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Introducing Joyously Inclusive Pop Up Occasions

Joyously Inclusive is truly a one-stop shop for every gorgeous element of your pop up wedding, pop up elopement, pop up vow renewal or other celebrations. And we happily welcome everyone in the true spirit of love is love.

Christine Smaller

Christine is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada and has a deep passion to make beautiful unique weddings available to everyone – no matter who they are, what they believe, who they love or how much money they might have. Having presided at almost every kind of wedding ceremony, Christine brings creativity, warmth and experience to your pop up wedding and loves to work with couples to craft the perfect wedding that reflects both the individuals and their life together. Beautiful symbolic rituals can be incorporated to make your ceremony even more unique. Christine is available to preside at any kind of ceremony and event including weddings, celebrations of life, baby blessing, naming ceremonies and commitment rituals. To talk to Christine about ceremonies only, please contact her at revcsmaller@gmail.com. No couple will be turned away because money is a challenge.

Jessica Walford

Jessica made the big move to Toronto from her home in England at the beginning of 2018 to pursue her dream of becoming a professional photographer. Travelling around Europe for 5 years as a flight attendant, she gained an impressive amount of experience in the hospitality industry, and discovered her love for working with people. Since living in Toronto she has found her passion for weddings in particular, working as a wedding photographer over the summer of 2018. Jessica also has a flare for plant based baking and is passionate about leading a sustainable lifestyle. She believes ‘pop-up’ occasions could even be one way of reducing your carbon footprint! Growing up in a family of artists and musicians, Jessica brings her creative flare to Joyously Inclusive, making sure those special moments are captured, and the smallest details are always thought of.

Rev. Evan ᓄᑎᓐ Smith

Officiant

Evan Smith is ordained in The United Church of Canada. Evan is a life-stages doula working with people through various life transitions from birthing, re-naming, and marriage and commitment ceremonies all the way to end-of-life celebrations. Evan is passionate about creating magical events that mark life passages in order to honour them and the people and communities they affect. As someone who identifies as queer, trans, and 2-Spirit, Evan has been inspired to make sure that all ceremonies lift people up with the dignity and reverence they deserve regardless of the make up of their relationships or how they identify. Contact Joyously Inclusive to plan an event with Evan. For ceremonies only, Evan can be reached directly at pastorevansmith@gmail.com

Jess Swance-Smith

Officiant

Jess Swance-Smith is working towards ordination in the United Church of Canada. Jess is enthusiastic about walking with people through different moments in their lives. Enthusiastic about working with individuals, couples and families to ensure that their life moments are celebrated through ceremonies that are specialized and memorable, Jess uses her studies in Sociology and Thanatology to meet folks where they are at and ensure that their unique needs are met and honoured. Jess is a talented writer and has created liturgies and services that celebrate and mark gender transitions and re-naming. With many years of experience working with youth, Jess loves to incorporate children and families into everything she does. To book Jess as part of your Joyously Inclusive event get in touch with us. For ceremonies only, contact Jess at j.swance@mail.utoronto.ca

'The beauty of the day wasn’t measured by the layers on the cake, or number of their guests but by the way they looked at each other.'