Jodee and I can not say enough how thrilled we were to have Rick (and Nancy) a part of our wedding ceremony. We chose to elope to BC on Grouse Mountain for the stunning views of Vancouver. In doing so we made the trip from the States without family. In addition to providing the perfect ceremony for us (and I do mean PERFECT!), we didn't feel like we were doing this alone. Rick and Nancy were not just active participants in the most important day of our lives...they were now our friends. Our most sincere thanks to them and my solid endorsement for any type of wedding ceremony. Truly, thank you Rick. Jodee
Thanks Rick for making our day so special. You made both of us feel at ease and helped make the ceremony be the relaxed and fun ceremony we wanted it to be. You had our guests laughing along with us. You and Nancy will always have a special place in our hearts. Carolyn
Rick was such a pleasure to work with. From the first meeting we had with him and the overview it was so easy to plan out exactly what we wanted in our ceremony in every aspect. Meeting him that day made me relax so much about any worries that would arise from the wedding planning. Having him at the ceremony and his wonderful sense of calm made it easy to try to relax and focus more on the vows and my husband rather than the nerves of being in front of many people I had never met before. We couldn't have picked anyone better to do our ceremony, it was a dream of mine to plan out the vows and readings and not just have the traditional ceremony and Rick delivered it so well. THANK YOU RICK! :) Jennifer
The story of Mark & Jennifer is something out of a futuristic romance novel. They met in cyberspace, just by 'chance', dated via the internet, visited in person a few times, and (long story short) in 3 years are a happily married couple. Because Jennifer is an American, she did not have any connections here in Vancouver, and Mark wanted someone to marry them who they would both connect with. Well, we found Rick Parks through a referral. He was great. I made the initial contact with him and he met up with the engaged couple. He is very friendly, approachable and professional. He gave lots of guidance and suggestions for the ceremony. His website is a wonderful resource setup to help design your vows, readings, prayers, etc. At the ceremony, he did a great job relaxing the couple, and relating to the guests. He drew us all in to the ceremony with his great sense of humour and engaging demeanour. As the mom I was very impressed with it all. I highly recommend Rick (and by the way his wife is really awesome too!). Karey
Words can't express how perfect our wedding day was. I'm getting emotional just thinking about it. Rick gave us a heartfelt ceremony that we will always remember. Rick and Nancy are such a lovely couple and we couldn't imagine being married by anyone else. We look forward to seeing them again soon! Thanks again for memories we will treasure forever. Eleni
Rick, we cannot thank you enough for making our day so special and stress free - you took care of everything for us! Our ceremony was unforgettable. A heartfelt thank you dear friend.
"I must say the clouds did look troublesome. However in the end the weather held (pretty much) and it was a great day. Leanne
Rick did an amazing job of making the ceremony the special moment that Anne and I wanted.
Thanks Rick!" Nathan
"Thank you Rick for orchestrating the most beautiful and romantic wedding in history! When I called and said, ""my ideal wedding would be to elope""... and then added ""our children must be a major part' and ""we don't have witnesses' and ""i got rings, license and man"" I truly didn't realize how many MORE details there truly were to be taken care of.... and I didn't have to! :) Please do thank Nancy and let's not forget, ""Rick's mom"" for everything, I know I didn't describe anything as beautiful and special as our day truly was.
thank you" Nives
Wonderful everything, thanks to Mr. Rick for the ceremony of my Sister and Daryl :-))) Greetings from Poland! Family Member
Thank you Rick for leading this beautiful ceremony and for your warmth and great wishes. We are very happy that we could get married in Vancouver and have you as our marriage commissioner. BEST:) Marta
Thank you very much to Rick for marrying us. Our wedding day was everything and more that we could have asked for. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. We loved that we could totally customize our ceremony to make it uniquely ours. All of the options that were available online were such a terrific help! Our ceremony was so much more meaningful that we created it ourselves through Rick's resources. Ashley
Thank you for making the day so special for us Rick! The feedback from our guests was great - you put everyone at ease. :) We were really glad we went with the rehearsal, because it was one less thing I had to coordinate on the day of the wedding. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to friends going forward. Ana
Thanks Rick for making our day run so smoothly, we were both pretty nervous, but with all your help it was amazing! It was truly the best day of my life. Maria
Rick was really good he did what we wanted and made it short and sweet just what we wanted. lol I'm glad that everyone got to see my son in the wedding and that he was well behaved. If I every renew are vows again I well use rick again he made it fun and took the stress off us and that's what I need that day. Thanks so much from the Bradbury family. Michelle
As the bride, I wanted to express my thanks to Rick. From our first meeting, to the rehearsal & actual ceremony he made us feel like we had known him like a good friend. His sincerity, sense of humour and general nature made our wedding day everything imagined and more. :) Diane
Rick, thank you for participating in our dream wedding. One of our concerns when planning our very-personalized and unique wedding was not having a "standard" officiant. You took what we gave you and turned it into a beautiful and relaxed ceremony - exactly what we wanted. You put us both at ease in our talks before the big day, and allowed us to focus on our love that day instead of the little details of what was to be said and in what order :) We appreciate the effort you made to bring yourself up to Squamish and personalize our ceremony. Thanks again Rick - we will recommend you to anybody looking for that special touch for their weddings. Laura
Thank you again for being an important part of our big day!
