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. 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!Request Kes Smith
Osgoode, Stittsville, Metcalfe, Orleans, Navan, Vars, Manotick, Kanata, Barrhaven, Nepean, Carp, Richmond, North Gower, Kemptville, Ottawa West, Ottawa Central
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.
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.
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!
Kes Smith was wonderful!
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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!
Kes Smith is a very well organized with her work. She is an amazing person with a lot of creativity and charisma. She made us comfortable when we first met with her friendliness. She understands all the emotions involved and integrates them well into the ceremony. She was very flexible with ideas we had for the vows and the ceremony. Our ceremony was perfect, just like we had imagined. I highly recommend her, she will leave you contented. Thank you so much for making our big day memorable Kes!
Kes Smith was absolutely fantastic to work with. She made the entire process stress-free and her kind, caring and positive outlook and approach made us feel like we had known her forever. She was so attentive to details, and conscientious of all those involved. We worked together to write the ceremony wording, and her input and comments were extremely helpful. It is so evident that she loves what she does, and it is reflected in the care that she takes when you work with her. I will be recommending Kes to everyone I know!
Kes Smith was such a breath of fresh air in all the stress surrounding wedding planning. She was easy-going, accommodating, and made everything simple for us to understand re paperwork etc. You can tell that she is passionate about her work. I really appreciated how keen she was to include customized touches to our ceremony. Highly recommend :) - Kathryn & Eddy May 2019
Kes Smith was attentive to our needs, warm and very involved, which is what we wanted. It was abundantly clear that she takes her position as officiant very seriously to make it a perfect day. We couldn't have asked for a more suitable person. Ms Smith knew what we were looking for and offered suggestions and advice but was not intrusive about it. She genuinely cares about both the planning and what she brings to the ceremony. As we understand it Ms Smith's skill in officiating comes from many years of speaking publicly in a myriad of venues. Thank you Kes. Reg & Michelle June 2019
Kes Smith was amazing and adding the perfect touch to our wedding. Thank you for everything Kes! Rob & Shannon August 2019