Alberta Marriage Commissioner


Mary Zakordonski 
Alberta Marriage Commissioner – St. Albert and area

My services include:

  1. Initial consultation. Virtual or in-person.
  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 up to 1 hour).
  4. Issuing a “Civil Marriage Ceremony Statement” (proof of marriage) to the couple at the end of the ceremony.
  5. Officiating at the civil ceremony at the agreed upon location and time.
  6. Completing the legal documentation for registration and
  7. submitting the completed document to Vital Statistics for registration within 48 hours of the ceremony.

Ceremony customization options  – Unique Weddings for unique couples:

You are a unique couple and your ceremony can be an unique as you are.  Possibilities:

  • Blended Family Vow Ceremony, vows to children
  • Champagne ceremony – toast at the end of the ceremony.
  • Children and family pets included
  • Co-officiating with your family member
  • Finger Print Tree for a blended family
  • Flower (Rose) presentations/recognition to the parents/mothers
  • Garland/Lei Ceremony Lasso
  • Gender-neutral wording in your ceremony
  • Hockey stick/Light saber/ringette stick/curling broom archway for the recessional
  • Incorporate other languages into the ceremony
  • Incorporate cultural and ethnic options
  • Love letter & wine chest (aka: “Anniversary box”)
  • Personalized Ring presentations
  • Poems, blessings or readings (a way to incorporate other languages and special people into the ceremony)
  • Pinning of the Tartan
  • Ring exchange that is unique
  • Ring warming ceremony
  • Sand Ceremony
  • Stone Ceremony – Ring Blessing (by the guests) – Celtic Oathing Stone
  • Tree Planting
  • Tying of the knot/Hand ribbon ceremony (Hand Fasting)
  • Unity candle/Memorial candle/Blended family candle 
  • Wood Branding ceremony

This is your day, so let’s create the ceremony that you want. Your wedding – Your vision!

Mary - High resolution 1

%d bloggers like this: