Due to COVID-19, we are only performing ceremonies with less then 10 people

Marriage License and Wedding Commissioner Services

Marriage License and Wedding Commissioner Services

Marriage License and Wedding Commissioner ServicesMarriage License and Wedding Commissioner Services

Shawna, Denise, Yvette, Carol and Carmelle at Weddingbella, are dedicated to ensuring that every wedding ceremony is EXACTLY what the bride and groom desires. That's why Weddingbella customizes every wedding ceremony down to the smallest detail, with unlimited changes up to the last minute.

Whether you‘re getting married in a house of worship, banquet hall, country club, barn, park, house, hotel, restaurant, art gallery, library or backyard, Weddingbella can preside over your nuptials within the province of Manitoba.

If all you want is a quick "I Do / I Do" ceremony, Weddingbella can meet you at a location of your choice to make your marriage official.

Shawna has a 100% success rate in customer satisfaction AND all couples married by Shawna have remained together (yes, she checks by keeping in touch).

Shawna, Denise ,Yvette, Carol or Carmelle would love to chat with you about your wedding ceremony needs. Call or email for more information on how Weddingbella can help make the day of your dreams, come true!


Services Include:

  • Marriage licenses
  • Civil or religious ceremony
  • Initial face-to-face meeting
  • Ideas for ceremony (poems, songs, prayers, scriptures, ring exchange, vows, etc)
  • Special ceremonies (sand, water, rose, etc)
  • Unlimited edits to ceremony
  • Wedding rehearsal
  • Registration of marriage with Vital Statistics 
  • Other services upon request



Marriage Licences

Before tying the knot, a Marriage License is required.

Weddingbella can provide this service to you.

Marriage Licenses must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to the ceremony and are valid for 3 months.

Services and Fees


Marriage License


Quickie Ceremony – Making it Legal

Perfect for couples planning a destination wedding and want to "make it legal" before their tropical sandy beach wedding. 


Civil Ceremony (Non-Personalized)

If you would like a simple civil ceremony that includes all the traditional elements, this ceremony is for you!


Uniquely Yours Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies are a personal and intimate exchange of love. Whether you want a civil or spiritual ceremony, Weddingbella will meet with you, then customize your ceremony down to the smallest detail ensuring that it is uniquely yours! 


Wedding Rehearsal

The Wedding Rehearsal is an important service to consider when planning your wedding. A one-hour wedding rehearsal is usually sufficient in ensuring that the ceremony goes smoothly. While not mandatory, a rehearsal is strongly encouraged 


Helping Hand

The Helping Hand service is often used when couples select a friend or family member to officiate their wedding. We will assist your Personal Officiant by providing our advice and guidance on creating the ceremony, or review the ceremony to ensure it includes all the legal requirements.  Contact Weddingbella for all Helping Hand services.

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Mileage fees apply to rural Wedding  Rehearsals and Ceremonies only.

meet the weddingbella team


Shawna Peterson

Shawna Peterson is Manitoba born and raised, and has lived most of her life here.

She is married to Dave, an awesome husband of 29+ years. She enjoyed being a step-mom for the same period and now has a fabulous daughter-in-law and 3 beautiful grandchildren, ranging from 4 months to 7 years old.

Shawna has always loved and lived life to the fullest. She wrote an entertaining book in 2015 which depicts some of the funniest moments in her life. She views life through rose-colored glasses and believes the glass is ALWAYS “almost full” (half glass is for skeptics) and believes there is light in every corner of darkness. 

Shawna’s faith, steadfast belief in love and the constitution of marriage, coupled with the natural gift of serving others,  makes her an ideal Marriage Officiant.

Shawna's first wedding was in 2014 when she had the honour of officiating her niece’s wedding. This began to fuel a passion and since then, she's officiated several weddings for family, friends, colleagues and new clients. In 2019, Shawna created Weddingbella and grew a team of one to a team of five.

