Officiant Stephen leading a ceremony at the Stanley Park Teahouse

Stephen Anderson he/him

Get to know Greater Vancouver wedding officiant Stephen Anderson.

Greater Vancouver, BC, Whistler, BC

Young Hip & Married Officiant Stephen marrying a couple during a helicopter elopement

I’m a front-row seat kind of human and as an officiant, I get the best seat in the house. Getting to celebrate the beginning of the next chapter of your love story sounds like a pretty rad gig to me!

We really only have one task on this planet: Learning how to love others, and doing that well. My favourite part of the ceremony is that split-second moment when a couple, bold and brave and daring as individuals, stand together in front of their people and say, “We’re going to love each other as best we know how.” It is an audacious and fierce step toward living out love in the most tangible and authentic way possible.

If every couple is unique (and they are), then every ceremony should reflect this. Your wedding is a milestone on your journey together – a milestone that should be celebrated with a bespoke ceremony that speaks to the significance and importance of your relationship. I would be humbled and excited to help guide you two as you create this milestone moment together.

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Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives – and Young Hip and Married was a huge part of that. We knew Stephen Anderson was the officiant for us immediately during our initial call when he expressed his passion for sharing couples love stories and understood our vision for a ceremony with emotion and also lots of laughter.

Without a doubt our custom ceremony was our favourite part of the day, and we still have our guests commenting on how it was theirs as well. We will forever treasure the beautiful ceremony Stephen wrote for us and cannot thank him enough for making our dream day a reality.

If you are debating a custom ceremony – do not think any longer!! It is sooo worth it! And Stephen is AMAZING and we have no doubt would be a worthwhile addition to any other couple’s wedding day.

Alexandra & Liam
Married by Stephen, May 2023

We wanted to sincerely thank you for the amazing job you did officiating our wedding. You were charming (all the guests who chatted with you before the ceremony loved you and wanted to be friends with you), beautifully dressed (that suit!), and your delivery of the ceremony was warm and genuine. My mother, who criticizes everyone on their public speaking skills, was extremely impressed by your delivery and how well you enunciated!

Thanks again so very much for everything. You were so wonderful to work with, so cheerful and flexible and cool, and you did an absolutely bang-up job on the day of.

Christine & Chelsea
Married by Stephen, Jun 2022

Highly recommend Young Hip & Married but specifically Stephen Anderson! From the day we did our consultation to the actual wedding day, he was so easy to work with. Stephen knew exactly what we wanted and welcomed all of our feedback when creating our ceremony. When it came to the actual day, it was beyond what we expected and really made the day so special for us.

Stephen, thank you for being part of a day we will cherish forever. Because of our experience with you, it was even more memorable!

Charlene & Sean
Married by Stephen, Mar 2023

The team at Young Hip & Married are so great to work with, and if you want a personalized ceremony, with zero hassle, I would recommend them!

We were very lucky to have Stephen officiate our marriage. He was such a great part of our day – everyone commented how beautiful the ceremony was and that was all thanks to Stephen. He really made us feel comfortable and was super helpful throughout the process. If you can pick him for your date – DO IT!

Alan & Darren
Married by Stephen, Jun 2023

Stephen's Story

When I’m not officiating weddings, I work as a Grade 3 teacher at an elementary school in Vancouver.

And when I’m not working, you can find me climbing up a mountain or snowboarding down it. I didn’t move from Saskatchewan to Vancouver to sit inside all day! I also love kayaking, singing and dancing – but not all at the same time!

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We had the pleasure of having Stephen as our officiant. He enthusiastically agreed to our adventure mountaintop elopement idea and was easy-going through all the last minute location and weather uncertainties. He prepared the perfect ceremony for us; joyous, genuine, and heartfelt.

Our two witnesses felt he was incredibly personable and authentic too. We loved his warm and vibrant energy. He made all of us feel so comfortable on the hike up. Stephen even included my guests’ names and some snippets of our personal stories that he heard on the way up into the ceremony.

It was more magical than I ever imagined. I could not have hoped for a better human than Stephen to officiate our wedding and share our love story with.

Tiffany & Russell
Married by Stephen, Jun 2022

My husband and I got married on May 28th with Stephen as our officiant. From the onset, communication with Stephen was easy and efficient!

We had an initial zoom meeting where we were given the chance to meet and tell our story. He was able to capture our relationship in his script so well. 10/10 would recommend YHM and Stephen.

Laura & Andrew
Married by Stephen, May 2022

Stephen Anderson was the PERFECT officiant for our wedding. He created a ceremony custom made for our situation. He is considerate, understanding, polite and a classy guy in every way. We are so pleased to have him marry us and highly recommend Stephen to anyone for their wedding.

Larry & Edward
Married by Stephen, Jul 2022

Officiant Stephen leading a wedding ceremony

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