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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • We went for Young Hip and Married for our officiant and we are so happy we did! Our officiant, Stephen, was amazing; he created the perfect ceremony that was both intimate and lighthearted. There was not a dry eye during the ceremony and we got so many compliments about how wonderful it all was!

    Christabelle & Kris
  • Highly recommend Young Hip & Married but specifically Stephen Anderson! From the day we did our consultation to the actual wedding day, he was so easy to work with. Stephen knew exactly what we wanted and welcomed all of our feedback when creating our ceremony. When it came to the actual day, it was beyond what we expected and really made the day so special for us. Stephen, thank you for being part of a day we will cherish forever. Because of our experience with you, it was even more memorable!

    Charlene & Sean
  • 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
  • Stephen Anderson was an amazing officiant. We can’t thank him enough for his support. He guided us perfectly and helped make our ceremony meaningful, personal and wholesome for us and our family and friends. He was an excellent speaker and I would recommend him to anyone. We are so grateful to have found him.

    Dakota & Moriah
  • The team at Young Hip & Married are so great to work with, and if you want a personalized ceremony, with zero hassle, I would recommend them!

    We were very lucky to have Stephen officiate our marriage. He was such a great part of our day – everyone commented how beautiful the ceremony was and that was all thanks to Stephen. He really made us feel comfortable and was super helpful throughout the process. If you can pick him for your date – DO IT! 🙂

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

    Andre & Johane
  • So happy with Young, Hip and Married. Our officiant Stephen was great to work with and he really took the time and effort to get to know us and how we’d like our ceremony to feel. There was not a dry eye during our ceremony! Would definitely recommend Young, Hip and Married for your big day!

    C & K
  • Highly recommended! Our team were amazing, on time, well dressed and professional and we couldn’t be happier with how our special day went and with the photos as well. Thank you so much!

    Samantha & Amro
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you so much Danya and Stephen for making our special day happen!! We very much appreciated the extra effort you did under such short notice leading up to Christmas Eve!! It was such a pleasure chatting with you both and meeting you, Stephen. Thanks again for a great experience 🙂

    Diane & Raymond
  • Stephen was our officiant for our elopement. He was friendly, professional and spoke beautifully. Also a shout out to Rebecca who was a pleasure to work with as well.

    Mallory & Jono
  • Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives – and Young Hip and Married was a huge part of that. We knew Stephen Anderson was the officiant for us immediately during our initial call when he expressed his passion for sharing couples love stories and understood our vision for a ceremony with emotion and also lots of laughter.

    Without a doubt our custom ceremony was our favourite part of the day, and we still have our guests commenting on how it was theirs as well. We will forever treasure the beautiful ceremony Stephen wrote for us and cannot thank him enough for making our dream day a reality. If you are debating a custom ceremony – do not think any longer!! It is sooo worth it! And Stephen is AMAZING and we have no doubt would be a worthwhile addition to any other couple’s wedding day.

    Alexandra & Liam
  • 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