Enduring Promises Inc
Imagine. Create. Celebrate.
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3-1750 The Queensway
Suite 225
Toronto, ON M9C 5H5  | map
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Mike Van Slingerland was all that we could have asked for to officiate our wedding. Although Mike had many different package types, we felt that we were good with only a single meeting before the wedding. That didn't mean that Mike forgot about us until our wedding day, as he was super helpful leading up to the day. There was also no pressure into a religious ceremony as my husband wouldn't have been too happy with that. Instead, Mike gave us 5 base ceremonies to choose from, and then we could customize the one we selected as much as we want. If we emailed him a question, we heard back within half an hour (though I don't think it ever took even that long). He was a great presence at the ceremony, and we have some great pictures of him laughing along like he was part of the family. We only met Mike one time before our wedding day, but he officiated the ceremony as if he had known the family for years. We definitely recommend Mike.
Wedding: 02/22/2014
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Words cannot express how grateful we are to Rinette. She is not only a professional when it comes to her job, but is also a true pleasure to work with from start to finish. She is kind, understanding, witty, and most importantly, a genuine person. Rinette completely customized the ceremony experience to what we wanted, and was able to deliver the feel of the ceremony, spot-on. In short, she surpassed our expectations in every way. We got married outside in the middle of winter - our noses were running, fingers frozen - but none of this stopped Rinette! Enduring Promises, which is how we were able to secure Rinette as our officiant, was also great to work with. They were prompt, accommodating, and very helpful in their guidance/suggestions. We would absolutely recommend Enduring Promises, and ESPECIALLY Rinette, as an officiant for any wedding! We always smile when we think back to you officiating our special moment - Thank You!!
Wedding: Recently Married
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Thanks Ron for helping our wedding day run beautifully. Your experience and professionalism was greatly appreciated and we were happy to have you marry us!

You were quick to respond to emails and flexible with our schedules.

Thanks again for everything.

Mary and Jason
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Thank you Mary and Jason for allowing me the honour to serve you on your wedding day.

The way you included the ceremonial elements that honour your traditions and values was wonderful.

I wish you both much joy and much favour as you continue your lives together. ~ Ron
Wedding: 02/16/2014
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We cannot say enough amazing things!! Enduring promises made our wedding personal and unique, funny and emotional all at the same time. Jim Emerson was incredible at helping us create the perfect ceremony! He covered every detail. We originally thought we would have a 5 minute ceremony but instead ended up with an unforgettable 25 min ceremony that was full of laughter, crying, and personal touches (even a song)!!

We are so happy with the way our wedding turned out and we owe it all to Enduring Promises! I don't know why they don't charge more haha!! Thanks again :)
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Hi Megan and Andrew

I think you are giving us too much credit - you created a wonderful ceremony, a reflection of your personalities and fun-loving natures. Yours was a true celebration.

I thought that your song Andrew was over the top, and Kate and Matt added so much to a very memorable day.

I thank you for your kind words and I wish you continued joy and happiness throughout your marriage. ~ Jim
Wedding: 02/14/2014
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We had Jim as our officiant and he was great! He put all of our concerns at ease! I would totally recommend this guy to anyone getting married!
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Hi Kate and Mike

You created a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony and the room at the King Edward Hotel was truly amazing.

I wish you both great happiness and prosperity throughout your marriage. ~ Jim
Wedding: 02/08/2014
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Private User 4 Reviews
Our officiant was Jim Emerson and we couldn't have been more pleased.
When we initially contacted Enduring Promises, we had no idea how to pick an officiant from the many listed. We gave some guidelines as to what we were looking for in an officiant and they suggested Jim.
Throughout the process, Jim had a ton of ideas, some of which we loved, some of which we passed on but ultimately they all helped us create a ceremony that was loving and unique to us.
I would highly recommend Jim and the Enduring Promises if you are looking for an officiant
Wedding: Recently Married
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We recently got married on Feb. 1 and we had the pleasure of having Richard officiate our wedding! Right from the first email to the ceremony Richard was extremely helpful and friendly. We communicated by email a lot and Richard was quick to respond and was very knowledgeable.

