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Stephen Anderson (he/him)

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. 

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! 

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.

  • 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.

    by Keely Rae Photography

     

    Tiffany & Russell
  • Young Hip & Married was hands down an all around incredible company to work with.
    Stephen was absolutely amazing! He helped us create the most beautiful ceremony and his calm energy and sincere joy for us truly made getting through our big day that much more special and so much less nerve racking. If you are looking for an officiant who is going to go above and beyond to make sure you have the big day you were dreaming of, then I strongly recommend Stephen. You will not be disappointed!

    H & B
  • 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
  • Really easy and Stephen A. was amazing. We were looking for a very intimate and personal ceremony and he delivered. The whole process was great. I would certainly recommend!

    Ryan & Najia
  • 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
  • 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
  • We are happy for the good service of Stephen. I will recommend him to everyone! Thank you 😊 for your service 👍🏻🥳🎉🥂

    Andre & Johane
  • Young Hip & Married was absolutely fabulous! They were so professional, amazing, and kind throughout the whole process! They made our day extra special and everyone really felt the love that day.

    Taylor & Elise
  • Stephen Anderson was a wonderful officiant! My sister got married this weekend, and Stephen was the perfect fit for the small gathering we had at Lighthouse Park. He met us in the parking lot and we all walked down the trail together to the spot the couple had picked. At no point did we ever feel rushed. Stephen was was very personable, very well put together, and really made their ceremony effortless. He stood off to the side, which was much appreciated, so we could get some awesome photos of just the couple during their special moment. 10/10 would recommend!

    Natalie P
  • Stephen was incredibly easy to work with in setting up our plan, gave us great suggestions, and helped us craft a ceremony that was unique for us and our event. He really nailed our request for an efficient but thoughtful ceremony and his proposed draft had barely any revisions from us.
    Stephen was incredibly professional and brought a great, charming and fun presence to the day. We even had someone ask us where we booked him from for consideration for their wedding, which we’ve passed along the details.
    Corey & Julia