Fran and Astrid
"Reviews are not my forte. But weddings are certainly Lori’s. She is an amazing officiant - highly accommodating when it comes to your wedding needs, very knowledgeable regarding all administrative issues and above all an extremely calming presence on your wedding day. Lori goes above and beyond making sure your ceremony is exactly the way you want it. Her standard non-denominational ceremony script was so beautiful and touching Fran and I both teared up just reading it. Lori was always on time for all our meetings and on our wedding day she made sure she had blocked enough time before and after the ceremony so - in case of unforeseen circumstances - we would not need to rush. We’ve had countless positive comments how perfect, intimate, personal and overall lovely the ceremony was. Lori loves what she does and you can certainly feel that when she officiates your wedding."
Jessie & Marissa
"We had the pleasure of having Lori perform our marriage ceremony on August 2nd. I can not say enough great things about Lori and would not hesitate to recommend her services. Lori married my sister and her husband in 2018 and when I got engaged the following year, there wasn't a question about who we wanted to secure as our officiant. We were so happy to learn she was available for our date, and when COVID-19 hit and our plans were upended, Lori was extremely flexible and accommodating as we tried to figure out what we wanted to do with our plans to be married. Lori provided such a calming and reassuring presence for us on the day of our wedding as we dealt with rainy weather and the regular pre-ceremony jitters. I hope you'll consider her as your officiant if you're reading this and looking for someone to marry you - you will not regret it!"
Karen and Sean
"Responsive, caring and a pleasure to work with, we had so many compliments about Lori’s officiating of our ceremony. Lori is courteous and wishes only to ensure your ceremony is exactly what you want. I highly recommend her!"
Ashely & Nick
"From the first time we met with her over Skype in 2020, we knew Lori was the officiant we wanted for our wedding! Not only is she very knowledgeable and professional, but she is also a genuinely kind person and we immediately felt at ease in her hands. She took genuine interest in getting to know our story and about us as a couple, and based off of our communications, created a beautiful and intimate ceremony that was very much 'us'; which is exactly what we wanted! We received nothing but compliments following our ceremony and we couldn't recommend Lori enough to any couple planning a wedding. Having the right officiant for your special day is pretty important, and you can't go wrong with Lori!".
Kenzie & Sean
"The perfect officiant 🙂
Lori is amazing! She is so kind, makes everything so easy, and was super professional about our wedding during the pandemic. She followed all necessary precautions and laws to make us feel safe, while still making sure it was set up how we wanted it to be, using clever spacing and positioning to allow us to get some beautiful photos that didn't make it look like the middle of a pandemic. We're pretty picky about officiant speeches and loved hers. She sent it in advance but no changes were needed. We will definitely recommend Lori to all our family and friends. :)"
Jessie & Jesse
"Sweet and dreamy service
We loved working with Lori for our wedding in Niagara-on-the-lake. She was very flexible and really worked with us to customize every aspect. Her calming voice and nature really helped with the pre-wedding jitters and we really felt that she cared about connecting with her clients. I definitely recommend her to anyone!"
Mr & Mrs. Valentini
"I’m not sure where to start, Lori Lytle was beyond wonderful! First, our wedding was on New Years Eve, Chris and I had such a hard time sourcing an Officiant for the season. After countless No’s we were nearly about to give up, that is until we found Lori Lytle. My very first conversation with Lori started with her credentials. For anyone that knows me personally, would know this is the first thing I wanted to confirm. [You hear countless horror stories how people find out years later they aren’t even married.] The continued correspondence were informative and comforting. Lori gave me excellent advice, and made this process incredibly easy.
Second, on the day of our wedding, she arrived promptly. My husband told me he was nervous and anxious as guests arrived. Lori must have sensed this and immediately calmed him. He later told me that night how grateful he was for her guidance and coaching right before the ceremony. “Keep eye contact, breathe, and smile”. When I reached the altar, I too was nervous, and Lori just whispered, “you look beautiful”. Beyond that, when it came time for our vows and kiss, Lori anticipated this would be a great photo opportunity and removed herself without being obvious.
