Lisa Hartley Celebrant
This profound ceremonial experience will be remembered forever.
You will laugh, you will cry and you will feel a deep sense of connection with your beloved, your family and your treasured friends.
A Family Celebrant providing Ceremonies for all the transformational moments in your life like Weddings, Baby Blessings, and Memorials
Ultimate Full Service Wedding Ceremony
A True Celebrant Ceremony
A Classic Celebrant Ceremony
A Simple Ceremony
Small, simple, brilliant
Your Words Only
Your writing, my guidance, editing and officiating
Every Ceremony Counts
Call now for a complimentary consultation
What ever stage of planning you are in contact me for a complimentary consultation. I will sit with you and discuss what service will be perfect for your dreams.
Prices range from $125 for hourly services to $2,199 for the Masterpiece Ceremony.
About Simply Ceremony
Passion, wisdom, creativity
As a Celebrant, I gracefully hold the space for people through their transitional moments in life; Birth, Death, Marriage, coming of age and even milestone birthdays. If we are lucky we gracefully move through all these things in life. Certainly birth and death are unavoidable, likewise birthdays and aging.
Yet these transitions invite turmoil. Stress is always present with change. And change it seems is always present. By making the change intentionally, through a ceremony that marks the event, you invite support and guidance. As well, when you share with others, letting them know what you are going through they too benefit. You become a guide for them as others are for you. With my work I create a framework, a ceremony, so that you can transition as mindfully, purposefully and intentionally as possible.
In the past we have relied upon our faith traditions to take care of this fundamentally important part of life. Yet, Churches, Synagogues and Mosques have let many of us down and we have stepped away from that support. While the framework that sustained many generations no longer seems meaningful it is still possible to draw from these traditions with integrity and create something strong, meaningful and relevant to our current lives.
What does that mean? Creating a safe space with words full of integrity and intention. Laughter and play are also not very far away, truthfully, I’ve learned that a trickster will often show up when we have truly created something sacred. So no worries about getting too rigid, falsely sincere or holier than thou – I love to laugh.
I befriend my clients, uncovering the best of them and what brings them alive. With that in mind I design a ceremony that is truly unique yet simple enough that it can be enjoyed and experienced by everyone present.
The process is simple. We talk. I ask you thoughtful questions and with them, and your ideas I create a ceremony. You have absolute control over my words, yet, I offer my experience and wisdom so you are not floundering or forced into a role. Like handmade shoes the fit is perfect and uniquely you. Yet, the shoe is supportive, durable, beautiful and necessary for taking your next steps in life.
My ceremonies are handmade, in the most elegant way. Taken from the rich soil of your life experiences and designed to honour your dreams and desires.
Let me design your brilliant unique, elegant and graceful ceremony to celebrate the times of your life.
Who We Are
Living in your community, serving you and your family.
2016 is my fourth year as a Wedding Celebrant. Marriage is sacred to me but so is community building and ceremonies for all parts of your life. As a Wedding Celebrant, my heart opens when I can offer you my skill, wisdom and training, and I am well versed in interfaith and intercultural traditions. I also love designing for you ceremonies for blended families, and I adore creating joyful baby blessings. I deeply believe that for your special ceremony, we can design a profound rite of passage to meet these modern times and your chosen family.
Within my life, I have weathered both life and death, and in doing so, I see how stories give meaning to our lives. Your stories are important, and through working with a Celebrant, your ceremony will come alive. Within a Celebrant Ceremony, we have space to honor your grandparents, or parents, to have your favorite niece involved or maybe even remember your beloved dogs that died recently. All these threads are part of your personal narrative and inform my work for you as a Celebrant.
In 2016, I’m expanding my practice to include the full spectrum of your life. Encompassing, birth, coming of age, marriage, and milestone birthdays and of course the end of life.
Lisa is trained and certified by the highly respected Celebrant Institute and Foundation and recognized as an interfaith Religious Officiant in the Province of BC. She is registered with Vital Statistics to perform Weddings in British Columbia. Lisa brings to clients her creative gifts and volunteers for many organizations, leading a local high-school parent’s advisory council and coordinates the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective free yoga program. She can be heard regularly on Roundhouse radio talking about ceremony and issues surrounding the end of life.