Within the first year of same-sex marriage being legalized in Ontario, Rev. Mandi performed our wedding ceremony. It would be over another year before these rights were extended across Canada. Mandi is a person of strong value and conviction, as she followed her heart above all. Now, almost five years later, we cherish the memories of our wedding day and appreciate how lucky we are to have found her.
Getting married can be one of the happiest and most stressful experiences of one’s life. As a same-sex couple, these feelings are intensified. Worries about finding open-minded service providers and ‘coming-out’ to each can be all-consuming, but, it doesn’t have to be that way. Once we found Mandi, our day began to fall into place. Having a compassionate, caring, and accepting minister to conduct our ceremony was a key component to us. Rev. Mandi helped us create wonderfully unique and personal vows. Her genuine interest and kindness made us feel at ease during both the planning and on our big day! Our ceremony was both enjoyable and memorable, for which we cannot thank her enough!
Carla & Rachel
Hi Rev. Mandi,
Once again thank you for the beautiful service. Everyone who was at the wedding was amazed with the ceremony; even my sister was wishing you could perform their wedding ceremony on the beach in St. Thomas next week. We are so happy with our decision you have you do our ceremony. You made it a very special night for us that we will never forget.
Thanks so much,
Dear Rev. Mandi,
Thank you so much for your officiating our very unique wedding on Oct. 21, 2007. Your warmth, understanding and dedication created a service that met both our needs and our guests. Your gentle and kind spirit made our wedding day very special and unforgettable. Many of our guests commented about the ceremony; they all felt welcomed and touched by your service.
Sabine & Kathleen
Denny and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful ceremony you performed. It was more than we could have ever imagined. Everyone there, loved the ceremony and loved you! Some even said "I never listen to the ceremony but she has a way of drawing you in." Another said "this was most beautiful ceremony I have ever been to".
Mandi, you really are one of a kind and you are a beautiful person inside and out. We are thrilled that you shared in our day and made it so special. I have said this before, but I feel as though I have known you forever.
All the best to you today, and always.
We love you!
Words could never explain what you did for us on our wedding day! You blew us out of the water and everybody there as well. To me a wedding is all about the ceremony and it was spectacular! You know it was wonderful when die-hard Catholics are talking non-stop about how your service was better than any church wedding they had ever been to. We feel blessed and honoured that you conducted the service for our wedding and we will never forget that day. You captured everything so beautifully and I don’t know what to do to thank-you, except say “thank-you” and that just doesn’t seem enough. From the bottom of our hearts, thank-you for opening up the eyes of those who were on the fence with our wedding and showing them that we too, are the same, and we love just like everyone else! I was told that some of our guests talked to you after the service to tell you how wonderful you were. We loved that others recognized how amazing you were too!
We just wanted to thank you again for officiating our beautiful wedding ceremony. Absolutely everyone was touched by your words. So many people said it was the most beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony they had ever attended. We are so happy we found you, as you truly made our day so special and something we will remember for a very long time.
Michael & Dustin
Our entire wedding day was special, but our ceremony was really unique. You took the time to get to know each of us. You presented a platform to allow us to discover if we knew each other’s wants, dreams and needs. And somehow you tied a bow around all of that for us with personal surprise details! We have had so many of our friends express the joy of that day! It is a memory that will last a lifetime. Thank you for being a part of it.
In life there are few things that hold great meaning. Even fewer that you remember for your entire life. You dream of an event that you will forever be able to turn to the one you love and say, "Do you remember when...". In order to prepare for this moment you need the guidance of someone you trust. Someone who you know who cares about your day just as much as you. Someone who will guide you through with the kindness you need and deserve. That is what we found when Rev. Mandi Neiser helped us plan the perfect wedding. Mandi provided us with the wisdom of how wedding vows are put together giving us options of what we would like to do. Mandi’s guidance helped to make our day, the perfect day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you Mandi.
Tracy & Judy
We just wanted to send this letter to thank you for being such a big part of our wedding. We heard many amazing compliments from our guests on how the ceremony had touched them. You just really hit all of the points that we wanted to say to each other and to our family and friends. Your words were thoughtful and encouraging for all.
We had an extra hurdle to cross with our wedding, as we needed to find someone who would actually be willing to marry us. Being two women, we had already run into a lot of discrimination that I don’t think either of us was prepared for. We ended up having to search a lot harder for simple things like a venue or someone to do a cake for us. You made the whole experience so easy and comfortable and we ended up finding someone who was not only willing to marry us but who was also excited about being part of the whole experience.
Thank you again,