Welcome to Modern Celebrant!

Personal custom ceremonies for thoughtful people


As Celebrants we believe in the transformative power of personal ceremony during life’s BIG moments.  These are the times in our lives when we yearn to push the ‘pause’ button and connect to matters of the heart… be it a wedding, celebration of life, or a baby naming…or any time we make a significant emotional or life-changing shift.

The world moves quickly nowadays. Opportunities to be part of deeper emotional experiences with family and friends are increasingly rare.  We’re all about changing that up! Our passion is ceremony that feels warm and relaxed, yet significant and sacred. True to your personal narrative and beliefs, yet universally dialed in. Spiritually and culturally resonant.  YOU are our vision board and even if you don’t think so, your story is extraordinary! (Yes, it truly is, and here’s why.)

We guide you through an inspired and personal process that allows you to unfold your memories and stories. The results are what inspire us to create a ceremony utterly reflective of you, your family, or your loved one.  It’s kind of like having your portrait painted but in words and ritual. A hallmark of our ceremonies are that everyone present feels connected and part of something bigger… something truly significant.

The Modern Celebrant team of wedding officiants and funeral celebrants are here to change the way we engage with ceremony in our fast-paced society.  Think: uplifting, beautiful and engaging with equal measures of joyful laughter and poignant tears. We strongly support inclusive ceremony… we respect your faith, culture, gender and sexual orientation.

If you believe that ceremony is not a hoop to jump through so you can get to the party – you’ve come to the right place. Take a moment to inspire yourself with our Wedding Ceremonies, Celebration of Life, and Baby Naming pages.

We can’t wait to start a conversation with you!

Michele Davidson, Founder & Principal Celebrant of the meaning-making team at Modern Celebrant
Michele Davidson, Founder & Principal Celebrant







“Choosing you to be our wedding officiant was the best decision we made planning our wedding!” Our guests loved the storytelling of our journey and how you blended it with our cultural traditions. Many commented on how it was the “realest’ ceremony they had ever attended.” – Junie

“I’ll always remember meeting you at my door and being awestruck by the calm radiant way you have about you. I felt such a strong sense of trust immediately! You were the perfect person and funeral celebrant to honour my mother and her amazing life. You have such elegance and grace and have certainly found your calling in life. I thank you profoundly and heartily say to all that you are Vancouver’s very best funeral celebrant.” – Katie