About Jessie – Ordained Minister, Life Cycle Celebrant

I am an Ordained Spiritual Minister through The Bancroft Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth in Bancroft, Ontario.  I perform wedding ceremonies that are written, crafted and researched by m, together with your input. This process strives to match your personality and wishes for your big day in a labour of love to create something that speaks to your heart and leaves a lasting impression with you and your guests.

My services include ordained wedding services, Celebrations of Life,  life cycle celebrations, Blessings, as well as individual Energy Healing sessions with modalities such as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Intuitive Readings. Reverend Jessie is a Reiki Master, 3rd Level Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, Human Services Counselor and a Life Skills Coach with a B.A. in Sociology.

Types of Ceremonial Services

  • Vow Renewal Ceremonies
  • Non-traditional Wedding Ceremonies
  • Coming of Age Ceremonies
  • New Home Ceremonies
  • Baby Blessing Ceremonies
  • Guide Parent Ceremonies
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Letting Go Ceremonies
  • Women’s Release Ceremonies
  • Croning Ceremonies
  • Legacy BIOs
  • Storyteller and Speaker

 

TESTIMONIALS

“I wanted to send a great big thank-you for being part of our ceremony. You brought an energy that is playful as mine and Aidan’s love, it was a perfect match. The blending of ceremonies and culture made the whole thing feel personalized more than I could have imagined. It touched each and every person in that circle, which was a beautiful sight to see and feel. The story was an awesome touch and bridge into the rest of our day! It was much funnier hearing it from you than it would have been if either of us initially read it, so glad you read that one too!

After your car breaking down (which you all did well at keeping a secret), you still found your way there. (Algonquin Park!) I can only hope the purple jeep put a light in your day. You set us flying, I hope you know that : )   ”   sending much love,  Ashley & Aidan Smith

 

 

“We found Jessie during a quick google search. That was the best google search of our wedding, because we found a gem! Upon meeting us only once Jessie had an uncanny way of “reading us”. She wrote a ceremony for my husband and I that so perfectly matched our personalities. There were jokes, tears and smiles throughout! After the ceremony, we had multiple people mention to us how incredible our ceremony was and how our officiant captured our personalities so beautifully. Thank you Jessie for being a part of the best day of our lives, you will be fondly remembered as one of the best parts of the day! 
All our love, Jess and Matt!
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We are so glad that we stumbled across Jessie Brandon.  We contacted a few wedding officiants / clergy- most of them didn’t respond, and the ones that did wouldn’t perform same-sex weddings.  However one of them suggested we contact Jessie.  We are so glad we did.  Jessie immediately contacted us, and was  accepting and encouraging. After meeting her, we both knew we were making the right choice by hiring her.  Throughout the whole planning process, and up to and including the wedding day, Jessie helped us keep in so many ways. She helped us keep calm, she recognized our need to have humour, she gave us suggestions we hadn’t even considered, and she encouraged us to make our wedding ceremony a unique and personal experience. We wanted to include some cultural customs in our ceremony, Jessie not only agreed but she encouraged and helped us find some ideas we could use.   We had a small, intimate wedding. Jessie interacted with everyone at the wedding, and, as we did, everyone felt that she was part of our family.  Everyone at the wedding told us later that our wedding was the most relaxed, wonderful and unique wedding they had ever attended. We will forever be grateful to Jessie for all of her help, and her expression of love and friendship she has offered us.
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The Schemdings; Jo and Christina
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.

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15193683_10211465607098596_5883462324778136796_n“Thank you to my dear friend Reverend Jessie Brandon for marrying💍 us by our backyard 🔥bonfire back in October & preforming an intimate ceremony that captured us & our relationship beautifully! … Jessie accommodated my crazy scheduling changes like a champ & managed to keep things quiet until we were ready to make our official announcement. Forever grateful. ~ Adria & Mark Howell

Jessie was beyond wonderful to work with. I could not have asked for a more down to earth, and funny woman to marry my husband and I. She made our ceremony so “us” that many people could not get over how wonderfully personal it was. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Rev. to marry them! ~Jessica and Myke Barnetson

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“After our first meeting with Jessie, we felt immediately assured that our wedding ceremony would be perfect for us. Jessie was fun, creative and respectful of spirit, just like us. Throughout the preparations, Jessie offered many options, flexed with our creativity and also provided the structure to help make our ceremony flow sacredly for us…and that love radiated to all present. Jessie was our trusted guide through the most important and beautiful day of our lives.” David & Vanessa Willow

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“We loved our ceremony! It was everything we wanted, simple and meaningful.  Our guests commented all evening that they had never seen a wedding so lovely. We laughed so much and really enjoyed ourselves. Jessie, we just can’t thank you enough!”-Matt and Kim Pitts Jarvis

“Having Jessie officiate our wedding was one of the most pleasant experiences my wife and I have ever had. She is out going, always in a cheerful mood and to top it all off she is someone who enjoys her job whilst making it as enjoyable as possible for everyone else. She was open to many ideas and offered her own choices when a different option was suggested and provided more than enough info whenever we asked a question of her.

Jessie is a caring woman who takes everyone under her wing and was well accepted and enjoyed by all attenders at our wedding. We can’t be more thankful for what she provided for us while our friends and family couldn’t stop complimenting her! Jessie is professional and to the point about how she has everything set up whilst keeping her positively enlightening attitude about her the entire time.

Thank you Jessie for everything you have done for my wife and I in starting our lives together!” – Dean and Nika Suessmann

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