Ruth Hall ~ Serving Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto and Brampton
I am a mother of 2 wonderful adult children, who loves celebrating life and love, and I am blessed to be a part of this amazing team, 'Cathy Davis and Company' that has created so much joy for me!
It is my passion to collaborate with you in designing a unique personal wedding tailored to your values, style and dreams, regardless of your religious or ethnic background. What I bring is being detail-oriented, kind, empathetic, compassionate, humorous, and an active listener who is genuinely caring.
I love seeing people happy, and enjoy music, board games, reading, writing and watching documentaries. I absolutely love travelling, especially cruises and vacationing in the Caribbean and Hawaii. I am passionate about spending time with family and friends, plus advocating for, and encouraging those who are hurting and vulnerable.
My professional background includes a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and I've been a Certified Relationship Coach since 2015, providing Couples’ Coaching and Pre-Marital Counselling. As an experienced Public Speaker in both church and non-church settings, I enjoy celebrating achievements both big and small. This has given me the opportunity to inspire and encourage couples in their unique life stories. I enjoy encouraging people during terminal illness, grief, and I am passionate about walking alongside families as a Life Celebrant, during Funerals/Celebration of Life.
Currently, I work with the Regional Municipality of Niagara, where I have supported individuals and families for 24 years as a Case Manager, and won the SAEO Award for Innovation and the SAEO Award for Leadership. My goal is to make a positive impact in our community, by passing on the grace I have received from others over the years.
My inspiration to become ordained has increased over the years, as I successfully walk alongside singles and couples as their Life Coach, mentor and confidant, in Relationship Coaching. I realized that I do not need to stop at teaching and empowering them; I might as well marry the unmarried too! This is why I became a Licensed Wedding Officiant and a Member of (OAPWO) Ontario Association of Professional Wedding Officiants. The great love I have for people started back in Uganda, where I was born in a very warm and caring family that accepted all people regardless of their faith or origin! There, it was all about “grace”, and this has carried my family through even after moving to Canada in 1986!
I would be so excited, and privileged, to work with you and make your wedding day fun and memorable to you, your family and friends! Whenever you’re ready, I am also available for Couples Coaching before and/or after your wedding, where I share my tips for a fulfilling, empowering relationship. You may have heard people say that the first year of marriage can be challenging. So to give you the best chance for success, I now offer all my couples a complimentary coaching session called, "Cracking the Code: Communication Secrets for Lasting Relationship Bliss" as a gift from me to you! Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you!
We couldn’t have been happier with choosing Ruth as our efficient for our wedding ceremony. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and confident with the ceremony. Instead of a ring exchange we did blessing of the hands. Her words were perfect for our relationship. We keep hearing amazing things about the ceremony from our friends and family. They all thought she did such an amazing job. We would definitely recommend Ruth for anyone who is looking for an Officiant. Thank you Ruth for making our day so special. Ash Sheppard-John
Hi Ruth! I’m finally getting around to responding to all my vendor emails. I would be remise if I didn’t start by thanking you over and over again for being an absolutely incredible officiant and person to work with on our wedding day. I had so many people come up to me and sing their praises over how incredible you were, and I whole heartedly agree. Thank you for making Joel and I feel so comfortable during the whole process, and especially during our ceremony. My husband and I found Cathy Davis and Company through a friend who used their services for their own wedding. After scrolling through the list of officiants, we decided to have a meeting with Ruth, as we felt that she would be perfect for what we were looking for; boy, were we correct. During all of our meetings leading up to the wedding day, Ruth was attentive, passionate, and willing to listen to our suggestions. My husband and I have 2 very different upbringings, and she found a perfect way to incorporate what we both wanted. On our wedding day, it felt like she truly was happy to be there to marry us; it wasn’t a job for her, it was a pleasure. I had so many friends and family members come up to me and tell me how fantastic she was, and I agreed every time. Ruth is the type of person that loves what she does, and that translates in her performance. We will never be able to put into words how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with Ruth. I will never stop recommending her to friends who are looking for an officiant for their big day. Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. You are an incredible person, and I truly hope our paths cross again.Love the Van Dyks
Our wedding was an amazing day filled with so much love!! Ruth (our officiant) was a big part of that. She had us very well prepared, incredibly comfortable and kept us on time so our program stayed on track. We couldn't have asked for more! Ruth took time to learn how to pronounce our names, engaged with our guests, and facilitated a ceremony that was equal parts contemporary and "church". My husband (lol I get to say that now) and I couldn't be happier. We absolutely recommend the services of Cathy Davis and Company! Zviko & Graham
"Ruth was amazing to work with for our surprise wedding at the end of August. When we reached out to her, we only had two months until the big date. Our wedding preparation jitters were quickly eased as she was always prepared and constantly one step ahead. She made our ceremony super special and the memories will last forever. We are grateful to Ruth for giving us the perfect wedding ceremony!" Yasmin Kazemi, MD, FRCPC
"We recently booked Ruth Hall for our vow renewal ceremony at Balls Falls! We did a very small covid elopement last year, as soon as we were able too, we wanted to have a fabulous party to commemorate our marriage and vows which finally happened August 26 2022. The booking process with Cathy Davis was a breeze. She would let you know which officiants are available and you then could choose anyone to do a meet and greet before any bookings. Ruth took the time to get to know us as a couple. She wanted to be able to tell our love story, which we were extremely grateful for because she told our story beautifully. I could not say enough good things and would recommend her to anyone needing an officiant." Thank you again for everything you did for us, we are very grateful you were a part of our special day and made it a very beautiful ceremony. Sincerely, Cassandra and Michael
‘We had the pleasure of having Ruth as our wedding officiant. She stepped in to help us when there was a scheduling conflict with another officiant and helped us to make the perfect wedding ceremony. Her calm and kind demeanor and impassioned delivery of our ceremony was appreciated by all. She truly made our ceremony so special. We also really enjoyed the Cathy Davis website to help us curate the perfect individualized wedding ceremony. Thank you Ruth!’
All the best! Jenna and David Jefferson
Dear Ruth, we have had a few months to reflect and collect ourselves after a wild year last year!
For your part we would like to thank you in so many ways for being flexible and accommodating to our unique ceremony. We have been going over photos and have put a collection together to share with you. Gregory and I really could not have asked more for an officiant, definitely exceeded our expectations.. what a memorable experience. Your words could not have been more relevant to what Greg and I see for ourselves. Be assured you are always going to receive a glowing recommendation from the two of us and our families. All the best, much love. Gregory and Dezaray Hubbard.
A big thank you to Ruth Hall. She was absolutely the most supportive, warm, patient, thoughtful, organized, proactive, communicative, thorough and resourceful individual I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Ruth was extremely accommodating when she agreed to serve as a speaker and to assist with last minute arrangements for the Celebration of Life for my Grandmother. She was attentive to me and everyone who attended the gathering, our gratitude for her calming presence and professionalism goes beyond words. Forever Grateful, Sophia.