janet & Mark
Kadee from YH&M was our officiant and she did a wonderful job. She made the ceremony perfect for us and even put up with my family’s antics for the rehearsal. We are so happy we chose this service for our day.Gemma & Echlin
Super helpful and I am ever so grateful for the work that went in this to make our day amazing thank you so much we appreciate you allRaven & James
Jane was absolutely wonderful; she was the perfect person to marry my wife and I. She catered the ceremony to our exact desire and did a very good job on our big day. We would highly recommend her!Candice & Steve
Our officiant, Beth, from Young Hip and Married was kind, patient, and flexible. Her communication with us was great and she made our ceremony script personal and heartfelt. We didn’t decide our elopement ceremony location until the evening before our elopement and she was so cool with it and never made us feel rushed or pressured. She was amazing and so was Young Hip and Married!
My husband and I are from Miami, FL so when we decided to elope in Whistler, Canada we knew we needed some guidance. Choosing Beth from Young Hip and Married as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made. She was patient with us and great at communicating throughout the entire process. She made our ceremony script loving and personal and she made our ceremony feel relaxed and special. The whole process was seamless from start to finish!Vanessa & Martin
So happy I found Young Hip & Married. Jane (our officiant) was awesome! The ceremony was quick and sweet.Sarah M
We originally wanted to elope but YHM had an option of elopement with 20 guests and photographer. We are very happy we went with this as our families wanted to be witnesses. Both the photographer (Sarah) and the officiant (Erika) were great! There were some last minute changes and they were very flexible. Definitely recommend this company.Linsey & Nicholas
LOVED having Beth officiate our elopement – she made it so personal for us, even added some on-the-fly touches during the ceremony that we will always remember. Should also mention that she hiked through the woods in the rain to be a part of our day – what a trooper! Thank you so much to Beth and Young Hip & Married!Jackie & Eli
Young Hip & Married were amazing to work with! Shawn took our ceremony to the next level and our guests were blown away with how funny and down to earth our ceremony was. We loved having a personalized ceremony that told our story and he did a great job of capturing our personalities. Thank you!!J
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
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
- Peter and I want to thank you again for being part of our wedding ceremony. Your energy and your words were really heartfelt and wonderful. We really enjoyed the ceremony! Thank you!Peter & Daniela
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
We had Beth as our officiant. She worked with us to include our son in the ceremony. It felt very personal and she met all our requests. I wanted to add little details into the ceremony and Beth fit all of them in perfectly.Melissa & Trevor
- We love Kadee and her energy! Thanks for helping us get hitched on our big day! We appreciate your smiles, words, communication beforehand, and for letting us provide our input on the readings. The special parts that you wrote about us meant so much to us! We highly recommend Kadee as an officiant! We just got our marriage certificate in the mail a few days ago! Woot woot!Stacy & Phillip
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
Jef was awesome! He made the ceremony reverent and put in a funny twist to lighten the ceremony. We would highly recommend him.Irene & John
- I cannot thank you guys enough for making this happen for us! Rebecca (customer relations), it was the best experience/day of our lives. We are still in awe about the helicopter elopement. The pilots, our photographer (Erica), officiant (Kadee) were absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better elopement. All of you guys made us feel so special and were all just perfect. Again, we cannot say one bad thing about this elopement and I would have paid thousands of dollars more! It was absolutely perfect and I have you all to thank you for that. You worked really hard and made this happen for us and again thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.Thank you, Young Hip & Married, for making our helicopter elopement one of the best days of our lives! We will never forget it.Alaysha & Darren
- We couldn’t have asked for a better experience with a wedding officiant. Shawn from YH&M was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this company. Not only will they marry you however you want, they are great, down to earth people. The best of the best!Sophia Milette
Our officiant, Jodi, did a fantastic job and we’re incredibly glad to have had her conduct our ceremony. She kept it simple, stress-free, and easy – exactly what we needed for our elopement. Thank you!! ❤️Carolyn & Peter
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
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
Young Hip & Married were amazing! They were extremely communicative and made the whole process very simple (even when COVID-19 made things uncertain). We chose the Elopement + Photography package and had so many amazing officiants and photographers to choose from. We chose Beth Carlson-Malena for our officiant and she was fantastic! She wrote a beautiful and individualized ceremony script and kept us calm, cool, and collected in the moment. She also looked after the pre and post paperwork efficiently. We chose Emily Nicole for our photographer and she captured the ceremony beautifully. We had an hour photography session with her after the ceremony and had so much fun – which is a big deal for 2 awkward and camera shy people! The photos are amazing and we will cherish them for years to come. We’re so thankful to have had Emily and Beth a part of our special day and we can’t say enough good things about Young Hip & Married! Thank you!!Caileen & Valentina
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
- 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
We had the most amazing officiant! Jason was thorough, accommodating and kept us loose throughout the rehearsal and our big day! I’d recommend Young Hip & Married to any couple and couldn’t imagine our day without them!Christina & Tim
My husband and I hired Shawn from Young Hip and Married to officiate our wedding this past August and are so glad we did! We had such an amazing experience working with Shawn. He has such a great positive energy and was so easy to work with. We loved how our personal love story was able to be shared with our guests and we received so many compliments on how enjoyable our ceremony was. Our sister and her husband to be were even lucky enough to hire Shawn for their wedding next year! It makes it so special to be able to have Shawn be a part of another wedding in the family and we can’t wait! We cannot say enough good things about Young Hip and Married. Thank you so much for officiating our wedding Shawn!! 🙂Darlene & Shane
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.
Peter Le Grand was our officiant and was truly amazing. He really made our ceremony absolutely perfect and really tailored it to our relationship. He provided us with guidance and many options that it really was a ceremony just for us. Peter was flexible, really enthusiastic, gracious, compassionate and added just the right amount of humour to calm the nerves. Peter created a ceremony for us that was truly perfect. We absolutely loved that he was part of our day. Thank you Peter!Sherry & Christian
So glad we chose them! We went with the helicopter elopement package and it was everything we had hoped. The photographer, officiant and staff that we dealt with were all professional, helpful and genuinely enthusiastic. Our day was everything we wanted.M & K
Such an amazing company with amazing people. Everyone we met and worked with at YH&M was so positive, encouraging, and full of great energy. We received lots of compliments after our ceremony (officiated by Shawn).Kimberly Dioszeghy
My husband & I would like to thank Young Hip & Married for their outstanding service for our special day. Right from the start, we felt they went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed, cared for, and they answered all our questions and concerns.. Once we found our photographer and officiant, our communication with both was wonderful.. their sweet, caring personalities set some of our concerns at ease.. closer to wedding date our original venue was no longer an option, and being that neither of us lived in the Vancouver area. We were able to speak with both officiant and photographer and get some input on a secondary location that worked out wonderfully. Our wedding day ended up being chilly and colder than expected, but the love and care both Lauren & Brit brought with them helped make our special day much more special.. We are happy with the service we received and would definitely recommend Young Hip & Married to everyone.
Thank you YH&M, and a huge thank you especially to Lauren & Brit for their excellent service. Our wedding day is a day we will remember for a life time and we are so glad we got to have you apart of our day!
Thank you once again, Tyler & ArdeeArdee & Tyler
Perfect Experience with Beth, Erica and YH&M!
Once we had decided that we wanted to elope in Vancouver, we started looking at options to do so. As two foreigners, we knew nothing about the legal procedures and who to get in order to elope in Canada. We read tons of blogs and reviews and even contacted a few officiants. What drew us to YH&M, however, was its cool name (I mean, can we at least take a minute to appreciate the name!?) and the overwhelmingly great reviews it had gotten on WeddingWire. We shot them an email and that was it; we were hooked.
We simply love our officiant, Beth. She was nothing but kind and patient with us. She explained to us what we should do step by step and set up a Skype meeting for us to tell her more about our story. I love that when we were trying to set up a time and date for the Skype meeting, she changed the time zone on the calendar to ours so that we’d get a clearer sense of the time. It’s the little things that let us know how much she cared.
Around 2 months before our elopement, a friend of ours who said she could take pictures for us on that day found out she couldn’t make it. Again, we turned to YH&M for help and we were so glad that we did. The staff promptly found Erica for us and we couldn’t be happier. She was kind and professional. Her work on social media looked amazing and we simply couldn’t wait to meet her in person.
Finally, the day of our elopement came and it was everything we hoped for and better. We were a bit nervous at first for we had chosen a rather crowded place to get married (Queen Elizabeth Park), when what we really wanted was to get married in an intimate and quiet corner. Lucky for us, Erica was there early and she immediately recommended this beautiful spot next to a small waterfall. The ceremony itself was lovely and we loved every second of it. Beth was so attentive to details which we could tell by the script she wrote for us.
I highly recommend Beth, Erica and YH&M and we definitely owe them many thanks. As a lesbian couple coming from Asia to get married, they really have helped us make our dreams come true.Jasmine & Freya
Shawn was a great officiant, and we highly recommend hiring him. He helped us get our wedding details in place, and was extremely helpful whenever we needed anything.Sara & Scott
We loved working with Young Hip & Married. Denise was so amazing to work with from our first phone call. She listened to what we wanted and provided help along the way. She was very responsive and helpful every step of the way. She made our ceremony feel so personal and special. I can’t thank her enough for her beautiful words and our dream wedding ceremony. I am so incredibly thankful for her!Ally & Daniel
We had an issue with our original officiant not receiving our deposit and subsequently being booked. Young Hip & Married were able to book us in with relatively little notice and Lani our officiant was awesome. She met with both of us to get both our stories and viewpoints and customized our ceremony to fit exactly what we were looking for. Even though they were more expensive – Couldn’t recommend them more!Kelsey & Allan
We were married on Sept 1, 2018 at 3 Sisters Winery in Penticton and Randy officiated our wedding. The ceremony could not have been better. The crowd was really engaged the whole time and we had several guests tell us how wonderful the ceremony, and in particular the officiant, was. He really personalized the ceremony by reaching out to family and friends beforehand and he had both of us, bride and groom, relaxed and laughing during the ceremony. We would 100% recommend Randy to anyone looking for an officiant.Stephen & Lexy
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
We got the Elopement Plus package. YH&M really came through with introducing us to our amazing officiant, Beth. Our ceremony was tiny and informal and Beth tailored everything specifically to us. It felt very ‘us’ in every way and I couldn’t have asked for more.Emily & Corey
Young Hip & Married (specifically Erika and Emily) helped me pull off a surprise wedding! There were a lot of moving parts to coordinate and they were both wonderfully supportive and patient. It turned out PERFECTLY. Erika provided us with a unique and heartfelt ceremony, and Emily captured our family perfectly through her lens. HUGE thank you to both of you! I wasn’t sure a surprise wedding was possible, but Young Hip & Married were on board (and excited!) from that first email I sent. So happy with them.Sarah & Gary
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
We truly felt you captured Dave and I as a couple during our ceremony. It was an amazing day and we are so happy that we had you as our officiant!Kailah & Dave
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
Wonderful people, very relaxed! Made my small, chill wedding very fun with no stress as they were both knowledgeable about their art while being open to our ideas as well. Would definitely recommend for people who are looking for an officiant and photographer for a laid-back ceremony without any added stress. Thank you Shawn and Erica!Taylor Henkel
- My husband and I were looking for someone special who really understood us to officiate our wedding, and we definitely found that in Young Hip and Married. Our officiant was Erika, and she went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and relaxed with everything, while also having a lot of fun. We would highly recommend them to anyone who are looking at getting an amazing officiant!Cassidy & Jack
Was a fantastic pleasure working with everyone to make our day great! Couldn’t of asked for better! 10 out of 10Justin & Olivia
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
My partner and I scheduled an elopement through Young Hip & Married and have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience. We specifically asked for an LGBTQ friendly officiant and they connected us with Beth! Beth was the perfect fit for us, asked us lots of questions and delivered a beautifully personalized ceremony. We would highly recommend for any couples looking for a very low stress and pleasant experience.Em & Beatrice
Young Hip & Married were great to deal with right from the start. They were responsive, professional and helpful. Initially, my fiancé and I were going to go with the standard ceremony package but we ended up going with the Rockin Wedding story package and are so glad we did. We got paired up with Jonathan Manafo and he was the highlight of our wedding ceremony (other than us!). Our guests approached us after the ceremony and asked us how long we had known Jonathan for because it seemed like he was an old friend. We were so pleased with the company and with Jonathan. We will definitely recommend YH&M to all our friends/family/anyone getting married.Melissa & Kevin
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
I have nothing but good things to say about Young Hip & Married. These guys took care of everything and made us feel totally at ease. Our officiant, Peter La Grand, was also the best. Thank you again YHM!! You guys rule.Jeff & Olga
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
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
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
My husband and I eloped and happened to find this company online. They made it such a great experience; everything was taken care of and there was always communication. With Covid restrictions and all, they kept in contact and updated us. Gerry was absolutely fantastic; I couldn’t praise him any higher. He made our elopement super special and treated us like family. Amber was so much fun working with her as a photographer and our sneak peak pics are amazing – super excited to see the rest. All in all, absolutely 5/5 would 10000% recommend. This company was amazing to work with and our experience was better than I could have thoughtPaige & Brian
We loved Jane from Young Hip & Married! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and Jane did such a wonderful job. Highly recommend!Sydney & Taylor
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
- 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
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
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
The best option for a small, tailored wedding! Shawn our officiant was warm and well spoken. Erica, the photographer, was so personable and made us feel comfortable getting our photos taken (neither of us are one for the spot light). Would 100% recommend!
