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Layne Kilbreath

I am committed to getting to know you so I can make your wedding day special and meaningful. I first started performing wedding ceremonies through my job but have been honoured to marry many softball teammates, friends, co-workers and family members.

I have been married to my wife, Ann, for over 20 years. Together, we have three children. Ann and I are very different but we bring out the best in one another. The best marriage advice I was ever given was to work on your friendship with your spouse. Marriage is hard work but it’s so worth it.

One thing I love to do during the ceremony is mix up the usual order. I like to ask the guests to promise their support and encouragement of the couple before the vows. A lot of my couples (and their guests) really love this change. It lets the couple know how loved and supported they are before they start their new life together.

When I’m not officiating, I work as the Director of Faith Formation at Calgary Christian School. I love being with people during the important moments of their lives – like a high school graduation or a wedding. When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me playing or watching sports. And even more than playing sports, I love cheering on my kids as they play.

My hope for you on your wedding day is that the day is uniquely yours. I want to share the parts of your story that you would like known. I want you to feel like I got to know you well, even if we don’t have a lot of time together. I want to help create a special and meaningful day that’s just for you.


  • I highly recommend YHM! I want to send a huge thank you to Layne and Deanna for being so kind to us on our big day. You guys made us laugh, you were so easy to work with and we are so incredibly thankful to have found this company. YHM walked us through our vow training, they officiated our wedding AND they provided photography. I can’t recommend enough.

    by Deanna Rachel Photography

    Christina & Cole
  • We had such a wonderful experience with Young Hip & Married. They were easy to deal with and super accommodating. Our officiant was Layne Kilbreath from Calgary, and he was awesome. He hiked with us to our special spot in the Kananaskis mountains and performed an intimate ceremony that was just perfect for us. He was a calming presence, and you can tell that he loves seeing people get married. I am so glad we chose to do our elopement this way, it couldn’t have been better. Thanks YH&M for making it happen!

    Sherry & Frederick
  • When we first started planning a wedding, we had no idea what we were doing. We started looking at venues and photographers, commissioners and cake! It was all so expensive and complicated and making me really stressed. When we found Young Hip & Married through Google – looking at their services and packages… We knew that eloping was more our style and once we talked to them, all of our stresses were relieved. We told them what our overall wishes were and they helped us to find a beautiful spot in the city – we got married at Rotary Park. Layne was our officiant, and he was so kind and funny and helped us feel at ease the day of when we were nervous! Deanna was our photographer and she did such an amazing job; the pictures turned out beautiful. Overall I suggest YH&M 100% and would suggest that anyone who wants a special and unique wedding day to speak to them and find out more. Thanks again so much to the team, we loved every minute of it.

    Olivia & Justin
  • Was a fantastic pleasure working with everyone to make our day great! Couldn’t of asked for better! 10 out of 10

    by Deanna Rachel Photography

    Justin & Olivia
  • We just did an Elopement Package so we could get legally married before going down south for the big bash. It was easy to set up online, then keeping in contact with Layne was also very simple and painless. The actual day of the ceremony was intimate, short and obviously magical for us! Would highly recommend Layne and Young Hip & Married to anyone that is looking for an officiant!


    Mairi & Daniel
  • Young Hip & Married made our elopement super easy to plan (which is why we wanted to elope in the first place – very little planning!). We were connected with our wonderful officiant, Layne Kilbreath, who helped us organize our ceremony and provided guidance on how to complete paperwork beforehand. Layne worked with us during the few months leading up to the big day and collaborated with us to design a unique and personal ceremony. Layne met us at Moraine Lake (our ceremony destination) the day of and he was very friendly, prepared, and well-matched to our personalities. This whole process has been such a positive experience! Nik and I had the wedding of our dreams, and we highly recommend Young Hip & Married.

    Katherine & Nikolaus