Thank you especially Mark for making our day unique and unforgettable! We will be recommending you to anyone and everyone we know!!”
We highly recommend Mark. He is awesome!!!”
1) You were so accommodating when we were waiting for a few people who were running late that we really wanted to be there before we got started.
2) You helped to calm me down when I was feeling very anxious before the ceremony started.
3) You delivered an extremely personal and touching ceremony that had our family and friends laughing, crying, and completely immersed in the ceremony.
4) You weren’t thrown off by the 100 (not actually 100) fire trucks that decided to crash our pre ceremony.
5) You were very kind and friendly to our friends and family before, during, and after the ceremony.
6) You were HILARIOUS. Excellent delivery of our strange friend’s jokes.
7) You helped us ensure things were set up for an easy transition to signing the documents when we were too overwhelmed to pay attention to our surroundings.
8) You accommodated, very willingly, our unusual wedding requests even though we didn’t follow “the template”.
9) You were very organized during the ceremony planning and made the process very easy on our side, as well as fun.
10) You were the BEST officiant we have ever come across and could not be happier that it was for our wedding.”
“I found Mark through a video online when searching for the perfect videographer. The video started with beautiful scenery and this voice over of their ceremony. It was Mark, telling the beautiful story of this couple. By the time the video ended I felt like I not only knew everything about this new couple, from how they met, to what they loved most about each other, but that I had found our officiant. I remember excitedly running to my fiancé to show him the video in the next room, saying look at this guy! We sent mark an email that night, and first thing the next morning we heard back from him saying he was available. From the emails I knew Mark would be great, but once we met it was like he was meant to marry us! I honestly couldn’t imagine anyone else doing this for us. Our guests are still talking about our ceremony! We even got a ceremony edit from our videographers so we can have our own story forever. Mark is worth every penny- I recommend him to everyone; people who are looking, people who ask, and even some that don’t! If you go with Mark you will NOT regret it, but if you don’t I bet you might 😉
Thank you so much Mark, for not only being such a huge part of our day, but for starting our life together as husband and wife in such a unique, personal way that was truly us!”
Mark set the perfect tone for our day and it wouldn’t have been the same without him. Thanks!!”
“Stop! Just stop the frustrating search for the perfect officiant. You’ve found him. Me and my lovely wife can’t say enough about Mark and it’s not just us! Right behind people raving about the band and food, on an evening where both were epic and amazing, were heaps of praise for our officiant. People flat out said that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended, many of them!
Our experience with Unboring! was beyond stellar. Mark is thoughtful and very personalized in his approach. In an industry where convention seems a given and ceremonies tend to lull and become …well boring, Mark delivered our story with a genuine, enthusiastic and humorous manner that had everybody listening. Our experience was easy, enjoyable and extremely thorough. He guided us from idea to actualizing our vision for the perfect ceremony. Never pushy but subtly suggestive, he doesn’t assume instead he absorbs your vibrations and mirrors them through his expertise until your ideal is met. The rehearsal prior was seamless and speedy, considering we had a 20 person bridal party!
The day of the ceremony, Mark delivered our love story and it was absolutely beautiful. Intimate yet entertaining. Some tears, some laughs and all love. Mark was indeed the master of our ceremony. Thanks again for the attention to detail and making us feel as special as one should on the biggest day of their lives. Cheers :)”
“My husband and I knew we were picking the right officiant for our wedding after our very first meeting. Mark was friendly and engaging, and you could tell that he enjoys his craft.
Mark was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to our wedding – he is a great communicator, prompt at responding to any messages or emails, flexible, thoughtful, and easy to get along with – and we appreciated both his professionalism and sense of humour.
On the day of our wedding, Mark was calm and professional; in particular, he did a great job of making sure we were both relaxed before the ceremony began and setting a good tone for the room during the ceremony itself. Afterwards we received a lot of fantastic feedback from our guests, saying how much they enjoyed our ceremony.
One of my favourite memories of our ceremony is looking at my husband and over at our guests, and watching them smile and laugh as Mark told our love story.
We would both highly recommend Mark to any couple looking for a personalised, professional, and unboring! wedding ceremony.”
“Mark was beyond excellent. My wife and myself filled out a small questionnaire provided by him, and Mark weaved our answers into a tale of our love for each other. Mark kept our friends and family captivated through the whole ceremony. Mark made the whole experience less stressful and we were able to laugh, smile and have fun.
He was very professional and kept us up-to-date with any changes. He was very accommodating, adapting to the weather for our rehearsal and came straight to our house, instead of the venue, to practice our ceremony. Mark even typed up our vows and placed them in a plastic sheet. He crossed his T’s and dotted his lower case “j’s”, making my our special day even more perfect.”
“Mark officiated our wedding on August 11, 2018. When searching for the perfect officiant for our wedding, I came across Mark’s website, and after reading all of the reviews, it sounded like he would be the perfect fit for what we wanted in our ceremony. Relaxed, inclusive, and setting a tone that everyone felt was fun, celebratory and extreme personal. I am SO glad we chose Mark, because he was absolutely INCREDIBLE!!