Loved having Young Hip & Married officiate our wedding. Everything was tailored to us and what we wanted. They accommodated our early start time and made us feel so special on our big day. We used their photography services as well. We have not gotten the photos back just yet, but the photographer was such a joy to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and at ease. Neither of us like attention or the spotlight so having Erica and Shawn (photographer and officiant) be so warm and kind made us feel relaxed and free to just be in the moment.Kristin & Kylene
We eloped with YH&M early May 2018. We chose the package with Sky Helicopters and got married on top of a mountain in Pitt Meadows (unreal). Beth, our officiant, was amazing. She worked with us to create a ceremony perfect for us and made us feel so comfortable from the minute we met. Erica, our talented photographer, captured everything …before we took off, the flight, on the mountain… from the preview we have seen the shots are gorgeous. Tara in the office was so helpful answering ALL of my questions (many of them multiple times) in a timely and informative manner. Highly, highly recommend using Young Hip & Married!Sara
- We wanted to write and say thank you so much for being part of OUR day! Honestly, pulling up in a cloud of dust after continuing a search for us (I am SO sorry about the directions!), you were such a delight! Although our parents weren’t there, I felt as though you were a proud mother sending me over the cliff to meet Matt! Many comments of how lovely and thoughtful, excited and appreciative of the work we had put in to create our day, and genuinely in love with what you do were said after you left, that is absolutely what couples should look for when they are seeking someone to marry them!We appreciated your excitement, your sincerity, our instant connection with you, your easy-going nature and the fact that you created a genuine celebration not for us, but WITH us.It was a day we will never forget and we couldn’t stop saying, on the drive home, how perfect everything was…even the timing!You were a beautiful part of our day. Thank you, thank you!Acacia & Matt
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.
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
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
Our officiant, Erika Enns, and Tara were extremely helpful, kind and dedicated. Can’t recommend them enough!Katrina Xavier
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
We had an amazing experience with Young Hip and Married. We had Shawn Miller as our officiant, and we couldn’t be happier! He was kind, personable, communicative and attentive. YHM created a unique ceremony tailored to our personalities and hobbies, and Shawn did an amazing job telling “our story”. Our ceremony was funny, entertaining, romantic all in one, and people thought that Shawn had known us for years! It wasn’t the “boring” ceremony you hear at weddings, and I love that he gave us a script and asked us questions along the way. I love the fact that we also have a copy of it; I will print it out and put it in a wedding book 🙂 If you are thinking of hiring YHM for your wedding, DO IT! You won’t regret it! Thank you so so much Shawn 🙂Melissa & Steven
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
- 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
Jonathan was amazing! We have had so many compliments about him! So easy going, and great to deal with leading up to and on the day of. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!Aliya & Mathew
- 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
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
Thank you SO SO much to everyone at Young Hip & Married! My new husband and I were visiting Canada from the UK and had always wanted something simple, stress free and intimate for our wedding. We certainly got that with YH&M! From the first email, right up to receiving the papers, everything was a breeze! We had the ‘Photography and Elopment Package’ with the wonderful Emily as our photographer and the fabulous Shawn as our officiant. We wrote our own vows, with helpful suggestions from Shawn, and loved every word Shawn said throughout our ceremony. He made us feel totally at ease, as did Emily! Emily made a camera shy couple feel totally confident, like no one was even there! We couldn’t be happier with our beautiful photos! Our day was just amazing. Thank you YH&M for marrying us!Joanna & Mat
Amazing to deal with. Brought ideas to the table we hadn’t thought of and recommended ideas.Avery & Danica
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
Peter La Grand from Young Hip & Married was the perfect officiant! He made it very easy to work with him to plan a very thoughtful and meaningful wedding ceremony. He brought a wonderfully light and positive energy to the experience and he was personable and dynamic. He skillfully knew exactly when to step in and when to give us space and time to fully enjoy the experience. He also worked well with the photographer to ensure that we had important moments captured in pictures. We highly recommend him!Karen & Ryan
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
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
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
Young Hip and Married was an absolute dream to work with. They responded quickly and always fully answered any questions or concerns my husband and I had. They matched us up with the PERFECT officiant, Kristen, who is an absolutely phenomenal person. My husband and I really wanted to have a personalized ceremony performed by someone who truly got us – from the moment we met Kristen we knew she was the one! Whether it was talking on the phone or chatting over coffee, Kristen took the time to really get to know us and our story and she quickly became our friend. Furthermore, my husband and I are not too fond of the spotlight, so the wedding ceremony was a source of anxiety for both of us. Kristen easily removed those anxieties for us, not only in the planning process, but on the day of as well. This is a great company with exceptional people and my husband and I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a truly special and personalized ceremony!Tess & Dillon
We had a fantastic lovely experience working with Beth from Young Hip & Married. We are a queer couple getting married, and we wanted a wedding officiant who would make this wedding special and ensure that our story is told well. Beth was nothing short of amazing, and it was such a smooth and wonderful process. We are thankful she told our love story to our best friends. I recommend her, and Young Hip & Married, wholeheartedly.Danny & Matthew
I was so happy with the customer service and our officiant all the way through the process with YH&M. Jackie-Deane was my first contact. She was very personable, had great tips and extra information, and helped me find the perfect officiant. I made rather last minute plans for an unusual evening ceremony and wasn’t sure how I’d find an officiant. I found YHM online and after my first contact I was confident that I would be taken care of. Everything was handled very professionally, efficiently and personably. I haven’t done much online sourcing for services and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it could feel personal. Our officiant was Beth Carlson-Malena. She was fabulous in every way: answering all of our questions, provided helpful tips (including excellent YH&M tips for writing vows) and reminders, and enthusiastically hopping on board and guiding our quirky wedding ceremony. Couldn’t be happier with our choice. I would highly recommend YH&M for wedding assistance. A personalized, supportive and easy solution to challenging event planning.Glenda & Christopher
After attending 7 weddings one summer, as an officiant, Shawn really stood out to us. In fact, several years later when we decide to elope, we reached out to Young Hip and Married and booked Gerry as we were confident anyone with the company would be great.
The responses were timely, professional and detailed. Coordinating everything was a breeze as Gerry was extremely flexible and accommodating – even day of when we started 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled time! He made sure we came prepared with all the necessary legal paperwork and he too was organized with all the paperwork side of things on his end.
Gerry was also extremely helpful when we worked on creating our vows. He truly made this part easy and captured our vision in words quite easily. Our family was very impressed that they actually paid attention to each word being exchanged!
Thanks Gerry and Young Hip and Married for making this piece of our day special and easy!Dalida & Scott
What a great service! It was perfect and our officiant, Peter, was so great. I wish I could give more than 5 stars; the man is a wordsmith. He spent quality time with us and was able to create a ceremony that truly reflected our personalities and us as a couple. He made it a fun and enjoyable journey.Chris & Jessy
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
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
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
Working with Young Hip & Married was excellent from our first inquiry, right away it felt like a good fit. We quickly choose Marilyn and our instincts were right, she was exactly the person we wanted to marry us. Her energy, lovely spirit and all of her efforts to really get to know us made our ceremony so personal and so fun. Our day was beyond perfect for us and we will always treasure getting know Marilyn and having her be part of our day. Thank you so much.Jacqui & Darren
I first connected with Young Hip and Married in August 2019 to book the Helicopter Elopement Package for April 8, 2020. I was floored with their quick response even though my date was still 8 months away! During the unraveling of Covid-19, our communication remained impeccable during such a stressing time; we were given weekly updates up until our province lockdown and we had to postpone with SKY Helicopters. Because we had no clue when life would resume to normal again, Shawn (our officiant) was determined to still make our special day happen since the date was sentimental to us. We were so touched! We followed the strict social distancing protocols and his words were so personalized and touching, I happy-cried throughout the whole ceremony. Also, our photographer, Erica Miller, offered a complimentary photography session which was awesome! We are so grateful for the commitment and hard work Young Hip and Married showed us, especially during this crazy time we’re all going though.Linda & Tony
Beth officiated for me and my newly married wife this September 6 along with the best photographer, Erica. Can’t thank them enough for this wonderful experience and everything! It’s one of our best decisions to choose Young Hip &Married!
Simple but perfect! It was really so random that we chose Young Hip & Married, but when we saw Beth and her introduction, immediately we contacted her. In the beginning, we only used emails to keep in touch, but she responded so quickly and understood everything me and my wife wanted. Even when our photographer accidentally couldn’t make it, she found us Erica, the nicest and prettiest photographer in the world! We’re really grateful for everything Young Hip & Married has done for us, and we will definitely recommend them to our friends if they want to get married in Canada!Freya & Jasmine
We’re a second time mature couple with 6 kids between us ages 16 to 23. We met with Peter La Grand and shared our love story. He made note of every detail including getting to know our family and friends via Facebook and email. We shared that there were some doubters, judgemental individuals who want what we have. He knocked it out of the park AKA CHURCH ! Those people were gob smacked. Subtle, classy and yet made a statement. Humour, romance and tradition was our design and Peter delivered. See you again, Peter we will be in touch!Deborah & Scott
My wife and I had a great experience with Young Hip and Married for our wedding in September. We had the pleasure to work with Shawn to prepare for our day. Shawn’s process is very collaborative, with online meetings, document sharing the ceremony text, and he helped us create our vows. On the day of, Shawn made our day very special. He was very fun for our guests, and he has a clear and strong voice that all our guests could hear. Shawn helped guide my wife and I through the ceremony, helped keep us relaxed and made us look good. Shawn also looked Young and Hip 🙂 Thank you Shawn and I highly recommend Young Hip and Married to officiate your ceremony.Paolo & Stephanie
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!
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
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
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
We chose Young Hip & Married to perform our ceremony because a friend of ours had Shawn and they loved every moment working with him. We decided to meet with Kristen and from the moment we met with her we knew we wanted her to do our ceremony! She was fantastic throughout the entire planning process and always offered her help. She made our ceremony very special and related it to us and our story and there’s nothing we would’ve changed!Amy & Troy
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you for making the day exactly how we wanted! Your team of planners, officiants, and photographers are amazing.Chelanne & Chris
Jodi from Young Hip & Married was our officiant for our wedding in July 2019. We absolutely loved our experience of working with YH&M, particularly with Jodi. Everything was easy, organized and straight forward. A few months before the wedding, we met with Jodi over coffee and told her our story, where she made us feel comfortable right from the beginning. About a month before our ceremony, Jodi provided us with a customized ceremony script for us to review and it was amazing. She had captured our story so perfectly – it was a perfect balance of sweet and sentimental, but also funny and lighthearted.
