Elopement / Paperwork

Elopement / Paperwork

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This package is designed for events under 10 people and includes an initial consultation, a meeting before the ceremony, the ceremony and legal paperwork.

Initial Consultation

We will have a first meeting to make sure we are a good fit and after that, you'll be sent the official wedding contract. Once the wedding contract is completed and your $250 retainer fee +hst is received your date is secured. The contract and payment are required to secure your spot. The contract and invoice will be sent to you once we have had our initial conversation and agreed to proceed. 

Meeting Prior to Ceremony

Prior to your wedding date we will set up a quick meeting to discuss what will be included in your ceremony. This meeting is to ensure that your experience is personalized and heartfelt!  

Ceremony

On the day of the wedding I will arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time and meet you at our predetermined location on the premises. Be ready for magic!

Note: To avoid any last minute inconveniences, please ensure you bring your own pens, the rings, the Marriage License in the Government Envelope and any other ceremonial materials/props you may need. 

Paperwork

Following the Ceremony, we will complete the necessary paperwork with your witnesses and I will submit your completed license to the Marriage Office within 48 hours. You can apply for your Marriage Certificate online anytime after the wedding and will receive it within 10-12 weeks. Should you need the Marriage Certificate expedited for any reason I can personally guide you through the process. 

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V.A.
The best ever!

I can’t say enough good things about Francesca. My husband and I were together for 15 years before getting married and Francesca couldn’t have made it more special for us. She is extremely helpful and makes you feel at ease through the whole process. Her special touch to the ceremony is something we’ll remember forever. Highly highly recommend! Thank you again for everything you did for us 😊.

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Emily
Francesca is the best of the best!

We planned our elopement on very short notice back in December of 2020. Given the pandemic status, we arranged to do it on our front porch with a few friends. It was more than we could have hoped for, despite being a very cold night, and Francesca walked us through every step of the process, from planning to follow up. She also offered the sweetest blessings during our little ceremony, we were really touched. You won't be disappointed when working with her!

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Krystel & Josh
Blissful Elopement Ceremony

Francesca was so amazing to work with from the beginning to the end. We were unsure if we were going to be able to get married this year however when we finally decided to Francesca was able to secure a date for us with no issues. She was great with communication and was extremely organized and kept in touch with us leading up to our wedding day. She chose a beautiful spot for us to elope and the ceremony and her sweet kind words were more than perfect! Surrounded by our family and close friends it was the most initimate and seamless wedding. We can’t thank you enough for joining us and making our special day so memorable!

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K.C.
Our Blissful Ceremony

Francesca was a wonderful officiant. She incorporated all our special unique details so beautifully! The options of doing our vows together was perfect for us!

Thank you again Francesca for your amazing part of solidifying our love and marriage.

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M.C.
Absolutely Amazing!

Francesca is such a warm hearted person and she really brought that into our wedding ceremony. We could not be happier with how beautiful she made our whole experience. Even though we eloped and it was just the two of us with no guests, she still insisted that this day was our day and was anything but simple. We felt like the simple ceremony we signed up for was so beautifully turned into an amazing and elaborate wedding. We truly can’t thank you enough for your kind heartedness and for making our day so very special!

FAQs

You are welcome to reach out anytime for questions or concerns about anything related to your special day at no extra cost. If I can help you, it would be an honour and a privilege to support you.

1. You can pick the licence up from any City Hall in Ontario within 90 days of the ceremony. The newest policy is to make an appointment before you go in. Only one applicant needs to go, and must have the partner's original pieces of ID and signatures on the form.

2. Fill in the form before you go to City Hall.

3. You will need to bring 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. One piece of identification must include your photo. These are the documents that are permitted:

- Government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates.

- Valid passport.

- Record of immigrant landing.

- Canadian Citizenship Card.

- Valid Driver’s Licence.

- Valid Ontario Photo Card.

- Certificate of Divorce.


You can go online to apply for your marriage certificate the day of your wedding onwards. I always suggest getting the long (full copy of the license) and short (certificate) forms because you never know when you might need them. Currently it can take up to 12 weeks to receive the certificate, so you would not want to be left waiting if you needed it.

Expediting a marriage certificate is possible, however, the processing time can vary depending upon your needs and the happening at the marriage office. I am more than happy to support you through these steps if you need. I have clients with medical emergencies and immigration needs receive their certificate within 2-3 weeks. If there is an urgent need, we will do all we can to speed up the process.

It is so important to ensure that your wedding officiant is actually registered with the Ministry of Ontario. Here is a link to the government website where you can find my official registration.

Being registered with a Ministry as a reverend, clergy or a chaplain does not guarantee that the person is registered with the province. My personal designation is a Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry (CIMM) whose head office is in British Columbia, but I am only registered in Ontario. However, I can obtain a temporary license to perform a wedding in other provinces.