Tell her I Sent You!
This summer I had the absolute privelege of working with Jeannette Brigit of Turning Points. She officiated a wedding that I was coordinating at the St. Norbert Ruins. I must say we hit it off instantly, and became friends. She has a warm and friendly manner about her that shows in her ceremonies.
Jeannette owns Turning Points: Ceremonies Celebrating Life and officiates wedding ceremonies (along with funerals, vow renewals, baby naming... and so much more). She's been working with couples and families for over 20 years. She has a genuine kindness that makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed.
What I liked about Jeannette is that each and every one of her ceremonies is unique and created by the couple. She does not have a standard script she reads... . Jeannette will work with you to create a personalized ceremony that reflects you as individuals and as a couple.
So if you are looking for a marriage commissioner make sure you meet with Jeannette! You'll be glad you did. She is a real gem!
Like A Star Weddings
On Ceremony Writing
Thanks so much for all the help you've giving me planning a family wedding ceremony. Youre experience went a long way to ensure the ceremony was pulled off without a glitch. It was so generous of you to spend time walking me through the process - and you have an awesome ability to inspire confidence. I'm so happy our paths have crossed! Lesly, 2014
I Balled my Eyes Out!
Jeannette, well yesterday evening after working a 12 hour busy shift JC and I read your email... and I balled my eyes out! Everything sounds fantastic! We'll go through the script you sent us and then send you our ideas. Thanks a lot, we are so thrilled that you are officiating our wedding :) Jess and JC, summer of 2015
On Meeting for the First Time
It was great meeting with you & it is so perfect that you are so excited to make our little, big day so personal. On the drive home we said it was nice to sit down with a stranger & walk away feeling like we have known you forever. Patsy & George, 2014
After the Little, Big Day
Thank you again. Both George and I said we could not have asked for a better day. It was perfect. Thank you for making it perfect. The ladies at our wedding said they had never seen a Rose Ceremony before. They loved it & wished more people would do that. My Mom said ours is how all weddings should be - no big fuss. It was so relaxing - no stress, she said. I am going to highly recommend you. Patsy & George, 2014
Thank you Jeannette!! What a beautiful ceremony you officiated for us with such caring and grace! Our guests thouroughly enjoyed it (as did we). Lori Ann & Daniel, 2014
We love the ceremony you wrote for us... I cried when reading the draft to David. Layne & David, 2014
Wow, this is fabulous. I really like that you've got a number of options in the ceremony & the writing is great. I read it out loud to myself & actually got a bit teary at parts. Thanks & great job. Sandra & Nicholas, 2014
Thank you so very much Jeannette, we are so grateful that we had such a great commissioner. You made our special day that much better. We totally love you. You are beyond awesome & we will totally be singing your praises to our friends. I cannot even begin to express how we appreciate you, there was no one else who could have done this for us but you. Devan, Ted & the evil dress eater dog - Guinness, 2013
"Jeannette married us last week. We had a tiny, surprise wedding at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Jeannette did a wonderful job. She had everyone fooled—they thought she worked PR for the zoo. (You are a marvellous actress, Jeannette!) You did exactly what we needed and wanted for the ceremony. Thank you for being so helpful on our special day. I recommend Jeannette as an officiant for any event." Susan & Raymond 2013
Happily Ever After
"We had the privilege of having Jeannette Brigit officiate our casual backyard wedding in 1998. Jeannette provided wonderful guidance and support in the creation of our unique ceremony and her presence was like a soft breeze that wove its way through our guests, leading us all yo our "Happily Ever After". We would recommend Jeannette to anyone looking for supportive and heartfelt officiating at their special occasion." Gerry & Lori Friesen, 2012
Accomodating Our Every Need!
"Jeannette, we can't thank you enough for your contribution to our special day. You were so flexible to all of our last minute changes and we are so grateful! It was wonderful to share our day with you. Thank you for accommodating our every need!" Jen & Chris
Lucky to Have You!
"Dear Jeannette, Pat and I are doing fine and are happy to be married. We wanted to thank you for the beautiful job you did officiating our wedding. We felt very lucky to have had you." Wendy & Pat
And they lived happily every after
Cody & Malory... Mr. & Mrs. Cassie
"Jeannette was extremely compassionate, caring and comforting while helping us plan for our mother's funeral. She listened to our needs and plans and offered guidance and assistance when we needed it. She was very kind and gentle in guiding our family through a very difficult journey to provide my mother with the perfect ceremony celebrating her life. The service was wonderfully personal and encompassed every detail we had discussed." Kel
"I have attended many funerals in which Jeannette has officiated. Her ceremonies have a sincererity about them that speaks to her ability to connect with people who are in the depths of grief, to hear what they are saying about the person they have lost to death, to respond to theneeds of the bereaved, and then to create a funeral or memorial ceremony that reflects the deceased. Jeannette brings a quality of excellence to every ceremony she creates and treats anyone she works with, with the utmost respect and dignity." Dena
"Jeannette is a truly gifted person who is able to accept an intimate place among families who are facing the death of a loved one. In planning the funeral ceremony she offers nurture, support and healing to the bereaved, is intuitive to any difficulties within the family and is able to respond to the individual and families needs." Mary Lou