He is smiling brightly in all of our photos as well and made eye contact with both of us throughout the ceremony and especially when we took our vows! The mother of the groom also commented about how wonderful he was to listen to and that he was extremely personable with everyone in attendance.

He made our day memorable and put everyone at ease! Would highly recommend booking Richard and using Enduring Promises for your wedding needs!

Thanks again for making our day so pleasant!

Dave and Melissa
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Thank you Dave and Melissa for your very kind words.

It was a pleasure to participate in your wedding day celebrations and to meet your parents, bridal party and your guests. Christopher and Melanie did a great job delivering their respective readings and I could see your Mothers were totally thrilled when you presented the lilies to them.

It was a privilege for me to pronounce a blessing over your marriage. I realized during the recessional, that I should have asked for my own bottle of bubbles so I could have been the first one of many to blow bubbles over you.

Yours was a very personal ceremony and one that all of your guests will have fond memories of. I wish you much joy and prosperity as you begin life together in marriage. ~ Richard
Wedding: 02/01/2014
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My husband and I asked Jim Emerson from Enduring Promises to be our Officiant. Jim came highly recommended after my best friend used him 3 years ago.

Jim was everything my girlfriend told me he'd be and more. He was very excited about being part of our day. He was VERY helpful planning our ceremony and was always quick to get back to us. For example, I emailed Jim without knowing he was visiting family out of town and that he wouldn't return home until after the weekend...Jim still called me - he excused himself one evening after dinner and made a quick call from another room, just to let me know he got my message, was away but would call me back when he returned. My question wasn't urgent, my wedding was well over a month away - Jim's phone call was above and beyond what I would have expected - his attentiveness and passion for weddings/marriage is unreal.

On the day of the wedding - Jim had our paperwork neatly packaged and had printed off other useful things that would assist us after the wedding - for example how and when to apply for your marriage certificate, applications for name change, etc.

Jim had wonderful advice on our wedding day - but I won't share that with you, that's his job :)
We highly recommend him! ** Thanks again Jim! **
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Hi Amberlee and Sean

You guys created a wonderful ceremony - very memorable and personal - especially with Kylah presenting your rings. Thank you for inviting me to participate in your wedding celebration with your family and closest friends. I wish you rich blessings and happiness throughout your marriage. ~ Jim
Wedding: 01/18/2014
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We had Jim as our officiant. He was kind, courteous and really excited to give us the wedding we wanted. He walked us through everything and helped us out on the big day by coordinating everything. The website was awesome for planning the wedding, simple and way to use. And everyone at Enduring Promises Inc were always helpful when I called with questions. I have been recommending them to everyone I know.
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Hi Andrea and Brandon

Thank you for your support and words of encouragement. From our first Skype call to your wedding kiss, I thoroughly enjoyed helping you "imagine and create" your ceremony. Your sense of humour, choice of music and vows made your ceremony engaging and memorable for all your guests.

I wish you much happiness and prosperity throughout your marriage. ~ Jim
Wedding: 12/29/2013
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My husband and I were thrilled with the services that were provided by Jim Emerson from Enduring Promises. We had a self-imposed short timeline to work with and Jim was extremely flexible and accommodating. He provided us with invaluable guidance in terms of the content of the ceremony which alleviated a lot of stress leading up to the day. Our wedding guests were impressed with the quality of the ceremony and the amount that it was tailored to match our personalities. Enduring Promises seamlessly provided us with all official paperwork and payment receipts in a timely fashion. My husband and I would highly recommend Jim Emerson and Enduring Promises.
Wedding: Recently Married
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We had Pam from Enduring Promises as our officiant, and she has made our special day even more personal and memorable than we hope! She was very organized in making sure we complete the web site and provided her feedback in making our program more complete! She was great in making sure the ceremony was completed on time as the chapel is being booked by another wedding right after ours. Thank you so much for your professional and personal service! S&W
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Thank you for your encouraging words, Suki & William.

It really was a joy to be a part of your special day. Moments like little Kristina giggling her way through her reading made your ceremony warm and memorable, to be sure.