Finally, Lori’s professional demeanor, positive attitude, and overall kind-hearted spirit gave us so much confidence in the decision we made. She went above and beyond her role. We thank Lori from the bottom of our hearts for making our day beautiful, special, wonderful, memorable and magical."
Adam & Skylar
"After interviewing a few officiants we decided to proceed with Lori. What a good decision it was. Lori was AMAZING both leading up to our wedding and on the big day. Through the planning process she was quick and responsive, while providing great recommendations. On the big day, she was very well spoken and led the ceremony start to end. Many guests commented on how great she was. We would highly recommend her to others getting married."
Photo credit: Hilary Spencer Creative Photography
Breanne & Anthony
"We can't thank you enough for performing our wedding ceremony. From our first meeting right up until the moment we were married, you were kind, professional, knowledgeable and always made us feel at ease. We really appreciated your openness, flexibility and your willingness to work with us to make our special day suit our needs. The ceremony was beautiful and we are truly thankful for all of the support and advice you provided. You are so bright and lovely and we would without a doubt recommend your services to any and everyone! Thank you so much, Lori!"
Sara & Tommy
"Lori officiated our wedding last weekend and we are happy we found her. She was amazing to work with. Communication with Lori has always been prompt and professional. When she speaks, she is very warm and friendly. On the wedding day, Lori was beautifully dressed and officiated our wedding perfectly. We could not have asked for anything different. Highly recommended."
Sandra & Vlad
"Lori did a fabulous job and we received so many compliments on how good she was - a mix of emotion and professionalism. She made it perfect for us."
Cassandra & Nathan
"Lori was the perfect officiant to perform our simple, personal elopement. We found her online and she was easy to communicate with via email and over phone as we planned our Toronto ceremony from our home in Arkansas. She was open and flexible, not even blinking an eye to our changing park venues two days prior. Thanks again Lori!"
PHOTO CREDIT: Markus Stacey Photography
Olena and Kevin
Lori is someone we immediately felt comfortable with. She helped us through the process, and she was happy to come to our home to marry us. When Lori arrived things were still a bit frantic around the house. However Lori was so calm, just settled in and prepared the documents, and was so patient when we ran a little late. She was a calming influence, and we were very comfortable with her. We were very thankful to have her officiate our wedding. We would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Tiff & Danielle
Finding an officiant was one of the most important pieces because we wanted someone who really understood what we wanted for our ceremony. Lori got it immediately. She knew that we wanted to personalize something and make it meaningful to us. She was wonderful and made our day so special. Thank you Lori!
Melanie and David
Lori was *wonderful* to work with. My now-husband and I are planners and worriers, and she put us completely at ease with her calm, warm and professional demeanor. We appreciated her willingness and and enthusiasm in helping us to craft a ceremony that felt perfect for us. We highly recommend her if you're looking for someone you can trust to guide you through the most important part of your big day- before and after -with equal parts professionalism and caring centredness.
Photo by Layne Grimes of www.jonoandlaynie.com
Nicola and Keith
Farisa & Mathew
"Lori created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for us this past November. From the very first call to the well wishes after the wedding, Lori made us feel special and cared for with her genuine attention to our needs. She is kind, trustworthy and professional.
At first, we didn't know what to expect when asking for a non-denominational service, however, Lori created a ceremony that was elegant and traditional and beyond our expectations. Lori worked with us by phone and over Skype to make sure both the wording and timing were perfect.
The vows were beautifully written and we could not have been happier with the outcome. Both our families commented that it was simple yet created a loving and spiritual atmosphere.
Thank you again, Lori, for an amazing day! We are definitely recommending you."
Jaclyn and Adam
"Lori was the perfect person to have as our officiant for our wedding. After a long and exhausting search for the right person to marry us, we finally found Lori! Even without meeting us in person (we communicated through phone and email) we felt so comfortable with Lori, she is friendly, kind, caring, genuine and professional. Our ceremony was short and sweet (which is what we wanted) but so beautifully written. We were more emotional than expected and Lori was right by our side to calm us down and walk us through the ceremony. Our guests couldn't get over how simple, real, and heartfelt the ceremony was and talked about it weeks after our wedding. We can't say enough good things about Lori and would recommend her to anyone seeking a wedding officiant!."
