FAY VANDENBEUKEL ~ Serving Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington
I believe it’s important to celebrate the milestones in life. Events such as marriage, the birth of a child and the passing of a loved one are the things that help define our lives and who we are. This is why I love what I do!! I have the privilege and honour of being a part of these occasions in the lives of those we serve. I enjoy meeting people, hearing their stories and helping bring something unique and meaningful to these life events.
I feel fortunate to have celebrated many such occasions in my own life. Garry and I have been married for over 40 years. We met as teenagers and together we raised our two children Geoffrey and Krista. Family has always been the centre of our lives. Now, we are proud and doting grandparents to Jacob and Annaleigh who bring us such joy! Recently, our grand-dog Marvin (a100 pound Bernedoodle) joined the family and he is a wonderful addition.
Besides family, learning new things has always been important to me. Garry and I supported each other as we went back to school and trained to become elementary school educators. Being a teacher and principal was more than a job. It was a career that spanned over 20 years. When I retired from education, I knew that I wanted to do something where I could be a positive influence and continue learning new things and meeting interesting people. I enjoy public speaking and communicating with people. Joining Celebrating Life Ministries and Cathy Davis and Company allows me to use this skill set.
For me it is the best of both worlds: time in the working world connecting with interesting people, with leisure time to enjoy golf, skiing, travel, cooking, concerts and theatre.
I look forward to celebrating life’s milestones with you!
Contact Fay at firstname.lastname@example.org Cell:905.328.8315
Cannot say enough good things about Fay. From the moment we met Fay we had the best feeling about her and so glad she was our officiant – could not have asked for anyone better! She is warm, organized and professional – from the star of the process until the day of the ceremony we knew we were in good hands. She really did a great job of keeping us on track and shared some great insights as we were working through the final ceremony details. Her attention to detail was much appreciated, the ceremony ran effortlessly because of Fay’s preparations. Her involvement helped us have such a memorable and fun ceremony. Everything about the way she put our ceremony together made it so heartfelt and personal – she helped make our day truly special!
Thank you again Fay! Thendo and Peter ( September 2019)
My wife and I recently got married and had Fay as our officiant. She was absolutely wonderful. She put together the most beautiful ceremony we could have asked for and she did a really good job of holding our hands through all of the planning for our ceremony. Definitely choose Cathy Davis and Company for your wedding. You won’t regret it. Alex and Natalie (December 2019)
My husband Paul and I got married Sept, 14 2019 and Fay officiated our wedding. We are so happy with how our ceremony went. Fay was wonderful! Our first meeting we went for coffee and talked about our relationship and story. She’s very easy to talk to and I was able to email her after if I had any questions. Just from talking to her once and answering some questions through email, she put together our story in her own words and it sounded like she knew us you years! Paul and I love to laugh together so there was definitely lots of laughs during our ceremony, which made it a bit more relaxed – which is exactly what we wanted! Thank you Fay! I will always recommend Cathy Davis and Company. Chelsy and Paul ( Sept 2019)
My wife and I are so happy about the awesome ceremony that Fay VandenBeukel provided. I can say that she really enjoys her job, so natural and professional at the same time. She was on time and did exactly what we agreed before. 100% recommended.Maria and Carlos ( November 2019)
With only 2 weeks of preparation for our wedding, my wife and I were lucky to find such a great company to make this special day perfect. We were lucky that Fay VandenBeukel was available to be our officiant and six days prior to the wedding, she made enough time to get to know us and help us write our vows. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and she was able to capture the essence of our love. Thank you Fay! Maria and Sebastien (November 2019)
Fay was such a great officiant. She made sure that we had all the information that we needed right at the beginning. The Cathy Davis and Company website (Uniquely You) is so informative and helpful. We read through the sample ceremony sections and selected ones that made sense to us and edited them accordingly. Writing a meaningful ceremony turned out to be easy! Fay used to be a teacher and so she had no problem getting our rowdy bridesmaids to focus during the rehearsal. We knew we were in good hands with Fay and she definitely delivered! Amanda and Maarten (June 2019)
My now husband and I were lucky enough to have Fay VandenBeukel officiate the ceremony for our wedding on September 7, 2019. She used our own words for each other to create the most beautiful and personal ceremony. Thank you Fay for a day we will never forget! Meaghan and Dan ( September 2019)
My husband and I could not have been more happy with our decision to book Fay VandenBeukel as our wedding officiant. I was so nervous for our ceremony, and speaking in front of so many people, but the minute we met Fay she put our minds at ease. She was extremely organized, and asked many questions about my husband and I in order to put together a beautiful ceremony that was very personal to us, and exactly what we had hoped it would be. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful our ceremony was! I cannot thank Fay enough Madison and Rick (July 2019)
My wife and I chose Fay VandenBeukel as our officiant for our Vow Renewal and she was absolutely charming. We didn’t actually get to meet her until the day itself but that did not hinder the process in any way. We had a couple of FaceTime chats with her and she crafted a wonderful ceremony for us. We couldn’t have been happier with this service. Vanessa and Jim ( August 2019)
Fay VandenBeukel was the officiant for our wedding ceremony and she was amazing! She was so helpful and informative during the whole process and did a great job making us feel comfortable on our big day! It was perfect, I highly recommend her if you are looking for an officiant. Thank you Fay!
