Come on, get happy!

While I have a number of goals when performing a wedding ceremony for couples, my main goal is to provide a service that will be remembered fondly for all the right reasons. That’s one of the reasons I like to meet and chat with a couple some time before the actual wedding day. When a ceremony makes a couple happy, I’m happy

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"We truly appreciated Derek conducting our Wedding Ceremony. He was very patient and flexible in the (very) short run up to our wedding day! His passion for his role was evident in the beautiful words he chose and the warmth and dignity with which he performed the ceremony. We heartily recommend him!" - Michelle, Conor and Marlow (May 2019)


Shayla and Charlie Robson

Derek was an absolutely wonderful officiant for our wedding. From the moment I first emailed him, he was so responsive, informative and professional that I knew right away he was the perfect person to marry us. He provided everything we needed to get the legal documents in order, as well as providing reminders for what to bring (since we live in Calgary but were getting married in Lethbridge). He also was so accommodating and met us at our rehearsal so we could give him our paperwork. We didn't want to do our own vows, so we basically let Derek choose what to say, and it was just perfect. Everyone said it was a beautiful wedding, and we are so grateful to Derek for helping us make our special day just perfect. – Shaylah and Charlie Robson (September 2018)


robin and joseph

Thank you so much for being such an important part of our wedding! It was an incredibly special day for us and we were so touched by your words. Our sincere thanks! – Joseph and Robin (September 2018)


Lansing and ian

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding so wonderful. You were so well prepared, so well spoken and a great fit for us. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking. – Lansing Jacobson, bride (August 2018)


Jasmine and Chris

Thanks Derek we really appreciated your professionalism and reassurance of everything going as planned. You did a great job and glad to have you as part of our day. – Chris Jangula, groom (July 2018)


Kaitlyn and eric

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful words that you delivered to my daughter’s wedding.  You did an outstanding job.  I know that is what you "do" but you managed to make it very personal and that makes all the difference.  So, thank you again!!!! – Karen Van Herk, mother of the bride (September 2017)

Now that life has returned to normal, just wanted to take a moment to thank you again so much for everything!   Your light-heartedness and easy-going personality helped make our day truly special!  It was a perfect day and you played a huge role in making that happen. Thank you again for all you did for us!! – Melanie Gregson, bride (July 2018)

Thank you for an amazing ceremony. It was everything I was hoping for. – Lacey Gustafson, bride (July 2018)

Derek Bly was our officiant for our small intimate ceremony on June 10th 2018 on the top of a coulee in the wind. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to speak for us, He spoke with warmth, sincerity and made our daughter a part of the vows which really meant a lot to us and her! It was truly a wonderful and memorable experience. Derek also added some laughter in between that was great. I would recommend Derek whether your wedding is small or big he definitely has a gift for it!! – Samantha and Will Trafton (June 2018)

We just wanted to say thank you again for everything. And for stepping in on such short notice! The ceremony was beautiful and you did such an excellent job. It was light and joyous and it went so smoothly! – Erin and Taylor (May 2018)