Paul Fletcher ~ Serving Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington
I have many years of experience working in Ministry, celebrating hundreds of weddings, celebrations of life and new life. As an officiant, I believe that it’s imperative that you find and choose someone who is ‘just right’ for you. So let me tell you a little about me. I was born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and have lived in the Niagara region for the last 16 years. I have been married for 28 years to my amazing wife Karen and we have 4 wonderful children and a recent highlight was becoming a grand-daddy again, twice in the last year!
When it comes to your special day, I am ready to assist you in creating a ceremony that reflects and honours you and your relationship. I believe your ceremony should be uniquely ‘yours’, reflecting you as individuals and as a couple. I will work with you to create a special ceremony that is perfect and personal for you, as well as one that is comfortable for your friends and family where they feel welcomed and included. I will be as passionate about your wedding as you are about your ceremony. I am a laid back, personable, outgoing person with a great sense of humour. I take pride in what I do and want to be sensitive to your needs. My experience allows me to draw from many vast resources and you will find I will bring professionalism with a deep sense of warmth to the occasion upon which I am called. I look forward to the opportunity and will consider it an honour to help you create the perfect ceremony that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 905.351.6980
Weddings involve a lot of choices, and for us, choosing someone to lead our wedding ceremony was an important one. We considered asking family members but no one seemed quite right and besides that, we wanted our family to enjoy the ceremony. So, we started searching online. Some of our vendors recommended Cathy Davis Wedding Officiants so we looked through each profile. Honestly, I don't quite recall what it was that drew us to Paul initially (maybe fate?) but we couldn't be happier with our choice. Upon meeting Paul, we had an instant connection. We loved that Paul was so open to however we wanted to do our ceremony. We often found that during the wedding planning process friends and family had a lot of opinions. Paul didn't have opinions - he had ideas - and was so supportive and excited about our ideas. We also loved that Paul had a huge family with a million kids. Our discussions with Paul weren't just about the wedding but about life together after the wedding - and they were very honest and real discussions. Through a few coffee dates we really got to know Paul which we so appreciated because we wanted to know a little bit about the person marrying us. Leading up to the wedding, Paul was really easy to get in touch with which is huge when you're trying to plan the big day. Paul led the rehearsal with our family and wedding party members for us which so helped us with peace of mind the night before the wedding. We invited Paul to our rehearsal dinner with our parents and our siblings and it was as if Paul was one of our family members - laughing and enjoying the meal together. On the day of the wedding, Paul was incredible. I'm sure he could do this stuff in his sleep but really, Paul went above and beyond - he followed everything as we had planned together but also added in some extremely thoughtful and heartfelt surprises for us. Our guests have commented to us over and over how they absolutely loved our ceremony and thought Paul was absolutely fantastic. We've been asked if Paul was our uncle or cousin. One of our second cousins said it was "like something out of a storybook" and we couldn't agree more. We really owe much of that to Paul and we can't thank him enough. I'm sure we will be in touch with Paul for years to come - not only because he was incredible at his job - but because we consider him a dear friend.
Sabrina & Sean
"My husband and I got married August 19, 2018 at Inn on the Twenty and had the ceremony in the vineyard at Cave Springs. Cathy Davis and Company is a recommend vendor for the Inn and when we checked out the website we found Paul. I read his bio and really liked what it had to say and thought he might be a good fit. Once we spoke we knew we wanted him to marry us. We were in touch a few times over the period that we booked and the wedding date and he was always so great! We decided on the ceremony structure using the template and then reviewed it with Paul, he asked questions and made suggestions. On the wedding day he was there to greet me getting out of the limo and to share a few laughs. I cannot tell you how much his humour made it more relaxed and fun for us!! He had us laughing and knew what we wanted in the ceremony as we told him in advance we are very carefree and not formal. People asked me after if he was a friend of ours, honestly that is how it felt. I could not have imagined anyone else up there with us that day so please do not hesitate to book Paul for your ceremony as he really made our day extra special.
Thank you so much Paul! You are so good at what you do.
