Now that COVID is officially over, it's time to have some fun and get married!
Weddings should be fun. The Rev. Michael Bittle believes weddings should be fun for the bride and groom, and their families and friends.
Weddings should be memorable. Are you planning a special theme? Or a special location (your home, reception hall, outdoors, on a boat, somewhere else)? Would you like some suggestions? Michael has done it all!
Michael is an experienced, humorous, wedding officiant who enjoys marrying couples in all types of places, and more. He usually performs over 50 weddings a year and testimonials from couples he has married just rave about how wonderful he was in their wedding.
Michael is the one who performed the wedding in the Frankenstein House of Horrors in Niagara Falls! He also stepped in for a Roman Catholic priest in an RC parish in Mississauga. He has been just about everywhere and done just about everything when it comes to weddings!
"A wedding ceremony should be fun and stress-free for the bride and groom, and for their family and friends. And there should be some spiritual element during the ceremony; otherwise, why get married?"
Working with you, Michael will customize your wedding service to make sure your ceremony reflects your needs and your personalities.Unity Sand/Candle Ceremonies, hand-fasting, rose ceremony, special readings, and more, are just some of his suggestions. Like almost all clergy in Canada, Michael's denomination does not permit him to perform LGBTQ2+ weddings.
Spiritual, non-denominational weddings, multi-cultural ceremonies (Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Celtic, Filipino, Newfoundlanders), and Catholic-style services are a specialty. 'Friends of Bill W.' are especially welcome. He also performs "mixed" weddings between individuals who are Jewish, Anglican, Muslim/Catholic, Sikh/Muslim, Filipino Catholic, Christian/Buddhist, Hindu/Christian, Catholic/Protestant/Agnostic/Reformed, and more. He has also performed weddings involving languages other than English, including French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese and Japanese. He is a great believer in showing respect to the cultures and beliefs of those who have gone before us.
Typical fee for a wedding is $ 350 in the Greater Hamilton/Burlington area; including rehearsals. Your minister will be the least expensive part of your special day - so choose one who will make it fun and memorable.
Please contact Michael to discuss your ideas for your Special Day.
The Rev. Michael Bittle