Connie Butera

A little bit about me…

THANK YOU for the honour and privilege of entrusting me in your special day.     

It would be my honour to work with you to create the custom ceremony of your dreams via the Enduring Promises platform.  Whether you want a “short and simple”, traditional, unique or religious ceremony; we will work together to pick options to suite your needs.   As an ordained Pastoral Chaplin, I provide a great alternative to couples wanting (or having) to get married outside the church; but with traditional religious service components if they so wish.   I am also completely comfortable doing a non-religious ceremony.   We will work together to design the ceremony of your dreams using the innovative Enduring Promises platform.

As a middle-aged female officiant, I like to think of myself as a great option to couples who are looking for a really laid back, comfortable, light-hearted; yet professional approach to their ceremony.  I am known to be upper efficient, communicative and “go with the flow”.  I love to get to know my couples and throw in some light-hearted humor to my ceremonies (with your permission of course!).

Looking forward to the possibility of working with you.  Happy Planning!

My Personal Story:

I am a professional event planner with over 12 years experience in both private & corporate event planning.  I am also a licensed wedding officiant, able to marry any couple (including same-sex couples) in Ontario.  I currently hold the title of Newmarket’s Top Rated Wedding Planner & Wedding Officiant!    I am proud to carry a 5 star rating and a vast portfolio of types of weddings that I have had the privilege of working with.   I am currently taking a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and in the process of becoming a Registered Psychotherapist.  I am a notable philanthropist and volunteer in my community; supporting moms and families of children with special needs. 

My Family:

I am a blessed mother of 4 (my 2 boys + 2 bonus step children) and wife in a unique blended-family dynamic.  We call ourselves, “The Crazy Bunch”. Life is busy but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

My life Experiences:

I’ll quote the words to my favourite country music song by Tim McGraw that I will personally dance with my sons to on their wedding day one day

You know there’s a lot that goes by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind

When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t expect a free ride from no one

Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
I love you ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind

When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

When it’s hot, drink a root beer, eat a popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around
Help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

My Interests and Passions:

I love anything outdoors and country-life. I enjoy camping with my family at our trailer in Muskoka (I also service Muskoka for this reason). I love Country music, staying active & being social. I thoroughly enjoy running my multiple businesses, blogging, social media and keeping up with what’s happening in the wedding industry.

Meet Connie

2018 Wedding Planners Newmarket 2019 Wedding Officiants Newmarket

Why Choose Enduring Promises?


What couples are saying

Connie is a rockstar! My husband and I got married on June 16, 2018. Connie executed our wedding day perfectly! There is no reason to look further! Choose Connie if you want a stress free wedding day! She’s lovely, professional and affordable. My family and wedding party also raved about her for doing such a great job and being so easy to work with. Connie, thank you so much for everything and thank you for being a part of our day! We will definitely reach out for our needs in the future!
Natalie E.

Connie amazing for our wedding day. She is attentive to detail and very professional. She was really able to understand what we needed and execute our plan. Very easy to communicate with always quick to answer emails phone calls and or texts messages. Throughout our day we were able to communicate with her, even when are limo got into an accident. She kept calm and tells us that everything would be fine that there were worse things and that we were going to continue on as best we could. She really was in our corner and kept calm and made sure everything was ready at the venue when we arrived. Connie from the bottom of our hearts Gianluca and I would like to thank you for making our day what it was. Thank you for all of the support and all of the hard work we noticed it.
Amanda B.

We used Connie for my recent wedding and could not be happier with the services she provided to us. In the midst of the craziness of planning and making sure the day went just as planned, Connie was on top of everyone to make sure we were running according to schedule and everyone was being taken care of. She was an absolute pleasure and sweetheart to work with. Eternally grateful for you!
Sasha M.