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Catherine SkinnerCatherine Skinner is a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur who lives in Queenston, ON with her family and three amazing children. With a background in performance and extensive experience as an event producer and coordinator, she is perfectly at ease speaking in public and understands the nuances that each little detail lends to a special day. Catherine passionately believes in every person’s right to love, family, tradition and ritual however unique their approach may be. Large gatherings or small, traditional or non-conventional, spiritual or secular; whichever your choice, Catherine feels deeply honored whenever she can be a part of such cherished milestones.

Areas served

Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Virgil, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Winfleet, Crystal Beach, Ridgeway, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Lincoln, Grimsby, Pehlham, Thorold, Stoney Creek

Wedding reviews

Samantha and EricI can't say enough good things about Catherine! She was a pleasure to meet from the start- very vibrant, warm and professional. I was a nervous wreck during the ceremony but she kept me centered with her calmness and humor. She's a pleasure to work with and we are so glad we found her!

Samantha and Eric

Emily and TimothyCatherine is an amazing officiant and a very beautiful person - inside and out! We were looking for a very short and sweet backyard wedding and she made it all so easy! She has such an open and loving heart that comes out so freely in the way she speaks and how she carries herself that makes it easy for anyone to fall in love with her spirit. Not only were we pleased with her from start to finish but all of our guests were asking us where we found her and where they can find her contact information! She gave us excellent input while also catering to our own unique ideas of what we envisioned our wedding to be. If you are looking for a wedding officiant for your ceremony of any kind, you will be far from disappointed by choosing Cat! I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!!! Xx

Emily & Timothy

Jules and MishOriginally my partner and I had planned on a no fuss civil ceremony in NYC but as luck would have it the timing just wasn't right and when I realised Canada would work I sent off a few emails and Catherine responded immediately. Everything fell into place within days and then on the day when we wanted to stand in the midst of the mist of Niagara Falls Catherine just smiled and said sure thing! It was amazing! We had a perfect rainbow behind us, thundering water beyond us and even though we had just met Catherine, she was so genuine and warm not even the drenching mist could dampen our spirits. We cannot thank Catherine enough for her efforts in making our special day exactly that - incredibly special. I honestly felt like we were all old friends she was just so personable and a great soul. Thanks too for our wonderful witnesses who made us feel welcome and not strangers. Truly beautiful people have the incredible ability to make others feel their warmth and compassion, Catherine Skinner you truly are one of these people, thank you so much.

Jules & Mish

My husband and I had been looking for an officiant kind of last minute. I stumbled upon Catherine online and ran with it. Not thinking that it mattered much about who we had marry us, I can't say I put too much thought into it. When we met with this lovely vibrant soul, I expected some stuffy and boring individual who would treat this strictly as a paying job, do the bare minimum and call it a day. I was so very wrong about all of the above. When we had the chance to meet Cat, I realized how limitless her energy was, and I found her sarcastic and witty nature to be not only relatable, but straight up awesome. She would be an absolute asset to our wedding, and I can now confidently say that she was. Look, if you're going into your wedding thinking that the officiant role can be done by anyone, you're sadly mistaken. Catherine doesn't treat this like a paying gig, but rather, an honour. My husband and I both were super happy with the wonderful job she did, and best of all, she catered her role to US and OUR story, not some generic one told a thousand times before. You will want her energy and spirit to make your ceremony all the more special, and you will have guests approaching you afterwards telling you what a great job she did. Take it from me, a happy bride and now wife who unknowingly hit it out of the park by choosing this woman. Plus, she's a red head, and they're always pretty rad.

Justin & Amanda

Catherine performed our ceremony this past winter and it couldn't have been a better fit. We couldn't have imagined our ceremony without her. Although we had met only once, her warm and open personality made us feel completely comfortable and very grateful to have had her been a part of our very special day. Thanks again, dear Catherine! Billy and Aidan ❤️

Aidan and Billy