Photo credit: http://zsuzsipalphotography.co
Jennifer and Aidan
"We chose Lori Lytle to officiate our wedding on June 9th. She was so warm and personable in our initial e-mails and Skype meeting. We started with a beautiful template for the ceremony and then she helped us to personalize and add some readings and things that my husband and I wanted to include. We did a quick run through with her and just my husband and I the weekend before our wedding which was very helpful. I told her about my anxiety in standing up in front of a big crowd and she was such a calming presence the day of. Would highly recommend her!."
Andrea & Chih
"Blown Away! From the beginning of our wedding planning journey, Lori was incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, and organized. When we had to postpone our wedding due the the pandemic, and switch venues, Lori was extremely accommodating. Her warm and kind demeanor put our pre-wedding nerves at ease. Lori is very professional and arrived early to our ceremony to prepare documents. During our ceremony, Lori blew us away! We could not have asked for a more beautiful moment. Lori was so well spoken and we could feel the kindness in her voice the entire time. She expertly communicated with our families to coordinate documentation once the ceremony was complete. Our families were so impressed with the gorgeous ceremony Lori prepared. We couldn't be happier and will be recommending Lori to all of our engaged friends in the future!"
Photographer Kat (Boakview Photography)
Jenny and Alex
"You were amazing and one of my favourite parts of the wedding. So many of my guests were complimenting as well."
Mike and Lerma
"Thank you for all your help with our wedding ceremony. It was romantic and beautiful. The time spent getting to know us, listening to what we wanted to add to the ceremony and preparing us is appreciated. In the end, it turned out to be perfect. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was. We wish you continued success."
Bella & Andy
"We found Lori through a friend's recommendation, and were very glad with our choice to have her officiate our wedding. We wanted a short, intimate, non-religious service, and she was truly accommodating with our preferences, going back and forth several times to make sure we were happy with our ceremony. On the day of, she was early and well-organized, and helped us feel as comfortable as possible while declaring our love in front of a crowd. She made the paperwork a breeze, and left us to our celebration. A delight from start to finish!"
Tanya & Scott
"Lori, you were an incredible officiant from the very start making us feel warm and comfortable with you. You took the time to find out about our love story and the elements that would help to make our day special. During our magical ceremony, you spoke so eloquently, always with a bright smile on your face. You helped us personalize our ceremony to accommodate the little details we had planned such as giving out popsicles during the signing. You supported us with our reading selections, were punctual and responded promptly to any questions we had online. We can’t thank you enough for making our ceremony so romantic and being a part of our happily ever after!"
Virginia & Michael
"My finance and I were very pleased with Lori. She worked with us to craft our dream ceremony. Lori is well spoken and kept things fun and classy. Our ceremony would not have been the same without her. My finance and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to have a seamless and elegant ceremony."
Blaise & Jacob
"Lori was our officiant and we cannot say enough great things about her! Jacob and I are both officers in the Canadian Armed Forces and met during our basic training. We decided to get married with a limited amount of time and Lori was very flexible and accommodated our schedules. Because of our timings and urgency with postings, she went above and beyond her required services and researched methods for us to expedite the marriage license and certificate process. She was diligent with our paperwork and filing and made herself available for any questions we had along the way. Lori is very kind, warm and professional."
Jasmine and Phil
"My husband and I are so incredibly happy we had Lori as our Officiant for the big day.
From the moment we contacted her to after wedding, Lori has been warm, responsive and thorough. Lori was open-minded and took the time to get to know us as a couple in order to provide us a ceremony that best suited us and our vision.
The month leading up to the wedding she checked-in several times to ensure our ceremony script was exactly what we wanted and to see if we wanted to make any last minute changes. Even small details we didn't bother to think of, she made sure to confirm with us, to ensure a smooth transition from beginning to end.
