Here are some of the testimonials from the couples I married. My sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to write about my services. Your kind words have brightened my day and meant a great deal to me.
Cecilia + Sean
We got married a couple weeks ago at QE park. Ceres was our Officiant. She was so pleasent to work with and that made it very comforting for us both.
Ceres, thank you so very much for being such a blessing for us. You braved the negative snow weather along with us all and your patience was tremendously appreciated. We would highly recommend Ceres to all of our soon to be wedded friends and family.
Casey + Xixi
Ceres officiated me and my partner in September when we were arriving in town from Hong Kong. We didn't give her much time to prepare since I got in contact with her in early August, but she was very accommodating, organised, detailed, and kept in contact with me efficiently through email and phone. We really appreciated her touching words and it meant a lot that she made us very comfortable during our intimate private ceremony. We had it conducted in English, but she is also fluent in Cantonese which is very helpful. Thank you Ceres! Highly Recommend!
Rachel + Curtis
We had originally found a commissioner through the BC website, but after a series of miscommunications, we decided that it was best we found someone else. It was two weeks before our wedding and we needed someone who could do a bilingual ceremony (English and Mandarin), so we were scrambling. We found Ceres through WeddingWire and we are so glad we did. She responded quickly and efficiently, and totally understood our situation. We only had just over a week to get all the info together, but Ceres had it all under control. On the day, Ceres delivered a wonderful ceremony. She was eloquent and spoke clearly. Her speech was moving and funny (got a few laughs here and there). She even provided these gorgeous printed vows and certificate of marriage, which we will treasure forever. My parents (who are Taiwanese and hard to please) were extremely happy with the ceremony. They came up to me afterwards and insisted that I tell Ceres that she did an amazing job. I highly recommend her to any couples looking for an officiant.
Angela + Anthony
Ceres was very professional and easy to work with! She kept us updated on what we needed for our big day, and made our reception go very smoothly. She was also very mindful of what was important to us (i.e. traditions), and kept the audience engaged. I would definitely recommend Ceres as a wedding officiant!
Rossana + Chris
Ceres is fantastic at what she does! She was the officiant for my maid of honour's wedding in July 2018 and we were so impressed with her that we hired her to marry us on August 24, 2019. We had our ceremony in English and Cantonese, and Ceres transitioned between the two languages very smoothly and incorporated our story perfectly. She is very professional, friendly, polite and soft spoken. Her rate is very reasonable as well.
Our guests provided a lot of positive feedback and we have already begun recommending her to our friends.
Thank you Ceres for making our wedding day so special!
Nancy + Andy
Our wedding ceremony went extremely smoothly with Ceres' help. She is very proficient in all 3 languages (English, Cantonese and Mandarin). She did an excellent job at summarizing and translating our story!
Great communication and super organized. She will follow up regularly to make sure all details are accounted for. She is also extremely flexible as we were traveling aboard and finalizing the wedding details.
Other thoughtful touches were that she printed decorative vow cards and performed the knot-tying ceremony for us. Our parents and guests were really impressed with her overall!
Dennis + Christy
Ceres was recommended by our friends and we are so grateful to have her as our officiant. She provided lots of materials to guide us customizing our wedding ceremony i.e. what we can do and how to write our vows. During our rehearsal, she was so patient and walked us through all the steps multiple times until everyone knows what they will be doing on the ceremony. On the wedding day, she was so professional and well prepared on doing all the set ups. She was also good at transiting in between Cantonese and English to compensate some of our relatives who did not understand English. We would highly recommend her as an officiant! Thank you Ceres for creating such a memorable wedding ceremony!
Mandy + Eric
My husband and I discovered Ceres entirely by chance. Thankfully, chance treated us extremely well because Ceres officiated our ceremony perfectly.
Shortly after we decided to go with Ceres she met up with us to get to know us a little better and to see what kind of ceremony we were looking for, and throughout the entire planning process she touched base with us for updates.
As it got closer to the big day, I was personally extremely nervous about the whole ordeal but during the rehearsal Ceres walked through the steps for us and made everything as stress-free as she possibly could.
Overall she was very friendly and kind, and her experience with working at our venue in the past helped a lot too! She was also able to translate just enough of the ceremony for our Cantonese speaking guests to understand without making it too long. At the end of the event she also gave us super cute copies of our vows and also a nice marriage certificate she made as a keepsake of our big day.
Thank you Ceres for helping us with our wedding day!
Angela + Kevin
Ceres was amazing from start to finish. We found her online because we wanted an officiant who can do the ceremony in both English and Mandarin. (She also speaks Cantonese too). We met with her in person and she helped work with my budget. She was friendly and easy to talk to and you can tell she genuinely enjoys what she does. During the rehearsal she was organized and walked us through all the steps. She was completely flexible with how the ceremony went. I shared with her the ‘love story’ and she essentially shared the whole story during the ceremony (shortened version) which made it super personal. She added humour in it, and shared a few bible verses that were relatable for all religions. Even though she is a reverend, the ceremony was not overly religious - she tailors it to how you would like it. She let us be creative with our ritual as well.
