Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds. She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.Request Sandra Ruch
Don Mills, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Ontario Place, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto Downtown.
Finding an officiant was fairly straightforward. We were able to search by the date of our wedding and it made it all that much easier. Sandra Ruch was incredible in officiating. Her allowance to customize our wedding allowed our day to be exactly as we wanted it. It felt very personal, as any wedding should. June 2023
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Sandra Ruch was an excellent and calming presence to our wedding! We really enjoyed having her a part of our day and she helped us feel at ease. She was also very easy to communicate with and was always prompt with her responses. October 2022
We had a wonderful experience having Sandra as our officiant for our intimate wedding. We were able to meet remotely twice - once to get to know her and once before the wedding to ask any final questions. She guided us through creating our ceremony by providing several options and "create your own" sections for each key moment of the ceremony. It was so helpful to have this as a guide to help us shape a ceremony that was reflective of our relationship. The ceremony itself was magical and conveyed the happiness, uniqueness and ease that we wanted to share with our friends and family. We received so many compliments on the ceremony itself, and credit goes to Sandra for being our guide. If you're looking for a warm, calming, joyous and professional officiant - Sandra is the best choice! August 2022
Sandra was wonderful to work with for our wedding. She was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant and more! We worked together to craft the perfect ceremony, she made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and it ended up being such a special moment for us but also for all of our guests who said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they’d been to! September 4, 2022 Arielle & Erica
We were so happy to be married by Sandra! She was understanding and thoughtful and helped us plan a ceremony that reflected our values and encouraged us to share our love for each other on our wedding day. Sandra came to the venue early, despite it being difficult to reach and was a calming figure during the hours leading up to the ceremony. Thank you for everything! Naomi and Ethan August 28, 2022
Sandra Ruch was a great choice to officiate our small wedding! She delivered an enthusiastic and graceful ceremony that incorporated elements from both our cultures seamlessly. We felt at ease with her leading us through the ceremony. It's hard to think of our wedding without her involvement. We'd happily recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant! Nov 2021
Sandra was the perfect officiant for us. It was very comforting to have Sandra officiating on our big day. Her character and attitude definitely put us at ease. We really appreciated the way Sandra worked with us to customize our ceremony in such a short time. She was open and available to connect at anytime. We highly recommend Sandra to anyone looking for an officiant. Tiffany & Bryce
Sandra Ruch made the whole process so easy from assisting us in creating a ceremony that worked for us, to perfect execution on the actual day. Not only is Sandra such a lovely woman, she is professional, warm, takes the time to get to know you both as a couple and also punctual. We could not have asked for a better officiant to perform our ceremony. Highly recommend! Jennifer & Chris September 2021
Sandra Ruch was amazing! She completely exceeded our expectations and made the entire process very easy and straightforward. As for the actual ceremony, we were able to customize it to suit us perfectly. She delivered the service with such passion and warmth - I would highly recommend her! Thank you so much, Sandra! Nicole & Chelsea August 2021
Sandra - Exceeded our expectations as an officiant. Sandra was delightful to meet and laid out the process very clearly. She prepared a great master document to select and helped us customize the ceremony from and was more than flexible in adapting it to our preferences. She never imposed here personal beliefs or ideas. We ended up with a ceremony that was exactly what WE had asked for - word for word! No surprises! On the day Sandra blended in perfectly with our vision, had a great energy about her, we felt trust in her and after the event she followed through on the paperwork in a timely manner. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Paul & Brian
We had the honour and pleasure of having Sandra Ruch officiate our wedding ceremony and could not have asked for a more delightful person. She was very professional and easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding. She offered a great deal of insight and flexibility with the ceremony, especially since we planned our wedding in a very short amount of time. Her energy radiated and filled the room during the ceremony, and we laughed plenty. We also received a compliment from our photographer that Sandra was great at finding the perfect spots to be in/out of photos, which is a skill I never expected! She surpassed all our expectations and we loved working with her. We would absolutely recommend Sandra for all your officiating needs! Joanna & Arnold, February 2020
Sandra Ruch was everything, and more we thought she would be. Our ceremony was personable and fun. We had an island theme and she dressed for the part. She had everyone's attention and several people told us after the ceremony that they even cried, with how beautiful it was. We had a cross section of family and friends at our wedding and EVERY single one of them commented on Sandra's officiating. Thank you Sandra! With much love....Alice & Melanie June 2020
Sandra Ruch was so friendly and professional. We wanted a Jewish ceremony with some elements added in from our Greek/Egyptian heritage - Sandra helped us blend all these elements elegantly. She provided us with great templates and guided us through creating the ceremony. During the ceremony she was so friendly and spoke with warmth and gravitas. It was a great, easy and a positive experience. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Joseph & Julian December 2019
Sandra Ruch was a wonderful, warm and engaged officiant at our simple marriage ceremony. She knew how to strike the right tone. The vows that she suggested were perfectly attuned to our feelings for each other. We invited her to join us after our celebration because we felt that she was a friend as well as an officiant. Sara & Kellie Nov 2019
Sandra Ruch was professional and warm and exceeded our expectations. She gently walked us through all the decisions and choices that we had, she helped make our ceremony personable and unique. We would recommend her to anyone. Christian & Amanda September 2019
Sandra Ruch was the officiant for our wedding and she did such a wonderful job! She is such a warm, positive person and she brought this energy into our ceremony. She provided us with a template for our ceremony, which we customized to our needs. We were able to add, remove and change everything and this made it SO easy to put together a ceremony that meant something to us. Sandra was very easy to work with and was always available if we had any questions or concerns. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, and we owe it all to Sandra! I highly recommend selecting Sandra as your officiant for your wedding, she has a great vibe and did a fantastic job! [September, 2018]
We could not have picked a nicer, funnier and more professional officiant for our wedding! We got married in August 2018 at the Toronto Hunt Club by Sandra Ruch and from the first phone call, we could tell that she was going to be wonderful. She understood exactly what we wanted and gave us plenty of options and accommodated our asks. She was sweet, charming and engaging and the ceremony went off without a hitch. We received a lot of positive affirmations from our guests who absolutely loved Sandra and we're so happy she could be a part of our special day! She's a fantastic officiant and still the best I've seen (even though we might be biased!).