On the day of the ceremony, Jodi was totally flexible for a last minute change to the ceremony location (weather related) and she had a calming presence which was so reassuring. The ceremony had its hiccups (nothing to do with Jodi), but she handled it all with ease. So many of our guests commented on how special and amazing our ceremony was – they (along with us) were so impressed with Jodi. I honestly am so thankful that we found YH&M and Jodi – selecting Jodi as our officiant was among the best decisions we made for our wedding!Rachel & Tom
Working with Young Hip and Married was such a wonderful and easy going experience. They provided tons of useful advice such as how to write the best vows and offered many options so that we could have a ceremony exactly how we envisioned! (Which in our case was a standing intimate ceremony with 8 of our family members) We had Jane as our officiant and she was absolutely lovely and made our wishes come to life.Alia & Shawn
Young Hip & Married made our elopement super easy to plan (which is why we wanted to elope in the first place – very little planning!). We were connected with our wonderful officiant, Layne Kilbreath, who helped us organize our ceremony and provided guidance on how to complete paperwork beforehand. Layne worked with us during the few months leading up to the big day and collaborated with us to design a unique and personal ceremony. Layne met us at Moraine Lake (our ceremony destination) the day of and he was very friendly, prepared, and well-matched to our personalities. This whole process has been such a positive experience! Nik and I had the wedding of our dreams, and we highly recommend Young Hip & Married.Katherine & Nikolaus
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
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
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
We had a very quick elopement (15min + 45min photo shoot) on a local beach outside of Vancouver. Shawn, our officiant, and Erica the photographer were awesome. Everything went smoothly, Shawn was a great speaker even though he had never met us, and Erica was very casual to work with afterwards for our photo shoot. We were lucky enough to have both of them available for our date with only about 2 months notice. Thanks guys!Andrew & Tara
- Beth was unbelievably amazing! She made the process of seamless, exciting, and personable. HIGHLY recommended her!Tiffany & Kiana
Jodi was awesome. She showed up on time, added in readings that we requested, and was really friendly. She made the whole process painless. Thank you!Alyssa & Grayson
I went back and forth about hiring YH&M for quite a while. It is a lot of money to spend on an officiant. Beth ended up being so much more than I wanted. She was super attentive and paid attention to every detail. It really showed in our script. It was perfect. Everyone absolutely adored how personal our ceremony was. It made our vows that much more special as well. Thank you so much Beth for everything. I will recommend you and YH&M to everyone <3Cortni & Dillon
Energetic, fun and organized! We were more than impressed with our officiant from YHM.Erika & Kelbey
We met this company at a wedding show. From first contact all the way to our big day, we have nothing but gratitude and praise to express. Professional, responsive, great value for money. Our thanks go particularly to Rebecca for her support and also Marilyn who was our officiant. She was high energy, genuine, fun, engaging, everything we had hoped for. Our guests absolutely loved all her personal touches and her humour! Merci mille fois for making our special event a night to cherish and remember.Hugo & Remi
YH&M made planning a wedding easy! From the first email I sent, communication was quick and friendly. Marilyn was super easy to get along with and very adaptable for the kind of ceremony we were looking for. We can’t say enough about Erica as our photographer; she was absolutely perfect! Can’t wait to see the photos!Emily & Whitney
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 could not be happier that we hired Shawn to be our wedding officiant! The whole process of working with him was a dream and he created the most amazing, personalized ceremony that we could have asked for. All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about how awesome he was and how they enjoyed the ceremony very much. Shawn genuinely cares about the couples he works with and is a true professional who is easy to work with, fun, and stylish. We highly recommend him for any wedding! Thank you Shawn!Justin & Johnnie
My husband and I met Jane at Young Hip & Married initially through our good friends. Jane was their officiant, and involved the entire wedding party from the get go. She thoughtfully reached out to each of us so that she could get to know her bride and groom better, and curate a perfect wedding ceremony for them. We were very impressed with Jane, and decided to reach out to her shortly after the wedding to discuss officiating ours! Through our discussions, we decided to try a marriage coaching session with Jane. After one session we saw the benefits, and signed up for four more. Jane covered some serious topics with us, many of which we wouldn’t have discussed in great detail otherwise. She created a comfortable atmosphere for both of us, and an environment where we could talk about anything. Our relationship with Jane has been incredibly special. As she got to know us better, she was able to craft the perfect ceremony that really reflected who we are. Our wedding day was perfect, and Jane played a huge part in that. I think a lot of people overlook the marriage coaching aspect of Young Hip & Married, but it equipped us with some essential skills we will be using for many years to come. Thank you, Jane! You have our highest recommendations!Mackenzie & Mike
What an incredible ceremony! Bobbi truly made our ceremony unique, fun and fabulous. Would not have changed a thing!!Jennifer
- Our wedding was better than we imagined. Denise and Emily played a huge part in that. Despite a couple of hiccups with some guests arriving late and slight change in location of the ceremony, Denise and Emily were so gracious and helpful. Thanks guys for making our dream wedding a reality!!Milena & Jordan
We are so happy that we went with YH&M for our wedding. The ceremony is such a special part and the ability to have an officiant that helps tailor the ceremony to who you are as a couple with the ability to say what you want to say is important. Erika Enns was our officiant and we knew from our first meeting that she was perfect for us. She was so easy to talk to, super friendly and we loved her energy. Being able to work on a wedding script with her was easy and all the tips and links she provided were really helpful when it came to making our ceremony personal to us. Thank you for being a part of our special day!Felicia & Ryan
Jane was amazing. Throughout the whole process she was a treat to work with and really added to our perfect day.Alex & Cody
- 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
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
I would highly recommend Young Hip & Married to anyone looking for an incredible elopement in a stress-free environment. They make the experience feel so personalized! Thank you for an incredible day!Carly & Colin
We had an idea of location and time but it just wasn’t working with the vendors they had available (or to have them travel to us was very expensive). Instead of giving up after a lot of email back and forth, they offered an alternative that worked perfectly! We were matched to an officiant and a photographer who made sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted! We were originally supposed to get married in April 2020, but had to postpone due to COVID. Throughout a very difficult time for a lot of vendors and couples, they remained professional and made sure we had options and eventually had our perfect wedding, exactly how we wanted it. The patience, quick response time, options available, and overall attitude towards weddings and marriage made the experience for us super easy and fun. I’ve recommended them to everyone I know who is getting married!Janey & Kyle
We can’t thank Young Hip & Married and Jonathan enough for all their help on our special day. Young Hip & Married was always punctual with email responses and reassured and answered all our questions. My husband and I are eternally grateful for Jonathan (our Officiant). He exudes friendliness and love and made every effort to get to know us and tailor our ceremony to us. His questions and style of getting to know us was perfect and we had so much fun filling out the questionnaire for our ceremony. We cannot count the number of compliments we received about our ceremony. Our guests complimented how fun, personal, and succinct it was. Guests said it was the most fun ceremony they have ever been to. Thank you Young Hip & Married!Amanda & Daniel
- We are deeply grateful for the beautiful ceremony that you gave us and for the lovely way that you connected with my family. It was such a special evening.The decision to do the official ceremony with you before our party next year was so spontaneous that neither of us really knew what to expect. We both felt very honoured by how seriously you took us and surprised by how emotional we became upon hearing your beautiful speech. Even though we barely know one another, you managed to capture the way that we feel about one another perfectly. Neither of us will forget you or that evening.Truly, anybody who has the chance to be married by you is a lucky person!Claire & Bodo
- Lani, we just wanted to send you a note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our absolutely perfect day. Our ceremony would not have been what it was without your direction and influence, and we are so so SO happy with how it all came together. We knew when we met you that your attitude and all-around joyful personality would make you the perfect person to marry us, and we were so right.Our wedding party has been gushing about you since the rehearsal, and SO many people have told us it was the most beautiful and funny ceremony they’ve ever witnessed. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You helped make our wedding everything we could have dreamed and more.Endless thank-yous, especially for doing this on your birthday.Michelle & Jackson
Rebecca from Young Hip & Married arranged our ceremony in Vancouver, we came from Australia. Fantastic to deal with, nothing was too much trouble. Our celebrant, Marilyn was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family to celebrate and formalize over 22 years together. Thank you all, Toni, Lindy, and family.Toni & Belinda
Absolutely fantastic! I had no idea the ceremony could be so fun! Brian really got to know us and made the ceremony perfect. Our guests thought he was an old friend and absolutely loved it. As did we. Thank you SO MUCH!!Lisa & Jaime
Our experience with YH&M was great – from booking to the day of the ceremony, they were professional and made the whole experience totally stress-free. We especially had a wonderful experience with Jane (our officiant) and Emily (our photographer)! Jane, our officiant, was organized, thoughtful and supportive throughout the whole process from booking to the day. She made everything so easy by communicating with us before the ceremony, and guided a smooth ceremony on the day. Emily, our photographer, made us feel comfortable from the get go, even though we tend to be camera shy folks! She gave us direction and made us feel totally at ease on the day, and we couldn’t have been more grateful! She provided us with a sneak peek of our photos promptly, and they turned out perfectly. Thank you YH&M, Jane and Emily for making our day so special!Jessica & Eric
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
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
We’re a little late to the review party here, having been married in May, but we wanted to give a shout out to Peter La Grand + YH&M. We had originally planned for a 100-ish person wedding, but COVID-19 had other ideas. Thusly, we ended up having an outdoor elopement with 7 guests. Peter was easy to communicate with throughout the whole process, including the transition to the elopement. We enjoyed the relaxed nature of the ceremony planning process. We started by meeting Peter for a beer, where he informally asked us questions about us as a couple and as individuals. From there, we each filled out a survey with more questions. The result was a personalized, fun and upbeat ceremony. Our guests loved the ceremony – typical wedding ceremonies can be a little “cookie cutter,” but ours was the opposite. Peter did such an amazing job that some people thought he was a personal friend of ours! All in all Peter and YH&M helped us create a magical day, despite some major adjustments due to the pandemic. We couldn’t be happier with how things turned out and HIGHLY recommend both Peter and YH&M.Oliver & Elisabeth
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
We had Jason Frizzell as our officiant and he was fantastic! Very personalized ceremony, he had a very similar sense of humour to us and everything went smoothly. Would definitely recommend! Yes, they are a premium service but you get fully customized service! 100% recommended.Emma & Khalen
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
Jodi was incredible. She made our ceremony so personalized. We had a Star Wars wedding and you can tell she did a lot of research. I cannot thank her enough for how amazing it was. She even dressed up as a Jedi. Our guests said it was the best and most funny ceremony they have ever been to. She was great at keeping everyone focused and on time as well. Highly recommend!April & Jonathan
Jane was amazing!!! Such a personalized and unique ceremony tailored to our needs/event. On time, professional and open to couple’s input! Would recommend over and over!Alisha & Jesse
Coco and I just wanted to say thank you again for being a part of the wedding and helping to make it such a success. We had so much great feedback about the whole wedding; it was a great night. You did an awesome job of being in the moment and helping us through the day.David & Coco
We commend them for the exceptional services we received in the midst of the Covid Pandemic 2020!!Lynn & Peter
It was a pleasure working with Jane and having her officiate our wedding. She has a calming presence which put us at ease, making it much easier to say our vows. We loved her words and would definitely recommend her.Kajal & Ian
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
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
Amazing Ceremony! One of the comments I heard the most during our reception was how amazing our ceremony was. Everyone was at one time laughing and crying at our story and how personalized the ceremony was to our personalities and relationship. Kadee is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend her and the team at Young Hip and Married and their Rockin’ Wedding Package to anyone looking for get married and have a memorable and tailored ceremony. Thank you!Jennifer & Stuart
I definitely recommend Young Hip & Married to officiate any wedding. The gentleman we had was awesome gearing our wedding to us. The company is really awesome at making sure you are comfortable with who they set you up with. They take the time to get to know you as a couple. Our officiant was professional but friendly and flexible.Tammy & Robert
We had Beth Carlson-Malena as an officiant and had an unbelievable mountaintop wedding via helicopter. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We highly recommend that anyone who isn’t interested in a traditional wedding do this.Kenneth & Courtney
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
We wanted a small and intimate wedding while on holiday in Vancouver and a quick search online brought up Young Hip & Married. So, we did our research on them and we couldn’t find a bad word about them, just an absolute abundance of positivity. On the day, we were blessed to have Shawn as our officiant; he instantly put us at ease and the ceremony was delightful. He is all around fantastic at his job and we felt honoured to have him perform the wedding. We also had Emily as our photographer. When originally looking at her previous work, I was drawn to her dark artistic style. We decided to choose Emily for that reason. On the day, Emily made us feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and as if no one else was around. It was a beautiful and bright day, so I was intrigued to see how the photos would turn out. We couldn’t be happier with the final product. It felt like a total contrast to what previous work we had seen but with her own unique artistic style. She is a truly talented professional. A massive thank you to everyone that made our day so special.Mat & Joanna
We bought the elopement and photography package. Kadee was an amazing officiant. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Erica, the photographer was great as well. They made our wedding very special! They showed up on time, were very accommodating and responsive leading up to the ceremony and after. Would highly recommend them!Shanthi & Akhilesh
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
The team, starting from the enquiry till the marriage, addressed all of our queries and concerns so personally, which really makes you feel very comfortable in a situation when you are making one of the biggest life decisions. These people are great people and they know what they do and the importance of such events. We opted for their elopement plan and that was exactly what we expected and, in fact, more than that. We were very nervous and unsure how things would go but they took care of everything so well. Our initial contact was Rebecca and she answered all of our queries so well and made us feel very comfortable that we were with the right people. When it came to the final day, we met Kadee as our officiant and in a simple word I can say she is excellent.
Kadee was our officiant. She helped us in finalizing the venue and we chose Third Beach and Stanley Park. She also asked two ladies at the beach to be witnesses for our ceremony. The company communicated very well and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. They got back to us for our queries very fast. Thank you Young Hip and Married for being a part of our new journey, especially Rebecca and Kadee 🙂Ravi & Gurveer
The whole experience with YH&M was seamless. From initial contact, to meeting with our officiant Jodi, to the wedding itself. Everything was easy and they maintained great communication throughout. Jodi did a fantastic job with our ceremony and she was a pleasure to work with. She helped coach us through putting together the ceremony to make it unique to us, and was also able to make it bilingual for our Spanish-speaking family. Overall a great experience through and through!Alejandra & Cameron
Personable, friendly and exactly what we were looking for! We absolutely loved working with the YH&M team. Rich was also incredible, making sure that the ceremony truly reflected our individual style and exactly what we wanted. He was personable and lovely to work with. I would highly recommend working with Rich and the team!Brittney & Jared
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
As a company, Young Hip and Married have a quick response time and excellent communication. We opted for the Rockin’ Wedding package which was reasonably priced and really comprehensive. Kadee, our officiant, was wonderful. She got to know us, and wrote and delivered a wonderful service that felt true to our relationship. She was professional, organized, communicative, and fun and we feel lucky to have had her marry us!Matina & Kit
I highly recommend YHM! I want to send a huge thank you to Layne and Deanna for being so kind to us on our big day. You guys made us laugh, you were so easy to work with and we are so incredibly thankful to have found this company. YHM walked us through our vow training, they officiated our wedding AND they provided photography. I can’t recommend enough.Christina & Cole
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
Thank you so much, Young Hip & Married for helping to make our wedding such a seamless experience. We went with the elopement package and it worked out perfectly. Our officiant was Peter La Grand and I can’t recommend him enough. After the ceremony a family member told me he was the best officiant they’ve seen perform a wedding. Our photographer was Amber Leigh Photography and she was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable and from the preview pictures, took beautiful shots. Thanks again!Kendra & Sean
From the second we met with Denise, we knew that we made the right decision. The whole experience was the perfect amount of “laid back” that we were looking for but also very professional. The ceremony was my husband and my very favourite part of the entire day and we owe that to Young Hip and Married. We are so thankful that we went with them and 100 percent recommend them!Tania & Zac
I loved the short ceremony Shawn performed for my daughter’s wedding. It was touching, inspiring and unique. And Erica was a fabulous wedding photographer. I would highly recommend them as a team!Nala Henkel-Aislinn
When we decided to get married, we were looking for something unique to commemorate US. The team at Young Hip and Married made it very easy from the get go. They were fun, and made our wedding experience very personal.Eesha & Rajan
I just wanted to personally say how wonderful Jodi was. We renewed our vows with her in a creek in Canmore Alberta on Sept 08, 2018. She was amazing!!!
