We had our wedding this weekend and Derek was wonderful. He was punctual, prepared and made the ceremony enjoyable for all. Throughout the pandemic wedding process he was always quick to reply to questions. I would recommend him!

Janelle & David

Derek did an absolute amazing job officiating our ceremony. He highlighted on some of our most special moments, made it all come together in a beautiful moment. Quick, easy, and memorable, just the way we wanted it. I highly recommend him, thank you so much for making our day!

Michelle & Michael

My husband and I got married August 15th, 2020. Derek was absolutely amazing, our ceremony was flawless, not to mention we were able to add our own personal flare to how we wanted our day to look! He was super easy to work with and was always available to answer all my questions, no matter when they were! I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!

If you’re looking for officiant for your big day, I would 10 times over recommended Derek!

Taylor & Dan

Derek was amazing! We started planning before covid and had to change things more then once.. Derek was amazing at working with and calming down this panicked bride... Walking us through all the fine details . The ceremony with all our geeky touches couldn't of been any better! And our sand ceremony to blend our family of 9 was so beautiful done ❤ 🤍 the day was what dreams are made of,and it wouldn't of been the same with out Derek's amazing calmness and so very quick to adapt to changes during the ceremony .😉 would 100% recommend his services to everyone I know.

Chantel & Rob

Derek officiated our wedding this Saturday just past and it was beyond perfect. he had been so unbelievably accommodating when we were made to change our wedding date due to covid and was there for us every step of the way when we had questions or concerns. he is personal in getting to know his clients and their wants/needs and I think that's what makes him fantastic at what he does. we could not be any happier with how our ceremony went.

Taylor & Jake

Derek was absolutely amazing. He listened to what we wanted and gave a beautiful ceremony. Even when Covid made us change our wedding around he was understanding. I can't recommend him enough. Thanks for making our wedding perfect.

Anita & Dalton

Why is Derek recommended every single. time. someone asks about officiants on all the wedding FB groups? (seriously, everytime)? He is fabulous. reliable. amazing at what he does. holds your hand through the process, is the calm in the storm, is professional. Knows exactly what he is doing..... I could go on. if you are looking for THEE officiant in London and area right now...you found him. just give him your deposit now and rest assured you will not regret this decision.

Nicole & Jesse

My husband and I decided we wanted to get married despite these difficult times. Derek was absolutely amazing from the start of this experience till the end of the ceremony. He was willing to work with us despite all the restrictions set out for Covid, he was also able to guide us in the right direction when we ran into roadblocks caused by Covid. He was easy to work with and was always quick to respond to emails. He asked us all the right questions to help plan our ceremony with our style in mind, his attention to detail helped personalize the ceremony to us. Derek also provided us with an online tool that allowed us to customize our ceremony script, making the process effortless and so much less stressful. His calming demeanor kept our butterflies at bay leading up to and during the ceremony. His charisma, energy and enthusiasm helped us forget how Covid had affected our dream day and helped us make it just as special in our backyard. Our families truly enjoying every moment of the ceremony, we received many compliments on how beautifully the ceremony had went. We highly recommend and can’t say enough about our experience with Derek.

Karen & Terry

I can't say enough good things about Derek and Schwartzentruber Weddings! He went above and beyond, being open for whatever we wanted to make sure our day could be as great as it could be during these crazy times. Highly recommend!!

Jenny & Dean

My dad passed away back in March and due to covid we had to hold off on doing the grave side burial. All we wanted was a small service with nothing religious, and that is exactly what he gave us. Thank you again Derek for all your help and for making everything work. Would highly recommend him 🙂


Although the day wasn’t how we originally had planned due to COVID, without the help from Derek it would not have been possible! He was open to all of my unique ideas including getting married in a family junkyard! He helped make our special day as great as it was! I couldn’t have picked a better officiant!!

Emilee & Adam

Thank you so much Derek! It was such a beautiful day, and a memory we will cherish forever. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, I appreciate your flexibility, and your willingness to work with us during such a time.

When my (now) Husband and I found out we would have to postpone the day we’d been planning for, what felt like so long it was quite devastating. With so much uncertainty that our world was going through, I knew with the most certainty I wanted to begin our lives as Husband and Wife no matter the circumstances. Derek made my dream a reality, May 16th I was able to marry the love of my life, in the most intimate and special way. I will forever be grateful for him helping create a day, that was taken so quickly from us.

Brittany & Spencer

Derek did such an amazing job as our officiant and DJ! Since beginning to get our ceremony together, Derek was so supportive and helpful by communicating with us to make sure our ceremony was everything we wanted it to be. Not only did he pull off a beautiful ceremony but he kept the night going as our MC and picked awesome song selections for everyone to dance to! All my guests were so happy with the music! Derek really cares and goes out of his way to make sure we were happy with our day. We highly recommend!

Caitlin & Ryan

My wife and I wanted our wedding to incorporate elements from both our cultures, and still be a reflection of us as a couple. Derek asked all the right questions, and wanted to make sure we got a ceremony that we wanted. If you want someone who is professional, and has a great sense of humour, Derek is your man!

Ganesh & Marcie

Derek officiated our wedding in September and he was great to work with. Our ceremony felt like 'us' and that was thanks to Derek understanding our vision and helping to plan a sweet, but short ceremony. Derek has great presence and we're happy to have had him there to officiate for us!

Brittany & Ethan

Derek officiated our wedding on October 5th. He did a great job! He kept the ceremony short and sweet like we wanted, but included all the necessary formalities and sentiments to make things run smoothly.

Ellie & David

Thank you so much for preforming our ceremony. You were understanding and gave strength when needed. 😊 I will and have recommended you to many others. For both an officiant as well as a DJ. Ryan and I had you for both. You were professional when needed but at the same time loving your job shone through with your charming fun side. Thank you again.

The Illemann’s

You were awesome. Our wedding was great thanks to you. It was cold and rainy but we made it work! Loving the married life! Thank you Derek.

Katie & Andrew

Derek officiated our May 25th wedding. He did absolutely fantastic. There were a few brief moments where things didn't go as planned and he was able to adjust on the spot. The ceremony was beautiful and raw and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
We also had no problem connecting with Derek. He was lighthearted, outgoing and funny, something that we think is an important aspect for an officiant.
Highly recommend!
Thanks again, Derek!

Mr & Mrs Albiston 💕