Rachelle and James (June 2019)
“Fay, Thank you so much for helping to create such a wonderful experience for us on our wedding day. It was such a pleasure working with you, and we appreciate all your guidance and support!” Laura and Stefan – July 28th, 2018
“Fay, Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day. You were so wonderful to work with and made the process so enjoyable. We really appreciate your positivity and support! We could not have made a better decision and we were so glad to have you with us on our big day! Stephanie and Cody – August 10th, 2018
“My husband and I were recently married by Fay Vandenbeukel. Upon meeting with Fay, I instantly knew she was meant to marry us- she was an educator (she was the principal of the school I was currently teaching at) and shares our to-be anniversary date (yay August 11th!). From start to finish, our ceremony was beautiful - our meaningful moment that she created told our love story perfectly. Building the ceremony using the website was a breeze, and made our experience stress free. We would highly recommend Cathy Davis and Co and Fay. Thank you Fay!” Amy and Aaron – August 11th, 2018
“Thank you so much for your patience and your guidance. The day is finally here and you are such a big part of this dream for us. Thank you for everything.” Lisa and Dan – September 15th, 2018
“Hi Fay, We wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you put together. You truly caught the essence of what makes our relationship work and gave us a motivational moment we'll be able to take forward in good and bad times. We truly appreciate that you gave us the ceremony we were looking for.
Thank you again for all your hard-work, dedication and patience with us, we are truly thankful!” Ludmila and Nicolaas- November 9th, 2018
“My husband and I wanted to have a very personal and unique ceremony. Fay took extra care and time to work with us in making sure that we had all the elements we wanted and needed for our magical day. For example, we included a smudge ceremony at the beginning, our mothers in a sand ceremony (on the beach), musical contributions by family/friends and a balloon releasing to conclude. Fay was both very positive and creative, while maintained the utmost professional approach. Fay was so open-minded to our ideas, including having our dog, Raffy be a part of the wedding as well. She never made us feel like our ideas didn't matter and when the day came, she was so calm, articulate and warm that all of our guests commented on how special the ceremony was because she was a part of it. We will never be able to thank Fay enough for her support and excitement she brought to our planning and to the event itself. She truly made our dreams come to life for us in a way that we will never forget!” Robyn & Tim Scheubel
"Dear Fay,Thank you beyond words for everything you have done. You made our wedding perfect and I could not have asked for a better officiant. You went above and beyond our expectations and I sincerely thank you." Alanna and Tyler 2016
"Fay, Thank you so very much for performing our wedding ceremony for and with us. It was beautifully done and so magical. We can't thank you enough." Michelle and Danny 2016
"Dear Fay, Thank you for all of your help and ideas. It was pleasure meeting you." Saundra and George 2016
"Fay, As we look back this new year at our magical wedding, we both stop and think how grateful we are to not only have had friends and family by our side, but strong support, guidance and compassion from you. Right away we knew we could trust you to take us through our most important day. The ceremony was absolutely perfect in timing and execution. We can’t thank you enough for marrying us – a day we will never forget." Lesley and Jon 2016