Suzette and Allain
"My wife and I were married in the spring of 2018, where we were honored to have Paul as our officiant. We had first met Paul in the summer of 2017 during our good friends’ wedding, and immediately knew we wanted to invite such a passionate and caring gentleman to be a part of our ceremony.
From our first meeting Paul took the time to get to know us, and helped us craft a ceremony that fit our personalities and preferences perfectly. Not only did he exceed expectations during our ceremony, he was also keeping an eye out for all the little details and made sure a mistake our venue made was corrected (barrel vs table for our marriage license signing - thank you!)
Paul, we were so honored to have you play such an integral role in our marriage. One last story, is on one final Skype meeting we had with Paul. My wife and I were battling with significant wedding stress and pressure, and had been in a disagreement prior to our Skype call. When we dialed in, Paul’s genuine enthusiasm and excitement for our fast approaching day melted away all of our stress, and helped us find the positive perspective we needed that day.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our special day!"
" Finding the "right" officiant is a daunting job. How do you possibly choose with so many options on the internet? With only 4 weeks from getting engaged to marriage we somehow stumbled upon you and are forever thankful that we did. Something as big of a decision as choosing your officiant, was starting to stress me out, you calmed all my nerves instantly when we spoke on the phone. You were prompt in getting back to me with any questions, you helped us through all the planning on the ceremony as well as on the actual day ensuring that the ceremony goes off without a hitch. Unless your nephew drops the ring lol. You added that extra touch of humour and personality that you can't find in everyone. You truly made us feel as if we have known you for our entire lives. We are forever thankful for you Paul, and wouldn't hesitate to pass your name along to everyone we know! You are definitely doing what you love and it shows. xo"
Cherie & Johnathan
March 4, 2017
"There is no understating the importance Paul played in making our wedding day what it was. His professionalism, sincerity, knowledge and charisma were all so vital to the success of what was the best day of our lives. His incredible presence was noticed by everyone at our rehearsal dinner – family, friends, the wedding party all commented to us at how amazing he was and how we were in good hands. The one comment that was most repeated by all our friends and family was that they all felt like they knew him for ages after only a few minute conversation. There are so many specific moments which we could call out and I know everyone involved in our wedding will have their own stories to share about Paul and the job he did. For me – as a nervous groom with 1,000 thoughts and emotions going through my head - Paul was so comforting and reassuring in making sure I took a second and savoured every feeling I was experience. Looking back, his influence and words were so important in helping me capture all of the emotions and thoughts that were important and that I want to stay with me. My wife and I would like to sincerely recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding.
Kevyn & Jennifer Murray
'From the moment I read Paul's bio on this website, I just knew he was the wedding officiant for us! When I saw Paul's warm face on the website, I was overwhelmed with a weird kind of karma knowing in my heart he was the one to marry us. We asked to meet with him and when he said yes, he would be honored, I cancelled the other wedding company we were supposed to have in our wedding contract. I truly believe that it was fate that we were meant to meet. The first time Paul called me, I could tell from his warm, relaxed voice, that he had a very charismatic personality and a wonderful sense of humor. When we met in person for the first time, we both felt like we had known him for a lifetime! He made us feel relaxed & comfortable right from the beginning. He was very friendly, and easy going and very easy to talk to. He was also very creative & helpful with his expertise and experience in his field. He offered many wonderful ideas to help make our wedding ceremony more memorable. As soon as I saw his face, on our wedding day, I started to relax & breathe, knowing in my heart, we had definitely made the right choice! Paul was an added pleasure to have present on our wedding day. He made all of our guests feel relaxed & calm with his wonderful sense of humor. If you are looking for a wonderful, charismatic, sweet & loving guy to make your wedding day be a memorable one-make sure you ask for Paul Fletcher to be your wedding officiant. It is definitely his calling in life. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Paul for being such an amazing part of our wedding day!
We will never forget you. We hope to remain friends forever,
Julie & Alexe
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect officiant for our special day. Paul went above and beyond to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. He was always available to meet with us and to guide us through the planning process. He was so personable and outgoing and made us both feel at ease through everything. Paul is not only an outstanding officiant, but more importantly, is an outstanding person!
~ Adam & Nicole Simpson