Carly Popenko, BA Comm (McMaster)

Your wedding ceremony is more than just a legal union, and it deserves to be treated with the same warmth, honesty, and trust that brought you together in the first place. I live in Hamilton and have a passion for the written word and performing arts. I am unbiased, respect all forms of faith, and firmly believe that love is love. As your minister, I will get to the heart of your love story and ensure that whether it be intimate or upscale, your wedding ceremony is a reflection of you. In my spare time you will find me exploring the City’s conservation trails or snuggling up to binge-watch the latest Netflix series with my husband and corgi. I can’t wait to join your celebration!

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Areas served

Hamilton, Albion Falls, Waterdown, Dundas, Ancaster, East Hamilton, Flamborough, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Oakville, Binbrook


Chris & Maria
Thank you so much, Carly! Everyone we talked to commented on how unique and meaningful the ceremony was, and how perfectly it reflected us as a couple. Thank you for making our day so special. [May 2018]
Kate & Andrew
We couldn't have been happier with the way the ceremony went. It was everything we could have hoped for. Many of our guests commented on what a beautiful job you did. We are so happy we chose you to officiate our wedding. Thank you for everything! [May 2018]
Kate & Andrew
Cheryl & Evan
Thank you so much for facilitating our ceremony. We had multiple guests come up to us and ask us how long we’ve known you and comment on how amazing you were. We definitely agree. We clicked with you right from the get go and we were so lucky to find you. Our ceremony was warm, intimate and most importantly very “us” and that’s all because of you. Thank you again. [June 2018]
Kieran & Ben
I am so thrilled with the quality and care that Carly took in ensuring our ceremony went perfectly. Starting from our very first communication together, we could tell that she was organized and detailed. During the process of creating the ceremony together she got to know us as a couple in order to match the ceremony to who we are, and always gave us creative freedom if there was anything that we didn't like (but we liked it all!). Since my husband is immigrating to Canada soon, it was important to know that our officiant was able to help us with all of the documentation, and Carly did a fabulous job making sure everything was sent promptly and guided us through the whole process. We highly recommend Carly and know that she will put as much heart and effort into your wedding as she did with ours. [July 2018]
Melise and Chris
Thank you so much Carly! We couldn’t imagine having any one else marry us. You were absolutely fantastic and made it so personal (even with the very little amount of help we gave you). Thank you again! [August 2018]
Kait & Rob
Carly Popenko recently officiated our wedding and we could not be happier with the personalized ceremony she created for us. Carly is incredibly receptive, organized, fun, detailed-oriented and creative. Our ceremony perfectly reflected us as a couple, and we received many compliments from guests on how meaningful and sweet the ceremony was. We are very grateful to have found such an amazing officiant. Thank you again Carly! [August 2018]
Brandy & Patrick
Thank you so much for being part of our special day! The incredible ceremony you created truly captured exactly what we wanted. We thought it was absolutely perfect! I had many, many guests come up to me afterwards and talk about how interesting and special the ceremony was, and that they had never seen anything like it nor had they ever felt so much love come from the audience to the couple. That was all thanks to you! This is a moment that we will never forget, and truly could never have created without you. September 23rd, 2018
Heather & Kevin
"Thank so so much for everything you did for us at the wedding! The ceremony was perfect and we have been getting tons of great reviews on it. People (and we) loved the amount of the personalization. They said it definitely reflected who we are as a couple. Thanks again!" [September 2018]
Heather & Kevin
Kelly & Scott
Carly, you were amazing on Saturday! Scott and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful words you chose to describe us and our love for one another. Thank you so so much for everything! October 2018
Kelly & Scott
Courtney & Bryce
Carly, thank you SO much for making our day absolutely perfect! We had so many people make comments on how amazing your ceremony was. We have been recommending you to everyone we know who is getting married! Thanks for everything! [October 2018]
Charlene and Aaron
Carly, we LOVED your Halloween ceremony. We are thrilled that you dressed up in costume, and the ceremony referenced zombies, witches, warlocks, etc....everything spooky! Aaron and I received numerous comments from our guests letting us know that you, and the ceremony was amazing. It definitely appealed to Aaron and I that the ceremony was short, and not too serious. A perfect fit to our annual Halloween Spooktacular!! Thank you once again for everything you did for us. Your fun, and laid back personality kept us at ease, and definitely helped to make our day special! (October 2018)
Kathryn & Joseph
Carly, thank you so much for everything! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We are so happy that you were able to officiate our wedding. Thank you for making our special day so perfect! [October 2018]
Cynthia & Gerry
Carly, thank you so much! The wedding was truly magical for Gerry and I. I can't thank you enough for helping make Saturday the happiest day of our lives. The mixture of genuine feeling and humour was exactly what we wanted. I will definitely recommend your officiant services to everyone I can! [December 2018]
Birkley and Trevor
Carly, you were awesome! Our guests had nothing but lovely things to say about you as do Trevor and I. Thank-you so much. We are so thankful you agreed to do our wedding. Birkley and Trevor (December 2018)
Jeffery and Jessica
Carly, thank you so much for your services on January 11th. Everyone loved the ceremony (including ourselves). Thanks for making our day so special! - Jeffery & Jessica (January 2019)
Erica and Luke
Carly, thank you so so much for making our wedding ceremony so personal and so special. We had so many wonderful compliments given to us about you, how bright and cheerful you were and that the ceremony was lovely and completely captured Luke and I in a nutshell! We couldn't be happier about how the ceremony went and are so happy to be husband and wife! Erica and Luke (February 2019)
Erica and Luke
Arlina and Josh
Carly, you were such an absolute joy to work with and made the ceremony so much more special then we ever could have imagined. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!! - Arlina and Josh (May 2019)
Andrew & Erin
Carly Popenko was a delight to work with and we are so happy we chose to have her officiate our ceremony! What stood out most was how well she listened during our face to face meetings and how closely she paid attention to the little details to make our ceremony such an accurate reflection of who Andrew and I are - silly, sweet and filled with love each other and for baseball. Thank you so much Carly! Andrew & Erin May 2019
Andrew & Erin