Couple exchanging vows during their Whistler elopement

Natalie (Nan) Maxson she/her

Get to know Okanagan wedding officiant Nan Maxson.

Okanagan, BC

Young Hip & Married wedding officiant Natalie (Nan)

I believe in the power of ceremony to be formative, unitive and to celebrate who you are, where you come from and who you want to be together.

As a wedding officiant, I love getting to know couples, learning why marriage is so important to them, and building community as we extend a couple’s circle of care. Seeing people come together to witness your journey, to love you and to support your relationship is a powerful thing.

When it comes to your wedding ceremony, there are so many ways to find meaning and make memories (that don’t have to be overwhelming!). I can’t wait to get to know you and your story, guide you through your options, and facilitate a ceremony that is meaningful and special to you and your community.

My wish for you on your wedding day is that you feel supported and witnessed as you go through your ceremony, a rite of passage that will fortify your life together. I can’t wait to sit down with you and discover what will make your ceremony most meaningful.

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Nan officiates weddings in Naramata and the Okanagan.

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Young Hip and Married was the obvious choice for our wedding two weeks ago. They are very inclusive and offer many choices to make your special day exactly the way that you want.

We got married in the Okanagan and our officiant was Natalie; she was very helpful leading up to our day making sure that we had everything we needed in time. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Could not have been a more perfect day!

Angel & Blake
Married by Natalie (Nan), Jul 2023

Nan's Story

After a number of friends asked me to officiate their weddings, I got the message that officiating might be the right path for me. I’ve loved celebrating with couples ever since.

When I’m not officiating weddings, I work for a human rights network and am doing a Master’s in counselling psychology. All of my work and study revolves around hearing people’s stories and supporting them in what they find meaningful.

Outside of work, I love being outside, reading, and pursuing my creative hobbies, such as music, photography and soap making. I enjoy this time the most when I can also spend it with my partner and our daughter.

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We are so grateful to Natalie Maxson, the officiant of our wedding today. She went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding happened, as the forest fire evacuations in Kelowna dramatically altered our plans. She was the calm presence we needed during the stressful lead up to our ceremony.

Natalie sacrificed so much, to ensure that our day was special. We will never forget what Natalie did for us on our wedding day. I highly recommend YH&M to everyone I know. Thank you, Natalie.

Stephen & Lindsay
Married by Natalie (Nan), Aug 2023

Bride and groom celebrating after their elopement with hands up in the air

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