Marim Moreland of Ottawa Marriages by Marim is a non- religious/secular Humanist Officiant specializing in traditional full length civil/elopement and LGBTQ+ wedding ceremonies and other services such as baby naming and celebrations of life in Ottawa and the surrounding area. I am a member of The Ontario Humanist Society http://ontariohumanists.ca/) and licensed by the Province of Ontario. I am a staunch supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Having worked for many years with charities I have honed my problem solving, organizational and listening skills , coupled with a dose of humour. I have a calm demeanor and provide a lighthearted approach to weddings. I would love to make your Wedding Day the most memorable one of your life.
As Humanists, we subscribe to a naturalist ethical philosophy founded in science while being inspired by art and motivated by compassion. We are inspired by our concern for humanity and the natural world and one dedicated to leading ethical lives for the greater good of humanity and the entire world.
Humanist Officiants perform many of the same functions of the regular clergy, but without adherence to the philosophical tenets of any of the world’s religions. We perform our services-Weddings, Celebrations of Life and Child Namings-without using any religious or theistically based language or references.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any of the above mentioned services. It would be my pleasure to work closely with you to design a service that reflects your values, vision and personal life style.
My hobbies are swimming, scuba diving, nature walks, reading and dogs and cats. I am also a glass artist.
I support various children & animal charities including one
that I helped establish :
SafePet Ottawa - a support for women and their families entering emergency shelters.