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Russ Rowlands, SERVING Niagara and the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton/Halton, Burlington/Oakville, Greater Toronto


Russ is avaiblable for on-land ceremonies between October to May and can be booked for on-water ceremonies during the summer. (see link below)

I’m an old salt who fell in love and turned into an old softie instead. I have two loves – the water and my wife, Beth – and she pretends not to know it, but Beth wins every time. I’m a bit of a character and can bring an element of fun and creativity to your big day. You wouldn’t guess it from my haircut and lack of formal attire, but I am a reformed banker, and have a good head for organization – something that will make your wedding day easier, I promise! I am also a total nerd (I wrote an (RPG!) so don't be shy about any creative elements you may want to incorporate into your ceremony.  It’s my goal to make your planning process both fun and efficient, putting a big smile on your faces while we craft a ceremony that is uniquely you.


Together, Beth and I run a sailboat charter company called Niagara Nautico out of Port Dalhousie. I’m the captain, she’s the photographer, and we make a great team. We’d be happy to host you on our beautiful sailboat, Black Diamond, for your engagement photoshoot or even for an intimate on-water wedding (how cool is that?!). If you get a kick out of the idea of being married by a genuine sea captain – on or off the water – please reach out. I would be honoured to be a part of your day.

Make sure to check out Captain Russ over on his Instagram at Niagara Nautico!

and also his lovely wife's business if you're in the market for a photo booth! Betty Loo Photobooth

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