CATHY DAVIS ~ "I am so very proud to lead this wonderful team of professional,
compassionate, loving people!"
I am a hopeless romantic and absolutely love what I do… growing up in the north end of St. Catharines in the Heart of Niagara I was exposed to the most amazing example of what a marriage should be- my parents Jim and Betty Staines were best friends who were such a great inspiration. I still live only a few kilometers away from where I grew up raising my two amazing boys Evan and Colin. (I was lucky to be married to their Dad, my best friend Scott who sadly passed away in 2008). Evan has just finished his first year at the University of Waterloo to study Honours Environmental Resource Management and Colin has just finished his first year at a performing arts High School performing at Disney in May of 2019! We are so lucky to live in Niagara and get to enjoy all that it has to offer from beautiful restaurants to the local wineries and amazing bike travels, all things I love! I also love to travel and have been all around Canada and the Us as well as to England, Australia twice~ most recently with my two boys in 2009/10 travelling from Cairns to Adelaide boogy boarding along the way and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. I am definitely a summer girl at heart and love spending time on the water and the beach in Florida, Cuba or wherever I can escape to over the winter months (Cost Rica- March Break 2016 -ask me about ziplining, boogy boarding and being chased by monkeys!). We enjoy walking our two sister dogs- Golden Retrievers~ Ginny (November 2015) and Nora (June, 2018) who are both just so entertaining and the cutest things! Music has always been a big part of my life singing in every kind of choir there was in High School (my favourite was Jazz!), and now attending all of my boys theatrical and musical performances.
I used to get in trouble as a girl in school for talking too much, chatty Cathy.... now I get to speak full time for a living- wish I could share that with some of my teachers now!! Serving families and couples now since 2004, I have performed over 1400 weddings and funerals and have such a passion for what I do. Compassion, caring, empathy and calmness, as well as a sense of humour when possible, are all qualities that I try to bring to my work every day. Working in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years planning and executing hundreds of weddings in the Niagara Region brings me a broad knowledge of all that goes on in the wedding industry. I have also enjoyed teaching and inspiring children and teens in the United Church community in St. Catharines as well from 2000-2018. I truly have the best job in the world, pronouncing couples husband wife and being there at the most intimate and emotional times in people’s lives is a privilege that I never take for granted!
Hi Cathy! Ben and I wanted to thank you for helping us to have the most memorable ceremony we could imagine! You gave us so much choice and helped us to have a ceremony that truly reflected us as a couple! Your messages summed us up perfectly! Your sense of humor and kindness made communicating long distance so easy and comfortable! We had the best day ever and cannot thank you enough for the huge role you played!! We have had so many compliments about how relaxed and beautiful our ceremony was! Thanks again, Emily and Ben.
Dear Cathy, You were perfect for our ceremony. The words you said about us really took us by surprise, we could tell that you took the time to get to know us and what you said was wonderful. We couldn't have imagined a better ceremony. Thank you so very much, Charles and Lianne
Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for being our wedding officiant in December. You were so friendly and professional throughout the entire process and you really helped calm our nerve! We got so many compliments from family and friends about how great you were and we could not agree more! Wishing you all the best, Adam and Heather
Cathy, I'm not sure how to thank you. Since the day I met you, you were a bright shining light. Your calm, caring, loving personality and radiant smile can comfort any room. I am confident my Grandma would have loved you, she love telling stories of her life and I so happy you expressed those for her at her memorial. With so much love the Muir and McMaster Families
Cathy, thank you so much for the amazing ceremony that you gave us! It was our favourite part of the day, so special, personal and beautiful. You did such an amazing job! The ceremony was the most memorable part of the day for our guests also. Since the wedding, we have recevied so many compliments on the wonderful job you did. We can not thank you enough! All the best, Emily and Tim
Cathy, thank you so much for being such a big part of our special day! You made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and were able to give us the most beautiful ceremony! We are forever grateful, Mariah and Cory
Cathy, thank you so much for officiating our wedding, we couldn't have imagined a more perfect day. You made everything so easy and we had a great time during every meeting with you. Your words to us were so beautiful, thank you so much! Matt and Jo (12 Creek Photography)
Cathy, we are beyond grateful to have had you as our wedding officiant. You were amazing to work with and we really enjoyed the friendship we formed throughout the process. Our friends and family were very impressed with the ceremony and your words. Love, the Morabitos (Love Always Photography)
Dear Cathy, We wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special. You are absolutely amazing and I couldn't imagine having anyone else officiating our wedding. Thank you so much for all of your advice, skype meetings and prepping for the day and reminding us not to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day. Warmest wishes, Laura and Derek
Cathy, We are beyond thankful to have had you officiate our wedding day. You captured our love beautifully and were an absolute joy to work with! Thank you for making the experience memorable and fun! Alex and Nick
"Cathy, we are both so happy with your services. Everyone really enjoyed our ceremony. We greatly appreciate your personalized attention to detail. You provided us with exactly what we wanted for our special day (you even made the sun come out!!). We will be recommending you to anyone looking for a professional and inspirational officiant, Thank-you!!" Hilary & Josh Bellingham (Josh Bellingham Photography)
"Cathy, thank you so much for being such a integral part of our celebration! You made our ceremony such a special part of your day. Your positive, calm energy was noticed by so many of our guests who told us how wonderful you were and how much they enjoyed the ceremony! You not only made Adam and I feel comfortable the day of our wedding, but you made the ceremony-making process a breeze! We so enjoyed working with you and will always recommend your services and team to everyone we can! You are a special person and we're so happy you were there celebrating with us!" Hugs, Erin and Adam (Mum's Garden Floral)
"We want to thank Cathy for making our wedding service so memorable. Her warmth is evident from the first moment you meet her. Her attention to detail and willingness to help us with planning our special day beyond the service is a testament to her generosity and kindness. We had many guests comment about how warm and personal the service was - and that was because of Cathy. We really can't say enough good about her. We were so thankful to find her. We enjoyed working with her throughout the process and considered her a friend by the end of it all." Martha & Cam
"Cathy, thank you so much for being such a part of our special day. From the moment we met you we felt so comfortable knowing you play a central part of our wedding. Of all the things we could have stressed about on the day, knowing our ceremony would reflect our choices and values was not one of them. It's been great to see your continued success and wish you all the best in the future!" Nadine & Ryan
"We still look back at our ceremony with fond memories of such a special time with your special and sweet words for us. From the first email and meeting with you, we knew you were the perfect fit for us and how lucky we were to find you! Thank you for all you did for us Cathy, ceremony aside, you were such a great source of both information and comfort through all of the busy times. We appreciate all of it and wish you the best of luck with your work in the future!" Tracy & Michael
"From the moment we first met Cathy, her warm, sincere and genuine nature was evident to us right away. We are so happy we chose Cathy to be a part of the most special day in our lives. She really went above and beyond our expectations of her services. With her talent and experience, Cathy easily combines the services of both a wedding planner and officiant all in one (bonus!). From the initial planning stages for our ceremony to our rehearsal and finally the big day, Cathy was always there for us, offering her help, problem solving and making us feel at ease. We can't thank you enough, Cathy!!" Jennifer & Andrew (Tufts and Toiles Decor)