Grand River Wedding Ceremonies

143 Coopershawk Street, Kitchener, ON
I am a licensed marriage officiant, specializing in custom, non-religious wedding ceremonies. As a secular humanist minister, with degrees in both philosophy and electrical engineering, I draw my inspiration from science, literature, music, the creative arts, and the beauty of the natural world. I received my professional training from Humanist Canada, and I am certified by the Ontario government to legally solemnize marriage. I am based in Kitchener-Waterloo, originally from North York (Toronto), and I perform ceremonies for couples all over southern Ontario. I believe that every love story deserves to be celebrated! I am proud of Canada's standing in the world as a welcoming and socially progressive nation, and I welcome couples of every ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cultural background. I would be deeply honoured to affirm the union that exists between you, in front of your family and friends, on your wedding day. Since I have been a lifelong student of several world languages, I am proud to offer a bilingual or multilingual wedding ceremony in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Persian, Greek, and Latin. Including a reading in your ancestral language is a wonderful way to honour your family and add a special touch to your wedding! On a final note: Weddings are fun events, and I am always delighted to entertain special requests. Whether your wish is to incorporate Star Trek references into your ceremony or to exchange a spoonful of Nutella as a symbol of the sweetness of life, I will use my experience in professional writing and public speaking to deliver a beautiful, memorable ceremony that is uniquely written just for you. —Sassan Sanei


Service was absolutely incredible. He is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. His flexibility and ideas for the service are wonderful and made planning so easy. The rehearsal ceremony went wonderfully and our day was so incredibly perfect because of his skill with speaking, his creativity and his good planning. Thank you so much for the time and quality of service! Our ceremony was unique, touching, and everything we could have wanted.