A little bit about me…
Congratulations to both of you as you continue to plan your wedding ceremony and life together as a married couple! I am excited for you at this happy time, and would be honoured to share in your celebration. Well, at least help kick it off. I have been licensed as an Officiant to conduct wedding ceremonies in Ontario since 2007, and over the years have had the great pleasure of officiating over 900 weddings.
When I first meet a couple, I enjoy hearing about how they got together and how they knew that their partner was the one they wanted to share life’s adventures with. This gives me an opportunity to get to know more about the couple, their unique personalities and their vision for their ceremony.
I’m not just a wedding Officiant. I’m a story teller, and I would like to tell your story. What I need from you is an opportunity to get to know you so that I can help you share your love story with your family and friends on your Special Day.
My Personal Story:
I was raised in the Toronto area where I attended both elementary and high school.
I graduated from university in 1974 with a degree in business and economics, and worked as a stock broker for 19 years before switching careers to become a mortgage broker. Then after a short retirement was introduced to the incredible joy of officiating weddings.
I am married to my best friend, and we have a married daughter living in Ottawa.
My life Experiences:
I have launched several successful businesses since graduating from university.
I have served on a Leadership team of a national Christian organization and speak regularly to men’s groups across Southern Ontario.
Before becoming a full-time wedding Officiant I consulted, developed and implemented online marketing strategies for several corporations through various social media marketing channels.
My Interests and Passions:
Favorite sport: Triathlons
Favorite interests: Building up businesses and building into people
Favorite thing to do: Spend time with my wife and family
Favorite music: Bluegrass and Jazz
Favorite pastime: Motorcycle riding, travelling and racing…of any kind!
What couples say about Jim…
After deciding that a religious ceremony was not for us, my husband and I were fortunate enough to connect with Jim Emerson from Enduring Promises. We were both nervous about our decision, but after spending an hour with Jim discussing different ideas and how we could create a very unique and sincere wedding ceremony we were completely sold. With Enduring Promises’ online Resource Centre coupled with Jim’s experience, we thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating our personalized ceremony.
The day of the wedding Jim was amazing. He was kind to all of the guests and had everyone excited before the ceremony had even began. Jim spoke beautifully and brought true emotion into his words. He kindly prompted us throughout the ceremony and gave us kind words of encouragement as the ceremony went on. You can tell that this is truly a calling for Jim and not just a job. So after reading this don’t be silly enough to miss out on having him officiate your wedding 🙂 Thanks Jim.
Rachel and Clive
Jim Emerson exceeded our expectations, made us feel very at ease and took away any stresses or nerves we may have had. He worked exceptionally well with our wedding planner, interacted with our wedding party and parents – at the rehearsal and at the wedding. Our ceremony was memorable and the personal touches Jim suggested were appreciated. We appreciated Jim’s suggestions and ideas and that he didn’t push his own agenda upon us, rather emphasized this was our day and encouraged us to do what we thought was fitting for our ceremony.
Always open to feedback and comments, Jim made sure we were happy with the direction we were going. Enduring Promises’ online Wedding Console was an absolute dream for us and helped us feel confident about building our ceremony together. It was super easy to use and well organized. We liked the review process and felt very prepared in this important aspect of our wedding planning. Jim guided and consulted with us throughout each stage of building our ceremony narrative.
Enduring Promises was excellent to work with and upon our first consult with Jim, we felt like we were in the right hands working together. Any interactions we had with Jim, reaffirmed we had made the right decision. Jim in particular was perfect for us and we felt a connection throughout the process up. We saw Jim as our guide / wedding ceremony mentor & friend. We would recommend Enduring Promises, particularly Jim Emerson to any couple wishing to find a special Officiant who is professional, experienced, personable and has a warm and genuine character.
Martina and Jim
We highly recommend the services of Enduring Promises and our officiant Jim Emerson. Jim was extremely helpful in helping us plan and create our personal wedding ceremony. He was always easy to contact and constantly offered excellent ideas and recommendations.
He also made suggestions to our photographers before the ceremony as to where they might stand in order to get the best photos of the entire ceremony.
Jim treated us like we were family as opposed to a client, putting much thought and consideration into our special day. Out of all of the services hired for our wedding, Jim was the best!
Sandra and Marc