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Rick Parks

Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Rick is only available between June 1st, 2018 and August 14th 2018

When I first started doing weddings I was overwhlemed by how the most simple of life’s choices can be such a complicated process.  Many of the couples that I have met with over the years enter our initial consulatation wide eyed and having no idea what to expect.  The opportunity to walk a couple through a ceremony and see them begin to visualize their own moment is an incredible motivator to make sure that I am the best that I can be for them.

When I founded I Do My Way I did so to enable couples to create a ceremony that reflects who they are and allow them to personlize their moment.  This process begins with knowledge – knowledge gained through understanding the elements of a weddings ceremony, getting advice from people who are in the business and by having a process by which they can easily put it on paper.

My job as an officiant is to take that piece of paper, understand the thoughts behind what has been chosen and to present those thoughts with as much skill as I possibly can.  When you hire someone like me you expect near perfection in how your moment is presented (I say “near” because nobody is perfect).  My promise to you is that I will do the best I can to achieve that perfection.

I look forward to working with you and to making your moment – uniquely yours.

Rick’s Service Area

Creating Ceremonies as a Unique as You! With Officiant Rick Parks from www.idomyway.com

Posted by Athena Leskun Photography on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Language: English
Religious Ceremony: Yes
Civil Ceremony: Yes
Same Sex Marriage: No
Service Area: Vancouver & The Fraser Valley

Jodee

Jodee and I can not say enough how thrilled we were to have Rick (and Nancy) a part of our wedding ceremony. We chose to elope to BC on Grouse Mountain for the stunning views of Vancouver. In doing so we made the trip from the States without family. In addition to providing the perfect ceremony for us (and I do mean PERFECT!), we didn’t feel like we were doing this alone. Rick and Nancy were not just active participants in the most important day of our lives…they were now our friends.  Our most sincere thanks to them and my solid endorsement for any type of wedding ceremony. Truly, thank you Rick.

Caroline

Thanks Rick for making our day so special. You made both of us feel at ease and helped make the ceremony be the relaxed and fun ceremony we wanted it to be. You had our guests laughing along with us. You and Nancy will always have a special place in our hearts.

Jennifer

Rick was such a pleasure to work with. From the first meeting we had with him and the overview it was so easy to plan out exactly what we wanted in our ceremony in every aspect. Meeting him that day made me relax so much about any worries that would arise from the wedding planning. Having him at the ceremony and his wonderful sense of calm made it easy to try to relax and focus more on the vows and my husband rather than the nerves of being in front of many people I had never met before. We couldn’t have picked anyone better to do our ceremony, it was a dream of mine to plan out the vows and readings and not just have the traditional ceremony and Rick delivered it so well. THANK YOU RICK! 🙂

Eleni

Words can’t express how perfect our wedding day was. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it. Rick gave us a heartfelt ceremony that we will always remember. Rick and Nancy are such a lovely couple and we couldn’t imagine being married by anyone else. We look forward to seeing them again soon! Thanks again for memories we will treasure forever.

Nives

“Thank you Rick for orchestrating the most beautiful and romantic wedding in history! When I called and said, “”my ideal wedding would be to elope””… and then added “”our children must be a major part’ and “”we don’t have witnesses’ and “”i got rings, license and man”” I truly didn’t realize how many MORE details there truly were to be taken care of…. and I didn’t have to! 🙂 Please do thank Nancy and let’s not forget, “”Rick’s mom”” for everything, I know I didn’t describe anything as beautiful and special as our day truly was.
thank you”

Marta

Thank you Rick for leading this beautiful ceremony and for your warmth and great wishes. We are very happy that we could get married in Vancouver and have you as our marriage commissioner. BEST:)

Ashley

Thank you very much to Rick for marrying us. Our wedding day was everything and more that we could have asked for. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. We loved that we could totally customize our ceremony to make it uniquely ours. All of the options that were available online were such a terrific help! Our ceremony was so much more meaningful that we created it ourselves through Rick’s resources.

Ana

Thank you for making the day so special for us Rick! The feedback from our guests was great – you put everyone at ease. 🙂 We were really glad we went with the rehearsal, because it was one less thing I had to coordinate on the day of the wedding. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to friends going forward.

Maria

Thanks Rick for making our day run so smoothly, we were both pretty nervous, but with all your help it was amazing!  It was truly the best day of my life.

Michelle

Rick was really good he did what we wanted and made it short and sweet just what we wanted. lol I’m glad that everyone got to see my son in the wedding and that he was well behaved. If I every renew are vows again I well use rick again he made it fun and took the stress off us and that’s what I need that day. Thanks so much from the Bradbury family.

Diane

As the bride, I wanted to express my thanks to Rick. From our first meeting, to the rehearsal & actual ceremony he made us feel like we had known him like a good friend. His sincerity, sense of humour and general nature made our wedding day everything imagined and more. 🙂

Laura

Rick, thank you for participating in our dream wedding. One of our concerns when planning our very-personalized and unique wedding was not having a “standard” officiant. You took what we gave you and turned it into a beautiful and relaxed ceremony – exactly what we wanted. You put us both at ease in our talks before the big day, and allowed us to focus on our love that day instead of the little details of what was to be said and in what order 🙂 We appreciate the effort you made to bring yourself up to Squamish and personalize our ceremony. Thanks again Rick – we will recommend you to anybody looking for that special touch for their weddings.

Rick

“They say that on your wedding day everything happens so fast that its over before you know it….. well Rick Parks managed to slow everything down and make our ceremony beyond perfect !!
Everybody that attended our wedding had a great time …. many cried and everybody laughed !!
Rick did such a great job that all my guests wanted to know where we found him, those who are planning on tying the knot wanted to get his contact info :).  All in all from the beginning of the day to the end of the evening our wedding was perfect and I can’t thank Rick enough for being such a big and important part of it.”

Amelia

Thanks again for being such a great sport and helping to make our day perfect!! :)”
“Rick was wonderful. His voice was calming and his special words about us will forever be remembered.
I don’t think we could have chosen a better officiant and would recommend him to anyone. P.S. Thank you for recommending Athena to us, her photography skills are amazing. Our pictures are beautiful!
It was a wonderful day and we could not have been more happy with how it all turned out. Thank you!”

Hope

“Rick – from my first inquiry with Jenny through to our wedding day and ceremony, Byron and I couldn’t be happier with our experience with Connekt Celebrations. 🙂  As mentioned in your post, we hadn’t met prior to the ceremony – and in all honesty, we weren’t sure what we were getting ourselves into either – but I couldn’t agree more, rain included – the day went off without a hitch.  Thank you very much for a beautiful, genuine and memorable ceremony. You have a true talent for speaking and a knack for breaking the ice at all of the perfect moments. Your professionalism and experience shone on our big day – and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services – or Connekt Celebrations – to anyone.  Thank you for the perfect ceremony and a wonderful day. We couldn’t ask for more. :)”

Kaylea

We will always remember how amazing and magical our ceremony was! Everything went so smoothly, and Rick did a great job making the ceremony flow so smoothly. He balanced the serious and heartfelt moments with the lighthearted jokes that kept the guests laughing and engaged. Thanks so much Rick for helping to make our ceremony the most special, unforgettable moment of our lives!