For a unique wedding- this is the perfect choice. There are a lot of older Justices of the Peace that are just not speaking to our generation, so we called Young Hip & Married. We wanted someone who would give us a nice ceremony but fun enough to marry us in a creek in Canmore, Alberta. Thank you Jodi!Carie & Brad
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
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
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We truly can’t thank Erika and YH&M enough for all they have done for our special day! From the moment we got in touch with YH&M, they have been nothing but helpful and professional, and got us in touch with the amazing Erika! Erika truly listened to our story and seemed excited to be able to retell it, and you could see it in her work. She told our love story as if it were that of a movie and engrossed the whole room making them feel as though they were living our story with us rather than listening from a far. Leaving our guests all complimenting her and our romantic, “perfectly you” ceremony! Erika was eager to help and make any additions we had; she was friendly, helpful and professional! And in regards to our ever changing wedding due to COVID, YH&M as well as Erika never wavered in their help and support! We are so happy with our wedding and thank YH&M so much!!Angelica & Ryan
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
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
Shawn Miller was the officiant at my brother’s wedding as well as a good friend’s wedding about 5 years ago; his charisma and style left a lasting impression on my now husband and I. While planning our wedding years later, we had the pleasure of attending quite a few weddings, so we kept our eyes open for a great officiant but none could compare to Shawn that we had seen years ago. When we met with him the first time, he made us feel relaxed and comfortable; it was an easy choice. He took the time to get to know us and craft a ceremony that felt personal to the both of us. Furthermore, he offered us both help with writing our vows. Shawn did not disappoint; our ceremony was amazing and we had numerous people ask us how we found him! We would highly recommend his services; you won’t regret it!!Jenna & Doug
Bobbi was professional but you felt like you were also talking to a friend. She was lovely!!Beth
Kadee was very professional and her personalized speech was very touching and a great addition to the ceremony. She took the time to speak with close friends and family to make the ceremony more interesting, and very memorable and heartfelt for us and our family and friends.Pedram & Pegah
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 booked the Helicopter Elopement Package through Young Hip & Married 8 months prior to our wedding day. Kadee was our wedding officiant and reached out to us instantly. Kadee was everything we wanted. Kadee really took the time to get to know myself and my husband and by doing that she wrote us the perfect vows. I remember the first time I read the vows I was blown away; they were perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Kadee for getting to know us; it made our special day that much more special. Thank you Young Hip & Married for making our Helicopter Elopement one of the best days of our lives! It was absolutely perfect. Your staff are amazing and we couldn’t have asked for better people to be a part of our special day.Alaysha & Darren
My husband and I were looking for an officiant that was thoughtful, organized and fun. Shawn is that person and we were lucky to get him. All of the suggestions from Shawn and Young Hip & Married really made the ceremony run smoothly and feel unique to us! We got many compliments from our guests and family afterwords. Thank you Shawn for such a wonderful experience. And thanks for getting us married!Ashleigh & Greg
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 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
YHM were wonderful to work with and were great at rolling with the punches when our wedding dates and details were altered by COVID-19. Peter La Grand was our officiant and he was really awesome, a great listener, and did a great job writing a unique script for himself at the ceremony that honoured our history and requests.Sterling & Ara
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
Jonathan was an amazing officiant. We had a beautiful ceremony at Berkeley Church and Jonathan made our ceremony personalized and with some flare. Thank you Young Hip and Married for helping to create the perfect wedding for us.Sarah & Michael
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
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
- We wanted to say thank you so much for your help and patience.We had a great experience with Young Hip & Married and especially with you, Rich!Rich, you were an awesome officiant for us and did such a great ceremony! We really enjoyed every second of it. You found great words even though we didn’t really know each other. But it was just perfect! We just couldn’t have had a better day.Damaris & Tim
YH&M were effortless to deal with. Thank you for being part of our “pop-up” wedding!John & Arwen
Kadee was perfect in every way – respectful and cognizant of time and venue. Her follow up was also amazing. I highly recommend Young Hip & Married, and specifically, Kadee, to everyone.Christy L
- 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
Young Hip & Married are incredible!! We hired them for our elopement in Vancouver last month and they made every aspect of it honestly so enjoyable and easy. Erika Enns was our officiant and she was THE BEST, taking the little details of our relationship and bringing them into the ceremony which made it all the more special. Thank you so much Erika and team for helping us have our dream wedding day and for sharing it with us! If you’re getting married and looking for an incredible officiant, hire these guys!Mallory & Shane
It was purely an amazing experience. Shawn definitely sets the mood and experience we seriously couldn’t ask for more. If you to-be newlyweds are looking for a unique, warm experience and if the support and words from an officiant are important to your day then please share your wedding with them! You won’t regret it!Kat & Corey
Shawn officiated our wedding ceremony and we were blessed with his bright and positive energy, as well as the depth of feeling in his words. He shared from his heart and touched everyone in a way that made us feel very connected to each other and to the land on which we were married. We have so much gratitude for having Shawn and his beautiful wife Erica be a part of our special day – many thanks now and forever!Amanda
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 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
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
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 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
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
Erika, you were an amazing officiant and we we’re so happy you were the one to officiate our marriage! You were so accommodating due to the weather and the schedule changes and still provided us with a special ceremony that didn’t feel rushed. You really helped validate our vows and unite us as one and shared a sense of humour with the sea planes going by! We wouldn’t have had it any other way! Thank you for creating a moment in time that we will never forget! You are the best!!Sarah & Joe
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
We had Shawn as our officiant. Shawn was awesome – we loved the ceremony draft he made for us and he really made the day about my husband and I. Our family mentioned that Shawn did a phenomenal job and they really enjoyed his personality. Some family members even said they wish they had somebody like him for their wedding. Shawn helped us with our vows. When he double booked himself he apologised and sent a co-worker in his place for the rehearsal. Shawn’s coworker Denise did so good and was so helpful. The company is awesome and has many choices for officiants and we loved how they personalized everything around my husband and I. Definitely recommend them.Samantha & Sean
- We were definitely happy we went with Young Hip & Married and we would recommend them 1000% to anyone looking to get married. We had to plan our ceremony on short notice and they were able to accommodate the date and location we wanted, as well as a few last minute tweaks to the ceremony. The vow writing course was very useful and helped make our vows all the more meaningful. Shawn and Erica are a great team and they will help make your big day so sweet and memorable.Grace & Pauric
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
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.
- 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 used Young Hip & Married for our wedding in September. We were so happy with the way they could customize our ceremony to be EXACTLY what we wanted and nothing we didn’t! They wanted to know about us as a couple, how did we meet, big adventures we had been on together and what words we would use to sum up our relationship. Then from there they put together exactly what we wanted for our special day! It was amazing! I highly reccomend Young Hip & Married.Crystal & Curtis
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
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
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
- My husband and I are beyond happy with our decision to have hired Young Hip and Married for our wedding this past May. We had the privilege of having Kristen O as our officiant, and she was amazing. She checked in with us leading up to our wedding. Our ceremony was not the generic boring wedding ceremony I’ve experienced; it was personable and reflected us as a couple. If you are thinking of choosing Young Hip and Married for your wedding, don’t double guess yourself and just do it. It was one of, if not the best decision of our wedding planning process.Kristen, you are amazing! We were so lucky to have you. Thank you so much! Our day was absolutely amazing ♥️♥️ You were fabulous!Shayla Fraser
We were planning to do a small yet special ceremony! As we were researching ideas, we came across Young Hip & Married! And I am extremely glad we found them! We did a helicopter elopement with Erika as our officiant and Erica as our photographer. The whole experience was so amazing, and exceeded our expectations by far. We couldn’t be happier with our ceremony. Everybody at Young Hip & Married did a great job! The helicopter ride was very beautiful and we landed by a beautiful lake and got married there! Looking at the photos and videos, it is everything we wanted! We recommend Young Hip & Married to everyone who is looking for a unique and romantic experience for their ceremony.Mehrnoosh & Zephyr
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 were married this past weekend by Young Hip & Married and it was perfect! As a 40-something couple from the US, we wanted to elope somewhere other than Las Vegas. We appreciated from the initial contact, and every inquiry after, communication was timely and informative. YH&M is very customer oriented and provided helpful, detailed information. They made the process simple and stress-free. Thank you Rebecca for keeping us informed and up to date! We purchased the Elopement & Photography package. Shawn Miller was our officiant and he was excellent. Shawn was effervescent and hospitable. Our guests appreciated Shawn spoke loudly so all could hear the ceremony and feel part of the experience. Our ceremony was meaningful, yet simple, which is exactly what we wanted. Our photographs were taken by Clint Bargen and they came out amazing! Our experience with Young Hip & Married was excellent! I wouldn’t change a thing.
What a great experience. Shawn arrived early and took charge of organizing our crew. Everything went better than we expected. Highly recommend!!Thea & Mark
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!
Hitting speed-bumps are a natural and sometimes common occurrence when planning a wedding, but our officiant Erika and the entire team at Young Hip and Married, really went the extra mile to take care of us! Erika was unbelievably amazing! Personable, professional, and prompt. She took the time to really get to know us and made sure that our ceremony was the best representation of us as a couple. The best part was the love our friends and family expressed afterwards for the presentation and delivery of our story – some friends even left with the intention of hiring YH&M as one of their vendors! Our only wish would be to have had Erika stay for the reception for a celebratory drink for making our day perfect! Thank you Erika and YH&M – you’re the best!
Erika, we wanted to reach out to you to thank you for doing such an amazing job for us and in such a short amount of time! We honestly had multiple friends and family come up to us afterwards and say how great of a job you did and how much they liked you. After the ceremony, one of the couples even took note of YH&M because they thought you did such a good job and so they might want to go with you for their wedding!Sean & Kelsey
We had been exploring different wedding ideas for 12 years and decided that an elopement would be perfectly us. Nearly overwhelmed by the organizing, I found Young Hip & Married online. Communication was prompt with the positive attitude of “oh yes we can!” Our Officiant Brian Pankratz was really good at listening to our story and tailoring a script. Everything was organized within 10 days and we loved our wedding! Thank you Young Hip & Married❤️Lisa & Brent
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
My husband and I were married by Kadee and she was great! She worked with us beforehand to make our ceremony script more personal. She was warm and welcoming and kept us from feeling awkward or nervous at the actual ceremony too (even when we forgot our rings for a minute and a squirrel tried to attack our cake).Kim & Alistair
We highly recommend YH&M! The entire team has been incredibly supportive and communicative during the covid19 pandemic. We had to postpone our original wedding plans and we decided to reschedule last minute and the YH&M team worked with us to make everything happen. Gerry, our officiant, was calm, flexible, and supportive during our entire time working with YH&M. He wrote a beautiful wedding script with impeccable attention to detail based off of communication between emails and meeting with us once in person. Thank you for everything!Josh & Stephanie
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
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
Erika did a wonderful job as our officiant. She got to know us and put together a wonderful speech on our special day. Very professional, reliable, and a pleasure to work with. We strongly recommend this company.Brianne & Bryan
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
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
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
Getting married is stressful, however you plan to do it. Finding Young Hip and Married made it so much easier for us. They guided us through all the steps like the pros they are, were very responsive and accommodating throughout, and on the day, our officiant (Kadee) and photographer (Erica) were both super wonderful and supportive. I really have no idea how we would have gotten through it without them. I can’t recommend this whole service more; you’d be crazy not to use them! Also, if you are eloping, the helicopter package was well worth it, for many reasons not in the least the great story and photos to pass along to friends and family. Good luck!Jonathan & Sunny
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
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
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
We had a 10/10 experience with Young Hip & Married! There was many bumps along the road with planning our wedding and Shawn was incredible with being super accommodating for us and planned and preformed an absolutely magically ceremony for us! We could not have been more pleased with our experience. We would 100% recommend to anyone looking for Young Hip & Married to marry them!Rebecca & Tanner
- Our big day will never be one to forget thanks to YH&M! Right from the beginning we had the pleasure of dealing with Jackie-Deane. She got excited when we showed excitement, she made us feel at ease with the process our helicopter elopement, and was super helpful with the abundance of questions we had. Beth was our officiant, and let us tell you we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! She too was full of personality, and created such a beautiful script (right from a questionnaire!!) for our intimate ceremony at Widgeon Creek. Our photographer, Erica, was amazing. Despite feeling awkward when taking photos (we’re not ones to pose for mushy gushy photos) she had us laughing throughout, and even though awkward we felt comfortable. We couldn’t have asked for a better crew from YH&M to make our helicopter elopement the best day we could imagine during a pandemic! Now we fully understand why people say your wedding day is the best day of your life. 150% recommend YH&M for your wedding day. We will be talking about this for the rest of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are SO damn happy!Katarina & Meaghan
AWESOME! My husband and I chose their officiant Jonathan Manafo to perform our ceremony and we cannot say enough about what a gem of a human he is! We totally clicked with him right off the bat and really enjoyed getting to know him in the lead up to our big day. He did such a great job capturing our story to share with our friends and family, and really made the ceremony fun, breezy, funny and super special / unique to us. The whole experience absolutely rocked. Thanks again Jonathan!N & A
Lise did a fantastic job for us. Our celebration was small and unique. She met with us to get to know us in advance, had us fill in a questionnaire to get more detail and put together a beautiful ceremony that was warm and loving. Several of our guests mentioned it was the nicest ceremony they had ever been to. Lise has many talents including being a dance instructor so we asked her to stay to do a little lesson with the group and it got everyone up out of their chairs and dancing and laughing and we all had a wonderful time!!Carrie & Vern
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
Young Hip and Married was really accommodating especially during COVID and all of the changes that came with it. Erika was our officiant and we can’t say enough amazing things about her.Alecia & Giles
Amazing. From start to finish it was exactly what we were looking for. Erica and Shawn were fun professional, knowledgeable and a dream to work with. Worth every penny and a memory to last. Did I mention we were married in a helicopter orbiting above Vancouver? Yep, they made that happen. Thank you very much you cooky kids; you did awesome.Sean
We had Rich as our officiant and I absolutely love how smooth our ceremony went. He is very flexible. The YH&M team are very accommodating with all of my inquiries from beginning to end. Rich also gave us a what I would say a quick lesson on the do’s in a ceremony and also gave us freedom to play around with how we want things to go down. From wedding vows to my desire to walk into an aisle even if it’s just an elopement. I would love to have them again in my renewal of vows!Frances & Jason
This was, by far, the best avenue we could’ve taken for our wedding! Erika was an exceptional officiant who kept in contact with us from day one, made sure everything we wanted was included in the ceremony, and even made it as minimalist as possible for my husband when it came to his speaking parts! Our wedding was a surprise, so no one knew it was happening, and Erika blended in with the crowd with ease and played her part perfectly, even with a few wondering stares! We are so, so, happy with Young Hip and Married, and would recommend them in a heartbeat to personalize your wedding and make it a truly special day!Eleni & Regan
This team is amazing. From the first video message from Rebecca, all the way through to thanking Marilyn for doing such an amazing ceremony, Young Hip and Married made getting married the easiest part of our Big Day. Thank you all so very much and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Young Hip & Married Team to anyone looking for someone to help them tie the knot.Kyle & Fiona
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!
