Alberta Marriage Commissioner


Mary Zakordonski 
Alberta Marriage Commissioner – St. Albert and area

My services include:

  1. Pre-wedding consultation. Virtual or in-person, whatever is your preference.
  2. Working together via email or phone with Couples to customize the marriage ceremony including poems, readings, vows and symbolic optional ceremonies.
  3. Attending and running the Rehearsal, (if booked, usually 1 to 2 hours in length).
  4. Issuing a “Civil Marriage Statement” (proof of marriage) to the couple at the end of the ceremony.
  5. Completing the legal documentation for registration.
  6. Officiating at the civil ceremony at the agreed upon location and
  7. submitting the completed document to Vital Statistics for registration.

Ceremony customization options  – Unique Weddings for unique couples:

Unity candle/Memorial candle

  • Flower (Rose) presentations/recognition to the parents/mothers
  • Personalized Ring presentations
  • Stone Ceremony
  • Sand blending ceremonies/Hour glass sand blending ceremony
  • “Tying of the knot”/Hand ribbon ceremony
  • Love letter/wine chest ceremony
  • Co-officiating with your family member
  • Ring warming ceremony
  • Champagne ceremony
  • Hockey stick/Light saber/ringette stick/curling broom archway for the recessional
  • Special family pets included
  • Poems, blessings or readings (a way to incorporate other languages and special people into the ceremony)
  • Incorporate other languages into the ceremony
  • Incorporate cultural and ethnic options
  • Gender-neutral wording in your ceremony, if desired.
  • What has meaning to you both? What would you like?

Your wedding – Your vision!

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