Shawna, and any member of the Weddingbella team would love to chat with you about your wedding plans and create a masterpiece ceremony that your Wedding Day deserves!


Yvette Deveau

In 2012, Yvette Deveau founded Pay It Forward Manitoba and was drawn to the pay it forward movement because of kindness, compassion, human connection – and imagining all the possibilities! The possibilities of one person making a difference, the possibilities that there is magic all around us, and the possibilities of love and kindness making the world a better place. 

In 2017 she was ordained as a Minister of Peace through The Beloved Community Seminary, and also became a Marriage Commissioner. All of this was to prepare her because she knew she wanted to be of service. 

Becoming a Marriage Commissioner was a way for her to continue this human connection, meet couples, hear their love stories and imagine the possibilities and magic of creating a personal ceremony, that is special and unique to them. What better way to inspire others to believe in the power of human connection and love in the world, than the honour of connecting two souls on their continued journey.

Yvette believes it is a privilege to be a part of each couples’ special day and would be honored to be part of yours.


Denise Borowski

Denise Borowski has enjoyed a lengthy career at the University of Manitoba in the Research Ethics and Compliance Office and remains there today. 

She is happily married to her husband of 31 years and has always been an active member of her community while raising two children. She currently volunteers for the Manitoba Riders with Disabilities Association (MRDA) as a side-walker, which is an extremely rewarding opportunity. In the winter months, she spends time at the curling rink and enjoys a long bike ride in the summer. 

Her spare time is spent with family and friends, which is exceptionally important to her. 

Becoming a Wedding Commissioner is an exciting new adventure and she is honored to be a part of the Weddingbella Team.


Carol Ives

Carol is Manitoban, born and bred, currently living in Gull Lake in the Interlake area.

She has a beautiful family, with seven grand- and step-grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 26, each of whom is the light of her life. 

Carol's friends describe her as thoughtful and kind, with compassion for others and a warm sense of humour. She is recognized for her strength of character and attention to detail. 

Carol looks forward to providing her services to make your special day everything you imagined!


Carmelle Gauthier


Carmelle grew up in a small Franco-Manitoban town with a strong sense of community,  and is very familiar with the surrounding francophone communities in Southeast Manitoba.  

She  currently resides in Old St. Vital, and is often described as compassionate, kind, thoughtful and above all, positive.

Her spare time is spent with loved ones and friends enjoying the outdoors, where you will often find her camping in the summer or ice fishing in the winter.

Being francophone, Carmelle looks forward to officiating your special day in either English and/or French. 

TESTIMONIALS from happy newlyweds


Never have I met someone who believes so deeply in the constitution of marriage as Shawna does

Having Shawna as our officiant at our wedding was a blessing and asking her was the easiest decision

Without a doubt our wedding day was made extra special all in thanks to Shawna

Shawna ensured our wants, beliefs and needs were met

It is evident that Shawna truly loves what she does and believes in the sanctity of marriage

She incorporated pieces of our lives prior to meeting each other, with honour and respect



She honoured our adult children in the ceremony as we became one big family

With so many options to choose from from vows to ring exchange, we had everything our way

Without a doubt our wedding day was made extra special all in thanks to Shawna

Shawna really took time to get to know us and made our ceremony so personal

Shawna made it much easier to work through the stresses often associated with planning a wedding

Shawna took care of everything for us including ordering our marriage certificate.

Yvette's Testimonials


Yvette took the time to get to know us and our love story on a personal level

Yvette was guidance for both of us when it came to writing our own vows

Many of our guests approached us to compliment on our choice of Officiant

Yvette was very receptive to last minute changes and graciously offered solutions

Yvette holds class, sophistication, love and respect, and it shows in her work

There is no other way we could of imagined our ceremony...all because of Yvette

Contact Us

How can Weddingbella help you?

Shawna Peterson

Weddingbella Owner/Operator

Marriage Officiant

Marriage License Issuer


(204) 471-4880



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A Weddingbella Officiant will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours by email or phone.