Jane did an amazing job at our wedding! Even our friends who interacted with her found her very friendly.Althea & Seth
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
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
- 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
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
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
Best day ever! Young Hip and Married made everything so easy, and were very professional. Our wedding day was so much fun. Lauren and Erica were the best. I would highly recommend YH&M and the helicopter elopement to anybody wanting to elope!S & T
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
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
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
- 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 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
The team at Young Hip & Married were such a pleasure to work with! Erika, our officiant, and Rebecca in customer relations were quick to respond to all our questions about the big day and made us feel prepared and at ease! My husband and I loved every second of our special day and we highly recommend Young Hip & Married!!Kinga & Nicolas
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
I highly recommend Young Hip & Married! We planned our Vancouver wedding from out of town but that was never a challenge. The office and our officiant Kristen were always very responsive and happy to answer our questions. Most importantly, our guests and us had a blast during the ceremony! Couldn’t have done it without this lot!
Thank you so much, Kristen! We received lots of compliments on the ceremony, so that was definitely all you! We were on tip toes when you spoke of our story, all ears!
Finally, I especially enjoined the little banter you and Toby had during the rehearsal, over which hand to use for the exchange of rings. Such a true demonstration of professionalism!
Thank you for everything!Ruth & Tobias
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.
- Young Hip and Married made our wedding experience easy going and friendly, like planning dinner with your best friends. Our wedding day went off without a hitch and our officiant was lovely and accommodating. We had an elopement style wedding, and although we hadn’t met Jodi before our wedding day, she was a delight and did a great job of dispelling our nerves before the ceremony. Communication with the Young Hip and Married team was fast and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in the Calgary area.Kiah & Aaron
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
Shawn and the rest of the Young Hip & Married Team were an absolute dream to work with!! We are still buzzing from our big day. Thanks for making our elopement in the woods so very special! I would highly recommend the Young Hip & Married team and eloping/micro weddings to all! Shawn was the most chill and down to earth officiant! He was the perfect fit to marry my hubby and I. Thanks again for everything you did!Taryn & Daniel
Our officiant, Shawn, was so supportive and inspiring leading up to and during our elopement! He made our ceremony so fun and easy going! Until today all of our guests keep commenting on how much they enjoyed Shawn’s words and the energy he brought into our special day! Thank you so much again!!! My husband and I would highly recommend this organization to anyone getting married! You won’t regret it 🙂Daniella & Mark
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 had the joy of having Beth as our officiant this past weekend. By far her ceremony was the most talked about part of our day. She had us all laughing, crying and feeling all the love. Perfection ❤Jessica & Brian
Our wedding experience was wonderful! We flew by helicopter to an area in the mountains that was so special for our ceremony. We had a wonderful time; thank you so much for making our special day so momentous!!Maria & Kurt
What we love about YH&M is that they were very responsive. They responded quickly to our questions and emails, and were very professional throughout. They got back to us within the day and we’ve set our date with them easily. That wasn’t easy, considering we had booked them a week prior to our wedding! My husband and I got the elopement package, simply because we wanted it very small and intimate. But just because it was small and intimate, they didn’t make it any less special. Erika Enns was our officiant and she prepared a short and nice message during the ceremony. What made it beautiful was that we were able to say our own vows for each other, and she made sure that the small ceremony was really just about the two of us. They handled all our details very well, and I could not commend them more for how quick and responsive they are considering how short of a time frame we gave them. Our marriage certificate was done in a couple of weeks too! Thank you YH&M team!Carlo & Marie Christel
We want to pass along a sincere thank you to YHM & especially, Jonathan, for making our day perfect. Jonathan delivered a ceremony that was eloquent, personable, and jovial. He was able to mix seriousness with humour and without knowing the guests in attendance, made them feel like he knew us for years. We were so pleased with his performance and cannot thank him enough for being a part of our big day.Chris & Samantha
- The BEST way to elope! Young Hip and Married made our elopement amazing and surpassed all of our expectations!Jayme & Brandon
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!
Erika was our officiant and I cannot say enough good things about her; she was incredible. She made everything so comfortable and easy for everyone it felt like I had known her forever. She was extremely prompt with communication and any edits I had to the writing were changed immediately without any problems. She was there for the rehearsal which was wonderful and was able to tell everyone where to go and run though it all which was a huge relief. The writing was wonderful – short and sweet but was also packed with a ton of emotion and meaning. She really took our story and made it personal (which was exactly what we asked for). Everyone was laughing and crying and everyone had something good to say about Erika. Highly recommend to anyone.Maria & Nigel
So glad we came across this company to marry my husband and I. We loved our officiant, Kadee! She made us feel so comfortable and had a great sense of humor which made the crowd laugh. My husband and I are very happy with how our ceremony turned out. I definitely recommend Young Hip & Married!Amirah & Rusty
Kadee was incredibly kind, easy to work with, and always responsive. She made this experience very pleasant.Kaitlin & Aleem
We had Beth as our officiant for our wedding this summer. She was fabulous! We met her at a coffee shop to see if it was a right fit for us and she was. Beth was very communicative via email and she was very flexible with our rehearsal. She prepared a fantastic ceremony based on our survey responses and responses from our friends. We received many compliments on our ceremony. We highly recommend Beth and the team!Darren & Shauna
Shawn Miller was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Not only did he hike up the mountain with us, but he provided us with the most beautiful ceremony filled with touching sentiments and made the experience very personal for us. I highly recommend him.Shana & Kevin
I can’t express how much I recommend this company. From the first email to the wedding itself and everything in between, they have been friendly, helpful and all around amazing. My husband and I wanted to do something absolutely different and wild, asking 9 of our close friends to hike Dog Mountain on Seymour at sunrise to witness us get married. When I wrote the email to Young Hip & Married about what we envisioned our wedding day to look like, they didn’t even hesitate to accommodate our insane request. Our wedding was perfect! I can’t thank Shawn enough for waking up at 3:00am, meeting us on the mountain at 4:15am and hiking to the lookout with all of us. This gratitude we feel can’t be put into words. Good on you for creating such an amazing company! Obviously our crazy wedding has caught some attention amongst our peers and I’ve been singing the highest praises about Young Hip & Married! Use them! They’re the best!Caitlin & Christophe
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
Jane Halton was an excellent, efficient, very professional wedding officiant. Our wedding was everything we wanted. The service was what we wanted, and Jane arranged everything perfectly.Sharon & Libby
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
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
Rhona from Young Hip & Married put together an amazing ceremony for us. She took the time to get to know us and always kept in touch with us. Our families thought she did an amazing job with the ceremony. I felt like I knew Rhona very well before even meeting her face to face. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.Jenn & Scott
Kadee Smedley from Young Hip & Married did an AMAZING JOB as our officiant. She was responsive to our emails during the planning phases, she wrote us a wonderful introduction to our vows that really captured our love and who we were. While we did not meet in person until the actual day, we could not have been more pleased with her services. She even found our parents to get their information for the license while we were getting our photos taken! She printed up our vows so we did not have to worry about getting them to the ceremony. We had a zero stress experience working with her and would highly recommend her and Young Hip & Married to anyone in search of an officiant!Sybil & Jason
Young Hip & Married were absolutely fantastic! We wanted to have a personalized ceremony without the added pressure of writing our own vows so we worked with Jason Frizzell and created the most awesome “ultimate re-up” vows. Jason also suggested adding a poem about love and dogs since our two Great Danes were part of our wedding party. It couldn’t have been more perfect! Thank you so much for making our day so much more special!Dana & Alex
We were completely thrilled to learn Shawn would officiate our wedding when we first contacted Young Hip and Married! My fiancé and I knew we wanted something a little different, more personal and completely unique for our ceremony and Shawn definitely delivered! We are so pleased with how the whole ceremony went; he created a personalized “story” to start off the ceremony and encouraged and helped us both write out own vows. I will admit I was hesitant with this at first but with Shawn’s guidance and support, I am so happy we did! Shawn helped us make this ceremony our own by helping us arrange a cask tapping – accentuating it with a personalized message relating love, partnership and family…to beer!! He truly was a pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend him and this organization enough. Thank you so much Shawn for helping our wedding visions come to life!!Cassandra
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
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 just wanted to say thank you again! Kristen made our ceremony perfect.Brittany and Thomas
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
Jodi was great! We were very comfortable with her from the onset of our first meeting and she was easy to work with as we planned our big day! She was well prepared, she listened to the details of our relationship in our early discussions and as a result, she nailed her initial draft of how the ceremony would unfold. On the day prior and the day of, Jodi took control of the rehearsal and helped keep the calm in advance of the ceremony. Also, Rebecca, who was our initial point of contact was extremely responsive and helped create additional excitement which made us more engaged in the process. Overall, though Young Hip and Married was slightly more expensive than the other vendors we interviewed, we felt that the value provided substantiated the slightly higher cost and then some and would we strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a seamless experience. Well done!Jackie & Scott
“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
Thank you so much Erika (& the rest of the YHM team)!! Appreciate your flexibility and patience especially in this crazy time. Unreal service!! Again, from the bottom of our hearts…thank you!!! Appreciate it all.Laurenz & Amanda
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
- 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
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
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
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Shawn was incredible to work with and we cannot recommend him and Young Hip & Married enough! Shawn was the very first vendor we booked (about a year and a half in advance) before a dress, flowers, coordinator, or anything else. I had seen him in action at another wedding and knew he was the perfect person to marry us. Right from our initial meeting, Shawn made us so at ease and we felt like old friends just catching up over donuts at Cartems. He took real time to get to know us and ask meaningful questions. The process leading up to the wedding was fun and easy.
Shawn walked us through our rehearsal and calmed our nerves. On the day of the wedding, the ceremony he delivered for us was personalized, eloquent, meaningful, romantic, lighthearted, and fun all at once. It perfectly captured the essence of “us” in a way that even we couldn’t have put into words.
Our guests were also blown away! We had more than a few people ask us how long we had known each other, thinking that we were lifelong friends since he captured us and our story so well. My personal favourite comment from a guest was “his voice spoke to my soul.” Shawn indeed has a unique brand of gravitas mixed with humour, authenticity, and a genuine love for LOVE!
Shawn, we cannot thank you enough for the beauty and laughs you brought to our day. THANK YOU!Paige & Jamie
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
Shawn made the process so simple and easy. We received nothing but compliments with his services, everyone loved it. He told a story, our story and it meant a lot to family and friends. Thanks for everything Shawn!Miles & Nicole
- 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
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
Truly awesome job Jason did for the wedding. He was always on time for appts and very punctual. Handles himself in a professional manner while making sure to have some humour along the way. I would recommend him to anyone; he made the day very special.Jason & Lindsey
We had a wonderful experience with Young Hip & Married. The officiant who we chose, Lani, did an amazing job ensuring that our ceremony was perfect for us. She was caring and personable and her enthusiasm was infectious. She really went above and beyond everything we expected!Mallory & Lukasz
We had such an amazing experience with Young Hip & Married! We contacted them not quite knowing what we wanted for our ceremony, but knew we wanted it to be more personalized to suit us and tell our story. Jodi at Young Hip & Married was so great to work with! It was such a relief to find to her! The amount of advice and guidance she gave us leading up to the big day was beyond helpful and made us feel so much more at ease. From our meet and greet, to the flow of the ceremony, to tips on writing our vows, down to making sure our family and friends were present and engaged during our ceremony, it’s hard to put in to words how perfectly everything turned out. We honestly couldn’t have ask for anything more! We thank you Jodi and the YH&M team for helping us create the most memorable experience of our lives!Natalie & Matt
An unforgettable day with Young Hip & Married. Right from the get go, the company, Shawn and Erica were responsive to all our questions and concerns. A blip on our part resulted in us wanting to change the date of the elopement, which YH&M accommodated no questions asked. Incredible service. The helicopter ride was stunning, the ceremony itself was everything we could have asked for and Shawn really was a dream to listen to. He made us feel relaxed and his words were beautiful. Erica, our photographer, was such a babe. She made us feel comfortable and the photos are amazing – we genuinely look like we are having an absolute blast! It was totally worth flying from the UK to be married in such a way, with such an awesome company. I can’t recommend them enough!Team Katie
We are very happy we chose Young Hip & Married! Chris-Ann was fantastic! She was very responsive and quick to reply to emails. Her overall vibe was exactly what we were hoping for. We were nervous to have a stranger marry us, especially because of covid so we couldn’t meet in person before the wedding, but Chris-Ann eased any trepidations we had during our zoom chat. The actual day of the wedding was so chaotic, but she remained cool, calm and so professional!!!!!Aya & Justin
My husband and I knew we wanted a really personalized wedding ceremony. When we first met with Shawn for coffee, we were super impressed on how well he understood our relationship…so we hired him on the spot! We both loved how we got to read over his drafts and edit anything we wanted. Shawn did not disappoint either, and he made our wedding ceremony truly special. Our wedding guests were super impressed and kept commenting on what a great job he had done. We loved working with Shawn overall, and he nailed every aspect that we wanted to have for our wedding. You can’t go wrong if you hire Young Hip and Married!Kylee & Luis
Beth created an amazing ceremony for us that felt so personal and unique! She was very responsive and made us feel very much at ease – not to mention she trekked to our beach location in the rain – would highly recommend her!! Thank you for an amazing ceremony, Beth!!!Jackie & Eli
Great experience! Cory our officiant was absoulety amazing every step of the way.Naomi F
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
Beth married us this Sept 8, 2018 and we couldn’t have been happier. The entire experience with Young Hip & Married was smooth and professional with the warm and personal touches we were looking for. Our officiant, Beth, was absolutely amazing! She stayed in contact with us through the whole process and wrote us the most touching ceremony. It was fun and sweet and everything we had hoped for! And although we didn’t meet until the ceremony, it was just like having an old friend there with us – inviting and comfortable! Our backyard, East Van, lesbian wedding was nothing short of extraordinary thanks to Beth and Young Hip & Married! We would recommend using them a thousand times over!!