We are beyond happy that we chose Sandra Ruch to be the officiant for our wedding! Sandra gave us many options for our wedding ceremony which we really appreciated since we were having a culturally blended wedding and we weren’t sure where to start. It was nice to put our ceremony together and choose what we did/didn’t want. Sandra is so warm and loving, she has a such a great spirit. We could really feel that she was so happy for us on our special day. She kept us calm with our spirits high. Jaclyn & James Aug 25th, 2018
Sandra Ruch is a lovely and warm person and a professional when it comes to wedding officiating. She conducted our official signing and was present for our first look, while our officiator facilitated the ceremony. She communicated everything with us in advance and completed everything quickly and efficiently. We are happy to recommend her services to other couples. Jesse and Diana August 12th, 2018
Sandra Ruch was incredible! She was prompt, communicative, and professional. Sandra was able to accommodate any request we needed - for example, Sandra officiated the signing in a short and sweet time frame. Thank you Sandra!
Sandra was kind and very patient with us on what can be a stressful day to plan. As well, she was prompt and responsive in communications leading up to our day. She also does signings only - in our case we had a spiritual leader to our ceremony, while Sandra took care of the legal signing. I *highly* recommend Sandra! [Aug 5th, 2018]
I can't say enough good things about Sandra Ruch! My (now) husband reached out to All Seasons looking for an officiant for our wedding and Sandra was the perfect fit from the start. From our first meeting she was simply delightful, and truly interested in making it a wedding that was OURS. We worked with her to create a ceremony that was reflective of Jewish traditions, while remaining inclusive. She was so positive and engaging through the whole process! Our ceremony went off without a hitch, and that's in large part to Sandra's professionalism, calm demeanor and positive outlook. We truly feel like we lucked out choosing/finding Sandra. Thank you! Aaron & Brittany July 14th, 2018
Sandra (Ruch) did an amazing job! So glad that we had chosen her for our special day and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking. Sandra was very friendly and easygoing, which truly made the process that much easier on a very busy family. She handled our crazy day with ease and was amazing while dealing with/including my toddler into the ceremony (my daughter felt the ceremony was a perfect opportunity to shine). This truly made the ceremony feel more filled with love. Thanks for everything!
Sandra Ruch was an absolute dream to work with, from start to finish. We knew from our first meeting that she was the perfect choice for our wedding officiant: smart, funny, so warm and compassionate. We knew we were on the same page. She really listened to us and helped us create a ceremony that was perfect suited to our personalities and needs, combining our Jewish and Acadian backgrounds. Thank you, Sandra, for the most memorable day.
Sandra Ruch more than met our expectations. She was lovely and professional. I would absolutely refer your company to anyone.
Thank you Sandra (Ruch) for your professionalism. It was a pleasure to have you as our officiant to the start of our life together. Sandra had a gently personality, dressed very professional and had great shoes. We have nothing to say except great things.
Sandra Ruch was awesome. She started off by sending us a bunch of possibilities for the ceremony, and we chose what to include and what not to include. It was really well-suited to us. She was also very warm and lovely. Everybody was very impressed With the ceremony. The groom is Deaf and very shy. She did a wonderful job of making him feel comfortable. There are so many people registered on the Internet, it was a bit overwhelming until we found you. Your list of officiants that gave a little information on them all was very very helpful. And interviewing two also worked well for us. They both seemed amazing. But we picked the one whose lips Dale could read best.
Sandra Ruch went beyond our expectations, she was kind and really guided us through the entire process. I have already had numerous people reach out to me asking for Sandra's information - she was a huge hit. Sandra was truly magnificent. She was accommodating with us being out of province, she provided so much guidance in the process and really gave us a warm feeling. She has the combination of a really heartfelt smooth tone with genuine excitement and love when performing your service. We would recommend her to all.
Sandra Ruch was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond to provide us with a ceremony that my husband and I both loved. She provided with us with many readings and gave us an outline of how the ceremony would go. She was professional, responsive and gave us lots of ideas! Our guests thought the ceremony was beautiful and memorable.Thank you so much Sandra! Kenana & David 09/17/2016
From start to finish my experience was fantastic! Everyone at All Seasons Weddings made our official wedding ceremony easy plan and they are extremely efficient in planning and wonderful to communicate with. Sandra was our wedding officiant and I can't say enough about how pleasant, kind and wonderful her spirit is. When I first welcomed her into our home, I felt like I had known her for years. She is warm and caring and took the time to get to know us. Initially we had planned to have Sandra come to our home and sign our marriage certificate but she made us feel special and put the care into her role to present a sweet speech and really highlight what it means to commit to marriage. We had already had a symbolic wedding ceremony at our destination wedding but Sandra still made our quaint living room gathering feel special. Thank you Sandra! I talk about you to all my friends getting married and really hope that you can spread your kindness and spirit to other couples. You really left and impression on us and thank you for being our officiant!
We had the absolute pleasure of Sandra Ruch officiating our wedding ceremony. From the moment we met Sandra it was clear that she truly cared about us and wanted our day to be tremendously special. She spent an evening getting to know us and helped guide us through what turned out to be a very personalized, well executed, and beautiful ceremony. Thank you Sandra for caring so much about us and delivering a beautiful ceremony.