I wish you much love and happiness in your new life together. ~ Pam
Wedding: 11/30/2013
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As an officiant you helped everything run smoothly, you were amazing, had everything set up really nice. Very understanding about us having a few more guests than said. You were very responsive prior to the wedding and emailed us after to congratulate us. We had a great wedding and a really good time and you helped us a lot with that. 10/10 would recommend. Oh Jim was our officiant and he is invited to the second wedding.
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Hi Traci and Konrad

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting some of your family members and celebrating with you on such a special occasion.

I look forward to celebrating with you again next year when the entire Robertson/Krzewinski clan can be present.

I wish you much happiness in your marriage and a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. ~ Jim
Wedding: 11/24/2013
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Rinette was a great Officiant, her professionalism and positive attitude were appreciated, and helped to make the day as special as it was.

We were very glad that we chose Enduring Promises to manage our ceremony. They were friendly, professional, and affordable, and we would definitely recommend them to others.

The ceremony console was a very useful tool that took a lot of guesswork out of the ceremony, which allowed us to truly enjoy our day.
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We had the pleasure of having Jim Emerson as our wedding officiant on our special day. From day one, Jim has been prompt, organized, attentive to detail and kind. He was always helping us find a more creative way to make our wedding ceremony different from others, yet personal to us. Even when Jim could not make it to our rehearsal, his wife Rinette stepped in and blew us away. They make the perfect team! The two of them work very well together. Throughout the process of creating the ceremony, Jim was always leaving us comments and questions on their online program making sure our ceremony was perfect and went off without a hitch! I would recommend the two of them and enduring promises to anyone!! Thank you!
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Thank you Ruth and Adam for you encouraging words of support - you've made our day!

Both Chris and Sari wrote incredible readings which were so personal and engaging, not to mention very funny - especially Chris' "Brownie Sundae".

Both Rinette and I wish you much happiness and prosperity throughout your married life. ~ Jim
Wedding: 11/09/2013
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We did not know what to expect on our wedding day. Naturally we were both very stressed on the day of our wedding I had many question marks on my mind. Having picked Enduring Promises solely through Google, no idea who Rinette Emerson (our wedding officiant) was, it really was a little terrifying. As we headed in to the North York Wedding Chambers, Rinette was right there waiting for us. As soon as we met Rinette, all the stress melted away. Rinette, we can not thank you enough for making our day even more special with your kindess, compassion and utmost professionalism. It were as if somebody form our own family was officiating our wedding! God bless you and your family!
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Congratulations again Faisal and Alisha
Thank you for your very kind words!

What an honour to be part of your very special day! I know that your day was a special one! I am so glad that I was able to reduce the stress on your big day, and I know it was an incredible honour to have Faisal's parents be such a big part of your celebration. Much joy and happiness to you both!
Wedding: 11/02/2013
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Alan 1 Reviews
We used Rinette Emerson of Enduring Promises on our special day, and were not disappointed.

We chose Rinette because of the positive reviews she received, her experience and credentials, her warm personality, and the added value Enduring Promises provides. While other officiants may have been cheaper, we did not want to trust our special day with someone who only cared about being paid (...and trust me, we looked at many officiants who felt this way).

Her professionalism and experience really paid off on our wedding day because the day did not go as planned with weather, traffic, scheduling. But despite our disappointments, Rinette did a great job communicating with the wedding party and guests, while ensuring everyone had a smile at the end of the day. She almost felt like a brides maid to my wife because she was so helpful and attentive.

As for Enduring Promises, they are a professional business that knows what they are doing. In communicating with Jim Emerson, he was compassionate and helpful with any questions we had (post wedding).

It is too bad we only plan on getting married once, because my wife and I would not hesitate using Rinette and Enduring Promises again.


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Wow! I am completely overwhelmed by your very kind and thoughtful words. Alan there is no doubt that the poems written and read by Isabelle and Alexander were a highlight of the ceremony! I also commend Hermia and Greg on playing such incredibly attentive roles in your entire day!

I sincerely wish you the most incredible marriage and I do hope that we meet again in the future.
Wedding: 11/02/2013
Services Used: Officiant
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