Shelley Rivier, MSW

Love for many is embodied in the commitment made in a wedding. There are few things more meaningful than the wedding ceremony reflecting the love you share.  I would be honoured to officiate your wedding no matter the vision for your ceremony. We will create into the ceremony any customs that are meaningful to you because a wedding should be about you and your partner. I can read Hebrew and am familiar with some of the Jewish customs celebrated in a wedding. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller. Shelley is an Appointed Minister.

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Areas Served

Barrhaven, Carp, Dunrobin, Gloucester, Kanata, Manotick, Richmond, Nepean, Orleans, Ottawa, Stittsville


Jean-Guy & Yadgar
We had the great pleasure of being married by Shelley on the 29th of February, also known as Leap Year Day. As a couple with particular desires for an informal though intimate and modern wedding ceremony we were in awe of Shelley's adaptability, and willingness to ensure our wedding day was a day we would forever remember with fondness! Without little to no direction, Shelley crafted a beautiful, and concise speech that not only respected our contemporary wishes, but included thoughtful nods to our respective cultures. Shelley went above and beyond our expectations to conduct the perfect marriage ceremony. We were greatly impressed with Shelley's ability to subtly analyze our personalities, and read between the lines to truly understand what it was that we sought. Shelley's compassion and dedication to her clients and their needs, whatever they may require, render her services to be more than just the typical duties completed by an officiant; rather it truly feels Shelley has a personal investment in your ceremony and your marriage. A million thank you's Shelley for making our wedding day an amazing success!! Jean-Guy & Yadgar February 2020