…a little bit about me.
Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time indeed, and I would be honoured to be part of your Special Day.
For the past twenty six years I have been licensed to officiate weddings in the Province of Ontario. I believe that your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day and it sets the tone for your entire celebration. Therefore, your ceremony should reflect your passions, personalities and values, not mine or your friend’s or your family’s.
I welcome the opportunity to meet you to discuss how I can help reduce the stress of creating your personal ceremony, and to share ideas of how to make your Special Day unique and memorable – for all the right reasons!
I was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador. Upon completion of high school I moved to Ontario to attend college and graduated 1987.
I am married to the love of my life and best friend. We have recently celebrated our 32nd year together.
We have an adult daughter who completed her studies to be a Youth and Child Care Educator, and is pursuing her dream doing so.
My Life Experience
I have enjoyed a variety of interesting careers ranging from auto repairs and service to residential renovations and construction – truly a varied work background.
I spend time volunteering and working with various community outreach agencies to help improve the quality of life for people in need.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
I enjoy cycling and am a certified scuba enthusiast.
I am passionate about adventure, engaging the community around me, riding my bicycle and good food.
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What couples are saying
We had such a hard time finding a wedding officiant for our wedding so we went online and started picking random companies. Some of the companies took too long to get back to us, so I went with the first one who did, Enduring Promises. They were quick to respond and very good at matching us up with the perfect officiant. Our officiant, Brian Manuel, met with us in a public place so that we felt secure and worry free about a stranger coming into our home. From our first meeting, we knew he was the one. He gave us so many options and Brian never tried to change our minds about how or what we should do. Brian communicated with us on a regular basis and was so supportive and encouraging that we felt like we had known him much longer than just one meeting. The wedding went off exactly the way we wanted it, short but very personal. Our guests even commented on how nice it was. Brian has a sense of humor that made us so relaxed during what could have been a very stressful time. Thank you Brian and Enduring Promises for making our dream wedding so special.
Helena and Dominic
If it wasn't for our officiant, our wedding would have been a disaster. Brian Manuel was the best, he offered his personal support and time to ensure our wedding ceremony was one to remember. I was over an hour late due to some unforeseen circumstances and rather than adding to the already unpleasant start to my day....Brian calm me with a reassuring smile and some simple words, “Don’t worry, things are fine, you look fabulous. Everything is alright." Even my husband and father can't stop gushing about how awesome Brian was. Thank you Enduring Promises and especially to you Brian.
Mauricia and Gadaffy
Brian Manuel from Enduring Promises officiated our wedding. He was fantastic both at the rehearsal and the wedding. He was professional, organized and friendly. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. The online console was a perfect way to customize the content of the ceremony at our leisure while having lots of suggestions within the console to pull from. Brian was always easily available by email to answer our questions. Thank you Brian for being good such an important part of our wedding!
Marion and Grayson
Written word will do the experience little justice but I'll try nonetheless... Firstly, what a wonderful ceremony! Both my wife and I were absolutely thrilled with the process from inception to execution as the ultimate culmination of our love and joy. Our officiant, Brian Manuel, was incredibly thoughtful and helpful throughout. I'm telling you, this man has a wealth of experience that is invaluable for couples about to enter the next stage of their lives together. Not only did my wife Brianna and I feel this way but so too did our wedding party and guests - many of which came up to me afterwards and commented on the absolute beauty of our ceremony. From the very beginning, Brian was able to paint an exquisite picture for us. Drawing from his own experience, he offered us - without pushing - suggestions and thoughts. He was empathetic, calming, and able to stir in us further feelings of excitement and joy - I mean, this was our special day after all and he reiterated this throughout. He also gave us a lot to think about but never made us feel pressured into utilizing his services... but in all honesty? Brianna and I knew within moments of meeting him that we wanted Brian to be our officiant. It truly was the perfect decision. I cannot think of a single thing I'd do differently. Thank you, Brian! As a company, Enduring Promises offered us the use of their ceremony console which was straightforward and full of useful suggestions. It gave us a rough guideline from which we tailor made our own special vows. Honestly, it was a great tool and without it I think we'd have been feeling a little lost. Further to this, they responded within short order of my initial inquiry, offering their service in a polite and down to earth fashion. For any couples looking for a wedding officiant, I would HIGHLY recommend Enduring Promises, and in particular the services of our officiant Brian Manuel - to me, he is synonymous with care, quality, and thoughtfulness. Thank you, Brian, for being a big part of our big day
Craig and Brianna