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Curt Allison (he/him/his)

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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

  • It was an absolute pleasure working with Curt for our wedding ceremony. He was easy-going, funny, thorough and worked with us to craft our perfect ceremony. His presence on the day set a great tone for the ceremony and we are still receiving compliments on his delivery, warmth and professionalism. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant or ceremony. We strongly recommend Curt!

    Anna & Jordan
  • Working with Young, Hip & Married was fantastic. Our officiant, Curt, went above and beyond to make our ceremony special and memorable. We couldn’t have asked for a better day!
  • 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
  • Obviously an officiant is an essential part of any wedding day but YH&M and Curt ESPECIALLY made it all the more special. The process was easy and collaborative and we would easily recommend them to anyone thinking about getting married.

    Ana & Chris
  • So happy we left this part of our wedding in your organized hands. And Curt was wonderful, thoughtful, warm and personable as our officiant. Thanks again to your team.

    Deneen & Mark
  • Curt made sure everything went smoothly and it really helped take the pressure off the big day. Incredibly thankful to him and the entire team at Young Hip & Married for being an integral part of our special day.

    Meagan & John
  • 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
  • We were so happy with our officiant, Curt. He was lovely and had a wonderful presence. We would definitely recommend Young Hip & Married to friends who are planning their big day.

    Jessica & Nevada
  • 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
  • Amazing service! Our officiant, Curt Allison, was so friendly and warm; he almost felt like family on the day. The vow course that came with our package was so helpful I don’t think we could have managed to write our vows otherwise. Would happily recommend!
    Faye & Zach
  • Curt was absolutely amazing, and we were so thrilled to have him officiate our wedding! Curt was personable, accommodating and very supportive of our plans for the wedding. His ability to customize and personalize his speech to our story was outstanding and he really made this a collaborative experience. Thank you, Curt, for giving us such an amazing memory that we will hold on to forever!

    Cameron & Jacqueline
  • 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
  • Curt was an amazing officiant for our wedding! He was so easy to work with, and really took the time to personalize his speech to our story. He was also completely open and flexible with anything we wanted to add or adjust. Our guests absolutely raved about him and how perfect our ceremony was. We will be recommending Curt and the YHM team to any of our friends who get engaged in the future!!

    Brit
  • Great experience with Curt on their team. Very easy to work with and professionalism was top notch.

    Matthew & Karina
  • 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 with Officiant Curt of Young Hip & Married, Vancouver wedding

    Erika & Niko
  • 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 and Nick wedding with Young Hip & Married wedding officiant Curt

    Camille & Nick
  • We had the honor of having Curt from Young Hip & Married officiate our wedding. The team at Young Hip & Married was very accommodating with our last minute changes to both the guest count and venue. Curt was very helpful throughout the process and provided all information needed way ahead of time. I highly recommend the the team at Young Hip & Married. Thank you all for your support during our wedding!

    Brian & Pamela
  • We were really pleased with the ceremony Curt and the rest of the team at Young Hip & Married put together for our wedding!

    Curt was calm, friendly and really comfortable to speak with. After a couple of hours, he’d created a lovely script that overviewed our history and relationship. He offered to make the ceremony as religious or spiritual, personal or general as we like. Many of our guests commented on how pleasantly personable the ceremony was and some even assumed Curt was someone we’d known for a long time! The ceremony felt relaxed, warm and comfortable throughout.

    The short vow writing course that was offered was also really helpful, and would recommend it.

    Thank you Curt, and Young Hip & Married!

    Richard & Danielle
  • 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