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Curt Allison he/him

Get to know Greater Vancouver wedding officiant Curt Allison.

Greater Vancouver, BC, Whistler, BC

Young Hip & Married wedding officiant Curt marrying a couple in the park in Vancouver

I believe in the power of ritual, and in particular those rituals that mark our lives in profound ways. Your wedding ceremony is one of those rituals that will shape and bless your life together.

Every couple is different and brings a unique story to their wedding day. I believe your ceremony should reflect that and should be officiated by someone who wants to ensure your ceremony is as wonderful as you are.

As an ordained minister, I have been privileged to officiate many weddings over the years. Not only in churches, but I have officiated in parks, on the beach, inside homes and even on a ship. And while every couple is truly unique, the common denominator amongst all of these weddings is a sense of joy, blessing and celebration.

From my very first wedding, I was hooked and consider it a huge honour to be a part of this incredible event in a couple’s life. I love witnessing a couple look into each other’s eyes and make their promises in front of their family and friends. That powerful sense of connection is the heart of the ceremony and it fills me with gratitude and joy every single time.

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I remember googling years ago for officiants who are LGBTQ+ friendly and Young Hip & Married came up. Since then I always had their name kept until the day came for me to use them. I was easily put in contact with the officiant we picked from their website and the admin processes were very straightforward.

Our officiant Curt is very lovely and from the South like my partner, so it was meant to be. Curt is very professional and courteous and made the whole experience go by very smoothly. He made sure to answer any questions my partner and I had about the ceremony. His performance at the ceremony was also very well done – my guests have come back to me impressed with him. If you want a great officiant, I recommend Curt and the others on their website portfolio.

Highly recommend to anyone and everyone who wants their ceremony to feel special. Mine sure did!

Camille & Nick
Married by Curt, Jul 2023

Camille and Nick wedding with Young Hip & Married wedding officiant Curt

Curt is an incredible guy – he is so thoughtful and personable and we are so grateful he was our officiant! Working with him and YH&M was so easy and putting together the ceremony was a really fun and collaborative experience. It ended up being everything we dreamed of and more – it was so beautiful and just felt like us. A big thank you to Curt and to YH&M for making our day extra special; we highly recommend!

Elyssa & Tim
Married by Curt, May 2022

Elyssa + Tim with Officiant Curt during their wedding ceremony

The team at YH&M were very helpful and accommodating as we planned our elopement. They made every effort to connect us with a queer officiant to give our ceremony some extra magic and did they ever deliver!

Curt Allison personalized our ceremony to reflect our relationship and we will forever remember the love and care that he brought to our special day. John Bello was our photographer and was just as fantastic to share our day with. He captured some incredibly breathtaking photos that we will cherish forever. We could not have asked for a better ceremony and we are grateful for the YH&M team in making that happen for us!

Jamie & Laura
Married by Curt, May 2022

Our officiant Curt, honestly could not have been any better. We are so thankful that he was there to bless our marriage and guide us through the most nerve wracking part of getting married. Friends and family loved him as well, as he is truly the most charming and inclusive person we have ever met. You definitely can’t go wrong with hiring Curt to officiate your wedding!

Paula & Jeffrey
Married by Curt, Apr 2024

Curt's Story

When I’m not officiating weddings, I work as a minister and I own a recruitment firm helping people find meaningful employment.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and our two miniature Dachshunds. Together, we love to watch US college football and basketball (I’m originally from the American South), listen to live music, and read books over red wine.

After 15 years of marriage and 25 years together, my husband and I have learned to appreciate the things we have in common, while honouring and celebrating our differences.

My wish for you is that you continue growing together in love, fully affirming and honouring one another through all of life’s journeys. I hope you make your home a place of happiness, beauty and joy in your love and support of one another.

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10/10 would recommend! They were amazing with communicating and making things very simple. They were able to accommodate a same day rehearsal as well as make the vows exactly what we were looking for. We had Curt officiating and he was wonderful to work with. I would recommend for anyone.

Erika and Niko
Married by Curt, Mar 2023

Erika and Niko with Officiant Curt of Young Hip & Married, Vancouver wedding

Curt was simply amazing! Young Hip & Married vow writing course was awesome! I truly recommend it! Our planning, meetings, and the actual day with Curt was easy, and super helpful! We are so happy and glad that we chose Young Hip & Married!

Su & Tiffany
Married by Curt, Aug 2023

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with YH&M! They have such great communication. Our officiant was Curt and he was the best! Everything went smoothly. Our requests were for the wedding ceremony to be inspiring and memorable, and to ensure that guests would feel like they are a part of it, not just as audience. And Curt made sure to tick those boxes!

Curt is so personable! My husband and I really love him and his vibe. Additionally, the rest of the team at YH&M were all so organized and professional. They are definitely the best in the business. It’s been a pleasure working with them. We definitely recommend!

Jewel & Goodee
Married by Curt, Feb 2022

Planning weddings are hard, but YH&M make it SO easy to hire an officiant. Not only were they incredibly patient and answered all my questions so thoroughly, but they did it so quickly too! Not only that, but our officiant, Curt, was absolutely amazing and just so sweet. Meeting and talking with him beforehand was so easy and stress-free, it was one of the easiest things my husband and I did while planning this wedding. I would recommend YH&M to anyone looking to get married.

Christina & Dustin
Married by Curt, May 2024

Wedding officiant Curt with Young Hip and Married, Porteau Cove elopement

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