Jane officiating an elopement at Stanley Park on the seawall

Jane Halton she/her

Get to know Greater Vancouver officiant Jane Halton.

Greater Vancouver, BC, Whistler, BC

I’ve done large fancy weddings in hotels, casual backyard ceremonies, sandy beachfront elopements and I’ve even canoed into a ceremony! The best thing about each of them is that they represented what the couple wanted.

I’d love to work with you to help create a ceremony you love. Have no idea what you want? No problem! Know exactly what you’d like? Speak right up. I’m listening.

I will be professional and calm (because most people are a bit nervous in front of everyone). Whether you want a light-hearted and fun ceremony or something more romantic and serious, I’m happy to create what you desire. I’d say my natural style is professional with a side of humor. You’ll be confident I know what I’m doing but I won’t steal the show.

Choosing a wedding officiant is a big deal! We’ve all been to the long boring ceremony where the officiant reads the same script and clearly doesn’t know the couple. But I want to hear your story, what makes you tick and what your hopes are for your wedding ceremony.

I’d love to get together for a chat and make sure you get all your questions answered. Mainly, I want you to feel totally comfortable walking down the aisle toward me!

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Jane officiates weddings in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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Jane officiated our wedding this past weekend and it was amazing! We really wanted a wedding that was short and sweet but had a lot of fun and humor to it. Jane captured all of that! All our guests said the ceremony was so much fun and so “us” and we really appreciate how Jane could capture so much about the two of us.

She was also so quick to respond, even when we had to move the wedding date, and it was super easy to schedule meetings and our rehearsal. You can tell Jane loves to work to make your wedding your own and we really recommend her for anyone who wants to personalize their wedding and make it a fun experience everyone will remember!

Paige & Corey
Married by Jane, Oct 2022

Jane’s ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere was remarkable. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, understanding our unique love story and personal preferences. Her personal touch made the ceremony feel intimate and personalized, leaving a lasting impression on both us and our guests.

Throughout the planning process, Jane was always available to answer our questions and provide guidance, making us feel at ease and confident in their abilities. During the ceremony itself, Jane Halton’s delivery was flawless. Her eloquence and ability to captivate the audience created an atmosphere filled with love, joy, and celebration.

Overall, I cannot recommend this Young Hip and Married enough. Their dedication, expertise, and genuine passion for what they do truly set them apart. If you are looking for an officiant who will go above and beyond to make your wedding ceremony a truly memorable experience, look no further.

Andrew & Trevor
Married by Jane, Nov 2023

Vancouver elopement with Young Hip & Married, lgbtq+ queer wedding, matching suits and holding dogs

Part therapist, part wordsmith, part comedian, part coach – I honestly feel so lucky we had the chance to work with Jane and I couldn’t recommend her more.

Jen & Alexander
Married by Jane, Aug 2023

We had the pleasure of working with the lovely Jane and selected the Custom & Creative option. Guests loved how personalized everything was and Jane is such a natural! What a wonderful experience from start to finish.

We had a joyful experience with Young Hip and Married. All of their correspondence was enthusiastic and informative. Jane, our officiant, was most excellent and our Custom & Creative ceremony was so touching and memorable for our guests. Highly recommended!! Thank you Jane and team!

Amy & Brian
Married by Jane, May 2024

Jane from Young Hip and Married was absolutely perfect!! From day one, she was such a joy to work with. I highly recommend doing the custom ceremony. Jane was so great at asking us the right questions and really making our ceremony feel uniquely like us. She also made the rehearsal super clear and easy to follow so we felt really prepared on the wedding day, especially with 160 people watching us.

ALSO!! Do not miss out on the vow writing course provided when booking with this company. It was nice and short (about 1 hour) but really helped give us a blueprint so that we had cohesive vows!

Chloe & Nicholas
Married by Jane, Jun 2024

Jane's Story

I did my first wedding for two friends in 2002, followed by a myriad of cousins’ weddings and a few weddings for friends from my swim team.

When I first joined Young Hip and Married in 2013, I wasn’t sure if I would like doing weddings for ‘strangers.’ But it didn’t take long (one wedding!) for me to realize I love it. Not to mention, by the time we are done planning a wedding ceremony together, we won’t feel like strangers.

In addition to my work as a wedding officiant, I head up our partner business, Thrive Couples Coaching. No two days are the same, just like no two couples are the same.

When I’m not marrying people, I love spending time with my husband and two boys. We enjoy going to the beach, making pizza and hanging out in our East Van neighbourhood.

Feel free to read some of my reviews and ask as many questions as you’d like.

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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
Married by Jane, Jun 2019

Jane was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was super helpful in guiding us to write our vows and fit the wording of the ceremony to suit us. She had the perfect balance of humour and romance and especially important to us, was very inclusive in her language. We’ve already recommended her to other recently engaged couples and will continue to do so!

Sunita & Sean
Married by Jane, Aug 2023

We worked with Jane for our wedding and we are SO glad we did. Jane was incredibly professional and was able to adapt her style to the tone of the wedding. She really took the time to get to know us and was able to add personal touches to our ceremony that made all of the difference. She made the process of obtaining the marriage certificate seamless and it took a weight off our shoulders to not have to worry about submitting all the paperwork. She had so many great ideas for the flow of the ceremony which allowed things to run smooth and effortlessly.

We also took advantage of the vows course from YH&M and found it to be SO helpful! Having a framework allowed us to structure our thoughts and deliver some really great and persona vows to each other. We would absolutely recommend YH&M to anyone looking for an officiant service.

Nicole & Luke
Married by Jane, Sep 2023

Young Hip and Married made us feel prepared for our small and intimate wedding ceremony at Jericho Beach. Communication through email was prompt and thorough. I liked that we were able to read our options for vows ahead of time, and choose whether we wanted to write our own or simply repeat after our officiant for a stress-free special moment. Thank you to Danya and Jane for taking good care of us before, during, and after our ceremony. 10/10!

Aoi & Troy
Married by Jane, May 2024

We were so lucky to have Jane from Young Hip & Married officiate our wedding on the beach in Vancouver. She was very communicative in advance of the day. This included a super helpful online call several months beforehand to meet her and discuss the ceremony structure/expectations, then giving plenty of time for us to read and make some minor adjustments to the ceremony plan/script, then a few emails prior to the big day to check in.

On the day, Jane did a fantastic job: really professional, really clear speech (some of our guests were not native English speakers and fully understood her), a lovely reading about the meaning of marriage, and just generally she was very kind and put us totally at ease! I couldn’t recommend her more. Thank you Jane, and Young Hip & Married!

Florence & Fabian
Married by Jane, Jun 2024

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