"Connie was our FIRST and ONLY pick to be our officiant. She was over the moon friendly and helpful. She knows all the ins and outs of this business and you can count 100% that she knows the answer or she will dig until she finds it. She is versatile in any ceremony and makes sure your day is done your way. She even took the extra few minutes to include our children in everyway and made them feel like it was their day just as well as ours. She may have came as a friend but she left as family. We are forever connected because of her loving and glowing personality. When you want it done right you go to Connie Howes."
"I recall the despair my sister shared when all her wedding plans fell apart. She lives in small town Ontario and was getting married. The sentence that seems to be of importance here is that it was a same sex wedding. That seemed to matter to some, like the local jewelry store that wouldn't even sell them their wedding bands. So, when my beautiful, awesome sister finally broke down and called me, I took over. She was not gonna have anything but the beautiful day she dreamed. The difficult part was finding an Officiant (due to timelines). Providence brought us Connie. She took on her duties with her usual smile and was open to the distinction in the service of us being Indigenous. Having Connie as part of my sisters day made it right. She completed here duties professionally and we enjoyed the dinner feast with her, even sending a plate for the Major. It has been a few years now but, Connie is part of the family. And we are the better for it."
"Connie Howes is a remarkable women! No matter your situation or circumstances she will accomidate your needs. My husband and I were best friends since very early elementary school, we were young and in love and didn't have the finances for a big cookie cutter wedding we just wanted to be husband and wife. We explained our situation to her and she immediately offered to accomidated us in her own lovely home in front of her fireplace on the afternoon of Dec 31st 2010. She had all we needed and made us feel so comfortable and welcome. 6 years later and more in love than ever. Forever grateful to her and her kindness and for making my dream come true of becoming Mrs.Nicholas Moore"
"Each and every wedding I have attended with Connie Howes as an Officiant has been a tremendous event. I have been blessed to have witnessed two now and counting. Each ceremony is warm, heartfelt and unique to each couple. Connie has a genuine warmth and sense of humour and empathy that comes through. I highly recommend Connie Howes as an Officiant..."
"Our wedding was small and intimate and my husband was so worried about having to stand up there.. Connie made him feel calm, collected and COMFORTABLE standing in front of our family and friends. I had zero worries about my day because she took care of everything..I knew where to go and what to do and she put our minds at ease. Especially considering I was 6 months pregnant, she was so thorough and just amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant or a better turn out."
"Connie has been a long time family friend and we have used her services in the past for my moms wedding which was over a decade ago. I have hired her for my wedding and am looking forward to having her with us again! I highly recommend her as this Lady goes above and beyond for your special day .. I had a couple hiccups come up and she was very accommodating in helping me change times around and even moved her personal schedule to help us because she truly loves what she does! She has a great friend who is a photographer also his name is Paparazzi Pete and he is going to be doing our videos and photos for us. Words can't describe how grateful I am for her being able to accommodate us with the delays we have had come up due to schedules on our end. She was more then happy and willing which makes things that much more of an amazing experience. We are flying down from Calgary, Alberta to Kingston, Ontario where we will be traveling to the Country to a family built Cabin and out of everyone we could of chose .. My Fiancé and I choose Connie Howes . Your amazing and we can't wait for Our Wedding Tonight."
"This wonderful women married my husband and I on Christmas Eve. this in itself should earn her the award."
"Our marriage was the second time around for each of us and with a large shared family we chose to have the ceremony in our backyard. Connie spent the time discussing our expectations for the ceremony and did everything to set just the right mood. Each of our grandchildren took part by reading a section of a poem; it was a perfect day. Connie has married three of our children and we are patiently (very patiently!) waiting for the day she can marry one of our grandchildren! Connie truly cares about the people she joins and goes out of her way to help, even after the special day is over."
"...Connie has a sensational personality that flows beyond anything that I've ever experienced in any service. She adds the excitement in the ceremony. I highly recommend Connie. Next to my bride, Connie's presence was the icing on the cake."
"Connie is AMAZING in every sense of the word. She goes above and beyond, and sincerely cares about people. I had an incident happen to me last year and she has been there with me and for me ever since. She's not just an officiant she's a great friend. She has helped me pull my wedding together for May 26th and I can't wait for it to happen :) I would recommend her to anyone who wants the best and oh so reasonably priced! She makes dreams come true! That's her business"
"Connie is a wonderful woman inside and out. I was so lucky to find her when the person we originally hired backed out last minute. My husband and I wanted to have a small intimate wedding and she made that possible on very short notice! She include the kids and made the moment very special! I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
"Connie married my husband and I in April 2014 and was very accommodating of our schedule coming in from out of town, helped us craft a very personalized ceremony that meant so much to us. We received many many comments after the ceremony that our guests loved the unique and personalized ceremony. We knew we had the right officiant after just the first phone call with Connie! She connected us with our fabulous florist and on top of all of this, she stuck to her promised schedule on our wedding date despite a horrible flood her parents were going through! Thank you Connie!"
"Connie is amazing she fit us in with not a lot of notice. She did an amazing job. She made us feel so at easy with the whole process, helping us all the way. She has so much talent at what she does!! I am so glad she was there for our special day! I recommend her to everyone I know! She amazing personality wins you over."
"Connie was willing to do a very custom Pagan handfasting wedding on WInter Solstice almost 10 years ago. She was so helpful in assisting us on the legal information and then assisted with our self written vows! She was amazing, so amazing that as a lark we actually renewed our Vows on Valentine's Day 5 years ago on a Local radio station and of course we asked Connie to officiate again!! We always have So Much fun with Connie! We recommend her all the time!!"
"I attended my brothers wedding with the amazing Connie as The Officiant, she is personable, witty and made it very unique and memorable experience. She is helpful in the groups here with her vast knowledge, whether she is the officiant or not. She is very caring and it shows!! If I were to get married again, hands down Connie would be my only choice!"
"Thank you so very much for the beautiful video, and collage. You two are so very talented, and work great together to capture the perfect moments for the photos. Please pass along a big thanks to Pete, that video is AMAZING! something I will have forever. I will pass along your great work[.]"
-Luc and Lisa-Marie
"Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing you are! It has been said over and over BEST WEDDING EVER! and I agree you made our day something we will never forget EVER!! Thank you so much!!!"
-Daryl and Stuart
"Karl and I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for such a lovely ceremony! We didn't get too much of a chance to speak with you after, so wanted to ensure that we sent along our thanks to you as well. Many many people commented on how lovely the whole ceremony was -- I will certainly pass along your name to other friends who get married in the near future. Thank you for making everything run so smoothly."
-Mary-Anne and Karl
"She was totally cool marrying atheists and allowed us to write our own version of a wedding script with support."
"She took charge of the rehearsal and made us feel wonderful about the day to come!"
"You were absolutely the BEST choice we could have made for a wedding officiant. You brought your own unique energy to our gathering and we really enjoyed having you with us."
"Any couple's nightmare, the best man forgot the rings! Quick thinking Connie kept the ceremony rolling and creatively improvised, by using my parent's wedding bands"
"We totally enjoyed having her as our officiant and would recommend her to anybody who is looking for someone high energy and fun!"