Prior to meeting with Ceres, we met with another bilingual officiant who seemed strict on the ceremony format and only had a select few ritual to choose from, and we would have to pay extra to make the ceremony more personal. It just felt like a business and there was no care or love for the couple. When we met Ceres we knew we had to go with her.
We also love that she prints out our vows in a beautiful card as well as provide us a marriage certificate with floral and ribbon designs we can choose. It was just the icing on the cake!
100% recommend her!!
Leanne + Albert
Ceres created an amazing ceremony for us. From the initial contact to the big day, she was very personable and professional. She was contacted very easily and answered our questions fully and promptly, especially the last minute, panicky ones. Ceres conducted our ceremony in fluent english and cantonese, which made it meaningful and emotional for all in attendance. The ribboned, his and her vows were a nice personal touch, as well as a perfect keepsake. The ceremonial license (covered in a page protector) and followup emails, shows Ceres' attention to detail. She truly wanted to provide us an unforgettable experience on that special day. That you have, Ceres! Thank you ever so much.
Ainie + Charlie
Ceres was an amazing officiant. She advised us on all the little things we could do for the ceremony and provided us with guidance. She is very personable and we knew it was going to be her at our wedding when I first met her. She spoke both Mandarin and English at our wedding and her voice was soothing and very pleasant. She worked very well with our wedding planner and everything went way smoother than I imagined. Thank you so much Ceres, you're great!
Mandy + Josh
Ceres went out of her way to accommodate our last minute rehearsal, and then had everything perfectly laid out the next day for our ceremony. Ceres made the day special for both us and our parents and we could not have asked for more professional service or better advice when tailoring our ceremony. Ceres also knows how to manage a large emotional audience and provided some well needed humour while performing our ceremony. We highly recommend her. Thanks Ceres!
Connie + Jeff
My husband and I had our private ceremony in our living room on December 26th 2018 and we can’t recommend Ceres enough! We only contacted her in October and she was extremely flexible with the dates and times! Throughout the process Ceres was friendly, open minded and accommodating to what we wanted and to short timelines. Ceres is also very communicative and organized! One of the greatest aspects of Ceres is how personal she is and her care of others during such a special time in their lives. She has a real talent at putting others at ease! Thanks so much Ceres!!!
Karen + Andy
Ceres was extremely wonderful to work with and my partner and I are very pleased and grateful to have her as our Wedding Officiant. She was gentle, attentive and professional. Ceres explained the ceremony to us beforehand, and when we talked about what we pictured our day to be like, Ceres took the time to listen, shared her knowledge with us and made suggestions to help ensure that our ceremony would go smoothly. Ceres was also responsive to all of our inquiries leading up to our big day which alleviated a lot of our stress! Thank you for making our day so memorable! We highly recommend Ceres!
Joanna + Kevin
Rev. Ceres Lee did an impeccable job ensuring that our crowd understood the ceremony (we had Chinese & English speaking folks). She was detail oriented and provided us with a great sample itinerary for the ceremony, and printed out our vows on beautiful stationary (so helpful leading up to the wedding day)! She set the tone for a light hearted, romantic, and loving wedding ceremony and we are so thankful that we had a chance to book her. :) Thank you, Rev. Ceres Lee!!
Venetia + Timmy
Picking Ceres as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She is personable, organized, and punctual. From start to end, the whole process was very pleasant. She is very passionate about being an officiant. For every couple she helps prepare vow cards (came in very handy as I got nervous). Not to mention the vow cards are a wonderful keep sake. Ceres enjoys reading every couples story and sharing it with their guests. I had my ceremony conducted in both Cantonese and English, both of which she is fluent in.
Sharon + Ian
Ceres is such a great, reliable and genuine person and it was such a fun and authentic wedding ceremony because of her. She provides the details therefore, I did not have to worry for anything. Even the vows she provides a lot of examples and she also prints our vows on a nice paper with ribbon along with a certificate of marriage (unofficial version) so we have something to keep after the ceremony until the official marriage certificate arrives.
She is very prompt, organized and precise that I will definitely recommend Ceres.
Thank you so much for being there on the day with us and also showing your empathy for my mother. The day will remain with me forever.
Stephanie + Jeff
Ceres performed a fantastic ceremony for us. From our first initial email to our actual wedding day, Ceres was super communicative and was very patient with all my questions (no matter how many or how long they were!). She was very prepared and wrote a lovely script based on the information we had provided ahead of time. And lastly, she was able to conduct the ceremony in both Chinese and English as per our request and she was very well-spoken. Highly recommend!
Elaine + Ethan
Very happy with Ceres.
We just had our wedding with Ceres, the ceremony was perfectly excuted. With bilingual ability (Mandarin), each of our guest was able to get the message. She also provided options of rituals to choose from, printed our personal vows on specially made cards. Everything was well thought of.