Beth, we wanted to thank you so very much for giving us an absolutely beautiful ceremony and truly making our story come alive surrounded by friends and family. We were so pleased to work with you, every single step of the way was smooth and your warm and approachable nature made the ceremony all the more special!Elona & Michelle
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
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
Lauren was amazing was all that we wanted and more. Lauren wrote our ceremony and gave us the best day; all our guests loved her and expressed how friendly she was. We would do it all again!Wayne & Brian
Young Hip and Married made the entire process of booking our officiant easy and without stress. When we wanted to meet with a second officiant, there was absolutely no problem, and we found our perfect fit! Peter was efficient, relaxed, professional, and an absolute dream to work with. He was quick to make any changes we wanted, and put so much love and support into our ceremony. Can’t recommend YHM enough!We got married in September 2020 and had Peter La Grand as our officiant. Right from the start, Michael and I both knew he was the perfect officiant for us! He was incredibly easy-going and focused, which took all of the buzzing anxiety out of the room so that we could focus on what we wanted and needed to think about. He is also very organized! After our initial meeting, he sent us a thorough survey covering every aspect of the ceremony to get a feel for what it was that we wanted. He even reached out to our wedding party to gather little testimonials. Due to COVID, our wedding parties couldn’t make it, but hearing their loving words of encouragement made it feel like they were right there with us on the big day. Peter was very quick to respond and apply any edits we made to the script, often within minutes of us making them! When he arrived for the rehearsal, he was great doling out responsibilities to my two young nephews who were our ring bearer’s. On the day, he was just incredible, full of smiles and laughter and giving our photographers enough room to snap that ‘first kiss’ shot. All in all Peter was exceptionally personable, professional, kindhearted, and easy to talk with. I would absolutely recommend him and YHM to anyone planning their wedding day. Thanks, Peter!Mariah & Michael
- 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
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 & Married (especially Jackie-Deane) did an amazing job of making our elopement both easy and amazing. The service was professional and quick, and our photographer, Sarah, and officiant, Beth, were both wonderful. We were so happy to share such a great day with both of them. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!Nicole & Fionnhula
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
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
Young Hip & Married made this process so incredibly easy. They found the perfect person for us! Rich officiated our wedding on October 1st and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! He really listened to what we wanted/needed. Thank you again 🙂Britney & Brian
My wife and I had a fantastic helicopter wedding. We highly recommended!Fei & Jie
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
The process from start to finish with Young Hip & Married was easy and professional. We really enjoyed Kadee as our officiant; she is friendly, helpful and easy going, as well as provides guidance intuitively. Kadee brought a balance of humour, lightheartedness and romance to our ceremony. Our guests raved about it.Derek & Taryn
Peter was an incredible officiant. We decided to have a small, socially distanced ceremony in our backyard and Peter was fantastic about social distancing protocol to keep everyone safe. He gave us the ability to make the ceremony ours, without having to do too much thinking on our own – that was much appreciated given all the other wedding details we were busy with! I would highly recommend Peter – he knew just what to say, and when. Thank you to him and the entire Young Hip & Married team!Sarena & Vassily
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
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
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
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
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
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
We just did an Elopement Package so we could get legally married before going down south for the big bash. It was easy to set up online, then keeping in contact with Layne was also very simple and painless. The actual day of the ceremony was intimate, short and obviously magical for us! Would highly recommend Layne and Young Hip & Married to anyone that is looking for an officiant!Mairi & Daniel
We had read great things about Young Hip & Married before our wedding and they honestly lived up to all the hype. The booking process is so easy and organized, they are quick to respond and open to requests. Our officiant was Peter and we felt he was a wonderful addition to our ceremony. He was kind, patient, and encouraging. We originally were not going to write personal vows but he gave us a helpful guide that made it super easy and we were glad that we went with his suggestion to do them. We loved our experience and would highly recommend to everybody!Jennifer & Peter
We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to officiate our wedding! Kristen has an amazing energy that shone through from her first introductory email right to the ceremony and beyond. Never a hesitation when I emailed with questions. We FaceTimed with her shortly before the ceremony to go over the details and we just loved her! She spoke with such joy about us during our ceremony. My mother wanted a blessing for our union and Kristen wrote an absolutely beautiful one for us! These guys know what they’re doing and make sure that you get exactly what you want! Our day was perfect and a big part of it was because of Kristen!!Alicia & Keith
Beth was our wedding officiant and she did such an amazing job telling our story. Her energy was amazing and brought such good humour to our relaxed casual wedding. I highly recommend Beth!
I cannot say enough good things about Young Hip & Married and the service they provide. They delivered exactly what we were dreaming of for our ceremony. It was not your cookie cutter wedding ceremony, it was unique and completely personalized. As soon as we met our officiant Randy we felt like we had known him for years. With his guidance and encouragement we were able to write and read our own vows (something neither of us thought we could do!). He took the time to get to know us as a couple and individually and that helped make our ceremony extra special. The ceremony was heartfelt, fun, and funny. Everyone at our wedding is still talking about how awesome it was and how much they loved Randy! Thank you Young Hip & Married!Samantha & Andrew
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
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
Kristen, from Young Hip & Married, officiated our wedding this August and I can only begin to tell you how amazing she is! I had an officiant already booked for our wedding, but when friends of ours got married in June with Kristen, I just knew I had to have her and cancelled our old officiant and booked her immediately! Kristen was amazing from the first email. She is incredibly sweet, prompt with returning emails, her outfits are appropriate and beautiful, and she just absolutely loves her job. Kristen is the first to tell you that she loves love and it is so apparent. Our ceremony was so personalized because Kristen actually cares enough to truly get to know her couples! I have had multiple friends and family members come to me and say how awesome she was also. I would recommend her to anyone and the cost is so worth it!Marissa & Krisztian
I would like to thank the Young Hip & Married for making our big day a memorable one, and for your prompt reply on our request in so short notice. It was a pleasure to have acquired your services.Roberto & Ann
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
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
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
We put off getting married for 5 years because nothing seemed right until we found Young Hip and Married. We had family flying in and we were working on such a tight schedule; I figured booking any officiant was going to be a long shot. The awesome team made everything so easy, painless and fun. Our officiant, Peter, was so prepared and clearly full of passion. He was able to make our tiny elopement very intimate and personal. 10/10 would recommend!Lauren & Nathaniel
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
Shawn was awesome! He made the ceremony about us and our love. I would highly recommend Young Hip & Married for your special day.Jennifer & Tobin
We had the perfect experience! Thank you Peter for making this such an easy experience! No stress and exactly what we wanted! Highly recommend these guys! Thank you again for everything!!Adrianna & Tiziana
- 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
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
- Katie & James
Our officiant was Peter and he was so great!! We’re happy he was our officiant. Highly recommended!!Vicky & Henry
My partner, James, and I are a blended family. Untraditional, 3 kids, met online, you know… I saw Shawn at a friend’s wedding and loved his demeanor and words and contacted YHM for our wedding. Shawn was booked but the person who emailed me back was helpful in guiding me to who was available and a good fit. I picked Marilyn. She was easy to talk to and met with us right away. She asked all about our lives, how we met, our kids, pets, where we lived, our goals and what we wanted. All with a smile and a lot of laughter! One of the things I really appreciated was that she talked me into writing vows. I said I was too shy and she said I would regret it and she would help me. She sent me tips and coached me. I did it! As you will see from the video, I did it, cracking voice and all. I am forever grateful. She was great during the ceremony, went with our craziness and danced, laughed, fist pumped and gave some thoughtful words. I had so many compliments and people wondering where she came from as they have never seen such a ceremony and I quote my uncle, “That was the most real, unpretentious wedding ceremony I’ve ever been to. It was so you.” Thank you, thank you.Alexis & James
YH&M made everything easy and stress free! The officiant and photographer were both amazing. No complaints whatsoever!Laura & Christopher
- 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
Booking an officiant was really easy and Jodi did a good job of doing the sort of service we wanted. We had a small, more laid back day and she kept that mood going for our ceremony.
Young Hip and Married were really easy to book and coordinate things with. We had some changes early on in planning and they were very accommodating with that. Jodi did a great job of keeping the ceremony relaxed.Martine & Sean
I recommend Young Hip and Married. The experience far exceeded expectations and they made it perfect for our special day and situation (covid… our kids only). Thanks for facilitating and enhancing our wedding… which is now a great life memory.Luke & Nicole
Usually the ceremony is the most boring part of a wedding. I am happy to say that wasn’t the case for us. All of our guests said that our ceremony was the highlight of our wedding. Overall we had an amazing and memorable experience with Young Hip & Married. We started by picking our package based on what is most important to us and we got matched with Marilyn Knipp. Marilyn really listened to what is important to us and asked the right questions to help us think about what we really wanted for our ceremony. She is a great communicator and we felt understood and respected by her. During the actual ceremony, she gave us exactly what we wanted. She gave us the element of surprise that we both wanted, as well as humor, storytelling, and officiating. Everyone was very happy during the ceremony.Heba & Evan
Kadee was an amazing officiant. From day 1, she was organized, efficient and always quick to reply to our inquiries. During our wedding journey, Kadee made sure to check in to ensure that everything was on track, reached out to our family and friends for additional insight as well as providing details well in advance of what to expect on the big day. As a result, the ceremony went off without a hitch and exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you Kadee!Carl & Cathy
So happy and thrilled we chose them to do our ceremony. We had so many compliments about how fun, funny and engaging the ceremony was from the start to the end. It was exactly what we wanted plus more. I would recommend this to anybody who’s looking for something different than the boring old normal ceremonyKelley & Michael
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
Young Hip & Married provided us with a wonderful, simple option for organizing the simple ceremony we wanted. We had originally opted to go with their Helicopter Elopement package, however on the day of our wedding, we were rained out and were unable to fly! YH&M was quick to offer a number of alternative ground locations that we could use that same day, or offered the option to reschedule as well. Since we had planned a reception that evening with our family and friends (for after the ceremony), we opted to continue our ceremony plans the same day in Stanley Park – it was BEAUTIFUL. The team at YH&M worked quickly to make sure that everyone involved (officiant, photographer, extra witness) were all notified of the last minute change and everything went off without a hitch! Both our officiant, Kadee, and our photographer, Erica, were awesome to work with – you can tell they both love what they do and are super pros. If you’re looking for a no fuss way of creating beautiful, intimate memories of your ceremony/wedding day with your partner – look no further, this is it.Saya & Brent
We hired Young Hip and Married to officiate our ceremony after they were recommended to us by our wedding coordinator. We were a bit hesitant at first because they are a bit pricy, but after our initial interview we were sure we wanted to select them for our ceremony. It was obvious right away that they would do everything they could to customize the ceremony to be exactly how my wife and I wanted it.
From our initial interview right until the day of, they were professional and exciting, and took a lot of the edge off the process, helping us have a little fun during the stressful wedding planning phase. One particularly cute detail: Shawn, the CEO, who was also our officiant, prefers to send recorded videos as opposed to e-mails to his clients. We thought that was awesome! The only hiccup was caused by the officiant we initially chose dropping out about 3 months before the wedding for personal reasons. This was a wholly-unforeseen incident, not at all the fault of anyone at YHM. Even then, the company stepped in right away, and Shawn offered to officiate our wedding himself. He was one of our top picks, so we agreed. Despite the initial panic, the exchange went through relatively smoothly, so it all worked out in the end.
After that, everything went very smoothly. We went back and forth with Shawn and edited our ceremony until we were happy, no complaints from him whatsoever (and we can be quite picky!). We were able to run some ideas by him, and he helped us fit them into the ceremony smoothly. He also helped us write our vows (without showing them to either of us, of course). Organization-wise, Shawn worked directly with our wedding coordinator and DJ, and we did not have to worry about a thing on the day of.
We also found he had a calming presence, which was a huge help since we were both so nervous. He was there for our rehearsal too, and calmly taught us exactly what we needed to do, very good for us since neither me or my wife had done this kind of wedding before, not being originally from Canada. We also had the misfortune of getting rain RIGHT in the middle of our outdoor ceremony. Shawn was really put to the test then; he could have easily forced us indoors and ruined our carefully laid out plans, but he handled everything so well! He asked us what we wanted to do in a very subtle way, we doubt our guests even realized we were having a problem. We’re sure a less professional officiant might have botched it; we were really really glad to have him around then.
As for the ceremony itself, almost all of our guests remarked on how beautiful it was. Shawn was fantastic! Everything we could have hoped for. We highly recommend working Young Hip and Married for your wedding ceremony. If you want the ceremony YOU want, exactly the way you want it, and to not have to worry about any mistakes, or dealing with unforeseen mishaps, there is no one better!Razvan & Jenny
Peter was our officiant and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Peter listened to exactly what we wanted and provided helpful tips about our ceremony. We worked collaboratively to create a ceremony that was perfect for us!Sue & Wanjohi
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
In the past few years, I’ve been to a lot of weddings. They’ve all been beautiful, but none of the ceremonies felt like something I would want to have for my wedding. Young Hip & Married gave us the most amazing officiant, Erika, who blew us away with the way she was able to really understand us and blow us away with our customized ceremony! I would absolutely recommend them to every couple who wants their unique love story to be incorporated into their marriage ceremony.Jennifer & Anthony
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 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
Chris-Ann really had everyone talking about just how wonderfully different, personal and special her entire presentation, vibe and ceremony was! “One of the best weddings we’ve ever been to, it was so personal!” Thank you for making our wedding one of the best days of our lives!Ashley & Melissa
We couldn’t have chosen a better officiant. Shawn was so eloquent and fun and really made the ceremony special. You’re in amazing hands with YHM.Lorenzo & Laura
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
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
What a wonderful experience we had with Young Hip & Married! My husband and I were married this September 2018 and Randy Hamm was our officiant. What a joy to have Randy! He was 100% personable, and really made the cermony personable to us. He guided us the whole way through, giving us ideas for readings, helping us with our vows and even contacting important family and friends to get further insight into us as a couple. He truly was the best! Thank you!!Ryan & Courtney
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.
