Richard Bristow

A little bit about me….

I am licensed by the government of Ontario to Officiate weddings.

My Personal Story

I was raised in the U.K., near London where I attended junior school and high school.

I worked as a laboratory technician in various companies before joining a rock’n roll band and enjoyed travelling and gigging around the U.K. and France.

I realized rock music was not supplying enough money to live and I emigrated to Canada.

My Family

I married within 3 years of arriving in Canada and started a family. We had a boy and girl, who are both now married with their own families.

My life Experiences

My first job in Canada was in the laboratory of a multinational paint company which is where I met my wife to be. I have enjoyed a lot of travel, Canada, USA and Mexico with my last employer, another paint company from where I recently retired.

My Interests and Passions

Favourite Sport: Squash

Favourite pastime: Spending time with my grandchildren

Favourite Music: Fingerstyle Guitar

Favourite interests: Camping, especially with the grandkids

Why Choose Enduring Promises?


What couples say about Richard…

Richard Bristow from Enduring Promises was really helpful, friendly and professional. Meeting on Skype as an option to discuss our ceremony was also wonderfully accommodating. I felt at ease with Enduring Promises as they were quick with responses and/or solutions to any concerns we had.

The ceremony console was a BIG help in providing insight on how to create our ceremony. Richard gave great ideas and asked relevant questions that made our ceremony flow much better as well as more cohesive.

Thank you Richard so much for making our ceremony that much more special!

Gwen and Chris


We had the pleasure of having Richard from Enduring Promises conduct our wedding ceremony. Richard is a great person to work with and we would highly recommend him. He was very flexible throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding.

We highly recommend Enduring Promises as they make the whole process of creating our ceremony, writing your vows and figuring out your ceremony really easy.

Our ceremony was conducted just the way we had pictured thanks to Enduring Promises and Richard.

Atosa and Ali


From our first meeting with Richard Bristow, he made us feel at ease and in control of what we could do for our ceremony. He gave us really great advice and was very accommodating with all our questions and ideas.

Enduring Promises provides an easy to use online Console that helped us customize our ceremony just the way we wanted it. Overall, Enduring Promises and Richard helped us create our ideal ceremony and helped make our day special indeed.

Julie and James


We instantly knew we wanted Richard Bristow to be our officiant from the very first time we met him.
Richard was always there to help guide us and made sure we would have a stress free day and we did! He executed the ceremony so beautifully and we couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful ceremony without him. It’s so easy to establish a relationship with Richard – he is so easy to get along with, warm, helpful and genuinely cares about his couples. He was quick to respond to all of our questions and made sure we were on top of schedule.

The online module is extremely user friendly! It actually reduced our stress as well because it is well outlined and organized.

We’re so grateful to have had Richard be a part of our day and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you again Richard and Enduring Promises!

Jessica and Danny


After watching Richard Bristow officiate my sisters wedding last year we knew we wanted him to officiate ours!
He did such a fantastic job to make sure our ceremony was perfect, and it certainly was.

We loved using the online console which helped setting up our ceremony itinerary stress free. There was a lot of information to choose from.
Richard made sure everything was perfectly executed the day of the rehersal and as a result everything went smoothly at the ceremony. Thank-you so much!!

Harjit and Mark


I am so pleased that we had Richard Bristow as our officiant. He made thoughtful suggestions to our ceremony, walked us through it with patience until we were comfortable, and never made me feel rushed. Richard is sweet and funny, but also conveyed sincerity and importance in his words.

The wedding console is an awesome feature, too! It gave us total control over our ceremony, gave us a platform from which to design it, and was reviewed by Richard each time we made a change.

Enduring Promises made our whole wedding day and planning process so smooth, with incredible customer service! So grateful for all the hard work and careful attention to our day!

Ioana and Nicholas