He set the tone for the rest of the evening, and helped to make our day a dream come true! Everyone left saying it was the best ceremony they have ever been to. Almost everyone commented on how much laughter there was throughout the ceremony, and how personal and intimate the ceremony was. People were asking me if he was a family member of ours.
Do not think twice about booking Mark for your special day! You will 100% not regret!! His personalized ceremonies set the tone for the evening, and is something we will never ever forget. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough! THANK YOU THANK YOU for making our day unforgettable!!!”
“Mark is the best! He was one of the first vendors we picked when we started planning our wedding. He was an absolute dream to work with! I would have been way more stressed out if not for his superb organization and direction on all aspects of the ceremony. Our ceremony script was collaborative, beautiful, and emotional. Everyone laughed and cried along with us and the vibe was electric thanks to him. He has a wonderful presence! Our families were equally thrilled with the way he conducted the rehearsal and ceremony.”
“We had the privilege of seeing Mark at a wedding last summer just after we had gotten engaged and knew we wanted his services. We didn’t even know that he was religiously affiliated because he does a flawless civil ceremony, and as an interfaith couple this was important to us. But, what really sets Mark apart is that he took the time to get to know us, and know what makes our love special.
So often you see an officiant who’s so detached they get a bride’s name wrong. That’s not Mark. He hand crafted a ceremony centered perfectly around our shared interests, our sense of humour, our friends and family. My family, who were vocally frightened at the prospect of a secular City Hall ceremony, have not stopped raving about Mark’s work. We were honoured to be his last Ontario wedding, and say with all honesty that Ontario’s loss is New Brunswick’s gain.”
“Unboring!Wedding – the title alone should tell you ‘book Mark now!’ We did and extremely happy we did. When all of your family and friends come up afterwards and say: ‘where did you find him? he was awesome! your wedding was the best I’ve ever been to!’ Best part for us was sharing with our loved ones how we met, our history, why we love each other and wanted this day. Mark (who is incredibly personable) said everything we would, so zero reasons to write our own vows. We recited his beautiful version which was perfect.
Unboring!Wedding is super flexible in what you require or want. No judgment, all love and happiness. Even our dog who ran freely around all of us by the lake was completely stress-free. We’re an easy-going couple and we are grateful to Mark who knows what the structure needs to be to pull off a fun fantastic day. Traditional, non-traditional, spiritual, religious or a simple, relaxing fun-loving wedding like ours…book Unboring!Wedding, you’ll be relieved you did.”
“Mark officiated our wedding in July, 2019. Hiring Mark to be our officiant was an excellent choice Here are the upsides of hiring Mark to be your officiant:
-He is a highly experienced and competent professional. He’s friendly, kind, warm, and those things plus his expertise will put you at ease as you plan your ceremony, making it a fun process!
-Working with Mark means you customize EXACTLY what you want. Down to the word. Down to the LETTER. That is really important in a wedding!
-He has a very unique and wonderful way of presenting the couple by collecting stories from both of you and some of your family and friends to put together ‘your story’. Get ready to laugh and cry!
-The ceremony is guaranteed to be entertaining, smooth, effortless, touching, and generally awesome
-He has a great personality, is fun and easy to work with
-Mark’s religious background gives you the option of going religious or including spiritual aspects to your ceremony, without the necessity. This is a great fit for interfaith marriages like ours. If you want a lot of God or just a little, Mark will help you find the balance that makes sense to YOU, so that your marriage starts on the right foot that reflects the best of your values and your love for each other.
-Mark is generally the best. Really all-around great human. I would vote for him for any political office.
Here are the downsides:
Hire Mark. Hire him right now. You won’t regret it.”
“We chose Mark Groleau from Toronto to be our officiant and he helped us create a casual ceremony the way we envisioned: full of love and laughter, enjoyable for guests, not a typical script, and laid back.
We were smiling throughout the ceremony, his words were a perfect reflection of how we feel for each other. We wanted to be surrounded by our closest family and friends and Mark’s friendly and positive personality made it feel as if we had known him for years. Many guests said the ceremony was one of the best they have experienced.
Mark corresponded with us multiple times by email before the ceremony to answer all of our questions. We also met with him a couple of times before the wedding day to get to know the person who would marry us and describe our vision for the day. We were married on Toronto Island and Mark had no problem coming over on the ferry for a rehearsal ceremony the day before and help us work though wedding day logistics.
When we look back on our day, the ceremony is by far one of our most memorable parts; it really was the heart of the day.”
Closer to the date of the wedding he met us for coffee and we left feeling SO amazing about our day because of him. Mark is funny, warm, welcoming and well spoken. He really got to know us as a couple and even sent out a questionnaire to some of our friends to make our ceremony a truly intimate and amazing moment. He was available for our rehearsal and stayed longer that he had to without complaint due to many late family members.
I can truly say the ceremony was the most beautiful part of our wedding and we truly have Mark to thank for that. We received so many compliments after the ceremony. Thanks so much for making our day magical and so so very intimate.”
“If we had I to write a 100 page essay about how awesome Mark is, it would probably end up being 200 pages; however, to keep it simple, we would describe him as friendly, professional, incredible, hilarious, charming, accommodating, amazing, witty, joyful – shall we go on?