We booked Lani for our wedding this June and she did an amazing job of putting together a ceremony for us that made everyone attending feel involved, while still making it personal for us. She was extremely accommodating with us, changing her schedule around so that she could attend our wedding rehearsal, and we both found her super fun to work with!Megan & Robert
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 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
We had a great experience with YH&M. Their script was fantastic, our officiant was sweet and flexible when we had to change our date & venue for the elopement. It’s not for everyone, but if you want a small ceremony hosted by an excellent and approachable stranger, they’re the best. I’m the fourth person I know who’s used them – small ceremonies are popular these days, I guess!Noemi & Adam
Very easy to coordinate with, quick responses. Shawn was great on the wedding day. Great ceremony with lots of positive energy.Derek & Susan
We had an amazing experience with the YHM team. They were professional and accommodating. We were married during the height of Covid-19. They helped it to feel very intimate, even while we social distanced. Shawn (Officiant) and Erica (Photographer) helped make our day so special. I highly recommend the YHM team for your small or large wedding day!Joy & Steve
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
Our experience with Young Hip and Married was amazing. We had the pleasure of working alongside Denise. She helped us create a beautiful personalized ceremony. She was very quick to answer any questions and always available to chat when needed. All of our guests loved how personalized and meaningful this ceremony was. We highly recommend using Young Hip and Married for your wedding!Justine & Matt
Shawn was our officiant, and we cannot rave about him enough! From the beginning of the process right until the end, he captured every detail, calmed our nerves and brought such a positive, personal and fun vibe to our special day! Thank you Shawn!Tarryn & Ryan
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
Mr. & Mrs. want to say thanks to the Young Hip & Married team! A big hug to our amazing officiant Kristen as well!Yeran Cheng
Excellent customer service! Provided us with insight to help us problem solve for a covid wedding, great introductions, professional attitude and very smooth flowing and flexible ceremony. They offer a vow course which helped us make our vows special and kept us on track.Katelyn & Stephen
Young Hip & Married allows you to connect with an amazing officiant that will learn who you are and the reasons as to why you want to get married. They will create a perfect ceremony and ensure no surprises come so that your big day can be just that. Young Hip and Married has great officiants and helps ensure you are with the one that works best for not only you as a couple, but for your ceremony.
From the moment we met Peter La Grand, we knew we wanted him to be our officiant. His calm welcoming presence made us feel comfortable from the get go. He worked continuously with us to customize the script to our liking and made sure our day could be as perfect as possible. Seeing as my wife and I are rather shy, Peter offered to do most of the talking for us which we are beyond thankful for. He made the ceremony memorable and very personal to us which helped everyone feel more involved and connected. Although we got married during Covid, Peter helped ensure an appropriate, yet very safe, ceremony. On top of that we had a slight emergency, which delayed our ceremony start time, but Peter stayed calm and helped keep me calm and ready for the ceremony. He was beyond flexible with timing and location as we had multiple different ideas up until the last week when we finally decided on a date and location. I could not have asked for a better officiant than Peter La Grand. All of his work and wording was exquisite, and the ceremony he performed for us was breathtaking. If only we had a reason to work with Peter again. Thank you again for everything Peter.Matthew & Emily
When we first heard about Young Hip & Married, we were intrigued but didn’t really know how wonderful of an experience it would be. From the beginning to the end, we had nothing but support from the different people we were in touch with and our officiant Erika was just so darn wonderful! She was open, kind, supportive, and so thoughtful about details we hadn’t even considered. The whole process of writing our vows and deciding how we wanted our ceremony to flow could have been so stressful had it not been for Erika – we really can’t say enough about how lovely she is. We truly lucked out in hearing about this company because while they might provide a service, it is so clear it’s much more than that to them. The communication was crystal clear throughout, and we really couldn’t have been happier with our ceremony!Gladys & Justin
- 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
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
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
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
100% Recommend! They have all sorts of packages to suit everyone. They suggested the most amazing photographer- Bree Lion who we adore!!!! The celebrant who they picked for us was the nicest guy and who made us feel so comfortable. We are so happy with how everything went! Wouldn’t have changed a thing!Lana-J & Benjamin
Chris-Ann Lake was amazing. We met via Zoom first to discuss the details, then went back and forth and figured out the ceremony. On the day she did such a great job delivering the ceremony and getting us organized. Would highly recommend working with Chris-Ann!Caitlin & Alexander
- 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
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
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
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
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
Thank you very much, Lauren. You made us feel welcome and your warm, friendly professionalism made things easy. So nice to see you again, and to have you be part of this important day in our lives. Thanks again for everything!Angus & Daichan
Marilyn was 10/10 – highly recommend! From meeting and getting to know my husband and I, to the check in’s, helping with the vows and the personalized ceremony just for us, she was perfect in every way. Also a big thank you to Young Hip & Married for making the process so easy (especially during COVID)!!Kayleigh & Dustin
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
Callan and I knew that we were looking for something different when it came to our ceremony. Not the traditional wedding officiant style that we had seen at weddings before. When we began our planing, we had not heard of Young Hip & Married until our wedding planner shared their website with us. After reviewing each of the team members videos and bios, we decided to meet Erika. Within 3 minutes of meeting Erika, we felt like we had been friends with her for 20 years and that she had been alongside our journey together the entire time. It was a perfect fit. The ceremony that Erika created was truly beautiful and perfectly us. The entire process was amazing from the first interview to each and every interaction we had with Erika and the YH&M team! I remember the day we got our first draft and I cried when I read it, because she had captured every essence of our relationship and love for one another in a way that was us. Best decision we made by far and would highly recommend them to anyone!!Jessica & Callan
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
Our amazing officiant was Lani from YH&M. She was so personable and we couldn’t imagine such an important day, and milestone in our lives without having her there that day. She catered to all of our requests for our ceremony, offering her opinion when asked and it was nothing short of perfect! Thank you so much Lani and the crew at Young Hip & Married for the most perfect day ever.Vanessa & Justin
YHM are not like your usual officiants, they bring a spark of energy and life into your ceremony all while making it heartfelt and personal. Shawn made us feel at ease and as if he’s known us for years. This is a great choice if you want your ceremony to be more of a memorable experiences and connection with your guests!Elaine & Catalin
Young Hip & Married was amazing from the start to finish. We went with the elopement/photography package and it was perfect. We eloped in West Vancouver at Whytecliff Park; had Shawn & Erica Miller as our officiant/photographer. They are both extremely professional, friendly & HIP! They made our day very special, laid back, but most of all- they customized it to exactly what we wanted for our special day. Wouldn’t change one thing about our wedding day & highly recommend this company!!!Brooke & Curtis
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
Jane Halton from YH&M officiated our day, and I can not recommend her more highly! She had a great presence – keeping us calm and in the moment – and everyone in attendance commented about how lovely her ceremony was. The whole process of hiring Jane was seamless, the team at YH&M really know what they’re doing. If you’re looking for an officiant for your wedding or elopement, look no further!Kali & Mitchel
They were very open and flexible with our unique marriage arrangements and easy to work with. The ceremony went off without a hitch and all of the administration work was handled swiftly and professionally. Highly recommended.Kasan & Hiromi
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 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
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
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
Wonderful experience! Our officiant was lovely. She took the time to determine exactly what we were looking for and did a great job of information gathering. The speech was heartfelt and genuine and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Excellent pacing and perfect delivery.Andrew & Amy
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
Choosing Shawn to officiate our wedding was the best choice we made. He makes the ceremony so personal; it feels like he knew us forever. We had so many compliments on what a great job he did!Eric & Michelle
I cannot say enough good things about our officiant, Lauren! We had to make many changes to our wedding amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and Lauren (and the rest of the YH&M team) were incredibly supportive and flexible. We had a zoom meeting with Lauren to introduce ourselves and ended up sharing many laughs, feeling even MORE excited about our upcoming nuptials, and like we had known her for years. She has a genuine approach, great energy, and we felt she totally had our back every step of the way. We had so many complements from our guests in regards to Lauren – she was the cherry on top for our perfect day. Thank you YH&M for linking us with Lauren; she’s an 11/10! xoxoxo Lisa & DarrylLisa & Darryl
Gerry wrote a very heartfelt ceremony speech that we reflect on to this day. It was perfect for us and our guests agreed. The ceremony was very well received. People commented on how personal it was. When our rehearsal got hilariously rained out by a torrential downpour, Gerry’s calm demeanor was very much appreciated! He corralled everyone inside and made sure we all knew what to expect for the big day, despite not being able to do a proper walk-through outside.Kevin & Erica
Lani did a phenomenal job officiating our wedding ceremony! Would recommend her for anyone that would like to really personalize your ceremony and make it your own.Karen Rickards
We wanted to thank you so much for officiating our wedding! It was amazing and we received many compliments from our guests on how great the ceremony was! Thank you! It was a very touching ceremony and it would have not been possible without you there with us!Sean & Iva
From the beginning, everyone at Young Hip and Married was fun, easy and quick at getting back to me and putting me in touch with Jonathan M. The entire process was uncomplicated and flowed so nicely. Jonathan was truly amazing. We worked with him via Skype leading up to the day and it was perfect and felt like we knew him forever. Jonathan was funny and the whole ceremony was personal and perfect beyond words. We haven’t stopped receiving compliments from our friends and family. Thank you so much Jonathan – we love you ! And thank you to the whole team!Joanna & Matthew
Young Hip & Married and our officiant, Erika Enns, made our special day even more special! We had an amazing small ceremony at the Lighthouse Park in Vancouver and everything went fantastic! From our first contact to the moment we got our Marriage Certificate – everything was organized professionally, timely communication and important reminders. Definitely recommend these guys!Irina & Curtis
Shawn and Erica were wonderful! Erica captured so many wonderful shots of our special day and stayed overtime to get our requests met! Shawn was professional and good-humoured throughout, and made our special day a little less stressful! Thanks so much guys!Josann & Kaid
Beth listened, she took the time to get to know us and made the ceremony beautiful. She brought in just enough personal touches, including recommending ways for family stuck across the country to participate. She seamlessly incorporated scripture with funny moments from our relationship and truly made it feel like a longtime friend was conducting our ceremony. We were beyond thrilled with the ceremony and the services of Young Hip and Married. Amazing people, would recommend to anyone.Awss & Katie
Peter was great!! He was very attentive and flexible. Peter was very accommodating as we were running a bit behind and had to change our elopement time. THANK YOU:)Louise & Rosemary
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
Young Hip & Married made our experience stress free. They were super helpful with any questions we had and I can’t thank them enough for helping us with our wedding.Laura & Derek
We had the most amazing experience with Peter La Grand. We had actually booked a different officiant who canceled just under 3 weeks before our wedding. Peter stepped in at that point and got to know our story and who we are so well in such a short time. We told him we wanted our ceremony to be beautiful, comfortable, personal, and to have some humour, and it was exactly that. We felt like a friend was marrying us. Several guests commented on how great Peter was and asked how we found him – many people assumed we already knew him! Thank you so much Peter, our ceremony was a huge highlight of our wedding day, we will treasure it forever and it could not have been better!Lea & Mitchell
- Everything went so well the day of. I had slight bride anxiety and both Erica and Kristen were so amazing and lovely to work with!!! I can’t express how grateful we are that it all worked out.We will definitely recommend you guys to others!!! Everyone was so understanding; we were totally scattered and changed plans etc. In the end, everything worked out because you guys are professionals and have things handled. This really is a great way to get married!!!
Kristen! You are so sweet! It was great to work with you and you really made the day so special! Everything turned out just great and we are very happy!Lauren & Neil
We wanted to express our sincere thanks for the most wonderful, exclusive wedding anyone could wish for. Thank you Erica and Shawn for sharing our special moment.Neena & Harjinder
As many can relate, organizing a wedding (no matter the size) can be quite a daunting task, including finding a great officiant. We are incredibly happy we stumbled upon YHM, as they provided us with quick and the uttermost smooth service, and hooked us up with a fantastic officiant! Shawn went above and beyond what we expected, and allowed us to have a wonderful moment in life at a beautiful location. Definitely recommend them, as their pricing is very fair too.Pavel & Yuki
Shawn was the officiant at our October 2020 wedding. As a more mature couple, we had certain ideas as to what we wanted our ceremony to look like! We had seen Shawn at our friends’ wedding and liked him. As well we had been at another wedding where another member of the YH&M team was the officiant and she was great! Our ceremony was intimate and romantic yet humorous! Everything we wanted! Shawn delivered for sure! Thank you for being part of our fabulous day! We would absolutely recommend your company to others!Pat & Shelley
We knew from the very first email that YH&M would be our vendor of choice! Shawn and the rest of the team were so accommodating and welcoming, we instantly felt we were in the right hands. They have guided us through the whole process (including writing our wedding vows!) and Shawn was awesome during our ceremony! It was so personal and heartfelt. We can really feel the dedication and passion he put into his craft. A handful of couples were actually inspired to renew their vows because of the ceremony Shawn has put together. Thank you to the team behind YH&M. May you continue to officiate more happy beginnings, just like you did with ours.Janice & Andrew
We had the best experience with them. They helped us to create the perfect wedding even during these difficult times. We are really grateful.Maria & Peter
- 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
Exceeded expectations at every turn! We cannot recommend Young Hip and Married highly enough. Every single person we interacted with was amazing. Their customer service is top notch and the officiants are incredible. We received so many compliments on our officiant and it’s such an unexpected thing for guests to actually be awake and engaged during a wedding ceremony (ha!). Thank you so much to Shawn and the team for being a part of our big day and making it such a fun and enjoyable experience! 10/10 all around!Erin & Mike
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
Young Hip and Married are lovely to work with. Their staff is friendly, professional, and most important – excited about weddings. Jodi married us in July. We met with her back in September and she came away from that meeting and crafted a ceremony that was perfectly us. We couldn’t be happier with our choice.Danielle & Scott
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 awesome. He matched the feeling of our wedding perfectly. He was super engaging and fun to work with, and the ceremony was perfect. Thanks guys!Alijah & Eve
Had a beautiful and intimate ceremony with Jon Wiebe officiating on the weekend. He was pleasant to communicate with, greeted us with a hug (aw!), and didn’t mind standing in the rain. Thanks YH&M!
