About Rev. Joanne DeGasperis


It is my pleasure and indeed an honour to officiate at many Weddings and Handfasting Ceremonies over the past fifteen years. As an ordained independent non-traditional minister and ceremonialist, fully licensed to perform weddings in the Province of Ontario, it is my role to work closely with you in crafting a ceremony which truly represents your union. It is my privilege to support you and your partner on this special day, a day that will be joyously remembered by you and your guests.

Rev. Joanne DeGasperis is the winner of the Wedding Industry Experts Awards each year since 2012 as Most Popular Wedding Celebrant/Officiant in the Barrie Area.

Rev. Joanne is also honoured to be voted
6 reviews

Reviews for Rev. Joanne DeGasperis

Couldn't Have Been More Perfect!

Posted on 2014-09-28 02:41 PM by Alexandria McQueen
Joanne DeGasperis officiated for our beautiful ceremony and handfasting. We couldn't have asked for a better fit for us! Her wording brought us both to tears and we continue to talk about our perfect ceremony on a regular basis. We were pleased with how updated she kept us throughout the entire process and the help she gave with adding the Oathing Stone tradition. It is as though she spoke the words we felt in our hearts and I personally loved the way she brought the four elements and directions in to everything. She was also very patient with the one hour delay from the groom forgetting the marriage license at the hotel! It would not have been the same without her!

Thank you so much for everything Joanne, you gave us the perfect private ceremony we dreamed of!
My Rating: 5.0

Simple but Magical

Posted on 2014-09-25 09:24 AM by melissa young
As we sit here trying to find the right words to say, we find there is rarely enough words to describe perfection. 

Joanne, from the very beginning, you showed us how vows are not just articulate words of promise you say to one another but that they have deep meaning that needs to speak to the soul. We took much time to find the perfect things to say, to coincide with the real meaning of marriage. 

Our ceremony was the most important part of our day and you brought such elegance and raw emotion to the table. Lots of tears but of happiness. 

We could not have found a more fitting person to facilitate one of our most perfect days ever. 

Thank you. 

Keith and Melissa 
My Rating: 5.0

Wedding Officiant

Posted on 2014-08-28 05:43 PM by Maria Boys
My Husband and I were looking for a Celebration Wedding for us. We wished something more non-traditional,and a ceremony we could involve loved ones in.
Joanne provided this and more ,she told us that this was ours to create and with her guidance and friendship we did this.
To this day we still have friends and family speak about our wedding with wonderful memories and a ceremony full of love.
Joanne creates an atmosphere of love,happiness and comfort for those in the Wedding and the guests.

My Daughter is having Joanne officiate in late September at her Wedding ,there is no greater compliment then being remembered for such a special day .

 Joanne you are a 5 star officiant and so much more . Thank you for making such a wonderful day last forever in our hearts.

Maria and Steve


My Rating: 5.0

Don't look anywhere else!

Posted on 2014-08-24 02:18 PM by Barbara Skripka
If you are reading this, then you are looking for the perfect officiant for that picture perfect wedding. You have just found her! From her first email response (which came very quickly and was so well written),  we were pretty sure we had found her. After we met with her in her lovely home and we all chatted a bit about ourselves, we knew that we had.
Joanne is everything we had hoped for in a wedding officiant. From her "relax, I'm in no rush" attitude at the wedding rehearsal (some of our wedding party arrived rather late), to the smiles and guidance throughout the ceremony and the final goodbyes after the reception, everything was perfect. We've been to many weddings, where the officiant was just an officiant. With Joanne, it is as though you are greeting an old friend. She exudes warmth and compassion and instantly made us all feel relaxed and at ease. As she spoke to us throughout our ceremony, it was easy for our family and friends to see that she absolutely loves what she does. 
Joanne helped us not only in a way you expect an officiant to help, but in little ways, like straightening our sons boutonnière, fixing our trains for a photograph and helping us to arrange chairs on the beautiful lawn. Every single one of our guests could not say enough about how Joanne's words moved them and touched their hearts. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, Joanne.
It truly was...picture perfect. 

My Rating: 5.0

Our Wedding

Posted on 2014-08-14 09:41 AM by Kaitlin Crank
From our first meeting with Rev. Joanne Degasperis my spouse and I felt comfortable and confident that our wedding ceremony would be in great hands. Joanne took the time to get to know us on a personal level by asking us about our story. She encouraged us to share our ideas with no judgment. She had great suggestions and her professionalism and experience were evident through the entire process. We had numerous comments on how our ceremony was "the best ceremony" and "how a ceremony should be". We wouldn't have changed a single thing!! Highly, highly recommended- thank you Joanne!!
My Rating: 5.0

Wedding Officiant

Posted on 2014-08-11 07:52 AM by Lisa Burton
We had the great please of having Rev. Joanne DeGasperis officiant our wedding.  She took time to gather her thoughts regarding our relationship and helped us make this the most special day possible.  She genuinely cares about her position and her caring manner and  professionalism are very evident.  
My Rating: 5.0