The day of the wedding, she was prompt and prepared; she had a copy of our personal vows on-hand just in case we forgot ours. Our photographers raved about her awareness, always knowing where to place herself to ensure the best pictures were captured. Our guests continuously raved about the ceremony.
Lori, we can't thank you enough for the incredible day!"
Serge and michelle
"Exceptional. Beautiful voice.
Lori was absolute class. She did our wedding not long ago. First of all, her voice is heavenly, second, she was an absolute professional. Lori’s attentiveness made our wedding planning so much smoother.
Caroline and Derrick
"Lori is an extremely kind, patient, and loving person and we noticed that immediately upon our first skype discussion with her. To be honest, right after we closed the computer we knew Lori was the right person to be our officiant because she is genuine, an attentive listener, and she immediately instilled confidence in us.
Lori took the time to get to know us and to understand our story, and throughout our entire process with her we always felt comfortable and that we were in great hands.
Even Lori’s planning of our ceremony was an emotional experience for us because Lori’s choice of words are so kind and thoughtful, and she effectively built in who we are as a couple and our journey together into our ceremony script and plan.
Lori was also very flexible to all of our needs, whether it was part of the planning process or even on the day of 10 minutes before the ceremony when the Groom made last minute requests – Lori adapted to every situation and she delivered a beautiful and thoughtful ceremony that we will remember forever.
Any officiant can make your marriage official, Lori makes your wedding memorable!"
Janet and Nick
"My husband and I were married in December 2016. We are not from the Toronto area, so a close friend helped us with the wedding plans. She made all the arrangements including selecting the Officiant for the service. She met with a few and decided on Lori. Her selection could not have been better. Lori contacted us by email and was very specific in what we needed to do. She sent us a beautiful ceremony which suited to our needs. She asked the right questions, prepared us appropriately and therefore there were no surprises or unnecessary panicking the day of the wedding. Our ceremony was short but wonderful as we wanted it. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to look after us for the service. I would highly recommend Lori for any couple for both in Toronto and away."
“Lori was the perfect officiant for our special moment. She took the time to find out what we wanted, and did an amazing job personalizing the ceremony to our needs and wants. She was early to the ceremony and filed all the paperwork immediately. Her calm and genuinely happy demeanor was very appreciated on our big day. It's clear how much she loves love, I give her my highest recommendation!"
Tracey and Mark
“Lori officiated our wedding last year, and we couldn’t have been happier. She was so easy to work with! She was always professional, prompt when responding to emails and extremely organized. Most importantly, she let us completely personalize our ceremony. My husband and I were looking for a non-traditional script to match our non-traditional wedding and Lori was just so fantastic and accommodating during the finalizing of the script. Looking back at our wedding, I am so happy with the ceremony and how it represented us to a T! I would strongly recommend Lori for any couples looking for a wonderful officiant!"
Kristen and Manny
“Lori was fantastic to work with. From the first Skype call to get acquainted we could tell she was incredibly personable and professional. She helped us along in the process by supplying us with a beautiful ceremony but gave us the freedom to make little personal adjustments as we liked. She calmed our nerves by taking us through a quick rehearsal and was exactly what we wanted and expected on the big day. I highly recommend this wonderful person for your big day :)"
“Lori officiated the renewal of our wedding vows for my partner and I a few weeks ago. I had never met Lori prior to the ceremony, however, she came highly recommended and I now understand why.
I wanted to surprise my partner with the ceremony since she had always wanted to elope and instead we had had a very "traditional" wedding ceremony. I asked Lori to help me create a ceremony for our 10 year anniversary. Lori was onboard and worked with me to bring the idea to life. It was a success - we both loved the ceremony, tearing up within the first few minutes. I would highly recommend having your wedding with Lori. She is very warm & genuine and is sure to help you and your loved ones' create that perfect special moment."
Nelson & Jocelyn
“Lori was a wonderful officiant. She was very accommodating and helpful in guiding us through the marriage licensing process - all with a friendly face and smile. We are very happy she officiated on our joyous occasion. Recommended+++."