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.
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
- I can’t rate them high enough!!! Erika was absolutely incredible!! She made us feel so comfortable on the day and through the entire process. Love this company!!!Erika, you were simply magical. Not only were you the right fit for Ryan and I but my guests continually came up to me after the ceremony and said how beautiful your words were and how calm and chilled out you conducted our ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and are just so happy with how it all turned out. Thank you so much for being apart of our special day. We will never forget it!Jenna & Ryan
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
Jane was super easy to work with from start to finish. She made the entire experience an easy one, and was super organized and stellar on the day of our wedding. Highly recommend!June & Bryan
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
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
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
We had the most incredible laid back wedding hosted by Shawn Miller of Young Hip and Married. From the moment we first started talking about our ideas to the actual day, we had full support and communication from Shawn and the team. We are based in the U.K. and they worked with the time zone difference to organize Skype calls and used Google docs to write and annotate the wedding service. If you want a fully customizable, personal, laid back wedding, this is the company to use.Sarah & Phillip
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
Jane was super attentive, emailing back and forth to make sure the ceremony proceedings were what we wanted them to be. On the day of, she was calm (which made me calm!) and made sure we took time to enjoy the moment. Would highly recommend her and Young Hip & Married to anyone looking to have a small, but still great, wedding!Laura Collins
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
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
My husband Skylar and I were so happy with our experience with Young Hip & Married. They were wonderful to communicate with and took the time to explain how things worked clearly and were patient with us as we made a decision about our officiant. Our officiant Peter was perfect. He was flexible, clear, open and so wonderful to deal with. He asked us so many questions and so by the time the day came around we felt like we really knew him and he knew us. He was wonderful on the day attentive and engaged and he speaks so well. He turned our story into something beautiful and memorable for all our guests and ourselves. We had multiple guests asked us where we were friends from because he was so connected to Skylar and I. I would not hesitate recommend both Young Hip & Married and Peter for anyone’s wedding.Lorin & Skylar
Cory Dueck was amazing! We are so happy we chose him. Everybody liked him and our ceremony went exactly as I imagined.S Saniee
Shawn from Young Hip & Married managed to pull off a ceremony that all our parents (and us!) truly loved and we weren’t really sure if that would even be remotely possible! My husband and I grew up with different cultures and traditions and Shawn helped us find the perfect balance creating a custom ceremony that was so special and meaningful for us and our families. We got so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony, they loved being involved and a few people even asked if Shawn was a friend of ours! It was exactly what we wanted! We highly recommend Shawn if you’re looking for an excellent officiant. The whole process was easy and professional.Ashley & Simon
Kadee was an amazing officiant! We got the custom package and we loved everything about the script that Kadee (our officiant) made for us. You work with so many vendors for your wedding and Young Hip & Married is probably one of the most professional ones that we’ve worked with.Nathania Gail & Vincent
Jodi was an absolute delight!!! The best of the best!!! Don’t hesitate, JUST BOOK!!!Terry Clapp
“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
My husband and I just wanted a very small wedding and just a month to do all the planning and preps. When I researched and read about Young Hip and Married, read and heard really good feedback about their services I immediately contacted them and response time was superb, very professional, kind and warm. Our very intimate wedding in Beacon Park in Sidney was such a perfect day we could not have asked for more (except for the bride’s family was not able to come from overseas due to COVID). Chris-Ann (officiant) and Taylor (photographer) were SUPER AMAZING. We had Zoom meetings prior and email exchanges up to before the wedding day. They were so amazing guiding us throughout. Thank you again Chris-Ann, Taylor and Young Hip & Married. I really do recommend them.Nickola & Justin
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
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
Kadee was our officiant and she was awesome. At our first meet, she asked a lot of questions and helped us figure out what we wanted for our ceremony. We wanted a short and simple service that was also special and very meaningful. She was very informative and patient as I had lots of questions. Super happy that we had her as a part of our special day. I highly recommend Young Hip and Married and Kadee!Linda & Stanislaw
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
We just wanted to express our appreciation once again for your help in making our wedding a very stress-free and happy occasion. Your calm command of the requirements along with your understanding of our wishes to keep things memorable but light set the tone for a beautiful wedding. The resources you provided to help us personalize the ceremony, along with your willingness to include our wishes, let us feel like we got exactly what we wanted. Thanks again for performing a lovely ceremony. We couldn’t be happier!Linda & Peter
Gerry was the perfect officiant for us. 10 out of 10. (We didn’t know him before this.) Gerry went above and beyond in so many ways. He had such a great energy from the start making our ceremony relaxed and fun. From helping us write our vows, to keeping our toddler distracted while we said them…he made things so much easier for us. We’re happy he was a part of our special day.Holly & Brandon
They are so kind and we (from Japan) were relieved. The officiant also readily changed the shipping address of the certificate. We had a superb wedding with Young Hip & Married.Chisako & Eri
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
Amazing experience all around. Great customer service. Anthony was wonderful.Kylie Virtue
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
Probably the best officiants around. Revolutionizing the officiant experience and making it personal, emotional, fun, dynamic and an experience everyone can enjoy.Ivonne & Brent
Thank you so much for everything. You were a calm and peaceful presence on our special day, and we appreciate all your efforts. Our families were touched by your thoughtful speech and Faisal loved the “snow tires” moment. I would highly recommend Young Hip and Married to anyone going through this process!Tanya & Faisal
Very professional and knowledgeable. They guided us through this event and we’d be happy to recommend them to anyone.Vanessa & James
My husband Al and I were lucky enough to have Shawn and Erica as our officiant and photographer! I have leukemia and my treatment is not going so well, and my biggest wish was to marry my fiance Al. The generosity of Young Hip & Married, Shawn, Erica and Rebecca made this happen for us and in really short notice too! We did a helicopter elopement, and Shawn and Erica were so much fun and we had the best experience imaginable. We highly, highly recommend Young Hip & Married!!!Ffion & Al
My wife and I decided to go with Young Hip and Married for our elopement and we couldn’t be happier. They were really responsive, and helped us through all the steps in the process. Shawn is an amazing officiant and Erica’s’ photos are breathtaking. I really recommend them if you want a special and unique ceremony.Daniel & Mayra
Janie was the perfect officiant for our wedding this last September. She was easy to work with throughout our engagement, and she was very open to hearing what we wanted for our ceremony. Her message was funny and personal, and she hit on everything that was important to us. I had multiple people throughout my reception raving about what a wonderful job Janie did. I can not recommend her more emphatically. Janie will do a wonderful job officiating your wedding.Emma & Robbie
We had a great experience with Young Hip and Married. Planning a wedding is so stressful and for us, and I’m sure a lot of other couples, the ceremony takes a bit of a backseat compared to the reception. With Young Hip and Married I didn’t have to worry about the ceremony at all. Our officiant, Erika, began preparing far in advance so there wasn’t any last minute stress. Even though we never met in person, great care was taken to really get to know us and what we wanted. The ceremony was personal and beautiful and flowed exactly how we wanted without us having to put in sweat and blood get it there. What more can you ask for! If only preparing the reception had been that easy…Katie & Ben
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
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
Thank you Kadee for doing such a great job! We wanted a civil + religious ceremony and we got just that. We especially loved the blessing you wrote just for us, to bless our wedding. Thank you again!Nancy & Mike
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
I wouldn’t change a thing! There’s not many brides lucky enough to say that their wedding was absolutely perfect!Kelly & Derek
So many of our guests told us the ceremony was their favourite part. You did the most amazing job, completely surpassing our expectations! I remember reading your first draft and crying happy tears because you just got us and captured us so perfectly. Thank you so much for your well wishes. I can only hope Michael and I will have a long and happy marriage like you and your husband!Erika & Michael
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 the joy of being married by Erika from Young Hip & Married. She made everything so easy and was an absolute doll from the first day we met her. Even leading up to meeting Erika and deciding she was the perfect fit, Young Hip & Married made everything very simple and were so quick to respond to all my questions. Once we met Erika and she began her process of writing our ceremony she went above and beyond everything we imagined to make this so personal. Her words were beautiful and she made everything about us and our love just as we asked. Even after the wedding, Young Hip & Married showed how efficient they are by submitting all of the paperwork so quickly making us receive our marriage license in just under two weeks which we were amazed by. So many thank yous and so much love towards Erika and Young Hip & Married.Alisha & Colin
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
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
My mother found Young Hip & Married for us… and it turned out amazing. Kadee was our officiant up in Squamish. We had multiple comments made by guests on how they enjoyed the non traditional speech about our lives and where we came from. It was truly personalized. Would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking to have their wedding personalized and tailored to the actual couple!Jared & Szilvia
I contacted YH&M via an email on Thursday. By end of night on Friday, Jackie-Dean arranged a last minute officiant for our elopement for the next morning in Vancouver. I was so impressed at how quick and responsive she was. Beth, our officiant, was awesome; we both loved the ceremony she put together for us! Our ceremony was very quick as it was only the 2 of us and 2 witness, but I have all confidence with YH&M! Thank you 🙂Wynnter & Yolin
- We decided to elope last minute and Young Hip & Married made that happen! As with most weddings our plans changed and evolved and Young Hip & Married was on board! Easy to contact, easy to work with and lovely people we were happy to have in our wedding! Special thanks to Jodi for being so open to change.Erin & Shea
Thank you so much for facilitating our elopement! It was perfect in every way! Your personal touch to make it “ours” was wonderful, and you helped us make an amazing memory of a lifetime 🙂 We would love to frame the fantastic poem and vows you wrote as you did such a great job of capturing who we are!Tomoko & Jason
My wife, Teresa, and I are incredibly happy with our experience with Young Hip & Married. Everything was so well coordinated and absolutely painless. Rebecca helped connect us to Jane, our officiant, and Clint, our photographer, after letting us describe the kind of ceremony we wanted. Jane officiated beautifully, adding wonderful and intimate touches to our vows. Clint managed to capture so much of our essence as a couple. His beautiful shots will be cherished forever by us. We cannot recommend this company enough. They have a human approach to their business and made us feel special and fully part of the entire process. Thank you so much for everything 🙂Michel & Teresa
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
Wow. Randy was amazing!!! We surprised our parents with an elopement and Randy (who we had never met before) became our newest family member! He showed such compassion, generosity and thoughtfulness throughout the whole process – we honestly could not have asked for a better experience. We had no idea but Randy captured each of the surprises on video and sent them to us! Such valuable memories to have! Randy is a lovely human being and definitely THE person you want to officiate your wedding!Christina
Callan and I cannot thank you enough!!! It was truly a perfect day, and having you be a part of our ceremony was the icing on the cake. The words you spoke, and the way in which you shared them, made us both feel like you had been a part of our journey together, making it that much more special. So thank you! We have received non stop compliments on the uniqueness of the ceremony and everyone is asking where did we find you!Jess & Callan
Taylor and I couldn’t have chosen a better company for our elopement! We initially had the pleasure to work with Marilyn, but due to unforeseen construction at Lynn Valley we changed our location to the Fraser Valley. Unfortunately we could no longer work with Marilyn. YH&M accommodated us in a few hours with Gerry who works in that region. Gerry is down to earth and was a pleasure to work with. His words were incredibly heartfelt at our intimate ceremony. Thank you to the YH&M team for making our day so special and memorable!Urminder & Taylor
Shawn was the officiant for our Pop-up Wedding (organized by Primp & Pop) and we couldn’t be happier. He connected with us right away and the first draft of the ceremony was so beautiful. He adapted his script to our requests to make it more personalized. Shawn’s energy was the perfect tone for our ceremony and we were lucky that he was able to work while on vacation in Muskoka!Nicole & Andrew
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
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
Honestly the best wedding officiants in Vancouver and quite possibly the world. The fact that they continue to grow and serve more and more couples speaks volumes for Shawn’s vision and his commitment to his clients. I love documenting weddings in Vancouver when Shawn or one of his incredible wedding officiants are involved. I’m excited for the future of Young Hip & Married and wish Shawn, Erica, Jane, and the whole team a beautiful 2021.Sachin Khona (Vancouver Photographer)
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
Thanks so much to the team at YHM and especially to our wonderful officiant, Jane. Jane was outstanding. She was patient with use through the preparation, she was funny and insightful in her presentation, and she made us both feel so great during the event. Lots of great comments about Jane from those we shared the day with as well. Most of the comments were about how personal she made the event through her words and comments. Julie and I so appreciate all that Jane did to support us through this exciting process.Dan & Julie
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
A ceremony well-delivered! Kadee was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant.
She managed to strike the perfect balance of humor and sincerity. Our ceremony felt personal and intimate, even though we had only met Kadee that day. A ceremony well-delivered. Thank you!Judy & Rob
One of the reasons why our wedding ceremony was so over the top amazing was because Kristen officiated it! She is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. Just talk to her and you will see she truly believes in love. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to get married. The way she organised our ceremony was truly outstanding and she even suggested things we would have never thought of like our tree planting! Thank you Kristen so much for everything 🙂Courtney & Anthony
The team at Young Hip & Married was so wonderful to work with. We were a bit last minute in choosing an officiant and they were very prompt in responding and so accommodating. We chose Shawn as our officiant and he was so considerate and attentive to what we wanted. He was very professional, collaborative and mindful of what we wanted. We also had a small emergency on the day of our rehearsal and he was so kind while we sorted it out. Once we got the rehearsal going, he was so helpful and everyone knew exactly what they had to do on the day of. He put together such a beautiful ceremony and loved what everything he said. We received so many compliments from our guests! Highly recommend Shawn and the team at YH&M!