Wenwen + Guy
I married my Chinese girlfriend in Vancouver. She can speak a little English and I can speak some Mandarin. It was important to me to have a Mandarin speaker to help us prepare. Ceres answered all our questions promptly, was available by cell phone, and even edited my poor translation of my story. It was an informal wedding, on Spanish Banks, and Ceres made us comfortable. I highly recommend her for ANY type of wedding.
Wendy + Johnny
We were recommended to Ceres by our friend who recently got married. Ceres is very prepared and organized. She is also bilingual (English and Cantonese). She also brought up the options of rituals and we had no idea what that was. She is very knowledgeable and provided us with some examples in case we wanted to do it.
Adelina + Trevor
Ceres was our officiant for our wedding earlier this year. She is thoughtful and made our ceremony really special. Her ability to switch between English and Cantonese in our ceremony was appreciated by our family members - everyone gave us rave feedback. I was especially impressed by her organization and she was very responsive in emails. I would definitely recommend anyone to select Ceres to be their officiant - especially if they're looking for a bilingual ceremony.
Vivian + Gabriel
Ceres was very professional and made our impromptu ceremony very special and romantic. We were running late and had decided on a venue last minute. Ceres managed to keep our families in line and made what could have been a very silly disorganized moment into something special and intimate.
Jo-Ann + Alex
We are incredibly grateful to have had Ceres pronounce us as husband and wife. We were looking for a wedding officiant who could perform our ceremony in both English and Mandarin and she did a tremendous job at making it easy for everyone to follow along. Prior to our wedding, Ceres took the time to meet with us for an initial consultation within our neighbourhood. She was terrific at communicating the wedding ceremony process with us and letting us know what we can expect. Her services include having a lovely set of wedding vow cards printed for you on your wedding day and performing an optional marriage ritual to make your ceremony more intimate. The wedding card vows were beautiful and one less thing for us to have to think about and we opted to go with a time capsule ritual. When we decided to have a wedding rehearsal, Ceres was very responsive and accommodative by taking the time to conduct a rehearsal with us. We experienced a few surprises during our ceremony, but Ceres went above and beyond our expectations and truly delivered a wonderfully memorable wedding. Thank you so much again Ceres!
Diani + Adrian
Ceres was our officiant last Sunday, she was very well organized, and met us a week before the ceremony to go through the program and show us her draft of our story. The story was funny and our guests loved the fact that she was bilingual: conducting the main parts in English and Cantonese. Her timing was very precise and she was softly spoken and easy to listen to. She was very responsive to our emails and calls and we both felt she cared about us as people rather than simply 'clients'. We're both delighted to have Ceres conduct our ceremony and very pleased with the level of service that she provided which was beyond our expectations. Thanks again!
Katie + Calvin
Ceres was our officiant April 28 2018. We are very lucky to have chosen her, she is passionate and extremely thoughtful. She recommended creative ways to run our ceremony, such as a handfasting ritual. Ceres was always responsive and open to suggestions. She also went above and beyond in helping us print out vow cards, showing decorative items to ensure that our ceremony was intimate and beautiful. Thank you again Ceres, you have been most wonderful.
Shirley + Jonathan
Ceres was awesome and patient. We were late on rehearsal day which we shouldn’t. She patiently waited and didn’t even rush us to warp it up early. The next day was our wedding and the ceremony was delayed too because of weather issue. We had to change outdoor to indoor last min. She even helped out and patiently waited for us while I was pretty panic. I was very impressed on how caring she was. She even perform a Ritual candle ceremony. I thought it was pretty meaningful. She make sure our voice was heard and did a great job on writing our story. We are pretty happy that we choose her to be part of our beginning.
Rita + Albert
We are thankful to have Ceres as our wedding officiant. She is very professional, thoughtful and creative. She is bilingual conducted our ceremony in English and Cantonese. We really like the creative handfasting rituals, her cute wedding vow cards and the creative way she tell our story before the ceremony.
Kana + Aaron
Ceres was our marriage officiant October 2017. I had only 2 weeks to find a marriage commissioner and with much luck, I came across a local wedding website and found Ceres. She was extremely accommodating, organized and thorough. She provided many information regarding ceremonies and explored options with us to make our ceremony very special. Our intimate ceremony was performed by Ceres, and everyone at the ceremony, was moved by how beautiful the ceremony was held. Thank you again, Ceres, for your service. Thanks to you, our ceremony was the most memorable moment in our lives.
Yumi + Dickson
During the planning stage of my wedding, my fiancee and I decided that we want our ceremony all in Cantonese. There are very few marriage officiant in Vancouver who does this and we were glad that Ceres was our officiant. From the first time meeting Ceres to the day of the wedding, she was nothing but outstanding in everyday. I genuinely feels that she cares about my wife and I instead of treating us "just like another client". I highly recommend her.