…a little bit about me.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration, and thank-you for considering me to officiate your ceremony! My goal as an officiant, is to help you create an unforgettable experience for one of the most incredible moments of your lives – getting married!
As you share your vows, exchange your rings, and express your love, feelings, hopes and dreams for your future together, the ceremony can go far beyond the cookie cutter model. It can carry a wonderful message that is unique to you as a couple. We can discuss your vision, and share ideas that will help make your one-of-a-kind ceremony personal and memorable.
My Life Experience
I have been officiating ceremonies for well over 10 years, and have had the wonderful privilege of participating in many different kinds of wedding celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a short and straightforward ceremony, or something longer and more eloquent, I have a wealth of experience to accommodate your wishes, and look forward to giving you my very best for your special day!
I have been happily married to my best friend Carrie for 20 years. We have two children of our own, and also serve as a foster family, enjoying the amazing opportunity to care for very special children. I spent most of my youth enjoying the four seasons in Ontario, and eventually moved to Chicago for my college years, where I met and married the woman of my dreams.
Physical fitness and ice hockey remain an important part of my life. Making time to stay active at the gym and on the ice are still a big priority. My wife and I love to travel, and family vacations to new places are always in the works… as long as they include white beaches, warm sunny days, international cuisine and cozy beds. When at home, I love time with our family and friends, restoring vintage furniture and pouring tasty lattes from our Italian espresso machine.
What couples are saying
Thank you so much Jeff for creating such a wonderful ceremony for us. You were a huge support through out the entire process and the ceremony went flawlessly. We couldn't have imagined anyone else to marry us. Our guests are still telling us how perfect they thought the ceremony was. There was never a dull moment during the entire ceremony. Jeff was also present through the design of the ceremony. He guided us through any questions we had and was extremely helpful with suggestions he made. We were extremely impressed with his coordination with our guitarist and photographer through out the ceremony. The rehearsal the night before is also highly recommended because Jeff walked us through from beginning to end and eased any concerns we had prior to the big day. Jeff was very enthusiastic through out the entire ceremony. We cannot thank you enough for creating these memories for us to treasure for the rest of our lives.
Jessica and Brennan
Jeff Johnston is FABULOUS!!! If you're looking for a wonderfully heartfelt ceremony with the most articulate and elegant speaker, Jeff is the one for you! He could not have been more friendly, patient (we were a few minutes late getting started) or understanding (my dad has Parkinson's and can walk but not well unassisted and is in a wheelchair, so we got to do the aisle walk a couple times in rehearsal - both with the wheelchair and without). He made our ceremony so memorable - it was exactly what we wanted - and the guests agree! Jeff is who I would recommend if you need an officiant. You will meet him and immediately feel at ease...if you want you picture perfect ceremony book with Jeff! We were thrilled! He truly is the BEST!!
Marsha and Matt
We had the pleasure of working with Jeff Johnston at our wedding this weekend in Kitchener, he is terrific. Jeff made our ceremony ten times better then I feel any other officiant could, he was so warm and welcoming; he laughed with us throughout the whole ceremony and I have no doubt that he would have cried with us too! Thank you Jeff!
Bailey and Joseph