Best Wedding Officiants in Calgary

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s first-ever best wedding services online ballot.

Jacqueline Hoare - Creating Ceremonies With Heart. Photograph by Svetlana Yanova.

Winner: Jacqueline Hoare – Creating Ceremonies With Heart

Marriage commissioner Jacqueline Hoare describes herself as a “life celebrant” because she has the honour of playing a pivotal role in celebrating life with her clients. She has been doing civil marriage ceremonies since being appointed a marriage commissioner in the province of Alberta in 2007. Hoare’s expertise at weaving a love story into a ceremony is reflected in the fact that her clients often call her back to preside over events such as baby-naming ceremonies, and even funerals. “It’s important that I find out, authentically, who [the couple] are and what they want as part of their ceremony,” says Hoare. “By finding that out, it then allows me to ‘create a ceremony with heart.’” —T.A.

Jacqueline Hoare – Creating Ceremonies With Heart, 403-255-6408,, @jacquelinehoare



Jane Paterson – JP Weddings

221, 1808 36 Ave. S.W., 403-803-1132,


Married by Cole

111 25 Ave. S.W., 780-994-2378,, @marriedbycole


Weddings by Tamara Jones

7 Tuscany Estates Close N.W., 403-463-6918,


Married by Karen

403-807-2801,, @marriedbykarenyyc


Weddings to Bragg About

403-949-4235,, @weddingstobraggabout


Weddings and Celebrations by Jack & Gerri



Rev. Monika Krammer – Celebrating Love Ministry

403-651-3397,, @revmonikawithak


Love Speaks, @lovespeaksyyc

This article appears in the January 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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