Industry Recommendations

Marilyn Knipp – Vancouver Officiate

MarilynSearching for a location that brings you and your guests the feeling of fun, beauty, and freedom? Have you considered the West Coast? If you have, consider the officiate services of the best. Marilyn Knipp has been an Ordained Minister since 1981. She was the founding and senior pastor of Vancouver’s popular New Thought Church, The Celebration of Life Centre from 1985 until 1999.

Her reputation as an officiate of both Weddings and Memorials is unmatched on the West Coast, to which many of her colleagues and associates in the industry will happily attest! When not busy officiating (over 12 happy couples annually), Marilyn resides in Ladner in her float home on the Fraser River nestled across from No Name Island with “Chaps” her well-heeled, fun loving Portuguese water dog.

Marilyn thoroughly enjoys the relationships she builds with individuals at pivotal times in their lives and welcomes the joy in being of service to you!

A few words to you from Marilyn…

Weddings are celebrations! We will celebrate your marriage as well as celebrating your relationships with the people who have been special parts of your lives. So let’s plan a ceremony which is real, personal, and a true celebration of your step into your marriage. It can include the traditional as well as the unique.Tell me what will delight you on this day and we’ll go from there.

I have been officiating at weddings for many years and have a vast array of ideas to add to this creative process.From the church to the haunted house, to the park, the backyard, the beach, in hot air balloons, in the grand ballroom or on horseback in a field, where eve you want to gather your community, we’ll plan a ceremony that represents you and honors this beginning of your marriage.

You may contact Marilyn at 604.946.7833.

Email: marilynknipp at

Douglas Craig – Nature Weddings in Alberta


Doug has been an ordained minister for over 25 years and continues to serve couples as they share their vows. Born and raised in Exshaw, Alberta he is most happy when his couples prefer to trek into nature to celebrate their commitment to each other. He is first and foremost a mountain man and scales at least 10 tops a year, taking his grandchildren on educational and spiritual adventures.

His ceremonies are warm, earthy, inclusive and personal, delivered with energy, humor and in clear honor of love’s journey in whatever form it expresses.

You will not only enjoy working with Doug, but learn a lot about relationship along the way!

You may contact Doug 403.288.5857.

Email: mmdoug49 at