We were SO pleased with everything from our first meeting to our ceremony. He put together the most unique, personal, and certainly unboring ceremony that had our guests (and ourselves) laughing, crying, and cheering! To this day, our guests still rave about our ceremony and how great Mark was!”
“Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!
You made everything run so smoothly. Words cannot express how happy we both were with our ceremony. Mark, you helped us make our ceremony fun, sentimental and personable. We received tons of compliments on our ceremony on how you told our story and made it fun. Our guests were impressed by your words and how everything went so perfectly.
We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! Highly recommended. Thanks again Mark!”
“Mark from Unboring!Wedding was amazing. He made our day so incredibly special that our guests are still talking about him. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone. He was professional and interesting in his delivery of our story. We are so beyond thrilled. If you want an amazing ceremony choose Mark. Thank you again Mark!!”
“Mark married my husband and I this past July. Our guests raved about how it was the BEST ceremony they have ever been to. Everyone was laughing, crying and really engaged the entire ceremony.
Mark customized the ceremony so instead of reading the same old script most officiants used, it was a one of a kind ceremony customized for my husband and I. He really was worth every penny and I would 100% recommend him.”
“My husband and I are still so over the moon about the amazing ceremony we had for our big day. I think every single guest came up to us at one point to tell us that the ceremony is the best ceremony they have ever been to. Everyone was so engaged and excited about what Mark had to say.
The entire process was so organized, making it one less thing to worry about while planning. Mark is so engaging and genuinely excited to help make the day unforgettable. Our photographers said it was incredible to get all of the candid reactions from our guests!
I could go on and on about how amazing our experience was. Weddings should be fun and exciting. Ours definitely was! We are so thrilled. Mark 100% set the tone for the day – starting off with an ‘Unboring wedding’ is the ONLY way to go!!”
“We don’t even know where to begin…Mark is AMAZING! 10 out of 10 would recommend! All of our wedding guests could not stop raving about our ceremony, and telling us it was the best ceremony they have ever seen!
Mark is extremely friendly and personable, he made us feel super relaxed and at ease, even in times of stress! His writing is so beautiful and we loved how he shared our love story…it was just amazing!!! Thank you a million times Mark, for making our wedding ceremony one to remember!”
“Mark’s script blew us and all of our guests away. It was such a joy standing up there looking in each other’s eyes and hearing Mark read through our story. It is remarkable how amazing he is at making the story personal, funny and endearing, and entertaining for the guests. We can’t count how many times our guests made a point to tell us it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been a part of.
We can’t thank Mark nearly enough for working with us. It was the most special and significant part of the day and he really nailed it!”
“One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was having Mark do our ceremony. After seeing Mark officiate at another wedding, we instantly knew he would be the perfect fit for our ceremony. Mark makes the whole process a breeze and thinks of every small detail to help you craft the most wonderful, romantic and personal ceremony. Something so perfectly matched, just for you.
Our wedding was a month ago and our guests are still raving about Mark and how unique our ceremony was. We can’t say enough good things. If you’ve got your wedding date locked down, Mark should be your next call. He books up fast (as all the best wedding vendors do) and you might be lucky enough to secure a spot.”
“Best ceremony ever!!! My husband and I were married by Mark a few weeks ago. Our guests could not stop talking about how it was the best ceremony they had seen! It was so personal and fun! Our guests all asked how many hours we must have spent with Mark as they couldn’t believe how he was able to perfectly capture our relationship together.
We had a difficult time choosing an officiant as nobody had really stood out to us. Mark was recommended to us by another vendor and we are so happy we met him! Mark absolutely made our day and we can’t recommend him enough!!!”
“My husband and I cannot recommend Unboring!Wedding enough. Mark is such a great guy and made our ceremony so special and personal. He made the process so easy and was very professional and easy-going.
So many of our guests had great things to say about the ceremony and about Mark. Some of those comments included ‘It was the first ceremony I went to where I didn’t fall asleep’ and ‘It was the most unique ceremony I have attended.’ Everybody was honestly blown away.
We could not be happier with how everything went and we cannot wait to watch it back on video!”
“Mark from Unboring!Wedding made our wedding SO special! Our guests still talk about how our ceremony was the BEST one they have ever experienced. He told our story so perfectly and I couldn’t imagine our day without him.”
“Our experience with Mark was amazing! He made our special day that much more special. Many guests asked us after the ceremony how we knew, Mark. Our response was simple we didn’t, we only met him twice prior to our big day, but he portrayed it as though we had known him our whole lives. We would 100% recommend, Mark. You seriously can not go wrong inviting Mark to be a part of your Wedding day.”
“My husband and I can’t say enough good things about Mark! Prior to the ceremony he was incredibly easy to work with, very communicative and left no stone unturned. Our ceremony was perfect. The effort Mark puts into personalizing your wedding is well worth every penny. Our guests raved about it all night. We wanted a fun ‘unboring’ ceremony that celebrated our relationship – and that is exactly what we got! If you are looking for the best officiant in New Brunswick, look no further!”