It was nice to choose our entire ceremony to suit our own taste! Nicole
Hi Rick! Thank you sooo much for performing our wedding! Your personality and a little bit of humour made our ceremony just perfect! Melissa
Thanks for everything, the ceremony was perfect. Don't worry about the phone I think Odin our Dog was much louder.
Kind Wishes, Kylie
Rick, Words cannot express how fabulous you are! Thank you so much for making our day special. You made our ceremony have a personal touch and that meant a lot. Thank you for being there during every step. You really go out of your way! Athena
"This is a very kind post, albeit, slightly emotional! Rick Parks did an incredible job making Reid and Tanya feel truly comfortable. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Rick did a great job of communicating to the crowd. I had many people give me the feedback, asking who our officiant was. Both Tanya and I feel soooo lucky that we had Rick do our wedding. As for the weather, it rained most of the day, but as the ceremony started we felt the sun shine upon us. The ceremony was great, and so was the reception. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a more magical day! Thanks to Rick Parks and Connekt Wedding Officiants for their wonderful ideas and work! It was the best find on the internet that I have ever found! Thanks again so very much! Tanya
Thanks for a wonderful day Rick! We were so impressed with all your help, and the ceremony was beautiful. We've had many comments about how great you were, and many people asking about you. We would recommend you anytime, and we are so glad we found you! Shelley
"They say that on your wedding day everything happens so fast that its over before you know it..... well Rick Parks managed to slow everything down and make our ceremony beyond perfect !!
Everybody that attended our wedding had a great time .... many cried and everybody laughed !!
Rick did such a great job that all my guests wanted to know where we found him, those who are planning on tying the knot wanted to get his contact info :)
All in all from the beginning of the day to the end of the evening our wedding was perfect and I can't thank Rick enough for being such a big and important part of it." Rick
Hi Rick, thank you so much :) The ceremony turned out beautiful and the relaxed feeling I would accredit to you. Rick, you did an awesome job and even though the sand ceremony box fell apart (which was rescued by the wedding planner by the way) everything to us was perfect.
Thank you again for a memorable wedding ceremony. Melanie
We were not sure we were going to be able to plan an entire surprise wedding in two weeks - but as soon as we got the word that you were available, plans went into overdrive and it was a great success all around! Chris and I like to be different and surprising people is so fun! thank you so much for all your help and suggesting the Sand Ceremony - the kids loved it and we have had so many compliments on it. The vase sits proudly on display in our home! Tess
Thanks again for being such a great sport and helping to make our day perfect!! :)"
"Rick was wonderful. His voice was calming and his special words about us will forever be remembered.
I don't think we could have chosen a better officiant and would recommend him to anyone. P.S. Thank you for recommending Athena to us, her photography skills are amazing. Our pictures are beautiful!
It was a wonderful day and we could not have been more happy with how it all turned out. Thank you!" Amelia
Sze-Zin and I would like to say a big THANK YOU for hosting a beautiful wedding ceremony for us, just the way we wanted it to be.
We knew from our initial Skype chat that Rick would be the right officiant for our wedding, and we didn't even look elsewhere before signing the contract. All the planning went smoothly over Skype and emails. Rick was really professional and great at what he does, and the online resources on Connekt website were really helpful. Despite the on-and-off rain/sprinkles on the day, everything went well and we had a great turn out. At the end of the night we received many compliments for a beautiful ceremony, and a big part of that must be credited to Rick.
Cheers from the land down under,
Susy and Sze-Zin"
"Rick - from my first inquiry with Jenny through to our wedding day and ceremony, Byron and I couldn't be happier with our experience with Connekt Celebrations. :) As mentioned in your post, we hadn't met prior to the ceremony - and in all honesty, we weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into either - but I couldn't agree more, rain included - the day went off without a hitch. Thank you very much for a beautiful, genuine and memorable ceremony. You have a true talent for speaking and a knack for breaking the ice at all of the perfect moments. Your professionalism and experience shone on our big day - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services - or Connekt Celebrations - to anyone. Thank you for the perfect ceremony and a wonderful day. We couldn't ask for more. :)" Hope
Thank you Rick for officiating our wedding. You were fantastic. You made both of us feel very calm and we both enjoyed every moment of it! Your advice helped us to take in every moment and to not rush through anything. You really made us comfortable throughout the whole ceremony as we knew exactly what to expect! It was the perfect ceremony for us and we will never forget it!!! Thank you so very much!!! Carly
Thanks so much Rick! It was a wonderful ceremony and we had a great time! Holly
"Rick was wonderful to work with. Not only was he patient with us when we didn't have our vows finished 2 weeks before the ceremony, he was very helpful in putting all of the elements together. We really appreciated how we had a lot of control over what was said in our ceremony. We were able to have a beautiful romantic reading and customize any other areas we wanted, making everything said very special to us and not at all ""cookie cutter"". The day of, Rick arrived early and made sure to check in with us to see how we were doing and to give us a few last minute instructions as to what was coming. Looking back on it now, that was extremely considerate as that small gesture was very thoughtful and just what was needed before walking down the aisle. Overall his calm and confident demeanour was very reassuring and his extensive experience was evident in the excellent job he did from our first meeting to our last :) I would whole heartedly recommend Rick for officiating your wedding." Nicole
"Rick, the ceremony was perfect! We thought the laughs fit perfectly in to our ceremony. It was a wonderful start to a wonderful life together. We can't thank you enough Vanessa
"It was indeed a great night! We couldn't have had a better time. Many thanks Rick for keeping the ceremony light and funny. We would (and will) highly recommend Rick. He helped us plan the ceremony in a way that made the whole process seem easy and enjoyable. Which was especially good, since we knew little in terms of tradition ceremony format etc. Hope to see you around!" Heather
We had no idea your screen went half way thru.. you did an amazing job! We really appreciate you making us feel comfortable and confident in the most important part of our wedding day! Your advice of taking our time and enjoying the moment was taken to heart! Thank you for making our big day special!!! Gen
We will always remember how amazing and magical our ceremony was! Everything went so smoothly, and Rick did a great job making the ceremony flow so smoothly. He balanced the serious and heartfelt moments with the lighthearted jokes that kept the guests laughing and engaged. Thanks so much Rick for helping to make our ceremony the most special, unforgettable moment of our lives! Kaylea
Rick Parks officiated our backyard wedding on July 28th of this year. We wanted a small, intimate and casual wedding with just our closest friends and family. Rick did a fantastic job, keeping the ceremony light and humorous, yet meaningful. It was perfect. He even joined us in a champagne toast! Thank you Rick! Liz
"Thank you Rick, for a wonderful ceremony on the boat. The ceremony portion was quick and seamless just as we had anticipated- we were able to depart for the cruise ahead of schedule allowing for our guests to enjoy the sunset after dinner. Thanks again for a memorable time. Matt
"Thanks again Rick, you did an amazing job. The story you shared about that beautiful old couple in the beginning of the ceremony was so sweet definitely a tear jerker. Just made our ceremony that much more special. Kasia
Jenny, thank you so much! We really enjoyed your services! We thought you did an excellent job. I have actually had a number of friends mention to me that they would love to have a ceremony like ours when they get married, because you were able to keep things relatable to guests of all ages. Thank you again so much for your wonderful services! We really loved having you as an officiant and there was nothing I would have changed about the ceremony! S & R
Jenny was a wonderful officiant for our ceremony. It was held outdoors and I was pleased that her voice carried well. We had numerous compliments on the moving words she chose to say while marrying us. But most importantly she reassured us that she would cue us for everything, and by having her do that, it calmed our nerves and helped us relax and really enjoy the ceremony. Nicole and Neil
From our first meeting, Jenny was absolutely lovely to deal with. With her help, we were able to create the exact wedding ceremony we wanted - something that was intimate, meaningful, and reflective of us and our life together. On our wedding day, she performed the service beautifully, and many of our guests told us how special they thought it was. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenny as an officiant to any couple who wants a very personal and thoughtful approach to their wedding ceremony. Sonia Pastor Greg Janz officiated our wedding, this past June. Words cannot express how special our ceremony was. Not only did my husband and I truly enjoy Greg's contribution, but many of our guests who attended couldn't wait to come up to us during the reception and let us know how great he did. He truly touched a lot of hearts that day. He took the time to really personalize the ceremony, and added in his faith, humor, and really made it resonate with everyone in the entire room. I believe all of our guests left touched by his words, and Chris and I feel that our ceremony will be a lasting memory where our hearts were filled with joy in that moment. Thank you Pastor Greg Janz, you truly made our wedding beyond special, and gave us more than what was expected. Angel & Chris Having Greg officiate our wedding was the best choice we could have made. He was so reassuring and helpful on our big day. All our guests loved him and ne made the ceremony enjoyable for everyone who attended. Couldn’t recommend him enough for other couples for their Big Day!! Courtney It was wonderful having Greg officiate our wedding as he was a friend of the family, and a part of our lives for years. He was organized and our rehearsal went great! He definitely knows how things go, but was more happy to accommodate things the way we wanted. Thanks Kim & Iwan Kim & Iwan
My husband and I are so happy we had Jenny officiating our wedding ceremony. I knew from our first meeting that she was a perfect fit for us: she is warm, approachable, and asked us so many helpful questions. I am not usually comfortable with public speaking but she really made me feel at ease during the ceremony and I was able to enjoy it and have fun with it. We had so many guests approach us afterwards and gush over how great Jenny was and how much they loved the ceremony. Thank you Jenny for making our day extra special! It truly was a fantastic ceremony :D
Lisa & Elias