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Lorraine Ashdown (she/her)

I am a true believer in the power of love – real love that is meant to be savoured and celebrated. I look forward to meeting you and getting to learn what makes you two want to take this huge leap in life together. I can’t wait to help you put your own spin on your wedding day so that your authentic selves are reflected in your ceremony. 

I got my start in weddings as a wedding photographer and have slowly transitioned from behind the lens to my role as an officiant. My favourite part of a wedding is pronouncing the couple to be married. So much has led up to that moment and it’s a true joy to celebrate the newlyweds alongside their friends and family. 

When I’m not officiating weddings, I am the Minister at Bowen Island United Church. Just like my work with Young Hip & Married, everything I do is about heart and spirit. When I’m not working, you might find me playing music with friends, walking in the forest with my beloved dog, Georgie Girl, or taking in a show at the theatre with my husband of over three decades. 

Throughout my marriage, I have learned how important it is for spouses to respect one another’s differences, listen to each other carefully and celebrate life together every chance you get. My wish for you is to find deep comfort in the company of your spouse and to know that no marriage is perfect, but with hard work it will all be worth it. 

Whether it is in front of a half dozen people or two hundred people, I want to help you create a day unlike any other. Let’s celebrate what you have discovered in one another and share your joy with all of your loved ones. 

  • We had a dreamy elopement prior to our big wedding. It was unforgettable and they made it as smooth and fun an experience as one could wish for!
    Catriona & Damien
  • Lorraine gave us an absolutely beautiful ceremony. She was calmed, patient and also containing of all the emotions that came up before and during our ceremony, which my husband and I really appreciated. She took her time to get to know us and customize a very special ceremony for us, taking into consideration all of our preferences. We are very thankful for her.

    Thank you so much Lorraine!

    Susan & Jarod