Brenda Whiteman

Brenda Whiteman is well known and respected in the Peterborough area and is a passionate advocate for living a healthy and happy life. Nothing speaks to the beauty of emotional health and well-being than the hopeful and faithful nature of the decision to marry. Brenda studied Philosophy and Religion as an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto and is a Registered Social Worker. Brenda spends her time reading, writing for professional journals and dabbling in interior decorating. She feels honored to serve as a Wedding Officiant and will bring your personal vision of a spiritual or interfaith wedding ceremony to your day. She is also pleased to do vow renewals, baptisms and naming ceremonies.

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Areas served

Peterborough, Douro, Bridgenorth, Norwood, Lakefield, Lindsay, Millbrook, Downeyville

Reviews

Laura and Mark
Having an excellent officiant to guide you beautifully through this most memorable and poignant of occasions, is something that will echo through the remainder of life. Brenda Whiteman was perfect for our wedding process from the beginning. Her many questions during the comfortable interview gave us the impression that she was carefully customizing our wedding experience. She communicated with us responsively and clearly, which put us at ease. Her countenance was that of grace and reverence, adding gravitas to the ceremony without being theatrical, or overbearing. We put so much effort into our wedding, preparing for months, restoring a barn, curating everything ourselves for the perfect occasion. Inevitably, one must hand over the reins to the officiant, and to our delight Brenda's poise, wonderful voice, deliberate pacing, and warm expressions completed our experience, joined us together, and we shall never forget her standing with us as we were united. Thank you so much Brenda for creating an incredible ceremonial experience, and one we will always cherish with great fondness and delight. Kind regards, Laura & Mark
Crystal and Colin
As soon as we had our first conversation, Colin and I knew we made an excellent choice to have Brenda officiate our wedding on August 18, 2018. Our meet and greet with Brenda was amazing - we shared stories of our relationship, we expressed our wishes for the ceremony and we reviewed details for the day. With only meeting Brenda for a visit before our wedding weekend, Brenda made us feel incredibly comfortable by her genuine presence and authentic interest in our story. Brenda's commitment and enthusiasm was evident through every email, phone call and multiple changes / revisions to the ceremony outline. Brenda was kind, courteous, on time, respectful and flexible during the rehearsal. Brenda even pulled me aside for a quick moment to look at some outfit choices - so very thoughtful! For our wedding ceremony, Brenda's calm and strong leadership guided us through our dream ceremony! The ceremony went by so quickly and months later only a few memories stand out - I can clearly remember locking eyes with Brenda as I started to tear up during the vows and we both took a deep breath together. What a special moment! Brenda's leadership, gentle approach, and the ability to build rapport and make strong connections makes Brenda an incredible officiant! We were so lucky to have Brenda join our special day. Many thanks, Crystal and Colin
Ola and Dan
Brenda Whiteman was the officiant at our wedding and we couldn’t be more pleased with our choice! Brenda with her open mind and attitude was perfect for the type of marriage service we were looking for. We really needed a ceremony that combined specific themes and even personalized vows that reflected both of our true selves but did not omit either one of our perspectives. Brenda immediately understood our desires and carefully helped us work through every moment of the ceremony to ensure that even the smallest detail was exactly what we were both comfortable with. She supported us throughout the process and we felt that we could trust her to make our day our own. Brenda has a warm, inviting and professional approach as an officiant and she made our wedding so special. We would definitely recommend her to other couples like us ; who were looking for a personal ceremony that honoured us both. I imagine anyone who chooses to have her as part of one of the most important days of their lives, will not be disappointed! Ola and Dan