Kes Smith

Kes loves weddings, and would love to help make your special day everything you have been dreaming of. Very outgoing and personable, Kes has an honours degree in Theatre from Queens University and is also a professional artist, so she knows how to add just the right touch of dramatic flair to your special day. Her husband is Jewish so she is very familiar with Jewish weddings. Kes is also extremely comfortable with non-standard or unusual ceremonies – if you’re thinking of a romantic costumed wedding ceremony, a special and unique theme or something more traditional, she’d love to help make your ideas a reality. Innovative, flexible and unflappable, with a great sense of humour, Kes will work to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you, your family and guests, and a one-of-a-kind ceremony you will never forget!

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Areas served

Osgoode, Stittsville, Metcalfe, Orleans, Navan, Vars, Manotick, Kanata, Barrhaven, Nepean, Carp, Richmond, North Gower, Kemptville, Ottawa West, Ottawa Central

Reviews

Scott & Chantal
Kes Smith was unbelievably helpful in the planning of our ceremony. She was exceptionally organized, courteous and helped us with ways we could personalize our wedding. She was knowledgeable in a lot of different fields and made a stressful time seem relaxed and easy. She was easy to get along with and had a great personality. Chantal and I both think that no one could have possibly been better to officiate our wedding than Kes. Thank you.
Hope & Pietro
Kes Smith went above and beyond, giving us the flexibility to create our own vows and reorganize the structure to fit our vision of our ceremony and what it represented to us as a couple. She also was great at making us feel at ease about the actual "performance" of the ceremony in addition to the documentation aspects.
Erin & Jonathan
Kes Smith was amazing. We didn't add anything or make any changes to the ceremony and it exceeded our expectations. The ceremony was the best part of our entire wedding. Kes was wonderful. She was organized, calm and inspiring!
Cynthia & Martin
Kes Smith was wonderful!
Cynthia & Martin
May & Justin
Kes Smith was fantastic. She came up with wonderful ideas to help make our ceremony quirky and played well with the ideas we've provided.
May & Justin
Sam & Jean
The All Seasons Ottawa team were marvelous! I gave a few ideas about what kind of wedding officiant my husband and I wanted and they came back with suggestions of officiants. We ended up choosing Kes because she seemed kind, very open-minded and accepting, organized, and knowledgeable. We knew that with her theatre background she would have no problem being heard by all 28 people attending our indoor ceremony, without a microphone. Kes was fantastic. After our meeting with her we confirmed we'd like to have her as our officiant and she got to work right away sending us information and sample ceremony drafts. We emailed drafts and ideas back and forth until we had our final ceremony script. Kes was wonderful at incorporating our original vows and ideas into the ceremony. When needed she was quick to give guidance on placement of various aspects of the ceremony and how to smoothly incorporate things. She was very encouraging and supportive of us including original content and was very understanding and receptive of any feedback we provided regarding things we didn't like or we thought should be changed. Kes was great at communicating her availability and timelines throughout the summer (a busy time for everyone) and made herself available to us for a free rehearsal, although we decided not to have one. Even after the wedding Kes has been helpful by providing information on our next steps (name assumptions/changes, when we can get our license, etc). Kes made us feel calm and prepared for our wedding ceremony and set a great tone for the wedding. She truly seemed genuinely happy to be with us on our special day. We could not have chosen a better person to perform our marriage ceremony. Thank you Kes and All Seasons!
Faith
We planned our entire wedding in under a month, and even with such a small amount of time, Kes (Smith) was able to work with us to create the perfect, intimate wedding ceremony that we wanted. She was always available to send us suggestions for quotes to include, examples of different types of ceremonies, and to answer every question we had. I absolutely loved that with Kes, we had complete freedom to personalize our wedding ceremony as much as we wanted, and to put it in our own words. Kes performed the ceremony flawlessly, and she went above and beyond, explaining to us in advance where and how to stand so that we wouldn't have our backs to the guests. She even planned the ceremony so that she could move to the side at the end, giving us the chance for some stunning photos of "the kiss" and being presented, while she was out of the frame, which I had never seen done before. It was a wonderfully thoughtful touch on top of an already perfect experience. Thank you for everything Kes! Faith
Faith
Colleen & Rodney
Kes Smith more than met our expectations. Kes was awesome. She made our wedding so personal. She was incredible. She went above and beyond!!!!! Kes was phenomenal and we were blessed to have her as an officiate. Thank you for the incredible service you provided. Ask for Kes, she will not disappoint.
Olita & Mark
We wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to Kes (Smith) for officiating at our wedding. She made everything so easy in a stressful time and her words truly captured what we wanted to say to each other and our families and friends. She made the service truly special (as attested by many of our guests). Thank you Kes!!!! - we had a great ceremony with you! Olita & Mark July 7th, 2018
Anonymous
Kes Smith is amazing. My husband's cousin and fiancee came to Ottawa from Scotland for a surprise wedding. Even though everything was a little rushed and hectic, Kes did a wonderful job of making the day special for the whole family. Can't say enough good things. Thanks so much Kes!