Being born and raised on Vancouver Island, I know this island pretty well and I’m excited to share it with you on your wedding day! Whether it’s an elopement in Tofino, a decadent to-do in James Bay, or a backyard wedding in Saanich, I am incredibly excited to be a part of your celebration!
I first got my start in weddings as a part-time wedding photographer in college, and have watched my mother officiate weddings for over a decade. As an officiant, I hope that whatever I bring to the table accentuates the unique perspectives and quirks of you as a couple. I want to help you realize the best version of your special day, whatever that looks like to you.
Most of all, I want your day to be memorable, unique, and something that you will look back on with fond memories. When my wife and I were married, we created exactly the kind of ceremony we wanted – outdoors, with family involved, officiated by the same person who married my parents, and in one of our favourite places on the planet.
What I experienced with my own wedding is the same thing I have witnessed at many other weddings – those that are truly memorable are ones where the couple has exerted their combined personalities upon the event. I want to encourage you to share the best parts of yourselves throughout the main event of your wedding day.
Aside from officiating weddings, I also provide spiritual care and support to Victoria’s street community – including many with substance use disorders and mental health concerns. I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and each story deserves unique recognition. Whether I’m on a beach with a soon-to-be-married couple or in the back of a shelter with someone going through a crisis, my goal in everything I do is to bring life to the stories that make people unique.
Stories are powerful – and more to the point, your story is powerful. I’m so excited to work with you to craft a page in your story, as you close one chapter and begin a new one. Let’s work together to create a day that will be talked about for years to come!
- We cannot express how incredibly happy we were with our ceremony and the whole process with YH&M. We opted for the full package deal and were able to tailor the ceremony; it also came with a vow writing course, which was extremely helpful. So many people told us how beautiful our vows and ceremony were. Our guests were surprised that our officiant, Jordan, wasn’t a close friend with how personal the ceremony felt. Thank you YH&M!Megan & Ariel
Video by Paper Heart FilmsVictoria & Marcel
Jordan Shaw was our officiant from Young Hip and Married for our elopement and he was amazing for us! We wanted an intimate, non-religious ceremony and he created an amazing script with a beautiful blessing at the end that was perfect. Highly recommend him and Young Hip and Married for wedding ceremonies!Lauren & Justin
Jordan Shaw was our officiant for our wedding and did an absolutely fantastic job! The communication and attention to detail made our day feel truly special!Ashton & Charley
We had a fantastic experience using Young Hip & Married. Jordan was our officiant and he had lovely energy for our day and was very supportive in preparing for our ceremony. We loved what he created for his script and the poems he suggested. If you are looking for a very personalized ceremony, this is a great choice!Kita & Justin
We had a wonderful experience with Young Hip & Married. Right from contacting them, booking the date till the actual ceremony, it was a smooth process. The team was very accommodating. Our officiant, Jordan Shaw, performed a beautiful ceremony to officiate our wedding on Mystic Beach. Such an amazing experience! We’ll cherish this moment forever.Kareena & Navpreet
Our experience with Young Hip & Married was great. The vow writing course was helpful in giving a structure to writing our vows and our officiant, Jordan, was very communicative, experienced and clearly enjoys his job. Would highly recommend the customized ceremony!Shane & Kelli
Booking and planning our elopement was easy with Young Hip and Married. Jordan the officiant did a wonderful job and was in contact with us prior to the service to ensure it was exactly what we wanted. Heather from Tulle and Tweed Photography (booked through Young Hip and Married) did an incredible job capturing the day and gave us plenty of beautiful photos to look back on. Communication from every person we spoke with was great and made planning the day and making sure we had everything ready easy.Megan & Matthew
We both appreciated how easy it was to work with YH&M. Our officiant, Jordan Shaw, was wonderful as well. +Very accommodating +Friendly staff +Wide range of services to choose fromJ & J
Our experience with Young Hip and Married was great. Our officiant Jordan was awesome, our limo driver took a wrong turn and the bride was at least 30 min late to the venue and Jordan was very understanding. We were able to review the ceremony beforehand and make changes. It all turned out amazing. Thanks again!Ty & Quinn